Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Today is Green Arrow Day!

Just a friendly reminder that today is the first day that you can order the initial figure from the Mattel "Retro-Action: DC Super Heroes" line (fomerly known as World's Greatest Superheroes). Eight inch Superheroes with real cloth costumes, it's a good day but stop and smell the roses, get your order in at now, before they sell out!

Discuss the Retro-Action Line at the Mego Museum Forum

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Retro-Action Green Arrow: Up Close

Another up close shot of the upcoming Retro Action line, this time it's Oliver Queen himself! The Green Arrow!

The original Mego Sculpt has been altered here, it's not a reproduction but a nice alteration of the original. Amazing how the eye paint changes the whole aesthetic.

Green Arrow will be availble December 23rd (that's tomorrow people!) at

Many thanks to EMCE and Mattel for this early peek at this line, it was a wonderful present!

Discuss at the Mego Museum Forums!

Retro-Action Green Arrow Gallery at the MegoMuseum

Monday, December 21, 2009

Retro-Action Sinestro: Up Close

Thanks to good people at Mattel and EMCE we have another early look at the Mattel Retro Action DC Super Heroes line, this time it's 8" Sinestro head sculpt again in the rather fitting "Mugshot" style.

As with Lex there is a "Challenge of the Superfriends" vibe going on here and it's just one thing about this figure that makes me happy, the other is that the appearance of Sinestro also clears up one of Mego's bigger omissions, an 8" Green Lantern.

Sinestro will also be in "Wave One" of the Retro-Action Superheroes this Spring.

Looking at this thing, it still feels a little surreal at the moment. 2010 will truly be the year of the Mego Scale.

Discuss at the Mego Museum Forums!

Retro-Action Sinestro Gallery at the MegoMuseum

Friday, December 18, 2009

Retro-Action Lex Luthor: Up Close

Thanks to good people at Mattel and EMCE we have an early look at the Mattel Retro Action DC Super Heroes 8" Lex Luthor head sculpt in a sort of fitting "Mugshot" style.

I get a little bit of a "Challenge of the Superfriends" vibe from Lex here.

Lex will be in "Wave One" of the Retro-Action Superheroes, the concept that there will be wave 2 and 3 next year makes me giddy. I hope Mattel includes that obscure "Bat-Man" character that I'm fond of.

I didn't know he could do that.

Spring can't come any quicker, stay tuned for more up close and personal shots from this much anticipated toy line.

Discuss at the Mego Museum Forums!

Retro-Action Lex Luthor Gallery at the MegoMuseum

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Them Tiny Dukes

Made some updates the Dukes of Hazzard 3 3/4" Gallery, mostly repairing the glaring omission of the vehicle sets but also adding some detailed shots of the unproduced "Cooter's Garage" playset.

I noticed we don't have a single packaged figure shown, so if you have some and you're handy with a camera email us!

Otherwise click on the ol' General Lee to see the revised Mego Dukes of Hazzard Gallery.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Star Trek TMP Gallery Updated and Revised

Want to feel old? Star Trek the Motion Picture was released 30 years ago last month. While the "human adventure" didn't set the toy aisles ablaze with sales, Mego squeaked some fun toys for Christmas that year and we've completely redesigned our Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gallery.

We've added dozens of new packaging and revised figure shots, along with new images of unproduced prototypes like the Vulcan Shuttle play set.

So Beam Aboard the New Mego Star Trek: The Motion Picture Gallery.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Superman: Soft, Cuddly, Safe?

A fun update today at the Mego Museum Super Softie Gallery, today we take a look at Superman with new packaging shots and an honest to goodness variation. Who knew?

All that plus you can click to hear Superman talk, click the link to be transported to "plush Metropolis"

Monday, December 14, 2009

Mattel Delays Green Arrow

But only for a week, this just in from the Matty Collector Facebook Page:

SALE UPDATE! Green Arrow isn't going to arrive at the warehouse in time for the sale tomorrow so he's going to move to our 12/23 sale with Wave 11. All other products are arriving as we speak and will go on sale tomorrow. There might be a day or two delay in shipping as they still need to be sorted out once we receive ...them, but don't worry -- they're coming!
Rats, I made this shiny graphic for tomorrow and everything ... *kicks dirt*

Magnetic Heroes Update

A fabulous update at the MegoMuseum Magna Heroes Gallery today, courtesy of Mark Huackabone we have shots of the proposed American series of cards for the four heroes.

Mego pitched the line using these very samples at Toy Fair 1980 and decided to abandon the line. These rare US cards were produced for display at Toy Fair and are the only known to exist.

Check Them out at the Mego Museum Magna Heroes Gallery.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Biff Bang Pow Flash Gordon Poll

Biff Bang Pow! is looking for input from the Mego Community.

If you could choose a head for an 8” Flash Gordon and Ming in the Movie Costume, would you prefer:

One with the likeness of Sam J Jones and Max Von Sydow ?

A revised version of the Mego Flash Gordon Heads?

Monsters, Pirates and Cowboys at MegoLike

These handsome fellas are just part of the new Toy Island Gallery over at

While the company was in it's infancy, it produced several different lines of 7 inch clothed figures using familiar Mego territory such as Cowboys, Pirates, Monsters (yay!) and themes such as sports and firemen.

It's pretty neat stuff that also turns out to be quite rare, if you have any of these drop us a line!
Check it out at

Check them all out at Megolike!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

WGSH Becomes Retro-Action!

Great Update on Matty today, unveiling the revised card art for the Green Arrow Figure. The big change here is the line's name is no longer "World's Greatest SuperHeroes" but "Retro-Action: DC Super Heroes".

This begs the question, what other things does Mattel have planned under this "Retro-Action" banner? It sounds like 2010 will be truly be the year of the Megohead.

Retro-Action Green Arrow will be available Tuesday December 15th 2009 only at

Discuss the Retro-Action Line at the EMCE Toys Forum