Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Captain Patch Returns (Sort of)

A neat new addition to the Mego Museum Super Pirates Gallery.

Captain Patch was recycled by an anonymous toy distributor in the mid seventies to get rid of excess Matchbox "Fighting Furies" outfits. The figure was often just shoved into an existing outfit (as seen above). The head is a reverse of the Mego head (Meaning his eye patch is on the other eye), his outfit consists of Jean LaFite's clothes and his body is the exact same as Captain Eagle,who was marketed with spare Action Jackson outfits. Photo courtesy of Bill Frost.

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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 is back in business! : Lou Melograna's terrific resource for all things 8" but not Mego has once again begun a series of biweekly updates. This week has seen additions to several of their galleries, including Azrak Hamway (AHI) , Bradgate, Empire Toys and a trip to the Unknown.

Look for more updates at in the near future!

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