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
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.
>tfw even bootlegs were cooler because they had better toys to knockoff