Saturday, May 30, 2009

Mego Meet 2009

It's almost time for the fifth annual Mego Meet. The convention is being held June 5th and 6th at the Kruger Street Toy & Train Museum in Wheeling, WV and is sponsored by the Mego Museum.

What is Mego Meet?

"Mego Meet is a chance for the Mego toy collectors community, (people interested in the great things put out by the toy company Mego) to get together in person to trade and buy parts and action figures, sit in on sessions designed to educate and answer questions about Mego Corporation and the Toys they made, but more than anything a chance to hook up with friends and fellow collectors live and in person, instead of over the internet."

This year's guests include --

Paul "Dr. Mego" Clarke (repro parts) from EMCE Toys (Star Trek, Planet of the Apes, NOTLD).

Cast-A-Way Toys (The Phantom and Captain Action).

Art Baltazar (DC Comics Tiny Titans).

They will also have a custom auction, mego seminars and a dealers room featuring vintage toys, action figures, custom parts and more.

Here's some random videos from past Mego Meets courtesy of palitoy--

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bubba Hulk

A big thank you to Eric Stettmeier AKA Bubba Shelby for this wonderful Hulk sketch! About a month ago he offered a free sketch card to the first 10 people that replied to a post on his Art by Bubba Shelby blog. I was lucky enough to be one of those 10. Thanks Bubba!

If your a fan of toys, check out his blog Toyriffic.

Friday, May 08, 2009

Star Trek Sound Effects

With the new Star Trek movie in theaters, I thought I would share this CD featuring Star Trek Original TV Series Sound Effects.

Track Listing

1. Enterprise Bridge Sequence
2. Enterprise Doors Open Into Corridor
3. Enterprise Doors Open Into Transporter Room
4. Transporter Energize
5. Dematerialization
6. Materialization
7. Alien Planet Surface
8. Communicator Beeps
9. Dematerialization #2
10. Materialization-In Trouble
11. Transporter Background #2
12. Enterprise Doors Open Into Bridge
13. Buttons On Bridge
14. Warp Drive
15. Spock’s Viewer On The Bridge
16. Buttons On Bridge
17. Main Viewing Screen
18. Viewing Screen Magnification
19. Phaser Firing Switch
20. Enterprise Phasers Firing (3 Blasts)
21. Phasers Striking Hull
22. Photon Torpedo (3 Blasts)
23. Phasers Striking Deflector Shields
24. Stratos Torture Ray Bombardment
25. Food Drink Synthesizer
26. Sickbay Scanner
27. Sickbay Scanner #2 (Heartbeats)
28. Heartbeats
29. Spectro-Analysis Viewer
30. Main Viewing Screen (Animated Series)
31. Many Tribbles
32. Tribble Cos
33. Tribble Predator (Animated Series)
34. Tribble Violent Reaction
35. Atacacron
36. Boatswain Whistle
37. Alien Planet Atmosphere #2
38. Astrogator On Bridge
39. Garbled Radio Message
40. Romulan Ship Interior
41. Garbled Communicator Static
42. Bridge Scanner
43. M-5 Computer
44. Lab Scanner
45. Garbled Radio Signal #2
46. Disruptor Hits On Hull
47. Subterranean Elevator (Long)
48. Subterranean Elevator (Short)
49. Garbled Radio Signal #3 (Animated Series)
50. Engineering Room Interior
51. Comedy Background FX
52. Library Computer On Bridge
53. Eminar 7 Battle Computer
54. Red Alert Klaxon (Animated Series)
55. Red Alert Klaxons #2
56. Red Alert Klaxons #3
57. Warp Drive Malfunctioning
58. Warp Drive Acceleration #2
59. Warp Drive Acceleration & Deceleration
60. Transporter Dematerialization
61. Transporter Materialization
62. Hand Held Medical Scanner
63. Red Alert Klaxons #4
64. Bridge Sequence #2
65. Bridge Buttons #2
66. Enterprise Doors
67. Hand Phaser
68. Phaser Bank
69. Suttlecraft Interior

Click the link below to download --

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Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Dom DeLuise, RIP

I always liked Dom DeLuise. He was very funny in some of my favorite comedy movies -- the Cannonball Run I & II, Smokey and the Bandit II, The Muppet Movie, Spaceballs and many others. Back in 2002 I mailed him a trading card to autograph. Not only did he sign the card, but he also included an autographed postcard. RIP Dom.

From NY Daily News --

Brooklyn-born Dom DeLuise, the roly-poly movie foil to best buddy Burt Reynolds during a comedic career that spanned the last half-century, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 75.

DeLuise, also a regular in director Mel Brooks's acclaimed comedies, passed away in his sleep at a Los Angeles hospital, according to

DeLuise served as the rotund sidekick to matinee idol Reynolds in a series of films, an extension of their off-screen friendship.

The pair shared the big screen in "The End," "Cannonball Run I & II," "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" and "Smokey & the Bandit II."

"I was dreading this moment," Reynolds said in a statement to "Entertainment Tonight."

"Dom always made everyone feel better when he was around," Reynolds said. "I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone. I will miss him very much."

It was Brooks who kicked DeLuise's career into high gear, using him in movies from "The Twelve Chairs" in 1970 to "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" in 1993.

The portly DeLuise poked fun at himself as the grossly overweight Pizza the Hutt in Brooks's "Star Wars" send-up "Spaceballs." He also appeared in "Blazing Saddles" and "Silent Movie."

DeLuise attended the High School of Performing Arts in New York, landing his first paying job as "Bernie the Dog" in a children's theater troupe production of "Bernie's Christmas Wish."

He considered becoming a high school biology teacher before landing a series of off-Broadway roles, eventually leading to his 1968 Broadway debut in Neil Simon's "Last of the Red Hot Lovers."

His movie debut had come four years earlier, in Sidney Lumet's 1964 nail-biter "Fail-Safe." And DeLuise became a television regular, appearing with stars like Garry Moore, Bob Newhart, Carol Burnett and the team of Rowan and Martin.

DeLuise hosted his own show, "The Dom DeLuise Variety Show."

The actor, known in his later years for his ever-present cap and salt-and-pepper beard, became one of Hollywood's most beloved characters.

In addition to his on- and off-screen collaborations with Brooks and Reynolds, DeLuise starred with pal Gene Wilder in "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes' Smarter Brother" and "The World's Greatest Lover."

He also co-starred with Anne Bancroft in "Fatso," a film written and directed by Bancroft, Brooks's wife.

DeLuise provided the voices in a series of animated movies, including "Tigar" in Steven Spielberg's "An American Tale" and "Itchy" in "All Dogs Go To Heaven."

DeLuise's talents went beyond his acting career. He wrote a pair of cookbooks, "Eat This!" and "Eat This, Too!", filled with his favorite Italian recipes. He also wrote a pair of children's books.

The life-long opera buff appeared several times at the Metropolitan Opera, earning kudos for his work as Frosh the Jailer in Die Fledermaus."

DeLuise also performed at the White House for presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

He was the father of three sons - Peter, Michael and David - who followed DeLuise into acting. The quartet appeared together on several programs, including "3rd Rock From the Sun" and "SeaQuest DSV."

He and wife Carol were married for 43 years.