Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sleestak Attack

One of the cryingest shames of the 1970s were that a lot of cool TV shows never got much merchandise, take Land of the Lost for example. This was easily one of the most memorable kids shows of the decade and all we got were a few rack toys from Larami, some viewmasters, a Halloween costume (which I'll admit kicks ass) and a board game.

Nobody thought the Sleestaks were marketable? Heck nobody thought kids wouldn't buy a series of plastic dinosaurs with a "Land of the Lost" sticker slapped on them? I'd be hunting ebay every day for such a thing.

At least this bagatelle features some lovely graphics, kind of gives a glimpse of what a Land of the Lost comic might have looked like. Oh damn, that's another thing they should have made...

4 comments:

John III said...

Always did love that goofy show.

houseofoneculture said...

Ahhh...1970's kids TV shows are practically defined by a certain degree of lovable cheesiness. And as such, "Land Of The Lost" is definitely among the the most memorable!!

LOL @ that Safari Shooter game--ha ha! It looks so VERY primitive in comparison to how kids waste their time these days! Great post!!

DVC said...

I want me some Sleestak action figures, Stat!

Also, can't you just see the "Planet of the Apes" playset re-painted and with a few new figs and dinosaurs marketed and packaged as a "Land of the Lost" playset?

I know I can, and it gives me the cold sweats . . .

rob! said...

How did Mego not end up with this license?

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