Wednesday, February 28, 2018

H-B Productions Hollyrock Director Fred & Cameraman Barney 1992 UPDATED

******UPDATED 13 APR 2018*******

I have since found out that these were Post Fruity Pebbles Cereal Premiums from 1992

I've become re-energized with my Flintstones collection and whilst rummaging around in The Cave I came across these two figures of Fred and Barney by H-B Productions from 1992. Fred (4"/10.16cm H) is holding a director's bullhorn and Barney (3 14"/8.25cm H) is holding a camera. They're both still mint-in-bag and were part of my earlier Flintstones acquisitions about 10 years ago or so. Along with the rest of the figures shown below (posted previously here on the blog) they make for a fine display. Right now all 6 are for sale on eBay (seller: marxtoynut) as I'm paring down the collection. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Unknown Plastic Flintstones Flivver is Ferrero Kinder Freude

Back on Feb 6 we posted a plastic Flintstones Flivver which, at the time, I couldn't identify. After a little rummaging aroun in The Cave I found the paperwork for it. Turns out it's  Ferrero Kinder Freude toy from Germany! Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Monday, February 26, 2018

Forces of Valor (FOV) / Unimax FOV #99005 PFC Reynolds 2005

There are sooo many little details in these sculpts it's hard to pick one and highlight it but there is one little many people may overlook. Okay, for us toy figure collector's we've seen little green army men (or Knights, or Vikings, or Cowboys, or, or, or.....) painted all kinds of ways; from sloppy and haphazard to highly detailed renditions but there is one little thing that stands out and it stands out for its absence. Look at the eyes. Do you see it? Or rather, what is it you don't see? Answer: The typical and omnipresent 'dot in the middle of a field of white' eye. I had read in several articles and books on painting miniatures that at the vantage point we see our figures - the scale distances involved - if they were real people that you were looking at, you wouldn't be able to to see the white's of their eyes! (or at least you'd see very little). Among other things, that one minor attention to detail is what helps make these figures stand head-&-shoulders above the rest. Hope you've enjoyed our photo essay of the five 101st Airborne Division figures from Forces of Valor / Unimax. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Forces of Valor (FOV) / Unimax FOV #99004 PFC Cooper 2005

As I've said before, these were some of the finest sculpts available anywhere, any time for the money one paid. Even at today's market value they are highly under priced. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

A nice display insert compliments each figure