Top 10 Obscure 80's Toy Lines

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  1. Lord Bacon

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    I thought the dinosaucers figures were never mass produced?
     
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    cool list, brings back childhood memories. thx for sharing
     
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    sectaurs. . . . . WOW...

    a little fold in my brain opened up again! O.O
     
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    Oh god, food fighters, no not again.
    I guess Bardyard commandos were the 90's.
     
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    Thanks so much for that. It was awesome.
     
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    Have a starcon toy. Was debating how getting some more 2 months ago. You really think that dino-riders are obscure? I can think of some others that people have forgot. Like Inhumanoids .
     
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    I like the toys you listed, but me thinks maybe you not know what the word "obscure" means. :)  Most of those toys were staples of mine, and my friends, childhood. Not to mention they came with huge media backings - cartoons, animated commercials, etc.

    Again, cool list of old toys though man!
     
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    As far as I know, they weren't. It was one of my favorite toon's at the time, and I can't recall ever seeing the toys until a couple of years ago online.

    One obscure toyline needs mentioning too.

    SKY freaking COMMANDERS
     
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    FOOD FIGHTERS! I want one!
     
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    You have NO idea how long I've been trying to figure out what Sky Commanders were. All I had as a recollection was that one I had shot a very large, very pointy, orange missile REALLY hard. And that the launcher was purple.

    That's not the easiest thing to do a toy search by. And now I know! Woo!
     
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    Boned

    I am an advocate for it, I have loved them all my days, since I got my first one, back in the day, Bone Age, is more obscure then any of these, it was a Kenner product and had no cartoon, comic, or marketing, thus the canceling of the line.

    It was a fresh idea that slipped through the cracks at Kenner, and was very neat.

    All of the lines in this line-up were pretty much the popular toys that every one knows.

    Also, I still have the Sky Commanders stuff the small arm clip wires were a neat idea.

    My favorite thing were the backpacks, the smaller ones I have the and the, unfortunately I had the Track Patrol and Track projector, I used some parts when I was little for early "kitbashes" turned the seat into a johnny 5 robot with machine gun arms.

    I still have the Cliff Baxter, Flex wing pod, got it at flea market, Battle track projector pieces, my crowning glories are the B and D backpacks, with my Jack Reily and on my Rj scott figure, the green string on the backpack is still in fine shape and still reels in the D pack is very neat it rides the tracks.

    I never liked the bad guys I suppose, yellow was my fav color.

    Also, Air Radiers is pretty scarce as well.

    Long live CODUS and BUNT STONE CLAN.
     
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    wow. i only dont know abt 4 of those. im a nerd :( 

    and big ups to devilz, sky commanders was the bomb.
     
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    so much awesomeness in the 80's


    how come theres not that much diversity now?

    and by diversity i mean more gi joes riding giant THINGS with missiles. lol

    but seriously seems like now the only thing to buy is the "hot item" for christmas.

    but cruising down the toy aisle back in the day, you had it all!

    i always thought food fighters names were awesome. I used to draw em on my notebooks and make my own characters. I incorporated them into a fake video boxing game i made up called "Lunch Out"
     
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    To add to the list:

    Max Steel Robo Fighters
    Crystar
    Starriors
    M.U.S.C.L.E.
    Madballs
     
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    ... Wow I actually know of 6 of the 10 series, and had toys from 4 of those 6... And I'm pretty sure I have a Sky Commander figure lying around somewhere...

    Kinda makes me wonder why Asia (Singapore and the Philippines in particular) got their stuff so late. I was born in 1986 so I shouldn't even know about these...

    I don't know how obscure these are, but I'll just list them anyway:
    Defenders of the Earth (that show with Flash Gordon, Phantom and some magician)
    Bionic Six
    Robotix <- This show really creeped me out for some reason
    Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors
     
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    that cant be right. im from that region and those toys were popular during my grade school years, which was from 82-88.

    we got the toons, the toys, the adverts, everything.
     
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    Holy Shit.. Starcom!!!! I loved those toys. I had a bunch of them and could never remember what they were called.

    ** off to eBay **

    Anybody remember GUTS? They were the small military type figures. I think they were around an inch tall? There was even ninjas if I remember right. I've been trying to find those for a while now.
     
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    Obscure? These are classic 80's toys (except Dinosaucers since they never officially made the toys in the US - they did in Brazil though)! They may not be Transformers, but most had supporting cartoons, comics, etc.
     

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