Dino Riders Wooly Mammoth with GROM Neanderthal Caveman is an action figure playset based around the popular Dino-Riders range of toys and cartoon series. Released in the US, UK, and other countries worldwide by Tyco Industries in 1990.
Ice Age was a sequel to the original Dino Riders range of toys, which tells the story of the noble Dino-Rider humans who battle against the evil Rulon Alliance in prehistoric earth, atop massive dinosaurs equipped with heavy weapons and armor.
The Ultimate Ice Age Mammal—the Woolly Mammoth—thunders onto the scene with realistic motorized walking action. This authentic 1:24th scale museum-quality replica is fully armed and features “Grom,” the Neanderthal Caveman.– 1990 Tyco Catalog
See the 1990 Tyco Catalog here for more.
- Fully articulated Grom Neanderthal action figure. Fully accessorized. Ready for battle.
- Motorized walking action. Really looks alive! Requires 1 “C” battery (Not included).
- Equipped with pivoting laser cannons and positionable rocket launchers.
- New Motorized Walking Action
- Sleek command module equipped with rotating laser cannons.
Availability and Collectability
Dino-Riders are a highly popular choice among vintage toy collectors, and are generally available on eBay as standalone figures. The challenge is finding one with accessories and a box, with prices increasing substantially the more complete the set.
Recently appearing for auction were these drawings used by Tyco during the pre-production of the Mammoth, for understanding and communicating the appropriate colors and color options. A stark reminder that this was 1990, and while computers were widespread, many toy makers would have still relied upon traditional methods.
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