Name that 80's toy

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  • boo 3 Jan 2013 14:39:11 12,113 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?
  • the_dudefather 3 Jan 2013 14:42:52 9,600 posts
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    Sounds a little like Inhumanoids
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 3 Jan 2013 14:44:24 16,956 posts
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    Kramer vs Kramer
  • X201 3 Jan 2013 14:46:13 16,390 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
  • boo 3 Jan 2013 14:50:33 12,113 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!
  • magicpanda 3 Jan 2013 14:55:50 13,708 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 13,708 posts
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    It's in here.
  • mrpon 3 Jan 2013 14:58:29 30,279 posts
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    "Oh come on"
  • X201 3 Jan 2013 15:01:13 16,390 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 Funniest Forumite, 2014 3 Jan 2013 15:02:38 16,956 posts
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    magicpanda wrote:
    Is it Mer Man?

    /forwards to Operation Yewtree
  • the_dudefather 3 Jan 2013 15:11:00 9,600 posts
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  • boo 3 Jan 2013 15:12:47 12,113 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.
  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:15:11 8,424 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.
  • mrpon 3 Jan 2013 15:22:48 30,279 posts
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    Am I doing it right?
  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:22:58 8,424 posts
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    IT'S NOT MERMAN!
  • X201 3 Jan 2013 15:23:33 16,390 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.
  • Murbs 3 Jan 2013 15:25:25 22,859 posts
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    STUFF OF NIGHTMARES.
  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:25:35 8,424 posts
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    It was this guy: ROBOTO!



    His Geordi La Forge visor thing used to waggle up and down as well.
  • billythekid 3 Jan 2013 15:26:11 11,657 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 16,390 posts
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    @boo

    Internet says UK version was Stock Car Smash*Up
  • Murbs 3 Jan 2013 15:27:03 22,859 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 12,113 posts
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    Thanks god they didn't do any Enemy Mine toys...
  • Popzeus 3 Jan 2013 15:33:24 8,424 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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