Today I'm doing a little spotlight on "Savage Mondo Blitzers", one of my favorite toy lines from the early 90's that didn't get much Love. They were made by the Kenner Toy Company in 1991 and only 48 different figures were made during it's one year run. The best way to describe a Savage Mondo Blitzer is that they were part (Non)Action Figure/part Skate Board standing at just about 1.5 inches tall. A Total of 40 Biltzers were released in Ten Separate 4 Packs, with a pack representing a different Gang. I had 6 of 10 gangs as a kid, which I still have and will share below. Plus I was able to find some pictures of the gangs I didn't own and also the box Crazy 8 set that came with a 'Lightning Launcher'. But before we begin, let's take a look at without a doubt one of the zaniness toy commercials from the 80s and 90s!
And of course like any cool toy from that time period, there was a "BackLash"!
A huge BackLash with over 20 complaints mind you.
Below is a article from a 1992 newspaper . . .
Ok, with that nonsense out of the way here are the six S.M.B. gangs I had from childhood and still cherish to this day . . .
The Skull Crunchers: Roach Kill, Fat Ax, Bad to the Bone, Pork Chopper
Concrete Breakfast Gang: Metal Head, Shark Bait, Knight to Dismember, and Barf Bucket
Scars and Spikes Gang: Kiss My Bat, Aping Wound, Lug Nut, Eye Pus
The Dudes of Disaster: Bad Fart, Blade Invader, Killer Kommando, Twin Geeks
The Chunk Blowers: Tyrannosaurus Ax, Loaded Diaper, Direct Hit, Big Hans
The Butt Kickers: Snot Shot, Secret Weapon, Gun Runner, Cleat Meat
Here are some pics of the Gangs I wasn't fortunate enough to have . . .
The Sewer Surfers: Numb Chuck, Robozooka, Bad Audience, Butterfly Gone Bad
Butterfly Gone Bad!
Damaged and Deadly Gang: Blood Hockey, Mr. Mutator Head, Chop Chop, Head Alert
I couldn't find any good pictures of Brains Not Included (Wedgyson, Fly'd Out, Gutter Brawl, Salad Bartender) or Puke Shooters Gang (Hex Bolt, Gas Attack, Leg Up, Bad Apple) but you can spot them on the back of this card if you look close enough . . .
Now here is the rarest set of the entire collection, by the time this came out the toys were being taken off the market . . . I bring you the "Crazy 8" Gang that came with awesome 'Lightning Launcher'!
Crazy 8: Destruction Worker, Lawn Disorder, Chow Hound, General Mayhem, Armed & Dangerous, Fist Fight, Shishke Bob, and Jack Hammer.
So that's about all the info and pics I could find on these truly unique toys. It's ashame that this toyline was so short lived. Who knows what other cool ideas could have came out of this. Maybe a team up with NewLine to get a Freddy or Jason one released? The possibilities are endless!
Well Hope You Enjoyed Another Trip Down Random Shit Memory Lane . . .
Update . . .
After doing this post a couple weeks ago I hit Ebay to see if I could score any of the S.M.B. I didn't own for the the cheap, I lucked out and found this set of 8 Unopened Gangs for A Good Price! I actually paid more for the S&H!
I'm so tempted to open these lol
- Tom Bryce