Sunday, April 28, 2013

Land of the Lost CHRISTA!

Land of the Lost's Official Tour Guide, Christa - Tiger Toys 1992
In 1991, Sid and Marty Krofft re-created their 1974 classic, Land of the Lost, with updated special effects and a more lighthearted tone.  It was a major success and ranked #1 in Saturday Morning programming during its first season.  This season featured an all-new cast of humans, focusing on the Porter family who found themselves trapped in the Land of the Lost (as opposed to the Marshall family in the 1974 version).  The 1991 series also included a new character element in the form of Christa, a human who had been trapped in the Land of the Lost since she was a child (from 1960s San Francisco).  Christa knows the lay of the land and acts as a guide, liaison, and friend to the Porters.  Christa was played by the beautiful Shannon Day (to which this action figure does a major disservice).  This action figure means well, but it's just very awkward and unattractive.  I always joke about how I want to be an actor just so I can take on roles that they'll make action figures of, but when I see how her one chance at being immortalized in plastic turned out, I really reconsider my fantasy.  Let's check her out below!

Christa also came in a Talking version.  This version may have slightly lighter colors on the figure, and she has different accessories including a backpack with a voicebox inside.

Check out the schematics on the cardback for and idea of what they may have intended the figure to look like.  Poor Shannon.




Christa came with a variety of weapons including a spear, a stick, a shield, and a stone axe/club thing.

Here are a couple images of Shannon Day from the show (just to drive the point home that they really screwed her over)

Time for a Comparison Pic!


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