Throw Back – Toxic Crusaders (Video)

Man they were able to market some strange things to kids back in the 80s and early 90s. Toxic Crusaders was a kid friendly Saturday morning cartoon that was based off the intensely violent and sexual movie called “The Toxic Avenger.” How they ever got this show passed by a network I’ll never know, but I’m glad they did. Toxic Crusaders is one of those obscure cartoons that you just couldn’t get enough of as a kid. The show was about a young “Nerdy” janitor who was bullied and pushed into a vat of Toxic waste. He was then hideously disfigured, gained super powers, becoming Toxie.

After transforming into Toxie he and his Crusaders would battle the evil Dr. Killemoff and the corrupt Mayor Grody, all in an effort to protect the good people of Tromaville. I actually do remember watching this show on a regular basis though it was never my favorite. I even had a few of the toys including Toxie himself. I can’t say that this was one of the best cartoons of my childhood, but it is definitely one of the most memorable.

Anyways, I think the show only lasted like one or two seasons, but that didn’t stop them from cranking out merchandise like crazy. I definitely have some good memories with this show and the toys. As always we want to know what you think Nerd Nation. Do you remember watching this show as a kid and did you have any of the action figures that went along with it? Leave us your thoughts in a comment below or on our Facebook page. Oh and don’t forget to check out the video below to get those nostalgic juices flowing.


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