Name of Toy Line: Horros N Heroes
Production Company: Unknown
Distributor: Mr. Lucky Bags Ltd.
Years of Production: 1990s (?)
Countries/Regions Available: UK/Europe (?)
Figure Trade Markings: None
Approximate # of Figures: 16 Sculpts, multiple colors
Happy to announce an update concerning this previously unidentified mono-minifigure line thanks to TwoHeadedBoy!
Fantasy Figures -- 05/18/08
Uber collector Dark Clown of the LRG forums has a handful of neato figures that he can't identify. They are approximately 2.5" tall and made of hard plastic. They have no trade markings!
Well mono-minifigure collectors, we are much closer to identifying the origins of this super cool and highly sought after toy line thanks to TwoHeadedBoy! Toypedia's Central Referral received the following correspondence via electronic mail just today:
Think I may have solved this long-running mystery regarding those Greek monster figures in the "Unidentified" section of Toypedia. I KNEW I had a sheet somewhere with these figures on, as they used to be given away with Horror Bags (a wonderful thing we had in the UK in the early-mid Nineties, consisting of a mystery bag filled with cheap horror-themed toys and sweets). Got a few of the figures around, and finally found the sheet this evening - in a box, within a bag, within another massive box.
Yeah, turns out the line's name is Horrors & Heroes! The scan's attached. We still don't have any company info or year of origin, but now we have a name at least - this could be an alternative name for a European line, who knows?
Here are two web-pages showing the Horror Bags I was talking about, one of which advertises Horrors & Heroes on the front of the bag.
Cobwebbedroom.blogspot.com Link One
Cobwebbedroom.blogspot.com Link Two
Very well done, mate! Okay, now let's take a peak at the booklet scans he sent along!
Here's a look at the "Horror Bag" mentioned above courtesy of Cobwebb Bedroom:
Credit Cobwebb Bedroom
Looks like there are a total of 16 sculpts, and we've now got names for each of them! There's no indication whether the figures come in a range of colors or just the featured silver color. As you can see above, Dark Clown owns them in several colors. As THB said, perhaps this is a reissued line based on a Greek line or vice versa.
In any case, this is an excellent find. We're much closer to fully documenting this fun, unique toy line. Thanks TwoHeadedBoy!
Update 6/18/2011: Cobwebb Bedroom has made a post with information specifically about Horrors N Heroes. Check it out: link.