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drquest
Sep 20, '18, 10:40 PM
Wow, this is nice!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Super-Rare-Brazil-Falcon-Torak-Gi-Joe-in-box-adventure-team-at-1970-1960-1964/283172035606

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-YIAAOSwOFNbpF08/s-l1600.jpg

Makernaut
Sep 24, '18, 2:27 PM
I would have been all over that as a kid, but I wasn't even aware of this figure until I got the latest Cotswold mailer last week. They have a repro up for pre-order.

https://www.gijoeelite.com/TORAK

palitoy
Sep 24, '18, 3:09 PM
this stuff is so dreamy.

MIB41
Sep 24, '18, 5:16 PM
That looks like a re-purposed Super-Joe body! Very cool!

cjefferys
Sep 24, '18, 7:58 PM
That is soooooo awesome!

Neutron X
Sep 24, '18, 9:31 PM
Falcon stuff is great, they reissued Gijoe/Falcon Muscle body figures in 1994 but they are long gone. Great they they have reissued so many great sets even a few original. The Falcon line had soem great original figures and sci-fi themes too! I love the 12in Super Joe type stuff they made and some of the originals by Loucobones(sp?)

PNGwynne
Sep 24, '18, 9:43 PM
I have an original (restrung), but I"m very excited about the reissue.

PNGwynne
Sep 24, '18, 9:44 PM
That looks like a re-purposed Super-Joe body! Very cool!

It's like the 12-inch Joe muscle-body.

Neutron X
Dec 10, '18, 12:59 PM
Now reissue is in stock at Cotswald!!!

drquest
Dec 10, '18, 1:07 PM
It's tempting... and I don't even buy new stuff much.

https://www.gijoeelite.com/TORAK

Brown Bear
Dec 10, '18, 4:21 PM
Preordered mine long ago and just got notification it shipped today! Yay!

PNGwynne
Dec 10, '18, 5:52 PM
I ordered one over the weekend, exciting.

Makernaut
Dec 13, '18, 11:50 AM
I ordered one over the weekend, exciting.

Please post some pics and let us know what you think when you get it! :cool_y:

PNGwynne
Dec 13, '18, 5:33 PM
I received it yesterday. I'm clueless about pix, sorry. It is very close to the original: The box is large with great diorama-style graphics. The new figure's colors are a bit lighter and brighter. The cloak has a flocked/velveteen collar instead of a vinyl one, and lacks a securing chain. The figure body is sturdy but not nearly as durable as a repro muscled Geyperman. Considering the rarity of the original, the price is excellent.

I actually like it better than my vintage one, and I hope they do CONDOR as a complementary figure.

Makernaut
Dec 13, '18, 6:54 PM
^ Glad to hear your thoughts on this. As a kid, I had no idea about this line and as a result, I don't feel the usual pull I have toward the things I had or remember being on shelves or in catalogs. However, it's JOE related and so darned cool that I am leaning toward getting one, myself. Cotswold keeps adding Geyperman, Falcon, and Group Action Joe inspired items and it has me thinking I may be chasing after some figures from all of those lines in the near future.

PNGwynne
Dec 13, '18, 7:04 PM
It was really this site/Plaid Stallions that turned me onto the Falcon line, though I had (and sold) the earlier (2000?) Torak reissue.

Neutron X
Jan 9, '19, 9:59 AM
It was really this site/Plaid Stallions that turned me onto the Falcon line, though I had (and sold) the earlier (2000?) Torak reissue.
Just wanted to let you know. The reason you love the Geyperman reissues is they are made from original molds! In the original factory by I believe the son of the original owner. There are many YouTube videos showing GM body parts coming out of the machines! Some of the reissues have factory left over uniforms from 70s I have been told as well.(Can anyone conform this?) Some of the old Action Man sites had posted links. Hope this info helps!

PNGwynne
Jan 9, '19, 5:30 PM
Thank you--I think I had read that Hobbycrash was using the original, molds. And yes, Hobbycrash is using old-stock clothing in some sets. The other thing that I really like is their sturdy durability--they don't have that internal rubber ligature which tends to disintegrate. In this respect, aren't they more like Palitiy's Bulletman that USA's muscle-body Joe?

Neutron X
Jan 9, '19, 11:17 PM
Palitoy Bulletman suffers same issues as USA muscle body. Hobby Crash is like Cottswald in that they were distributing Geyper Man extras. The reissue Group Action Joe figures Hobby Crash in France is now doing I assumed were a special project teaming up the 2 companies but I am no expert things can get lost in translation.

Toltoys out of Australia did a unique muscle body in that the arms had plastic joints at elbows, shoulders, and neck with the rest of the body having rubber leg joints. Arm joints can be stiff sometimes. The body is heat sealed making repairs harder than USA muscle body. Australia had both Action Man and Gijoe. Gets even weirder with both names appearing later on the same package.

PNGwynne
Jan 10, '19, 1:29 AM
^Hmm, I've had both a US and British Bulletman--it seems that the British one held together and I thought it might be a different material? Maybe I was just lucky. I checked and the Hobbycrash figures have plastic joints in the arms and knees and elastic cord at the hips, so I was incorrect. Thanks for the clarification.

Neutron X
Jan 10, '19, 5:13 PM
Here's a pic of one from my old collection, now gone. Shoulder joint is the giveaway going all the way through the deltoid. Elbow joint is wider as well. 1994 Falcon had rubber joints so not sure they are falling apart like old ones.