After I dunno how many years of keeping my eyes peeled, I finally snagged my Killer Tomato holy grail — the Missing Tomato Link — before someone else did!
Yes, he’s insanely rare. Yes, I opened the package. No, I don’t feel the least bit of shame or guilt. This thing is too awesome to leave sealed in a plastic prison.
He has one of the coolest head sculpts of the toy line, and he’s also one of the ultra-rare “walking” tomatoes with arms and legs. More importantly, he comes with everyone’s Killer Tomatoes waifu, Tara Boumdeay!
He’s actually listed as a good guy, a misunderstood monster of vast intelligence and class. Or something to that effect. Either way, he sure has a thing for Tara. And who wouldn’t, with a butt like that?
He happily joins the Killer Tomatoes collection. Now all I’m missing is Ultimato, the rarest of them all. Even if I never find him, I’m content to finally have Link and Tara at last.
I’ve begun collecting Killer Tomatoes toys after finding and procuring a complete Phantomato, one of the insanely rarest ones in the line. I’ve never seen one in person, so it’s a pretty exciting day for me as a toy collector.
I sadly did not keep my collection from childhood, unlike most of my toys, which sucks because I had all six base tomatoes and their humans. And because I never saw a bodied tomato like Phantomato, Ultimato, or Missing Tomato Link, I had assumed they were all as big as the jumbo tomato toys like Zoltan and Mummato, but he’s surprisingly small!
Phantomato comes with a removable mask to hide his ridiculous face, and like all the other ‘maters, he’s made of vinyl and can gnash on things if you squeeze his sides. He comes with one of the best human sculpts, Whitley White, San Zucchini’s obnoxious TV reporter.
One of the many cool things about Mighty Max was that each playset had a comic dramatizing the action on the back of the card. This very cool Flickr group has preserved most of these in digital form, as has the awesome French Mighty Max wiki. I’m posting them here partly to help preserve them (in case one of our sites goes offline someday), and partly because it’s a pain in the ass not being able to view all of these in one place.
Unfortunately, while the wiki does have almost all of the comics, it failed to keep the “The Story So Far” text box preceding each, which provided the context for the adventure. So the comics feel more like non-sequiturs than they normally would.
DOOM ZONE COMICS
HORROR HEAD COMICS
BATTLE MAX COMICS
Sadly it seems no one preserved the comics from the big playsets. Shame.