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First-ever Images of Super Rare Funskool Mobat!

On Hisstank, curtsy of vatsalsharma posted the first known pictures of the Funskool Mobat. Apparently he says that they are out there, and not as mythical as some of us think, but he lives in India, so he has better access than us. Apparently he sold at least one to a buyer in Singapore. Here are the pictures:

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My Funskool Rock N Roll

So I have talked about this before, but there is an update to the story. When I bought the figure, the seller could only find 2 of the accessories, but he said he would continue to look for the other pieces. Well, he contacted me again saying he found 2 more accessories! He found the green “sonic” backpack and the green stand for the big gun. Sadly I don’t have the big gun but I might just place an ARAH version on it to replace it. I also put sonic in quotes because the backpack is not sonic at all. It seems that for the Funskool version they retooled the backpack, eliminating the sound part and replacing the rubber buttons with hard plastic painted yellow, in what seems like an attempt to mimic buttons. The Funskool version also eliminated the red lights that were at the top of the backpack, leaving 2 empty holes. It just got delievered so it is a little dirty, but take a look at the backpack and a reposted pic of the figure!

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Just Scored That Interesting eBay Auction!!!!

So earlier today I mentioned a secret interesting auction I found on eBay. I kept it close to the vest because this is the first time in about 3 years that I have seen this item for sale!  I scored the rare Funskool Lifelife yellow shirt/grey boots variant MOC! I have been checking eBay almost every day for this item. This figure has been high up on my target list for a long time because it is in the Tiger Force theme, one of my favorite sub-teams. I also picked up a MOC Funskool Eel from the same seller. I like the powder blue that this figure comes in. Can’t wait to see this in person! I also still have one more secret auction that I am waiting to pounce on, although it is more of a gamble.

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Interesting eBay Auctions

There have been several pretty cool auction on eBay recently (and a couple that are currently active that I will keep secret until they are over). There were several really rare international items: Manleh file card, Topson file card, Funskool Spearhead with gold boots and variant paint scheme, and two cool prototype auctions, resin ARAH Tracker and A Sludge(?) Viper resin (not pictured).

I like to post these kinds of things from time to time because unless you are looking for them, these types of things are rarely seen by the average Joe fan. The Argen 7 file cards are incredibly rare and super expensive. More expensive than the figures themselves. A little piece of cardboard can easily set you back $1,000 or more. I did not end up winning or bidding on these. It was bad timing for these to come up. I’ll have to wait till next time.

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New Joes!

So I picked up some smaller items on eBay and from a member on Hisstank. First I got 4 of the 10 Battle Ribbons and the Battle Ribbons insert. I got one of each type in the picture that has 6 of them in it. I also grabbed some random Brazilian figures. They are in really rough shape. A lot of them have some type of clay/silly puddy on them that I am working on getting off. Normally I would never go for figures in such bad shape, but I really wanted the Brazilian Toxo Viper.

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Super Rare Funskool Rock N Roll!!!!

So here is the 3rd ultra rare funskool item that I was talking about. It came in a separate shipment than the others and that caused my delay in posting it. While it is not as flashy as the Red Stalker or Red Baroness, this figure is probably equally as hard to find. I only know of one other in collector’s hands, but I sure there are a few more out there. It is in pretty decent shape, with nothing broken, and even came with some of its original weapons (which  is tough to find with any funskool figure coming from India. They aren’t big collectors.)

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GI Joe Funskool Holy Grails: Red Stalker & Red Baroness!!!!

So two of the three big surprises are a Red Stalker and Red Baroness!!! There are less than 10 Red Stalkers known and this is only the THIRD Red Baroness ever found! They are still a little dirty, I haven’t had the time to clean them up yet. I also will swap the Red Baroness’ head with a regular Funskool Baroness I have to make it display a little better. Enjoy!

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