Mego

Mego 12″ Captain America Gallery Page Upgraded

  We’re upgrading our content at the Museum currently and one gallery that was a little underwhelming was the 12″ Captain America page. New photos, information and promotional materials have been added for Cap. We even get a little into the history of the first Avenger. Check out his shiny new page here.   Discuss…

New Catalog: Mego Spring `1980

1980 was an ambitious year for the World’s Greatest Toy Company as this Spring supplemental catalog showcases. Mego had high hopes for the two Science Fiction Black busters that year namely Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Disney’s The Black Hole and tremendous plans to expand the Micronauts aliens brand. On the Superhero side we…

SCAM ALERT: EBAY FLOODED WITH FAKE AUCTIONS FROM CHINA

You may have noticed a lot of good deals on Ebay lately, particularly in China. Things like $20 Kresge carded Superheroes and stashes of 12 Back Star Wars figures. No matter what you collect, it seems like there was this amazing find of vintage toys in China. Well, there wasn’t.  Fact of the matter is,…

Emerald City Comics Superman now available!

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a new figure from Emerald City Comics and Figures Toy Company! Direct from the nearest phone booth he can find, it’s a brand new Clark Kent figure. It looks like we have caught him in the middle of a super transformation! Comic fans would feel a sense of…

The Mego Mad Monsters Mystery Bendys

  We’ve mentioned these guys before but seeing as we didn’t get much insight and it’s almost Halloween, what better time to reintroduce them and perhaps get some pieces to the puzzle. Above are the Mystery Mad Monsters bendy figures that we procured from the UK a few years back. The seller knew nothing about…

Canadian boxed Magnetic Batman and Robin

Mego Batman and Robin in Grand Toys packaging.

We got a lovely treat in our mailbox today courtesy of our pal Mark, who is always digging up Canadian rarities. Seeing as it’s Thanksgiving in Canada right now, we’re super thankful that he thought of us. Mark uncovered the incredibly rare Magnetic Batman and Robin in  Grand Toys Packaging, something we knew existed but…

Mego Eagle Force Proof Cards Gallery

Mego Eagle Force Proof Card Collection

    We got a splendid surprise this month courtesy of Museum founder Robyn Adams, a set of original Mego proof cards that originally came from former Mego director of creative services Tom Lavely. Some of the other items that Tom managed to save included this original proof card for the Pocket Superheroes and cards…

Mego Superman Cameo in 1977 LCA Booklet

Couldn’t help but notice this Mego Superman cameo in this 1977 Licensing Corporation of America (which was a division of Warner Brothers) booklet extolling the wonders of toy licensing. Also depicted are a Batman bop bag by Mulitple Toys and the Empire Toys Bat Cycle.     Click here for the Mego Museum Photo Review…

Up Close: Chainsaw Clark Griswald by NECA

We were elated last year when NECA announced the National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation license, one of our favourite holiday films and last year’s Santa Clark made it into our Christmas decorations. So it’s exciting to hear that the initial figure sold well enough to spawn a second, even if it is another Clark and not…

‘Black Hole’ Figures

Nice vintage addition to the Mego Museum archives today an original 1979 toy trade piece about the up coming science fiction  block buster The Black Hole. While the film was mildly successful financially, the toy line simply wasn’t a hot seller for Mego and a lot of interesting items ended up cancelled or sold exclusively…