Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SOMA ninjas & wrestlers

Ninjas
Wrestlers

What: These stubby little dudes seemed to pop up everywhere back in the '80s/early-'90s heyday of little rubber guys. They're made of hard rubber and have painted details. They look a bit cheap, like something you'd get at the dollar store (and maybe you could, I can't remember), but that's part of their charm. I'm sure there are additional sculpts/variations beyond the ones I have.

When: The figures are marked 1986.

Where: U.S. (at least). I can't remember where I actually got these as a kid, but I'm guessing they were available at toy stores as well as variety stores and the like

Who: Produced by SOMA. I'm not sure if they're still around, but a search brought up this company. Possibly the same?

4 comments:

  1. Hi, I have come across what looks like the same figures with soma stamped on the bottom right foot but with no date. They are also all dressed like sports figures.
    1 baseball player
    1 ping pong player
    1 golf player
    1 basketball player

    I have looked for hours online trying to find out about them and cant find a single one if you could help or know anything about them I would be so greatfull. my email is

    thank you

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    1. Hey there--I know Soma made a variety of little figures like this, so I'd imagine they are just from some set they made that was sports-themed. Sorry I don't have any additional details to offer.

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  2. I Just Came A Cross Some Soma Army Men From 1987 At A Garsale By My House In Spokane .Wash For $.50 For 7 Of Them Good Fine.

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  3. i had all these figures when i was a kid. i still have a few mini weird ball toys

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