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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.

SDCC: EMCE Diamond Select wave four revealed

San Diego Comic Con is underway and the first big reveal we have is this incredibly awesome display of EMCE toys/Diamond Select Retro Universal Monsters which is a two pack of the Phantom of the Opera and the Metaluna Mutant! Which are slated to be released Fall 2013. More info on these two later but…

I am the greatest!

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Steve sent in some amazing shots of some very rare Muhammad Ali merchandise, the very rare boxing gloves and bop bag which we’ll be adding to our Muhammad Ali Gallery very shortly.  Click on any of the images below for a better look:

Bionic Treats from Bif Bang Pow!

CLICK ON BIGFOOT TO SEE THE KEYCHAIN IN ACTION Bif Bang Pow just made the following announcements via their website and share with the Megomuseum an exclusive video clip!: Richard Anderson, who portrayed Oscar Goldman in The Six Million Dollar Man, gives us his greatest assignment of all as he launches our Bif Bang Pow!…

Hake’s Auction 206 Launches

Never one to disappoint us in the goodies department, Hake’s Americana has opened up Auction 206 and it’s full of amazing examples of classic Mego toys, including: Kresge carded Batman, Superman, Aquaman, Robin(s) Carded Bend n Flex Heroes Window Boxed Superheroes Laverne and Shirley set Mailer Boxed Hall of Justice and much more Visit Hake’s…

Megomuseum Community Upgrade

You may notice a service outage today and then a Mego forum that you don’t quite recognize. That’s because after five years, we’re finally upgrading the forums with a “space age” new forum and look. This was made possible through your participation in things like the Museum customs auction and clicking on our ebay and…

Megolike unleashes “The Patriot”

Megolike.com has added another gallery page to it’s fold, this time it’s popular 80s Rack Toy manufacturer Fleetwood Toys and their figure “The Patriot”. The figure itself is a reissued Mego/Lion Rock WW2 figure. If that wasn’t good enough, this isn’t just a generic soldier figure, it’s based on a long forgotten 1986 action movie that…

DarkShadows Wave 2 preorders at EE!

En Entertainment Earth has put the highly anticipated second wave of Spectre Toys 8 inch Dark Shadows figures up for pre-order. Wave two includes the cursed Quentin Collins, manservant Willy Loomis and doomed bride Josette Dupress will be available this November along with another run of the previously sold out Barnabas Collins.

Megolike introduces you to Dr. DoubleTwist!

Megolike.comhas been updated yet again with new photos and galleries, this time they’ve added galleries for defunct website doubletwist which produced this neat figure somewhere around 2000:  Get your knock off kicks at Megolike.com and don’t forget to “Like” Megolike on Facebook.

Meet the Baron and Yankee Bravo

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  (In our endless quest to preserve Mego history, we’ve decided to create a series of blog photo posts that showcase a rare and before now, little discussed toy on the Mego forums. ) Before the Secret Identity Sets, Before Doctor Krome Dome, heck even before Amigo there was the Baron and Yankee Bravo. Two of…

The Mego Fonzie Prototype

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Thanks to super collector Mark Huckabone we have another glimpse into the inner workings of the Mego toy corporation. This rare early vinyl test head reveals an early rejected head sculpt for Arthur Fonzerelli AKA “The Fonz” from the Mego Happy Days line. Found at the home of a former Mego employee, this early head…