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Thread: Classic MEGO Figures Return Via Target Stores

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt_Kirk View Post
    I was thinking, This would be really cool with the reboot of Mego. It's very likely there will be renewed interest in old fan base and newbe fans. This will increase traffic to the museum and very likely the megocon. We'll get some new blood ; )
    That would be cool! All these years of dreaming about the return of Mego, part of it was for me and part of it was so there would be a new generation of Megoheads. I always wanted a new generation of kids to have the Mego experience like we had in the 70s. About 10 yrs ago I lived in a townhouse and I would always give comics out to the neighborhood kids. I wanted them to have that book in their hands, not just a video game or a cartoon, now a phone. They could actually READ about superheroes and stuff. Like Megos and comics I always wanted to see a new generation into them so they would not die out. I think we were the luckiest people ever to grow up when we did in the 70s and early 80s. Maybe there is just something wrong with me and the way i think. Maybe, just maybe kids will be in Target with their parents and see these glorious little 8" of cloth and plastic and be hooked for life like we were. I know it sounds stupid but i dont care.

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    I was born in 1970 and for my small Arkansas hometown that peaked at 25,000 population it sure was Toy Town in the 70s. Every Department, Toy, Drug store carried Megos from the start at $2 each. Then in 1983 Wal-Mart opened and put my favorite stores out of business. Last MEGO I got at reta was a new 8" Batman for $6 at K-Mart during Mego's last year.

    Now $14.99 for 8" and $19.99 for 14"! is a steal! Glad Target is exclusive retailer for 1st year and I like variety of licenses characters for everyone.

    Cannot believe it's s been 35 years. Welcome back Marty and Mego when kids are seeing this news on their phones! We had rotary phones in the 70s when you only dialed 5 numbers for a local call before 2 digit prefix!
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    You know, this is a pretty unique situation in the toy industry. It's not just a company being revived, someone buying or getting rights to the name and bringing in a new iteration. This is THE actual Mego, run by the same man who ran the original. It's not just a revival, it's an actual return. That's pretty amazing just in and of itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott metzger View Post
    You know, this is a pretty unique situation in the toy industry. It's not just a company being revived, someone buying or getting rights to the name and bringing in a new iteration. This is THE actual Mego, run by the same man who ran the original. It's not just a revival, it's an actual return. That's pretty amazing just in and of itself.
    Well said Scott!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmthor View Post
    As I said in another thread My 13 year old son cant wait he has August 1st circled on the calendar (had it since he heard 2 weeks ago) he is planning on at least 2 of each Trek and 2 of each DC and plans on reviewing them on his Youtube channel. (he has a few of the Mego 3 3/4" TMP figures & pocket super heroes)
    Post a link to his YouTube channel and I’ll go subscribe.

    He’s a Mego Ambassador I hope.

    Maybe can make a channel for his Mego reviews called Ambassador “X”?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liu Bei View Post
    I'll be picking one up just to support the line. Might keep it carded (which I never do), since I've already got one loose.
    The Mego Sulu will not only be “official” but will have a different head sculpt and body from the Emce or Custom you already have, no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott metzger View Post
    You know, this is a pretty unique situation in the toy industry. It's not just a company being revived, someone buying or getting rights to the name and bringing in a new iteration. This is THE actual Mego, run by the same man who ran the original. It's not just a revival, it's an actual return. That's pretty amazing just in and of itself.
    Indeed.

    Fascinating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieJimC View Post
    Thats a great question. That limited to 10,000 number is a huge concern for me. What if I cant find certain figures? I would like to get multiples of each. If each Target by me lets say got 10 Sulus and they sold out. Where does that leave me? Will I be forced to go to eBay and pay $40-$50 each. I wont do that.
    I’m not as savvy as you guys but that does sound like a disaster in the making. However, on Season 2, episode 1 (pretty sure), of The Toys That Made is, which prominently features Marty, they discuss how limited editions killed the last Trek Licencee (at least partly) by alienating completists.
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    This is great news for Mego and I hope these sell because if they sit on shelves than
    Target is always first at clearancing them out after Christmas. The DC 14'', Star Trek
    and maybe Wizard of oz should sell. The other stuff I hope sells so we can get new figures
    but I don't know what Firefly and Charmed is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdhall View Post
    I’m not as savvy as you guys but that does sound like a disaster in the making. However, on Season 2, episode 1 (pretty sure), of The Toys That Made is, which prominently features Marty, they discuss how limited editions killed the last Trek Licencee (at least partly) by alienating completists.
    10,000 is an abundance.

    Most of the remego stuff you like now is produced at a third of that volume.

    The limited figures that everyone speaks of in that epsiode were produced in quantities of less than 2,000.

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