Saturday, November 15, 2014
Stone Protectors mini figures (Long John Silvers)
In the early-to-mid 1990s there was (rather inexplicably) a troll doll craze, which of course brought about a huge amount of new troll-related merchandise. Included in this was an attempt to market trolls to boys, via an action series called Stone Protectors. You're probably most likely to remember Stone Protectors from its cartoon, video game, or articulated action figures, but there was also an obscure set of mini figures released.
The minis were offered as kids meal premiums at fast food chain Long John Silvers. They're made of a MUSCLE-like plastic in a MUSCLE-like flesh color, with minimal painted details. I got the two pictured above as a kid and have always been partial to the guy on the left, who has a cool reptile/amphibian look about him.
I'm not sure how many were in the set, but the most I've ever seen together in one photo (below) is seven. This is not my photo--I grabbed it from somewhere a while back and can't remember where (if whoever took it reads this, please let me know so I can credit you).
Can anyone confirm whether or not this is the entire set?
Some of these guys are a bit goofy-looking, but then again they are based on troll dolls so I guess that's to be expected. All in all they're pretty interesting minis, and their obscurity makes them even more appealing.
What do you think? Do you remember these Stone Protectors minis or own any?