Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leftovers Day 16 -- Wild Rider

I found this figure in a box lot of other miscellaneous toys.

It took a bit of sleuthing, but I finally found out it was a 1970's Kenner TTP (Turbo Tower of Power) Wild Rider (minus his motorcycle). Like a small version of the famous Ideal Evel Knievel stunt cycle, Kenner's Wild Rider was revved up using a small t-shaped pump.  This figure had the unfortunate name of "Tee Tee".  They even had their own comic.

The locals seem perturbed by their motorcycle antics.

You can read the full comic here and you can watch the commercial here.


  1. how... interesting... that they are supposed to be japanese, yet they look more like continental indians, and he's jumping using a thai-style structure. cartoonists were so lazy back in the 70s! insufficient research! in a related note, i had no idea the TTP was used that far back -- i definitely recall it from the mid- to late-1970s.

    1. I don't remember TTP, but I remember SSP. Also Kenner. They loved their 3-letter abbreviations.


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