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dratomic

Member Since 25 Feb 2003
Offline Last Active Aug 19 2014 07:11 AM

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In Topic: Smoke Gun Result

19 August 2014 - 07:11 AM

Wow. Way, way WAY more than I've seen them sell for in the past. I'll never understand the ray gun market...

 

Glad I already own one... phew!


In Topic: The Tomik 6 Shooter

12 August 2014 - 08:57 PM

It'd be expensive to do plastic figures. You'd have to cut steel molds using these masters and those cost some serious cash. Not to mention the potential risk to the mold masters...

 

On the other hand, it'd be relatively safe -- and certainly less expensive -- to make silicone molds and then cast the figures in resin. Not that hard to do for someone who knows what he or she is doing. (If I could pull it off with those Alphabots and Alphanauts, anyone can do it!)

 

Still... Sometimes it's nice to leave the unproduced stuff as unproduced. There's something cool about toys that never happened. The "what if?" scenario that romantics and poets are so fond of.

 

Maybe they exist in an alternate universe. :)


In Topic: The Tomik 6 Shooter

12 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

It was sold privately a couple years ago -- I don't know who currently owns it, though it came out of the hands of a long-time prototype collector who I believe got it directly from Islyn Thomas -- founder of Thomas Toys (the two were friends). It was listed on eBay a few years ago for waaaaaay more than I could spend. It's one of my favorite pre-production pieces, something I'd love to own, and to this day I wish I'd found a way to scrape together the money. Oh well. 


In Topic: The Pistola Espacial "wireframe" Gun

12 August 2014 - 03:20 PM

Wonderful pick up, Brady! I was watching this one and was wondering where it ended up. 

 

Mine's chrome, Alessandro's is red, I've also seen a brown one. So your fancy blue one -- love the color, btw -- makes four. I'm sure there are others. 

 

Also: My dart is different. I'm not sure if they changed it, or used multiple darts, or one of ours is incorrect. Both look right, though. A mystery!


In Topic: Spanish "zoomer" Pistol

12 August 2014 - 03:16 PM

That's a wild looking gun -- I really like it! Great find, Brady!