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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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Stunning New Nosferatu Print from Sideshow

Only One Question: To Hang This Above the Fireplace or in the Monster Cave?

Nosferatu Fine Art Print Sideshow

Most collectors know Sideshow Toys for their incredibly lifelike statues and maquette, but the company has commissioned quite a few fine art prints over the years. Now they’ve added Count Orlok to the mix with this spooky but stunning print by artist Dan Colonna.

Pre-Orders for this 150 piece limited edition giclee will begin on Friday, October 26, 2018.

https://www.sideshowtoy.com/photo.php?sku=500683&size=feature
From their website:

Behold the horror that is Count Orlok! Replicated from an original oil-on-canvas painting, Dan Colonna’s Nosferatu Fine Art Print captures the haunting countenance of one of the most iconic vampires of the silver screen, rendered in astonishing, terrifying detail. Partially inspired by a design from Paul Conner for the “Timeless Terror” series by Quarantine Studio, this fine art collectible breathes new afterlife into the dreaded vampire count with glistening, bloodshot eyes, yellowed fangs, and wrinkled, sallow skin. Shadowed in dark tones, Count Orlok summons an air of menace and mystery that makes an unforgettable addition to any horror fan’s collection.

Print details:

  • Hand-numbered limited edition of 150
  • 18 x 22″ fine art giclée print
  • 100% cotton, acid-free, matte Museo Rag 300GSM
  • Epson archival links
  • An authorized, automated penciled signature
  • Embossed seal of authenticity
  • $250 unframed with framing option offered

Prints will ship starting December 2108 and are available now for pre-order at Sideshow Toys 

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(Video) Monsterama Episode 6 – Sideshow Collectibles

This Episode Examines Sideshow Collectibles Incredible Monster Action Figures 
Sideshow-Collectibles-Universal-Monsters

We continue our month-long feature of Elvira’s Monsterama series with a particularly interesting episode for classic monster collectors.  Sideshow Collectibles makes incredibly detailed toys and statues for every genre, but they have a particular fondness for monsters as you’ll see when you watch Episode 6 of Monsterama:

Collector Notes:

The Universal Monster figures featured in this episode of Monsterama are long sold-out at retail but are available on the secondary market.


Universal Monsters The Mummy Pre Painted Polystone Statue by Sideshow Toys


Universal Monsters The Wolfman Pre Painted Polystone Statue by Sideshow Toys


Universal Monsters The Phantom Of The Opera Pre Painted Polystone Statue by S…


Universal Monsters Son of Frankenstein 8in Action Figure Boris Karloff

Watch previous episodes of  Monsterama with Elvira

Click on this link to visit Sideshow Collectibles

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