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Wednesday, June 25, 2008
CHiPs Gets Launched!
Sweet update to our Mego CHiPs Gallery page today courtesy of the always great Olmo Giovannini, this is the bike launcher set (very similiar to the old Evel Knievel toys) and it's in the rarely seen Italian (GIG) box. Thanks Olmo!
Mego Hulk Goes Globe Trotting: Bill Aka Wee67 shared with us this awesome pictures of his Mego Hulk visiting Turkey. Click on the picture to see many more shots.
Tiny Timelords: Otherdude has obviously been busy, he posted an exhaustive amount of Doctor Who Customs on the boards this week and they're smashing too. I must admit, I'm totally jealous. Check them out here.
Mego Meet 2008 ReCap Part 3 Seminars and Toy Displayhttp://www.megomuseum.com/megomeet/megomeet2008.jpg
Like every year, folks from the Museum community step up and offer to run Mego Seminars in order to provide entertainment for the day. This also helps to thin the crowd down at the dealers area, so it's really win/win. This years seminar's included "Mego Mythbusters" headed by yours truly, Dave always gives me the early class after a pub crawl so he's a lot like my guidance counseller. Dave followed up with an Accessory Check talk based on his tireless efforts in that department. After our group photo, Doc Mego discussed EMCE toys to a standing room only crowd, the final seminar was the Custom Q & A headed by a foursome of well known Museum customizers, which is always well attended.
In the midst of all this, Chris Johnson's Megomeet exclusive figure "Mighty Mightor" went on sale and sold out. Chris always takes these projects on himself and we're glad he does.While the day was winding down with our Custom Auction and Bandwidth Raffle (both great big successes, thank you very much) I decided to take a look at the epic toy display that was on the upper level.
John Santori provided this fantastic Star Trek bridgefor our centerpiece this year and it was well appreciated. I was really smitten with the attention to detail here.
Ray Miller provided a beautiful display of Mego Micronauts including some rare prototypes from the Lords of Light line. Micronauts don't get enough love at Megomeet, so we're lucky to have Ray.
Eventually it was time to pack up, have our well attended annual meal at Undo's and head back to the Mego Suite andbegrudgingly say our goodbyes. We made a few new friends this year and that's what this is all about. Mego Meet 2008 was another roaring success and a tremendous reflection of all the good people that I'm happy to be affiliated with.
A close second to being in a room full of people who share your obsession (and speak your Mego language) is the Mego Meet Dealers Room. Whether your poison is MOC, loose, custom, repro, parts, you will never find a better grouping of all things Mego under one roof than here.
The room was always tightly cramped, I often had to wait until Seminars were in session to get a good shot of what was available. Here are some but not all of the vendors in attendance:
Art Balthazar brought his impressive custom collection for all too see, he was also signing copies of my son's favourite comic, Tiny Titans.
Scott Adams brought a breath taking assortment of Dida Displays, these sets truly will make you wish you were six again. I'm really jealous of whoever got the last Monster set.
This Quick Video shows in greater details the offerings from Art, Dr. Mego EMCE Toys (the upcoming Khan and Gorn figures are awesome BTW) and Scott's Dida Displays.
Roberto "Blue Meanie" Ligotti brought a stellar assortment of items, which isn't really a surprise, he's done it for the past 4 Meets.
This case of Roberto's is where most of my Mego Money went this weekend but I am really happy about that, trust me.
John from Type 3 Toys was on hand showcasing his creations, the focus is on bronze age Marvel characters and honestly photos just don't do them justice, they are works of art.
More from Type 3 Toys, that Deathlok was truly superb.
Austin had a great assortment of customs including a '67 Spider-Man that so calling to me.
Brian Leitner had an awesome sampling of his uniforms.
New to the show Jim Hampton brought a terrific assortment of items including his Sherrif of Nottingham figure which he sold out of at the Meet.
Also new to the show was author Sean Griffen, who offered a bevy of minty figures.
It's crazy to sit here and think that the fourth annual Mego Meet has come and gone already but that's really what happens when you're having a good time. There are a couple of constants at Mego Meet such as the weather will be boiling hot in West Virginia, the Mego Suite won't close until the birds are chirping and the atmosphere will be intoxicatingly positive. The other variable to it's success is change, new faces every year makes for an interesting mix of people.
Soon after, the group headed back to the fabulous Wheeling Super 8 to the Mego Suites (graciously hosted by Paul and Chuck) to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. I haven't stayed up that late since my kids were newborn.
It's Davey Crockett, king of the wild frontier (Now I have that song in my head, great) our latest trading card which will be given out at this weekend's Mego Meet convention. (For more info on that click here) The image as always, was rendered by our own Scott Adams (who will be on hand at the meet showcasing his Dida displays) and the cards publication was sponsored by Brian Kingsbury AKA Adam West on the Museum Boards.
There is one more card to be revealed and I'm sure lots of updates from the floor of Megomeet, so if you can't attend, please stay tuned.....
The Deadline to buy Mego Meet raffle tickets online is Friday at noon. Mego Meet Attendess have all day to buy them from me (allowing for rest room breaks please)
Tickets are now available. Raffle tickets prices are : 1 for $5, 6 for $25 (1 Free), 12 for $50 (2 Free), 25 for $100 (5 Free). Tickets can be purchased at the meet, by paypal or email. See the paypal links below the pictures of the raffle items below. You DO NOT have to attend Mego Meet to buy raffle tickets. Winners not at the meet will have items shipped to them.
The Museum Raffle goes towards our expense and upkeep of the Mego Museum Site.