Just about nothing makes me happier than remembering a toy I had forgotten or definitively identifying a toy I could barely recall. Sean Hartter’s Space Creatures helped me remember those little guys. It also led me to rediscover the Tim-Mee Galaxy Laser Team, little plastic space characters. I had lots of Tim-Mee “processed plastic” toys, but the Galaxy Laser Team (also known as the Star Patrol) were my favorites. Truth be told, they were as much rip-offs Star Wars and Buck Rogers as the Space Creatures were rip-offs of classic sci-fi monsters, and I really couldn’t figure out why some of them were hot pink and what the girl with the computer was supposed to add to the equation, but I really loved the robot and turtle monster.
Doug is a child of the 80s who was raised in Ohio and is now living the life of oblivion in the bay area of California.