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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.

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…

Superman is off the chain!

Figures Toy Company’s latest exclusive is off the chain! Get ready to recreate one of the most iconic DC Comics covers of all time in retro figure style, because their latest release is a new Superman figure based on Neal Adams’ Superman #233 cover art!   The famous artwork, depicting Superman breaking free of his…

German Mego Comic Action Hero Ads

Ever since the discovery of this “Comic Super Helden” three pack there has been some curiosity as to how much of the line was marketed to the German market. Well, thanks to a generous submission by our new friend Maria, we have some answers and beautiful ads.  Maria shared these ads which appeared in German…

Mr Spock Action Sip N See Straw

This item is courtesy of our friends at Heroes West Coast and used with permission. Another beautiful glimpse into something that was planned but never made it to the market. The Action Sip”N”See Straw concept actually debuted at Mego in 1977 when they released it for the King Kong range of toys. Mego apparently had…

Mego at Toy Fair 1980

This photo is courtesy of our friends at Heroes West Coast and used with permission. This is a wonderful piece of Mego history as we get a glimpse into the pageantry Mego created for every Toy Fair. This scene is in the Superheroes section of the Mego Showroom  and pictured from  left to right are…

Up Close: Mezco Space Ghost (Glow in the Dark Exclusive)

The Mezco 1:12th line of action figures has taken the Mego Community by storm in the last couple of years. The choice of licenses combined with the fact that these were reportadly inspired by the Custom Mego work of Charlee Flatt, have made these a fan favourite around these parts. That’s why we were so…

16 new Mego Style Carded Heroes from Figures Toy Company!

This isn’t this week’s #MMFTCNEWS, nope this is a total bonus this week. Figures Toy Company has just rolled out 16 new characters on classic Mego style cards and they’re shipping right now. You can order them directly from Figures Toy Company right now! And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, where we reveal…

New Discovery! The Incredible BASA Hulk!

This photo is courtesy of our friends at Heroes West Coast and used with permission. Another wonderful surprise at last month’s Mego Meet was the discovery that the Mego 12″ Hulk was manufactured and sold by BASA of Peru. Like all of the BASA product we’ve seen, it’s similar to what US kids got with…

Palitoy Captain America added to the galleries

    This is a very fitting Fourth of July post. We’re elated to add this extremely rare Palitoy Green Carded Captain America to the Mego Museum Captain America Gallery. This example courtesy of our friends at Heroes West Coast  is only the second we at the Museum have seen in the last 18 years.

Hakes Auction #221 has Mego infested waters!

This month’s Hake’s Americana auction features an eye opening amount of Mego World’s Greatest Superhero items including boxed and carded heroes, a complete set of Japanese Superheroes and perhaps the most interesting piece of all Aquaman Vs the Great White Shark. The Auction ends July 11-13th, too see the thousands of pop culture items listed…