Tuesday, June 12, 2012

80s Toy Awareness Month: Bone Age

Some of my favorite 80s toys are the smaller scale Kenner lines.  After the success of their Star Wars line Kenner began to make their figures even smaller with lines like Mask, and Sky Commanders.  One of the last lines that the company did like this was Bone Age.

The company was obviously taking a cue from the success of Dino-Riders from Tyco.  Bone age was a line with small (about two inches tall) cavemen that rode on the bones of dinosaurs.  The fossils are impressive.  They can be taken completely apart and reconfigured in any configuration, and can even be combined with parts from other dinosaur fossils in the line.  They each have a main form, which is the dinosaur they represent, and most of them have a "battle form" that is more of an attack vehicle.  the Triceratops' horns act as missiles and most of the other dinosaurs have some sort of projectile too.  This is one of the great features of 80s toys. . . projectiles!  Kids loved things that shot. . . or at least toy companies thought they did!


These are not toys that you see very often.  I have never seen one at a show, but you can see them on e-bay from time to time!  They don't go for a ton of money and you can get some good pieces for about $30 or less.

It is a line that is worth looking at especially if you like the other smaller sale lines that Kenner released in the 80s such as MASK or Sky Commanders, this finishes out that trilogy quite nicely!  If you get a chance this is a line to pick up for sure!            

Don't for get to share your 80s toys memories during 80s toys awareness month!  Also remember sign up for the competition and win some OMFG series one figures!








5 comments:

  1. I love this line! I did a post on my blog last January on the awesome t-rex I picked up for cheap.

    http://randomtoyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/01/bone-age-t-rex.html

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    1. Awesome. I really really like this line it is a great line, and the quality of the toys are exceptional. I actually opened this one, it was in the box when I got it. It is a heavy toy! the head on it is huge! really a high quality toy!

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  2. Oh these are cool and i don't remember seeing them before either!

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    1. Awesome! That is what 80s toy awareness month is all about. Talking about toys you may not know existed! You should look into some of these they are pretty fantastic.

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  3. I love this line! I have been looking for The Codus and thog set for many years now.

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