Custom MEGO Box of the Day #6: JAMES BOND

Very good, Mr. Bond. But have you experienced TOYHEM!?

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 #5 was inspired by Stan Lee. Click here.

And, now we bring you Custom Mego Box of the Day #6:


Says Anthony: This was originally made for myself, along with a Sean Connery From Russia With Love box. Years ago I had acquired 12-inch scale head sculpts for Connery and Roger Moore that I had shrunk down to 8-inch Mego scale. The Connery Bond was the only one that I completed as a figure. I chose the Live and Let Die artwork for Roger Moore because 1) it’s pretty all encompassing (girl, gambling motif, action, over-the-top villain) while at the same time not as specific as, say, Moonraker (which is what Mego did in 12-inch); and 2) Live and Let Die was my introduction to the Moore Bond, courtesy of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Says Dan: I chose to highlight this one because 1) I would have given anything for a series of 8-inch Bond Megos; and 2) damn, have you seen the new trailer? HAVE YOU? Well, dig it — for the first time or the 50th:

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 #3: PLANET OF THE APES. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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