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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.

FTC Offers “Early Bird” Commissioner Gordon

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Figures Toy Company is offering something a little different to antsy Remego fans. The company is offering an “early bird” version of Jim Gordon in original factory bag, allowing fans to beat the rush and get it first. Details are on their website www.figurestoycompany.com   Entertainment Earth is offering free shipping on all FTC figure sets,…

In Memory: Morris Kotzer (1923-2014)

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We at the Megomuseum are very sad to report that founder of Parkdale Novelty (Aka Mego Canada)  Morris Kotzer has passed away this week. Having a long relationship with the Abrams family, Kotzer’s Parkdale Novelty was distributing Mego toys in Canada since it’s inception. When Action Jackson launched in 1972, Kotzer was one of the first…

New Contest: Win an Athena from Battlestar Galactica!

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  We’re pleased to have another contest to run in conjunction with our friends at Entertainment Earth! This MOC recently released Athena from the Battlestar Galactica collection will go to one lucky subscriber of the Mego Museum mailing list. To enter merely visit issue 7 and hit subscribe, you’re in! If you’re a current subscriber,…

Star Trek Lives On

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  A cool article from 1975 about Star Trek’s resurgence into the pop culture landscape that speaks to then President Martin Abrams about those hot selling Mego Star Trek Toys. Visit the Mego Museum Star Trek Galleries for more!

Up Close: Lucifer from Battlestar Galactica

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We had a bit of fun with the latest figure from Bif Bang Pow’s Battlestar Galactica line. If there is one thing Lucifer proves, it’s that we need more 8″ robots. Check out the photos and see for yourself. Lucifer is available now at places like Entertainment Earth http://www.entertainmentearth.com/prodinfo.asp?number=BBP14100CC&id=ME-002202116

Up Close: Steve Austin Astronaut

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Another new addition to the Mego Museum this week, from the last wave of Bif Bang Pow’s Six Million Dollar Man line comes Astronaut Steve Austion. Who is available as part of a two pack with Barney Hiller here. The world can always use another astronaut figure, so let’s suit up and check him out.

Captain Canuck first look

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What better day than Thanksgiving to release news about Canada’s Superhero action figure. Shown above are finished factory samples of the upcoming Odeon Toys  (which was co-produced under the watchful eye of  Dr. Mego naturally) 8″ Captain Canuck figure. Headsculpt by Andrew Covalt. This figure will be available this Christmas. Above is the yet to be approved artwork for…

Up Close: Boris Karloff as Dr. Fu Manchu

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Time for another up close feature. This time it’s the second in a series of officially licensed 8″ Boris Karloff figures produced by Distinctive Dummies. These are produced in limited quantities and are only available here. TIme to let the pictures do the talking with the fiendish Doctor…..

NECA Reveals Soldier Ape for March 2015

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The hits keep coming in the ReMego revolution, NECA this week unveiled their second figure in their highly anticipated Planet of the Apes line, the Soldier Ape. This will make a great addition next to their already announced Taylor which is hitting stores this January.   The Soldier Ape is available for PreOrder at Entertainment Earth.

Italian Mego Black Hole Advertising

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These cool retro comic book ads from Italy showed up this week created by then distributor GIG. If only Mego had done stuff like this in the US, the toyline may have sold better. Note the appearance of the sadly not produced Old B.O.B magnetic figure which was removed from later adverts. For more Black…