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 Post subject: New Horizons - blog by Lt. Clutch
PostPosted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:08 pm 
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By 1983, the Golden Age of action figures was up and running. Kids and collectors could choose from a plethora of genres ranging from science fiction, (Star Wars’ concluding chapter, Return of the Jedi would premiere in May) military, (Hasbro’s successful relaunch of G.I. Joe as “modern army” heroes) fantasy, (Masters of the Universe, Advanced Dungeons & Dragons) horror, (Remco’s Universal Mini-Monsters were still peg warming since their 1979 debut) and even westerns (Gabriel’s Lone Ranger and Zorro, Empire Toys’ Legends of the West) along with TV show and movie lines (Galoob’s A-Team, Kenner’s Raiders of the Lost Ark, Tomy’s Tron) and real life celebrities like Mr. T, who was marketed on his own alongside his A-Team persona. Even Magnum, P.I. made the cut thanks to LJN. Remco made a noteworthy attempt to cull material from various sources for their DC Comics lines Warlord and Sgt. Rock, which went beyond the usual knock-off stuff thanks to their comic book roots. Remco also developed The Saga of Crystar, which combined Star Wars and Masters of the Universe lore, following G.I. Joe’s lead by teaming up with Marvel for an accompanying comic series. There were oddities such as Dragonriders of the Styx which borrowed from Masters and AD&D’s fantasy realms but were produced in the 3 3/4 format which Star Wars had made popular.

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 Post subject: Re: New Horizons - blog by Lt. Clutch
PostPosted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 3:49 pm 
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Great, great blog. 1983. What a year.

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 Post subject: Re: New Horizons - blog by Lt. Clutch
PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:34 pm 
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I loved reading this as I was only 2 at the time.


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