Wednesday, June 25, 2008

CHiPs Gets Launched!

Sweet update to our Mego CHiPs Gallery page today courtesy of the always great Olmo Giovannini, this is the bike launcher set (very similiar to the old Evel Knievel toys) and it's in the rarely seen Italian (GIG) box. Thanks Olmo!

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Mego Hulk Goes Globe Trotting: Bill Aka Wee67 shared with us this awesome pictures of his Mego Hulk visiting Turkey. Click on the picture to see many more shots.

Tiny Timelords: Otherdude has obviously been busy, he posted an exhaustive amount of Doctor Who Customs on the boards this week and they're smashing too. I must admit, I'm totally jealous. Check them out here.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Wes's Mego Memories

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Wes shares with us this happy moment from Christmas of 1974 where he received not only a World's Greatest Superheroes Robin figure but a Planet of the Apes Soldier Ape as well. Nice stuff Wes!

Enjoy previous Mego Memories at the Megomuseum, Part 1 and Part 2 are full of vintage coolness. Got a pic to donate? Send it on down!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Canadian Buck Rogers Star Fighter

Mark sent in this great Canadian Grand Toys version of the Buck Rogers Star Fighter today, a truly hard to find piece.

Other Mego Rambling:

Tom posted his exhaustive collection of Mego meet Photos.

An extremely rare Kresge Carded Shazam is on Ebay.

Cool Customs this Week:

Sabretooth by Jason

Mack the Knife!

Mike Rogers went to town with these amazing Emergency customs.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mego Meet 2008 ReCap Part 3 Seminars and Toy Display

Like every year, folks from the Museum community step up and offer to run Mego Seminars in order to provide entertainment for the day. This also helps to thin the crowd down at the dealers area, so it's really win/win. This years seminar's included "Mego Mythbusters" headed by yours truly, Dave always gives me the early class after a pub crawl so he's a lot like my guidance counseller. Dave followed up with an Accessory Check talk based on his tireless efforts in that department.

After our group photo, Doc Mego discussed EMCE toys to a standing room only crowd, the final seminar was the Custom Q & A headed by a foursome of well known Museum customizers, which is always well attended.

In the midst of all this, Chris Johnson's Megomeet exclusive figure "Mighty Mightor" went on sale and sold out. Chris always takes these projects on himself and we're glad he does.While the day was winding down with our Custom Auction and Bandwidth Raffle (both great big successes, thank you very much) I decided to take a look at the epic toy display that was on the upper level.

John Santori provided this fantastic Star Trek bridge for our centerpiece this year and it was well appreciated. I was really smitten with the attention to detail here.

Ray Miller provided a beautiful display of Mego Micronauts including some rare prototypes from the Lords of Light line. Micronauts don't get enough love at Megomeet, so we're lucky to have Ray.

The rest of the display room was no less impressive, with an assortment of rare 3 3/4" figures provided by Chris Johnson and of course, an 8" display that is unmatched.

Finally the hall was home to the selections from the 1978 Project, that Scott tirelessly worked on all weekend. There was also space to some of Mego's rarer items including a horse display that was pretty impressive.

Eventually it was time to pack up, have our well attended annual meal at Undo's and head back to the Mego Suite andbegrudgingly say our goodbyes. We made a few new friends this year and that's what this is all about. Mego Meet 2008 was another roaring success and a tremendous reflection of all the good people that I'm happy to be affiliated with.

See you next year!

Monday, June 09, 2008

Mego Meet Recap Part 2: The Dealers Room

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Dealer's Room
A close second to being in a room full of people who share your obsession (and speak your Mego language) is the Mego Meet Dealers Room. Whether your poison is MOC, loose, custom, repro, parts, you will never find a better grouping of all things Mego under one roof than here.

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The room was always tightly cramped, I often had to wait until Seminars were in session to get a good shot of what was available. Here are some but not all of the vendors in attendance:

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mego meetScott Adams brought a breath taking assortment of Dida Displays, these sets truly will make you wish you were six again. I'm really jealous of whoever got the last Monster set.

This Quick Video shows in greater details the offerings from Art, Dr. Mego EMCE Toys (the upcoming Khan and Gorn figures are awesome BTW) and Scott's Dida Displays.

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Roberto "Blue Meanie" Ligotti brought a stellar assortment of items, which isn't really a surprise, he's done it for the past 4 Meets.

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This case of Roberto's is where most of my Mego Money went this weekend but I am really happy about that, trust me.

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John from Type 3 Toys was on hand showcasing his creations, the focus is on bronze age Marvel characters and honestly photos just don't do them justice, they are works of art.

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More from Type 3 Toys, that Deathlok was truly superb.

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Austin had a great assortment of customs including a '67 Spider-Man that so calling to me.

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Brian Leitner had an awesome sampling of his uniforms.

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New to the show Jim Hampton brought a terrific assortment of items including his Sherrif of Nottingham figure which he sold out of at the Meet.

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Also new to the show was author Sean Griffen, who offered a bevy of minty figures.

Just a fun walk through video of the dealers room.

This video taken around closing time allowed me to get close to the upcoming Castaway toys Captain Action line including the Phantom, these figures looked amazing in person.

Much more Mego Meet Recollection at the Forum.

Coming Next: Mego Display, Seminars and Wrap Up.

Mego Meet 2008 ReCap Part 1 Friday Night Set Up!

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It's crazy to sit here and think that the fourth annual Mego Meet has come and gone already but that's really what happens when you're having a good time. There are a couple of constants at Mego Meet such as the weather will be boiling hot in West Virginia, the Mego Suite won't close until the birds are chirping and the atmosphere will be intoxicatingly positive. The other variable to it's success is change, new faces every year makes for an interesting mix of people.

Friday night set up was brisk as usual with folks unpacking, while talking and of course wheeling and dealing with another. While I cut out early to relax from an abnormally long drive, luckily Scott Adams captured the action in this cool video to his wife.

Soon after, the group headed back to the fabulous Wheeling Super 8 to the Mego Suites (graciously hosted by Paul and Chuck) to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. I haven't stayed up that late since my kids were newborn.

Coming Up Next: Mego Meet Part 2 The Dealers Room

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Mego Meet Card #2

Mego Meet Card # 2 is actually Card #3, due to overwhelming demand, we have reprinted the Amazon Princess herself.
This card is sponsored by Dida Displays.
Check out Plaid Stallions today for two more trading cards available at MegoMeet.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Mego Meet Trading Card Revealed

It's Davey Crockett, king of the wild frontier (Now I have that song in my head, great) our latest trading card which will be given out at this weekend's Mego Meet convention. (For more info on that click here) The image as always, was rendered by our own Scott Adams (who will be on hand at the meet showcasing his Dida displays) and the cards publication was sponsored by Brian Kingsbury AKA Adam West on the Museum Boards.

There is one more card to be revealed and I'm sure lots of updates from the floor of Megomeet, so if you can't attend, please stay tuned.....

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Museum Raffle Deadline

The Deadline to buy Mego Meet raffle tickets online is Friday at noon. Mego Meet Attendess have all day to buy them from me (allowing for rest room breaks please)

Tickets are now available. Raffle tickets prices are : 1 for $5, 6 for $25 (1 Free), 12 for $50 (2 Free), 25 for $100 (5 Free). Tickets can be purchased at the meet, by paypal or email. See the paypal links below the pictures of the raffle items below. You DO NOT have to attend Mego Meet to buy raffle tickets. Winners not at the meet will have items shipped to them.

The Museum Raffle goes towards our expense and upkeep of the Mego Museum Site.

Mego Museum Annual Raffle Page
Speaking of which, it's two days until Mego Meet, the only toy show for Mego Collectors in the world. This year's event is off to a great start and hope to see you there!