Tomy’s Tron Action Figures: Flynn, Sark, Warrior, and Tron (1981/1982)

Tron Flynn 1980

Tron Sark

Tron Warrior

Tron Tomy 1982

Tron Card Back

They glowed in the dark, and so did their discs (and the Warrior’s staff). The discs could be attached to the figures’ backs as well. The line was poorly articulated and sold poorly.

The light cycles were pretty cool. The figures fit inside, and there was a ripcord you inserted into the back of the cycle and yanked. I’ll post them both (yellow and red/orange) separately.

UPDATE (10/21/14): I found another set of carded figures at various price points. See below.

Tron Sark 1982

Tron Sark 1982

Tron Warrior 1982

Tron Tron 1982

8 Responses to “Tomy’s <em>Tron</em> Action Figures: Flynn, Sark, Warrior, and Tron (1981/1982)”

  1. 1 Jason November 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    Funny coincidence you post on these now. My parents visited last weekend, and in their moving preparations, they delivered four more boxes of my old toys they’d had in their basement. My dad labels boxes very meticulously, and one of them lists “TRON light cycle” in the contents. I swear mine is orange, but I’d have to dig it out to be sure.

    I’ve been toying (heheh, ugh) with the idea of creating my own wordpress blog as a sort of show-and-tell for pictures of all the toys and stuff I hung onto, as I eventually unpack boxes…

    • 2 Jason November 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

      Found it. I have the cycle, ripcord, box, instructions, and Tron with his disc. To my eye, the cycle is dark orange, but my ex-wife would probably say it’s red, heh.

      Note that the figures on the packaging are shown with painted faces, but the figures themselves came with unpainted faces. It’s like they used photos of prototypes for the packaging or something. As a kid, I noticed this, and as a result, I found matching paint and gave my Tron a blue face. Probably devalued him in the process, but hey, he looks more realistic to the film and also matches the pictures.

      • 3 2W2N November 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

        You should totally start a blog. Call it “Unpacking…” what? The golden age of geek? Anyway, not many people hung onto all that stuff, and it would be cool to see it up close. A living archive of toys in the wild.

        I think your ex is probably right in this case (that sounds terrible–sorry). The red cycle faded easily.

        Nice observation about the painted faces. I’ll try to get a better shot of the back of the card. Also, your Tron with the painted face is much more valuable than a Tron still in the original package. Know what I’m saying? We’ve got enough collectors. We need more culture historians.

  2. 5 Jason November 16, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    It’s going to take me a while to refine my wordpress skills, but I just wanted to get a picture up:

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