Custom MEGO Box of the Day #5: STAN LEE

It’s TOYHEM! Excelsior!

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 #4 was inspired by Batman ’66. Click here.

And, now we bring you Custom Mego Box of the Day #5:


This is the second Stan Lee box I’ve designed and my most current. I was ultimately dissatisfied with the first one because Stan kind of blended in with the background. With this revision, the original background became the insert and Stan took the main focus of the box all by himself. Stan Lee was a pretty influential creator when I started collecting comics in the ’70s and I wanted to pay homage to that with this design. The artwork is famously from the cover of FOOM #17, by the legendary Marvel artist… Arnold Sawyer????

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.

NEXT: JAMES BOND. Click here.


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

— Custom MEGO Box of the Day #2: MARY JANE WATSON and GWEN STACY. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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