The Mighty Electroman

So what is the best size for action figures? 3 3/4 inch? 8 inch? 12 inch? Well, back in 1977 Ideal Toy Company rolled the dice on a behemoth action figure named Electroman. Measuring a whopping 16 inches tall, Electroman towered above other figures of that time. As you can see in the picture, Electroman is huge! I found this one at a flea market last year and he has become a favorite of mine. Missing are his tall black boots which I hope to find online one day. There is a light on his head and a siren noise he uses to battle his arch enemy. Electroman takes 3 C batteries. Ideal produced the toy in 1977 and it was not very successful. I am curious if any of you had one or even remember this toy?

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That is the 8 inch Remco Dracula he is standing next to here. Ideal also produced a companion toy named Zogg the Terrible. Zogg had a target on his head that would make him fall over when struck by Electroman’s light flash. Zogg also came with a gun you could fire at him in case you did not own an Electroman. I would love to find a Zogg to go with Electroman one day.

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plcary

I love retro toys, television, movies and just about anything from the 70s and 80s.I frequent flea markets, thrift shops, garage sales and auctions hoping to nab my next pop culture trophy.

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