Back in January we got word that (Marty Abrams Presents) Mego Corp we’re coming to Australia. After a multi-decade hiatus, Mego re-emerged with a swag of vintage pop-culture goodness that was bringing back fans of old and bringing in new fans into a world of 8″ and 14″ figures with licenses from Charlie’s Angels to KISS, Brady Bunch to Jimi Hendrix.
All we knew back in January was that Mego were in talks with a local distributor and that was it. Now, in early May, I’ve got your sneak peek of what Aussie Mego fans can expect and when to expect it!
While there’s been no official word on who will be distributing Mego here, Australian based distributor Headstart International were showcasing the Mego line at the Australian Toy Hobby and Licensing Fair in March, though the Mego brand is still yet to be listed on their product line website.
So what’s coming our way? While the early waves of Mego figures don’t seem to be coming (possibly due to them being Target US exclusives) it seems we’re still in for a treat of what’s on offer. Please note, the categories listed below are 100% correct information of what is coming our way. The figures within those categories are pure speculation and are based off what is currently on offer in the US.
*8″ Mego Figures Horror Assorted: Possible inclusion – Dracula, Frankenstein, Freddy Kruger, The Invisible Man, Wolf Man and Count Orlock.
*8″ Mego Sci Fi Assorted: Star Trek based with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock plus a possible addition of Lt. Uhura and Romulan Commander figures.
*8″ Mego Movies/Legends Assorted: Muhammed Ali, Farrah Fawcett, Bruce Lee, Marilyn Monroe, Joe Namath and Elvis are all featured here.
*8″ Mego Music Assorted: Jimi Hendrix is the only figure currently released under Mego’s ‘music’ line though we may be treated to some KISS in this line.
*14″ Mego DC Hero Assorted: The likelihood appears that the first waves of Mego’s DC Heroes (Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Poison Ivy etc) will not be coming our way, instead, it looks like we’ll be given the later wave of 14″ heroes which include Wonder Woman (New 52 Uniform), Superman (New 52 Uniform), Batman (New 52 Uniform), Black Manta and Aquaman (Classic Uniform)
*Wizard of Oz Two Pack and Star Trek Two Pack: Sadly, The I Dream of Jeanie, Bewitched and Full House double packs are not coming our way. However, the Dorothy and Wicked Witch two pack is (along with a solo carded Cowardly Lion)is plus a Star Trek Mirror Universe Spock and Kirk double pack.
So now the question begs…when? Looks like the solo figures could be here as early as July while the two pack figures, we’ll have to wait a little longer for…possibly around September.
No word yet though on who will be stocking these but watch this space! Mego IS coming to Australia!
Update May 12th 2019.
Two images have begun floating around the Mego Facebook groups showcasing two single carded Wizard of Oz figures – The Wicked Witch and Dorothy.
It appears that these two figures are coming our way thanks to Australia Post who will be selling these figures via their physical stores as part of the Wizard of Oz’s 80th anniversary celebration. This release will be the first time both Dorothy and the Wicked Witch have been released on single cards since Mego’s return last year and are slight variances on the double pack due in September! No word on when to expect these though.
*This post will be updated as more correct information comes my way.