Discussion in 'Whatever' started by Slack, May 24, 2012.
Voltron Lion by Popy (1981)
£5 at a Boot sale.
I found the Voltron Lion above at a boot sale and then the same day, halfway across the city, i find this gem. I never find Voltron stuff and then i find two in the same day! - Its one of a set of three released by Matchbox / Bandai in 1984. Apparently Matchbox got rid of the firing fists and extra weapons that the original Japanese version had.
Cost me £1, which is ridiculous - I wonder where his buddies ended up?
Voltron II Deluxe Gladiator (Gamma Robo)
The set it came from . . .
Matchbox Speed KIngs (larger die-cast 4.5" long).
Boot-sale and Charity shop for a quid each.
Found the red baron last weekend. 50p at a boot sale.
Played with condition, but still presentable.
Flying Bug - Mini Ha Ha - Red Baron
'Chicco' sports car for toddlers. Very elaborate for a chunky toy for little kids. It has 'locking' doors, pop-up headlights, a working steering wheel and when you move it back an forth it makes a nice clicking noise and the red and blue 'pistons' go up and down. Cost me £1 at a boot sale. Made in Italy (11"long).
Kenner 'Mantis Alien' from 1992. Probably the weirdest of the Kenner Alien line - i mean, how would a face hugger impregnate a Preying Mantis? The size difference doesn't work.
Nice transparent green vinyl. 60p at a boot sale.
ZOINKS!! It's the 10,000 Volt Ghost. My dad bought this for me in a charity shop for 50p. Apparently the old lady serving said "What is it?" and my dad replied "I have no idea".
Anyone recognise this serious looking Anime dude? I was thinking BLEACH, but i think i'm wrong. Pretty sure he used to have a gun, because he's got an itchy looking trigger-finger. £1 in a charity shop.
Great score on those Galaxy Warriors. I am totally into the MOTU bootleg stuff, but man, I can't even believe how 'collectable' it has become. I guess IG has blown this fad into (okay, well not the moon, or even sofubi collecting, but higher than it should be) popularity. And here I thought even 5 years ago the prices were sort of steep. I know @silver_lining_man had a great many conversations over such things with me.
Nice scores on those Voltron guys too. Surprised you landed them from a boot sale still in very decent shape. Man, the Kenner Aliens line was just so odd of a mismatch. Even at the time and being young, released to cash in on Alien 3 release and the DH series' popularity, I remember thinking how bizarre it was. In a way though it was the forerunner of the truly crazy '90s aesthetic where designers seemed to just go overboard throwing as much at the wall as they could, seeing what would stick. You've got to wonder.
That is some truly great parenting, and I can totally relate.
Yeah, the MOTU style bootlegs are a new thing for me and I was surprised how much they go for on eBay. Typically, I'm late to the game again, but what the hell - its something else to be on the hunt for. I hope i didn't pass on too many in the past.
Speaking of MOTU i got 18 vintage figures in very good condition a few weeks ago for £18. Couldn't believe my luck. The haul included a he-man and skeletor with their armour, which is great because the ones I already have are pretty shabby.
And yeah, that Kenner Alien line is classic 'strike while the iron's hot' toy making. Go way off base and don't give a fuck, if the kids buy it then who cares if it ties in with the franchise. As long as the scale is consistent, go hog wild !!
Wolverine with a busted tooth / bash to the head. 3" high soft vinyl.
Boot sale buy a while ago, i think its a bootleg.
Pheasanyan from Yokai Watch. Little Bandai finger puppet for 20p in a charity shop. He's a cat Yokai crossed with a bird.
Litho printed tin coin bank. £1 in a charity shop.
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