Where Was I When 1984’s ManTech Came Out?

In 1984 I was already hooked on the Transformers toy line as well G.I. Joe and though my interest in the Masters of the Universe line was taking a bit of a backseat to the others at that point, you could still find me frequently aiding He-Man in the battle against Skeletor for the fate of Eternia. Throw in the likes of my Star Wars collection that still saw action and I suppose it was possible that Remco’s ManTech line escaped my notice.


But I don’t even remember ever seeing an ad for the toy line!

[Via] Into The Mantle Vlog

As you can see from the commercial the selling point for the line was that you could interchange body parts from each figure with any other figure. From the YouTube video we can see the characters available were:

Watching the ad it remind me of something that Kenner sort of did with their 1986 Centurions toy line, though instead of body parts it was interchangeable weapons systems.

[Via] Toy Guru Man

The ManTech toy line even had a comic series from Archie…
ManTech Comic

…plus a mini-comic that came with the figures like those found in the Masters of the Universe line.
ManTech Mini Comic

So I have to ask, do any of you out there remember the ManTech toy line?


Editor at Retroist
Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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