Identify the Toy > Positive Attitude Alien

Found this guy while cleaning out the attic at my parents’ house. I have absolutely no idea what he’s from. I like his attitude, though. I think he might have been part of some sort of graduation gift. The bottom of his foot says “© Educational Design.”

Identify the Toy > Star Wars Ball

Poester Lipsink asks: Can you tell me what this toy is and what it is supposed to do? This image is from a current eBay listing and the seller says it is a handheld travel toy? I purchased mine at a local Goodwill. When I put batteries in it and with earphones plugged in I hear […]

Identify the Toy > R/C Robot?

I came across this photo of me from Christmas, either 1983 or 1984 (I think ’84). Castle Grayskull was obviously the big gift that year, as my huge grin shows. But then I noticed something in the back and, being the obsessed person I am, I have to know what it is. Anyone recognize this robot? […]

Identify the Toy > Purple Kenner Gorilla Alien?

A reader sends this along: I need help! I just purchased this figure. It’s not any known color variant. I’m not sure if it’s a custom (it doesn’t appear to be) or a prototype. I haven’t received it yet so I’m not sure if it has any tm/manufacturing stamps. do you know any experts? Any […]

Identify the Toy > Transformers(?) Lot

Doc Thomas here. I’m back with a new bunch of toys I need identified – this time it looks like various early Transformers and Transformer-knock offs, including many that are busted or incomplete – and as usual I’m far too busy performing unnecessary surgery to figure out who is who – so here’s the deal: send an email […]

Identify the Toy > Mystery Figures

I attended a family wedding this weekend. Included in the festivities was one of those collages with photos of the bride and groom as kids. My father spotted this pic and immediately sought me out to identify the figures, but I was stumped. Even the groom himself has no idea what they are, though he […]

Identify the Toy > Purple Ninja

CW sends along this request to crowdsource the collective knowledge of the Poester community to identify a toy he once had. (Jitsu shown solely for size reference.) Hi Poe, I’m hoping your readers can help me. I’m trying to find out the name of a Ninja action figure toyline from the early nineties. From what […]

Identify the Toy(s)

Doc Thomas here. I’ve got a bunch of toys I need identified and I’m far too busy dismembering victims to prevent them from being identified, so here’s the deal: send an email to Poe naming as many of these figures as you can. The person to identify the most will win a Poe Prize. Deadline is […]

Identify the Toy > Sci-Fi Channel Figurines

Poester JW sends in a request for information regarding some odd toys he found in his shed…but I’ll let him explain it. So I’ve been cleaning out my shed and closet and getting rid of a bunch of old toys and convention swag and one of the things I came across were the two little […]

Identify the Toy > Who’s That Hulk?

Poe’s note: From now on, “Identify the Toy” is a feature whereby readers can send in pics of unidentified toys so that we can draw upon the vast cognitive and obsessive resources of the whole of the PGPoA community to determine the identity of a toy. “Figure It Out” is a separate weekly contest. PGPoA […]