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#1 zencat

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:22 PM

I did a little main page feature on the Mego/Moonraker toy tie-in...the what, the why, and the what happened.

Enjoy. :)

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When Mego Met 'Moonraker'
CBn investigates the mystery of the missing toyline


#2 IndyB007

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:26 PM

A very well done article :) but still no pics of the that 3 3/4 figures or vehicles :)

#3 zencat

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 03:30 PM

A very well done article :) but still no pics of the that 3 3/4 figures or vehicles :)

I tried, I really tried. Even the terrific Mego Muesum (the CBn of the Mego world :)) didn't have them. :)

But I'm still on the hunt. If we somehow get them, I will update the article.

For those into Mego and '70s action figures, a great book is GI Joe and Other Backyard Heroes by John Marshall.

#4 License To Kill

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 05:36 PM

I always thought Bond needed 3 3/4 action figures... :)

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Posted 09 August 2004 - 06:24 PM

I always thought Bond needed 3 3/4 action figures... :)

Well, fork over $60,000 to Eon and go nuts. :)

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:09 AM

Yet another fine article, Zencat. I'm always interested in the stuff like this from the era I grew up in.

I was a Mego action figure fanatic back in the day. I had all the superheroes, Planet of the Apes and Star Trek figures along with a few mixed in oddities like Action Jackson, a G.I. Joe rip-off, as well as a couple monster figures. My parents didn't have to go far to know what I wanted for Xmas back in the 1970s. :)

On another note, $60,000 doesn't seem like so much money these days, does it?

#7 Qwerty

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:27 AM

Interesting article Zencat, I like reading all sorts of things surrounding the Roger Moore films, this was interesting to see earlier today.

I thought I saw a Mego Holly Goodhead on eBay.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:06 AM

Awesome article Zencat, you really know your stuff.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:18 AM

Yet another fine article, Zencat. I'm always interested in the stuff like this from the era I grew up in.

I was a Mego action figure fanatic back in the day. I had all the superheroes, Planet of the Apes and Star Trek figures along with a few mixed in oddities like Action Jackson, a G.I. Joe rip-off, as well as a couple monster figures. My parents didn't have to go far to know what I wanted for Xmas back in the 1970s. :)

I was primarily a Hasbro/GI Joe man myself, but I still had my share of Megos. Spiderman, Hulk, the monsters (of course) and some of the Planet of the Apes figures. The Mego Planet of the Apes line was really amazing.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:19 AM

Awesome article Zencat, you really know your stuff.

Thank you, sir. :)

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:20 AM

Terrific article, John. But I never expect anything less from you.

#12 zencat

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:20 AM

Interesting article Zencat, I like reading all sorts of things surrounding the Roger Moore films, this was interesting to see earlier today.

I thought I saw a Mego Holly Goodhead on eBay.

I was watching a Holly and a Drax. Holly went for $113, Drax for $133.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:21 AM

Terrific article, John. But I never expect anything less from you.

*blushing*

Ah, shucks...

:)

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 03:29 AM

Interesting article Zencat, I like reading all sorts of things surrounding the Roger Moore films, this was interesting to see earlier today.

I thought I saw a Mego Holly Goodhead on eBay.

I was watching a Holly and a Drax. Holly went for $113, Drax for $133.

Eek.

I can't seem to find it now, otherwise I'd throw on a link. :)

Not sure what I searched for when I saw it in any case.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 04:19 AM

Yes, very good article. It's well researched and SEEEMS...VERRY...THOROUGH (as the Comrade Chairman in "Octopussy" might say).

My theory on any disappointing sales with the Roger Moore Moonraker doll is that he looks like Jonathan Harris as Dr. Smith:

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"Oh, the pain...the pain...."

#16 zencat

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 04:24 AM

LOL.

Nice one, Donovan. :)

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 05:10 AM

Excellent work as always, John. Fascinating.

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Posted 10 August 2004 - 02:17 PM

John,

You spoil us with your great articles. Thanks.

I was a huge mego fan as a kid in the '70s. I did not buy any of the Moonraker figures as I hated the movie.

However, if they had put out a 3&3/4" line I would probably have snapped them up.

For years I've hoped for usch a line. They could start with a series from whatever current film they were promoting and then phase differenct classic villains.

Before long your desk or dresser (at least mine) would be crawling with bond characters.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Sideshow figures but a smaller scale line would be less expesnive to collect.

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:23 PM

I was watching a Holly and a Drax. Holly went for $113, Drax for $133.

Those are some reasonable prices for those figures..... I've seen Holly go for as much as $250 and Drax go for $300-325

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:25 PM

[quote name='IndyB007' date='11 August 2004 - 08:23'] [quote name='zencat' date='9 August 2004 - 21:20'] I was watching a Holly and

#21 Qwerty

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Posted 11 August 2004 - 03:35 PM

There was a small wave of these on eBay all at the same time -- maybe that's why these went for these lower prices.

I wonder if the one I saw was left over from this. Or maybe someone just had it laying around, I'd never seen one before.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 08:58 PM

Interesting to see how the Sideshow Moonraker will alter Mego Moonraker in terms of interest and price.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:05 PM

Interesting to see how the Sideshow Moonraker will alter Mego Moonraker in terms of interest and price.

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I was thinking the same thing.

Funny should revive this thread. Another site (non Bond site, I think) is doing a MAJOR article on the Mego Moonraker line. I'll post the link when it's up.

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Posted 23 February 2005 - 09:39 PM

Interesting to see how the Sideshow Moonraker will alter Mego Moonraker in terms of interest and price.

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I was thinking the same thing.

Funny should revive this thread. Another site (non Bond site, I think) is doing a MAJOR article on the Mego Moonraker line. I'll post the link when it's up.

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Very interesting indeed.... I can't wait to read that article! Maybe even a glimpse at the forgotten 3 3/4 prototypes!!!!

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 03:21 PM

Can you tell the name of the web site. ALways looking for good web sites about collecting.

#26 zencat

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 07:19 PM

Can you tell the name of the web site.  ALways looking for good web sites about collecting.

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I don't know it yet. I've exchanged emails with the author (who graciously asked permission to use some of the info in my CBn article). When it's posted, he'll let me know and I'll make it a main page link.

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Posted 24 February 2005 - 07:50 PM

Very cool zencat. Looking forward to it.

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 05:17 PM

Here it is. Fantastic work by the gang over at MEGO Central. :)

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#29 Qwerty

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Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:52 PM

Very interesting read!

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Posted 04 March 2005 - 07:43 PM

Great job. Nice article. Well done.

Did they ever make proto-types for the smaller figure line?




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