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Thread: The Peruvian "Basa" line

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    The Peruvian "Basa" line

    The Peruvian "Basa" line- Why is it so rare?

    Shane Turgeon said he spoke with a number of shop owners down in Peru and even they couldn't stress enough just how rare Basa items are, even there. One shop owner who had been open over a decade has only ever seen one boxed Basa toy from the 70s-80s come through his hands. It was a Knight Rider KITT and he had it in his store when i was there. He wanted a lot for it, understandably so, and i was just thankful to even see it!
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    I think you answered your own question. Stuff in Peru was made in much lower quality and quantity. Ledys and Basa aren't a collecting priority for me because I know how hard certain regular megos are to find in really good shape for a price I'm willing to bite on.

    Now if Basa extended the line to unproduced characters like Daredevil or Green Lantern then maybe I would care more. But usually bootleg type toys mimick what is already popular as apposed extending the depth of what is already out.

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    I"m just not into the "knock-off" vibe of Ledy and Basa. I like the Ledy Mxy boots and their Robin variant costume, but that's about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    I"m just not into the "knock-off" vibe of Ledy and Basa. I like the Ledy Mxy boots and their Robin variant costume, but that's about it.
    What about the "Spooky Eyes" Basa Robin? His costume is a little different. He's a very interesting variant
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    Heh, I remember reading that story from Shane in the Rebelscum forums several years ago. The only BASA's I have are the large size Darth Vader and Chewie, and they are apparently quite rare. I believe the reason would be that like Mexico, Peru didn't really have a toy collecting culture, so most of the figures were thrown away years ago, almost no one was putting these away hoping they would be valuable someday.

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    I would love to collect the Basas. My wife is Peruvian so they mean a little more to me. When we visited Peru about 10 years ago, I mistakenly though I might find one or two there. We even went to a mall in Lima that specialized in toys, both vintage and new. I found nothing. They’re always on my back burner list of things to collect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goblin19 View Post
    I would love to collect the Basas. My wife is Peruvian so they mean a little more to me. When we visited Peru about 10 years ago, I mistakenly though I might find one or two there. We even went to a mall in Lima that specialized in toys, both vintage and new. I found nothing. They’re always on my back burner list of things to collect.
    That's interesting. I would think they would have at least one at a vintage toy store.
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