SilverHawks

The SilverHawks action figures are based on the animated cartoon series and comic book series of the same name. These action figures hit the market in 1987 after the TV series had already been completed. The figures were released by the Kenner toy company that has also been responsible for many other much-loved action figures.

SilverHawks is in many ways similar to a previous animated show called Thundercats; they were actually created by the same company with Thundercats proving the more successful.SilverHawks is also based in space and is often said to have a similar feel to Thundercats; the shows even share many of the same voice actors. In total there were 65 episodes.

When the SilverHawks action figures were released they each came with a companion bird. This mirrors the show as birds are an important part of the story line. The leader of the group is Jonathan Quick or Quicksilver and he has his metal bird called TellyHawk always by his side. The different members of the SilverHawks are half flesh and half metal. It is their task to travel to the Limbo galaxy where they go into battle against the MonStar.

Many of the SilverHawks action figure collection are now much sought after. In particular the ultrasonic Quicksilver is a very rare collectable; this was released during the second wave of action figures. Frustratingly for fans, there were also SilverHawks vehicles, base stations, and other accessories shown in the Kenner toy catalogue in 1988 but these were never released. There were a few criticism raised about this toy because it seemed to be particularly susceptible to wear and tear due to the fact it was made from plastic chrome; the paint could easily chip off.

The SilverHawks action figures never really managed to capture the imagination of children in the same way as other similar toys of the same genre had done before that time. They were just too similar to other things that had gone before; they didn’t really break any new ground. They have been complimented on the amount of detail there is in the figures themselves, but not really enough to make them stand out.

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Storyline

The SilverHawks action figures are based on the animated cartoon series and comic book series of the same name. These action figures hit the market in 1987 after the TV series had already been completed. The figures were released by the Kenner toy company that has also been responsible for many other much-loved action figures.

SilverHawks is in many ways similar to a previous animated show called Thundercats; they were actually created by the same company with Thundercats proving the more successful.SilverHawks is also based in space and is often said to have a similar feel to Thundercats; the shows even share many of the same voice actors. In total there were 65 episodes.

When the SilverHawks action figures were released they each came with a companion bird. This mirrors the show as birds are an important part of the story line. The leader of the group is Jonathan Quick or Quicksilver and he has his metal bird called TellyHawk always by his side. The different members of the SilverHawks are half flesh and half metal. It is their task to travel to the Limbo galaxy where they go into battle against the MonStar.

Many of the SilverHawks action figure collection are now much sought after. In particular the ultrasonic Quicksilver is a very rare collectable; this was released during the second wave of action figures. Frustratingly for fans, there were also SilverHawks vehicles, base stations, and other accessories shown in the Kenner toy catalogue in 1988 but these were never released. There were a few criticism raised about this toy because it seemed to be particularly susceptible to wear and tear due to the fact it was made from plastic chrome; the paint could easily chip off.

The SilverHawks action figures never really managed to capture the imagination of children in the same way as other similar toys of the same genre had done before that time. They were just too similar to other things that had gone before; they didn’t really break any new ground. They have been complimented on the amount of detail there is in the figures themselves, but not really enough to make them stand out.

The Good Guys

The Silverhawks are a gang of good guys who are off to save the universe by traveling to the limbo system to find the evil Mon Star. There are a few members of the team including;

Commander Stargazer – He is the overall boss of the Silverhawks but he does not travel with them. He controls operations from Hawk Haven. It was Commander Stargazer who assembled the Silverhawks together in the first place.

Jonathan Quick, or Quicksilver as he is more popularly known, is next in charge and leads the Silverhawks in battle. He never goes anywhere without his metal bird called TellyHawk.

Bluegrass pilots the spaceship and is the group’s musician. When he is not busy with the controls of the ship, he is entertaining the rest of the crew with his electric guitar music – if they want to listen or not. Bluegrass doesn’t really go into battle as he has too much work to do on the space ship.

The Copper Kid is not a human but instead comes from the Planet of the Mimes. He is the genius of the group and loves explaining difficult science subjects to anyone who will listen.

Steelheart and Steelwill are twins who are inseparable. They are exactly the type of people who you want on your side during a battle because they don’t know the meaning of the word fear.

The Bad Guys

The main bad guy in Silverhawks is Mon Star. He is the reason why the Silverhawks were originally formed. Mon Star is a dangerous gangster who was jailed on a prison planet until he somehow managed to escape. He is now a threat to the whole universe. Mon Star is able to turn himself into a lethal armored plated creature. As well as being incredibly evil Mon Star is also rich beyond belief and it is this that probably encourages so many baddies to join his crusade.

Buzz Saw has razor sharp cutting saws implanted within his copper body. He is a lethal cyborg and a tough adversary; one slip and his enemies end up dealing with his saws. If his enemies are far away he can send his cutting saws as projectiles.

Yess-man looks like a snake and this pretty much sums up his character as well. He will willingly do whatever Mon Star tells him to do. He once had increased abilities that almost rivaled Mon Star but he lost these and is now just a servant.

Melodia uses her synthesizers as weapons. She is the complete opposite of Bluegrass who only used us music for good. She dresses like a rock star and leaves a path of destruction wherever she goes.

As well as the above there are plenty more minor bad guys. These include; poker-face with slot machines for eyes, Timestopper who can freeze time, and Mumbo-Jumbo who is a bit like the Hulk.