Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Spooky Mego Customs and updates to the Museum!

The Museum gets another Accessory check section courtesy of Dave McCormick, this time Dave examines the reproduction parts out for Space:1999 The Mystery Man and Zorro. Now you can verify if your pieces are original or reproduction, if you like what you see stop by the Mego forums and give us your thoughts.

It's Halloween so what better a time to spotlight some creepy customs made by our members.

Frankenstein Mego custom

Todd has made this Killer Mego Frankenstein based on the old Marvel Comics, a real quality piece if you ask me. Todd also did an amazing take on Doctor Strange baddie Dorammu this week, he's a busy guy!

Matt Jaycox made this amazing Hammer Frankenstein

Matt Shares with us his amazing "Frankenstein Force" a collection of customs based on Frankenstein movies from the early 1900's to the Hammer films of the 60's. If you like Frankenstein toys, prepare to be jealous!

A Mego version of Stephen King's Carrie? Anthony has created a box made with love (and pig blood) for just such a thing.

Don has created some neat Skeleton customs just in time for Halloween.

Happy Halloween from the Gang at Megomuseum.com, thanks for making us the number site on the web for Mego Action Figures!

Monday, October 30, 2006

Mego Star Trek Goodness for a Monday....

Mego Star Trek

Added a cool 1975 catalog page of Mego Star Trek goodies today, more groovy Star Trek News to follow this week.

Courtesy of Bill, I give you six minutes of Mego Trek Commercials:

On the Customs side of things, we have our Customizer of the Month for November, the talented David Lee! Also, check out the New Gallery feature this week, Anthony Durso makes some amazing Mego Custom Packages among other things.

See a review of the MegoMuseum from Toyfare Magazine.

Share in some Department Store Memories in General Buzz...

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Planet of the Apes Catalog Spread

Mego Planet of the Apes today at the Mego Museum

I feel like going ape today, so we're unveiling a new department store catalog spread, this time from the 1975 JC Penney which features nothing but globs of Planet of the Apes Merchandise!

Other Nonsense

Cat got a really cool gift from another Mego Forum member, check it out!

Last Chance to Order a Micronauts Hornetroid Print from Ken Kelly!

Shakespeare the Mego figure? See the bard as an 8" Mego.

Matt has posted his very cool 8" figure of Zacherly the cool ghoul just in time for Halloween and look who's holding it!

And now, some Ape Commercials!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Mego Custom of the Week

A really tough week to choose Custom of the Week, so much good stuff out there this time around......

Albert's Snowbird
won for the week but look atat some of the amazing other items that came out in the last seven days:

Todd's Red Wolf is amazing, really captures the character.

Not to mention Anthony's Great Bulletman which gets points for not only the quality but the originality, fantastic!

Check them all out at the Custom Mego Forum

Monday, October 23, 2006

The New Custom Mego Section

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Dave, Derek and Paul we have the newly revised Custom Mego. While the blog will still remain, the new Custom Mego will be a permanent record of all articles, how to tutorials, resources (such as sewing patterns and card artwork) and of course, we now return customizer galleries to this version.

Please check out the first four galleries and the amazing work of these customizers:

Ron Baglio
Mike Farence
Steve Moore
Albert Pennello

Watch for more updates in the very near future, great work guys!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Mego Museum gets published again!

The Latest issue of Lee's Toy Review has another Megomuseum article, this one focusing on Foreign Mego, this month's subject is Mego toys in Germany. Click here to find out more.

Customs: Check out this cool Hamlet Custom currently featured on the boards, how amazing is that?

Also take a look at these cool custom boxes for AHI monsters.

Only three more days until the end of our Greatest American Hero Contest to win a season 2 DVD, enter today.

We're weighing in on the great results of a MOC Aquaman Auction, the winner was someone we all know.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Mego Museum Interview with Vincent Baiera

I was very fortunate to stumble across the contact information for Vincent Baiera last month, a man I'd heard mentioned glowingly several times by people such as Neal Kublan and Hal Shull.

Mr Baiera was not only keen to talk to me but he was also one of those people that I dreamt of talking to, somebody who loved what they did and remembered things nobody else could.

I am pleased to unveil the Megomuseum Interview with Vincent Baiera : Product Design Manager for Mego Toys.


Vincent not only shares his experiences but his original production meeting notes and candid photographs of the Mego R&D department. This is something all together new for us, mysteries are solved and previously unknown detail uncovered.

The amazing 3D models and mockups are courtesy of..our founder..Scott Adams, Scott's very talented wife Julie Feinstein Adams also deserves accolade for editing this piece and making me look smart. That's no small task.

Please share your thoughts at the Mego Museum Forums

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Greatest American Hero Contest at MegoMuseum

We're giving away a boxed season two Greatest American Hero DVD this week at the mego forums, click here to read more.

And check out the new mega set coming soon, click the link below:

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Cool Mego Customs Spotlight

Even though we have a customego blog, I can't help but point out some of the ultra cool figures that arrive every week courtesy of the talent pool we currently have at the Mego museum. Above is Captain Mego's Iron Man, which has a removable magnetic faceplate, it's amazing

Bob is always good for a custom and here is his Marvel Comics villain Absorbing Man, gotta love it. He also did an oldschool Mego Man Wolf that looks like it came off the toy shelf.

And I now pronounce you Creature and Wife, nothing like some variants on classics as John shows us with his Mego She Creature.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Museum Updates, Mego Book News and Rod Serling

Where to begin?

Dave McCormick has finished two new sections for the accessory check area of the museum, this time he's focused on the Star Trek and Planet of the Apes sections. Accessory check is an amazing resource for the mego collector, a photoguide to identify real versus reproduction parts. You can read all about it here.

More Great News!

Ladies and Gentlemen, World's Greatest Toys the premier book about the Mego Worlds Greatest Superheroes has a publisher. Author Benjamin Holcomb relayed the tale here on the Mego Forum. Let's just say the publisher makes high quality books about the Superhero genre, so they "get it".

Coming Winter 2007: The Ultimate Mego Superhero book.

You see a sign post up ahead......

From the incredible talent of Captain Dunsel comes this fantastic Rod Serling action figure, available through megostore in limited quantities. The likeness is really amazing, this one incredible piece.

Coming Next Week!

Next week we unveil a new interview with a member of Mego's creative department, gain never before seen insight into Mego production, see original production meeting notes, photographs and learn what Mego was planning for your favourite toy lines!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The Interchangable World of the Micronauts

a new sears catalog page mego Cb Mchaul

Yet another addition to the department store catalog section , today we feature the 1978 Sears spread of the Mego Micronauts. Micronauts were riding high the scif fi wave at the time and this page brings back a lot of memories.

Be sure to check out the Mego Museum Micronauts Section after.

Tomorrow's feature:

For now, I leave you with this cool Frankenstein custom by our Custommego administrator, Dave McCormick.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Breaker! Breaker! More Mego Catalog pages!

a new sears catalog page mego Cb Mchaul

Yet another addition to the department store catalog section , today we feature the 1978 Sears spread of Mego CB McHaul. CB didn't get a lot of Catalog time so this is a pretty rare glimpse.

Be sure to check out the Mego Museum CB Mchaul Section after, it's got oodles of revised content and information.

And not to be a tease but we've got fantastic Mego discoveries on the way, a real trip into Mego R&D, stay tuned......

Cool Customs

Check out this great Seven of Nine custom by K with real rooted hair. The Custom of the week is this mean looking Professor Zoom.

The Customizer of the month is John Farley, a guy we know as type3toys, John is a talented craftsman, check out his cool work.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Flash! Ah-ahhhhhhhh!

a new sears catalog page mego flash gordon

Yet another addition to the department store catalog section (in case you hadn't noticed I'm obsessed with these) today we feature the 1978 Sears spread of Mego Flash Gordon.

Be sure to check out the Mego Museum Flash Gordon Section after, Scott has put a great deal of effort into it's new content.

And stay tuned to the Mego Museum Blog, soon we will be taking you deeper into Mego than anyone has ever gone. What does that mean? Find out soon.....

Monday, October 02, 2006

New Mego Catalog Page

Added another page to our growing database of Department store Christmas catalogs. This one is the 1978 Sears Superhero offering, pretty respectable assortment of Superheroes that year.

Other Mego Goodness:

What is your favorite Filmation show? is a topic close to my heart.

Remember the movie Kingdom of Spiders? A lot fo members chime in.

Bob has done a very nice Mego sized Rambo custom.