Stompers were first created in 1980 by Schaper Toys and were battery-powered (with only one AA battery). They featured all-wheel, 4x4 drive and one single motor turned both axles. They were the first battery-powered, electric, true 4WD toys. Later, in the United Kingdom, Corgi Toys marketed identical toys in Corgi labeled packaging called Trekkers but made by Schaper. Genuine Stompers were sold by various companies around the globe and were also made by Schaper.
Schaper's 1980 catalog showed five Stomper trucks: the Chevrolet K-10 Scottsdale, Chevrolet Blazer, Dodge Warlock, Ford Bronco, and Jeep Honcho. The Stunt Set and Wild Mountain set playsets were the only other Stompers products in that year's catalog. The earliest Stompers had clips inside the body that attached to the sides of the chassis; they are known as "side-clips." They also came with a set of foam tires. 1981 brought five new Stomper trucks: the Chevrolet LUV, Datsun Li'l Hustler, Jeep Renegade, Subaru BRAT, and Toyota SR5. The Stunt Set and Wild Mountain sets also returned, though different pieces were shown in the 1981 catalog. The short-lived Stomper SSC Super Cycles also debuted in 1981. The trucks were also sold with an additional set of rubber tires so that they could be driven outdoors.
Produced from 1980 to 1982. It expanded with special groups "Work x 4" and "Fun x 4" Models include Trucks, Semis and Vans.
Produced from 1983 to 1985. Added special features like second speed and bigger tires. Gen II had many different groups of psychical. Models expanded to construction ethicals, VW bugs, campers with trailers dragsters and tanks.
Produced from 1987 to 1988. New models expanded including, water demons, minis and a special McDonald's Stomper.
Produced in 1992. New models included a military line called Stormers, Earthquake Alley and Authentics.
Produced from 1997 to 1999. New models included Road Kill, Work Force, Battle Ready, X-Treme Street. The company moved onto a new product "Shifters" a copycat Stomper that was 1/4" wider.
Produced in 2001, and continues making new models and lines.
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