Tag: Mego

 

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…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 27, 2012
ScreenHunter_61-Dec.-27-18.52-500x401.jpg Attention all lovers of classic action figures! Django Unchained Series 1 is out now! Django Unchained hits theaters Christmas Day, and it just wouldn’t be Quentin Tarantino if there wasn’t some love for the ’70s involved. True to the vibe of the film and to Tarantino’s aesthetic, our new Django Unchained action figures are classics…

 

by Daniel Pickett
December 5, 2012
The holidays are fast approaching, and you can check off a couple more people on your shopping list by heading to your local comic shop for New Toy Day! In addition to case assortments of their Marvel Select Storm action figure, Diamond Select Toys is shipping three more brand-new items to stores that would be…

 

by Daniel Pickett
November 25, 2012
It may have gone out of business in the 1980s but it’s hard to keep the World’s Greatest Toy Company down. The Mego Museum  and Wulf & Tyger are proud to unveil their latest project, Megozine, the official magazine for Mego collectors.  Megozine is dedicated to keeping the company’s spirit alive whether it be vintage…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 28, 2012
ZicaYvonne2-500x737.jpg I posted before about  the pre-order for Zica toys trying to bring their female 8″ figure to market.   Now they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring this figure to production.  As of this writing there are a little more than 48 hours left in the campaign and they still have a way to…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 20, 2012
DST8KnightRider-150x150.jpg A few new preorders of note listed in the last day or so over at BigBadToyStore.com: ‘Best of’ Minimates Wave 02 http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11861&mode=retail&picture=out Knight Rider – 8″ David Hasselhoff as Michael Knight http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11863&mode=retail&picture=out Alice – Madness Returns- Royal Guard http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=DMC11862&mode=retail&picture=out Batman – Killing Joke – ArtFX Statue http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/product.aspx?product=KOT11004&mode=retail&picture=out Mass Effect – Commander Shepard – ArtFX 1/6…

 

by Daniel Pickett
October 1, 2012
Twice a month the gang from Mattel are kind enough to answer five questions from AFi readers.  The Mattel marketing and PR team, have replied with the answers to our latest round of questions that AFi readers have posted in our forums. Mattel will take a short break from ‘Ask Matty’ the week of October…

 

by Daniel Pickett
September 26, 2012
Zica Toys is most famous for their Mego-esque 8″ Buck Rogers figures based on the 80′s TV show.   Myself and other reviewers heap tons of praise on the original male Zica buck body as the “best in it’s class” for all of the new 8″ retro revival figures.  It not held together with rubber bands…

 

by Daniel Pickett
August 16, 2012
Adult Swim Presents The Robot Chicken DC Comics Special Trailer The gang at Robot Chicken takes on the DCU!  This new special featuring the Justice League, the Legion of Doom and so much more, airs September 9th on Cartoon Network.  

 

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