I got really excited when I saw these at an estate sale this morning (what can I say? I'm a major nerd).
There were 9 figures overall with 5 unique and 4 duplicates. I was excited because at first I thought these were 1960's Marx Marvel Superhero figures like these.
Image courtesy Spidermancollector
But at closer look, they weren't Marvel figures at all.
However, upon an even closer look, there was clearly something up with these figures.
These figures were made by Processed Plastic Corporation (PPC, formerly Tim Mee) and were simply called "Fantasy Figures" and sold in a header bag of 10.
Image courtesy Fantasy Toy Soldiers blog
But it's no coincidence they resemble Marvel characters. These figures started out life as "Activated Super Heroes".
They even came in a set with a sweet off-road pickup truck.
Here are some closeups of the figures with their Marvel counterpart. Kirk over at Secret Fun Spot beat me to punch doing this several years ago, but darn it, I get to have some fun too! I might add I
stole borrowed a few images from his site.
Hulk caveman is supposed to have a club. Mine is broken.
Likewise, my "Thor's" axe head is broken off.
And Human-Torch-turned-Catbat is is also missing an axe head.
There's some speculation on who this figure was resculpted from, but given the stance, I think it's most likely The Green Goblin.