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palitoy
May 7, '18, 3:32 PM
I'd been keeping an eye on this for a week, being a big fan of Canadian packaging and the Atomic Man, I downplayed my hopes of winning it thinking it was probably pretty rare.

That was the right thing to do cause, wow.

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Vintage-GI-Joe-Atomic-Man-Special-Assignment-Canadian-Issue-M-O-C/292542977622?hash=item441ceb9656:g:0XgAAOSwdhla5ec G

PNGwynne
May 7, '18, 3:48 PM
I'm surprised, but only a little. The figures are common but the accessories and playset grab big bucks. Which is funny, because I can recall when Joe collectors spat upon Mike Power and Bulletman.

Neutron X
May 8, '18, 9:41 AM
I'm surprised, but only a little. The figures are common but the accessories and playset grab big bucks. Which is funny, because I can recall when Joe collectors spat upon Mike Power and Bulletman.
Great piece! Your right about the older Joe collectors hating Bulletman and Atomic Man. I think they have either completed their collections, moved on to other things or have passed away and that's why the market is not the same. Many of the older Joe collectors would be in their 60s now. This leaves the later Joe fans and pieces Like Super Joe, Muscle body Joes, and Atomic Man going up in price. Loooooooove Atomic Man always have great figure but this set is way out of my price range.

drquest
May 8, '18, 10:24 AM
I'd be fine with a loose set of this, but this is out of my price and interest range.

rykerw1701
May 8, '18, 2:31 PM
It's always good to see some GI Joe items commanding major coin. I was phasing out of my original toy playing days when Mike Powers hit, but I still ended up with one as a gift. I never bothered getting any of the accessories, which is probably true of most AT era kids and why they are so hard to find now.

palitoy
May 8, '18, 2:46 PM
Great piece! Your right about the older Joe collectors hating Bulletman and Atomic Man. I think they have either completed their collections, moved on to other things or have passed away and that's why the market is not the same. Many of the older Joe collectors would be in their 60s now. This leaves the later Joe fans and pieces Like Super Joe, Muscle body Joes, and Atomic Man going up in price. Loooooooove Atomic Man always have great figure but this set is way out of my price range.

You know i've noticed on facebook the warming trend to my beloved Super Adventure team. Even my friend John Marshall, who wrote some anti-Bulletman things in the 1990s has really softened on the brand.

While it makes me happy, the rising prices don't.

Luckily, there is a lot out there to explore and I'm really having fun with Adventure Team collecting in general.

PNGwynne
May 8, '18, 4:19 PM
I think I got my Palitoy Bulletman and flocked Atomic Man at just the right time several years ago, the prices are rising. I love the extra details of the British releases.

Neutron X
May 11, '18, 10:50 AM
I think I got my Palitoy Bulletman and flocked Atomic Man at just the right time several years ago, the prices are rising. I love the extra details of the British releases.
The UK Atomic Man is classic! You gotta love the heart gimmick that clicks on his chest! The flocked hair make's him fit in better with the Adventure team figures. Bulletman gets cool Jet boots upgrade. If only the Intruders would have been taller....

drquest
May 11, '18, 1:26 PM
If only the Intruders would have been taller....

They are if you swap their head over to a 12" :)

PNGwynne
May 11, '18, 3:23 PM
Ye gods I love British Mike's atomic pacemaker, it's so Metallo.

So you can put an Intruder head on, say, a Geyper muscle body? Hmmmmmm. :grin:

drquest
May 20, '18, 6:46 PM
Ye gods I love British Mike's atomic pacemaker, it's so Metallo.

So you can put an Intruder head on, say, a Geyper muscle body? Hmmmmmm. :grin:

I've seen them on non muscle body Joes before.

Neutron X
May 25, '18, 11:29 PM
Here is a Intruder headswap to Joe on my disorgaized shelf. Muscle body may be the way to go. I have even seen people use new bodies to pump the Intruders up.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1750/28483645708_cb38dc6f1f_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Kp18vN)IMG_1412 (https://flic.kr/p/Kp18vN) by edtime5 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/15047874@N05/), on Flickr

PNGwynne
May 26, '18, 7:15 AM
I'd like try a Geyper muscle body, or better yet a 90s Action Man body. Just need an Intruder head. I wonder if the armor cam be modified into a breastplate and still be used? Thanks for posting.