TIMELINE: 1978, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1985. TOYS: DC Superhero cars, Golden Girl action figures, Karl May action figures, MOTU merchandise, Die Cast cars, Playmobil figures. MANUFACTURERS: Corgi, Mattel, Siso-Trend, Bburago, Inventive Concepts. COUNTRIES: US, Germany, Netherlands.
Shogun action figures came in various scales made from both plastic and die-cast metal. Licensed by Mattel in the late 1970s the figures were based on the Japanese anime show of the same period.
Captain Power was a sci-fi/action TV series that ran from 1987 to 1988 in the US and Canada. The toys (produced by Mattel) were noted for their use of clever audio and visual interaction with segments of the TV show. The show received criticism from a few quarters because of its ‘dark’ subject matter and promotion of violent themes’. A second series never made it past production.
Hot Wheels die cast cars, playsets and merchandise by Mattel
Post updated September 2018 with new images.