LaserMego: Latest News


New laser cutter is working well

posted Sep 18, 2018, 2:55 PM by Paul Wasson

Got the new laser cutter set up over the weekend, and its working well.  Here is an action shot of it cutting out some Stands.


I still need to organize the workshop better, but I'm able to get work done.  The new laser has a larger cutting area which may open up some new possibilities.


New laser cutter

posted Sep 12, 2018, 6:59 PM by Paul Wasson

The new laser cutter should be arriving on Friday!


Hopefully we will be back up and running this weekend.

Oooops

posted Sep 9, 2018, 1:53 PM by Paul Wasson

The laser cutter caught on fire this afternoon:


Luckily it was caught pretty early.   Everybody is safe and the house is fine but it is a little smoky inside.  I'm so glad I had a fire extinguisher nearby.

We will be ordering a new laser cutter on Monday.  This one was 10 years old, and I had been thinking of upgrading anyways, so its not all bad.

Some outstanding orders will be delayed while waiting on the new equipment.  Once I find out how long it will take, I will contact the affected customers.

Thanks for your patience.

- Paul

Custom Bars

posted Aug 14, 2018, 2:31 PM by Paul Wasson

A pair of bars have shown up on the Mego Museum using LaserMego bar stools!

Mego Museum member Nostalgiabuff made this cool bar:


And member monitor_ep has another custom bar in progress:


Cool!

AJ Dog Tags

posted Aug 11, 2018, 4:31 PM by Paul Wasson

In 2018 Mego is back at Target, selling Action Jackson again.  However, he doesn't come with his signature dog tag.  So with an okay from David Lee, who owns the copyright to Action Jackson, LaserMego was able to make some new ones.


Looking good Mr. Jackson!



Ms Marvel

posted Aug 6, 2018, 8:48 PM by Paul Wasson   [ updated Aug 6, 2018, 9:12 PM ]

I finished a custom. This one came together very quickly.

No, not the Ms Marvel you were expecting but the new one, Kamala Khan. She was Marvel's first Muslim character to headline a book.

Ms Marvel

When I saw the new Mego's Facts of Life Tootie had lighter skin, I thought she would be the perfect base for a teenage Pakistani American.


Here is how she was made:
  • I used Mego's Tootie with the pig tails combs out. (I still need to style it some more, but Kamala does tend to have disheveled hair.)
  • Red suit and blue boots from CTVT.
  • 3D printed gold bracelet.
  • Vinyl blue top with yellow vinyl details and a blue vinyl mask.
  • Red wired ribbon for dynamic cape posing

I'm really happy with how she turned out!


Can't stop making bar stools!

posted Aug 4, 2018, 6:15 PM by Paul Wasson


Norm!

posted Aug 2, 2018, 7:22 PM by Paul Wasson

I recently purchased a figure of Norm from Cheer at Target as part of the new Mego re-launch.  However, having him standing on my shelf did not seem character appropriate.  Now sitting on a stool drinking a beer on my shelf seems much more appropriate, so I made him a bar stool.


He seems much happier now!


To get your own bar stool or to see more pictures, go to Bar Stool page in the store.


I Dream of Jeannie 2-pack Unboxing Video

posted Jul 29, 2018, 10:15 PM by Paul Wasson   [ updated Jul 29, 2018, 10:16 PM ]

I was lucky enough to pick up the Mego I Dream of Jeannie 2-pack on the unofficial release day of 7/29/2018 from Target.  Here is a unboxing video I made for the Mego Ambassador program:

I Dream of Jeannie unboxing


 Hopefully the video isn't too cringe-worthy.

New Mego Head Adapter

posted Jul 26, 2018, 10:28 PM by Paul Wasson   [ updated Jul 26, 2018, 10:55 PM ]

Its exciting times as Marty Abrams with help from Doc Mego and friends have re-launched Mego Corporation!  New figures are starting to hit at Target stores across the United States.

I was lucky enough to get a new Action Jackson from Target.  So the first thing I did when I got home was take off all his clothes and take is head off.  (What can I say, I like to customize figures.)  However, the new heads are not the same as the old figures. The old Mego bodies have a hole in the neck and the head has a plug.  In the new Megos, its the opposite where the body has a peg and the head has a hole.

So to use the new heads on a different body, like the Cast-a-way Type-S body, an adapter is needed.  So I made one.

Now the new bodies are excellent, sturdy and well constructed, so there is no need to swap bodies.  However as a customizer, I like to have options, and the type-S body does have different points of articulation.

The new head comes off the body pretty easily if you use the boil-and-pop method.  (Boil some water, hold the figure by the feet and dunk the head in the water for about 30 seconds, then pull the head off being careful not to burn yourself on the hot water.)


The adapter has nice snug fit in the head, and slips on easily 


Once the adapter is on, it fits on the Type-S body like any other head.


Looking good Mr. Jackson.

2018 Mego head adapter now available on the head adapter page.


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