Sunday, February 10, 2008

Bad Eggz Bunch

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Name of Toy Line: Bad Eggz Bunch
Production Company: Lewis Galoob Toys Incorporated
Distributor: Vivid imaginations
Years of Production: 1992
Countries/Regions Available: UK, Australia, Denmark, Sweden, Germany
Size/Scale: 1.5"
Figure Trade Markings: (C) 1992 L.G.T.I. CHINA
Approximate # of Figures: around 250

Details:

"They were buried beneath the Earth's surface for 10 million years until a powerful earthquake cracked open the ground and shook them loose. Now freed from their prehistoric time warp, the Bag Eggz Bunch is oozing to get out! Crack one open and look through the goo to find the freaky creature inside. Don't be a rotten egg - collect all the Bad Eggz Bunch figures and set them free!"

At some point before 1992 the guys at Lewis Galoob Toys Incorporated must have felt that the Trash Bag Bunch theme was a money spinner. Not only did the release a second series but also a new series following a similar theme. Instead of using dissolvable trash bags to conceal figures, this time Galoob decided to use breakable eggs filled with slime for their new range Bad Eggz Bunch!

"collect 'em, trade 'em but don't eat 'em for breakfast...wild breakable eggs with collectible figures inside"

Described by Galoob as "dinosaurs, humanoids, insects, sea creatures and monsters" these really are a wacky bunch!

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Image courtesy of Dark Clown of LRG

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Image courtesy of Dark Clown of LRG

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Image courtesy of Aikola of LRG

24 different sculpts were available:

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Click image to enlarge


The following list has been updated and is now correct thanks to csmhoff.


01. Larvegg
02. Scramble Skeeto
03. Eggipede
04. Hard Boiler
05. Egg Gripper
06. Eggz Benetick
07. Eggasaurus
08. Beater Beast
09. Deviled Egg
10. Gatoregger
11. Raw Eggster
12. Turtleshell
13. Squegg
14. Peel Poacher
15. Octoegg
16. Zygoshark
17. Eggface
18. Protein Plasm
19. Vertebregg
20. Omletto
21. Poacher
22. Bategg
23. Yolkyuk
24. Egg Crusher


Eggface
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Courtesy CHEAPTOYMAN

Each sculpt was available in 5 colors: red, yellow, green, purple, and blue. Interestingly figures can also be found in hard and soft plastic. It is thought that the hard plastic figures are from the UK.

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The figures came in packs of 1, 2 and 3. Here's an example of a UK 1-pack:

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Image courtesy of SebsterZombie of LRG Click to enlarge

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Image courtesy of SebsterZombie of LRG Click to enlarge

Here's an appropriately creepy Bad Eggz Bunch television commercial.



And a page from the Galoob Toy Fair catalog showing all the sculpts and a nice image of one of the 'eggz' freshly cracked open:

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Image courtesy of TheGodBeast of LRG

Unfortunately this line was never picked up in the US and subsequently is pretty hard to come by now, even on ebay.

Dark Clown of LittleRubberGuys thankfully has a large collection that he was happy to share with Toypedia along with information that was used in this entry.

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Image courtesy of Dark Clown of LRG

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Image courtesy of Dark Clown of LRG

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Image courtesy of Dark Clown of LRG

Related Web Sites:

OzNightshade's site

Popkorn

Soupies Bad Eggz Archive

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