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Werewolf
Jun 19, '18, 2:52 PM
I know AGE used to own Visionaries does Mego? Or did Hasbro buy the IP along with Micronauts? Dragonflyz? Candi?

Nostalgiabuff
Jun 19, '18, 7:06 PM
I am going to say that other than whatever licenses they are about to announce, Mego probably does not own any properties anymore. hopefully that will change in the coming months

drmego
Jun 19, '18, 9:08 PM
Marty sold Visionaries and Micronauts to Hasbro a few years ago. He can re-introduce old brands MEGO created, but I don't know if these would
do well at retail. He does still own the Powerglove from the '80s.

Brue
Jun 19, '18, 9:49 PM
Powerglove? The Nintendo controller?

Werewolf
Jun 19, '18, 10:20 PM
Marty sold Visionaries and Micronauts to Hasbro a few years ago.

Thank you for the info. :)

bgiles73
Jun 19, '18, 10:56 PM
With PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift and Go, and other such Virtual Reality gaming systems, something like the return of the Power Glove for the 21st Century could be a really big hit!

jwyblejr
Jun 19, '18, 11:08 PM
Powerglove? The Nintendo controller?

Yup. There's a channel on YouTube called The Gaming Historian,that's where I found out about it.

tmthor
Jun 21, '18, 8:03 AM
Marty sold Visionaries and Micronauts to Hasbro a few years ago. He can re-introduce old brands MEGO created, but I don't know if these would
do well at retail. He does still own the Powerglove from the '80s.

Would'nt most of the old Mego brands be owned by others? Other companies are making Eagle Force and Action Jackson now.

MegoMonk
Jun 23, '18, 5:20 PM
How about BallBusters?

Bionicfanboy66
Jun 28, '18, 5:27 AM
What about CB McHaul?

Type3Toys
Jul 5, '18, 5:39 PM
Marty sold Visionaries and Micronauts to Hasbro a few years ago. He can re-introduce old brands MEGO created, but I don't know if these would
do well at retail. He does still own the Powerglove from the '80s.

I would think updated, upgraded mad monsters and an AJ type character who could actually hold his accessories would catch kid's eyes. Even some cryptozoology monsters and hunters would be eye catching, considering all the shows about them on TV as of late. All of the characters mentioned are not only popular, they wouldn't require a license.

Makernaut
Jul 5, '18, 7:52 PM
I would think updated, upgraded mad monsters and an AJ type character who could actually hold his accessories would catch kid's eyes.

Cast-a-Way Toys did a modern Action Jackson that was freakin' aces (just like everything they did/do) and it went on hold late last year with "more details soon". I have had that sitting in the back of my mind with all of this. There is NO GI Joe stuff out now. That leaves a pretty big gap in a proven product for boys and Mego started the 8-Inch action figure with AJ. I know that is thin reasoning with huge jumps to fill in the blanks, but......it's no more of a reach than some of the "line of Little Lulu Action Figures" kind of reasoning that others have run with. And Monsters always grab interest.

(I went to Hasbro's site and typed in "GI JOE". I got ONE result and it was "Littlest Pet Shop")

https://www.hasbro.com/en-us/search?q=gi+joe

Type3Toys
Jul 6, '18, 5:43 AM
Cast-a-Way Toys did a modern Action Jackson that was freakin' aces (just like everything they did/do) and it went on hold late last year with "more details soon". I have had that sitting in the back of my mind with all of this. There is NO GI Joe stuff out now. That leaves a pretty big gap in a proven product for boys and Mego started the 8-Inch action figure with AJ. I know that is thin reasoning with huge jumps to fill in the blanks, but......it's no more of a reach than some of the "line of Little Lulu Action Figures" kind of reasoning that others have run with. And Monsters always grab interest.

(I went to Hasbro's site and typed in "GI JOE". I got ONE result and it was "Littlest Pet Shop")

https://www.hasbro.com/en-us/search?q=gi+joe

It doesn't need to be AJ, mego can come up with a new team new, Adventure Corp, Crypto Corp, anything. Have 2-3 different head sculpts and create cool character bio's on the card backs. If these are to survive retail shelves they need to grab kids as well as collectors. Nice thing now is kids want a fair amount of realism just like collectors do.

wise guy
Jul 6, '18, 7:16 AM
It's too bad they sold Micronauts because that is one of a few properties that could sell
in todays market along with Marvel, and Star Wars. Figures Toys already has original
Action Jackson heads that make nice repros

tmthor
Jul 6, '18, 7:22 AM
It doesn't need to be AJ, mego can come up with a new team new, Adventure Corp, Crypto Corp, anything. Have 2-3 different head sculpts and create cool character bio's on the card backs. If these are to survive retail shelves they need to grab kids as well as collectors. Nice thing now is kids want a fair amount of realism just like collectors do.

I think if done right a 3 3/4- 4" "Adventure People" like line would work.....you just expand the popular side branch. That would allow for vehicles which can include everything from Cops and Soldiers to Dinos and Aliens to trucks and race cars . Everybody would win including costomizers and you could work it to work with Licences I think it would work just on how well the Chap-mei lines sell.

jwyblejr
Jul 6, '18, 10:40 AM
I'm wondering if they have still have some kind of deal with Joe Namath? Why have him tag along to SDCC otherwise?

SAS-KY
Jul 6, '18, 2:00 PM
I'm wondering if they have still have some kind of deal with Joe Namath? Why have him tag along to SDCC otherwise?


I am pretty sure at Mego Meet Marty indicated that one of the things they were going to do was a Joe Namath figure in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Jets win in SUper Bowl III. No specifics on size or what it would be though.

EmergencyIan
Jul 6, '18, 2:27 PM
Funny how Namath being at SDCC isn’t mentioned anywhere else on the net, or at least not in conjunction with Mego. Though, I could have missed it.

- Ian

drmego
Jul 12, '18, 7:37 AM
Joe Namath at Comic-Con had better get some mention on football sites or Mego's PR company will be in hot water!

jwyblejr
Jul 12, '18, 6:38 PM
^I'm thinking ESPN may have something. Best guess is PTI will bring it up.