So you are totally excited about the end of the world…
After watching Mad Max: Fury Road who can blame you?
I was ready to run out and dent my car up, knock out the windows, paint some skulls and burn some rubber!
But for now, we still live in a “society”.
Yeah I know… sucks. We want the apocalypse now!
At the very least, if we live in a society we want it to be one with cool Mad Max merch and toys!
And sadly… there is so very little.
The good news, if you want to live it, you can skip all the new age peace loving folks at Burning Man and get your asses to Wasteland Weekend. I promise you, it is shiny and chrome.
Now… since you can live full time in the wasteland of our future yet, you can enjoy the setting with some toys.
Toys for Mad Max or Road Warrior and as scarce as clean water, oil and gas on that long hot highway of the future. But luckily, others who were inspired by the post-apocalyptic film and genre made their own.
They are old, they are rare, but they are awesome.
I think by today’s standards they are not the best action figures (sculpting, price, availability at the time) but seriously, any action figure of Lord Humungus and Wez is a good action figure if you ask me. There was a prototype of an incredible VB Interceptor toy that never saw the light of day.
Great coverage on this line and on other Mad Max models can be found HERE.
Now… the best gas guzzling road warrior-ing toys I’ve seen are the TONKA Steel Monsters! These badboys are rare!
Part of their charm is the era in which they were release, much closer to the time of the original Mad Max films.
This was a line of really cool, large vehicles and drivers… drivers which looked either very generic or like awesome knockoffs of characters from the Mad Max universe.
These are not easy to find, you can snag ‘em on eBay from time to time… but right now with the Fury Road hype… bidding will be high on this obscure line.
Now if you want to participate in the end of the world and don’t have a huge budget the Hot Wheels Road Wars toys from the late 90s are fantastic!
They are affordable on eBay, have a great play value and their own imaginative dirty and touch universe.
Soon, hopefully soon we’ll see some official licensed Fury Road toys. Scale cars of just about every vehicle in the movie would be on a shelf in my house should they make them.
And an action figure of this generation’s Mad Max and the ever so awesome Imperator Furiosa are a must!
I’d even go for a crazily priced Hot Toys type figure of these two if they made it.
But 6 inch highly detailed figures… ideal.
Lets get to it toy industry. Until then, hope you enjoy looking at these apocalyptic toys from yester-year.
|Custom figure via Figure Realm|