Sunday, September 21, 2014

Mason's Mail Madness: Diedre, The Queen of Trolls

Recently my friend Diedre sent me an awesome surprise pack out of the blue! It was jam packed full of my favorite kinds of toys. I met Diedre @trollsdolls on Instagram and I have yet to send some promised Trolls Dolls and other such toy goodness. (Watch your mail box, they'll be on their way soon!)

Let's dive right in and see what Diedre sent me!

Thank you for the little note, I love it. I'm also a cat person, how did you know?

First up, I found all these amazing prehistoric critters!

Eraser-like dinos! These were made by Russ, one of the companies that makes Troll Dolls. makes sense!
I remember owning that T-Rex when I was a kid. These are great!

Watch your tail there!

The rest of these critters are a complete mystery as to their origins, but they fit right into my little Jurassic Era landscape. 

From left to right: #116 Kinnikuman Soldier, #143 Black Knight, Ja-Ru USA Wrestling Team Figure?, #102 Mapman, #167 Black Rain

MUSCLE! I especially like the Black Knight and Mapman. I had a few MUSCLE as a kid, but they've all been lost. I'm happy to add these guys to me slowly growing collection. 

But wait, there's more!

Robo pencil topper guys! I have no clue as to their origins, but they sure are spectacular. Does anyone have any idea who these guys are? Gundam, Transformers, some kind of bootleg??? They're made of a rubbery substance. This may be a mystery for

From left to right: Flame, Jab, Bolt, Beak
I wasn't sure what these dudes were from at first, it took a little research. They're McDonald's toys from 1985, They're Pullback Runaway Robots! Just 2 shy of a complete set. I'll be tracking down Coil (in green)and Skull (in black). If anyone has them let me know, maybe we can work out a trade.

Naturally, Flame was drawn to my volcano.

Last but not least, Red Finger Puppet Monster!

This guy's great! Unlike my other finger puppet monsters, Red here actually fits on my finger comfortably, and he's made of a softer, squishier plastic too. True 80s magic, I would always save all my tickets at the arcade for these little goobers, I love 'em!

He also makes for a lovely hat!

Thank you Diedre! Every little toy you sent was spot on, true DI Treasures! Everyone, be sure to check out @trollsdolls on Instagram, you'll be glad you did!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you John! It's was a great surprise indeed. :)

  2. The pink robot is a knockoff of Zaku from gundam and yellow is a knockoff of gundam himself and the blue looks to be a Saint Seiya knockoff . I have a bunch of 80's gundam knockoffs of this nature and most of the time its impossible to tell who made them. All very cool stuff!

    1. Thank you for the info! It always drives me nuts when I don't know the origin of a toy I own. I'm not very familiar with Gundam and I'd never hear of Saint Seiya until now, so I would never have been able to figure these guys out on my own.

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