Catalogs

1985 Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog

Here is the 1985 Mattel Toys Dealer Catalog. Intended for retailers, Mattel’s dealer catalogs showcased all the latest and greatest releases, along with existing products within its various current (at the time) toy lines. New products are highlighted here with a “New 85” graphic. New releases included:

  • Thunder Punch He-Man
  • Dragon Blaster Skeletor
  • Moss Man
  • Sy-Klone
  • Roboto
  • Stinkor
  • Spikor
  • Two Bad
  • Battle Bones
  • Land Shark
  • Bashasaurus
  • Night Stalker
  • Spydor
  • Hordak
  • Leech
  • Grizzlor
  • Mantenna
  • Modulok
  • Fright Zone
  • Adventure Books

Interestingly, Night Stalker is not marked as “New For 85”, but he also doesn’t appear in the 1984 catalog. He seems to have been an in-between figure.

If you look closely, you’ll see that the Evil Horde figures are hand-painted casts. In the case of Modulok and Mantenna, there is a noticeable deviation from what would be the final color scheme.

(Source: Orange Slime)

Adventure Books Main
adv books1
adv books2
adv books 3
advbookstxt
page1
page1skel
The production Skeletor came without the skirt piece shown
page1hm
page2
page2maa
page2spidskel
page2spydortext
page2tpdbtxt
page3
page3bash
page3bashinstr
page3landshark
page3lndshrkdescr
page3lndshrkinstr
page4
page4newheroes
page4newvillains
page5
page6
page6nightstalkercomplete
page7
page7bb
page7bbinset
page8
page8hordak
page8grizzlor
page8leech
page8mantenna
page8modulok
frightzone
page8fz1
page8fz2
page8fz3
page8fz4
page9
page9a
page9b
page9c
page9d

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