Ernest Borgnine Mego

One of the most unlikely – but nonetheless wonderful – additions to my vintage action figure collection over the last couple of months must surely be this beautifully detailed 12 inch Mego figure of legendary Hollywood and television character actor Ernest Borgnine. Borgnine died at the grand old age of 95 in 2012 after a glittering career, which saw him win an Academy Award for Best Actor in 1955 for Marty, and star in classics such as The Wild Bunch, The Dirty Dozen, and my personal childhood cult favourite  The Poseidon Adventure. This action figure, however, commemorates a real turkey in his resume - The Black Hole - Walt Disney’s 1979 sci-fi blockbuster.
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