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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:18 pm

Cheers fellas Very Happy
Hi Craig. Corgi went through a time just slapping on comic book characters into strange vehicles.. some worked better than others Laughing

Cool advert there Artoo Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:26 pm

Gentlemen,

We can rebuild him.. we have the technology!


Better..


Stronger..


Faster!


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Sep 19, 2017 2:46 pm

That is so so so cool, it looks brand new too! I love the hidden arm decals, an awesome find.
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Sep 19, 2017 3:21 pm

Kenner did a brilliant job with this figure... I honestly think it's not only an important toy in the companies history but also for Star Wars.. I mean if this hadn't of been such a success would they of gone for (or even of been granted) the license?

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:52 pm

Oh, that's fantastic!! We had Steve Austin, the Rocket/Surgery Center set, and Maskatron when we were kids.
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:42 pm

@Thundershot wrote:
Kenner did a brilliant job with this figure... I honestly think it's not only an important toy in the companies history but also for Star Wars.. I mean if this hadn't of been such a success would they of gone for (or even of been granted) the license?

It was Kenner's Daddy Saddle that closed the deal,

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:44 pm

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Pic: kennercollector.com

Ah man.. they should of re-issued that in T.E.S.B. packaging Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:52 pm





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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:22 am


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:23 am

Action-man as James Bond 007 in The Spy Who Loved Me..
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:07 am

Wish I still had my Steve Austin, same as yours with the engine block, and he still had his bionic modules. Had him up to a few years back but got lost on travels.

Those Avengers dolls look good fun with some nice accessories. Same with the Captain Scarlet figures - and how cool is the Action Man 007! Cool pics cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:23 pm

@ArtooDetour wrote:
how cool is the Action Man 007!

Too cool for school Wink

If I can find him I'll post the Goldeneye version..

A modern toy of a real retro hero:


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:41 pm

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A modern toy of a real retro hero:



cheers

Robot: "Danger, danger, Will Robinson!"
Dr Smith: "Be silent you bubble-headed booby!"

Loved that show. Cool toy!

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:07 pm

Hi Paul, the toy says exactly that!! cheers

A motion sensor brings him to life.. waving his arms about & lighting up like a Christmas tree Laughing

Back to Captain Scarlet, I had to eat a boat load of Kellogg's Rice Krispies to get this "free" figure (probably cheaper to have gotten him from a toy shop :I am stupid: )





I did the same to get the Angel Interceptor..
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:29 pm

More Scarlet..


Great likeness's (especially Cpt Black) & accessories but I wish the heads weren't so large.. I can see they're going for the Thunderbirds puppet style, but it just doesn't work for Captain Scarlet No


Blue gets the uber cool jet pack


These figures all feature electronic sound:
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Still on a Captain Scarlet kick.. figures based upon the "New" Captain Scarlet show..


Cpt Black wearing his optional trench coat


Destiny Angel with & without her flight helmet..



for those unfamiliar with the show the Spectrum squadron of "Angel Interceptor" jet fighters were flown (in both series) by a team of all female pilots

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:48 am

Neat figures. This was a kids show or was directed towards kids? Not often that you see female characters so that is a neat aspect.

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:32 pm

Hi TT

It's (Captain Scarlet) classed as children's television but I'd say it's much too dark for kids, it's suited older pre -teens, as there's at least one (sometimes fairly graphic) death per episode & the whole story involves a war of nerves between Earth & an alien race from Mars.






In fact the for a program produced in the 60's the (original) shows pretty progressive in it's outlook.. female pilots who all come from different countries & one of the male leads hails from the Trinidad.. of course they're all puppets but it's all taken seriously with no racial stereotyping... and the heroes don't always win.
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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Oct 04, 2017 2:55 pm

The Captain Scarlet toys are really cool. Love the Kellogg's mailaway! Brilliant you still have that and all the packaging for it  cheers
 
I remember the show as a kid, alongside Thunderbirds, Stingray, Joe 90 and the like. I think Gerry and Sylvia Anderson were both top creative talent of their time with an eye for international adventure and intrigue.

I have a 90s captain Scarlet and the Mysterons board game, complete. Colours and graphics are outstanding I think.





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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:15 pm

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Great stuff Paul cheers

The Anderson's were light years ahead of their time, in many respects they were the George Lucas of the 60's.. realising the importance (& money making potential) of licencing their creations.

Here's the "New" Captain Scarlet.. an updated take on the original using (then) cutting edge C.G.I.


It's good but the originals still my fave'.

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:29 pm

A true 60's toy, Major Matt Mason a.k.a Mattel's Man In Space:



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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:01 am

Bond, James Bond!












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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:10 am

A few M.I.B boxed 12" action figures..





From Fraggle Rock, a fun little clockwork powered walking Doozer toy..


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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:20 am

Aliens collection produced by Micro Machines..


From their "Action Fleet" series the Colonial Marines A.P.C.

Fully detailed interior (I believe I'm missing the tiny Alien warrior figure from this set)



Some lovely detailing on this toy even down to the "Roadkill" on the underside..

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PostSubject: Re: Buck Rogers (& Others)    Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:18 pm

You collect a lot like me. If it is something I like I will get it. This has put my collecting all over the map. I have lots of different toy lines and lots of different scales. Was all 3 3/4 action figures but have over time gotten quite a few 6" and 12" and then of course the hotwheels/ die cast stuff. Makes my collection very diverse in my opinion.

Those bonds are very cool. What line made them? I have seen that alien disguise figure before but not boxed. Was Joe 90 also a kid show product? It appears to be very similar to the captain Scarlett stuff.

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