Some of you might have seen my recent post about these, and the successful identification as Thor Lords from Creata International. They were released in 1982, and other than that it's been very difficult to find any information. The rubber is quite soft, almost mushy. The style of the paint applications are reminiscent of cheap Chinosaurs, though if you look closely on both figures you can see what appear to be overspray or spatter marks from the application. If you look at the base of the robot you can see the red paint has faded/flaked off in areas. The demon show little to no signs of wear on his paint so it seems he might have fought fewer battles on the kitchen floor.
The story of the two that I have in my collection is also quite mysterious. These were purchased for my brother by my grandmother and kept in a toy box at their place so we would have things to play with when we visited.
The unusual thing is that my grandparents are both rigidly Christian and would surely not have approved of me playing with such a demonic looking toy at such a young age (the robot probably would have passed), but nonetheless they remained there for years until I finally saved them from being thrown out. I have no idea where these were purchased, other than the USA Midwest.
It would be interesting to track down the owner of of the opened carded figure that irbaboon posted. (are you the owner btw? I hope you don't mind that I edited and reposted it here. If you know the original owner and want me to remove it I'll just post a link. Just wanted it here for documentation purposes)
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Anyway, here are some better quality photos of the two figures I have to show. Hoping to see some more show up eventually, though it seems collecting these might be difficult!
As you can see, I discovered that the rubber figures could pop right off the motorized bases, which made for easier arranging for photos. It appears that there was some glue bonding the pieces together at one time but it has long since dried out.
Edited by bachamn, 25 September 2013 - 09:25 AM.