The 80s decade was an exciting era – no matter how embarrassing the outfits were. The toys of this decade were built to last and no short cuts were taken in the production process. Great toys like Cabbage Patch Kids, Micro Machines, Rubik’s cube, He-Man, She-Ra, Glow Worm,
My Little Pony, Strawberry Shortcake, Barbie, Smurfs, Mr Potato Head, Popples, Transformers, Atari, are just a few of the fantastic toys that kept us entertained during the 80’s. Whether you were a toddler, teen, or parent, reminiscing about these years is always fun.
Below is a few examples and photos of some of the toys we stock….
1980’s toys are a speciality of us so you will always find a good selection of these classics in our shops…
Voltron is the super robot of an anime series that features a team of Earth humans, known as the Voltron Force. The team’s individual vehicles join together to form the giant super robot, with which they defend the galaxy from evil.
Matchbox imported the Lion Force Voltron and Vehicle Force Voltron diecast toys from Popy of Japan in 1984. The company also released 6-inch figures of the Voltron robots (including the lesser-known Gladiator Voltron) that were more affordable, but lacked the detail level of their larger counterparts and could not separate into their component forms.
At the peak of the series’ popularity, Panosh Place released new Voltron toys, including action figures of the characters and a larger Voltron toy that could fit them.
To coincide with the 1998 broadcast of Voltron: The Third Dimension, the now-defunct Trendmasters reissued the Matchbox diecast Lion Force Voltron, with a few changes to the mold and a total of 17 weapons in comparison to the original’s sword and shield. Trendmasters also released the newer Stealth Voltron variant, as well as character action figures and the robots Voltrex and Dracotron.
Shortly after the demise of Trendmasters, Toynami acquired the Voltron license and released their Masterpiece Voltron toy in 2005. Boasting more detail and articulation than the previous toys, the Masterpiece Voltron sold for US$139 to US$149.99 at the time of its release. In 2007, Toynami sold an all-plastic version of the Masterpiece Voltron for up to one-third of the first release’s price (ranging from US$49 to US$60). For the 25th anniversary of the cartoon franchise in 2009, the plastic Masterpiece Voltron was reissued in a metallic repaint.
Starting in late-2011, Mattel will release toys for the new Voltron Force series, while its online collectors’ site MattyCollector.com will sell brand new toys for the classic series – including a 23-inch Voltron that fits 4-inch pilot figures in each lion.
Batman has no inherent superhuman powers. To compensate for this, he relies on “his own scientific knowledge, detective skills, and athletic prowess.” In the stories, Batman is regarded as one of the world’s greatest detectives, if not the world’s greatest crime solver.
In Grant Morrison’s first storyline in JLA, Superman describes Batman as “the most dangerous man on Earth,” able to defeat a team of superpowered aliens by himself in order to rescue his imprisoned teammates.
He has spent a significant portion of his life traveling the world and acquiring the skills needed to aid in his crusade against crime.
His knowledge and expertise in almost every discipline known to man is nearly unparalleled by any other character in the DC Universe. He is also a master of disguise, often gathering information under the identity of Matches Malone, a notorious gangster.
Additionally, the Batman has been repeatedly described as one of the greatest martial artists in the DC Universe; his skills in hand-to-hand combat are said to rival such notable martial artists as Lady Shiva, Bronze Tiger, and Richard Dragon. His batsuit also aids in his combat against enemies, having the properties of both Kevlar and Nomex. It protects him from gunfire and other significant impacts. However, Batman’s most defining characteristic is his strong commitment to justice and his unwillingness to take life, regardless of the situation he has faced. This unyielding moral rectitude has earned him the respect of several heroes in the DC Universe, most notably that of Superman and Wonder Woman.