Sunday, September 30, 2012

Jonny Quest Real World JQ8 - Motocross Hadji and Island Storm Race

Released by Famosa in Western Europe, JQ figures came with (spanish) names for the 2 packs. This is "Serpiente Explosiva" Exploding Serpent.

Pack included Motocross Hadji and Island Storm Race.

MOC, Famosa/Galoob 1996. The difference (apart from the spanish writing) is the big sticker on front with the name of the set.

Included parts.

Figure: Motocross Hadji.That looks amazingly similar to a Michael Jackson head mold.

Figure: Island Storm Race (Guerrillero Race)

Big snake coils around figures.

Included vehicle: Motorcycle

With helmet on and nice looking pose there.

Race is equipped with a heavy machine gun with an ammo belt.

Also included, a big knife that can be stored in a sheath, and connected to the machine gun.

Spring-loaded rocket launcher with working and snapping bipod.

Race is extremely well-armed. Hunting snakes will never be a problem!

Status: Available

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Jonny Quest Real World JQ1 - Silent Storm Jessie and Night Stryker Jonny

 Released by Famosa in Western Europe, JQ figures came with (spanish) names for the 2 packs. This is "Mision Nocturna!" Night Mission.

Pack included Silent Storm Jessie and Night Stryker Jonny.

MOC, Famosa/Galoob 1996. The difference (apart from the spanish writing) is the big sticker on front with the name of the set.

Included parts.

Figure: Silent Storm Jessie (Jessie Tormenta Silenciosa)

Figure: Night Stryker Jonny (Comando Nocturno)

Bandit, Jonny´s Bulldog.

Flag, post and base assembly.

Included vehicle: Glider.

Glider included a free launching missile (not spring-loaded).

Jonny´s helmet included incorporated NV goggles that can swivel.

Makes a good looking set.

Jessie is a great little figure. Comes with a removable cape, a beautiful sword and great sculpting with great details all around. One of my favorite figures.

Status: Available

Friday, September 28, 2012

WWF Demolition Smash and Crush

1991 Demolition Smash with Demolition Smasher! and Crush with Crush Cruncher! (with Helmets) - Series 2 Tag Team

Entered the WWF in the late 80s with the looks of The Road Warriors. The muscles, painted faces and leather costumes. Captured the WWF tag team title three times and hold the records for both the single longest tag title reign and the most combined days as reigning champions (15 months). Their finisher was the Demolition drop, in which Smash held the opponent over his knee for an elbow smash off the ropes by Ax.

Figure: Smash. Mold date: 1990

Pull right hand to punch! Smasher!

Figure: Crush. Mold date: 1991.

Swivel the waist and Crush springs arm forward.

Articulated arm. Cruncher!

Each figure came with one "gladiator" helmet.

WWF Hasbro Tag Teams Series 2 set licensed by Titan Sports, Inc.

Status: Available 4 trade

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SOS Commandos - Green Eagle

Picking up the "Sonic Action Tank" post, where I made a reference to the SOS Commandos line due to the use of the head sculpt of the "majorette´s" figure, I now present you the SOS COMMANDOS helicopter.

The COMMANDOS version of the Terror Cópter "Bad Eagle". "Secret Wars' Doom Chopper & Turbo Copter are both recasted versions of the Defense Copter from Mattel 1975 line "Heroes in Action".Thanks to Androm3loS

MIB, Gulliver, late 80s. Made in Portugal

The included figure varied. the picture on the box is taken from the movie "Atomic Cyborg" / "Hand of Steel" (depends on country). Androm3loS

Fresh out of the box, there were 2 bags (helicopter parts and figure´s weapons), instructions and sticker sheets.

The helicopter already came with some of the stickers applied. In time (in a long time) the glue lost its magic and some came with missing stickers that probably fell off the box.

Included helicopter parts.

The main stickers sheet was printed in (not so) glossy paper, and most of the times, trying to stick them to the vehicles is a waste of time.

Green Eagle. For us 80s kids, this may mean Predator or Rambo III. Or A-Team or so many other cool memories.

Included figures with these helicopters had their legs spread. Since they are made from PVC, soft rubber, and put into the vehicles while still warm (yes, can you believe it?), they came with strange (not so) natural poses. BUT, Gulliver included the stand so the figure ends up looking pretty good.

Fully armed and ready to rock! Diamond Toymaker´Schwarzenegger Commando "Spex" mold.

Figure: "Tony Turner". Caucasian version of the presented on the back of the cards and boxes. It has a torso and lower body made of plastic, arms and legs made of rubber, and head made out of a harder rubber substance. Funny how these were so popular in Brazil and some other countries. Poor construction and yet the demand was high. Well, the golden years!

Included weapons. Holster, pistol, uzi and rifle along with the stand are the common weapons of the Commandos. The chest piece is original for each of the 3 different figures with holes on the torso piece.

Missile rack up and down.

This was a very well conceived vehicle by Gulliver, the Brazilian toy company (which was a considerable force in the 80s market picking up the G.I.Joe fever and launching this much appreciated - even with all limitations - toy line, SOS COMMANDOS). Mounted guns. Belly laser cannons (back in the 80s all vehicles had lasers...) pad´s rocket launcher, Gatling gun and antennas.

Good old days. I still remember when I got this chopper. And that is the kind of memories that keep me going on doing this. Great toy! 

"Secret Wars copters used a mold from the Defense Copter from Mattel 1975 line "Heroes in Action". Androm3loS

Outside gunner station! 

Transporting wounded personnel...

The 6 missiles are shot off the missile rack. 

Status: Soon on eBay! Email me for details.