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Never heard of these guys.

Never heard of these guys. Interesting failure.

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Posted by jacksauce on 15 January, 2011 - 21:29
Aw man, I woulda loved those

Aw man, I woulda loved those back in the day! Never heard of them, but that's a BADASS name! MANtech! Yeah! Those suits are probably made for wrestling bears.

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Posted by Alexx on 16 January, 2011 - 21:28
mantech... I'm in love.

mantech... I'm in love.

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Posted by jRex on 16 January, 2011 - 22:12
One of my favorites...

Mantech was far and away one of my favorite toylines in the 80's. Heh...I only had *one*, but I loved the crap outta that lil dude! Back when Glyos was still largely unknown, Matt Doughty and I would wax poetic about the greatest scifi toylines ever, and this one always came up. If ya think about it, these really are just 7" Glyos figures!

The criticisms are legit, though: the interchangeability is the main gimmick of the line...BUT with all the parts being so similar, it's a tad lame. But then again, Glyos started with just two sculpts for the longest time...in a myriad of different colors! ;)

The best arrangement, though, was sticking another pair of arms onto the shoulders of the arms already on there. You could make a pretty sweet four-armed dude that way!

My favorite feature, however, was the helmets. For some reason, the wild sculpted detail on those helmets really impacted me as a kid. The over-wrought angular "tech" look was SO 80's...but just having a removable helmet was really sweet for some reason. Guess that's why I loved M.A.S.K. toys so much, too!

Oh, Josh, just one minor thing: the purple bad guy is actually "Negatech" (not Nagatech)...guess he's a real Debbie Downer. ;)

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Posted by Sanjeev on 16 January, 2011 - 23:20
I had Solartech, got him at

I had Solartech, got him at Pic n' Save for a dollar, best dollar I spent on a toy.

While these were interesting and had some good funk, the Centurions line by Tonka stole the thunder from this line with all around better toys and some great vehicle ideas. Later on these would be called ghetto Centurions, but like Gobots vs Transformers - they came before and were fun for other reasons than detail.

duke togo's picture
Posted by duke togo on 17 January, 2011 - 11:02
Your pictures of these...

...should be used as the photo-description in the dictionary for the definition of the word "funk"

Thanks for reminding me of these haven't thought about the MAN in a while ;)

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Posted by The Big R on 17 January, 2011 - 11:27
 
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