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post #201 of 370
Nope, different one, Krish-0. I hunted around ebay and did a random Google image search, but couldn't find it. If Tim sees this thread, he's bound to know where to find that picture again.
post #202 of 370
This is what we have to look forward to if we keep fucking with mother nature. In fact, many a G.I. Joe met their fate in the ribcage of dcompose.
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and board games:



post #205 of 370
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Originally Posted by LisaNY View Post
Nope, different one, Krish-0. I hunted around ebay and did a random Google image search, but couldn't find it. If Tim sees this thread, he's bound to know where to find that picture again.
Oh, hells yeah. To the batpoles, Robin!



Had this when it first came out - this was the SHIT, folks!

For more Mego goodness, check out the Mego Museum! Thanks to taking care of my toys growing up, plus the wonders of eBay, I now have all the World's Greatest Superheroes, minus the Teen Titans (those puppies are EXPENSIVE). I'll try to get some pics up soon.

ETA: WHOOPS! Didn't read Lisa's post all the way through. Sorry, Lisa! THIS is what she was talking about - it was made by Ideal back in the '70s, and had a bunch of cardboard figures to play with (I had the Spider-Man version, 'cause he's cooler).
post #206 of 370
heh sweet stuff
post #207 of 370
Tim found it! I knew I could count on ya!
post #208 of 370
God damn it. I was preparing what I thought was an original blog post about this. Now I see there's already a thread. And Boglins and Decompose are already in it.
post #209 of 370
The kid's expression on the Batman box is a little too happy if ya ask me.
post #210 of 370
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Originally Posted by EdHocken View Post
The kid's expression on the Batman box is a little too happy if ya ask me.
Guess you never had a Mego Batcave. That box could barely contain the AWESOMENESS inside. Vinyl coated cardboard goodness, with a cardboard Batcomputer, working Batpole, drop down cave entrance to run your Batmobile (sold seperately) through, and a fully functional, battery-powered Batsignal. Best damn thing to happen to a boy until he discovered girls!

Oh, and this is for you, Ed - the Mego TARDIS:



The red and green buttons on top make the Doctor disappear and reappear. Just like on TV!
post #211 of 370
That Doctor looks disturbing.
post #212 of 370
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Originally Posted by EdHocken View Post
That Doctor looks disturbing.
You should've seen Leela:
post #213 of 370
The hell?
post #214 of 370
Mego made a Dr. Who line for Europe back in the 70's (figures were taller than the 8" superheroes). The Doctor and Leela were the only human characters, and sculpting their likenesses wasn't as spot on as current toys are now. Mego also produced a Dalek, Cyberman, K-9, and a Robot (same as the build-a-figure that you get in the upcoming Dr. Who Classics collection - PETER DAVISON in August, Ed!). Here's the link - bask in the 70's goodness!
post #215 of 370
How did Twisted Toyfare not address this? And Tim, seeing how it's August, what's the world on those new figures?
post #216 of 370
Late 80's, dad arrives from a bussines trip to the USA...and me an my brother get the white buggy pictured on the far, green for me, red for him:



The day they fell from the apartment's balcony to a 5 floor high drop killed our childhoods.
post #217 of 370
I also inherited this from my big brother...



I was more into GIjoe however, which meant a lot of GiJoe vs Cobra and the Empire was a running scenario in my mind as a kid.
post #218 of 370
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Originally Posted by EdHocken View Post
How did Twisted Toyfare not address this? And Tim, seeing how it's August, what's the world on those new figures?
I'd figure the UK will start seeing them mid-month; hopefully they'll get Stateside soon after (best bet is to order 'em online from Big Bad Toy Store - price is reasonable, excellent service).
post #219 of 370
Finally, my childhood "too expensive/too big/too much" traumas of toy's i never got to own:




If you owned any of these two, I hate you so much right now.
post #220 of 370
I always really wanted this, but never got it...


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I loved these teethy fellows.
post #222 of 370
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I always really wanted this, but never got it...


Oh, man, I used to own that. That was a sweet playset. We donated it to the kid's playroom at UCSF about ten years ago.
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I never say this cartoon (Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors?), but one Christmas I got a swap meet purchased on of these:


I had three large coffee can full of these:


post #225 of 370
This line scared the crap out of me, and fullfilled my love of all things hologram:


And here are a few fantastic WTF toys from the late '80s:


Germs


Food Fighters


Barnyard Commandos
post #226 of 370
Man, I see these pictures and remember that I pretty much had none of this shit. It was all stuffed toys and video games at my house.
post #227 of 370
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Originally Posted by EdHocken View Post
Man, I see these pictures and remember that I pretty much had none of this shit. It was all stuffed toys and video games at my house.
My family was pretty lower-middle class, so video games were a luxury, but I have very fond memories of digging through used toys at flea markets and swap meets. In fact, I still get a little tingly when I see a beat up box of toys marked "50¢".

ETA: I was also lucky to have an uncle obsessed with toys who bought my cousin just about everything, so I could at least play with all this stuff on weekends. And fuck you dad for selling all this stuff when I went to college even though I sealed the boxes and tried to stick them somewhere in the shed where you wouldn't touch them.
post #228 of 370
My family wasn't rich either. I didn't get an NES til '88 I think and I only had five games. We just rented all the other games. But I do remember getting an SNES and then a Genesis around the same time.
post #229 of 370
Yeah, I was lucky enough to have semi-wealthy grandparents who bought me an NES (probably around 88 as well), but I never had any games for the damn thing. I remember saving my allowance for something like five months for a new copy of Super Mario 2, which none of my friends ever wanted to play because it was all old news. One time I saved up $80 (which took almost a year) to buy a Power Glove, but then my friend got one and I saw how shitty there were. That was luck there.

I also believed my stuffed animals were sentient and wouldn't let my parents throw them away even when I threw up on them.
post #230 of 370
I just know my parents didn't want to get pets due to allergies and clean up so we bought stuffed animals and toys instead. Which then led a life-long facination and appreciation of the cuteness that is stuffed toys.
post #231 of 370
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Originally Posted by Gabe Powers View Post
I had three large coffee can full of these:

I was just coming in here to post a picture of these.
I can't figure out why I liked them so much - but I had a million of them.
post #232 of 370
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Originally Posted by EdHocken View Post
I just know my parents didn't want to get pets due to allergies and clean up so we bought stuffed animals and toys instead. Which then led a life-long fascination and appreciation of the cuteness that is stuffed toys.

The Gund Bear (right) remains one of my favorite designs:

gundbear.jpg


Edited by Hammerhead - 9/29/11 at 10:52pm
post #233 of 370
I actually still have all 5 of my teddy bears (including a GUND bear). I've moved seven times in my adult life, once across the entire country, and I dump loads of shit every time, but I can't find the strength to give away my teddy bears.
post #234 of 370
This one's a fairly recent acquisition but I'm really interested in seeing if anybody else has even heard of it.

Nightmare/Atmosfear: The Board Game



I found it at a city-wide garage sale about a year ago for about fifty cents. According to the literature it's the very first board game to include VHS "technology". Basically the video is a timer that runs for an hour and periodically you're interrupted by the Gatekeeper:



who issues you tasks and such.

It's really cheesy fun, but what really interested me was when the tape ended and there was a trailer for Nightmare II: Baron Samedi

Apparently according to this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gatekeeper
there's been thirteen games for VHS, DVD, PC, and card formats, there's a mobile version in the works, and there's a television series in development. There's links at the bottom to message boards and all sorts of stuff.

For a game that looks like it was produced in somebody's basement for shits and giggles it apparently caught on in some market.
post #235 of 370
I wish I could find a picture of it (I still have it at my parent's house) but many a G.I. Joe and Cobra man met his doom at the feet of the 18" inch John Matrix action figure from Commando. I've poured over the internet trying to find a picture of him but nobody has one!
post #236 of 370


It was the only Star Wars vehicle I owned as a child. I remember the funky LED blasters the most. I took the batteries out and used the compartment to store gear most of the time though.
post #237 of 370
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Originally Posted by Bancroft Agee View Post
I wish I could find a picture of it (I still have it at my parent's house) but many a G.I. Joe and Cobra man met his doom at the feet of the 18" inch John Matrix action figure from Commando. I've poured over the internet trying to find a picture of him but nobody has one!
Here's at least a picture of the box it came in courtesy of commandofans.com:



Here's more fun products inspired by the film:



I miss the days when hard-R movies were overtly marketed to kids.
post #238 of 370
That's the one Molti.

I know the great G.I Joe War of 1990 cost him many things: His cool flack jacket, his weapons and his dignity. Toy John Matrix now resides in his black bikini briefs, in a blue tote at the back of corrugated metal shed, hoping for just one last mission, one last chance for glory.
post #239 of 370
Does anyone know or remember of a board game that you picked a monster figure and raced around a board that had a volcano in the middle?

the little figures were really cool and the game was all around fun as far as I remember... if anyone knows this game please tell me it's name. I've trying to remember this for ages but never really remembered much aside from the cool monster figures and the volcano in the middle of the board...
post #240 of 370
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Originally Posted by Gabe Powers View Post
This line scared the crap out of me, and fullfilled my love of all things hologram:
I have so forgotten about these...awesome.
post #241 of 370
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Originally Posted by Bancroft Agee View Post
That's the one Molti.

I know the great G.I Joe War of 1990 cost him many things: His cool flack jacket, his weapons and his dignity. Toy John Matrix now resides in his black bikini briefs, in a blue tote at the back of corrugated metal shed, hoping for just one last mission, one last chance for glory.
See, I always got my ass kicked for finding a way to set my GI Joes on fire. You guys are too kind.
post #242 of 370
no doubt this baby. The Sharp MZ-700 (notice the paper roll)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5O26Dtubh0

BATTLE BEASTS! FIRE!! FIRE BURNS WOOD!! WATER!! WATER PUTS OUT FIRE!! COLLECT ALL 84! HAHAHA

I mean, how awesome were the 80's huh? we had action figures for "rock, paper, scissors!
post #244 of 370
I actually had battle beasts on my old livejournal entry I took my pictures from. I think I stole that exact same picture too.

The problem with Battle Beasts was that the hologram stickers would eventually stop working, and you'd have to, gasp, use your imagination to play with them.
post #245 of 370
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Originally Posted by Bitches Leave View Post
no doubt this baby. The Sharp MZ-700 (notice the paper roll)
Notice it?! It's the only thing I can look at!
post #246 of 370
I don't recognize a lot of the stuff in this thread, although I grew up in the 80s and I assume most of the stuff is from that era? My favourite toyline in that period was Ninja Turtles. I really wanted the Technodrome, which I never got, but I did get this gem:



The pizza thrower! It kicks your ass. With pizzas! Makes no sense, but maybe the wackiest and most fun toy I've ever had. I was so happy the Christmas morning when I got it. I think my parents threw away all my TMNT toys. If I could preserve just one, it would be this one. It was some kind of absurd masterpiece of a toy.

edit: pic uploaded to photobucket/fixed
post #247 of 370
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Originally Posted by Naisu Baddi View Post
I don't recognize a lot of the stuff in this thread, although I grew up in the 80s and I assume most of the stuff is from that era? My favourite toyline in that period was Ninja Turtles. I really wanted the Technodrome, which I never got, but I did get this gem
I had the Technodrome, it was amazing. Bonus points for it being able to connect to the sewer play set.

p.s. your photo did not work.
post #248 of 370
When I was a real little tacker...







post #249 of 370
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Originally Posted by MoonBaseNick View Post
I had the Technodrome, it was amazing. Bonus points for it being able to connect to the sewer play set.

p.s. your photo did not work.
Damn, you were one lucky tyke. I didn't even know about the sewer playset. Ninja Turtles had some of the most awesome playsets and vehicles. The blimp and turtle van were amazing too.
post #250 of 370
I think I may still have this guy in my garage somewhere. I really wanted the Alien, but I don't think it was ever actually made;



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