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Aug 2, '07, 2:47 AM
From the Los Angeles Times' coverage of Comic-Con,
in a column titled 'In the Market for Collectibles"
Among the other items mentioned, this certainly caught my eye.
"Robin action figure, $200. The 1979 doll from Mego is still in a box that said 'Les Extraordinaires.' Why? 'It's from Canada,' the dealer explained.
I wonder who that dealer could have been. Hmmm.
Aug 2, '07, 9:55 AM
Mark Huckabone would not have made the mistake of saying it's from Canada. So who would this dealer have been?
Aug 2, '07, 10:01 AM
Yeah, Mark even knows the guy who brokered the PinPin deal to Toys R Us back in the early eighties, unless one of his assistants said it, there is no way that's Mark.
Aug 2, '07, 5:10 PM
Mark Huckabone would not have made the mistake of saying it's from Canada.
Very true. And also, he probably wouldn't be selling one for 200 bucks. :wink:
Aug 2, '07, 10:46 PM
i like the idea of mego in the media.
It wasn't Mark. The Robin mentioned in the article was at a comic book shop's booth, which had three carded Super-Heroes: ©1976 Superman, ©1979 Pin Pin Robin and a ©1975a Mr. Fantastic.
I got the unpunched, 1st Version Mr. Fantastic for a song and let the other two pieces go. The Superman had significant moisture warping and the mid-grade Robin was... well, just a common Pin Pin. Both Superman and Robin were way overpriced, IMO, while I felt the Mr. F was a great deal.
I assumed if it was Mark, there must have been some sort of misquoting / misinterpretation going on. I certainly didn't mean to question Mark's knowledge, as much as wonder how and who got it wrong.
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