Toys of the Eighties, Stomper 4x4's
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Stompers were motorized 4X4 trucks. Needing only one AA battery, these trucks were truly four wheel drive. They were not remote control, or even steerable. But they did sport changable tires, outdoor rubber, and indoor foam. They came in highly detailed painted plastic, in "real" truck forms. (Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Jeep, Toyota, etc.... and the headlights even worked!
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Jarrett - May 23, 2007 - Report this comment
I had a slew of these and Rough Riders. The Stompers would run underwater. The on/off selector would allow you to shift them into reverse also!!
Scuba Steve - June 22, 2007 - Report this comment
I think Duracell and Energizer are in business today because of the amount of AA's I went through with these things.
Alimist - October 01, 2007 - Report this comment
LOL! I had a bald spot on my head from one of these, only did that once! What were the ones that floated and had paddle tires?
Fergie - November 10, 2007 - Report this comment
My cousin lost her "beautiful long blonde hair" one day because because I though it would be fun to run my Stomper through her hair.
david - December 13, 2007 - Report this comment
these were great and FYI when they get stuck in hair don't panic all you have to do is take out the battery and put it back backwards it reverses and releases hair( i had to do this more than once in school). when i was in grade school kids parents paided me to fix these also the ones with paddle tires were water demons
Sacmarata - December 25, 2007 - Report this comment
The best part about these was modifying them to pull harder and faster. I do not recommend connecting a car battery to one (speaking from experience...LOL)
Ken - January 24, 2008 - Report this comment
We took the double A battery out & used a 9 volt,with a small wire to make the connection the thing simply tripled the speed of a stomper with a double A in it. LOL
Kevin - February 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I had a great time with the stompers I had! The best was making new obsticals for them to climb over. Wish I still had some for my son to play with.
ronnie - February 07, 2008 - Report this comment
do you guys remember the tractor pull sled attachment. You hooked to the back like a trailer and filled the bucket with marbles and see who could pull it the farthest!!! what fun.
Paul - March 16, 2008 - Report this comment
The foam tired ones floated on water!?!? At the age of 3~4 i had no idea! I feel completely robbed of my childhood now. Thanks Jarret!
ERock1313 - April 05, 2008 - Report this comment
The Stomper Track was AWESOME!!! It had hills to climb and fake rocks and at the end it would go through a turn-a-bout and go back the way it came so that if you were racing, you could have a chance at running over the losing car. The Knight Rider one was Sa-weeeeeet!!! The front red light lit up and made it look cool. By far the best/most popular in my neck of the woods. Water Stompers were pretty cool too and trying to get them to tug boat things. I think I can hear that winding tiny motor sound now.....bring back the '80s toys!
olmiked - May 11, 2008 - Report this comment
man i remember these like it was yesterday
Dave - July 29, 2008 - Report this comment
BRING EM BACK!!!! I've got a 1 yr old and I can't find them anywhere. Stompers were the perfect toy. I had the tank and ran it through the snow in the winter, the mud in the spring, sand int the summer..
tractorwritervb - August 19, 2008 - Report this comment
my husband has a bunch of these from when he was younger, he and our three yera old play with them every night now. We're avid tractor pullers so these toys mean a lot to us. We would like a few more though if anyone knows where to find them.
oldskool tville ky - August 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I can remember these like it was yesterday, but truth is it's been better than 20 years when I was a teen in HS these was very popular for some of the kids such as myself and a few friend who took them seriously. We would modify these by removing the plastic cover that held the motor against the gears next we would remove the wheels tires and axles next we would cut openings in the plastic frame to allow us to add larger motor, aluminum spur gears, extended axles and different wheels and tires. For the life of me I don't remember how we come across the place that we got the stuff to do this but looking back it has to be through a mail order RC or radio control hobbies company because the internet didn't exist in the mid 80's for us and the only place I know today that sells anything similar is that. The only thing that I have not seen is what he called a "wolly tire" or "wally tire" he&& I dunno the spelling but they were over sized super stick foam type tires on highly polished aluminum wheels and each mounted to the axle with a Allen head set screw. These wolly tires gripped like glue to control the throttle and speed of these bad boys when we finished modifying them we would run a good length of wire through the top or side of the plastic body and connected to a external power source and a hand held speed control er that was usually borrowed from a electrical toy race car track. In the finished stated these would pull tremendous amounts of weight considering there size. For added traction we would take a piece of metal rod, bent in the shape of a U drill holes in the front bumper and insert it into the front bumper once finished it would usually extend 1-2 inches beyond the front bumper and was used to hold weights. Me and the friend I refereed to that did this would carry these to school with us each morning faithfully and have pull offs to see who was the best. Sometimes we would attach them bumper to bumper and pull against each other the person that lost would usually jump back changes his weights, tires and wait for another turn. If that got boring we would stack up school books and see how many we could push or pull across the lunch table. When all else failed we would fold up the lunch tables to its partially incline position and see which one could climb the steepest hill. Yeah this is the way I remember the stomper toy and our way of passing the 1-2 hours wait that we usually had before school because our parents had dropped us off at school early. For a HS kid living in a small town that had nothing to offer this was a adrenalin rush as it always gathering a crowd. Looking back I think it is what Fu&& up my life, Because it was during that time that I thought I could scale that fun up and take it out into the real world and work on cars for a living it hasn\\'t been all that exciting but I\\'m sure that has a lot to do with never getting out of the small one horse town. Last and overall I would have to say that stompers toys can be a lot of fun regardless of whether they had anything to do with the choices I made in life and I would change those days if I could.
Scott Ferich - August 30, 2008 - Report this comment
These were the first big craze I went through in school. First grade in 1979-80. These things would climb anything. I think I had a blue chevy blazer or a bronce truck. They are available on ebay now.
Knot My Fault - September 06, 2008 - Report this comment
YES!! I had the Amphibian, a green one. Wish they made them still so my 4yo and 3yo could play with them. Also, I saw a Matchbox version that looks very similar at Target last night.
Flynn - September 17, 2008 - Report this comment
I was more of a Rough Riders fan. But my best friend, Tony, was a die hard Stompers supporter. We'd challenge each other to off-road races and obstacles! With no bills, jobs, kids, or other responsibilities at that age, that was the best! Man, I miss those trucks!
David Taylor - September 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I Loved The Little Things We Use Us To Have Truck Pulls. I Wish I Still Had The. If I Could Find Some I Would Bye Them Right Now!!! And I Am 43 years I would Start A Truck Pull.
Todd - September 23, 2008 - Report this comment
We had so much fun with these toys as kids and i have been looking for some for my boy to play with, wish i could find some to buy,we used to hook them up to 12v car batteries with about 15ft of wire u talking about moving fast lol. sometimes it would just stripe the gears right out.
LIQUD360 - September 24, 2008 - Report this comment
YES! The Matchbox ones at target are STOMPERS reincarnate! I bought two for my son Noah and daughter Addisyn. They have been playing with them all day. Lovn it. Grab some and its after school in the 80's all over again
Danny D - October 22, 2008 - Report this comment
Stompers Rule! Way back in the day, stompers were so big that all of my friends and their fathers would compete in highly organized pulls at the truck stop restaurant in Taylorstown, PA. I remember we had a custom built sled, with multiple classes, and we even had a homemade bar/ track that had a layer of astro turf for the pulling surface. Trophies were handed out and there were judges and rules, it was unreal. Many dads spent a lot of time on their breaks from the mills and mines to hot rod these things, it was awesome and unforgettable. I can't believe there are men who were boys in the 80's that never even heard of stompers. They sure missed out on some real fun.
SCOTT OHIO - October 31, 2008 - Report this comment
WE WOULD MODIFY OUR STOMPERS IN THE MID 80S USING PARTS THAT WE BOUGHT OFF OF AN OLD GUY WHO AT THE TIME STILL HAD A HOBBY SHOP.THE SHOP WAS PROBABLY 30 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME AND HE HAD PILES OF BOXES THAT WERE FULL OF BRAND NEW SLOT CAR PARTS.AGAIN MOST OF THOSE PARTS DATING BACK TO THE SIXTIES. THE KICKER WAS EVEN THOUGH SLOT CARS HAD GONE OUT YEARS BEFORE HE WOULD ONLY ALLOW US TO BUY OUT OF ONE BOX AT A TIME. WE HAD A FIELD DAY WITH THESE PARTS.WE WOULD RUN HAIRDRYER MOTORS WITH VARIABLE SPEED TYCO TRAIN CONTROLLERS.WHAT A BLAST.WE ALSO WERE IN HIGH SCOOL AT THE TIME.MY SON IS EIGHT AND HE LIKES TO LOOK AT THEM AND ASK A MILLION QUESTIONS ABOUT THEM. AND IT MAKES MY SMILE JUST THINKING ABOUT RUNNING THOSE TRUCKS BACK THEN.!!!
matman72 - November 03, 2008 - Report this comment
just got my newborn (2 days old) three water demons off of ebay
porsche911stompr - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I have often wondered if we could somehow buy the molds or make some molds?
Matt - November 09, 2008 - Report this comment
Someone really needs to come out with a new model. These were the best toys ever.
Todd - November 14, 2008 - Report this comment
stompers are great. My friends and I still play with them. If you want to check it out, go to youtube.com and look up 4x4 stomper pulls and look for us. We have compotions every week. We have truck pulls in the dirt and its all sanctioned and with rules. Hope you enjoy. STOMPERS ROCK!!!!!!
Crystal - November 18, 2008 - Report this comment
These were from back in my day. My son is 12 years old and so enthused by these. His dad still has his but of course aren't played with now. Does anyone know I could find a modern day version of these or even an old one? I understand Tinco Toys produced some in 2001 but I can't even find any thing out about those. My son would love one of these for Christmas. If anyone has one for sale or knows where I can get one please e-mail me at Hiddenintentions72@gmail.com Thanks
Khris - November 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Are the new Matchbox power scouts actually stompers reborn? one of the sets has the cords to guide the trucks and I remember those cords from the 80's. I am looking for new toys for my 5 year to get into. I see to be looking back at the 80's with legos, g.i. joe and now stompers. http://www.matchbox.com/showcase/product.aspx?product_number=M0148&category_id=7564§ion= Let me know if anyone has these and likes them. Bring back the tractor pulls!!!
gary - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
i love those things. i still have 12 of them and they all but one run. i have a pull sled also. my 4 + 5 year olds love them. we get them out and have pulls all the time. they say "hook'em up". i bought them some of the matchbox scouts, they play with them alot, but they are not stompers, you know what i mean.
Roger - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
Had them when i was a teenager and still have 'em today. My son thinks they are just as awesome as i did way back then! I even have the pulling sets from back in the day. They are available on ebay.
Jack - January 15, 2009 - Report this comment
I had one Stomper and one Scout. The stomper was fast but the scout would run over anything I put in it's path. Then I started messing with the motors to make them go faster. For some reason, packing the battery area with tin foil made the stomper fly across the playground (used to race them at recess) Ah, the good old days
Richmond VA - January 18, 2009 - Report this comment
New Bright has a line of 'mini-monsters' very much like the Stompers. They sell at the Dollar General store for $3. I searched for a month to find a Stomper and this is as close as I can find. Bought four them and my 9yr old is totally digging it. There are 9 trucks in the line, but multiple color matterns make about three dozen available trucks. Have fun!!!
Project Dark Grey - January 19, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a few of these back in the early 80's that i bought from k-mart.. these were great toys, not like most of the stupid over priced toys they make today. Back then they kept it simple, and it worked.
Allen - February 07, 2009 - Report this comment
We bought them by the case. Then modify them .WE traveled all over the state of K,Y. pulling them had a great time .My family gotten bored this winter and we,re getting out them out and start playing again.
ben - March 11, 2009 - Report this comment
simply the coolest toy of my childhood next to transformers
Chad - March 12, 2009 - Report this comment
I was born at the end of 1979 so I was a kid when Stompers were in their heyday. I think I had almost every one of them! I recently bought one off ebay still in the unopened package. I still love these so much that I had a STOMPER windshield decal (like the toys had) made for my Dodge Ram 4x4! Now I have a grown up life size version!
Fred - March 20, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorite one is the Ford Bronco full size, those foam tires, it looked like it had a lift kit on them. If they only made more of these, my boys would love them.
David - March 31, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey Guys Yea know what you Mean the 1980's toys were the best......much fun....I had many stompers growing up me and many of my friends. My friend took a stomper one time tied it to some fishing line while he was fishing at the river sunk it he could feel the line vibrating reeled the stomper back up was still a going. Tough as nails Miss em in fact I just bought a rough rider on ebay many stompers and rough riders on there right now. Many of the prices seem to range $20.00 and Higher depending on condition . Does anyone remember how much stompers cost back in the 80's been trying to remember......Take Care.....David.
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
Although I'm a girl, I LOVED Stompers! I wish I still had mine. I thought the headlights were the coolest thing. I remember when cheap plastic ones came in the Happy Meals, too.
Jay - May 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Does anyone know what these sold for originaly,,,I rember having them, but we were dirt poor, so they couldn't have been much,,,just wandering because I was looking to buy one on ebay, and about sh** myself when I saw how much they were going for.
Brian - May 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Stompers rule!!My favorite ones were the O.G.ones with the spike rubber tires.They seemed to climb better than the lower profile ones with squggly lines cut into them!BRING THEM BACK!!!!!!
Ted in Texas - June 13, 2009 - Report this comment
my brother and i would get them in our christmas stockings....we would make track for them out of the encyclopedia set ......many fun days with them for sure
Dennis in Seattle - June 18, 2009 - Report this comment
For years we'd take my brother's stompers collection to the beach and make huge tracks in the sand. Get all the stompers going at one time, running around the track. Everyone on the beach stopped to watch. Wish we could find some more. The old stompers have just about had it.
Eric - July 12, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved growing up with Stompers in the 80's.. Just bought my 4yr old some of the Matchbox Power Scouts. They seem to be ok but don't climb like the old Stompers did, these need more weight in front. They have no headlights and no reverse but they will do, maybe I'm a little biast. Had them for a day and felt the need to start moding. Pulled the tires off and added a set of rubber tracks from a Lego set and it works great! They are modestin price but still enough where I am weary of letting my son take them outside.(I know. I feel ashamed admitting that)
Hank - August 20, 2009 - Report this comment
Yeah, I remember these. My brother and I had quite a few of them. We had 2 Semis, and sent away for the flatbed trailer that we'd haul our tanks on. I had a fire truck, 2 water demons (Explorer in bright green and a military one), the Knight Rider one, 280Z in red (my first one), and my brother had a playset for army men that you could run the tanks through with plastic baracade blocks, and adjustable sections. I'm 35 now, and I can remember this like it was yesterday. They need to bring these back, because my 7 year old nephew would love them!!!
Dell - September 17, 2009 - Report this comment
we used to use a pull sled and powered the stompers with a train transformer. blew up plenty. tried hooking one to a light cord. BAD move blew me across the room and left a weird burn mark on the desk.
keith manser - October 24, 2009 - Report this comment
You know what, these were great trucks and useful too. My young lad had one and it could climb over anything! I actually used his stomper to pull a ball of string through some Big O drainage pipe once to use as a tracer to pull some wire through! Any one know where I can get one now? Keithmanser@hotmail.com
Troy Damon - November 02, 2009 - Report this comment
I saw these things called Matchbox Power Scouts, and I instantly thought about stompers. I also had the truck pull trailer. Anyway, these new things are of course, not nearly as cool, but still if you're looking for something similar it may be worth it to google them.
80's Guru - December 04, 2009 - Report this comment
Man o' man Stompers were great, I can see the TV commercial in my head still! I had a couple trucks, but my shining glory was the Stomper Tank set with bridge and German vs. America theme! I'd set up the bridge for attack let the Stomper Tank go, then moved some guys not noticing the damn Tank was half way down the block! UNSTOPPABLE!
Brian - December 30, 2009 - Report this comment
I had almost totally forgotten Stompers and how much I loved them. With my little trucks and a folded rug to drive on, I would go into an imaginary world of my own. Nothing else mattered. I can remember it vividly after looking at the pictures and reading others comments. Its sad to forget how to play.
Keith - January 05, 2010 - Report this comment
As a person born in 1974,i was fond of battery-operated toys of the 80's such as Stompers & Rough Riders and the knock-offs their popularity spawned.I only wish i had purchased those Stomper vehicles that water-resistant.Those were cool toys.
rich - January 18, 2010 - Report this comment
i remember my sister getting her hair tangled in the wheels haha
JOE ^_^ - February 04, 2010 - Report this comment
I just bought a set today from Winners here in Canada for CAN$10.00... it's called "Big Trax" by New Bright. The set comes with two vehicles and a trailer to carry one; mine's got a yellow Humvee and a black Ford F150. I just tried 'em -- WOW!! These are fun! They're not as good as the original stompers (which i only saw on TV), but they're a nice cheap alternative to the ones on ebay. and just as strong... two of them side-by-side were able to push my lunch bag!
cs - February 26, 2010 - Report this comment
Been looking around for something similar to the original Stompers in stores, can't find a thing!! I tried to find the New Bright Mini-Monsters, checked Dollar General, Walmart, etc. No luck! If anybody knows somewhere online or whatever, please post. Stompers are on Ebay but now they're more of a collector's item and pretty expensive. Thanks!
Jeff - March 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Man...5th grade memories. Daily demolition derbies, get in a circle and aim them toward the middle of the circle. Last one on all fours wins. I hot rodded mine with a 9-volt battery. Seems the worm gear would melt before the motor did, but in the meantime it was the fastest Stomper in my classroom.
Wally - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
Man I still got my 79 Bronco. I couldn't believe when I saw this thing in Sears. It was identical to my real black with orange stripes 79 Bronco. I had to have it. It still works great too.
Jim - April 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I got out my stompers and track yesterday for my son. He is 6 years old and he was complaining about being bored. It has been none stop since we started playing. It's awesome!!! They are way better than the new Matchbox Scouts.
Carey - May 17, 2010 - Report this comment
I love Stompers, and wish they still made them. I now play with them with my 4 year old son and he loves them too. I have a few from when I was little (born in 78), a few I got from Toys R us a few years ago, and one off ebay. Any more re-releases out now?
Oregon Jake - August 08, 2010 - Report this comment
When you put stompers in your kid sisters hair, they wind up like a winch. Screams, scissors, and a spanking from mom usually followed.
eddie - August 21, 2010 - Report this comment
i just cleaned out my parents attic and found all of my stompers, i'm 33 now and have a son of my own and he is love with them. its now 2010 and they sitll work like there brand new. he plays for hours with them inside and out. who new a 30 year old toy would bring this much joy to a second generation!
Donna - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I got the stompers out of the attic that belonged to my sons...the grandsons love them!! Just like their dads before them did. Please..why cant someone bring them back?? They love the interchangable tires..the fact that they go through and over just about anything, which really challenges their imaginations for all kinds of fun stuff.
stomper king - September 01, 2010 - Report this comment
The rubber tires tasted much better than the foam tires.
john - October 06, 2010 - Report this comment
The whole time im reading all these comment's i was dieing inside that no one was mentioning one of the best thing's about the best toy car a kid could have and then there it was on the very last comment. HOW GOOD IT WAS TO CHEW ON THE TIRE'S!! Back then i would trade any and every thing for a stomper even steal them from buddies and when the they were F U B A R like any other motorized toy i destroyed i would take the motor out and use them to make other cool stuff, the hair jam's were awsome BRING BACK THE STOMPER PLEASE!!! Any one feal free to send me an email @ Trthmps9@aol.com
Bob - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Didn't see anyone mention the stomper II's. Any anyone remember those? They had the power winch on the front.Wish I had a few of those again for my sons. After reading these comments,I too remember the floating ones with the big hollow paddle wheels. Not as cool as the regular ones though. In Phoenix AZ the Subaru Brat was the body to have.
bill woody - October 16, 2010 - Report this comment
i was wondering if any 4x4 are four sale i was telling my boys about them.let me know thanks. at woodywoodward52@yahoo.com thanks
Robin Adams - November 13, 2010 - Report this comment
was told there were some on Ebay, but only saw one. I have been looking for something like this for my grandson who LOVES truck pulls. If anyone knows of where to buy these, PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!
Shawn CINCY - November 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I would love to know what or how to value these i have a stomper cement mixer a rough rider army jeep a rough rider pick-up truck and two cab over semi tractors all on foam tires and i have a set of rubber stomper tires a set of rough riders rubber tires all in a stomper collectors case all in great shape all work like new what would these be worth you could e-mail me at shawn0329@yahoo.com
buis - November 27, 2010 - Report this comment
There are a couple 100 listed on ebay now .Its a great place to find the value of these toys.I've been selling them on ebay for 5 years during the winter.Its a great hobby and i still love fixing them up to sell.I sell under buis7702 check out my auctions.You might find some like you use to have.There are also alot of other sellers on there also.Just go to ebay .Type in stomper and click on toys and hobbies.They should come up.Or you can type in schaper or rough riders if your looking for these.But there all listed in toys and hobbies.I hope this helps you all out.
Devo1976 - December 07, 2010 - Report this comment
Please bring these back!!! I have just started collecting these again, i have bought a few on ebay and they run anywhere from 10.00 to 50.00 for the nicer ones, i remember back in the day they cost like 2.99 at TG&Y, wish i would of kept all mine from back then!!If anybody finds out that they release these again please post it on this website! STOMPER ON!!
rod - January 10, 2011 - Report this comment
WOW talk about a trip down memory lane, if only things were as simple as then....swapping buddies for different tops, bummin the old man for some batteries.
CS - March 16, 2011 - Report this comment
All of the information on the Internet says that Tinco Toys makes them (still?), but they are nowhere to be found. I can't believe that nobody manufactures anything like these. These were one of our favorite toys in the 80's. The ones on Ebay are now collector's items. Sure wish somebody manufactured them new.
NoctemOut - April 06, 2011 - Report this comment
I never knew this was a full toy line. I only ever had the little non-battery ones they gave in Happy Meals at McDonald's, shown in the bottom-right of the collection photo above.
Andy - April 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I Loved Stompers Too! there's a new toy truck brand called Defiants 4x4s that's miniature and battery powered. Very cool. On You Tube.
Shawn - June 04, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these trucks!! I used to take them apart and attach the motor to my tinkertoys and make moving parts. Wished they still sold them
Jeremy - September 03, 2011 - Report this comment
Born in 74. I was an avid stomper kid. I was at a yard sale today and found a box of stompers. paid the lady and ran home to change out batteries. even called my sister to see if she remembered losing some hair when i thought it would be cool to run it through her hair.lol
Dave - November 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember these so much me and my friends modified our stompers with tape recorder motors and 6&12volt batteries, then we made a sled to hold truck pulls it was awesome!!!
SmoknJoe - December 02, 2011 - Report this comment
I can still remember playing with these things in the bean and tobacco fields. I had three tanks and one day for some odd reason I let one of them tanks run down a freshly plowed row. I think I wanted to see how far it would go. I found it in edge of the woods several years ago. Treads rotted off, battery shot rusted up. I got it on my mantle mounted to a piece of wood. It had actually went about a 1/4 mile from where I had released it. They do need to bring these stompers back. I enjoyed playing with mine and I had seven of them. Running over the matchbox cars, climbing sandpiles..... a kids dream. Tough long lasting toys that could even be modified. Truck pulls, tank pulls those were always fun. I do miss them but I think I will snoop around the Dollar General and see if there are any of those New Bright 4x4 stomper knockoffs. I know if I enjoyed them as a kid maybe my kids and my brothers kids will enjoy them as well. Bring them back Tinco!!!
brian gilmore - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
Redwood ventures ltd sells new generation stompers thru toys r us..they are called DEFIANTS 4x4's...low gear, high gear, headlights, and when goin downhill automatically switches over into neutral freewheel to fly down the hill www.Defiants4x4s.com
Blow Motor - December 15, 2011 - Report this comment
My older sister made me mad one day! I came home from school to find my motors missing out of my stompers! I went in her room and found all the motors taped together to a thing that looked like a hotdog ! As I got older found out that was no Hotdog!!!
Lol - December 30, 2011 - Report this comment
You should buy her some for Xmas lol
Scooter852 - December 31, 2011 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the foam mountain for Stompers? This was not the Wild Canyon or Badlands "track" but rather a tan, hard foam mountain with a snaking road to the top and then a steep hill back down through the center of the mountain. Can't find a reference to this great accessory anywhere.....perhaps it was made for Rough Riders or another brand?
Nathan - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Anybody remember the trucks that were "like" stompers, probably around mid-to-late eighties? I think they were made by Matchbox or Tomy, they had clear bottoms, and were motorized, you could see the gears in them. I remember having a pickup truck with a camper shell, and it came with a playset that was like a mountain or dirt hill. Help! (Oh, I had stompers, too, had the Honcho Jeep Pickup!) Thanks!
Jon in NY - January 20, 2012 - Report this comment
nearly every Sunday us kids brought out our Stompers and had truck pulls with the actual pulling sled made for Stompers. it actually did bring the kids together. awesome days.
Matt - January 27, 2012 - Report this comment
I've got a whole collector case of these still! Glad I held onto them, along w/ my He-Men, Star Wars, WWF 12" action figures/ring, M.U.S.C.L.E.S., Matchbox and Hot Wheels, Transformers, etc... it's so fun to still be able to take this stuff out. The 80's toys and cartoons were the best.
LARRY PEDEN - February 04, 2012 - Report this comment
WHEN MY SON WAS LITTLE I BOUGHT HIM 10 OR 15 STOMPERS! HE LOVED THEM MOSTLY AT THE LAKE! NOW HE IS 31. PLEASE BRING THEM BACK SO MY 5 YAER OLD GRAND SON COULD HAVE THEM TO. LARRY PEDEN PHOENIX, AZ
JeremyJSutton - February 12, 2012 - Report this comment
Larry, pick up the Defiants 4x4s. They go on sale for $4.00 each all the time at ToyRUs and Target. My 5 year old loves his. I am of the Stomper and Rough Rider generation. The Defiants run well on two rechargable AAA batts - I think stronger than Stompers.
Jeff - June 06, 2012 - Report this comment
Got a stomper stuck in my hair once. Trick with those was if you reversed the batteries the stompers will run in reverse. Not everyone knew that. This feature however did not work with rough riders.. I had several of them . I was born in 73'
Bondoman2k - June 09, 2012 - Report this comment
Does anybody still do the competitions with these? Just wondering if this could still become popular down here in south Texas!
TonyC - June 25, 2012 - Report this comment
Scooter852, I totally remember the foam mountain. I can't remember if it was branded Stomper or Rough Rider... You might not believe this, but my parents still have the mountain at their house!
Boo - August 22, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for truck that proceeded stompers. It was bigger and true 4x4 I believe. It ran on a track that you could put in the air? Mighty Max rings a bell but did search and nothing. It might have been real earyl 70's to late 60's
clint - August 23, 2012 - Report this comment
i have stomper collection and willing to sell due to medical reasons. i treasured my stompers, stored on display shelf at parents house. email me at naft69 at hotmail. com
amy - August 31, 2012 - Report this comment
clinit, we would be interested in your collection. email-amydale2002@yahoo.com
TSS - September 16, 2012 - Report this comment
Man did I love my Stompers! My best friend and I used to play with them like mad and then blow them up with firecrackers when we got bored. I also loved chewing on the foam tires and getting them soaked then putting them back on the truck to leave wet marks as they drove. They need to bring these things back...like Voltron!
Treala05 - October 02, 2012 - Report this comment
I remember that foam mountain! My brother had one and I thought it was so cool. Would LOVE one for my little boy now!
Mark - November 30, 2012 - Report this comment
Scooter and TonyC Yes! Ive been trying to locate that mountain for a while and cant even find the slightest reference to it anywhere on the net! Wonder why?
Cool92 - January 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I would like to restore one of my vintage Datsun 4x4 Stompers. It needs a good paint job. Any recommendations?
Jason - January 25, 2013 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the Styrofoam Mountain playset that had the road that spiraled around to the top and had the tunnel down through the center????
ric - February 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I always wanted one of this stompers back in the early 80s,Some of my friends had them,but at the age of 9 I did not have enough money to buy one.Were can I get one now days I still want one,I now have enough to buy one.
vince - March 08, 2013 - Report this comment
We have a little club and still do stomped pulls. We have six classes. It's alot of fun and we are always look for more people to join. We are in Indiana. If you would like to know more email me vinceman84@gmail.com
marty - May 08, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a 4x4 wild country set complete even papers in box with 2 working org.trucks $140. Boomjeep99@gmail.com
marty - May 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Id trade my 4x4 wild country set no stompers with but it has box papers and all pieces. .boomjeep99@gmail if.interested. thnx
marty - May 22, 2013 - Report this comment
Trade my set for a pulling sled set no stomper needed just working sled
Zack1974 - June 02, 2013 - Report this comment
Loved them, but they were way expensive back then. I only had 2: a tank, a ltd edition McDonalds pickup truck w/stunt wheel from a Happy Meal. The tank broke,and the pickup doesn't work anymore.
KMA1957 - June 03, 2013 - Report this comment
I have quite a few of these, they are new. however they do not have packaging. I have stored them for years when i worked for a co. that did product testing. I was going to save them for when i had a son or grandson. would you know it. I had 3 daughters and now have 4 granddaughters. That said. curious to know if anyone knows a place that i can get them evalutated and maybe sell?
KMA1957 - June 03, 2013 - Report this comment
By the way if anyone has a suggestion or comment? 1957kma@gmail.com
Stephen - June 18, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a Rough Riders (yellow & black "buster") in parts, that I really would like to fix. I remember taking it apart when I burned out the engine somehow & now 28 years later I don't remember how to put it back together. I'm guessing a CD-ROM motor would work (not the one that spins the CD, the one that moves the lens). Any suggestions and/or pics of the interior would be greatly appreciated. It's been forgotten way too long already. I'm at: acolyte6@comcast.net
Nathan - June 29, 2013 - Report this comment
My cousin mike and I would make stomper cities in the plow fields next to our grandparents house. Run I g them through the dirt was great! In July and during Christmas, fire works were for sale ;) yep, we would light fire crackers under them and blow them all to hell, lol! Great times! I found this site as I was looking for directions on how to put them back together( wiring and such). Bought one on eBay a while back and am trying to repair it :)
Larry Cassada - February 09, 2014 - Report this comment
I just found parts to the stomper track in my barn. I'm going to look for the rest, but it's got the turn-a-bout and lots of track.
Vince - March 19, 2014 - Report this comment
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