This is the latest in a series (of indefinite length and regularity) of blog posts memorializing cancelled toys. Our figures today are Hasbro's Hero Mashers Monsters.
The Monsters would have been an expansion of Hasbro's Hero Masher line, which also covers Marvel, Star Wars, Transformers, Jurassic Park... basically, everything Hasbro owns except GI Joe, because F them, apparently. At any rate, this year at Toy Fair, Hasbro showed off this planned expansion to the line.
Similar to the beloved and much-missed Xevoz, the creatures all would have featured interchangeable pieces and even a few joke parts. Here are the figures from the first series:
The back of the package also gives us a glimpse of Rad-Valanche, a mountaineering yeti:
Also on display at Toy Fair were deluxe figures called "Frank N' Slimer" and a vampire biker called "Battitude," who rides the Crimson Fang Chopper.
Technically, these toys aren't cancelled: it's just that no US retailers opted to buy them, so they'll only be sold in foreign markets. So, international OAFE fans: who's willing to hook us up?
Oh wow, I want ALL of those!
Thank you for this update on these. I was stoked to see them at SDCC and I really hope they come out at some point. I've also noticed a recent lack of news about the Mashers line in general. Has it been cancelled? Hope not. I love that scale and the sculpts.
Appreciate finding this information. I had heard of them and was wondering why I wasn't seeing them in stores.
Fantastic! I would've loved these. Have seen absolutely no sign of them in Australia, though.
Seen them in the Uk this weekend. Had no idea they existed! They only had the Were Wolf and Lagoon Creature though.
Huh, did not know these guys never saw release in the US. They are everywhere in Hungary, Hasbro missed an opportunity not to release them around Halloween. They cost around 4000-5000 HUF and pretty sure I can still find them in some stores. I only got myself Iron Wulf when I saw him on discount.