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    Motu inspired 5.5 toylines.

    Hi guys, I'm trying to make a list of all the vintage style MOTU and POP inspired toylines old and new.
    Any information would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks.

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    MOTU INSPIRED

    King Arthur and the Knights of Justice (Mattel)
    Blackstar (Galoob)
    Rocky (Phoenix Toys)
    Fuerza-T (Top Toys)
    Freedom Fighters (Sungold)
    Action Captain (Sungold)
    Galaxy Warriors (Sungold)
    • End of Time, Last Battle
    Galaxy Heroes
    Combo Heroes
    Combo
    The Boxer (Etoys)
    Fantasy World (Soma)
    Dino Fighter (Simba)
    Troll Fighter (Simba)
    Dino Warriors (Hang Yip)
    Defenders of the Planets (Sparkle)
    Two Faces Devil
    City Heroes (Solidco)
    Space Patrol (Solidco)
    • II Evil of the Space
    Lord of Insects
    Gargoyle Protector (Toy Things)
    Skull Force (Toy Things)
    Galaxy Fighters (Sewco)
    Speclatron (S&T Sales)
    Sun-Man (Olmec Toys)
    • and the Sun People
    Rulers of the Sun (Olmec)
    Hi*5 Sports Stars (Olmec)
    Earth Force (Pace Toys)
    Lost World of the Warlord (Remco)
    The Warrior Beasts (Remco)
    Conan (Remco)
    AWA (Remco)
    Pirates of the Galaxseas (Remco)
    Muscle Warriors (Tung Sing)
    Underworld Warriors (Tung Sing)
    Nightmare Warriors (MTC)
    Guerreros Del Manana (Golo-Plast)
    Turly Gang (Euro Play)
    Savage World (Funko)
    • Street Fighter
    • Thundercats
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Horror
    DC Primal Age (Funko)
    Son of Zorn (Funko)
    Zoloverse (Zoloworld)
    • Realm of the Underworld
    • The Warrior Beasts
    • Pirates of the Galaxseas
    • Slimed Drones
    • Flexors
    • Legends of Darkness


    POP INSPIRED

    Golden Girl (Galoob)
    Goddess of the Ultra Cosmos (Agglo)
    Butterfly Woman (Olmec)
    Beauties of Nature (Sungold)
    Galaxy Adventure Girl (Sungold)
    Galaxy Heroine (Tung Sing)
    Doncellas Del Manana (Golo-Plast)
    The Forgotten Warriors of the Universe
    Galaxy Girl (Wentoys)
    Weltraum Amazone (Wentoys)
    Galaxie Girl (Woolworth)

    Compatible Playsets, Vehicles, and Steeds...

    Dragons knights and Daggers (Imperial)
    Robots Lasers and Galaxies (Imperial)
    Monster Castle (Eberlein & Co)
    Tek Force (Catec)
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    Off the top of my head, fuerza t are straight up repaint/part swaps of the vintage figures, there's also galaxy warriors and speclatron, try typing some of those into YouTube also, as far as new stuff goes there's motu style mortal kombat figures and dc primal age (barbarian versions of batman, aquaman and the gang)

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    http://underworldfigures.com/

    A lot of these are re-imaginings of several different knockoff lines from the eighties. I have quite a few of them and they're pretty awesome.

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    Those are amazing, hadn't seen those before. I'm trying to understand, are they different factions under the same series?

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    Okay found this Tumblr. Simply astonished at some of the collection pics.
    https://knockoffcollector.tumblr.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Multi-Bot 2.0 View Post
    Those are amazing, hadn't seen those before. I'm trying to understand, are they different factions under the same series?

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    Okay found this Tumblr. Simply astonished at some of the collection pics.
    https://knockoffcollector.tumblr.com/
    Pretty much... Except for the Galaxseas skeletons they all almost use the same buck and some of them are modular, as the arms, legs and heads can be swapped with each other for new looks. They have shoulder stumps like vintage MOTU and ball hips like Funkos. Unfortunately they don't come apart like the new Origins, otherwise that could get *pretty* interesting.

    I stumbled across their site some time back and the first figure I saw was Grym the Executioner, and I thought he looked totally bada** so he inspired me to collect some of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Multi-Bot 2.0 View Post
    Hi guys, I'm trying to find a list of all the vintage style Motu inspired toylines old and new.
    I'm having trouble finding information.
    Thanks.

    So Far.....

    Fuerza-T (Top Toys)
    Galaxy Warriors (Sungold)
    Galaxy Fighters (Sewco)
    Speclatron (S&T Sales)
    Lost World of the Warlord (remco)
    The Warrior Beasts (Remco)
    Conan (remco)
    AWA (remco)
    Savage World (Funko)
    • Street Fighter
    • Thundercats
    • Mortal Kombat
    • Horror
    DC Primal Age (Funko)
    Zoloverse (Zoloworld)
    • Realm of the Underworld
    • The Warrior Beasts
    • Pirates of the Galaxseas
    • Slimed Drones
    • Flexors
    • Legends of Darkness
    There’s Son of Zorn, a two figure line by Funko based on the Fox sitcom that lasted one season about an animated barbarian reconnecting with his live action teenage son raised in the suburbs. That show was either too short or too long. It would have been a funny standalone movie but as a show I heard they didn’t really seem to have a direction until the end. Very “Adult Swim” in tone.

    Mattel also had a short lived 5.5 line in the 90s, King Arthur and the Knights of Justice. There was a cartoon tie-in and a video game about a football team transported to Camelot and forced to impersonate King Arthur and his knights. The Horde Slime Pit was supposed to be rereleased in the line and an episode of the cartoon centered around it. The figures themselves have a lot in common with New Adventures. Hinge/swivel legs and buttons on the back for action features. But the pose and proportions are straight 5.5. They had some nice vehicles including a new take on the Boulder Basher.

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    I remember the Arthur line, but for some reason it never occurred to me that they were the same build and scale as Motu.

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    The Knights of Justice is a favorite go-to 80/90's wacky children's franchise. When I use to explain to people they thought I was making it up.

    Question could Street Sharks/Extreme Dinosaurs be counted on this list? No doubt they were aping TMNT, but they have a noticeable 5.5 Mattel build especially with the legs. The entire line seems to draw a lot on past Mattel products, you could probably draw a line between the Hand Sharks and Boglins.

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    Thanks for the links Sgt.
    That Acromancer looks slick.

    As for Street Sharks, I always thought they were more in line with the hyper styled figure lined of the 90's. Alot of them only have 3 points of articulation, some are stuck in a certain pose, and boot to fin are a 6" scale.
    I don't know, what does everyone else think? I kind of figured if you look at it and think He-man it should go on the list.

    I'd also like to try and organize the list the bigger it gets. Possibly include release dates and main region of distribution.

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    Added a list for POP as well. Would really like to flesh this list out more. So any contributing info or suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Maybe Stone protectors?

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    The Rocky figures by Phoenix Toys.

    Rocket Rollers by Tyco.

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    Found this blog that's a tribute to female action figure lines, many of which look like they would display quite well alongside POP. There are tons of photos...tons.

    http://darah.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Videofox View Post
    Found this blog that's a tribute to female action figure lines, many of which look like they would display quite well alongside POP. There are tons of photos...tons.

    http://darah.com/
    Lots of figure lines there

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