Adventurous toys for adventurous people

We're betting you don't recognize that toy.

That's one of the nameless releases from Fisher-Price's "Adventure People," a line that was doing small-scale figures years before Kenner had even heard of Star Wars! Created as a reaction to GI Joe, Mego and other "outlandish" toylines, Adventure People focused on real-world heroes, such as firemen, math teachers, and so on in that fashion. Honestly, it sounds like the kind of toyline Poe is always pining for.

We'd never heard of the Adventure People until finding this blog post. So for more pictures and information, click that link and enjoy learning about a lost part of our hobby's history.

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3 Responses to Adventurous toys for adventurous people

  1. Mysterious Stranger says:

    I'm proud to say that I was around when these were still coming out (late 70's/early 80's) and had a few of them. But the two kids that lived next door to me had a HUGE collection of them. I'd get jealous because they'd play with them in their backyard but wouldn't let me join in.

  2. Newt says:

    Haha, I have a ton of Adventure People. In fact, I plan to highlight some of my old AP toys later this summer if I can ever get off my lazy ass. They had a ton of cool sets and they're virtually indestructible.

  3. Sam Wells says:

    My friend actually had one of these guys that he called "Eddie Haskell" for years until he found out that he had been lied to. Apparently when he was at the very inquisitive age of about 4 he was getting on his parents nerves with questions and when asking what this guy's name was they shifted the question to a family friend. A family friend that didn't care about giving misinformation to a little kid. 🙂

    I have the figure now as well and I refer to him by that name. It's the green alien guy with light purple-ish hair.

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