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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.

Canadian Superheroes at FanExpo 2015

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This weekend’s Fan Expo convention is Canada’s largest event for fandom and it should come as no surprise that ReMego exclusives and prototypes are on display this weekend, here’s a short recap: At the Silver Snail Booth (which is 800) you’ll have your chance to grab modern Captain Canuck in his “Stealth Suit’ variant (you’d…

Mego Museum Space:1999 Video

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We’re pleased to launch the second in our series of documentary style shorts about Mego Toy Lines that will be added to each  Museum Gallery. Theis month’s subject is the Mego (Palitoy) Space:1999 line from the United Kingdom, one of the most coveted television lines Mego produced. Look for another Mego Museum short this October. Narration was provided on this by Bif Bang…

Batman ’66 Villains Variants

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Gotham’s most vile villains haven’t had a change of heart, but they’ve gotten a change of clothes!  Figures Toy Company is bringing four of the best remembered rogues from the classic Batman TV series back for their all new VILLAINS VARIANTS wave! Dressed in all new detailed costumes inspired by specific episodes from the beloved…

Batman’s Wayne Foundation

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We were lucky enough to unearth this Mego ad to the toy trade announcing their latest (at least for 1977) addition to the World’s Greatest Superhero line The Wayne Foundation play set. Interesting to note that Wonder Woman isn’t in this piece, she had been cut from the World’s Greatest Superheroes assortment (along with Tarzan)…

Inside The Mego Factory

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Every Mego collector has probably wondered at one point what the Mego factory looked like and how everything was made. Thanks to this rare document (the 1978 Mego International Shareholders Report to be exact, which we’ll soon share) we have a glimpse into the Hong Kong wonderland that was Lion Rock. This is Mego’s fully operational 250,000 square…

1966 Batman Series 5 from Figures Toy Company

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Can it be?  Could Gotham’s favorite female crime fighter and the chief of police be on their way?  The answer is a resounding YES, as Figures Toy Company prepares to bring collectors BATMAN CLASSIC TV SERIES 5!  Fans will be pleased to know that this latest set based on the Caped Crusader’s classic television show…

Super Friends Series 2

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  Figures Toy Company is ready to let you meet a few more of their friends!  With Super Friends Series 1 already available to pre-order atwww.figurestoycompany.com , the makers of DC Comics retro action figures want to prepare you for the future by revealing which will arrive in Super Friends Series 2! The second series of…

First Apperances Series 1 Now Shipping!

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Time to make space for more World’s Greatest Heroes! Earlier this year, Figures Toy Company announced a new line of DC Comics retro figures, based on classic character designs. Now, Figures Toy Company is happy to announce that the first series of DC First Appearances retro action figures is now in stock! Series 1 focuses…

New KISS Exclusives from Figures Toy Company!

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The most recognizable band in Rrock n’ Roll history is back, in a series of Limited Edition sets! Figures Toy Company’s retro figures of iconic rockers KISS are now going to be released in FOURTEEN new limited run packs containing various versions of Gene, Paul, Peter, Ace, Tommy and Eric! Collectors had better act fast,…