Your Home for Toy News and Action Figure Discussion!

Notifications
Clear all

Marvel Mego


PanchaMaestro
(@derrabbi)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 372
Topic starter  

This may be jumping the gun but we all know these are coming. There is no way for me to resist as these were my main toys growing up. I hope they stick to the box style packaging like their 50th Anniversary DC ones. Their blister cards don't have the design aesthetic the boxes do. Anticipation for them even has me getting the DC 50th ones.

For all my elderlies like me who are your 5 characters you wanted in the 70s but they never made. The Flash and Green Lanterns of the Marvel Mego world as it were. I'd have to say mine as a kid were Dr Doom, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Cyclops & Dr Octopus.


   
puckace reacted
ReplyQuote
(@hulkster1)
Member
Joined: 5 months ago
Posts: 29
 

Thanks for this topic!

I can’t wait to see these.  

I’ll never forget finding The Thing one Friday afternoon after school.  I hope they do Bashful Benjy again.

As far as the characters I most wanted as Megos when I was a kid, they were:

Nova (Rich Ryder)

Iron Fist

Hercules

Hawkeye

Maybe Doctor Doom. Maybe Ulik the Troll for battles with Thor.

If the Marvel Two in One issue with Stingray had come out a couple of years earlier, he would have made the list.

ROM is my favorite superhero, but he would not make for a good Mego figure IMO.


   
ReplyQuote
puckace
(@puckace)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 208
 

Sweet!  Great to see fellow Mego fans here.  Can't wait to get these.  I liked the DC, Monsters, Trek, and Apes figures.  But Marvel was my favorite.  I'd like to see them in the 50th boxes as well.  

Five figures I really wanted as a kid in the 70's.

Doctor Doom

Black Panther

Hawkeye

Vision

Rhino

Galactus and Silver Surfer would also be up there.

 

Now that Marvel is coming.  I hope Mego gets a crack at the Star Wars license they passed on all those years ago.  I used to dream of Star Wars Megos.


   
Stormbreaker reacted
ReplyQuote
(@renfield75)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 127
 

Megos were slightly before my time (Secret Wars was my Marvel line as a kid) but I've always thought they were cool. If I were a few years older I would have been obsessed with them. Five figures I think were sorely missing from the original run:

Daredevil

Doctor Doom

Vision

Hawkeye

Black Panther

 

And some others that would have been cool: Scarlet Witch, Silver Surfer, Power Man, Doc Ock, and maybe Dracula. That covers most of the heavy hitters who had their own books during the Mego years or were important to team books. The new X-Men weren't really big enough sales-wise then to warrant figures, but that would have been AMAZING.

 


   
puckace reacted
ReplyQuote
(@dathing)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 94
 

I can't wait to see which ones they make. I'm desperately hoping they make the FF in their original versions. I still have my original Thing mego and I want to add the other 3 with him. As for who I'd like to see them make that were never offered in the OG line? I'd have to go with a couple of the ones that I ended up making my own customs of way back when... like Daredevil and The Beast. There were others but I can't remember exactly who all I had made. Have a vague memory of using one of the Batman cowls for someone but I can't remember who. So, for my top 5 new additions to Marvel Megos:

Daredevil

The Beast

Doctor Doom

Wolverine 

Red Skull

Honorable mentions: Ant Man, Vision, Scarlet Witch, Black Widow, Black Bolt, Medusa, Abomination.... I'll stop now.



 


   
puckace reacted
ReplyQuote
Beamish
(@beamish)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 425
 

I inherited my older relatives Megos, and he had just about all of the standard characters - no civilians or maskless figures. I have them proudly displayed in a glass case.

The 5 Marvels I would have added back then:

Dr. Doom

Magneto

Black Panther

Quicksilver

Scarlet Witch

 


   
puckace reacted
ReplyQuote
PanchaMaestro
(@derrabbi)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 372
Topic starter  

Posted by: @renfield75

 

 

 The new X-Men weren't really big enough sales-wise then to warrant figures, but that would have been AMAZING.

 

The X-Men were just starting on the run that would vault them in the Marvel canon at the time. I wasn't alone in wanting X-Men Megos but it wasn't a common thing. I was an early adopter; X-Men 98 being the 1st one I remember buying off the 7-11 spinner rack. I remember trading comics with kids back then. I was nearly alone. Isn't surprising they weren't represented in Megos, but no reason they cant be now! I would def stick to mid 70s to early 80s characters.

 


   
renfield75 reacted
ReplyQuote
(@renfield75)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 127
 

Posted by: @derrabbi

Posted by: @renfield75

 

 

 The new X-Men weren't really big enough sales-wise then to warrant figures, but that would have been AMAZING.

 

The X-Men were just starting on the run that would vault them in the Marvel canon at the time. I wasn't alone in wanting X-Men Megos but it wasn't a common thing. I was an early adopter; X-Men 98 being the 1st one I remember buying off the 7-11 spinner rack. I remember trading comics with kids back then. I was nearly alone. Isn't surprising they weren't represented in Megos, but no reason they cant be now! I would def stick to mid 70s to early 80s characters.

 

I'm very jealous of you! The first X-Men issue I read was #147, borrowed from a friend of my older brother who graciously let me keep it after he saw how much I loved it (I still have that copy). I immediately went to 7-11 and got #176, the latest issue, off the spinner rack. Neither issue is as good or significant as #98 but we all gotta start somewhere!

 


   
ReplyQuote
PanchaMaestro
(@derrabbi)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 372
Topic starter  

@renfield75 Don't ever be jealous of someone for being older.


   
renfield75 reacted
ReplyQuote
captaincracker
(@captaincracker)
Member
Joined: 6 months ago
Posts: 122
 

The bump in the thread got me excited for some reveals.  I want Green Goblin more than anyone else, but I'd happily get reissues of any of the characters.  All I have right now are Hulk and Spider-Man.  While some X-Men would make nice new additions I hope we don't get Wolverine at first, although we probably will.  I think a snowy Iceman or Colossus would be fun.  Also, I can't agree more on a green pajamas Red Skull.


   
ReplyQuote
Share: