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Kentucky-At this past weekend's Lousiville SuperCon, Mego CEO announced that once again, Mego had the license to produce action figures of boxing legend, Muhammad Ali. Mego famously debuted the world's first action figure of Ali at Toyfair 1976, which the champ himself famously attended. Little is known when they new Mego Ali figure will debut or where stay tuned to the Megomuseum.com for more updates.
Star Trek! Spider-Man! The Micronauts! Planet of the Apes! Cher!
Famous 1970s toymaker Mego had them all and made for a generation of happy childhoods, each year the company is celebrated with this special convention.
Special Guest is Mego President Martin Abrams, who was recently featured in several episodes of Netflix's hit series "The Toys that Made us". Abrams will be giving a special panel outlining his plans for the newly revived Mego Corporation. Attendees can expect a dealers room packed with vintage toys from the 1960s to modern day, a special appearance by the 1960s Batmobile, a customs contest for children, door prizes, informational panel sessions and an auction of custom crafted Mego figures with proceeds going towards the Mego Museum website. About Mego Meet: Mego Meet is an annual, not for profit, event and toy show celebrating its 14th year. It is a chance for collectors across the country to meet in person, buy and sell items and feel a sense of community. This is its first year in Ohio. Mego Meet takes place this Saturday at Courtyard Columbus West (2350 Westbelt Dr) from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $10 per family. For more information on Mego Meet visit: http://www.megomuseum.com/megomeetmain/megomeetmain.shtml Twitter:@megomuseum
Toy maker "Heroes in Action" has given us an exclusive look at their carded samples of their upcoming "Presidential Monsters" line. We are told that these striking cards will actually be larger when they hit shelves this fall.
More of the Groovie Ghoulies from Capital Hill after the Jump:
We've just gotten word that Hake's auction #203 went live today and it's the first to feature the collection of "World's Greatest Toys" author Benjamin Holcomb. If that wasn't enough, there are some killer non superhero pieces in the mix as well. Some highlights after the jump but you can always check it all out for yourself at Hakes.com