Thursday, July 13, 2017

Unarmed Parachuting Apes!

Very happy to have finally tracked down this tough as nails variant in one of my favourite toy themes of all time, Parachutin' Rack Toys.

For some reason, Azrak Hamway made a running change to the their Planet of the Apes parachute figures. They came armed and unarmed, which is befuddling considering they probably only made these for a year or so.

I'm guessing by the fact that the armed Apes are so much easier to track down than the "pacifist" versions (seriously this took me ten years to find one) that they came later but honestly, I don't know much as to why they'd make a completely new figure for a dime store toy.

Another "Unsolved AHI Mystery", stay tuned.....

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Gamera977 said...

Anyone know if there was ever a Dan 'D.B.' Cooper paratrooper figure? Sounds like a natural...

Anonymous said...

On Amazon .com, there is an ad from 2011. Maybe the artist, Rick Lynn, made a limited edition [bobblehead doll], of the famous crook: D.B Cooper.

I think the company that made this B. doll, only made 100 of them. Maybe the doll is 10 inches long.

Here is a link to this toy:

Have a good one. :)

Gamera977 said...

Oh wow, thanks!!! That's hilarious. You just made my day!

Anonymous said...

Hi Gamera977,

No problem. :D


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