The Fire Birds

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Jón Páll on October 23, 2018

    Likewise, Firebird-4 shares no relation with Colonial Vipers.

  • YesterdayIsNow on October 23, 2018

    Jon beat me to it.

    Are these considered rack toys? FireBirds 4 and 5 look sort of cool, but the others are sad at best. Hard to imagine any kid getting excited about the Space Missile.

  • Anonymous on October 26, 2018

    You'd be surprised, YIN.

    In the Flash Gordon cartoon series/ and animated movie, Ming The Merciless had a "Mecho-Mole" drill tank that looked exactly like the "Space Missile". I would have been an extremely happy Anon if there had been a Firebirds toy display at my local Child World. The mini Colonial Viper would have been an instant hit, too.

    Fairly certain a drill tank appears in The Superfriends show and, by now, I think we all know who likes Superfriends, yes?

  • YesterdayIsNow on October 27, 2018

    I think that sort of drill vehicle has shown up in many shows/movies. GI Joe comes to mind, and I think also the Incredibles movie.

    As for who is a Superfriends fan… Well, i'm certainly one of the faithful as well.

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