Thursday, June 04, 2009

The Mego Museum Raffle Sticker

Scott made this beauty of a sticker featuring the European exclusive Jousting Horse in conjunction with our bandwidth raffle this weekend. Every person who buys a ticket, gets one of these and a secret surprise sticker (say that fast).

Mego Meet Raffle You don't have to atten Mego Meet to win or get a sticker.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Mego Meet "Kit Bash" Contest

Cast-A-Way toys has come up with a fun promotion at this year's Mego Meet, the "Kit Bash" contest.

The rules are simple: Make it at the show! Whatever you get from the Meet dealer room is fair game. No sandbagging with stuff from home, this is to see what you guys can do on the "fly". So bring your ideas, and any other construction materials and tools you'll need, but that's all! Cast-A-Way will bring some paints, and brushes for those who forget, but if you need specialized stuff bring it with ya.

The prizes: Up for grabs is "Red Italian version Phantom", store credit, "one off" custom parts etc (don't worry we'll have that all ready for the winner)... but best of all the chance to call yourself "CHAMPION"Is it in you?.... will you rise to meet this challenge?... Do you have what it takes? Let's find out...

Read More at the Mego Meet Forum

Mego Meet is this weekend.

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Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Some of the offerings at this weekend's MegoMeet

Folks are showing off some of their wares early this year at the Megomeet Forum. Hang on to your waller, here is just a sampling of what will be available this weekend:

Romulans by Azrak

Vintage Mego will be in abundance thanks to folks like Blue Meanie, these type two monsters won't last long nor will this beauty of a mego Superheroes display card:

Here is Mego Spidey's Megomeet display, bet it looks even better in person!

Here is the box for this year's exclusive figure Doctor KromeDome, ignore that webslinger, box creator Mike just put him there for show.

Boss is bringing some of his custom creations to the show like this lovely Superman.

Forget Matt Murdock, the Knock Knock Toy Company will have a different Dare Devil available...

Check out the Mego Meet Forum for more

Megomeet Official Website

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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, June 10, 2008

Mego Meet 2008 ReCap Part 3 Seminars and Toy Display

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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Friday, June 06, 2008

Mego Meet Trading Card Revealed

It's Davey Crockett, king of the wild frontier (Now I have that song in my head, great) our latest trading card which will be given out at this weekend's Mego Meet convention. (For more info on that click here) The image as always, was rendered by our own Scott Adams (who will be on hand at the meet showcasing his Dida displays) and the cards publication was sponsored by Brian Kingsbury AKA Adam West on the Museum Boards.

There is one more card to be revealed and I'm sure lots of updates from the floor of Megomeet, so if you can't attend, please stay tuned.....

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Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Museum Raffle Deadline

The Deadline to buy Mego Meet raffle tickets online is Friday at noon. Mego Meet Attendess have all day to buy them from me (allowing for rest room breaks please)

Tickets are now available. Raffle tickets prices are : 1 for $5, 6 for $25 (1 Free), 12 for $50 (2 Free), 25 for $100 (5 Free). Tickets can be purchased at the meet, by paypal or email. See the paypal links below the pictures of the raffle items below. You DO NOT have to attend Mego Meet to buy raffle tickets. Winners not at the meet will have items shipped to them.

The Museum Raffle goes towards our expense and upkeep of the Mego Museum Site.

Mego Museum Annual Raffle Page
Speaking of which, it's two days until Mego Meet, the only toy show for Mego Collectors in the world. This year's event is off to a great start and hope to see you there!

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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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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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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Mego Memories: Wolfman Christmas

mego wolfman

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!

custom mego

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

mego meet

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, June 05, 2007

Mego Meet Recap Part 3: Displays

Mego Meet 3: Display Rooms
If the dealer's room wasn't eye candy enough there was more than enough distraction for the Mego fan. Firstly, the raffle prizes were staggering this year, many thanks to the amazingly generous folks in our community who made it the best we've ever had.
It seems fitting to have a convention for the Megomuseum in an actual museum and this year's toy displays were breathtaking:

Planet of Apes Mego Display

Mike Jimenez brought an inspiring amount of Planet of the Apes rarities to display this year, I'm jealous of your focus Mike.

Planet of Apes Mego Display

Dan Crandall brought easily one of the best MOC World's Greatest Superhero collections in the country. Below is a short video of this display.

Planet of Apes Mego Display

The display room was bursting with 70's joy as usual, from Flinstones playsets to customs to a display of rare Micronauts from Ray Miller. All of this under the watchful eye of some creepy Twilight Zone-esque Mannequins. Click below to see a video of the Display room:

Part Four: Presentations and Wrap Up coming later today.

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