Legions of Power
Legions of Power! The good Star Legions versus the evil Tech Dynasty. The toys were a mix mash of part action figure, part knock off Erector sets. Most kids didn't know about them, want them or smile when they got them under the tree for the 1986 Christmas season.
To this day, they remain one of the most obscure toy lines from the era, with many kids now adults still having no clue they even existed. No surprise considering there was little advertising from Tonka, and of course the all important missing aspect, no cartoon. Sure, it didn't help either that it was 1986, and kids were big into the likes of Masters of the Universe, Transformers and G.I. Joe - All of which were backed by animated series.
However, as I give this line a nod now in 2019, I can't help but appreciate it more. The look and feel certainly could have fit in with the likes of Air Raiders or Sky Commanders. Not necessarily their stories, but definitely the overall design.
An interesting tactic on behalf of Tonka was their decision to include a mini comic with each toy. This was obviously an attempt to mimic the marketing style of Masters of the Universe. One came packed in with each of the fourteen vehicle assortments. What's odd though is there appears to only be four individual issues.
Star Legions In-Flight Command Vehicles featuring Lt. P.C.
Star Legions Land Rovers featuring Lt. Rob-Bart
Star Legions Prolon Pro-Techtors featuring Lt. Sadrick
Star Legions Space Fighters featuring Lt. Marker
What's up with all the Lieutenants?
Star Legions Strategic Enforcers featuring Commander Jeffron
Star Legions Strike Jet
Star Legions Swivel Tank
Even now, information on the line is severely limited in terms of Google searches. You'll find someone here and there throwing out a "Hey, I remember those," kind of post, but finding an actual checklist, or the toys themselves is a little bit of a challenge. I personally started digging into this line all the way back in September of 2018, so that there should give you an idea of how difficult it has been.
Tech Dynasty Commandos of Konn featuring Lt. Douglar
Tech Dynasty Bandit Bomber
Tech Dynasty Ground Terrors featuring Lt. Reighnor
Tech Dynasty Planetary Control Vehicles featuring Lt. Jondice
Tech Dynasty Power Masters featuring Commander Wartech
Tech Dynasty Space Attackers featuring Lt. Nimrod
Tech Dynasty Z-Tank
Nestle Quik Mail Away Space Capsule
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