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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.

Mego Museum and Figures Toy Co join forces to bring you the news!

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Effective immediately, the Mego Museum will now be the home for updates and breaking news from Figures Toy Company. Every Friday we will be announcing something new and exciting. FTC has everything from prototypes to production samples to show. Plus, some really BIG announcements to make within the first few weeks, that thus far, have…

Up Close: Snake Plissken by NECA

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ECA’s recent move from horror films to science fiction has been a welcome one with fans of the Mego format. Their latest release is Snake Plissken from the 1981 hit “Escape from New York” (whose theme song hasn’t left my head since I got this guy in). There is a lot to see and talk…

Up Close: DST Spider-Man

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The highly anticipated launch of the first of Diamond Select Toys/ EMCE Marvel comics ReMegos has certainly been a topic of great interest among Mego collectors. The unique structure and higher price point (both enforced in the terms of it’s license) have given many collector pause before they purchase. What we hope to do is showcase…

Mego Museum Interview with Sculptor Andrew Covalt

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Sam Noir interviewed profilic ReMego sculptor Andrew Covalt for the latest Mego Museum news letter. Andrew Covalt is extremely skilled at evoking the classic look and feel of seventies Mego Action Figures with his sculpts. In recent years he’s worked on ReMego toylines such as Mattel’s DC Retro Action, Diamond/EMCE’s Star Trek, Bluntman and Chronic,…

Up Close: Planet of the Apes Taylor by NECA

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NECA’s 8 inch Planet of the Apes is easily one of the most highly anticipated ReMego lines of the year for us. With it’s inaugural figure being Astronaut Taylor, a figure a lot of us have wanted since 1974, we thought it prudent to go over the figure and some of it’s unique design choices…

The Top Ten Mego Lines you want to see for 2015

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During this year’s 2015 Kubby Awards (which elicited our biggest response in years, thank you!) we asked you, the age old question “What new  license would you like to see in ReMego format for 2015″ and the responses poured in, some were very diverse (and interesting but here are the top ten responses that resulted…

The 2014 Mego Museum Kubby Awards

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It’s awards show time again! The Kubby awards are our annual honours to excellence in ReMego as chosen by you! This year was truly an embarrassment of riches and we’re excited to announce the winners that you, the fans chose as your favourites this year. We’ll spare you the Bert Parks inspired theme song (trust me,…

Vote in the 2014 Kubby Awards now!

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Another year has passed and that means the annual Kubby Awards return to salute the best in ReMego figures for the year as picked by you, the fans. The Kubby Awards looks at ReMego figures released in 2014 that are not straight reproductions of original characters (Because nostalgia is a powerful mistress) that really catch…