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‘Toy Lines’

Custom Mad Scientist Figures

In 1987 Mattel released their Mad Scientist toy line, allowing kids to create their own monsters. Although a hit with a lot of young Scientists, the messy molding compound probably made a few parents Mad. The toy-line released a six figure series called Mad Scientist Monster Kit. It was a carded package, which included a [...]

Barnyard Commandos – R.A.M.S – Series 1

The Barnyard Commandos was Playmates 1989 attempt at capitalizing on the concept of farm animals who consumed radioactive materials left over from an abandoned military experiment, mutating them into hyper-intelligent, anthropomorphic paramilitary troops. I’m sure the inventors at Playmates were heavily influenced by George Orwell’s known novella Animal Farm. It’s interesting to known that the [...]

Inflatable Six Foot Giant Godzilla

Imperial Toys Corporation of Los Angeles, in 1985 released one of the most iconic toys of the 80’s the Six Foot Inflatable Giant Godzilla. little did they know their blow-up “King of the Monsters” would be featured in movies, and be manufactured for over the next ten years. At the time Imperial Toys dominated with [...]

Crushing it! With Mattel’s “KRUSHER”

In 1979 Mattel released one Bad Ass Toy named “KRUSHER” or “THE KRUSHER” but most 80′s kids knew him by simply the Green monster. He was known for his extraordinary crushing ability to be crushed down like an aluminum can. It’s no doubt that the KRUSHER could or would Crush anybody or anything that should [...]

Mad Scientist – ALIEN BLOOD

Mad Scientist Alien Blood was a series released by Mattel in 1987. There were three Aliens that would ooze a glow-in-the-dark green slime out of the characters orifice. These retro figures, which you can see below mint on their original cards are Sammy Sneeze, Billy Belcher, and Oscar-I-Rot. Oddly enough as seen in the Mattel’s [...]

Trash Bag Bunch Series Two

Galoob released Trash Bag Bunch Series Two in 1993, the line was only available overseas so you can imagination how disappointed we were as kids. After many years I was able to find out more about the second series and for the most part it was mainly a re-paint of the same characters from the [...]

Food Fighters – Refrigerator Rejects

The 1980’s was the golden age of toy lines but by the late 80′s the manufactures were scrambling for products. When Mattel released Food Fighters in 1988 a line that pinned junk food against basically more junk food. It turned your kitchen into the play area, Ah’ I meant “The battle grounds”. I don’t really [...]

Food Fighters – Kitchen Commandos

The 1980’s was the golden age of toy lines but by the late 80′s the manufactures were scrambling for products. When Mattel released Food Fighters in 1988 a line that pinned junk food against basically more junk food. It turned your kitchen into the play area, Ah’ I meant “The battle grounds”. I don’t really [...]

Barnyard Commandos – R.A.M.S – Series 2

Barnyard Commandos Series 2 was another attempt from Playmates in 1990 to capitalize on the concept of farm animals who consumed radioactive materials left over from an abandoned military experiment, mutating them into hyper-intelligent, anthropomorphic paramilitary troops. I’m sure the inventors at Playmates were heavily influenced by George Orwell’s known novella Animal Farm. It’s interesting [...]

Barnyard Commandos – P.O.R.K.S – Series 2

Barnyard Commandos Series 2 was another attempt from Playmates in 1990 to capitalize on the concept of farm animals who consumed radioactive materials left over from an abandoned military experiment, mutating them into hyper-intelligent, anthropomorphic paramilitary troops. I’m sure the inventors at Playmates were heavily influenced by George Orwell’s known novella Animal Farm. It’s interesting [...]