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Old 25-03-2012, 05:25 PM
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Default What Film (or TV show) is this from.

My son bought this walkie-talkie at a car boot sale a couple of years ago. Straight away I recognised it as coming from a film (or possibly a TV show) but I can't for the life of me remember which.

On the back it says 'MGA Entertainment 1998'. Anyone got any ideas?
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Old 25-03-2012, 05:32 PM
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Apart from looking a little like the PKE detectors from Ghostbusters I have no idea at all. Sorry. Though they do look oddly familiar, which is annoying.
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Old 26-03-2012, 06:40 AM
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MGA are best known nowadays for the Bratz line of dolls, but i can't find anything there (or on their Wiki page) which goes back to the last century.
Both Lost in Space & Small Soldiers were released that year; as for TV series, it's funny you should mention the Ghostbusters, Stumpy, as Extreme Ghostbusters came out the year before.
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Old 26-03-2012, 07:02 AM
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It's not Lost In Space - I happened to watch that last Thursday and would definitely have noticed. And I knew the Ghostbusters suggestion would come up but it's not that either.
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Flipping heck - you lot have let me down! I would have thought one of our fantastic collection of sci-fi, film and TV geeks here would have been able to identify this straight away!
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I wanted to help. I really did. Because they look soo bleedin' familiar. I just can't place them.

I might have to indulge in some good old fashioned pedantry now cos looking at it again is really bugging me.
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Evolution?
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Old 13-04-2012, 12:53 PM
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Right I've had a look here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_in_film and have some chief suspects from the film world. I didn't check the TV but feel free (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1998_in_television).

Armageddon (probably not)
The Avengers (the other one) (can't remember the merchandise but doubt it)
Blade (doubt it)
Godzilla (dunno about the marketing of this but there was lots of it and there was a cartoon spin off too)
Lost In Space (although this has been debunked already)
Mercury Rising (not sure if this had much merchandising)
Small Soldiers
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