I'm trying to track down a line of toys from the mid 1980's made by Arco done in the style of the Other World figures, but instead of fantasy, they are science fiction. More specifically, they are rubber bendy robots. The figures, I believe came with a small (robot) counterpart (not unlike the Other World's Mogs). I'm not sure if any of the weapons are glow in the dark.
My mom bought me a couple of these figures back around 1985 or so from a Kay-bee. I still have them, but stored away.
Rarely, if ever, do they show up on ebay. Usually when they do show up they are mixed in with a lot of other stuff (sometimes Other World).
I'm curious to know what the name of these are and any info on the line..
Last Edit: May 22, 2009 12:33:30 GMT -6 by 10incher
These look somewhat familiar, but whereas Other World classed as 'action figure' because they had steeds and a castle, these guys classify as 'bendy' in my brain's logic so I never picked them up. Bendies were all over the place in the 80s. I must have had a couple of these at one point in my life though, I'm sure of it.
I do know the orange guy came with the red and the yellow mini-bots. I also have a green one who came with the little white guy and another (I forget, but I think he's around somewhere). Each large one had two guns and a backpack.
Like Acroyear mentions, they don't turn up often and when they do it's normally in lots. I've seen the one you have a couple of times and I think one other.
The smaller robots were also available as bagful. They were each cast in a single color though. Most probably bootlegs of this line. I think I might have a couple of these at home. I often see them in Yard sale and flea market...
I know of them, and even have a couple, but no one has managed to put a name to them yet. They were sold carded in the early to mid 80's with two smaller non-articulated little robots, two weapons, a back pack and one of the larger robots pictured.
Post by spankweasel on Jun 6, 2009 15:24:19 GMT -6
This is the one I got, it's shown on the card. Third from the bottom, left side. I hope I find more. I'm not sure how rare this or Arco robots are. I guess I just got lucky. This came in a huge 18 gal tote I bought. I had this and Arco Other World Gaifand w/ saddle. The flaps on this one go up and it has wheels to roll along the floor.
Wow. I remember there wasn't a name for any of the figures. What the hell is a MUSCLE figure doing on there?! I don't remember mine coming with a MUSCLE. But then, it was long ago. Wonder if that playset exists...
Post by countzackula on Nov 22, 2009 16:31:32 GMT -6
Heh...had the same pack show above as a kid! Of course, not with a MUSCLE guy taped into the last slot. They were well played with. Lost one at home...another in a church bingo hall, and the bendy one just plain wore out!
Yeah, small world huh? I had a baggie of the single colour mini-bots (Robot Zone) as a kid. Even then I thought they were strange... most of my baggy dwindled away over the years but I know I have at least 5 or 6 at the parent's place.