Header image

Erm... Ben?

Post links to your own or other people's Ebay auctions. It is fine to discuss live auctions, but DO NOT post links to closed auctions for at least 7 days after the listing ends. See sales forum rules for details.
User avatar
Snaketibe
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1482
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Erm... Ben?

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:54 pm


User avatar
subzero
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 2497
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:50 am

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby subzero » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:16 pm

Snaketibe wrote:I give you.... Obi-Wan Kenobi:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Star ... 2893249312


"I am selling all my Star Wars toys from my childhood"

Sorry kid, mommy & daddy lied to you and bought you a cheaper toy and pretended it was Obi Wan, your childhood is a lie. :lol:
You don't own your toys, you only borrow them until you sell them or die!

User avatar
Mr-shifter
Sith Lord
Sith Lord
Posts: 2887
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 12:01 pm
Location: Sussex by the Sea

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby Mr-shifter » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:51 pm

Ha. You guys shouldn’t laugh. That there figure has a lot more Star Wars history then you could possibly give it credit for.

That is a fisher price adventure people space commander. They were released before Star Wars, but were the pioneer of the 4” action figure whilst almost everything else was made in 12” scale, a la action man.

Without that range, there would be NO 4” Star Wars figures. These are the reason Kenner chose the size they chose for the action figure range.

Plus the adventure people were used as a basis for some very very early Star Wars prototypes. Ever heard the term “kit bashed”

Know your history guys ;)

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48959
WANTED: The following speederbikes. I would like them boxed but open and complete. I need:

Meccano stickered bike
Pbp stickered bilogo
Danish stickered bilogo
Special offer uk bilogo

User avatar
apack7229
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
Posts: 847
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:35 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby apack7229 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:52 pm

It must be one of the pre production prototypes that Kenner made using the adventure people. :lol: But only true avid fans would know such things. :lol:
My Fett Showcase viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33548

My Vintage Showcase viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34130

My Cardback Showcase viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34270

User avatar
apack7229
Jedi Knight
Jedi Knight
Posts: 847
Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:35 pm
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby apack7229 » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:53 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:Ha. You guys shouldn’t laugh. That there figure has a lot more Star Wars history then you could possibly give it credit for.

That is a fisher price adventure people space commander. They were released before Star Wars, but were the pioneer of the 4” action figure whilst almost everything else was made in 12” scale, a la action man.

Without that range, there would be NO 4” Star Wars figures. These are the reason Kenner chose the size they chose for the action figure range.

Plus the adventure people were used as a basis for some very very early Star Wars prototypes. Ever heard the term “kit bashed”

Know your history guys ;)

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48959


Slightly to slow typing and you beat me. :lol:
My Fett Showcase viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33548

My Vintage Showcase viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34130

My Cardback Showcase viewtopic.php?f=2&t=34270

User avatar
lejackal
Sith Lord
Sith Lord
Posts: 4413
Joined: Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:34 am
Contact:

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby lejackal » Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:59 pm

apack7229 wrote:
Mr-shifter wrote:Ha. You guys shouldn’t laugh. That there figure has a lot more Star Wars history then you could possibly give it credit for.

That is a fisher price adventure people space commander. They were released before Star Wars, but were the pioneer of the 4” action figure whilst almost everything else was made in 12” scale, a la action man.

Without that range, there would be NO 4” Star Wars figures. These are the reason Kenner chose the size they chose for the action figure range.

Plus the adventure people were used as a basis for some very very early Star Wars prototypes. Ever heard the term “kit bashed”

Know your history guys ;)

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48959


Slightly to slow typing and you beat me. :lol:

Get a sharpie and you’ve got yourself a kit bashed engineering Pilot right there :lol:

User avatar
subzero
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 2497
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:50 am

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby subzero » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:32 pm

If I set it on fire and melt it I also have a cool paper weight. :lol:
You don't own your toys, you only borrow them until you sell them or die!

User avatar
Snaketibe
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1482
Joined: Sat Jan 16, 2016 5:27 pm
Location: United Kingdom

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:34 pm

Mr-shifter wrote:Ha. You guys shouldn’t laugh. That there figure has a lot more Star Wars history then you could possibly give it credit for.

That is a fisher price adventure people space commander. They were released before Star Wars, but were the pioneer of the 4” action figure whilst almost everything else was made in 12” scale, a la action man.

Without that range, there would be NO 4” Star Wars figures. These are the reason Kenner chose the size they chose for the action figure range.

Plus the adventure people were used as a basis for some very very early Star Wars prototypes. Ever heard the term “kit bashed”

Know your history guys ;)

http://theswca.com/index.php?action=disp_item&item_id=48959

Thank you for the history lesson, which is genuinely interesting to learn :-)

HOWEVER... whilst I have heard the term 'kit bashed' before, I've also heard the term 'ignorant seller' ;-)

choffialoopa
Regular
Regular
Posts: 107
Joined: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:57 pm

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby choffialoopa » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:05 pm

The Netflix “toys that made us” has a decent air time of this topic

User avatar
Robstyley
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1920
Joined: Fri Aug 22, 2014 9:32 pm
Location: West Sussex

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby Robstyley » Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:26 am

Mr-shifter wrote:Without that range, there would be NO 4” Star Wars figures. These are the reason Kenner chose the size they chose for the action figure range.


I don’t think that’s the only reason Ben. I read they opted for 3 3/4’ scale because they wanted to make ships and playsets therefore the figures would have to be small to go with them. I also heard it was the CEO of Kenner who ultimately decided the size of the whole range by setting the size of Luke FB and everything else was scaled to him.

stormcab
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 1545
Joined: Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:08 pm

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby stormcab » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:58 pm

When are we gonna be able to have a comments section on eBay so we can just put "What the actual fuck" under listings :D

User avatar
subzero
Jedi Master
Jedi Master
Posts: 2497
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:50 am

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby subzero » Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:46 pm

stormcab wrote:When are we gonna be able to have a comments section on eBay so we can just put "What the actual fuck" under listings :D


Oooh now I could really have some fun with that feature. :lol:
You don't own your toys, you only borrow them until you sell them or die!

User avatar
Pomse2001
Grand Master
Grand Master
Posts: 9471
Joined: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:35 pm
Location: Denmark
Contact:

Re: Erm... Ben?

Postby Pomse2001 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:50 am

:lol:


Return to “Ebay Listings”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests