Friday, March 05, 2010

The Top Five Retro Action Heroes We'd Like To See

It's been entirely too long since a Mego Museum Top Five List.While the information about the 3rd wave of Mattel's Retro Action Heroes hasn't been released at the time of this writing, we at the Megomuseum cobbled together a wishlist of sorts based on characters that we felt we missing back in 1978, so without further adieau, here are our top five

Number 5- Apache Chief

Ok, granted he's one of those multi culture pals created for the Superfriends but Apache Chief was head and shoulders above Wendy and Marvin in terms of character quality. His later work on Harvey Birdman and utterly cool catchphrase put him on our want lists.

Read More of the "Top Five Retro Action Heroes We Want To See" After The Jump

Agree or disagree with this article? Want to make your own personal top five of Retro Heroes you want to see? Visit the MegoMuseum Forums and have your say. Just remember this list was for fun and should honestly has no real bearing on your hopefully rich, full life.

Previous Mego Museum Top Five Lists

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Retro-Action Superman: Up Close

Thanks again to the good people at Mattel and EMCE we have another early look at the Mattel Retro Action DC Super Heroes line, this time it's 8" Superman head sculpt again in the rather fitting "Mugshot" style.

Again I have to applaud the "Challenge of the Superfriends" vibe going on here, this the Superman we grew up with, if he could talk, he'd have Danny Dark's voice.

Superman will be in "Wave One" of the Retro-Action Superheroes this Spring along with Lex Luthor, Green Lantern and Sinestro.

Bring on the Spring!

Discuss at the Mego Museum Forums!

Retro-Action Superman Gallery at the MegoMuseum

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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today is Green Arrow Day!

Just a friendly reminder that today is the first day that you can order the initial figure from the Mattel "Retro-Action: DC Super Heroes" line (fomerly known as World's Greatest Superheroes). Eight inch Superheroes with real cloth costumes, it's a good day but stop and smell the roses, get your order in at now, before they sell out!

Discuss the Retro-Action Line at the Mego Museum Forum

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Retro-Action Lex Luthor: Up Close

Thanks to good people at Mattel and EMCE we have an early look at the Mattel Retro Action DC Super Heroes 8" Lex Luthor head sculpt in a sort of fitting "Mugshot" style.

I get a little bit of a "Challenge of the Superfriends" vibe from Lex here.

Lex will be in "Wave One" of the Retro-Action Superheroes, the concept that there will be wave 2 and 3 next year makes me giddy. I hope Mattel includes that obscure "Bat-Man" character that I'm fond of.

I didn't know he could do that.

Spring can't come any quicker, stay tuned for more up close and personal shots from this much anticipated toy line.

Discuss at the Mego Museum Forums!

Retro-Action Lex Luthor Gallery at the MegoMuseum

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Monday, December 14, 2009

Mattel Delays Green Arrow

But only for a week, this just in from the Matty Collector Facebook Page:

SALE UPDATE! Green Arrow isn't going to arrive at the warehouse in time for the sale tomorrow so he's going to move to our 12/23 sale with Wave 11. All other products are arriving as we speak and will go on sale tomorrow. There might be a day or two delay in shipping as they still need to be sorted out once we receive ...them, but don't worry -- they're coming!
Rats, I made this shiny graphic for tomorrow and everything ... *kicks dirt*

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

WGSH Becomes Retro-Action!

Great Update on Matty today, unveiling the revised card art for the Green Arrow Figure. The big change here is the line's name is no longer "World's Greatest SuperHeroes" but "Retro-Action: DC Super Heroes".

This begs the question, what other things does Mattel have planned under this "Retro-Action" banner? It sounds like 2010 will be truly be the year of the Megohead.

Retro-Action Green Arrow will be available Tuesday December 15th 2009 only at

Discuss the Retro-Action Line at the EMCE Toys Forum

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Monday, August 03, 2009

Spotlight on the EMCE/Mattel Green Arrow

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We've created the first of many gallery pages for the EMCE/Mattel "World's Greatest Superheroes" line. It seemed fitting to start with the first figure that will be available Green Arrow. Click here to see large photos of the prototype. Images courtesy of Mark Huckabone.
Watch for new Gallery pages all this week.

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Upcoming WGSH Spotlight: Superman

mattel mego superman from the upcoming worlds greatest superheroes line
Now that the dust has settled from the SDCC, we thought it might be fun to take a look individually of wave one of Mattel's World's Greatest Superheroes line (which is, still trippy to say) and hey, it'll pass the time until Spring right? So, courtesy of World's Greatest Toys author Benjamin Holcomb is the Superman prototype, a very fitting choice for wave one as he is part of the "original four".

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Eventhough his look has been altered, there is something very familiar about Supes, you can almost hear Danny Dark's voice coming out of this figure, Bravo EMCE and Mattel!

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