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Post-xmas toy haul

Today we have a toy haul from the puritanical wilds of Massachusetts. While stores overall appear to be lethargic in their restocking of products currently, which is expected to drag out for much if not all of this strange week between massive holidays, Walmart had managed to scare up two cases of later-wave 30th Anniversary Star Wars figures. This allowed for the discovery of the Han Solo McQuarrie figure (with an extra for Preserve fan The Abyss) as well as A-Wing pilot Tycho, and crappy spirit Vader. Of greater excitement, though still not as awesome as finding wave 4, was the discovery of what remained of a case of 25th Anniversary GI Joe figures. While we left some Sgt. Stalker and Lady Jaye figures behind, it was impossible to resist getting a Buzzer for The Uncle and the newly retooled Beachhead, complete with able-to-sit action.

The centerpiece there, you may notice, is a 1980s Monogram model kit for the series and character of Turbo-Teen. I think that most people have long since forgotten this show, but it was a Saturday morning special, and featured a perfectly human looking star who would grotesquely 'Transform' into a 'red sports car'. Again, breaking my YouTube rule, you have to see the opening credits. It was clearly trying to cash in on the Transformers frenzy, as well as Knight Rider, in an amusing way, and was pretty awesome for what it was. I certainly never expected to discover such a gem in a small local hobby shop, and plan to do a more in-depth review of both this item, and whatever else I may be able to find in connection which this short-lived show.
Posted by charlie on December 27th 2007
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