Mork and Mindy

Mork and Mindy line from mattel

Mork and Mindy was a huge hit for ABC right from the get go and Robin Williams an overnight sensation, Mattel scooped the license to make toys (which is something normally done by rival Mego The toy line is entirely comprised of recycled Mattel toys and it sold quite well for a short time.

The basic Mork figure uses a Mattel Sunshine family body, his talking backpack belonged to Big Jim. Mork dolls were sold upside in their boxes to show how "whacky" the character was. The Mork drinking toy was actually the weapon from a character in the 60's "Major Matt Mason" line. Mindy's truck (which was a jeep on the series) is another recycled piece from Big Jim.

The 3" Mork makes use of the basic Battle Star Galactica body (I remember this thing being a really hot item) and the Ork egg is another good use for Mattel Slime..

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