Friday, April 27, 2018

Mythological Monsters , Strange beast of the orient!

Now what I have to show you guys probably isn't going to blow anybody's socks off but for me this has been a decade in the making. Long ago on a forum I used to frequent somebody made a post titled "Strange blue beast of the orient!". What was in that post was a couple of the most amazing toys I had ever laid eyes on.It has taken 8 years but I now have 1 of the two dragons from that post and a little bit of its history.







now what really peeked my interest in this fine beast was a single photo from that post.I have been drooling over this picture for years and years .


to me this group shot was just sooo amazing .It's Galaxy fighters Dragoon Soma Fantasy World Dragon Man and Galoob Golden Girls Dragon Queen. After all this time I am now able to recreate this picture that drove my search for so many years .Here is my version:

The history with these monsters is a shadowy ,murky mystery but it seems that one source for these two was from that catalog filled with random junk ,The Archie McPhee catalog. Here I have a page from one of them that I think is from the late 1970's or very early 1980's.
Our fine beast also showed up in a Pee Wee's Playhouse calendar from 1990 (Im not sure why it say 2012 in the picture on it because it is most assuredly from 1990.)


I would be amiss if I didn't point out the striking similarities between this dragon and my beloved Froggacudas. The rubber/plastic used for the dragon is a spot on match in color and feel to froggacuda as is the paint colors and application style .These facts lead me to think that these dragons might have been made by Arco or at the very least made in the same factory.
These guys are super hard to find and can cost a pretty penny but are well worth the time it takes to find them.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Here, There Be Dragons

 These are Mcfarlane Dragons that came out forever ago. I have long since forgent what each of these were named but the Chinese style dragon is my favorite.











Sunday, April 15, 2018

Froggacuda

Froggacuda was made in 1983 by Arco toys to the fantasy line The Other World. Arco was absorbed by Mattel in the late 1980's so there is the slight (very slight) chance that we could see a revival of this line someday but really chances are good that nobody a Mattel even remembers they own the rights  to it.The line consisted of a hand full of bendy figures ,a castle ,a two headed dragon ,a firebird , and 2 pull back type motorized monster vehicles.I would love to see these guys get the Masters of the Universe Classics treatment.I dream of a 9 inch tall ,fully articulated Froggacuda !








Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Galaxy Fighters Baltard

This is the Galaxy Fighters from Sewco version of Baltard .This is a  knockoff of the knockoff line Galaxy Warriors .He is pretty easily distinguished from the origenal Baltard by the closed left hand,less detailed chest/body sculpt and a slightly squishy look to the head sculpt .Like the Sungold Galaxy Warriors version before this one he has a soft head and articulated legs. Later version such as the Galaxy Heroes had hard solid heads and fixed legs that only swiveled at the waist and from this point on the sculps get worse and worse till we get all the way down to those funky wrestlers that used to fill the Kaybee toys clearance bin at 3 for a buck.



Again I want to mention that I am actively trying to obtain more of these knockoffs and Im willing to trade or buy so don't hesitate to message me  and see what we can work out.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Who wants some free stuff?

Here is your chance to win a big prize box from ole' Brothermidnight ! I can promise you that this prize pack will weigh enough to kill you if it falls on your head and and will be packed with goodies spanning the last 45 years . So you are probably screaming at the computer monitor right at this very moment asking "Brothermidnight what do I have to do to win such a prestigious prize? " well no need to scream ,all you have to do is give the name and line to everything in this picture:
*click on the picture to make it bigger*

Now to be fair the glow in the dark dinos , bouncy eyeballs and opel skull don't count but everything else does! Once you have everything figured out head over to Toy - Disorderly  and message me your answers. First person with the complete list before May 9th wins.And while over at Toy - Disorderly feel free to browse the literally hundreds of posts that are just waiting for somebody to comment and be part of the group (we are a hate free group so please don't hesitate to comment!)

*Brothermidnight reserves the right to fill the prize box with snakes and spiders at his discretion. Employees or family of employees of  Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are not eligible to participate in this contest because you know why >:/ * 

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The oddballs .


This shelf will soon be crowded with a much more off brand crowd but shipping is sooo slow.
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