Monday, July 21, 2014

Clash of the Titans (Mattel)

Clash of the Titans

Ever since Kenner struck gold with the vintage Star Wars toys in 1977, every toy company clamored to latch on to the next speculated big blockbuster Hollywood hit, and develop a toy line.  Unfortunately for most, it just didn't pay off.

Such was the case with Mattel's 1982 line of toys based on Clash of the Titans.  Despite the film being highly regarded as the reason most people today know of the story of Medusa and Perseus, and becoming one of the most noted sci-fi/fantasy films of its time, it wasn't really geared towards children, and as a result most kids didn't know or care about the toys.

The series only saw a total of four figures produced, and two "beasts".  The four figures included Perseus, Thallo, Calibos and Charon, while the beasts featured the infamous Pegasus and Kraken.  A second release of Pegasus would also include the figure Perseus, though both are simply a repacking of the single packed figure and beast.



Pegasus*Perseus and Pegasus

These days the Kraken beast is a difficult one to track down both complete and in the box.  Many loose pieces contain broken parts, and boxes are few and far between.  A complete Kraken beast with the box can fetch close to a thousand dollars, and is considered a "Holy Grail" for toy collectors.


The film remains a top cult classic feature to date, with the toys being more so collectible these days than when they were first released.  Mind you, this is no collection for the faintest of collectors as a complete sealed set can cost well over a thousand dollars, and again, that's if you can even find the Kraken.

Join us next time when we take a look at The Beatles Saturday Morning Cartoon!

Click "HERE" to go back to the home page. For more posts related to this one, please click the labels below.


All logos, products, names, and descriptions are the property of their respective copyright and trademark holders. No infringement is implied. Photographs and articles (unless otherwise noted) are copyright of The Toy Box, and may not be used without prior written consent. This website and its pages herein are designed for educational purposes only. No items shown are for sale.

Market prices fluctuate daily, and the prices as listed herein are not intended to be a set point, but rather a benchmark of where prices were noted at during the time period in which the article in question was written/posted. The value of any item shown here is always subject to change based on supply and demand, as well as seller/buyer preference. We are not affiliated with any buyers/sellers, and have no influence on prices set by secondary market dealers or individual sellers.