Identify dinosaur exosuit toy

Discussion in 'The Toyark' started by Sanchimaru, Oct 9, 2016.

  1. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Posts:
    465
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    107
    Likes:
    +68
    Hello, fellow board members:

    Yesterday a friend brought a misterious toy he found at a used toys shop:

    [​IMG]

    It's a dinosaur exosuit with electronic lighting, and has guns all around its body.
    The figure inside is a monstruous humanoid, cast in yellow translucent plastic. The figure arms actually form the exosuit T-rex arms.

    I have tried to find information about it to no avail. Since it's a used toy, it came without any instructions or box.

    We found it funny that he is just like the titan masters Crashbash / Squeezeplay toy in that the figure's arms form the dunosaur arms.

    I would appreciate any insight on the identity of this toy, thanks in advance!
     
  2. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus 9 Great Demon Generals progress: 3/9

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Posts:
    10,447
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Girard, OH
    Likes:
    +13,972
    Ebay:
    No copyright info on the toy?
    If there's a copyright stamp, it should give you a clue.

    I wouldn't be surprised if it's some exo squad remnant.
     
  3. NemiMonkey

    NemiMonkey Whippin Dem Fungals

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2012
    Posts:
    10,746
    News Credits:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    307
    Location:
    NY
    Likes:
    +8,156
    That actually looks incredibly familiar.

    A shot of the figure inside might shed some light on things.
     
  4. kaijubot-uk

    kaijubot-uk Keep Running

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    875
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,520
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    • Like Like x 2
  5. shellformer

    shellformer @

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2013
    Posts:
    1,980
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +1,037
    Looking at this, I realise I had actually a lot of the vehicles. I wonder what happened to them.
     
  6. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Proud grandpa

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2002
    Posts:
    58,229
    News Credits:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    437
    Location:
    Rotterdam NY
    Likes:
    +58,762
    Ebay:
    That actually looks pretty cool.
     
  7. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Posts:
    465
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    107
    Likes:
    +68
    Wow, well found! Thank you a lot.
    So my friend somehow got his paws on an unreleased toy from a ninetieficated version (extreeeeme!!!) of the classic Johnny Quest show, which was sitting on the shelf of a junk toy shop in Japan, like it was some GIJoe leftover vehicle. WOW, just wow.

    He actually sent me more pictures to help identify the thing:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  8. IgnikaMarcus

    IgnikaMarcus 9 Great Demon Generals progress: 3/9

    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2013
    Posts:
    10,447
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    277
    Location:
    Girard, OH
    Likes:
    +13,972
    Ebay:
    Yup, there's the copyright stamp. Now that we know this is a Jonny Quest relic, that "96HB" clearly stands for 1996 Hanna-Barbera. No idea what company the other copyright is for.
     
  9. kaijubot-uk

    kaijubot-uk Keep Running

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Posts:
    875
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +2,520
    Instagram:
    Tumblr:
    Glad I could help.
     
  10. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Posts:
    465
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    107
    Likes:
    +68
  11. Faelon

    Faelon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2015
    Posts:
    1,376
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Likes:
    +659
    I was going to say, I think LGT is Galoob.

    Does anyone else think that 17" Shadow Slayer would make an awesome Robeast stand in for one of the die cast Voltron's?
     
  12. Sanchimaru

    Sanchimaru Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2009
    Posts:
    465
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    107
    Likes:
    +68
    By all accounts, the toy is perfectly operational, the lighting gimmick works and the figure fits inside without problems, and can hold the guns in his left hand. He didn't come with the backbone tail accessory that can be seen in the catalog at the questworld page, we have no idea if it was lost or broken, or if it didn't even existed at all, the toy was sold as it is.

    It gives insight of the level of cancelledness of this toyline, the toy was already made and ready to be sold. Even if the show was cancelled they might have earned part of the production money back by releasing them to the market.
     
  13. Baltan

    Baltan Space Ninja TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2004
    Posts:
    12,071
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Likes:
    +2,675
    The very same page kaijubot-uk linked says at the top that several of those toys were released in overseas markets, thus making a lot more sense how this guy was found used in Japan.