Source: Megalopolis Toys/The Pop Insider

Megalopolis Toys is diving into the ’80s and ’90s for a new line of 6-inch action figures inspired by retro toy properties. First up? Madballs and Barnyard Commandos.

Launched in 1985, Madballs was one of the popular gross-out toys of the decade. It sold millions of toys and inspired animated specials, comic books, video games, and more. (Fun fact: You can actually still buy Madballs!) It will be interesting to see what the Megalopolis figures look like, because the outlines pictured above show arms and legs — which Madballs traditionally don’t have.

Barnyard Commandos was another toy-slash-brand, and it became popular in the early ’90s. Based on the idea of farm animals who consumed radioactive materials, it inspired an animated series and a consumer products line.

Megalopolis Toys is partnering with industry talents, including sculptor and Barnyard Commandos creator James Groman, for these new collectibles.

Both the Madballs and Barnyard Commandos figures will be available to preorder this summer and will be sold direct-to-consumer through, the Megalopolis Toys mobile app, and select specialty retailers next summer.

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Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley

Madeleine Buckley was a Senior Editor at The Pop Insider, The Toy Insider, and The Toy Book. She covered all things toys and fandom, and has appeared on Cheddar and a variety of regional news networks to talk about the latest trends in both. She is a movie score enthusiast, mediocre knitter, proud Syracuse alumna, and Marvel lover. You can usually find her at the movies or hanging out at home with her super-pup, Parker.