Spanish Baggie figure find

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Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby Newswseller » 23 Jul 2017 15:50

Hi all

Back in May I was looking through Spanish classified adverts and I came across an advert for Action Man dolls, what caught my eye was that they were action force figures (no weapons) but all in individual bags of the same type..

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I shot the seller an email using google translate asking if they had put them in the bags themselves and the seller replied that they infact came from the factory like that and that his mother had worked there.. Curious I looked at the sellers completed transactions and he had sold another lot but this time containing about 40+ Star Wars figures in the same bags with a few of the action force figures mingled in..

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I then spent the next 3 weeks trying to buy them and eventually the seller sent me the payment details, 2-3 weeks later the seller shipped them and they finally arrived.

He also asked his mother some questions for me which gives some insight on Spanish figures

His mother worked for the Spanish company PBP at the factory located in Hostalric which is a Provence of Girona from 1981-1983. She was in charge of the section where the assembly and painting occurred. Like PBP Star Wars figures you can see they painted the faces and hands of the figures a very white colour. These Baggie figures were purchased from the employee store within the factory.

Here's some pictures of them, the series 1 have lots of obvious differences, the series 2 are identical. The one British marine has a lighter colour cap and no rank on the arms..

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And unfortunately these are the ones that were sold in the Star Wars lot
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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby Newswseller » 23 Jul 2017 16:09

Some more pictures of the SW lot

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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby OllyOrc » 23 Jul 2017 19:14

Yet another fantastic find and story!

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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby Chopper » 24 Jul 2017 00:23

I reckon, that's cool.
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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby The Baron » 24 Jul 2017 17:47

Oh my goodness, that's new! Thanks so much for sharing :)

Do you happen to have a bagged version of one of the free figures that came with Battle, Eagle or Tiger? The books looks similar but it may be my memory playing tricks.
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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby Newswseller » 24 Jul 2017 20:36

I've seen three types of baggies so far
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Driver baggies that came with boxed vehicles, they are heat sealed at both ends

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Free figures from the comics, tape sealed baggies with blue text on the front

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And lastly these Spanish ones which are plain and tape sealed

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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby Flint » 25 Jul 2017 00:59

Wow. Awesome find especially with the story.
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Re: Spanish Baggie figure find

Postby The Baron » 25 Jul 2017 01:19

Fantastic, thank you.

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