In 1985 Matchbox’s Parasites came to Invade Earth

In 1985, Matchbox released what seemed to be there answer to the Transformers, The Parasites. While not super popular, I really loved the back story around these villainous toys. It seems that hidden inside Halley’s comet were evil beings who have to infect our cars and trucks. They are…the Parasites!

What is remarkable is that they never released a good guy to battle these 6 bad bots, which is maybe why they failed (that and the difficult of working at this scale). It certainly wasn’t because of their advertising, because this commercial is amazing.

I find Parasites at flea markets all the time, usually loose and under 2 bucks. It might make for an interesting and simple collection for anyone who like obscure toylines.


Garry Vander Voort

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