Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Heroes In Action: Abraham Lincoln

Toy Maker Heroes In Action sent us a sneak peak at the upcoming Abraham Lincoln figre from their ever expanding "Presidential Heroes" line.

While I'm sure history buffs are excited by this, I for one, can't wait to put him in my Star Trek display.

The line will also be getting new packaging in 2010 as shown above.

Mego Museum Heroes in Action Gallery

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Venture News plus DC Retro Action

The upcoming Mego styled 8" Venture Brothers action figures are now available for Pre Order at Entertainment Earth.

Plus if you preorder through this link it helps the Mego Museum!

Virtually all of the new Bifbang pow lines are available for preorder at EE including Flash Gordon, Lost, Twilight Zone and we've created special galleries for all of them at our Remego Section.

Click Here to Visit the BifBangPow! Galleries

mattel mego Superman

Also, we've also updated our Retro Action Heroes Galleries with new photos of finished Wave 1 figures, come check them out here and then swap area reports at the Mego Forum.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

The Mighty Monarch!

A shot of the upcoming Monarch figure from the BifBangPow series of action figures based on the Television series The Venture Brothers . For more shots of this figure please check out the Mego Museum Gallery Page. These 8" figures were produced in collaboration with EMCE Toys.

All BifBangPow! figures shown today should be available for preorder this weekend at
Entertainment Earth and other fine retailers.

The BifBang Pow Figures lines will be on display during this week's 2010 Toyfair at
the EMCE toys booth (number 4944).

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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Get Lost with Bif Bang Pow

Online Retailer Entertainment Earth has leaked the first images of Bif Bang Pow's 8" Lost action figure line in collaberation with EMCE toys. Shots of Hurley, Locke and Ben Linus are up, giving us a greaty idea of what we can look forward too this August.

Visit often for updates, specific character announcements and images. Pre-orders begin today for select items at and other fine retailers.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Bif Bang Pow! to Produce '70s Style Action Figures Based on Some of the World's Most Popular Properties

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 2, 2010) – Announcing one of the widest ranges of highly articulated 8-inch retro-style action figures in years. In cooperation with EMCE Toys, Bif Bang Pow!™ is proud to bring the original "’70s style" of play to a brand-new line of articulated action figures based on some of the world's most popular properties.

Reproductions reminiscent of the best-selling action figures of the 1970s and early 1980s, these
highly articulated figures will feature body designs by EMCE Toys. Each 8-inch scale figure will
include real cloth clothing and plastic accessories where appropriate.

Over 40 licensed action figures are planned for 2010. The first are targeted for an early summer arrival and Comic-Con International: San Diego 2010, with others to follow later in the year. Included are much-demanded characters from:
The Venture Bros.™ (Cartoon Network)

Dexter™ (Showtime Networks)

Lost™ (ABC Disney)

The Big Lebowski™ (NBC Universal)

The Twilight Zone™ (CBS)

Flash Gordon™ (King Features)

Scott Ian (Anthrax)

The Venture Bros.™ creator Jackson Publick, who has been working closely with Bif Bang Pow! to bring these to market, noted that the upcoming figures are “very impressive and extremely faithful to the characters, while also finding a very comfortable middle ground between 2-D and 3-D design. Bif Bang Pow! has deftly solved a number of design problems I thought anyone attempting a 3-D interpretation would get thrown off by. Brock, especially, is going to make the fanboys crap themselves. Let's show these to the world already!”

"We're very excited about launching this new range of action figures. For the first time in Bif Bang Pow! history, all of our licenses will be living in the same universe. So if you've always wanted Dr. Girlfriend to seduce Dexter Morgan, or for Ming™ the Merciless to fight The Dude, now's your chance!", said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! "And the exceptional articulation makes the posing possibilities virtually limitless, which comes in handy for animated characters!"

"The 8-inch format hasn't seen this breadth of licenses since its peak during the Mego days," said Joe Sena, President of SphereWerx, corporate parent of the EMCE Toys brand. EMCE partner Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke added, "It is exactly this intention to mix a variety of characters into imaginative play that started my journey to bring this format back ten years ago. We're honored that Jason and his team sought us out to 'Mego-ize' the licenses he holds."

Retailers and press can see the first prototypes at New York Toy Fair, February 14-17, 2010, at the EMCE Toys booth #4944. For sales and to schedule an appointment while attending New York Toy Fair, please contact your EE Distribution account representative or Jenna Banks, Sales Manager, at 818-255-0090 x128 / [email protected] in advance.

About Bif Bang Pow!
Bif Bang Pow!™ ( produces first-rate collectibles for such popular properties as Dexter™, Lost™, Californication™, The Venture Bros.™, The Twilight Zone™, The Big Lebowski™, and Flash Gordon™. Founder Jason Lenzi is a seasoned television producer and the ultimate fan of cultish pop culture. So when he created his company in 2005, he took the fan's perspective. His idea was to bring items to the marketplace that he himself would want to own. Cultivated from TV, movies, books, comics, music, and more, Bif Bang Pow!’s mission is to provide high-quality action figures, toys, and collectibles to the massive cult audience (and kids of all ages) that wishes these toys were already in their collection. Bif Bang Pow! is a unit of JLA Direct, LLC.

About EMCE Toys
The EMCE Toys brand (pronounced "em-see") was founded to bring playability back to toys.
Inspired by the original action figure company, Mego Corp., we strive to craft quality, durable action figures, playsets, and collectibles that recreate the sense of fun that toys were originally made for. Our launch lines are either licensed reproductions of original Mego toys and packaging, or original creations modeled after the classic lines of the 1970s and early 1980s.
EMCE is proud to have the active input and cooperation of Marty Abrams, founder of Mego and father of the modern action figure. We hope to continue to honor his legacy with our work. We have also been honored to incorporate the talents of veteran artist Harold Shull, original illustrator of Mego's classic and distinctive packaging from the 1970s. As we continue to extend this kind of inclusion of the original Mego teams, we get closer to our goal of bringing Mego back as a viable toy company in all but name. EMCE was created by veteran pop culture entrepreneur Joe Sena, President of SphereWerx, LLC, and craftsman Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke.

(Many, many heartfelt thanks to our friends at Bif Bang Pow! for giving the Mego Museum the opportunity to break this news to the world!)

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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!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Retro-Action Sinestro: Up Close

Thanks to 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" Sinestro head sculpt again in the rather fitting "Mugshot" style.

As with Lex there is a "Challenge of the Superfriends" vibe going on here and it's just one thing about this figure that makes me happy, the other is that the appearance of Sinestro also clears up one of Mego's bigger omissions, an 8" Green Lantern.

Sinestro will also be in "Wave One" of the Retro-Action Superheroes this Spring.

Looking at this thing, it still feels a little surreal at the moment. 2010 will truly be the year of the Mego Scale.

Discuss at the Mego Museum Forums!

Retro-Action Sinestro Gallery at the MegoMuseum

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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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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, October 16, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Raan

While Raan was just a one episode story character from the first season of Space:1999, Classic TV Toys made the first 8" likeness of British Horror film legend Peter Cushing. Let the custom Van Helsings and Baron Frankensteins commence!

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Bela Lugosi as Dracula

The first and sadly, the only release from Flatt World, this 8 inch action figure of the lord of the undead had mego collectors talking when it was unveiled nearly a decade ago.


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

ReMego of the Day: Zombie Priest

With this being October, it seemed fitting to mentioning this entry in the CastAWay "Creepy Classics" line, which was limited to 25 pieces. If you didn't get yours, it's probably wise to do so soon.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Khaaaaaannnn!

Another highpoint of the year had to be this awesome addition to the Mego Star Trek line made possible again by the good people at EMCE.

For more about modern age 8" action figures, visit our growing ReMego Galleries today.

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Buzzcut

While CTVT concentrated mainly on licensed properties, they did manage to squeeze out interesting items such as the Mad Clowns, Buzzcut was a more adult orientated offering from the company.

Mad Clowns Gallery

Mego Museum Forums

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Friday, October 09, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Graveyard Zombie

It's October after all and the spotlight should go on a few of the more ghoulish things produced in the last few years, like the graveyard Zombie from EMCE's "Night of the Living Dead" line of figures. Not a license Mego would have jumped on back in the day but one that makes sense now.

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Thursday, October 08, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Commander X Barbary Knight

Re-Mego of the day is the Barbary Knight Variant of popular comic character Commander X from "The Undersea Adventures of Cap'n Eli".
For more on the Captain's other variations and how to order one for yourself, visit the official website.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Dr Eville

CastAWay toys snagged the license to this baby boomer favourite and melded the 60s with the 70s by shrinking them down to 8" baby.

CastAway Toys Galleries

Mego Museum Forums

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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Chachi

wa wa wa During Classic TV Toys tenure, the company released a staggering amount of characters and variations, filling gaps in our collections that some of us had never thought about. One such figure was Chachi Arcola, which not only satisfied Mego collectors but the ever growing legion of fans of the movie "Zapped!".

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Monday, October 05, 2009

Re-Mego of the Day: Gorn

It seemed fitting to start this week looking at the reemergence of the 8" format by spotlighting the Gorn, truly one of the bigger "wishlist" figures made possible this time by the good people at EMCE.

For more about modern age 8" action figures, visit our growing ReMego Galleries today.


Tuesday, September 29, 2009


September 29th, 2009 (Shawnee KS) - Cast-a-Way Toys is bringing the ACTION back again! CAPTAIN ACTION that is... Continuing their line of Retro-style action-figures Cast-a-Way Toys is once again partnering with Captain Action Enterprises to produce new 8-inch scaled action figures based on the iconic Captain Action and Dr. Eville.

This time the good Captain returns as the PHANTOM (TM King Features). These all new figures, featuring 18 points of articulation, are 8 inch versions of the classic characters featuring the same removable masks, authentic costumes. True to Falk's vison Captain Action will sport long slide .45's, as well as the Phantom's signature rings. Not to be outdone Dr. Eville returns as the dreaded pirate Redbeard, a Phantom foe from the swashbuckling early days, and features a removable mask and autthentic pirate gear. These limited edition 1/9th scale versions are available exclusively through, and come
specialy packaged as complete figures.

Pre-orders start now for shipping in November, with two packs shipping with a
special secret bonus! Like the first offering, these fully licensed figures will go
very quickly and this pre-order represents the only sure way to reserve them! For a sneak peak check out our youtube promo!

For all the latest on Captain Action, visit
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Captain Action Enterprises, LLC is dedicated to creating new Captain Action
experiences for both the collectible/nostalgia market and passionate fans of
adventure toys and fiction through licensing, recreations and creative innovations.

Visit Cast-a-Way Toys for exciting new 8 inch Retro-Style action figures and gear!

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