Sunday, May 17, 2009

Secret Wars Action Tops!

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Marvel Super Heroes Secret Wars was a branding in the 1980s that was tied in with the 12-issue maxi-series of the same name. There were all kinds of Secret Wars items produced, mainly by Mattel with their action figure line. Sadly, the FF were only represented by Dr. Doom for the most part in all the merchandising -- I'm not sure why, except that perhaps it's because only Reed, the Torch, and the Thing went to Battleworld, the location the comic took place on....?

These tops are a pretty strange marketing idea, if you ask me... but then, I suppose that there weren't many comics characters outside of Whirlwind (the erstwhile Human Top) and The Red Tornado (at DC) that would've fit the toy concept!

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