Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Star Trek TMP Gallery Updated and Revised

Want to feel old? Star Trek the Motion Picture was released 30 years ago last month. While the "human adventure" didn't set the toy aisles ablaze with sales, Mego squeaked some fun toys for Christmas that year and we've completely redesigned our Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gallery.

We've added dozens of new packaging and revised figure shots, along with new images of unproduced prototypes like the Vulcan Shuttle play set.

So Beam Aboard the New Mego Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gallery.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Buck Rogers Galleries Updated

Thanks to some great submissions from Chris Jefferys, we've got a complete section for the Buck Rogers 12" figures. Come feat your eyes on what is honestly one of the nicest figure sets ever produced by Mego.

Be sure to scope out the other Buck Rogers Galleries for never before seen prototypes and rare promotional material. It'll have you typing "biddy biddy biddy" into your ebay searchs.....


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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Mego of the Day: KISS Kamping set

Today's Mego of the Day may be the strangest item showcased here, the wonderfully odd (but not produced) Kiss Kamping set. Made for the 12" series of Mego KISS Dolls because everybody knows the boys just love the outdoors in full makeup. Whatever, it was the 70s and perfectly alright for people to have cocktails with their lunch.

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Mego Walking Twiki Prototype

Mego prototype walking Twiki figure

This sales sample of the walking Twiki Figure, meant to go along with the 12" Buck Rogers figure is a new addition to the Museum galleries. The figure is completely solid and does not have any moving parts, the label appears to be hand colored.

Mego prototype walking Twiki figure

Mego Designer Tory Mucaro happily elaborated on the process used to create this figure, the figure is made of Carbolon casting material which was used at Mego. He adds "I would guess the original pattern was sculpted on the outside, and we poured RTV molds and cast duplicates to be used as sales samples"

Mego prototype Twiki figure

This item was purchased from a former Mego sales rep, making it a sales sample.

Mego prototype Twiki figure

A close up of the feet shows the carbolon material.

Want to see other Mego Prototypes? Here are just a few we've compiled at the MegoMuseum:

Prototype VINCent from the Black Hole

Prototype OLD B.O.B from Black Hole

Harry Booth Clay Sculpt

Original Hornetroid from the Micronauts

Logan 5 from Logan's Run

Bruce Jenner Action Figure Sculpt for CHiPs

Original 3 3/4" Klingon Figure from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Greatest American Hero 8" Figures

Moonraker Prototype Figures and Vehicles

Original 12" Hulk Figure

Unproduced Eagle Force Character Designs

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Friday, April 04, 2008

The World of the Micronauts!

mego superheroes in the 1979 wards catalog

Another beautiful addition to the Mego Museum Department Store Catalog Archive . The 1979 Mongomery Wards Catalog had an impressive selection of Mego Micronauts including the Rocket Tubes playset.

Buy and Trade Mego Micronauts at the Mego Museum Forums, click here

We've expanded the Mego Custom Universe at our forum, now will three individual Custom Forums to serve you better, check out the expanded Custom universe at Custom Mego.

Only two months left for Megomeet, the world's only Mego Convention. Check out the official site for more information.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Mego Gets a License to Kill with Moonraker

Mego Moonraker Gallery click here to see all the new additions

An exciting update today as we add a new page to our Mego Moonraker Gallery. Today's update explores the 1979 Mego Moonraker catalog which reveals many items that were never released, including color photographs of prototype figures and vehicles. See what Mego had in store for 007 with this new page.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Prototype Week Begins with Twiki!

Our first prototype is this amazing hand made resin sample of Twiki from the collection of former Mego designer Tory Mucaro and he shares with us not only the photos but some insight into how the item itself was made. Check out the Mego Twiki Prototype page.

Be sure to check back every day this week for another piece from the Mego model shop.

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