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MEGO Wave 4 is a Retro Horror Action Figure Tidal Wave

As most readers already know, the classic toy company, MEGO, relaunched earlier this year in an exclusive distribution deal with Target. The shear quantity of retro-style action figures include in the launch was impressive but the execution of the relaunch had its challenges with inconsistent roll-outs at the store level and resellers gobbling up mass quantities of the most desirable figures, leaving the rest of us to scratch our heads or give up in frustration.

Monsters were very much at the central of the “most desired figure” maelstrom, with MEGO inking smart deals with the estates of Bela Lugosi and Lon Chaney, allowing them to release classic monster figures without the exorbitant licensing deal with Universal. Check out our previous story about the Bela Lugosi Dracula figure.

Despite these frustrations, it’s important to note that MEGO probably couldn’t have pulled off a relaunch without the commitment of Target. Now, with three waves of figures released, MEGO is free to expand distribution beyond Target and announces an amazing line-up of classic monster action figures with some really exciting new figures in the line-up and much-improved card designs.

MEGO Wave 4 Horror Action Figures

  • Nosferatu (Count Orlok)
  • Freddy Krueger
  • The Invisible Man
  • Bela Lugosi Dracula (Red Cape)
  • Frankenstein’s Monster (Glow version)
  • Screaming Werewolf (Blue shirt)

The figures of Bela Lugosi Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Screaming Werewolf are new versions of figures released in the earlier Target-exclusive deals. I have to say that I really like the new packaging much more than the earlier waves and love the glow-in-the-dark head and hands on the Frankenstein’s Monster.

MEGO Wave 4 Release Date

According to retailers that have these figures available on their sites fro pre-order, these figures will be shipping in March or April 2019.

Pricing remains $14.99 at retail though eBay listings already have these items at a premium.

Since these products are being sold wholesale, we don’t have a complete list of retailers. Here are a few that already have these figures listed for pre-order:

Amok Time

Toy Wiz

Zolos Room

While these are sure to be a hit with dedicated MEGO collectors as well as those of us who grew up with MEGO, it will be interesting to see how the brand fares with it’s retro-style with a broader collector audience who has grown used to the hyper realistic sculpts of Hot Toys and their like. Certainly the face sculpts are some of the best likenesses MEG has ever done! I prefer the whimsy of these retro-style toys and will certainly be adding several to my collection.

What are your thoughts? Which of these figures are must haves for your collections?

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(Video) Monsterama Episode 9: PLANET OF THE APES

One of the Greatest Sci-Fi Franchises Ever and All Its Cool Toys!

Mego-Planet-of-the-Apes-Figures

The Planet of the Apes was one of the first film properties to create a licensing bonanza – to the delight of POTA fans and collectors alike.  This episode of Monsterama shines a spotlight on some of the memorabilia and merchandise spawned by this classic sci-fi series – from the original Topps trading cards to Hasbro 12″ figures in the 1990s.  As always, the photography is top-notch so enjoy and be careful not to drool all over your keyboard:

Collecting the Planet of the Apes

This is a subject worth it’s own series and we’ll get there – eventually.  In the meantime, here’s some interesting items currently available that would be worth adding to your POTA collection or a good place to start one:

A guidebook is always useful for any collection:


Planet of the Apes Collectibles: Unauthorized Guide With Trivia & Values (A Schiffer Book for Collectors) available at Amazon

Published in 1998, this book includes a detailed listing of collectibles from the original film, the sequels, the television series, and the animated cartoon are all presented. Over 330 color photographs accompany the text. While the item values listed in the collector’s guide are obviously outdated, it remains a useful and interesting guidebook for anyone interested in collecting Planet of the Apes merchandise and memorabilia

The first – and only Planet of the Apes merchandise available for the first film – were these Topps trading cards:

Complete Set of Trading Cards 1967 Planet Of The Apes for sale on Amazon

Planet of the Apes Cornelius Astronaut Ultra Detail Figure on Amazon


1 X Cornelius – Planet Of The Apes – 2014 Hallmark Keepsake Ornament available on Amazon

Planet-of-the-Apes-Addar-Model-Gernal-UrsusClick here for Planet of the Apes Addar Model Kits listings on eBay

Mego-Planet-of-the-Apes-Battering-Ram

Click here to see current Mego Planet of the Apes Listings on eBay – there are a ton!

If you are a POTA collector, we’d love to hear from you as this post only scratches the surface.  We plan on profiling many of these product lines and companies individually in coming months.  Let us hear about your favorite POTA collectible.

Watch every episode of Monsterama

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s Exhibit

Some of my Instagram shots from that day that will live in infamy for this Monster Kid:

Aurora Frankenstein Monster model kit 

Marx Plastic Monsters 1960s 

Heroes and Villains 

Aurora Model Kits – Batman, Wolf Man, Creature, Mummy and more

Ben Cooper Wobbler Monsters 

Mego Batman Action Figures 

Mego Spider-Man 

 

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