Toys of the Eighties, Building Blasters
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This was a series of construction sets that consisted of girders, pylons, catwalks, pipes, plates and panels that, when assembled, resembled industrial buildings and construction projects. The pieces were held together by a series of hidden tabs that kept the pieces together by their own weight, rather than snapping together like legos or kinex. When the pieces were assembled a "detonation device," which was a pneumatic plunger, was placed under the building and when pressed, would shoot upwards and all of the pieces that were held so loosely together would "explode," giving an impressive and realistic impression of an exploding building. There were several different sets, one of which was an industrial water tower (the smallest) and the largest was a skyscraper. Even the smallest set stood at an impressive 2 1/2 foot height, and all of the sets could be interconnected. Because of the way these sets were made and their scale, they were perfect to use with GI Joes. And mechanized toys, like Zoids, could barrel right through them, leaving an impressive amount of destruction!
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Doug T - March 09, 2015 - Report this comment
I had a Building Blasters set that was some sort of radio antenna structure. It was very cool and I loved to blow it up...unfortunately, this set was somewhat limited in the number of different structures one could build, but it was fun just the same.
Patrick A - August 11, 2020 - Report this comment
I had the radio antenna and the rocket ship. I had loads of fun with them and now my kid is having fun too. Having a large number of base (foundation) pieces was key to making different structures.

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