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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.

Order the Mego Meet X T Shirt

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The official shirt for Mego Meet 10 is produced in conjunction with the fine folks at the Stockholm Agency and is such a fine garment even if you’re not attending this June 6-7 in Wheeling (although seriously, consider it) you may want one. Well, luckily that’s good news as we’re extending the shirt offer to…

Figures Toy Co reveals wave 2 of Batman ’66

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Figures Toy Co showed off packaged examples of their highly anticipated 8″ Batman 1966 line on their instagram page revealing one nice little tidbit in what we can expect from Wave 2, which will include: Dick Grayson (Burt Ward) Penguin (Burgess Meredith) Bruce Wayne (Adam West) Egghead (Vincent Price) Wave one is already shipping to…

Mike Tyson Mysteries Figure coming this August

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Bifbangpow! has unveiled their latest 8″ figure based on the Cartoon Network’s “Mike Tyson Mysteries” series, it’s Mike himself clad in a blue track suit. Figure will retail for $24.99 and will be available this August. You can pre=order Mike at Entertainment Earth!

Crime Fighter Accessories for 1966 Batman

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It’s been a really terrific week for the Mego fans in terms of news. Figures Toy Corp just announced a 25 piece Crime Fighting Accessories kit made up of fan favorite props from the series such as the Batphone, the Bat Shield, the Bat-Zooka, you get the picture.   Our Batcaves are going to be…

Diamond announces 8″ Marvel figures

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Can’t think of a netter way to start the week than the announcement of this 8″ Spider-Man limited edition collector set that Marvel Comics announced on their website today.   A co-production between Diamond Select and EMCE toys, this set has one foot in the past and one planted firmly in the future. This set…

Figures Toy Co reveals Ra’s Al Ghul and Scarecrow

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  On their Instragram feed, Figures Toy Co revealed the head sculpts for two figures from Batman wave four namely long time Bat villains Ra’s Al Ghul and the Scarecrow which will no doubt delight Bat fans. What do you think? Have your say on the Figures Toy Company forum at the Megomuseum! http://megomuseum.com/community/forumdisplay.php?65-Figures-Toy-Company

Distinctive Dummies Announces Boris Karloff Series

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Distinctive Dummies has struck a deal with Sara Karloff to produce four limited edition 8″ action figures of her father, the master of horror, Boris Karloff. The first figure will appear in July with the second in September. The four characters chosen are Hjalmar Poelzig from the Black Cat Edmond Bateman from The Raven Morgan…

Super Strength Superman

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  This page from the 1979 Denys Fisher (UK) Catalog shows an early sketch of what would later become Power Action Superman. It’s not known why the name was changed. A few years back Benjamin Holcomb interviewed the late John McNett (director of preliminary design) he explained that the Power Action Superman was originally designed…

Dear Mego

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Steven Ross generously shared with us this awesome letter from Mego VP Bill Baron (whom we interviewed in 2006). Steven explains “When I was a teenager (with a lot of time on my hands, apparently), I sent the Mego Corp. a multi-page letter (on notebook paper!), that explained why Marvel’s Micronauts (comics) would make an…