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Post your astroboy rare finds here

Postby richardthebrave » 13 years ago

hi guys! i'm finally back! i think this thread would be nice to discuss and share everyone's astroboy-related finds that are rare or really valuable. i would like to start off with this vinyl astroboy that i got a few months back. i didnt really thought that it was that precious.


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but i do have this nagging idea in my mind that i better check what's the info for this toy. so off i went to google and ebay looking for similar items. and guess what: it turned out that the toy was made by Billiken, one of the famous toy makers in Japan. :tenma:


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*a link to billiken's site. on the right-side bar you will see a link in english "ASTRO BOY", click on the link directly below it. that should show the same collectible i have now. the "ASTRO BOY" figure is more expensive though :p

http://www.billiken-shokai.co.jp/billiken_files/toy/toy_character/toy_flame_chara.html

this particular figure is already out of production, and is already considered vintage by vinyl toy standards (10 years is vintage for vinyls). the original price is not actually steep but with the limited number on the production of this toy, this bumps up the price even more. the best part is it was made by billiken!

now im very glad (and ecstatic!) that the cash i paid for this collectible was worth every cent :w00t:

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Postby CommanderEVE » 13 years ago

Wow, Astro boy is out there!!! :w00t:

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Postby richardthebrave » 13 years ago

yeah.. somehow i wish i could get a 1:1 scale of astroboy.. there is one selling in japan and if i remember correctly i think its a whopping 180,000 yen for that kind of statue

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Postby CommanderEVE » 13 years ago

Yeah it would be that much, becuase there are very few and pulse the size.

Astro has to be about 3 foot 8 or some thing.

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Postby richardthebrave » 13 years ago

"Sparx" wrote:Yeah it would be that much, becuase there are very few and pulse the size.

Astro has to be about 3 foot 8 or some thing.


yeah, i just rechecked the magazine again. its 153 cm tall, which means 53.15 inches or 4.4 feet.

wish i had lotsa money :whistling:
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Postby astro-me » 13 years ago

I don't have any! Wahh!
Go :astro: stro Boy!

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Postby Fauna » 13 years ago

I've ordered two PVC Takara figurines, (one of Denkou flying behind Astro, and another with Tenma reaching out to grab Astro as the boy stands on Robotania) and they'll probably show up on Tuesday or Wednesday. Once they do, I'll put up some scans & pictures.
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Postby astro-me » 13 years ago

"Fauna" wrote:I've ordered two PVC Takara figurines, (one of Denkou flying behind Astro, and another with Tenma reaching out to grab Astro as the boy stands on Robotania) and they'll probably show up on Tuesday or Wednesday. Once they do, I'll put up some scans & pictures.

Wow.
I saw an Astro Boy life size statue online, and it cost $9,000.
Go :astro: stro Boy!



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Postby Fauna » 13 years ago

I may as well but up the online shop's pictures of the toys:
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Don't worry, they look better than the store pictures.
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Postby mobsix » 11 years ago

just want to share this...My astro boy with my 6yr.old daughter.

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