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  1. pickleloaf

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    I'm starting a Tiger Mask thread since these are my newfound obsession lately.

    Vinyl + Wrestling = :D

    i am slowly learning about the line and the series. i was a fan of the actual wrestler long before i knew he was based on a comic/cartoon hero.
     
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    stole this image from an ebay auction

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    So what can you tell us about the anime and real guy? I dig the toys but really don't know anything about the source.
     
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    The manga ran in weekly jump for a couple years starting in '68 or '69

    they made a cartoon from that starting in '69 or '70 that also ran a couple years

    i've been unable to find much about the stories except that tiger mask was a heel wrestler in the united states until a kid there said he wanted to train to be an evil wrestler which made tiger mask change his ways. he went back to japan to be a reformed hero, and there was an organization made called tiger cave or something that would pay different villain wrestlers to constantly attack tigermask and his allies

    even though the series didnt last long, it was hugely popular (spawning these toys that are now 30 years old and more) and in the early 80s, NJPW put a tiger mask on a wrestler and started that gimmick in real life




    i never saw much of the original tiger mask wrestler... i became acquainted with the character through the second tiger mask mitsuharu misawa. (gotta love bootleg japanese wrestling tapes.

    misawa was (still is) an excellent performer. he got rid of the mask sometime in the 90s i think, and i havent kept up much with tiger masks III and IV. tiger mask IV still wrestles under that gimmick today
     
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    Kinda reminds me of King from Tekken.
     
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    i think king is actually supposed to be an homage to tigermask
     
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    Thanks Oni!!!
     
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    yeah , you have to love tiger mask and those old bootleg tapes and dvds . the quality of the ones i have seen may not be good but the wrestling is first rate . tiger mask wrestling the dynamite kid just doesnt get any better . one figure i have tried to get a couple of times is skull star . not super expensive but i always lose the auction .
     
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    yea i missed my first skull star too

    i am bidding on one now, but it is kind of beat up unfortunately.

    ah well when you are dealing with 35 year old toys, there are bound to be some imperfections.
    i'll just say it gives it character :lol:
     
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    [​IMG] this is my only tiger mask vinyl . long ago i remember seeing a giant size tiger mask on ebay looking pretty minty for a starting price of $500 and i dont think anyone bought it . jeez , wheres my time machine .
     
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    Thass what I'm talkin' bout!

    Yummy pic ... What's the story with the guy on the left wearing the turban and tablecloth (with the table apparently still under it)?

    Looks like someone hiding under a table, doing some 'mysterious disembodied head' trick, decided to get up and walk off the job ...

    CC
     
  13. liquidsky

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    VV, are those toys behind glass, I can't tell.
    I ask as most vintage collections that I have seen, aren't displayed behind glass.

    Not judging, just observing.
     
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    Nice....I like the clear Ultraman Taro....
     
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    the guy with the turban is a character from a show called bibyun which was a sequel to akumizer . the case you are looking at does have glass but i was was still setting up so the glass wasnt in yet .
     
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    [​IMG] this was the final setup with the glass in place .
     
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    on the second shelf up-

    what is the tiger man with the lightning bolt on his chest
    and what is the white headed lion looking guy in the back on the right
     
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    the tigerman with the lightning bolt on his chest is tiger 7 . he comes with removable gloves and from what i have seen of brian flynns collection it comes in two color variations . yellow head and orange . one of my all time favorite hero vinyls . the other is a lion maru talker a holy grail that i managed to get a few years back . as you might be able to tell i like lions and tigers . the hasame jaguar in the pic just might be my favorite vinyl of all .
     
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    these are things i have won and will have in my possession in the near future

    The Egypt Mummy
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    I think I am going to cry, I want that Fireman!
    Nice collection... all I got is envy.

    (glad this is a new section on the forum)
     
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    Viking Kid

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    Lion Man

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