1978 Mattel Pulsar Catalog

1978 Mattel Pulsar Catalog

1978 saw the return of Mattel’s Pulsar the Ultimate Man of Adventure returned to I guess, fight crime with his non descript powers. This year he would be joined by his new foe Hypnos. While Pulsar sold well for a toy with no publicity other than his TV commercials, things were starting to fall flat for his look alike Steve Austin and Pulsar’s adventures would sadly end in 1978.
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  • Anonymous on June 1, 2011

    I snagged a Pulsar and Hypnos on Ebay a few weeks ago. Loving it!

  • Drive-In Mike on June 10, 2011

    Pulsar rocked. Think my mom got him for me when he was on clearance. I usually had him battle similar sized figures: Incredible Hulk, Six Million Dollar Man, Mighty Max and Stretch X-Ray.

  • Jeff on May 11, 2018

    Had this toy when I was 7, my friends and I loved it. I lent it to one of my friends. When he showed it to his mom she totally freaked out and asked where he got it from lol. ;p

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