OK, This Custom Mego Doll has “WIN” written all over it!! Our friend Ken, who we know from the Mego Museum Forum, sent us these wonderful pics of an action figure he recently completed. His idea was “What if the Mego Toy Company were making their World’s Greatest Superhero Figures at the time when Batman 1st came out in 1939, what would the toy look like?”…well, here it is! I don’t think I need to post any vintage graphics from the Golden Age Comic Books to show how accurate this thing is. It’s so cool! It not only represents “1939 BATMAN”, but it also follows the general “design rules” of Mego. I totally love this thing! Thanks Ken for sending the pics & you did a great customization here, keep up the good work! If there are any other Bat-Blog readers out there who like to get creative every now & then please send us some pics. It can be Drawings, Paintings, Custom Toys, anything Artistic!
Over at the MEGO MUSEUM they recently thought about the idea of “What if the Mego Toy Company had NOT gone out of business & they had created a 1978 Toy Catalog?”. What would it look like & what sort of products might they have come out with? Well, here’s the answer! The Mego Museum has made an extremely cool “fake catalog” of “1978” Mego Dolls & Accessories titled “1978 REIMAGINED”. It’s loaded with a ton of beautiful color photos showing many Custom Mego Dolls of items we all wish they would have had the chance to make. What if they extended their line of Superhero Toys? What if they made some 8″ KISS Dolls? How about if they made Cartoon Characters like Scooby Doo? What about the early SUPERMAN Movies? My favorite is the idea of making dolls based on the 1966 BATMAN TV Series. They also ask the question, what if Mego had got to do Star Wars figures back in the day? The list goes on & on. This looks like a pretty cool product & a great idea. If you would like more information on this then be sure to visit their website today by clicking HERE!
Categories: Mego Museum
Tags: 1966, batman, cosplay, custom, doll, dolls, figures, mego, mego museum, robin, tv show, vintage
Here’s a wonderful vintage 70’s family photo sent in by our good friend David. It shows him & his friend John Paul playing in the swimming pool with some of those Mego Bend & Flex Figures. Basically they were “bendy toys” of popular DC Comics superheroes ( they made MARVEL ones too ). I have a few of these in my collection. They’re really hard to find in MINT shape. Mostly because, back in the 1970’s, little kids played with them in the water ( Hey David, ha ha! ). If you would like more information about these toys, plus see some great pics, be sure to check out this article at the YESTERVILLE TOY ROOM website, just click HERE!
Tags: 1970's, 70's, batman, bendy, cosplay, figures, mego, photo, superman, toys, vintage
There’s a pretty cool art show event-thing going on at the BEAR & BIRD BOUTIQUE + GALLERY in Lauderhill, Florida that a lot of Bat-Blog readers might like to see. In fact, the show ends on July 31st so, you have until the end of this month to see it. It has a “Love of Vintage Toys” theme & a few pieces are even Batman-related. Basically, it’s a group show with many artists contributing artwork & photography that is inspired by cherished toys from their childhood. They all pay homage to different action figure toy lines: You have Mego’s Batman, Kenner’s Star Wars, Mattel’s He-Man Master of The Universe, Lego Characters, & much much more! A lot of the artwork is really amazing! Here in this post we feature the 2 Batman-inspired ones. The 1st one was done by the curator of the show & it’s actually an original comic book ad for the Magnetic Batman figure by Mego, framed. She also displays the actual figure right above it…cool! The next one is an acrylic painting of a Batman String Puppet flopping around. It was masterfully done by Lora Zombie. There are too many artists & pieces of art to mention here but the flyer ( last photo ) shows all of their names. Plus, at the end of this post is a really really great video of the Art Gallery Installation & you can see all the artwork very well. For more information be sure to visit BEARANDBIRD.COM plus, if you would like to see all the art in sharp detail, be sure to visit their online Flickr gallery by clicking HERE!
Categories: Art Gallery
Tags: 16 days of batman, Art, art gallery, art show, artist, artwork, cosplay, mattel, mego, paintings, photographs, photos, toys, Video, vintage toys
Here’s a wonderful photo sent in to us by our friend Yuji. He had a BATMAN Birthday Cake with a graphic of his favorite Vintage Toy, a 1970’s Batman MEGO Doll… I mean, Action Figure! This cake looks goooood & it’s making me hungry, ha! Plus, I totally love Mego Toys so this is great stuff! ( Thanks Yuji for sharing your pic ).
Categories: Birthday Cake
Tags: 1970's, 70's, action figure, batman, birthday, birthday cake, birthday party, cosplay, doll, mego, toy, vintage
OK, This week’s “Wacky Wallpaper Wednesday” is gonna get really really weird, ha! First off we have a very nice piece of art sent in to us by our friend Gary. It’s an image of one of the strangest Super-Villains in Comic Book history, COMPOSITE SUPERMAN! This weird character has developed sort of a cult following over the years & keeps making appearances from time to time. Basically, his costume is half-Batman and half-Superman. I don’t know, I’ve always thought it looks pretty cool! If ya wanna learn more about this guy then just click HERE, it’s pretty interesting stuff. Also, a special “THANKS!” goes out to Gary for sharing his awesome artwork with us, good job!
Next up, the Bat-Blog is mostly known for being a place where Serious Batman Toy Collectors show-up. The history of merchandise for the Caped Crusader is vast & we love all the cool vintage stuff that’s been made over the years. One area of collecting that I have always loved are the Mego Dolls from the 1970’s. In this wallpaper I used a simple clean photo of THE RIDDLER Figure. Go ahead, try it as a background, you’ll like it, ha!
Categories: Vintage Toys
Tags: 70's, background, backgrounds, batman, cosplay, desktop, doll, figure, mego, riddler, superman, villain, vintage, vintage toys, WALLPAPER, wallpapers