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Mego Corporation Revival - Could this mean new Star Trek toys?


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#21 s8film40

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Posted 12 July 2018 - 08:19 AM

I don't think this will turn out to be much more than a quick nostalgia cash grab. In fact I'm certain of it. Shame those idiots in licensing demanded conformity to the current Trek packaging style, bet they will lose sales from that. Target has had a "nostalgia" end cap for about a year now where they have several identical-to-original-issue items. From colorforms to My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Gumby, Stretch Armstrong, and more. These seem like the next offerring on the same endcap. And that packaging update will clash with the gimmick hard.

Interesting thought, I envisioned these being in the collector section that's usually in/near electronics where they sell the Funko and McFarlane stuff. In any case I expect these to stick around long enough to get some good clearance prices. Not sure I can see getting these even when they get to the $5 price range though.



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 12:07 PM

Looks like you unloaded your DSTs in the nick of time, Gothneo! I'm still sitting on mine deciding what to do...

 

Lol! I was just thinking that... I even had some Mego originals (Loose) that I unloaded... though maybe those have long since bottomed out. In the end only the Romulan really got any kinda cash and excitement.

 

 

Hmmm... they are adding "Married with Children"... I might go for a Kelly Bundy  :lol:  :P



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Posted 12 July 2018 - 02:45 PM

Different strokes, for different folks. Funko and Super7 both are making it big off of nostalgia. I wish I would have found that Golden Girls Reaction figure boxed set. What that things going for I could easily eat a few steak dinners. I think the concept might do just alright but I agree, its not for everybody.

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 09:09 AM

Ok, I see some new figures in this announcement, but some of them are already covered. DST did some trek, they stalled before they got to the red shirts though. Planet of the Apes (not mentioned?) was two waves, Married with Children was done as well.
Whats going to be different, maybe we can get Marvel figures, without having to pay for three costumes with one body...

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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

Whats going to be different, maybe we can get Marvel figures, without having to pay for three costumes with one body...

 

Did those Marvel figures have a much higher MSRP than others?



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Posted 13 July 2018 - 10:31 AM

Wow. I didn't realize they did Married w/ Children previously... those look terrible! Just looking at some of what came out is reminding me why I got rid of my Trek figures. They just don't speak to me I guess. but hey.. if someone enjoys them, its all good as far as I'm concerned.



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Posted 14 July 2018 - 08:58 PM

It wasnt Mego, it was one of the other companies, Figures that made them. I just wonder why its one of the choices, unless they make them better.
The marvel figures, by DST sold for $80, having three heads/costumes and one body. I guess if you buy lots of extra bodies, you get all the variants...

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Posted 15 July 2018 - 05:07 AM

Yeah I figured that the married w/ children wasn't actually Mego... rather Mego inspired replicas as Mego went defunct in 1983 and Married with children 1st aired in 1987. 

 

I assume that the new Mego is just buying up molds and punching out product... I also see Firefly and charmed are listed as properties... did someone make those rpeviously? or are they actually something new?






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