Thursday, April 23, 2015

Battletoads (JusToys)



Battletoads
JusToys
1992

When we said in our prior post that we'd be back to look at more JusToys products, we didn't expect at the time that it would be right on the heals of our prior one. Let's just say that at this point we've begun the hunt for numerous JusToy items to add to our collection - So more will definitely be on the horizon.

Unlike Pirates of the 7 Seas, which we covered last time, people are very much so aware of the Battletoads line of Bend-Ems from JusToys, and they are eager to add them to their collections at any cost. Individual figures have sold for as much as $75.00 each! EACH!!!

 Pimple

The origins of Battletoads can be traced back to June of 1991 when it was released as a video game by Tradewest across numerous platforms - Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo Gameboy, Sega Genesis, Sega Game Gear, Amiga and Amiga CD32, respectively.

Garnering popularity almost overnight as the next best beat em' up game, the title went on to spawn a handful of sequels, Battletoads in Ragnarock, Battletoads in Battlemaniacs, and the highly popular Battletoads Double Dragon. Even an arcade version hit local arcades in 1994 - And the kids all ask, "What's an arcade?"

 Rash
JusToys developed only three Bend-Ems for the series; Pimple, Rash and Zitz. Pimple appears to be the most difficult to track down out of all of them.

Zitz

Sales of entire sets don't come along too often, and when they do, prices skyrocket. If this is the kind of toy you're looking to add to your collection, then you're going to have to diligently hunt, and patiently wait for the price you're willing to pay - Though be prepared to pay upwards of $250.00 to $300.00 for a complete set when it's all said and done.

Join us next time when we take a look at Mad Monster Party!

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7 comments:

  1. I like to think there is a special place in Hades, where people are forced to play the speeder sections of the first Battletoads game. I'm actually surprised by how many different games they've had. I never knew they stuck around that long.

    It's a shame someone like Playmates didn't pick up the property. I liked their Earthworm Jim figures, and these seem like they would be right up their alley.

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    1. That game in general is unforgiving. The speeder level is just the tip of the iceberg in terms of ridiculous hard sections. I remember playing that game with a game genie code that gave you infinite lives, and I still couldn't get past that speeder level.

      A full blown toy line from someone like Playmates would have been awesome, and a great opportunity for a TMNT / Battletoads crossover.

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  2. That game was so freaking hard! But those Bendies are cool lol.

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  3. I had no idea those figures were so expensive! What a shame.

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    1. Yeah, the price is a little ridiculous.

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  4. Dang, I never even knew these existed! I love Battletoads -- well, the arcade game, at least, and I need to play Battletoads/Double Dragon, which I hear is good.

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