Diamond Select just sort of snuck this one in during a comic con (something I really like about them to be honest), an 8″ version of Barney using the body they acquired from ZICA. I’m not sure if this guy ever got solicited or if they were testing the water.
It seems like it should work but perhaps (this is all conjecture) there was too much Expendables product out there at the time. Whatever the reason, the world was denied what seems like a rather decent looking 8″ Sylvester Stallone doll.
Megolike is one of the oldest Mego sites running and has a unmatched library of figures that worked in similiar vein to Mego but weren’t. AHI, Funworld, Tomland, rainfall, wee win, Lincoln International, you name it, it’s there and sometimes, it’s the only place on the web you can see this stuff.
Megocipsa lovingly celebrates the pants-less world of Mexican Planet of the Apes figures, I can’t tell you how much I love this line (and wish I could complete my boxed set) Scott, the webmaster has used his design skills to recreate the box art into trading cards, which he produced and gave away.
I don’t begrudge anyone the likely orgasmic joy that is felt from the new Star Wars trailer that just dropped, nor do I feel deprived of a happy childhood playing with my 3 3/4″ Kenner action figures, they were pretty swell indeed.
It’s just that, as a Mego head, I’ve seen EVERYSINGLEFREAKINGFORMAT of SW figures (many of them poor quality) come and go, save for 8 inch action figures? Not even a lousy attempt like Famous Covers.
Right now Entertainment Earth has 1,177 licensed Star Wars products, including 177 action figures by five different companies. Multiple formats, nothing ever close to Mego scale in almost 40 years.
Am i safe to say that this is the only Mego like Gene Autry custom ever attempted? It’s the first I’ve ever seen and in a world of countless Wolverines and Batmen, this singing cowboy is a welcome oasis.
Yet there is nothing, not even those POP vinyl things that are absolutely everywhere and everything. To me, this should be happening and far less risky that a lot of the properties currently out there, the world needs figures of Dynamite, Bull Horn, Cream Corn, fiendish Dr Wu and don’t get me started on Chocolate Giddy-Up.
I’m declaring war on anyone who doesn’t make Black Dynamite Mego dolls a thing and don’t bring me any “Marvel Legends” style figures either. This property is BATHED in 1974 and we all know who ruled the toy aisle then.
The so called “Reaction Retro” thing has been sort of a mixed bag for me but I did think the Universal Monsters were nice. Museum member enyawd72 has shown us that under those figures are some excellent sculpts as his talent with a brush shows above.
Not even the combined forces of nostalgic 80s kids and the population of Germany could save this one. DST offered an 8″ Michael Knight for pre-order using their newly acquired tooling from ZICA toys because, well, why not? It’s a high profile property and a nice looking figure.
Sadly, a Michael Knight doll without a car or promise of a car is kind of well, not as sexy as it sounded. I’m conjecturing here but i’m guessing that the pre-orders were humbling and the doll was pulled off the table. (feel free to correct me, I am pulling this theory out of you-know-where)
Hey, nothing ventured, nothing gained. Keep taking your shots DST, I salute you!
PS Make more 8″ Universal Monsters…