World’s Greatest Toys

by Jeff

Check out the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly which spotlights author Benjamin Holcomb and his Mego collectibles book, WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS!, in their Obsessive Fan of the Week column.

Here is what Entertainment Weekly said:

When it comes to Mego (the creator of action figures for Marvel Comics and others), Benjamin Holcomb of Glendale, Calif., wrote the book –literally. A longtime buff of the “charming, cloth-costumed superheroes,” Holcomb could never find enough info about the now-defunct toymaker to quell his voracious passion. The solution? Put his social life “on hold for four year” and put pen to paper. “What set me apart is how my obsession motivated me into life-changing action,” he says. Indeed.

Now, how cool is that?

MEGO 8″ SUPER-HEROES: WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS! hits shelves October 25, 2007 and is published by TwoMorrows Publishing. Lavishly illustrated with charts, checklists and color photographs, MEGO 8″ SUPER-HEROES: WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS! is a 256 pages, hardcover extravaganza costing only $49.95 and containing more than 1,100 full color images.

Praise for WORLD’S GREATEST TOYS!:

“…a stunning visual experience that will leave you weeping like a nine-year old who just misplaced Robin’s removable mask.

-Chip Kidd, author of Batman Collected

“I’ve waited thirty years for this magical, beautiful book. And now, Benjamin Holcomb has given it to us.”

-Brad Meltzer, author of NY Times Best-Selling The Book of Fate and DC’s Justice League of America

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Mego 8″ Super-Heroes: World’s Greatest Toys!
by Benjamin Holcomb

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