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Thread: Welcome to the Mego Museum forums!

  1. #761
    Hi everyone!

    I'm Dave, 48 yrs old, and I recently got back into Mego after buying a few from Target ($9.99 to $12.99 regular price, and $5.41 for damaged boxed figures). I kind of wish the NuMego Fonz had posable thumbs and the action feature the old one did, but I could always buy a one (although, without clothes) cheap through eBay and put the new clothes on the old figure (while cutting the jacket in the back)...the beauty of Mego, being able to swap out parts and clothing and still have a good figure in the end!

    My first Mego was a Spider-man 8" that came packaged with the Spider-car. My younger brother had Batman and the Batcopter, but I liked Spider-man more! My problem with the Spider-car was that it didn't look like the one in the 70's comics (but I just shrugged it off anyway)! I was also a fan of Micronauts (at $1 to $1.25 a figure, I was able to get a lot of them by simply picking up loose change on the playground floor at school!). For some reason, a lot of those chrome heads look like Lyle Waggoner, but I digress!

    When some store at Yonge Street (Silver Snail?), in Toronto, Canada found boxes of old Mego Star Trek figures, I think I spent about $125 Canadian to get Kirk, Spock, McCoy, Scottie, Uhura, and a Klingon and brought it back to the U.S., where some rich kid (who now works as a licensing lawyer for a well known toy company...I'll leave it at that because I might get sued if I reveal his identity!) stole them from me while I went to the hospital for food poison! I think I swore off Mego for many years because of him!

    Then I moved from Brooklyn to Las Vegas and found a 12" Mego Hulk (missing white shirt) for $8 at a Thrift store and that was my only Mego I had for many years until now! I moved back to Brooklyn to take care of my elderly parents with wife and 2 kids in tow, and here I am!

    I have to admit, the NuMego versions of figures of the past don't have the same "wow" factor, but they still have a charm to them. I managed to get Kirk, Spock. Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov for like $9.99 to $12.99 a piece, but there are things on the old figures that were better (like Kirk's head sculpt)! I do get a kick out of "post football to the nose" Marcia Brady, and Andre the Giant with tiny chair.

  2. #762
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    Welcome! Lots to enjoy here in the Mego format, old and new. 12" Hulk is a terrific sculpt.
    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.

  3. #763
    Hi all! I am a die-hard action figure nut, and for the past few months, I have been on a kick of trying to reclaim my favorite toys from childhood. I have picked up a bunch of the Megos that I had in the 70's as well as other items (I don't know if you like the mentioning of other brands on here.) And have even been acquiring some Megos that, I either wanted as a kid but never got, or never knew they existed at the time. I found this site during my quest, and it has been invaluable to me for making sure I get things complete and getting authentic stuff. (Thanks so much!) I have even started making a few Mego customs. I also just re-acquired the Hornetroid and will try and do the same for the Terraphant. (Those and the Battle Cruiser were the only three Micronaut items I used to have.) I just completed my former Star Trek collection as well, including a nice Enterprise. I added a few things to it that would have made me ecstatic as a kid (nothing that alters it's original condition) including LED lights that can change colors with a remote, a couple of extra smaller consoles and extra stools for Spock and Uhura to sit at, and a weapons rack to store all of their belts and tri-corders on, that goes in the storage closet next to the transporter. I even bought the new Sulu and Chekov and put their heads on vintage Kirk bodies (with the appropriate stripes removed from their sleeves, of course.) I downloaded some Star Trek sound effects on my phone and can play them on a Blue-Tooth speaker that I have behind the set. Ebay loves me, to say the least. Take care, friends. Never grow up!

  4. #764
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    welcome plasticmittens66. of course you can talk about other toy lines. I think most on the boards collect many different toylines. it was just a love of Mego that brought us together

  5. #765
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    Hello everyone! I'm a 19 year-old toy collector (both vintage and modern) in Northwestern Ohio who has, in the past, never really had any desire to collect anything before 1980 unless it was either Star Wars related or from Japan and related to Japanese superheroes, kaiju/monsters, or mecha/giant robots. However, thanks to Mego Museum and a specific YouTube called Brick Mantooth, I'm officially into Mego! I have my very first 8'' action figure from Mego arriving in the mail on Tuesday, that being Dr. McCoy from Star Trek. I have him listed as my favorite on my profile because, well, the only other Mego toys I currently own are my dad's childhood 3 3/4'' Dukes of Hazzard figures. I've never seen The Dukes of Hazzard, but I am a Trekkie and Dr. McCoy is my favorite character from TOS, so he was a logical starting point for me. The only licenses Mego has ever had that I'm at all interested in are Star Trek and their upcoming Ultraman figures. I plan on making those two things the sole focus of my Mego collection. However, if Mego ever decides to license Knight Rider or Back to the Future, count me in instantly. I hope we can get along!

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    Hi Canine. Welcome!

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