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 Mint Off Card: Picard and Data from Star Trek TNG

Another Wave 8 review, this time it’s from Mego Star Trek the Next generation. Also, we’re giving a carded figure of your choice away, details in the video itself! Join MegoMania, the largest Mego collector FB Group! https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania/ Subscribe to the MegoMuseum Newsletter here MegoMuseum Links: MegoMuseum Forums               …

#MMFTCNEWS Black Lightning is coming to Figures Toy Company

Regular readers of #MMFTCNEWS will recall that several previews from Figures Toy Company’s planned series of Batman and The Outsiders have already been shown. Both Batman and Metamorpho have figures in the works that have already gotten collectors chatting about what’s next, with numerous characters from the super team in discussion to be part of…

Mego Mint Off Card: The Fly and Mr. Hyde plus a contest!

Mint Off Card looks at The Fly and Mr. Hyde two of the World’s Greatest Mego Monsters from Wave 8. We’ll be decarding both figures and giving one away! Contest details in the video. Subscribe to the MegoMuseum Newsletter here MegoMuseum Links: MegoMuseum Forums                       MegoMuseum…

Vintage Mego: Superheroes Bend N Flex figures

This week Vintage Mego looks at an underrated line of Mego toys based on the World’s Greatest Superheroes. The Bend N Flex line was a best seller for Mego, why was it cut? We’ll get into that in this installment. Subscribe to the MegoMuseum Newsletter here MegoMuseum Links: MegoMuseum Forums           …

Exclusive! The World’s Greatest Mego Heroes Revealed!

Thanks to our friends at Mego Corp (Please check out their Facebook group Mego Ambassadors) we have an exclusive look at the finsihed factory versions of the World’s Greatest Mego Heroes hitting stores this fall. Exclusive currently only to Meijer Stores (although more retailers may be announced down the line) the World’s Greatest Mego Heroes…

Mego expanding at Wal-Mart, Wave 9 News

  Mego Corp gave collectors and update they were waiting for yesterday with the announcement of an expanded presence at Wal-Mart stores and when we could expect wave 9. Directly quoted from their web page: We have been hard at work with Walmart to expand our distribution of Mego products and we are very excited…

Vintage Mego: Star Trek Mission to Gamma VI

Vintage Mego takes a look at the classic Mego Star Trek playset “Mission to Gamma VI” an alien world environment loosely based on a classic epsiode of the television series. We also talk about why the Mego Star Trek line abruptly ended in 1977 even though it was still quite popular. Talk Mego Star Trek…

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Magazine NOW AVAILABLE

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures magazine is an old school print magazine about vintage toys from the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s covering topics and items that don’t get the respect they deserve.  Each issue will feature collector guides, rare photographs, interviews, and articles by some of the toy experts in the Collector Field. Issue #1 will be a…

Vintage Mego: Heroes World

This week’s Vintage Mego isn’t about toys but a celebration of the pioneering Heroes World chain, their catalog helped spread knowledge about Mego and other toy lines. It was the 1970s internet! I’m joined by some special guests this episode, Art Baltazar, David Weiner, and Dr. Mego for the retrospective on the amazing Heroes World…

Vintage Mego: Terraphant from the Micronauts

  This week Vintage Mego takes a look at Terraphant, the terrifying Mammoth from the remote world of Visceros! Half elephant, half tank we talk about this vehicle’s development including prototype shots  and the fun things that were left out of the final product. Special Thanks to Ray “AcroRay” Miller for the amazing photos and…