Yay, we’re finally getting red shirts to kill

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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.”

And the next four DST Marvel sets are

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So it was confirmed at the Mego Museum forums that the next four Marvel sets are (in no order)

Deadpool

DareDevil

Punisher

Spider-man (including 2099 but we don’t know who else)

OK, I’m surprised about Iron Man as well but the character selection does seem somewhat well thought out based on popularity and media attention. Still hoping for something a little more classic in wave 3 but people have been wanting a 70s Mego style DD and Punisher for forever and a day.

Hopefully something retro cool like the Electric Company or Japanese Spider-Man ends up in the new set. I am going to assume that the black suit is a given.

Limited Edition Captain Canuck at Silver Snail Comics

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Silver Snail Comics has created exclusive signed/numbered limited edition Odeon Toys Captain Canuck action figure in time for the release of the Captain’s new book. This one featuring packaging art by Kalman Andrasofszky.

Each figure includes Includes a Silver Snail courier bag containing a Captain Canuck #1 “comic book” scaled to the figure. 

You can get the variant Captain at Silver Snail comics.

If you get there today Kalman is signing from 5-8pm. You may also catch a glimpse of Suicide Squad which is filming in the neighborhood.

 

The Kubby Awards are in

 

The 2014 Mego Museum Kubby Awards for excellence in ReMego are up for viewing right now.  It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Figures Toy Co and NECA pretty much stole the show this year but I do think some nice stuff got ignored.

I guess when you have a property as beloved as 1966 Batman and then you actually do a nice job of the figures, you really have lightning in a bottle. Congrats to the winners!

http://www.megomuseum.com/the-2014-mego-museum-kubby-awards/

 

 

Breaking: Sea Ghost figure to launch in January

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The long awaited release of the Sea Ghost action figure from Nemo Publishing is finally almost here. Expected to land in January, Nemo is now offering a pre-order on the figure at their web store.

Your favorite comic shop can also order this for you (Diamond Code JUL142068).
This collectible maker action figure is based on the classic Mego style and has been handcrafted with the help of Paul “Doc Mego” Clarke.

To learn more about the Sea Ghost visit this link.

 

 

Cancelled Lines: DST Knight Rider

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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…

DST Bluntman and Chronic Figures out soon

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Sources close to us mention that the Bluntman and Chronic figures by Diamond Select/EMCE are set to arrive soon, maybe in time for Christmas. The set even includes the C*ck-Knocker, a character which is way, way down on my “characters played by Mark Hamill that i want in 8″ format” list.

Still, I’m happy for the fans and to see yet another property get the Mego format and it looks EMCE did a nice job as usual,  I wish it all the success in the world if only to see Diamond/EMCE take more risks with the 8″ format. *cough* Black Dynamite *cough*

Also, you just know these things will make their way into every scene of the next season of “Comic Book Men”….
You can pre-order all these figures at Entertainment Earth.