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.

Vintage Mego 6: Superhero Shuttles!

This week’s installment of Vintage Mego covers the weird Superhero (formerly Micronauts) Shuttle toys produced by Mego (using the Lion Rock Logo) for the Pocket Superheroes line. These are an interesting footnote in the Mego Superheroes story and kind of fun! For more information on the Superhero Shuttles, please visit the Mego Museum gallery page:…

Discovered! Original Mego Head Sculpts

It is truly rare to find something related to mego production after all these years, prototypes, original sculpts and proof cards are actively traded in other action figure circles but there really has not been a great deal of Mego items that have come to the surface. That’s why it’s so exciting to discover that…

Vintage Mego 5: Mighty Mightor From France

  Another installment of Mego Museum Vintage Mego, this time we look at the Mighty Mightor 12″ action figure that was exclusive to France but made by Mego, the World’s Greatest Toy Company. We explore why Pin Pin Toys would choose to create an action figure based on a ten-year-old cartoon. For more information on…

Officially licensed Coffin Joe figure coming from Pallbearer Press

Pallbearer Press in conjunction with Distinctive Dummies present the first officially authorized figure of legendary horror icon Coffin Joe. Unholy undertaker, evil philosopher, denizen of dreams and hallucinations…Coffin Joe, with his trademark top hat, black cape, and talon-like fingernails, is a horror icon in his native Brazil. Revered as the national boogeyman, Coffin Joe has…

Mego Glow Frankenstein: Mint Off Card Review

A new episode of “Mego Museum Mint off Card”, where we de-card a new Retro Figure and let you explore what’s inside. Our subject this week is the new glow in the dark Frankenstein figure coming this March from Mego Corp. This is the first look at what Mego has in store for us in…

Hawkman is landing at Figures Toy Company

This week’s #MMFTCNEWS from Figures Toy Company is a tidbit that toy collectors have been waiting for for a while now. Let’s not waste any time in sharing the news that’s sure to put a smile on every retro figure fan’s face. FTC is expecting new stock in mid-March, and among the assortment of figures…

Mint Off Card: Nosferatu from Mego Corporation

A new episode of “Mego Museum Mint off Card”, where we de-card a new Retro Figure and let you explore what’s inside. Our subject this week is the new Nosferatu figure coming this March from Mego Corp. This is the first look at what Mego has in store for us in 2019 and we take…

Vintage Mego Episode 4: Ultraman Leo from Japan

  This week we talk about the very rare and somewhat mysterious Ultraman Leo figure from Japan. The figure is actually on a Mego type one body but we know precious little about it. Was it made by Mego or did Miura just buy some bodies? Are there other characters in the series? These are…

First Reveal of the Bettie Page Card Art

We’ve got a nice look at the card artwork for the upcoming Bettie Page action figure from White Elephant Toys! Bettie’s card back features stunning graphics by Joseph Michael Linsner (Creator of Dawn) and well, we’re excited.       White Elephant Toys and KC’s Galloping Gals are proud to present an 8″ fully articulated Bettie…

Mego Starsky and Hutch : A video history by MegoMuseum

  Megomuseum presents a new Video in our “History of Mego” series, this month the focus is on the popular crime drama “Starsky and Hutch” and we discuss the many different products Mego created for the program. Discussion includes Grand Toys, Palitoy Bradgate, Prototypes and variations. Narrated by Jason Lenzi (@bbplenzi) Edited by Brian Heiler…