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pickermall
Aug 13, '18, 1:52 PM
Mego is a cherished memory of my youth from the 1970's... I am THRILLED Mego is back!

I am hoping for reissues from the lines I loved like WGSH and Star Trek... but it looks like other companies (Figures Toy Line and EMCE) carry these Mego clones, right down to packaging. Does this threaten Mego from reissuing THEIR classic lines?

I noticed off the bat that the Mego stuff now available has different packaging and the figures are heavier than what came out in the 1970's.

I would love to get REAL Megos of what I had as a kid... will we get Mego Capt Kirk, Spock, Scotty, Enterprise playset, as well as WGSH issues all in 8 inch? From Mego?

thunderbolt
Aug 13, '18, 4:15 PM
well they are doing Trek and some DC at 14 inch so there's that.

ODBJBG
Aug 13, '18, 4:20 PM
Mego will be reissuing or doing new stuff with Star Trek.

They don't have the license for WGSH at the 8 inch scale.

Obviously it would have helped Mego if they could have had those licenses. But I'm going to go out on a limb here and make the controversial statement that FTC's success is a big part of the reason Mego is back to begin with.

For what it's worth, body wise, FTC is a lot closer to vintage Mego than new Mego is. As you have already noticed, Mego is using modified EMCE bodies which are much heavier than vintage figures and are made of different materials.

EMCE Hammer
Aug 13, '18, 4:21 PM
Mego is already making Trek as mentioned above. They look and feel a lot like the EMCE offerings because Marty Abrams is working with Paul Clarke of EMCE. To my knowledge FTC has the rights to DC 8" and 12" WGH. Hasbro has the license for Marvel.

pickermall
Aug 14, '18, 7:34 AM
I'm not really up on what I would consider the Mego clone stuff... I'm not crazy about the 14" Mego offerings and I have the new Mego Trek Sulu, Chekov and Mirror Mirror. I actually didn't know the other stuff even existed until the new Mego issues! I will look more into those PLUS look forward to supporting OFFICIAL Mego!

lilbrosj66
Aug 15, '18, 12:59 AM
I myself miss the original Mego female bodies. FTC can't get their version right to save their lives and Mego is using the updated bodies. I like that the neck is now part of the upper body mold but wish it was just a smidge longer and I miss should construction on the original female bodies. They moved better and they held more poses.

Capt_Kirk
Aug 15, '18, 6:17 AM
I myself miss the original Mego female bodies. FTC can't get their version right to save their lives and Mego is using the updated bodies. I like that the neck is now part of the upper body mold but wish it was just a smidge longer and I miss should construction on the original female bodies. They moved better and they held more poses.

Agreed. We need a better female 8" body for sure. There are a lot of customs I'd like to do that require special construction. Mirror Uhura = nice abs, Elvira = Large b00b$ and nice legs, Powergirl = Large b00b$. things like that.

comicmike
Aug 15, '18, 9:54 AM
I myself miss the original Mego female bodies. FTC can't get their version right to save their lives and Mego is using the updated bodies. I like that the neck is now part of the upper body mold but wish it was just a smidge longer and I miss should construction on the original female bodies. They moved better and they held more poses.

Personally, I'm hopeful for the newer Mego female bandless bodies that will be coming down the pike

TrekStar
Aug 15, '18, 12:38 PM
I think Doc still has the PVC female bodies on his website, I picked up a couple in the past for customs and they seem fine,
for now those are the best out there for female mego bodies.

K
Aug 15, '18, 12:58 PM
Best of all daydreamy worlds would be a Zica/ Galloping Gals female body with slightly smaller feet so Mego shoes would fit��

bgiles73
Aug 15, '18, 1:24 PM
Best of all daydreamy worlds would be a Zica/ Galloping Gals female body with slightly smaller feet so Mego shoes would fit��
And preferably plastic that doesnít change all different shades of color after a short time! Thatís the thing I love most about the new Megos. The bodies skin tones are consistent across the line and each individual part.

Madcap70
Aug 15, '18, 3:18 PM
I've been collecting Mego's for years and I've never heard of a "Mego Clone" :smiley1:

KOMonger
Aug 15, '18, 4:14 PM
I've been collecting Mego's for years and I've never heard of a "Mego Clone" :smiley1:

"Clone" was the de-facto term doll collectors used for ages (search Ebay Dolls section, just now there were over 3,000 listings). It's finally creeping into some auction listings for the guy's cloth-type figures, just a little. Not so much the "action figures", though. Those are mostly called "bootlegs" and "knock-offs". The "Toys" section already has Star Wars to thank for all the "clone" search hits.

pickermall
Aug 16, '18, 7:32 AM
I've been collecting Mego's for years and I've never heard of a "Mego Clone" :smiley1:

I call them clones... they are copies of the original Mego figures... I looked up the FTC WGSH line and they LOOK like old Megos right down to the packaging. I haven't seen any in real life, though. Don't want to pay $25 a pop for them...