Tag: Mego

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 9, 2013
FiguresCoRetroBatman3 Last week Entertainment Earth gave us our first look at the line up of Figures Toy Company’s 3rd wave of 8″ retro Batman figures.   This 3rd wave presents us our first “NEW” figure that was not a figure/character that was released as part of the original Mego “Worlds Greatest Heroes!” line.   Bruce Wayne’s loyal…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 4, 2013
In news guaranteed to blow your mind, your favorite baddies from Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th are getting the retro treatment! Just like all the coolest toys in the 1970s, Freddy and Jason are being remade as 8″ poseable dolls with fabric clothing. We could go on and on about how these…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 28, 2013
NECARetro8Jason1 This week on their official Twitter account, NECA teased fans with the news of them taking their Friday the 13th and Nightmare on Elm Street licenses retro.  They will be making 8″ Mego-esqe figures of both Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger: Sneak peek – photo shoot of our retro figural dolls for Freddy & Jason….

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 23, 2013
FiguresCoRetroDukesOH2 Today on their Facebook page, Figures Toy Company let fans vote to see which of their upcoming properties they would reveal new images for their upcoming 8″ retro figure lines.   They had their choice between “Dallas” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Them Duke boys won by a landslide.   Below is the updated image they posted:…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 7, 2013
FiguresCoRetroBatmanDelay1 Today on their Facebook page Figures Toy Company announced that the first wave of their upcoming 8″ Retro “Mego-esque” line of Batman figures would be delayed several months. No other information on the reasoning behind the delay has been given yet.   They do say in the comments section of that post that pre-orders will still…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 31, 2013
For three years, Diamond Select Toys has done its best to scare you out of your wits every Halloween, with new toys and collectibles based on the classic creatures of Universal Studios’ Universal Monsters library. Well, this year is no different, because DST has new action figures, retro-style figures and vinyl bust banks coming to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 31, 2013
Earlier this week Figures Toy Co. released images of the card fronts and back of their upcoming R.E. Howard 8″ retro figure line. Conan The Barbarian, Solomon Kane & Kull The Conqueror Action Figures.  These action figures are based upon the comic book series by Robert E. Howard.  Conan The Barbarian is an exact replica…

 

by Daniel Pickett
July 26, 2013
Today on their Facebook page Figures Toy Company updated fans on their upcoming Evel Knievel action figures.  These retro-esque action figures are based upon two different time periods in Evel Knievel’s career.  The first is from his Ceasar’s Palace jump in 1967, and the second is from his Wembley Stadium Jump in 1975.  Available in…

 

by Daniel Pickett
June 28, 2013
CastZica40Logo.jpg Wow.  40 years.  That will make a body feel old.  Speaking of old bodies, 2014 will be the 40th anniversary of the Mego type 2 body.   To comemorate that milestone the men behind both Cast-A-Way Toys and ZICA toys have teamed up to re-imagine the Mego type 2 body for the 21st century.   I  have…

 

by Daniel Pickett
April 17, 2013
FiguresCoRetro66Batman1-500x153.jpg Figures Toy Company to Release Retro 8 and 12 inch Action Figures based on Batman TV Series, Retro Batman, Dukes of Hazzard, Evel Knievel, Conan The Barbarian, Tarzan, Dallas TV Series, Gilligan’s Island and a Talking Barack Obama figure (Tampa, Fl- 4-16-13) Figures Toy Company, after having success with KISS action figures is proud to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 8, 2013
The “Hills” Are Alive… With Toys! Over the holidays I was talking to fellow AFi staffer Cantina Dan about the “olden days” of collecting and I mentioned my time in the mid 90′s out east and hitting “Hills” department stores as part of my regular run.   I never had Hills in the mid-west and they seemed to be a treasure trove [...]

 

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