Friday, June 29, 2012

Oddball figure Friday

Todays figure makes it on to my oddball radar not because its a strange knock off or obscure old tv show but because of its simply amazing size.This is  Giant Elementor from the Max Steel toy line made by Mattel and he is possibly  the largest figure I have ever seen.

  Look at him tower supremely over Shogun Warriors Godzilla ,That is amazing!

Iv been watching for this guy on ebay and he rarely shows up and when he dose he is always over $100.00 but at this size I would say he is well worth the price.

on a related note if anybody out there has any toy connections in Central or South America I am actively searching for this guy and if somebody down there can get their hands on one of these I would be very interested in buying it.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

A Mystery solved

Thanks to the intrepid  Mystery Inc. style sleuthing skills of  Bubbashelby from Toyriffic one of my longest unsolved mystery's has been  solved.Behold the Grandeur of the X-Terminators Motorized Battle Bugs by LJN!

It seems  that I wasn't the only person searching for these, you can read the complete unraveling of the mystery Here

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Giving up.

I'm in The (slow) process of thinning down my collection and Iv now decided to cut down the list of items that I permanently search for.I admit defeat to these elusive toys and post them here as a kind of parting of the ways between them , my search list and me.

Micronauts lobros, you have gotten the better of me for more years than I would like to admit.You win I will search for you no more 
Computer Warriors Pepsi can , I have searched for you so many times that the computer makes a little sighing sound when I star to type your name .Many times I have just missed you but now I'm weighing my want for you against the amount of time Iv wasted looking for you and in this case I just dont think the end will justify the means .
Suction cupped rubbery sea monster bathtub toy,You are hopeless.I have been looking for you and your little friends name for 18 years  now and Im still no closer now than I was back then. I have came to terms with the fact I will never see your sea monkey like face , terry cloth cloak or loch ness monster like little companion ever again .You win Im taking down the missing sea monster flyer's.
Transforming Coke can robot ,We have crossed paths so many times in the past but the price for you companionship is to high . I wish I had never thrown your twin at my brothers head and broke him. If I could go back in time and tell myself how hard it would be to replace you 25 years down the road Im sure I would have thrown Optimus Prime at his head instead .
Bright neon green robotic  battery powered insect tank with army men sized bug people, You exist now only in my memory's.Not another living person  has any recollection of a toy like you .No maker name no toy line name no hope of replacing you.
Gummi Bears Bubble The Baby Dragon,I have never even seen a picture of you .I think now its time for me to face the fact that you do not exist .I know Fisher Price has an item number for you but after all this time I truly believe I would have spotted you if you were really out there.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Monster toys of the 90"s

The  90's gave birth to a lot of toy lines that I really dont see a lot of people collecting. For monster collectors like myself  that time frame gave us a few interesting lines that seem to go overlooked and forgotten by many collectors.These are  good examples of toy lines from the 90's that just never made a huge splash in the toy aisles.

 Little Dracula .This toy line from Bandai was based on a short lived cartoon  that aired on Fox from September 1991 to October 1991 for a total of 6 episodes .The failure of the show pretty much doomed these toys at retail  and  for the most part they went from case to clearance bin completely skipping the toy aisle.

 Toonsylvania. Produced by Toy Island and based on another short lived cartoon that aired on fox in 1998.At the same time these toy hit the store shelves  Burger King was giving away Toonsylvania toys with their kids meals and 2 years after the show was canceled a game for the Gameboy color was released.

 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters .This toy line from 1995 by Mattel was based on the cartoon that aired on Nickelodeon for years.Of the 12 toys in this line only 4 appeared on the show, The other 8 where rehashed from a toy line that never made it to production.Besides this toy line the cartoon spawned ton's of other merchandise ranging from trading cards to chewing gum .

 Bump in the Night .These are based on a show that aired on ABC off and on from 1993 to 1995 .I haven't a clue who made the toy line but I do know they came in 3 sizes (these being the large 13 inch set) and Subway gave away pvc toys in their kids meals.

Monster Force.Made by Playmates and based on the 1993 cartoon  that ran 13 episodes on USA network.This line wasn't incredibly rare but didn't sell very well at the time and is probably more well know than some of the other line I have listed above.

  Big Frank.Made by  Playskool in 1993.No cartoon needed for this one he is just pure awesome

Monday, June 25, 2012

League of Extraordinary Bloggers

This week’s assignment from the League: Patriotic Pop culture. What movie, TV show, comic book, etc. makes you want to stand up and salute Old Glory? The first time I found myself feeling Patriotic and wanting an American flag of my own was when for a short time in 1982 / 83 I was obsessed with a toy line and comic book named Team America.

  The toy line was made by Ideal and was pretty much exactly like the Evil Knievel toy line. I loved revving them up crashing them into whatever I could find that would make the most noise,and their patriotic costumes lead me to begging for my first American flag. 

 The comic book ran for 12 issues and lasted a little longer then my interest in Team America ,but for a short time in the early 80's I was the most red white and blue flag waving Team America loving kid on my block!

checkout some of the other leaguers:
 Branded in the 80s
 infinite hollywood

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