Toys of the Eighties, Manimal
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This essentially was a battery-powered monster truck that had retractable claws in the wheels. The claws would come out on demand if a wheel could no longer turn. They also could be configured to either be locked in or out. The trucks had wild safari-like paint schemes and came in a couple of different body types. It measured approximately 12 inches long by 10 inches high.
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sue - June 05, 2007 - Report this comment
now this was a tv show i loved and my husband is the only other person who remembers it we tried explaining it to 7yr old son he thought it was weird but he would he's into power rangers
RONN - June 12, 2007 - Report this comment
omg!!!!!I have spent the last three years talking about this show and no one knows what the hell I am talking about. It is so good to know someone else knew and loved this show!
Richard - June 21, 2007 - Report this comment
Remember it as well, his hands would start to bubble up when he changed...Pretty short lived I think though.
jodi - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember! I remember!
Fiona - February 03, 2008 - Report this comment
Finally, there are other people who remember this programme, whenever I mention it people think i'm mad.....
Ron - May 31, 2008 - Report this comment
The actual name of the truck was The Animal. Manimal was the TV show. I really loved that show. I can remember he would turn into a panther alot. whiskers would grow out of his face. it was cool.
Vicki - August 11, 2008 - Report this comment
If anyone goes to Hulu dot com or fancast dot com, you can see Simon McCorkindale as brother had the truck was awesome :D
Other Realm - September 22, 2008 - Report this comment
I had one of these, but it required batteries whish was usually a deal breaker in my house. My Dad always bought me stuff that took batteries and then complain that it took batteries. I didn't play with it much, my parents always bought me stuff like this, but all i wanted was Transformers and G.I.joes.
Marcelo (RoadRanger) - December 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I have one !!! In the Brazil they are licenced and produced by Glasslite with the name ANIMAL. They are the same scale from GiJoe.

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