Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
Our Mego of the Day for this fine Monday is Captain Zantor from the UK only Space:1999 series, who was portrayed by esteemed actor Christopher Lee but many have suggested that he looks more like William Shatner. What do you think?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Dan Edwards sent in this toy news article from 1973 concerning the sales of these new "Dawn Sized" dolls of Superman and Batman. These dolls would continue to sell for the next ten years and are probably the biggest reason that the Megomuseum exists today.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Did you have an Uhura as a kid?
Let us know at the Mego Forum.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
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!
Are a fan of the Mego/Palitoy Space:1999 figures? What did you think of the reproduction line?
Let us know at the Mego Forum.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Our Friday salute is to the double knit pant suit wearing Bionic Villain, Doctor Kromedome.
Fun Trivia: Mego had previously copyrighted the name Kromedome for a toy robot.
Did you have Dr K as a kid? Are you on the hunt for one? Let us know on the Mego Forum.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
While Mego Corporation might have shut their physical doors in 1982, the final chapter in the history of the company was yet to come. PAC Toys was already Mego's domestic Manufacturer and it's president Joe Ruzzi worked with the Mego sales force to retain them and create a new company out of the ashes of Mego.
PAC developed new toy lines based on existing Mego Product which resulted in the "Lords of Light" Toyline.
Two new ventures also came of this, the most famous being "Phoenix Toys" a collaboration of Ruzzi and former Mego President Marty Abrams:
Phoenix promised the same creativity Mego had and it's big lines that year were a girl's doll line called Charlotte Rouse (similiar to Strawberry Shortcake), a series called Shaboom Magic and the Fabulous Felines, which were based on the popularity of the musical "Cats".
(Felines image courtesy of Laurie Halbritter)
Meanwhile, another new company was formed comprising of as Ruzzi put it "The only powers left at Mego" Mike Bauer(Sales), Pat Sirkus and financial whiz Jim Groberg. The new company was to represent PAC and handle sales and R&D for the fledging toy company. It's name was OJEM.
It's announcement was somewhat frank and functional, a far cry from the highpoint of the company's creativity.
Sadly, this second attempt to launch the World's Greatest Toy Company seemed curse as it was beset by legal problems and in June 1984, facing 3 million in debt, PAC Packaging Corp, the parent company filed for bankruptcy protection.
For more information on this period, please read PAC TOYS: A Conversation with Joe Ruzzi.
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Is Flash Gordon part of your collection? Is it something you want to pursue? Does the scale put you off, let us know at the Mego Forum.
Sunday, September 07, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Monday, September 01, 2008
For somebody six inches tall, Mego packed a lot of detail into this guy. Happy Labour Day.