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Spaceship toy help ...80s - 90s... what's the name?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by lilcurt, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. lilcurt

    lilcurt Standard Member

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    Ok so basically we had this toy when we were younger which we want to no the name of....

    It was a red spacecraft which has pull out escape/fighter pods under the wings (these pods where like round cylinder shapes, there were about 2-3 under each wing).... and a kind of land/tank vehicle which came out of the back hull of the ship. There were also small figures, micro size i think which could sit in all the vehicles etc.

    Sorry about the poor description but it was so long ago. Im gussing the toy was in the early 90's or mid to late 80's time period.

    any ideas....?
     
  2. Ed Selley

    Ed Selley AVF Reviewer

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  3. lilcurt

    lilcurt Standard Member

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    No, we came across that when first looking. It seems similar as in the figures are the same type.

    Thanks for help though mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Kebabhead Well-known Member

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    You could try searching here
     
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    avinitski Well-known Member

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    great website.

    i noticed John Candy was mentioned on that website and clicked his link, it says he died during filming of 'Wagons East in Mexico' but i thought he passed away during 'Cool Runnings'....google here i come!
     
  6. lilcurt

    lilcurt Standard Member

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    cheers mate
     
  7. Ed Selley

    Ed Selley AVF Reviewer

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    Nope- died during Wagons East. There are some shonky early CGI and many scenes with Candy's character facing away from the camera as testimony to it.
     
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    lilcurt Standard Member

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    bump
     
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    lilcurt Standard Member

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    Sadly its not any of these, thanks for the advice though people.

    It is most like the Micronauts ship out of the suggested.
     
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    Good description - looking at the images, and well done EvilJohn2 for the spot...
     
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    Ahhh manta force, theres a blast from the past


    quality. :thumbsup:
     
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    Haha I had mantaforce, I had the guddy and baddy ships. The guddys had a grey ship which looked like the one han solo flew in star wars. Brings back memories
     
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    Hi

    Can anyone help me identify what this one? (rubbish description). It was a space ship about a foot long, I think it may have made some electronic noises/red flashy lights, it has a push button at the rear to activate them, it was a tan/brown/grey colour. The front kind of slid off the main body to make a smaller sub-ship.

    There was no room for figures, it resembled something from Battle Stat Galatica, but I don't think it was licensed in any way.

    Sorry its vaugue, I have fond memories of it, mainly the lovely clunky noise when you slid the two parts together!!!
     
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    old thread... but someone kindly linked to it in another thread.
     
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    Just been flicking through that is that wolf in his pre gladiator days in the weightlifting section.Great memories looking through the toy section,thanks for posting eob.
     
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    great post

    zoids - i had loads of them, they were ace
     
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    Did it used to make different noises as you pointed it up or down? If so I had one when a kid but can not for the life of me remember what it was called!!!
     
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    Starbird...

     
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    That was the one although I can not remember the black detail on the back. The front bit came off and from what I remember if you shot something with the red lights you got some feedback to say you had hit something.
     
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    I had this one, with both you could play laser tag...

    [​IMG]
     
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    WOW! Thats it, I forgot it made those changes in tones, but its the one.

    :clap::p:love::laugh: made me smile seeing that.
     
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