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Offline Brian

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Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« on: September 25, 2007, 04:10 PM »
It seems like quite a few of us have interest in the toys (and cartoons they came from/with) from the '80s, and when those toylines get revived they seem to get a lot of attention in both this community and in other areas of the web.  Which toyline do you remember the most fondly - do you have a favorite, or are they all equal?  Just curious what some of your favorites are (outside of Star Wars of course)...here's a few off the forums here, feel free to add any others:

He-Man/Masters of the Universe
G.I. Joe
Transformers
M.A.S.K.
Thundercats
Go-Bots

There are others, and I guess you could include things like Super Powers and Secret Wars - but those are kind of more ongoing properties with the comics being out consistently for a long time now.  Anyways, which are your favorites?  I watched and/or had at least some of all of the ones listed above - and enjoyed them all, but I think that He-Man probably got the most play (and I seemed to get these more often as gifts as well).  G.I. Joe would be a close second - if not tied, and Transformers third.  I just never seemed to get a lot of Transformers for some reason, although I wanted them.
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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2007, 06:17 PM »
Wasn't around for the 80's, but here are some of my favorites...

GI Joe
Thundercats
Transformers

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2007, 07:03 PM »
He-Man
ThunderCats
Silverhawks
Tigersharks
Super Friends
Secret Wars
Voltron
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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #3 on: March 2, 2010, 02:18 PM »
This is more directed to the "toy" side of this, but I was just reading this topic over at AFI, asking for the "favorite toy line of the 80s".  This is pertaining only to non-licensed, company owned lines (so Star Wars, etc. isn't included), and specifically asking what your favorite was:

G.I. Joe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Transformers

Anyways, I thought it was an interesting topic, and was curious how some here felt.  It is all dependent on your personal opinions, of course, and many of us probably had some of all three - but what was your favorite?

For me, I had some of all three.  I probably had the most He-Man and Joe stuff, and just a handful of Transformers (mostly smaller ones).  Not that I didn't want more, I guess I just didn't get those for gifts as often.  For Joes, I had mostly figures and only a couple vehicles (Killer WHALE and some smaller things) - although I always wanted more.  For He-Man, I had quite a bit of things ranging from figures to both Greyskull and Snake Mountain, to things like Battle Cat and the Attack Trax.  Although I enjoyed all three, I'd say Joes were probably my favorite, with He-Man a close second.  Transformers were great too, but I can't say I "played" with those as much.

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #4 on: March 2, 2010, 03:15 PM »
I was a tad too young for SW stuff for whatever reason as a kid and only had a few things, but they're not on that list so...

My big two were G.I. Joe and Transformers.  I had gobs and gobs from each line too.  I remember Scorponok/2 triple-changer headmasters and the Joe Condor/Crusader Shuttle being my last of those two lines back in the 80's before things got wrapped up.  Sold those lines off in the 90's only to come back to them in 01 and 07 respectively.  Me and my buddies had a few He-Man figures, but we burnt them all up in a fire for some reason.  I never really cared for the figures, but I remember watching the toon quite a bit. 

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #5 on: March 2, 2010, 05:52 PM »
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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #6 on: March 2, 2010, 10:29 PM »
Hmnn...I watched a lot of these cartoons, but didn't buy much from the toylines.  I was mainly Star Wars, Lego Properties, and Comics.  I'd have to go with these from what I had:

Transformers
Battlestar Galactica
Go-Bots (I just used these as added Tformer characters)
He-Man/Masters of the Universe
Sectaurs
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Late 80's?)
Clash of the Titans

Funny that half of these are still around or coming back in some form 25 years later.
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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #7 on: March 2, 2010, 10:50 PM »
GI Joe/Transformers (more the former than the latter, but loved the Transformers toon).

I even won a contest (about the only thing I've ever won, haha) where if you called in with the "word of the day" first, you won a year's worth of toys from whichever brand you preferred.  I won all the GI Joe toys that year.  I recall it was how I got the Rattler, Water Moccassin, SHARC and other stuff.  Lots of figures, lots of vehicles.  About 50% were things I had and 50% were things I was giddy to get, so that was a cool time.

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #8 on: March 3, 2010, 01:00 PM »
Favorite Cartoons:
1. G.I. Joe
2. Transformers
3. Smurfs
4. Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends
5. Inspector Gadget

Favorite Toys:
1. G.I. Joe
2. Transformers
3. M.A.S.K.
« Last Edit: March 3, 2010, 01:13 PM by spiderpumpkin »

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #9 on: March 3, 2010, 01:07 PM »
There were Spiderman and Inspector Gadget figures back in the 80's?  Man, I missed out.
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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #10 on: March 3, 2010, 01:11 PM »
I was thinking what cartoons I liked the best back then.

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #11 on: March 3, 2010, 01:18 PM »
I was thinking what cartoons I liked the best back then.

Ah, I was thinking "Favorite 80's Toy/Toon License"   ;)
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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #12 on: March 3, 2010, 02:18 PM »
As a kid, hands down my favorite line was G.I. Joe.  My brother and I always had epic battles spanning across our entire basement.  He always bought the good guys, I always bought the bad guys - this made for some intense wars!

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Re: Favorite '80s Toy/Toon License?
« Reply #13 on: March 9, 2010, 03:30 PM »

G.I. Joe
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
Transformers


This is my list in order