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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Friday, January 02, 2009

The Mego Magnetic Old B.O.B prototype

We at the Museum got a nice Christmas present from Mego collecting legend John Bonavita in the form of these great shots of the prototype for the never mass produced magnetic figure of "Old B.O.B"
Click here to see more, I can't think of a better way to start '09 than something cool like this.

Expect more Mego Prototype surprises in the coming weeks.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Mego of the Day: 12" Decker

Throwing out a little love for the much maligned first Star Trek movie today, who cares if they've got uniforms that slightly resemble feety pajamas? Decker is actually the toughest figure in the set and bears a nice resemblance to actor Stephen Collins.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Mego of the Day: Magnetic Superman

Our Mego spotlight goes to Magnetic Superman, the interchangable figure that borrowed it's concept from the Micronauts. Mego Trivia: The US came close to having these, Mego pitched them hard and even created North American packaging for this figures which sold well in Italy.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Mego of the Day: Daisy Duke

Our Mego of the Day is everybody's favourite cousin, Daisy Duke. While the eight inch figure left a lot to be desired in terms of head proportion and likeness (this is the Mego 12" Wonder Woman head shrunk down) she's still a popular item among collectors.
Or is she? Give us your opinion at the Mego Forum.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Mego of the Day: Hans Reinhart

Mego of the Day for Wednesday is Dr. Hans Reinhart, insane head of the Cygnus from the Disney Sci Fi Epic The Black Hole.

Did you have the Black Hole guys as a kid? Did you play with them in character or use them as other characters? Is this the first time you've heard mention of it? Is it on your wantlist? Does it interest you?

Thursday's MOTD: a guh-guh-girl

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Friday, May 30, 2008

Mego Invites You On A Journey That Begins Where Everything Ends

In 1979, Walt Disney sent out a press kit for their upcoming block buster film "The Black Hole" included in this was a specially made Mego Toys Catalog for the event. Full of items that were never produced, we are happy to show case it for the first time.

One week until Mego Meet, hope to see you there.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mego Star Trek Headquarters

mego star trek display sign

This stunning piece of artwork is the from the Mego 1980 Toy Fair Showroom and is courtesy of Heroes West Coast. One can only imagine what the rest of that show booth looked. Click on it for a larger view.

Check out the MegoMuseum Star Trek Gallery if you're so inclined

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Galaxy of Adventure includes Mego Buck Rogers

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weird Buck playset Today's addition to the Mego Museum department store catalog archive is the second part to the two page spread with yesterday's Micronauts page. It's a whole page of Buck Rogers goodness.

According to former Mego VP Bill Baron, Buck Rogers was actually a good seller for the World's Greatest Toy company and that can be evidenced by it's appearance in three Mego catalogs. It's also a crazy fun line to collect now and very affordable.

The playset featured here isn't by Mego, it's another Sears exclusive most likely made by Tara Toys (See Monday's Hulk update) and was also sold with Star Wars figures.

Explore the MegoMuseum Buck Rogers Gallery today and don't forget to check out the Prototype Twiki Page.

This Week's Custom Spotlight

Speaking of television Science Fiction, Museum Member Drwhofan74 has created an 8" custom of Tom Baker era assistant Harry Sullivan (played by the late Ian Martyr) and it's pretty darn terrific!

Mego Meet Quickly Approaches

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The fourth Annual gathering of Mego Collectors is quickly approaching, be sure to come check out the official Mego Meet Website to see what it's all about. Hope to see you there!

mego meet convention

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Enter a Galaxy of Adventure with Mego Micronauts

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weird star trek playset I'm loving this addition to the department store catalog archive today because it's a nice shot of the Mego Micronauts. It's a wonderfully dynamic shot of the rocket tubes playset.

Also neat is what appears to be an early Hornetroid prototype, which has a missile launcher in the front. For more on the developement of the Hornetroid check out this article by Ray Miller.

Early Birds aren't just for Seniors dept.

Cast Away Toys is offering an Early Bird Special on their upcoming Captaion Action and Doctor Evil figures, you not only get to be the first kid on your block with them but they'll be all variant and stuff. Read more here....

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Mego Star Trek Returns Twice Plus Captain Action News

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weird star trek playset A new addition to our growing department store catalog archive is this Sears 1980 Catalog Page featuring the return of the 8" Star Trek line. Even though Mego had stopped producing the figures in 1977, they made a return to Sears by the late seventies on what many call the "Blank Back Cards" (check the Museum Star Trek pages for more info).

You'll also notice a weird playset on this page, it's actually a recording studio playset for 12" Fashion dolls that has been all "spaced up" so to speak and is not a Mego product.

Speaking of Star Trek returning, our own Roberto (Aka Blue Meanie) has shared some terrific photos of the EMCE toys Star Trek display at this past weekend's New Yory City Comic Con, click here to see more.

Roberto also reports on the Cast-A-Way Captain Action display at last weekend's Comic Con and was very impressed, check out his thoughts on Captain Action, Doctor Evil and the Phantom here.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Quick Mego Superfriends to the Hulk Hideaway!

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A new addition to our growing department store catalog archive is this neat spread from the 1980 Sears Wishbook depicting the Heroes hiding out in the Tara ToysHulk Hideaway playset.

I love the Hulk transformation chamber in this piece so I've added a better look, you even get a cardboard Bruce Banner.

You'll also notice the Empire Toys Hulk Helicopter in the top left and the rest of the merchandise on the page is related to the Mean, Green one himself, due to his "Incredible" popularity on the small screen at the time.

Speaking of Mego Superheroes, be sure to check out Benjamin's World's Greatest Toys blog where he has been obsessing over vintage price stickers and department store catalogs, an awesome combination!

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Beaming Down Some Star Trek Goodness

A generous helping of new images to the Star Trek The Motion Picture Gallery today, courtesy of Craig MacKillop. Check out some very nice Canadian rarities such as MOC Aliens and the wonderful Grand Toys boxed Enterprise pictured above.

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Today it's all about CHiPs!

A very thorough update today thanks to the contributions of collectors Craig MacKillop and Mark Schmidt, we have an exhaustive amount of Canadian packaged goodies from the Mego CHiPs line including the very rare "2+2" pack shown above. Enjoy!

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mego's Big Ideas for 1980

mego 1980 fashion candy merchandising click for a larger view

This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive is a 1980 advertisement for the 1980 Mego Line Up the piece features examples from many toy companies including fashion Candy, Micronauts, Black Hole and the Elastic Superheroes.

mego elastic heroes and black hole click for a larger view

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mego Star Trek for 1980

This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive from 1980 demonstrates just how much effort Mego Corp. put into merchandising Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Sadly the film's more adult themes didn't translate into toy sales with much of this line seeing little to no distribution in the United States.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Mego's Outlook for 1980

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A new entry to the Mego Museum Library today is this 1980 Toy Fair preview of some of Mego's new products. Sadly, many of them including cool Micronaut alien vehicles such as Iguanos and remote controlled VINCent from the Black Hole were never released.

The rest of the week on the Mego Museum will be devoted to Mego at the 1980 toy fair, stay tuned for updates.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mego Prototype Old B.O.B from the Black Hole

mego old Bob Prototype from the black hole

Prototype continues with another look at Mego Corp's lost treasures courtesy of Tory Mucaro, today it's the weathered Old B.O.B from the Black Hole, a figure that never saw release in the United States.

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