Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Mego Museum Star Trek 365 Contest

Thanks to the good people at Abrams books, we've got a copy of Star Trek: The Original Series 365 to give away. (which is now available BTW)

To enter all you have to do is visit the Star Trek 365 thread at the Mego Museum Mego Buzz forums and answer this question.

 What is your favourite Mego Star Trek Character?

The winner will be chosen randomly on Sunday, August 23rd.

About the book
Star Trek The Original Series 365 is the definitive, authorized guide to Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry’s groundbreaking television program that first aired from 1966 through 1969 and went on to become a cultural phenomenon. A visual celebration of the original voyages of the Starship Enterprise, the book covers the entire series in unprecedented detail, combining in-depth commentary, behind-the-scenes histories, and interviews with writers, cast, and crew, with synopses for each of the series’ 79 episodes.

In addition to a wealth of never-before-seen images and newly commissioned photography, Star Trek presents a treasure trove of remastered stills from the CBS archives—bringing to vivid life the famous five-year mission of Captain Kirk, Mister Spock, Doctor McCoy, and count­less other beloved characters for old and new fans alike.

About the author
Paula M. Block spent 19 years as publishing director for Paramount Pictures and CBS, and with Terry J. Erdmann, has written numerous books about the entertainment industry, including Star Trek 101, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, and Star Trek: Action!. They live in Oregon.

Dorothy “D. C.” Fontana served as writer and story editor for many beloved episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. She was instrumental in the development of Star Trek: The Next Generation. She lives in California.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

The Mego Action Jackson Wardrobe Locker

Everybody loves a new Mego discovery especially when it's the original 8" action figure himself, Action Jackson.
Newly discovered is this rare and never before seen Mego Action Jackson Wardrobe locker. This looks to have been produced by Mego itself but isn't featured in any catalogs to our knowledge. If somebody had this as a kid and could shine some light on it, drop us a line!

Aj stands next to it for a size comparision, as you can see it's much smaller than the typical carry case

The interior reveals what looks like a hanger, obviously this wardrobe locker is missing pieces. Hopefully a complete example will someday surface.

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Lost Mego Star Trek Playset

Saving the best for the very last, we at the Megomuseum are proud to unveil this never before seen Mego playset, the Star Trek Bridge 2.0! Not only do we have a little history behind it, for 1977 the Mego R&D crew were attempting to create more detailed playsets for Star Trek, when costing came back too high on this beauty, Vinny Baiera mentioned that they then began doing the Star Trek series in the Comic Action Heroes scale.

Hopefully, someday, some images of those surface but for now, let's take a more detailed look at this beauty.

It seems Mr Spock has fallen ill and is brought up to the Sick Bay wing via the elevator, this all seems well and good but wait, why does Scotty have a red phaser?

Wait, if that's Scotty on the newer, more accurate helm of the Enterprise, who is in the Sickbay? is it a Klingon spy? Didn't Mego R&D have a McCoy hanging around? I guess we'll never know.

This concludes the MegoMuseum Lost Archive presentation, we hope you as Mego fans will join us in thanking Mr Vinny Baiera for his wonderful generosity in sharing these incredible treasures with us. I don't know about you but my inner seven year old is hysterically happy to see these long forgotten items finally surface.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

More Star Trek Science Kits

Today's entry is our final two shots of the ill fated 1977 Mego Star Trek Science kits including a sextant. Neat concept but possible Mego should have "trekked them up 35% more" in presentation. Betchya they'd have had killer Hal Shull artwork on the packaging.

Tomorrow: We wrap with the Mego Lost Archive with the best entry yet. Seriously, it's delicious....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Mego Star Trek Alarm Clock

The Star Trek Alarm Clock would have been one of many new items from Mego in 1977. It's a surprise this wasn't made as it's clearly a (ahem) logical item that kids would have wanted. Heck, my day would be brighter now with this thing!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Some Star Trek Science by Mego

Today's entry is not one but two of the ill fated 1977 Mego Star Trek Science kits. These were Mego's smart foray into the world of educational products, smartly utilizing the appeal of Star Trek. Toy buyers weren't impressed because as you know, many kids who grew up watching Star Trek had absolutely no interest in science......

Monday, August 09, 2010

The Mego Star Trek Telescope

Today we're kicking off a wild week of Star Trek prototypes with the telescope, one of many science based items Mego pitched in 1976 that sadly didn't make it to market. All week we'll be featuring never released photographs of unproduced Star trek items including a never before seen playset.

Friday, August 06, 2010

The Muhammad Ali Gym Playset

File this one under "completely logical" Mego proposed a Gym playset for their line of Muhammad Ali figures in 1977, it's a manly version of the Dinah Mite Health Spa! Here the champ can train, check his weight and even take a schvitz!

Discuss this on the Mego Forum.

Tune in on Monday as the Lost Archive wraps up with all things Star Trek.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

The Trekulator Prototype

Today we've doubled up and revealed the only Star Trek items in the Lost Archive that made it to the marketplace, the Tricorder and this prototype of the Trekulator.
Considering next week is all about Star Trek, that should tell you something.

Stay Tuned Friday for another never before seen Mego Playset.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Mego King Kong Board Game

Mego pitched a few fun board games but none more awesome than one based on the 1977 remake of King Kong. I'm actually a little angry this didn't see release!

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

The Mego Muhammad Ali Board Game

Today's update is one I'm surprised didn't make it out to the market, a board game that involves the boxing world. Don King sold seperately. Oh and is that a modified Mego Comic Activator I spy? Neat!

Monday, August 02, 2010

The Mego Laverne and Shirley Game?

We begin our second week of the lost archive with an unusual choice, this is a proposed Mego Laverne and Shirley boardgame and it's one of three licensed board games that Mego never got off the ground in 1977.