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by Goofateer
09 Apr 2010 20:33
Forum: Joecon
Topic: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots
Replies: 61
Views: 28122

Re: Red Shadows 2010 - test shots

Time to toss in my 2 cents. Generally we get 1 large vehicle, 1 small vehicle, a 2 pack, and a 3 pack. The vehicles may or may not come with a figure. Either the 2 pack or the 3 pack will be either identical troop builders, OR different character with identical bodies, but different heads or arms. W...
by Goofateer
21 Mar 2010 19:32
Forum: Action Man [Palitoy]
Topic: Action Man Patrol
Replies: 14
Views: 10812

Re: Action Man Patrol

Ouch! Just missed a MIP Mess Kit today: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170459118500&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT I had asked the seller ahead of time, and he was willing to ship to the US, so no problem there. But when I tried to bid, eBay itself wouldn't let me because the auction w...
by Goofateer
25 Feb 2010 06:31
Forum: GI Joe - Collector's Club
Topic: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????
Replies: 440
Views: 100824

Re: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????

Chopper wrote:Isn't outback a generic term tho?
You can copyright or trademark just about anything. Especially when it comes to characters, and advertising.

Roger
by Goofateer
25 Feb 2010 01:41
Forum: GI Joe - Collector's Club
Topic: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????
Replies: 440
Views: 100824

Re: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????

True Hasbro story: About 4 or 5 years ago at one of the Con's I asked the Hasbro panel about one of my personal favorite characters, Outback. Big Bawler had recently come out, and was clearly meant to be Outback, so I wanted to know what happened. Turned out that at the time they couldn't use the na...
by Goofateer
24 Feb 2010 23:51
Forum: Action Man [Palitoy]
Topic: Action Man Patrol
Replies: 14
Views: 10812

Re: Action Man Patrol

Sweet. I definitely haven't seen all of that second set. The SAS, almost certainly. The Medic, the Guard, they kind look failure? I'm not sure. But those last 2, and those cards they are on, I've never seen those. I have been watching those badges. But after shipping they come up to about $30 for wh...
by Goofateer
24 Feb 2010 23:45
Forum: GI Joe - Collector's Club
Topic: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????
Replies: 440
Views: 100824

Re: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????

As I understand it IP (intellectual property) rights are a bit different than Trademark or Copyrights. Seem's to have more to do with context rather than actual ownership. Like David Lettermen and his top 10 list. There was a huge debate when he switched networks whether or not the rights to the top...
by Goofateer
24 Feb 2010 23:23
Forum: GI Joe - Collector's Club
Topic: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????
Replies: 440
Views: 100824

Re: JOECON 2010-- RED SHADOWS ? ACTION FORCE ????

ok I know this sounds bizarre and please forgive me if I have dreamt this or something ! but .... Im sure I heard that all the molds had been lost at sea or something equally beserk ? That rumor did surface for Hasbro molds. They were moved around a lot during the 1990's: China, Hong Kong, India, B...
by Goofateer
24 Feb 2010 15:53
Forum: Action Man [Palitoy]
Topic: Action Man Patrol
Replies: 14
Views: 10812

Re: Action Man Patrol

Interesting. I know I've seen the first 4, but I'm not sure about those other 3. Maybe the SAS? That one looks familiar to me.

Roger
by Goofateer
23 Feb 2010 23:18
Forum: Action Man [Palitoy]
Topic: Action Man Patrol
Replies: 14
Views: 10812

Re: Action Man Patrol

That's the thing with this type of stuff, just because an items rare doesn't mean it's highly valuable, unless like you say two people are interested then the sky's the limit I guess. I love to see this type of role play stuff when it's on toy dealers tables or in shows, but have no interest in act...
by Goofateer
23 Feb 2010 21:16
Forum: Action Man [Palitoy]
Topic: Action Man Patrol
Replies: 14
Views: 10812

Re: Action Man Patrol

Bargain! I wasn't aware that this stuff was out there, untill I read that ultimate guide book too. It must be hard for non-U.K collectors to find info' on vintage Action Man, how long have you been collecting this stuff & how easy is it to obtain over in the States? In a broad sense, I've been coll...