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By Joe
Suckerman Mattel released this odd little fellow known as Suckerman in the late '70s. He was basically an 11-inch peice of rubber with the face of a devil and long arms covered in suction cups.

You played with Suckerman by throwing him against smooth surfaces and watching him stick. That was it, nothing else. You can see how this thing got old real fast. Suckerman (and his buddies the Krusher,and Greg gory the big bad vampire bat) just couldn't compete in a time when the first wave of Star Wars figures ruled the toy shelves.

Suckerman was available in 3 colors (red,black and green) as well as a glow in the dark version. He was packaged in boxes and on cards.

He enjoyed a brief amount of popularity and then disapeared and was forgotten. Since there isn't much demand for this oddity, Suckerman won't cost a lot to collect. The last time I saw Suckerman on an online auction site, it only cost a few dollars in mint condition. Boxed or carded examples only bring $10-$20.

While he has been stuck to the back of the toy box in today's secondary market, there are a few of us around who will fondly remember the little suction cupped friend we knew briefly in the late 70's as Suckerman.

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