View Full Version : Working at the Mego Warehouse--WOW!
Dec 17, '07, 11:11 PM
I'm still crawling through this book, I have many questions and exclamaitions, but I had to stop and post about this.
Page 146--- Mego warehouse manager Ray Demato describes putting together solid cases of Superman or Spiderman or Batman. They had to pull the figures out of assortment boxes to make the solid cases, so they set up an assembly line where one guy pulls out Supermans, one guy pulls out Captain Americas, etc. He goes on to describe the warehouse with it's 25 foot ceilings packed to the top with toys, so much so the stuff on the bottom got crushed.
I'm sorry, I am completely geeking out at the thought of spending the day sorting through case after case of fresh carded WGSH! That was somebody's job!
Ben, your head must have been exploding when you talked to this guy. My mind is blown. What a fantastic image.
Dec 18, '07, 12:52 AM
Does sound cool.
Dec 18, '07, 3:07 AM
He goes on to describe the warehouse with it's 25 foot ceilings packed to the top with toys, so much so the stuff on the bottom got crushed.
:drool::drool::drool: Can you imagine that? I don't even feel any pain for the bottom ones getting crushed... just the thought of that 25 foot Mego mountain... :drool:
Dec 18, '07, 4:17 PM
I would have reboxed the crushed one and packed them in a two pack with the hulk as battle damaged...LOL :grin:
Dec 18, '07, 4:21 PM
that sounds crazy,I wish...:grin:
Dec 19, '07, 2:46 PM
You beat me to the punch fallensavior...
I was thinking it must have been all those cases of carded Hulks on the bottom when he said that some were crushed.
Dec 23, '07, 10:21 AM
Did Ray ever mention the supposed WORLD'S GREATEST TOY COMPANY MURAL that is on the wall of the warehouse? Any photos of that exist?
I spoke to an HR person at Eckerd's a few years ago that worked in the building and she said it was still there....then she gave me the run around like crazy and really ticked me off....that was where my attempt as a "private citizen" ended.
However, since the company I worked for at the time had the contract to do the dining services for Eckerds at their headquarters in Clearwater and other offices nationwide...I did look into seeing if I could get permission for access through the higher up corporate people that were not located on site..... but sadly that building only had an employee breakroom...not a cafeteria...so I couldn't get an excuse to get in there to check things out.
Despite that though, we did have the vending contract and for a while I thought about going through our vending guys to get access to the building (I was a regional marketing guy so I had a lot of access at the time if I wanted to see accounts). Anyway it ended up that I just didn't have the time to do anything with it. Maybe I still could but I dunno.
Is the mural even still there? Anyone know?
Dec 23, '07, 11:05 AM
fascinating and amazing tale! I have just barely begun to make my way through the book....stunned am I on each page.
Dec 23, '07, 6:01 PM
the book is amazing . i cant believe how much mego stuff i didnt know. great work benjamin. i would love to go in that warehouse. mike
Dec 23, '07, 8:40 PM
i'm sure for them at the time it was no big deal. i have seen images of the Kenner warehouses and think about all those boxes star wars toys and wonder the same thing. Back then those people where just working for little money and didn't care much about them.
I would think it would be like working at the government mint handling money all day and not wanting to see any money after work. After managing a local Toys R us for 6 years , I would go home and not want to see another toy, It's a much smaller comparison but similar in idea.
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