Thursday, January 24, 2013

Internet Heroes Unite! Help Me Identify These Mystery Toys!!!

Help me Internet Kenobi... You're my only hope! I have these four figures that I need all of my most powerful internet friends to help me identify! 


First up is this weird alien/mutant figure. He looks like he's melting, has a hole blown through his chest, his feet don't match, and he has a tiny skull growing out of its belly button. There are absolute zero markings on this guy. No dates, no company stamps, not even a "china". I would really love to know where he's from.


This Greek (I thought Roman at first, but now I'm going Greek) archer figure is another cipher.  He looks like he's from a cheap bag of roman soldiers, possibly included with a play set or something. Again no markings. Nothin'. Nada. Please tell me you recognize this soldier. I want to know where he came from. 

UPDATE: Eric Stettmeier of Toyriffic fame has given me a possible lead. He once upon a time found a Minotaur figure that matches this archer in style. Most likely from the same set or series of toys. He mentions it in the comments below, but there's a picture of it on his blog. Check it out! 


This is my most burning mystery. I've owned this figure for over 10 years now. I bought him at a yard sale. Again, no markings on him, but he's a bird-headed warrior figure. He's pure awesome. He also has a hole through his hand to hold a sword or spear or something. I suspect he was designed to ride on something else's back, because he cannot stand on his own, and well, look at that gait. I can't tell how old he is, or ANYTHING. 


This is a more recent find from Goodwill. I love his look and style. He feels retro (... 90's maybe?) with the collar and leg belt. He's more of a rubbery plastic than a hard plastic, and yet again, he has not one single indicating marker on him. I cannot even imagine what he could be from. 


Here they are in my "oddball figures" group, on top of my CD tower. Don't they look nice? I actually need to get my Simon Garth Zombie figure out of there. He's just not "oddball" enough. 

HELP ME INTERNETS!!! I desperately need to know where these figures came from!!!

I'll be back soon with more Goodwill Goodies! Until then, Happy Hunting!

11 comments:

  1. That last figure reminds me of the characters on the Buck Rogers TV show or at lest there uniforms. Any relation? I have no clue heck he could be part of the Black Hole movie or Space 1999 show. I will have to see if I can dig anything up on it and the rest.

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  2. I know this is no help....I haven't the slightest idea...

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  3. The blue alien MIGHT belong to a line that I had problems identifying a similar toy with:

    http://www.littlerubberguys.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=39388&st=25

    (Post #33 onwards)

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  4. Oooh, oooh, I know I know I know I know!













    No...wait. Actually I have no fucking idea.

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  5. I had a Minotaur once that matched your soldier. http://toyriffic.blogspot.com/2010/02/you-know-my-name-look-up-my-number.html

    I seem to recall someone somewhere telling me he was part of a playset from the nineties, but I don't recall much else, and that may just be conjecture. Regardless, I think I gave the Minotaur to Reis at some point, so maybe he looked into it deeper and knows more now.

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    1. Even just that picture of it... that's something new to go on. I can't find red plastic Roman (Or Greek maybe. I think he looks a bit more Greek now that I think of it. I've been searching both at any rate.)archer figures online ANYWHERE.

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  6. This site contains a lot of different Roman toy soldiers for sale:

    https://sites.google.com/site/armytoysoldiers/plastic-soldiers/roman-toy-soldiers

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    1. Still couldn't seem to find any good leads.

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