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Thread: Unarmed Parachuting Apes!

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    Plaid Stallions Unarmed Parachuting Apes!



    Very happy to have finally tracked down this tough as nails variant in one of my favourite toy themes of all time, Parachutin' Rack Toys.

    For some reason, Azrak Hamway made a running change to the their Planet of the Apes parachute figures. They came armed and unarmed, which is befuddling considering they probably only made these for a year or so.


    I'm guessing by the fact that the armed Apes are so much easier to track down than the "pacifist" versions (seriously this took me ten years to find one) that they came later but honestly, I don't know much as to why they'd make a completely new figure for a dime store toy.




    Another "Unsolved AHI Mystery", stay tuned.....






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    Nothing scarier than gun toting apes in the sky.
    Planet Earth is Blue

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    The reason we can't find them anymore is that they are all still stuck in the gutters and down spouts on the houses we used to live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessional View Post
    The reason we can't find them anymore is that they are all still stuck in the gutters and down spouts on the houses we used to live in.
    I know my Batman parachute guy was on a drive-in roof in Peoria
    Planet Earth is Blue

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    The unarmed ape is a much nicer looking figure; the sculpt and the paint job looks to be 100% better than the ape packing heat. Honestly, it really reminds me of the differences between the "hero" ape makeup and the background extras. Nice find!

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    Those are incredible toys, with a function!

    It makes me want an Ape Sky Army.

    I wonder if that unarmed Ape would fly straight up if there was a model rocket engine taped to it's back.

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    I'd pay real money to see this concept fully realized in the new Apes films.
    SELL ME YOUR LOOSE MINTY WONDER WOMAN!

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    So this was the grail item that came before the toy buying break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Marion View Post
    So this was the grail item that came before the toy buying break.
    No i bought this at Mego Meet actually. First thing in the door.

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    I'm always surprised at how minty these are, that you nab. They seem like such disposable toys.
    WANTED: NM or boxed Fonzie jalopy; OMBC Grok MOC; vintage Galahad box; Tin Man YBR box; minty Wolfman tights; Black Knight sword; minty POTA stallion reins (brown); Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 brown body; POTA knife; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes.

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