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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

AquaMarketplace: Mego 8" Superheroes

As Christmas barrels down on us like the merciless beast it is, I thought I'd recommend another item perfect for the Aqua-Fan in your house (or to present as an idea to a person having to shop for an Aqua-Fan).

This is Mego 8" Super-Heroes: World's Greatest Toys, by our pal Ben Holcomb. Its a beautiful, hardcover book covering the Mego World's Greatest Superheroes line, all in glorious color:

I bought this book as soon as it came out in 2007, and have read it several times since. But last weekend, when I was sick as a dog and didn't want to move, I grabbed this off the shelf and enjoyed it all over again.

Not only does the book feature a section just on the Aquaman toys Mego produced, but it gives equal space to all the other dolls in the line: Batman, The Hulk, Thor, Green Arrow, The Joker, and many, many more! A true treat for any Mego fan.

If you want to find out more about Mego and the book, you can read the interview we did with Ben back upon the book's release!


Aaron said...

Already on my Christmas list. I loves me some Megos!

JasonMotesBowles said...

I got it when it was first published. I bought the deluxe edition (I think you have to order that version directly from TwoMorrows) and it was autographed by the author, had an additional postcard also signed and replicas of Mego's old catalog pages. (The ones from their catalog for buyers, not store catalogs.) It's incredible! The one one thing lacking is that is this ONLY about the dolls themselves. There's very little info on the playsets and vehicles, but maybe they will publish a sequel with that info.