1974 Mego Toy Fair Prototypes to Hit eBay This Week!

Started by ramsey37, January 15, 2008, 06:45:19 AM

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The Toyroom

^ Nope the Mego Monsters are not licensed from Universal. That's why the headsculpts on Dracula and Frankenstein were changed to avoid legal problems. Here's a link to pics of everything at the Mego Museum: http://www.megomuseum.com/megolibrary/1974Showroom/index.html

But these are the heads in question:
Think outside the box!

1975

The superfriends and planet of the apes stuff on those pages is fantastic as well.

ramsey37

Well, the five Mad Monster auctions ended last night, with spectacular results!
The original display box:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190195031229&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=009
Dracula:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=370018588501&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=024
Frankenstein:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190195031158&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=009
Wolfman:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=370018588474&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=024
And the Mummy:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=190195031136&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=009
Super collector Rudy Zerbi scored all four monsters. He's the same guy who won the recent Tomland Wolfman auction. While I'm bummed that I was unable to afford any of these figures, I'm still kinda glad that the four monsters are being kept together as a set.
George
Where apathy is master, all men are slaves.

poseablemonster

I agree.  I knew that they were out of my league, but I'm glad they stayed together.  Rudy Zerbi strikes again!  That guy must have some bank roll.  I guess the currency exchange favors the Euro-buyer, but still, that's a lotta dough.

gracebuster

You know Jeff, I believe that these toys, although not licensed, are a prime example of a line that earned it's way into our hearts. Mine came to me on a Christmas morning, proving that my parents were certainly paying attention.
Even though they don't bear our favorite Universal seal of approval, they still sem to belong in our collections.

Gary D Macabre

Agreed Dan, a child's imagination is not restricted to official licensed products.
Gary D. Macabre
Phantom of the UMA lounge

HMAEA



Yanno, I'm glad Dan said that. For me, a mask or a toy doesn't have to be "licensed" or "screen accurate" to make me feel like a kid again. All I need is the "cool factor" to satisfy my monster toothe. I can walk into a dollar store and see a Frankenstein monster toy that has zero resemblance to Boris Karloff, and still be thrilled just to see it available! In the end, it comes down to regaining a portion of your childhood and nothing more.


E.A.
"I like parades, but this one is different."

raycastile

I knew they would go for a lot, but I didn't know they'd go for that much.  I think Mark Huckabone is the one who bought the display case.  Yikes.  I wonder how much money this entire Mego warehouse auction grossed.
Raymond Castile

gracebuster

It's  mind boggeling to think that that guy got up yesterday and spent  8,500 dollars on those toys.

Pretty amazing auctions.

raycastile

Huckabone rolled out of bed and spent $9,600 on a cardboard box.

Quote from: gracebuster on February 10, 2008, 09:45:45 PM
It's  mind boggeling to think that that guy got up yesterday and spent  8,500 dollars on those toys.

Pretty amazing auctions.
Raymond Castile

The Toyroom

Quote from: raycastile on February 10, 2008, 09:00:58 PM
I knew they would go for a lot, but I didn't know they'd go for that much.  I think Mark Huckabone is the one who bought the display case.  Yikes.  I wonder how much money this entire Mego warehouse auction grossed.

After everything finished the auction of 45 items brought in $57,831.26....Cha-Ching!
Think outside the box!

ramsey37

Quote from: raycastile on February 10, 2008, 10:18:12 PM
Huckabone rolled out of bed and spent $9,600 on a cardboard box.

He spent an additional $9600 for the Mego Super Foes box earlier in the week ;)
George
Where apathy is master, all men are slaves.

Monster Bob

#27
Well, they must be good, and rare!

The Huckster has an amazing Mego collection...it was amazing 20 years ago! I remember him setting up next/near my wife and I at tiny local toy shows with his Mom- when he was like 10 or something. There was a pack of us in the area who dealt in toys (we were in our 20s) and we were all like, 'who's the kid with all the Mego dolls?'...this is waaaay before Megos became the phenom they are today. He was convinced (and preached) they would eventually explode price-wise, and he was right.

Mark was one of the first guys I remember collecting variations of something- like a toy had red eyes instead of the usual black (or whatever) or the card was different. I thought this was so strange at the time...

Roback

#28
Even still was when Mark won the Super Gals box for $7100.00 and the Western box for a mere $2200.00! Just an incredible week. I'll bet it'll be the talk at ToyFair this week. This is an image that I've been drooling over for the past week.
As for Mark, I was rereading an old issue of Lee's Toy review this morning from 1996 and even then Mark was buying hundreds of bootleg ToyBiz carded US Agents from the Pacific Rim after ToyBiz stopped producing them here in the States. A letter writer wrote in and mentioned Marks name which was neat to see. 

Robert Acquarulo

gracebuster

We call him "the Bone" on this end of the Globe.
My fist memory was meeting him at a toy show when we were making THE FUGITVE.
Bob where was that? It wasn't Kane county, it was a smaller one, maybe where the Amusement park is.
He said look for me there, I look like a Leperchun...and he did! LOL
Man, he was a kid. Then we went to the house , met mom and looked at an amazing collection. He was one smart kid!
Last saw him at the STAR WARS SHOW he loaned me a C3PO doll to get signed. He comes...he goes...like a Secret Agent of toys.