Saturday Supercade: Mego V.I.N.C.E.N.T.

I can honestly say that I’ve never seen this R.C. Mego toy in my entire life until just the other day…now I wish very badly that I had known of its existence so I could have begged my grandparents for this to be under the tree back in 1979. Except that sadly all that begging wouldn’t have worked anyway, thanks to The Mego Museum I’ve learned that this commercial posted below is an unaired Toyfair presentation. After spending $100,000 for two working V.I.N.C.E.N.T. prototypes they deemed it too expensive for the average family. Of the two prototypes, one was destroyed in the last days of the Mego Corporation, and the second was luckily saved by by a former employee as you can see looming behind its 8″ brother. Rumor is that if V.I.N.C.E.N.T. would have been successful the company had plans to release a Twiki from Buck Rogers.

VicSage

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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Supercade: Mego V.I.N.C.E.N.T.

  1. Andrea says:

    “Of the two prototypes, one was destroyed in the last days of the Mego Corporation”

    Nope. Not having it. I chose to believe that its destruction was faked. He was actually botknapped and is happily residing in an ex-employees study. That’s the story and I’m sticking to it. La la la… I can’t hear you…

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