Abstract: Various patterns of receptor holes formed in the torso, arms and legs of a plastic toy action figure permit various accessories, also of plastic, having compliant press-in pins to be selectively added to and removed from the toy figure. Additionally, a rotatable coupling mechanism extends through the torso, the coupling mechanism having a receptor hole at each end thereof, the holes in the coupling mechanism being in a predetermined relation with respect to prearranged patterns of receptor holes in the front and rear of the torso. In this way, accessories can be plugged into the ends of the coupling mechanism. The coupling mechanism is provided with two sets of facial teeth or serrations that are normally resiliently urged into engagement but which disengage if the coupling mechanism is subjected to an excessive amount of twisting force, thereby avoiding breakage.
February 5, 1986
Date of Patent:
February 9, 1988
Kenner Parker Toys Inc.
Robert K. Allen, Philip M. Baerenwald, Mark D. Boudreaux, Timothy A. Effler, Phillip G. Reed, Stuart A. Cook