Megolike: Medicom RAH figures

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Still working on resurrecting Megolike.com (although the facebook page is still up and running) in the meantime, here’s another line of modern figures that rocked out world. Slightly taller (at ten inches but then Mego made a few of those too) the Medicom RAH figures were gorgeous and flipping pricey back in the day. Now? I’m picking them up for $20 a piece. Above is Riderman from the Kamen Rider television series. More after the jump!

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Megolike: Cast-A-Way Toys Phantom and Captain Action

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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.

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Achmed was the Phantom’s nemesis (he doesn’t exactly have a Batman’s rogue gallery does he?)

More after the jump!

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Distinctive Dummies unleashes the Night Stalker

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When i woke up this morning I had no inclination that it would be an expensive day but that was before Distinctive Dummies announced a small run of figures based on Kolchak: The Night Stalker. I’ve been waiting years for Carl.

http://www.distinctivedummies.net/kolchak.html

If Carl wasn’t enough, there is also The Night Strangler from the TV Movie of the same name.

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http://www.distinctivedummies.net/strangler.html

Aaaaaannnd a Two Pack of Karl and Janos that I must own Dammit!

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http://www.distinctivedummies.net/twinstalker.html

As always get them now because once they’re gone, they ain’t coming back.

Ebay: Slade Super Agent by Shindana

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The picture kind of sucks but these figures show so infrequently it’s news in these here parts. Slade is part of series of “Live Auctions” on Ebay (!) that include lots of Tomland Star Raiders and Lincoln Monsters. I’ve got no dog in this race but I’m pulling up my lawn chair to watch the fireworks.

You can see all the auctions here. Warning; there is a 20% premium on these for some reason, if you do bid, take that into consideration.

Ebay: Toy Island Monsters

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Of course these show up now, during my “most brokest” moment this year (well, toy money broke, the lights are still on) and while it pains me to feature them, I ain’t gonna jump in this pool.

Released in 1991, these talking mego like figures are pretty damned tough to find and obviously appeal to monster geeks (of which I am one) This seller has the Werewolf and the Vampire MOC, which are the two I want out of the set. Best of luck to everyone on these.

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Megolike: Shindana Slade

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Slade may be one of my favourite Mego Like toys of all time. A low budget repurposing of Shaft from toy maker Shindana (a swahili word meaning “To Compete”) focused on making toys for minority youth in America, who were being largely underserved at the time by the majors. Slade is a Big Jim scaled man of action who doesn’t carry a gun and explains that Slade is a secret agent thanks to his growing up in the neighbourhood, serving in the army and going to college.

Oh and he’s a badass looking figure to boot. More on Slade and Shindana over at PlaidStallions.

Websites: Megolike.com

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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.

It’s a valuable resource and a fun site, bookmark Megolike.com.