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Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« on: January 24, 2003, 01:13 PM »
http://startours.bejedi.com/index.php?content=collecting (scroll down to Vintage)

where are those figs from ?  ???

they where exclusive to Disneyland... but any backstory ?

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Re: Need help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2003, 02:14 PM »
I'd have to say that judging from the looks of several of those figures, they were based on the Droids and Ewoks cartoon shows back in the mid 80's.  These shouldn't be confused with Kenner's Vintage offerings of the same figures though.

By the way, here's a picture of Kenner's official version of your "unknown alien" there,
Kez Iban:

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Re:Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2003, 02:20 PM »
Thanks.... any info on the company ?

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Re:Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2003, 02:49 PM »
Very interesting figures. I agree with JediMAC that they are from the Droids & Ewoks cartoons.

Where did you get the pictures from? Any background on your end as to who has them or were they turned up from?
Would be interesting to find out what country they came from.

I have never seen these before. They look like some sort of bootleg figure, but I am not sure.

I sent you a PM krisvds.  ;)
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Re: Need help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2003, 03:21 PM »
I also think that a number of those figures you have pictured at your site and listed as Vintage, are actually some very current items that the Star Traders stores have been selling over the last several years (Chewie, Vader, Stormtrooper, Yoda).  I think they're just some cheap little "bendy" figures.  I've seen some very similar to these for sale in Disneyland.  I'll check to see if they've still got them in stock tomorrow when I'm there...

As for the company...I don't know, but I'd guess it's either Hasbro (or formerly Kenner) or Disney who makes them.

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Re:Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2003, 06:11 PM »
DSJ (TM): you've got PM back :)

OK I will ad the name to the collecting page ...

this is really interesting :) and I see sometimes eBay auctions of it...

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Re:Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2003, 08:40 AM »
JediMAC, I think you are right.
I did manage to find something on some of them. I found in my Star Wars Super Collector's Wish Book, 7 of the figures. Not much information, but they do list them as Disney /MGM.

The pictures are bang on from what I can see. I made the best scan of them.



The book did not say when or what company produced them. Hope this helps out alittle.  :)

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Re: Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2003, 12:25 PM »
Yep, that's the whole lot of them Dale!  I thought it was probably all 7 of those actually.  Sorry Kris, but it looks like only a few of those are actually going to wind up really being "vintage", from the cartoon shows.  But at least now you know...

I still have no idea where those few guys came from...  Do you have them in hand?  Are they bendy, or hard plastic figures?  Any articulation?

BTW - heading to Disneyland in a couple hours for ya' Dale.  Wish me luck!

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Re:Needed help: Disney vintage figs...
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2003, 07:47 PM »
nothio,g in hands .. I sawed them once, but I don't have an eBay account, if I ever see them again , I wil let a girlfriend buy it for me, and then I pay her back ...  :)