Keep in mind The Brief-lived 1987 Motion Determine Line SUPER NATURES!? — GeekTyrant



There have been many toy traces within the 80s. A few of them have been fashionable, like GI Joe and Transformers, and there have been many others who, for some cause, did not fairly catch on. A few of the ones that weren’t highly regarded have been nonetheless actually cool Tremendous Naturals!

Tremendous Naturals have been launched in 1987 by Tonka, and so they ended up being canceled after just one wave of figures was launched. It’s kind of unhappy! I loved these figures. I’ve at all times been a fan of horror, whilst a baby I used to be in terror and fascinated by the supernatural, so these figures spoke to me.

The Tremendous Naturals motion figures had flattened chests and faces, and so they included a ghostly holographic sticker on these surfaces. These figures have been darker and extra sinister than most toys on the time for youngsters as a result of the hologram stickers revealed the characters as ghosts, skeletons, and mummies. There have been a couple of different hologram toys within the 80’s together with the Visionaries that got here out later, however I am going to speak about that line one other time.

I additionally beloved the packaging with the spooky forest backgrounds. I simply needed to personal these! They’ve been described as “Ghost Warriors with dual-channel holograms.”

The story behind the Tremendous Natura was instructed via the again of the packaging and so they additionally got here with mini-comics that got here with every determine. They have been a gaggle of hero and depraved warriors who have been sealed within the Tomb of Doom, solely to be launched lots of of years later. Like ghosts, these enemies are destined to struggle once more.

The heroes have been led by Lionheart and the villains have been led by Cranium. The six most important characters got here with a glow-in-the-dark weapon and a holographic defend. These figures additionally had a chest piece and a helmet that hides the hologram beneath. These bigger figures additionally got here with a field piece that clipped on the hologram and helmet, and so they appeared so cool when all of the equipment have been snapped on.

The smaller figures, which have been cheaper, have been referred to as “Ghostlings” and there have been eight of them. These hideously cloaked figures got here with glow in the dead of night swords and the plastic cloak might be eliminated. I owned a couple of of those figures as a result of they have been the cheaper ones.

It is the holograms that basically made the figures, although! That is what made them particular and that is the rationale why I wished them. The hologram artwork was additionally extremely detailed. A few of the designs included magicians who might rework right into a rabbit holding a high hat, which had a tiny model of himself contained in the hat. The evil villains have been a lot scarier, with the character Cranium, reworking from a bare-chested, one-eyed warrior right into a decomposing skeleton.

The toy line additionally included a sequence of automobiles and an motion toy. That playset got here with a detachable coffin that lay beneath a helmet-clad, cranium. The coffin got here with an escape hatch that may make any determine positioned inside it disappear, revealing a creepy ghostly hologram as an alternative. I beloved the macabre model of this line!

The explanation the toy line failed was as a result of the figures have been costly to make, and so they did not promote very effectively. It is a disgrace as a result of they have been very distinctive on the time, and so they stood out, at the least to me.



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