On a recent episode of the podcast someone asked if there was ever a Mike McShane figure released for the Robin Hood film. I was certain I had about a figure being made which used the Gamorrean Guard body from ROTJ. Looking for information about this I came across this article.
Post by mylittleponfarr on Nov 4, 2015 1:48:03 GMT
I do love those Robin Hood toys, even though the entire line has been cribbed from a bunch of other toys. Here's another good article that details almost all of the reused parts- you'll see that Robin Hood is basically a Super Powers Green Arrow (quite fitting, really...), and the Sherriff of Nottingham is less Alan Rickman, and more Lex Luthor crossed with a Robocop bad guy! www.actionfigureinsider.com/kenners-robin-hood/
There's also a ton of repurposing of the vehicles- the Bola Bomber & Net Launcher are straight remoulded from the little known "Bone Age" toy line, and the Robin Hood Battle Wagon is just the Ewok Battle Wagon (with a few bells, whistles, ...and, um, an Ewok Catapault) added. It's not all bad, though- most of the figures have undergone a bit of resculpting, and hot damn if that Ewok Village play set doesn't look 100 times better with proper tree canopies!
Post by mylittleponfarr on Nov 22, 2015 20:08:42 GMT
Oh, man, I'm having so much fun finding these! Here's Hasbro's cheeky entry in the "recycled toys" competition- the GI Joe Capture Cobra Mountain playset is a reworked Star Wars Battle Arena Geonosis playset
Why hey would I call it cheeky, since it's quite a heavy retooling? Well, if you swing the Joe playset around and look on the floor, there's a bunch of dead Battle Droids sculpted into the floor!
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