Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

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Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby itfiggures » 26 Jun 2014 23:34

Having got wind of the news that Palitoy was about to close Major Bludd decided to cash in his chips, grabbed his wetsuit and headed off on holiday to Cornwall.

I bought these of the rack several years ago. It is a different version of Major Bludd using the same mold as the Q Force Aqua Trooper Note that the Q Force logo is not present.

Also, the normal Major Bludd blister has seperate compartments for his weapons, this version has a standard single compartment blister.

Also, the card features the early Cobra Logo. Basically they stuck an older figure on a newer card, the hard part to explain is the lack of Q logo, if it was really just an old Aqua Trooper it would have the Q. As such, the figure should probably be considered a new version of Major Bludd.

Noted all bubbles have crush damage and splits bt too small for removalor insertion of figures. I was thinking about sending these over to UKG.

Anybody else have any thoughts or second examples of these.

I also have a Red Shadow on a Destro card, Shadow Destro.

The Baron says this Willy Nilly carding was common at the end of the Palitoy era.

To me it looks like they were making a mad dash for cash, carding everything anyway they could as fast as they could regardless of who's who really.

I love this kind of thing.

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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby Chopper » 27 Jun 2014 00:04

Yup, Palitoy cleaning out any old inventory on any old card. There are massive threads about miss-cards, end of line throw outs and friday arvo specials around here. Missing the Q is pretty cool.

Your ones are end of line, they used a thin single bubble and any ole random figure.
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby itfiggures » 27 Jun 2014 05:25

Funny they ended up in Ireland!
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby gung-hoeddie » 27 Jun 2014 06:10

It's odd how things end up anywhere, I recently made a purchase of a variant that was in Hawaii.
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby SteveD » 27 Jun 2014 06:39

Awesome! Miscarded stuff rocks!
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby itfiggures » 27 Jun 2014 07:24

gung-hoeddie wrote:It's odd how things end up anywhere, I recently made a purchase of a variant that was in Hawaii.
I wish I was in Hawaii,snorkeling with Humpback Whales.

Was that the WHALE I spyed on Feebay recently.
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby Thundershot » 27 Jun 2014 07:33

How long ago did you buy these?
The price labels for these seem a tad on the high side, my local toy shop used to knock these miss-matched carded figures out @ 49p each (back in the 80's), even reduced to £1.75 these would of been around the original R.R.P.
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby DAMartin » 27 Jun 2014 16:29

No one has tried to turn these miscardings into background? :bludd: may have had :qforce: training way before becoming a criminal and losing his eye, while :destro: may have been a :enemy: grunt during the time of Destro XXIII, to get a better business relationship between his father and :baron:, and he quit the Shads when it was his turn to don the family mask.
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby itfiggures » 30 Jun 2014 02:34

DAMartin wrote:No one has tried to turn these miscardings into background? :bludd: may have had :qforce: training way before becoming a criminal and losing his eye, while :destro: may have been a :enemy: grunt during the time of Destro XXIII, to get a better business relationship between his father and :baron:, and he quit the Shads when it was his turn to don the family mask.
Exactly! Saying Mjr. Bludd went on hols was a kinda background story!
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Re: Holiday Major Bludd and Shadow Destro - palitoy variants

Postby redrage » 30 Jun 2014 22:52

itfiggures wrote:Funny they ended up in Ireland!
But Hasbro had and still have a factory in Waterford

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