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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

AFB Presents Starman's Toys I Grew Up With: Silverhawks!

Once again, our friend Starman has some great pieces of toy history to share with us in his monthly AFB guest feature! Over to Stars!
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Next up on the Toys I Grew Up With Menu is Silverhawks!

The Silverhawks cartoon was made by the same animation company that brought us Thundercats, but while the Thundercats toys were made by LJN, the Silverhawks toys were made by Kenner. Not a problem in itself, but it ended up being a shame as the toys were completely out of scale with each other. It would have been cool to have a unified scale shared by both lines since the shows were so similar in animation and voice talent.

Oh well, another lost opportunity in the toy history books!

Each Series 1 figure of the Silverhawks came with a "bird" of some kind. This was dropped in Series 2 with some figures such as Windhammer and Ultrasonic Steelwill.

Each figure had an action feature as well, some better than others. There were also several "kid-sized" birds and vehicles.

ANYWAY, on to the goods!

Over the years, I've gotten everything I wanted from the Silverhawks line. I never really liked the villians on the show and some of the figures were pretty bad, so I just got the ones I wanted. As for the Hawks themselves -  I got 'em all.

So here's the breakdown:

THE HEROES!!
Quicksilver with Tally-Hawk and Stargazer with Sly-Bird



The Twins: Steelheart with Rayzor and Steelwill with Stronghold


Copper Kidd with May-Day and Bluegrass with Sideman


Flashback with Backlash and Hotwing with Gyro


Second Series
Condor with Jet Stream and Moon-Stryker with Tail-Spin


Ultrasonic Suit Steelwill, Quicksilver and Bluegrass


The few villains I have:
Windhammer, Buzz-Saw with Shredator and Hardware with Prowler. Windhammer and Hardware are Series 2, while Buzz-Saw is Series 1.


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To check out some additional photos of these toys and their accessories in use, check out the Toys I Grew Up With Board at the AFB Forum.

Many thanks to Stars for another great trip down Toy Memory Lane!

You can enter the June AFB Comment of the Month Contest by commenting on this post!

Until next time!

2 comments:

fishmilkshake said...

They're so bad they're awesome!! Great job Stars!

jboypacman said...

I like Bluegrass actually i just imagine him playing guitar in space somewhere lol.

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