With the imminent release of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen and G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra and the announcement that Tom Hanks may star in a Major Matt Mason movie, big-budget films based on toy lines are big business. The last (and first) time this happened was in the 1980s, when there was a slew of feature films based on the various fad toys of the era.
Here’s a look at some of the best and worst toy-based films of the 1980s. With one exception, all of these movies received a theatrical release. Continue reading “5 Good (and 5 Not-So-Good) ’80s Toy-Based Feature Films”