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#1 RobToka

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

I just returned from a trip to my parents house, and came across some pretty interesting gems!
Some were remembered, but missing, others were totally forgotten.
Kind of debated on if I should keep these finds in a single "look what I found!" post.
But, since they are all from separate collections, it seemed better to split them into the appropriate topics.


I never had much luck finding MiMP where I lived as a kid, only ever got maybe three 4-packs.
But, I came across this "Limited Edition" at KB Toys and was super excited to get them all in one punch.
I kept them under my parents bed before I had my own room, and then lost track when a lot of my toys were put in storage.
During this last trip home, after decades of wanting to finally find my old stuff, I started pulling it all out and cataloguing it to start selling/keeping things.
But, these MiMP were nowhere to be found!
I figured they were lost forever, and then this faint memory popped into my head, that seemed way too crazy to be true:
As a stupid child, I decided "oh these have always been under a bed, so I'll keep them under *my* bed now".
My bed, which had about 3.5" of clearance from the floor. Great decision, kid.
So there they remained for like 20 years, until I reached under my bed past all the dead bug and dust and fished them out.
It took and hour to clean them up, and I seem to have been too young to read the numbers on their feet, so some were smashed into the wrong slots.
Once I got it all straightened out, 2 were missing. Over the years I had found a small assortment of what I assume were the survivors from the loose packs.
But, amongst those, I did not find the 2 missing dudes (#12 Jotun Troll and #48 Hunchback).
So the 2 you see in these photos, I just grabbed off eBay because the holes were driving my OCD off the charts.
But, the Hunchback is the wrong green.

If anyone wants to trade for a classic green Hunchback I have an extra:

44 Witch Purple

38 Phantom Purple

46 Invisible Man Purple

45 Spring-Heeled Jack Red

46 Invisible Man Red

46 Invisible Man Yellow
57 Skeleton Yellow
41 Mummy Yellow
42 Charon Yellow


Maybe it's not worth even completing the set properly.
I doubt these are even worth much since they don't have the outer box that held them together (I don't know why I decided not to keep that).
Also, the box/trays are in OK condition, no major flaws, but certainly some age (discoloration and dents) on the cardboard.
Still, for whatever reason I very rarely see these particular volcano sets. Wonder why that might be?

Anyway, not bad for literally having a whole army of monsters under my bed for years  :crazy:

Hope you enjoy the photos!

 

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Edited by RobToka, 30 June 2019 - 08:32 PM.

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Posted 25 August 2019 - 07:33 AM

 Wow, nice see those again after all these years, I'm sure. Sadly all of my original MIMPs ended up in my nephews hands and from there who knows. Only G.I. Joes made it past my childhood unscathed. 


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Posted 12 October 2019 - 06:10 PM

 Wow, nice see those again after all these years, I'm sure. Sadly all of my original MIMPs ended up in my nephews hands and from there who knows. Only G.I. Joes made it past my childhood unscathed. 

That's so sad!
While these MiMP managed to survive (mostly by being forgotten) the same can't be said for many other collections.
So, I totally know how you feel, and can relate to your frustrations.

There is this certain stage of life where you just think there is no way some of these things will ever have value again, and they get mistreated, trashed, or given away.
I had a few collections that I willingly donated about 10 years ago, and have no idea what the hell I was thinking. 
Other stuff just got mixed up and messed up during some "creative" phases I had while growing up.
I went on to get somewhat decent at repainting/customizing figures, but those early experiments are just straight garbage  :lol:


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