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megowgsh
Apr 3, '13, 6:01 PM
It is hard to believe it has been 5 years since we started down the road of the 1978 re-imagined project, but it has.

It is now 2013 and I would like to propose a new project in the tradition of "1978" focusing on 1983 and imagining what might have been if Mego did not shutter it's doors.

This thread is simply to gauge interest and see if it is a viable idea. I am not necessarily looking for suggestions or submissions, but for interested participants whether it be customizers, designers, photographers, etc.

You can count me in as an interested customizer. Anybody else?

Brown Bear
Apr 3, '13, 6:43 PM
Hey Austin...count me in. I'll offer submissions, photoshopping or however else I can help.

Figuremod73
Apr 3, '13, 8:18 PM
This would be one of those years when I was actively collecting as a kid. Great properties from both tv and movies. Nice fantasy material to.

Would be cool, I think.

megoscott
Apr 4, '13, 8:05 AM
1983 is such a good year for it. After the dregs of Mego 1982 the company rebounds with a huge catalog of new stuff instead of going bankrupt and vanishing.

It's a lot of work, but an intriguing idea!

Bronxboykev
Apr 4, '13, 3:30 PM
1983 is such a good year for it. After the dregs of Mego 1982 the company rebounds with a huge catalog of new stuff instead of going bankrupt and vanishing.

It's a lot of work, but an intriguing idea!

What better way to start it than with Dida Displays.

New coming to you for 1983 The Hall of DOOM!!! Furniture from Laser mego sold seperately

Blitzkid
Apr 4, '13, 3:43 PM
I would love to see it....Already thinking a few ideas up-Definitely interested.

rche
Apr 4, '13, 4:51 PM
1978 was great fun. Would love to see what the local squish heads would come up with for an 83 rebound.

bobws
Apr 6, '13, 3:28 PM
Doubt i could be of help, but i would love to see it.

Bionicfanboy66
May 16, '13, 1:29 PM
Que up the A-Team, Knight Rider, and Magnum PI TV themes. There's a hint of what could've been.

Random Axe
May 31, '13, 11:08 AM
Bump this!

I think this is a terrific idea. We've got a lot of talented costumizers on this board, probably more than ever, that could do some fantastic work. I know of the work involved with photography and logistics, but this would be awesome to pull off. Anthony did the best design work of his life on the 1978, and I can only imagine he would top what he put down last time.

A-Team
Miami Vice
Magnum
Cosby Show
Return of the Jedi
The Fall Guy
Simona and Simon

A couple of those might be from 84, can't remember. With everything that routinely happen on this board with our trolls and sociopaths popping in, a project like this could bring the community together again in a unique way. Just a thought.

ScottA
May 31, '13, 2:47 PM
I have an idea for something I'd do if this materializes.

And just a plug I'll have some of the '79 ReImagine catalogs at Mego Meet if someone is looking for one.

megowgsh
Jun 1, '13, 6:05 PM
Well, if you're lucky you just may get a sneak peek of something at MM13

jimsmegos
Jun 4, '13, 8:42 PM
'83? Bah! Bring me '84! ;)

jimsmegos
Jun 4, '13, 8:44 PM
just kidding.. it sounds like fun. I LOVE the '78 catalog. The only down side is I still look longingly at my collection wishing there really were the Star Wars figures.

bleit1701
Jun 5, '13, 4:09 AM
I can sew some suits if needed.

Maybe it could be a Megos in the 80's catalog to include a wider range of shows/characters?

Blue Meanie
Jun 5, '13, 4:11 PM
Couldn't something like GI Joe RAH figures be in the '83 Re-Imagine?? Isn't that the year they came out in 3 3/4?

Random Axe
Jun 5, '13, 6:18 PM
I can sew some suits if needed.

Maybe it could be a Megos in the 80's catalog to include a wider range of shows/characters?

I think you've hit on the best idea yet for this.

LadyZod
Jun 7, '13, 11:00 PM
Look at 1983 in the toybiz... you've got GI Joe RAH hitting it, He-Man, and Transformers.

I'm thinking 1983 would be the year of the Mego Micronauts second coming... the link between RAH and Transformers.

Possibly Mego going after the Rambo line or one of the many P.O.W. military films, like Missing in Action, in order to get a military foothold in the GI Joe market.

Remco has Conan and Warlord, Mattel has He-Man... what does Mego come up with to compete?

Wrestling was big with Remco having the rights to AWA and LJN having WWF. What does Mego do?

megowgsh
Jun 8, '13, 6:36 AM
What does Mego do?

If you're a good girl you may find out today. :wink:

TomStrong
Jun 8, '13, 5:51 PM
The A Team! Those would be some awesome Megos! I loved that show as a kid. They did make some larger molded figures for this, I even had a few, but Megos would have been much more preferable. Imagine the van. Oh man! The accessories!

TomStrong
Jun 8, '13, 6:02 PM
Lord of the rings? Scooby Doo! The Mystery Machine! The innumerable villains! The play set possibilities. Imagine a haunted house play set . I gotta goo with some scooby doo. Even in reruns I think it would have been popular with kids, both boys and girls. Different outfits for Daphne and Velma.

EMCE Hammer
Jun 8, '13, 9:43 PM
We just screened the amazing production by jimsmegos. I call Dinah Mite - prepare for legwarmers.

jimsmegos
Jun 8, '13, 10:13 PM
Whew! I'm really glad you all liked it :yes: I was sitting on pins and needles hoping it worked out. So big thanks to Austin for asking me to do it. It gave me the opportunity to kindasorta be there. Next year by golly, by hook or by crock I must make it :)

jwyblejr
Jun 8, '13, 11:07 PM
What about the rumored Hill Street Blues line?

MegoCapnMike
Jun 10, '13, 3:12 AM
Don't forget Cheers began in 82. Not the most action packed line, but they made 3-3/4" Love boat figures. I figure anything goes.

megowgsh
Jun 11, '13, 7:33 AM
I present to you Mego's toy lines for 1983 Thanks to jimsmegos for the outstanding production work.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld0Ry-E6M7Q]

RobTMego
Jun 11, '13, 9:19 AM
you know what I think would be awesome "V (1983 miniseries)" !!!! I will have to start looking at that :)

megowgsh
Jun 11, '13, 3:26 PM
you know what I think would be awesome "V (1983 miniseries)" !!!! I will have to start looking at that :)

Now that is actually something we may consider. Please let me know what your thoughts are. Thanks

piecemaker
Jun 11, '13, 10:45 PM
Awesome Project! That video was Cool!

LadyZod
Jun 12, '13, 6:49 AM
That video is awesome. the only thing that takes me out of it is GI Joe, and He-Man... since both cartoons came about from the toylines.

How does Mego get the rights to He-Man, when the Mattel owns it hook line and sinker? Same as GI Joe.

I need my fiction anchored in some science here. :)

megowgsh
Jun 12, '13, 7:18 AM
That video is awesome. the only thing that takes me out of it is GI Joe, and He-Man... since both cartoons came about from the toylines.

How does Mego get the rights to He-Man, when the Mattel owns it hook line and sinker? Same as GI Joe.

I need my fiction anchored in some science here. :)

The catalog is called 1983 IMAGINED. How about imagining Mattel was one that went out of business and not Mego?

noelani72
Jun 12, '13, 8:16 AM
Sean has tackled he-Man, beast man and skeletor if they're something you think fits.
I have the 18" vintage Kenner Alien figure - I could break it down, scan it, shrink it to Mego-scale maybe.

Timothy2251
Jun 12, '13, 4:02 PM
The catalog is called 1983 IMAGINED. How about imagining Mattel was one that went out of business and not Mego?

Mind... BLOWN. I wish to visit this alternate 1983, where Mego took a chance on Star Wars and became the dominant force in action figures. To the TARDIS!

megowgsh
Jun 12, '13, 4:11 PM
Mind... BLOWN. I wish to visit this alternate 1983, where Mego took a chance on Star Wars and became the dominant force in action figures. To the TARDIS!

Now THAT'S the spirit!!!!

GeekyVixen
Jun 13, '13, 11:16 AM
Oh wow, now I really want a Mego Magnum, PI. Great job!

Jason73
Jun 17, '13, 1:10 AM
That was a lot of fun to watch.

Bionicfanboy66
Jun 17, '13, 3:15 AM
Kind of surprised our little buddy Action Jackson wasn't featured. Thinking Mego would've re-introduced the line to compete with Hasbro's GI Joe A Real American Hero. Forgot about Tron. Could've seen Mego altering either the ST:TMP or Buck Rogers 3.75" molds for an action figure line.

Mego Marauder
Dec 12, '14, 2:46 AM
Neat concept on the video but I don't think Mego would have put out a promotional video consisting of nothing but ideas and TV clips. Would be supercool to see that same video content replaced with custom figures and a voiceover announcer like the original mego presentations.

Captain
Jan 4, '15, 11:47 PM
Cool video!

Great ideas too. Mego did plan Rocky figures, which PAC/ Phoenix ended up producing. This has been thrown around in the past, and I agree with the theory that LJNs Magnum PI figure was probably a Mego designed toy. I always felt Tri-Stars MASH line was a Mego salvage as well.
im positive they would have snatched up the ATeam as well. Most likely in 3 3/4".
WWF?-- why not? They did ( well PAC did) Hogans Thunderlips character from Rocky..... Wouldn't take much of a leap to expand the figure style into wrestlers.
Trek II---- that would have been FANTASTIC!!!

TheNewGiJoeWithKungFuGrip
Aug 10, '15, 6:22 PM
Just wanted to point out that G.I. Joe A Real American Hero may not exist in this alternate reality, because Mego made the Star Wars line in 8 inch form, they may not have decided to discontinue the Super Joe line. Perhaps kids would have stayed intrested in Super Joe because it would go well with their Mego Star Wars figures. Just a theory, though.

nazgul
Aug 13, '15, 8:33 AM
I have a few Super Joe customs exploring this idea...here's a link...

http://megomuseum.com/community/showthread.php?98699-Super-Joe-Astronaut

TheNewGiJoeWithKungFuGrip
Jul 4, '16, 10:37 AM
Gee, whatever happened to this project? It was a pretty cool concept.

megowgsh
Jul 16, '16, 11:39 AM
Gee, whatever happened to this project? It was a pretty cool concept.

DOA

Especially since FTC and others started releasing so many figures that were going to be in this catalog. I like to think that this project was the inspiration for the Mego Renaissance we are experiencing now. :wink_y:

Peace, Love, and Megos!

Austin