Mego Meet is a yearly event where fans of the vintage toy company meet, talk, trade and sell Mego related from 8″ figures of Superman and Wonder Woman to 12″ dolls of 70’s icons Cher and Farrah Fawcett and everything in between. The 14th annual Mego Meet took place this weekend in Columbus, Ohio where the special guest was Mego President Marty Abrams whom recently featured in the Netflix series The Toys That Made Us – Star Trek episode.
At the event, Abrams talked about the history of Mego but more importantly, offered those in attendance a little glimpse into the future of Mego Corporation noting that the company will be back with a range of 8″ figures along with a slew of new licences with a major hint at a Jimmy Hendrix figure. Abrams kept most of what to expect a secret with all being revealed on June 16th where Abrams will be at the Long Island Comic Con though the company’s Facebook page recently showcased Mego’s new updated logo…
In the late 70’s to early 80’s Mego Corporation experienced both the highs and lows of the toy industry – having the number one selling doll in 1976 with their hugely popular Cher Doll line dressed in Bob Mackie fashions along with being the sixth-ranked American toy manufacturer, based on retail sales the same year. By 1982 however, Mego was filing for bankruptcy – some of which could be attributed to passing up the Star Wars toy licence that eventually went to Kenner.
To this day, Mego toy lines are incredibly popular with collectors paying top dollar for mint condition superhero figures and the 12″ celebrity dolls.
Will the revamped Mego Corporation pick up where they left off with nods to their vintage collectible lines of superheroes and celebrity dolls or will they start fresh with a completely new concept? The official announcement of Mego’s return will take place on Saturday June 16th.
Update: The much anticipated announcement of Mego’s return is being held (at the request of the distributor) until sometime during SDCC – in a bout a month’s time starting July 19th 2018.