Mego Corp. has acquired a license to create new action figures from the “secret vault” of Stan Lee. The agreement with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment allows Mego to release action figures based on never-before-seen characters created by the late comics legend. The return of Mego Corp. in 2018 enables the company to revisit a partnership that initially commenced with Lee in 1971, then for action figures based on characters from Marvel Comics.
“With Stan’s vision, I always told him that I’d follow him anywhere,” says Marty Abrams, co-founder and CEO of Mego Corp. “It’s with great responsibility that I can carry on his one-of-a-kind creations and reveal the characters that he had envisioned. I have tremendous pride in showcasing the work of a long-time friend. Our nostalgic action figures of Lee’s conceptions will now introduce new memories with more characters originated by Stan.”
The first three waves of modern Mego figures are available now at Target. Figures based on the secret vault of Stan Lee are expected to hit retail this fall.