Sunday, December 11, 2011

#94 MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE – STILT STALKERS (1986)


Along with the figures, the creatures, the vehicles and the great playsets, the Masters of the Universe line is not complete without a few battle accessories released through the lifespan of MOTU. 
 
If we do not consider the weapons pack from 1984 (a packet of regular repainted weapons), these Stilt Stalkers were the first accessory to be launched in 1986. Along with it were released the Jet Sled and the Mega Laser, which will be shown in future articles.

After them, in 1987 were the Scubattack, the Tower Tools, and the Cliff Climber release. Some people consider the Beam-Blaster and Artilleray from 1987 as an accessory, but I see it more like a vehicle.

After that, the line was cancelled in 1988, so no more items belonging to this category were released. I do not know how well they sold, I can just remember they were sold carded and they were not much cheaper than the figures, and in comparison, a new figure has much more playing possibilities than these accessories.

I prepared some time ago these two pictures showing the Stilt Stalkers. As you can see, the stilts are armed with a gun in one of the hands, some kind of visor in the other hand, plus a rocket launcher and a radar dish on the feet.

Additionally a special harness is included. This part allows to carry the stilts on its back, and fits each figure with the “classic” torso. 

FACTS and FIGURES:
  • Name: STILT STALKERS (Ref. 2082)
  • Alternate Names: ZANKOR (Spain)
  • Toy Line: Masters of the Universe (Wave 5)
  • Year: 1986
  • Company: Mattel (U.S.A.)
  • Size of the figures: approx. 16 cm

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