Obsessive MEGO fans

Check out last week’s issue of Entertainment Weekly magazine (Aug. 31st issue, with the “Summer of Scandal” cover feature). Each issue, on the letter’s page up front, they have a feature called “Obsessive Fan Of The Week!”. Our own Benjamin Holcomb, author/designer of our upcoming book Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys! is said whacko fan this time out; a honor he earned, based on the amount of effort he put into this book.

We got the printer’s proofs yesterday, and it’s huge, gorgeous, full-color-on-every-page hardcover, and crammed over capacity with Mego goodness. If you, like me, had a couple of the Mego “action figures” as a kid (sorry, we called them “superhero dolls”), you’ll be amazed at the intricate depth of detail Benjamin covers on every figure. And if you’re a Mego collector, this is an invaluable reference tool, showcasing every freakin’ variation of the figures’ arms, legs, heads, boxes, costumes, accessories… I could go on and on. It’s just so amazing that one guy could put together something this exhaustive, particularly with covering the history of this long-defunct company.
The book’s being printed now overseas, which takes a lot longer to get shipped back to the US than many of our other books, but it should be out in early November, just in time for the holidays. I think it’d make an awesome gift for anyone with even a passing interest in Megos. I know if I weren’t publishing it, I’d be tickled if Pam had it under our Christmas tree for me.