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Title: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 28, 2020, 08:14:20 PM
I am just amazed, but it sure looks like Mego is planning to release a Creature from the Black Lagoon figure, slated for Q4 THIS year. A Netherland's based site listed a number of Mego figures - including a Hammer Dracula (!!!) - for Sept 2020 release and the Mego VP as well as the fellow who drove development for EMCE and now does so for Mego have cheeckiy hinted at and basically confirmed both. Don't get TOO excited by the release date, things havent been smooth for Mego on that front.

The fan speculation (including from me) is that we're getting a re-release of the EMCE version and that the Lee Drac is from "Scars of...".

Wow. I'm blown away. I've gone on and on aout it for years, but that EMCE Creature is the toy I wanted from 1976 made manifest, and if thats coming back... well, I'll buy another case! And if this is the gateway to more Universal figures from them and their cheap price point... HUZZAH.



 
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on June 28, 2020, 09:38:24 PM
I'll keep an eye out for it!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: VulcansFury on June 29, 2020, 12:38:56 AM
CFTBL? Lee Dracula?

Please stop. I can only get so hard.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on June 29, 2020, 12:57:31 AM
Please stop. I can only get so hard.

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/1202/y1vn1w.jpg)
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 29, 2020, 01:11:57 AM
Let's cross our fingers🤞
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Palifan on June 29, 2020, 02:08:27 AM
There's also a Chucky coming and an Ultraman figure that I'm sure will excite some. I do love these Mego's and especially at their price point. Also I've seen some amazing customs created out of these new parts which feels like a win all round.

Now let's just hope The Fly arrives soon so that we can start getting to some of these other releases.

Ian
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 29, 2020, 02:49:29 AM
.....Regan looks promising,  too
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Lazarus on July 01, 2020, 12:00:05 PM
I am 100% getting a Fly.  I love that movie. 
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 01, 2020, 12:06:55 PM
CFTBL? Lee Dracula?

Please stop. I can only get so hard. 

If that lasts more than four hours...  Put it to good use.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 01, 2020, 02:08:49 PM
If that lasts more than four hours...  Put it to good use.

😬
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: VulcansFury on July 02, 2020, 10:46:23 AM
If that lasts more than four hours...  Put it to good use.

Drive it through a vampire's heart?
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 02, 2020, 01:53:25 PM
Drive it through a vampire's heart?

Ouch!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 02, 2020, 10:36:03 PM
Good news!

Not only did Mego VP Joel Rosenzweig this evening announce Walmart is expanding their Mego in-store presence "around the first week in October" to "well over 2,000" locales, but also that the Creature from the Black Lagoon will be included in the assortment! The Creature (as well as Chucky and the new Star Trek figure) are not even available to other wholesale accounts as of this writing. Remember, these are stocked with the collectables, DVD/Blu-rays, and video games, NOT in the toy section. I've been told there's not a lot to the Creature card, but I'm pretty happy there's gonna be a mass-market $15 Creature figure available in 2020.

The 9PM Eastern post from the official FB group "Mego Ambassador":

"Mego news... Ambassadors, you heard it here first! We have been hard at work with Walmart to expand our distribution of Mego products and I am very excited to announce that Walmart is increasing our presence from 600 stores to well over 2,000 stores, where our Mego’s will be prominently displayed in their new “Entertainment Section”.
Look for products to hit Walmart store shelves around the first week in October, with a combination of some wave 8 as well as a few first to launch opportunities, including Universal’s Creature from the Black Lagoon, Chucky and Saru from Star Trek Discovery.
As ambassadors, let’s get out to the stores and report back to each other when you see them, where you see them, which characters you find and of course, if you’re there, help straighten the shelves to make sure they are well displayed!
I’d like to shout out a huge “THANK YOU” to all of you for your help in building the success of the Mego brand!"


Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 02, 2020, 10:50:19 PM
Good news!

Not only did Mego VP Joel Rosenzweig this evening announce Walmart is expanding their Mego in-store presence "around the first week in October" to "well over 2,000" locales, but also that the Creature from the Black Lagoon will be included in the assortment! The Creature (as well as Chucky and the new Star Trek figure) are not even available to other wholesale accounts as of this writing. Remember, these are stocked with the collectables, DVD/Blu-rays, and video games, NOT in the toy section. I've been told there's not a lot to the Creature card, but I'm pretty happy there's gonna be a mass-market $15 Creature figure available in 2020.  ... 

Yeah, yeah. yeah...

But, we're still gonna get a Steve Urkel doll - right?
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2020, 10:57:51 PM
I've been told there's not a lot to the Creature card . .

What does that mean? Is it very small, or not very interesting, or . .?
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 02, 2020, 11:05:15 PM
What does that mean? Is it very small, or not very interesting, or . .?

That, like a lot of Mego's cards, there's not a high level of design quality to it. I like their lo-fi approach well enough myself, but there are plenty of armchair quarterbacks when it comes to the new Mego Corporation. Figured I'd set the expectaion low should any of them wander by and feel the need to fatasize about how the $15 toy should be presented or manufatured or delivered to them or what have you. Check Mego's latest releases such as The Fly and Mr. Hyde to get a sense of what they're up to and what I'm told to expect.

Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2020, 11:08:04 PM
Check Mego's latest releases . .

Is that "mego.com"?
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2020, 11:11:42 PM
Is that "mego.com"?

Guess not.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 02, 2020, 11:18:47 PM
Guess not.

Give this a whirl:

https://www.google.com/search?q=mego+the+fly&newwindow=1&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjD0_foj8zrAhUO01kKHa1EDIkQ_AUoAXoECBkQAw&biw=1259&bih=737 (https://www.google.com/search?q=mego+the+fly&newwindow=1&client=safari&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjD0_foj8zrAhUO01kKHa1EDIkQ_AUoAXoECBkQAw&biw=1259&bih=737)


Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2020, 11:48:44 PM
That card art wasn't that bad. Big ol' fly on there.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Buzzybean on September 02, 2020, 11:58:07 PM
I love the old Megos. I had all of the original Planet of the Apes when i was a kid. These new Megos though pretty much suck. They are cheap crappy figures and I realize they are trying to capture the charm and simple designs of the originals but they miss, they miss real bad. Their quality is worse than the original Megos. And what's the point? With todays technology and innovations they should still be able to create affordable 8" figures with decent designs and head sculpts. Their Lugosi Dracula looked nothing like Lugosi after they actually acquired the rights to produce the figure. They couldn't find a sculptor to at least try and come close to Bela's likeness? I like the 13" Wonder Woman they did and I picked up their 8" Farrah Fawcett but meh, this line has been a big disappointment to me.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 03, 2020, 12:04:33 AM
That card art wasn't that bad. Big ol' fly on there. 

I guess it was an improvement over the original card design:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50299691208_563f9586fa_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 03, 2020, 12:07:25 AM
I love the old Megos. I had all of the original Planet of the Apes when i was a kid. These new Megos though pretty much suck. They are cheap crappy figures and I realize they are trying to capture the charm and simple designs of the originals but they miss, they miss real bad. Their quality is worse than the original Megos. And what's the point? With todays technology and innovations they should still be able to create affordable 8" figures with decent designs and head sculpts. Their Lugosi Dracula looked nothing like Lugosi after they actually acquired the rights to produce the figure. They couldn't find a sculptor to at least try and come close to Bela's likeness? I like the 13" Wonder Woman they did and I picked up their 8" Farrah Fawcett but meh, this line has been a big disappointment to me. 

Ditto.

A cheap toy doesn't HAVE to look and feel cheap.  At least not this cheap.

I wanted to love the Frankenstein figures, but I just couldn't.  I passed.


I hope for Mike's sake, that they do better on the Creature.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 03, 2020, 12:50:27 AM
I like their Harold from Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. I like their Nosferatu. I like their Chaney Phantom. I  actually like their Bela Lugosi Dracula too. I like their 3 Wrath of Khan figures.  That's about all I like the new mego has done up.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: fearliath on September 03, 2020, 02:48:48 PM
I like their Harold from Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. I like their Nosferatu. I like their Chaney Phantom. I  actually like their Bela Lugosi Dracula too. I like their 3 Wrath of Khan figures.  That's about all I like the new mego has done up.

I think their Lugosi Dracula and Nosferatu were pretty amazing. I also think the Headless Horseman figure is pretty cool when paired with a Breyer horse to ride on. I'm not much of a Mego fan at all but I've actually bought several of the classic horror figures. I still haven't found the Phantom anywhere.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: AndyFish on September 04, 2020, 11:17:56 AM
Mego should take note of Super7's handling of the Monster toys-- their card art is brilliant.   I love the paintings, I loved the day glow SDCC exclusives from a few years ago-- it gets me to buy two so I can keep the card.   With the new Megos (of which I'm buying very few-- Bela and Nosferatu being about it) I instantly tossed the cards and bought only one.   I agree that a toy looks cheap with bad card art.   That's why I avoid a lot of Mego-esque figures.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Lazarus on September 06, 2020, 12:35:54 PM
Some of the Mego cards are lovely, honestly.  Some are lazy as hell.  It's weird.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on September 07, 2020, 11:32:20 AM
I might be in the minority, but I’m very thankful and happy to see Mego still putting out $15 action figures of characters in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres.  Mego has been inconsistent at times, their distribution deal with Target was an utter disaster, and their character choices (especially, early on) have been highly questionable, but I still think we are getting a bargain at their price point.  With every Wave, there are usually 1 or 2 gems, and I hope collectors will continue to support Mego’s products so we can continue getting much more in the future!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Palifan on September 07, 2020, 03:35:10 PM
I might be in the minority, but I’m very thankful and happy to see Mego still putting out $15 action figures of characters in the horror, sci-fi and fantasy genres.  Mego has been inconsistent at times, their distribution deal with Target was an utter disaster, and their character choices (especially, early on) have been highly questionable, but I still think we are getting a bargain at their price point.  With every Wave, there are usually 1 or 2 gems, and I hope collectors will continue to support Mego’s products so we can continue getting much more in the future!

I totally agree with you and I'm also happy that this company has arisen after so many years. Looking at my new Mego monster collection brings a smile to my face and I'm looking forward to getting a few from this latest wave.

Ian
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 22, 2020, 02:32:01 PM
The Fly, Regan, Leatherface and Pennywise all look great in person. So-to-speak. Aside from the cardart. Great looking figures
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 25, 2020, 09:34:45 AM

http://www.megomuseum.com/exclusive-look-at-mego-wave-9-creature-from-the-black-lagoon/ (http://www.megomuseum.com/exclusive-look-at-mego-wave-9-creature-from-the-black-lagoon/)

(http://www.megomuseum.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/IMG_8293.jpg)



Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 25, 2020, 09:38:22 AM
Wow!  That really sucks.

Unfortunate combination of hard and soft elements.  Don't like the look at all.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2020, 12:48:39 PM
Well, it's not like I don't have other Creatures wearing P.J.s. The sculpted parts are nice.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 25, 2020, 01:39:09 PM
Well, it's not like I don't have other Creatures wearing P.J.s. The sculpted parts are nice. 

I was thinking someone might buy it for a miniature bust.

I assume you will get one.   But, if Creature figures were plentiful...  ?
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2020, 02:18:46 PM
But, if Creature figures were plentiful...  ?

Because of the money involved (particularly for some of the vintage items), I'm never going to run out of Creature things to buy.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on September 25, 2020, 02:38:54 PM
Raymond Castile noted on Facebook that this appears to be just a reissue of the EMCE Creature and from what I can see, I agree. I looked at several pictures and I'm not sure if what we're seeing is a production sample or just an old EMCE figure. I have the EMCE figure, and I love it, but I'll have to wait and see how this run turns out.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 25, 2020, 02:54:05 PM
This Creature looks very similar to the EMCE Creature I have.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: fearliath on September 25, 2020, 03:27:28 PM
In the link it says:
Quote
Wave 9 Creature from the Black Lagoon, the first of hopefully many officially licensed Universal Monsters heading to stores this fall.

Is that referring to Mego figures or just merchandise generally? Based on the website I would think Mego's but I don't think I've heard of other Mego Universal Monsters.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 25, 2020, 04:20:54 PM
Raymond Castile noted on Facebook that this appears to be just a reissue of the EMCE Creature and from what I can see, I agree. I looked at several pictures and I'm not sure if what we're seeing is a production sample or just an old EMCE figure. I have the EMCE figure, and I love it, but I'll have to wait and see how this run turns out.

This release looks to have soft goods fins sewn in at the seems, which would make sense given the lower price point. Other than that, head, hands, and feet are from the same sculpts and likely the same molds (again, makes sense given the lower price point). I would love it more had they gotten Sean Sansom to sculpt an open mouthed head (or, dare to dream, a "Revenge" head), but at $15 retail i get why the expense would be pointless.

Interestingly, it looks like the Bride and a Masque of the Red Death Phantom are up next, potentially before the end of the year. I'm excited for the impending Christopher Lee Dracula, myself.





Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 25, 2020, 07:42:21 PM
Damn! That is the EMCE Creature!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 25, 2020, 08:32:18 PM
Damn! That is the EMCE Creature!

A cheaper version using the same sculpts created by the guy who created the EMCE version, yes.

Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: James Burrell on September 25, 2020, 10:07:45 PM
The EMCE Creature sells for quite a bit of money nowadays, so this new release from MEGO is a welcome release, especially for those of us who like to keep some of our items MIP/MOC.

I think it is beautiful looking figure, as is the EMCE version that it is obviously taken from. I love the combination of the cloth bodysuit and the plastic components. The cloth costume harkens back to how they made their product back in the 1970s, and I think it is entirely appropriate that they continue that tradition now.

With this release, I will now be able to remove the figure from the card without feeling guilty about opening my EMCE version, which I unfortunately missed when it was originally released and had to purchase off the secondary market.

 
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 25, 2020, 11:40:32 PM
...  I think it is beautiful looking figure, as is the EMCE version that it is obviously taken from. I love the combination of the cloth bodysuit and the plastic components. The cloth costume harkens back to how they made their product back in the 1970s, and I think it is entirely appropriate that they continue that tradition now. ... 

That's why they make all different kinds of figures.

I hate it.  But it wasn't made for me.  I'm glad you like it and will benefit from it being made.  Enjoy.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 26, 2020, 12:03:42 AM
With this release, I will now be able to remove the figure from the card without feeling guilty about opening my EMCE version,

You can pop those open and play with them and then pop them back in.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Anton Phibes on September 26, 2020, 01:00:30 AM
I like it. Since I already have the Emce though, any purchase is gonna be based on card art and if he is a solo act or the beginning of a series.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 26, 2020, 02:05:09 AM
any purchase is gonna be based on card art

Same here!  Bla card . . . no money.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Palifan on September 26, 2020, 02:18:38 AM
You can pop those open and play with them and then pop them back in.

I tried to do this with my EMCE Creature but I find those clamshells impossible to open without slightly ruining them, even when following some youtube tutorials on it lol. I didn't really mind opening mine though as I picked it up around 6 months ago and it was £30 so not a crazy high price. I am glad to see the Mego will be releasing this figure though as it would be nice to keep that one on the card and also give my son one to play with as he also loves this figure.

You've got to remember the kids out there playing with these new Mego figures as they will probably the ones to keep the monster toys going in the future.

Ian
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 26, 2020, 10:00:45 AM
You can pop those open and play with them and then pop them back in.

Some my take this out of context.👀🤣🤣🤣
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on September 26, 2020, 12:00:35 PM
I’ll gladly plop down $15 for another Universal monster figure, even if it is essentially a cheaper version of the EMCE figure.  My guess is that the next few Uni Monsters that Mego produces will be rehashes of the previous EMCEs with one or two “new” characters and sculpts.  Happy to see ‘em though!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: darkmonkeygod on September 26, 2020, 01:09:05 PM
My guess is that the next few Uni Monsters that Mego produces will be rehashes of the previous EMCEs with one or two “new” characters and sculpts.

Interestingly, it looks like the Bride and a Masque of the Red Death Phantom are up next, potentially before the end of the year. I'm excited for the impending Christopher Lee Dracula, myself.

Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 26, 2020, 02:07:09 PM
I tried to do this with my EMCE Creature but I find those clamshells impossible to open without slightly ruining them,

Yeah, they were lightly welded and you have to be careful, the first time. I didn't find it terribly difficult, though.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Palifan on September 26, 2020, 05:07:18 PM
Yeah, they were lightly welded and you have to be careful, the first time. I didn't find it terribly difficult, though.

Mine was pretty stubborn but he really needed to be freed from his plastic tomb.

Ian
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 26, 2020, 06:51:23 PM
Mine was pretty stubborn but he really needed to be freed from his plastic tomb.

Ian

Mine, too. I regret tossing out His bubble cacoon .
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Palifan on September 27, 2020, 02:52:21 AM
Mine, too. I regret tossing out His bubble cacoon .

I did manage to keep the packaging and backing card so at least it's still in the house somewhere to create a reseal of sorts if I ever want to.

Ian
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Post by: aura of foreboding on September 27, 2020, 04:18:14 AM
Has anyone been able to locate a Phantom?  Why would I care about getting a Creech if I still can't get a Phantom.  It's stupid hard to find. 
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 27, 2020, 08:48:06 AM
Has anyone been able to locate a Phantom?  Why would I care about getting a Creech if I still can't get a Phantom.  It's stupid hard to find.
I found a MEGO Phantom at FYE,  months ago.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 27, 2020, 12:51:02 PM
Has anyone been able to locate a Phantom?

There's been one in my store the last several times I've been around in that area. Do you want me to get it for you?
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 27, 2020, 03:24:35 PM
There's been one in my store the last several times I've been around in that area. Do you want me to get it for you?

Yes, please!  So long as the paint app is good on the face, I'd love it.  You don't have to send pics.  If you judge it to look good, I trust you.  Thank you so much, Mike!  Let me know what I need to send through Paypal, and I will.  I'll send you my Zip again for postage.  :)
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on September 27, 2020, 04:35:17 PM
So long as the paint app is good on the face, I'd love it.

If they still have it I'll buy it and send you a pic. If you don't like it I'll just return it. The store is only 2 min. away.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: John Pertwee on September 27, 2020, 08:48:32 PM
Do they ship these from store locations?
I know where one is here in Wichita Ks. It has been there for weeks.

Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 27, 2020, 09:13:16 PM
Do they ship these from store locations?
I know where one is here in Wichita Ks. It has been there for weeks.

Thanks, but Mike's got it taken care of!  I kept hoping I'd find one, but never any luck.  Now I can hopefully get the Creech and Masque around me!  Haha
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 10, 2020, 01:48:35 PM
FROM AMOK TIME TOYS:

BIG MEGO NEWS!
EVEN MORE MEGO SURPRISES!
All new line announced for February 2021!
SPECIAL MEGO PREORDER PRICING FOR A LIMITED TIME.
Special pricing of 15.99 is valid until 11/15/2020
Then the price goes back up to the regular 19.99 SRP.
While no pictures are available to show for now here is the line up.
HAMMER FILMS DRACULA!
Universal Monsters: FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE and Phantom Masque of the Red Death!
ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMANSEVEN!
DC Comics: Green Lantern, The Flash and The Riddler
Star Trek TNG Locutus, "Q", Christopher Pike and Discovery: Michael Burnham
Modern Horror: Jeepers Creepers, Hannibal in Straightjacket, Candyman, Teen Wolf and Burnt PENNYWISE!
And other surprise characters like WILLY WONKA and AVATAR!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 10, 2020, 07:30:54 PM
FROM AMOK TIME TOYS:

BIG MEGO NEWS!
EVEN MORE MEGO SURPRISES!
All new line announced for February 2021!
SPECIAL MEGO PREORDER PRICING FOR A LIMITED TIME.
Special pricing of 15.99 is valid until 11/15/2020
Then the price goes back up to the regular 19.99 SRP.
While no pictures are available to show for now here is the line up.
HAMMER FILMS DRACULA!
Universal Monsters: FRANKENSTEIN, BRIDE and Phantom Masque of the Red Death!
ULTRAMAN and ULTRAMANSEVEN!
DC Comics: Green Lantern, The Flash and The Riddler
Star Trek TNG Locutus, "Q", Christopher Pike and Discovery: Michael Burnham
Modern Horror: Jeepers Creepers, Hannibal in Straightjacket, Candyman, Teen Wolf and Burnt PENNYWISE!
And other surprise characters like WILLY WONKA and AVATAR!

The Hammer figs, wow!
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Post by: fearliath on October 12, 2020, 08:00:20 PM
A Teen Wolf figure! That’s amazing. I’ll buy 2. A couple of years ago I did not understand the appeal of Mego figures. The originals were before my time and I thought they looked like dumb dolls. Then I bought the Headless Horseman and put him on a Breyer Horse chasing a Breyer Paul Revere figure I’d had since I was a kid. It started to grow on me and I’ve since bought all of the classic monster figures. I love them now.

I’m interested to see how different the Universal Frankenstein is from the one they already released.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 18, 2020, 02:47:10 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/WYsMT7I.jpg)
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 18, 2020, 04:34:54 PM
Identical to the EMCE, but I guess I'll buy it.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on October 18, 2020, 08:25:08 PM
Card art is different, and maaaaaaybe his colors are a little bit darker hue of green than the Emce. Perfect opportunity to get one to rip out of the package if ya wanted, as these are relatively inexpensive.
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 18, 2020, 08:31:56 PM
Perfect opportunity to get one to rip out of the package if ya wanted, as these are relatively inexpensive.

I'm pretty much just buying it for the package. Sort of a variant.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 19, 2020, 05:31:40 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/WYsMT7I.jpg)

Looks cool. But also looks similar  to the EMCE Creech.
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Post by: Buzzybean on October 19, 2020, 11:18:31 PM
What is EMCE? This new one resembles my Diamond Select version.
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 20, 2020, 06:03:07 AM
What is EMCE? This new one resembles my Diamond Select version.

EMCE made them for Diamond. Their mark is on the package.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2020, 03:01:08 PM
When will Mr. Gillman be released?
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 20, 2020, 03:04:57 PM
When will Mr. Gillman be released?

Soon.  ;)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2020, 03:13:35 PM
Soon.  ;)

Cool.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on October 20, 2020, 04:21:41 PM
I'm truly amazed to see the lineup MEGO has available for pre-order!  25 NEW FIGURES!!!  A wide variety of really cool characters, with many making their first appearance in action figure form for the first time!  I really hope Waves 9 and 10 do not get held up like Wave 8 did this year, which was frustrating just like nearly everything else in 2020.  If MEGO delivers as promised, they will take their rightful place on the throne as "Kings of the 8-inch Action Figures"!   
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2020, 09:16:58 PM
(https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/121700309_10158961037659310_380270859016230215_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_sid=8024bb&_nc_ohc=WUjGy2zMAGgAX_5_eQe&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&tp=14&oh=bbd15194bfff5d765282fb72ae92cf04&oe=5FB708E9)
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 20, 2020, 09:54:46 PM
Is that at WM, or . . .?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2020, 10:50:13 PM
Is that at WM, or . . .?

Walmart. I grabbed this image from the Mego Museum
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Post by: GREGGORY67 on October 25, 2020, 04:35:45 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50530357672_1e75e5eb45_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jZchTj)worldsgreatestsuperheroesFB (https://flic.kr/p/2jZchTj) by GREGGORY67 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/35298265(*at*)N05/), on Flickr

Mego's Hammer Dracula via Worlds Greatest Superheroes on Facebook
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 25, 2020, 07:09:29 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50530357672_1e75e5eb45_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jZchTj)worldsgreatestsuperheroesFB (https://flic.kr/p/2jZchTj) by GREGGORY67 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/35298265(*at*)N05/), on Flickr

Mego's Hammer Dracula via Worlds Greatest Superheroes on Facebook

Looks nice and clean.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on October 25, 2020, 07:09:48 PM
Wow!  Love him!
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Post by: PlaidStallionsGuy on November 04, 2020, 12:54:44 PM
I've done a review of the Creature on my YouTube Channel, I have Christopher Lee Dracula lined up this week too.

https://youtu.be/lbiBKyIWdPc
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 04, 2020, 01:02:08 PM
I dig the review. Awesome channel as always.
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 04, 2020, 01:27:34 PM
I've done a review of the Creature on my YouTube Channel

Thanks! I learned a lot of stuff about this new version that I didn't know!
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on November 04, 2020, 04:44:10 PM
I've done a review of the Creature on my YouTube Channel, I have Christopher Lee Dracula lined up this week too.

https://youtu.be/lbiBKyIWdPc
Nice job with the review, Brian!  Looking forward to your take on Mego Lee Dracula.
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Post by: Palifan on November 05, 2020, 03:59:52 PM
I've done a review of the Creature on my YouTube Channel, I have Christopher Lee Dracula lined up this week too.

https://youtu.be/lbiBKyIWdPc

Great to see you on here Brian and can't wait for the next episode to get a better look at the Hammer Dracula.

Ian (Bud Peace on FB).
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Post by: John Pertwee on November 14, 2020, 09:07:53 PM
Does anyone have the UPC code for this?  I am hoping it will show up on Brickseek.com so we can track these by location.
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Post by: fearliath on November 15, 2020, 10:44:06 AM
Full UPC code is:
850003511900

It’s not pulling up when I search on Brickseek.

My store had 1 Creature and 3 of every other figure (Silence of the Lambs, Rocky, etc.)
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Post by: John Pertwee on November 15, 2020, 10:05:33 PM
Thank you. I will keep trying it.
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Post by: Lazarus on May 27, 2021, 08:23:19 PM
(https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-lyvo1qtroi/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/74159/191394/creech14__72209.1622162539.jpg?c=2?imbypass=on)

Amok Time posted photos of the 14" Mego Creature.
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Post by: Mike Scott on May 27, 2021, 08:57:31 PM
Amok Time posted photos of the 14" Mego Creature.

Doesn't look over 11" tall.
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Post by: Lazarus on May 27, 2021, 09:55:26 PM
that's just what the Amok Time post says.  I have no idea if that's correct or not.
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Post by: Mike Scott on May 27, 2021, 10:27:29 PM
that's just what the Amok Time post says.  I have no idea if that's correct or not.

I was just kidding!  ;D  No way to tell how big it is from that picture.
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Post by: Joseph_Baeza on May 28, 2021, 02:13:56 PM
(https://cdn11.bigcommerce.com/s-lyvo1qtroi/images/stencil/1280x1280/products/74159/191394/creech14__72209.1622162539.jpg?c=2?imbypass=on)

Amok Time posted photos of the 14" Mego Creature.
The pictures of the 14” Mego Creature were originally posted on the Mego Ambassador group on FB (which I belong to), so they are legit.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 20, 2021, 01:21:26 PM
For you gluttons for punishment out there, the new Dark Variant!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8302/R4SRRf.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 20, 2021, 04:46:26 PM
For you gluttons for punishment out there, the new Dark Variant!

(https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img922/8302/R4SRRf.jpg)

Is this Creech out now?
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 20, 2021, 04:53:20 PM
Saw the new resculpted 14" Frank.  He looks 100% better......but he's wearing combat boots🤦‍♂️

Drac is better now also, but still a little weird.  Not a scaled up 8" Lugosi as I hoped.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 20, 2021, 06:02:20 PM
Is this Creech out now?

I just ordered it from https://zlccollectibles.com/
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 20, 2021, 07:59:53 PM
I just ordered it from https://zlccollectibles.com/

Cool!
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on June 20, 2021, 10:53:57 PM
Is this Creech out now?

I don't believe they're in stock yet, but should be soon and retailers are taking orders.

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Post by: Mike Scott on June 20, 2021, 11:38:31 PM
I don't believe they're in stock yet, but should be soon and retailers are taking orders.

It doesn't say "pre-order" at ZLC, so I assume they have them?
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 21, 2021, 03:43:32 PM
They say my order is on it's way, so they must have them!  :)
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 21, 2021, 07:57:08 PM
They say my order is on it's way, so they must have them!  :)

They will most likely show up on Ebay when they stsrt shipping.   Usually before.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 21, 2021, 09:28:42 PM
They will most likely show up on Ebay when they stsrt shipping. 

And there they are!  ;D
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 21, 2021, 09:57:00 PM
Im a little bummed Frank has combat boots and Dracula's lined collar.    Why niot the black KISS boits like the 8"?

Like the dark hands on the new apes,  Mego makes some head scratching decesions.   
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Post by: aura of foreboding on June 21, 2021, 10:44:42 PM
Im a little bummed Frank has combat boots and Dracula's lined collar.    Why niot the black KISS boits like the 8"?

Like the dark hands on the new apes,  Mego makes some head scratching decesions.   

Do you have pics?
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 21, 2021, 10:48:37 PM
(https://i.postimg.cc/FFBsvGc8/Screenshot-20210621-234639.jpg)
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Post by: Anton Phibes on June 22, 2021, 12:17:59 AM
Uhhmmm..... :-X :-X :-X :-X :angel: :angel:
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Post by: Palifan on June 22, 2021, 12:53:21 AM
Not great for me but I'll still get The Creature just as one off.

Ian
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Post by: Sir Spooks-A-Lot on June 22, 2021, 12:55:18 AM
Oh wow, Frank looks better... but uhhh does that look like Legosi to you?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 03:42:33 AM
Oh wow, Frank looks better... but uhhh does that look like Legosi to you?

Nope.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 22, 2021, 05:43:56 AM
The prototype Drac looked beter IMO.

After further inspection this appears to be a scaled up version of that terrible "Pee Wee Hermen" Emce Drac head.   Im really fed up with Mego reusing those sculpts.
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Post by: AndyFish on June 22, 2021, 08:46:41 AM
Picture is tough, looks like Abe Zapruder took it from a  grassy knoll.
Frankenstein is a million times better than what they showed originally-- be nice if he had some bulk and yeah what's up with the combat boots?   Dracula's outfit is pretty impressive, I'll hold judgement on the face until I see a better pic and then I'll judge the hell out of it.   Creature still looks cross eyed.

I'll grab Frank because at 14" tall he will tower over my 12" Batman Mego figure.   Not a completist so every one that looks weak saves me money.   They are just toys, guys.  I know that hurts to hear for some of you but move on, spend some time with your kids and enjoy the Summer weather.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 22, 2021, 08:51:14 AM
... They are just toys, guys.  I know that hurts to hear for some of you but move on, spend some time with your kids and enjoy the Summer weather. 

They are just toys as long as they charge toy prices.  When they get into collector pieces prices, I demand more of the likenesses.

I think Frank looks a little emaciated, too.  But, I'll probably get him.
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Post by: AndyFish on June 22, 2021, 01:54:59 PM
But aren't these toy prices?   I wouldn't give a kid a Hot Toys figure to play with nor would I expect to find one at Wal*Mart-- but Mego ain't Hot Toys.
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2021, 02:09:28 PM
They are just toys as long as they charge toy prices. 

Toy prices ain't what they used to be. A "Mr. Potato-Head" costs 20 bucks!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 22, 2021, 02:11:59 PM
But aren't these toy prices?   I wouldn't give a kid a Hot Toys figure to play with nor would I expect to find one at Wal*Mart-- but Mego ain't Hot Toys. 

That wasn't directed at any specific product line - Just a statement of general policy.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 22, 2021, 02:12:45 PM
Toy prices ain't what they used to be. A "Mr. Potato-Head" costs 20 bucks!

Cheaper to purchase a bag-0-potatoes.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 22, 2021, 02:18:27 PM
Cheaper to purchase a bag-0-potatoes. 

My Mr. Potato Head was just the attachments.  Mom supplied the potato.

It was kinda wet and sticky after a while.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on June 22, 2021, 02:23:13 PM
They are just toys, guys.  I know that hurts to hear for some of you but move on, spend some time with your kids and enjoy the Summer weather.


And McDonalds is cheap fast food but if it's prepared incorrectly you don't just blindly accept it.   Frankenstein is wearing the wrong boots.  Thats like accept8ng Batman with a leather belt instead of utility. because it's a toy.  Wrong is wrong.

I know this may be  hard to hear but not all of us have kids......by choice..   
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Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2021, 02:59:15 PM
Cheaper to purchase a bag-0-potatoes.

A 50lb bag!
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Post by: fearliath on June 22, 2021, 03:18:39 PM
It is worth noting that I do have kids and frankly kids don't like playing with Mego figures or super articulated action figures. Kids don't care one bit about movie accurate posing. They play with toys and even when playing very, very carefully with a super articulated figure (or just a regular Mego), it breaks. Mego's may have been well made in a bygone era but they are made very poorly now.

There's a reason 3.75" Star Wars figures were so popular. They can fall down the stairs, get shoved into X-Wing fighters and often times even survive a blast from a contraband M80 firecracker...not that I'd know anything about that.
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Post by: ODBJBG on June 23, 2021, 02:31:38 PM
Megos CAN be tough, but they way they string them now means they really can't be posed or played with. The 12 inchers might be better, not sure.

If you restring a modern Mego, it can last tough play. But as they come, they're basically statues unless you want to break them. Why EMCE never fixed this in DECADES is really astounding. It's not like it would be hard to restring them, they KNOW how to do it.

Hopefully the new bandless bodies if we ever get them, will make it a moot point.
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 02, 2021, 10:39:07 PM
http://www.megomuseum.com/megocorp/2021/06/25/horror-mego-14-dracula-universal-monsters-mego-museum/ (http://www.megomuseum.com/megocorp/2021/06/25/horror-mego-14-dracula-universal-monsters-mego-museum/)
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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 03, 2021, 12:09:52 AM
Megio being SUPER LAZY and misleading......AGAIN, by reusing the Emce sculpt and passing  it off as a new sculpt.   

And its the worst EMMe of all, the Pee Wee Herman Dracula, just scaled up.     I also love the lined collar.  😂😂.   Way to go mego.     

Cant't wait for the 14" Frank with combat boots.

(https://i.postimg.cc/6q1QrQ3s/202023812-959913618181449-5908259753022783845-n.jpg)
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 03, 2021, 12:40:31 AM

It's time to tell them:

     https://youtu.be/4sqBYziYBAs?t=13
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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 03, 2021, 12:59:51 AM
I told them on tneir FB, and in Mego mania.   It falls on deaf ears.  Just like when you ask about why they used the Matchbox Wolfman head.    Too many high profile collectors are friends with the people who now work for Mego so they could put a turd on a plate...Mego, and everybody in the group just blindly says "Oh wow that looks great" when it clearly isnt.

I still have yet to get an answer, eben on Franks boots, but I think I already know the answer.
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Post by: ODBJBG on July 03, 2021, 10:52:47 AM
Megio being SUPER LAZY and misleading......AGAIN, by reusing the Emce sculpt and passing  it off as a new sculpt.   

And its the worst EMMe of all, the Pee Wee Herman Dracula, just scaled up.     I also love the lined collar.  😂😂.   Way to go mego.     

Cant't wait for the 14" Frank with combat boots.

(https://i.postimg.cc/6q1QrQ3s/202023812-959913618181449-5908259753022783845-n.jpg)

To be fair this are clearly not the same sculpt. Not at all. They have all the same concepts but the larger one actually appears to be doing it worse. I don’t hate either FWIW, but they definitely appear to be different sculpts, but perhaps following a very similar style guide.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 03, 2021, 11:14:20 AM
It is most definately based on the  same sculpt.  It was scanned and enlarged on a computer..    Every Uni monster tneyve done except 31 Frank has re-used the Emce heads.  Mummy, Bride, Creech, Wolf, and now this.

Paint apps and angle , but trust me..its the same.

(https://i.postimg.cc/pLWKkZKQ/202370887-959913451514799-1686227984155700602-n.jpg)
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Post by: fearliath on July 03, 2021, 11:34:50 AM
To be fair this are clearly not the same sculpt. Not at all. They have all the same concepts but the larger one actually appears to be doing it worse. I don’t hate either FWIW, but they definitely appear to be different sculpts, but perhaps following a very similar style guide.

I think the Emce version resembles Dracula. I think the Mego one looks like a ballet dancer with fangs. Maybe it’s just the paint.
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Post by: Buzzybean on July 03, 2021, 02:43:58 PM
Why do people call it EMCE and not Diamond Select?
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Post by: Mike Scott on July 03, 2021, 03:12:10 PM
Why do people call it EMCE and not Diamond Select?

'Cause it says EMCE on the package?
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Post by: aura of foreboding on July 03, 2021, 06:56:48 PM
I know I'm the minority, but I really like this Dracula.  It's really cool looking for a generic monster, kinda has that '80s knock-off feel, and I like that. 
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Post by: AndyFish on July 03, 2021, 08:09:27 PM
I know I'm the minority, but I really like this Dracula.  It's really cool looking for a generic monster, kinda has that '80s knock-off feel, and I like that.

I’m with you.  Good generic Dracula. I like it.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 03, 2021, 08:31:17 PM
Why do people call it EMCE and not Diamond Select?

EMCE produced the retro-cloth line for Diamond Select under license. This is why one of the principals in EMCE, Paul Clarke, is able to take much of the work he had done while at EMCE to the company he currently works in, Mego.

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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 04, 2021, 06:04:34 PM
Why does Paul always dance around and avoid when asked about these sculpts.   Esp the Matchbox Wolfman??  Its like they dont want people to know they are recycled.

I also think their excuse about Wolfman having to follow the style guide was baloney bevause othet compsnies dont..   Is anyone honest with them during the creation of this stuff??


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Post by: WookieesLibido on July 04, 2021, 06:28:52 PM
Why does Paul always dance around and avoid when asked about these sculpts.   Esp the Matchbox Wolfman??  Its like they dont want people to know they are recycled.

I also think their excuse about Wolfman having to follow the style guide was baloney bevause othet compsnies dont..   Is anyone honest with them during the creation of this stuff??

You’re saucy. I like that. You and VulcansFury should get together if he weren’t already my flavor of the month.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on July 08, 2021, 05:22:23 AM
When Im spending money darn tootin.    I dont mind creating waves.😎
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 04, 2021, 11:21:54 PM
14” Mego Creature is finally shipping. Hope ZLC didn't forget I ordered one!
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Post by: eviljim on August 18, 2021, 11:29:02 AM
Received mine yesterday from BBTS.
I think it looks cool! I believe they are on preorder again.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Buzzybean on August 25, 2021, 12:16:39 AM
Mego is producing a black and white 8" Creature figure scheduled for January 2022 release.
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: Mike Scott on August 25, 2021, 12:34:14 AM
Mego is producing a black and white 8" Creature figure scheduled for January 2022 release.

Ah, come on! I already got two 8" Creatures (and a 14" one). Are you trying to bankrupt me!
Title: Re: Astoundingly, it seems Mego is releasing a Creature FTBL figure plus...
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 25, 2021, 10:22:06 PM
Mego is producing a black and white 8" Creature figure scheduled for January 2022 release.

Yikes!