Thursday, February 28, 2008
This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive is a 1980 advertisement for the 1980 Mego Line Up the piece features examples from many toy companies including fashion Candy, Micronauts, Black Hole and the Elastic Superheroes.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive is a 1980 advertisement for licensing Marvel comics characters the piece features examples from many toy companies including Milton bradley, Empire, funstuff, Remco and of course Mego World's Greatest Superheroes.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This new addition to the Mego Ad Archive from 1980 demonstrates just how much effort Mego Corp. put into merchandising Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Sadly the film's more adult themes didn't translate into toy sales with much of this line seeing little to no distribution in the United States.
Monday, February 25, 2008
A new entry to the Mego Museum Library today is this 1980 Toy Fair preview of some of Mego's new products. Sadly, many of them including cool Micronaut alien vehicles such as Iguanos and remote controlled VINCent from the Black Hole were never released.
The rest of the week on the Mego Museum will be devoted to Mego at the 1980 toy fair, stay tuned for updates.
Friday, February 22, 2008
This awesome new colour picture of the Mego Superheroes in Gimbels demonstrates how the line had shrunk down it's core by this time. Note there is a whole display of 12" Incredible Hulk dolls and Remco Spider-Copters behind.
This just one of many vintage toy store shots that we have in the Mego Museum Ad Archive.
This image is from 1975 and shows an end cap of Mego Super Vators and Batcaves as well as an above average selection of G.I. Joe.
Look carefully at this Circus World image from 1976, you'll see something familiar in the window.
Another great scene from 1976, this time a WGSH Display box nestles calmly between a literal army of Adventure Team Joes.
What was your favourite place to buy Mego back in the day?
Discuss it at the Mego Museum Forums.
Sunday, February 17, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Prototype Week finishes with another look at Mego Corp's lost treasures courtesy of Tory Mucaro, today it's the clay head sculpt for the 12" Harry Booth from the Black Hole, something Mego collectors rarely see.
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Today's entry into prototype week is a submission by Ray Miller, who did some digging an uncovered the evolution of the killer Micronauts vehicle The Hornetroid. It's an interesting look at how many changes can be made to a toy before it gets to the store.
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
In keeping with our theme of Prototype week we present the original V.I.N.Cent from the Black Hole. Mego made some changes to this guy before he was released so it's an interesting piece to say the least.
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Prototype continues with another look at Mego Corp's lost treasures courtesy of Tory Mucaro, today it's the weathered Old B.O.B from the Black Hole, a figure that never saw release in the United States.
Monday, February 11, 2008
Our first prototype is this amazing hand made resin sample of Twiki from the collection of former Mego designer Tory Mucaro and he shares with us not only the photos but some insight into how the item itself was made. Check out the Mego Twiki Prototype page.
Be sure to check back every day this week for another piece from the Mego model shop.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
A very rare picture of an action figure aisle circa 1976 has been added to the MegoMuseum Ad Archive today. Just look at that wonderful World's Greatest Superheroes box bursting in the middle of those G.I. Joe's.
Exciting news from Diamond yesterday, the first original 8" Star Trek figure was unveiled and it's none other than Khan sculpted by James Brady. A truly great sign of things to come, well done EMCE toys!