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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.

Crime Fighter Accessories for 1966 Batman

It’s been a really terrific week for the Mego fans in terms of news. Figures Toy Corp just announced a 25 piece Crime Fighting Accessories kit made up of fan favorite props from the series such as the Batphone, the Bat Shield, the Bat-Zooka, you get the picture.   Our Batcaves are going to be…

Diamond announces 8″ Marvel figures

Can’t think of a netter way to start the week than the announcement of this 8″ Spider-Man limited edition collector set that Marvel Comics announced on their website today.   A co-production between Diamond Select and EMCE toys, this set has one foot in the past and one planted firmly in the future. This set…

Figures Toy Co reveals Ra’s Al Ghul and Scarecrow

  On their Instragram feed, Figures Toy Co revealed the head sculpts for two figures from Batman wave four namely long time Bat villains Ra’s Al Ghul and the Scarecrow which will no doubt delight Bat fans. What do you think? Have your say on the Figures Toy Company forum at the Megomuseum! http://megomuseum.com/community/forumdisplay.php?65-Figures-Toy-Company

Distinctive Dummies Announces Boris Karloff Series

Distinctive Dummies has struck a deal with Sara Karloff to produce four limited edition 8″ action figures of her father, the master of horror, Boris Karloff. The first figure will appear in July with the second in September. The four characters chosen are Hjalmar Poelzig from the Black Cat Edmond Bateman from The Raven Morgan…

Super Strength Superman

  This page from the 1979 Denys Fisher (UK) Catalog shows an early sketch of what would later become Power Action Superman. It’s not known why the name was changed. A few years back Benjamin Holcomb interviewed the late John McNett (director of preliminary design) he explained that the Power Action Superman was originally designed…

Dear Mego

Steven Ross generously shared with us this awesome letter from Mego VP Bill Baron (whom we interviewed in 2006). Steven explains “When I was a teenager (with a lot of time on my hands, apparently), I sent the Mego Corp. a multi-page letter (on notebook paper!), that explained why Marvel’s Micronauts (comics) would make an…

Mego Museum Sits Down with Heroes In Action’s Mark Huckabone

We were lucky to catch Heroes in Action CEO Mark Huckabone known to many through his appearances on Toy Hunter and Comic Book Men and chat about his company, love of Mego, the Presidential Monsters toy line and his first license the Mars Attacks characters. Look for more on Heroes in Action here at the…

Mars Attacks Up Close

We were lucky enough to spend some time last weekend with Mark Huckabone from Heroes in Action toys to conduct an interview. One of the nicer things he shared with us is this prototype head sculpt from hisupcoming Mars Attacks! line, which now includes a moving jaw. All the better to yell “Ack! Ack!” with…

Captain Canuck at Toronto Comic Con

The upcoming Captain Canuck action figure from Odeon Toys (produced in conjunction with EMCE Toys) will be on display at this weekend’s Toronto Comic Con at the Big B Comics Booth alongside the character’s creator Richard Comely. The 8 inch figure will be available in Spring 2014 online at the Mego Museum Mall and PlaidStallions…

Mego Meet 2014 Registration is Open!

We’re proud to announce that ticket sales and dealer registration for Mego Meet 2014 is now live and available on the Museum Mego Meet Page. A Quick FAQ about Mego Meet 2014: When? June 6th-7th 2014 Where? Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling, WV How much are tickets? $20 per family, this includes…