Saturday, November 14, 2009

ZICA unveils Buck Rogers Sculpts

Zica Toys unveiled the head sculpts for their upcoming 8" Buck Rogers line and well, they were worth the wait. See a bigger image here
2010 is going to be an expensive year.....

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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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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

8" Buck Rogers Line Announced

ZICA Toys is excited to announce its first official foray into the world of licensed collectibles with an all new, highly articulated 1/9th scale line of action figures based on the fantastic television movie and series, Buck Rogers In The 25th Century. This indelible incarnation of the original hero of tomorrow debuted in 1979, starring Gil Gerard as William “Buck” Rogers. Buck was the last astronaut to pilot a deep space probe. During a freak mishap he was hurdled 500 years into the future. When he awoke he found himself in a strange new place surrounded by gorgeous disco-dancing spandex-clad aliens. With his blaster, a babe, and a robot buddy at his side, he used his 20th century wit to defend the innocent and bring evil to justice.

Characters planned for the first assortment are Buck Rogers, Hawk, Killer Kane, Tigerman and Draconian Guard. For the first time ever these figures will be made in the 8” style and scale that was hugely popular in the 70’s. By keeping the retro style and incorporating a more modern body design, the line is sure to please both vintage and modern collectors alike.

ABOUT BUCK ROGERS: In 1928, Buck Rogers blasted off in the pages of John F. Dille’s National Newspaper Service syndicate. Dille called on author Philip Francis Nowlan and artist Dick Calkins to develop his ideas of the future into a never before seen style of comic strip. Buck Rogers, like Rip Van Winkle, would awake to find himself in a strange new world filled with robots, rockets, and ray guns! Over the last 80 years Buck Rogers has been in Two Network TV Series, One Feature Film, One Feature Film Serial, 12,061 Daily Comic Strips, 1839 Sunday Comic Strips, 139 Sub-Strips and has sold in 40 Countries in 18 Languages, 400 Newspapers, and 1500 Radio Shows. 2008 marks the return of the future with new collectibles, books, comics, video games, and feature film projects! For more information on new Buck Rogers products, visit

ABOUT ZICA TOYS: Since 2005 ZICA Toys has been behind the scenes of select toy projects in the designer toy, figurine, and comic-book world. With a passion for retro design and an eye for quality, ZICA is set to create new collectibles that hearken back to our collective childhoods. Look for Buck Rogers and more licensed collectibles at

Visit the Mego Museum Buck Rogers Gallery.

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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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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

MOTD: Tiger Man

Today's Mego of the Day is none other than Draconian Henchman/Buck Rogers punching bag, Tiger Man!
Tiger Man despite his lack of lines, made for one of the more memorable characters in the movie and resulting series....

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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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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Canadian Buck Rogers Star Fighter

Mark sent in this great Canadian Grand Toys version of the Buck Rogers Star Fighter today, a truly hard to find piece.

Other Mego Rambling:

Tom posted his exhaustive collection of Mego meet Photos.

An extremely rare Kresge Carded Shazam is on Ebay.

Cool Customs this Week:

Sabretooth by Jason

Mack the Knife!

Mike Rogers went to town with these amazing Emergency customs.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Buck Rogers Gallery Updates

Mego Old BOB from the Black Hole

Thanks to Craig MacKillop we have some updates today to the Mego Buck Rogers Gallery including some rare Canadian issued Carded figures. Look for more Canadian updates all this week.

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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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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Biddy! Biddy! Biddy!

79 buck rogers

Another addition to the growing Mego Department Store Catalog Archive this time focusing on their Buck Rogers Selection . Some 3 3/4" goodness for a Thursday morning.

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Friday, May 04, 2007

Buck Rogers Goodness from Down Under

Mego Buck Rogers Contest

Thanks to Will over at (a great toy blog from Australia) we have images of this cool Mego Buck Rogers contest box from Paul's Ice Cream. Click the link to see more!

Mego Lizard Custom

Derek shows off his modern take on the Mego Lizard, pretty amazing stuff!

Mego Raffle

Added even more prizes to the Mego Raffle, remember, you don't have to attend MegoMeet to participate.

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