Do you know Hot Toys? Hot Toys products are very interesting because they have a great likeness with the actor/actress
This is an example of their product from Batman
credit to ONESIXOMG
It's really amazing, I have been collecting their products until now
My collections are spidey, batman and predators
How about you? Does anyone know Hot Toys?
Last edited by 7shinigami; 07-10-12 at 20:31.
Dolls for boys, 'er excuse me, action figures.
Yeah i used to collect action figures .............................................when i was eight years old.
Having grown up with the original star wars movies and having the figures as a kid but never having as many as I wanted, when the figures got rereleased in the 90,s I started collecting them, I'm not normally nerdy but i even got friendly with the staff and found out when deliverys we're due so I coud get the rarest ones before they even hit the shelfs as there was only a few of some in each shipment, at the time the collector shops were selling some of these ones for five times the price.
I kept them all boxed and in mint condition packed away, few weeks ago I thought I'd see what there worth and even considered getting rid of a few, I was even a bit excited about cashing in.
So i went online to do some research....mmmmmm wasn't good news...they are pretty much worth what I paid for them, a couple worth double triple the price, offcourse there s the odd ones that are worth thousands, but offcourse I don't have those.
Offcourse what was rare locally in Australia often wasn't so rare in USA and what was rare in USA most likely never ht our shores so with the Internet and eBay ect the goal post have kind of moved.
Oh well maybe I will keep them for our future kids or something.
on a slightly dfferent note:
I was working on a project in the UK building one of these starter home estates in the green belt, on the land were a few really od farm buildings that were to be demolished. When the wrecking crew went in and started pulling the place apart they uncovered under the floor boards of the attic 2 "ni**er boy" money boxes these are the toys that victorian kids would play with that are considered to be very offensive and un PC these days. they are the typical stereotypical big black mama and papa complete with big lips and wide eyes and all the other racist image type appearance (remember there were no blacks in the UK at that time). They are made of black cast iron and have the features painted in they also have a lever at the back, the idea is you place the coin in their hand and pull the lever down and they scoop the money into their mouths whist their eyes move. Really kind of cool actually.
I know these type of politically incorrect toys and other marketing stuff is very collectable these days and i have been meaning to research what they would be worth. I have done a few web searches but always come up blank. Not quite the same league as batman toys but kinda related.
Don't know the exact toys your talking about but have seen similar on those kind of TV shows like "pickers" and they have said those kind of toys are very sought after and collectable and fetch good prices, guess it depends on how many were made and the condition and if they still function, but sounds like your going to do 100 times better than my star wars figures.
Scoot: try this link http://www.pbs.org/cgi-registry/wgbh...x=0&submit.y=0
The show is called "antiques roadshow"
It's a TV show in the US (I think the UK has something similar if not the original) where people bring in their stuff to be appraised. I swear I've seen something like you've described in one of the episodes.