Thursday, April 05, 2007

Release the Kraken!

The unintentional theme to this week seems to be "Mattel toys my mom refused to buy me". Clash of the Titans was at least a compromise, I was allowed to have Perseus and Thallo but not the uber cool Calibos or Charon because as my mum daintily put it "They look like hell!"

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

But no one EVER thought Perseus was gay.

rob! said...

Kraken was AWESOME. he'd be a great toy to fight my Super Powers Aquaman.

Swinebread said...

Yes, I wanted these too, and yes I didn't have any of them.

Hey, they are putting out a sequel of Clash of the Titans in comic form called Wrath of the Titans.

http://www.bluewaterprod.com/harryhausen.htm

Anonymous said...

had pegasus and maybe perseus! this movie needed a bigger helping of fantasy and less vultures, scorpians, and dogs! and caliban was not the coolest harryhausen villain ever. although there was alot about this movie i really enjoyed.

john said...

I had the entire line, which was awesome because the movie prompted my interest in mythology and D&D. I was bummed that they never released a Medusa figure, since she was my favorite character in the movie. I still remember my parents getting me the Kraken; they were really nice with fulfilling my little kid toy needs.

Lee said...

I recently got a really coo thermal longsleeve shirt of "The Sword of Aphrodite"! I was blown away! This is the movie that tweaked my interrest in Greek Myth. I'm still hunting for a Kracken and some replacement swords for my fellows I still proudly own. Also, the lunchbox was the most beautiful lunchbox I evr owned! I STILL have that as well!

Anonymous said...

The Kraken was the one toy I wanted more than any other but wasn't allowed to have... I also wasn't allowed any D&D or He-Man toys because they were "Satanic".
My brother wasn't allowed toy guns.

Now he's a soldier in the army and I make surreal horror art and practice occult magick... good going, mom and dad!!

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