Saturday, April 7, 2012

Unidentified: Plastic dino monsters

Cheap dino monsters caught in their natural habitat
This pink dino looks & feels like he belongs with these guys
What: Cheapo plastic beasts that look like what might happen if a dinosaur and a dragon mated. These guys seemed to show up everywhere when I was a kid--from vending machines to bags of figures sold at the dollar store. The paint jobs are crappy and the plastic feels super cheap, but I'll be damned if they're not charming little doofuses.

When: I'm thinking these were sold in different capacities for years (they probably still are somewhere), but I would have gotten these particular figures in the late-1980s through the mid-1990s.

Where: I remember these coming in playset-like bags of cheap figures that were sold in the toys sections at grocery stores and dollar stores. I am also pretty sure they used to be sold in toy vending machines.

Who: N/A

5 comments:

  1. The D&D Bullete, Rust Monster, and Owlbear came from those generic dinosaurs.

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    1. Cool, I remember hearing that there was some kind of D&D connection with these. I know I have a rust monster figure around somewhere too. Need to find that...

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  2. I have the grey guy and the green one that looks like a body builder have no clue what they are from.

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  3. You can still get these at Rite-aid. Awesome site sir, I keep seeing my childhood with every entry!

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    1. Thanks for your comment--glad you enjoy!

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