palitoy

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.

Presidential Monsters for 2012

Heroes in Action has sent in photos of their offerings for 2012 including wave 2 of their wild “Presidential Monsters” series. The monster mash up continues with characters such as “Yeti Roosevelt” and “Dr Benjamin Franklinstein”. Also looming on the horizon for 2012 are non monster versions of select presidents, female characters and possibly a…

The Creature from the Black Lagoon: 360

Diamond Select Toys/EMCE Retro Cloth Creature from the Black Lagoon Thanks to the good folks at EMCE toys we get an “all angles” look at one of the most anticipated ReMego figures of the year, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. He doesn’t appear to have a bad side… Can’t wait for Halloween!

Diamond Select Star Trek and Universal Monsters

After a long wait, we’ve got some images of the upcoming Retro Cloth Universal Monsters and Classic Star Trek Waves. It’s been a long time coming for a Mego like Creature from the Black Lagoon, so happy to see him in a body suit.     Kirk and Spock are now evil!

BifBangPow! Cylon Prototype Revealed via Twitter

MyGeekTime the Sirius XM Radio program that had BifBangPow! exec Jason Labowitz on yesterday tweeted this photo of the Cyclon prototype from the highly anticipated Battlestar Galactica line. Can’t wait until toyfair actually opens…. Order Battlestar Galactica Cylon & Captain Apollo Action Figures from Entertainment Earth!

Monster News

USA Today’s feature on Toyfair 2012 contained this little nugget: The Universal Monsters toy coming from Diamond Select look, dare we say, scary good. There’s a new wave of 8-inch Retro Cloth action figures including Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bride of Frankenstein, 7-inch figures the Invisible Man, the Phantom of the Opera and…

Rudy, Maskatron and Gold Cylons…Oh My!

  BifBangPow!’s Jason Labowitz was a guest on the SiriusXM radio show, Geek Time today and gave Mego fans a few new teases for 2012. 1) For San Diego Comic Con there will  Oscar Goldman briefcase lunch box containing a Rudy Wells figure. Instead of choosing a single Rudy headsculpt, BifbangPow is including three depicting every actor who…

Sincerely, General Urko

This rare bit of Mego history was submitted to us by Mike who is auctioning off some incredible classic Ape toys on Ebay right now.   These were created by Mego as promotional materials given out at store appearances where an actor in Planet of the Apes regalia would visit. General Urko, despite his hatred…

MegoMuseum Podcast: Interview with Ray Demato, warehouse manager

It’s a great mix of new vs vintage on today’s episode. We not only discuss the new Bifbangpow announcements and World’s Greatest Toys author Benjamin Holcomb climbs aboard to discuss Figures KISS line  with us.  Ben then shares with us an interview with former Mego warehouse manager Ray Demato and wow, does this guy have a…

Tardis Playset with K-9 by BifBangPow!

While we haven’t seen what lays ahead for the BifBangPow Doctor Who figure lines in 2012, it’s pretty inspiring to see this Vinyl Tardis Playset complete with K-9 is now available for preorder at Entertainment Earth. Let me at that Tardis Console, woot!