Friday, February 9, 2018

Awesome Mego custom figures


Mego's World Greatest Heroes was a toy line from the mid-70's to the early 80's and one of the first companies to make superhero action figures. It was the first Batman-related action figures I owned as a child and I've always been fond of them.


Some of the first professional action figure customizers worked with Megos. It's these Mego customs where the idea for the TV show Robot Chicken came from.


Needless to say, there are lots of great custom Megos out there, especially of the Killer Moth!





If you want to learn more about Mego action figures check out the amazing Mego Museum website (where many of these pictures are from)!

EDITORS NOTE: If anyone knows where I can get a Mego Killer Moth custom, contact me!!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Killer Moth in latest Lego collection!



The Killer Moth, whose new costume version debuted in the Lego Batman Movie, is part of the latest Lego mini-figure blindbag.
 

Feel for the helmet, the wings or the distinctive cocoon gun.


 There are lots of great characters in this wave, including classic Bat-villains Hugo Strange, Dr. Phosphorus and the Clock King as well as some Super Friends!

Good luck and happy hunting!

Thursday, November 23, 2017

The real Killer Moth returns!!

After years of having to tolerate a poorly designed, uncostumed version of the Killer Moth during the "New 52", we finally have the real version of the Killer Moth back thanks to the creative team on this week's Detective Comics!


In Detective Comics 696, The Killer Moth assembles an army of classic bat-villains including Mr. Zsasz, Ratcatcher, Firefly and Solomon Grundy. Will they be a match of Batman's team?


Welcome back, Killer Moth! We've missed you here at the Appreciation and Preservation Society!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Killer Moth rumored to be in upcoming "Batman: Arkham Insurgency" game!



The internet is abuzz with leaked rumors about the upcoming "Batman: Arkham Insurgency" game. Among the rumors is a list of villains appearing in the game. And on that list is... the Killer Moth! Can it be that we will finally get to fight Batman's greatest enemy again in a video game? (The last time a player could fight him was in Lego Batman)

The list of rumored villains includes: Joker (of course), Riddler, Two-Face, Dollmaker, The Mad Monk (!), Talon, The Court of Owls, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle Dum, Maxie Zeus, Anarky, Blockbuster, Ventriloquist, Cornelius Stirk, Dusan Al Ghul, Dala and Hugo Strange.

That's a pretty twisted (and great) selection of Batman villains. Let's hope this is one rumor that's true!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

More Killer Moth Lego sets found!

A second Killer Moth-centric Lego set is now appearing in stores! The DC Comics Super Heroes Mighty Micros Batman vs. Killer Moth set.




 Check out this amusing moth on Batman's back when you lift his cape.
This is a new version of the Killer Moth. he's had a bug-antenna helmet but always with a face plate. I'm curious to see what is printed on the other side of his head.



Two Killer Moth Lego sets in less than a year? Madness!! And with the Batman movie sets still coming out this year, we might even get a third!!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

KIller Moth in Lego Batman movie

The upcoming Lego Batman movie looks awesome!!



And it's even more awesome because the Killer Moth is in it! Can yet another mini-figure be far behind?



Check out the commercial featuring Killer Moth here!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Awesome Killer Moth cosplay at Stan Lee's Comikaze 2016

This weekend I went to Stan Lee's Comic Con (formally known as Comikaze) and found the most awesome Killer Moth cosplayer - his name is Caden and I think he did an amazing job on his costume!
 
Are you a Killer Moth cosplayer? Send a picture to me and I'll post it on the Society page!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Amazing Killer Moth cosplay!

There are so many great cosplayers out there on the internet and many of them are dressing up as the Killer Moth!

First up is Julie Wilhelm who makes a very fetching Killer Moth, don't you think?




4th Wall designs created this amazing resin Killer Moth helmet. I have to have one for myself!!


Check out his great gallery of photos here

This Killer Moth was spotted at Philly Con! I love all the details including the moth-symbol on the belt!


Another Killer Moth cosplayer (Jelloconcoction) was seen at WizWorld Chicago!


A homemade Killer Moth suit found online


Another great Killer Moth cosplayer seen at Stan Lee's Comikaze!


My Killer Moth helmet is off to all of these great cosplayers and their amazing costuming skills! One day I will have my own Killer Moth costume!

 


 


Killer Moth finally coming to Heroclix!

It's been 15 years since Heroclix - the superhero miniatures game - came out and for almost that entire time I campaigned endlessly to get the classic Killer Moth on the character roster.

(My own custom Killer Moth Heroclix)

My pal, Heroclix lead designer Seth Johnson, told me that he had Killer Moth on the "set-list" many times but he was always cut at the last minute.

However... Wiz-Kids recently announced that the classic Killer Moth is a part of their upcoming Joker's Wild set!!



Keep your eyes peeled for these Heroclix minis this November!

Killer Moth Lego Sets now on sale!

It's been 8 years since the Killer Moth showed up in the Batman Lego videogame and we're finally getting a Killer Moth Lego figure!! But not one, but two sets!

Out Now! is the Scarecrow Harvest of Fear set (76054) that comes with Killer Moth, Blue Beetle, Scarecrow, Batman and a terrified farmer as well as a cool batcopter, tractor and evil thresher!



The Killer Moth figure is a perfect representation of the character from the video game (and the silver age comic books!) - especially cool is his recessed red eyes and his "second face" of Cameron Van Cleer getting thwarted by the caped crusader!








Also later this year is coming a Killer Moth vs Batman two pack that comes with some sort of bug-mobile and a new version of Killer Moth. Could this be the Killer Moth as seen in the upcoming Lego Batman movie? Who knows! I just know it's a great time to be a Killer Moth fan!