The Adventurer was a blow molded (ie cheap) doll and outfit set that shared a lot of parts with Mego’s Action Jackson (many of the outfits are identical and bear the Mego trademark) and then some of the outfits got really whacky, making us wonder what was meant by “adventure”. More after the jump:
Custom of the Week – 12/7/2015 – Aunt May
This week the spotlight falls on lilbrosj66’s Aunt May. It’s almost impossible to find a use for the Grandma Walton head, let alone such a perfect fit for a beloved character.
Another from the Mego Like Archive: Heroes of Desert Storm were yet another rebranding of the Mego Lion Rock World War 2 figures that were sold in the late 70s.
They really got a ton of mileage out of these molds….
If you have the other characters in the line please share them with us!
In case you missed it, Mego Meet 2016 has been announced for June 17-18 in Skokie Illinois. This time I’m told there will be one large room for the event giving it a nicer vibe. Pretty exciting stuff!
Details will trickle out at the usual places:
Yeah so Megolike.com has been missing for a while and while they try and salvage it (the domain remains in good hands) I thought I’d post some photos from there to kind of tide things over. Here are some more recent figures by Cast-A-Way toys, the boys made nice stuff, had a strong following and got screwed over royally by an unscrupulous third party who essentially stole their molds.
If you have some of the stuff I don’t email me and I’ll add it to this page.
Achmed was the Phantom’s nemesis (he doesn’t exactly have a Batman’s rogue gallery does he?)
More after the jump!
From Issue 25, September 1999 (still credited to the ToyFare Staff) we have “Megoville Squares” when they could still riff on the DC characters a little. I guess this mail away Lady Death offer has probably expired?
More after the jump!
The sales this season at EE have made me a little tired but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re giving some great deals on Bif Bang Pow figures from Twilight Zone, Dexter, Penny Dreadful and the Six Million Dollar man right now. A totally different assortment from the previous two sales.
From issue #5 (January 1998) “Scream” is written by Toyfare staff (no credits yet). I’m going to add one of these a week for the rest of the year, so be sure to book mark us. To see previous posts, click the “Twisted Mego Theatre” tag at the bottom of this post. More after the Jump….
Been late to the game but the Mego Museum has the scoop on the New Teen Titans Cyborg and Nightwing. While the praise is pretty unanimous for Cyborg, fans are mixed on the open mouth look of Nightwing. Put me in the “Like” camp on that one but to each their own.
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I know a lot of collectors grumbled about the price initially, so this is a nice break if you’re still into “collecting them all!”
Canada’s Mego Gathering is this Sunday in Burlington Ontario Canada. I don’t need to tell you how normal you’ll feel meeting with your herd, very cathartic.
Plus free trading cards and it is a vintage toy show too.
The MegoMuseum broke the news yesterday about this Emerald City Comic’s exclusive Riddler figure from the 1966 Batman series. Unlike past exclusive Figures Toy Company items, ECC went all out and had a new head sculpted and it’s pretty damned righteous.
Such good deeds deserve reward:
Read the Press Release here
The MegoMuseum newsletter revealed this week that NECA has teased (very) early shots of the Bill and Ted retro figures.
I’m fond of the original film but I don’t need these. I will say though, it’s a bloody good idea and these will likely sell.
Now Freaked action figures is a different story……
Time to dig some eight inch graves, Mego Museum reporting:
“The latest Diamond Select Star Trek set is now available for Pre-Order. The Cheron is a reverse of the previous release and the Red Shirt figure comes in two different hari colours and ranks, the variations are evenly spread in a case. Click here to order for this May!
2016 will see Star Trek’s 50th anniversary and Diamond is bringing back the Retro line in a big way. This new set is just one of many we’re set to see in the next twelve months. Follow us on Twitter: @megomuseum for more updates.”
The annual gathering of Canadian Mego collectors is this Sunday November 8th in Burlington, ON. Mego North is part of the bigger Canadian Toy Con, a popular vintage toy show in of itself. A block of tables of Mego collectors is formed within the show, there is an exclusive custom figure of a Canadian icon (yet to be revealed) and then all are invited to an early after show dinner across the street.
Canadian Toy Con Website