Friday, December 29, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Mego Commercials for a Wednesday

In an effort to combat post holiday blahs, we're going to post some new Mego videos all this week, starting with these two commercials. The above commercial for the Mego Star Trek the Motion Picture ship line of toys (which are quite rare) and the below ad for the mega rare Micronaut vehicles Ampzilla, Sharkos and Lobstros. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

The Mego Museum Interview with Product Manager Harvey Zelman

harvey zelman worked at mego as a product manager

Recently, we at the Museum were lucky to be contacted by Mr. Harvey Zelman, former product manager for Mego, who was game to share his experiences. Mr. Zelman had his hand in much of Mego's output during his six year tenure and he answered many nagging Mego collector questions (Like why are the Flash Gordon figures 10 inches tall?)

It doesn't end with Mego. Harvey is also the man responsible for a pop culture phenomenon, read for yourself.

Comment on the story in the Mego Museum Forums.

Thunderbolts Joker

Hope you enjoyed our advent calendar as much as we enjoyed doing it, Happy Holidays from the Mego Museum!
-Scott and Brian

More German Mego Discoveries

Thanks again to ever gracious Gerhard, we have a wonderful German catalog spread for the Mego Knights featuring the very rare jousting horse. As an added bonus, Gerhard shares with us that the Knights were marketed in a unique fashion in Europe.

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Journey into the Black Hole

Vincent from the Black Hole

Today's update was submitted by Gerhard, a gallery of Italian ads for the Mego Black Hole line. Many of the products GIG marketed were European only not to mention very cool, so check it out.

Friday, December 22, 2006

The Final Mego Star Trek Card: The Andorian

I think Scott describes this card better than I could: We've come in on the epilogue after the fight with the Andorian. It's as classic a Star Trek moment as they come: Kirk triumphant and smug, Spock and McCoy trading humorous barbs about Vulcan logic, cue music and closing credits...

For information on how you can receive a free set of Mego Museum Star Trek trading cards, send an email to tradingcards to get on the mailing list! We will notify you when the cards are ready to go. Keep checking in this month for more views of the upcoming card set.

Todd does Hawkman a little Mego Justice with this wonderful custom.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Mugato Attack!

Hot Damn! If these cards weren't getting cooler, Scott had to put a good old fashioned Monkey fight into the mix. The Mugato, is another cool card made out of a regrettably dressed Mego Star Trek Alien. Enjoy!

There are five more updates left!

Check out Anthony's groovy 60's Batman two pack.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Crossing into the Mego Neutral Zone

Mego Romulan card

From the control room of a Romulan Bird of Prey comes the new Mego Museum Star Trek trading card.

Mego Romulan card
Check out this cool Fist Fighting Superman Box from Anthony, looks like it was made by Mego.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Star Trek Alien Cards Continue

Mego Talos

Updates continue with the Mego Talos card, the diminutive alien wouldn't look right fighting Kirk so Scott whipped up this very cool dramatic scene complete with "trek lighting".

Mego Polaris

Custom Spotlight goes to BlackKnights wonderful rendition of Polaris from the X Men, it's amazing the custom output recently.......

What was your greatest Christmas Present Ever? We want to know!

Monday, December 18, 2006

Biddy Biddy Biddy Nice Wheels Bub!

Added the boxed Mego Buck Rogers Landrover to the gallery, a tough piece to find in this series. Especially in a sealed box.

Laurie Halbritter customs

Laurie has done a new batch of customs including Mandrake, Dare Devil and Zantanna. Well worth a look!

Also, check out this custom Catwoman

Sunday, December 17, 2006

What are the top five Mego packages?

We put it to a vote to see what form of 8" packaging was considered "the best" by Mego collectors, the results may surprise you.

Plus Sunday Update!
Thanks to a new friend in Germany, we have this tremendous catalog page from 1976 for Action Jackson toys. It's AJ like you've never seen him before.

Friday, December 15, 2006

The Creature from Neptune

Mego Neptunian

A cool one today as we unveil our last Mego Star Trek Alien card for the week, the Neptunian sure wasn't a character on the original series but was he an abandoned Creature from the Black Lagoon knock off? Click the link to read more......

Cool thread on the little bonuses you get when buying from certain Ebay sellers.

Albert has a done a really cool custom of THE CREEPER from DC comics.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

A Mego Keeper

Star Trek Aliens week continues with the Mego Keeper

Scott had some fun with this treatment of the classic Mego Alien, the Keeper. Click on the pic for a larger view

Mego captain mar-vel

Check out JMC's very nice rendition of the classic character Captain Marvel.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Eat Drop Kick Lizard!

hai keeba!

The Mego Gorn card is our feature today in all it's Captain Kirk Drop Kick glory. For a better look, click here......

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

How about a little nevre pinch action huh?

mego cheron trading card from the mego museum

Mego Star Trek Aliens cards roll out beginning with the uber fun Cheron card. Mr Spock shows Bele who's boss on this star ship.

mego captain america

The Custom Spotlight goes to Austin's Reb Brown Captain America, a sweet bit of 70's TV cheese.

Also check out JMC's golden Age Hawkman, from the "All Star Squadron" comic, pretty sweet.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Mego Captain Kirk kicks a little butt

We're unveiling the aliens this week with the ultimate Trek baddie, The Klingon. Scott has played a little with the format and wow, I'm glad he has. As he puts it "the Aliens exist for one reason: So Kirk could have someone to kick in the ass." Check it out here.

Please Santa: Alberto has just completed this killer Spider-woman custom. Color me jealous....

Friend....Goooooood! Also check out this cool Bride of Frankenstein diorama by Thomas.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Goodnight John Boy

Another addition to our Christmas Wishbook section, this time it's the Mego Waltons/Wizard of OZ offerings from JC Penney in 1975.

Pop Culture Customs

"Teany Weeny Super Beanie pointing towards the sky, give me muscles, power, strength, make me a super guy" I'm loving Todd's treatment of the Archie Superheroes.

Austin brings in the 70's TV goodness with his Reb Brown as Captain America custom, love it!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Hailing frequencies are open

mego uhura card

Saturday's update is the lovely Mego Lt. Uhura card, completing our bridge crew. The cards actually line up together, check it out.

Holy Bat Customs!

Thomas updates everyone on his progress recreating the 66 Batman series, starting off with Egghead, the Mad Hatter and of course, Burt Ward as Robin.

Cool customs are all over the place as evidenced by this beautiful Wolverine figure.

More updates tomorrow! Visit us at

Friday, December 08, 2006

I've giv'n her all she's got captain, an' I canna give her no more

One of my favourites, today's gumcard is Mego Mr Scott. Scott really nailed the mood on this one IMO. Stay tuned for more updates at the Mego Museum throughout the month of December!

Austin really made this smashing version of Flash villian the Trickster recently, very nice!

Massive Spider-man 3 Spoilers can be found here.

Speaking of Spider-man, we're discussing the new Hasbro 9" Spiderman figures , the reviews are positive!

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'm a Gumcard not a Doctor!

That header wrote itself. Continuing our "Mego Advent Calendar" we have a new addition to our family of Mego Star Trek cards, this time it's none other than ship's surgeon and country doctor, Leonard "Bones" McCoy.. Please tell us your thoughts at the Mego Forum.

Topic of Mego Interest:

The Mego Traveller is going around the world, track his progress.

A nice tale about friends and of course an amazing find of Mego.

I'm loving this cool Doc Savage Custom, Russ has done his custom, A Gwen Stacey that captures her very well and this Clint Eastwood is near perfect.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Holy Magnetics Batman!

mego magnetic batman

A cool update to the advent calendar today, shots of a carded GIG Magnetic Batman. For those not in the know, lucky European kids got Superheroes that had the same features as the Micronauts . Carded examples are few and far between so we're excited to be able to feature this.

This week's custom Spotlight is this killer Cathy Lee Crosby as Wonderwoman, the movie may have been regrettable but there is nothing wrong with this detailed custom!
Also Check out the new Customiser Galleries featuring some of the Museum's growing "talent pool":

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Logical Next Step in Mego Trading Cards

mego mister spock trading card

You really can't have Kirk without Spock so today's Mego Museum Trading Card reveal is a real no brainer. Personally, I think Scott has done another outstanding job of capturing the essence of what the figure is about but judge for yourself.

Want to know how you can get these cards? Check the page for a new announcement.

Monday, December 04, 2006

The Captain Kirk Mego Trading Card

Mego Captain Kirk Card

Continuing our December Advent Calendar of updates, Scott has unveiled the first Mego Star Trek Trading Card. Lots more reveals to come all through the month of December.

Weekend Updates:

Friday, December 01, 2006

The Mego Museum Advent Calendar

What's December without toys? Thats why Scott cooked up this amazing Mego advent calendar for the entire month of December, each day on the Mego Museum we'll be adding a new update. Today we're visiting the Planet of the Apes thanks to the 1975 Sears Catalog.

If that wasn't enough......

Castaway toys in conjunction with FX Shows present the limited edition Greatest American Hero, this licensed 8" action figure will only be available for one day only at the FX Florida Extravaganza Toy Show, read all about it here.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Star Trek Vulcan Shuttle plus cool new Customs

the mego star trek vulcan shuttle

A very rare addition to the Mego Star Trek galleries is this Vulcan shuttle produced for foreign markets exclusively.

Cool Customs

Last week's custom spotlight went to Bryan for his AMAZING set of Kiss customs. Fantastic work Bryan!

This week, our spotlight goes to long awaited efforts of Lou who decided to take on the daunting task of creating Mego customs of his favorite Movie and TV superheroes, very impressive Lou but no love for Nicholas Hammond?

Friday, November 17, 2006

Mego Display Boxes

Mego superheroes display box
Today's Museum Update is an in depth look at the Display boxes for the Worlds Greatest Superheroes, with as many photos as we could find. Come marvel at these long forgotten pieces of Mego History.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Mego Museum News for a Wednesday

A lot of neat new things at the Museum this week, first off, Dave has added more lines to Mego Museum Accessory Check including the ever popular Mad Monsters and Tex Willer figure lines. Now you can compare original parts to repro on even more Mego lines!

The Mego Custom Spotlight falls on Scott's very cool treatment of Japanese Henshin hero Thunder Mask. What a great idea.

Speaking of Customs, Hector is auctioning off this very limited Gene Roddenberry custom that was produced two years ago, you never see these babies anymore. Read the thread here....

Monday, November 13, 2006

1977 CBS Commercial Schedule feat. Mego toys

Came across this interesting piece of history recently, it's the CBS saturday Morning commercial schedule from September 24, 1977. As you can see Mego ran one of the first ads of the day, it was likely this one below.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Vintage Mego Action Jackson Article

Cool update to the Mego Advertising Archive, a vintage article, possibly the first announcing Action Jackson line and an interesting promotion that never got off the ground.

Check out this cool WGSH Superheroes Commercial from 1980

I'm loving this Custom vampirella that Todd made, there are a few amazing new things in Custommego that deserve a look, check it out.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Custom Mego Spotlight: Grunge

I've never seen this guy in the comics before but I have to say that Jason captured this Image comics character to a "T". Simply awesome and worthy of this week's spotlight.

We have some new Customizer galleries as well, today it's Mike Rogers and Thomas Meulman, check em out!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Mego Superheroes in the JC Penney Catalog

Added a new page to the Mego Museum Department Store Catalog Gallery This time it's the 1975 JC Penney Catalog and it features one of the more interesting hero mixes of te time, come see for yourself.

The Mego Museum is turning Ten this weekend, when did you find out about us? Tell us how at the forums....

Visit Plaid Stallions today for another amazing trip through 70's toystores! Star Wars, Micronauts, Tonka Trucks, they're all there

Have a great Weekend.