[adrotate banner=”1″]Hamilton’s Invaders were a toy series in the 1960s where blue army men fought giant bugs with movable parts. They were inspired by the 1950s giant insect movies, which by that point had begun their long foray into reruns on tv. In addition to the giant bugs, you could also get a Hamilton’s Invaders helmet and grenade gun to wear while you play, for total immersion or something.
The main giant bug was Horrible Hamilton – a large green bug with legs that moved when it rolled. There were additional bugs – Spooky Spider and Gruesome/Brutal Beetle – along with smaller nameless bugs. The blue army men (called Blue Defenders) were meant to represent the United Nations, because only the combined might of the world’s armies could defeat Horrible Hamilton and his bug crew!
Why are we talking about Hamilton’s Invaders? Because the helmet wore by the Golden Skeleton gang in Golden Skeleton is the Hamilton’s Invaders helmet with a gold skull glued on top of it! B-movie inspired, B-movie used.