Thursday, June 11, 2009

Mego Greatest American Hero Gallery Updates

Today we've got an indepth look at a Ralph Hinkley production sample figure from the Greatest American Hero line of toys. What makes this one different is that he's an earlier production sample, lots of big pictures and history about this neat figure.

Mego Museum Greatest American Hero Gallery

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Thursday, March 26, 2009

Toy Sale at K-Mart! Mego Comic Book Heroes $3.38

K Mart Toy Sale featuring Mego Superheroes

Sadly people this sale ended December 9th, 1978.

Mego Forum

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Saturday, August 30, 2008

More Superheroes and Monsters At

Lots of new things to see at starting with a new page devoted to France's Ceji Arbois and their uber cool line of Battle of the Planets (or as they knew it La Baitalle De Planetes ) action figures.

Sadly, these guys are rare due to their use of a SuperJoe body, which if you didn't know, distintegrates over a long period of time.

Over in the Lincoln International section, we have some additions in terms of solid boxes for the Monsters.

Also added is the famous "Monsters VS The Superheroes" spread from the 1976 Wards catalog when Galoob carried the Monsters line.

Finally in the Unknown Manufacturers section, there are four new Mexican knock off Mego figures.

These crude little guys can barely stand up but they have a certain charm to them that's hard to resist, like some bad piece of folk art.

If you have additions to, drop Lou a line on the site.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Mego of the Day: Type 2 Robin

Mego of the Day for Friday is the ever popular Robin, whom despite his longevity, never gets eough attention for my liking. Pop into the Mego forum and share with us on Mego Robin.

Did you have Robin as a kid? See it? Know of it? Is it in your collection now? On your want list? Do we need pictures of it's packaging in the Museum? Have you ever used it in a custom? Have you customized the character? Why wouldn't this make it into your collection? Did you make funny caption pictures with it? Post pics, tell stories, say whatever, it's mego of the day.

Monday's MOTD: Franz Beckenbauer

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

1976 Mego TV Promotion Schedule!

Olmo Giovannini sent in this wonderful piece of Mego history today for the Megomuseum ad archive today, the advertising Budget.

As you can see the really big money was on the Mego Star Trek Line with almost five times the budget that than the World's Greatest Superheroes. I don't ever recall seeing a commerical for the One Million BC line however...

Eight point three million bought a lof quality airtime across the country in 1976.

It's a shame this doesn't list the cartoons Mego advertised on but the local markets is cool too. Click here to see a listing of cartoons with commercials from 1977.

World's Greatest Superheroes commercials ran year round according to this chart, whereas most of the other lines such as The Waltons would only see advertising in the fall/winter months..

You won't want to miss the Megomuseum this Friday, we'll be unveiling a really big thing. Trust me on this, it's very cool.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

1973 World's Greatest Superheroes Ad

Mego superheroes ad from 1973

This great black and white ad featuring the orignal four Mego World's Greatest Superheroes is courtesy of Rob Kelly and was in a December 1973 issue of Creepy. If you're into Black and White Comic Magazines, check out the terrific blog All in black and white for 75 cents

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Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Italian Boxed Batman

12 inch Batman Harbert

Another cool Batman piece this week, courtesy of Paul Hougland it's a rare Italian boxed version of the 12" Batman.

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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Mego Superheroes in Vampirella Mag

Rob submitted this cool Mego World's Greatest Superheroes ad from Vampirella comics today, a real nice pictorial of some early superheroes, dig the Spider-Man outfit. Rob runs a staggering amount of cool blogs such as the Aquaman Shrine and one dedicated to black and white comics where this ad appeared, check em out!

Speaking of publications, if you're planning on going to San Deigo Comic Con today there is a panel every Mego head should attend:

12:00-1:00 TwoMorrows Publishing—
Join the gang from TwoMorrows Publishing for a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating all their fan-favorite books and magazines on comics! Author George Khoury, Modern Masters' Eric Nolen- Weathington, World's Greatest Toys Author Benjamin Holcomb, Alter Ego's Paul Hamerlinck, Write Now!'s Danny Fingeroth, and publisher/moderator John Morrow unveil new products and offer exclusive previews of upcoming items, in a multimedia presentation!
Room 3

Show Ben some Mego love and visit this panel!

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Friday, May 18, 2007

I'll take ten!

New to the Department store gallery is this amazing deal on Mego Superheroes nobody in their right mind would pass on today. Removable Cowl Batman, Superman and Removable Mask Robin for under six bucks? I wish, this very rare Aldens catalog is likely the first appearance of the WGSH.

Discuss this at the new Mego Forum.

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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Mego Raffle Prize Lots

With Megomeet being less than a month away, we are happy to announce the annual Megomuseum raffle. Never have we had this many amazing items to be won. Tickets are $5 and are available at the Mego Meet Raffle Page, you do not need to be in attendance to win the raffle (but it would be great to see you).

Prize Lots:

1st Prize: Original Boxed Planet of the Apes Galen, General Ursus and Astronaut Burke.

2nd Prize: Boxed Mego World's Greatest Superheroes Batman

3rd Prize: Carded World's Greatest Superheroes Batman

4th Prize: Carded Star Trek Scottie and carded Zira from Planet of the Apes

5th Prize: Carded Star Trek Scottie

6th Prize: Boxed Denys Fisher Doctor Who Doll

7th Prize: Carded World's Greatest Superheroes Spiderman

8th Prize: Boxed Gabriel Lone Ranger and Tonto

9th Prize: Boxed Gabriel Butch Cavendish and Dan Reid

10th Prize: Carded Lion Rock Cochise, Boxed Buffalo Bill Cody

11th Prize: Lion Rock Cochise Carded and a set of Tex Willer reproductions

12th Prize: Batman on Reproduction Card, Loose Spiderman, Loose Falcon, Superman Box, Chips Van from Empire, Mego Superheroes carrying case

13th Prize: Ken Kelly limited edition Micronauts Hornetroid print

14th Prize: Set of 13 MIB DC Direct Kingdom Come figures

15th Prize: Set of CTVT Pirates MIB

16th Prize: Captain America Bust

17th Prize: lot of Gerry Anderson and Hanna Barberra vehicles (UFO, Thunderbirds, Dasterdly and Mutley

18th Prize: Set of Repro Carded CTVT Monsters, Boxed CTVT Jean Lafite

19th Prize: DC Direct Superman through the ages set

20th Prize: Batman Life Magazine, HW Batmobile, Comic Back Issue and Magazine lot

21st Prize: Marvel Pez, Bonavita Mego Book, Toy Biz Marvel Heroes, radio CDs

22nd Prize: Assortment of Modern Action figures, Flash Gordon, WildCats, Corgi Batmobile

23rd Prize: Crater Cruncher Vehicle

24th Prize: Superman DVDs, Alien VHS, Newsradio Boxed Set

25th Prize: Dinah Mite set

Special thanks to everyone who donated items!

To purchase one or a book of tickets please use the paypal form on this page

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Spiderman and Acroyear Hit the Mall

Awesome Stuff today! Thanks to Mego forum member Doug, we have amazing shots of a 1977 store appearance at a New York Korvette's store to promote Mego product. Click here to see Spiderman and Acroyear and maybe a few displays of vintage Mego Goodness as well.

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Batcopter, Apes and the Sentinel of Liberty

Mego Batcopter

Added pictures of the Art Box for the Mego Batcopter in the Superhero gallery today, it's time the Batcopter got some much deserved love. That Neal Adams box is amazing!

Mego Apes

Dave dazzles us today with his neat-o Mego Planet of the Apes Orangatan Custom which seems very movie accurate.

Mego Batcopter

Dane chimed in this week with a corrected version of Mego Captain America in the Custom Forum this week, I can never tire of looking at well done Cap customs.....

Have a great weekend, may you find a solid boxed Batman at a Garage Sale......

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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Mego Superheroes Display box plus X Men!

mego display box

Today's update is a very rare look at a Baravelli Mego Superheroes Display box, a rare item, if you haven't seen our display box gallery, it's worth a visit.

mego custom of the week

Mego Custom Spotlight goes to this amazing treatment of Exodous from the X Men, a lot of effort went into this guy.

mego display box

Dave posted his pics of his recently completed Dead End Batman, there never can be enough Batman....

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