Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Year end Mego Museum round up

These $1.99 Teen Titans are just some of the fun things you can find in the print ad archive which shows not only the ads that have been featured all this month but a few more that didn't make the cut.

Thanks to everyone for such a fun 2008 at the Mego Museum, we look forward to the new year and hopefully we'll see some of you at Megomeet this June.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

New 8" Hero Discovered!

For years it was believed that the Bran Arrow was merely a mail in promotion if you purchased three packages of Fibrecon but here we see that children could purchase the "Avenging Broom of Justice" all on his own.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Friday, December 26, 2008

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Kiddie City Has them All

The Entire Mego Universe of 1975, bliss. Happy Holidays People!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

8" extravaganza at Alexanders!

Including the American West and Mad Monsters into this ad? Yay!
Limit One per customer? Booooo!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Small Doll Bonanza!

Come on, just try and take on Peter Burke and Kor, I dare you!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Super Deals at Bradlees

Tarzan makes an appearance, he's dreamy....

Friday, December 19, 2008

Kresge Shazam!

Oh Happy Day! Thanks to the generosity of collector Steve Fink, we all get a good look at the impossible to find Kresge carded Shazam! He's dreamy....

9 Inch Action Figures?

Apparently at Globe Discount, the action figures are taller.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wee Woodys

An innocent name here but saying it in public will get you arrested in Scotland

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Lainie goes to the Lost Continent!

Aw yeah! I know one Museum member is happy today...

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Bend N Flex on Special at Bradlees!

Those who know me realize how much this ad makes me drool.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Meet Spider-Man and Action Jackson!

While I am elated and excited to discover that Mego hired an actor to play Action Jackson and do store appearances, I am a little confused at how Spider-man could be in Chicago and California at the same time.

These are the coolest things I have ever seen. One has to wonder what the AJ costume looked like, here is a recreation of that event:

That's James aka Garagesale on the Museum message boards as Action Jackson in our reenactment.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sweet WGSH Deal

I love that drawing of RC Batman, they look so happy as a group...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Mego Aquaman gets no love

"Others"? Really? We need to counter act that with something from a few months later:
Much Better!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

The Big Four hit Child World

Those poses will forever give me tingles....

Monday, December 08, 2008

The World's Greatest Superheroes Arrive at Boscovs

This March 1973 ad is one of the earliest known pieces of advertising for the Mego World's Greatest Superheroes line, by December of this year, they are everywhere!

Friday, December 05, 2008

Action Jackson is only $0.99 at Two Guys

And to think I almost spent an extra $0.29 yesterday, I'm glad I waited.....

Coming this Monday: The birth of the World's Greatest Superheroes!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Action Jackson and his Sno-Mobile are at Kids Town

Wow a free AJ with vehicle, very cool Kids Town of Syracuse!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Enter Action Jackson

1972 saw Action Jackson begin his full scale attack on the Media .

Monday, December 01, 2008

The Megomuseum Holiday Shopping Guide

There has never been a better Christmas to be a Megohead than 2008 (well I guess the 1970s but we don't have a time machine) , seeing as there are more choices than just vintage product for those inclined to all things 8" with clothing. Here are some of the things that can be under a Megohead's tree this year.

Khaaaaaan! EMCE toy's wonderful new version of this classic Star Trek character is available at It's where you can pick up any of the releases by EMCE seeing as Doc is the guy behind it all, so go there and catch up on the latest Star Trek and Planet of the Apes releases.

Put a little Action under the tree: Cast-A-Way toys have these awesome 8" versions of Captain Action and Doctor Evil ready now for $19.99 each or you can preorder the Phantom and Achmed.

McHolidays: Huckleberry Toys has reissued the 8" Remco McDonalds characters from 1976 just in time for the holidays. Megostore has them in stock.

World's Greatest Toys is the Ultimate love letter to the Mego Superheroes, if you don't own a copy, you should.

Damn Dirty Presents: Just in time for the holidays are the reissued EMCE Planet of the Apes figures, they are availabe at Dr. Mego's website as well as Megostore and Megoville.

Display your collection in style: Dida (pronounced Dee-Dah!) Displays are a contemporary version of the Mego vinyl playsets of the 1970's. Cool environments that you can display your collection in. Class up your toy display with a Dida!

X Marks the Spot: From the comic The Undersea Adventures of Capt'n Eli, we get Commander X, mysterious visitor from the future. You can pick him up this season for $20 from the Capt'n Eli webstore. Be sure to check out the comic as well.

In case you missed out: Past waves of the reissued EMCE Star Trek figures are still available at various online retailers, check out Dr. Mego's website as well as Megostore and Megoville to find them all. All of these gents are currently shipping the Uhura/Mugato wave.

And Finally: The Mego Museum itself has a store at Cafe Press showcasing some of the graphics made to create our trading cards that are now available on various mugs, shirts and posters. You can check it out here...

Looking for Vintage? Besides the obvious Ebay answer, you might want to check out our Mego Market Place Forum.

Finding Bargains: An Interview with David Abrams

Above: Rare 1970 Interview with David Abrams on Mego

Below: A Fighting Yank for $0.99? He ain't kidding about bargains.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Toy maker grows into a giant on Hollywood, comic motifs

"He is now bringing out toy figures based on the popular TV series "The Waltons." He expects they will do as well as the "Planet of the Apes" line, which had $10 million in sales "

Hey, you can't win them all....

Wednesday, November 26, 2008