Custom MEGO Box of the Day #11: GEORGE REEVES SUPERMAN

TOYHEM! As Seen on TV!

Welcome to TOYHEM! For the holiday season, we’re bringing you a series of features and columns celebrating the toys of our youth, which often made for the best memories this time of year. You’ll be hearing from comics creators, regular 13th Dimension contributors and more. Click here to check out the complete index of stories — and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays! — Dan

As part of TOYHEM!, we’re bringing you a series-within-a-series — the Custom Mego Box of the Day, by 13th Dimension contributor and customizer extraordinaire Anthony Durso.

Custom Mego Box of the Day #10 was inspired by Six-Armed Spider-Man. Click here.

And, now we bring you Custom Mego Box of the Day #11:


Says Anthony: This was one of the first boxes I remember designing after I had joined the Mego Museum back in 2003. I had seen someone’s custom figure of a black and white George Reeves Superman and was inspired to do a box without color. At the time I also did a color version, only featuring Noel Neill on the side panel instead of Phyllis Coates. Several years later, I tweaked the black-and-white version with better artwork. The color version was scrapped entirely in favor of a different design featuring a larger wraparound image of Reeves. There’s always room for improvement.

Says Dan: This is one of my favorites of Anthony’s. The main reason is it’s so clever, sticking with the black and white, “AS SEEN ON TV,” plus the use of the show’s title card on the front and the Season 1 cast down the sides. The other is — and this will probably blow your mind — I only recently rediscovered the show after not watching it for decades. It was on in syndication when I was a kid but for me it paled next to Batman ’66, so I never really felt compelled to seek it out as an adult until very recently. And I am having a BLAST! More on that soon…

Anthony Durso is the owner of Retropolis Tees (click here) and The Toyroom toy package customizing company (click here), so make sure you check out his nifty wares.



— The Complete TOYHEM! Index of Features and Columns. Click here.

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #4: BATMAN ‘66. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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