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PostSubject: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:59 pm

I just finished the complete run of figures with a lot of help from James. cheers

I had picked up a big lot of vintage SW about a year ago, and there were 3 vintage Buck Rogers figures in the bunch.  James was able to point out some other great figures for sale, and was super generous, and sent me a couple of figures.  He also sent me a small package of parts and screws to repair a couple of figures. bow

So here is my collection.

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 4:49 pm

Wow that didn't take you anytime to put together a sweet set Clint cheers

That's one of the cool things about this little line - just 9 figures What a Face

here's mine :


















I believe Jay (psybertech) has a complete set of MOC figures Cool

maybe if were really lucky he will post pics of his collection too cheers


I have one more Buck Rogers item that I will post next ... thinking
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:06 pm

Thanks James cheers I couldn't have put the set together so quickly without your help.

I remember seeing a picture of your figures a while back. Yours are in fantastic shape.

I sat down last night and was able to fix up my Draconian Guard with the parts you sent. cheers I also took apart a couple of other figures that needed a new O-ring and tightened them up. I have the bag of parts ready to send back to you along with the Buck that you can use for parts.

Hopefully Jay will show us his MOC's. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:12 pm

This Draconian Marauder is one of very few packaged vintage items I have in my collection - the box is pretty rough and has been opened of course but its still pretty cool :






The coolest thing about the box is the prototype versions of the figures that are pictured on the back :






here's the instruction sheet :






and the ship itself :











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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:20 pm

That's an awesome piece to have. :clap: I'll have to keep my eye's open for some of them in Canadian packaging. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:38 pm

The box must have used prototype figures for picturing just like some of the vintage Star Wars did. There are a few figures with major differences like the little robots chest sticker and the yellow on the guards chest. Very cool pictures to see. Wonder if those pictured figures still exist? I might check that line out if I ever finish my super powers collection I started. I can tell you aside from ebay, there are few places to buy vintage super powers and I imagine it is that same way with some of these other smaller lines. Makes collecting them frustrating because some things just never or very rarely pop up.

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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 6:01 pm

Commander Clint wrote:
Thanks James cheers    I couldn't have put the set together so quickly without your help.

I remember seeing a picture of your figures a while back.  Yours are in fantastic shape.

I sat down last night and was able to fix up my Draconian Guard with the parts you sent. cheers   I also took apart a couple of other figures that needed a new O-ring and tightened them up.  I have the bag of parts ready to send back to you along with the Buck that you can use for parts.

Hopefully Jay will show us his MOC's. Very Happy



I was glad to help you out Clint cheers

My collection has taken 7 + years of upgrading to get it where it is Very Happy Kind of shows how hard it is to find nice examples because mine still aren't Mint perfect What a Face


Be sure to keep the extra O-rings and screws Clint - I have plenty and you never know when you might need them . There are several figure lines that use the same kind of construction - Gi Joe , The Black Hole , some Dukes of Hazard and Micronauts just to name a couple off the top of my head .



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The box must have used prototype figures for picturing just like some of the vintage Star Wars did. There are a few figures with major differences like the little robots chest sticker and the yellow on the guards chest. Very cool pictures to see. Wonder if those pictured figures still exist? I might check that line out if I ever finish my super powers collection I started. I can tell you aside from ebay, there are few places to buy vintage super powers and I imagine it is that same way with some of these other smaller lines. Makes collecting them frustrating because some things just never or very rarely pop up.


Thanks Bryan cheers

It's a cool line and most of the figures can be picked up in the $10 to $15 range . Buck , Wilma and Twiki will generally cost between $25 to $35 - depending on their condition . The decals , the white body's and paint wear all contribute to making these 3 the toughest (not to mention they are the most popular characters Wink )

The challenge of collecting these more obscure lines is what draws me to them - aside from rare foreign variants , you can finds hundreds of any Star Wars character on any given day . Search ebay for knickerbocker Lord of The rings sometime - very rarely see new figures No I have been working on a LOTR collection for quite some time and still only have 4 of the 6 figures released (8 if you count the 2 horses that sell for $500 +)

I am glad not nearly as many people collect the oddball stuff because , if they did , the demand would far outweigh the supply and I would never complete a collection lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:02 pm

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there are few places to buy vintage super powers

Ha ha, it's funny you mention the vintage supper powers line. My nephew just dropped off some of his extra 84 - 85 Kenner's for me to post up for sale. I'll take some good pictures of them and put them up in the General Classified for all to see.

He just got a complete Lili Ledy 84 Superman w/ cape for the price of a Kenner. He is over the moon.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:21 pm

great collection guys I use to have them but got rid of it all. I wold like to get a model kit of the Draconian Marauder and the star fighter both I had as a kid but I don't want to pay the huge amount that they are going for as then I wouldn't want to build them Smile.
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:11 pm










Most have a bit of a lift (or worse) to the bubble aside from Twiki which is nice. I have to say I sold them all though.
If they all were sealed tight, I would still have them, but the lifts just bugged me so I had to move them.

Man, I do miss them though. And damn it!!!!! I need to watch the series again and if/when I do, I'll have to go after a nicer set.

They are cool figures and of course Wilma & the Princess had a rocking time visiting with Tiggy Wink ...... rather Tiggy had a rocking time! lol!





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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:25 pm

Jason, Thanks for sharing those. cheers Hopefully you find some nicer MOC's or maybe even just a loose set to admire. What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Sun Mar 01, 2015 9:37 pm

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Jason, Thanks for sharing those. cheers   Hopefully you find some nicer MOC's or maybe even just a loose set to admire. What a Face

Thanks.

I was very happy with them on one side and super, UBER pissed on the other.

I picked up the lot from Jordan (Hollywood Heros) and was shocked to see the lifting as bad as they were. I expected a bit of a lift here and there but most of them could have the figures removed. NOT as advertised. I won't buy from him again unless in person or AFA'd. Jackass.

Anyway...........

Buck's are the only other line I realllllllly want to have and am interested in, so I will sort it out later.
I won't do loose for this line, so I want the full run MOC.

THAT SAID, one major exception.................. I realllllllllllllly do want a nice loose Wilma mint! Any help is appreciated! Razz I promise I am not a perv... OK... I am... but that is not why I want her... my Tiggy is lonely and misses her! :cool laugh:
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:16 pm

So Tiggy is a perv well we all know that by the boobs he seen lol
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Apr 20, 2015 11:46 am

Look what I got on the weekend from a Toy Auction just 20 minutes from my house.  There was a good bit of vintage Canadian SW, ESB, ROTJ & Droids, but the bidding went above my limits.  Another local collector was at the auction as well.  This came from a lot of toys that he bought and I was able to get from him. Very Happy

Canadian MOC Draco


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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:52 pm

Wow that is a beauty Clint :clap:
The yellow cape On that figure is awesome mate cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Does anyone else collect vintage Buck Rogers?   Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:22 pm

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Wow that is a beauty Clint :clap:
The yellow cape On that figure is awesome mate cheers

Thanks Andy

I wasn't even sure if any Canadian card backs even existed till I saw this one. The other collector that I was sitting with, had an agreement. I wouldn't bid against him on the lot of MOC's, and he would let me have this one. I traded some of my extra unopened trading card wax packs for it. I'm going to make him a copy of an upcoming custom figure, to say thanks as well. He loves my custom figures as well. cheers
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