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Phantom-like Menace
08-27-2008, 12:58 AM
First of all, sorry, I don't have pictures. I may try drawing what I remember of it later to see if anyone can help.

When my family moved into our current home in the early eighties (about '82), the previous family had left a plastic Mountain/Castle playset. It was gray, had three or four levels and was compatible with 3 3/4" figures. I remember on the outside face it had a semi-circular balcony that I could stand figures on, and some of the levels had windows to the outside. The design didn't seem like it was based on a fantasy theme but more of a science fiction theme like maybe it could have been Battlestar Galactica or Buck Rogers. My family just called it Star Wars Mountain, because it was a mountain and I played with Star Wars figures on it (creative huh?).

It's shape was roughly conical, starting wide at the base and getting narrow at the top where it had one small level. The playset was a facade of the mountain/castle with an open back to play with figures, so imagine just the front half of Castle Greyskull without the back half to close it up.

I've never seen the playset anywhere else, and I'm sure I'll never learn anything about it because it'll end up being some really obscure piece no one's ever heard of. Does anyone have any ideas? I'd love to try to get one again, but I don't even know what I'm looking for.

Engineernerd
08-27-2008, 07:09 AM
I was wondering if it was something for little green army men. When had one something like that in grade school.

Here's and example:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/navarone2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/navarone.html&h=491&w=355&sz=27&hl=en&start=8&um=1&usg=__VuzrjewdUM6KKzm-RHGDhbGffJc=&tbnid=y3vndcmmF0zz5M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnavarone%2Btoy%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26r ls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us

NerfTW
08-27-2008, 08:50 AM
Are any of these (http://www.retrojunk.com/details_articles/75/)it? (Number 6 sounds sort of like what you described)

Phantom-like Menace
08-27-2008, 09:10 AM
I was wondering if it was something for little green army men.

Wow, that's it exactly! Very nice. Very nice job on so little information. I'd looked for a while for that online with no luck. Thanks much.

Ando
08-27-2008, 11:18 AM
Here's a great site for identifying or remembering old toys: www.virtualtoychest.com (http://www.virtualtoychest.com)

Engineernerd
08-27-2008, 07:07 PM
Wow, that's it exactly! Very nice. Very nice job on so little information. I'd looked for a while for that online with no luck. Thanks much.


We all expect pictures when you find one!

TheRealDubya
08-28-2008, 10:33 AM
I was wondering if it was something for little green army men. When had one something like that in grade school.

Here's and example:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/navarone2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.thortrains.net/armymen/newpic04/navarone.html&h=491&w=355&sz=27&hl=en&start=8&um=1&usg=__VuzrjewdUM6KKzm-RHGDhbGffJc=&tbnid=y3vndcmmF0zz5M:&tbnh=130&tbnw=94&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dnavarone%2Btoy%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26r ls%3Dcom.microsoft:en-us

I had something like that too, for WWII army men. It was called Iwo Jima Battle, or some such thing.