Birthday Scavenger Hunt – Day 5: Transformers & Over-Collecting

Welcome to Day 5 of my Birthday Scavenger Hunt. If you haven’t looked over the details on how to play or how to enter to win make sure you check out Day 1’s entry.

Today’s walk down memory lane looks quite a bit different from the previous 4 entries but it really does reflect accurately my youth. While Star Wars was incredibly important to me in my youth, much like many other kids of the eighties Star Wars faded from my mind starting around 1984. The various mega lines of the decade captured my heart and attention. In varying degrees of completion, here are the numerous action figure lines I collected as a kid.

  • 1975 – 1985 – Adventure People (Fisher Price)
  • 1978 – 1980 – Star Wars (Kenner)
  • 1980 – Universal Monsters (Remco)
  • 1980 – 1982 – Star Wars – The Empire Strikes Back (Kenner)
  • 1980 – Mork & Mindy (Mattel)
  • 1981 – Clash of the Titans (Remco)
  • 1981 – Dukes of Hazzard (Mego)
  • 1982 – The Adventures of Indiana Jones (Kenner)
  • 1982 – 1987 – Masters of the Universe (Mattel)
  • 1982 – 1994 – G.I.Joe – A Real American Hero (Hasbro)
  • 1982 – M*A*S*H* (Tristar)
  • 1983 – 1984 – Star Wars – Return of the Jedi (Kenner)
  • 1983-1987 – GoBots (Tonka)
  • 1983 – Power Lords (Revell)
  • 1984 – Marvel Secret Wars (Mattel)
  • 1984 – 1990 – Transformers (Hasbro)
  • 1985 – Star Wars – The Power of the Force (Kenner)
  • 1985 – 1986 – DC Comics Super Powers Collection (Kenner)
  • 1985 – Battle Beasts (Hasbro)
  • 1985 – 1988 – MASK (Kenner)
  • 1985 – Wheeled Warriors (Mattel)
  • 1985 – Parasites (Matchbox)
  • 1986 – 1987 – M.U.S.C.L.E. (Mattel)
  • 1986 – Rambo (Coleco)
  • 1986 – Centurions (Kenner)
  • 1986 – Madballs (AmToy)
  • 1987 – 1988 – Silverhawks (Kenner)
  • 1987 – Sky Commanders (Kenner)
  • 1987 – 1988 – Starcom – The US Space Force (Coleco)
  • 1988 – 1989 – COPS ‘N’ Crooks (Hasbro)
  • 1988 – 1997 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Playmates)
  • 1988 – 1990 – Dino-Riders (Tyco)
  • 1989 – Computer Warriors (Mattel)
  • 1990 – Shadow Strikers (Kenner)
  • 1991 – Trash Bag Bunch (Galoob)
  • 1992-1995 – Aliens (Kenner)
  • 1992 – 1999 – Star Trek (Playmates)
  • 1995 – G.I. Joe – Sgt. Savage and his Screaming Eagles (Hasbro)
  • 1995 – G.I. Joe Extreme (“Kenner” Hasbro)
  • 1995 – 1999 – Star Wars – The Power of the Force (“Kenner” Hasbro)

This list again only covers action figures and does not include things like LEGO Space sets, Hot Wheels, 8-Bit Nintendo games, Micro Machines, Care Bears and the many other toy lines from the 80’s and 90’s in which I dabbled in. I also have, over the years, started collecting lines from this era but those are not listed here.  Now use the following clue to find where the image below can be found here on From4-LOMtoZuckuss.com.

Look for the page which features the “Rekenn Mecao Golnorochy”

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I tend to describe myself as an “over-collector”. As mentioned above I was interested in a lot of different lines growing up and in 2018 I’m really no different. Yes, I run a website 100% based on Star Wars toys but my heart still has a lot of room for other lines and properties. Today’s toy’s entering the prize box include some of my favorite properties I still dabble in today. Here is a brief description of each toy shown below:

  • TMNT 3-D puzzle – My son Finnigan and I loved the previous series and collected the figure line together.
  • Thor Mighty Mugg – This figure was provided by Hasbro and as I have read Marvel superhero comics since I’ve been in 6th grade I thought I’d add him to the mix.
  • Marvel Legends “Secret Wars” Comic-Pack – When Hasbro began making 3 3/4″ Marvel figures with their Marvel Universe line, I was 100% in but after a few years I just couldn’t keep up collecting both lines.
  • Capt. Kirk Minimate – I love Star Trek. Yes, I know but I do and I collected a majority of the Playmates line and still am working on completing the line.
  • Simpsons Burger King Toy – I have an affinity for fast food toys and for the first 5 waves of Playmates’ Simpson line, I am complete.
  • Baloo diecast from Tail Spin – I grew up loving Disney and Disney Afternoons was icing on the cake. My Disney game was strong when I interviewed to work for Disney which I think help secured my employment.
  • Transformers Bumblebee Rescue Bot – I still really enjoy picking up Transformers when I was a kid (as seen in the photo above). When Beast Wars dropped when I was in college, I fell in love with the line all over again.
  • Batman Begins Batmobile – I have an affinity for Batmobiles which began with Batman ’89 but I’ll be honest my Mom has a bigger collection than I do.
  • GI Joe Maskless Stormshadow – I had over 500 Joes as a kid. It was my number one love when Star Wars disappeared. I mailed away for this exclusive figure and Hasbro accidentally sent me a few extras.

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Good luck to all who play and thanks for joining in the birthday fun with me!

May the Figures be with you,

Jake