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Thread: New Ape Bits

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    Ape New Ape Bits

    Just some intel on the new Ape bandos and knives: http://www.classictvtoys.com/apeitems.aspx

    Soldier & General Bandoliers now available in black and gray are nice looking, but the knife holster on General's gear is horrible. It's molded/cast too thinly and will instantly break if try to push in new knives (which are too wide) into them. I had to significantly trim the black knife to fit. Makes you wonder, didn't anyone test the two together before producing/selling!?!

    Interestingly though, the new knives fit great into DM's bando which doesn't have any quality control issues.

    As with the previous Apes clothing that FTC produced, the new gear is attractive and expands your Ape City Army, but are made of cheap materials. Handle with care.

    Last edited by Confessional; Nov 19, '18 at 9:41 AM.

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    Nice group of simians, very sharp looking.

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    They look like some great new options for apes fans.
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    So excited for new knives! Wheee!!
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; vintage RC Batman (Bruce Wayne) head; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    **Update… 3 years later I've noticed that the white/purple Soldier's tunic is now showing signs of degradation. The paper thin cheap vinyl is separating from the backing fabric in the folds.

    I purchased these just after the products were first offered, and suspect this is the first step of total material breakdown that those who purchased these outfits after many months in Florida-warehouse-storage have experienced. Occurring regardless of climate and UV control… disappointing.

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    FTC uses so much pleather and glue on their figures. Again, the vintage stuff is much more durable.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; vintage RC Batman (Bruce Wayne) head; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Confessional View Post
    **Update… 3 years later I've noticed that the white/purple Soldier's tunic is now showing signs of degradation. The paper thin cheap vinyl is separating from the backing fabric in the folds.

    I purchased these just after the products were first offered, and suspect this is the first step of total material breakdown that those who purchased these outfits after many months in Florida-warehouse-storage have experienced. Occurring regardless of climate and UV control… disappointing.
    @Confessional,

    Does that seem to be only happening to the white/purple version of the outfits, or does it seem to be affecting the other color choices as well?

    Also, how well does the Chimpanzee gear seem to be holding up?

    Thanks...

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    ^^ I doubled checked the whole line up for ya…

    White Vinyl /Purple Knit and White Vinyl /Orange Knit are both degrading. Also I noticed the Orange Knit is fading too.

    The Blue, Black and Orange Vinyl versions seem to be a slightly better quality of vinyl and are still in good condition. The Chimps and Orang gear has no issues.
    Last edited by Confessional; Jan 23, '21 at 11:50 AM. Reason: …sensory perception!

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    I have Apes and medieval customs using the black-vinyl tunics. They are intact--so far. Kept in a cooler, drier room without light.
    WANTED: Dick Grayson SI trousers; gray AJ Mustang horse; vintage RC Batman (Bruce Wayne) head; minty Wolfman tights; mint Black Knight sword; minty Launcelot boots; Lion Rock (pale) Dracula & Mummy heads; Lion Rock Franky squared boots; Wayne Foundation blue furniture; Flash Gordon/Ming (10") unbroken holsters; CHiPs gloved arms; POTA T2 tan body; CTVT/vintage Friar Tuck robes, BBP TZ Burgess Meredith glasses.

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    ^^ These are the only items in a studio filled with vintage and contemporary soft goods that I've found any signs of failing. I too miss the vinyl-armor-qualities of vintage Mego in comparison to modern toy parts.

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