From the Annals of Knock-Off and Even “WTF?” Merchandising comes Mr. Rock, Space Adventurer from Another Planet!
“What the hell?” I can hear many of you asking. According to the MegoCollector.com, this figure was produced and distributed by a company called Lincoln International during the 1970s, right about the time Mego was running and gunning with their super-slick and very fondly remembered line of 8″ action figures based on a number of comic, film, and TV characters, including the original Star Trek crew. Once the Mego’s version of Mr. Spock hit the market, this one pretty much disappeared, almost certainly in the hopes of avoiding a lawsuit.
Finding an original Mr. Rock figure – with or without his original packaging – is likely a Holy Grail item for serious collectors. Be sure to check out the page devoted to Mr. Rock on MegoCollector.com to see more/better pics of this little bit of hilarity.
(* = inspired by the “Your Moment of Zen” segments from The Daily Show)