As a child of the 80s I had some pretty excellent toys growing up. It was the heyday of real awesome toys that any kid could enjoy. To name a few we had Transformers, Thundercats, He-Man, M.A.S.K., G.I. Joe, Rambo, LJN wrestling figures, and many more.
With today’s release of the LEGO Back to the Future DeLorean, we decided to take a look at some 80s movies (and one from the 90s, thanks Drew!) that kids (or adults) would have loved a supporting toy line for.
Back to the Future
How cool would it have been to have a proper Back to the Future action figure line with a really happening DeLorean? You could have had the whole set of Radiation Suit Doc, 1985 Marty, 1955 Marty, Young Biff, Casino Biff, and the list goes on.
Escape From New York
Man, this would have been a really cool toy set that didn’t have to go overboard. Even if all that was made was a really cool Snake Plissken and maybe a vehicle I would have been happy. But, that would be leaving out the amazing cast of actors that filled the movie like Lee Van Cleef and Isaac Hayes.
Imagine busting open the packaging to your very own Highlander action figures. The series would have been a hot seller. You would get different versions of everyone. From Scottish McLeod to Sean Connery’s Ramirez! The line of toys would be rounded out by a gigantic Kurgan figure, complete with Silver Cup studios rooftop playset.
Big Trouble in Little China
Two Kurt Russell flicks on the list! Big Trouble was such a fun movie and it would have lent itself to some awesome figures back in the day. A movie like this was MADE to have a toy line accompany it. Plus, Kurt is wearing the coolest wifebeater of all time.
I would have paid my hard earned money for some awesome They Live! Figures. Well, I was a kid so my money wasn’t really mine. So I would totally have used my folks’ money to get me a sweet Roddy Piper action figure along with some of the exposed aliens.
A line Of Eddie Murphy figures
Hear me out. This one may be for the older collectors but imagine if you got a line of figures that represented each incarnation of Eddie Murphy from his stand up attire, to The Golden Child, Beverly Hills Cop, 48 Hours, Coming to America, and Trading Places. Now, THAT would have been something to behold. I would probably pick up an Axel Foley right now. Cue laugh: YEHRRR EHRRR EHHRRR EHHRRR
I’m pretty sure I don’t even have to explain this one.
Like these, but not 20 years too late
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