Toy Biz pantone color guide for Captain America. Scan from an official Marvel guide to Toy Biz’s early action figure releases.

Toy Biz pantone color guides for Gambit and G. W. Bridge. The guide for Gambit has his uniform in X-Men “blue and gold” colors, a release that didn’t come out in proximity anywhere close to Bridge, I don’t think. Maybe it was planned as a redeco, canceled, then revived later on?

Scans from an official Marvel guide to Toy Biz’s early action figure releases.

Front and back of a Digimon: Digital Monsters toy pack-in poster. I think it came with a transforming Patamon/Angemon figure.

Despite the incredibly ’80s artwork on display here, this Care Bears coloring book was part of an early ’90s relaunch of the brand. I don’t know too much about this iteration, but it’s obvious enough the characters had their tummy symbols and fur colors slightly changed, and apparently it introduced Proud Heart Bear, who is… um, I guess a Care Bear superpatriot? He’s got a heart-shaped American flag on his stomach. I wouldn’t think the Care Bears would pick a favorite nation when it came to their stated mission of Keeping Kids From Feeling Sad, but whadda I know? (Does make me wonder how he’d get along with Colbert, mind.)

The story inside has a heavy environmentalism bent that was common for the era. Hilariously, though, it segues into this pro-Earth message by opening with the Care Bears accidentally landing in freeway traffic. But, fear not, there are no Care Vehicular Homicides - the bears just end up complaining about the pollution coming from the cars and go from there.

A.D.2045 THE ARMY OF THE UN HAS ATTACTED SUDDENLY BY ALIANS.THEY WANT TO OCCUPY THE EARTH’S ENERGY MINEFOR THEIR NEED.
BECAUSE THE WEAPONS OF THE ALIEN ARE STRONGER THEN THE ARMY OF THE UN, SO THE ARMY OF THE UN IS BEATING DEFEAT. IN THAT DANGER TIME, A GROUP OF YOUNG MEN WHO ARE POPULAR SINGERS COMPOSE THE SUPER SPACE ARMY TO SAVE THE WORLD

The Engrish box accompanying the instructions to my knockoff Macross 7 Valkyrie. (I own both a red one and a blue one, and scanned the blue one because I like blue more.)

"WHEN ASSEMBE THE BREAST THE SKEN DOSITION MUST FALL DOWN TO THE BOTTOM AND LIFT THE BREAST".

A set of wonderfully Engrish instructions to a knockoff Macross 7 Valkyrie.

Hey, everybody! It’s your favorite live-action Masters of the Universe movie character, Saurod!

You know, Saurod? Played by Pons Maar? Shot sparks out of his mouth as a toy…?

Yeah, me neither.

Art by William Stout. Scan from the Lost Worlds by William Stout trading card set. This is the last bit of Masters of the Universe art in the series, unless there’s a piece or two hidden on the backs of unrelated cards (like how He-Man had a Flesh Gordon poster on his). I’ll have to check them at some point… also, there are apparently more card sets devoted to Stout’s artwork, but I don’t own them.

William Stout concept art for Skeletor from the live-action Masters of the Universe movie. Scan from the Lost Worlds by William Stout trading card set.

William Stout concept art for He-Man from the live-action Masters of the Universe movie. How bizarre is it that Moebius worked on that film? Also, uh, I have no idea why the reverse of the card is a Flesh Gordon poster.

Scan from the Lost Worlds by William Stout trading card set.