15th August 2007

Contest: What In The (Mego) World? (Part 2)

Since the first contest ended so abruptly — not allowing enough time for Megoheads to submit their answers — I decided to expedite another brain-twisting edition of:

What in the (Mego) World?!

The object of the game is to identify the four Mego-related objects depicted below. There is no Extra Credit this time…

The Quiz
What in the (Mego) World?! (081507)

As before, please submit your answers directly to me at: benjamin@worldsgreatesttoys.com. Good luck!

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Update: August 18, 2007 8:25pm
The contest has officially ended. To recap:

The Winner

For this edition of the What in the (Mego) World?! contest, I have decided to award 1st Prize to two different people:

Thomas M. (Meule)

and

Pat D. (Knight Errant00)

Due to the facts that Thomas had a nine-hour head start on the contest, and Pat submitted the correct answers within 8 hours of Thomas’ submission, I think it’s only fair I come up with two prize packs.

In the future, I have decided to level the playing field by introducing a starting time for the next contest, giving everyone a chance to participate and, more importantly, to win.

This was a good contest, with a lot of great answers! As I had hoped (I warned you the contests would get harder), most people mistakenly identified the first image as a detail of Joker’s bodysuit. My favorite answer was for the second image, which one participant identified as “Wonder Woman’s cleavage from some artwork.”

I also got a good laugh out of Paul H’s submission. Paul won the 1st Edition of “What in the (Mego) World?! and he wrote, “As the current champion, I reserve the right to say that number 2 is so easy that I don’t even have to say it. Which means I have no clue. ”

Brilliant, Paul!

Here we go:

The Quiz
The Quiz

The Anwers
What in the (Mego) World?! (081507)

Congratulations to Thomas and Pat. Please Email me your addresses and I’ll get your prizes out to you. Thanks to everyone who played!

Thomas’ answers:
1. Penguin’s pants
2. Catwoman’s eyebrow
3. Fist Fighter Robin box
4. Green arrow boot

Pat’s answers:
1) The Penguin’s hip /the bottom edge of his “vest”
2) Cat Woman’s eyebrow
3) Fist Fighting Robin’s packaging art (impact point where he’s punched out the Riddler)
4) Green Arrow’s boot (seam where the foot meets the shin)

What do you think? Should we do another Edition? Let me know!

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13th August 2007

Contest: What In The (Mego) World? (Part 1)

One of my fondest memories of childhood: Scholastic delivery day at my elementary school.

Why? Simple:

Dynamite Magazine Logo

Remember Scholastic’s Dynamite Magazine from the 1970s? Dynamite (1974-1992) was a veritable “Pop Culture” barometer published during the Golden Age of Pop Culture itself. Very Postmodern, in retrospect.

Among the innumerably cool things about Dynamite was a back-page puzzle entitled, if memory serves correctly, “What In The World?” This page featured macro-focus photographs of common objects that kids encountered in everyday life.

An extreme close-up of an orange peel.

An extreme detail of a crack in concrete sidewalk.

Anyway, the object of the game was to identify the larger object being photographed. It was a challenge I relished and looked forward to. I think it’s high time we revisited this brilliant, mind-twisting challenge.

So, without further ado, I present:

What in the (Mego) World?!
This is a contest. The first person to Email me with the proper identification of the following four Mego-related objects will win a prize.*

Here’s the first contest:

What in the (Mego) World?! (081307)

Email your answers to me, directly, at: benjamin@worldsgreatesttoys.com

The first person to correctly identify all four Mego-related objects correctly will win a prize. Good luck!
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* Prize to be determined by Benjamin Holcomb, contest coordinator. No exceptions will be made. Extra credit if you can provide specific information about one or more of the objects depicted. For example, furnish answers to relevant questions such as, “is it an early- or late-edition Mego attribute?” or “What is the material or texture shown?” or “What year did this attribute debut?” You get the idea. Have fun!

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Update: August 14, 2007 8:40pm
The contest has officially ended. To recap:

The Quiz

What in the (Mego) World?! (081307)

The Anwers
What in the (Mego) World?! (081307)

The Winner
Only one person correctly identified all four Mego objects. The winner is:

Paul H. (AKA Grendel)

Paul submitted his answers at 10:59am today:

1) Human torch outfit
2) Aquaman paper belt
3) Back of the Batman 8″ box
4) Captain America fabric star

Paul gets extra credit for:

1) Recognizing the paper emblem on Aquaman’s belt
2) Recognizing the fabric material of Captain America’s emblem.

Congratulations, Paul! Email me your shipping address, and I’ll send your prize right away. Thanks to everyone who played!

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