The C.O.P.S. and CROOKS figure line released right around the time I stopped collecting Joe’s , ’88-’89 give or take. I did take a liking to the cartoon and always loved the way the figures looked but never bought any for myself as a kid.Instead,i remember buying Buttons Mc Boom Boom for my kid nephew and really diggin’ it.Lately I’ve been wanting to add a couple of these bad a#$ figures to my collection and thanks to Buzzchuck over at Action Figure Adventures ,i now have two to add to the toy shelf!I must admit,though,i didn’t recognize either of them but knew right away that they were from the C.O.P.S. and CROOKS line.This one here is “Bullit” and i can’t remember ever seeing him in any of the episodes i watched as a kid,but is a cool figure nonetheless!These guys look like overgrown G.I. Joe figures with their o-ring style waists,arm and leg joints.Hasbro clearly took the “if it ain’t broke” approach.I love the sculpt on this one and would love to hunt down some of his accessories,mainly his bullet shaped helmet and rolling land cannon.I would love to find a Big Boss or Bulletproof figure from this line as well . I can’t thank Buzz enough for sending this guy over to me as it currently occupies a whole in my collection that i’ve been wanting to fill for a looong time!
BTW-Here is a link to a pretty cool C.O.P.S. figure archive if you ever have to identify a figure or just for future reference 😉
From here on out i’ll be focusing more on certain vintage/80’s toys to fill small holes in my collection and then ultimately refrain from collecting certain contemporary figures.Darn you Marvel Universe with your awesome variety of unreasonably high priced figures!With things getting kind of tight around here I may start selling off some of my sports cards again to pick up some more vintage awesomeness!Here’s what i’m looking for….
1.At least one more Coleco Rambo Force of Freedom action figure
2.2 more Sectaurs figures
3.1 more C.O.P.S. figure
4.2 more vintage Thundercats figures
5.1 more 200x He-Man figure(preferably Skeletor,Ram Man or Stratos)
6.80’s Michael Knight figure
7.At least 2 vintage Clash of the Titans figures
8.Last but not least…..Marshall Bravestarr’s elusive white cowboy hat.I can’t find it anywhere!
Happy Holidays to everyone and there families including any that were unfortunate enough to be involved in the crisis in Connecticut.If there is a God out there please bless those families with any and everything they deserve after that terrible ordeal they are being forced to live through.Having three kids of my own ,tears come to my eyes every time I think about it.Just felt like I had to acknowledge that before moving on with this blog which seems so insignificant to me when I think about the realer things going on in the world today.So…again..Happy Holidays,Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you and yours.
About a month ago my buddy Buzzchuck (Kevin) commented on my 1984 Storm Shadow figure and offered to send me a replacement waist for him seeing as how the waist on the one I posted about was really yellow.He said he would be sending it out in November along with a couple of other things and I couldn’t have been more psyched about it!Buzz ,you made my day buddy!I had been looking for a replacement waist piece for my Stormy forever it seems but never pulled the trigger and now thanks to Buzz I can scratch that off my list 😉 “A FRIGGIN’ DOLLAR GENERAL JOE !!!!” That’s what I yelled out after pulling out this ridiculously elusive DG Shipwreck figure!Unbelievably cool package you sent me here Kevin and I couldn’t be more appreciative of it!From ToyBiz ,80’s COPS figures to a carded Iron Man 2 figure,there’s so much more to go over but i’ll let the pic do the talking for now until I can get down to posting about them in greater detail.If you haven’t already,be sure to check out Buzzchucks blog at http://actionfigureadventures.blogspot.com/.He’s got a little bit of everything over there as well as some great insight on the toy collecting hobby!Thanks again Buzzchuck(Kevin)!P.S. I’ll be putting a little something together for you soon now that I have your address 😉