The 80s were certainly different times. Hair was bigger, cartoons were way more violent, and toys were gross! Gross out toys and monster toys had arguably their biggest heyday in during what we are going to refer to as the gross out renaissance, which occurred for much of the late 80s and early 90s and saw a number of fantastically disgusting toys like My Pet Monster, Madballs, and Creepy Crawlers! That said, few of them ever quite hit the mark quite as perfectly as the horrific creations known as Boglins!
Originally produced by Mattel in 1987, Boglins were a collectible series of stretchy rubber puppets designed to look like terrifying creatures you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alleyway! After a long break from the public eye, Boglins are making their come back this year thanks to a new licensing deal with Seven Towns and Clutter magazine! This time around the Boglins are coming at us in limited run batches, so they look like they’re bound to be the next hot thing on the collectors market!
The first Boglin in this new generation has been dubbed Glork! He’s sized to be around the same height and length as the original line, with a height of 6.5″ tall and a full length of 10″! He certainly looks like he will fit right in with his classic Boglin brethren. Check out the full release from Clutter below:
EVOLVED BOGLIN – GLORK!
From the mysterious bog that time forgot, a new Boglin has emerged!
Clutter Magazine is proud to announce the debut of the Evolved Boglin!
Bogologists around the world are clamoring to get their hands on this newly discovered creature!
At 6.5″ tall and 10″ long, The Evolved Boglin is the first full sized figure in the relaunch of the Boglins line, officially licensed by Seven Towns.
GLORK has been sculpted with love by Tim Clarke and Maureen Trotto, the originators of the Boglin, and produced by Clutter in the USA!
Limited to 100 pieces and priced at $100 a piece, these Clutter Exclusive Boglins will be available at 12pm (Noon EST) on February 17th, 2017 at shop.cluttermagazine.com
If you’re a fan of repulsive 80s era gross out toys, then you certainly aren’t going to want to miss out on the next generation of Boglins! Glork here is set to go up for sale on Friday February 17, 2017 and will remain available until his limited run is sold out! Glork is set to retail for $100.00, so while Boglins may not be for everyone at that price point, longtime fans certainly aren’t going to want to miss out!
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