Friday, June 5, 2020

My Faves: Figure Collection #11

I have a fairly big collection of loose figures from the 80s & 90s. The collection keeps expanding so right now, I would like to share a few of my faves with you at this time. Here we go!
 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Bebop (Playmates, 1988)
This is actually the Bebop action figure my brother got on a shopping trip to K-Mart back in 1988! My Mom bought us almost the entire original TMNT line on that trip. I remember they were on such a good sale, my Mom couldn't pass it up. I got Leonardo, Rocksteady and the Foot Soldier. My brother got Michelangelo, Bebop, Shredder & Splinter. It's not like my Mom to spoil us like that, so they must have been damn cheap! 
 Care Bears: Funshine Bear (Play Along, ?)
I got this Funshine Bear in a grab bag from my local Goodwill Store. I think the bag was about $2 and I am always a sucker for anything Care Bears. I have been down with these happy characters since the 80s when I got my first plush Bedtime Bear!
 Star Wars: IG-88 (Kenner, 1980)
Growing up I was a Star Wars nut! Between myself, my brother and our friends, we probably had every action figure created by Kenner! IG-88 was not one that I had in my collection, but our friend Ron did and he was so cool! A bounty hunting robot...YES PLEASE! The details on this figure are outstanding for being from 1980. The folks at Kenner really did an excellent job in providing so much care in their sculpts that it made you feel like you were creating your own movies set in a galaxy far, far away when it was playtime!
 California Raisins: Singing Raisn ( Calrab,1987)
I have written before about my love of the California Raisins in the 80s. I collected the trading cards and even had one of their cassette tapes. They were so cool and the figures are pretty inexpensive when you can find them and when I do find them, I add them to my collection!
Thundercats: Vultureman (Kidworks, 1987)
I had a good collection of these miniature Thundercats figures back in the late 80s. I loved taking them on road trips or to the park. The only issue I ever had with these guys, is that I would loose the tiny weapons pretty quickly. But that's okay because one does not need weapons to continue the battle between Mumm-Ra's Mutants and the Thundercats. Fists of fury will fly! And they did in epic fashion in the back of my Mom's station wagon. Below is a video with a great collection of Thundercats toy commercials for you to enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. LOVED the California Raisins. They were well sculpted and fun. They are the ancestors of all the little blind bag/blind box we see from Funko these days and other companies. So much fun.

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    1. I always thought IG88 was boring but the bounty hunters were only given a few seconds of screen time on ESB. With the exception of Boba Fett, they got screwed. With The Mandalorian, and seeing how IG11 could move, rotate and shoot, I instantly became a fan of IG88...40 years later. It's never too late.

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    2. I always thought Dengar was the crappiest of all the bounty hunters in Star Wars. Not sure if they ever gave him a kick ass back story in the comics or books of the expanded universe.

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    3. Who would have thought some singing raisins would be so popular! I know they turned me around to eating raisins. Now that I think about it, that should be the other way around? I shouldn't want to eat them, but the commercials are telling me to! I'm so confused!

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  2. I have a complete set of the original Hardee's California Raisin figures! I am going to have to post about them one off these days...

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    1. That day was today! Check it out: https://weirdfantastictoys.blogspot.com/2020/06/hardees-california-raisins-promotional.html?showComment=1591410352463#c7151513995417265722

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  3. My posts about the Raisins have always done well, so I'm not surprised to see the interest that's come from you showing one. And that sounds like one of heckuva Kmart trip, as that original TMNT line was, and still is, absolute fire!

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    1. People love those little dried up, Claymation ambassadors of healthy eating!

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