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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.

Rare Mego abounds at Hakes Auction #207

NeNever to be outdone, Hakes Americana, one of America’s premier collectable auction houses has some more wonderful Mego Superhero goodies in their 207th Auction.  The items pictured are just some of the great stuff they have at this go round. Auction 207 runs until November 13th.  

Presidential Monsters on Comic Book Men

Heroes in Action Toys CEO Mark Huckabone popped into Jay and Silent Bob’s Secret Stash this past episode of AMC’s “Comic Book Men”  to show the newest in the Presidential Monsters series of figures.  I’ll never bore of hearing the word “Mego” pronounced correctly on broadcast television….

Action Jackson in Denmark

Our new friend Thomas sent in some vintage scans of Action Jackson being offered in Danish Toy Catalogs, the one above is from 1974. The year that might be the most interesting is 1975 which plainly features the European exclusive (and AJ collector holy grail) Royal Guard outfit, which for years we at the Museum…

Creature Sighting

Shannon sent in this image from New York Comic Con, showing the EMCE Creature from the Black Lagoon that is on display but sadly not on sale. However, only five more sleeps until it is!

Elastic Batman Head Mold Found

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 “When it rains, it pours” department: Not long after we revealed the discovery of the Elastic Heroes head molds that a third has surfaced and under the roof of the Mego Museum. Richard aka “TheBatmanProfessor” at the Mego forum has sent in photos of the Batman Elastic Heroes head mold. According to Richard, he purchased the item…

Up close with the Universal Monsters

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The Megomuseum was lucky enough to spend a little time with the original head sculpts for the upcoming fourth wave of Diamond Select Universal Monster figures produced in conjunction with EMCE toys. Both figures were sculpted by veteran toy sculptor Sean Sansom, who has crafted some memorable Re-Mego figures such as Bif Bang Pow!’s Twilight Zone Bob Wilson and the upcoming Creature…

Original Mego Factory Head Molds Found

Some amazing pieces of Mego history recently surfaced in the form of these original factory head molds for the Mego Elastic Heroes line of toys. Pictured above the Spider-Man head mold reunited with his “child” a factory produced Spider-Man. Original Mego factory molds are not regularly or commonly found with most feared destroyed decades ago.…

Bif Bang Pow at SDCC

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The good folks at Bif Bang Pow! were kind enough to chare some shots from their booth including prototypes from Doctor Who, Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica and Twilight Zone. Look for more updates as the con progresses.  

The Phantom the Opera 360

The good people at EMCE toys have given us a better look at their upcoming Lon Chaney “Phantom of the Opera” figure and we’re all better for it. It’s weird to wishing for Halloween 2013 already….