Toys of the Eighties, The Skateboard Gang
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This was a series of figures that came one per box like an action figure. The figure was a kid with a different 80's clothes & haircuts reflecting different skater style. I think one had a flat top and bright clothes and shorts. They rode on skateboards. I think they might move after you wound them up but I'm not sure.

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Bobby Conover - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
This is the only reference I've found to the Skateboard Gang toys on the internet. I've had the commercial stuck in my head for about 20 years, so I figure I'll share the lyrics that I remember: "It's the skateboard gaaaang, with Ollie McTwist! They're hot they're hiiip, ready to rip!" (Trivia: "Ollie McTwist" is the main toy and "leader of the gang" mentioned in the write-up here, with the flat top and bright shorts.)
Bridget - March 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I want you to know that I had all of these toys and they mysteriously disappeared in one of my moves. There were several different characters and they had a ramp. When you pulled them backwards they were propelled forward and each did a different trick. So if you had the ramp they would go up the ramp with their specific move. I have looked for years and no one has any pictures of them (I thought maybe ebay would have them so I could re-purchase them). I was beginning to think maybe I had the wrong name until I read your post. Ollie Mctwist was definitely one of the names. Please post more info if you can find it. I will too.
chris - March 23, 2009 - Report this comment
whoa! i just searched "80's skateboard toys" because I couldn't remember the name and was hoping someone would know about these, and this was the like 3rd or 4th thing down. How does no one have pictures or more info about them?! I thought for sure someone would.
joker - March 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I had the guy with the pink mohawk, pink pointy sunglasses and green bro had a blonde surfer guy with a headband and orange board and my sis had a blonde pony-tailed girl with a pink board...they all did different tricks. Great item!
matty - March 29, 2009 - Report this comment
ive been trying to find my old skateboard gang figures. i remember my brother and I had a few. We def had a pink Mohawk figure, the kid with the flatop, a girl...and ill always remember saving the back of one of the cards it came on and wanting the ramp SO BAD but i never saw it in the few stores around where i grew up in north jersey. Damn i gotta find em! hahha
JJ - June 21, 2009 - Report this comment
I had Wipeout the red dog on a yellow skateboard when I was a kid and my sister had Patty something. She had a pink skateboard. My friend had Johnny something on a blue skateboard. Sorry, I can't remember their names. I have been searching for these guys for years and have not found info about them. I do have a pic of Wipeout from ebay.
reefs - December 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I'm with Chris on this one. I couldn't remember the name of this toyline either and was hoping I could find them so I typed in "skateboard figures from the 80's" and sure enough this was the top link in the google search engine. I immediately went to eBay and found the characters Wipeout - Top D.O.G. and Soar - Gnarly (the mohawk guy) in their original packages for a cheap price, so I bought them :)
Hubb - January 26, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm working off of a dented memory (lol) but Ollie McTwist was the leader, I-Sore was the Mohawk dude, and they also had a girl named Roxanne Roller, and a dog named Wipeout. Sorry i forgot the rest of their names!
NICK - April 11, 2010 - Report this comment
I had a dumpload of these when I was a kid,but never the Ramp playset which just looked so awesome in the commercial-There were also kids meal toys for this line at roy rogers.
Tim - July 19, 2010 - Report this comment
FYI the black guy is named "Total" Lee Cool, which I remember from the commercial jingle. and Nick's comment is right on, they had non friction powered versions in Roy Rogers' kids meals. I have two of them in a box somewhere. I'll photo them as soon as I find it.
Ronnie - September 06, 2010 - Report this comment
I've been looking for these for years. My favorite one was the one missing in the picture, he had an aqua blue/green shirt, shorts, and a flat top. He was just riding normally with both arms out. I was a little kid when these came out, and that toy was one of my favorite ever. FWIW, if anyone has the full set of 4, I'd pay $100 bucks for them. synapticburn@yhoo btw.
Liz - February 20, 2011 - Report this comment
I've just come across this set in our house and listed on eBay today.
Rick - March 08, 2011 - Report this comment
I've been seeing these pop up on eBay lately after months and months of not seeing them. Anyone know how many were produced?
Janelle - May 21, 2012 - Report this comment
I found these the other day and picked them up only because I remembered playing with them as a young child. I found 8 of them- and posted them on Ebay. Here is the link if anyone is still interested(this is the only site that has a reference to these guys!): Thanks!
Propane13 - August 19, 2013 - Report this comment
I believe that the ramp came with E.Z. Duzzit. I can confirm Wipeout and Ollie McTwist as names. I Soar sounds familiar, too.
justdolls225 - September 30, 2013 - Report this comment
Just found - in original packaging - never removed. Listed on ebay!
James Clay Garrison - December 10, 2019 - Report this comment
The Skateboard Gang was the FIRST legit commercial jingle I did after moving to LA. having a hard time breaking in to the TV end of the business even though my bands "Private Life, Arena, Sweeden were all getting contract offers, as a producer, I didn't know how to break in...You can't DO something in Hollywood until you've DONE something in Hollywood as the saying goes and I hadn't as yet done anything. A videographer friend told me Mattell needed music for a new toy in development and gave me the "Must Include" lyrics and said it had to sound like Danger Zone,the Loggins penned theme from "Top Gun" I guess I nailed it and now I'd DONE something in Hollywood. Afterwards, work came much more easily and I ended up doing over 100 Regional and National jingles and produce music to this day!!

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