This week’s PopCult Toybox is a photo essay looking back at just a little bit of the wonderfulness that was MEGO Meet 2013, held last weekend at the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum in Wheeling. We will have still more photos on Friday and this weekend, video which we have yet to edit.
We ran up on Saturday and had a blast checking out the new toys, the vintage toys and the customs. This year’s convention exclusive was Snyderman, a re-creation of the mascot hero from the Heroes World catalogs from the 1970’s. These catalogs were the best source for MEGO toys back in the day and they were also notable because they were published by Ivan Snyder, who was a master of comic book merchandising in the seventies and the catalogs were produced by Joe Kubert and his students at The Kubert School, which made them pretty darn cool in and of themselves.
Among the cool things at MEGO Meet were demonstrations of resin head casting and an operational 3-D printer, plus the chance to shoot the breeze with folks like Doc MEGO and Brian Heiler, the author of “Rack Toys.”
It was a great time and the PopCult crew will definitely go back next year. Heck, we’re going back to the Kruger Street Toy and Train Museum weekend after next for the Marx Toy Collectors convention.
Enough jibber-jabber, let’s look at the pictures
Custom Auction Entries
Brick Mantooth Customs
Doc MEGO’s table
The 3 D Printer
Lee Harrah and The Holy Grail
Dealer Tables (AKA Toy Porn)
That’s all for now. We will have more photos on Friday and Video this weekend.