This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our subject today is Galoob's Dinosaucers playset.
Every good 80s toyline needed its centerpiece, the big backdrop all your other toys would crawl all over. Usually this would be the heroes' headquarters (Castle Grayskull, GI Joe HQ, the Ghostbusters Firehouse, etc.), and Dinosaucers would have followed suit with the Lava Dome.
Although ostensibly sized for the 1" figures and their ships, there would have been enough clearance for the 8" figures to play in it as well. The various computer consoles in the upper level don't actually attach to the base in any way, instead just being designed to push up against the all (or each other) in any combo you like. Bet those would have been lost fast!