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Where did it come from? The spiders that live in the brain of Azrak-Hamway Incorporated. StarTrek.com has a hilarious article talking about some of the insane licensed toys produced by AHI and Remco Toys (who AHI bought in 1974); the helmet came from them (emphasis theirs): [T]he Enco Company must have drawn inspiration from the 1969 Remco Star Trek ...


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These are Airfix Space Warriors.


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It's the Mad Hatter from American McGee's Alice, although the one you have is missing the magnificent hat. I'm pretty sure this picture is actually from Madness Returns, the sequel; the character design is the same in both games, but in Alice he doesn't have the bruising around his eyes The action figure comes in two variants; the one you have appears to ...


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After scouring the internet and coming up with nothing, I finally found the answer in the most unlikeliest of places: my aunt’s house. There, by complete coincidence, I saw this keychain: My aunt says it’s from a pencil case she bought at Borders books, a pencil case like this: Which has this keychain: Look a little familiar? Thanks to this, I was able ...


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That toy is Angus from the Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. The toys were from 1999. Here's some pictures of the toy range:


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As best that I recall (yes; I'm old enough that I remember these actually being sold and worn) -- Marketing; that's it. Spock did wear headgear a number of times (Perhaps best remembered from when his brain was stolen; picture below, but he also wore a well-remembered headband in The Voyage Home, as well as a Hood, a bucket type hat, a fedora, a Nazi helmet ...


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That's a Galor Cardassian spaceship from TNG and DS9 http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Galor_class (the images from Memory Alpha are sadly terrible - here are better examples)


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This is a guess, but how about "I Always Do What Teddy Says" by Harry Harrison. Description sorta fits: "the name of an old (70's maybe?) sci fi story about a future where children are raised by teddy bears - the teddy bears are kind of like "skinner boxes" they provide all of the moral and social training that children need to become positive, ...


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That is a Galor-class Cardassian warship from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space 9.


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Didn't find a duplicate, but I found a comment on another question that leads to "War Game" by P. K. Dick To copy from the wikipedia entry The Ganymedans are considering war with Earth. A group of Earth toy safety inspectors examine three new toys from Ganymede to discover if they should be allowed to be imported: A toy soldier game where 12 soldiers ...


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That would be the Power Lords series of toys by Revell. There was a comic run, even a video game, but never any cartoon associated with them. The particular character you describe is the main one, Adam Power. The main female character Shaya is somewhat disturbing, as her alternate form looks like something that escaped from a horror movie.


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That figure sounds like Matt Mason and this link confirms there was a tie-in book with moon worms: The writing is iffy at best but wildly, and I mean WILDLY imaginative: moon rabbits, moon worms, "nothing" beings--and all the great Major Matt Mason vehicles. It appears to have been a Whitman Big Little Book, and is listed on a collector's info page ...


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This is a repainted version of Queen Amidala (Naboo) from the Episode 1 toy line. Her maroon robes have been repainted white, and the gold stripe down the side has been repainted black. It also matches the stance of her feet and the figure's arm pose (right elbow bent 90 degrees, left elbow bent 45 degrees). Her hairstyle looks odd because it's seen from ...


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In the same way that this walker was cut from The Force Awakens, this toy was probably from a planned scene that was deleted or altered. Keep in mind that the books and toys have to be planned out months or years in advance to sync up demand with the movie's release, and cannot be changed easily just because of script changes or editing. Note the toy's ...


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The retractable wings aren't canon. They appear to be a feature on all of the Corgi Buck Rogers Starfighter models. As you can see from the concept art below (by the famous Ralph McQuarrie) the wings are fixed; You can also see the welded joins in the close up pictures from the TV series;


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The official blurb mentions only his hat and trademark suit, clearly implying that he's simply holding his lapel. It does however mention that because they're hand-painted, they may not always be perfect, which appears to be the case with your figure: The perfect addition to your Funko collection this official Guardians of the Galaxy Howard the Duck ...


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This is Red Onslaught from the 616 comic continuity in Uncanny Avengers #2 A Red Skull Clone stole the brain of the Professor X and grafted part it to his own so he could have his powers. Then in the build up to Avengers & X-Men: AXIS Magneto kills this Red Skull, in Uncanny Avengers #25, by smashing his head in with a brick (not using his powers), ...


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It actually does have a real picture on Crait that must have been cut from the movie, it is shown in the back ground of a picture of the superlaser siege cannon in "The Art of Star Wars, The Last Jedi", a book that had a bunch of concept artwork in it.


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I'm going with Time Bandits from 1981. It features a futuristic setting (one of the characters travels forward in time to commandeer a spaceship) and is decidedly sci-fi. In the final face off with the Ultimate Evil, the walls are made of what is unmistakably Lego.


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A candidate for one of the first depiction of legos showing up in a far-future setting (unlike Time Bandits, where the lego-like blocks appear in a Fortress of Ultimate Darkness from the "Time of Legends" which seems to be outside of normal history, though the main characters have access to time portals so they bring some weapons from future ages for a ...


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This seems like the child or teen version of Hellboy as seen in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. He had biggish horns (which he ground in adulthood, "to fit in") that might have been mistaken for spikey hair (though his own hair was black, the horns shaded from black to red when long), and his right hand is huge and stony and might easily be mistaken for a ...


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The physical description sounds like Scourge and the Sweeps, from The Transformers (1986): The Transformers Wiki page for Scourge (G1) shows this image and later variations of the character.


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Heroman Orphaned American boy Joey lives with his grandmother, working at a restaurant in the West Coast city of Center City (センターシティ Sentā Shiti, based on Los Angeles), while going to school. Upon hearing of a new toy robot called the Heybo, Joey believes that getting one will make his life better, turning him into a hero to protect his friends and ...


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The coloring and the shape of the helmet are reminiscent of the Marvel character Galactus. (Although the logo on its chest and the cape don't match up so well.)


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This combination of four Aerialbots and Dragstrip was never actually sold as "Superion". While Dragstrip was shipped alongside four Aerialbots in the first wave of Combiner Wars toys, and the art on the back of the packages showed Superion with Drag Strip combined as one arm, this was merely billed as a diagram of how the toys could be combined - not as a ...


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I am sure it was called Polyjuice Potion making kit. I used to see them on TV ads all the time!


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Could you be remembering the Polyjuice Potion Maker? I'm not familiar with the commercial you mentioned, but it is conceivable that someone could sing a song like that about a potion making kit, even if the kit's name was different. I have not been able to find other Harry Potter products that involve "concocting" anything, although there is a Wizard's ...


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