Friday, December 31, 2010

MegoMuseum looks at Heroes World!

Any child of the 1970s likely spent some time drooling over a Heroes World ad, if you are a Mego collector, you probably still do. In those pre internet days, those beautifully drawn pages were the only evidence that certain toy lines existed. Nothing spread the word about Super Hero merchandise like a Heroes World Catalog. We here at the Mego Museum wanted to pay a little tribute to this wonderful operation.
We've put together a rare look with behind the scenes photographs and interviews, it's all here at the MegoMuseum takes a look at Heroes World!

Happy New Year from the Mego Museum!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The 2010 Mego Museum "Kubby" Awards!

Mego fans, 2010 was truly "our year". Why, if you think back a few years and any idea of having an awards presentation would have resulted in most of them going to a dead company. it's astounding that we now have a variety of products and licenses in which to choose the very best.

We are pleased to present the 2010 Kubby awards, named after the late Neal Kublan  former Mego VP who was always ready to share his wealth of knowledge with us fans. These awards were chosen by members of the Mego Museum forums and give credit where it's due despite it being a tough year to pick favourites.

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Monday, December 13, 2010

Flash Gordon: Up Close

We take a look at the great new Flash Gordon line from Bif Bang Pow! at the Museum today. These really floored us with their quality and detail, Mego fans rejoice after 30 years we're getting the Flash Gordon figures we always wanted.

Flash Gordon and Ming 8-Inch Action Figures

A tale of three Ralphs

Mego Ralph 
Thanks to good our friends at Heroes West Coast, we have what is generally referred to as an embarrassment of riches. Not one but three different stage Ralph Hinkley action figures, two early prototypes and a finished, carded production figure.

I don't know about you but I'd have gone nuts if I saw this in a store as a kid....
Check it out at the Mego Museum Greatest American Hero Gallery and stay tuned next week for more Greatest American Prototypes.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Greatest American Discovery

Mego Bill Maxwell 
Another terrific discovery this year provided by our friends at Heroes West Coast, this is a carded Bill Maxwell sales sample recently purchased from a former department store toy buyer. The sample gives great indication as to what the finished product would have looked like.
Mego Bill Maxwell
A close up of the figure, note it's differences to the earlier Maxwell sample found that's below:

Check it out at the Mego Museum Greatest American Hero Gallery and stay tuned next week for more Greatest American Prototypes.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Will the Real Martian Please Stand up?

Our friends at BifBangPow! noticed a couple of missing figures in our Remego Galleries and generously offered some up photos for updates. Our Twilight Zone Gallery now has a page for the Venusian from "Will the Real Martian Please Stand up?"

Which BBP wants everybody to know is also available for preorder right now at Entertainment Earth.

Also noticeably absent from the ReMego Galleries was Hank Venture, How could we forget half of the titular characters? Sounds like something Hank would do, anyway problem fixed.

Hank is also available for Pre Order in a two pack with Dr Girlfriend from Entertainment Earth.

Watch for more updates and ReMego Announcements very soon!

Creepy Classics Return!

Cast Away Toys has unveiled a new wave of Creepy Classics, just in time for the holiday Season click on the photo for more info. Speaking of holidays, their Zombie Claus is also available, however supplies are running out.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

All Mego at Big Discounts

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Aggh! Elastic Plasticman for $9? Movie Star Trek figures for under $3?

Oh 1980 ToysRUs ad you can be very cruel....

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

The Great Star Trek Clearance of 1980

For years, many Mego Museum members have talked of the "Clearance Star Trek" set which included usually  Kirk and Spock figures shrunk wrapped into a Bridge Playset, the playset was normally missing the transporter unit meaning it was a factory leftover of some sort.

Well, finally we have some print evidence of this item, taken from this December 1980 newspaper ad. At $5.00 this was a steal of a deal.

Hopefully one of these sets surfaces someday.