Mutant Green Blob and the Green Machine

Today’s post title sounds like a cool name for some 70s experimental psychedelic rock band. No. The Mutant Green Blob is one of those gunge/slime toys that were all the rage in the 1980s and 90s, and The Green Machine is a pretty cool-looking three wheel low rider child’s bike from 1976. OK Mutant, show us what you can do!

Hale’s Mutant Green Blob gunge toy. 1988. UK.


It’s the hottest ride in town…

The Green Machine by Marx Toys. 1976. US.


Thanks for looking 🙂

14 thoughts on “Mutant Green Blob and the Green Machine

  1. For Tyeth

    Hello TVTA and Spira, WOW the Green Machine! I can reliably inform you that they were still being produced up till about 5 years ago. Mrs Tyeth’s friend has two kids and they have one of the modern day versions and I got to try it out. The thing is insane and fantastic for doing skidding and drifting tricks! Oh and I was about 38 years old when I tested it out (let alone being 8,9 or 10).

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      1. For Tyeth

        Hello again, the Green Machine is very “twitchy” and tends to oversteer, so the back of the cart tries to swing around faster than the front. Also the fact it only has one front wheel means you have to lean into corners when turning or you could flip. Once you get the hang of it though it’s more fun than a conventional Go-Kart or soapbox cart!
        Oh and always use a safety crash helmet and pads!

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        1. Spira

          Hi! Yes, you drive it like a motorcycle but you sit in a cart position. I guess it’s one of the things one buys for his kids but ends up having a blast himself 🙂

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