I can’t decided which is more epic, the endcap of Fisher Price Sesame Street playsets or the end cap of Mego Star Trek Bridge Playsets. In the end, everybody wins….
Mego Museum launched another video short this week and it’s a look at the Comic Action Heroes Mangler. One of the weirdest toys to come out of Mego. Basically, it’s point is to murder the Green Goblin, that is dark.
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.