Saturday, February 26, 2011

POLL: Who do you want to see at SDCC for Wave 3?

Well, here we are after March 1st awaiting word from BifBangPow to find out if Wave 2 will actually get produced. BBP tells me they can't say anything one way or the other right now. I hope it's a No News is Good News scenario. We shall see. I've been tracking the Entertainment Earth Top 50 Coming Soon and Wave 2 of Lost has been trending upward, placing at #9, 11, and 13 today. Not bad...

Please place a Pre-order for Sawyer/Juliet, Jack/Sayid, and Miles/Claire as a show of support for continuing this great line of Lost Action figures!

In the meantime, let's dream BIG. We know that BBP's license for Lost is running out in July, but they left open the possibility of doing at least 2 more figures as exclusives at San Diego Comic Con 2011.

Let's pretend those are the first 2 of a six character Third Wave...who would you like the see BifBangPow make? I'll make sure BBP gets the results.

Please share this poll with your Lostie friends. It'd be nice to send a strong signal that the fans are out there wanting more....and of course, make sure they're placing a pre-order for Wave2!

Update 3/15/11: The Poll is closed. You may view results here. Please note that on the results page Faraday is mistakenly listed as Eloise Hawking. All of her results count as Faraday, don't worry.

Desmond and Charlie won in a landslide, but alas, it was all just for fun. BBP was unable to produce any additional Lost figures.

Namaste, New Recruit!

So excited to see this write up on Bonnie's Dharma Kate custom! I'm happy to know I'm not the only nut doing this kind of thing. She's outpacing me on some projects!

Bratz dolls turn out to be a good source of clothes for Megos. Their heads and feet are huge, but their bodies and some accessories are about the right size, and they sold so well there's tons of lots on eBay. Especially good for the more modern clothes you see on Lost, though this turned out delightfully retro. Well done!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nice Pants, Mr. Reyes!

We've had a lot of success with off-the-rack clothes for the Lost gang, but Hurley is a special problem. His robe and pajamas cry out to be replaced, but there's not much on the way of big and tall for Megos, even if he was on a standard Mego fat body. So I contacted my friend Jessica, a Mego seamstress extraordinaire who happens to also live nearby. She makes amazing Planet of the Apes customs as well as some really nice jeans I will want to get if we ever get Jack and Sawyer. I described what I was envisioning and she really delivered. If you'd like to get a set for your own Hugo email me at She's asking $30 for the pants and shirt combo.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

LOST on the top shelf at the BifBangPow Toy Fair Display

Toy Fair has come and gone! Here's a great video tour of the BifBangPow toy fair display starting with a good close up look at Lost Wave 2. So nice to see new angles on these figures. The look so damned good, I can't believe this line won't get made! We are 2 weeks away from the first of March deadline, I have no idea how well pre-orders are going. I know things have slowed down on the affiliate links here at the Island of Lost Megos. Hopefully there will be a bump in interest coming from Toy Fair. BBP's Dr. Who line has been warmly received as has the extension of Venture Brothers and Twilight Zone.

In the meantime, I got my Polar Bear yesterday and it's really awesome! You can grab one cheap at Gummy Lumps, or email me, I bought an extra.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Drive, man! We've only got 3 weeks to Save Lost Megos!

Thought I'd show off my custom Dharma Jeep today, mainly to give you something new to get excited about so you'll GO PRE-ORDER Lost figures from BifBangpow! We should see some photos and press from next week's Toy Fair in New York, BBP will be debuting their hotly anticipated Dr. Who line along with Twilight Zone figures and Wave 2 of Lost. Please get your pre-orders in now, the March 1st deadline is fast approaching.

The Jeep is a simple custom job, much easier than the Dharma Van. This is a Mego Action Jackson Safari Jeep with a blue spraypaint job and some printed stickers. Visit our Tumblr page, Lost Mego Survivors for more pics, and sumbit your own!

And by the way, the CTVT water bottles? AWESOME. I know the label isn't authentic, but I think this design shows up better at a small size like this.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Welcome to the Island! Help Us Save Lost Megos

I'm so grateful to the Jay and Jack Podcast for recording an interview with me about the BifBangPow Lost figures. After years as a listener I emailed Jay last summer on a hunch that he was a Mego sympathizer, and he couldn't have been nicer. We chatted at Comic-Con and he was eager to do a segment on the figures to help promote them. (read all about it here) I really enjoyed it and I hope it brings some new fans to the Island of Lost Megos so we can keep this great line of toys going.

But then to my surprise the gang at After Lost read my email on their latest show and had a great discussion about the blog, the figures, and even the Mego Museum. I have really enjoyed their podcast for it's depth and professionalism and all the good suggestions for coping with life After Lost. I had to laugh, I hadn't ever thought to post a spoiler warning on this blog! Thanks, guys.

I'm also really enjoying the #Lost community on Twitter. We've got a small but vocal group determined to #SaveLostMegos!

I tells ya, all we need is one good tweet from Darlton and this thing is in the bag!

Keep reading below to find out the latest info on Wave 2 of Lost and what you can do to help get them made!

Jacob with custom-made loom by Andalone

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Save Wave 2, plus a Bonus? SDCC Exclusive a possibility?

UPDATE: Responding to a thread the the Mego Museum BifBangPow leaves open the possibility of doing one last San Diego Comic Con Exclusive pair if there is enough interest!

Can we Save Wave 2 and go for the bonus? Can this be done?

1. Twitter with the hashtag #SaveLostMegos and encourage your #Lost connections to pre-order Wave 2.

2. Post a comment here and/or direct a Tweet @bifbangpow with your votes for the final two Lost figures you'd most want to see.