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31 Monster Toys #13: Starship Troopers – Plasma Bug

October 13th, 2013

In 1979, Kenner caught crap for making toys based on the R-rated movie Alien, but by 1997 no one seemed put out when Galoob released an extensive line of kid-friendly vehicles and creatures drawn from Paul Verhoeven’s blood ‘n boobs epic Starship Troopers.

Among its army of bio-engineered interstellar arachnids was the Plasma Bug, a ginormous beetle with the ability to expel explosive energy from its backside at escape velocity, which is just as nutty as it sounds. The toy version fires a blue rocket from its ass.

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