Mighty Max was a series of miniature toys with a horror theme. The toyline was marketed primarily toward boys after the popularity of Polly Pocket had surged throughout the late 80's and early 90's. The toy series was manufactured by Mattel in the United States, Irwin Toy in Canada, and Bluebird Toys in the United Kingdom.

Mighty Max toys were produced from 1992 until 1996.

Story[edit | edit source]

Max's dad left him his old baseball cap. Trouble was, this was no ordinary baseball cap..."Gotta look the business" Max thought as he tweaked the cap's peak round to the side. "AAAARGH!" Suddenly, the world had gone weird and very unfriendly! The cap had changed color! Something very strange was going on! He'd been caught in the Horror Zone. Stumbling from one terrifying adventure to another with only cryptic clues to help him escape...he was all alone. He was scared. But he was MIGHTY MAX, and he'd get back somehow!

List of toys[edit | edit source]

Large Playsets[edit | edit source]

There have been several large Mighty Max playsets over the years. These playsets lack the portability of the smaller sets, but typically came with far more figures and playability.

Doom Zones[edit | edit source]

The most prominent of the Mighty Max playsets are the Doom Zones. These medium-sized playsets typically included a Max figure, a villain figure, and one or two monster figures or accessories.

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Horror Heads[edit | edit source]

Horror Heads are much smaller than Doom Zones, and typically only included a Max figure and one (or rarely two) enemy figures.

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Monster Heads[edit | edit source]

Monster Heads, unlike Horror Heads, did not open up to become a playset. Instead, each Monster Head included a Max figure and an enemy that could connect with the Monster Head.

Dread Heads[edit | edit source]

Also known as Hairy Heads in the United Kingdom.

Shrunken Heads[edit | edit source]

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Battle Warriors[edit | edit source]

Battle Warriors are larger action figures that opened up similar to other Mighty Max sets. The action figures represent powerful characters, most who are featured in the Animated Series. Many Battle Warriors included figures of Norman and Virgil, who hadn't appeared in previous sets.

Heroes & Villains[edit | edit source]

The Heroes & Villains sets were packs of six miniature figures. These figures were either featured in larger playsets like Doom Zones or were brand new sculpts based on prominent characters from the Animated Series.

  • Mighty Max Crosses Skull Master
  • Mighty Max Roasts Lava Lord
  • Mighty Max Battles Warmonger
  • Mighty Max Featuring Battle Conqueror
  • Mighty Max Featuring Medi-Evil Mauler
  • Mighty Max Featuring Pharaoh Phang

Mega Heads[edit | edit source]

Mega Heads are large playsets that represent major villains in the Mighty Max series. Only one Mega Head, based on Skullmaster, has been released. Two others were canceled under unknown circumstances.

McDonald's Playsets[edit | edit source]

Two Mighty Max products were released by fast food chain McDonald's as part of their Happy Meals. One featured a "Yeti", while another featured a similar "Ice Monster".

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