Post by madmartigan37 on Jun 26, 2005 0:11:39 GMT -6
The Blank is the rare figure from this line and I think that it was only released in Canada. I remember it going for like 100.00 years ago but I think that it has settled around the 20.00 - 30.00 mark last I heard, I realy dont know as I never payed much attention to these. Though I did have a pretty good collection of them as a kid.
Looking for Mangonel toy from Willow movie
" I am the greatest swordsman who ever lived" -Madmartigan
I have great interest in these, the series is rather short and easy to collect, and the figure are very sturdy and easy to find in good shape loose.
I started collecting those back from the figure I had left from my youth, they were the last figure I had bought to actually play with them! I still had Dick Tracy, Big Boy, Flattop, Sam, The Brow an Pruneface, all complete or close to.
Anyway, in maybe 3 auction on E-Bay I was able to complete them (they missed only a few accessories) and get the figure I didn't have. I then followed with both car, which are some of the best action figure vehicule I saw, they are pretty big, stylish and fun.
I followed with the carded figure, bought one at the time then and now, but I scored big this weekend: I got The Blank carded and a complete unpunched carded lineup!
I once heard the Blank figure was pulled out since removing is mask spolied the film ending (it have Breatless Mahoney's face, Madonna character). And thus I thought it was never made into production... But the seller I just bought it from told me it have been availlable on a very small scale as a Sears multi-pack exclusive. So the Canadian connection seems true, madmartigan37. Don't know the details, but as long as I have it I'm pretty happy! First time I did saw it in an auction, so I can't compare price.
Overall I really like this figure line: it's the best classic cop and robber / gangster figure, the caricature faces work well (Pacino is priceless), the accessories are varied and fit the theme perfectly (knife, tommy gun, baseball bat, crowbar, etc...) and the figure card bio are much inspired, tapping in the comics mythos to expand the story we saw in the film. Hell, it even have a recalled, politically incorrect figure with Steve the Tramp, the Dickens like hood who hurt little boy, armed with a trusty knife, garbage can shield and nail spiked 2x4!
I heard a rumor that the blank was pulled due to madonna not likeing the face on it. Just a rumor nothing substanciated.
A Diva have this right I guess!
It's a plausible answer just like the spoiler effect. Wonder what was the real cause...
I once saw an auction of the complete line, missing the Blank, that came with a response letter from Playmate who explained why they didn't produce the figure. It was from the states, so maybe the Canadian Blank waren't issued yet.
I remember liking the movie actually but I was only 5 I think. Man the marketing campaign for it was crazy! It and 89 batman really made me excited about the movies way before they were released. I remember cool toys from mickied's for the DT movie. The light up watch was the best.
Post by toyboxraider on Jun 24, 2007 11:54:02 GMT -6
That is a cool idea Custom, I really enjoy Police lines. I even found a 3 3/4 inch figure the other day at Roses for $1.00 made by Imperial. It is very simple and reminds me of the C.O.P.S. concept. I still need to post pics of my C.O.P.S. figures I picked up last month.
Post by toyboxraider on Jul 16, 2007 14:04:15 GMT -6
Besides the Blank I need about half the figures still. Right now I have on un-punched cards: Sam Catchem, Big Boy, The Tramp, Lips Manliss, The Rodent, Influence, and Pruneface. I would like to aquire a full set (with or without Blank) on Card and a set to display. Also I love the vehicles. Does anyone have pics of their DT figures posing with vehicles or just set up loose? I would love to see them.
While we're at it I'll have to show my love/appreciation for this line. Some people thought they were too cartoony but that's the point. The whole film was comic book, stylistically (and this was way before Sin City). I own about half the figures from my youth, never saw the vehicles though, didn't even know they made 'em (something to look out for). They gel perfectly with TMNT and Toxic Crusaders from Playmates which just adds to the appeal.
They are definately fit in the style of many of the early 90s lines, Bucky O'Hare as well. I really do think the line is under appreciated. I may actually work on tracking down the vehicles one day soon.
Post by bubbashelby on Jan 16, 2016 11:42:48 GMT -6
I really like them - they are ridiculous and fun. I want to add Blank to my collection someday. Until then they just make for fun gangster figures and fit well in themes like TMNT. They also make for a fun addition to my daughter's dollhouse when I need to send her a message...