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    Mego Meet X for the Canadian Boy.

    Well I finally made it to Mego Meet this year and I had a really good time. It was great to finally
    put faces to the names I have seen on here for ten years. Rob (Fleshbox) was kind enough to
    give me a ride in from Pittsburgh. We had a great conversation on the way to Wheeling. Lots of
    talk about toys and especially interesting was our discussion of music. Rob is an incredibly knowledgeable
    about music and music history. We discovered we have similar tastes in music so that was fun too.

    When I got to the lobby at the Hampton I saw Brian (Palitoy) Steve (Emcee Hammer) and Scott (Mego Scott)
    in the flesh (so to speak) for the very first time. It was kind of surreal. Like meeting the three wise men,
    Stooges? Maybe, somewhere in between. I kid, I kid

    Brian (Palitoy) had me laughing to the point of tears the first night in the Mego Suite. You sir are a very funny man.

    It was great to meet you guys.

    I had dinner the first night with Rob and we continued our discussion about music and of course toys.

    The next day at the actual meet was a little overwhelming. I had never seen that much Mego goodness altogether
    in person before. Not to mention all of the other toy lines that I collect also.

    A few minutes in I met one of my oldest friends on the Mego Museum, Bryan (Boss). He showed me the GI Joes
    he had brought for me and I was thrilled. He like many of the members here has an incredibly quick sense of humour
    and provided lots of laughs for me throughout the weekend. When I would comment on what great customizers certain
    members were or what cool people they seemed to be he would quickly add "he is a great kisser also". Funny guy.

    Another of my oldest and dearest Paul (Hulk) did not dissapoint. Paul and I use to spend hours in the Mego Museum chat room
    years ago and it was great to finally shake hands with him and spend some time together in person. Paul, Rob and I staggered
    a little bit tipsy to a gas station restaurant called Sheetz very late the first evening. The name was very accurate because the food
    tasted like Sheet. Still we had lots of laughs as we staggered back to the hotel.

    I finally got to meet Roberto (Blue Meanie) one of the nicest people you will ever come across. His inventory is mind blowing.
    His brother Tom is also a super cool guy.

    I met the man, the myth, the legend that is Paul (Doc Mego) Paul was the one who initially directed me to the Mego Museum
    over ten years ago. For that I am tremendously grateful. We had a great chat in the Mego Suite. He gave me a solid lesson
    in the economics and challenges of the independent toy business.

    Mike (BatmanMc) is an incredibly sweet guy. Watching the joy with which he ran the Batmobile races down the big hill behind the
    hotel it was difficult to measure who was more excited him or the kids. I guess it was about equal. Thanks for the awesome keychains Mike.

    I had some great interactions with Scott (MegoScott) That Dida Display room absolutely blew me away.

    Steve (Emcee Hammer) you are a very funny and charming fellow and it was a real pleasure to meet you.

    I could go on and on but I won't. Suffice to say, I'm glad I finally went I had a great time meeting Chuck, Ed, (Thanks for all the Joes and Joe accessories Ed)
    Rick, David Lee, Paul (Laser Mego) Trappy, Mike (Vintage Mike) I know I am leaving many, many people out. It was great meeting all of you. Thanks so much
    for welcoming me in such a gracious and warm way. You are good people.

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    All good kissers. ;-)
    Fresh, not from concentrate.

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    It was great meeting you Johnny. You owe me a pic next year, lol.
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    Nice pics!! You were a blast, I really enjoyed meeting you.
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    Good stuff. I gotta go next year.

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    Glad to have another Canadian at the Meet this year... we're planning a take-over!

    Also in my five years of attending the Meet, it was neat to finally see another Mego Museum member actually using the gym facilities as well.

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    It was a blast meeting you. I'm not surprised you and Rob hit it off. Like him last year, you jumped right in and became a part of the group, and that usually results in an awesome time. Look forward to another great one next year.
    It's not a doll it's an action figure.

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    Thanks Chuck! You guys made it very easy to "jump right in" and I appreciate it!

    Ed, it was great to meet you!
    Last edited by Johnny; Jun 10, '14 at 1:22 AM.

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    Hanging with you was like MegoChat Live on Ice! Good to finally meet you John. Looking forward to seeing you again some day.



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