Thursday, July 06, 2006
Mobile Action Command
Does anybody here remember these? I had some of these toys but, unusually: 1)I can't recall exactly which ones I had, and 2)not one single piece of plastic from any of these toys survived my childhood. The last thing that lived was the person-holding bucket from the end of the liftarm of this rescue vehicle below. I removed it and pretended my Twiki figure used it as a flying vehicle, like the flying trash can things that Dick Tracy sometimes used. The bucket's gone, but I still have Twiki. Beedie-beedie-beedie.
M.A.C. men were small but kind of cool. Their vehicles had that mildly futuristic look I associated with the background vehicles on Thunderbirds, that "21st century as seen by the 1960's" look. You can see in the bottom picture that they redid the torsos to make them bulkier -- not an improvement. I don't think I ever got any of the buffer M.A.C. men; I preferred the more rectangular torso. I looked on ebay yesterday and only the beefy guys were available.
Check out the M.A.C. archive page here.