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Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby Newswseller » 21 Mar 2016 14:10

Hey guys, been a very long time without posting, but the new SW movie sparked my interest in Action Force again...

I was wondering, we see a lot of Star Wars mail away overstock (nien numbs and emperors) but has anyone seen any of the action force range? so the commander, skeletron and grunt?

Come to think of it i never saw a baggie action force figure?

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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby Quickfire » 21 Mar 2016 21:25

Newswseller wrote:Hey guys, been a very long time without posting, but the new SW movie sparked my interest in Action Force again...

I was wondering, we see a lot of Star Wars mail away overstock (nien numbs and emperors) but has anyone seen any of the action force range? so the commander, skeletron and grunt?

Come to think of it i never saw a baggie action force figure?

Cheers

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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby Newswseller » 22 Mar 2016 11:03

Hey thanks it's good to see some of the old guard are still around!! appears lots has changed since i've been away, just been looking at some of the great stuff thats appeared over the years such as the new range of prototypes brought to light by Dave Tree, and all the lovely green tag QC samples that have surfaced... Appears to be a lot of chancers on ebay trying to charge huge amounts for common stuff..

Yeah i noticed the old actionforcetoys domain has been taken, full of repro rubbish now sadly!
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby SteveD » 24 Mar 2016 05:52

Wow! Jonathan! You were responsible for a lot of my early purchases! I blame you!!!!! At least to my wife...it's easier that way!

To answer the question - I think it went the other way - under stock of commanders. Hence the "you sent for a commander, here is a Kraken" slips. Then I'm thinking overstocked krakens were whacked onto cardbacks and sold.
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby buddusky » 26 Mar 2016 08:59

I'd go with Steve's view.

Skeletron is the only figure that appears to have survived still sealed in a bag with the unused decal, although the tape on the bag has dried-up.
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby Hopper » 26 Mar 2016 14:27

Me too, except...
The Kraken Type 2 variant (with shorter black torso lines, and the harder plastic type) was packaged on card back. These are the 'Second Wave' versions.
The Type 1's were the mail aways.

They may also have had two corresponding versions of the net, too - see here
viewtopic.php?f=5&t=14265&p=175035&hili ... et#p175035

That's not to say that overstocked Type 1 Krakens didn't make it onto cardbacks - we all know how good Palitoy QC was!
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby Newswseller » 27 Mar 2016 09:32

Hi Steve, glad to see your still kicking around, thats in interesting theory that Palitoy couldn't keep up with supply, do you have any pictures of the kraken leaflet?

Like Buddusky mentioned,i now remember have a baggie skeletron with the seperate sticker..

Shame no one seems to have any used mailers though
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby SteveD » 28 Mar 2016 11:41

I don't have any pics of that leaflet in afraid mate. There are some here on bftb somewhere though I'm sure.
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby The Kraken Wakes » 28 Mar 2016 14:52

Do you mean the kraken a5 mailaway leaflet or the letter offering krakens instead of commanders? Have both if you need images.
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Re: Mail away offer figures overstock?

Postby Newswseller » 05 Apr 2016 11:13

both would be great to see thanks :-)

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