The Talon Fighter and Point Dread - Episode 86
We decided to take to the SKIES for this episode! Traveling at the speed of imagination, we come smashing into your podcast stuff machine with another fun packed episode where we discuss The Talon Fighter and Point Dread! Jeff-At-Arms had some business to attend to, so please enjoy this special episode with guest host, Lee Bokma, from The Art of Lee Bokma!
Initially conceived as a larger play set, Point Dread and the Talon Fighter cam out as a vehicle/play set that could attach to Castle Grayskull! This alone blew our little 80's kid brains, so you can bet Orko's hat every cool kid on the playground wanted one of these bad boys!!
If you were super lucky, you also got the version of the Talon Fighter and Point Dread that came along with an included storybook AND record with the story completely voice acted and everything!!! With all the spills and chills of the cartoon, this story was a MUST LISTEN when you cracked open this sucker for the first time!! There was also a mini comic that had similar cover art, but the story was completely different! Continuity is for WIMPS!!
As an added little bit of trivia, it's no secret Mattel "borrowed" from it's other toy line "Big Jim" for some of the vehicle and play set design for MOTU. The Talon fighter is no exception when you compare it's design to that of the "Big Jim Space Jet"! Behold it's almost Talon Fighter-like glory!!
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