Mikey's Toys

Old Toys: Food Fighters

My Mom’s basement is a toy hunters dream. It’s filled with box after box of old toys, plush dolls, books and action figures (some even in the original boxes). I made a new pact that every time I visit Ottawa, I would take a box back with me to Toronto. Although I don’t have enough room to display everything in my current home, I will take pictures of old time favorites to post here and Flickr.

The first batch to make it’s way home with me, is my collection of Food Fighters action figures.

A memorable bunch of anthropomorphic food items dressed in military gear, that was divided into two armies: the Kitchen Commandos and the Refrigerator Rejects. They were released from Mattel in 1988.

I LOVED these guys! I still remember seeing the commercial for the first time. Shortly after, I had Mean Weener (hot dog); a gift from my Grandmother. Eventually, I managed to collect the full gang. There were ten figurines in total, along with a few accessory toysBelow are some photos of what I’ve managed to hold onto over the years. To see all the shots I took (and larger versions), check out my Flickr page.

The Kitchen Commandos
Burgerdier General, Major Munch, Sergeant Scoop, Private Pizza, Lieutenant Legg (missing)

The Refrigerator Rejects
Mean Weener, Short Stack, Taco Terror, Fat Frenchy, Chip the Ripper (missing)

I’m back in Ottawa this weekend for a family event; I’ll see what I can dig up!

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