The Mego Museum has reported that Mego's President, Marty Abrams, will bring back his company with a new wave of toys. This news dropped during the Mego Meet 2018. See the full article and check ou the quick details below by Palitoy on MegoMusuem.com.

Below is what we officially know about Mego's return:

  • Mego is back and they’re in the action figure business baby!
  • There will be 20 different characters introduced in the first wave.
  • It is a variety of licenses, some will be familiar to Mego fans, others will be new properties to the World’s Greatest Toy Company.
  • There will be 8″ figures but also other scales, due to license parameters.
  • Figures were produced under the watchful eye of Paul “Dr. Mego” Clarke.
  • All details including licenses, characters, and the retailer will be revealed mid-June.
    AFJ's Take:
    Having seen Mego's President, Marty Abrams, in the "The Toys That Made Us", I am a little a hesitant that he can revive the company. Certainly, the appeal is there, despite variations on this style of "action figure" surfacing from time to time by other companies. However, in this current toy climate, do kids really want this? I know that most kids don't buy toys anymore, and the Mego line will be more for older collector's, but as one of those collectors, I really never cared for the Mego line. Sound off, Junkies. We want your take. #AFJ4LIFE
10 Comments
  1. Reply
    Steve Marshall June 4, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    I think they should evolve with better detailed sculpts and clothing. We have gotten wiser so mego move up and forward.

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    Paul Clarke June 8, 2018 at 11:42 am

    I hear you and we are working on it.

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      John Baker June 30, 2018 at 3:38 pm

      Mego was great and is great, I think a lot of the nervousness and negativity is connected to the possible loss of value in the original action figures. The desire for difference is often thinly veiled worry over this issue. Having bought them along with Gi Joes and Best of the west, Mego offered much better play value. Why? Gi joe was large and you needed a lot of space to have a real adventure, you had to buy accessories , Superman, Batman, Capt. America, Apes and Trek came with all you needed. There were great play sets as well.. While Best of the West offered many included accessories, they too were large, and less poseable than Gi Joe. Quite frankly, I’m not a fan of 3 3/4. because you can’t switch things out and create your own hero. They do tend to remove you from the play action more as if they are more on a TV screen . While many find these popular and that’s fine Mego was more versatile, colorful and more exciting. It’s just after so many years of the other lines being industry standard and the ever important price point the 8″ Mego isn’t as appreciated by younger people as it should be. My daughter who is 12, loves the 8’inch figures.. I do agree there are room for improvements and expansion.. If Mego had Done the New X-men from X-Men # 94 or even the original team with their issue #39, the sales would have been phenomenal. or say the Justice Society or Legion…whilel the Dc and Warners properties are tied up with another company there is still a lot out there to do and re do…Much success and continued support, for You, Marty and Mego Corp.. With the News KB Toys plans to return, the return of Mego could be a symbiotic win, win for both companies.. Regards, John

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    Paul Clarke June 8, 2018 at 11:45 am

    I don’t know if kids today are the target audience for this style of action figure. In the advent of smart phone games and XBox, my 10 year old has no interest in any physical toy. Maybe this is an adult market now.

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      John Baker June 30, 2018 at 3:48 pm

      Yes, this is true, kids don’t hardly play outside anymore . They are also not big comic book readers. Mego , was the way to be the hero or Ape or whatever way back when. Now you can be the character in a video game . While this is popular, fun and profitable for sure, it’s limiting and you have to follow someone else’s rules, it’s role play , but it stifles creativity and imagination. .With Mego you could create you own story and adventure…I don’t think many people could live with out the tech, it’s very addicting and it’s what’s kids learn..

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      Jay June 19, 2018 at 10:34 am

      Mego should do both. Reissue the classic figures complete with oven mitts and do new stuff. You could have a line called classic mego and a line called new mego.

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        Robert Trate June 19, 2018 at 3:16 pm

        I like that idea. Entertainment Earth just realized some exclusive 66 Batman’s BTW.

  4. Reply
    Tom June 15, 2018 at 12:27 am

    Availability, quality, and PRICE. I expect better prices on the 8 inch figures than FTC if this is mass marketed as suggested. For better or worse, that company is the bully on the block for modern times. If Mego wants to come back, they have to take market share away from them because they have prospered while everyone else fell by the wayside. Lots of people b*tch about this company but they’ve figured out how to release lots of product and be profitable when most everyone else quit.

    I think you have to get away from the interpretation of “retro” and embrace today. No more baby faces, no oven mitts, AND somewhere down the road a new body that is bandless, like the one you were working on a few years back Paul. Fingers crossed that got figured into this schematic. I wish you guys all the best and hope it goes over big. No one can ever say you don’t gamble big Paul. Thank you for believing. This is going to be damn interesting.

  5. Reply
    Milton July 15, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Paul

    I definitely believe this is an adult collectors market of those between 38 and 55. My concern for Mego coming back as a fan of your work and the old 8 inch and 12 inch figures of our favorite heroes is that the business model and pricing will not reflect this completely. In the concept of being cost effective with price point, modeling, and inventory, I hope to see a growth in the Marvel and DC characters available beyond the ones offered from 1972 until 1983. I have customized and had other customizers work on figures that are not offered even today (8 inch) on Diamond Select and Figures Toy. I am excited to see some of the lesser characters and even the more popular ones have new renderings in the market!!!

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    Milton July 15, 2018 at 6:25 am

    Also, GREAT work on the DC Retro Action figures by Mattel. I wish there could have been a few more waves. I know you guys had a prototype for Hawkman and maybe Robin. I wish the actuals in the financials could have worked out to see just two or three more waves. Maybe you can now do it via Mego.

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