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10 Planet of the Apes Collectibles You Need to Own

Planet of the Apes is gradually becoming part of the news again with the reboot Rise of the Apes in preproduction. Forever Geek has taken a look back at 10 pieces of POTA memorabilia.
Planet of the Apes is one of the most popular movies of all time, replicated in cartoons, a live action TV series and a horrible modern remake of the original. With all the celebration of Planet of the Apes there is of course hundreds of collectibles sought out by collectors around the world. Here are my favorite collectibles inspired by Planet of the Apes.

1. Planet Of The Apes Collector Cards – Topps

Circa 1969, these cards were created by Topps and placed in Bubble Gum wrappers. The cards were slightly smaller than found here and not many still exist.

2. Planet Of The Apes Coloring And Activity Books

Created in 1974 a series of Planet of The Apes coloring and activity books were released. Each book features their own covers (such as the one pictured above), while the inside of each book differs slightly from one to the other. Find one of these that hasn’t been colored in and you have a real collectible on your hands. Heck even one drawn inside the lines wouldn’t be a bad find.

3. Planet of The Apes – Book and Record Series (Power Records)

Finding a set of Power Records is a great collectible discovery. This offering features a 7″ 20 page book in full color with a 7″ record. You simply read along to the book while the soundtrack of the record plays along to the text on the page. It’s like watching a movie with a full soundtrack, but in this case you’re doing most of the work. This collectible really requires that you find the book with the record to make it worth a read or for that matter worth adding it to your collection.

4. Movie Book and TV Book Covers

There’s so much reading in this list! You can add a collection of Planet Of The Apes Movie and TV series books. These books were released in promotion of the movie and the subsequent live-action TV series. They aren’t easy to find, but in good condition they make for great display pieces for your Planet of The Apes collection.

5. Planet Of The Apes Action Figures – Original

The Mego action figures shown above let you play as human or ape. I’ve seen some of these figures still locked away in their original packaging and given how hard they are to find it’s a great addition to your collection. Each action figure is fully poseable and there clothing is true to the movie. You can also find various accessories to go along with the characters including rideable horses, cages to house your humans and more!

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