Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Man of Graphite


Another one down in my quest for these awesome superhero pencil sharpeners of my youth, this Superman is particularly great although it does beg the question:


Why is his midriff bare?

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Collar King

Ladies and gentlemen, the world's angriest catalog model.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Spotlight: Funko Universal Monster Reaction Figures

Any reader of this blog can ascertain two things a) I like monsters and b) I'm fond of 3 3/4" action figures. So it shouldn't come as a big shock that when Funko made it's announcement they were going to conquer the world with Kenner style figures, I was pretty excited.

I'll admit the majority of the properties didn't entice me (I've never even seen the Goonies) but I pre ordered the Universal Monsters before I saw what they look like, I just know me. 

It did make me wonder though if they could really top my beloved Remco Monsters, the results after the jump:

Friday, September 12, 2014

Presenting RON: Spacepimp

Presenting the latest (and long overdue) release by Odeon Toys, RON:Spacepimp one of our mascots, RON  is a limited edition 8 inch action figure in the 70s Mego style. He comes complete with genuine vintage threads (real thrift store clothing was murdered to create each figure) and bustling with Kirby dots! 

Every one of the twelve action figures comes on this clamshell card, so he can be displayed MOC or..

being smooth. Warning, we are not responsible for action figure impregnation, we're also not sure if that's a thing.

Special thanks to Steve M for the fabric, Chad Gordy for the head work and the amazing Theressa for the sew magic!

Limited to twelve units, RON:Spacepimp will be available at the Mego Museum mall. Once they're gone, they're gone!

Coming in October:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Star Wars Micro Collection Love

The Star Wars Micro Collection came out in 1982 and just as I had sort of kind of given up on the galaxy far, far away. I was 11 and being wooed by Star Trek reruns and the return of GI Joe (which was more of a passing fancy) but deep down I was sorely tempted.

Had the figures been sold seperately on cards instead of sets, I'd have been powerless to resist them.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gleaming Metallic Turtleneck!

Greatest garment and band name ever.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Again with the Space Sentinels


Less than a month ago i posted the Hercule magnetic figure I found from this series, a kindly reader pointed this out to me. The Space Sentinels explorer, even has a sign to avoid confusions. I could not love this more.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

Web Spinning Toy Love

What's not to love about this 1977 licensing ad for Marvel Comics, it's like Spider-Man is dropping a treasure trove of Mego items on you along with classics like Crazy Foam and Colorforms.

That's a monsterous improvement over  the usual rain and bird poop that normally falls on me from above...

Friday, September 05, 2014

Popy World Hero Figure Archive

The World Hero series was released in Japan in 1980, toy maker Popy had been distributing the 3 3/4" Kenner Star Wars figure in cool display boxes as opposed to the cards the rest of the world received.

With the success of this figure format, Popy sought to expand the 3 3/4" offering to more licenses, particularly the TV heroes of Japan.

What resulted is one of those wonderful bits of foreign toy magic, as a litany of popular Japanese heroes were released as if they were made and sold by Kenner. 

I have fallen completely in love with this line and wish I'd discovered them ten years ago.

Visit the Popy World Heroes Archive here.

This one is a work in progress and as always, I'd welcome help and information.

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