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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.

The Mego General Urko Art Mystery

Here’s a fun Mego Mystery that we don’t have the answer to. Prior to Toy Fair 1976 Mego Corporation (who were, really at the top of their game) took out a clever two-page ad (at the front) of all the leading toy trade magazines showcasing their successful and upcoming toy lines for 1976. Page One is…

The Wonder Woman Paradise Island Playset

When we published our list of the “Top Ten Mego Superhero Toys that never got made” one thing we didn’t have a good image of was the Wonder Woman Paradise Island Playset from 1977. It’s such an interesting item that we decided to rectify that by giving it it’s own blog post.   Shop for…

HENCHMEN FOUR PACKS NOW ON SALE!

  There’s dirty work being done in Gotham City, because some of its most infamous criminals have sent in a horde of henchmen and henchwomen!  The River Rat Gang!  The Grand Order of Occidental Nighthawks! Miss Iceland (but not on ice)! Did Figures Toy Company put out a criminal casting call?  Or are there more…

The Top Ten Mego Superhero toys that Never got made….

Top Ten Mego Superhero items that never got made

  by Brain Heiler Mego- A name synonymous with “Superhero” in the 1970s and certainly one of the pioneers of licensed action figure success, while they are no longer, their formula and creativity live on today (hey, you may have heard, we’re fans). While the World’s Greatest Toy Company had an incredible, unprecedented amount of…

Up Close: Grundy, Grodd and Black Manta

  The popular Super Friends toy line by Figures Toy Company has a new set of bad guys! This wave of Superfriends is all members of the Legion of Doom and includes some highly anticipated fan favourites  including Grodd, Solomon Grundy and Black Manta. So, as with all of our “Mego Museum Up Close” features,…

Christmas comes early at Figures Toy Company!

Mego fans will want to head over the Figures Toy Company as they’ve just unleashed a whole whallop of pre Christmas goodness that you won’t want to miss! Fans of Scooby-Doo can choose from Scooby, Velma, Scooby Dumb, Charlie the Robot, Headless Horseman and the new Phantom Shadows two pack. Super Friends Fans will squeal…

Megozine now available as an expanded E-book!

Mego Museum’s inaugural issue of Megozine, the magazine for Mego Collectors. Issue one is now expanded and Includes: Secret Origins of the 1/6th Scale Superheroes- Which details Mego s 12 inch Superhero figures and includes a never before seen prototype of a never made Mego 12 hero. A Mego Museum Super Collector comic adventure Escape…

Up Close: The Old Man from NECA’s A Christmas Story

Mego Museum NECA review

  Since it’s debut in the 1980s, Bob Clarke’s wonderful “A Christmas Story” has gone from memorable cult film to absolute beloved classic. When something is beloved around the holidays these days, well, here comes the merchandise! NECA has quietly been dominating this market in the 8″ scale with their previous releases from holiday centered…

Batman Classic Series Wave 4 Reveals!

  Collectors of Figures Toy Company’s Batman Classic TV Series figures are about to have a Meow-y Christmas!  Coming into stock in late December is the latest lineup of figures, featuring two of the most requested, most wanted, most anticipated figures that FTC has ever done!  Both Eartha Kitt and Julie Newmar versions of Catwoman…

Mego 12″ Captain America Gallery Page Upgraded

  We’re upgrading our content at the Museum currently and one gallery that was a little underwhelming was the 12″ Captain America page. New photos, information and promotional materials have been added for Cap. We even get a little into the history of the first Avenger. Check out his shiny new page here.   Discuss…