Meet Gecko!

Recently, through the magic that is Twitter, I discovered Weirdo Toys–a blog about strange, bizarre toys (usually action figures of some kind). It soon became clear that the site’s owner, Justin, and I shared a fondness for a number of oddities, such as the Madballs Head Poppin’ Action Figures and the Imperial Universal Monsters.

So when Justin Twittered a photo of a purple dinosaur-looking He-Man knock-off, I wrote him to express how awesome I thought the figure was–and to my surprise, he sent him to me!

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His “real” name is Gecko, and he was part of Remco’s “Warrior Beasts” line–an attempt to cash in on the Masters of the Universe craze. Reasons I loved him at first sight: he’s purple and has a dinosaur head.

Since Gecko was raised in a strict upper-class household that emphasized courtesy, he made sure to come with a letter of introduction:

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I happily checked “yes.”

Gecko is already settling in nicely with the other figures in my collection. Look, he’s already made a friend!

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(Shhh–no one tell him. What he doesn’t know can’t hurt him.)

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  • Neat figure Poe. That was very nice of Gecko. I just checked out his site for the first time….lots of cool stuff.

    Speaking of Remco, I took a couple pics last night of a figure from a different Remco line that I have always had in my collection and is a fun figure. Thought I would submit it for 'Show & Tell'.

  • Sublime!

    I have a sort of Anubis from that line.

    I'll be flickering something.. ^^

  • Gecko sounding like Bobcat Goldthwaite is golden.

    Pretty sure I had a similar figure but I believe his head was green. Loved the old Remco figures even if they were all basically the same. They had some wacky ideas.

  • So is this an old rip off or a current one??? I so remember all these faker MOTU figures!! While I would not dare think of buying one as a kid, they look kind of cool now!!!

  • Red Kryptonite

    06.05.2009 10.42

    In my head Gecko sounds like Bobcat Goldthwaite.

    HAHAHAA!!! Hillarious!

    I love how they tell you can use these figures to play with MOTU figures right on the package…

  • I remember this series! My Gran picked up Craven for me in a pharmacy one Saturday, I loved that guy!

  • I uased to have lots of Remco's Warlord and Warrior Beast figures. They were always nice to pick, up when there weren't any MOTU figures I wanted/didn't already have on the pegs. I recognize Gecko, so I'm prety sure I had him, too. Sadly, only Warlord himself and Hercules remain from the 20 or so Remco figures I used to have.

  • Hey man! Glad you like the Gecko figure, and thanks for the Weirdo Toys plug… just don't get too accustom to my giving away the toys you like 😉

    Keep up the good work.

    Justin

  • Thanks for stopping by, Justin! And believe me, if I ever want any other figures I see on your site, I'll just do it the old-fashioned way and break into your house to steal them.

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