Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Socket Poppers/Con-nec-tors "Saurus the Dinosaur" Vintage Action Figure - Ertl/Matchbox (1990)

Socket Poppers/Con-Nec-Tors Saurus the Dinosaur (1990)
Today we are looking at "Saurus the Dinosaur" from "Socket Poppers."

Socket Poppers is a line of action figures from the early '90s.  They're designed with detachable heads and limbs that can be swapped between the figures to make crazy combinations.  They're mostly monsters, sci-fi, and fantasy figures, but they also have a few humans thrown in for good measure.  They are in the 3 3/4 inch scale and have classic Kenner style 5 points of articulation, but with the twist that the figures can be popped apart at each point of articulation.

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They were originally made by Matchbox Toys in 1990, as part of their "Con-Nec-Tors" line of action figures.  Matchbox is best known for their toy cars, and the Con-Nec-Tors were actually a spin-off of Matchbox's Con-Nect-Ables line of cars.  The figures didn't really take off, but a year later Ertl Toys picked up the license from Matchbox and rereleased them under the name "Socket Poppers."  There are a total of 16 figures in these toy lines.

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