This epic display of Mego Customs by long time creator Austin Hough was on display at this past weekend’s Mego Meet convention in Skokie IL. It’s worth noting for it’s breadth but also how damned tidy it is. I’ve never displayed anything this nicely ever.
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!
From Issue 75, November 2003 (still credited to the ToyFare Staff) we have “Crisis on Infinite Megoviles” a ten page romp that deserves to not be forgotten.
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From Issue 18, February1999 (still credited to the ToyFare Staff) we have “The Big Race” this series was never better when the lampooned both DC and Marvel.
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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.
Achmed was the Phantom’s nemesis (he doesn’t exactly have a Batman’s rogue gallery does he?)
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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?
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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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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.
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If you’re into Mego and DC Comics, then Christmas just came early as Figures Toy Company just released shots of their 8 inch versions of Harley Quinn, Scarecrow and Mary Marvel figures on their facebook page.
Personally I’m pretty pumped for these, especially more female heroes.
Lots of discussion going on at the Figures Toy Company message board that’s part of the Mego Museum.
You can preorder these at the Figures Toy Company website.
Apologies for the double linking, the MegoMuseum URL is having some issue with Facebook and we’re not really sure why. If you’re an expert on FB and like us, drop us a line.
Every Mego collector has probably wondered at one point what the Mego factory looked like and how everything was made. Thanks to this rare document (the 1978 Mego International Shareholders Report to be exact, which we’ll soon share) we have a glimpse into the Hong Kong wonderland that was Lion Rock.
I really miss Toyfare magazine and thumb through old copies now and then. I don’t miss the “What’s Hot” mentality (BTW those Malebogias in your garage will never pay for your kid’s college) and the rock star adoration of certain toy sculptors got a bit gross at times but Twisted Mego Theatre was always worth the cost of an issue for me.
Sophmoric at times but also damned funny, I’m going to add as many as i can to ol’ Mego Central. Here from issue #56 is “Shanks for the Memories”.
If you’d like to join in with some scans, I’d be in your debt, I gave the majority of mine to Goodwill a while ago.
Skokie Here We Come!
Skokie, IL – December 12, 2014 – Mego Museum in conjunction with Aw Yeah Comics is pleased to announce that Mego Meet 2015 will be held June 5th and 6th at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Chicago – North Shore Conference Center. Registration information for vendors and attendees will be posted on the Mego Meet 2015 page at megomuseum.com in the coming weeks.
For the past ten years, the annual Mego Meet made its home in Wheeling, WV. It was clear after Mego Meet 10 that maximum density had been surpassed in Wheeling and that a change of venue was in order. The move to Skokie, IL. will allow for easy access for those travelling by plane, as well as provide a myriad of options for family entertainment. The facilities at DoubleTree offer award-winning guest rooms and event space for presenters, vendors, and attendees.
Perhaps the most exciting byproduct of the new location is that it makes possible a partnership with Aw Yeah Comics, located in beautiful downtown Skokie. Eisner Award-winning artist and co-owner Art Baltazar will be in attendance with the entire Aw Yeah gang. Art is a long-time Mego Meet attendee and is thrilled to host the Meet in it’s new home.
As in years past, Mego Meet 2015 will feature dealer rooms packed full of vintage toys; presentations by collectors, customizers, and toy companies dealing in the classic 8″ “Mego scale;” a customs contest; and an auction to benefit the Mego Museum. The addition of Aw Yeah Comics will add another dimension that will diversify and improve what is already a great annual event.
AW YEAH – MEGO MEET 2015!
About Aw Yeah Comics – Founded by Franco Aureliani, Art Baltazar, and Marc Hammond, Aw Yeah Comics celebrates and promotes everything that is wonderful about comics, toys, artwork, and the joy they bring to people. Located at 4933 Oakton Street in beautiful Downtown Skokie and just a short train ride from Chicago, AYC offers a family-friendly atmosphere with regularly scheduled events that provide adventures for children and adults alike.
About Mego Museum – Founded in 1996 by Scott C. Adams and curated by Brian Heiler, the Mego Museum is an online museum and forum dedicated to all things Mego Corporation. From the classic toys of the seventies, to the modern resurgence of figures being made in the classic Mego style, it all can be found at www.megomuseum.com.
Most recently under the guidance of Museum Customs Editor Steve Moore, The Mego Museum has hosted the Mego Meet convention each year in June for over a decade. Mego Meet attracts collectors and toy industry insiders from all over North America and beyond. The Museum publishes a weekly newsletter and continuously updates the Mego Museum blog, Facebook and Twitter feeds with the latest news, ranging from the latest vintage discoveries to Mego-esque figures currently in production
The parents of steel look pretty great for dead people, see more at the Mego Museum Forum.
Megocipsa lovingly celebrates the pants-less world of Mexican Planet of the Apes figures, I can’t tell you how much I love this line (and wish I could complete my boxed set) Scott, the webmaster has used his design skills to recreate the box art into trading cards, which he produced and gave away.
The site is a lot of fun, visit it here.