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BrandontheFigureFreak
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PostSubject: What/Who was the FIRST 1/6 scale figure you ever got????????   What/Who was the FIRST 1/6 scale figure you ever got???????? Icon_minitimeWed Jul 03, 2013 3:41 pm

Geeze, talk about memory lane here! OK well, from the very start which is when I was little and didn't know much about 12 inch figures then back in the 80s, My first one was a blonde Caucasian Barbie with jeans My Mom & Grandma bought Me at Target. I remember that they asked Me why I wanted her and being a little boy I really wasn't sure, I just liked her (well, today I love 1:6 women!, LOL,). Not 12" but around 8" that My Grandma got Me those retro Vietnam guys at Walgreens back then too, not sure what their names are and if that counts.

OK, in the earlier 90s when I was older and started to know more about the 12 inchers My Mom got Me at Venture Department Store 12" G.I. Joes of Destro, Gung-Ho, & Grunt and then My Grandma got Me that send away 12" G.I. Joe in green (Gen. Joe Colton) not to long after that then a few years later My Grandparents got Me those deluxe talking Darth Vader & Darth Maul figures.

Much years later in 2001 when 1:6 started to really kick off I got Sideshow's Universal Monsters Larry Talbot & Murder Legendre and EVER since then I have been collecting 1:6 scale figures!!!!!

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Great Thread

OMG!!! here is my first ever 12inch figure, well my sister always had Barbie's so one summer they got me a 12 inch Ken surfer or beach figure ( he had blue shorts ) he had blonde hair which was painted and hard and he had a very stupid smile on his face LOL....... he had rubber flexible legs and his hands were very flat ( fingers all extended ) almost like a karate chop. I played with him for a long time not sure what happened to him but my next one was the Muscle Body Air Adventurer which I thought was Chuck Norris.. now here was a cool guy... fuzzie head.. no silly smile lol etc

( I just turned 40 on June 30th and I was able to pick up a restrung re flocked Blonde Muscle Body Adventurer IDENTICAL to the one I had as a kid )

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Like most guys here my first 1/6 figure was a action man, I think it was a fuzzy blonde dressed in a British Infantry uniform. I loved him !, my best toy by far until Eagle Eyes action man came out ! then it was Jake, my avatar Very Happy 

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Bond - Thanks! Yours sound very interesting. Congrats on repeating history Very Happy 

Dal - I figured you would say that stuff Wink Yeah, I can tell about your Avatar, he looks like one heck of a mean dude cheers 

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I'd like to say my first 1:6 scale figure was the painted head AM I got when I was about 3yrs old!! BUT!! if I strain the old memory banks I think it was actually (I think it was 12") a Worzel Gummidge figure with the different heads that were interchangeable.. Being stateside Brandon I doubt you'll know what the hell I'm talking about without the help of good old google.. Lol!

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My first 12"er was a brown PH VAM Soldier, with the added cards to give him a helmet and combat jacket. This would have been during the first summer that they were available, or maybe that Christmas. I ended up with 4 or 5 PHs and Mountie, Navy Attack, Frogman, Scramble Pilot, Medic, Armoured Car Commander, Snow Patrol and general soldier gear, plus a Cherilea Scout Car and a Space Capsule. I was in heaven!

I didn't get any other 12"ers until the 1990's Captain Scarlet and Thunderbirds figures came along in about '93. Then I discovered the 40th. collection and my collection exploded.

I now have a modest - by some standards - collection of two VAM PHs, around 10 or 12 VAM Fuzzies, with replacement hard hands where the grippers have failed. All of these with vintage uniforms. Add to this about 25 40th men and maybe 10 40th. GI Joes and an original Tommy Gunn. Still en route is my first female figure - a GI Joe Helicopter Pilot.

All this from a little old PH... Phew!
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A dark haired PH sailor gi joe back in 1966... I dressed him in
the black scuba frogman outfit...

And here is my childhood Joe but the scuba outfit is
repro right now... Everything else is vintage and from my childhood...
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How great to have your originals still! The frogman has always been one of my faves. Shame they perish so quickly. Thanks for sharing.
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I am bumping this cuz I feel it is a great topic and hardly anybody has posted within it. I than k all those that has so far Very Happy

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Mine was an Action Man fuzzy head gripping hands soldier.

Sadly long since gone but I have picked up a couple of vintage ones over the years. Its still my favourite type figure of all time.

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Mine was a VAM PH Sailor + the scuba gear as my 6th birthday gift from my cousin who already knew it, he was the one who introduce me to AM and I have my Auntie to thank for. Very Happy I still have pieces of perish rubber from that suit...
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Mine was a VAM action man talking commander with realistic hair, painted eyes and hard hands he had black beret I got this for my 5th or 6th christmas present a bit vague but I do remember the delight of the talking toy Laughing

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Thanks guys for your participation Very Happy

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