Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year end Mego Museum round up

These $1.99 Teen Titans are just some of the fun things you can find in the print ad archive which shows not only the ads that have been featured all this month but a few more that didn't make the cut.

Thanks to everyone for such a fun 2008 at the Mego Museum, we look forward to the new year and hopefully we'll see some of you at Megomeet this June.

Happy New Year!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Interesting News From October 1973

Dan Edwards sent in this toy news article from 1973 concerning the sales of these new "Dawn Sized" dolls of Superman and Batman. These dolls would continue to sell for the next ten years and are probably the biggest reason that the Megomuseum exists today.

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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, April 08, 2008

Heroes World Ad: Mego Black Hole

A fun ad in our Heroes world gallery today, this time it's a wonderfully illustrated piece for the Mego Black Hole 12" and 3 3/4" figures.

shifty old ernieWhat's best about this image is how sneaky they depict Ernest Borgnine's character. Look at those shifty eyes, you know he's up to no good. DUN-DUN-DUN!

If this has left craving more Mego Black Hole, cruise over to our Black Hole Gallery for shots of loose, carded and even prototype items from Mego.

mego customs

Mike Rogers unveiled his latest custom figure, Detective Dan McGarrett from Hawaii Five-0, which I think is gangbusters. Mike also has the Custom Spotlight this week with his Dracula figure, he's on a roll. Check out all the latest creations at Custom Mego.

Over at the World's Greatest Toys Blog, Benjamin is unveiling a page from the recently discovered 1975 Mego Spring Supplement , today's reveal is a never before seen page for Mego Bend N Flex, neat-o!

That's all the Mego for today, stay tuned this week for when the Mego Museum takes a look at Superman : The Movie merchandise.

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Saturday, December 08, 2007

Mego Podcast

If in you're in need of an audio mego fix this weekend then be sure to check out Javier Hernandez' "Planet Comic Book Radio" internet radio show where he recently sat down with World's Greatest Toys author Benjamin Holcomb and discussed all things "man dolls" including the Megomuseum itself! Click the links to have a listen:

Part one

Part Two

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Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Mego KISS Update

Dave Mc has done another knock out job with accessory check and has created a new checklist for KISS collectors to make sure they have the proper gear for their figures. Check out Kiss Accessory check.

Also, today is the final day to enter in the "Win a Copy of World's Greatest Toys" Contest, check out the thread here to put your join in.

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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Mego Uncle Miltie Connection

milton berle presented the 1972 Mego toy lines

This newly discovered item in the Megomuseum ad archive explains how the 1972 Mego line up which saw the debut of Action Jackson was presented by none other than Comedy legend Milton Berle. If only they had camcorders back in the day.

December will be a month you will not want to miss if you're a mego fan, new articles, three new interviews with former Mego employees including never before seen prototypes. Stay Tuned.

Only one more day to enter in our "Win a copy of World's Greatest Toys" contest. All you have to do is tell us your favourite Mego Superhero in this thread and you're in!

Joe Hanus

Customizer of the month for December is the talented Joe Hanus, come check out his detailed creations here.

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Saturday, December 01, 2007

World's Greatest Toys : The Mego Museum Review

Mego Superheroes World's Greatest Toys

It's a bit difficult to review a book like "World's Greatest Toys" without showing a level of bias. In fact, I almost didn't do a review at all for fear of sounding like a shill but the book itself is an achievement and thus deserves acknowledgement.

The first thing you read in WGT is the acknowledgements, most of the names are familiar to me, I "see" them almost everyday. These people donated pictures, scans or in many cases transported their actual items across state lines, so WGT author Benjamin Holcomb could use his fantastic photographic skills on them.

People helped because they wanted this book to happen, it's the best example of what a collector community should be. A person has a vision and people pitch in. Actually holding this book made me happy, it's here, it happened. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

Want to win a copy of Mego Superheroes: World's Greatest Toys? Follow this link to the megomuseum forums.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Action Jackson is always Well Dressed!

mego action jackson article mego corp

Our Mego Advertising Archive gets a new addition today in the form of this 1972 article about the upcoming Action Jackson Scramble cycle. This is an early piece of Mego history and shows the growing company's expanding creativity.

worlds greatest toys

Jason submitted this wicked Jason Todd Robin and it is this week's custom spotlight. Customs are an integral part of the upcoming 1978 Re:Imagine project from the Megomuseum, if you missed the announcement click here.

mego action jackson article mego corp

Oh Happy day: World's Greatest Toys is now available at your local comic store, hurry and grab it today!

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Thursday, November 08, 2007

Why is this man smiling?

Mostly because he's got the first copy of his book World's Greatest Toys in hand, which means the rest of us should be getting it very soon. If you haven't ordered your copy yet, click here to the Amazon page.

Fred made a very cool custom of Boston Brand AKA Deadman that is also this week's custom Spotlight.

Customizer of the month is Dr K A Thomas click the link to see his many cool creations.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Rob's Mego Memories

Our own Rob Kelly (Namtab) provided us with some vintage coolness for the Mego Memories Page, if you have shots you'd like to share, drop us a line!

green arrow pages from worlds greatest toys

Every Mego fan should head over to the World's Greatest Toys website today and check out the kicking new samples author Benjamin Holcomb has laid on us. Like we needed more evidence of how much this book was going to rock.

custom mr monster

In keeping with the spirit of the month, Joe has cooked up this fantastic Mr Monster custom, love the detail on this guy.

Check out the Megomuseum for more Monsterous updates all October.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

World's Greatest Toys Now in Previews Magazine

The July issue of Diamond's Previews magazine is the first formal solicitation of the upcoming Mego book from the distributor, and it's available now.

If you collect comics and would like to order the book, Previews is a great way to do it, while supporting your local comic shop.

If you don't have a regular comic shop, you can find the nearest one using the Comic Shop Locator.


Saturday, June 23, 2007

Diamond Spotlights Benjamin Holcomb

Diamond Scoop has published a spotlight on Benjamin Holcomb, author of the upcoming Mego Book World's Greatest Toys and it's a really great read with some nice visuals. Check it out here or click on Cap.

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