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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.

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…

Bif Bang Pow! Launches Battlestar Galactica Line for NBC Universal!

Bif Bang Pow! Launches Battlestar Galactica Line for NBCUniversal! Bif Bang Pow! and NBCUniversal Announce a New Line of Action Figures, Bobble Heads, and Collectibles Based on the Legendary Sci-Fi Series LOS ANGELES, CA (October 10, 2011) – Bif Bang Pow! and NBCUniversal announce a new partnership to launch a brand-new line of toys and…

1974: We all went Ape

At first glance, the Mego Planet of the Apes offering appears modest, five action figures and a selection of accessories and playsets mostly recycled items from the Action Jackson line. Considering that Mego got the license late 1973, it’s impressive how much they put together so quickly. Regardless, the Apes line was a massive hit for…

1974: Men of Action and Adventure

Mego Action Jackson Adventure Set 1974 would see the return of Mego’s original 8 inch figure, Action Jackson. After his original explosion onto the scene in 1973, he would be overshadowed by the success of the many licensed products that the creation of his interchangable body (called a “Happy Accident” by former Mego VP Neal…

1974: Mego got the heck out of Dodge

Mego Dodge City Play Set 1974 saw the introduction of what we like to call at the Museum “The Legends” period, meaning public domain characters from history or literature that Mego smartly put under the “World’s Greatest Super ______” umbrella. The first to launch were possibly the most successful, the kooky Mad Monsters and the…

1974: We never got the Bend N Flex Carry Case

Ok so it’s hardly a tragedy, but out of everything proposed for the World’s Greatest Superheroes for 1974  this was the only item  not produced and I  want one.  1974 was a crazy year for Mego and peoples with capes, we got two new waves including super heroines and vile villains for them to beat up. We got Batmobiles, Batcycles, Batcaves…

1974: Dinah-mite had a Snowmobile?

Mego Dinahmite Snow Mobile? We’re kicking off 1974 Week with a revised look at Mego’s offering for Dinah-mite, the company’s ambitious attempt to to gain ground in  the girl’s fashion doll market with this 8″ cutie. While the majority of Dinah’s items saw production, this repurposed version of the Action Jackson Snowmobile hasn’t surfaced in the…