Rescue Heroes are a line of toys from Fisher-Price that were introduced in 1997, depicting various rescue personnel and their equipment. In 1999 an animated television series of the same name debuted. A film titled Rescue Heroes: The Movie was released in 2003.

Television seriesEdit

On October 2, 1999, an animated television series based on the toy line debuted. The TV series, titled Rescue Heroes, ran for three seasons, concluding on December 18, 2002.

The TV series, which is about a group of rescue personnel that travel the world while saving lives from both natural and man-made disasters, strives to teach proper safety techniques and how to deal with various issues. At the end of most episodes the Rescue Heroes would give safety tips and discuss how to handle the conflict presented in the episode. The episode would then usually conclude with the motto "Think like a Rescue Hero, think safe."

Hiatus and returnEdit

In 2007, Fisher-Price stopped producing Rescue Heroes products and updating the Rescue Heroes website. However, between 2010 and 2013, Fisher-Price produced a new collection of figurines under the title "Hero World", a line shared with other licensed characters. Among the collection were preexisting characters such as Billy Blazes and Jake Justice. These figurines were slightly smaller than the original figurines and incompatible with previous playsets.[1] In 2014, Rescue Heroes were included in the Imaginext toy line, appearing as small figurines.[2]

In early 2019, Fisher-Price relaunched the Rescue Heroes brand.[3] This included figurines and various vehicles, such as a fire tracker and hover pack.[4] Fisher-Price also released a reboot of the original TV series to YouTube.[5]

Interactive gamesEdit

Rescue Heroes has spawned numerous interactive formats of entertainment, including PC, Sony PlayStation, Game Boy Color, Game Boy Advance, Pixter, Radica Play TV, and Smart Cycle.

PCEdit

  • Rescue Heroes: Hurricane Havoc (1999)
  • Rescue Heroes: Meteor Madness (2001)
  • Rescue Heroes: Tremor Trouble (2002)
  • Rescue Heroes: Lava Landslide (2003)
  • Rescue Heroes: Mission Select (2003)

Sony PlayStationEdit

  • Rescue Heroes: Molten Menace (2000)

Game Boy ColorEdit

  • Rescue Heroes: Fire Frenzy (2000)

Game Boy AdvanceEdit

  • Rescue Heroes: Billy Blazes (2003)

PixterEdit

  • Rescue Heroes Mission Masters (black and white) (2002)
  • Rescue Heroes Mission Masters (color) (2003)

Radica Play TVEdit

  • Rescue Heroes

Smart CycleEdit

  • Rescue Heroes

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