MADBALLS! New ones on the shelves, two decades later

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  1. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    I still have a bunch of my original Madballs, some of which have detereorated but for some reason, I still treasure those rediculous chunks of foam!

    I see that TRU has a few NEW Madballs, still produced by American Greetings (no longer under the "AmToy" name though)... there is a selection of about five including the baseball, the skull guy, the dude with the eyeball hanging, the mono-horned cyclops and the one with the partially exposed cortex...and at least one other that looks like a new mould (a replacement for the blue guy with the grimmace, I guess). There is no mummy nor eyeball guy unfortunately.

    Yes, I know their names but I wanted to spare those of you who might be bored or confused by them. ;) 

    The sculpts and paint jobs are far inferior to the originals and the designs miss the mark somehow... Looking back, I think the beautiful artwork (no joke) that went into the Cabbage Patch Kids set the bar high for gross-out kid toys... and without that standard, we get junk??

    That said, I am interested in picking one or two of them up. Does anyone know where I can find more information? I would love to know if the same folks are working on them, if Marvel will be putting out another comic (Har har har), etc.... these things were a fun part of the childhoods of some of us late 20's/early 30's folks.
     
  2. Smokescreen38

    Smokescreen38 Fight fire with smoke!

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    kenm2474 LORD DC TFW2005 Supporter

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    I am in on those!!! I Love that the eyes pop out when squeezed and fill with other eyeballs and spiders and such. Very Cool!!!!! Those bring back good memories. Man I wish I could go back.
     
  4. tentagil

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    Everything 80s is coming back. I loved Madballs as a kid. Had a complete collection of them and Garbage Pail Kid cards. At some point my Mom disposed of the lot of them though.
     
  5. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    dont need em, ive already got mad balls.
     
  6. domientius

    domientius Well-Known Member

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    I remember there was some sort of animated movie made in the 80s about this line. Or maybe just some short cartoon that went straight to VHS.
     
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    Well, we know ONE character name that won't be returning.
     
  9. Jedah

    Jedah Bring me sunshine.. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Ahhh man i remember those when i was young, i could never find any around here, have to try pick some up for sure this time around.


    :lol 
     
  10. Grimlock_13

    Grimlock_13 Reformed Geewunner

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    Hahahaha sweet! I always wanted Madballs as a kid, but my parents didn't like them and never bought them for me.
     

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