Today we take a virtual tour of Tomy’s Mighty Men and Monster Maker toy from 1979. We had one in the 1980s as young Martians.
A complete kit has 6 body plates, 6 leg plates, and 6 head plates. (One head panel is missing from the kit in our photos below: the Frankenstein’s monster head.) Some of the reverse sides have textures instead of body parts. You use them to add scales and rocky textures and so on.
When new, the Mighty Men and Monster Maker came with a set of colored pencils – now gone. Although you can see a whole black crayon in the pictures, we used it up making monster thank you notes before selling the kit on eBay.
Below, you will find complete scans of the plates (except the missing head) and many details of the box, apparatus, and basic rubbings. Enjoy!