MERCHANDISE & MEDIA

Although Sectaurs was relatively short-lived as a toy line, it produced a large amount of tie-in media, merchansides and promotional material thanks to Coleco's efforts to really push the concept.

The Animated Series

Five animated episodes were produced by famed Burbank, California-based studio Ruby-Spears Productions. The mini-series was shown in syndication starting in September of 1985. The cast may sound familiar to fans of other popular properties in the 80s, as they also lent their voice talents to series such as Transformers, Super Powers, GI Joe, Scooby Doo, and The Real Ghostbusters. The series has never officially been released on DVD.

CAST:

Arthur Burghardt:

Spidrax, Spiderflyer

 

Peter Cullen:

Mantor, Skito, Toxcid

 

Laurie Faso:

Zak, Bitaur

 

Dan Gilvezan:

Dargon, Dragonflyer

 

EPISODES: (Click for Episode Guide)

Episode One

Episode Two

Episode Three

Episode Five

Episode Four

Peter Renaday:

Pinsor, Battle Beetle

 

Neil Ross:

Waspax, Wingid

 

Frank Welker:

Skulk, Trancula

 

BJ Ward:

Stellara

 

The Marvel Comic
WRITERS:

 

 

Dan Distefano (Episodes 1 & 2)

 

 

Janis Diamond (Episodes 1, 2, 3 & 5)

 

 

Ted Field (Episode 4)

 

 

Matt Uitz (Episode 5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marvel Comics produced eight issues of Sectaurs starting with the first issue in June of 1985. The storyline of this comic hewed much more closely to the style guide than the animated series.

ISSUES: (Click to Read Comic)
ISSUES: (Click to Read Comic)

Each Sectaur toy included a mini-comic that spotlighted the character or playset it came with. The Hyve playset often came with the World of Symbion comic, however, so it is the rarest of all of the mini-comics.

Mini-Comics
Candadian ComicOrama 290
Candadian ComicOrama 290

ComicOrama 290 contains French comics: Incredible Hulk #167 Sectaurs #3 G.I. Joe #27 Spider-Man #170 X-Men #35 Incredible Hulk #168 From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Canadian ComicOrama 293
Canadian ComicOrama 293

ComicOrama 293 contains French comics: X-Men #42 Sectaurs #4 X-Men #37 Sectaurs #5 X-Men #43 Spider-Man #168 From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Forbidden Quest
Forbidden Quest

Big Looker Storybook. Painted art by Earl Norem From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Mission of Friendship
Mission of Friendship

Big Looker Storybook. Painted art by Earl Norem From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

The Lost Hyves
The Lost Hyves

Kid Stuff Book available with record or tape. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Invasion of Skall Island
Invasion of Skall Island

Kid Stuff Book available with record or tape. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Attack of the Venipedes
Attack of the Venipedes

Kid Stuff Book available with record or tape. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

The Magic Gemstone
The Magic Gemstone

Hardcover Storybook. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Secret In The Valley of Meander
Secret In The Valley of Meander

Hardcover Storybook. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Secrets of the Dark Domain
Secrets of the Dark Domain

Coloring Book From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

The Choice
The Choice

Coloring Book From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Quest of the Shining Realm
Quest of the Shining Realm

Coloring Book From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Sectaurs Sticker Fun
Sectaurs Sticker Fun

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Stamp Fun With The Sectaurs
Stamp Fun With The Sectaurs

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Stamp Fun With The Sectaurs - Heroes
Stamp Fun With The Sectaurs - Heroes

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

The Mantor Trap
The Mantor Trap

Sticker Adventure Book From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society

Other Books

The story of the Sectaurs also came to life in the form of various storybooks (hard cover and soft cover) and coloring books.

Dargon Vs Spydrax Frametray Puzzle
Dargon Vs Spydrax Frametray Puzzle

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Dargon Frametray Puzzle
Dargon Frametray Puzzle

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Canadian Fan Club Form
Canadian Fan Club Form

Canadians received a different selection of fun Sectaurs stuff than US fans. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Sectaurs Fan Club Packet
Sectaurs Fan Club Packet

All of this awaited the lucky kid that sent in his or her order form! From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Party Invitations
Party Invitations

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Spidrax Theme Book Cover
Spidrax Theme Book Cover

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Dargon Theme Book Cover
Dargon Theme Book Cover

This is also the imagery that graced the cover of the style guide. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Pinsor Theme Book Cover
Pinsor Theme Book Cover

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Theme Book Back
Theme Book Back

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Dargon Medium Button
Dargon Medium Button

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Spidrax Medium Button
Spidrax Medium Button

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Small Logo Button
Small Logo Button

From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Large Button
Large Button

Included with the Canadian Fan Club Kit. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

A ton of fun ancillary merchandise was created for the kid who wanted to show his love for the Sectaurs in all sorts of ways—whether through buttons, theme books, tote bags and more!

General Merchandise

A few promotional/informational items were created such as a style guide, a newsletter and toy catalogs.

Promotional Items
Product Photo - Stellara
Product Photo - Stellara

A Sectaurs.com exclusive! A never-before-seen image from Coleco of the unproduced Stellara prototype. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Product Photo - Battle Bugs
Product Photo - Battle Bugs

A Sectaurs.com exclusive! A never-before-seen image from Coleco of the unproduced Battle Bugs prototypes. The Battle Bugs were larger scale insectoids the Sectaurs could ride on. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Product Photo - Crossbow
Product Photo - Crossbow

A Sectaurs.com exclusive! A never-before-seen image from Coleco of the unproduced Battle Bugs "Crossbow" prototype. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Product Photo - Bandor and Snatcher
Product Photo - Bandor and Snatcher

A Sectaurs.com exclusive! A never-before-seen image from Coleco of the Bandor prototype. The only other images to make it on the web of Bandor, that we know of, before were from the catalog that featured the never-made toys. At that point, the characters and their insectoid companions had been broken up. From the Symbion Preservation Society Collection.

Versus Promo Costume B&W Promo Pic
Versus Promo Costume B&W Promo Pic

Depicts Spidrax versus Dargon. These costumes were created for promotional appearances. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Dargon Costume B&W Promo Pic.jpg
Dargon Costume B&W Promo Pic.jpg

This costume was created for promotional appearances. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Spidrax Costume B&W Promo Pic.jpg
Spidrax Costume B&W Promo Pic.jpg

This costume was created for promotional appearances. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Skito B&W Promo Pic.jpg
Skito B&W Promo Pic.jpg

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Dargon B&W Promo Pic
Dargon B&W Promo Pic

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Waspax B&W Promo Pic.jpg
Waspax B&W Promo Pic.jpg

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Skulk B&W Promo Pic
Skulk B&W Promo Pic

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Spidrax B&W Promo Pic.jpg
Spidrax B&W Promo Pic.jpg

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Zak B&W Promo Pic
Zak B&W Promo Pic

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Pinsor B&W Promo Pic
Pinsor B&W Promo Pic

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Mantys (Mantor) B&W Promo Pic
Mantys (Mantor) B&W Promo Pic

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Mantor and Zak Sales Sheet
Mantor and Zak Sales Sheet

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Dargon and Spidrax Sales Sheet
Dargon and Spidrax Sales Sheet

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Hyve Sales Sheet
Hyve Sales Sheet

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Skito Sales Sheet
Skito Sales Sheet

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Power Cycles Sales Sheet
Power Cycles Sales Sheet

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Pinsor Sales Sheet
Pinsor Sales Sheet

From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Penny Power
Penny Power

Consumer Reports for kids, Sectaurs was featured on the cover of this issue. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Penny Power Review
Penny Power Review

The review from inside Penny Power. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Promotional Sectaurs Baseball
Promotional Sectaurs Baseball

Given out as part of a Say No To Drugs campaign. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 1
The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 1

This newsletter was a promotional marketing piece aimed to keep retailers up to date about the launch efforts behind Sectaurs. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 2
The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 2

This newsletter was a promotional marketing piece aimed to keep retailers up to date about the launch efforts behind Sectaurs. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 3
The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 3

This newsletter was a promotional marketing piece aimed to keep retailers up to date about the launch efforts behind Sectaurs. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 4
The Symbion Suns Newsletter Page 4

This newsletter was a promotional marketing piece aimed to keep retailers up to date about the launch efforts behind Sectaurs. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.

Dargon Meets Bergeron
Dargon Meets Bergeron

A close-up of the picture featured in The Symbion Suns featuring the wonderfully constructed Dargon suit used for promotional materials.

Tote Bag
Tote Bag

Promotional item. From the collection of the Symbion Preservation Society.