I have to admit that I watched the show every week when I was a kid (with my parents). I remember buying a Roy figure at Zellers and while I was unimpressed with the inferior Mego-like body, I thought it was cool that his outfit had a real zipper. I didn't know that a firetruck was a part of the line until years later, otherwise I'm sure I would have been harassing my parents for it.
Love the old LJN lines. I have both versions of the Emergency figures and they share space with my SWAT guys in their headquarters. Tough economy out there.
It's not how hard you hit, but how hard you can be hit and still move forward.
Emergency is one of those shows that have a good place in my heart.
Mego...Re-Mego...It's all good!
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At some point I'll go after these, Rookies and SWAT.
WANTED: Boxed, Carded and Kresge Carded WGSH
Too bad it didn't really look like him.
I have always loved these. Still need to get the variants.
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I like toys.
Colonel Raines' Toy Chest
I loved Emergency and still love it. I didn't have the figures, but I did buy a naked AJ who came w/ a standard dark blue jumpsuit and the outfit from Emergency, that I put on my then naked Superman, and they were a team for awhile.
"Do you believe, you believe in magic?
'Cos I believe, I believe that I do,
Yes, I can see I believe that it's magic
If your mission is magic your love will shine true."
Of course, I love "Emergency!" However, I was born in 1974 and wasn't aware of the figures, the Squad 51 vehicle, accessory set and play-set until the early 1990's when I discovered them in Toy Shop magazine. If I would have been aware of them when I was a little boy, I would have been crazy about them. I did, however, have the "Emergency!" Placo play-set which included a helmet, bullhorn, badge and SCBA (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) a.k.a. mask and tank. Those along with the Fisher Price medical kit had me playing "Emegency!" most afternoons with Raggedy Andy as the victim.
By the way, I just so happened to watch two episodes of "Emergency!" last night, on DVD. I still love it (as if that doesn't go without saying).
Rampart, this is Squad 51. How do you read?