RGE Hang-Up

The Phantom Hang-Up was produced by RGE (Rio Gráfica E Editora) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 1976. The posable cut-out of the Phantom comes is 9 separate pieces and measures 1.7meters in height when assembled.

RGE (Rio Gráfica E Editora) located in Rio de Janeiro Brazil, a subsidiary of ‘Grupo Globo’ was founded by Roberto Marinho in 1952, ceasing operations in 1986. For over 35 years RGE published a multitude of comic books, magazines and collectible pop culture related collectibles.

We see the Phantom Hang-Up below, with Walmir Amaral de Oliveira providing the art. The Phantom is seen in the colors as published in Brazil. Each section comes with pre-punched holes to easily assemble the Phantom and hang up on your wall at home.

The Phantom Hang-Up could either be purchased from retail stores/newsagents or via mail-order direct from RGE. Below we see the cardboard card that the Hang-Up came with, enclosed in plastic packaging. It’s double sided and also contains a Phantom story on the reverse.

Translation (above): Special Edition Phantom – A giant Phantom to play with! Natural Size! 9 moving parts and a story for you!

The Phantom Hang-Up was advertised in various Fantasma comic books published by RGE, generally on the outside back cover, at a cost of Cr$40,00. If purchased direct from RGE, the Hang-Up was posted in a blue 2-sided folder by RGE, with various sections folded to fit in the mailing envelope. Below we see an example of the advertisement on the back cover of Fantasma Especial No.3.

Translation (above): A giant Phantom for you to assemble and play, with 9 moving parts and a story. You will be able to play with a giant sized articulated figure: 1.70 m tall. Or fight with him, the Phantom faces any stop. Set it up in your home and call friends.

Below we see an example of a coupon to purchase the Phantom Hang-Up direct from RGE.