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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #15 on: July 14, 2004, 11:21 PM »
I wanted the Avs Bourque for quite a long time.  Bruins Bourque was never ever within reach.  I have both the repaint goalies and have managed to keep up all the way until the 3rd jersey fiasco.  At one point I had all the skater chase as well, except for the repaints and a white Thornton.  I'm forever downsizing on this line, too space consuming.  I have to admit, I absolutely love the adrenaline rush from finding a single chase or even better multiples.  For NHL8 I walked in during clearance time and some buffoon neglected to pick up his chase figures he put on layaway weeks previous.  7 chase figures, $8 each ;D

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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #16 on: July 15, 2004, 12:06 AM »
Don't get me going on Bruins Bourque.  I picked one up for a friend and didn't know the value of what I was giving him.  I did the same with a Ducks Kariya.
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #17 on: July 15, 2004, 12:52 AM »
The ones that come to mind at the moment:


robby Space Patrol, I think the repro would cost me upwards of $500 if I could find it... nevermind the original :-X.


Another expensive though much less rare Robby from Nomura of Japan, hopefully one of these days I'll luck out on ebay.


I need all the second series Trek Aliens, naturally the (most expensive) Romulan is my favorite of the entire set.


The pirate in the middle- Ghost of Captain Kidd, I wanted this like hell when I was but a tadpole, alas my parents refused to get him for me >:( ... sometime back I saw a finished auction for one mint in a c-9 box (which is very cool as it's fashioned like a coffin) end with a buy it now of $75! I almost got an aneurysm.
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2004, 08:28 AM »
oh man, i remember those pirates. i had them, along with some kind of pirate ship playset (i think)??

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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2004, 09:41 AM »


Not the most expensive toy out there, but the one GIJoe I desperately wanted as a kid but could never find.
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2004, 09:47 AM »
Nice choice Mikey, that is one of my all-time favorite toys.  I remember when I found it in a local drugstore when I was a kid, and I still have the figure today.  Someday I'd like to get a better version of it, but as a kid, GI Joe was all about Snake Eyes to me.  Like I said, one of the best figures ever, to me at least.  That picture really makes me want to have a carded one, or just a nicer loose one.  The one I have has been quite played with, and is somewhat loose in places.  Can't complain though I guess.  Nice pick.
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2004, 02:55 PM »
My Grails are my

Exclusive Keldor (found him at a toy show I go to every year)

 2 Eowyns (Rohan dress and Rohan Armor) found both them at the same day.

 Marvel Legends Red Skull and Blade (Impossible to find but I manged to find them)

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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2004, 12:35 PM »
I guess I do have 2...

Muppets Kubrick Secret Beaker
Monsters Inc Kubrick Secret Jessie from Toy Story

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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2004, 05:53 PM »
My grail to replace all grails:

The Ace Frehley signature Gibson Les Paul.


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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2004, 11:13 AM »
Nice.  I've got a funny Kiss related story to tell you sometime.  

I'm about ready to give up on my grails.  

It seems in the last week or so, while sitting in my office ruminating about my McFarlane future I'm now ready to unload a whole lot of my goalies that I don't really care about.  Part of it is the completeist in me knowing I'm not likely to ever own the 3rd jersey Roy and without blind stupid luck, no way I'll ever see let alone own a #13 Selanne.  That leaves only the stormtrooper helmet, something moderately obtainable.  

On the bright side, this should generate a substantial sum that will probably end up going back into star wars toys, but it will be moderately tragic in some respects.  Lot of effort on those two shelves.  But too big and too repetitive.  
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2004, 04:13 PM »
Well let's put them in order:

1. Vlix - I yearn for this guy, he has infiltrated my dreams and and my thoughts. One day he will be mine!
2. 63rd POTF Coin


Other lines that I need and want that I would consider "grails"
1. MOTU Tytus
2. Thundercats PVC Snowman and Snow Meow
3. Thundercats Mad Bubbler
4. MOTU Wonder Bread He-Man

Dreams that will never be that are rarer than "grails"
1. Yarna Da'l Gargan prototype
2. Droids 2nd series prototypes
3. Ewoks 2nd series prototypes
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2004, 04:51 PM »

2. Droids 2nd series prototypes
3. Ewoks 2nd series prototypes


Prototypes, rather, copies of prototypes are currently on ebay as we speak.  I did a search under droids just yesterday and a whack of them popped up.
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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2004, 11:07 PM »
I guess I don't have any grail figs.  I lucked out with that NHL Mystery Lot that they sold through the CC at Spawn.com.  My case had a Bruins Bourque in it.  I never attempted to get one on ebay because of the prices and just assumed I'd never own one.  Pretty lucky.  

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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #28 on: August 2, 2004, 10:14 AM »
Thanks to Simon I'm back to wishing for a 82-87 GI Joe Collection, its never gonna happen but I can still dream :P

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Re: What are your other toy 'grails'?
« Reply #29 on: August 2, 2004, 03:00 PM »

2. Droids 2nd series prototypes
3. Ewoks 2nd series prototypes


Prototypes, rather, copies of prototypes are currently on ebay as we speak.  I did a search under droids just yesterday and a whack of them popped up.

Those are from The Earth Collectible Toy Mall. Looks like there not selling on there site & they put them on eBay. Should be interesting to see what they go for. Heres there vinty Prototype section on there site:

Vintage Star Wars Prototypes

Nice stuff I must say. I have the Playskool Ewok Firefighter 1st Shot.  8)