Super Madballs-Touchdown Terror
This is one of my favorite pieces from my collection. I think I like this more today, than I did when I had it as a kid.
I believe the “Super” in their name is attributed more to the size of the toy than anything else. Regular Madballs are about the size of a baseball, and these Super Madballs are much bigger. Touchdown Terror here is slighly smaller than a regular football, and actually works just as well. There were two other Super Madballs as well – a soccer ball and a basketball(their names escape me at the moment). While I do like the original Madballs, Touchdown Terror is my favorite by a longshot. There’s just so much to like about him, the pointy teeth, the green drool, the stitches.
Normally you’ll see these listed for $40-$100 on Ebay. Now, while mine is definitely in played with condition, and pretty scuffed up, I got it for a hell of a deal. I don’t know how, but it had an opening bid of 99 cents with free shipping, and that’s exactly what I got it for! Sometimes a little bit of luck and patience pays off. I scored(ha!), this about two and a half years ago and haven’t been able to add anymore Madballs to the collection. The reason for this is because I can’t seem to find any at a reasonable cost(and I’m willing to pay more than 99 cents for them 🙂 ).