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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:10 pm

General Madine:

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It is now 50 weeks since I started Star Wars Toy of the Week and I must it has been fantastic to see all the beautiful items in so many members collections 8) Thanks guys for all the great pictures, the great info about the toy and all the great stories about the toy :wink:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby apack7229 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:03 pm

Here’s my group. The cut bubble is opened on two side but the staff is still taped to the bubble.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:25 pm

apack7229 wrote:Here’s my group. The cut bubble is opened on two side but the staff is still taped to the bubble.


ok that is what I call an army of cardbacks :lol: 8) lovely collection of cardbacks and figures, also a nice cut bubble 8) thanks mate for sharing your awesome collection :D is the other a moc ?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:00 pm

apack7229 wrote:Here’s my group. The cut bubble is opened on two side but the staff is still taped to the bubble.

Great collection! An impressive array of cardbacks and figures.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:42 pm

OK Lars, it's time for Mr Exciting himself, is it? Surely every child's favourite figure, General Madine was at the very forefront of both the film and every childhood Star Wars playtime adventure!... Or not.

Why in God's name did Kenner choose this tedious offering over a Slave Leia, a Y-Wing Pilot, an Ishi Tib, a Gargan or an Oola?! They could have made any of those characters (hell, they could have made *ANY* other character!), but instead they chose to make this POS; a character so dull and boring he makes John Major look like Indiana Jones. I bet most kids wouldn't even remember him from the film (Madine, not Indiana or John ;-))! And then, just in case any child anywhere in the cosmos was still labouring under the impression there might be something remotely interesting about him, they dispensed with his brown jacket and made it grey instead; a perfect visual metaphor for tedium if ever there was one!

You might have guessed this isn't a favourite figure of mine ;-). However, I will say this much for it; it is, quite astonishingly, responsible for one of the rarest carded variants out there, in its Tri-Logo version. Plus, the figure itself does actually have some vaguely interesting loose variants, if you like that sort of thing... which I do! :-D

Jokes aside, this figure holds the dubious distinction of being the first MOC I ever owned after I started collecting again in the early 90's. Way back in the late 1980's, I was amazed to find a pair of carded Madines whilst rummaging in my mother's bedroom drawers for some sellotape. I wasn't collecting again yet, but I was still astonished to find them there and so I asked her what she was doing with them. She replied she'd bought them cheaply and thought they might make nice presents for some young lads. I rolled my eyes at that, and felt very sorry for the poor sod who was randomly given a General Madine as a present years after the films had ended! Little was I to know it at the time, but it turned out that I was one of those poor sods, as when, a few years later, I did start collecting again, my mother still had one of them and was quite happy to offload it onto me!

And here it is! A mint Palitoy 65B twin-stemmed General Madine that spent years of its existence languishing unloved in a drawer :-D

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And here are three loose variants. From left to right, a Hong Kong moulded face, light grey hair, light brown belt. A Taiwan moulded face, green-grey hair, dark brown belt. And lastly, a Hong Kong, painted face, dark grey hair, dark brown belt:

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And just for Lars, those COO's!:

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby apack7229 » Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:41 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:ok that is what I call an army of cardbacks :lol: 8) lovely collection of cardbacks and figures, also a nice cut bubble 8) thanks mate for sharing your awesome collection :D is the other a moc ?


Snaketibe wrote:Great collection! An impressive array of cardbacks and figures.
Thanks for sharing :-)


Thanks guys. :) there’s two madine Mocs. Both are 65 backs with different bubble types.
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:23 pm

Definitively beardly. If you haven’t listened to it, it’s worth going over to the Chive Cast to listen to their Sexy Madine episode
http://blog.theswca.com/2018/10/chive-c ... rdley.html
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:07 am

Snaketibe wrote:OK Lars, it's time for Mr Exciting himself, is it? Surely every child's favourite figure, General Madine was at the very forefront of both the film and every childhood Star Wars playtime adventure!... Or not.

Why in God's name did Kenner choose this tedious offering over a Slave Leia, a Y-Wing Pilot, an Ishi Tib, a Gargan or an Oola?! They could have made any of those characters (hell, they could have made *ANY* other character!), but instead they chose to make this POS; a character so dull and boring he makes John Major look like Indiana Jones. I bet most kids wouldn't even remember him from the film (Madine, not Indiana or John ;-))! And then, just in case any child anywhere in the cosmos was still labouring under the impression there might be something remotely interesting about him, they dispensed with his brown jacket and made it grey instead; a perfect visual metaphor for tedium if ever there was one!

You might have guessed this isn't a favourite figure of mine ;-). However, I will say this much for it; it is, quite astonishingly, responsible for one of the rarest carded variants out there, in its Tri-Logo version. Plus, the figure itself does actually have some vaguely interesting loose variants, if you like that sort of thing... which I do! :-D

Jokes aside, this figure holds the dubious distinction of being the first MOC I ever owned after I started collecting again in the early 90's. Way back in the late 1980's, I was amazed to find a pair of carded Madines whilst rummaging in my mother's bedroom drawers for some sellotape. I wasn't collecting again yet, but I was still astonished to find them there and so I asked her what she was doing with them. She replied she'd bought them cheaply and thought they might make nice presents for some young lads. I rolled my eyes at that, and felt very sorry for the poor sod who was randomly given a General Madine as a present years after the films had ended! Little was I to know it at the time, but it turned out that I was one of those poor sods, as when, a few years later, I did start collecting again, my mother still had one of them and was quite happy to offload it onto me!

And here it is! A mint Palitoy 65B twin-stemmed General Madine that spent years of its existence languishing unloved in a drawer :-D

General Excitement - 01.jpg
And here are three loose variants. From left to right, a Hong Kong moulded face, light grey hair, light brown belt. A Taiwan moulded face, green-grey hair, dark brown belt. And lastly, a Hong Kong, painted face, dark grey hair, dark brown belt:

General Excitement - 02.jpg

General Excitement - 03.jpg
And just for Lars, those COO's!:

General Excitement - 04.jpg

General Excitement - 05.jpg


Sounds like you do not like general madine :lol: I must say I think he is ok. But I would have been more happy to get some other officers like General Jan Dodonna from a new hope :lol: Then they could also have made the rebel command room on yavin as a playset for SW. Slave Leia or a Y-Wing Pilot would also have been great :D

Also a great story about that moc from your mother 8) I wish my mom had something like that :lol:

Great collections of moc, cardbacks and figures. I love the variants very much. Thanks mate for all the pictures, the great info and stories :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:09 am

apack7229 wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:ok that is what I call an army of cardbacks :lol: 8) lovely collection of cardbacks and figures, also a nice cut bubble 8) thanks mate for sharing your awesome collection :D is the other a moc ?


Snaketibe wrote:Great collection! An impressive array of cardbacks and figures.
Thanks for sharing :-)


Thanks guys. :) there’s two madine Mocs. Both are 65 backs with different bubble types.


I did not know there was different bubbles for same backs, cool :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Ruby2511 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Snaketibe wrote:OK Lars, it's time for Mr Exciting himself, is it? Surely every child's favourite figure, General Madine was at the very forefront of both the film and every childhood Star Wars playtime adventure!... Or not.

Why in God's name did Kenner choose this tedious offering over a Slave Leia, a Y-Wing Pilot, an Ishi Tib, a Gargan or an Oola?! They could have made any of those characters (hell, they could have made *ANY* other character!), but instead they chose to make this POS; a character so dull and boring he makes John Major look like Indiana Jones. I bet most kids wouldn't even remember him from the film (Madine, not Indiana or John ;-))! And then, just in case any child anywhere in the cosmos was still labouring under the impression there might be something remotely interesting about him, they dispensed with his brown jacket and made it grey instead; a perfect visual metaphor for tedium if ever there was one!

You might have guessed this isn't a favourite figure of mine ;-). However, I will say this much for it; it is, quite astonishingly, responsible for one of the rarest carded variants out there, in its Tri-Logo version. Plus, the figure itself does actually have some vaguely interesting loose variants, if you like that sort of thing... which I do! :-D

Jokes aside, this figure holds the dubious distinction of being the first MOC I ever owned after I started collecting again in the early 90's. Way back in the late 1980's, I was amazed to find a pair of carded Madines whilst rummaging in my mother's bedroom drawers for some sellotape. I wasn't collecting again yet, but I was still astonished to find them there and so I asked her what she was doing with them. She replied she'd bought them cheaply and thought they might make nice presents for some young lads. I rolled my eyes at that, and felt very sorry for the poor sod who was randomly given a General Madine as a present years after the films had ended! Little was I to know it at the time, but it turned out that I was one of those poor sods, as when, a few years later, I did start collecting again, my mother still had one of them and was quite happy to offload it onto me!

And here it is! A mint Palitoy 65B twin-stemmed General Madine that spent years of its existence languishing unloved in a drawer :-D

General Excitement - 01.jpg
And here are three loose variants. From left to right, a Hong Kong moulded face, light grey hair, light brown belt. A Taiwan moulded face, green-grey hair, dark brown belt. And lastly, a Hong Kong, painted face, dark grey hair, dark brown belt:

General Excitement - 02.jpg

General Excitement - 03.jpg
And just for Lars, those COO's!:

General Excitement - 04.jpg

General Excitement - 05.jpg


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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:08 pm

ok here is my madine collection :D

first my 2 moc

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Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:10 pm

here are my cardbacks

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:12 pm

and my last cardback with my variants

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sun Dec 16, 2018 8:53 pm

Pomse2001 wrote:and my last cardback with my variants

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That's a whole lot of love for Madine! Another stellar collection, Lars, with an impressive number of cardbacks and figure variants to complement your MOCs.

Thanks for sharing, as always :-)

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 50, 2018, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Sun Dec 16, 2018 9:22 pm

Snaketibe wrote:
Pomse2001 wrote:and my last cardback with my variants

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That's a whole lot of love for Madine! Another stellar collection, Lars, with an impressive number of cardbacks and figure variants to complement your MOCs.

Thanks for sharing, as always :-)


Thanks mate for your always so kind words :D


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