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Old Catalogues again….this time its Argos from the mid 70’s, plus a link (1970s)

It’s only however-many-shopping-days-to-go before you know what (though over here in The Netherlands we get 2 bites of the cherry, as we get SinterKlaas early on in December – and the celebrations are gearing up now – and then we get Christmas like wot we do it in the UK later on in the month.) If you don’t know what you want Santa to stuff in your sack this year, maybe these pages of 30 year old toys will make you realise what you really want is a PS3, or maybe your childhood back, or maybe just a boxed Cyborg and Muton in mint condition, as they go for a kings ransom on ebay. Anyway, I take no credit for these scans, but please go to the wonderful do you remember site and have a look at more lovely scans of old toys, if you wish. I think these pages date back to 1975 or 1976. I remember Cherilea producing slightly inferior Action Man type stuff, like vehicles (it always felt a bit cheaper and not as solid as the Palitoy stuff). I had the Airfix Pontoon bridge playset! I had Cyborg and Muton too – I wrote about them a few months back.

Enjoy!


Cyborg & Muton – the Cyboinvader ship – the proof!

3 months back TWLB posted on the ‘thrilling space toys of the Seventies’, Cyborg and Muton;

http://www.thoseweleftbehind.co.uk/2009/04/cyborg-muton-thrilling-space-toys-of.html

and I briefly mentioned the ship, and to accompany the text was a small picture of the box;

and wondered if anyone had any pictures of the thing. Well, some kind soul (thank you, anon) left a comment with a link, and so I can now happily share with you some great pictures of the Cyboinvader;




Cyborg & Muton – thrilling space toys of the Seventies!!! (1975)

My god how I loved these toys. I have sketchy memories of a stop motion Television advert for Cyborg and Muton, with them battling it out with the fate of millions in their hands. Produced by Denys Fisher, they were based on the Japanese Shonen toys by Takara – see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takara – and were available in the UK in the mid 1970s. Cyborg and Muton were brilliant deviations from the generic Action Man type action figures available at the time. Strange space creatures with removable soft rubber heads revealing inner workings……transparent torsos, detachable hand/bio weapons and chest firing missiles!!!!!!!!! Cyborg, Muton and Android were 8″ figures from Denys Fisher, made in 1975. The premise was that Muton was an extraterrestrial invader who was able to ravage worlds by mutating into one of his Subforms.

Each subform was capable of controlling an elemental force, and using it for evil. Cyborg, resplendent in white, was the good guy, out to stop Muton.

Android, who was an android, looked like a black robot and fired misslies from his chest. I had him as well, but it was Cyborg & Muton who ruled.

Cyborg and Muton Box Art;



http://uk.geocities.com/vortx_productions/ACM.html Definitive site for these toys. Please go and visit.

http://www.visibleinnards.org/forum/index.php Cyborg and Muton forums

http://www.jeffbots.com/cyborg.html A small page on Cyborg

http://tvcream.squarespace.com/toy-list/cyborgs.html TVCream remembers Henshin Cyborg & Muton – and more importantly, in the comments, someone remembers the ship!!! (See below for picture of the box – anyone have a pic of the thing itself???)

http://loki23.blogspot.com/2007/01/cyborg-android-and-muton.html More memories of the toys

http://www.mykooltoyz.com/cyborg.html A toy collector with his Henshin Cyborg collection.

http://www.actionmanhq.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2691 Good stuff on the Action Man Forum

http://www.skullbrain.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=2230&sid=245b88eb136634d5eab2616cf5c4de07 Thanks to this forum thread I have some pretty pictures of Cyborg and Muton leaflets to put on the page – thanks!

www.solnet.co.uk – toy store online with lots of pics – some i have used here – thanks!

Finally, although I have not found the UK advert, here are some Japanese adverts for Henshin Cyborg, from youtube;