Mego KO HQ: Cast-A-Way Toys Phantom and Captain Action

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

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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.

Mego Knock Off HQ: Tomland Star Raiders Catalog

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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

PlaidStallions Tomland Archive

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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Mego Knockoff HQ: 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.

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Foreign: Popy Ken Owashi (AKA Mark from Battle of the Planets)

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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.

Source; ForeignMego.com

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Websites: Megolike.com is dead but hey, we’ve got a new place now

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Megolike is gone, burned to the ground thanks to Melodrama.

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Cancelled Lines: Flattworld Zorro

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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.