Toxic Crusaders is an animated series based on The Toxic Avenger films. It features Toxie, the lead character of the films leading a group of misfit superheroes who combat pollution.
Playmates, the same company responsible for Ninja Turtles action figures, released a line of similarly styled Toxic Crusader figures in 1991. The majority of characters featured bright neon colors and glow-in-the-dark accessories. TV commercials for the figures used the tag line “They’re gross, but they still get girls!” A total of nine characters as well as some rather unorthodox vehicles saw toy shelves. Similar to the Ninja Turtles’ Retromutagen Ooze, Playmates also marketed a canister of slime labeled Toxie’s Toxic Waste.