The late Executive VP of Marketing at Mego, Neil Kublan was instrumental in creating the 8 inch toy line and nearly every major product line from 1971-1980.
The art director for Mego speaks with curator Brian Heiler about his career in the industry and days at Mego.
As Product Design Manager at Mego toys from 1974-1980, Vinny oversaw and helped create many of our favorite playthings.
He is described by his colleagues as "someone who lived and breathed the toy industry," even today his enthusiasm for the subject matter is not hard to spot and his pride in the work evident. He sat down with us recently, via email, and shared his Mego experiences.
Linda and John McNett met in 1977, while both were employed at Mego. Linda McNett (née Linda Larkin) was Neal Kublan's Administrative Assistant from early 1974 until late 1978 and John McNett was the esteemed Director of Design from early 1977 until early 1979.
Growing Up Mego: Ken Abrams,son of Mego Chairman Martin Abrams shares his memories of life growing up in the World's Greatest Toy Company.
Harvey Zelman has had a career in the toy industry that could be considered "legendary". Starting his career with a rising star that was Mego during it's zenith, he then went on to create pop culture history with one of the toy world's most memorable creations.
"I'm telling you, we were ahead of our time. Then we had this multimedia conference room with like 14 slide projectors and dissolves and everything with video and I would be handling this for pre toy show and presenting this to the buyers and the sales force. When we used to present, let's say, Cher, we would have the all the Cher outfits on these slides dissolving with music, it was awesome. When I look back at it, I can't believe the stuff that we did and how hard we worked, it was a dynamite company, it was really was."
Tory Mucaro was the son of a Mego artist who became a toy designer at Mego in his own right, working on such lines as Buck Rogers and Star Trek the Motion Picture.
Orit rose from a young graphic designer to become Mego's Creative Director in the late 70s. She shares some of her thoughts on the creative atmosphere at Mego.
Growing Up Mego: Chris Kublan, son of Mego Executive Neal Kublan shares his memories of life growing up in the World's Greatest Toy Company.