A couple weeks back I was sent a couple killer pictures from
An anonymous friend of this site.
Finally got some time to post the pictures.
“Custom case by Jason Karawan”
The Ant Man seen in the picture is made by Captain Mego.
A brief history.
In late 2008 Mattel launched their new line of Masters of the universe figures. I have been in this line from the beginning give or take. I never purchased the sdcc exclusives of King Grayskull (Regular and Bronze) before the actual subscription service started but I was part of the subscription service from the beginning. I remember getting He-Man in the mail and I was blown away, new sculpts and new parts for a new modern line. The four horsemen and Mattel outdid themselves. Since then, this line has grown to be one of my favorite lines of all time.
I’ve collected vintage Masters of The Universe as a kid, vintage star wars, modern gijoe, Transformers Vintage and modern, Marvel legends, DC universe classics and many many others. (Anyone remember Visionaries?). But none of those lines remind me of my childhood like Masters of the Universe.
I would wake up in the morning before school and watch He-man, I think Voltron was also on either before or after it as well as Scooby Doo. I mean were going back to the early 1980’s. I also collected the New Adventures of He-man (they were in space), and even watched when the cartoon was on in the early 2000’s. But they didn’t reel me in like the Classics line has.
The line has been going since 2008 and were now going into 2015. The toy line is a subscription service from Mattel. So you get a couple figures a month at about 27.00 a piece for the figures. 2015 will complete our Toy Line. The problem is were at 77% toward getting the subscription renewed. We need to be at 100 % by the 18th of August. There has been some issues, some quality control issues and lets not forget digital river (the company who takes our credit card orders) they were a nightmare but for the most part the issues have been fixed. Quite frankly in my opinion Mattel has done a great job.
I implore you if your on the fence please subscribe! We need to finish this line and get the remaining figures from the Vintage line! I’m even in for a second subscription just to help out.
Ladies and gentlemen lets get this done!
I grew up in the 80’s and the 90’s and had most of the action figure lines that were out at the time. The obvious ones of course are G.I. Joe, Transformers, Masters of the Universe and then the not so obvious ones Captain power, Visionaries and The Power Lords (Among just a few)
The Four Horsemen have acquired the license and have brought us brand new Power Lords! All new sculpts and they are in a new scale. Tonight I’m showing you Adam Power and his counterpart Lord Power the leader of the Power Lords.
The original figure from the 80’s had a action feature that would transform Adam Power into his blue counterpart Lord Power. For this line you have to buy two figures to complete the transformation of Adam Power into the blue Lord Power.
I’m not going to go in much detail as I’m going to let the pictures speak for themselves. The sculpts on these guys are amazing, I have taken a close up shot of Adam Power so you guys can see the detail. Some parts are interchangeable as you can also see.
The new power Lords can be bought from the Four Horsemen at their website
I would like to take a moment and reflect on the life of a great guy. Ahmed was a mego collector and a custom 8 inch action figure collector for many many years, We got to know each other because of Charlee Flatt customs. In fact, I believe he was a buyer of Charlee Flatt customs even before I was. We both loved the shit out of them. Ahmed back then loved them more then i did and that is saying something.
The one thing i will always remember about Ahmed Abdoo was his enthusiasm for the 8 inch action figures. “Wow man you see the head sculpt on this figure!” or “damn Charlees carnage is freakin awesome!”.
You could also tell he loved his family and his business, he loved his son especially, I remember it would always go back to man i’m buying these for my son or these will be a great investment for my son. We talked hours one night about various card games and at the time i will still playing magic the gathering. How cool would it be to grab a burger and play a game with Ahmed! Unfortunately i never got the chance to.
We could go a couple years without talking and i would send him an email. Hey man you have any flatts for sale?! Ahmed would always respond and be the nicest guy. At some point if i was being emailed by the same guy i would probably be like yo dude, nothing for sale FUCK off! Ahmed was never like that. He was always the nicest, kindest person and he will be missed, especially in the custom community.
My heart sincerely goes out to the Abdoo family, He was truly one of the nicest guys i have ever known.
RIP Ahmed we will be thinking about you!
Below is a link to Ahmeds collection if anyone wants to take a look.
I love Superman, I love every version of Superman. Whether it’s tv and movies or comic book versions of Superman.
I’m talking anything from movies and television including George Reeves Superman, Christopher Reeves Superman to comic book artists versions of Superman including: Curt Swans Superman, Jerry Ordways Superman, John Byrnes Superman to Tom Grummets version to Gary Franks Superman. i’m all over the place when it comes to the Man of Steel.
This 8 inch custom figure created by Captain Mego just nails Superman. It feels like a cross between an older version combined with an animated version. The custom body fits this figure like no other, the fists are perfect and not to small like other customs I have seen and the boots are off the hook cool and the fabric, man the colors on this figure just shine. Especially the blue fabric.
Captain Mego you are the king!
The state of 8 inch mego like customs..
I believe the state of 8 inch mego like customs is in a state of flux right now. Honestly, I haven’t seen much lately that I absolutely love and the only one putting out great stuff is Captain Mego.
If your going to create art please make sure for gods sake it looks decent. Not a custom with bulged out legs, or a Captain America head that looks like a deer in the head lights of a car who is about to get splattered all over the highway. People are spending a lot of money on what they consider a form of “art work” and just not getting a truly amazing piece.
The argument used to be at least your getting an original sculpt but if it looks like shit then use a head that’s from somewhere else, whether its a head shrink or an enlargement I do not care! Just make it look good.. I think I can say for the majority of people that if your spending the money, you want a good looking head on your custom.
The other issue is that people are afraid to tell the truth and the customizers do not take constructive criticism well at all. If you tell someone for years their legs are to bulgy I think you need to re-evaluate what your making. I have never bought a custom “hero” from one of the well known customizers and yes there is a reason for that, it is because the human head sculpts being created are awful. I’ve talked to a half a dozen people over the last few weeks regarding this issue and they honestly feel the same. but god forbid you tell the truth to the customizer because they do not take it well at all.
I saw a deadpool from Captain Mego and it was awesome. However, I felt the thighs were slightly to big, and holy shit he agreed with me and he changed it. You will never guess what happened? Cap then created probably the best custom body I have ever seen. Well done Chris!
People work hard for their money, whether it’s $100.00 or $200.00 or $350.00 or more people should get what they pay for! I think people are tired of spending money and getting a sub par figure, I know i am! A good friend of mine Rob bought a figure from another well known customizer and the thing was broken and basically falling apart. The same thing happened to me years ago with a Green Lantern I bought, the body was tied together with a rubber band and over the years the rubber band disintegrated and the figure fell apart.
Captain Mego pushes the limits on what is out there and is constantly improving his builds. You never have to worry about getting a sub par figure! Fellow collectors I have some advise. Save your money do not buy crap. Wait for something truly amazing and when you get it in the mail, it will be awesome and you will be truly happy (not disgusted) with your purchase!
***This is my own personal opinion on what is currently on the market and only influenced by what I have seen and held and not influenced by anyone else***
There was a disaster. (MegoMuseum I feel your pain) My old webhost corrupted my SQL database and for some reason could not restore from backup.
However, I do have a full backup of all my pictures, posts etc. So we will be back up and running soon.
For now here is a sample of what’s to come.