1980s toys that will not be reborn

io9's Rob Bricken digs out some really quite horrible toys from the 1980s that are unlikely to get the Transformers / Thundercats / Tron reboot treatment.

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  1. Bullocks! A Police Academy reboot is just plain inevitable.

  2. One of the i09 commenters mentioned that they forgot to include Arm Ants. Seemed like a stupid toy to me, but the commercial jingle still pops into my head sometime.

  3. Jorpho says:

    It's a pizza slice from Food Fighters, if you can't actually tell. Pizza can be tricky that way, amirite?

  4. this might seem unrelated but every-night i get down on my knees and pray to Jesus that michael bay will someday make a dino riders movie

    I loved the Ring Raiders as a kid. Not because of the rings - those were bullshit (and easily detachable) - but because back then, it was pretty much the only reliable way to get relatively well-made, cool-looking and most importantly cheap "play-size" miniatures of military jets, at least here in Germany.
    The Micro Machines line didn't get extended until the early 90s, when they started to produce their seriously cool lines of sci-fi/movie tie-in miniatures. But before that, it was either horrible cheap crap, or hobby kits - no middle ground except Ring Raiders.

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