Monday, June 17, 2013

My New Guy

Handsome World Peacekeepers action figure

I finally found this older World Peacekeepers guy at a price I was willing to pay ($12.99 + $4.51 shipping). 

I initially saw him in one of Vanessa's stories where he is William Langford,Camille's husband. I wasn't too interested in him at first.  His face is too narrow, I thought; but the more I saw him in Morristown, the more he grew on me and the desire to add him to my playscale male family -- minus any stories -- increased.

It took several months for me to find him on eBay.  I have either been outbid or I forgot to bid on past auctions.  On others, I passed, because the sellers were asking up to $50.  My desire for him wasn't that great.

Thanks to the heads up from Facebook friend Dee Mahogany Dee (who won one on eBay several months ago), I finally have him.


He arrived nude.  Because of that and the couple of nicks on both shins, I would have preferred to pay less.   He had been listed for $24 or best offer.  There was no way I would have ever paid $23.99 for him in his current condition.  So I offered $9.99, just to test the waters.  The seller countered with $14.99.  I countered that with $12.99 and included a comment to seller that I was concerned about the leg nicks; and based on the auction image of him leaning against a wall, I was not sure if he could stand without assistance.  Instead of addressing my concerns, the seller accepted my $12.99 offer.  Thus his presence. 


I dressed him in the first readily available fashion I saw:  Ken Fashionista yellow sleeveless hoodie with Malibu Beach graphics, gray shorts, and black sandals.  It's so not him but it is seasonably appropriate.

I am satisfied to have found him and also relieved that he is able to stand on his own.

Thanks again Dee!



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12 comments:

  1. Congrats on your new acquisition! I have this guy but he hasn't gotten a lot of photo time, probably because he has gloved hands. Have to do something about that. Enjoy!

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    1. Those gloved hands can pose a problem. I hope you can do something about that soon. He's such a nice-looking guy not to get some play action.

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  2. Congratulations. I was able to pick him up during Christmas at a pop up toy store.

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    1. Wonderful. I would love to have found him new, but no such luck. I am still waiting for the different AA head sculpts in the Power Team line to arrive here at Big Lots that Ms. Leo found earlier this year.

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  3. Congrats! I'm always pleased when my blog can stimulate the economy of doll buying. LOL! Thanks for the shout out. I'm glad you got him. He looks just like a guy I dated 6 years ago.

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    1. Vanessa,

      Thanks and you are welcome!

      I am sure your blog has enabled many others with its active cast of playscale doll family characters.


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  4. Congrats on getting him. I believe I have him, but with gloved hands. That is great that your guy came play ready.

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    1. Thanks, GG.

      I have a couple of Power Team guys with gloved hands. Don't they know we don't need our guys to have molded-on gloves? They put a damper on redressing and versatility.

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  5. Wow, people are selling Power Team guys for $50?! I know it's all about supply and demand, but that's ridiculous. Glad you were able to add him to your collection.

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    1. Hey Muff,

      I don't think the guys are actually selling for $50; but some eBay sellers have certainly tried to sell them for that much.

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  6. I have seen them sell for about that! I wouldn't pay it but some would. I think they are only sold in the States and foreign buyer will pay more. Oh, I have him too! I wondering if there is a PT guy that I need to add to my collection.

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  7. Congrats on getting him! He is a cutie.

    I'm lucky to have him. Yay, yay. Nice to say that when I've missed the AA articulated Ken. Sigh.

    Thanks for sharing the information about current prices, too. I still see a few PT guys on BigLots! shelves. Not seen any AA ones lately, but there are a few selling from $10-$20 dollars, depending on the accessories.

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