Category: prototypes

Hall of Justice or Legion Headquarters?

Hall of justice prototype by Mego

When we posted the original Mego 1976 trade advertisement featuring the Mystery General Urko art yesterday a sharp-eyed reader by the name of Dave noticed another weird anomaly, As featured in yesterday’s ad, here is the prototype for the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes Hall of Justice Playset. It’s obviously been handcrafted. One thing missing from this…

The Top Ten Mego Superhero toys that Never got made….

Top Ten Mego Superhero items that never got made

  by Brain Heiler Mego- A name synonymous with “Superhero” in the 1970s and certainly one of the pioneers of licensed action figure success, while they are no longer, their formula and creativity live on today (hey, you may have heard, we’re fans). While the World’s Greatest Toy Company had an incredible, unprecedented amount of…

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…

The Lost Mego Buck Rogers Toys

Mego Buck Rogers toy line, the lost prototypes

By Brain Heiler One of the bigger myths (constantly) written about Mego is the notion that none of their Science Fiction licenses in a post Star Wars world were a success of any sort. While Star Trek the Motion Picture and the Black Hole were certainly disappointments for the company, the weekly kid friendly adventures…

A look at the not produced Mego Sip ‘N See straws for 1979

Mego Twiki

This item is courtesy of our friends at Heroes West Coast and used with permission. Another beautiful glimpse into something that was planned but never made it to the market. Last month we showcased the Star Trek Mr. Spock Sip N’ See straw that was planned for 1979 but it was only one part of…

Mr Spock Action Sip N See Straw

This item is courtesy of our friends at Heroes West Coast and used with permission. Another beautiful glimpse into something that was planned but never made it to the market. The Action Sip”N”See Straw concept actually debuted at Mego in 1977 when they released it for the King Kong range of toys. Mego apparently had…

New Mego Thundarr Discovery

Thundarr King Rat

The never produced Mego Thundarr the Barbarian toy line is usually in the top five of Mego fans wish lists along with “Logan’s Run“, “Ark 2” and the “Greatest American Hero” lines (Not many people mourn “Dallas” sorry). So we at the Mego Museum love any information about Thundarr we can get. That is why…

Mego Superhero Prototypes discovered (and for sale!)

Mego Prototype heads for the World's Greatest Superheros

Heritage Auction Strikes again with more from the collection of sculptor Gene Salamacha, who it turns out sculpted the original line of Mego’s World’s Greatest Superheroes. This latest offering may be the strongest pieces of Mego history every put up on auction as the offering contains clay and hard copies for Robin, Superman, Aquaman and…

The Great FrankenBumps mystery

Many Mego collectors know about Frankenbumps the never released vacuum pump figure (the concept was later used on Cap Toy’s Vac Man) from 1982. The figure was never released but one lucky collector has the box in their home. Now the original art for that box has surfaced in Toronto of all places. According to…

More Mego Prototypes at Heritage Auctions

Mego Welcome Back Kotter Prototype

Heritage auctions has revealed it’s mid May lot which includes more treasures from Mego Sculptor Gene Salamacha this month’s lot includes the never before discussed line of “Welcome Back Kotter” Super Softies that Mego was apparantly planning as well as the original head sculpt for the Wizard from the Wizard of Oz. You can see…