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Inigo_Montoya
06-15-2007, 12:49 AM
Can someone help me identify the line? I just recalled some figures I haven't thought about in easily ten years. I had these in the early '90s. I think I had three, but only remember a Mummy and some Creature From the Black Lagoon knock-off. Their limbs and heads were interchangable with each others' body. Realistic sculpt and proportions. Thanks for any tips.

Dan_Cziraky
06-15-2007, 01:37 AM
Of all the various monster toys I've seen and collected over the years, I hate to admit that I've never heard of this line. I checked several sites that deal with archiving monster-based toys, and have yet to find anything on these. Are you sure they're from the '90s?

Inigo_Montoya
06-15-2007, 03:14 AM
My childhood's from the '90s. Maybe they're from an '80s line that carried into the '90s, or my parents found them in a yard sale or something. In my memory they were '90s style sculpt and paint. The Mummy came with a staff.

GNT
06-15-2007, 04:04 AM
I'll move this to the misc toys section of the forum.

Washu
06-22-2007, 11:45 PM
Hmm.. is this the line that the figures tood 4 inches tall, they came in 2-packs? One was like a robot with a fat police officer, another a Swamp Monster and Dracula... and other creatues and people? You can pop out there head, legs and arms... very well painted?

Inigo_Montoya
06-23-2007, 12:31 AM
That sounds about right. When I first posted this I also felt my third was Dracula/a Vampire. And I definately had the "Gillman", it may have had a short lizard tail, as opposed to a stub. So you had some also?

Washu
06-23-2007, 01:20 AM
I have no idea what your talking about. I never had a Fly Alien Ertl Socket POPpers when I was little. http://threads.rebelscum.com/images/graemlins/laugh.gif They were produced in 1991 and are uncommon.

Inigo_Montoya
06-24-2007, 01:19 PM
What about fly poppers? So you have these in hand? Which figures specifically do you have? Could you share some pics?

Washu
06-24-2007, 07:46 PM
I do not know where my collection pieces are but here are some duplicates I have.

http://toyarchive.com/AlexEbay/SocketPopSwampGuy1a.jpg

http://toyarchive.com/AlexEbay/SocketPopVampire1a.jpg

Inigo_Montoya
06-25-2007, 01:44 AM
That's them all right. Thanks Washu for bringing back some personal nostalgia. I had those two, and a Mummy, and I guess a Gillman, Lizardman, or Alien.

You can imagine I remember certain limbs better than others. I remember now Dracula had the bat on his finger, but I wouldn't have been able to recall that without the visual probably. And I remember "Swamp Thing"'s body and legs.

Dan, maybe you could spread these pics around and see what you can find?

Update:
I see now you gave the line earlier. They're called Socket Poppers.

Here's the "Lizardman" I had. It's a dinosaur. Only I don't remember the punk, so I either trashed that early, or got these second hand.
http://www.vintagelane.com/socketpoppersrocker.jpg

So much for realistic proportions and everything, aye?

The last I remember is the Mummy, on the cardback here. (http://www.virtualtoychest.com/socketpoppers/socketpoppers.html)