Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Star Trek TMP Gallery Updated and Revised

Want to feel old? Star Trek the Motion Picture was released 30 years ago last month. While the "human adventure" didn't set the toy aisles ablaze with sales, Mego squeaked some fun toys for Christmas that year and we've completely redesigned our Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gallery.

We've added dozens of new packaging and revised figure shots, along with new images of unproduced prototypes like the Vulcan Shuttle play set.

So Beam Aboard the New Mego Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gallery.

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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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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Mego of the Day: Mugato

Mego of the Day is the ever funky dressed Mugato from the second series of Star Trek Aliens, let's just concentrate on that cool headsculpt and not on the Greg Brady threads...

Mego Star Trek Gallery

Wanna talk Mego? visit the Mego Museum Forums

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mego of the Day: Gamma Six Aliens

Mego of the Day are these fun little guys from the Mego Star Trek "Mission to Gamma VI" Playset. They're just so adorable and not all something you ever saw on the series, maybe on the cartoon....

Mego Museum Star Trek Gallery

Wanna talk Mego? visit the Mego Museum Forums

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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Vintage Mego Ad from the pages of Starlog

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New to the MegoMuseum Ad Archive is this wonderful ad from Starlog Magazine circa 1985, over the years I've heard many folks mention this ad as being the thing that drew them back to Mego in their adult life. The company is no long called "Planet Earth" but they are still in business.
I ordered a Frankenstein from this ad, I had never seen one before and had to have it. The Spider-Man figures in this ad were actually the very rare Canadian Parkdale Novelty cards.

Check out the MegoMuseum Library for hours of Mego browsing.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mego Quality Control 1975

This not so shining example of quality control in Hong Kong was sent to us by our friends at Amazing 3rd Planet and was pulled from a factory case.

Captain Kirk, you've looked better....

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Mego of the Day: Cheron

That's not Frank Gorshin under there but Mego did recycle an actor's head sculpt to make this figure. Can you name it?

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Mego of the Day: Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy

No "Dammit Jim" jokes please. I've always loved this figures expression, it's a great likeness.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Small Doll Bonanza!

Come on, just try and take on Peter Burke and Kor, I dare you!

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

New Star Trek Magazine

Now available is the "Unofficial Guide to Star Trek Collectibles" magazine, this publication is packed with Mego related items including:
  • An article about EMCE toys written by Paul "Dr.Mego" Clarke
  • A history of Mego and the Star Trek License
  • A piece about the Mission to Gamma IV play set
  • An analysis of Mego's many reuses of the Star Trek Transporter
  • A look at the Mego Intergalactic Planetarium

And a whole lot more, so if you're in the mood to read something "startrekish" then beam down to your local book or comic retailer now!


Monday, October 20, 2008

Mego Museum's "The Wrath of Khan-Test"

Celebrating the release of EMCE Toys newest Star Trek figure Khan, we've decided to have a contest.

First Prize: An EMCE Khan figure! This new 8" figure features a wonderful sculpt by James "Captain Dunsel" Brady and new packaging artwork by Mego alum Harold Shull, the man who made much of the original packaging so appealing.
This Figure is available at Planet X stores and at Dr.Mego's website.

Second and Third Prize: A Megomuseum mini poster, a selection of cards and stickers.

What do you have to do? Toughen up your Kirk!

That's right, take an action photo of your mego (or EMCE) Kirk and tell us why he can kick Khan's butt. Do whatever you want, be creative, use photoshop if you can, use the 3" movie Kirk, or even just use this photo but give us a good reason why Khan won't be stealing the Enterprise Playset anytime soon.
One entry per person at the Mego Forum
Contest Closes at 9pm EST on Friday October 31st.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Mego of the Day: 12" Decker

Throwing out a little love for the much maligned first Star Trek movie today, who cares if they've got uniforms that slightly resemble feety pajamas? Decker is actually the toughest figure in the set and bears a nice resemblance to actor Stephen Collins.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Mego of the Day: Lt Uhura

Mego Spotlight today goes to communications officer Lt. Uhura from the Mego Star Trek line. No bridge crew is complete without the sole female figure in the line.

Did you have an Uhura as a kid?

Let us know at the Mego Forum.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mego Scaled Chair Pre Order

Our own Scott Adams is now taking preorders to factory make these cool little items for playsets. They are 5 for $25 would look smashing if you have a display of Mego Star Trek or Superheroes for that matter.

We've only got 20 sets to go before these things become a reality, so if you're interested act fast!

Click Here for more Information!

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Friday, August 22, 2008

Mego at the 1975 UK Toyfair

At the 1975 US Toy Fair, Mego was making waves with it's new product lines and their fantastic launch party for their Wizard of Oz line. In the UK however, Mego had no toyfair presence other than the few companies that had picked up their lines for distribution, which resulted in a quieter presence. A

In 1975, the number one toyline in the UK (As voted by retailers) is Palitoy's Action Man with Pedigree's Sindy following a close second.

This article about Louis Marx mentions their new line of King Arthur and his Knights, what we all know to be the "World's Greatest Super Knights". Marx didn't create their own packaging, just merely put a sticker on the front window of the box, which are occasionally seen on the secondary market. What's curious is the mention that is a line of four figures and doesn't mention Launcelot, a journalistic error or did Louis Marx drop him from the line?

There is no mention of Superheroes, Planet of the Apes or any other Mego Lines in the 1975 Toyfair Highlights page but on the very last page of the magazine, we find a rather quick mention of Bradgates new "Startrek" line of action figures.

Palitoy (owner of Bradgate) would run with Star Trek for another two years, expanding into the Aliens.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mego of the Day: Type 1 Kirk

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Wednesday's entry into the Museum Forums Mego of the Day series is the incredibly suave Type 1 version of Captain Kirk, Command of the vinyl Starship Enterprise from the Star Trek line. I'm painfully aware of the in-joke, thankyou.

Is this your favourite figure? Did you have it 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 into your collection? Did you make funny caption pictures with it? Post pics, tell stories, say whatever, it's mego of the day.

Tomorrow's MOTD: Ralph Malph

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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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Wednesday, May 21, 2008

EMCE Toys presents the Gorn!

I'm a bit behind but Mego Museum Community members have been buzzing about the new photos of the EMCE Gorn figure from the classic Star Trek series. You can almost hear him hissing.....

Nate posted this fun scene using this transporter room diorama recently and it's this week's custom spotlight.

These are just some of the items available in this years Mego Museum Raffle (which goes to support our bandwidth) Check out the rest here.

The Museum Raffle will be drawn at Mego Meet this June, hope to see you there!

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mego Star Trek Headquarters

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This stunning piece of artwork is the from the Mego 1980 Toy Fair Showroom and is courtesy of Heroes West Coast. One can only imagine what the rest of that show booth looked. Click on it for a larger view.

Check out the MegoMuseum Star Trek Gallery if you're so inclined

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Mego Star Trek Returns Twice Plus Captain Action News

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weird star trek playset A new addition to our growing department store catalog archive is this Sears 1980 Catalog Page featuring the return of the 8" Star Trek line. Even though Mego had stopped producing the figures in 1977, they made a return to Sears by the late seventies on what many call the "Blank Back Cards" (check the Museum Star Trek pages for more info).

You'll also notice a weird playset on this page, it's actually a recording studio playset for 12" Fashion dolls that has been all "spaced up" so to speak and is not a Mego product.

Speaking of Star Trek returning, our own Roberto (Aka Blue Meanie) has shared some terrific photos of the EMCE toys Star Trek display at this past weekend's New Yory City Comic Con, click here to see more.

Roberto also reports on the Cast-A-Way Captain Action display at last weekend's Comic Con and was very impressed, check out his thoughts on Captain Action, Doctor Evil and the Phantom here.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

EMCE Star Trek News at Megomuseum

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Mego fans might want to pick up this week's issue of Toyfare magazine as it shows the another original figure from the EMCE toys "retro cloth" Star Trek line, none other than helmsman Hikaru Sulu! Discuss it in our replica chat forum.

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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Mego Action Figures In Full Force in 1976 Sears Catalog

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This interesting catalog spread from the 1976 Sears (Canada) Catalog prominently features the Mego World's Greatest Superheroes being sold with their "official outfits" (which are of course, closed out Action Jackson uniforms. Star Trek was still riding high while Planet of the Apes were going into deep discount, they would appear in Sears Canada catalogs until 1978, note the exclusive Horse, Wagon and Catapult set pictured.

For More Retro Christmas Catalogs check out the Mego Museum Catalog Archive

Discuss your favourite Mego figures or do some buying and selling at the Mego Forum.

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Friday, March 07, 2008

Beaming Down Some Star Trek Goodness

A generous helping of new images to the Star Trek The Motion Picture Gallery today, courtesy of Craig MacKillop. Check out some very nice Canadian rarities such as MOC Aliens and the wonderful Grand Toys boxed Enterprise pictured above.

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Thursday, February 28, 2008

Mego's Big Ideas for 1980

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This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive is a 1980 advertisement for the 1980 Mego Line Up the piece features examples from many toy companies including fashion Candy, Micronauts, Black Hole and the Elastic Superheroes.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Mego Star Trek for 1980

This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive from 1980 demonstrates just how much effort Mego Corp. put into merchandising Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Sadly the film's more adult themes didn't translate into toy sales with much of this line seeing little to no distribution in the United States.

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Monday, February 25, 2008

Mego's Outlook for 1980

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A new entry to the Mego Museum Library today is this 1980 Toy Fair preview of some of Mego's new products. Sadly, many of them including cool Micronaut alien vehicles such as Iguanos and remote controlled VINCent from the Black Hole were never released.

The rest of the week on the Mego Museum will be devoted to Mego at the 1980 toy fair, stay tuned for updates.

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Sunday, February 17, 2008

New 8" Star Trek characters coming in 2008

A great video from Toyfair 2008 showing off some of the new characters this year:

Not only Chekov is coming out but Sulu and a show accurate Gorn? Yep, read it all about it here.

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Vintage Mego Toy Aisle plus Star Trek News

Mego Superheroes in 1976

A very rare picture of an action figure aisle circa 1976 has been added to the MegoMuseum Ad Archive today. Just look at that wonderful World's Greatest Superheroes box bursting in the middle of those G.I. Joe's.

Emce Toys Khan

Exciting news from Diamond yesterday, the first original 8" Star Trek figure was unveiled and it's none other than Khan sculpted by James Brady. A truly great sign of things to come, well done EMCE toys!

Read the News Here.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Childworld 1975 : Mego Star Trek Ad

For the remainder of the week, we'll be looking at some wonderful clippings from a 1975 newspaper circular for Childworld in 1975 with it's wonderfully recoloured Mego Reproduction Art. First up is Mego Star Trek which was the big star of 1975 for Mego. Check back everyday this week for a new piece from this flyer.

For more about Mego Reproduction Art, visit the Museum Gallery Here.

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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Mego Treks the Stars

Another addition to the Mego ad archive today.This June 1976 article announces
Mego Star Trek Phaser Game with a box by Harold Shull.

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Thursday, December 06, 2007

1975 Simpsons Catalog featuring Trek and Apes

Great addition to the department store catalog archive for the holiday season, The is rare page from long gone Canadian retailer Simpsons features Mego Star Trek and Planet of the Apes but nothing from their most popular line World's Greatest Superheroes. Interesting to note that chair pictured is the same one that Scott Adams noted in his article about the evolution of the Mego Enterprise.

Want to see the other side of this two page spread? Check out the Plaidstallions blog.

PS Congrats to Johnnycmego, winner of a copy of "World's Greatest Toys", look for another fun contest this month.

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