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My Archer Army Is Growing!

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Over the past few weeks I've been adding to my Archer Space People collection. Each set of two Spacemen had one figure with the helmet stuck on so tight I had to break out the modeling tools to crack them off. They were ugly things! The 10-figure auction included a fairly hard to find "walking" spacewoman. This set must have been together since the 50's and belonged to a family with two children because several of the figures have an "F" scratched at the bottom of the feet and the others have an "S". With the exception of the initials scratched on the feet, all of the figures except two bronze robots are in great and almost un-played with condition. Last night I picked up this child figure with antenna still intact, a fairly hard to find feature. As far as color, I think I'm partial to the silver figures.

All photos are from the auctions:

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A couple test-shots... (new garage door=buried goodies get to see the light of day again! Well, for a little while at least :wacko: )

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Are those Archer releases TM? Never saw them in red and didn't think they were produced in soft plastic. Cool!

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Are those Archer releases TM? Never saw them in red and didn't think they were produced in soft plastic. Cool!

Well, TM93... I've had them for a LONG time, but I'm not positive of origin... they're actually not soft plastic, they're an odd dull finish hard plastic (really somewhat nice looking), and are vintage test-shots (maybe even first-shots) with a few small flaws (suck marks). I thought you'd get a kick out of seeing them ;)

Oh... and if I recall correctly, I believe a shot (what the mold would make in one cycle) contained just 4 figures, 2 of each girl...

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Don't get me wrong, I really enjoyed seeing them. Here are a few pics from auctions that closed recently with some nice Archer figures. Sadly, they'll be part of someone else's collection.

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Oh, no, TM93, like I say I knew you'd get a kick out of them! (I kind of forgot I even had them)

Recently? Didn't those end today? ;) If so, I'd gone to that auction every month for 12+ years or so, but in recent years too many eBay $#!t-pickers have ruined it... not many good deals left there :blink: Also, a lot of junk at times.

I was actually thinking about going today, but didn't see too much I wanted... there was a couple robots though.

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My Archer Army is growing too. Here's my War of The Worlds playset.

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Newbie, that playset is super!

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My Archer Outer Space set as well as other Archer items in my collection.

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My Archer Outer Space set as well as other Archer items in my collection.

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More Archer items.

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My Archer collection is growing rapidly.

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Large version of My Archer War of the Worlds playset.

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Have seen some of them recently. whats a fair price for them, they're dang cool!

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I'm the one that started this thread but my collection pales in comparison to Playset's, some high dollar items there that NEVER come cheap! The spacemen can be purchased for little money but wait for ones in good condition and are not broken. Also be aware that Glencoe re-issued the spacemen/woman in the early 90's. Vintage figures were never produced in blue, red, or mint-green plastic. See my thread on telling the difference between vintage and Glencoe figures.

Top-notch collection Playset!!!

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