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Old 07-15-2014, 05:16 PM   #21
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Thanks! Glad you like them and I'll try to put more up when I get time. I love looking at them to and would kill to be able to go back then and buy more Joes for 3.99. Always wish I had bought more but I guess I got what I could afford at the time. My biggest regret is not buying more of these....only 1.50 a figure.
When I was about 10 or 11 I remember purchasing Battle Corps Major Bludd and was so happy to read through the "Premium Offers" booklet. I knew it was going to be a tough sell but I convinced my parents to order me a Hiss as well as three figures: Sgt. Slaughter, Serpentor, and Spirit. Six to eight weeks later imagine my disappointment when I find my Hiss has been substituted with a SHARC - a vehicle I already had - and my Spirit was dressed up in neon (only in the Internet era did I find out it was an "Air Commandos" version).

Growing up shortly after the glory years all I really had to go by were the Sunbow cartoon repeats and hand-me-down toys from relatives. Had I known what a Cobra Officer was I would have been in for one for sure and probably a Stinger Driver too.
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:52 AM   #22
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When I was about 10 or 11 I remember purchasing Battle Corps Major Bludd and was so happy to read through the "Premium Offers" booklet. I knew it was going to be a tough sell but I convinced my parents to order me a Hiss as well as three figures: Sgt. Slaughter, Serpentor, and Spirit. Six to eight weeks later imagine my disappointment when I find my Hiss has been substituted with a SHARC - a vehicle I already had - and my Spirit was dressed up in neon (only in the Internet era did I find out it was an "Air Commandos" version).

Growing up shortly after the glory years all I really had to go by were the Sunbow cartoon repeats and hand-me-down toys from relatives. Had I known what a Cobra Officer was I would have been in for one for sure and probably a Stinger Driver too.
I remember them substituting vehicles as well...I got the PAC RATs instead of a Vamp one time..I wasn't impressed lol. A friend of mine ordered a bunch of Cobra Officers as well and didn't get any. I can't remember what he actually got. I manged to get 30 officers from that offer but wish I had ordered more of a variety. Crankcase was another I seemed to be obsessed with as I used him as a standard Joe. Wish I had known that the sale continued on even into the late 90's (the booklet said it was over in 1995)...from what I've read a ton of stuff was bought up buy people in the US after they found out online.
It was great when the package would finally arrive and you'd get to unpack everything..Christmas all over again.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:46 AM   #23
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more catalog scans.
1. Consumers Distributing 1990
2. Woolco 1984
3. The Bay 1984
4/5. Sears 1985
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:31 AM   #24
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Enjoy lookin at those old catalogs. Keep em coming.
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Old 08-04-2014, 04:35 PM   #25
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Enjoy lookin at those old catalogs. Keep em coming.
Thanks barfallo!!! Here's a few even older scans from Sears 1980 and 81. Of note here are the Star Wars cardboard Death Star and Black Hole Humanoid! This was scanned from a friend's catalog and he still has the Death Star and 2 humanoids.
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Old 08-04-2014, 06:06 PM   #26
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Old 08-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #27
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Awesome. I love the old catalog shots.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:16 AM   #28
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Thanks guys...I'll try to scan more whenever I get time. Here one from Eatons 1988 and 1980.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:33 AM   #29
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Did a bit more on the dio to..its come far.
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Old 09-20-2014, 05:45 PM   #30
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Decided to build a bridge/walkway and added some more figures and accessories. Still need to do more interiors and get the lighting finished. Plus add a lot more figures..then its on to the under city.
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