Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mego Exhibit at the Denver Museum of Minatures, Dolls and Toys

Of great interest to Mego heads this fall would be "The World of Mego" exhibit at the Denver Museum of Minatures, Dolls and Toys. The exhibit
includes a loaned collection from Karen Abrams Habour and covers the many lines and licenses undertaken by the world's greatest toy company.
The exhibit runs from now until December.

Wednesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Sunday: 1 pm - 4 pm

Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys
1880 Gaylord Street
Denver, CO 80206

Ticket Prices:

Seniors (62+): $5

Adults : $6

Children (5-16): $4

Under 5: free

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Zica at New York City Comic Con

For those who couldn't make New York Comic Con this past weekend, Mego Museum member Chuck AKA "Megocrazy" was gracious enough to take some great pictures of the Buck Rogers display giving a detailed look at this highly aniticipated series of figures. Also from Comic Con comes the news that Zica's next projects include Adam West (yes, that Adam West) and Logan's Run based on the Blue Water comic series. More photos after the jump.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Vote for the Next Mego Museum Trading Card

We're doing it a little differently this time. Scott has provided some roughs for some new trading cards. We can't do them all this year but we have space to do a few.

So, we're asking your opinion on which cards should be finished and sent to print, read all about it here:

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Captain Action goes Retro at NYCC

Welcome back to yesteryear with the New/Old retro photboxed Captain Action and  Dr. Eville from Cast-a-Way Toys. These updated boxes pay homage to the original  Captain Action Photoboxes of the sixties with faithful representation in new 8  inch retro form.

These will debut this weekend at the NYCC and will be available at the CA
Enterprises booth #2380! ($25) A limited release will follow via

Monday, October 04, 2010

How about a little me, Scarecrow?

The umpteenth showing of "The Wizard of Oz," but this time the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Wicked Witch were in  the audience as well as on the screen.

"Ding-dong the witch is dead," sang 71-year-old Ray Bolger in harmony to the music as he sat watching himself cavorting as the Scarecrow through the 1938 classic. The Wicked Witch,' Margaret Hamilton, and the Tin Man, Jack Haley, along with Bolger and "Wizard of Oz" producer Mcrvyn Le Roy turned out "Monday in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria to wnlch clips of the movie that has been fascinating youngsters for 40 years.

"You never get tired of this picture," Bolger said, singing along and bursting into laughter repeatedly as he watched the movie in preparation for the evening show. "There will never be four personalities like that at one time," declared LcRoy, looking at the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, the late Judy Garland as Dorothy and Bert Lahr as the Lion romping together. "Who the hell else can play a lion?" asked Haley out loud. "Only Bert Lahr," he answered himself.

Each star has a different  theory for the "Wizard of Oz" popularity. "It has the simplest philosophy of all," says Bolger. "There is no place like home. When Dorothy landed In the Land of Oz, with flowers 10 feettall, she wasn't happy, she realized she had to go home to Auntie."

For Margaret Hamilton, now 72 years old, "There's a tremendous opportunity for identification. "All of us have been through woods, all of us have had lions and tigers in our life.We've had dangers, difficulties."

"It's the fantasy, the wonderment," says Haley. "The children like to be scared and it all turns out happily."

The roles are not easily forgotten. Margaret Hamilton did the witch routine on demand recently at Emerson College and Bolger reports he keeps running into people who remember the film as a child. Extending a limp . arm,Bolger says, "I shake hands with them —like a scarecrow".

MegoMuseum Wizard of Oz Gallery