Monday, August 25, 2008

Meanwhile at the Hall of Justice....

On Friday, Scott unveiled his breath taking finished version of the Alex Toth Hall of Justice using his Dida (pronounced Dee-Dah) system. Click on the pictures to see more of this amazing set. It's the Hall of Justice you'll wish you had when you were seven....

For More Dida's check out the Website.

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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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Saturday, June 07, 2008

Mego Meet Card #2

Mego Meet Card # 2 is actually Card #3, due to overwhelming demand, we have reprinted the Amazon Princess herself.
This card is sponsored by Dida Displays.
Check out Plaid Stallions today for two more trading cards available at MegoMeet.

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

Captain Action Returns!

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This great image of the upcoming Cast-A-Away Toys Captain Action and Doctor Evil figures was in my box this morning. This anticipated new 8" series will be on display at this year's New York Comic Con. For more infomation on this and other lines, check our Replica Forum.

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In other news, the first Dida display sets are starting to ship, for more on these cool customizable "displaysets" check out Dida Displays dot com.

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Friday, October 19, 2007

Sneak Preview plus Dida News

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Starting next Wednesday it's Mad Monster Week, celebrating the cool glow in the dark creatures created by Mego Corp. New artwork, information, the unveiling of the most detailed Monster galleries on the web and maybe a few surprises?


Good News Everyone! Dida Display Sets are a go and now accepting orders! Read all about it here!

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Mego Meet Recap Part 4

Mego Meet Part 4: Presentations
One of the terrific things about getting so many Mego collectors in one place is the willingness of so many of them to share their areas of expertise. The Megomeet seminars are a big part of the event, I'm always amazed at how quickly these things fill up.
The Morning was started with Chris Johnson giving a talk on the Mego military lines.

Chris has to be one of the leading experts on lines such as Mego's First Action Figure Fighting Yank, the Lion Rock World War 2 line and Mego's final foray into action Figures, Eagle Force.
And wow, did he bring props! Chris's talk was peppered with his outstanding collection, the audience was able to see everything Chris was talking about.

After the break, I gave my presentation on two of my obsessions, Comic Action and Pocket Heroes. Ray Miller graciously loaned me some pieces from his collection for display.

I was blown away by the genuine interest that was generated during my talk, everybody was very receptive.

Mike Jimenez followed with an excellent piece on Mego Planet of the Apes figures. Mike knows his stuff when it comes to the Apes and his presentation was not only informative but entertaining as well.

I left Mike's session wanting to rebuild my Apes collection and began eyeing a boxed throne set on a table in the dealers room.

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Around Noon we all broke for the group photo to commemorate the event.

After the short break, Derek Richardson gave one of the most attended sessions at the whole event, "Restoring and Cleaning Figures". Derek is a wizard at repairing and fixing play worn figures and folks were anxious to learn just how he does it.

This was followed by the widely attened "Customs Q & A" which featured some huge talents such as Brian Leitner, John Farley and Dave McCormick fielding questions on their techniques. This was the perfect segway into our first annual Custom Auction, in which folks donated their custom figures to the museum.

The second annual Megomeet raffle was a huge success with a staggering amount of prizes being donated this year. A nice mix of attendees and online members won this year.

After the raffle it was time for the final session of the day, Museum "Q & A" which generated some interesting feedback for the site. Then is was time to clean up, say our goodbyes and move onto Undo's for the Mego Meet dinner which was attended by about half of the day's attendees.

It dawned on me there that the show in itself is truly unique. All of the attendees could easily buy toys from Ebay but they give their time, their energy and often come halfway across the country to be a part of a community. It's humbling to watch it happen, it's not about any individual or who has what, it's about sharing the experience with a hall full of people who get it. That's what makes Megomeet a success, well that and all the work Dave McCormick puts into it every year.

As I drove home the next day, I thought about how I could help to make next year better, it's infectious! I also couldn't wait to show my son our new playset, an amazing gift from a friend.

Hope to see some new faces next time at Mego Meet 2008!

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Monday, June 04, 2007

Mego Meet 2007 Recap Part Two

Mego Meet Saturday: Dealer's Room
Somehow I managed to make it to the Meet on time despite only getting four hours sleep. The first things I noticed were Scott's amazing Dida Displays were set up complete with figures. These sets were terrific looking in pictures but even better in person. I wanted to take every one of them home and I wasn't along in that feeling.

Fortunately for everyone there was a ton of distraction in terms of other things to potentially purchase. No matter what you were into, there was something there be it Apes, heroes, rare comic action hero pieces to reproductions to custom figures and parts. I'd honestly have to say this was the most Mego I've ever seen at a toy show and on top of that, there were deals to be had at every turn.

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John brought his amazing customs.

The Type 3 Toys table.

Brian Leitner brought custom parts including the suits that folks rave about.

Charlie and Dan brought an impressive assortment of loose and packaged Mego, a lot of bargains were present!

Scott's Dida sets can be seen in this picture, more on those in part 3.

Roberto did not disapoint this year, bringing his usual amazing assortment.

James Gallo make the trek this year bringing with him an amazing amount of rarities.

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