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AKA Brian. Curator/helper monkey on the Mego Museum. Webmaster/Creator of Plaidstallions.com , Odeon Toys and Flea Market Gold. Freelance pop culture writer, toy historian and author of the book "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" now available.

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…

Mars Attacks Up Close

The prototype Head Sculpt for the Heroes in Action Mars Attacks line

We were lucky enough to spend some time last weekend with Mark Huckabone from Heroes in Action toys to conduct an interview. One of the nicer things he shared with us is this prototype head sculpt from hisupcoming Mars Attacks! line, which now includes a moving jaw. All the better to yell “Ack! Ack!” with…

Captain Canuck at Toronto Comic Con

Captain Canuck and the upcoming 8 inch action figure from Odeon Toys.

The upcoming Captain Canuck action figure from Odeon Toys (produced in conjunction with EMCE Toys) will be on display at this weekend’s Toronto Comic Con at the Big B Comics Booth alongside the character’s creator Richard Comely. The 8 inch figure will be available in Spring 2014 online at the Mego Museum Mall and PlaidStallions…

Mego Meet 2014 Registration is Open!

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We’re proud to announce that ticket sales and dealer registration for Mego Meet 2014 is now live and available on the Museum Mego Meet Page. A Quick FAQ about Mego Meet 2014: When? June 6th-7th 2014 Where? Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling, WV How much are tickets? $20 per family, this includes…

The store room of happy childhoods

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  It doesn’t look like much but this inauspicious looking room is actually Fort Knox for Mego collectors. You’re looking at Lion Rock’s store room in Hong Kong where all the tooling dies were kept. This is where Batman, Baron Karza and Dinah-Mite came from. Just a shiny bit of Mego love for a cold…

Prototype Mego Knights

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How gorgeous is the Catalog page from Marx UK (this is the only Mego line they were selling in 1975) which shows the hand painted Super Knights in all their glory? Try and spot all the little differences between these and the factory versions, also, you might notice somebody is missing. Check out the Mego…

New Avengers Discovery!

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We’ve heard rumours and eyewitness accounts of the entire Mego/Denys Fisher New Avengers line being released in South Africa but now thanks to Phillip in the UK, we have another piece of evidence. Pictured here is a boxed version of Purdey, which is credited to Fun World, who may have distributed the line in South…