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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #75 on: January 05, 2021, 02:18:22 PM »
Real Bike Buddies such as the one Toy Ranch posted on page 4 were quickly and rather carelessly spray painted and overspray is very visible below the hairline:



Compare the picture above to the picture of the one with a listing #324120411938 on Ebay:



The hairline of the one above being offered on Ebay looks too sharp. There's also a lot of wear on the box below what's supposed to be the original cellophane. If original, why is the cellophane not worn through in the areas corresponding to the box wear?

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #76 on: January 05, 2021, 06:30:29 PM »
Hi Hep.  Good observations here.  If you look at the 2 currently being offered on e-bay,  this one is sealed, and there is another that is loose, just the head with no mounting hardware, they just look different in comparison with the paint. They have also been listed for quite a while.

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #77 on: January 05, 2021, 07:38:37 PM »
Compare the picture above to the picture of the one currently offered on Ebay:

Compare the colors of the boxes!
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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #78 on: January 05, 2021, 08:05:45 PM »
Well different colours can be a function of photography. Look at this 1972-1973 Topps Bobby Clarke card in which he's wearing an off-red uniform:



The Flyers primary uniform colour is actually orange:



And purple is another colour that frequently comes across TV screens as an off-blue. How often have you seen the Minnesota Vikings on TV in uniforms that are more blue than purple?

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #79 on: January 05, 2021, 08:50:14 PM »
Well, I'm looking at the actual paint lines on these 2, as best that I can.  One looks spray, and the other has sharp non-spray type lines.  Colors of the box's should be relatively uniform if a find of sealed ones were indeed found, Horrorscopes were all the same colors when they were found.  I actually inspected a partial case of these when found and colors on all were exactly the same.

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #80 on: January 05, 2021, 09:11:50 PM »
Well different colours can be a function of photography.

But if one color is off, the others would be off. Here, the other colors are the same.
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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #81 on: January 05, 2021, 09:28:08 PM »
Hep, I understand what you're saying about the colors of the box's.  Different cameras and different lighting might make the colors off a bit when compared to one another.  But,  I'm looking at the actual green plastic, or resin whatever they're made of in this case,  and the green looks exactly the same with both pieces, which makes me believe that the box colors are quite different here in comparison.

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #82 on: January 05, 2021, 10:18:45 PM »
But if one color is off, the others would be off. Here, the other colors are the same.

But in the Bobby Clarke card and many other photos of Flyer players taken before 1980 or so, only the orange is really off. I was actually surprised when I learned that the Flyers' jersey was actually orange. And this didn't occur until I saw a Flyer jersey in person at Maple Leaf Gardens! Keep in mind that back in the 1960's and 1970's team jerseys and such weren't widely sold.

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #83 on: January 05, 2021, 10:19:38 PM »
But,  I'm looking at the actual green plastic, or resin whatever they're made of in this case,  and the green looks exactly the same with both pieces, which makes me believe that the box colors are quite different here in comparison.

Fair enough.

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #84 on: January 05, 2021, 10:29:42 PM »
Hep,  thanks for the kind reply.  Now, I fully understand that maybe a few fellow collectors here might just see this discussion as possible nit-picking about box's, colors, plastic or resin, or whatever,  but to me,  these are the kind of things that should be looked at a little closer, especially in today's market for such things.  When we're talking about money for things like these examples,  it's no small matter.  This type of information may very well save someone big money and a lot less headaches down the road.

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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #85 on: January 10, 2021, 09:59:03 PM »
The ebay auction has paint chips. Its a repro.
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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #86 on: January 10, 2021, 10:51:51 PM »
The ebay auction has paint chips. Its a repro.

So, the paint doesn't chip on the originals?
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Re: Frankenstein Monster Bike Buddy??
« Reply #87 on: January 11, 2021, 08:00:27 PM »
Hi Dr. Terror.  If you are looking at the one that is sealed in the box,  is it the green flakes that you're looking at inside the seal?  I was wondering what they were, I thought it could possibly be paint,  or,  actual plastic, or possible resin if not authentic,  because if you look at the bottom of the toy inside,  it looks like excess flashing that might have come loose.

 

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