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MockBot Sep 26th, 2008 03:08 AM

The Manglor Mountain Volcanic Fortress Playset
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CarpetGnome Sep 26th, 2008 03:33 AM

MANG-LAVA! Well done, and I am quite depressed I missed out on these excellent toys, being born a little too late.

JakeOfAllTrades Sep 26th, 2008 04:43 AM

Dude, you should do more toy videos. A guy called Actar does toy reviews on YouTube, but yours was unique and a rare insight into now extinct 1980s toy culture.

Your excitement over the Manglors made my heart smile, and your ingenuity in not sticking with the Mang-Slime because there wasn't enough of it makes me proud of you for thinking outside the box. More toy video articles please, they're hilarious!

darkvare Sep 26th, 2008 09:16 AM

is mang-lava made of mango?

Icculus Sep 26th, 2008 09:54 AM

"MANGLOR MOUNTAIN is a volcanic fortress developed by generations of MANGLOR wizards and magicians."

I could imagine that meeting..."kids like magic right?, Sure they do. Lets say the mountain was made by wizards, they'll eat that shit up."

Icculus Sep 26th, 2008 09:58 AM

The more I read it the funnier it gets. I mean not just a group of wizards one day, we are talking generations of wizards and magicians gathered and toiled year after year to build this mountain.

stonewar Sep 26th, 2008 11:16 AM

I think there was a commercial for the volcanic mountain playset. As soon as I saw the box in your first image. I remembered the Manglord (and other mang-things, cuz the commerical showed you could put the other guys in it) rising out of the bloody red (as it appeared on tv) slime.
I love slime. Dad would come home from the hardware store with those little trash cans of slime with the eyeballs in them sometimes. fond memories.

Angryhydralisk Sep 26th, 2008 11:55 AM

You should've put in the mang-lave with the slime. Then it couldv'e mixed, forming MANG-SLIME.

Great article, though. The set looks like an evil gothic blender.

Doctor_Who Sep 26th, 2008 12:29 PM

I'm always surprised when I actually get to hear your voice. I tend to assume that everyone on the internet sounds a little like Mandark from Dexter's Lab.

Way to sound like you have testicles, Rog.

Mockery Sep 26th, 2008 01:02 PM

CarpetGnome, that's what eBay is for. Just because you didn't grow up when those toys were all the rage, doesn't mean you can't still track them down and enjoy 'em.

JakeOfAllTrades, hehe thanks, I'll try to do more video reviews when I have the chance.

darkvare, unless mangos are made of highly volatile chemicals that can melt your soul... no, I don't think so.

Icculus, be careful what you say about the Mang-Wizards and Mang-Magicians. They may toil for years to come about how to Mang-Murder you for laughing at them. Man, you really can put "Mang-" in front of just about any word to make it better, can't you?

stonewar, was there really? I've seen a ton of old commercial collections and have never seen a commercial for that playset, nor do I remember ever seeing one for it when I was a kid. The only Manglors commercial I've seen is the one I included at the end of my video there. If you ever manage to find it it, let me know.

Angryhydralisk, if only that were true. The sad reality is that it would just be a fairly rigid clump of MANG-LAVA in a pool of Nickelodeon Slime. Sorry my friend, but the two are like oil 'n water.

Doctor_Who, thanks, but the only reason my voice only sounds like that is because I now gargle with MANG-LAVA on a daily basis.

DavidFullam Sep 26th, 2008 01:07 PM

First time poster, long time reader. Back in the 1980s, the Manglors got a beating on a one shot HBO special, that was something of a Consumer Reports for kids. It told the tale of one young boy who wanted a refund from Ideal after he discovered that the torn Manglors didn't actually return to their original form after being ripped apart. Instead of a refund, he got all new Manglors instead.

Relaxing Dragon Sep 26th, 2008 01:37 PM

-RoG-, you are 100% right; there needs to be more iron maidens included in toys today (why isn't there a Lego one yet? It makes so much sense).

Also, I must give kudos to Ideal for including Betelgeuse in that origin story. After all, Ford and Zaphod are from a small planet near there, so it's an awesome place.

KrytenSyxx Sep 26th, 2008 04:03 PM

Gotta love toys that they insist you break, only for the child to realise that the detached appendage will never again full mend back to the body. Those crafty marketing bastards!

Aries Sep 26th, 2008 05:25 PM

I had Manglor Mountain! I saw the commercial for it and immediately had to get it. My uncle bought it for me one night. As I recall, Masters of the Universe had a slime pit type of thing around the same time. For one brief period in toy history, slime was the in thing. The only Manglor figure I had was the one that came with the mountain, and as I recall the whole thing was a bit of a letdown. After using the mountain you had to wash it out immediately or the slime would dry up and get crusty.

Pentegarn Sep 26th, 2008 06:37 PM

Wow, that takes me back. I haven't seen those in what, 20+ years? I couldn't even remember what they were called. Good blast from the past RoG!

Ferrit Sep 26th, 2008 07:11 PM


I love that

Aduross Sep 26th, 2008 08:15 PM

Y'know, if they do indeed have a Mang-Lang, I wonder do they have Mang-Slang? Do the Mang-Scholars criticize the Mang-Youth for their Mang-disrepect of the Mang-Lang with their Mang-Slang? Are there Mang-Dialects in different parts of the Mang-Plantet? Are there deaf Manglors? Do they speak in Sign-Manguage? I think I need to lay down for a bit.

ScaryRedMonster Sep 26th, 2008 09:48 PM

MangDemon looks absolutely fucking awesome.

Oh, I can cuss on the internet, right?

Darkfloyd Sep 27th, 2008 01:19 AM

This is why I love I-mockery! Excellent job RoG, very funny and informative.

Asila Sep 27th, 2008 01:44 AM

Yah, Betelgeuse is technically the planet that Ford Prefect comes from in the Hitchiker's series, which makes it all the more surprising to see.

JakeOfAllTrades Sep 27th, 2008 05:37 AM

All this emphasis on Mang reminds me of Scarface for some reason. *twiddles thumbs while people remember that movie*

jo8136 Sep 27th, 2008 10:12 AM

heh good review. saw these in a thrift store awhile back. Almost bought them.

Chuggernaught Sep 27th, 2008 01:13 PM

Oh man, I could have made some amazing messes with those toys. I seem to remember Hordak had a play set that used slime as well.

Nick Sep 27th, 2008 06:49 PM

"Nooooo! You're decreasing the value!!!"

Seriously, thanks for letting us have this chance to regret missing out on the 80's even more. Mang-Lava.

JakeOfAllTrades Sep 27th, 2008 10:07 PM

Thanks to eBay the 80s never dies, but the owners of said 80s trend toys will eventually die. Which means their kids will be playing with this stuff and not us if we want to buy it.

Another toy that I WAS born in the right time to enjoy was Monster in my Pocket, not Pocket Monsters which came after that, which you might like to do a piece on. There were also these really cool angry insect toys which my mother hated that you could get back in the 90s.

And please one day do an article on Mighty Max toys, I remember owning at least ten sets of those, including a Zombie themed set which was in the shape of a zombified hand, and this awesome Mighty Mountain set which was my generation's Manglor Mountain of a sort, only this one stood the test of time, as my Mighty Mountain is in storage with my other old toys.

Cruxader Sep 27th, 2008 10:53 PM


Rog... I had Maxx from RoboForce and Remco's mini-monsters playset with all the monsters as well. You forgot to add that Remco made a GI Joe knock off called Sgt. Rock (actually it was based on a comic). I had Manglor as well. I wanted the volcano set SO bad, but after I tore Manglors legs off and could never get them back on right... I kinda lost interest. Man... thanks for the walk down memory lane. (I had totally forgotten about Roboforce.)

JakeOfAllTrades Sep 28th, 2008 12:34 AM

Another toy line I liked as a kid was Action Man. This was Australia's answer to G.I. Joe. He was the size of a Ken doll but he was far manlier, at least he had the balls to grow a beard in some versions of him. Once I had him have a smackdown battle with my cousin's Ken over Barbie, with my cousin participating of course (she was a bit of a tomboy, who thought Ken was a wimp too).

Julio Sep 28th, 2008 05:05 AM

"He's pretty pissed off because he is always being put into uncomfrtable positions that even the most exerienced yoga instructors wouldn't dare..."

LOL! You made my day.

Geminate Sep 30th, 2008 01:48 PM

The obvious thought - after playing with your Manglord and Manglava, wouldn't any normal kid desire to taste and perhaps eat them? So RoG, what do they taste like?!

SPINAL Oct 2nd, 2008 04:27 PM

They just don't make toys like they use to.

BurntToShreds Oct 4th, 2008 11:28 PM

I MUST have a bucket of Nickelodeon Slime.

All Hail Duke Nov 28th, 2009 01:47 AM

since i have tons of free time due to the lack of having a job (fuck you economy/california) i got the idea to use my limited artistic skills and do a small painting of the Manglord emerging from the mang lava in his iron mangen,it'll be mangtastic

just have to do some sketches of the idea

captain516 Nov 28th, 2009 02:03 PM

Hey Duke, still having trouble with pigeons flying into your mouth?

All Hail Duke Jun 29th, 2013 03:00 AM

4 years later and i never did that sh-t
or get pigeons to stop flying into my mouth

anyways the rights to this line (and others from the company) have been bought, so you may very well get some true mang lava at some point

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