Here’s a look at some more toys I picked up at the Allentown Antique Toy Show last weekend.
These weird, little, bendy aliens are the Outer Terrestrial Creatures by Marty Toy ©1983. This is one of 5 affordable things at the show (I’m joking… but barely)…
… and whadaya know! They’re still in the box! I usually don’t care about that sort of thing, but it’s good to get a look at this one just to see the cheesy 80s space graphics on it (and Outer Terrestrial Creatures has to be the least-catchy name for children’s alien toys I’ve ever heard).
It also gives me a bit of insight on the toys’ “selling point.” The box reads “Bend Us for Somersault Action.” I tried it, and it left a lot to be desired. “Somersault Action” basically means, “Tap us on the head hard enough and we’ll flip over and fall on our backs (like any other toy you push hard enough).”
The box also shows me the other 3 aliens I have left to find for my collection. Strange thing is, the ones I have are different colors than the ones featured on the box. I’m not sure if there were changes from prototype to production or if there are actually color variations of each character.
Here’s a closer look at the little guys. As it says on the box, “We’re Ugly But Loveable!”