Monday, March 25, 2013

Demolition Man (Mattel)

Demolition Man

Both Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes were big names in the early 1990's, so it made perfect sense to "team them up" for the film Demolition Man. The premise of the film revolves around Stallone (the cop) chasing down Snipes (the criminal) in the present time. When things go wrong (we'll say that as to not ruin the plot for anyone), both men are convicted and sentenced to a prison of being cryogenically frozen.

Fast forward to the future where Snipes manages to escape, and Stallone is brought out of his status to go after him. Sprinkle in Denis Leary and a fairly unknown Sandra Bullock, a joke about seashells, explosions, violence and bunch of typical action film one liners, and you get the gist of what Demolition Man has to offer.

Mattel produced a line of toys to coincide with the film which found little success in toy isles. The majority of the toys comprised of versions of Phoenix and Spartan, and a couple vehicles. Coupled with the film really not being geared towards children, and the over saturation of the two characters could have been the driving force of toy line suffering as it did. The end result was the majority of items being shifted to clearance bins rather quickly.

Battle Baton Spartan*Battle Hook Friendly*Bazooka Attack Spartan*Blast Attack Phoenix
Combat Cannon Spartan*Cryo-Claw Tech*Flame Throwing Phoenix*Kick_Fighting Spartan

Bolajet*Fast Blast 442

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1 comment:

  1. Looking at some of those action figures and the bola-jet, I recognized many reused parts from the 1989 He-Man (New Adventures of He-Man) toy line. I would like to say that I think this toy line might have been more profitable using these parts, but it is based on a "R" rated property; not that it made any difference back then.


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