MY COWORKERS THOUGHT I WAS OVER HERE CHOKING, THIS MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD!!!!
Glad you enjoyed it... although, perhaps I need to have Choking Hazard warning on future posts. It's a litigious world we live in. :-)
I thought the alien from Close Encounters was cool! 30 years later and I'm being oppressed for something that was so bendable, and could melt when placed on hot lamps. Thanks a lot.
The Horchak and the Ralph Malph are priceless. Probably worth a fortune on ebay
Dolls like Horshack and RalphMalph were simply civilian victims for my Joker,Penguin,Dracula, and Wolf Man dolls.When life hands you lemons,make lemonade,right?
Star Trek: The Motion Picture figures were still taking up space in my local toy store five or six years after the movie came out. I remember buying Lt. Ilia and trying to "customize" her with hair. I tried strands of corn silk... awful. I tried shaping dried Elmer's glue into a wig and coloring it with a black marker... it looked like Frankie Avalon's hair helmet. Eventually I gave up and let my little sister have Lt. Ilia... who promptly fed her to our cocker spaniel.
On the bright side...I wonder if any of these are worth some dough today for being so rare.
Captain Stubing and Grizzly Adams? Amazing! And awful. A whole lot of no fun.
The Ralph Malph figure is black! He looks like Greg Morris from "Mission: Impossible!" or "Vega$".
I'm amazed at how most of the "figures" on your list were made by Mego! Mego is, today, a word that evokes happy memories of childhood...unless you had any of these toys, of course. Not all lines can be World's Greatest Super-Heroes, I guess! Mattel is the second most-represented on your list, and they only had, like, 2 maybe!PS: Had a Mego Fonz AND his motorcycle. Sold them a few years back on Ebay and did quite well!
One Christmas I received Mego Batman, Robin and...Tarzan figures. Let me tell you, it took some imagination to come up with play scenarios involving those 3 characters. Another Christmas I received a Zira figure from Planet of the Apes. What does one do with a female ape action figure? Well, undress it, sure, but then what???
That's a "Richie Cunningham" figure on a "Ralph Malph" card..Al Bigley
Yeah you hated your parents then when you got these gawd awful things for Christmas, but think. If you had only SAVED them, they would be worth a small fortune now - kind of like that $20 savings bond your grandmother got you in 1975 which is now worth $21.75 (minus a reduction of 40% in purchasing power due to inflation).