Monday, January 31, 2011

Monster Toys - Odd Ogg

Another monster based on those fabulous toys of the 60's.

Odd Ogg was a toy of the 1960's that was produced by the Ideal Toy Company. The ODD OGG was a half turtle and half frog and resembled a robotic version of this unique combination. Ideal Toy Company manufactured the ODD OGG in 1962. While ODD OGG might not be as popular as other toys produced by Ideal, such as Kissy doll, Tammy doll, or even the Magic 8-ball, it is remembered by many Baby Boomers to this day.

The ODD OGG came with four plastic balls and the objective was for the child to roll them directly into ODD OGG's center. If a child succeeded in doing this, the toy would roll towards them. If a child failed to correctly roll the ball into the underbelly of ODD OGG, then the toy would stick out its tongue and move backwards

Alas, there are no commercials available to show you the wonder of this guy in action, but here's the real Odd Ogg

Destroy All Simpsons

How the hell did I miss this when it came out?

Painted by the great Dan Brereton;
Homer as Godzilla
Bart as Minya
Chief Wiggums as Mothra
Barney as Baragon
Mr Burns as Rodan
Willie as Anguirus
Smithers as Manda
Apu as Spiega
Kristy, Sideshow Bob and Flander as King Ghidrah
And Marge, Maggie and Lisa as the Xians

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Monster Toys - Robot Commando

The latest of my Monster Toy pics - 1961s Ideal Robot Commando

This guy is further proof that they do not make toys like they used to. Think about it, 1961 and the thing throws bombs, shoots missiles and takes order spoken to it via an attached microphone.

Check it our in action

New Thundercats Toys!

I loved the old Thundercats cartoon, Hell my dad used to watch the cartoon even if I wasn't around. This here is a sneak peek at the toys that'll go on sale to coincide with the new Cartoon Network show and I couldn't give a rat's rancid bottom if the show stinks or not, I WANT ME A SWORD OF OMENS

Monster Toys - Hamilton's Invaders

In keeping with my old posts about the Great Garloo and King Zor, I give you Horrible Hamilton -

The Hamilton's Invaders was a 1964 series of plastic toys of giant insect type monsters, toy soldiers and vehicles. The toyline was conceived and marketed by Remco on television during the early 1960s, inspired by the giant insect genre that were popular from the 1950s, that were in reruns on TV.

A child could propel the giant insect toys via pull-string motors towards blue soldiers while counter-attacking with heavy motorized artillery and helicopters. Remco also produced a bug-eyed helmet and grenade pistol which the child could wear for total immersion in the play-acting scenario. It is not known how the name "Hamilton" was decided upon.

Parts to these playsets are rare, as the toyline was ended after a selling for a single season (the copyright on the toy packaging is 1964). It is believed that though popular with children, their mothers did not enjoy having moving giant insects in their home.

Items that were available were:
* Hamilton Helmet with Non-Shattering Goggles (silver and black variations)
* Chrome Grenade Pistol with yellow grenades - this pistol was also used in a green variation (with red grenades) for the Remco Monkey Division and Land of the Giants toylines
* Pistol - silver and yellow light-projecting pistol, also used in variations for other toylines
* 12 True Blue Defenders. They were a United Nations type light blue plastic 70mm toy soldiers dressed in late World War II early Korean War U.S. Army uniform. They came in 6 poses of a Master Sergeant firing a pistol, a buck sergeant with M-1928A1 Thompson sub machine gun throwing a pineapple hand grenade, one firing a M-1928A1 Thompson, one firing an M-1 rifle, one charging with an M-1 with fixed Bayonet, and one kneeling firing a Bazooka. The Blue Defenders in this set do not have a slit perforation on the base like the other figures provided with the vehicles have.
* Hornet Helicopter and 3 Blue Defenders
* Mosquito Jeep and 3 Blue Defenders
* Torpedo Tank and 3 Blue Defenders
* Spring Motor Beetle and 3 Blue Defenders
* Horrible Hamilton with Spring Motor
* Horrible Hamilton / Torpedo Tank and Blue Defenders
* The Battle of Horrible Hamilton - Horrible Hamilton, Hornet Helicopter and Blue Defenders
* The Battle of the Spider - Spider, Mosquito Jeep and Blue Defenders
* Battle of the Monsters Sears Exclusive - (includes both playsets above)

Here's some pictures of the actual toyline, man I want these

Monster Wacky Packages

A collection of monster related Wacky Packages stickers...cuz they're cool

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