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  • boo 3 Jan 2013 14:39:11 11,733 posts
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    This has been bugging me all morning.

    I'm trying to remember the names of a couple of toy figures that were available, iirc, in the early 80's. They were roughly action man sized, and the 'goodie' was some sort of android, and the baddie was (I think) called Mutant.

    I'm pretty sure the goodie had interchangable arms, so you could add a water cannon and so on. He was clear / transparent in a Cortana stylee - can't remember what the Mutant looked like. Green, probably.

    I can't think what the goodie was called, and all my searches with 'Mutant' keep coming up with Teenage Mutant ninja Turtles'.

    Anybody remember what they were called?

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  • the_dudefather 3 Jan 2013 14:42:52 9,259 posts
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    Sounds a little like Inhumanoids

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  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 14:44:03 27,570 posts
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    Sounds like mer man

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  • neilka 3 Jan 2013 14:44:24 15,813 posts
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    Kramer vs Kramer
  • X201 3 Jan 2013 14:46:13 15,225 posts
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    8. Inhumanoids (Hasbro, 1986)

    http://www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/154921



    Edited by X201 at 14:46:41 03-01-2013
  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 14:47:40 27,570 posts
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    Nah its definitely mer man

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  • boo 3 Jan 2013 14:50:33 11,733 posts
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    Found them!

    It wasn't Android and Mutant, it was Cyborg and Muton!

    And I was about 10 years out. It was 1975!

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  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 14:54:24 27,570 posts
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    Mer man

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  • magicpanda 3 Jan 2013 14:55:50 13,324 posts
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    Is it Mer Man?



    Edited by magicpanda at 14:56:04 03-01-2013
  • magicpanda 3 Jan 2013 14:57:21 13,324 posts
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    It's in here.
  • mrpon 3 Jan 2013 14:58:29 28,694 posts
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    "Oh come on"

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • X201 3 Jan 2013 15:01:13 15,225 posts
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    boo wrote:
    Found them!

    It wasn't Android and Mutant, it was Cyborg and Muton!

    And I was about 10 years out. It was 1975!
    Pah, you should have had this, it was loads more fun.

    http://www.vintagetoyroom.com/review/feb2003Review.shtml
  • neilka 3 Jan 2013 15:02:38 15,813 posts
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    magicpanda wrote:
    Is it Mer Man?

    /forwards to Operation Yewtree
  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 15:04:35 27,570 posts
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    I like this picture of mer man as well. Though he has dropped his sword/corn on the cob.

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  • the_dudefather 3 Jan 2013 15:11:00 9,259 posts
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  • boo 3 Jan 2013 15:12:47 11,733 posts
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    I'm pretty sure it wasn't Merman.

    X201 - I'm sure there was a UK version of the 'Smash-em up derby' thing. Can't think what it was called. The truck looks familiar, but don't remember the VW Beetle.

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  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:15:11 8,284 posts
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    There was a transparent robot He-Man figure as well, that had clockwork cogs in the middle that went round when you twisted his waist.

    Christ knows what that one was called.

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  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 15:21:25 27,570 posts
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    That one was DEFINITELY mer man!

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  • mrpon 3 Jan 2013 15:22:48 28,694 posts
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    Am I doing it right?

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:22:58 8,284 posts
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    IT'S NOT MERMAN!

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  • X201 3 Jan 2013 15:23:33 15,225 posts
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    boo wrote:
    I'm pretty sure it wasn't Merman.

    X201 - I'm sure there was a UK version of the 'Smash-em up derby' thing. Can't think what it was called. The truck looks familiar, but don't remember the VW Beetle.
    Mine had the VW Beetle and the Red American Truck in it.

    Not sure what the name of the UK version was though.
  • Murbal 3 Jan 2013 15:25:25 22,039 posts
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    STUFF OF NIGHTMARES.
  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:25:35 8,284 posts
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    It was this guy: ROBOTO!



    His Geordi La Forge visor thing used to waggle up and down as well.

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  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 15:26:00 27,570 posts
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    Popzeus wrote:
    IT'S NOT MERMAN!
    Are you sure? Sounds like mer man to me.

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  • billythekid 3 Jan 2013 15:26:11 11,092 posts
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    Popzeus wrote:
    There was a transparent robot He-Man figure as well, that had clockwork cogs in the middle that went round when you twisted his waist.

    Christ knows what that one was called.
    Roboto


    http://www.he-man.org/collecting/toy.php?id=1253

    /damn too slow

    Edited by billythekid at 15:26:40 03-01-2013
  • X201 3 Jan 2013 15:26:11 15,225 posts
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    @boo

    Internet says UK version was Stock Car Smash*Up
  • Murbal 3 Jan 2013 15:27:03 22,039 posts
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    @X201 I had those cars (or similar) and I can literally smell the plastic now you've mentioned them.
  • boo 3 Jan 2013 15:27:15 11,733 posts
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    Thanks god they didn't do any Enemy Mine toys...

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  • Deckard1 3 Jan 2013 15:30:59 27,570 posts
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    Not Enemy Mine. Mer man.

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  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:33:24 8,284 posts
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    I love this site.

    I had all the really shit ones - Roboto, Buzz-Off, Tri-Clops, King Hiss, Leech... I don't know if I had really bad taste in toys or my parents were having a gigantic laugh at my expense.

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