Explore the pages of the rare 1988 Coleco Toy Fair Catalog with our high-definition scans. Sadly, Coleco closed its doors in 1989. So, this was one of the final catalogs that they ever handed out to dealers, vendors, and other trade professionals. Even though this was one of Coleco’s final Toy Fair Catalogs, it still had treasures to find. For instance, it featured the exciting Starcom line of action figures and vehicles.
Coleco once again featured the Starcom toy line, which they introduced in 1987, within the pages of the 1988 Toy Fair Catalog. In the 21st century, the heroic men of Starcom fought for freedom against the evil Shadow Force. 54This action-packed range of space-age toys combined the wonders of today’s technology with the futuristic designs of tomorrow. Each vehicle featured Power Deploy action, Motorized and Spring-Action operations that moved by themselves at the touch of a button. Meanwhile, the action figures featured Magna Lock using the power of magnets that allowed them to defy gravity.
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On page 53, Coleco promoted 1341, the H.A.R.V.-7 (Heavy Assault Recovery Vehicle). By simply pressing the button, the motorized Power Deploy Magna Lock Lifter picked up a Cargo Pod, any pod-sized vehicle, or an Action Pod and placed it on a flatbed. This vehicle also featured an Automatic Cargo Release and Swiveling Guns.
Next, they presented 1342, the Shadow Raider, a sneak attack vehicle. By pushing a button, players transformed this speed raider into a sneak attack vehicle, thanks to the motorized Power Deploy. This vehicle had Pop-Up Guns, an Automatic Cargo Release, and Multi-position Tank Tracks that raised it to carry any Pod-sized vehicle, an Action Pod, or a Cargo Pod on its Magna Lock Magnetic Lifter.
Then, Coleco advertised 1343, the Skyroller, a high-raising super tank. Skyroller was a high-speed armored tank and a critical piece of machinery for Starcom’s ground forces, the Astro Marines. When the enemy was sighted, the Power Deploy body and cab rose into a Battle Tower, allowing long-range targetting of the devastating Laser Supercannons.
Finally, there was 1353, the Shadow Bandit, an enemy pod lifter. It was easy to make a pod-stealing bandit out of a high-speed air vehicle when the vehicle had motorized Power Deploy. With just the push of a button, the Power Deploy Wings and Magnetic Arm were lowered to catch a pod. This vehicle also had Swivelling Cannons and a windshield that opened.
We are glad to present these exciting exclusive scans to the 1988 Coleco Toy Fair Catalog. Continue to see even more exciting promotional images that Coleco provided to retailers and representatives.
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