I first met Jon Sloss on MySpace several years ago, even though I know little about him. I've enjoyed his antics over the years even when I felt he was crossing into the area of bad taste which for him was almost constantly. I had a different profile then and was more of a lurker regarding his work than a participant, but after the Target cartoon I put up he began e-mailing me constantly with his ideas for more cartoons and we actually shared a little correspondence. Over the years I noticed a pattern with him, it seems he disappears from the 'net every year from around October until March, so in his absence I made a virtual Jon Sloss and a virtual Puppetboy (his usual co-hort) since his blog's been dead for about a month, too. Plus I got to tinker with a new toy, so Travis Tredwell presents, The Jon Sloss Show: The Puppetboy Interview.
Frankenstein! Yes the oringinal Mego was awesome with his goofiness but this Universal licensed may be the best of my recent Re-Megos. Up against the Phantom that was a tough fight. Everything on him is outstanding his headsculpt, his hands, outfit and boots. I'll have to track down the Wolfman who is equally as awesome. Too bad we have to wait till October for Dracula and the Mummy. Well, that wraps her up for our post X-Mas Re-Mego roundup. On Monday we'll see a few odds and ends from X-mas 2010.
The Ghost Who Walks in all he retro Megolike goodness. In terms of quality and just outright awesomeness he blows the Mattel figures out of the water. The perfect combination of old school classic and new school toyability. His swivle biceps are a great update to the old style figure body and his pistols and working holsters (although a tad fragile) are all kinds of awesomeness. He makes me wish for a whole line of other classic heros like: The Shadow, The Lone Ranger, Dick Tracey, Zorro and such. Come back this afternoon for our Monster finish.
Here's the Amazon Princess, a little too doll like but come to think of it not a doll-like as her 1970s predecessor. I don't really like the gold, when dealing with a basic cartoon color pallet (as is pretty obvious on the other heroes) I like yellow better. Although, at least it isn't a gold and yellow hybrid which Shazam! seems to run into these days. Well, this wraps up the DC figures. Tomorrow we'll have a double feature with a visit from a classic superhero and a monster of a finale. The Superfriends (Robin's a sure thing for a future wave but a Wendy, Marvin and Wonderdog would be pure bliss).
It's the Man of Steel in all his plastic and fabric glory. Again body and boot issues aside he is a wonderful figure. Anytime we get a light blue suit mid length cape Superman it's a good thing. These make me a little sad that we're not also getting a Marvel Mego revival but knowing Hasbro they'd use that awful 9 inch body that their old DC figures and short lived Marvel line from a few years ago had. The Superfriends (continue...)
Yes, it would of been cool to put Aquaman in front of some type of ocean or at least nautical style back drop but chalk it up to laziness. So here is the King of the Seven Seas slumming it in some back alley. The old Mego Aquaman was always a fave but this version just leaves me with meh. I have no idea why. I love his vivid colors and simplistic headsculpt. I'm not crazy about the very fragile painted on scales. Hopefully after these fellows have their transplant surgery onto Cast-A-Way Toys bodies I'll be more happy with him. The Superfriends (in progress)