palitoy

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.

Mego Wave 8 in Canada update and some trivia

So, let’s begin with the big news. Mego Wave 7 and 8 are coming to Canada this month and so far they are confirmed to be at all Toys R Us locations and on amazon.ca. We’ll have more updates on retailers as they come in. Now the neat bit of trivia, Mego’s new distributor in…

A closer look at Harold the Scarecrow from Mego Wave 8

Harold the scarecrow from the 2019 film “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” may be the most modern horror character that Mego has produced thus far and a lot of Mego fans may not be as familiar with him. Thanks to our friends at Mego Corp, we have some gruesome close ups of Harold.…

Vintage Mego: The Waltons

Yeah, I’m doing the Waltons episode, even though I don’t collect the toyline or enjoy the show itself, let’s defend Mego’s decision to make a Waltons toy line in 1975. PS the Sunshine Family legit scared me as a kid.   MegoMuseum Forums: http://www.megomuseum.com/community/ MegoMania Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania/ Visit the MegoMuseum Waltons Gallery Here http://www.megomuseum.com/galleries/the-waltons/…

LCA: Birthplace of the Mego Superheroes

This 1973 article interviews Licencing Corp of America’s Stan Weston and Don Levin. Weston’s impact on our childhood is immeasurable, from the creation of GI Joe and the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes, we also find out he was involved in the creation of the Super Friends with the intent of selling more Mego Superheroes. It’s…

Vintage Mego: Star Trek Aliens wave 1

    Time to take a look at one of the most collectible lines Mego created, the 8″ line of Star Trek Aliens from 1976. Keeper, Gorn, Cheron and Neptunian? We discuss the character choices and the circumstances lead Mego to artistic license with these characters. Join us at the MegoMuseum www.megomuseum.com   Our Facebook…

Mego Wave 8 Finished Photos

Thanks to our friends at Mego Corp (check out their facebook group, Mego Ambassadors) we’ve got a first look at the final packaged photography for the long anticipated wave 8 which is on it’s way to distributors across the world (including a new on in Canada, yay!). But enough about us, let’s get to the…

Vintage Mego 12″ Incredible Hulk

This week we talk about the Emerald Avenger and his hugely popular 12″ figure, featuring rare shots of the original “Lou Ferrigno” version and of course, what we ended up with. Please enjoy. Lou Ferrigno Hulk head sculpt courtesy of Heroes West Coast. https://tinyurl.com/y8cgwvrz Join us at the MegoMuseum Forums! http://megomuseum.com/community/activity.php Facebook Group: Mego Mania:…

Vintage Mego: Pocket Superheroes Bat Machine

This week’s installment talks about 1980 and Mego ventures into electronics with the launch of the Pocket Superheroes Bat Machine and Spider-Machines. We talk a bit about how electronic games hurt Mego more than passing on Star Wars and their partners in Mexico Ensueno toys. Visit our Forum at: https://www.megomuseum.com/community Mego Mania is the largest…

Vintage Toy Store Photo Showcases the rarest Mego Superhero

Our friend Eddy Berst uncovered another spectacular piece of Mego history from Australia. This is a shot of Toy World, an Australian toy shop in 1979. Now the easy to spot Mego is the 12″ Superman, it’s sat right next to Remco’s Energized Spider-Man but that is not what we’re talking about, no, the real…