This is one of those items that up until a few years ago, I had never seen. Then, boom! A few have popped up and now they seem to arrive with some sort of frequency. I want this but I’ve spent my allowance three times over this month, so it’s yours! I’ve done a gallery on the weird Croner Buck Rogers action figures and I hope someday to complete my collection. Below is a video I did on the subject a while back.
A whole display box of Spider-Man Jigglers by Ben Cooper (eBay Link)- I think store displays like this really hit me in the feels in a good way. Every time I run into stuff like this at a flea market or a show, I grab it with both hands and take it home. Home has the hard reality of a) I do not own a store and b) these things are absolute space killers. I’ve owned two dozen or more store displays in my lifetime, parting with most of them and I’ll do it again people! Just try and stop me!
Airfix Dr. War figure (eBay Link)– There is this wonderful UK line of small action figures called “Airfix All-Stars” or “Airfix Eagles” depending on where you look and nobody really talks about this. This seller has a whole bunch of figures that he claims were sold as gumball prizes in the US, who knows? Anyway, the figure’s name is Dr. War, that is the coolest action figure name this side of Maskatron and well, look at him! He’s amazing and he’s ten bucks. You deserve this.
Mr. Smith Ja-Ru Sliding Puzzle (eBay Link)- Mr. Smith was an 80s sitcom that can be best described as “Lancelot Link meets the West Wing”. The reviews weren’t kind and it was cancelled faster than you can say “Manimal”. Yet, it got more merch than Logan’s Run. I used to enjoy this show, I was 12 and as I’m discovering, kind of easily pleased.
Space Place for fashion dolls by Jestoy inc (eBay Link)- I totally remember this set in my local Toys R Us, I almost bought it. It came out just as I started collecting as a teen and wow, this was the closest thing to a 70s toy you could find. Also, a space playset for a Barbie-type figure, that’s forward-thinking!
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