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    Fighting Yank help?

    There are some great old threads about Fighting Yank, but most of the linked pics are long gone. I'm trying to get the timeline straight......please chime in. I think this is how it goes?

    The first Fighting Yank was the Princess Grace release that was the direct copy of Hasbro's GI Joe and got Mego sued.






    The second release was the Mintex (Mego Industrial Textiles) release that used a lower-quality body and a copy of the Pedigree Tommy Gunn head.





    The third release continued with the Mintex body but the head was updated to a "Mod" version.






    Some of my confusion comes from seeing the Tommy Gunn type head on bodies that look like the first Hasbro copy release. Was there a transition, or am I just seeing swapped heads or Pedigree bodies?
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    There are 2 different head molds for the Princess Grace FY.
    Here's the other head style.
    I Think this is the very first box and head.

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    Last edited by Fener; Jan 8, '20 at 6:15 PM.
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    Hmmm. How is the "mod" head attached? I like the sculpt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PNGwynne View Post
    Hmmm. How is the "mod" head attached? I like the sculpt.
    I don't have one yet but I think it's a set-up like the new 2018 Mego bodies.

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    Recently acquired this Fighting Yank. According to the above, he looks like a first edition figure. The outfit is an original Palitoy action man soldier outfit.
    Pleased to have him in my collection. Looking at the joints and the hands, you can see why Hasbro sued Mego.

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    I own a first version Yank and yeah, he's made really well.

    I'm still looking to snag a version 3 head with the mod hair if someone has an extra lying around.
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    It’s definitely a beauty of a figure.

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    As Brown Bear has said, it is extremely well made.Very solid. The seller who I bought it off, said that it belonged to his brother, who had it from new, in the late 60's. Shame have not got original outfit. Great head sculp.

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