Does anyone remember a toy that was a set of cars that would fly apart when they smashed into each other (or anything else)? Demolition Derby, maybe? I think it came with a red and blue car. My memory is fuzzy, but I always wanted one, but never got it. That and the Evel Knievel Stunt Cycle, and also the Steve Austin (Million Dollar Man) action figure with the reticule in the eye. No complaints though. I'm sure every kid has things he wished he had but never got.
Maybe this, or a version of it?? I had this too and loved playing with it!
I remember M.A.S.K., they were cool cars with a cartoon tie-in. Kind of similar to Transformers but not really. The only toy like this that I ever had was the Hurricane, a '57 Chevy that turned into a 6-Wheeled Mobile Field Command Post with ray guns and a man inside. This would have been around 1986.
These are one toy set I never did get as a kid. Funny thing is not many here in my area had them. Must not have been popular here. I always wanted them. Oh and if I had a friend that had any, Hurricane was usually the one and only vehicle they had. HAHA