« on: May 7, 2011, 11:58 PM »
It is really funny that vintage Stretch Armstrong stuff is so crazy expensive. I guess it makes sense because those things definitely didn't last long. I went through 3 or 4 before my mom got tired of cleaning up the mess. I remember the finishing touch of cleaning up my room would be soaking Stretch Armstrong/Monster in hot water to make him soft and putting him back in his styrofoam coffin under my bed. When I finally had to get rid of my last one I had a funeral for him with the Irish kids that lived next door. I don't think actually we buried him though.
So back on topic:
Fisher Price Adventure People, had quite a few of those sets when I was really young. One of my favorites was this guy with a white shirt and a red toque because the green paint wore off his crotch area showing the white plastic underneath and we used to say he was wearing a diaper. Also liked the Motorcycle set, the Dune Buggy set and the 6 wheeled ATV.
Mego is a line I can't believe no one else has mentioned, even if your only exposure was Twisted Mego Theatre that was one heck of line. I had Batman and Robin in the 8" but my fave was the 12" Hulk I got for my 5th birthday.
Those Irish kids and my older cousins also had a lot of cool stuff I never had, the Buck Rogers stuff, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek movie, Clash of the Titans, Dukes of Hazard, Insectaurs, and those two foot tall Shogun Warriors Raideen and the Great Mazinga.
I mainly focused on Star Wars and later GI Joe. Fave Joes Snake Eyes II of course and Storm Shadow I, Firefly, Flint, Spirit and Tomax and Xamot. Fave vehicles were the Mauler, Raven and Thundermachine.
Later as an adult Collector, I was into select Spawn figures, Manga Freak, The Creech, Gravedigger, Spawn Ninja were totally cool.
Shout out to NECA's TMNT line, small and perfectly done.
And of course countless Star Wars items.