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A play item—often used by children—that has been created in connection to a fictional work.

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80's-90's toy line- fighters move along string [duplicate]

My brother and I got these for Christmas when we were kids- space-age fighter type craft that moved back and forth along lengths of string that were fixed to furniture or along walls. Each craft had, ...
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Can anyone identify this Decepticon toy?

My brother found this toy at a second-hand shop, but we weren't able to identify it. It has a Decepticon logo inside the round hole on the front (middle chest, in the robot form) and is most likely ...
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What is the first story to contain toys that are alive?

Stephen King wrote the short story Battleground in 1972. The story involves an assassin who kills a toy maker. The assassin then receives a package containing toys which then kill him. The short story ...
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Toy from a story about a boy and his friends who are very small and live in a tree

As a kid I had this action figure/toy of a boy with short red hair, wristbands and ankle bands. Made of leaves, as so is the rest of the clothing with a bandana on his head made of leaves with two ...
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Are these plush dolls based on a fantastical character or creature?

There's a picture of a plush doll that's making the rounds on Twitter: The tweet wonders whether they are antisemitic caricatures of Jews, which it definitely can be, based on the hats and long noses....
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What is this plastic toy?

I found this sci-fi model toy in my house. What is it supposed to be?
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Help identifying these toys/promo items

These items came in with some Buck Rogers items from the 40's/50's. I have no idea if they are related to Buck Rogers or are just trinkets from the era. A pair of rings, one says "Rocket Ship&...
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Was T-Bob inspired by astromech droids or something else?

One of the characters I remember most from M.A.S.K was T-Bob who always reminded me of R2D2. The page on fandom states that Wikipedia used to have a whole page for the character making the connection,...
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Why was Gloria Baker's Shark never released as a toy?

Wikipedia informs me that Gloria Baker's Shark — a Porsche 928 that could turn into a submarine — was never released as a toy, even though this was her main vehicle in the TV series. Considering that ...
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Demonic looking samurai action figure from Bandai made of sticky rubber that wore white armor from the 90s

I had this action figure in the 90s which I believed was manufactured by Bandai. It was a rubber samurai figure (it looked kind of evil, perhaps an oni in samurai attire) that wore a white armor. You ...
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Orange armored lizardman from old kids' TV show

I used to have this toy of an armored orange lizard- or dragonman with red eyes as a kid, I didn't even know where he was from, but it was one of my favorite toys cause I just loved his design. It was ...
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A short story involving discrimination based on size

I am trying to remember the title of a story I read as a kid. The story, set in the future, revolves around individuals that chose to reduce their size or have kids of smaller than usual stature ...
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Which of the original Kenner Star Wars vehicles were to the correct scale of the action figures?

The Star Wars action figures as made by Kenner in the late '70s and early '80s were on a 1:18 scale. In fact, though they were not the first to use the scale, their popularity established the scale as ...
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Was there supposed to be a treehouse in Frozen II?

The toy company LEGO has released a playset, 41164 Enchanted Treehouse, based on Disney's Frozen II film. The set features a treehouse with a zipline and Arendelle-related insignia, possibly ...
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Cartoon where a little kid controls a huge robot which used to be small toy using glove

I remember a poor kid (main lead) who can't afford that much studies which rich kid. He saw a toy and wants to play with it. The rich kid broke it and threw it away but he took it from the trash tries ...
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Double-sided action figure, early 80s?

Around 1983 or '84, I had an odd action figure. From the waist down it was basically a guy in an orange spacesuit. From the waist up, the figure was double-sided. One side was again the dude in the ...
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How come there aren’t any Mira Nova toys?

In case none of you have seen Buzz Lightyear of Star Command, Mira Nova is the female lead in it. She is the Princess of the planet Tangea and joins Buzz Lightyear’s partner team of Team Lightyear. ...
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A sci-fi-ish movie about toys coming to life I saw on TV when I was a kid

I've been looking for this movie for probably two decades - not because it's brilliant or anything, but just because I can't leave a mystery unsolved. It was a movie about a kid who loved toys and ...
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Weird blue and purple humanoid superhero keychain with "Z" chest emblem, X-eyes, and trident head

I have this weird rubber keychain. It’s from America. I obtained it around 2008. It’s kind of bendy, but bounces back to normal when you stop. Who made it, and what is this character called?
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Kids' science fiction, 60s or early 70s, moon worms

This was an illustrated children's science-fiction book I read in the early 1970s, but had a very 1960s feel (thinking back now). There were a couple of astronauts on the moon. Somehow they got into a ...
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Are these figurines from any recognisable franchise?

As a kid in the eighties, I used to play with these plastic space soldiers, lovingly painted by my grandfather. I just rediscovered them and immediately wondered if they're from an actual franchise, ...
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Does the First Order's "Heavy Scout Walker" / "AT-HS" exist in any official fiction (besides Lego sets)?

The "First Order Heavy Scout Walker" Lego set depicts this multi-legged vehicle participating in the battle on Crait from The Last Jedi: But this does not seem to match the events of the movie, and I ...
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Which Star Wars character is this figurine?

A friend was wondering if these were produced as cake toppers or custom made. I feel confident that the Scout Trooper is from the Power of Jedi line The other various troopers and Vader are less ...
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Is there a backstory to (the sci-fi portion of) Carrera's Strax toy line?

The Strax toyline by Carrera1 (or at least a part of it) used to feature futuristic cars in a somewhat otherworldly setting with purple rocks and high-tech-looking buildings. (As an example for what I ...
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Looking for the name of an anime character with spiky red hair and a big red robotic glove [closed]

Ok, so a couple years ago (5-6 years), a friend of mine had a toy which resembled a young boy with spicky red hair and a big, red robotic glove. It was from a manga or an anime. Who was he?
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Toy identification: Transformer knockoff - Big Blue Head

I know it's not a story I'm trying to identify, but it's the closest place I can find to ask. I'm trying to remember the name of a toy I had as a kid (in the late 1980s or early 1990s), and have never ...
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Teddy made me do it short story

I am looking for the title of a short story where a little boy kills his father because "teddy made me do it". The idea is the teddy bears indoctrinate the kids to behave correctly, but someone hacks ...
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Why was this Onslaught toy sold as Red Skull?

I'm wondering if Red Skull has ever appeared in a form similar to Onslaught's, in the comics or video games. Essentially, any media other than this toy: If so, that answers my question. But if ...
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What's the story behind the Spock helmet?

I came across this rather puzzling piece of Star Trek merchandise: It is described on the packaging both as an "Official Star Trek Helmet" and as a "space fun helmet". Its features include a "...
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Has Lego been mentioned or utilized in futuristic Sci Fi?

Please identify the first Sci Fi book or movie that mentions or utilizes Lego in its story line in a distant futuristic setting.
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(Space)ship identification

I just bought this miniature from my local comic shop. It was near some toy micro machines of Star Wars but I failed to find the ship by browsing the vehicles section in the Star Wars.com databank. ...
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Who is this goblin with a teapot on a stick?

I'm trying to identify this action figure. It is only labeled "Electronic Arts", leading me to assume it is related to a video game.
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What is the Funko Pop! Howard the Duck bobble-head holding?

The Funko Pop! Howard the Duck bobble-head is carrying some sort of brown rectangular object. Does anyone who is more familiar with the character than I am know what it is?
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Why did Hasbro's Combiner Wars Superion toy originally contain the Decepticon Dragstrip?

The original G1 Superion was made up of the five Aerialbots1: However, in the latest release from Hasbro, Combiner Wars2 Superion includes the Decepticon Dragstrip3 (in this image, the right arm): ...
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Was there a toy called "Harry Potter Concoction"?

I have scoured the Internet, but I can't find any evidence of a toy called "Harry Potter Concoction". I have a vivid memory of a commercial that had a song with a low, deep voice and the lyrics: ...
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What movie/series is this toy from?

Whilst cleaning, I discovered this toy. I believe it was a McDonald's happy meal toy, probably mid to late 1990s, though that's all I've been able to discern. The toy is approximately 4" high and ...
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Testing alien toys for harm - story and author?

Earth imports alien-manufactured toys which must be tested for safety. Early imports were clearly harmful...but the harm is getting very subtle and the story covers a scene where testers/scientists ...
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Did Buck Rogers Starfighters Have Retracting Wings?

One of my favorite shows as a kid was Buck Rogers, and I always liked the design of the Earth starfighter in the show. I also had a small toy of the starfighter, made by Corgi, shown here: On the ...
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