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.

‘Black Hole’ Figures

Nice vintage addition to the Mego Museum archives today an original 1979 toy trade piece about the up coming science fiction  block buster The Black Hole. While the film was mildly successful financially, the toy line simply wasn’t a hot seller for Mego and a lot of interesting items ended up cancelled or sold exclusively…

The Incredible Mystery Hulk from Asia!

Mego Mystery Hulk

We love a good mystery at the MegoMuseum and our new friend Rainman reached out to us via our sister site PlaidStallions.com with this handsome fellow. He writes: “Hi I have had this strange vinyl Hulk figure for years and haven’t had any luck in identifying the manufacturer. The person I got from in the…

SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT Exclusive figure from NECA and Scream Factory

**SILENT NIGHT DEADLY NIGHT Details, Artwork Reveal + Limited Site-Exclusive NECA Figure Offer** The controversial ho-ho-horror cult classic is scheduled for new upgrade release before the holidays and we have lots of exciting information on it to share with you today! • Official street date for the 2-Disc Blu-ray release is December 5th, 2017 for…

Autographed Glow in the Dark Space Ghost Exclusive!

Figures Toy Company’s latest exclusive is a collectible that will be coveted by fans from coast to coast! In conjunction with their friends at Emerald City Comics, FTC will be releasing a limited amount of Autographed Space Ghost & Blip sets! Not only were these sets signed by George Lowe, who voiced Space Ghost on…

Mego takes a big idea and Stretches it!

Mego Elastic Hulk Ad

This giant sized Trade advertisement from 1979 celebrates Mego combining stretch toys with the Superheroes licensing. Pretty inspired and something that has been repeated through the decades. Unfortunately, Kenner (purveyors of the Stretch Armstrong line of toys) believed the “big idea” the Mego stretched was theirs and promptly sued.     Many former Mego executives…

NECA announces new Texas Chainsaw Massacre two pack

This first appearance of The Hitchhiker from Texas Chainsaw Massacre in our clothed action figure line celebrates the character’s circle of “life”! The Hitchhiker (aka Leatherface’s brother Nubbins) first appears in the 1974 film, where he meets a gory end. However, his mortal remains return in the second movie as a puppet-like pal carried around…

The Lost Mego Buck Rogers Toys

Mego Buck Rogers toy line, the lost prototypes

By Brain Heiler One of the bigger myths (constantly) written about Mego is the notion that none of their Science Fiction licenses in a post Star Wars world were a success of any sort. While Star Trek the Motion Picture and the Black Hole were certainly disappointments for the company, the weekly kid friendly adventures…

Up Close: The Punisher by Diamond Select Toys

Mego Museum Photo Review Unboxing of the Punisher set by Diamond Select Toys

It’s been entirely too long since we’ve done an “Up Close” photo review/unboxing of a shiny new ReMego toy set. That’s why the arrival of the Punisher set by Diamond Select Toys is so welcome this summer. Originally promoted last year, this set has been highly anticipated by fans. Although he was a product of…