Saturday, June 25, 2011

We've Moved

The MegoMuseum blog can now be found on our shiney new front page visit it often to stay current in the Megoverse.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Carded Presidential Monsters First Look!

Toy maker "Heroes in Action" has given us an exclusive look at their carded samples of their upcoming "Presidential Monsters" line. We are told that these striking cards will actually be larger when they hit shelves this fall.

More of the Groovie Ghoulies from Capital Hill after the Jump:

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Hakes Auction 203 amps up the Mego Goodness

We've just gotten word that Hake's auction #203 went live today and it's the first to feature the collection of "World's Greatest Toys" author Benjamin Holcomb. If that wasn't enough, there are some killer non superhero pieces in the mix as well. Some highlights after the jump but you can always check it all out for yourself at

Friday, May 20, 2011

The Presidental Monsters Package Artwork leaked

Heroes in Action toys has shared some striking images of the packaging art for  their upcoming tongue in cheek  "The Presidential Monsters" series of action figures. The Presidents will also be available in regular editions but these striking images

HIA plans to release regular editions of Dutch, Bubba and Barry as well for those not so horror inclined.
The Presidential Monsters should be hitting stores in the last quarter of 2011. Stay tuned to the Megomuseum for more developements.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Doctor Who Day for BifBangPow!

Bifbangpow and Entertainment Earth laid down the goodies for us today with the preorders for the first two waves of Doctor Who figures!

The Doctor and Field Major Styre

Cyber Leader and the Master

Friday, April 29, 2011

Mego Museum Podcast: Mego Meet is Coming! ChrisDVM Interview

The Mego Museum Podcast welcomes ChrisDVM, the organizer of this year's Mego Meet in Wheeling, WV.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Universal Monsters Series 2 Available for Pre order at Entertainment Earth!

The "Vonderful" second wave of EMCE/Diamond Select Universal Monsters featuring Dracula and Imhotep figures are now available for preorder at Entertainment Earth. Using this link goes toward helping out the Museum.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Behold the Super Collector!

A double shot of great news today as we now have in hand factory samples of the MegoMuseum Supercollector action figure's outfit and let me tell ya, it's looking pretty great.

If that weren't enough, EMCE toys served us up some finished head shots of the squishy vinyl goodness headed our way this summer! Pinch me I'm dreaming.

Discuss this at the Mego Forums

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mego Like Answers the question: Who is Captain Mercury?
has been updated yet again with new photos and galleries, this time they've added galleries for Mercury Interactive and the Mysterious "M Toys" producers of this beauty:

 Get your knock off kicks at

Friday, April 15, 2011

Reminder: Sinestro goes on sale today @ Mattycollector

Just a reminder that yellow variant Sinestro is available at 9am PST today, first come, first served.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Mego Demonstration in Spain

A fun little bit of Foreign Mego history for a Friday afternoon. This fun addition to the Megomuseum Ad Archive for Spanish Mego distributor Poch comes to us from sister site Foreign Mego Archive.

Dinah Mite seems to be the only lady at this square dance and the Solider Ape looks lonely.

Visit Foreign Mego for more exotic Mego delights!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Mego Museum Podcast Part 2: EMCE Toys Joe Sena & Dr Mego

The Mego Museum podcast continues with part 2 of the interview with Joe Sena and Paul "Dr Mego" Clarke of EMCE Toys. We discuss what heroes they'd like to do, the latest news on the Brick Mantooth Super Collector doll, the joys of fandom and more.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Mego Museum Podcast: EMCE Toys Joe Sena & Dr Mego

The Mego Museum podcast returns with part 1 of a two part discussion with Joe Sena and Paul "Dr Mego" Clarke of EMCE Toys. We discuss Zombies, Super Heroes, and more.

Friday, April 01, 2011

Scary stuff at
has just been updated with new photos and galleries, this week they've expanded the EMCE and Mattel galleries and added one for BifBangPow and Spectre toys:
Look for more updates in the next couple of weeks!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Apes invade Japan! Taylor needs your help!

Many foreign distributors put their own mark on the Mego Planet of the Apes line but one of the most interesting was  by Japanese distributor Bullmark who packaged the apes in pretty window boxes with each figure in an action pose. They also included this ultra cool catalog which thanks to Scott from we have a better look at.
As an added bonus, Mego guru John Bonavita has provided us with translations to a few of the panels which give offer a  unique take on the Apes saga.

"The logic of Dr. Einstein follows the terrifying future of the earth. The Orion of the Andromeda galaxy is the future of earth 2,000 years later but you don't know it. But the Capt. Taylor are now looking at it."Read More

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lost Wave 2 is in production!

MegoMuseum founder and Lost fan extraordinarie Scott Adams reported today on his blog "The Island of Lost Megos" that after crusading for months Bif Bang Pow has confirmed that wave 2 of the Lost action figures are indeed a go.

To add to the excitement Scott has new exclusive close up shots of each character on the site.

Discuss Lost Wave 2 at the EMCE Forums at the Mego Museum

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Yellow Sinestro lands April 15 @ Matty Collector

The folks at Matty Collector announced a number of things for sale on their site today but the big news to fans and followers of the Museum is it marks the start of the four Matty exclusve retro action Green Lantern themed figures starting with Yellow variant Sinestro.  Read the description below:

•Retro-Action® DC Super Heroes™ Sinestro: Thaal has landed at! The first figure in our exclusive 4-figure series features a cloth uniform and a power battery.

Be there bright and shiny April 15th at 9am if you want one folks.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

CastAWay unveils Jesse James

Cast A Way toys has released this great video (if you can't see it click here to see it on You Tube) of their upcoming Jesse James figure. This slick new addition to the original Mego American West line will be available on their website in the following week.

Monday, February 14, 2011


They retrofied the DC Comics superheroes, transported the crew of the Enterprise back from the 1970s, but today EMCE Toys unearthed several lines of toys and collectibles of nothing but zombies, zombies, ZOMBIES!

Booth 4948 at the New York Toy Fair was Zombie Survival Headquarters as the EMCE team unleashed several different types of toys, in the familiar 8″ Mego format that they relaunched half a decade ago as well as several other surprising formats.

Leading the line was the first packaged action figure customizing kit ever, the “Make Your Own Zombie” kit. Featuring three Mego base bodies, five heads in varying states of decay, plus interchangeable arms, legs, hands and feet, as well as two sets of clothing and a DVD with painting and assembly techniques, it was the hit of the booth.

Right behind that was the new line of hyper-detailed 1/9 figures, with detail and accessories rivaling 1/6 figures, based on Fourth Castle’s own intellectual property, War of the Dead. The line of four include a “Commando” with ultra-detailed SWAT uniform and weapons, a “Cadaver Disposal Technician” with HAZMAT suit, gas mask and complex acid spraying apparatus, a female “Researcher Zombie” with rooted hair, decayed face and a terrible scalp wound, and a “Construction Worker” with weathered and gory clothing, construction boots, safety vest and toolbelt.

The last entries in the Mego-format that EMCE rebirthed are the last two figures in the Night of the Living Dead series EMCE launched several years ago. ”Barbra” and “Zombie Karen” have finally arrived to complete the line.
In addition, EMCE premiered several other zombie-related toys targeting traditional mass retailers: a “Zombies Vs. Zombie Hunters” amy men set, glow-in-the-dark “Zombie Containment Units”, and several “Zombie Hunter” toy gun sets.

The flyer below (see first post) was handed out to buyers all over Toy Show by EMCE’s team of zombies and ZERO Commandos, to the amusement (and disgust) of attendees.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Phantom of the White House

Phantom advisor who lurks in the catacombs of the Whitehouse, like all the Presidential Monsters Heroes in Action plans to release this figure in a regular and monster edition.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Mego Museum Podcast 3: Jason Lenzi BifBangPow Interview Part 2

In this podcast we look forward to Toy Fair 2011 and look back at Toy Fair's past. Then we present part 2 of our Jason Lenzi interview with all the info on the new Doctor Who action figures from BifBangPow!

House of Barakula

Another Presidential monster coming this year from Heroes in Action. Stay tuned all day for more ghoulish heads of state.

More trips to the Twilight Zone

Bif Bang Pow has shown us what new Twilight Zone figures we can look forward to in 2011, can you name all the characters?

Bif Bang Pow Gives us a taste of what's in store

Bif Bang Pow give us a sneak peak of Toy Fair 2011, is that Brock in Sphinx gear? Jonas and Rusty?

The Doctor is surrounded by some familiar enemies for wave one, this is a great start.

Discuss Bif Bang Pow at the Mego Forum

Curse of the Ron-my

"You can tell alot about a fellow's character by his way of eating Tana Leaves. "

From the sands of Egypt (or a Hollywood backlot made to look like it) rises the eternal Ron-my! Coming this year from Heroes in Action. Stay tuned all day for more ghoulish heads of state.

Stay tuned for more gory goodness.

Monster from the Watergate Lagoon

"I am not a fish creature!"

Rising from the murky depths of the lagoon to recover his tapes is this prehistoric presidential monster! Coming this year from Heroes in Action. Stay tuned all day for more ghoulish heads of state.

Wolf-Bill is just one of the new Presidential Monster reveals we have today, stay tuned for more gory goodness.

Beware the Wolf-Bill!

"It depends on how you define cursed"

Beware the 42nd President when the moon is full for he becomes a wolf, literally! Wolf-Bill is just one of the new Presidential Monster reveals we have today, stay tuned for more gory goodness.

The Presidential Monsters Are Unleashed!

A Mego Museum Exclusive!

A day before toyfair  we get the scoop on this new line of figures from Heroes in Action. They are the undead heads of state, the Presidential Monsters and they are going to paint the White House red baby!

So stay tuned all day for a peak at the whole ghoulish gang.

 Hail to the chief, he's going to get you!

Monday, February 07, 2011

Mego Museum Podcast: Jason Lenzi BifBangPow Interview Part 1

On this second Mego Museum podcast Brian and Scott look forward to Mego Meet, discuss the Customizer of the Month, and begin a 2 part interview with Jason Lenzi of BifBangPow! Toys.

Scary stuff at
has just been updated with new photos and galleries, this week they've expanded the EMCE and Mattel galleries and added one for BifBangPow and Spectre toys:
Look for more updates in the next couple of weeks!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Cast-A-Way Toys sneaks us a look at Jesse James

Cast-A-Way toys has given the Museum a  sneak peak at their upcoming Jesse James figures, specifically their card art by Tim Baron, which is wonderfully reminiscent  the look of Gray Morrow's original Mego American West line.

Watch for more developments on Jesse James shortly.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Mego Museum Supercollector Test Shot

We've seen some really breathtaking test shots from the folks at EMCE before but this one might be my favourite. The beeyootiful test shot head for the Super Collector/Brick Mantooth figures. It's starting to get very real folks....

Monday, January 24, 2011

Cast-a-Way toys presents a new Phantom

From: Cast-a-Way Toys HQ (Deep in the jungles of Africa)

Seated on a skull throne in his headquarters in a cave resembling a human skull in the deep jungles of Africa, the Phantom can be found by those in need, but he is the nemesis of evil on land, air and sea around the world. Legends say is he is a four hundred year old man who cannot die, and to look upon his face means death.

Extra! Extra! Read all about it!

Cast-a-Way toys presents it latest variant of the Phantom who walks... From the daily pages of your favorite newspaper comes the Duo Toned Phantom or "Dalies" version! The Monochromatic version is just a painstakingly crafted as previous variations on the Ghost who walks... This Mr. Walker has the feel and look of his newsprinted counterpart and is sure to please. With new artwork by the Mego Museum's own Chris Franklin, this limited edition figure will likely go fast! If you have the "Sunday" color version of this figure you know how good it really is. You won't miss out on this one folks, like the daily print it'll be here and gone just as quickly...

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Travel through Time and Space with Doctor Who... and Bif Bang Pow!

Bif Bang Pow! and BBC Worldwide Announce a New Line of Action Figures, Bobble Heads, and Collectibles Based on the Long-Running Sci-Fi Series.

LOS ANGELES, CA - Bif Bang Pow! and BBC Worldwide today announce a new partnership that will bring to market a brand-new line of toys and collectibles based on the incredibly popular television series Doctor Who. The license covers all eras of the show from 1963 through to the present day. Currently aired on BBC America, Doctor Who's latest season delivered BBC America record ratings and reached the top spot on the iTunes TV chart.

One of the most highly sought after licenses from the BBC Worldwide portfolio, the Doctor Who collection from Bif Bang Pow! will feature an array of articulated retro action figures and playsets, along with bobble heads, each embodying that distinctive look and feel of the longest-running sci-fi TV series in the world. The first arrivals are planned for summer 2011, and various fan-demanded Doctor Who themed collectibles such as license plate frames, journals, tin boxes, coasters, magnets, and glassware will materialize as well.

Reminiscent of the best-selling "Mego" style action figures of the 1970s and 1980s, Bif Bang Pow!'s amazing line of Doctor Who action figures will continue a successful partnership with EMCE Toys, the team responsible for bringing that classic style back since 2006. These figures will stand 8-inches tall and include episode-specific fabric clothing, in addition to multiple points of articulation.

For the first time ever, bobble heads of the most popular and recognizable Doctor Who characters are also on their way.

"Bif Bang Pow! is thrilled to bring these brand-new Doctor Who action figures, bobble heads, and collectibles to market," said Jason Lenzi, CEO of Bif Bang Pow! "The Denys Fisher range of 9-inch action figures from the 1970s was never released in the United States, and has become one of the most highly sought after toy lines of the past 40 years. Doctor Who bobble heads have never been made for any market, so we have the opportunity to offer these highly desired products to a whole new fan-base that never had the chance to purchase them before. Personally, I've been waiting for this since 1978, so as The Doctor would say, it's about time!"

Retailers and press can see a selection of Bif Bang Pow!'s upcoming product line at New York Toy Fair, February 13-16, 2011, at booth #4813.

About Bif Bang Pow!
Bif Bang Pow!™ ( produces first-rate collectibles for such popular properties as Doctor Who™, Dexter™, Lost™, Californication™, The Venture Bros.™, Eastbound & Down®, Beastly™, and The Twilight Zone™. Founder Jason Lenzi is a seasoned television producer and the ultimate fan of cultish pop culture. So when he created his company in 2005, he took the fan's perspective. His idea was to bring items to the marketplace that he himself would want to own. Cultivated from TV, movies, books, comics, music, and more, Bif Bang Pow!'s mission is to provide high-quality action figures, toys, and collectibles to the massive cult audience (and kids of all ages) that wishes these toys were already in their collection.

About BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the licence fee payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Channels, Content & Production, Sales & Distribution, BBC Magazines, Home Entertainment and Global Brands. In 2009/10, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £145 million (operating profit before specific items) on sales of £1074 million (including Group revenue and the Group's share of joint-ventures' revenue).
BBC Worldwide was awarded with the Queen's Award for Enterprise in April 2009. This prestigious award for International Trade recognised the company's substantial growth in overseas earnings and its commercial success at outstanding levels, based on 3 years' trading results, which benefit the UK creative industries and ultimately the licence fee payer.About EMCE Toys
The EMCE Toys brand (pronounced "em-see") was founded to bring playability back to toys. Inspired by the original action figure company, Mego Corp., we strive to craft quality, durable action figures, playsets, and collectibles that recreate the sense of fun that toys were originally made for. Our launch lines are either licensed reproductions of original Mego toys and packaging, or original creations modeled after the classic lines of the 1970s and early 1980s. EMCE is proud to have the active input and cooperation of Marty Abrams, founder of Mego and father of the modern action figure. We hope to continue to honor his legacy with our work. We have also been honored to incorporate the talents of veteran artist Harold Shull, original illustrator of Mego's classic and distinctive packaging from the 1970s. As we continue to extend this kind of inclusion of the original Mego teams, we get closer to our goal of bringing Mego back as a viable toy company in all but name. EMCE was created by veteran pop culture entrepreneur Joe Sena, President of SphereWerx, LLC, and craftsman Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

LIsten to the Inaugural Mego Museum Podcast!

Ever on the cutting edge (ha!), the Mego Museum finally has a podcast! Have a listen to the very first episode as Brian and Scott have a chat about the history of the Museum, Mego Museum trading cards, the 1978 catalog, plus their thoughts on some of the new Mego-like toys from EMCE, BifBangPow, Castaway, and ZICA.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Bif Bang Pow Announces Doctor Who Action Figures and products

The news was broken today at the Toyfare blog that Bif Bang Pow! had secured the rights to the classic BBC series "Doctor Who" and would be bringing forth a series of Mego style action figures in 2011. An official press release is slated for later and we probably won't see photos until Toy fair but the mind reels as to the possibilities now present.

For every mego fan who has stared longingly at the Denys Fisher Doctor Who figures wondered why they weren't 8 inch figures, this is for you. Below is the original toyfare article:

TOYFARE EXCLUSIVE: “Doctor Who” will finally be getting 8-inch cloth costumed figures, thanks to the retro wizards at Bif Bang Pow! (makers of similar figures for “Venture Bros.,” “Twilight Zone” and more).

It might be a shock, but despite being an icon of countless ’70s childhoods, “Doctor Who” never got a Mego figure. Oh sure, a line was developed by Mego and released in the U.K. by Denys Fisher, but those figures were in a 10-inch scale, and not compatible with the 8-inch Mego figures from Marvel, DC, Star Trek and more. And modern figures from Character Options are 5 inches and plastic.

Now a great injustice is about to be righted. Bif Bang Pow!, makers of Mego-esque retro figures for properties like “The Venture Bros.” and “Twilight Zone” will be releasing a range of products featuring classic and modern “Doctor Who”—including 8-inch retro cloth-costumed figures!

“When I first saw the show, I wondered, ‘Where are the toys?’” says Jason Lenzi CEO of BBP!. “[As a child] I went to England and figured the toys would be everywhere, but there was nothing. So it’s a thrill to be working on these toys.”

Although BBP!’s license includes modern and classic versions of the show (as well as ancillary items like bobbleheads, tins, glassware and journals), first out of the gate will be the greatest Doctor of the ’70s, and the first exposure most Americans born before 1995 had to the series: Fourth Doctor Tom Baker. Prototypes for Baker and three other figures, all drawn from the Baker era of the show, will premiere at next month’s International Toy Fair in New York, with a planned launch for sale at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con in July (along with one or two SDCC-exclusive variants).

Depending on reaction from retailers and fans, subsequent series might draw on the current eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, starring Matt Smith, as well as his companions and enemies. Either way, according to Lenzi, there are plans to make all of the Doctors, eventually.

Now if only BBP! could figure out how to time-travel back to the ’70s, they’d make a lot of kids back then happy.

For our wishlist of who we want to see in BBP!’s line, pick up ToyFare #163, on sale 1/19 in comic shops.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Hake's auction #202 has Mego goodies!

The good folks at Hake's Americana & Collectibles dropped us a line to let Mego heads know that Auction #202 is going live today and it includes a savoury amount of Mego Superhero goodness that deserves a little attention:

For those not in the know Hake's is America's leading collectible auction house and has been giving you pop culture and terrific service since 1967.
Hake's Auction #202 will go online January 12 and close February 1-3.

Over 3,000 items in 200+ categories. For more information please visit the Hake's Americana Website

Look for more Mego goodness from Hakes in 2011.