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Our Gang 1976 -1977


The Our Gang action figure series featured six basic characters, with the classic 1939 interpretations of each. Offered were the iconic characters, Spanky, Alfafa, Darla, Mickey, Porky and Buckwheat. In addition to the figures, Mego also released two vehicles, and the Clubhouse playset, which included an exclusive scooter only found with the set. The Our Gang line was not a big seller for Mego, and faded away in early 1977.

For more information about Mego’s Our Gang action figure line, see bottom of page for a complete summary.

Our Gang (1976-1977): Basic Figures

Mego released six brand new figures for their Our Gang action figure line from 1977 to 1978.

Alfalfa

Market Value:
Carded $35 – $50
Loose $10 – $20

Alfalfa
Accessories: Cloth Coat, Shirt, Pants, Bowtie, Socks, Shoes
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Moderately easy to find on secondary market
Notes: Alfalfa was portrayed by Carl Switzer in the movies from 1935 – 1942, and was always right in the middle of the group’s various Shenanigan’s, as well as being a heck of a singer. He comes with his signature bowtie, along with coat, shirt, pants, socks and shoes.

Buckwheat

Market Value:
Carded $35 – $50
Loose $10 – $20

Buckwheat
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Overalls, Socks, Shoes, Hat
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Moderately easy to find on secondary market
Notes: Buckwheat was portrayed by Billie Thomas in the movies from 1934 – 1944, appearing in nearly a hundred Our Gang films. He was famously portrayed by Eddie Murphy in a series of skits from Saturday Night Live during the 1980’s. He comes with his hat, shirt, pants, socks and shoes.

Darla

Market Value:
Carded $35 – $50
Loose $10 – $20

Darla
Accessories: Cloth Dress, Underwear, Socks, Shoes
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Moderately easy to find on secondary market
Notes: Darla was portrayed by Darla Jean Hood on the show from 1935 – 1941, and was usually linked as a love interest for Alfalfa, Butch or Waldo in the movies. She comes with her signature flower dress, shirt, socks and shoes.

Mickey

Market Value:
Carded $35 – $50
Loose $10 – $20

Mickey
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Overalls, Socks, Shoes
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Moderately easy to find on secondary market
Notes: Mickey was famously portrayed by Robert Blake on the show from 1939 – 1944, and was always right in the middle of the group’s various Shenanigan’s. Blake would of course go on to portray the classic detective Beretta in the 1970’s. He comes with his overalls, shirt, socks and shoes.

Porky

Market Value:
Carded $35 – $50
Loose $10 – $20

Porky
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Overalls, Socks, Shoes
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Moderately easy to find on secondary market
Notes: Porky was portrayed by Eugene Lee in the movies from 1935 – 1939, and was always right in the middle of the group’s various Shenanigan’s. Fun Fact: It was actually Porky and not Buckwheat who came up wit the famous phrase “O-Tay!”. He comes with his overalls, shirt, socks and shoes.

Spanky

Market Value:
Carded $35 – $50
Loose $10 – $20

Spanky
Accessories: Cloth Shirt, Pants, Belt, Socks, Shoes
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Moderately easy to find on secondary market
Notes: Spanky was portrayed by George McFarland from 1932 – 1942, appearing in over 95 films. He acted as the pseudo leader of the group and was usually in the middle of the group’s Shenanigan’s. He comes with his signature beanie (which is not removable), along with shirt, pants, socks and shoes.

Our Gang (1976-1977): Accessories

There were no accessories released for the Our Gang action figure series.

Our Gang (1976-1977): Playsets

Mego only released one large scale playsets for their Our Gang action figure series, but it was a fun one with the Our Gang Clubhouse.

Our Gang Clubhouse w/ Scooter

Market Value:
Boxed $200 – $250
Loose $50 – $85

Our Gang Clubhouse w/ Scooter
Accessories: Scooter, Petey the Dog, Desk, Box, Bench,
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: The Our Gang Clubhouse playset was the only large scale environment released for the Our Gang line, but it was actually a very cool piece with lost of fun accessories. It came with an exclusive scooter, along with Petey the Dog, and several other accessories such as a desk, box and bench. This was not easily found back when the line was released during the 1970’s and is tough to find nowadays, especially in its original box.

Our Gang (1976-1977): Vehicles

We got two great looking vehicles for the Our Gang action figure line released from 1976 – 1977.

Orange Crate Cart

Market Value:
Boxed $125 – $175
Loose $30 – $50

Orange Crate Cart
Accessories: Vehicle, Steering Wheel, Windshield, Wheels, Horn, Headlights
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: The Our Gang Orange Crate Cart was actually modeled after Alfalfa’s cart from one of the classic Our Gang films. It featured a steering wheel, windshield, wheels, horn and headlights as accessories.

Rowboat

Market Value:
Boxed $75 – $100
Loose $20 – $35

Rowboat
Accessories: Rowboat, Steering Wheel, Hose, Life Preserver, Horn, Flag
Years Released: 1976, 1977
Scarcity Factor: Tough to find on the secondary market
Notes: The Our Gang Rowboat was actually modeled after Waldo’s Rowboat from one of the classic Our Gang films. It featured a steering wheel, hose, life preserver, horn and flag as accessories.

By 1976, Mego toys had gained quite the reputation as one of the top action figure producers in the world. With such iconic and ultra successful lines such as the World’s Greatest Super Heroes, Star Trek and Planet of the Apes, Mego was truly making all the right moves. Despite their success with their big brands, Mego was always looking for more to add diversity to their brand. Since Mego now had some real clout in the toy industry and were boasting massive toy sale numbers, they now had some extra capital to go out and grab bigger licenses, and they did exactly that with the iconic Our Gang brand. The show, about a group of mischievous children, actually began back in 1922 by Hal Roach Studios and quickly became one of the most popular brands of the time. In 1938, MGM Studios acquired the rights to the Our Gang franchise and characters, and they continued under MGM until 1944. The cast of Mego’s Our Gang figures is actually based off the 1939 lineup of characters. The Our Gang line of figures proved to not be a very big seller for Mego, and faded away for good the next year after release in early 1977.

The Our Gang Series toy line featured six basic characters, with the classic 1939 interpretations of each. Offered were the iconic characters, Spanky the unofficial leader of the gang, Alfafa the partner in crime for many adventures, Darla the lone female Our Gang character, Mickey, Porky and of course Buckwheat. Mego actually paid a lot of attention to the head sculpts for the figures, and they are quite nice with a lot of attention to likeness details. In addition to the figures, Mego also released two vehicles, the Orange Crate Cart and the Rowboat, which was actually modeled after Waldo’s rowboat from one of the Our Gang episodes. Also released was the Our Gang Clubhouse playset, which included an exclusive scooter only found with the set.

The packaging for the Our Gang line of action figures definitely fit the theme of the line with the wooden clubhouse look of the card design. It was the basic blister pack carded Mego design with the figure inside of a bubble on the right side of the package and the described Our Gang artwork on the left. Portraits of each of the Our Gang characters also adorned the left side of the card. The classic Our Gang logo sat at the top of the actual card flap. The name of the each character sits directly above the blister pack bubble in bold white letters on a red background. The Our Gang action figure packaging was fairly simple but still remained eye-catching and attractive. Mego did what they could to really capture the feel of the Our Gang era.

Blister Card Back

Mego Figure Insert

Orange Cart Back

Rowboat Back