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
6 Comments
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    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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    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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      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.

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    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.

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