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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.

New Catalog: Mego Spring `1980

1980 was an ambitious year for the World’s Greatest Toy Company as this Spring supplemental catalog showcases. Mego had high hopes for the two Science Fiction Black busters that year namely Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Disney’s The Black Hole and tremendous plans to expand the Micronauts aliens brand. On the Superhero side we…

Presenting the Joker’s Daughter

Figures Toy Company has been digging deep into DC Comics history to bring collectors some of the most memorable characters ever created. From the upper echelon of heroes like Superman and Batman to fan favorites like Dr. Fate, FTC’s assortment of plastic powerhouses includes something to satisfy any type of toy collector. Recent announcements have…

All New Robin: The Teen Wonder!

Look who’s set to swing in from Gotham’s rooftops and land at FTC!  Hot on the heels of his previously teased arch rivals The Joker and Harley Quinn, an all new figure of ROBIN, THE TEEN WONDER is coming from Figures Toy Company! Batman’s beloved sidekick is a skilled superhero in his own right, and…

SCAM ALERT: EBAY FLOODED WITH FAKE AUCTIONS FROM CHINA

You may have noticed a lot of good deals on Ebay lately, particularly in China. Things like $20 Kresge carded Superheroes and stashes of 12 Back Star Wars figures. No matter what you collect, it seems like there was this amazing find of vintage toys in China. Well, there wasn’t.  Fact of the matter is,…

Emerald City Comics Superman now available!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a new figure from Emerald City Comics and Figures Toy Company! Direct from the nearest phone booth he can find, it’s a brand new Clark Kent figure. It looks like we have caught him in the middle of a super transformation! Comic fans would feel a sense of…

The Mego Mad Monsters Mystery Bendys

  We’ve mentioned these guys before but seeing as we didn’t get much insight and it’s almost Halloween, what better time to reintroduce them and perhaps get some pieces to the puzzle. Above are the Mystery Mad Monsters bendy figures that we procured from the UK a few years back. The seller knew nothing about…

Canadian boxed Magnetic Batman and Robin

Mego Batman and Robin in Grand Toys packaging.

We got a lovely treat in our mailbox today courtesy of our pal Mark, who is always digging up Canadian rarities. Seeing as it’s Thanksgiving in Canada right now, we’re super thankful that he thought of us. Mark uncovered the incredibly rare Magnetic Batman and Robin in  Grand Toys Packaging, something we knew existed but…

Mego Eagle Force Proof Cards Gallery

Mego Eagle Force Proof Card Collection

    We got a splendid surprise this month courtesy of Museum founder Robyn Adams, a set of original Mego proof cards that originally came from former Mego director of creative services Tom Lavely. Some of the other items that Tom managed to save included this original proof card for the Pocket Superheroes and cards…

Mego Superman Cameo in 1977 LCA Booklet

Couldn’t help but notice this Mego Superman cameo in this 1977 Licensing Corporation of America (which was a division of Warner Brothers) booklet extolling the wonders of toy licensing. Also depicted are a Batman bop bag by Mulitple Toys and the Empire Toys Bat Cycle.     Click here for the Mego Museum Photo Review…

Up Close: Chainsaw Clark Griswald by NECA

We were elated last year when NECA announced the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation license, one of our favourite holiday films and last year’s Santa Clark made it into our Christmas decorations. So it’s exciting to hear that the initial figure sold well enough to spawn a second, even if it is another Clark and not…