May 13, 2010

Big Jim and Warpath

Big Jim and Warpath.

I wonder if anyone even took a look at the Kirby artwork on the back of the box since undoubtedly the toys were facing forward on the shelves. I also wonder what happened to the original artwork for these pieces; it wouldn't surprise me if it was destroyed after production, or maybe it got lost in the corporate shuffle over the years as Mattel went through various management changes -- Mattel is famous for producing classic American toys like Barbie dolls, Hot Wheels and Matchbox cars. Now the majority of Mattel's toys are produced in China.