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Thursday, July 31, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
Mego Bill Maxwell Prototype Found!
Discuss this at the Mego Forum!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
1976 Mego TV Promotion Schedule!
Olmo Giovannini sent in this wonderful piece of Mego history today for the Megomuseum ad archive today, the advertising Budget.
As you can see the really big money was on the Mego Star Trek Line with almost five times the budget that than the World's Greatest Superheroes. I don't ever recall seeing a commerical for the One Million BC line however...
Eight point three million bought a lof quality airtime across the country in 1976.
It's a shame this doesn't list the cartoons Mego advertised on but the local markets is cool too. Click here to see a listing of cartoons with commercials from 1977.
World's Greatest Superheroes commercials ran year round according to this chart, whereas most of the other lines such as The Waltons would only see advertising in the fall/winter months..
You won't want to miss the Megomuseum this Friday, we'll be unveiling a really big thing. Trust me on this, it's very cool.
Friday, July 11, 2008
Mego Walking Twiki Prototype
This sales sample of the walking Twiki Figure, meant to go along with the 12" Buck Rogers figure is a new addition to the Museum galleries. The figure is completely solid and does not have any moving parts, the label appears to be hand colored.
Mego Designer Tory Mucaro happily elaborated on the process used to create this figure, the figure is made of Carbolon casting material which was used at Mego. He adds "I would guess the original pattern was sculpted on the outside, and we poured RTV molds and cast duplicates to be used as sales samples"
This item was purchased from a former Mego sales rep, making it a sales sample.
A close up of the feet shows the carbolon material.
Want to see other Mego Prototypes? Here are just a few we've compiled at the MegoMuseum:
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Don't be scared, he's really a good guy
Wonderful catalog spread today just added to the Mego Museum Department Store Gallery, it's from the 1979 Spiegel catalog which like everybody else is all about TV's biggest star at the time, the Hulk.
The Mobile Batlab is a unique choice for this page, you didn't see it much in late seventies catalog.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
The Ever Loving Blue Eyed Palitoy Thing
Completing our Trifecta of foreign cards this week, a clobberin' new addition to the Mego Museum World's Greatest Superheroes Section today courtesy of Bill Frost, it's a beautiful example of a UK Palitoy Carded Thing, only he and the Human Torch saw release on these sweet cards. No love for the Invisible Girl in London I guess....
The Mego Market Place Forum is a great place to find that part, custom head or that MOC figure you're looking for.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Hiss at the Palitoy Lizard!
A lovely new addition to the Mego Museum World's Greatest Superheroes Section today courtesy of Bill Frost, it's a beautiful example of a UK Palitoy Carded Lizard. One of the toughest to find in the series, no small accomplishment.
There is always something new to see at our Finished Customs Forum, each day somebody displays a new piece of Mego Art.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Wak! Wak! It's Palitoy Penguin!
A lovely new addition to the Mego Museum World's Greatest Superheroes Section today courtesy of Bill Frost, it's a beautiful example of a UK Palitoy Carded Penguin.
One of our most popular threads at the Mego Forum is New Mego Acquisitions, in which members show what the postman done brung 'em and we can live vicariously through them.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Dan’s Mego memories
Dan shares with us this happy moment from Christmas of 1974 where he received a World's Greatest Superheroes Batmobile in a beautiful header card box as well, drool, what I wouldn't give...