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1 year pro membership to whoever figures this out first! I'm trying to remember the name of an old 80's or 90's toy. Answered

Okay everyone, I have been trying to remember what these toys were called for the last couple of years.  They were in the 80's or 90's and could change from a vehicle into a base/battle station.

I know I had a few of them.  The two that I remember are a tank that changed into a large base and a three-wheeled vehicle that changed into a gun turret thing (if memory serves me correctly).

There was normally a switch or button to press and you would hear a loud gear/spring noise when they changed.  I know it was not a Transformer or GI Joe toy.

They had small scaled human figures that were tan in color and a little larger than the figures that came with Technozoids (if anyone remembers those).  The figures were in the same "seated position" (for lack of a better way to describe it) as the Technozoid ones.

As I said in the title, there will be a 1 year pro membership to whoever figures this out first!

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canucksgirlBest Answer (author)2012-01-09

They were called Xpanders and yes, they came out in the late 80's early 90's. They had little pasty looking men, and transformed like transformers... ahem... pardon me... they "expand at your command!" :D lol...

See an old TV Commercial Here for Xpanders.

See the 3-Wheeled (ATV) Toy pictured Here.

See a box with all the Xpanders - Including the Tank

And here's just the tank.


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Ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a winner!

Thank you so much for not only answering the question, but providing examples too.

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You're very welcome. You posed a rather tough question, but I love a challenge. :D

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ALCHEMISS (author)2012-01-08

HELLO, COULD IT POSSIBLY BE ARMY GEAR BY GALOOB?

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skittlespider (author)ALCHEMISS2012-01-08

It is the same concept, but I don't think that is it either.

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ALCHEMISS (author)skittlespider2012-01-08

shoot well i can think of a few more STARRIORS OR CONVERTERS if thats not it then i'll be back LOL OCD

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skittlespider (author)ALCHEMISS2012-01-08

I have to admit, I would have loved some Starriors. I don't think I had seen those before. The Converters looked interesting too. I hope I figure this out soon, because I would like to see if anyone has them on Ebay.

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That is very similar. Do you know if they had any in more realistic designs? (Like military-styled tanks and stuff)

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i never had any myself as they were a little before my time. but i have seen them around and i think they were mostly cartoon-ish but i think they did have a few realistic ones like a fighter plane

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Jayefuu (author)2012-01-08

Micro Machines? :D I had this one:

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skittlespider (author)Jayefuu2012-01-08

It is a similar idea, but it was at a different toy. I wish I had more information to give out, but I know it was not Micro Machines because I had those too.

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Thanks for the link, but sadly this didn't seem to lead to an answer either. I did find a few cool sites though.

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Awesome-aniac (author)2012-01-07

Mighty Max
M.A.S.K.
Computer Warriors

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No, it wasn't any of those, but a similar gimmick was used.

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