My love for the movie Infra-Man has been well documented. If you haven’t seen it, shame on you. This poster seems to come from a Post-Star Wars rerelease of the movie, and a friend of mine pointed out something odd about it. The people running? They’re from Logan’s Run. This poster swiped art from another movie. I love this sort of thing.
Inter-Changables were a series of toys made using the Mego Micronauts molds made by the two brothers who ran Mego. Seeing these toys on shelves in high school was like “second chance at childhood”, they hung around at my Toys R Us until the 1990s, when they vanished. I regret not buying all of them.
Speaking of Mego and Micronauts, this Kong was sold by Takara under license from Mego for the big-budget remake. I have such an affection for this movies merchandise, which is weird because I only watched it through last year.
I remember these, and I can’t remember what was better, the hijinx you could cause or saying “Squirt Balls”. I guess it doesn’t really matter.
Will wonders never cease in Italy? Why have I never seen these? Mattel made them. Agh!
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