How many of these movie toys from the 1980s and 90s did you play with?
Netflix documentary series The Toys That Made Us has been a blast of nostalgic brilliance. There’s nothing Age of Dad enjoys more than wallowing in the plastic moulded glories of yesteryear. But while The Toys That Made Us has episodes dedicated to four of the biggest toy licences ever – Star Wars, Barbie, GI Joe, and He-Man – not every old school toy line is remembered as a generation-defining classic. Here are some movie toys from the 1980s and 90s that we also loved, but most grown-up kids have forgotten about.
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The Karate Kid
These figures had “Tri-Action” – twisty waists, choppy hands, and kicky legs – to stage decent karate punch-ups.
Figures also came with accessories to smash the shit out of, such as logs to snap in half or panes of glass to punch to smithereens. Disappointingly light on fences to paint up and down to car bonnets to wax on and off.
The Karate Kid action figures and accessories by Remco, via collector Jeremy DiBenedetto. pic.twitter.com/3H7HJWB7FQ
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