Here’s our Daily Mego Adoration for Monday, April 7, 2008:
Mego Spring 1975 Catalog (Part 1 of 5)!
Who IS this peculiar-looking kid, and just WHAT is his connection to Mego?!
This week, we proudly reveal a thorough examination of the incredibly rare Spring 1975 Mego Catalog. I discovered this scarce, 8-page catalog inside the Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) estate’s private Mego archive, and it is as interesting as it is informative.
While researching World’s Greatest Toys!, I was truly blessed to gain access to ERB’s private Mego documentation, which sat in a file cabinet, untouched â€” until I came a’ knockin’ â€” for more than 30 years.
The Spring 1975 Mego catalog is one of many special artifacts I discovered during my exciting encounters with Danton Burroughs, grandson of the late Edgar Rice Burroughs, who created Tarzan, Lord of the Jungle.
In other words, be aware that there are many more, amazing and insightful Mego blogs coming in the near future.
Vintage 1970s toy goodness abounds!
World’s Greatest Super-Heroes! Planet of the Apes! Bend N’ Flex! Super-Gals! Super-Foes! Collector Banks! Plush toys!
Be sure to check back each day this week, as we will publish daily spreads of every single page from this long-lost Mego ephemera!
I want to send a special shout-out to Danton Burroughs, the sweetest and most generous man I have ever met. Danton, who suffers from a chronic and progressive disease, doesn’t even have a computer (let alone read blogs), so he will never see this. Still, I want to broadcast my respect and appreciation of him. Danton, you took the Mego book to a ‘whole nuva levoh’, and I am forever indebted to you.
I wish you nothing but the best, my friend, and may every day be “a good day.”
Blog Credits and legal stuff: Images published by Benjamin Holcomb, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Inc. and TwoMorrows Publications. All rights reserved. Images may not be reprinted or published without prior written consent from the publishers.