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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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Mego of the Day: The Ewing Family

That's right, Mego of the Day is unproduced series of figures based on the television series "Dallas" if you look closely you can see that the Ewings were simply kitbashed from other toylines including Star Wars and Indiana Jones! I smell custom fodder.....

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Friday, January 30, 2009

The Mego Doctor Zaius Prototype

We end our week of never before seen shots of the original hand made Mego production prototypes of the Planet of the Apes figures with the big guy himself, Dr. Zaius. Thanks for reading!

Click Here to see the original Prototype Dr. Zaius figure by Mego.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Genesis of the Mego Soldier Ape Figure

Today, we have not one but two different stages of prototypes for the Mego Planet of the Apes Characters.

These original samples have been rumoured to exist for years and now we finally have beautiful full colour shots of the very first Mego Planet of the Apes characters.

Not only do we have the original hand made prototype but an early factory test shot of the Soldier Ape (or as early advertising states "General Ursus")

Click Here to see the original Prototype Soldier Ape figure by Mego.

Also, don't forget to register for this year's Megomeet convention, which is being held this June 5 & 6th in Wheeling WV. Admission is $20 and a dealer table (which includes admission) is $32. It's the only all Mego event of it's kind. Click here to register.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Original 1974 Mego Zira Prototype

As promised, we kick off a week of never before seen shots of the original hand made Mego production prototypes of the Planet of the Apes Characters.

These original samples have been rumoured to exist for years and now we finally have beautiful full colour shots of the very first Mego Planet of the Apes characters.

Click Here to see the original Prototype Zira figure by Mego.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Coming Soon to the Mego Museum

It's big people and very cool, stay tuned for more info at the end of the month.

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Friday, January 02, 2009

The Mego Magnetic Old B.O.B prototype

We at the Museum got a nice Christmas present from Mego collecting legend John Bonavita in the form of these great shots of the prototype for the never mass produced magnetic figure of "Old B.O.B"
Click here to see more, I can't think of a better way to start '09 than something cool like this.

Expect more Mego Prototype surprises in the coming weeks.

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Mego Bill Maxwell Prototype Found!

mego bill maxwell A startling new discovery today, the Mego Greatest American Hero Bill Maxwell figure, long thought lost is now up for display at the Megomuseum.
One cannot begin to go on how incredibly cool that 25 years after Mego folded, that stuff like this is still being found.

Discuss this at the Mego Forum!

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Friday, July 11, 2008

Mego Walking Twiki Prototype

Mego prototype walking Twiki figure

This sales sample of the walking Twiki Figure, meant to go along with the 12" Buck Rogers figure is a new addition to the Museum galleries. The figure is completely solid and does not have any moving parts, the label appears to be hand colored.

Mego prototype walking Twiki figure

Mego Designer Tory Mucaro happily elaborated on the process used to create this figure, the figure is made of Carbolon casting material which was used at Mego. He adds "I would guess the original pattern was sculpted on the outside, and we poured RTV molds and cast duplicates to be used as sales samples"

Mego prototype Twiki figure

This item was purchased from a former Mego sales rep, making it a sales sample.

Mego prototype Twiki figure

A close up of the feet shows the carbolon material.

Want to see other Mego Prototypes? Here are just a few we've compiled at the MegoMuseum:

Prototype VINCent from the Black Hole

Prototype OLD B.O.B from Black Hole

Harry Booth Clay Sculpt

Original Hornetroid from the Micronauts

Logan 5 from Logan's Run

Bruce Jenner Action Figure Sculpt for CHiPs

Original 3 3/4" Klingon Figure from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Greatest American Hero 8" Figures

Moonraker Prototype Figures and Vehicles

Original 12" Hulk Figure

Unproduced Eagle Force Character Designs

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Mego Gets a License to Kill with Moonraker

Mego Moonraker Gallery click here to see all the new additions

An exciting update today as we add a new page to our Mego Moonraker Gallery. Today's update explores the 1979 Mego Moonraker catalog which reveals many items that were never released, including color photographs of prototype figures and vehicles. See what Mego had in store for 007 with this new page.

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Mego Prototype Harry Booth Sculpt from the Black Hole

mego Harry Booth Prototype from the black hole

Prototype Week finishes with another look at Mego Corp's lost treasures courtesy of Tory Mucaro, today it's the clay head sculpt for the 12" Harry Booth from the Black Hole, something Mego collectors rarely see.

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Micronauts Prototype Hornetroid

Today's entry into prototype week is a submission by Ray Miller, who did some digging an uncovered the evolution of the killer Micronauts vehicle The Hornetroid. It's an interesting look at how many changes can be made to a toy before it gets to the store.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Mego Prototype V.I.N.Cent from the Black Hole

prototype vincent from the black hole

In keeping with our theme of Prototype week we present the original V.I.N.Cent from the Black Hole. Mego made some changes to this guy before he was released so it's an interesting piece to say the least.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mego Prototype Old B.O.B from the Black Hole

mego old Bob Prototype from the black hole

Prototype continues with another look at Mego Corp's lost treasures courtesy of Tory Mucaro, today it's the weathered Old B.O.B from the Black Hole, a figure that never saw release in the United States.

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Monday, February 11, 2008

Prototype Week Begins with Twiki!

Our first prototype is this amazing hand made resin sample of Twiki from the collection of former Mego designer Tory Mucaro and he shares with us not only the photos but some insight into how the item itself was made. Check out the Mego Twiki Prototype page.

Be sure to check back every day this week for another piece from the Mego model shop.

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Coming Next Week

A week of test shots, original sculpts and original hand painted samples all straight from the Mego R&D office. Prototype Week will begin next Monday at the Megomuseum.

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Monday, January 14, 2008

Lost Treasures of the 1974 Mego Showroom

superfoes display box

The Mego find of the decade sounds a bit like a dream a lot of collectors have had, a young Mego employee asks to keep the items from the 1974 Toy Fair showroom and then stores them in a climate controlled closet for 34 years. That's exactly what toy collector/dealer Bruce Zalkin encountered recently when he unearthed rare store displays, prototype figures and never before seen items. Read Lost Treasures of the Mego Showroom, it's one you won't want to miss!

If that weren't enough, all of these items will be available for sale through Ebay this month in no reserve auctions! Details are in the article, happy bidding!

Also, be sure to pick up this month's Lee's Toy Review for an article on this find.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

Coming Soon

January 2008 will be an epic month for the Megomuseum as we present "Lost Treasures of the Mego Showroom" an event filled with new discoveries, never before seen items and a find that will have collectors talking for years to come. It all starts January 14th, see you in '08.

Happy New Year from the Mego Museum!

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