80/90's toyline: ziplines and spaceships

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  1. QuinJester

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    I could probably figure this out myself (and I will be trying to do so for the time being) with a few hours of searching, but hopefully someone here already knows the answer and can shorten my search. I'm looking for the name of a US toyline which involved zip lines and springloaded spaceships. I had two, one purple (which had the most vicious orange springloaded missiles I've ever had on a toy. You could seriously injure someone with those things) and one yellow that had a "coast guard" style lowering gimmick where the pilot could drop out of the bottom on a rope.

    All of the toys involved a kind of zipline gimmick where they would either shoot a figure or a small vehicle out along a string which you would attach somewhere in the room. This was from the late 80s/early 90s.

    If anyone has any insight, I'll be glad to hear it.
     
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  3. planetjacker

    planetjacker Critters burn real good. TFW2005 Supporter

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    This sounded familar so I did some searching. Try Sky Commanders.

    edit: beaten to the punch.
     
  4. QuinJester

    QuinJester T. Bison

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    Sweet sweet action. Thanks guys.

    I nearly lost a tooth to the Jackal Raider. They just don't make 'em like they used to.
     
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    atlianz TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yes Sky Commanders! I remember getting 2 Vector Commands one Christmas!!
     
  6. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    yuppers, although I must say that the loops that were at the ends of the ziplines didn't hold up over time. here's what I have left:

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  7. MnemonicSyntax

    MnemonicSyntax Rooks Gang Leader

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    So true. I know it's a separate toyline, but I launched one of the missles on the Centurions Jake Rockwell's Detonator and it pierced the drywall at a buddie's house!
     

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