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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.

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…

The endcap of Mego dreams

From our sister site Plaidstallions comes this vintage toy store shot circa 1976 that depicts not only a close out of Mego Dinah-Mite dolls, outfits and playsets but Mego Action Jackson sets as well. For more vintage toy store pictures be sure to visit the PlaidStallions Gallery of Vintage Toystore Photos

Steve Goalgetter Goal Game

Produced in the UK by Mego for then toy distributor Wiggins Teape, the Steve Goalgetter line is a bit of a challenge to collect in the secondary market, mostly because some of it rarely surfaces. Case in point, the Steve Goalgetter “Goal Game”, a play set for the figure to show off his legendary namesake.…

Hake’s Auction # 205 : Mego Superhero Gold

The good folks at Hake’s Americana, the premier auction house for pop culture,  have really outdone themselves with their current slate of auctions which includes more rare carded Mego Superheroes from the Benjamin Holcolmb collection . Auction 205  begins closing on 03/20/2012 for items 1-1426. For items 1427-3167 closing begins 03/22/2012.   For more information visit Hakes.com

EMCE Jack Pierce update with order info

EMCE toys had added a gallery of images of their upcoming Jack Pierce exclusive to their face book page. Along with the images of both the Jack figure and the chair, they also have a link where you can pre-order them.

EMCE announces Jack Pierce exclusive

In an interview with the terrific podcast “Geek Shall Inherit” EMCE toys Joe Sena revealed that a limited edition figure of legendary make up artist Jack Pierce will be an exclusive at this April’s Monster Palooza convention. Pierce will be limited to 50 units and 25 make up chairs will also be available. The chairs…

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!