Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Wasteland Wednesday: Steel Monsters - The Secret Society

If you're anywhere around my age, you may remember Tonka's Steel Monsters toys...a line of 3 3/4" figures and vehicles which pretty blatantly copied the themes of The Road Warrior (although to be fair, there was a lot of that in the '80s).  When I was in the fourth grade, there was a period of time during which I was somewhat obsessed.

If you'd like to check out some of the toys, you can see them in collector extraoirdinaire Kevin Lentz's archives here.  And you really should check them out, as they're pretty awesome.

Anyway, I realized recently that the first comic included with the toys could be found at a Tonka site, but I couldn't locate the second comic anywhere.  I correct that oversight of the interwebs HERE, where you can download a PDF of the Steel Monsters' second adventure, The Secret Society:

Google Drive link

I hope you enjoy it!  (Also, if anyone knows of a third comic in the series, please let me know!)


  1. I'd never heard of these, but I'm a bit younger than you. They seem neat though. Thanks for letting me know they exist. ;)

    1. If you ever come upon some at a good price, I don't think you'd be disappointed. (If you like awesome toys, that is.) The vehicles were largely made of metal and had that Tonka-approved toughness to them. Fun (if bleak) stuff for fourth-grade me!