So what seems like forever ago I wrote a post about all the childhood toys I missed now as an adult. Since I haven’t been able to come up with a topic that strikes my fancy lately I’m gonna do a continuation of that article now. Is it a cop out because I have writers block right now? You betcha it is! And on that note here we go!
Do you remember Starriors? Most likely probably not but I LOVED these things when I was a kid! The unique thing about them was the wind up weapon each character had, that and you could swap out parts with the other Starriors characters. They weren’t around for very long but I was lucky enough to have a few of them and this bad boy.
Deadeye was like the Omega Supreme of the Starriors line. If you don’t know who Omega Supreme is click here. Deadeye was cool because he was remote controlled! You pressed down on the pterodactyl things head once to make him go forward, twice to make him go right, three times to make him go left and four times to make him back up. He also shot little plastic discs out of his mouth. Why did he need the bird thing you ask? I’ll tell you even if you didn’t ask, because in the story line he was blind and Cricket (the bird) was his lookout. Kinda like his seeing eye dog if you will. Now that you know more than you probably ever wanted to know about Starriors, let’s move on to our next guest.
Wheeled Warriors were great because like Starriors you could change damn near everything on them! The wheels, the weapons, the driver you name it you could probably change it around! These guys even had their own cartoon show!
It kind of got lost in the shuffle between G.I. Joe, He-Man & Transformers but it was on briefly! Honestly as far as cartoons went this one wasn’t very good, yeah you had the young naive main character, the older experienced mentor character and then you had the annoying kid and goofy sidekick. Trust me when I say stick with the toys and skip the toon. Speaking of cartoons I’m sure most, if not all of you will recognize our next entrant!
Voltron was so freaking cool when I was a kid, I used to run home from school everyday to catch the next episode! But did you know there were multiple versions of Voltron? Three of them! Most people are familiar with the five lion Voltron but there was also a Voltron formed of three separate teams and one formed by three robots! Don’t believe me? Check this out!
and this too!
I was lucky and shrewd enough as a kid to have both the 5 Lion Voltron and the Team Voltron at one time but I always longed for that bad boy above. I guess it was just my longing to have the complete set but I never did. I also wish I’d have hung onto both of my other Voltrons but I was a dumb kid and traded them away, probably for more G.I. Joe’s. 😦
I know I’m focusing a lot on toys but Annette suggested I write about Transformers and I figured this would be the next best thing. But before I wrap this post I’ll write about something I miss that’s NOT a toy!
Thundarr the Barbarian:
This show was so awesome in it’s day! I haven’t watched it recently so if you go to YouTube and watch it now and it doesn’t hold up don’t blame me, I’m going off childhood memories here! Maybe one of these days I’ll do a post on the rise and fall of Saturday Morning cartoons. Sorry for the delay in posts but thanks for the suggestions even if some of them were a little off the wall! 😉 And as always thanks for reading!