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May 12, '09, 1:06 PM
Apologies for being vague before I even start, but I'm asking for a friend and I'm not really sure about the toy. Do any of you remember or know about a space toy where the men/figures have some sort of engine attached to them? When you put them in vehicles,the engine apparently propels the vehicle. It sounds like it might be easily identified, but I am not familiar with them. maybe from the 60's?
May 12, '09, 1:24 PM
I'm not too familiar with the line but isn't that how Major Matt mason toys work? I think he has some kind of powered backpack?
May 12, '09, 3:11 PM
Could it be Topper Toys Ding-A-Ling Robots (http://www.topperdingalings.com/)? They had a removable battery pack on their back that would power their mobile when you put them in it. They're from the late 60s/early 70s.
May 12, '09, 6:38 PM
I think Monsterramas right. Thats the only toy that came to mind that had a external interchangable power pack.
Billy blast off used power packs but they were built into the figure.
May 13, '09, 2:31 PM
The engine may have been attached. Like I said, it was described to me. My familiarity with Matt Mason is pretty superfluous but is definitely not Ding-A-Lings. I suggested those and he told me it was a strict space theme. Maybe Mason makes sense.
May 13, '09, 2:46 PM
I looked these up and I think its Billy Blast Off.
May 13, '09, 8:23 PM
Billy Blastoff was awesome. I think he was made by Eldon or Elgin in the late '60's. The space set was the first release. They also made a scuba set and some kind of fireman or construction set. Still have my old scuba Billy.
May 13, '09, 8:33 PM
Yeah I had the Space set and the scuba set.:cool_y:
May 14, '09, 11:37 AM
billy was made by eldon, 71 walking billy blast off is the hardest ones to find so is robot compaion, and Billy stuff is in demand. all i have left of my Billy is his TV camcoder.
May 15, '09, 2:25 PM
My wife also has a toy with an engine in her nightstand drawer that I can't figure out.
Pretty sure it ain't Matt Mason.....:muh:
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