Friday, June 16, 2006

The World's Greatest Toys

The Mego Corporation created the greatest super hero toy line of all time in 1972 with the launch of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes. The quality and quantity of figures was mind boggling. Not only did you get the most popular heroes from DC and Marvel like Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, and The Hulk, but you also got more obscure characters like The Falcon, Isis, Green Arrow, Conan, Thor, and the Teen Titans. I've been collecting Megos for over 10 years and it's a fun and challenging (and expensive) hobby. Mego collector Benjamin Holcomb is putting together the definitive book about the WGSH line. Called World's Greatest Toys, it promises to be a hugely entertaining book. It includes stunning pictures of all the super heroes and their variations. It's due to come out later this year. For more information about this great book, check out Benjamin's website www.worldsgreatesttoys.com