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!
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:
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!
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!
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.
If Carl wasn’t enough, there is also The Night Strangler from the TV Movie of the same name.
Aaaaaannnd a Two Pack of Karl and Janos that I must own Dammit!
As always get them now because once they’re gone, they ain’t coming back.
Our pal Dave came up with this awesome T Shirt featuring some vintage Star Raiders by Tomland, you can get yourself one here.
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.
Insanely rare catalog shot of the Famous Monsters of Legend, Star Raiders and Creatures from Other Worlds figures from the 1979 Tomland Toys Catalog. Anybody have the 1980 or 81, I’d love to see them.
For more on the Star Raiders and FMOL visit the following sites
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.
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.
Popy copied Mego figures so well I find they improved upon the formula, they made a handful of characters sadly this guy is the only member of G-Force that was produced in this format.
Not mine but I have a mild fixation with this piece, this one seems particularly nice and comes with a free Frankenstein. Check it out here.
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.
Another Mego Style horror classic from DD, limited to 50 units, these will soon vanish forever.
I can’t speak spanish either but just mute it and enjoy the eye candy……