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!

Friday, December 21, 2007

The MegoMuseum Interview with Tory Mucaro : Mego R & D

"I'll never forget the day they came to me with the Torino from Starsky and Hutch and asked me if I could make it look like the General Lee!"

Tory Mucaro has one of the more unqiue stories when it comes to his tenure at Mego, hired by John McNett while still in high school, he learned his trade at the Mego research and development department.

Tory was kind enough to share with us some of his recollections about those happy times and by doing so revealed many things not known about Mego. He has also graciously provided photographs of his many projects for us to enjoy. Check out the Megomuseum interview with Tory Mucaro, it's sure to be one your favourites.

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.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Circus World Store 1976

During the holiday season, it's not hard to remember the long gone retailers of yesterday and we've added a real memory jog to the Mego ad archive today. It's a mall Circus World store and if you look hard, you might see something familiar in the window.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Mego Museum Interview with Chris Kublan

If there was ever a childhood to envy it would be Chris Kublan's, his dad Neal Kublan was vice President of Research and Development for Mego Corp, meaning he made our favourite toys.

Chris gave us some fun insight into the inner workings of Mego and what was like to grow up during the companies hottest times.

Read the MegoMuseum Interview with Chris Kublan here.

Another Great Comic Ad

This great ad for the Mego World's Greatest Superheroes was provided by Rob Kelly, creator of the great Aquaman Shrine. Note how illustrations of Mego Comic Action Heroes are being used to sell the 8" figures.

Visit the Megomuseum Heroes World Gallery Today

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Wizard of Oz Update

We have a new gallery addition to the Wizard of Oz Galleries thanks to the contributions of Mike "Mikeoz" Lopategui who contributed not only the great photos but the text as well to create the new Mego Munchkinland page. Come check out this very Mego play set.

The Megomuseum is always open to contributions, so if you anything you'd like to add to our galleries, drop us a line!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

1978 Christmas Catalog

Today's addition to the department store catalog archive is from another Canadian department store chain, Eaton's and it sports 12" Superman and the ever popular Mego Micronauts.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Mego Christmas Memories

mego aquaman

Brian Butler provided us with some vintage coolness for the Mego Memories Page, it's not often you see Aquaman and Tarzan in vintage Christmas shots. Check out Brian's great blog What My Dad Saw for more vintage goodness.

mego tarzan

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Mego Podcast

If in you're in need of an audio mego fix this weekend then be sure to check out Javier Hernandez' "Planet Comic Book Radio" internet radio show where he recently sat down with World's Greatest Toys author Benjamin Holcomb and discussed all things "man dolls" including the Megomuseum itself! Click the links to have a listen:

Part one

Part Two

Friday, December 07, 2007

MegoMuseum Interviews Orit former creative director at Mego

Our first Mego interview of the month is with Orit, the former creative director at Mego. Orit took time out of her schedule to give us her take on working at the world's greatest toy company, toyfair and why she thinks Mego had so much success. Click here to read the Megomuseum Interview.

Look for more interviews all this month, only at Megomuseum.

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.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Mego KISS Update

Dave Mc has done another knock out job with accessory check and has created a new checklist for KISS collectors to make sure they have the proper gear for their figures. Check out Kiss Accessory check.

Also, today is the final day to enter in the "Win a Copy of World's Greatest Toys" Contest, check out the thread here to put your join in.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The Mego Uncle Miltie Connection

milton berle presented the 1972 Mego toy lines
This newly discovered item in the Megomuseum ad archive explains how the 1972 Mego line up which saw the debut of Action Jackson was presented by none other than Comedy legend Milton Berle. If only they had camcorders back in the day.
December will be a month you will not want to miss if you're a mego fan, new articles, three new interviews with former Mego employees including never before seen prototypes. Stay Tuned.

Only one more day to enter in our "Win a copy of World's Greatest Toys" contest. All you have to do is tell us your favourite Mego Superhero in this thread and you're in!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

World's Greatest Toys : The Mego Museum Review

Mego Superheroes World's Greatest Toys

It's a bit difficult to review a book like "World's Greatest Toys" without showing a level of bias. In fact, I almost didn't do a review at all for fear of sounding like a shill but the book itself is an achievement and thus deserves acknowledgement.

The first thing you read in WGT is the acknowledgements, most of the names are familiar to me, I "see" them almost everyday. These people donated pictures, scans or in many cases transported their actual items across state lines, so WGT author Benjamin Holcomb could use his fantastic photographic skills on them.

People helped because they wanted this book to happen, it's the best example of what a collector community should be. A person has a vision and people pitch in. Actually holding this book made me happy, it's here, it happened. CLICK HERE TO READ THE COMPLETE ARTICLE

Want to win a copy of Mego Superheroes: World's Greatest Toys? Follow this link to the megomuseum forums.