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Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Andyh1976 » Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:41 pm

First ever post. Here goes! I love this figure I think he's really retro looking. It's not a figure I ever owned as a child and I think that makes me want it more. I am building a loose run of the first 77 I can't wait to add him. I am fortunate enough to have most of my childhood collection for a head start! Thanks for the excellent pictures.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:24 pm

Snaketibe wrote:Bum Face indeed! What child could think it looked like anything else?! And it does beg the question what on earth the creature designers for Star Wars were thinking back in the 70's? You can't tell me they didn't know exactly what it looked like! :lol:

Anyway, monstrous bum chin, ludicrous colour scheme and crappy card art aside (why couldn't Kenner use an actual photo of the character instead of that piss-poor 'original artwork' that they decided to festoon the card with?), the figure still has its charm! Many's the happy time I had playing with old Bum Face and his Cantina cohorts in my Palitoy Cantina as a boy, re-enacting Obi-Wan lopping his arm off (even though it really should be Dr Evazan's arm on the floor, not Ponda Baba's, since he's clearly the one who draws his blaster [see 1:47-1:50 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rfcMNc8xk, not to mention the fact that Ponda Baba has flipper hands in any case for at least some of the scene [see 0:30] before magically transforming into fingered hands, and leaving completely aside the fact that both he and Dr Evazan seem to teleport out of the Cantina never to be seen again, the instant after Obi-Wan flashes his saber, but I digress...).

Where were we...? Oh yes, Walrus Man! :-D OK, I've got 5 of them, with differing shades of green on their heads and hands, and different shades of pink and white on their face-asses. I think my favourite is my PBP, if only because its pale green head and hands stand out so much.

And lastly, I have a Palitoy 20-back reseal.

Lovely

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:26 pm

conradrithblat wrote:My old focus, sadly long gone:

What a fabulous collection that was

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby TheJabbaWookie » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:32 pm

Here’s mine. I actually really like bum face and his hyper glow colours.
1. Kenner HK COO
2. PBP Cream tusks
3. PBP Pink tusks
4. PBP White tusks
5. PBP mint green (from Mecanno baggie)
PBP boys all together
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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:36 pm

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Here’s mine. I actually really like bum face and his hyper glow colours.
1. Kenner HK COO
2. PBP Cream tusks
3. PBP Pink tusks
4. PBP White tusks
5. PBP mint green (from Mecanno baggie)
PBP boys all together

Super stuff! Some real beauties there!

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby s1d0w » Sat Aug 10, 2019 4:04 pm

A pleasant surprise when I got my childhood WM back from UKG. Didn't expect an 85

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Snaketibe » Sat Aug 10, 2019 7:25 pm

s1d0w wrote:A pleasant surprise when I got my childhood WM back from UKG. Didn't expect an 85

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Another great example. Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:53 am

Mini99 wrote:Good old Bum Face...
Here’s a loose one and a 21 back MOC, I’ve always thought that the card art on this one is really poor, and what were Kenner thinking with the figures colour, but hey...you’ve got to love any first 21 figure!


Wow that is a fucking cool moc :shock: and the figure also look fantastic, thanks for sharing them :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:01 am

Snaketibe wrote:Bum Face indeed! What child could think it looked like anything else?! And it does beg the question what on earth the creature designers for Star Wars were thinking back in the 70's? You can't tell me they didn't know exactly what it looked like! :lol:

Anyway, monstrous bum chin, ludicrous colour scheme and crappy card art aside (why couldn't Kenner use an actual photo of the character instead of that piss-poor 'original artwork' that they decided to festoon the card with?), the figure still has its charm! Many's the happy time I had playing with old Bum Face and his Cantina cohorts in my Palitoy Cantina as a boy, re-enacting Obi-Wan lopping his arm off (even though it really should be Dr Evazan's arm on the floor, not Ponda Baba's, since he's clearly the one who draws his blaster [see 1:47-1:50 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7rfcMNc8xk, not to mention the fact that Ponda Baba has flipper hands in any case for at least some of the scene [see 0:30] before magically transforming into fingered hands, and leaving completely aside the fact that both he and Dr Evazan seem to teleport out of the Cantina never to be seen again, the instant after Obi-Wan flashes his saber, but I digress...).

Where were we...? Oh yes, Walrus Man! :-D OK, I've got 5 of them, with differing shades of green on their heads and hands, and different shades of pink and white on their face-asses. I think my favourite is my PBP, if only because its pale green head and hands stand out so much.

And lastly, I have a Palitoy 20-back reseal.

Bum Face - 01.jpg

Bum Face - 02.jpg

Bum Face - 03.jpg

Bum Face - 04.jpg

Bum Face - 05.jpg

Bum Face - 06.jpg

Bum Face - 07.jpg

Bum Face - 08.jpg

Bum Face - 09.jpg

Bum Face - 10.jpg


I agree it could be better. When I was a kid and saw the figure in the toy store then I thought it must be a mistake, wrong figure on a star wars card. I thought it looked like a diver when I was a kid and I never bought it or got it as a gift when I was a kid. The only figure when I was a kid that I thought this is not star wars it must be a mistake :lol:

Lovely army of variants that you have and thanks for all the great info about them. Maybe I am wrong and I maybe have to check my pbp book again. But the one you call pbp, is that not the one called meccano ? I have always heard that pistachio green head is meccano and dark green is PBP :?

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:33 am

Palifan wrote:Haven't contributed to these great threads for a while but here are my two reseals that have the different variant bubbles. The top picture is a bubble fail and it doesn't look like the figure has ever been removed. :D

Ian


Wow ian this two reseals look fantastic, great work, thanks for sharing them :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:38 am

conradrithblat wrote:My old focus, sadly long gone:


Wow what a fantastic focus you had, they look fantastic. The PBP moc with the gratis sticker is my favorite 8) Sorry to read it is all gone :(

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:41 am

Ruby2511 wrote:Here's mine :D

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nice figure, thanks mate for sharing it :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:54 am

TheJabbaWookie wrote:Here’s mine. I actually really like bum face and his hyper glow colours.
1. Kenner HK COO
2. PBP Cream tusks
3. PBP Pink tusks
4. PBP White tusks
5. PBP mint green (from Mecanno baggie)
PBP boys all together


Wow another army of variants, thanks mate for sharing them :D

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Re: Star Wars Toy of the Week, Week 32, 2019, Part 1/2

Postby Pomse2001 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:55 am

s1d0w wrote:A pleasant surprise when I got my childhood WM back from UKG. Didn't expect an 85

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Nice childhood figure, thanks for sharing it :D


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