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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.

The Star Trek Knock Off Gallery Launches

Larami Martian Chronicles A new addition to the Museum is the Star Trek Knock Off Gallery, like the one we produced for Action Jackson a couple of months back, this is dedicated to the competing 8″ toy lines that tried to cash in on the popularity of Mego’s Star Trek line. So prepare to be thrilled…

Presidential Monster Gallery Update

Heroes in Action Toys was kind enough to provide us with some images of the carded figures and some of the variations available in the line. These are now available for viewing in our ReMego galleries. While supply is limited on these figures currently, look for that situation to change in the near future as…

Mega Monster Showdown Winner

In the end AHI Frankenstein stands victorious over his 8 inch foes. While it’s kind of ironic that a Mego competitor won this contest, it’s also a testament as to how sometimes simple is best. With a tight head sculpt copied from the incredibly popular Aurora model kit, it’s no wonder that this guy is…

Famosos Monstruos

  A little Halloween Treat for all the Megoheads out there, this vintage ad for the Mad Monsters line from Spain. The  words “El Hombre Lobo” will forever make me think of Paul Naschy…   AND SO DOES THIS! Someday….   Cruise the Mego Museum Mad Monsters Galleries

The Final Monster Showdown

It’s down to our final round in the Megomuseum Mega Monster Showdown and it’s down to two classic Azrak Hamway Monsters. So tell us Mego fans who should be crowned the champion of monster figures, the Frankenstein Monster or the Creature from the Black Lagoon. Cast your vote here and tell us who will walk…

The Mego Museum Mega Monster Showdown

Oh it is on! We here at the Mego Museum are finally going to solve the eternal riddle “Who is the king of 8 inch Monster Action Figures” with the Mego Monster Showdown, a series of polls that answers the following questions: Is the AHI Frankenstein tougher than EMCE’s? Can the Lincoln Mummy unwrap the…

Hakes Auction #204 delivers Mego Magic

Prototype 12 Inch Superman The good folks at Hake’s Americana have really outdone themselves with their current slate of auctions which include an unprecendented amount of rare carded  Mego Superheroes from the Benjamin Holcolmb collection . The show stopper this time around however would be the Mego 12″ Superman prototype from the Parkdale Novelty archives. Kresge Carded…

Bigfoot Sighting

Museum Forum member Wilbs518 has posted some awesome shots of Bigfoot from this weekend’s New York Comic Con display at the Entertainment Earth booth (#644 in case you’re going). As you can see BBP opted for the Andre the Giant version, you can see more shots here.

Doctor Who comes to New York Comic Con!

Bif Bang Pow Doctor Who Bif Bang Pow has just announced that their Doctor Who line will be available for the first time at next weekend’s New York Comic Con including the first Four Doctor Who figures and the exclusive Tardis tote. All of this excitement will be at the Entertainment Earth booth, (#644) look…

Bif Bang Pow! Gets a Bionic Implant!

Bif Bang Pow! Gets a Bionic Implant! Bif Bang Pow! Inks Deal with NBCUniversal to Produce Action Figures, Bobble Heads, and Collectibles Based on The Six Million Dollar Man LOS ANGELES, CA (October 5, 2011) – Bif Bang Pow! fans now have six million more reasons to continue and expand their loyalty as the manufacturer…