1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog

1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog


1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog

In the early 1980s, a gentle, gold-chained-covered giant came into our households and told us to read the bible and drink our milk and in doing so, captured our hearts. Mr. T was exactly what Reagan-era America was looking for, a straight-laced tough guy whose look hinted at rebellion.

The ensuing “T Mania” storm was hard and fast with merchandise pouring out everywhere, riding the crest of this was Galoob, who made one of their smarter decisions in capitalizing on America’s unlikely sweetheart.

1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog

Mr. T truly was everywhere during this time including Saturday morning and the cereal aisle.


1984 Galoob Mr.T Catalog

The 12″ Galoob Mr. T action figure would have given the Mego 12″ Hulk a run for its money. I especially love the Army and Fireman sets which remind me of Big Jim or Action Jackson

Galoob Mr. T action figure

Talking Mr. T is a logical item and I guess this is actually meant to be B.A. Baracus, his character from the A-Team? I love the kid’s expression here, he is channelling Kenneth Williams from the “Carry On” films.

Galoob Mr. T action figure

I could be wrong but I don’t think these Galoob Mr. T rag dolls were ever produced. So children didn’t get to cuddle up with him every night like they could with a Wrestler.


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  • DBenson on June 1, 2022

    In “PeeWee’s Big Adventure” the star breakfasts on Mr. T’s cereal; I think he even says “Pity the fool!” Don’t know if it was still on the market when the film was made, or was one more semi-antique to fill out the eccentric house set.

  • TRA on June 7, 2022

    I think there was a “sold separately” item, that was made for the Mr.T action figure:
    A yellow, Karate uniform/a yellow gi, for the Mr.T figure.
    Maybe accessories came with the Karate Uniform.

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