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« on: September 23, 2014, 09:19:31 pm »

Okay, we all like getting free stuff in the mail, so tell me, what are your favorite mailaway figures?

Star Wars was famous for its 'White Box Mailaways' they even do them to this day (the vintage style Rocketfett being an amazingly successful one!)

I was way too young to get any of the vintage Mailaways. Still always looking for a Super Powers Clark Kent.

Some favorites in my personal collection are the "He-Man.org 500" Keldors (Same figure as the SDCC one, but in a white outer box, as opposed to the SDCC four color box.)

The Crystal Skeleton of Akator from Indiana Jones.

Uruk-Hai and Lurtz from the Burger King mailaway.
I had enough POP for two Uruks but they ran out, and substituted Lurtz, a common figure, but hard to find with the mailer. The Uruk went up in value, Lurtz has kinda plateaued.

200X Faker and Moss Man. One was a Toyfare exclusive, the other was an in store promo. Together with Keldor, they're the trinity of 200X figures. Yeah, they did a shitty Teela and She-Ra, but both were half assed.

The early POTF2 mailaways (Hantrooper, Ghost of Obi Wan, Cantina Band Member, Oola, Muftak &Kabe, B'omarr Monk, and Mace Windu) I have 'em all except Muftak & Kabe, and Oola. Haven't kept up with the Star Wars exclusives, but they keep doing good ones. At this point, if I were going to continue collecting Star Wars, it would only be Vintage and POTF2.

So, which ones did you have? Which were your favorites?, and which ones do you still seek?

I'd love an original mailaway Boba Fett, with box, bag, and all paperwork, and Clark Kent in the same condition.

I also want the modern Vintage Style Rocket Fett.
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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2014, 10:43:12 pm »

I also have Belloq in ceremonial robe, and Bossk.

Both were offered as mailaways and carded. Belloq is more commonly found in the mailer, while Bossk is more commonly found carded.

Since I don't have mailers for either, I cannot say if they were mailaways.
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« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2014, 12:22:41 am »

A few ARAH favorites were The Fridge, and Hooded Cobra Commander.
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« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2014, 01:41:42 am »

The original Boba Fett was a magical figure. I still remember receiving it, opening it, being in awe of it.

Toy Fare exclusives were a lot of fun too. I ended up with 17 Multiple Mans. When I ordered Guardian it never arrived so I called in and was offered not just Guardian but also Vindicator which had the reversed colors and was very limited.
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« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2014, 02:09:05 am »

Toy Fare exclusives were neat. I got a few, I remember Eradicator. I still have him, actually.

The thing that really upset me about those, is how he sleazily funneled them through his brother's store Toy Wiz. They pull shifty shit to this day. I checked the site the other day for ReAction, and he's got 'em all priced according to 'rarity'.

That toy scalper shit ended last decade. Get with the times.

They were the ones who were doing the graded exclusives too. The figure would sell out, but they were sitting on piles of AFA graded ones, ready to gouge you for an extra hundo. Really turned me off of the AFA thing (that and the proof that they graded recards and bootlegs), as well as Wizard as a whole.

I like my mailaways simple. White box, with a baggie containing the figure. The more recent endeavors by Hasbro (boxes within boxes, or trays, or even full on regular packaging) just don't have that feel of authenticity.

Like I said, I got into Star Wars late. I was still young when POTF were being blown out. I did buy a few MOC. The B-Wing pilot, and the Rancor Keeper.

The B-Wing Pilot was a POTF figure, I know this, because I found the coin when we dismantled the old couch We had throughout my youth.

Anyway, most of the SW figures I owned were acquired through yard sales, and flea markets.

I do remember once being in an outlet store and seeing a floor to ceiling display of Jabba the Hutt playsets in the White Sears lineart boxes for five freakin' bucks a pop. Saw an AT-AT  and Rancor on deep clearance at Children's Palace too. I eventually got a Rancor, but never did get an AT-AT.

Anyway, back on point, I would've been right at the age for the Anakin promo, but the figures were all ones I had, or ones I didn't like, so no go.

I was the perfect age for Clark Kent though. Too bad I didn't love superheroes back then.

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« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2014, 07:59:02 am »

Super Powers Clark Kent for the win with The Emperor second!  bravo.gif
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« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2014, 08:48:07 am »

My favorite (and first) was the Han Solo in Stormtooper disguise from Froot Loops.  I hated that he didnt have a blaster, but it was just so damn cool.

Then my dog got a hold of it and chewed it up not more than one day after the promotion ended.  That was when the figure couldnt be easily bought for cheap and I didnt get a new one until just last year.

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« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2014, 11:40:32 am »

That's a pisser, it's a fun figure. Glad you replaced him, apparently there were a lot of leftovers that eventually made it onto the market.

The Lay's Obi Wan was much more well known.
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« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2014, 12:33:33 pm »

My love of the Hooded Cobra Commander is well documented.

However, Star Wars Survival Kit was more well used over time. (Yoda pack!)
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« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2014, 01:59:37 pm »

The Yoda pack is cool. I had the hoth packs and others, but never had the Yoda pack.
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« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 02:02:40 pm »

I have the mailaway Mumm-Ra, but no box, or staff.
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« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2014, 04:17:06 pm »

I have the mailaway Mumm-Ra, but no box, or staff.


That's how my Belloq is. No staff, no chest plate
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« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2014, 05:06:53 pm »

I lucked into the accessories for Belloq.

I picked up Indy, German Mechanic, and Belloq in a second hand shop for two bucks apiece. Belloq had the robe, but fuck all else.

I was at a toy show and a guy had the breastplate and staff for $3. Now I just need the box and baggie.

And the accessories for Indy and the Mechanic.
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« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2014, 07:45:49 pm »

yup. have that mace windu.
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