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    MM '08 "the holy grail"

    Which figure/s would one consider "The Holy Grail"?

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    Everybody's response is going to be different. It all depends on what you collect...so there won't be just one grail. Obviously grails can range from "I never had that as a kid...but always wanted it." to prototypes to test figures/running changes that never panned out. There is a scarcity index that was worked on many years ago and I don't have the link to it here on the museum. That is sort of a guide as to the rarity...but rarity doesn't mean grail to a lot of people. Don't know if that answers your question.

    There are the Mego galleries that have each figure and variations on those figures...you may want to use them to see cool one of a kind stuff or prototypes. Again...grail is a loose term in my opinion. One man's junk is another man's treasure as the old saying goes.
    "When not too many people can see we're all the same
    And because of all their tears,
    Their eyes can't hope to see
    The beauty that surrounds them
    Isn't it a pity".

    - "Isn't It A Pity"
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    Well, I miss my removable cowl Batman I had as a kid... And The USS Enterprise playset my Dad got me (also as a kid) that came pre-loaded with Star Trek figures

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickermall View Post
    Well, I miss my removable cowl Batman I had as a kid... And The USS Enterprise playset my Dad got me (also as a kid) that came pre-loaded with Star Trek figures
    Was the Enterprise the Gift Set...or did your Dad load it up with individual figures? The Gift Set is a Grail for a lot of Mego collectors because they are few and far between. I think to this day I've only ever seen 2 or 3 of them online and I've never seen one in person.
    "When not too many people can see we're all the same
    And because of all their tears,
    Their eyes can't hope to see
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    Isn't it a pity".

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    A grail to me would be Gray Morrow artwork for the monster's boxes, or an full backdrop piece used for the Knights. There's no produced figure that hits grail status. I think that's why the focus on obscure things like packaging derivatives is so big.

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    Personally, in order

    1. Jokermobile sticker sheet. Jeez, I can't even find repros.

    2. Dick Grayson trousers

    3. Clark Kent Hat

    4. Jousting Horse.

    5. Gray AJ Mustang stallion

    6. Unique Mad Monster parts--Lion Rock and Tim Mee heads, hands, boots
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    WANTED: Gray AJ Mustang horse; Dale Arden dagger; Grayson SI trousers; POTA Fortress signal-flasher--top portion; POTA Forbidden Zone prison doors; vintage Galahad box; minty Wolfman tights; Black Knight sword; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; POTA knife-sword; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes.

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    For rarity I think we still have the carded Wonder Woman as the gold standard.

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    GOOD QUESTION
    I collect "only" WGSH so my Holy grail(s) are : Montgomery Ward AE and all four solid boxes!

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    Great choices. Definitely very very hard items to locate

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    Sweet Innocence.

    Mine, not the doll.
    "If you take a dog which is starving and feed him and make him prosperous, that dog will not bite you. This is the primary difference between a dog and a man."

    - Mark Twain

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