A fairly recent creation from Distinctive Dummies, this figure is 100% awesome in it’s cheap-0 50s sci fi glory. Still available at their website.
So I got a nice letter from Calvin, former head honcho at Flatt World last night correcting a couple of points from my piece and sending me a much better photo of the Zorro prototype that I have featured above.
The most interesting new insight I gained was that it was planned to have the Flatt World Zorro figure be in the Sony DVD menu of “The Mask of Zorro”. This would have been a ground breaking promotion for the time.
Calvin also went on to add that this was the figure he was most sad not to see go into production. He also believed the character’s international popularity would have seen this be their biggest hit. The only way to win that argument is likely to join his side.
This photo reinforces how nice the figure would have been.
This was inspired piece from the team that brought the Universal Monsters homage film “House of the Wolfman” which is now available on DVD. The character designs were absolutely inspired, so i would have welcomed these monsters into my dungeon anytime….
Entertainment Earth is blowing the LOST Mego Style figures away for $7.60 a pair. That’s worth it just for the bodies.
While I’ve never been all that big on the show, I’ve bought a pile of these for customs over the years, (Sayeed makes a terrific Zandor Vorkov BTW) and at this price, they’re a wonderful source for clothes and shoes.
I really dig these figures based on the TV mini series of the same name. I’m not sure why they got made but Rack Toy manufacturer Larami sure did a cheap and quick job on them. I’m surprised any survived.
This seller has this guy for a BIN of $145, which isn’t terrible. These guys show up in waves, then long droughts, don’t know why….
Flatt World was one of the first companies to jump into the “ReMego” fold but it would utilize a hyper realistic format and produce 8″ lovingly detailed figures. Their first release of Bela Lugosi had a retail of $59.95 and while a critical hit, the company struggled with retail distribution.
Zorro, based on the then hot Anthony Banderas film were just one of the many cool licenses in the pipeline. In the days of people spending car payments on Hot Toy figures and kickstarter campaigns, this seems like a no brainer but sadly, 1999 was a different world and FW’s legacy began and ended with Dracula.
Yeah so, as promoted here, this weekend was the annual Toronto Toy Show which at one point was THE EVENT in Canada. My how times have changed, read my thoughts and see some of the Mego sightings after the jump.
I’ll round out the evening with two figures I’m working on right now.
The Troughton era Cyber Controller was a fluke, I was gifted the head by it’s creator at a Mego Meet and it hung around in my luggage for over a year. Then one lazy sSunday, I painted it and put him in an Action Jackson rescue squad uniform. I need to finish some little details (and eventually make a 2nd Doctor).
The Cyberman is the laziest custom I’ve made since I put robin shorts on my spock and called him “Submareener” (i still call Namor that). I spray painted a Bif Bang Pow Cyberleader silver. I covered the face with a dab of putty, it works, go do it.
Happy Birthday Doctor Who!
Sorry, this kind of sucks. A better copy of the commercial can be found on the “Face of Evil” DVD.
The Mego Museum has the best gallery of these toys, visit it often!
This fabulous custom of Lethbridge Stewart was cooked up by my pal Steve, want the recipe on how make one yourself? Click this link to get your own UNIT commander.
Here’s a mego scaled Who custom that I’ve never seen before, Scaroth from the City of death in his alien warrior garb. Sure BifBangPow did Scaroth but he was in his liesure suit, I especially dig the card on this.
This piece was done by a fellow who goes by “Markneto”, see more of his work at his website.
I made this guy back in the 90s, it’s a Dr Zarkov modified to be a Delgado Master for the 10″ Doctor Who line. I had plans to do PertWee, McCoy and others but the majority of them are headless 10″ figures with awesome costumes in a box somewhere, I should revisit it but that scale is hard to work in and my apathy is strong sometimes……
Please forgive the “awesome” background, i was in my twenties and so green to photoshop then.
This fellow is a talent and has great freaking taste. I especially love the 3rd Doctor, Robot man and Ed Straker customs.
Say it with me, the BBC are jerks., doesn’t that feel better?
For two years, BBP was producing my dream line, Continue reading
Another Mego Meet exclusive is on Ebay, this time it’s the Jet Jungle from 2006, this one was so nice that it sold out the morning of the show. These don’t change hands often, check it out here.