Thanks to some extra credit card air miles and very generous friends, I found myself at Wizard World Chicago this weekend, soaking up the superheroic vibes.
The show was a great mix of media, guests and toys both new and vintage. It wouldn't be complete without folks walking around in costume would it? Now onto the Mego Content:
Our own Megogeek at his booth, Charlie brought a great mix of Mego and other vintage toys, bronze age marvels and Treasury editions. I spent a lot of money there.
In what should come as no surprise, Mark Huckabone of Heroes West Coast brought an unmatched display of vintage toys. Some great deals were available and I ended up with a happy purchase.
Batman and Robin the teen wonder (literally) showed up on Saturday afternoon as did Doom himself, this guy towered over everybody. If you look closely in the back, you can see a display of EMCE toys Star Trek dolls.
These customs were made by a fan in the eighties and were just awesome, people were scooping them up just because they were so fun. I wish I had grabbed that Vision.
12" Mego Spiderman as Giant Man, wonderful.
A chalk artist puts together an amazing Batman Mural
Mattel displayed a glimpse of the upcoming year of Superheroes, it looks like the future will be expensive for me. For more of this coverage please check out our Modern Toys forum.
I left this years Wizard World with a full suitcase (and cardboard box), the predictable empty wallet and a lot of great memories. I hope to save a few more airmilesfor next year.....
Labels: Customs, Mego, Wizard World