The Peachtree Playthings
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can not supply info on anything besides stompers(shifters).
In 1997, Peachtree Playthings, an Atlanta, GA based company,
resurrected the Stompers.
was the first new one I got. The 1997 set consists of five
Road Kill (purple),
Surf Runner (white w/
Dune Hopper, &
Fire Breather (
You can see all six by looking on the
back of the package.
This set has an almost identical base
to those of the second generation of the original stompers.
Even the batteries say stomper on them.
Click here for a close up
of the front logo.
In 1998, Peachtree Playthings has released more sets of
stompers in updated packaging. They have also rereleased the earlier set but have added a few more
color combinations, in particular,
Click here to see a
Road Kill that is a red truck with white figures on it and a
Winner's Circle that is now a yellow truck. A bigger change has been seen in
Splash Down, which has new designs and is now called Yellow Thunder.
They've also added 6 more to the 4x4 collection with
these stompers which includes the
Buzz Saw (Subaru),
Shockwave (Chevy Blazer),
Beach Patrol (Jeep Wrangler),
Fast Forward (Dodge Ram),
Flame Thrower (Truck), and
Yellow Jacket (Ford Merkur).
Also keep your eyes open for special a
chrome Yellow Thunder
The first new set is the
and is based on the old
'Work x 4's'. This includes a front end loader, a utility truck, a cement
mixer, a bulldozer, and a dump truck. All of them are yellow except the
utility truck which is white.
The second new set is
and is based on the old
'Mobile Force'. This includes a
troop carrier, an ambulance, an armored jeep, and an armored attack vehicle.
This set comes in both a light and a dark camoflage.
The third new set is
This set includes Street Jet, Nitro Burner, Thrill Ride, Shark Bite, Custom Coupe, and
Draggin' Wagon (Red & Purple). The tires are harder (but still
somewhat squishy), wider, and flatter than the conventional tire.
Peachtree Playthings also released
Danger Crossing, Battle Canyon, and Excavation Site.
Each one comes with two stompers and the actual playset. They seem to have
come out in late 1997/early 1998.
On top of everything else, Peachtree Playthings has also brought
back water demons!
There are two styles: one with a big open trunk and another that has a detachable boat
on a flatbed. Each style comes in two different color combinations.
Three new action 4x4 stompers have been spotted in late Nov '99. There is
a chrome Winner's circle,
which is a red truck, and an
bug which is the Dune Hopper body but it is painted purple and has the word 'extreme' painted on yellow on the hood.
The End (2000)
unfortunately, it could not last forever. Peachtree has given up on the official stomper
and moved on to "SHIFTERS" in 2000. Shifters are copycat stompers that are the same length, but
are about a 1/4" wider. They are not as well designed as stompers, except for the fact that
you can put them in two wheel drive mode. They came out as a set of 12 and are officially licensed
by Ford and Chevy. There are 3 body styles, a Chevy blazer with 3 paint schemes, a Chevy Silverado
(Z71) with 3 paint schemes, and a Ford F-150 with *6* paint schemes. Peachtree did not even take the
time to redesign the packaging. One mini playset is also available: Rockiní Ridge Playset.