Monday, April 28, 2008

The Return Of HUGO!

Here's the post I promised a couple of weeks ago. Better late than never.

A few weeks ago, me and my family took a weekend trip to the New Philadelphia area of Ohio. I spent all day Saturday at a scrapbooking crop while my wife and son spent the day shopping at the local Amish places. Sunday we went to the Riverfront Antique Mall. They had some nice toys and books that I was looking at. Then about halfway through, there he was! HUGO, Man Of A Thousand Faces! Sitting on the top shelf in a glass case. He'd been marked down to $32.00. After I got the OK from my wife, he was mine.Sitting right next to him was a 1970's Ideal Jaws Game for $45.00. Unfortunately my wife said no. Hugo has about half of his disguise pieces and glue residue on his face. But, he still has the box! It's a little beat up, but it's there. I think I got a pretty good deal.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Free Comic Book Day

Saturday May 3rd, 2008
What is Free Comic Book Day?
Free Comic Book Day is a single day when participating comic book shops across North America and around the world give away comic books absolutely free* to anyone who comes into their stores.

Click the logo below to go to the FCBD website -- * Each retailer will decide the guidelines for receiving comics.

Click this banner to find a participating comic shop near you --

Below are some of the items that may be available for free --

Independence Day Mix Link Fixed

It's never too early to start thinking about the Fourth of July. I had a request to re-up my Independence Day Mix from last year. Click here to go to the original post with a new download link.

ps -- I'm still working on the post I said I'd have up last weekend. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

My Mego Memories

Sorry I haven't been around lately. I have a new obsession. MEGO'S! My brother and I had most of these action figures when we were kids. World's Greatest Superheroes, Star Trek, Planet of the Apes and the Mad Monsters. I love those guys. I still have my Hulk (8 inch and 12 inch), Gene Simmons and Micronauts. My brother still has the Fantastic Four and a few others. Here's a childhood photo of our Mego's and other figures having some kind of brawl. I'm not sure what they're fighting about.
Here's a nice head-shot --
If you remember these toys, you need to visit The Mego Museum. They have a page for pretty much all of the figures, including variations, accessory checklists and more. If you want to talk about Mego's or just interact with some great people, join the Mego Museum Forums. One of my favorite things about the Mego Museum is the trading cards. They are beautiful. And the best thing is they are free! From the site --

"These FREE promotional trading cards were released to members of the Megomuseum community, and distributed at comic shops, toy shows and as freebies in auctions and sales. Impossible to find at retail and absolutely not for sale, check the Mego forums to trade with your fellow Megoheads and COLLECT 'EM ALL!!"

Thanks to the generosity of several members and some trades, I currently have over half the set. It's not an easy set to complete, some of the cards have become quite rare, but that's half the fun of collecting. THE CHASE!

Mego museum trading cards are free click here to get your hands on some
Mego Museum Trading Cards are Free, click here to find out how to get some!

But, there's much more than just the cards. You can discuss stuff like -- Mego-like figures, custom figures, movies, comic books, auctions, classic toys and much, much more. I'm having a great time hanging out there, I think you will too.

(Note: I reaquired one of my favorite childhood toys last weekend. Keep an EYE out for more info this weekend.)