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Did anyone grow up in the 1980's? The "Other World" toys, and further 80's nostalgia.

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:44 AM
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A lot of people probably recall The Masters of the Universe action figures.
I still have my collection.

But here is a collection called The Other World, which I've almost forgotten.

If you grew from 1984 you might remember.

The whole storyline and fantastic creativity was much better than He-Man.

They were very much the poor child's He-Man.
I had almost the whole collection, but I gave it up when I donated old toys to an orphanage.

I wonder what they're worth these days?

Please see:
www.virtualtoychest.com...
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:49 AM
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Weird.I never saw those.

He Man
MASK
GI Joe
Stompers
Rough Riders
Transformers
GoBots
Star Wars


Ahhh........the good old days.........
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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I destroyed my Maximus Prime transformer when I was a kid if only I would have known it would be worth thousands of dollars. Not to mention my bro had a full on Millennium falcon with all the trimmings but mom sold it in a garage sale when he moved out for a buck. A FREAKING BUCK!!!!!!
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:50 AM
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i dont remeber the other world as such, but that two headed dragon on the link, i know ive seen them before...
all i remeber of the 80s is cabbage patch kids, my little ponys the capsela construction sets and my all time favorite armatron



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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lmao. Nothing good can come from this, but for some reason I can't seem to resist.

Not exactly sure where, but probably in some boxes in my parent's attic, I still have the Castle Grayskull, and a Purple Skeletor's Castle, that came with a microphone that was inside of a serpent's/snake's head. All it did was distort your voice, but for some reason, it seemed pretty cool lol.

P.S. I'm sure those aren't the exact proper names, but you may understand what I'm talking about lol.

I don't remember an 'Other World.


 
 

reply to post by sprocket2cog
I had an Armitron too.
That thing sucked though.
This may be hard to believe, but in the commercials, they made it look like a lot more fun than it actually was.
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:52 AM
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Megatron was a BAMF toy...........



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Lol forgot all about Armatron............



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 11:56 AM
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I think you have the evil castle - Snake Mountain.
That had the voice distorter.

It was twice the price of Castle Grey skull!

Image: cyberdrone.deviantart.com...



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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 12:19 PM
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I was a thundercats guy myself ....

had the whole collection...

thy too got sold at a garage sale...



I don't remember other world though...



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by halfoldman
It was twice the price of Castle Grey skull!

I didn't care about the price, that was my parents problem
,but yeah, that's it.
It's obvious why it cost more. You do not want to mess with Skeletor.

You take blondie. Ill take Skeletor, and we'll see which one makes it out of my backyard alive.


He stands alone ↑↑


 
I was trying to find a pic of the G.I. Joe, Cobra Command or something. I can't remember what it was called, but it was a big round thing. Doughnut shaped. Circle around the outside and hollow in the middle. It was pretty big though. Probably over a foot tall, and maybe 2 foot diameter.

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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Originally posted by sixswornsermon
He Man
MASK
GI Joe
Stompers
Rough Riders
Transformers
GoBots
Star Wars

Go-Bots. They never had a chance.
Too weak.



 
I can't remember exactly what I did, but I am sure I was right, and did not deserve to be punished. I just remember that there was something I did, around the time I was wanting this truck, that kept me from getting it.



I had completely forgotten about this gas station. This was possibly one of the best toys I ever had. I loved this thing. You could open up the mountain, the boulder on top would roll down and do some damage to the enemy vehicles lol. There was also some sort of gun underneath it. Actually, there were guns everywhere. Gas Pumps = Guns. Gas Sign = Gun. And it was all armored (eerr plastic).



The good ol' days.
Ok. I'm done now.
Kinda funny really. You started this thread about 'Other World' and so far, nobody seems to remember. I didn't even click on that link. I will now though.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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You can have skeletor ill take blondie
this blonbie!!!



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 12:48 PM
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double post....
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Now this was an advert that always made my heart beat faster!
I guess we only saw it a bit later in SA.

In hindsight I think it was not so much the attraction for the over-sized castle itself, but the way a normal family space could be transformed into a ghost-train ride, or fantasy world.
At that stage (1981) it was very much marketed as male toys.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 01:18 PM
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Kinda funny really. You started this thread about 'Other World' and so far, nobody seems to remember. I didn't even click on that link. I will now though.


No need to stick to that - so much nostalgia!
I'm not even sure how widespread The Other World was.
In SA we had boycotts and all kinds of issues.

They were also pretty crude plastic figures, made from a single piece of material on metal frame.
Often the best thing about them was the packaging.
It was such fantastic packaging.
And they looked so good in that packaging.
Once they were out of the box, there wasn't really much to do with them.

My ultimate experience of blasphemy was when other kids mixed their He-Man and Otherworld figures.

The Otherworld trolls looked best in the garden, in some magical flower-bed "forest".
Eternia was desert landscape, more suited to rainy nights in the living room.
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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 01:26 PM
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I wonder if David Icke played with these toys, because there are many reptilian humanoids in both.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by halfoldman
They were also pretty crude plastic figures, made from a single piece of material on metal frame.
Once they were out of the box, there wasn't really much to do with them.

These things are kinda strange. Those hands just aren't right.


They may be strange crude plastic figures, but I guarantee they could destroy this whole army of Go-Bots.




I'm not sure what my issue is with the Go-Bots, but I am amusing myself, and that's all that really matters.

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 01:56 PM
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Does anybody remember Lego Space?

Oh that was so cool!

www.childofthe1980s.com...

The way it worked with light against a dark background was fantastic.

Those little square green and red lights.

That angular 80's futurism.

It was sublime.



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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 02:10 PM
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I also really enjoyed Playmobil.

I had an Indian village with two tepees, and some cavalry, and I'd copy US television programs like Centennial.

Well, the poor Playmobil tribe always had to move from the good spot on the green carpet to the badlands around the couch.

It's actually possible to shoot a whole Western with these little fellows, and some tawny carpeting.

Here's a later version with a toddler and some very weird parents:





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