9 To 5 Warriors Are A Blast From The Past

9 To 5 Warriors

In the ’80s, toy companies were literally throwing everything at the wall to see what stuck. This included food. Turning food into soldiers ready for battle? Sure, why not? While the gimmick may not have been successful around three decades ago, today’s market of grownup collectors may be down for such an oddity.

Today we learned of a retro-styled action figure line that takes an old idea from Mattel and updates it for those kids who grew up to have monotonous desk jobs. So get ready for the 9 To 5 Warriors! These plastic anthropomorphic everyday office supplies and foods are fully articulated and willing to do battle as you tap away on your keyboard. The initial wave includes the following:

9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors

9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors

The 9 To 5 Warriors are available for pre-order exclusively through the Big Bad Toy Store. Each figure, except the $29.99 Corporal Can, is priced at $24.99. The expected ship date for these throwback toys is in the third quarter of 2023. In addition, two non-action figure items are also available for pre-order. These include a 9 To 5 Warriors comic book and a box of (5) wax pack trading cards. The comic is $9.99, while the trading card box set is $34.99.

9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors
9 To 5 Warriors

The figures are similar to Mattel’s late 1980s line of Food Fighter toys. Like the 9 To 5 Warriors, the Food Fighters were anthropomorphic action figures based on unhealthy edibles like burgers, hot dogs, donuts, fries, and so on. This idea was short-lived, but Mattel produced ten commandos and three vehicles in the first wave.

Turning very day things into war machines was the flavor of the ’80s. Not only did food enlist to battle, but so did pigs and rams, thanks to American Greetings Corporations Banyard Commandos. So naturally, everyone wanted to get in on the G.I. Joe gravy train fueled by all the great Arnold Schwarzenegger movies of the time.

Will you be pre-ordering any of these figures? Let us know below.

[Source: Big Bad Toy Store]

Mike Phalin

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