Boglins :: Reissued
"From a swampy bog that time forgot... they're Boglins!"
Boglins were produced by Mattel/Action GT/Ideal
in 1986-94 and started life as a series of large,
rubbery monster handpuppets with moveable eyes which
were sold in "caged" packaging. There
were also several smaller versions, miniatures,
stickers and various other items as the line grew
Boglins were firstly produced by Mattel in 1986 for the US market (which lasted about two years), and then taken over by Action GT and Ideal (also marked Seven Towns) for the UK/Euro market. In 2000-01 the line was reissued by three more UK/Euro companies (Lansay, Awesome Toys and Vivid Imagination)with a small, new line of toys.
Boglins were reissued by Lansay in 2000, Awesome Toys in 2001 and Vivid Imagination around this time too. There were five new designs sold. The character's names differed depending on the country and company, but the toys were the same. They were sold in UK and France.
"Light up eyes and cross noises!"
There were two large Boglins. Their eyes lit up, and when moved it made on of three noises ("squeal", "burp", "shriek" or "laugh", "grunt", "burp").
|Belcher / Megacrad||Gangrene / Megadeg|
Unsure of Company (UK) :: Packaging Images
|Belcher / Megacrad|
|Gangrene / Megadeg|
There were also three smaller Boglins, very similar to Action Boglins. When squeezed, one would spit, one's eyes popped out and the third's pustules oozed! They were about 8 inches long.
|Mr Mucus / Mr Crad||Eye-Spy / Deg||Warty / Pustule|
Lansay (France) :: Packaging Images
Awesome Toys (UK) :: Packaging Images
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Vivid Imaginations (UK) :: Packaging Images