Here’s our Daily Mego Adoration for Thursday, April 10, 2008:
Mego Spring 1975 Catalog (Part 4 of 5)!
All week, we are revealing pages from the scarce Spring 1975 Mego Catalog, which comes courtesy of the Edgar Rice Burroughs (ERB) estate’s private Mego archive.
When John McNett (Mego’s former Director of Design) introduced himself to the Mego community, he and his wife, Linda, auctioned many of the remaining Mego items they had collected during their time spent working together at the venerable toy company. The McNetts also graciously granted me complete access to their memorabilia and photo albums, all of which is lovingly presented in the “Inside Mego” chapter of World’s Greatest Toys!
One of several random items John collected is an actual doorknob, embossed with the building’s logo, from the entryway to Mego’s Toy Fair showroom at The New York Merchandise Mart, where Mego held office space between 1976-1983.
When this particular item went on the auction block, I just knew I had to own it. I had immediate dreams of one day owning a nice big house with a dedicated “toy room.” Natch, I planned to install a door specifically suited to utilize the original Mego door knob.
Did someone say “door knob?”
Yeah, that’s me, all right (remember back in the ’80s, when “door knob” was a put-down?!).
Anyway, Mego’s Spring 1975 catalog has another such item. It may be ridiculous, but my first reaction was “ooooh. I wish I could have that!” And “that” is a group of stupid bean-bags that spell out M-E-G-O.
Below are pages 3 and 4 of Mego’s Spring 1975 catalog (click images to embiggen):
Check back tomorrow for the final two pages from Mego’s Spring 1975 catalog!
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