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Prototype Week – Day 2!

For the second day of prototype week, and probably the next couple days, I will be revealing a test shot from the 90’s! Today’s figure is the 1993 Battle Corps Outback (either version 3 or 4 hard to tell since it is just a repaint variant) figure! It comes in a sealed bag with weapons on the tree. I really like all the different colors of plastic on this one. In addition to the figure being a prototype the weapons are colored in a neonish green while the weapons the retail version came with were red. Even the missile launcher has green plastic compared to the red retail version.

1993 BattleCorps Outback

1993 BattleCorps Outback

 

In addition to this figure, as a bonus, I thought I would highlight a very overpriced auction for a MOC prototype 1993 Outback. This one is a mock up of the retail coloration of Outback V3 with prototype pink colored weapons. It can be yours for the low low price of $8,500.00. I put in an offer of $100 and was rejected. Oh well, can’t have everything :/

Outback Mock Up

Outback Mock Up


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Prototype Week Here At the Leaky Suit Brigade!

Well guys, I’ve decided that I will post a picture of a new prototype that I acquired everyday this week! I have recently gotten very lucky and I have bee able to pick up quite a few prototypes and test shots. To kick things off, I will reveal my favorite pick up: a 1982 Grand Slam prototype! It is in great shape (minus the missing leg) with tight joints and no paint. The most interesting thing about this figure is that I actually bought it from a seller in England, so it actually might be a prototype from Palitoy. Does anyone out there know if Palitoy made a Grand Slam figure? Or could this be something even cooler like the famous mystery figure that is now known as Bombardier? 

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I will be searching eBay for a cheap Grand Slam or Flash leg (since it is the same tooling) to place on the figure, so I can display it standing up. I will continue to post some cool prototype figures and an interesting mock up art piece this week, so check back everyday for something new!


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Interesting eBay Auctions – Marvel GI Joe Comic Production Art!!!

Well since I have acquired one of these pieces I will fill better talking about them on the blog. Over the last month, a seller on eBay has been listing Marvel GI Joe comic production art! The pieces are all transparency overlays (one of the comic cover and the other is the word balloons) that were used in the printing process of the comic. The seller had quite the collection of early production art, including issues 1 (sold for $610), 6, 7, 8, 8 – page 1 and #9. I snagged #9 last week for $70. Enjoy the art!

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After a LONG Break…. NEW JOES!

There will be several upcoming posts about new Joe acquisitions! For the first post, we have two items that actually might not be considered GI Joe. First, we have a Stargate All-Terrain Cruiser. Why did I buy this? Because it used the AWE Striker! I like hunting down and finding “Joe Toys” that aren’t actually Joe like the Bronze Bombers 12-pack and others. This is a perfect example. It is the basic AWE Striker in tan/brown with a rocket launcher on top. Fun and a cheap pick up. I am also trying to track down a couple other interesting non-Joe, Joe items. So hopefully I will have more to post soon. Second, we have an international offering from Argentina. It is a C.O.P.S. repackage of GI Joe Sorek. 

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New Joes!

Well guys it has been a little slow around here on the GI Joe front. There has been a lack of quality international items on the market lately. In addition, since I only need about 22 vehicles for a full run of the US release Joes they are also VHTF. 

But I was able to pick up some very cool pieces! First up we have a MINT Funskool Clutch and mint Funskool Snow Job. The Clutch is the real prize as it is very tough to come by. I was also able to pick it up for a steal at $50! I have seen examples sell for more than $200! Second, we have the SDCC 2012 AND 2013 boxed sets! I hadn’t picked up the 2012 set yet and found it to be good timing to grab that along with the new 2013 SDCC GI Joe/Transformer exclusive. Third, I grabbed a GI Joe Funskool Stalker Jet! It is a largely unknown vehicle and kind of hard to find, though it doesn’t cost too much. It is basically the same as the Jet that was released as part of GI Joe Savage or Extreme (I forget because I try to block that time from my GI Joe memory). While here in the states the vehicle is not associated with ARAH, it IS in India. 

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Walmart Score!

I went and grabbed a new phone at Bestbuy during my lunch break yesterday and there also happened to be a Walmart next door. I hadn’t checked a Walmart for Joes in over a year and wasn’t expecting to find anything. But lo and behold I found a ton of the hard to find wave 2.5/3! I picked up 2 Alley Vipers, along with a Dark Ninja and two Cyber Ninjas.


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Tons of New Joes!

I went on a bit of a shopping spree and picked up a lot of stuff: SDCC Zarana (both pink and cold slither versions), FSS Quarrel, Grunt, Jinx, and Cover Girl, Funskool Super Cop with his his repainted vehicles, 25th anniversary Tiger Rat (I’m hoping the next con set, and my first attending con, will be Tiger Force), Kick Start, both versions of the Vamp Mk II with the Steel Brigade driver and Double Clutch, Night Fox w/ AWE Striker, Plastirama and Funskool Weapons Transport, and Plastirama and Funskool Bomb Disposal. To finish it off, I also picked up the Bronze Bombers 12-pack that used ARAH sculpts! A ton of packages arrived this week and the wife was very surprised, but understanding 🙂

I’m excited to open up both of the Funskool vehicles because they are still sealed and come with free figure pack-ins. Here is to hoping for a Blue Hawk or Blue Short Fuze! Haha. Most likely it is just some random throw in, but it will be fun nonetheless.

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GI Joe Club Figure Subscription Service (FSS) NOW AVAILABLE For Pre-Order!!!!!!

Earlier today, the Club released a teaser image of the 12 figures in the Figure Subscription Service and said that registration and reveals would soon follow. Well, we did not have to wait long for the first two new figures revealed! In addition, the FSS is open and available to pre-order. I already got my set!

The Club revealed Night Force Falcon and one of my favorite figures, the Brazilian Tiger Force Air Tight! In addition, they also released pictures of the previously seen Skull Buster and Dragonsky!

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New Joes! Custom Incinerator and custom Desert Scorpion from Ratfink Customs!

While it is not typical art, nor is it official Hasbro GI Joe art, I also picked up two amazing customs from Ratfink Customs. I am also working with him on designing a third custom that I will talk more about later. He does some amazing work and I really enjoy it.

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