Throw Back Thursday: Dino Riders

Not many people remember the 1988 TV show Dino Riders, mainly because it was pretty short but most people who grew up in the 80’s remember the toys. Apparently the show was only one season long consisting of 14 episodes mainly created to promote the super sweet toy line by Tyco. the basic premise of the story is 2 alien races from the future battle it out on prehistoric earth. Nothing fancy here but it made for hours of awesome play time. The two races were called the Valorians (Good) and the Rulons (Bad). One befriends the dinosaurs while the other brain washes them. If you’ve never seen the series then I’ll let you figure out which one did which. 

These things were great and I remember my friends and I having giant battles with them and our GI Joes. I hate to be the old guy saying it but they honestly don’t make toys like this anymore. Things like this really made us use our imaginations and be creative. It’s unfortunate that all the great toys and series from the 80’s and 90’s went the way of the…dinosaurs. Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Anyways I hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane and if you have any fond memories of the “Dino Riders” toys or series then please let us know below or in the comments sections of our Facebook Page!

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