Black Hole 3 3/4 Prototypes

Mego prototype bob from black hole

This hand made prototype of Old B.O.B is another sample from the Mego model department from the collection of Tory Mucaro.

Mego prototype bob from black hole

Like the prototype Twiki, B.O.B is comprised of urethane resin castingsĀ pulled from RTV rubber molds and then hand painted and assembled.

Mego prototype bob from black hole

B.O.B was most likely sculpted by toy industry legend Bill Lemon who also had a hand in many classic Aurora Monster models.

Mego prototype bob from black hole

As Tory Mucaro pointed out, it was unlikely that these castings were done on the Mego property, more likely at a company called HMS in Pennsylvania.

Mego prototype bob from black hole

Prototype Vincent

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Vincent is one of the more interesting pieces from the collection of Tory Mucaro, not only is he a resin prototype but he differs vastly from the production piece.

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

The nost noticable thing about the figure is the paint job, it features a higher amount of detail than the factory piece.

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

The most interesting feature however are the retractable claws that have doors around them, according to Tory Mucaro these were most likely eliminated forĀ cost savings or small parts concerns.

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

A comparison shot between prototype Vincent (Right) and a factory produced figure (Left) as you can see it’s all in the details.

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Mego prototype vincent from black hole

Many thanks to Tory Mucaro for these amazing pictures and information.

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