Sunday, May 9, 2010

New Mego Monsters!!!!

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Those of you old enough to remember the MEGO Corporation, the fabled toy company that practically invented the licensed action figure in the 1970s, will recall with chagrin that their “Mad Monsters” releases did not live up to the standards set by their DC or Marvel superheroes.

In fact, it’s commonly accepted that they did not even live up to their Farrah Fawcett figure.

That historical mistake is being corrected by EMCE Toys, the brand that brought back the 8″ MEGO format during the last few years. In partnership with Diamond Select Toys, four Universal Monster “MEGOs” are being developed for release over the next two years: the Frankenstein monster, Dracula, the Wolfman, and Kharis the mummy.

Prototypes of the figures were on display at the Diamond booth during this year’s Toy Fair and, though still pending licensor approval, the folks at Cool Toy Review managed to squeeze of a few shots. Have a look at:

Frankenstein's Monster


the Wolfman

Kharis the Mummy

The first two, Frankenstein and the Wolfman, are scheduled for release in late 2010, while Dracula and the Mummy are slated for 2011. That’s right, you can re-enact Frankenstein Meets The Wolfman under your Christmas tree this year.

Despite the “leak” from Toy Fair, it’s still very early in development and some aspects of the toys may change. Keep watching for more details as they come in.

(Oh, and for those of you to young to know what a “MEGO” is, you’ll more likely know these classic 8″ action figures from their use on Robot Chicken, where their unique posability makes them a natural for animation.)

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