Toys of the Eighties, Madballs
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They were foam rubber balls that had gross faces. Some were cyclops or eyeballs or were showing their brains. There were lunchboxes and comics too.
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Jenny - September 25, 2008 - Report this comment
I had some of these. A baseball one, a yellow mummy one, a werewolf one (my favorite) I think it was a cartoon, too.
analeigh - October 18, 2008 - Report this comment
I used to have on with the brain!
justin-is-jrock - November 07, 2008 - Report this comment
I had AARGG! a blue on eeyed ball! oh and a yellow frankenstien bat.
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
had a few. You can find them back in the stores this year. Werent good for much.
amy - December 11, 2008 - Report this comment
Ha! I had one of these. It was green with crazy eyes. It wasn't a very "girly" toy but I thought it was cool!
Meredith - December 12, 2008 - Report this comment
Both my husband and I had these. They were simple, but cool. The ones I got were from one of those store vending machines.
Miss Mouse - January 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I used to have some of these too, and this week I went to Bed Bath & Beyond, where they were SELLING THEM! I wanted to buy them, but my boyfriend reminded me that I don't have them any more for a reason!
Holly - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had these. I also saw a cartoon episode of them once, or something exactly like them.
JR - February 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I just saw these being sold again at Bed Bath and Beyond.. 2009. I had one in the 80's.
David - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I still have my Freddy Krueger madball! A few years ago I would fill it up and squirt people in the eyes with it. I was not too popular at the parties after that, haha
KitKat - February 27, 2009 - Report this comment
we had Slobulus, Aargh, Hornhead, Dust Brain, Oculus Orbus, Bruised Brother, Splitting Headache, and even two knock offs from a series called the weird balls and one more from a series I don't even remember the names. We were so nuts over madballs we even had a Screaming Meemie and a Horn Head halloween mask, but I remember them being way too big for an eight year old. The only reason I remember all the names is because STAR made a comic book version which I still have (in very poor condition), though I never saw the animated series.
mel - April 09, 2009 - Report this comment
i dont remember these as a kid but i bought my three boys one each last christmas and they loved them.
dave - April 24, 2009 - Report this comment
i ran across a madballs comic book from the 80s when i was cleaning out my dads house a few years back. crazy
Robbo - May 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Ive just found all these in my loft, including the rollercycle in the box! Should i sell or keep?
Leslie - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Wow!! I had the one with the brain showing. Not sure of the name. It is still floating around somewhere. I will have to find it...
WereDog - May 24, 2009 - Report this comment
I had Screemin' Meemie, both the regular ball and the head poppin' figure. I rented the cartoon once. They were a rock band on a planet where music was outlawed so they came to earth. Naturally the bad guys followed them. You'd think they would have been happy to be rid of them but cartoon logic doesn't always work that way I guess. I found issue one of the Madballs comic in the house we moved to last year. I still have it.
George C - August 28, 2009 - Report this comment
Man I remember I always wanted The Baseball one, but he was never in stock.
T - November 10, 2009 - Report this comment
I always wanted one of these. My parents got me some generic off brand one, because they thought the Madballs brand were too expensive. It just wasn't the same. :( I really wanted the eyeball. Oculus Orbus, maybe?
Dave Black - April 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I worked for the company that revived these. A little place called Basic Fun in southampton, PA. Unfortuantely, they didn't fly off the shelves the way they thought.
JessicaRaven - May 09, 2010 - Report this comment
I like the new ones actually, they didn't try to redesign them or "update them" in any way other than a better level of detail in the sculpting and colour, I have Horn Head sitting on my computer monitor now, would love to find Oculus Orbis, and Skull Head to go with him
bennyboy - June 14, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember them having a giant trike as well with a catapult on the side
Mithriael - August 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I have 4 of them and recenrlty found them, a few weks ago the heads popped off on two of them by themselves only to realize the plastic that holds the heads broke. I have the Werewolf, SKeleton, Oculous, and this biker looking one. I also had the football, soccerball, and basketball, all of which are long destroyed when my dads dog got hold of them =( BAH!!!!
joethebountyhunter - October 13, 2010 - Report this comment
robbo get it appraised before deciding youd be surprised whats worth money nowadays.
jason - October 22, 2010 - Report this comment
yah i had some of these i think i was 9 or 10 and i had a comic book to i remember they we rubber balls that fell of a truck into a toxic waist dump and poof you got madballs
mina - November 05, 2010 - Report this comment
found one the other day while i was goin through toys.
Jason Black - January 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Series 3 apparently ships sometime during January 2011, after a Fall 2009 promise date. Quick question to Dave Black - did Basic Fun give up dist. rights to the new Series 3? Who's making/distributing them now?
Me - February 24, 2011 - Report this comment
My brother was so infatuated with these crazy things. I never was.
Rosebee - April 28, 2011 - Report this comment
I still have a Madballs vhs called "Gross Jokes". My mom got me a fake madball from the was red and looked devil-ish! I think I also had another knock-off madball that was a pale blue/green zombie thing, lol!
emilie - December 16, 2012 - Report this comment
i used to have screamin meemie but my little brother bit his nose off :( hes probably in the dump now in fire.... well i have bash brain and horn head so thats good.... i guess..... i got bash brain online and i forgot where i got horn head
else one - October 06, 2013 - Report this comment
The tricycle was called the Rollercycle, it went with the Head Poppers figures (and came with Hornhead). Those were action figures with mini madballs heads that popped off with a switch on the back. then there was the regular Madballs. They have skyrocketed in price lately. I have all the Headpoppers except Oculous Orb, and the Rollercycle, a few original Madballs still on card, a squirting one, and one that's a top (Snake Bait), plus I have the silly string gun they made, and all the vintage wind ups mint on card. There was also other companies that made knock offs or their versions, like Weird Balls from Mel Appel, Strange Balls, etc.

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