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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #285 on: December 07, 2016, 11:44:11 AM »
There's a Bib Fortuna and Jabba figure hiding in the pic too! Yes the figures were excellent, I've often had a look on ebay for them. I had this Dragon at the same time I owned the playset...


I didn't even notice that Jabba and am still struggling to find bib, great photo though. The dragon you had is the 5 headed Tiamat and is quite an expensive figure to find complete, you had some great pieces growing up.

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« Reply #286 on: December 07, 2016, 11:56:08 AM »

 and am still struggling to find bib,

Right in front off the big monster's eye.
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« Reply #287 on: December 07, 2016, 01:53:19 PM »
Right in front off the big monster's eye.

Oh there he is!

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« Reply #288 on: December 07, 2016, 02:42:42 PM »

I didn't even notice that Jabba and am still struggling to find bib, great photo though. The dragon you had is the 5 headed Tiamat and is quite an expensive figure to find complete, you had some great pieces growing up.

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I loved that Dragon! I always liked it when he appeared on the cartoon! The D&D toys never really took off over here, which is surprising as they were fantastic quality toys. Perhaps they weren't marketed as aggressively as the He-Mans and Thundercats of the time.
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« Reply #289 on: December 07, 2016, 03:01:53 PM »
'Skateboard Smack-ups' - these were sold for a short time in my local sweet shop/candy store. I never saw these in any of the big toy shops. I managed to get most of these with pocket-money and by trade!


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« Reply #290 on: December 07, 2016, 03:55:03 PM »
Cool! What year did the Skateboard Smack-Ups come out?

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« Reply #291 on: December 07, 2016, 03:59:34 PM »

I'm not sure to be honest Hepcat, it must have been the mid-late 80s.
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« Reply #292 on: December 07, 2016, 04:01:08 PM »

1988! (It has the date on the card, you can just make it out when you zoom in).
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« Reply #293 on: December 07, 2016, 04:51:06 PM »
The D&D toys never really took off over here, which is surprising as they were fantastic quality toys.

Where then was this, candy stores and all?

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« Reply #294 on: December 07, 2016, 05:45:57 PM »
Where then was this, candy stores and all?

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I meant the Dungeons & Dragons toys never became a craze  over here (in the UK) like other toy franchises.
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« Reply #295 on: December 07, 2016, 07:52:47 PM »
I meant the Dungeons & Dragons toys never became a craze  over here (in the UK) like other toy franchises.

I'm also from the UK, although living in the US at the moment, and I'm not entirely sure where I picked up my AD&D figures as they really weren't around much as mentioned above. I think they were from a local toy/stationary/record shop that I used to go to in Bristol although the name escapes me at the moment. These seem to have done much better out here int eh states.

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« Reply #296 on: December 08, 2016, 09:32:31 AM »
Here's one of the other Pop-Top Horrors sets that Raycastile put up on Ebay earlier this year:



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« Reply #297 on: December 08, 2016, 03:01:02 PM »
Here's one of the other Pop-Top Horrors sets that Raycastile put up on Ebay earlier this year:



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« Reply #298 on: December 09, 2016, 11:59:03 AM »
It was the Gottlieb 2001 released in 1971 that was my own gateway machine to a lifetime of sordid pinball addiction:





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I had played various pinball machines as a kid but then they were banned in the Province of Ontario (or all of Canada?) for a twelve year period or so ending in 1974(?). But when the new student recreation center at the University of Western Ontario was completed in 1971, it had five pinball machines including the Gottlieb 2001!  I was never short of cash as a student and I fed many a quarter into that machine, but it couldn't last. You see under the law it was an "illegal gaming device". Accordingly a City of London police officer appeared at the rec center after about three months, played the machines for two or three hours to satisfy himself that they were indeed illegal gaming devices which could very well corrupt students, policemen and whoever else for life, and the machines were gone for good the next day. Yes, seized they were by the fascist State!

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While the draconian law was repealed a few years later, I've not forgiven the bastards. Smash the State I say!

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« Reply #299 on: December 09, 2016, 02:35:53 PM »
[quote  Yes, seized they were by the fascist State!
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What a joke! I remember at my first school they banned marbles as they encouraged gambling and conkers as they were dangerous. (Don't know if you ever played conkers but it involved threading Horse Chestnuts together with a shoelace and taking turns to whack them together until one of them smashed!)
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