Mint Off Card: Frightful Fiendz by White Elephant Toys



Do you like 8″ Monsters that glow in the dark? Then check out our latest review of the Frightful Fiendz by White Elephant Toyz. The Horrible Mummy and Teenage Bog Monster are the latest figures in this soon-to-be long-running series of action figures.

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Vintage Mego 1978 Catalog- Micronauts -KISS- Superheroes

 
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Vintage Mego returns with a look at the Mego 1978 catalogue filled with Micronauts, KISS, World’s Greatest Superheroes, 2-xl, Magna doodle, CHiPs, Laverne and Shirley, Playboy Playmates and Puppet Love? It’s an episode jam-packed with Mego goodness.

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Toy-Ventures: 1979 Toys R Us Catalog -Mork-Kenner Alien-Star Wars

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures takes another timewarp, thanks to this fantastic flyer from Toys R Us in 1979. It has all the hottest toys of the time like Mork from Ork, Star Wars, Kenner Alien and if they made it, they put the Incredible Hulk on it.

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Vintage Mego: Secret Identity World’s Greatest Superheroes

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Mego 14″ Shazam: Mint Off Card Review

 

Mego Museum Mint Off Card returns with another advance look at Wave 13, this time it’s the 14″ Shazam figure from DC Comics. Fans have been eagerly waiting almost 2 years for the Big Red Cheese. Was he worth the wait? You tell us! You can Order the new Mego figures here: https://www.entertainmentearth.com/s/mego/c?id=ME-002202116 Check out all the Wave 13 figures at the Mego Museum: http://www.megomuseum.com/megocorp/ MegoMuseum Forums: http://megomuseum.com/community/forum.php Mego Mania Facebook Forums: https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania

 

Vintage Mego: 1976 Catalog Part 2- Cher- Ali- Comic Action Heroes

Part two of Vintage Mego’s Deep Dive into the classic Mego catalog from 1976 and we look at the amazing additions to such toylines as :

Comic Action Heroes
Cher
Muhammad Ali
Our Gang
Games

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Mego Star Trek: 14″ Mr. Spock – Mego Museum

Mego 14″ Mr Spock (Star Trek)

Mr. Spock is the first of three 14″ Star Trek figures from Mego corp. This figure was announced in 2019 but was unfortunately canceled due to factory closure. The original prototype shown at Toyfair used the heads from the classic Mego Star Trek the Motion picture 12″ Spock but Mego has decided to blow up the classic 8″ Spock head for this line. Hey, why fix what isn’t broken?

Sculptor: Box says Sean Sansom but that head sculpt is Gene Salmacha
Outfit: Rachel Baker
Series: Star Trek
Wave: 13
Available: July 2021
Accessories: Spare Hands, Belt, Phaser, Communicator

Photography by: Jason Saville

Mego 14” Mr Spock Star Trek box

Mego 14” Mr Spock Star Trek box

 

 

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Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 4

Toy-Ventures Magazine Issue 4

Toy-Ventures Issue 4 is shipping and it includes an exhaustive look at the Mego Mad Monsters with an interview with Marty Abrams. If you dig vintage toys, then Toy-Ventures Magazine is for you.

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Mego UltraSeven :Mint Off Card Review

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Mint off Card takes a long look at the next Ultra-Man figure from Mego Corp, the amazing Ultra-7. Which Ultra character would you like to see next?

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PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 Announcement and Pre-Orders

PlaidStallions Toy-Ventures Issue 2 is now available for pre-order.
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Issue two covers a number of genres and has some exciting new voices from the hobby.

H.R. Puppet Stuff! By Kroffty
This colourful piece tracks the careers of the legendary Sid and Marty Krofft through puppet merchandise, it will make you smile.

The Lost Outer Space Men
Contributor Steve Fink returns with another tale of tracking down an impossible grail or in this case, six, the legendary second series of Colorforms Outer Space Men.

Godzilla’s Gang
Ray Miller does a deep dive into the 1978 Mattel “Godzilla’s Gang” toyline, highlighting their origins. This is a lot of fun.

The Guide to Denys Fisher Doctor Who
One of my passions, the Mego produced Doctor Who toy line is explored in great detail with prototype shots, variations and never before seen reveals.

A figure called Sloane
Chris G blew us away when he discovered the abandoned Kenner Toy Line to the obscure 1970s TV series “A Man Called Sloane”. Did I mention that I love that show?

Oscillating Vibrations
A love letter to the Saturday morning series “Monster Squad” with a complete merchandise guide featuring never before seen items.

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Vintage Mego: CB McHaul

10-4 Good Buddy! Vintage Mego discusses the CB McHaul toy line from 1977, a series of action figures not based on Superheroes or Science Fiction but on Burt Reynolds movies and your dad’s hobby. It even taught you a secret language known as trucker talk! We talk about the 70s CB radio craze, the line’s origins and how it’s one of the rarest Mego action figure lines to collect! This video is free of obvious, “low hanging fruit” jokes about self-pollution. MegoMuseum Forums http://megomuseum.com/community/activity.php Join our FB Forum MegoMania https://www.facebook.com/groups/megomania/

and how it’s one of the hardest action figure lines to collect!

 

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Mego Mint Off Card: Picard and Data from Star Trek TNG


Another Wave 8 review, this time it’s from Mego Star Trek the Next generation. Also, we’re giving a carded figure of your choice away, details in the video itself!

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Vintage Mego: The Waltons

 

Yeah, I’m doing the Waltons episode, even though I don’t collect the toyline or enjoy the show itself, let’s defend Mego’s decision to make a Waltons toy line in 1975. PS the Sunshine Family legit scared me as a kid.

 

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Toy-Ventures: AHI Action Apeman

 

Clearly inspired by the Mego Planet of the Apes action figures, the AHI Action Apeman are some of the boldest knock offs ever produced, I’ll explain why I think that in this video.

 

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Vintage Mego: Pocket Superheroes Bat Machine

This week’s installment talks about 1980 and Mego ventures into electronics with the launch of the Pocket Superheroes Bat Machine and Spider-Machines.

We talk a bit about how electronic games hurt Mego more than passing on Star Wars and their partners in Mexico Ensueno toys.

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Vintage Mego Fist Fighting Superheroes

Introduced in 1975 by Mego as an attempt to get that “Rock ’em Sock ’em Robots” money, the Fist Fighting Superheroes by Mego were a worldwide phenomenon that created many variations in the United Kingdom and in Mexico.

This episode of Vintage Mego talks about the US versions of the Fist Fighters but also takes a look at the efforts of Toltoys, Palitoy Bradgate and Lili ledy.

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