The above small grey copy of the classic ORBITRON figure from Colourforms' Outer Space Men toy line on feebay has had me wondering for a while whether it came from a game or set. Quite by chance I saw a playset called ALIEN ATTACK [by Toyco 1983] online and lo and behold, it contains none other than our little brainy friend as you can see pictured below. It's such a cool looking playset. There can't be many including copies of Outer Space Men. You can see more pictures of the set online over at the ubercool Mego Museum's Mego Talk. The set appears also to include a squadron of MPC-style spacemen and some excellent 'scenery'.
Are there any more sets, games or knockoffs of Colourforms Outer Space Men. Pictures and tales welcomed, as well as of the actual Colourforms toys themselves of course!
BTW if you like boxed sets from the 1980's there's a nifty page full of Dimensions sets at the Virtual Toy Chest [link courtesy of Mego Talk]. Alas, by the early 80's I was in my twenties and already 'too old' for these!