Help! I've wondered for years what figure line this was!
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Help! I've wondered for years what figure line this was!

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Hi everyone, new here. I tried to do a search on this, but I honestly don't remember enough details to get anywhere.

It had to be in the very early 1990's, I was at Toys-R-Us, back in the aisle where they kept the Batman figures. At the front of that aisle, I came across this astronaut action figure, built like any normal figure, except his face was an LCD screen, and you could push different buttons on his chest that would make the figure's face 'talk' and say various phrases (his facial features were made up graphically). I remember this was the only time I ever saw any figure from this line, but unfortunately, this toy was either too much or I had already made my selections, and I couldn't get him. So I hid him in the very back of the rack, hoping to return for him later, but I never did.

I've wondered for years what this figure was, and I've always regretted not getting him. He was obviously an older toy, left over from the late-80's I'd guess. Can anyone help? I'd love to look for it on Ebay.

Posted by BigRuggles
on Tuesday, December 16, 2008
User Comments
JakkNewman -
Thursday, March 17, 2011
Mine's in such terrible condition I wouldn't be surprised if the LED liquid/ink whatever it's called is 100% dried up. So even WITH working batteries his face would do absolutely nothing.
Mighty Puundragon -
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I have used scraping and/or a Dremel tool in the past. It will never be perfect but you can get things to work (usually)
pock63 -
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If it's not to bad you can scrape the rust off and it might still work.
JakkNewman -
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Score! I still have 'Stinger' from this line. Wish I took better care of him over the years. Wonder if there's a way to repair a damaged battery compartment. Like, old batteries were left in for too long and the acid leaked out and ruined the whole area.
Top-notch comix -
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Awesome jobs, Aesthetikz!
Aesthetikz -
Sunday, April 4, 2010

7.99 price tag in the pic, Fairly pricey back then considering TMNT figs were 2.99-3.99.
LooseVirtue -
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
The line is called 'Video Command' made by Toy Island 1991-93. I picked up a loose 'Lizard' a while back and it took me a while to ID him. He was still working I seem to recall - probably needs some new batteries, which I'll check if someone does want to take him off my hands. (I was probably going to try selling him on ebay at some point anyway.) Let me know if you're interested. Must get round to submitting a Checklist for them aswell.
PJ&AudsCustoms -
Monday, April 13, 2009
I used to have one, his name was Lizard, and I loved him....but I don't remember what the series was called...I wanna say something Command.
DrNightmare -
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I know there are toys made today that are similar, they're figures that have LCD faces and their expressions change based on different things, I haven't seen any old toys like that, that sounds really high-tech for the 80's!
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