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gutstheberserker
10-20-2005, 12:57 PM
Just wondering how rare the 12" Brazilian Joes are like Falcon?

Fabio
10-20-2005, 01:12 PM
Just wondering how rare the 12" Brazilian Joes are like Falcon?

VERY rare if you're looking for ORIGINAL dolls with the original clothes and accessories, with no Max Steel parts on them. You can find some at Mercado Livre, but these are mostly restored dolls with reproduction boxes. There is one in there right now going for about USD220.

I had a lot of Falcon toys back when I was a kid, and some time ago I found some stuff in my house's attic. The rubber joints had dissolved over time so I basically had a bunch of parts, a jeep and a little trailer. I found out about a guy who collects Falcon and had a nice deal with him: he took all the parts I found, assembled/restored 2 dolls (with the original clothes I still have) and he kept the remaining parts for himself. So I have 2 Falcons today, one of which dates way back to 1978!

It is funny how "cheap" they look standing near to my bbi U-2 pilot anyways!

cutter27
10-21-2005, 04:21 PM
thanks for the info, fabio! i was wondering about this myself. :)

Corredor X
10-25-2005, 10:05 PM
VERY rare if you're looking for ORIGINAL dolls with the original clothes and accessories, with no Max Steel parts on them. You can find some at Mercado Livre, but these are mostly restored dolls with reproduction boxes. There is one in there right now going for about USD220.
This is the reason I don't have a Falcon :(

Everything Falcon-related in Mercado Livre usually goes for a very expensive price. Lots of people discovered that and, like Fabio, went to their attics to found just a lot of loose parts. But they sell them anyway... Seriously, you can buy a complete Comandos em Ação figure with the price they ask for half a leg of Falcon :D Now imagine the price they ask for a complete Torak, Condor or even a Roboy... Not to mention the vehicles...

gutstheberserker
10-26-2005, 10:33 AM
I just won this one. When was it made -- anybody have any info?http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=6006750874&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT

Corredor X
10-26-2005, 12:56 PM
Great find! It's a 1994 one. You can find more information about it on this page, Louco Por Bonecos (http://www.loucoporbonecos.com.br/site_em_ingl%EAs/falcon80_ingles.htm). I've linked you straight to the english version of the page, OK? Be sure to take a look on his other articles and customs!

gutstheberserker
10-26-2005, 01:52 PM
Great site. Thanks for the info. I espeically liked the De Aco custom figure.

airedevon
10-26-2005, 03:03 PM
Felipe's site, Loucoporbonecos, is indeed a really cool site! It helped me out a great deal years ago when I started researching and collecting vintage Falcon 12" figures! And the customs are a lot of fun! Corredor X, thanks for posting the link for everyone!

Another site that is really great - and is very accurate (for those of us who are trying to piece together sets :-) is Luciano's site Falcon1175. Luciano has meticulously assembled Falcon figures and accessory sets for people to use as a reliable reference. When comparing the pictures on the Falcon1175 site with pictures of the same sets in vintage Estrela catalogs, the one-to-one correspondence is remarkable! Although there is an occasional omission (like the masks that go with the Futurista black and red jumpsuit set), Luciano's site is dream come true!

Falcon 1175 Vintage 12" :
http://falcon1175.com/falconcollection.html

Falcon1175 Modern 12"
http://falcon1175.com/CLASSICOSFALCON.html

Getting vintage 12" Falcon figures complete and in good condition is a real challenge (MOC and MIB - unbelievably difficult)- but well worth it! Many of the sets add a wonderful twist to vintage GI Joe Adventure Team sets...

The modern 12" Falcon figures from the 1990's, are, of course, easier to find - but even they are becoming scarce. The one that took me the longest to find (2 years of looking) was the MIB Storm Shadow version figure.

Here's another useful site:
http://www.falcon77.hpg.ig.com.br/nacaixa.htm