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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.

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…

The Mego Museum Revisits 1974

The Mego 1974 Catalog All this week at the Mego Museum, we will be adding content from the ground breaking 1974 Mego catalog, this includes new scans and some content never before seen on the site. World’s Greatest Superheroes, Mad Monsters, Dinah Mite, Action Jackson  and more surprises will be unveiled every day this week.

A New Foreign Mego Discovery!

Chivalry isn’t dead. Just when you think that you’ve seen it all, something new and undiscovered pops up. The fact that Mego collectors are still discovering things sometimes 35 years after the fact is part of the joys of the hobby itself. Today the Museum wishes to thank Gerhard for sharing with us this incredible…