Thursday, July 31, 2008


From the 19777 Western Auto Christmas Catalog comes this great image of a hot selling item for Mego, it's Fonzie and his motorcycle. Check out the Fonz and other great TV lines at the Mego Museum TV Gallery.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Mego Bill Maxwell Prototype Found!

mego bill maxwell A startling new discovery today, the Mego Greatest American Hero Bill Maxwell figure, long thought lost is now up for display at the Megomuseum.
One cannot begin to go on how incredibly cool that 25 years after Mego folded, that stuff like this is still being found.

Discuss this at the Mego Forum!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

1976 Mego TV Promotion Schedule!

Olmo Giovannini sent in this wonderful piece of Mego history today for the Megomuseum ad archive today, the advertising Budget.

As you can see the really big money was on the Mego Star Trek Line with almost five times the budget that than the World's Greatest Superheroes. I don't ever recall seeing a commerical for the One Million BC line however...

Eight point three million bought a lof quality airtime across the country in 1976.

It's a shame this doesn't list the cartoons Mego advertised on but the local markets is cool too. Click here to see a listing of cartoons with commercials from 1977.

World's Greatest Superheroes commercials ran year round according to this chart, whereas most of the other lines such as The Waltons would only see advertising in the fall/winter months..

You won't want to miss the Megomuseum this Friday, we'll be unveiling a really big thing. Trust me on this, it's very cool.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Mego Walking Twiki Prototype

Mego prototype walking Twiki figure

This sales sample of the walking Twiki Figure, meant to go along with the 12" Buck Rogers figure is a new addition to the Museum galleries. The figure is completely solid and does not have any moving parts, the label appears to be hand colored.

Mego prototype walking Twiki figure

Mego Designer Tory Mucaro happily elaborated on the process used to create this figure, the figure is made of Carbolon casting material which was used at Mego. He adds "I would guess the original pattern was sculpted on the outside, and we poured RTV molds and cast duplicates to be used as sales samples"

Mego prototype Twiki figure

This item was purchased from a former Mego sales rep, making it a sales sample.

Mego prototype Twiki figure

A close up of the feet shows the carbolon material.

Want to see other Mego Prototypes? Here are just a few we've compiled at the MegoMuseum:

Prototype VINCent from the Black Hole

Prototype OLD B.O.B from Black Hole

Harry Booth Clay Sculpt

Original Hornetroid from the Micronauts

Logan 5 from Logan's Run

Bruce Jenner Action Figure Sculpt for CHiPs

Original 3 3/4" Klingon Figure from Star Trek: The Motion Picture

The Greatest American Hero 8" Figures

Moonraker Prototype Figures and Vehicles

Original 12" Hulk Figure

Unproduced Eagle Force Character Designs

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Don't be scared, he's really a good guy

Wonderful catalog spread today just added to the Mego Museum Department Store Gallery, it's from the 1979 Spiegel catalog which like everybody else is all about TV's biggest star at the time, the Hulk.

The Mobile Batlab is a unique choice for this page, you didn't see it much in late seventies catalog.

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

The Ever Loving Blue Eyed Palitoy Thing

Completing our Trifecta of foreign cards this week, a clobberin' new addition to the Mego Museum World's Greatest Superheroes Section today courtesy of Bill Frost, it's a beautiful example of a UK Palitoy Carded Thing, only he and the Human Torch saw release on these sweet cards. No love for the Invisible Girl in London I guess....

The Mego Market Place Forum is a great place to find that part, custom head or that MOC figure you're looking for.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Hiss at the Palitoy Lizard!

A lovely new addition to the Mego Museum World's Greatest Superheroes Section today courtesy of Bill Frost, it's a beautiful example of a UK Palitoy Carded Lizard. One of the toughest to find in the series, no small accomplishment.

There is always something new to see at our Finished Customs Forum, each day somebody displays a new piece of Mego Art.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Wak! Wak! It's Palitoy Penguin!

A lovely new addition to the Mego Museum World's Greatest Superheroes Section today courtesy of Bill Frost, it's a beautiful example of a UK Palitoy Carded Penguin.

One of our most popular threads at the Mego Forum is New Mego Acquisitions, in which members show what the postman done brung 'em and we can live vicariously through them.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

Dan’s Mego memories

mego batmobile

Dan shares with us this happy moment from Christmas of 1974 where he received a World's Greatest Superheroes Batmobile in a beautiful header card box as well, drool, what I wouldn't give...

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!