Back in 2009 I purchased this set of spacemen, primarily for the blue Best spaceman in the upper left corner. When I received the set I found two of the Premier figures, the ones with the air hoses, had a hole in their left foot; the holes are approximately 1/4" deep and 1/16" in diameter. I instantly thought, crap...who would drill holes these vintage figures and why weren't they disclosed in the auction's description, but because they weren't my primary focus I stored them in a box and forgot about them.
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Wooooosh...flash forward to January 2015. After sending Phil a Marx Jumpie for his collection he offered me an assortment of spacemen in trade; in the picture he forwarded I saw another Premier figure, the one with the Egyptian-looking head-gear, with a similar hole in the right foot. Upon receiving the figure I found the hole to be the exact depth and diameter as the ones in my collection and came to realize they were manufactured that way. Why they have holes in their feet is beyond me; some of the figures were packaged with small rockets they could stand on, but I've never seen a rocket that had a peg for mating with the holes in the feet. Does anyone else have Premier figures with holes; if so, which figure is it and which foot has the hole? Premier made four figures:
1) Figure with air hose (both of my examples have holes in their left foot)
2) Figure with Egyptian-looking head-gear (the example I received from Phil has a hole in its right foot)
3) Figure pointing a ray gun (pistol) in the air
4) Figure holding a rifle across his chest
The percentage of figures with holes seems to be fairly low; I've only seen two until I received Phil's in trade, and I believe he said he had a couple more. Any thoughts as to why the holes are there?
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