Monday, January 25, 2010

Retro-Action Superman: Up Close

Thanks again to the 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" Superman head sculpt again in the rather fitting "Mugshot" style.

Again I have to applaud the "Challenge of the Superfriends" vibe going on here, this the Superman we grew up with, if he could talk, he'd have Danny Dark's voice.

Superman will be in "Wave One" of the Retro-Action Superheroes this Spring along with Lex Luthor, Green Lantern and Sinestro.

Bring on the Spring!

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Retro-Action Superman Gallery at the MegoMuseum

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gestern Wars Promotional Piece

Fantastic Update courtesy of Jens Knappman today who was kind enough to scan this rare German leaflet for the Lion Rock Gestern Wars series but also translated the whole thing for us as well. It's a really neat look at foreign marketing many of us haven't seen before:

1939 - 1945

When the world was ablaze. The second World- War was at rage. Nearly all countries of the world were involved in this war.

Today no sensible statesman would chose the war as a means of politics. Too large were the suffers and casualties of the recent war, too powerful and deadly are modern destructive weapons. 55 million dead people and immense destruction remind us to not forget the past.

Everyone who wants to know how the world in which we are living now was created, how todays political systems and borders developed, will not get around learning about the most extensive military conflict in the history of the world.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Great Webs! Crime Doesn't Pay!

A fun update today at the Mego Museum Super Softie Gallery, today we take a look at Spider-Man with new pictures including (finally!) shots of the 19" Spider-Man figure boxed.

All that plus you can click to hear Spider-Man talk, click the link to hear cuddly Peter Parker..

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Time For Action, Johnny Action!

Neat addition to the Lionrock World War 2 Gallery today, it's the 1976 Mego Johnny Action Catalog featuring the military that Mego marketed around the world under many different names.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Captain Patch Returns (Sort of)

A neat new addition to the Mego Museum Super Pirates Gallery.

Captain Patch was recycled by an anonymous toy distributor in the mid seventies to get rid of excess Matchbox "Fighting Furies" outfits. The figure was often just shoved into an existing outfit (as seen above). The head is a reverse of the Mego head (Meaning his eye patch is on the other eye), his outfit consists of Jean LaFite's clothes and his body is the exact same as Captain Eagle,who was marketed with spare Action Jackson outfits. Photo courtesy of Bill Frost.