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 🙂
Trash Bag Bunch was a line of toy figures released by Galoob in 1992. The ingenious gimmick with these toys was that they came in special ‘garbage bags’ and you couldn’t see which figure you were purchasing until you got home and immersed the bags in water. The bags would then fizz and dissolve to reveal your figure.
There were 36 figures to collect – 18 Disposers (the good guys) = the filth-fighters standing for all that is clean, and 18 Trashors (the bad guys) = evil dump dwellers fighting dirty and mean. Figures included monsters, robots and alien creatures.
A Grip ‘n Dip Bagger playset was also released in 1992. Essentially a hand-operated crane enabling you to re-bag your trash figures.
The pictures below are from the 1992 Galoob trade catalogue. Click to enhance.
Trash Bag Bunch. Galoob catalogue. 1992.
Trash Bag Bunch. Galoob catalogue. 1992. Bad guy Trashors.
Trash Bag Bunch. Galoob catalogue. 1992. Good guy Disposers.
Trash Bag Bunch. Galoob catalogue. 1992. Grip ‘n Dip Bagger playset.