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    Original Edition Megos? (Vintage.)
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top mirrored portion or mirror sticker; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors, walls, bar; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer

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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbros View Post
    My 02 cents on this:

    I am saddened and yet anxious on this news. While I have and always supported Dave and Jason,
    Selling everything to FTC I feel is a bad mistake due to FTCs now ( infamously legendarily) bad customer service.
    Iím glad I bought as many of the Hero heads as I could before Jason and Kacie stopped selling them,
    (And yes the neck adapter was theirs not FTCs, and works just fine with a bit of glue to hold the head in place.
    Even works to adapt heads onto old Type 2 bodies if you go upside down with it)
    And now I wished I bought more of the Type S before a Dave closed the 8inchsuperstore.

    Seriously, unless FTC sells the type S on Amazon, or completely moves over to Amazon to sell there stuff,
    Iím VERY RELUCTANT to buy product from them due to their terrible customer service.

    Hopefully whatever Dave and Jason got out of this deal means they are creating something incredibly better
    And we can give them direct monetary support again.
    I am not thrilled about it either, despite teemu stating that they will use the same factory, I am sure FTC will find a way to cheapen it up or something. And will they now justify a price hike with a body upgrade on new figures? sorry, 30 is a bit nuts now, anything higher may drive people away faster.
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    Thanks guys for clearing up the meaning of OEM. My brain didn't click that it probley meant original MEGO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    I am not thrilled about it either, despite teemu stating that they will use the same factory, I am sure FTC will find a way to cheapen it up or something. And will they now justify a price hike with a body upgrade on new figures? sorry, 30 is a bit nuts now, anything higher may drive people away faster.

    My only hope that as far as FTC is that the new Mego Super Heroes blow away FTC's releases which should then put the stake in their Heart once and for all.
    People ALWAYS vote with their wallet....if FTC doesn't offer lower cost options ( they raised the price of loose figures from $20 to $27), then given a couple
    of years Mego should overtake FTC easily....and then no more FTC nightmare customer service stories for sure....
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    Quote Originally Posted by darkbros View Post
    My only hope that as far as FTC is that the new Mego Super Heroes blow away FTC's releases which should then put the stake in their Heart once and for all.
    People ALWAYS vote with their wallet....if FTC doesn't offer lower cost options ( they raised the price of loose figures from $20 to $27), then given a couple
    of years Mego should overtake FTC easily....and then no more FTC nightmare customer service stories for sure....
    Most loose in factory bags are still 19.99 with a few 23.99 I don't see any at 27.
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    I received two Type S bodies from FTC today. They seem to be great, especially compared to what was available in terms of 8" bodies before. The neck plugs on both, however, were rattling around inside both of the bodies (I don't know if this is standard, but it is annoying as heck). It's just a matter of opening up the bodies and taking them out, though, which is good. Great job FTC. I am very impressed.

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    I had trouble removing some screws in the back, I'm sure due to my age and turn strength in my hands. but they seem alright have some custom/kitbash ideas already floating in my noggin

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderbolt View Post
    Most loose in factory bags are still 19.99 with a few 23.99 I don't see any at 27.
    Been to Amazon lately?

    https://www.amazon.com/Super-Friends...832011&sr=8-82

    https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Classi...32011&sr=8-104

    https://www.amazon.com/Batman-Classi...32011&sr=8-144

    https://www.amazon.com/Super-Friends...32011&sr=8-149

    among others.......

    And take the $21.99 figures and add in the $6 they charge for shipping, because they won't use Amazon FBA, and its easy $27
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheVintageToyKid View Post
    I received two Type S bodies from FTC today. They seem to be great, especially compared to what was available in terms of 8" bodies before. The neck plugs on both, however, were rattling around inside both of the bodies (I don't know if this is standard, but it is annoying as heck). It's just a matter of opening up the bodies and taking them out, though, which is good. Great job FTC. I am very impressed.
    That is the same as what was offered when they were sold by White Elephant. You take out the neck plug and glue it to the hero heads, and that converts it to a more MEGO like head that can sit and stay on the type -s body.

    of late, I've been buying new Mego Richies, Fonzies, and AJs and just using the Hero Heads without the adapter, which makes the heads simply pop onto the new Mego Neck Stem, easy.
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