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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.

Action Jackson in Denmark

Our new friend Thomas sent in some vintage scans of Action Jackson being offered in Danish Toy Catalogs, the one above is from 1974. The year that might be the most interesting is 1975 which plainly features the European exclusive (and AJ collector holy grail) Royal Guard outfit, which for years we at the Museum…

Creature Sighting

Shannon sent in this image from New York Comic Con, showing the EMCE Creature from the Black Lagoon that is on display but sadly not on sale. However, only five more sleeps until it is!

Elastic Batman Head Mold Found

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 “When it rains, it pours” department: Not long after we revealed the discovery of the Elastic Heroes head molds that a third has surfaced and under the roof of the Mego Museum. Richard aka “TheBatmanProfessor” at the Mego forum has sent in photos of the Batman Elastic Heroes head mold. According to Richard, he purchased the item…

Up close with the Universal Monsters

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The Megomuseum was lucky enough to spend a little time with the original head sculpts for the upcoming fourth wave of Diamond Select Universal Monster figures produced in conjunction with EMCE toys. Both figures were sculpted by veteran toy sculptor Sean Sansom, who has crafted some memorable Re-Mego figures such as Bif Bang Pow!’s Twilight Zone Bob Wilson and the upcoming Creature…

Original Mego Factory Head Molds Found

Some amazing pieces of Mego history recently surfaced in the form of these original factory head molds for the Mego Elastic Heroes line of toys. Pictured above the Spider-Man head mold reunited with his “child” a factory produced Spider-Man. Original Mego factory molds are not regularly or commonly found with most feared destroyed decades ago.…

Bif Bang Pow at SDCC

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The good folks at Bif Bang Pow! were kind enough to chare some shots from their booth including prototypes from Doctor Who, Six Million Dollar Man, Battlestar Galactica and Twilight Zone. Look for more updates as the con progresses.  

The Phantom the Opera 360

The good people at EMCE toys have given us a better look at their upcoming Lon Chaney “Phantom of the Opera” figure and we’re all better for it. It’s weird to wishing for Halloween 2013 already….    

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: