Friday, February 27, 2009

Mego of the Day: Cheron

That's not Frank Gorshin under there but Mego did recycle an actor's head sculpt to make this figure. Can you name it?

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Mego of the Day: Allan Verdon

Thursday's Mego spotlight goes to Astronaut on the run, Allan Verdon. Many 70s kids fondly remember actor Ron Harper for other his other big genre role in the 1970s, Uncle Jack on Land of the Lost...

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Mego of the Day: Buffalo Bill

Today's Mego of the Day is master Showman and American Legend Buffalo Bill. If you haven't taken a good look at this figures, I assure you, do it now! They're well made, low priced and a lot of fun to collect.

Mego American West Gallery

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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Mego of the Day: Uncle Jesse

He never got an eight inch figure but Patriarch of the Duke Clan, Uncle Jesse did sneak into the 3 3/4" Dukes series. The Dukes were popular enough to warrant a second wave.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Mego of the Day: Magnetic Hulk

This Magnetic bad boy only saw release in Europe sadly, the "Magna Heroes" line never got enough buyer support in the U.S.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Mego of the Day: Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

No "Dammit Jim" jokes please. I've always loved this figures expression, it's a great likeness.

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mego of the Day: The Ewing Family

That's right, Mego of the Day is unproduced series of figures based on the television series "Dallas" if you look closely you can see that the Ewings were simply kitbashed from other toylines including Star Wars and Indiana Jones! I smell custom fodder.....

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Mego of the Day: Steve Goal Getter

Mego of the Day is UK Exclusive Steve Goalgetter, produced by Mego corp for toy distributor Wiggens Teape in the late Seventies. Steve remains one of the harder items to find in the Mego collecting world.

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Monday, February 16, 2009

Mego of the Day" Paul Stanley

Mego of the Day is frontman for the group KISS, Paul Stanley whi is actually Daryl Dragon under all that makeup...

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Mego of the Day" Dinah-Mite's Ski Chalet

As playsets go, this one was pretty swank. Don was a lucky guy.

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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Mego of the Day: Richie Cunningham

From the days when everyone knew what "Ayyyyyyy!" meant....

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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Mego of the Day: Forbidden Zone Trap

Mego of the Day is the Planet of the Apes Forbidden Zone Trap playset, what a time we lived in when our folks let us have a post nuclear city environment....

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Mego of the Day: Bend N Flex Batgirl

Just like her WGSH counterpart Bend N Flex Batgirl is super cute and a little tougher to find in good shape than most of her male counterparts.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Mego of the Day: Talking Super Softie Lone Ranger

Mego of the Day is Talking Super Softie Lone Ranger, this marks the sole occasion tried to do anything with the Masked Law man.

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Friday, February 06, 2009

Mego Seminar at New York Comic Con

Be sure to visit room 1A18 tomorrow at 2:30 for:

Hosted by JUSTIN ACLIN of Toyfare magazine
Panelists: MARTY ABRAMS, PAUL "DR. MEGO" CLARKE, JOE SENA (EMCE Toys), CHUCK TERCIERA (Diamond Select Toys) DAVE McCormick (Megomuseum)

In the 1970s, MEGO was THE toy company. Their 8" articulated figures, with cloth costuming, made them the "anti-doll" for young boys who wanted to reenact their favorite films or TV shows in the days before videogames. With licenses for virtually every intellectual property at the time, MEGO's line is a time capsule of '70s pop culture.

Since MEGO closed its doors in the 1980s, their toys have become the stuff of legend. Original packaged figures in good condition fetch high prices online and in auctions, as older collectors buy them to relive their childhoods, and younger collectors buy them for their quality and playability. Their combination of innocent clean design and compact articulation made them ideal for this generation's parodists, such as Twisted Toyfare Theatre and Cartoon Network's ROBOT CHICKEN, where they have been exposed to a much larger audience.

The format also makes these figures ideal for the DIY set, and talented amateurs have either repaired their originals or customized their own characters using parts and accessories developed by Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke, who also provided figures for both TTT and RC.

Finally, in 2005, Clarke and associate Joe Sena of SphereWerx Micromedia developed EMCE Toys with the intention of reviving the classic figures and partnered with MEGO founder Marty Abrams to seek out licenses to relaunch the toys. It became a reality when Chuck Terciera of Diamond Select Toys, master toy licensee for the STAR TREK franchise, took a risk and granted them permission to reproduce the original Trek MEGOs.

The initial line was a hit, and EMCE and Diamond went ahead to reproduce the PLANET OF THE APES figures as well as STAR TREK. The MEGO toys were reborn.

2008 saw the addition of the first new MEGO 8" figures since the company folded in the 1980s, STAR TREK's Khan, Chekov, Sulu and the Gorn, and characters from the cult horror classic NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD.

Abrams, Clarke, Sena and Terciera will be on hand to talk MEGO past, present and future, amid displays and slideshows of vintage figures, playsets and custom figures. The panel is hosted by Justin Aclin of ToyFare Magazine.

And while you're at NYCC visit the good Doctor's booth at 832.

There is also a NYCC exclusive Commander X figure at booth 1927

And keep an eye out for Megomuseum (and Plaidstallions) trading cards all over the show!

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Mego of the Day: Captain Patch

Mego of the Day is Captain Patch from the World's Greatest Super Pirates line. He's the only character that doesn't have some sort of tie to either history or fictional pirate characters in the line.

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Thursday, February 05, 2009

Mego of the Day: 12" Killer Kane

Mego of the Day is 12" Killer Kane from the Mego Buck Rogers line. One of the nicer and often unfairly maligned figure sets from Mego. Kane here is a wonderful depiction of actor Henry Silva, sadly Kane was played by Michael Ansara in the subsequent television series which probably didn't help sales much.

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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Mego of the Day: Ford Torino

Mego of the Day is the third star of the TV series "Starsky and Hutch" (sorry Huggy Bear) the Ford Torino. While Mego didn't exactly make it to scale, it was so cool that nobody really cared.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Mego of the Day: Ma Walton

Mego of the Day is the strong matriarch of the Walton clan, Ma Walton. I have no idea what this character's real name is but I do know she was also used as Mada in the One Million BC line.

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Monday, February 02, 2009

Mego of the Day: Mystery Pilot/Astronaut/Man

Kicking off another session of "Mego of the Day" is the Mystery Man, a character that has had Megoheads wondering for years, just who exactly is this guy?

Submit your theory at the Mego Forum


Sunday, February 01, 2009

Megohead of the Month for February is poopy poop

Nothing to see here, move along.