Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adventure 2000


I absolutely adored toys like Matchboxes "Adventure 2000" as a boy and  was really disheartened as an adult in the actual year 2000, none of their bold predictions came true. My Pontiac Aztek could not fly nor did I get any sort of laser cannon accessories.

You lied to me Matchbox!

7 comments:

Tex said...

I got The Raider Command from the Circus World, in Singing River Mall, back in 1980. Trivia--it was used by Judge Dredd in "The Cursed Earth Saga" (where it was called the Law Wagon.) It didn't survive to the end of that tale.

I had to go to Merrie Olde to get The Crusader. Tough toy, even with the twin plastic barrels; it survived Katrina!

Maybe Dredd should have used it in his journey across the Cursed Earth, yah?

Tex
(who has no memory of The Flight Hunter.)

Iok said...

Funnily enough, I was just about to share that same Dredd trivia...

I seem to recall they came with non-poseable ''army men'' style figurines, possibly cast in solid silvery plastic. I remember one guy who was bald and wearing a little half-cape...

Umbratikus said...

I had the winged car. In fact, I think I still do. I have to go digging around in my basement tonight now.

Iok said...

I need my eyes checking. Of course they came with figures, as you can see them in the photo!

David H. said...

that is one cool Matchbox play set! i used to love innovative toys with futuristic themes like that when i was a kid.

Lance said...

I still have these, sadly the missles have been lost over the years and the treads are brittle/broken now. There was one more in this line that was a four wheeled vehiclethat the sides flipped down and it had a missle launcher. Don't recall the name of it though.

Cyber-Wizard said...

Recently scored a Rocket Striker on eBay that came with a full complement of rockets. I was pretty pleased to finally fill all of the bays on mine. Now I just need that red rocket for the Raider Command.

The Judge Dredd story called the K2001 a Land Rider/Land Raider and the back half was dubbed the Killdozer.

Check out this link for most of the vehicle pictures from the Cursed Earth story.
http://www.cyber-wizard.ca/2011/04/17/judge-dredd-the-cursed-earth/

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