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Forgotten_toylines_0000362 Anonymous 04/11/2020 (Sat) 22:38:36 No.35
These are images from /toy/ saved with BUMP >t. julay
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Bone Brigade (alternatively titled Ghost Battalion) by Jasman Toys from 1995. These 3.5 inch figures came in 2 varieties - as regular soldiers or as astronauts. From the photos I've seen online they're 5 POA, with the head, arms, and legs having pivot joints. It's no wonder it didn't take off, American war toys at the time didn't really promote the idea that soldiers could die and I doubt in a post-9/11 America these toys would ever gain traction. I really like the sculpts of the figures and their accessories, especially how they made skeletons somehow buff!
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>>539 What's even more incredible is that despite being fairly obscure, a bootleg version of these popped up. These are about an inch tall, and lack articulation and a decent paintjob. Supposedly these were vending machine toys.
The most badass girl toyline ever made, Golden Girl and the Guardians of the Gemstones by Galoob from 1984. There was barely a month difference between Golden Girl and She-Ra release! So one cannot say Golden Girl was She-Ra copycat. Overall, Golden Girl was definitely the superior toyline, out of the two; with ball jointed hips and bendable knees, * beautiful diecast shields that double as a cloth pin, reversable capes, better and greater variety of fashion packs and more different characters. The only aspects in which Golden Girl is pathetic compare to She-Ra; the good and male characters were generic and so were the playsets. Worst of all was the animals; it was a boring ass unicorn and freaking plain horse. I mean with how edgy and groundbreaking the line was and considering the main villainess was called Dragon Queen, you would've expected that at least there would be a dragon for her to ride on, dammit Galoob, Dragon Queen deserved better. The line was canceled after its first year and only had one wave which make sense since it didn't have any cartoon and a toyline without cartoon in the 80's was a death sentence. On the bright side, Golden girl stayed dead and dignified meanwhile She-Ra got shitty tumblr tier reboot on Gayflix. *They do suck however as shields as they put weight on the plastic arm t. owner of new Dragon Queen best toy villainess ever and secondhand She-Ra >>539 Never heard of these before. I'm not fan of the soldiers (I get a strong 'Nam vibes) would've prefer knights or WWI soldiers imagine plastic zombified Kaiser and Bismarck never ever, but the astronauts are really cool. There were a lot of gritty toys in the 90's and as far as I know Americans love zombies, I think the reason for this line failure is the lack of bad guys. You can see in the comics of the soldiers and the astronauts there's a main villain, but they never made a toy of him, shame his design was quite neat. >>540 >tfw even bootlegs were cooler because they had better toys to knockoff
Gormiti still exists in Italy.
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>>545 I didn't care for the original ones desu. I saw some of the new ones on Toys R Us and maybe other stores (?) , but since they had no knee joints, I didn't bother to get any. >Italy Any other interesting toy companies/line from there you know about?
>>547 >No knee-joints >Picture shows knee-joints >False advertisement elaborate anon
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>>550 That pic was either early stock photo or prototypes, the actual released figures had no knee joints and into the trash they go .
>>551 fuck, what a waste! With kneejoints those would have been totally decent. something like this happened to those Wakfu figures back in the day i think.
>>547 >>551 Yeah but they look like trash and they also don't look like gormiti to me and also the show is twice as trash the previous one.
>>556 The toys are lame, I've seen playline fashion dolls with more articulation than these playline action figures. Anyway, back to topic, what other obscure toylines do you know of?
>>558 The toys are good and fun, too bad America won't see retail release of these great designs.
>>541 I'm no /doll/ guy but these are incredible! Such fantastic designs - Dragon Queen and Wild One look are my favourites. Ogra is decent but what the fuck is up with Prince (extra) Kroma(some)? He looks like He-Man with a troll head. >the good and male characters were generic and so were the playsets Going to have to differ with you there, I think the playsets are interesting though the Palace of Gems could do with a better interior. >you would've expected that at least there would be a dragon for her to ride on Definitely missed opportunity there. >would've prefer...WWI soldiers Now that would've been something, holy shit. >I think the reason for this line failure is the lack of bad guys. I didn't think of that but it is definitely a big reason, especially when you consider the target audience.
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Although it isn't an obscure toyline, I feel the Hasbro 3.75" Indian Jones line is unfairly forgotten by many. I mean, it had almost anything you could wish for: -Decent, non-Kenner Indiana Jones figures -Fair amount of army builder figures -Nazi and Communist Russian soldiers (how many toylines have attempted this?) to please historyfags -Wide variety of figures that make great custom bait -Plenty of 3.75" scale vehicles from motorbikes to trucks -Articulated 3.75" horse -Each figure came with plenty of accessories -Articulation averaged at about 13 POA though many figures had 14 POA (not bad for a mass produced line aimed at children, and in 2008) -Sculpting was AMAZING on this line as almost all figures look like their on-screen counterparts (Hasbro's Star Wars 3.75" figures still struggle to look like their actors) -Solid playsets that have neat play features and still look good on display The only toyline that I've almost entirely completed, at least in terms of the figures. I will never not be mad at the fact that Hasbro released a mail-in crystal skeleton figure and when I mailed in all their stock of them had gone. It's been a decade and I'm still angry.
>>619 >I feel the Hasbro 3.75" Indian Jones line is unfairly forgotten by many I guess the reasons for that are: 1. 3.75" scale isn't as popular as it used to be 2. I could be wrong but to me it seems Indiana Jones isn't that much of a popular franchise. >>-Nazi and Communist Russian soldiers (how many toylines have attempted this?) to please historyfags No one would dare to that today for playline toys which is a shame. >>-Articulated 3.75" horse I gotta admit it was really impressive for it's time, even by today standards. It's mind-boggling me how few articulated horse toys there are, it's still mostly statues. It's like how the 5 PoA is still relevant to this very day, despite being long time outdated by all means one of the few bad things I would say about Kenner . >>-Articulation averaged at about 13 POA though many figures had 14 POA They used hinge joints for the hips though, shame. >I mean, it had almost anything you could wish for It's truly sad how playline action figures with vehicles and playsets are pretty much extinct. >>The only toyline that I've almost entirely completed Noice, do you have some of the vehicles and playsets too? I can't say that for any of my toys, at best I have quite a lot of stuff from the same line as I'm not completionist and try to keep my collection varied.
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>>622 >No one would dare to that today for playline toys which is a shame. Definitely. I find it funny that Mola Ram came with a human skull chalice, a flaming and still beating human heart, and a sacrificial dagger so that children can re-enact human sacrifices. When I look at today's toys I can't help but feel they've been watered down. >Noice, do you have some of the vehicles and playsets too? Only have 1 small playset (it's more of a diorama piece, really) and 3 small vehicles - 2 motorbikes and the horse. I'm not usually a completionist either but Indiana Jones was a big part of my childhood and these figures are very good. I think they were discounted on the shelves where I seen them so they were cheap enough to collect, otherwise I would've stuck to my favourite characters. I needed 3 figures - 1 of those was an Indy variant - to complete them. The only disappointing aspect of them is that they feel like they were statues that were cut and given joints. The sculpts are absolutely beautiful but sometimes they can hinder the range of motion of the joints.
>>651 >so that children can re-enact human sacrifices That's totally rad, I wish there were some Aztec playline toys..I feel like Playmobil would be great a choice for that, but I doubt they will have the balls to pull that. >The only disappointing aspect of them is that they feel like they were statues that were cut and given joints Bummer, to me it's only seems true for that hinge hip joints. >Only have 1 small playset (it's more of a diorama piece, really) and 3 small vehicles - 2 motorbikes and the horse Cool, nice collection you got there, anon.
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>>35 Man I really liked Gormiti figures but the cartoon was completely retarded, it turned me down really hard.
>>707 The toys had lore in the fucking papers that came in package.

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