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Offline 10incher

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Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« on: June 2, 2005, 11:09 AM »
Anyone into any other 70s & 80s toy lines other than Star wars? I collect a ton of lines including Transformers, GI Joes, He-Man, Thundercats, Blackstar, Shogun Warriors, Megos, Power Lords, Sectaurs, Robotech, Voltron, Crystar Silverhawks and others. I have a whole room full of these figures (along with my Star Wars stuff). I will have to take some pics one day and post them.

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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #1 on: June 2, 2005, 05:52 PM »
Well I used to collect:

MOTU
ThunderCats
Silver Hawks
Tiger Sharks
Super Friends
Secret Wars
Ninja Turtles

Those were the main ones.


I used to also buy:

Transformers
Captain Power
G.I. Joe
Voltron
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #2 on: June 2, 2005, 07:53 PM »
I have a fairly hefty Starcom collection.  Not sure if you're familiar with that line or not 10", but it was one of the most innovative toy lines (IMO) of the 1980's.

Incredibly structred and realistic too, and even had a cartoon series that lasted a little while (very good too).  I've bowed out of the hobby for a while...  It's relatively inexpensive to collect though, and unless you're going for the rarer stuff (European releases and such) then it's pretty easy to obtain a "complete" U.S./Canada collection.
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #3 on: June 3, 2005, 01:46 AM »
I did the big ones: Transformers, GI Joe, MOTU, TMNT, and Star Wars. I had a few Super Powers and Secret Wars figures, but it was usually the villains from those lines-- Dr. Doom, Darkseid, and Brainiac.

I had most of the MOTU figures and I beat the living snot out of them. Good thing they were durable. After that, it was GI Joe and TMNT. GI Joe went all wacky in 1990, and that's when I got into TMNT hardcore, like every other nine-year-old. My brothers were into it too, and they stayed in after I got out, when those Turtles that looked like Trolls showed up.

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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #4 on: June 3, 2005, 10:12 AM »
Is your Starcom collection loose or MOC? If it is loose (and complete), I would love to feature pictures of the figures on my Website. PM or email if you are interested.
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #5 on: June 3, 2005, 10:49 AM »
I have a fairly hefty Starcom collection.  Not sure if you're familiar with that line or not 10", but it was one of the most innovative toy lines (IMO) of the 1980's.

Wow, how did I not catch this before?
 
I guess that makes two of us here who loved this line.  The little magnets on the feet were great!

My collection isn't anywhere near complete, but that's because I haven't really tried to finish it up (I've got just about all the Starcom stuff, missing a few bad-guy ships).

I think this is the only "StarCom" site I know of...
http://www.nemesisworld.com/starcom

Maybe we'll have to compare notes sometime, Jesse!   ;)
 
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #6 on: June 4, 2005, 03:11 PM »
Mostly 70’s lines- Matchbox M.A.C. and Fighting Furies, Mego 8”… a bit of Micronauts. Lots of Japanese diecast stuff- Popy, Bullmark, etc.
A set of Dune figures would be choice but clear bubbles are bloody difficult to find, so far I only have Sting with his Cornish Rex… or was it a Sphinx?
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #7 on: June 4, 2005, 10:46 PM »
I collect Space 1999 related stuff and anything to do with Gerry Anderson. Most of his stuff goes back to the 60's.

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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #8 on: June 6, 2005, 10:31 AM »
Growing up:

Star Wars
MOTU
M.A.S.K.
Transformers
GI Joe

Sprinkling of:

Super Powers
Secret Wars
Voltron
Robotech


These days, I have a full run of Vintage SW through POTF, most of the MOTU figures I had (not much past 1986) and most of the M.A.S.K. stuff





 

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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #9 on: August 6, 2005, 02:08 AM »
I collect damn near anything I can get my hands on. ;D BUt for some reason I can never finish off my collections. I've got every Super Powers figure except Tyr, and the Riddler. Ive got the majority of the M.A.S.K. Line save for the Split seconds jet and the Laser tag Truck.  And so on. My closet reads like a laundry list of incomplete. *0's toy lines. Whats really sad is if you can name any line no matter how obscure it might be. Ive probably got at least one figure lying around. I guess its God's way of telling me I have too much free time. ;D

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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2009, 01:13 PM »
Bringing this thread back up from the grave.

My next best thing to SW is my Space 1999 collection, over the years I have picked up more stuff from model kits, diecasts, production casts & such.

This is a pic from back in 2004, I have much more not pictured.



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All said & done, this grail piece cost me $335. US shipped.  ;D

Anyone else still collect 70's & 80's stuff?

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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2009, 05:52 PM »
I'm not going back and buying much vintage, but I do still have some carded Aliens & Robin Hood figs if anyone is interested in those....
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2009, 10:16 AM »
I had/have Black hole and Buck Rogers figures. Used to have several Mego Star Trek figures too. I look at them all occasionally on e-bay. Might pick up missing pieces some day if this whole Star wars thing winds down.
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #13 on: June 3, 2014, 01:07 PM »
Wasn't sure where to ask this and didn't want to start it's own thread: Does anyone have a Friar Tuck from the 1991 Kevin Costner "Robin Hood" movie toy line in with their Jabba's palace themed stuff? It looks like since they used the Gamorrean Guard body for him he'd fit in quite nicely without his robe on. Just a random thought I thought someone might have some insight into. Thanks
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Re: Anyone collect other 1970s & 80s toy lines?
« Reply #14 on: June 3, 2014, 02:35 PM »
He doesn't have much paint iirc so he looks slightly out of place IMO but with robes he sorta fits in as just an oddly built human being which there seem to be a few sprinkled around the movies anyway.  Like near humans sort of.

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