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PostSubject: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 4:46 am

Sorry for posting this here if you don't think it belongs, but I've heard that this is a very similar figure to Tommy Gunn. I'm not sure he is entirely accurate, I'm pretty sure the boots are Joe's, not sure about the belt, but I think the uniform is vintage Johnny.

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Please move or edit this as you see fit, Dal, thanks.

It seemed like a good idea posting this here at first. Whenever I've posted these pics before, Tommy Gunn always is mentioned. But, I don't want to detract from the main topic, so maybe it should be moved to the general 1/6 figures section(?)

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 5:24 am

This is a Canadian version of the very first Fighting Yank.  This was not produced by Mego, it was produced by PGD -- Princess Grace Dolls.

He isn't as good quality as Tommy Gunn, but these Canadian figures are fairly rare.

This is a Fighting Yank version...

Princess Grace Dolls -- Fighting Yank
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 8:50 am


A great figure Brian.

I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think we ever had a figure like that in the UK. We had the rubber armed Action Buddy which had a Tommy Gunn KO headsculpt but the only figure with the Fighting Yank style body was the fugly headed Redbox.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 10:09 am

Whoever he is I like him
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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 10:32 am

I was going to say fighting yank but as joe 90 says he is Canadian made I suppose you could say fighting Canuck !
lol!  nice figure I like him a lot too

.......doh just looked at the first pic again and its says on the box at the bottom johnny canuck ! What a Face

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 1:58 pm

Joe90 wrote:
This is a Canadian version of the very first Fighting Yank.  This was not produced by Mego, it was produced by PGD -- Princess Grace Dolls.

He isn't as good quality as Tommy Gunn, but these Canadian figures are fairly rare.

This is a Fighting Yank version...

Princess Grace Dolls -- Fighting Yank



Thanks for the information Doug!

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 13, 2016 3:12 pm

This is the figure SKJ mentions and is how i remember the ACTION BUDDY figure i had as a kid, He is missing the blue cap with the wings and is marked MINTEX on the back. The sailors uniforms are both ACTION BUDDY but are different, the bottom one looks very much like the fighting yank uniform.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSun Feb 14, 2016 6:48 am

Reddragon wrote:
This is the figure SKJ mentions and is how i remember the ACTION BUDDY figure i had as a kid, He is missing the blue cap with the wings and is marked MINTEX on the back. The sailors uniforms are both ACTION BUDDY but are different, the bottom one looks very much like the fighting yank uniform.
I love knock-offs!

The figure you have there is actually the second version of Fighting Yank, but the first version made by Mego International Textiles.  

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I would not rule out that the figure was packaged as an Action Buddy at some point, but here is an example of a standard Action Buddy figure...

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The uniforms are actually a standard knockoff uniform rebranded for Action Buddy.

Here's a Fighting Yank version of the packaging...

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSun Feb 14, 2016 10:02 am

all perfect!!!!


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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSun Feb 14, 2016 11:19 am

Fantastic stuff fella's! bounce bounce bounce

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Fantastic figures! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSun Feb 14, 2016 8:07 pm

Great figures nice add cheers cheers cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSun Feb 14, 2016 9:30 pm

Some of that KO gear is great! Those figures would be welcome in any collection! I actually outfitted my Defender in KO gear:

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2016 12:05 am

Two fugly REDBOX figures on the left Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeMon Feb 15, 2016 12:29 am

Another Canadian figure, nice Defender Nate!!!

Those Red Box figures are very much like the Johnny Canuck body, but no where's near as handsome as the Canadian. Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2016 6:45 pm

As Reddragon says this is the Action Buddy we had in the UK.

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This is the box I remember too.

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Interestingly it's called 'Military Buddy' not 'Action Buddy'. Maybe the KO merchants didn't want to risk a law suit from Palitoy so avoided the use of the word 'Action' in the UK.

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2016 6:53 pm

interesting point steve! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2016 8:15 pm

Thanks for posting a pic of the box SKJ. I seem to remember that box but am pretty sure it was marked ACTION BUDDY, i always knew my figure as a action buddy and remember searching it when i first got my computer nearly 20 years ago. Can't think where else i would have got that name other than off the box scratch I only had K.O figures as a kid , mostly the really cheap things that broke when you touched them. The ACTION BUDDY was a step up believe it or not lol i was very fond of him and i only had the one. Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck   Tommy's Canadian cousin Johnny Canuck Icon_minitimeSat Feb 20, 2016 8:25 pm

Reddragon wrote:
. The ACTION BUDDY was a step up believe it or not lol i was very fond of him and i only had the one. Crying or Very sad

Sad You've bought a tear to my eye Richard!

All I can actually remember from my childhood is the name 'Buddy', that's what we called them. I've only really noticed the 'Action' and/or 'Military' prefixes since collecting as an adult.

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He was a good figure he took a lot of stick but always come back for more
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