Monday, February 12, 2018

1977 Collection Insert -

Newly Purchased Collection Inserts. I also got an ESB Collection booklet but i'm only going to show the panels of the Original.
Front Cover.

1st panel the original 12" Figures

The Death Star Space Station was the largest toy I'd ever owned. The foam in the compactor with the Dianoga was awesome.

Today we refer to this size as the 3.75 Inch but here they are described in cm.

The original Lightsaber toys had an inflatable blade. I had one and it didn't last that long. 
The last 6.

If only I had gotten 2 sets when i was a kid and not played with one...

General Mills "Fun Group"
"Fun Tested" in actual play condition.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Big Figs C-3PO

 Today at Ollie's Clearance I came across a dozen Star Wars "Big-Figs" on the over 50% off section. There is some excellent detail on our favorite protocol droid. 
You may not know that this is C3-PO. The red arm may have confused you but I assure you it's him. 
 Ironically released at part of the Rogue One Collection. 

At 31" this would be the tallest figure in my collection.
I not normally into jumbo figures but they only had C-3PO and at over half off I couldn't pass.
In the honorable mention category, I visited my local Cash Converters store that I frequent for deals on guitars.
From the Rogue One Line.

4 from the Disney just bought Star Wars Collection. I believe these retailed for $4.99-6.99. I got these for $2.00 each. 
I think I already have all 3 of these but for under $5.00 a piece I couldn't pass.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mini 6pcs Bootleg China

Newly Arrived From China:
Creepy Eyed Vader. The sculpting of the figure is good enough that a good custom paint job would make this a way cooler bootleg.
A 6 figure set of "Cake Topper" style or Non-Action figures. This set includes 2 Classic characters (Vader & Yoda) 2 Prequel figures (Darth Maul & Trooper) and 2 Animated series characters (Mandalorian Guard & Cad Bane)
I've seen these pictured with what looked like a keychain loop on the shoulders. My set does not have these.
Production Notes: Each figure has a backwards numeric designation from 1-6. Cad Bane is #1
I couldn't find a number on the trooper. The spray job on this is heavily chipped and is hard to see much detail on the reverse so I've assumed it is #2
Clone Trooper has a shoulder spike and Ranger style helmet.
Yoda is #3. All 6 figures are the same height making the Yoda disproportional to the rest. 
The Mandalorian Guard is #4. While these figures did not come with weapons or accessories, they were molded to do so. I have a plethora of knock-off blasters so these figures shall not go without.
Vader is #5
Darth Maul #6
The face sculpt includes face tattoo details. The off center white dots on the horns and eyes ruins a potentially cool looking figure. I've never repainted a figure but this makes me want to start. I wish I had purchased several of these when I had the chance. 

Friday, February 2, 2018

Prototype Tusken Raiders

-New Acquisitions-

Sand People
No accessories were included but I have a bulk of what I assume are knock-off blasters so they will not go without.
These were molded in the same color with variable spraying of browns and greens.
Female Sand Person. The assembled figure is sprayed this color.
You can see the color of plastic used when the hip joint is turned. 
Odd production note. The backwards N underneath
 These appear to be the figures these prototypes were used in designing. 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mail Away Obi & Proto Skeletor

Recent Acquisitions
 From a supplier of other legit loose figures and some highly priced prototypes I purchased this "Prototype" Skeletor from the Super 7 ReAction line in 2015.
Here is a shot of the retail version.
The figure has production marks on the back of the legs.

Detail on the head of the Staff. It's molded in the same color plastic as the figure instead of the darker plastic in the retail version, so I tend to believe this may be a legit prototype.
The joints are a bit loose from what I expect from a figure, but I don't own and ReAction figures so this may be the way they are. 

Obi-Wan Frito Lay Mail Away

I got a pair of Ghost Obi-Wan figures today. Neither came with a Lightsaber, but I have a plethora of extra sabers and the hand is molded to hold one.

 The figure had NO articulation.
 Both have the same Sku# but one box has a sticker covering what was probably a misspelling. I will consider this a "Packaging Variant" in my collection. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

50% Clearance Target

Who would say no to 50% OFF anything Star Wars???
     I work between a Target and a 5 Below so I make a weekly pilgrimage to each at least once a week. I do the 5 Below more frequently because they stock new toys every day. It's easy to get a "Shopping fix" in for a few dollars. 

     I saw a BB-8 that opened into a death star style play set. It was 50% off from 199.99 down to $99.99.. more than I was ready to spend since I'm taking my car in for inspection in a few days. Maybe it will be a higher % off by Sunday. 
Forces of Destiny

     The "Figure +1" variety sets were 50% off from $24.99 to $12.99. 
There is still a Larger package that has the Endor Princess Leia with Ewok that was at a higher price point and is still full retail price. I restrained myself and only got one of each.

    These are based on web cartoons of the female characters geared for young female fans. I'll have to do a bit of digging but I don't believe the line will be continued so these could become a rare commodity if it's a once and done promotion. I remember the Queen Amidala Dolls that came out with Episode I. They were amazingly detailed and even though they are Dolls, they are Star Wars and I wish I had some MIB of those.
Here is my Forces of Destiny shelf. I have all 3 of the single dolls and 2 of the doll+1 packs.