Galaxy Laser Team: the greatest gumball machine plastic toys ever cast


27 Responses to “Galaxy Laser Team: the greatest gumball machine plastic toys ever cast”

  1. Oscar Sanchez Santana says:

    damn!!! I remember them… a very foggy memory

  2. johne2 says:

    I had li’l turtle man there in a bright fluorescent green.

  3. Jim Saul says:

    Yep – I had those in other colors, too. Pure white, and pink, I think.

  4. Learethak says:

    Wow… just wow… I had totally forgotten about these, but I had them too!

  5. Matt Staggs says:

    I had some of these guys, but had completely forgotten about them. Thanks for this trip down memory lane!

  6. mongo bigmuff says:

    I am from Mexico City. I STILL have these somewhere. I remember that turtle guy, particularly.

  7. Steve Taylor says:

    Best thing about this photo: the R2D2 guy looks like an amp, and that makes the gun the guy behind him is holding look like a guitar -  and all of a sudden you’ve got the hardest rocking band in the plastic figurine universe.

  8. noah django says:

    the consensus at my school was that the martian gorilla guy was the cool one.

  9. Scott Elyard says:

    I love these dudes. They’re sort of recent thing for me since I never owned any, but I must have seen them on pegs in stores near the Gayla kites.

    I’ve always loved generic space men, and I’ve been collecting them for a while now, long enough to mount a full-scale generic space war. (Or I could mix it up a bit with the Dimensions for Children playset figures.)

  10. Andrew Singleton says:

    Pity you dont see this kind of awesome in gumball machinese these days. Well I suppose in japan you might but not here.

  11. jere7my says:

    Oh, is that what those things are! I’ve got a bunch in my Red Suitcase of Rescued Youth. Just pulled out a baker’s dozen.

  12. SpongeBorg says:

    Damn, just when I thought I was finished buying plastic figure s to animate.

  13. pupdog says:

    I always felt sorry for Ms. Boobsy McShortSkirt there – everyone else got a weapon of some sort, and she’s apparently, uh, holding up the console?

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Was she the model for Gwen DeMarco?

      Gwen DeMarco: Fred, you had a part people loved. I mean, my TV Guide interview was six paragraphs about my BOOBS and how they fit into my suit. No one bothered to ask me what I do on the show.
      Fred Kwan: You were… the umm, wait a minute, I’ll think of it…
      Gwen DeMarco: I repeated the computer, Fred.

  14. Warren_Terra says:

    I had at least four of the figurines above; I think I had more than one of some. Fond memories.

    Oh, and at the link you can apparently try to repurchase your (recast) youth if you’re so inclined.

  15. sdmikev says:

    I love those.  
    Reminds me when we lived in FLA for a couple years in the early 70′s.  We used to go to the Busch Gardens in Tampa fairly often and they had these machines that would spit out cast plastic toys in the shape of animals for 50 cents.

  16. Gyrofrog says:

    Wow, I had a bag of these, my grandma bought ‘em for me 33 or 34 years ago (from a Woolco, IIRC).  Mine were all pink, though.  At least one thing missing is the X-wing with the jet scoop under the fuselage.

  17. Noah Brand says:

    Huh. So I DIDN’T hallucinate those.

  18. dorkhero says:

    OMG! I had these, and I still have the X-winged F-16! It sits on my bookshelf between the Playmobil Vampire and a trophy for winning the Battletech Gunslinger event at Comundrum 2000…

  19. Sirkowski says:

    I had some of these. No idea where I got them. The robot was white and the and Flash Gordon wannabe was pink.

  20. Bucket says:

    Holy crap. This just uncorked a metric monkeyton of forgotten childhood memories.

    I had tons of those guys. I also had the Fookiee’s laser rifle, the human guy’s helmet & pistol, and Darth Knockoff’s sword in full-size. Well, kid-sized anyway. The laser guns were a serious classic sci-fi design, and they had flashlights in them that would turn on with a pull of the trigger.

    And the knockoff X-wing in a scale a lot closer to the figure size. It was really just an F-16 mold with goofy wings.

    Another blog about these:

  21. Jay CSC says:

    YES! I heard they were making them again. I gave two vintage figures to Jon Scalzi when he came to a signing here in MPLS:

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