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C.W. McCall Convoy Trucker Toy 1977 by Mego


The original CB McHaul commercials probably didn't see airtime but here it is for posterity.


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CB McHaul was introduced by Mego in 1977, the name was patterned after country musician C.W McCall, whose number one hit "Convoy" had become an anthem for the CB Craze.
The Mego CB McHaul line art
The CB craze was a short lived national phenomenon, most toy makers were taught a bit of a hard lesson when it came to fads. Companies raced to the market with T shirts, model kits, replica CBs but by the time the products had arrived CB radios were so "last year".

As fast as Mego was churning out product, their action figure line met the same fate despite the fact that it's a very innovative and well made toy line.

The CB McHaul line in the 1978 Sears catalog
For the figures, Mego re-used the three-inch body style of the Comic Action Heroes. While eight-inch figures were still flourishing, Mego knew three-inch was the best size for a line that was selling 18-wheelers. The packaging also harked back to the CAH line, blue cards with the figure standing on a base in the middle. 

Click on the links to visit the different characters and Vehicles of CB McHaul

CB McHaul and his crew The Bad Guys of CB McHaul Sgt Brown and the smokies Playsets


CB TECHNICAL LIMITS

CB McHaul was introduced by Mego in 1977.

The name was patterned after country musician C.W. McCall, whose number one hit, "Convoy" had become an anthem for the CB Craze.


The CB craze was a short lived national phenomenon, most toy makers were taught a bit of a hard lesson when it came to fads.

Companies raced to the market with T-shirts, model kits, replica CBs, but by the time the products had arrived CB radios were so "last year".

As fast as Mego was churning out product, their action figure line met the same fate despite the fact that it's a very innovative and well made toy line.

For the figures, Mego re-used the three-inch body style of the Comic Action Heroes.

While eight-inch figures were still flourishing, Mego knew three-inch was the best size for a line that was selling 18-wheelers.

The packaging also harked back to the CASH line, blue cards with the figure standing on a base in the middle.

Here's (Texas Truck Punch) And CB McHaul, the dullest teen trucker, who's drawn to look like the Fonz, but tough.

Many people have difficulty identifying loose figures of McHaul from CB.

add to CB McHaulity


Installation came with a free CB figure, working amplifiers; the concept that the child could stimulate the trucker while playing with CB-A-A observed-Whopper McHaul bad (!?)

(Crazy upper mind) it is difficult to find two of the bad guys re-equipped, most commonly because they come with the secret bear crusher trap compartment.

The Mego troupe has stolen Spielberg's resemblance to the bearmaker trucker story.

it seems so that they have the CB McHaul font numbers (the Baddest relate to the wheels)!?

And the Smokey King was only the available torso and hat 3 3/4 line.