There were a couple other smaller items that i will go over in the near future,but for now this will be the final “Recent Acquisition” post……sheesh!I know… the acquisitions aren’t even recent any more….but moving forward.This figure was the focal point of the trade Jason and i pulled off a while back and is a welcomed addition to my small collection of Rambo figures.It came loose without any accessories but I was lucky enough to hunt some of them down online and make this a semi-complete Rambo figure.One of the straps is missing from the motorized backpack along with a rifle,some grenades and the original knife.I do have some extra weapons laying around for this line of figures just in case i pick up any incomplete, loose figures.Enjoy the pics!
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.
Another awesome figure from the RAMBO line is Black Dragon.Black Dragon is the villainous Ninja for hire contracted by S.A.V.A.G.E.’s leader General Warhawk to try to bring down Rambo and “The Force Of Freedom”!Check him out in action in what i think is one of the best Rambo cartoon episodes, by clicking on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5y7dTM6jLU
G.I. Joe more than served it’s purpose when it came to getting my daily “military action figure” fix as a kid,but no military figure begged to be played with outdoors and around the house more than my Rambo Force of Freedom 6″ action figure.I mean i loved my Joes and spent most of my time in my room creating different scenarios and missions with them,but when it came to playing on my stairs,down in the living room or around the yard,Rambo was my go-to fig.As a kid i was a bit over protective of my Joes and knowing how frail they could be and prone to cracking,i would never take them outdoors or out of my room for that matter.Which is why i loved my Rambo figure so much.There was a certain portability and ruggedness about him that made me a little less reluctant about propping him on top of a banister or hanging him off of a protruding tree branch.I remember getting multiple offers from kids wanting to trade their Commando Schwarzenegger for my Rambo figure,only to be disappointed after i would reject them lol!Sadly Rambo was the only figure that i owned from that particular line so most of the time he’d be in pursuit of Python,a 6″ figure and villain of the A-Team produced by GALOOB a little before the RAMBO toys came out.Man would i have killed,figuratively of course,for this Colonel Trautman figure as kid.Years later i can finally place him on my toy shelf next to my current and newly arriving Rambo figures. I picked Trautman up last week and not only did they include most of his accessories,but he also came with Rambo’s famed survival knife!.The extra pistol in his hand and holster are from the weapons pack i recently posted about and i can’t stress enough how pleased i am with them.I’m on a serious Rambo high right now so stay tuned for new and upcoming posts about this totally kick a#$ line of action figures!Enjoy the pics 😉
A while back i picked up an ’85 Coleco RAMBO figure loose without any accessories.Since then i have been wanting to find his holster w/knife and rocket launcher but haven’t had any luck in doing so.Ultimately i ended up picking up this weapons pack on Ebay for the very low price of 6 bucks with free shipping and I’m super stoked about it!The package arrived today and i must say it’s a bit bigger than i anticipated.The card is in such good shape that I’m having second thoughts about opening it…….awe who am i kidding,this bad boy will probably be opened the minute i finish publishing this post LOL!I also love the fact that other figures from the line are pictured on the back of the card,this always helps when trying to complete a set. So while i wasn’t able to score RAMBO’s original weapons i think these will look great in the hands of everybody’s favorite bad a$% military survivalist !I’ll also be posting pics of another figure that i picked up off Ebay from the RAMBO line later on this week!
When i saw this guy buried under a bunch of other 80’s toys in my local hobby shop’s bargain bin i just had to have it!I don’t know about you guys but this Rambo action figure gives me some serious flashbacks.I remember having him as a kid and never wanting to let go of it.It seemed like every piece of furniture or hanging string from a light fixture was an adventure waiting to happen!I carried this guy with me most everywhere i went.I remember one kid wanting to trade his Arnold Schwarzenegger(did i spell that right?)Commando figure for it and i was having no part of it.Back then i had all of his accessories and a few other figures from that line as well.I was lucky enough to at least find the loose figure and i’ll probably pick up an accessory/weapons pack on ebay.
Pic # 2 Although this Rambo came accessory-free,our good friend Flash Gambello was nice enough to let us borrow his humangalous,gigantisized ROC missle launcher for this shot!
Pic #3 “Snake chalupa anyone?”