Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 5, 2018, Part 1/2

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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 5, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:36 am

Amanaman:
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The first item for this week is Amanaman, I never had him when I was a kid so it was first in the early 00 that I got my first amanaman figure.

I will upload pictures later of my Amanaman collection.

You are all welcome to upload pictures of your amanaman collection :D

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Post by lejackal » Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:37 am

I’ve got nothing but Laurence Dyer has a focus

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Post by Cardbackkid » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:36 pm

Love this figure ! Such a great sculpt and colours .

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Post by Pomse2001 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:47 pm

Ok I got some pictures of my Amanaman collection, some years ago I also had a Power of Force moc production error with a missing staff. But after some thinking I traded it away for a jawa meccano moc because POTF moc did not mean much to me, it was not for sale in my country when I was a kid in the good old 80s. So it did not make me happy.

So this is what I have left :D
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Post by Mini99 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:14 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:Ok I got some pictures of my Amanaman collection, some years ago I also had a Power of Force moc production error with a missing staff. But after some thinking I traded it away for a jawa meccano moc because POTF moc did not mean much to me, it was not for sale in my country when I was a kid in the good old 80s. So it did not make me happy.

So this is what I have left :D

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Three nice minty figures, three more than I have!
On the look out for a good POTF MOC ar present.

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Post by Snaketibe » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:50 pm

When I first got back into collecting vintage in the early 90's and discovered the last 17 (about which I had previously been completely unaware, having stopped collecting figures in my childhood well before they were released), I was truly amazed to learn that Kenner had made an Amanaman. I didn't even recognize him as being a character from Return of the Jedi! He's such a background and frankly immobile character, that whenever he is on screen my attention was drawn to whatever else was going on rather than him. I must have watched Jedi at least a dozen times by then (a lot more now, of course ;-)), but was still gobsmacked that this was a Star Wars character AND that Kenner had bothered to make him... Having said all that, I instantly liked him! What's not to like? He's big and yellow :D and green! :mrgreen:

Anyway, here's my contribution; A POTF carded and a loose:
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Post by spoons » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:45 pm

I was the same. Had no idea he existed, and didn’t even recognise him as Star Wars first time I saw him

Some lovely looking big yellow fellows on display here :)
http://www.vintagestarwarsdiecast.co.uk for all your vintage die cast needs

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 5, 2018, Part 1/2

Post by Pomse2001 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:51 am

Mini99 wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:Ok I got some pictures of my Amanaman collection, some years ago I also had a Power of Force moc production error with a missing staff. But after some thinking I traded it away for a jawa meccano moc because POTF moc did not mean much to me, it was not for sale in my country when I was a kid in the good old 80s. So it did not make me happy.

So this is what I have left :D

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Three nice minty figures, three more than I have!
On the look out for a good POTF MOC ar present.
Thanks mate for the kind words, my 3 amanaman have different paint-mask variations :D

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Post by Pomse2001 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:58 am

Snaketibe wrote:When I first got back into collecting vintage in the early 90's and discovered the last 17 (about which I had previously been completely unaware, having stopped collecting figures in my childhood well before they were released), I was truly amazed to learn that Kenner had made an Amanaman. I didn't even recognize him as being a character from Return of the Jedi! He's such a background and frankly immobile character, that whenever he is on screen my attention was drawn to whatever else was going on rather than him. I must have watched Jedi at least a dozen times by then (a lot more now, of course ;-)), but was still gobsmacked that this was a Star Wars character AND that Kenner had bothered to make him... Having said all that, I instantly liked him! What's not to like? He's big and yellow :D and green! :mrgreen:

Anyway, here's my contribution; A POTF carded and a loose:

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Beautiful amanaman moc and figure that you have 8) It also took me many years before I knew about amanaman. I think it was first in the late 90s or early 00 that I learned about him :oops:

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Post by Pomse2001 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:45 am

Is there no one on the forum that have one on a tri-logo moc or in a baggie ? :?

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Post by Pomse2001 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 9:24 am

Damn I forgot that I also have this Amanaman Coin :lol:
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Post by Oracle » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:03 pm

Two views of my Amanaman, minty loose and back in the bubble.
Bubble is still attached to card.

I remember hunting the Tesco bargain bin for this, and I think that's why the bubble is a bit battered in the corners.
The bend on the staff was like that from day 1.

To me it was an interesting figure (but not really a favourite) as it wasn't the same form factor as the others, with the larger bubble and solid neck I always thought it was a left over from one of the playsets.
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Post by Mini99 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:10 pm

Oracle wrote:Two views of my Amanaman, minty loose and back in the bubble.
Bubble is still attached to card.

I remember hunting the Tesco bargain bin for this, and I think that's why the bubble is a bit battered in the corners.
The bend on the staff was like that from day 1.

To me it was an interesting figure (but not really a favourite) as it wasn't the same form factor as the others, with the larger bubble and solid neck I always thought it was a left over from one of the playsets.
That a childhood figure!
Wow, you certainly were careful and looked after it and the cardback well.
Lots of lovley Amanamn’s on here, still looking for a nice MOC!

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Post by Oracle » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:19 pm

Mini99 wrote: That a childhood figure!
Wow, you certainly were careful and looked after it and the cardback well.
Lots of lovley Amanamn’s on here, still looking for a nice MOC!
I was careful - my first figure was chewed by the dog and I remember being so upset I took great care of all the rest. I'm slowly archiving/photographing my collection and will hopefully get to share a few favourites when they come up on Toy of the Week!

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Post by Mini99 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:25 pm

Oracle wrote:
Mini99 wrote: That a childhood figure!
Wow, you certainly were careful and looked after it and the cardback well.
Lots of lovley Amanamn’s on here, still looking for a nice MOC!
I was careful - my first figure was chewed by the dog and I remember being so upset I took great care of all the rest. I'm slowly archiving/photographing my collection and will hopefully get to share a few favourites when they come up on Toy of the Week!
If they are all in that condition then we will look forward to it!

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