Virtual Toy Chest's
Steel Monsters Archive
Inspired by such films as Mad Max toy companies began to release sci fi series based on an apocalyptic future. One such series was Steel Monsters. It was released by Tonka in 1986. It featured Star Wars style 3 3/4" figures and vehicles.
The pictures on the page are from the great collection of Anthony Lindgren. He had the great fortune of rediscovering toys as an adult. While recuperating in the hospital after a motorcycle accident he saw The Transformers on T.V. and was hooked. It did not take long for him to go to the toy store to pick up his favorite characters. Once he was there, he saw all of the great toys and he set out to buy all of the Transformers stuff he could find. Before long he had amassed an amazing collection. Sadly all was not well. Although he would recover from the motorcycle accident, he contracted H.I.V. from a transfusion. In the early 90s he developed A.I.D.S. After many difficult years, he lost his battle with the disease. His wife wanted to share his love of these toys with you, so she gave us these pictures of his collection.