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Wednesday, June 03, 2009
Mego Meet "Kit Bash" Contest
Cast-A-Way toys has come up with a fun promotion at this year's Mego Meet, the "Kit Bash" contest.
The rules are simple: Make it at the show! Whatever you get from the Meet dealer room is fair game. No sandbagging with stuff from home, this is to see what you guys can do on the "fly". So bring your ideas, and any other construction materials and tools you'll need, but that's all! Cast-A-Way will bring some paints, and brushes for those who forget, but if you need specialized stuff bring it with ya.
The prizes: Up for grabs is "Red Italian version Phantom", store credit, "one off" custom parts etc (don't worry we'll have that all ready for the winner)... but best of all the chance to call yourself "CHAMPION"Is it in you?.... will you rise to meet this challenge?... Do you have what it takes? Let's find out...
Like the past 3 years, the annual MegoMuseum bandwidth benefit raffle will be held at MegoMeet. Prizes for this raffle are donated by the Mego community. The raffle benefits the MegoMuseum trading card fund but mostly goes to bandwidth expenses and expenses related to running the Museum, it's promotions and upgrades.
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 or by paypal or email. See the paypal links below the pictures of the raffle items below. If you do not wish to use the paypal links below to buy tickets, contact us. You DO NOT have to attend Mego Meet to buy raffle tickets. Winners not at the meet will have items shipped to them.
2009 Raffle Items
Every one who buys a ticket gets an exclusive Mego Museum Sticker!
This is just Some but not all of the raffle goodies this year!
It's ten days until the fifth annual Mego Meet convention, the most Mego-y event of the year. Highlights include a custom auction, mego intensive seminars and of course, a dealers room: Here are a few folks setting up this year at Mego Meet.
Paul "Dr Mego" Clarke will be there with tons of goodies.
Cast-A-Way will be selling their latest line up and spare parts.
Aw Yeah! Art Baltazar from DC comics!
Plus many more dealers carrying everything from an amazing selection of vintage toys to custom suits, heads and action figures. Speaking of Custom figures, this year's exclusive is rumoured to be:
An 8" version of Doctor Kromedome! Wicked.
Visit www.megomeet.com for more info and check out the pictures and videos from previous events. Hope to see you there!
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.