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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: THOR Comprehensive Photo Review

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  Thor, the God of Thunder is the fourth in a series of ReMego Marvel comics sets from Diamond Select and EMCE Toys. Unlike the previous release of Wolverine, Thor is a classic World’s Greatest Superheroes member and the formula of Mego Reproduction, Secret Identity and Modern Interpretation are in play here. Thor is a pretty pricey…

Up Close: Super Friends Apache Chief and Superman

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  The Super Friends toy line by Figures Toy Company is one of the most anticipated lines of 2015 and their delivery in December meant many 70s kids got some major wish fulfillment in the plastic form of something many of us have pined for since “Challenge of the Super Friends” first aired. So we bring you…

MONKEES READY FOR PRE-ORDER AT FIGURES TOY COMPANY!

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Get ready, Daydream Believers! Figures Toy Company is giving you not one, not two, but three chances to “monkey around” as they have now put the three series of The Monkees retro action figures up for pre-order! Since debuting on television in 1966, The Monkees have enjoyed an enormous amount of popularity that continues to…

High Quality Mego Commercial Reels discovered!

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Thanks to an amazing contribution from former PAC Toys president Joe Ruzzi, we’ve got new higher resolution copies of over 50 Mego TV commercials and toy fair sizzle reels. We’ll be encoding them and sharing one every week in the Mego Museum Newsletter. A round of applause has to go to AcroRay’s Laboratory for donating his time and…

Up Close: Super Friends Robin and Samurai

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We were delayed on this photo review due to the holidays (and our friends at Canada customs) but these figures are too interesting not to discuss. The Super Friends toy line by Figures Toy Company is one of the most anticipated lines of 2015 and they’re delivery in December meant many 70s kids got some major wish fulfillment in…

FIgures Toy Company Unveils the 2016 Fleet!

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Figures Toy Company is about to take collectors on a wild ride in 2016! The makers of the DC Comics World’s Greatest Heroes figures are rolling out their first four retro figure vehicles, and each one will come with an exclusive DC Comics character! If there’s late breaking news in Metropolis, you can be sure…

Rare Mego Outfits on Cheap Fashion Doll Finds

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    For years, Mego collectors have been finding oddities such as “Mandy the Pretty Doll” dressed like Mr Fantastic or the Bonnie Dee Doll dressed in full Planet of the Ape regalia . These strange blow molded dolls have been largely explained away as a 3rd party factory trying to get rid of it’s extras after…

Exclusive Yellow Sleeve Robin Coming this January!

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Hot off the heels of their exclusive Riddler figure, Emerald City Comics and Figures Toy Company are teaming up again for a Bat-tastic exclusive figure of the Boy Wonder! Not just ANY Boy Wonder, but the rarest of ALL Megos!!! Only at Emerald City Comics will you be able to get the yellow-sleeves, yellow-trunks, cloth…

Mego New Avengers John Steed Discovery in South Africa

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For years Mego fans have been regaled with stories of the fabled Denys Fisher New Avengers toy line had made it into production in South Africa. Around the time of the discovery of Jet Jungle, the rumors surfaced again with several South African collectors mentioning having the toys as children. One collector even provided Mego…