Monday, December 19, 2011
Here is another obscure pvc figure - the bootleg R2-D2 based on the Comics Spain mold, but lacking the copyright markings. Not much is known about this bootleg, and this is the only sample I've seen - below is a picture from a reader. Apparently these were created in Poland, but some were found in Germany as well. While I have seen several C-3PO bootleg figures, in a variety of colors - this is the first R2-D2.
Monday, September 26, 2011
One of the only true variants (as opposed to paint errors) in the Comics Spain Star Wars line is for the Kneesaa figure. The figure started off with a yellow flower, but the company did a 'running change' on the deco and switched the flower to purple. The yellow version is a bit more rare - but neither are that easy to find.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
A fellow collector wrote me about an interesting Kneesaa find, and based on what he told me, and the picture (seen below), it looks like the item was painted by a worker in the factory. Its possible it was an error, or a paint sample - where they decided not to go with blue for the flower. I've only seen one other in blue, so its tough to determine if it was intentional. You'll also notice the flower stem and inner cape are slightly darker, which leads be to believe its a sample. Paint errors are very common with the Comics Spain line though, so there is no telling how many exist, and in what variety of colors - its certainly a nice figure though.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Here is the most obscure pvc figure you may ever see - the bootleg C-3PO based on the Comics Spain mold, but lacking the copyright markings. If you ever happen to spot one of these, it will probably sport horrible paint applications and odd colors. Not much is known about these bootlegs, but they are usually a strange mint green color mixed with silver or gold as seen below in a few samples from readers. Apparently these were created in Poland, but some were found in Germany as well.
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A reader sent in a couple of pictures of a Dulok, to show the variation that exists in the Comics Spain line. I've personally seen both versions, and decided to only obtain the brighter green version, which I prefer. Both versions were made in near equal numbers, so it doest appear that one is harder to find, though neither are common in the secondary marketplace. It should be noted that the brighter Dulok has tan accent paint on the face, fingers, and feet - while the darker Dulok has grey accents.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I recently had someone ask me about the Kenner preschool line that was made for the Ewoks cartoon series, so I thought I'd cover it for this blog as well. Both the Comics Spain Ewoks and the Kenner preschool Ewoks are all based on characters from the Ewoks cartoon series, though Kenner designed several of the characters a bit differently compared to their cartoon appearances. I don't own the whole preschool line, so I thought I'd show off a few figures I do own - notice how well they work with the Comics Spain figures. The scale is very similar, as well as the bright cartoon colors. In the first picture, we see the 'momma' Ewok known as Zephee, along with the Comics Spain Kneesaa. The second image shows Gwig, a baby / wokling. The final image is that of Baga, the Bordok.
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Not unlike Comics Spain, the Disney / Star Tours Wicket figure had a variation or running change to the deco. The original was altered in order to make the figure a bit more realistic by darkening the fur color(s) to match his cartoon appearance.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Many Star Wars collectors will be familiar with the Return of the Jedi Wicket, but the Kenner animated version of this character is harder to find. It is roughly the same size as the Comics Spain figure, but the sculpt is very different. I enjoy owning both versions of this character, and its debatable which version sports the better likeness - but the Comics Spain version certainly has better paint deco and detailing. While the Kenner animated version may appear more bland, the colors come straight from the cartoon, which makes him look a bit more accurate. The Comics Spain Wicket figures vary in color, but are all a bit too bright to match his appearance in the cartoon.