Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Schwarzenegger / Commando Vintage 3 3/4 Figures

The Mandela Effect?Or something like It.I don't actually have any memory of these toys ,although, apparently , they released at the height of my childhood toy acquiring days.Diamond Toymakers was the name of the company responsible for producing these paramilitary half pints.They released In 1986 along with a six inch line of the same figures and sculpts.Playing with these for a little while on my toy shelf,I would have definitely dug them as a kiddo.The following MOC pics are not mine.I snagged them off of ebay to show an example of the carded figure.I'm looking at the packaging and wondering If I saw these at one point In my childhood on the Chuck E. Cheese wall of prizes.



Here we have Sawbones,John Matrix and Psycho.All sculpted differently ,standing at about the same height.What's strange about these figures Is their arms and head sculpts,which are made out of  a soft rubber.It works,but I still find It a bit odd.Actually ,Sawbones arms are hard plastic,so he might be the acception .I don't have any of their original weapons,but Joe accessories work well with them.The hand sculpts firmly grip onto most weapons.The figures sport 8 points of articulation,including a rotating waist.  








In this comparison pic,we have John Matrix standing next to  a  vintage Hasbro's Snake Eyes,the new Lanard Sam Jackson figure  and a Chap Mei Red Beret   


10 comments:

  1. Huh, everyone other picture I've seen gave the impression they were closer in size to Masters of the Universe. I didn't realize they were so tiny.

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  2. More like Masters of the Mini verse ,lol.Yeah,they're pretty small.Pocket sized for sure.

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  3. Pretty cool. Didn't know these existed. No figure of Sully?

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    1. No.Apparently stores thought the figure would be too popular,provoking black Friday like rushes towards the toy aisles to score their very own Sully figure.The blueprints for the Sully prototype figure are said to be buried somewhere along the Nile river banks.Erosion could have caused It to dislodge and float away into the rivers abyss.I know,It totally sucks :(

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    1. Then by all means ,feast your eyes on them now my friend ;)

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  5. I'm wondering if I've even seen Commando before... because I don't remember Psycho. Either way... that's a cool figure.

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    1. Right.I think we all would have remembered a hockey mask wearing thug with a mohawk.

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    1. Me neither.When John showed me pics ,i was puzzled as to what they were but knew I had to have them.

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