Monster of the Day #1394

Toys have gotten significantly better since I was a kid. Amok Time does a nice line of 12 inch B-movie monsters, although they are a bit pricey. I don’t own any of them, sadly, although I do have Sputnik Supplies It Conquered the World figure sitting around in an unopened box somewhere. Anyway, things are a lot cooler since the old Mego days.

  • On the one hand, I agree. On the other, I sort of miss my Godzilla with the flame tongue and launching fist.

  • Eric Hinkle

    I had one of those along with one or two of the Shogun Warriors. Wow but they were great.

    And as for the Teenage Werewolf above, his parents should sue that kid’s dentist.

  • zombiewhacker

    “Anyway, things are a lot cooler since the old Mego days.”
    Sez you, Ken. MY G.I. Joe had kung fu grip! :)

  • Flangepart

    Mego Spidy…eating chips on the couch while Thor and Hulk get on his nerves. Ah, for the days of Twisted Toyfare Theater.

  • Gamera977

    If I’d had one back then he’d have ended up played with in the sandbox, half the small parts lost, the fabric ripped, and the paint faded. The adult type toys are cool and all but still I’d rather take it out of the box and play with it. They sometimes seem to me like the guy with the beautiful classic car he won’t take out of the garage because he doesn’t want to get it dirty…

  • Marsden

    I had the Mazinga that shot the missiles, before they made them part of him and didn’t launch.

  • Acethepug

    They did that with a LOT of toys from that era — the original Battlestar Galactica ships had similar missiles that launched, but after the claim (that was the story I always heard, no idea if true or not) that some idiot-child choked shooting it down his own throat, they were made to NOT shoot entirely, but merely move an inch or so while still staying attached.

  • Gamera977

    I remember those, my attitude at the time was ‘thanks stupid kids for ruining all the cool toys.’

  • Rock Baker

    I dunno. The 60’s gave us stuff like Major Matt Mason and Captain Action, the Marx stuff, Lionel’s space stuff, spy and war toys including the Johnny Reb cannon, etc. I was a kid in the 80’s, when stuff like Dinoriders and Robostrux were the order of the day. In light of those glorious days, the pickings are pretty lean in the current age, are they not?

  • Ken_Begg

    Well, yes, speficially I meant toys based on pre-existing properties, where they could never get the look of the thing correctly.