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What 80s toylines do you love?

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« on: November 20, 2011, 06:14:33 am »

So here's the thing. I love this place, but often with so many people being modern focused and me being vintage focused, it's tricky sometimes to find some toy discussions which tend to be up my alley. So rather than finding another vintage forum but having to deal with d-bags, I figure it's high time I was accountable and actually started some vintage toy discussions on here as I know that there's plenty of vintage love here to tap into.

So with that in mind, what are peoples' favorite 80s toy lines?
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2011, 11:34:08 am »

OK, I'll start.

Thundercats
Silverhawks
Secret Wars
Super Powers
AD&D (LJN)
Transformers
Blackstar
Crystar
Supernaturals
Buck Rogers
Remco Monsters
Robotech (just now getting into that stuff)
Infaceables

Also, you could start this in the Toys I Grew Up With thread as it is kinda dedicated to this type of thing.

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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2011, 11:39:26 am »

I am, of course, a sucker for Masters of the Universe, have several Thundercats and a couple of Silver Hawks, an almost complete Battle Beasts collection. And an almost complete TMNT (Hey, it started in 1988) Playmates collection.

Going into the early 90s I got a complete collection of Toxic Crusaders, a complete set of both Bandai collections of The Tick and a complete collection of WildC.A.T.S.

(everything without variants)

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 06:31:19 pm »

We had a fair selection of Transformers, Justice League, MASK and Masters of the Universe toys. I also had the full set of Voltron lions and pilots. The one line I wished for more of would be Centurions. That whole Mr Potatohead idea of plugging things into the main figure seemed awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2011, 07:12:45 pm »

I was out of action figure collecting by the time many of these great lines emerged.

My main collections were:

Mego Star Trek (all lost to me now, sob!)
Star Wars
Super Powers

I had a few MOTU figures, but only the very early ones.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2011, 01:39:42 am »

I was but a wee lad when my parents took me to the drive-in (remember those?) to see some film called 'Star Wars'.
My mother bought me the Luke in Tatooine duds figure the following week and I was in love. I can still remember when each 'new wave' came out and those card backs changed to show the new figures. By the time Jedi was out they were cranking out the figures.

Unfortunately it was towards the end of the line when I discovered my first comic shop and the treasure chest that was back issues. With allowances what they were I needed to choose, so packed away my Star Wars figures in favour of comics.
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« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2011, 05:12:23 am »

I saw Star Wars at the Drive-In too!!
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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2011, 06:18:49 am »

I used to have the 12" GI Joes with Kung Fu Grip and several Megos including Big Jim stuff which was really 70s stuff.

But yes,Star Wars was the big start for me too when it comes to Action Figures.Even though it started in the 70s it really hit it's stride in the 80s.So many good memories and so much cool stuff.
I also had the Buck Rogers[from the TV series]Action Figures and the original Battlestar Galactica Figures as well.
They used to all combine for epic battles.I mean Stormtroopers and Cylons,what an army!Unfortunately i kept them all in a Case and as i moved from House to House when i got older i left them somewhere and never saw any of them again. Cry

Love the Super Powers Figures too although i didn't discover them until many years later.Got a minty mint SP Batmobile as well as Batman and Robin.Also a Martian Manhunter of course,real prizes of my collection.
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« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2011, 09:03:13 am »

I grew up with the smaller GI Joe stuff and Star Wars.  I never had a lot of the figures, but I had enough.  I also loved the original Masters of the Universe stuff.  Both for play as the characters, and they also made up the bulk of toy wrestling federation.  It helped that they were already dressed as wrestlers. Afro 

I also had a fair amount of Transformers and TMNT when that 'toon first hit.
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« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2011, 07:54:26 pm »

Unfortunately i kept them all in a Case and as i moved from House to House when i got older i left them somewhere and never saw any of them again. Cry

Ouch! That hurts!

I used to keep all my Star Wars figures in the box that Castle Greyskull came in. To this day they are still there. Whenever I move house it's one of the main boxes I keep my eye on. Weird to think some of them are 34 years old now. Must dig them out and dedicate some shelf space to them.
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2011, 08:43:26 pm »

I collect:

Star Wars - have a complete set
MOTU - had a complete set; but Christian broke a few of them. cursing.gif
Thundercats - finally finished this thanks to an internet friend who gave me the Driller figure.
GI Joe - have most of them up until '91. Don't care about the ones from the 90s after that.
TMNT - have all the ones I wanted except for Scratch I think.

Those are the main ones.
Also have complete sets of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Voltron, Toxic Crusaders, Dick Tracy.
Still collecting Dune (need the Sandworm), C.O.P.s, Robotech; and Transformers (only the ones that came out in '84-85)

There're probably a few other lines I'm forgetting.
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« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2011, 01:49:55 am »

I collect:

Star Wars - have a complete set
MOTU - had a complete set; but Christian broke a few of them. cursing.gif
Thundercats - finally finished this thanks to an internet friend who gave me the Driller figure.
GI Joe - have most of them up until '91. Don't care about the ones from the 90s after that.
TMNT - have all the ones I wanted except for Scratch I think.

Those are the main ones.
Also have complete sets of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Voltron, Toxic Crusaders, Dick Tracy.
Still collecting Dune (need the Sandworm), C.O.P.s, Robotech; and Transformers (only the ones that came out in '84-85)

There're probably a few other lines I'm forgetting.

You and Stars could open an action figure museum
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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2011, 11:16:49 am »

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« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2011, 11:33:44 am »

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