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PostSubject: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeSun Jul 07, 2013 8:20 pm

As kids we despaired of the adults who would try to fob us off with inferior figures when all we wanted was the genuine article, Action Man!, but now as adult collectors it's amusing to find that those formerly looked down on OK figures can fill us with that warm glow of nostalgia just as well as Palitoy's finest.

A case in point was this guy...

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As soon as I saw it I remembered the packaging..

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What a trip down memory lane! To be honest I didn't originally like the DSD as a kid. Everything was 'Space' crazy then. My favourite AM set was the Astronaut and I looked down on the very 'Victorian' DSD. Then I saw the movie 'Krakatoa east of Java' one night on TV and suddenly DSD's were cool. Danger, excitement, adventure, the DSD had it all but so far from my birthday or Xmas those pesky adult were never going to get me an AM one so..REDBOX to the rescue!

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeSun Jul 07, 2013 8:21 pm

How does everybody's favourite KO compare to AM anyway?

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The first obvious difference is the silver helmet of the Redbox.

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Plus Redbox headsculpts are fugly!

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The Redbox DSD's suit is made of a very thin nylon, not unlike a carrier bag. I remember life in the toy box split mine in no time. Palitoy's material is far superior.

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The Redbox worked in the same way as the Action man version.

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It also has real weights all round. This may be to compensate for how hollow and light the actual figure was.

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeSun Jul 07, 2013 8:22 pm

One thing we, as adult collectors, can thank Redbox for is the fact that they put their name on everything!

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They were obviously proud of their product and it helps with identification no end!

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A couple of other Redbox/VAM comparisons.

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The Redbox (right) is darker and marked 'Hong Kong'

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Redbox lacks the white stripe.

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeSun Jul 07, 2013 8:25 pm

very cool steve, nice to see the two together. I am pleased that you tracked one down mate cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeSun Jul 07, 2013 8:48 pm

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A typical Redbox feature is the colour swirl in the plastic of the helmet.

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..and here with all I have left of my childhood Redbox DSD, a rather melted helmet!

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Jul 08, 2013 10:11 am

cheers Great post Steve

Does the later issue VAM lack the white stripe too ???

I never knew this was smaller than the VAM issue ???????????

fantastic info there though thanks for sharing cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Jul 08, 2013 5:07 pm




cheers cheers cheers Excellent info! Great read.

DSD is my all time favourite outfit, and so I've had my eagle-eyes peeled for a redbox variation - never realised it was for a short job!!!!

(The all red flag is also part of the GI Joe Spy Shark set)
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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Dec 02, 2013 8:10 pm

This guy was on ebay a few days ago...

A GOLD helmet Redbox DSD..

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No mistaking the tell tale Redbox colour swirl in the helmet plastic.

Never say never when it comes to variations!

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeTue Dec 03, 2013 5:42 am

I've just found this!

Seeing 'Redbox' figures always brings back fond memories for me Very Happy   I remember the DSD suit being made out of a slightly stretchy plastic material, similar to cheap shower curtains, it was quite fragile and prone to tearing/splitting. Your 'Redbox' DSD looks in great shape for it's age! Very Happy 

I never knew 'Redbox' also made a gold coloured DSD helmet??? It doesen't seen to have the 'Redbox' stamp in the usual place?

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeTue Dec 03, 2013 9:00 am

ugly little bugger though aint he lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2015 8:18 pm

There seems to be some controversy as to whether or not Redbox actually made a gold helmet and to muddy the waters even more...

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Not only a gold helmet but orange hoses and a completely different box design! scratch

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2015 8:45 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2015 8:52 pm

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oops same one lol

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2015 9:38 pm

Fugly.... lol!   I haven't heard that word used for many years...
He sort of looks like Michael Myers in that one photo... Laughing
Great comparisons! cheers
Love DSD so diggin this thread! cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Feb 16, 2015 10:52 pm

somekindajoe wrote:
There seems to be some controversy as to whether or not Redbox actually made a gold helmet and to muddy the waters even more...

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Not only a gold helmet but orange hoses and a completely different box design! scratch
his hands/wrists look different too

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2015 12:10 am

Great comparison thread, Steve! Didn't notice right away that it was nearly two years old. But still very informative.

Can't say I've ever heard of Redbox before seeing it here.

I would also have to admit to being something of an elitist collector as a kid, but these DSD sets look pretty nice.

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeTue Feb 17, 2015 12:33 pm

[quote to muddy the waters even more...[/quote] lol! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Redbox DSD   Redbox DSD Icon_minitimeMon Feb 23, 2015 1:28 pm

ross the yellow weight belt looks very good pirat

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