November 24, 2015

FIGURE OF THE WEEK #93: Remco's Hamilton's Invaders Playset

The Hamilton's Invaders was a 1964 series of plastic toys of giant insect type monsters, toy soldiers and vehicles. The toyline was conceived and marketed by Remco on television during the early 1960s, inspired by the giant insect genre that were popular from the 1950s, that were in reruns on TV. I should mention this was back in the day when large retail department stores had 'exclusive' toy items and as such this playset was available only at Sears.

Remco's Hamilton's Invaders series of toys enables children to explore the age old question: "What would happen if the earth were attacked by giant bugs?" Remember, this was 1964.
Horrible Hamilton and his yellow friend The Spider were the two antagonists in this line. They were spring-motored which allowed them to walk and bite with their pinchers. The good guys were blue army-men sized soldiers in varying poses of shooting these pests. They were additionally equipped with a wind-up jeep, tank and helicopter.

Remco also made a few child-sized pieces - the Grenade Pistol and Bug Helmet so you could play the part of bug killer while outfitted for the part!. The vehicles and the child-sized toys all had a sticker with Hamilton's Invaders and the pincher logo on them.

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic set I would have KILLLED for ... in 1959! Just a tad late-born ...