Who’s that knockin’ on my front door? Is it you, Santa?!
I came home tonight to find this lovely sight on my front porch:
I have been waiting for this delivery for, ohâ€¦ only a few years now. I knew exactly what it was, and cracked open the first box immediately. As you know, I set out to document the entire process of this book’s publication, camera firmly in-hand. I remain determined to document the good and the bad. Tonight definitely falls under the ‘good’ category.
The very first Mego Collectors Edition copies have arrived, and I am freakin’ stoked! I am still awaiting shipment of the individual shipping boxes, but in the meantime, I spent the evening finalizing the Certificates of Authenticity and plotting just how I’m going to sign and number each edition. Yep, wasted a few trees there! Heh.
Hey man, this is stressful stuff. I didn’t lovingly create this work of geek art, only to ruin the final product with some nasty denomination and signature scrawled inside the front cover. Hell, that’s gotta look good, too!
Anyway, I expect delivery of the individual shipping boxes tomorrow, after which I will start shipping immediately (Hmph! I may beat Amazon.com deliveries!). To those of you who ordered the Mego Collectors Edition (or as I like to call you, my BFFs), join me in rejoicing the imminent delivery of these puppies! Woo-hoo!
If anyone is interested in acquiring one of these limited Mego Collectors Editions, please know that the publisher has reduced the total run from 250 copies to just 125 copies. The value has increased two-fold, and that’s fine by me. If you would like to get your hands on a Collectors Edition, they are available exclusively from the publisher, TwoMorrows Publications, until they sell out (which, it appears, will be quite soon):
â€” (1) certified, signed-and-numbered copy of Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys! (ranging from 001 to 125);
â€” (1) now-rare copy of the promotional postcard featuring the original book cover. Due to restrictions from DC Comics, this postcard cannot be reprinted;
â€” (1) end-run copy of John Bonavita’s classic Mego catalog-reprint magazine, an invaluable resource for Mego-heads. Having personally sent me his very last case, John tells me these will never be reprinted.
â€” A personal note of thanks from me. While I loathe shipping anything, it is important to me that I personally ship each and every copy of the Mego Collectors Edition; I had to fight my publisher on this point. Collector support means everything to me, and for once I’ll be thrilled to hit the post office on my lunch hour!