This is “Analog Agent Benjamin” coming at you this week with…. The Other World

The Other World was this cool series of bendable figures that no one remembers.

http://www.action-figures.ca/other_world.htm

I remember getting almost all the figures in this series as a kid, they were very cool looking, and they had some great monster figures in the series as well. These were the type of toys you could only find at bargain stores or flea markets.

Anybody, anybody at all ever hear or have Other World figures? Am I the only one?

6 thoughts on “Artifacts of the Analog Age: The Other World

  1. James Childress says:

    This one stumps me. Never heard of them.

  2. Lamar the Revenger says:

    Knock offs maybe?

    1. James Childress says:

      That is kinda what I was thinking. Looks too much like Masters of the Universe/She-Ra.

  3. Hoardax says:

    I absolutely remember them! I had a lot of them as well.

    They had glow-in-the-dark weapons and were about 3.75 inches.

    They were everywhere for a time. From memory, they came with tiny comic stories as well

    They were made by a company called Arco.

    I grew up in Australia, and had them so they must’ve gone worldwide.

    The guy who made this YouTube video tribute to them obviously had them too! Haha. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tnZNpNBvGIe

    The came out in 1982 – the same year as He-man – so hard to say for sure if they were a cash-in or not. Might be one of those Simultaneous Tapping Of The Zeitgeist Situations like the existence of the movie Armageddon and Deep Impact at the same time.

    More than likely The Other World toy line was riding the wave of the 80s Fantasy Boom spearheaded by the 1981 Conan The Barbarian Film.

    The most comprehensive resource online that I’ve found for them is here: http://www.virtualtoychest.com/otherworld/otherworld.html

    Hope this helps!

    yr pal,

    Hoardax

  4. travis says:

    Wow! I had that whole set. I totally forgot about ’em.

  5. Sarel says:

    Still have mine

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