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    What are your five most favorite non-MOTU toylines for each decade?

    Excluding all Masters of the Universe and Princess of Power toylines, for each decade, what are your five most favorite toylines?

    We're talking 1980's, 1990's, 2000's. Feel free to add in the 2010's if you have enough. Oh, and children of the 70's, but all means add in 1970's.

    To get it started, here are my selections:

    1980's
    G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero by Hasbro
    Super Powers by Kenner
    The Real Ghostbusters by Kenner
    Rock Lords by Tonka
    Star Wars by Kenner

    1990's
    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by Playmates
    Marvel Super Heroes by Toy Biz
    Star Wars: Power of the Force by Kenner
    G.I.JOE: A Real American Hero by Hasbro
    WWF by Hasbro

    2000's
    Muppets by Palisades
    WWE Classic Superstars by Jakks Pacific
    Lord of the Rings by Toy Biz
    Marvel Legends by Toy Biz
    Star Wars (3 3/4" lines) by Hasbro

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    1980's:
    GI Joe
    Captain Power
    M.A.S.K.
    Go-Bots
    The Real Ghostbusters

    1990's:
    TMNT
    **** Tracy (Playmates)
    DC Super Heroes (Toy Biz)
    Marvel / X-Men (Toy Biz)
    Batman (the movie lines by Kenner)

    2000's:
    JLU
    DCUC


    Honorable Mentions:
    Hook (90's by Mattel)
    Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves (90's by Kenner)
    Sectaurs (80's)
    Transformers (80's)
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    1980's:

    ThunderCats
    G.I. Joe
    Battle Beasts
    Visionaries
    The Real Ghostbusters

    1990's:

    TMNT
    Marvel Super Heroes / X-Men
    Batman Movie / DC Super Heroes
    Star Wars: POTF
    Movie Maniacs

    2000's:

    Movie Maniacs
    McFarlane's Monsters
    Muppet Show 25 Anniversary/ Muppets (Palisades)
    Nightmare Before Christmas (NECA)
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    70s:
    best of the west
    star wars
    mego
    micronauts
    shogun warriors

    80s:
    transformers
    rainbow brite
    go-bots
    thundercats
    she-ra
    90s:
    tansformers
    power rangers
    star wars
    turtles
    cant think of 1 more

    2000s:
    dora
    transformers
    bratz babyz
    bratz kidz
    ssc

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    Lego gets an honorable mention for longevity

    80s
    G.I. Joe
    M.A.S.K.
    Super Powers
    (most other lines I only got a few to several figures from)

    90s
    TMNT
    Batman
    was a teenager

    00s
    DCUC
    Marvel Legends
    Doctor Who
    Star Wars
    Monster High (yes more 10 but I still get most of the others now)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wyldman11 View Post
    Lego gets an honorable mention for longevity
    Lego is a good one I forgot about! I really got into that in the late 80's/early 90's.

    Hot Wheels was also one my favorites, but I collect them here and there, never enough to crack one decade.

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    1980’s

    1. Transformers
    2. Star Wars
    3. GI*JOE
    4. M.A.S.K.
    5. Silverhawks

    1990’s

    1. Transformers (G2, Beast Wars, and especially Beast Wars II)
    2. GI*JOE (carried over from the 80’s)
    3. Stars Wars POTF2 (I don’t care if this stuff is already outdated I still enjoy the line)
    4. Batman the Animated Series
    5. Toybiz Marvel/X-Men/Spiderman (I think I still enjoy these Marvel figures more than the current ones)

    2000’s

    1. Transformers (Robots in Disguise/Car Robots and Classics/Generations/Universe)
    2. Star Wars
    3. GI*JOE (25th Anniversary)
    4. DC Universe Classics
    5. Indiana Jones (very short lived series but I loved the Indiana Jones movies)
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    80s:
    Star Wars
    G.I. Joe
    Transformers
    Blackstar
    Robo Force

    90s:
    Star Wars: POTF
    The Pirates of Dark Water
    TMNT

    00s:
    G.I. Joe: 25th Anniversary
    Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith
    Star Wars: The 30th Anniversary Collection
    Star Wars: The Saga Collection

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    UGH SO HARD...I wish there was an easy list somewhere. Ah well, I'll try my best off the top of my head:

    80's
    - G.I. Joe
    - Real Ghostbusters
    - Captain Power
    - Thundercats
    - Transformers

    90's
    - G.I. Joe
    - TMNT
    - Beast Wars
    - Toybiz Superheros
    - Micro Machines (started in the 80's but I didn't get into 'em until the 90's)

    2000's
    - MSiA (Mobile Suit in Action)
    - Xevoz
    - G.I. Joe Sigma 6
    - Transformers Cybertron
    - Marvel Legends

    2010's
    - Marvel Universe
    - TMNT (nickelodeon)
    - uuuhhh....well I'm kinda stretchin' it here, so perhaps I'll stop there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly View Post
    90s:
    Star Wars: POTF
    The Pirates of Dark Water
    I loved Pirates of Dark Water. I wasn't into the toys or cartoons at the beginning, but got an Ioz and Konk when they were on discount, and became a fan late. I remember getting up early on Saturday mornings (7:30am) to catch it on a small TV my mom had that got on the ABC Washington DC channel (I lived outside Baltimore).

    There were only two major travesties of that line. The ship vehicle was a joke. And no Tula figure! She would have been great in figure form.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alexx View Post
    UGH SO HARD...I wish there was an easy list somewhere. Ah well, I'll try my best off the top of my head:
    A good site to jog some memories may be Virtual Toy Chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The All American View Post
    I loved Pirates of Dark Water. I wasn't into the toys or cartoons at the beginning, but got an Ioz and Konk when they were on discount, and became a fan late. I remember getting up early on Saturday mornings (7:30am) to catch it on a small TV my mom had that got on the ABC Washington DC channel (I lived outside Baltimore).

    There were only two major travesties of that line. The ship vehicle was a joke. And no Tula figure! She would have been great in figure form.
    I didn't get heavily into the show or toyline until several years after it had ended. I wish there was more figures. Tula wasn't even planned for the scrapped Wave 2:
    http://www.he-man.org/forums/boards/...=1#post3046778
    She was probably the victim of the "boys won't buy female figures" thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The All American View Post
    A good site to jog some memories may be Virtual Toy Chest.
    Ha, I did use that actually! I just wish some site listed them all by year so I didn't have to track down the timeframes.
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    70's
    _Star Wars (Kenner)
    _Mego Super Heroes (Mego)
    _G.I.Joe Adventure Team (Hasbro)
    _Mego Pocket Super Heroes (Mego)
    _Corgi Jr Fantasy Cars (Corgi)

    80's
    _G.I.Joe ARAH (Hasbro)
    _Star Wars (Kenner)
    _Super Powers (Kenner)
    _Transformers (Hasbro)
    _Robotech (Matchbox)
    (80's honorable mention: Inhumanoids, ThunderCats & M.A.S.K.)

    90's
    _G.I.Joe ARAH (Hasbro)
    _Batman TAS (Kenner - Hasbro)
    _X-Men (Toybiz)
    _TMNT (Playmates)
    _Spawn lines (Movie Maniacs, Manga Spawn, Samurai Spawn, Famous Covers, The X-Files - McFarlane Toys)
    (90's honorable mention: Skeleton Warriors - D¡ck Tracy - The Shadow)

    00's
    _G.I.Joe 25th Anniversary (Hasbro)
    _Justice League & JLU (Mattel)
    _DCUC (Mattel)
    _Batman Movie Masters (Mattel)
    _Neon Genesis Evangelion (Kaiyodo Xebec)
    (00's honorable mention: Transformers Generations - Street Fighter - Invader Zim - Revoltech)

    10's
    _DCUC/Unlimited (Mattel)
    _Movie Masters Dark Knight/Green Lantern/Superman (Mattel)
    _G.I.Joe POC & 30th Ann (Hasbro)
    _ThunderCats (Bandai)
    _TMNT Classics (Playmates)
    (10's honorable mention: Transformers Masterpiece - Hot Toys DX & Movie Masterpiece)
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    70s
    Six Million Dollar Man
    Star Wars
    Worlds Greatest SuperHeroes (Mego)
    80s
    GiJoe
    Star Wars
    Transformers
    90s
    Gijoe Classic Collection
    2000
    Marvel Legends
    DC Universe Classics
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    1980s
    - Transformers
    - M.A.S.K
    - Bravestarr
    - Voltron
    - Sectaurs

    1990s
    - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    - Bike Mice from Mars
    - Inspector Gadget
    - Captain Planet
    - Jurassic Park

    2000s
    - Marvel Legends
    - DC Universe Classics
    - Buffy: The Vampire Slayer
    - Doctor Who
    - He-Man: MOTU 200X

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    80's
    My Little Pony
    Visionaries
    Silverhawks
    Voltron
    Bravestarr

    90s
    Pirates of Dark Water
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
    King Arthur Knights of Justice
    Fantasy Fillies
    Princess Gwenevere and the Jewel Riders

    2000s
    Movie Maniacs
    Sailor Moon
    DCUC
    Marvel Legends

    10s
    Monster High
    My Little Pony FIM
    DCUC
    Castlevania
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    1980's:

    * M.A.S.K.
    * Ghostbusters
    * Transformers
    * Voltron
    * Super Powers
    * Defenders of the Earth

    The Golden Age... *sigh*

    1990's:

    * TMNT

    Was the only toy line in the 90's (till about 1992) that had my interest ~ then I stopped collecting altogether.

    2000's:

    Nothing in this decade interested me enough except for MOTU 200X.

    2010's:

    * Voltron
    * Thundercats
    * TMNT (again!)
    Most Wanted MOTU Classics:

    *MotU ~ Multi-Bot/Tung Lashor *PoP ~ Angella/Mermista *200X ~ Roboto/Calix *Filmation ~ Teela Na/Lord Masque
    *Play-Sets ~ Snake Mountain/Fright Zone *Vehicles ~ Roton/Land Shark *Beasts ~ Night Stalker/Stridor

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    **I didn't have toys as a kid, so I will answer this based upon which toys I wish I had

    1980s

    ~Thundercats
    ~Centurions
    ~Transformers
    ~Voltron
    ~Star Wars
    ~GI Joe

    1990s
    ~TMNT
    ~Pound Puppies
    ~Micro-Machines
    ~Power Rangers
    ~GI Joe

    2000s
    ~Not really sure????

    2010s
    ~NECA Rocky Balboa figures
    ~TMNT Classics
    ~Ghostbusters Classics
    ~Voltron Classics
    ~Trash Pack Trashies
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    1980s
    -M.A.S.K.
    -Rock Lords
    -Transformers
    -The Real Ghostbusters
    -Visionaries


    1990s
    -Beast Wars Transformers
    -WWF (Hasbro)
    -X-Men (Toybiz)
    -Spider-Man (Toybiz)
    -TMNT

    2000s
    -G.I. Joe 25th Anniversary
    -Star Wars
    -Marvel Legends
    -Street Fighter (SOTA)
    -Doctor Who

    2010s
    -Doctor Who Classics
    -Lego
    -Ghostbusters Classics
    -The Outer Space Men
    -DC Universe Classics

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