Land of the Lost Tom Porter NIP Action Figure from the 1992 toy series. The father of the Porter family, Tom, is the one who would most like to find his way out of the Land of the Lost and return home to San Francisco. He feels very responsible for his two kids, especially since their mom died a few years ago. Back in San Francisco, Tom was a hardworking lawyer. He and his wife would often take the kids camping on weekends. To keep in shape, Tom would spend many afternoons jogging and secretly dreams of winning a marathon race.