- This article is about the action figures not to be confused with Foo Fighters.
was an action figure
collection released by Mattel
for the concept of a food fight
, the figures were all different types of anthropomorphic
food dressed in military gear
. Food Fighters consisted of ten figures and three accessory toys; a refrigerator playset
was also designed but never produced. The characters were divided into two armies: the protagonist
Kitchen Commandos and the antagonist
Refrigerator Rejects. Each figure was made of a soft, hollow plastic similar to a sqeaky toy
and included a small hand weapon and removable backpack. The tagline
on the figures' packaging read, "Combat At Its Kookiest!
Food Fighters were commonly sold at small discount store chains like Hills or Ben Franklin. The collection was also not backed by an animated series or comic book and, consequently, is not among the most well remembered action figure lines of the era. Nevertheless, Food Fighters garner significant attention by vintage toy collectors.
The Kitchen Commandos
wore black boots, green clothes, and carried red weapons.
The Refrigerator Rejects wore brown boots, black clothes, and carried blue weapons.