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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.

Mego was going to make Superhero Vitamins, seriously.

When we published our list of the “Top Ten Mego Superhero items that never got made” recently, we forget to mention one of the more interesting rumors that swirl around the World’s Greatest Toy Company. The concept that Mego was developing “World’s Greatest Superhero” vitamins was confirmed by the late Neal Kublan when interviewed by…

KISS DYNASTY FROM FIGURES TOY COMPANY

All right you rockin’ retro figure fanatics, it’s time for the hottest band in the world to take the stage once again! Figures Toy Company has used their “Magic Touch” to bring forth the collection that KISS fans have been clamoring for. Available now at Figures Toy Company is a new figure series that takes…

Mego Meet 2018 Official Commercial!

Mego Meet 2018 is June 1st & 2nd – Columbus, Ohio This is the Mego Collector gathering of the year! Mego Meet 2018 will be held June 1st – 2nd in Columbus, Ohio at the Courtyard by Marriott Columbus West. This will be our fourteenth year, and I am pleased to announce that we FINALLY…

Mego Ali and Becnkenbauer in Germany

  Another wonderful catalog scan from Germany to add to our archive, this one features MC Toys/Mego’s Franz Beckenbauer and the Muhammad Ali figure set. We knew the Ali figures were sold in Canada and the UK but Germany is a new one to us! Awesome (thanks to Eddy for the glorious scan!)   Shop…

Jail break in Gotham City!

The two notorious supervillains were previously released as Prisoner variants to coincide with FTC’s fleet of DC Comics vehicles. The only way you could get Penguin was by purchasing the Mobile Bat-Lab, and Joker was the figure included with the Gotham City Police Transport Van. Now, for those who haven’t had a chance to purchase…

Exclusive First Look at Birdman from Figures Toy Company!

Viewers watched this winged warrior every weekend, and now every day can feel like Saturday morning thanks to Figures Toy Company! Another classic Hanna Barbera character is coming soon to FTC, and he’s bringing a few friends with him. Birdman will soon be here to fight FEAR, and he’ll be joined just as he was…

Franz Beckenbauer and Mego make headlines

  Following up on our piece about Mego’s large presence at German Toy Fair last month here is another wonderful bit of Foreign Mego love in the form of this German toy industry publication with celebrated Soccer star Franz Beckenbauer holding his Mego/MC Toys likeness. Above is Beckenbauer, Mego founder D. David Abrams and MC…

The Micronauts Invade Holland

Mego Micronauts Advertisement from Holland

This wonderful catalog page from Holland in 1979 truly showcases what an international sensation Mego’s Micronauts line truly was for them. Thanks to Eddy for this fabulous scan.   Shop for Mego on Ebay and each click supports us a little bit, thanks! DOWNLOAD MEGOZINE TODAY! Discuss this on the Mego Museum Forums! Like the…

Buddy the Elf is Coming this Christmas from NECA

Our first announcement from New York Toyfair is that NECA Toys is increasing it’s collection of characters from iconic Christmas themed movies with Buddy the Elf from the new traditional yuletide viewing movie “Elf”. Buddy will join other classics from films such as “Christmas Vacation”, “A Christmas Story” and “Home Alone” on my mantle this…

More Retro Horrors from NECA now up for Pre-Order

Horror fans rejoice, NECA has some wonderful 8″ scaled terrors for us.  First up Re-Animator Herbert West was teased a couple of months ago but is now available for pre-order. As a clothed action figure, Herbert stands 8-inch tall and is dressed in his lab coat. He comes with a bottle of reanimation reagent, syringe,…