Friday, July 11, 2008

The Metal Men

The Metal Men were a cool series of 3 3/4" diecast action figures with no back story. Heavily influenced by the Japanese, many of the characters had THX 1138 look to them.
I used to get them at the local hobby shop and like Matchbox MAC used to have make up everything as I played with them. I often wondered who they were, turns out they were anything I wanted them to be.

Check out the 1978 Zee Toys Metal Man Catalog.


7 comments:

rob! said...

that SkySled pose is...er, well...

JFStan said...

I had the Metal Man policeman and, yes, he looked almost exactly like the cops from THX-1138. I wish I still had him!

wurwolf said...

Sky Sled is presenting.

Dancin' Homer said...

I thought Metal Men were Micronaut knockoffs

Ian Sokoliwski said...

Because TV shows can make a deep impression on the minds and imaginations of children, it is wise for parents to choose programs that they consider suitable.

You know, I don't ever recall seeing such an honest statement with regard to anything. Ever!

That alone makes me want to pick up a few of these things!

chunky B said...

Hah, I thought these were Micronaut knockoffs too as a kid. Even though I had that space ship set and one of the army men, I remember them being a lot heavier than the die cast Micronauts.

Anonymous said...

thanks for this.

had these guys but never knew their back story. had always assumed they were robots or somehow part of the micronauts.

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