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Galaxy Laser Team Space Monster Custom Action Figure

 
 
Custom #:34315  
Name:Galaxy Laser Team Space Monster
Custom Type:Action Figure
Toy Series:Misc
Creator:hussapocalypse  
Date Added:November 15, 2011
Base Figure:Marvel Legends Werewolf By Night/Frankenstein
Height:6.00 inches
If you recognize this guy from the vintage toy-line Galaxy Laser Team (sometimes also called Star Patrol), released sometime in the late 70s by the company Tim Mee, then you are either old school or knowledgeable about long dead obscure toy properties.
Back then, there were all sorts of generic Star Wars knock-offs (I'm looking at you Starroid Raiders) trying to cash in on the sci fi craze that was going on at that time. It was an awesome time to be a kid who was crazy about toys.
Tim Mee specialized in making small non articulated plastic toys like the classic army men, farm animals, circus animals, firemen etc. But they really pushed the envelope and the very boundaries of sanity when they released the Galaxy Laser Team.
There were 9 characters that were packaged together in a plastic bag with a cardboard label stapled together at the top. There were "jumbo" 5 inch versions and the standard, smaller 2 inch versions. They were released in four colors: green, black, white, and pink (although I have seen pictures of the jumbo ones in silver as well).
I had a bunch of these guys in both scales but I especially loved the sculpt on this character; most GLT fans acknowledge him as a Chewbacca rip-off. I have a very distinct memory of playing with the 5 inch version of this guy on my grandfather's kitchen table, and being very aggravated because it would have been such an awesome figure if it had even basic articulation. So weirdly enough flash forward thirty something years and now I finally have a fully articulated version of this dude - wish I could somehow go back in time and give this to myself at that kitchen table - my 7 year old self would have %$#% his/my pants! But that would break too many rules of space/time continuity even if it were possible, so I digress. But score one for making your childhood dreams a reality anyway! YEAH!!
The base of this custom is a Marvel Legends Werewolf By Night, fully re-sculpted, and a ML Frankenstein head that was re-sculpted with Aves fix-it and modded to be compatible with the Werewolf body. Not sure about where the base and the gun came from (the fodder bin!) but the base was dremeled down to resemble the original toy.
Thanks for checking it out, good luck to the other contestants, until next time aloha my friends!


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REBNOR - Friday, November 25, 2011
Okay,It took me awhile to see this but being an old timer myself, I fondly remember having these Galaxy Laser Team figures when I was a kid back in the late 70's. I played with them, forgot about them and never even knew the name of the company or what they were called. Maybe my grandma or parents bought me them for me, who knows, they somehow found there way into my bedroom.
Now that I am older, I once in awhile come across a picture or article about some long lost toy that I once had and it always put a smile on my face.

Thanks Hussapocalypse for putting a smile on my face...Nice job! Congrats!!!
Cosmic Fantasy Customs - Thursday, November 24, 2011
loved the custom, your choice was also great for the contest. The paint though makes it even more amazing.
Shinigami - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I finally can comment freely. I'm glad you won. This and the Phantom Rider were the best entries. Your Chewie knockoff is so retrotastic it's sick.
hussapocalypse - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
WOW - THANKS a lot everybody! This is going to make my Thanksgiving week-end extra awesome. I feel honored and humbled to be a member of this great community and the art of being a custom toymaker has truly enriched my life. Thanks again and keep on customizing! I salute ALL of YOU! Cheers!!!
Finn Varra - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
COngrats!
cuztomiza - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
congratulations Man!
Voting ends for the Monochromatic Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Redmist - Monday, November 21, 2011
SWEET!
Mostly Harmless - Saturday, November 19, 2011
Great update to a throwback!
Patraw - Friday, November 18, 2011
Very sweet update of the original static figure. Even with all the added articulation, the soul of the vintage toy still shines brightly. I also found the inclusion of the properly-shaped stand, to replicate the shape of the base of the original, a clever and insightful touch that most people, including myself, probably wouldn't have thought of. I also appreciate the inclusion of the detailed background info, as I've never heard of the toy line till now.

Oh yeah, I believe the rifle if from TMNT's General Traag.
DR.EVIL - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
nice greeny stuff!
Rabid_Ewok - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Awesome figure. You've done a heck of a job matching the original.
JonnyVu - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I like it! Remembers me of The Army Men figures! You got the maximum points I could give you!
Voting begins for the Monochromatic Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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