Tag: Mego

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 24, 2014
sea-ghost-4.gif Pre-orders begin for Sea Ghost Action Figure   (Portland, ME) Nemo Publishing announced today that pre-orders are officially open for The Sea Ghost action figure. Sea Ghost’s first appearance was in The Undersea Adventures of Capt’n Eli Vol 1 and was so loved that the character spawned his own title in Sea Ghost #1: The…

 

by Daniel Pickett
February 13, 2014
bluntman_head_painted We are almost to Toy Fair Eve 2014 this weekend and everyone is rabid with anticipation to see the new hotness that all the toy companies will reveal starting on Sunday at the Javits Center in NYC.   We thought it would be be fun to look back at some really rare older figures that…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 27, 2014
FTCAlfred1 Today on their Facebook page Figures Toy Company reveled the first image of their Retro Alfred figure from their upcoming third wave of Batman Mego-esque figures.   This is fans first look at the figure as he was previously only shown as control art. This is the first time that Alfred has been available in this…

 

by Daniel Pickett
January 6, 2014
DSC_0780 Posted this week on the official BifBangPow website:   Our license with BBC America to produce Doctor Who merchandise has expired. While we’ll miss the good Doctor, his adversaries and allies, we are excited to shift our resources to focus on an array of fantastic new items from other top brands and licensors. Our remaining…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 18, 2013
Wave one of Figures Toy Company‘s Batman Mego-repros have hit and all of the reviews I’ve seen have been very positive (my set is wrapped and under the Christmas tree).   This week Figures Toy Co shows us new pictures of the first wave of 8″ retro figures based on the 1966 Classic TV Batman.    Wave…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 14, 2013
canuckhead Canada’s Superhero gets his first action figure Toronto, ON, Canada (Dec 12, 2013) – Following his new animated web series, Canada’s own iconic champion, Captain Canuck gets the action figure kids have been looking for since his debut in 1975 with a new release from Odeon Toys. He’s been on a postage stamp, even the…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 27, 2013
BLineAnchorRetroWave2 This weekend on their official Facebook page, Beeline Creative announced the second wave of their 8″ Mego-esque retro figures based on the “Anchorman” franchise: Beeline Creative has just been given the “Green Light” on our 2nd Wave of Anchorman Retro-Style Action Figures which will include; Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana and Champ Kind. It’s Kind of…

 

by Danny "CantinaDan" Neumann
October 3, 2013
BLOGtoycompanies-BIG Recently I was staring at the cool packaging of the Super7 ALIEN ReAction line. As I noted how the ReAction logo pays homage to the original Kenner logo I started to wonder what “Kenner” originally meant. Then it occurred to me that I had no idea where many toy company names came from. Hence, my…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 25, 2013
Figures Toy Company shows no sign of slowing down.  Yesterday they announced the expansion of their DC retro line to include the Teen Titans.  The Teen Titans were originally released by Mego in the 70’s but now are very rare and fetch high prices on the secondary market.   Coming next year fans will have a…

 

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 […]

 

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