It’s TOYHEM –– and we’ve got for you an advance look at the latest issue from Mego Maven Benjamin J. Holcomb…
Welcome to TOYHEM! For the fourth straight 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. Click here to check out the complete index of stories — and have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Chanukah and Happy Holidays! — Dan
For TOYHEM this year, we’re paying particular attention to the 50th anniversary of Mego’s World’s Greatest Super-Heroes line, which as you almost certainly know is being revived by the new Mego Corp.
We’ve already heard from Benjamin J. Holcomb, the author of the seminal illustrated history Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys!, who brought you 13 GROOVY MEGO FACTS — Featuring the Number 13!
Now, Benjamin is back again — Issue #5 of his fab magazine World’s Greatest Toys! Digest is due to ship by the end of December.
Check out the gorgeous cover — and dig the highlights of what you can expect:
WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS! DIGEST Issue #5
Mego’s 50th Anniversary Green Lantern is featured on the cover, and the theme of this issue is Mego Captain America. Issue #5 is jam-packed with thrilling articles and features, including:
— RETURN OF THE REAL. WGSH Past, present and future. Interviews with Marty Abrams and Paul Clarke, discussing Mego’s 50th Anniversary World’s Greatest Super-Heroes.
— ORIGINAL MEGO PROTOTYPES. A rare look at the original prototypes for Superman, Batman, Robin and Aquaman, hand-made by Mego in 1972.
— MODERN MEGO SHOWCASE. An exciting look at Mego’s new 50th Anniversary WGSH, an homage to vintage Mego catalogs.
— PACKAGING SHOWCASE. A showcase of every FOB Hong Kong Kresge card from 1974.
— 8″ CAPTAIN AMERICA PRICE GUIDE. The World’s Greatest Price Guide, a serialized guide to Mego 8″ Super-Heroes.
A few thoughts:
— According to Benjamin, if you want to order with PayPal, please use the Friends & Family option to send $18.74 to his PayPal address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
— If you haven’t picked up an issue yet, do yourself a favor and get right on that. The first four centered on Superman, Batman, Robin and Aquaman, respectively.
— The original Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys! book, published by TwoMorrows, is out of print. And even though it’s pricey on the secondary market, make sure you track down a copy — or put one on your last-minute shopping list. It’s one of my favorite books in my entire collection. (A later edition can be found here.)
— The Complete TOYHEM INDEX of Stories and Features. Click here.
— 13 GROOVY MEGO FACTS — Featuring the Number 13, by BENJAMIN J. HOLCOMB. Click here.