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AKA Brian. Curator/helper monkey on the Mego Museum. Webmaster/Creator of Plaidstallions.com . President (and sole employee) of Odeon Toys. Freelance pop culture writer, toy historian and author of the book "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" which is now available. Shoe size is 15 wide.

Mint Off Card: They Live by NECA

Time to crack open this new retro figure set by NECA based on the classic John Carpenter film “They Live”. Get this set at Entertainment Earth: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/NC14895?id=ME-002202116 Join our forums at: http://megomuseum.com/community/forum.php Facebook Group, MegoMania: https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TheMegoMuseum/

Vintage Mego: Origins of Mego Apes

  Vintage Mego this week is all about the insider scoop on how Mego secured the Planet of the Apes licensed, the hottest selling toys for Christmas 1974. Including a glimpse at the original hand made prototypes that still exist in a private collection.

#MMFTCNEWS is putting all eyes on The Monitor!

  Those who are familiar with the history of DC Comics know that there is someone that’s been seen in the shadows, watching everything unfold around him.  Someone who made their presence felt during the biggest Crisis in comic book history.  Someone who is now waiting in the wings at Figures Toy Company, anticipating his…

Mint Off Card: Number One from Birdman

  It’s been a while since we unboxed something, so this week we’re going to unleash the evil number one, leader of F.E.A.R and let him try to get the crest of BIRDMAN! You can buy number one at www.figurestoycompany.com Twitter: @megomuseum Forums: www.megomuseum.com/community FB Group: Mego Mania

Vintage Mego: Buck Rogers Star Searcher

  This week we look at the total oddity that is the “Buck Rogers Star Searcher” a repackaged Micronauts vehicle, we also look at some of the other proposed (but not produced) vehicles and playsets for this line. They may look familiar. Visit us online at : http://www.megomuseum.com/galleries/buck3/ Twitter: @megomuseum Facebook Group: Mego Mania

Vintage Mego : Greatest American Hero

This week’s episode delves into one of Mego’s most lamented licenses, the popular television series “The Greatest American Hero” we explore what did get released and what didn’t and how the heck did those prototypes get out there?   Subscribe to our YouTube channel www.megomuseum.com Written and hosted by Brian Heiler (@plaidstallions)

Mego Superheroes in Japan: Vintage Mego

As promised in this week’s toy ventures, we’re continuing our look at Japanese toys with a look at how the Mego Superheroes were distributed in Japan by Popy Toys. We also talk about character selection and why these specific three characters were chosen.   As a bonus here is our video on the Popy TV…

Toltoys presents the Mego Supergals

Mego Supergals in Australia

Collector Eddie Berst has unearthed what has to be the coolest vintage Mego image we’ve seen in years and generously allowed us to share it. From the Australian toy fair, TV presenter Bert Newton presented actresses dressed as Catwoman, Batgirl, Supergirl and Wonder Woman, the Mego Supergals! If that wasn’t enough, here is a shot…

Mego Toy Store Window : Hong Kong 1978

As Christmas time approaches, we thought we’d take you back to the simpler times. Even though few of us were likely in Hong Kong during this period, the faces you see are all too familiar. This beautiful display mingles Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes in their wonderful 8″ and 12″ formats (including my favorite Robin) alongside…