Saturday, September 19, 2009

Movie of the Week: The Beginning of the End!



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Cool Stuff!

More Megos... and maybe more Mego Memories!

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Here's a boxed Iron Man -- apparently he's very hard to find on the card! And that brings to mind a semi-Mego Memory! I mentioned before that I had GI Joes as a kid, and the first group of Megos my brothers and I got... but I don't believe we got any other Megos after that (with a few exceptions... Jeff had the Magnetic 12" Batman and Robin, and I later got a full set of the first release Star Trek figures). I knew that other heroes had been released, but I wasn't getting them. So, what to do?

Well, I must've had some memory of Captain Action -- at least advertisements -- so the thought occurred to me that I could make superhero costumes for my Joes! Fortunately, I was already into puppetry, and so knew how to sew. Among the costumes I made was an Iron Man costume, but oddly enough, instead of sewing the chestplate, I decided to take a McDonald's French Fry box and cut holes for the head and arms to go through! Weird, isn't it?

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The only Filmation-created character to be part of the 8" Mego line, it's Isis!

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I always thought that the Joker was one of the best Mego figures... the screen-printed costume worked very well for him!

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The Lizard! Never had a complete Lizard figure, only a naked one... at least, I think it was a Lizard, because the Gorn figure from the Trek line was molded with a brown head, wasn't he?

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The Mobile Bat-Lab was probably the second-best Batman vehicle Mego put out (the Batcycle being the best, IMHO)!

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I don't know why, but it seems like more Fantastic Four Megos are offered on Mego on non-English language boxes and cards than any other Mego!

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I'll never understand why Superman's sole foe in this scale was Mr. Mxyzptlk, and not Lex Luthor, or even Brainiac or Metallo!

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Here's the 8" Penguin! He used the same body as Mr. Mxyzptlk, and I believe the later Wizard of Oz had the same body, too (the coat may have been the same, too, for all I know).

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The Riddler was another excellent costume by Mego!

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Here's Robin, the Boy Wonder, on the card and in the box -- either of these are the removable mask versions!

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When I made a Captain Marvel costume for my GI Joes, it was much more faithful to the comics than Mego's Captain Marvel!

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Spider-Car... none of the Marvel accessories resembled anything from the comics, naturally... you'd have thought they'd at least have made a Fantasti-Car for the FF!

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Here's Spider-Man! There were a few variations on his costume that I've heard of.

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Last one for this time... it's not really a Mego item, it's Empire Toys' Spider-Man Crime Lab! I have no idea how this licensing happened, but they also made a Spider-Man helicopter, as well as a van and helicopter for the Hulk! As goofy as these are, I believe they also made a Bat-Copter that's much cooler than the Mego one!

Next time: More Megos!

Friday, September 18, 2009

By the 10's: Sad Sack, Part 1!

You should notice a lot more change in style in this title, compared to the other Harvey stuff we've covered so far!

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Issue 10!

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Issue 20!

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Issue 30!

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Issue 40!

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Issue 50!

No scan for issue 60 in my grasp...

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Issue 70!

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Issue 80!

No scans available for issue 90 or 100's cover..

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Issue 110!

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Issue 120!

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Issue 130!

And nothing for 140... the rest next time!

Give-A-Show Fridays: Huckleberry Hound and the Flintstones!



Thursday, September 17, 2009

It's Coming...



Children's Book Theatre: Popeye BLB, Part 6!

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So, Muscles, eh? Apparently Bluto and Brutus weren't twins, they were triplets!