Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Holy Halloween Costumes Batman!

This timely custom of a Mego Version of the Ben Cooper Batman Halloween costume was produced by Anthony AKA The Toyroom and is this weeks Custom Spotlight. Check it out.

What's going on in the Mego Community:
Deals can still be found Dep't: Check this awesome flea market score or how about this thrift shop find?
Shameless Plug: Still seeking submissions for the Christmas in the '70s book, don't be shy we want to hear your stories!

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Sunday, August 10, 2008

You Sculpted These Yourself?

As if we needed more evidence that The Venture Brothers is the best cartoon show ever. Here we have a clip of Doctor Orpheus (who was already my favourite character) which shows that besides being a freelance Necromancer he's a Mego Customizer to boot,Wonderful.

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Friday, August 01, 2008

Dinah-Mite's Fun Fashions!

A neat addition to the Mego Museum's Dinah-Mite Gallery today. It's a window boxed gift comprised of Dinah and three fashions. Except for the Folk Singer set, the other two fashions are from a series known as the "New Fashions". That would date this set as having a 1975 release, if only Mego had done the same things for Action Jackson.....drool......

We have new customizer spotlight for August, this month it's Dana Shaw, come check out some of his 8" handiwork. (that sounds dirty but it shouldn't)

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CHiPs Gets Launched!

Sweet update to our Mego CHiPs Gallery page today courtesy of the always great Olmo Giovannini, this is the bike launcher set (very similiar to the old Evel Knievel toys) and it's in the rarely seen Italian (GIG) box. Thanks Olmo!

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Mego Hulk Goes Globe Trotting: Bill Aka Wee67 shared with us this awesome pictures of his Mego Hulk visiting Turkey. Click on the picture to see many more shots.

Tiny Timelords: Otherdude has obviously been busy, he posted an exhaustive amount of Doctor Who Customs on the boards this week and they're smashing too. I must admit, I'm totally jealous. Check them out here.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mego Meet 2008 ReCap Part 3 Seminars and Toy Displayhttp://www.megomuseum.com/megomeet/megomeet2008.jpg

Like every year, folks from the Museum community step up and offer to run Mego Seminars in order to provide entertainment for the day. This also helps to thin the crowd down at the dealers area, so it's really win/win. This years seminar's included "Mego Mythbusters" headed by yours truly, Dave always gives me the early class after a pub crawl so he's a lot like my guidance counseller. Dave followed up with an Accessory Check talk based on his tireless efforts in that department.

After our group photo, Doc Mego discussed EMCE toys to a standing room only crowd, the final seminar was the Custom Q & A headed by a foursome of well known Museum customizers, which is always well attended.

In the midst of all this, Chris Johnson's Megomeet exclusive figure "Mighty Mightor" went on sale and sold out. Chris always takes these projects on himself and we're glad he does.While the day was winding down with our Custom Auction and Bandwidth Raffle (both great big successes, thank you very much) I decided to take a look at the epic toy display that was on the upper level.

John Santori provided this fantastic Star Trek bridge for our centerpiece this year and it was well appreciated. I was really smitten with the attention to detail here.

Ray Miller provided a beautiful display of Mego Micronauts including some rare prototypes from the Lords of Light line. Micronauts don't get enough love at Megomeet, so we're lucky to have Ray.

The rest of the display room was no less impressive, with an assortment of rare 3 3/4" figures provided by Chris Johnson and of course, an 8" display that is unmatched.

Finally the hall was home to the selections from the 1978 Project, that Scott tirelessly worked on all weekend. There was also space to some of Mego's rarer items including a horse display that was pretty impressive.

Eventually it was time to pack up, have our well attended annual meal at Undo's and head back to the Mego Suite andbegrudgingly say our goodbyes. We made a few new friends this year and that's what this is all about. Mego Meet 2008 was another roaring success and a tremendous reflection of all the good people that I'm happy to be affiliated with.

See you next year!

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Monday, June 09, 2008

Mego Meet Recap Part 2: The Dealers Room

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Dealer's Room
A close second to being in a room full of people who share your obsession (and speak your Mego language) is the Mego Meet Dealers Room. Whether your poison is MOC, loose, custom, repro, parts, you will never find a better grouping of all things Mego under one roof than here.

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The room was always tightly cramped, I often had to wait until Seminars were in session to get a good shot of what was available. Here are some but not all of the vendors in attendance:

mego meetArt Balthazar brought his impressive custom collection for all too see, he was also signing copies of my son's favourite comic, Tiny Titans.

mego meetScott Adams brought a breath taking assortment of Dida Displays, these sets truly will make you wish you were six again. I'm really jealous of whoever got the last Monster set.

This Quick Video shows in greater details the offerings from Art, Dr. Mego EMCE Toys (the upcoming Khan and Gorn figures are awesome BTW) and Scott's Dida Displays.

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Roberto "Blue Meanie" Ligotti brought a stellar assortment of items, which isn't really a surprise, he's done it for the past 4 Meets.

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This case of Roberto's is where most of my Mego Money went this weekend but I am really happy about that, trust me.

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John from Type 3 Toys was on hand showcasing his creations, the focus is on bronze age Marvel characters and honestly photos just don't do them justice, they are works of art.

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More from Type 3 Toys, that Deathlok was truly superb.

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Austin had a great assortment of customs including a '67 Spider-Man that so calling to me.

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Brian Leitner had an awesome sampling of his uniforms.

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New to the show Jim Hampton brought a terrific assortment of items including his Sherrif of Nottingham figure which he sold out of at the Meet.

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Also new to the show was author Sean Griffen, who offered a bevy of minty figures.

Just a fun walk through video of the dealers room.

This video taken around closing time allowed me to get close to the upcoming Castaway toys Captain Action line including the Phantom, these figures looked amazing in person.

Much more Mego Meet Recollection at the Forum.

Coming Next: Mego Display, Seminars and Wrap Up.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Results are in!

The votes have been tallied and the results for the 1978 RE: Imagined contest are in. Come check out what the panel of judges which included two former Mego employees had to say.

Then if you haven't already come see all the entries at the Mego Forum, there is an intoxicating amount of talent and imagination put into all of these. Well done, everybody!

Less than one week until MegoMeet, this year's Mego Convention, hope to see you there.

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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

EMCE Toys presents the Gorn!

I'm a bit behind but Mego Museum Community members have been buzzing about the new photos of the EMCE Gorn figure from the classic Star Trek series. You can almost hear him hissing.....

Nate posted this fun scene using this transporter room diorama recently and it's this week's custom spotlight.

These are just some of the items available in this years Mego Museum Raffle (which goes to support our bandwidth) Check out the rest here.

The Museum Raffle will be drawn at Mego Meet this June, hope to see you there!

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Thursday, May 01, 2008

1978 Project: Mego Employee Panel Announced, Final Submissions due by May 20

Hey everyone! Our deadline of May 20th is fast approaching.

We are excited and proud to confirm that former Mego R&D employees Harvey Zelman and Tory Mucaro will be on our panel evaluating and offering their insight on submissions.

The catalog lineup will be announced May 21st. The selected submissions
will be displayed and photographed at Megomeet so remember to make sure you give yourself enough time to get them mailed to me by May 30th. After that, they might not make the event. (June 6-7)

Everyone who has submitted should contact me for a shipping address. You can ship them whenever you want, just make sure they are in my hands no later than May 30th.

Remember to make sure there is a note in that that gives all the information on the figures, and on who you are, complete with return address. Also remember, you are responsible for return postage, so you might want to toss in an MO, or cash or something that will cover the return trip.

Not exactly sure when the catalog will be complete, but we plan on locking Scott up in the Museum basement until he completes his task.

Check out all the submissions in the 1978 Forum.

At World's Greatest Toys Benjamin is showcasing images from the 1979 Mego Annual Report, if you don't click there and check it out you lose your status as a Mego Collector. That's right, we're pulling your union card, we can do that.

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Heroes World Ad: Mego Black Hole

A fun ad in our Heroes world gallery today, this time it's a wonderfully illustrated piece for the Mego Black Hole 12" and 3 3/4" figures.

shifty old ernieWhat's best about this image is how sneaky they depict Ernest Borgnine's character. Look at those shifty eyes, you know he's up to no good. DUN-DUN-DUN!

If this has left craving more Mego Black Hole, cruise over to our Black Hole Gallery for shots of loose, carded and even prototype items from Mego.

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Mike Rogers unveiled his latest custom figure, Detective Dan McGarrett from Hawaii Five-0, which I think is gangbusters. Mike also has the Custom Spotlight this week with his Dracula figure, he's on a roll. Check out all the latest creations at Custom Mego.

Over at the World's Greatest Toys Blog, Benjamin is unveiling a page from the recently discovered 1975 Mego Spring Supplement , today's reveal is a never before seen page for Mego Bend N Flex, neat-o!

That's all the Mego for today, stay tuned this week for when the Mego Museum takes a look at Superman : The Movie merchandise.

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Friday, April 04, 2008

The World of the Micronauts!

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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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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

The Mego Superheroes Still Strong in 1979 Wards

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To start a new month off right why not showcase a beautiful page such as this in the Mego Museum Department Store Catalog Archive . The 1979 Mongomery Wards Catalog had an impressive selection of Mego Superheroes including the Elastic Heroes and the larger then life play set The Wayne Foundation.

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

Speaking of Superheroes, check out this killer Mr.Fantastic figure, it's this week's custom spotlight. Check out all the cool goodies 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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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mego Memories: Wolfman Christmas

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From 1974 Steve Banes opens a Mego Mad Monster Wolfman. Steve got all 4 of the Mad Monsters that year but this is the only one with a photo. He tells us he simply could not wait to have Wolfie kill G.I. Joe.

Enjoy previous Mego Memories at the Megomuseum, Part 1 and Part 2 are full of vintage coolness. Got a pic to donate? Send it on down!

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Check out this week's Custom Spotlight in Custom Mego!

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MegoMeet 2008: The fourth annual Mego Convention will be held on June 6 & 7 in Wheeling, WV. For more information check out the official site and forum. Be sure to see pics from past Megomeet, here are the years 2005, 2006, and 2007, Mego Meet is a blast, hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Rare Mego Batmobile Gift Set

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A terrific addition today to the Megomuseum Galleries, the extremely rare Mego Comic Action Heroes Batmobile Set. This is without a doubt one of the rarest Superhero toys Mego produced, few boxed examples have survived.

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The Fourth wave of Mego Star Trek Aliens are just one of the submissions to the 1978 Re:Imagined Project that's in full swing. Check out the 1978 forum to see all the submissions!

And don't forget in 6 days, we unveil the Lost Treasures of the Mego Showroom, truly the Mego find of the decade and one you won't want to miss...

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Mego Uncle Miltie Connection

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This newly discovered item in the Megomuseum ad archive explains how the 1972 Mego line up which saw the debut of Action Jackson was presented by none other than Comedy legend Milton Berle. If only they had camcorders back in the day.

December will be a month you will not want to miss if you're a mego fan, new articles, three new interviews with former Mego employees including never before seen prototypes. Stay Tuned.

Only one more day to enter in our "Win a copy of World's Greatest Toys" contest. All you have to do is tell us your favourite Mego Superhero in this thread and you're in!

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Customizer of the month for December is the talented Joe Hanus, come check out his detailed creations here.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Action Jackson is always Well Dressed!

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Our Mego Advertising Archive gets a new addition today in the form of this 1972 article about the upcoming Action Jackson Scramble cycle. This is an early piece of Mego history and shows the growing company's expanding creativity.

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Jason submitted this wicked Jason Todd Robin and it is this week's custom spotlight. Customs are an integral part of the upcoming 1978 Re:Imagine project from the Megomuseum, if you missed the announcement click here.

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Oh Happy day: World's Greatest Toys is now available at your local comic store, hurry and grab it today!

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Why is this man smiling?

Mostly because he's got the first copy of his book World's Greatest Toys in hand, which means the rest of us should be getting it very soon. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, click here to the Amazon page.

Fred made a very cool custom of Boston Brand AKA Deadman that is also this week's custom Spotlight.

Customizer of the month is Dr K A Thomas click the link to see his many cool creations.

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