Mattel hoped that they ahd the next Star Wars with Ray Harryhausen's second trip into Greek Mythology in 1981's "Clash of the Titans" . While the film was a hit at the box office, it somehow didn't carry over to the toy shelves. Mattel released only one wave of figures and cancelled other merchandise based on the film.
The 1981 Catalog highlights what was released and gives us a little taste of what was in store had the toy line taken off:
Aaaaaw maaaan! We were gonna get a playset! Rip off!
Speaking of Toys: If you live in the Toronto area this weekend, come and check out The Toronto Toy and Doll Show (click here for a $2 off admission coupon) at the International Center this Sunday, November 22nd. I'll be setting up there with my friends from vintagevideogames.ca to sell toys and DVDs, I'll also be giving away Mego Museum and Plaid Stallions trading cards in my booth. Drop by and say hi!
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