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  • Myles_Falworth
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    I got a few more figures from Ebay over the past few weeks. I thought I'd post some "before" and "after" photos for you.

    First, here's a blonde PH figure I got in a lot of clothing. No changes were made - except to give him a much better Action Soldier uniform. His old one had lots of abrasions and the shoulder seam was ripped. Here he is with all new gear. Soon to be outfitted with a cold weather coat, helmet, rifle, and cartridge belt, pistol, canteen, etc. The red head PH figure had spots on his face which came right off the face with a little rubbing alcohol and some Q-tips. I then outfitted him in vintage Shore Patrol attire, with vintage rubber hat. I have a bunch of these, and they clean up beautifully with a little dish soap and a soft toothbrush! Now I have three Shore Patrol sailors and two in dungarees. Can you tell I am a Navy guy?
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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Sure! That would be great!

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  • drquest
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    Nice looking lot there! I've had pretty good luck re-stringing those muscle bodies with elastic. I can dig up the guide for that if you'd like.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Mail call today brought the box above. The head is from the muscle body Joe, and the left lower arm is not included. So I need to find an arm for this Joe, and then I can work on restoring him. He does have his LA pants, and there were 3 pairs of short black vintage boots. So the uniform only needs a shirt. I may have one in my uniform bin. The tall boots are 40th. The torso is from a Commander, but has the lower leg peg busted. So it's no good. The spring is out of the reel on the talking mechanism, but the string is still intact and attached. I'll watch some videos and do some fiddling to see if I can recoil the spring. Maybe it's a good talk box!? Many of the uniforms are play-worn, and I have better versions of all or most, so those will go up for auction soon on Ebay. The other items from Laser Rescue, the shark and the barbed wire also will likely go on Ebay. So will the AT locker. It's missing its handles and the tray. But it's in nice shape otherwise. I may swap parts with a beat up one and auction the beat up shell. We'll see. Not a bad price for the whole. I bought it mostly for the muscle body land adventurer. I plan to make him my first muscle body repair. I have some Cots kits for that. I hope to get to work shortly. Details will be in the latest projects thread. Eventually if not sooner!

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  • ATC
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    Well played!
    Those "laser rescue" mining helmets are pretty cool.
    I had one as a kid. I may still have it kicking around the depths of my Joe Room somewhere.
    When I was a kid, I recall finding some glow-in-the dark decal material that I cut into a circle and stuffed into the lens on the light. It glowed in the dark and I thought it was the coolest.
    Ah, simpler times...
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    - ATC

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    It's mostly luck. I found this after doing a search for Gi Joe Adventure Team and looking at most recent listings. This was for a low price which is way below what others offer. I just happened to see it before most.

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  • TNshooter
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    Wow Myles! You either have great luck, or do a lot of searching for good deals. I see a Jungle Survival shirt, what looks like an Atomic Man shirt, and two backpacks and helmets from the Laser Rescue!
    Not to mention a plastic AT footlocker.
    Great score!

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    Yesterday I won another auction. This time the seller had a low Buy it Now price, so I snapped it up. This will be my second Muscle Body Joe once I find another lower arm for him. Also will be interesting to see if the talking mechanism works. It may be a good one to learn on. Also have some nice uniforms here, including a complete Sea Adventurer uniform with nice blue shirt, and a second shirt to boot. Lots of other goodies here too. I'll keep him as a Land Adventurer, because of the flocking, but also because the camo shorts are here, plus part of the LA uniform. Wish I knew what happened to the talking Commander. Only the torso, mechanism and one thigh remain. Maybe sharks?

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Thanks Daryl! I also found a pair of camo pants in the bunch. They have black round snaps. Sound like anything you might need? Also there's an almost definite Fighting Yank M-1 carbine.

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  • TNshooter
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    An unbroken Adventurer is a great find. I have seen photos online where collectors figures had broken down in pieces, apparently because of the coloring used to
    mold the bodies. And a minty uniform for him? Apparentely he was well taken care of. If the AT shoulder-holsters still have the pegs intact, that's a definite score.
    Not to mention the other items! Sounds like you got a great score!! Congrats.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    The lot I won on 11/28 arrived yesterday. It was a treasure trove. I love getting lots with lots of stuff. You never know what will be in them that's not in the photos! This one had, among other things, a red first aid kit, a red flashlight (missing the silver "lens), a complete Adventurer uniform (minty) a complete Sea Adventurer uniform (very nice condition), Commander uniform (complete with some fading), and and a minty MOA shirt. Also 3 AT shoulder-holsters, 2 unbroken Lebel revolvers, a canister, glow belt, yellow tongs and glow rock from Radiation Detection, a complete UNBROKEN Adventurer with perfect flocking, a minty parachute from Fantastic Freefall, an intact dynamite stick, and 3 pairs of nice AT short black boots.
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    On Saturday I continued my Gi Joe buying binge. I think it's now complete for a while. I won two auctions for partial Gi Joe AT bodies. The cool thing is that today, they both arrived in the mail, with a THIRD body enclosed in the packaging! So now I have 3 new AT members. I already have the noggins for them all somewhere. I just need to find them. Then I'll get the other missing parts from the parts bin, and suit them up for reassignment to the Adventure Team!!! I'll post pictures of the completed Joes in the My Latest Projects thread soon.
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  • ATC
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    Score!!!

    - ATC

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    Yesterday I arranged to purchase a 40th Army Joe in Chicago. I went to pick him up today and not only does he have the 2 pocket uniform I like, but he also had a nearly complete MP uniform behind him in the same box! A very nice surprise for the price paid. I'll post some pics soon.
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