Sunday, December 2, 2007

Rocks & Bugs & Things: Mordles

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Name of Toy Line:
Rocks & Bugs & Things: Mordles
Production Company: Ideal (CBS Toy Company)

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Years of Production: 1985
Countries/Regions Available: USA
Size/Scale: Approximately 1"
Figure Trade Markings: (c) CBS Inc. / One of the following: 1, 2, 2A, 3, 3B, 4, or 6B. (There are likely even more variations.)
Approximate # of Figures: 1-20

I have 3 of one of the blue sculpts and each has 3 different TMs: 1, 2, and 2A; and each figure -- though the same sculpt -- is a slightly different shade of blue.

Details: The Rocks & Bugs & Things toy line consisted of several rock and bug creatures that had moving parts. Each rock and bug toy could be purchased separately and came with its own "Mordle" figure that it could eat.

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There were a total of ten unique Mordle sculpts, and 5 colors: red, blue, purple, yellow, and orange. Each of the ten sculpts unfortunately only came in one color: 2 sculpts came in yellow, 2 in red, 2 in blue, 2 in orange, and 2 in purple.

Here's a foto of a few of the rocks and bugs and Mordles!

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Here's a close-up look at our heroes, the Mordles! You can see that each of the Mordles has minimal paints apps on their face, a light or dark blue.

The Mordles are made of a soft, high-quality plastic. They're solid little guys. Definitely one of my top 3 favorite mini-fig lines!

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Here's a look at the packaging.

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Here's a look at some of the nice images and artwork on the packaging.

Check out the first image below; among other things, it features pictures of two Mordle sculpts made in blue plastic -- one at the top of both pictures and one at the bottom.. It looks like they used them same 5 Mordles in both pictures. They are probably prototypes because interestingly, these two Mordle sculpts can now only be found in yellow and orange respectively. Or can they...

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To see a larger version of the above image, click here!

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Here's a look at some directions, which came with each toy.

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Related Web sites:

Nathan's MUSCLE Page!: RBT Tribute Page

Virtual Toy Chest.com

1 comment:

Kaizar said...

I won't touch rocks ever again D=

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