Toy-Ventures: Space Apes : Planet of the Apes Knockoffs?

 

After a long break, I have another wonderful mystery box of Knock-Offs from the United Kingdom, this week we’re going to meet The Space Apes, a series of action figures that seem to resemble the Mego Planet of the Apes figures but with some noticeable differences. 


We’re publishing a Toy-Ventures Magazine this Summer, here’s a link on how to be kept in the loop:
https://plaidstallions.com/reboot/magazine/ 



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Mint Off Card: Halloween 3 set by NECA

https://youtu.be/OzeHsg-raAI

Let’s unbox the latest retro action figures from NECA based on the once-maligned 1980s Horror classic “Halloween 3 Season of the Witch” can you believe this is happening? Me either! Life is good Mego heads.

Want to order this and support the MegoMuseum? Order it right here:
https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/NC60699?id=ME-002202116

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Vintage Mego: The Lost Continent (Action Jackson or Planet of the Apes?)

 

Vintage Mego takes a look this week at the 1974 Mego Playset “The Lost Continent” which is available in both Action Jackson branded packaging and one that states it’s for the Mego Planet of the Apes figures. Which one is it? We reveal our theory as to why this may have happened.

 

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Also, Action Jackson fans should visit this FB group:

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Vintage Mego Buck Rogers Star Fighter toy

This week we take a look at one of the most iconic space ship toys of the 1970s, the Mego Buck Rogers in the 25th-century starfighter and talk a bit about Mego’s relationship with the license and why mego passed on Battlestar Galactica.

Mego Museum Buck Rogers Gallery:

Buck Rogers 3 3/4″ Action Figures

Mego Mania Facebook Group:
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Mego Museum Forum:
http://megomuseum.com/community/activity.php

Vintage Mego: Planet of the Apes Fortress

 

 

This week’s Vintage Mego puts together the giant Mego Planet of the Apes Fortress Playset from 1975 and lets you get a good look at what’s inside.

We also talk about the sales numbers for the Mego Planet of the Apes range and discover that Apes were very popular even after the TV had come and gone.

For more on Mego Planet of the Apes please visit: www.megomuseum.com

Mego Mania Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania/

MegoMuseum Forum:

http://www.megomuseum.com/community

 

 

Toy-Ventures: Who are the Krazy Kreeps?

 

This week I share possibly my favourite knock-off find of the last few years, meet the Krazy Kreeps, two eight Mego-esque monster figures that look so familiar. I’ll explain where we’ve seen them before, lots of fun surprises and mysteries.

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VIntage Mego: Jet Jungle

Vintage Mego this week talks about one of the coolest discoveries to rock the Mego Museum collecting community, South Africa’s member of the World’s Greatest Superheroes: Jet Jungle.

We talk about the origins of the character, what we know about the figure and the day that we all discovered that our collections were no longer complete.

Talk about Mego at the Mego Museum Forum:
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Mego Mania Facebook Group:
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CustoMego: Mego Meet Customs

This week we’re not going to talk about making a custom but rather look at some fond memories and celebrate some creators. Fans make the coolest stuff and let me introduce you to some of my favourites like the Supermobile, Jet Jaguar and Electra Woman and Dyna Girl, you’re gonna love it!
MegoMuseum Forums:
www.megomuseum.com/community

CustoMego Facebook Group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CustoMego/

Laser Mego:
http://www.lasermego.com

Random Noir FB Page:
https://www.facebook.com/RandomNoirToys/

MegoMeet FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/MegoMeet/

TONIGHT! BIF BANG POW DOCTOR WHO RETROSPECTIVE!

This Friday night at 8:30 pm EST on our Youtube Channel, an exclusive interview with Jason Lenzi from Bif Bang Pow for a retrospective on their 8″ Doctor Who toy line. Never before seen prototypes, behind the scenes stories, it’s going to be fun!
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwY…_as=subscriber

 

 

 

Vintage Mego: Bionic Man from Peru

 

This week we talk about the contributions of BASA, a company in Peru that not only made their own versions of the Mego World’s Greatest Superheroes but also made this 8 inch Steve Austin figure, a completely unique item to their country.

More on BASA at the MegoMuseum www.megomuseum.com

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Mint Off Card: They Live by NECA

Time to crack open this new retro figure set by NECA based on the classic John Carpenter film “They Live”.

Get this set at Entertainment Earth:
https://www.entertainmentearth.com/product/NC14895?id=ME-002202116

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Gulliver Super Heroes: Vintage Mego

This is a change of pace for Vintage Mego, these figures weren’t made by Mego heck the company had been out of business! We’re not even sure they’re licensed.

Presenting the Gulliver Super Heroes, a line that crossed the Kenner Super Powers with the Mego Pocket Superheroes.

This video is intended for adult (18+) collectors only.

More on Mego Superheroes
http://www.megomuseum.com/galleries

This video was created by Brain Heiler (@plaidstallions)

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Figures Toy Company, Castaway and White Elephant Toys team up!

SOURCE: MEGOMUSEUM.COM

Retro figure fans are going to love Figures Toy Company’s future plans revealed here in this week’s #MMFTCNEWS.  Collectors know that FTC is always looking to expand and improve upon their already impressive range of products, and they’ve now these separate companies; Figures Toy Company, Castaway and White Elephant Toys are working in conjunction with one another!  What does this mean for figures like those from FTC’s DC Comics and Hanna Barbera licensed lines?  Read on to find out!

The combination of these three companies has allowed FTC to acquire the molds for new body types for use in retro figure production.  A solid construction Type S body will be sold on www.classsictvtoys.com and eventually used on new figures going forward and may also be used in re-releases of some of your favorite figures from the past!  FTC has also gained access to the super articulated Humanoid female figure body, which will mark another change in the design of FTC characters in the future years.  Each of these body molds have been beloved and used by customizers and collectors for years, but the agreement between Figures Toy Company/Castaway/White Elephant will allow them to be used in mass production moving forward!  The agreement will also see collaborative efforts among the companies, which will deliver all new collectibles to the marketplace!

If you think improved figure molds is enough big news for a while, then think again!  On top of all their recent reveals, Figures Toy Company is also expecting a December delivery with items available in time for the holidays!  Be sure to bookmark Figures Toy Company for easy access to check out what collectibles are already in stock, and what’s being added soon.  Current offerings include characters from the Super Friends cartoon series, the fan-favorite Batman Classic TV Series figures, The Three Stooges, and even select Christmas themed figures from the Stooges and KISS lines!  Be on the lookout for new figures and new body types coming to FTC, and watch for a new #MMFTCNEWS update next (and every) Friday!

 

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