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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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    Thanks! This is from a son of a collector. He's selling his Dad's stuff here: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid...24429850945637

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  • GeekDragon
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    Nice. That wet suit looks really clean.

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    Just bought most of an AT Sharks Surprise set from a guy on FB. Comes with the blue sled, complete orange wetsuit with orange zipper, a Gi Joe figure, and the tanks and flippers plus diving knife. I never thought I'd own this set. I've already got the shark, and a spare treasure chest I can use. Might have a spear gun too. Or I may need to procure one. This should display well with my Navy Joes.
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    This week I've been a little more active. I bought a Jungle Fighter uniform made by 3rd Son Books from Cotswold. I also bought a Black Widow helmet from Ebay, and also an Aerial Recon helmet with intact visor (but the helmet is a bit scuffed), and also including a very faded blue jumpsuit. I have an Aerial Recon suit in really nice condition, so this will complete my set. The Black Widow set only needs a few small pieces and it will be complete. Trying to start piecing together the few sets I am missing important pieces to. I also won an auction on Joezeta's weekly auction on FB for the large red part of the Jettison to Safety set on Wednesday night. I already have the control panel, and one of the silver boosters. I have the jacket too, so now I just need a spare silver booster and the pants.
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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Originally posted by drquest View Post
    Nice on the Acroyear! I still have my pink version from when I was a kid. I also have too many Baron Karza's. Loved that character and just kept buying them I guess. Micronauts are pretty cool overall.
    They were/are cool. I only like the ones with die cast metal parts though, plus the Pharoid with his cool sphinx-like chamber. My next Micronaut purchase will be either Force Commander, or possibly Space Glider.

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    Yeah, you have the green one. They don't call it green however. I forget the name but they call it a different color usually, like yellow? But it's clearly green. I have my Baron Karza too. Always wanted the battle cruiser, but it was too expensive. Looked like a truly awesome toy back then, with a not too distant resemblance too the Imperial Star Destroyers from Star Wars. My brother and I stepped straight from Micronauts to Star Wars toys in 78. Never looked back either.

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  • TNshooter
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    Nice! I was just a little beyond action figures at that time, but my younger brother had a bunch. I now have his two last remaining Micronauts, Acroyear and Baron Karza.
    He once had the battle cruiser, that was a great toy.

    I dug out the Acroyear I have, I always thought they were black and white and chrome. Looking at your photo, I guess the colors are in the chrome? If so, I guess I
    have the green one. He doesn't stand very well, I guess from play wear.


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  • drquest
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    Nice on the Acroyear! I still have my pink version from when I was a kid. I also have too many Baron Karza's. Loved that character and just kept buying them I guess. Micronauts are pretty cool overall.

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    I also loved Micronauts as a kid. Here's the blue Acroyear which my brother had. I wanted one to complete my 3 figure collection. ( I had a green one, and there was also a pink one) Here he is. The enemy of the Micronauts!

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    I won this set on Ebay tonight. These are some of the best condition items I've seen in a while on the bay. I once found an almost complete set of the 1973 line in perfect condition. These are all from 74-75, and will fill some big holes in my collection. The buried bounty set will be the next completed from that year. And I now will have a shot at completing the Black Widow Rendezvous, and the Jettison to Safety set. The blue pants are minty and are allegedly from the Danger Ray Detection set. I'll have to ask the experts on that. I just checked Darryl Depriest's "The Collectible Gi Joe" and the blue pants are in fact from Mineshaft Breakout. Cool.
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  • GeekDragon
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    I just need to start looking. I've been doing vintage 3 3/4" Joes and the new Classified figures, so vintage 12" has fallen to the way side. I'll get back into vintage 12" eventually though.

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  • ATC
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    Nice!
    Congrats!
    -ATC

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  • Myles_Falworth
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    That's very cool. I never had Mike Power as a kid. I only had one Land Adventurer, but I also had the rescue raft, AT Helicopter, and the AT Headquarters. I remember seeing Mike in stores, and in commercials. Cool that you still have yours. I'm sure you'll find his outfit before long. I've come across several on Ebay in the recent past.

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  • GeekDragon
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    Nice. I still have my childhood Mike Power. I need to get a new outfit for him(the on he originally came in). I also have the Mountain Out Post. Haven't looked at in in a long time, but I know it's about 80-90% complete. Never knew about the various outfits for him until I found the original Trenches back in the AOL days.

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