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Questions tagged [toys]

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

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Weird blue and purple humanoid superhero keychain

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's science fiction, 60s-early70s, 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 ...
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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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Is there any other Hasbro head that can fit onto the General Hux Star Wars Black Series Figure Body? [closed]

I've tried numerous Marvel Legends heads (Steve Rogers, Peter Parker, etc.) and other Star Wars Black Series heads, but nobody seems to fit on General Hux's neck peg. The neck is very short but ...
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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 ...