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skywarp408
2009-08-02, 01:11 AM
Anyone remember this?

This was a really underated toy line. The 5 part cartoon was good and the comics were decent. Anyways, I got the whole line here in picture and video.

Hope you like it.



http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t281/skywarp1985/002-19.jpg

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t281/skywarp1985/017-1.jpg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKRCjCD93rY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-iDlrZgxoI

Sir Auros
2009-08-02, 01:33 AM
Never saw any of the media, but we had one or two of the figures and The Hyve. We got that playset for like $7 at a Toys R Us in 1990 or 91. It was a really cool playset, and I wish we'd taken better care of it.

Savannahtron
2009-08-02, 04:56 AM
I had a lot of those toys as a kid. I think they were a passing fad for one Christmas season.

LKW
2009-08-15, 02:55 AM
Yes, the Sectaurs were pretty cool. Thanks mainly to our Dad, my brother and I got the complete collection. (They aren't exactly MIB like that very nice set in your first picture, skywarp 408. Besides the Hyve box, which it's all stored in now, I'd almost forgotten what the boxes looked like...) Sounds like you got a hella deal on the Hyve, Auros - that thing is huge.

I do have the Marvel comics, but I don't think I ever caught the cartoon. I do remember the toy commercials, though, ‘cause I thought they were rather cool. They told one story over twelve or thirteen parts, like an old-time matinee serial told in 30-second segments. It is a pity that the toy line only did last about one year – though the discounts were probably a big factor in my family being able to collect the whole thing….

Anyway, I agree with you, 408 – the line deserves more recognition. Thanks for the pics!

Halfshell
2009-08-15, 09:20 AM
This is what I love about the internet. Hang about a board like this long enough and somebody'll kick off a thread devoted to that one toy you vividly remember but have no memory of what the character or range was called, so have no real starting point for research.

Never knew there was actual media related to it. My curiosity can now be sated.

Next task: the action figures where the torso was cut away vertically and the front replaced by a hologram. I lurved them. Ghost something, spectral something, crazy truthsaying turtle something. Get on it, minions!

martyboy70
2009-08-15, 11:43 AM
This is what I love about the internet. Hang about a board like this long enough and somebody'll kick off a thread devoted to that one toy you vividly remember but have no memory of what the character or range was called, so have no real starting point for research.

Never knew there was actual media related to it. My curiosity can now be sated.

Next task: the action figures where the torso was cut away vertically and the front replaced by a hologram. I lurved them. Ghost something, spectral something, crazy truthsaying turtle something. Get on it, minions!

That would be Visionaries:Knights of the Magical Light.
The "goodies" were called the Spectral Knights.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visionaries:_Knights_of_the_Magical_Light

Another Hasbro line with a cartoon by Sunbow with voices by the likes of Cullen and Latta.
Like Sectaurs it only lasted a year but seems to have stuck in a lot of minds.

Halfshell
2009-08-15, 04:18 PM
That would be Visionaries:Knights of the Magical Light.

No it wouldn't.

Visionaries had holograms stuck on their chest and on staffs. Is that what I described? Nooooooo. :p

Entire front half of upper body is a hologram. With chestplates and armour that goes over it. I think one of them was a knight and had a gold lion-based chestplate and visor. It's possible they were meant to be ghosts.

Next!

Cheeky sod, thinking I don't know what Visionaries is. He'll be saying I don't remember MASK next.

zigzagger
2009-08-15, 04:26 PM
Entire front half of upper body is a hologram. With chestplates and armour that goes over it. I think one of them was a knight and had a gold lion-based chestplate and visor. It's possible they were meant to be ghosts.


Super Naturals (http://www.virtualtoychest.com/supernaturals/supernaturals.html) perhaps? I remember me and my brother had one, and your description seemed to fit.

Cliffjumper
2009-08-15, 04:37 PM
Beat me to it, but my link's funnier - http://www.redshirt.co.uk/toys/supernaturals/

Halfshell
2009-08-15, 04:44 PM
Yay! Ziggy wins. Cliffy a distant second. Martybot relegated and starts next season on minus 25.

I had Lionheart, Burnheart, Scary Cat and another ghost where I think the cloak was purple. Oh, and an issue of an actual proper comic as opposed to the pack-in-with-the-toy one a la MotU.

Huzzah for the intarwebz.

Sir Auros
2009-08-15, 04:53 PM
We had a couple of the Indian chief Super Natural figures because they were filling the dollar store back in 88 or 89.

While we're going off-topic searching for toys of the 80s, I spent about thirty minutes this morning fruitlessly trying to find these plastic barbarians I had as a kid. They were like plastic army men, but all these vikings and maybe orcs and there were definitely some weird little brown dragons in the pack too. Anyone have any leads?

Savannahtron
2009-08-16, 01:37 PM
I had the other ones Martyboy was talking about. I used to have this Castle game that came with blocks you set up and then there were catapults you would try to knock them down.

Seriously though, when Transformers came out, He-Man, GI Joes and any of the other toys were last place for my attention.

skywarp408
2009-08-18, 03:15 AM
Don't mean to get too off topic here, but i think the one Savannahtron was talking about was Cross Bows and Catapults?

Halfshell
2009-08-19, 03:50 PM
Beat me to it, but my link's funnier - http://www.redshirt.co.uk/toys/supernaturals/

IT IS YOUR NEW MISSION TO OWN THIS:
http://www.redshirt.co.uk/toys/super-robot-transformable-tomas/

Cliffjumper
2009-08-19, 06:48 PM
OH MY CHRIST THAT'S GOOD.

Sades
2009-08-19, 07:11 PM
Seconded!

That is the most awesome thing i've seen all day.

Ackula
2009-08-20, 06:51 AM
I had a ton of those Super Naturals, including a nifty playset that was like a sort of tomb/mausoleum. It had a casket you put the figures into and you flipped a lever or something and the bottom would drop out and the figure would "disappear", leaving behind a hologram in the casket of like...a warp tunnel or some such shit. It was awesome!

The toys I long for though, for years now, are Manglords. Anyone remember them? You just ripped the ****ers apart and stuck them back together. The main character looked a bit like swamp thing and came with a lava mountain playset with ooze and such inside it. You lowered him down in a cage. The others came in large eggs, most of them were dinosaur like creatures, but I remember at least two bipedal humanoid types.