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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:29 pm 
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Okay. I stand corrected. I guess I don't have a white whale.

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 7:50 pm 
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alcinde4 wrote:
Okay. I stand corrected. I guess I don't have a white whale.

Ha! Good show.

We can all have our own definitions. Or maybe we can come up with a secondary term for something you want a lot that is hard to find, but doesn't meet the White Whale standard. Maybe just a "Whale". It's not like you see whales all that often in general.


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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:40 am 
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How about "minnow?"

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
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marillion wrote:
How about "minnow?"

:P

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As in S.S.?

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:06 pm 
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LordMudd wrote:
marillion wrote:
How about "minnow?"


As in S.S.?

Which leads me to ask: "Why the shortage of Gilligan's Island action figures?"

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Which leads me to ask: "Why the shortage of Gilligan's Island action figures?"


Duh. They're stranded on a desert island. No one can find them. Wait. Wouldn't that make them like JLU?

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:35 pm 
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Cantina-Dan wrote:
Which leads me to ask: "Why the shortage of Gilligan's Island action figures?"


I seem to remember Playskool (I think it was) making a great SS Minnow toy with almost Galactic Heroes style figures of Gilligan, Skipper and Mary Ann in the mid-seventies. Then there were those Mego-wannabes that TRU had about ten years ago...


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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:32 am 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
Cantina-Dan wrote:
Which leads me to ask: "Why the shortage of Gilligan's Island action figures?"


I seem to remember Playskool (I think it was) making a great SS Minnow toy with almost Galactic Heroes style figures of Gilligan, Skipper and Mary Ann in the mid-seventies. Then there were those Mego-wannabes that TRU had about ten years ago...

I think I've seen that too. They also made an island playset. It MIGHT have floated like a bathtoy, can;t completely remember...

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:44 am 
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Jim_Abell wrote:
I seem to remember Playskool (I think it was) making a great SS Minnow toy with almost Galactic Heroes style figures of Gilligan, Skipper and Mary Ann in the mid-seventies

That sounds familiar. We need to track down pics.

Then there were these PVCs I picked up years ago, who knows where...

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
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Cantina-Dan wrote:
Jim_Abell wrote:
I seem to remember Playskool (I think it was) making a great SS Minnow toy with almost Galactic Heroes style figures of Gilligan, Skipper and Mary Ann in the mid-seventies

That sounds familiar. We need to track down pics.

Then there were these PVCs I picked up years ago, who knows where...

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Check this page out. I was right, there was a floating playset in 1977 (but it was based off the cartoon):

http://www.tvtoys.com/library/gilligans ... index.html

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
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For some reason, I'm thinking Gilligan's Island is an expensive property. That would explain the lack of toys while so many other classic TV properties have them.

Any toy biz savvy board members confirm or deny this spectulation?

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:44 pm 
Millenium Falcon Extraordinaire from tru. Yeah, it probably hopeless at best. I see it on ebay for thousands. Id trade my Silver Surfer theater display for it tho. My friend calls it the biggest action figure ever and he is soooo right.


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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
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I went thru a small toy museum in Oklahoma once, they had a life size fiberglass Hal Green Lantern figure.

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:45 am 
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The Action Figure and Toy Museum in Paul's Valley, Okla!

I was there a few years back... and was going to do a feature on it... that I still haven't finished...

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 Post subject: Re: Your White Whale
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The Action Figure and Toy Museum in Paul's Valley, Okla!

I was there a few years back... and was going to do a feature on it... that I still haven't finished...

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Man, what's the deal with Oklahoma?? They get all the JLU's before everyone else, AND they have an Action Figure MUSEUM?????

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