Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Madelman 2050 Tarantula

The "Tarantula". Arguably, the most wanted vehicle in this line. Made by EXIN (better known for their TENTE building toys line and also "Castillos"), these toys picked up Hasbro´s G.I.Joe molds as so many other toy companies. But as some didn´t bring any novelty to the "game", this brand surely did. These figures could interact with the help of magnets. But we´ll elaborate on that when we review their figures.

Rare or rarest, it IS hardcore cool!

The Tarantula between some of their counterparts.

Catalog view. This mean looking vehicle is, in fact, a good guys machine!

Open cockpit. The space behind the pilot´s seat serves as a weapons and backpacks storage. Nicely done. The claws are spring-activated and are very strong.

These madelman figures are slightly shorter than 3 3/4" figures, although they fall under that very same category. As a result, not all joes fit in there, but most do.

This is an absolutely beautiful piece of artistic 80s-toy-design talent! Dated 1988, 21 years ago, a lot of us had a smile because of this "spider". How I miss that era.

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  1. Luís "ToneGuns" GalileuOctober 28, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    This tarantula is a cool vehicle, made me remember the skull thing from the Action Force line.

  2. Yeah... I have the whole line of the 2050 (including some non produced items) I have the same opinion: some figures looks like the Action Force line.
    Best wishes! (from Spain).


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