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Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog 1985

The Mattel 1985 Toy Catalog has everything for every kid on the block. Barbie starts things off and shows that she was and still is the 1st Lady of Mattel. Rainbow Brite and She-Ra: Princess of Power, also keep the girls engaged. However, there is plenty of muscle to go around. The Mighty Orbots, Wheeled [...]

Mattel 1989 Dealer Catalog

Mattel celebrates their leading lady’s 30th birthday in the 1989 toy catalog. Hard to believe there could be more Barbie than the ’88 mag, but all you superfans get your wish here. The Boglins, Food Fighters, Men of Medal and Hot Wheels shore up the guys zone. He-Man returns from his 1988 hiatus, having dropped [...]

Mattel 1988 Dealer Catalog

Ladies this one’s for you! Barbie, Barbie, and More Barbie! Hot Looks, Popples and Skipper also make sure theirs a lot of girl power in the Mattel 1988 Toy Catalog. Boglins, Hot Wheels and Mad Scientist have some cool double paged layouts to check out. Captain Power has some cool sets in here as well. [...]

Mattel 1987 Dealer Catalog

Mattel really delivers with this 1987 catalog. The whimsical cover is something you’d expect from a catalog from a decade or two earlier. However, as soon as you open up, you’re blasted with pinpoint laser accuracy and served notice that this toy mag is all about the future! Barbie, Guts, She-Ra, He-Man, M.U.S.C.L.E, and Hot [...]

Mattel 1986 Dealer Catalog

In their 1986 Toy Catalog, Mattel claims that they are “setting the pace”. We at Orangeslime must agree. There’s really something for every kid in this catalog. The Masters of the Universe are squarely in their prime. The Snake Mountain, Castle Grayskull, and Eternia playset layouts are fantastic! Barbie Rocks out. The Popples, Rainbow Bright, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vintage “Mattel’s Food Fighters”

Retro Exchange is a live eBay listing where collector’s can easily compare current action figure prices, availability, and current toy trends. It’s the toy stock exchange, so if you’re buying, selling, or just checking in on your figures current market value you’ll find it here. Also check out our detailed guide here “Mattel’s Food Fighters″

Toy Catalogs Now viewable on your ipad and iphone

We’ve received a lot of great feedback on our ever-growing Toy Catalog section here at Orangeslime. We’ve been using Issuu, a great magazine viewing software that unfortunately hasn’t been viewable on ipads or iphones… Until Now! After countless emails and paying some bucks for the “pro” version of Issuu, the glitch has been fixed. Now [...]

Food Fighters by Mattel – Toy Commercial

Another Great Toy Commercial from the 1980′s it’s Food Fighters by Mattel.