DREAD HEADS a.k.a. HAIRY HEADS
Since my previous entry (#218) dealing with Mighty Max is so successful, I’ll present a second toy I own from this collection.
This type of playset is the smallest available within the whole Mighty Max toyline. They are basically a head with practicable jaws (they keep shut by means of a spring). Inside the mouth, there is place for a Mighty Max figure (it can be more or less fixed if placed correctly on the footprints), but nothing else: no enemies, no accessories, nothing.
Two more features of this head are the colourful hair (which was a trend those years, mostly because of those troll dolls), and a hook on the back side, that allowed the playset to be attached to any trousers, making it portable in a very comfortable way.
There were 8 of them made. In Europe they were available as individual sets: the smallest and cheapest in the whole range. In America they were offered as a gift with larger playsets. These playsets were:
- Anthrax 9
- Razorback (a.k.a. Razor)
- Skull Crusher (a.k.a. Crusher)
- Eruptus (a.k.a. Ruptus)
- Berserker (a.k.a. Serker)
In this website you can see some original artwork of the Dread Heads, and how do they attach to trousers.
FACTS and FIGURES:
- Name: Karbon (Dread Head or Hairy Head)
- Toy Line: Mighty Max (wave 3)
- Year: 1994
- Company: Bluebird (Great Britain)
- Size of the playset: Around 3,5 cm long
- Size of the figures (Mighty Max): 1 cm