21 August 2020
The sale was mainly made up of a single owner group of small-scale action figures many will remember from the 1980s and 1990
The sale was mainly made up of a single owner group of small-scale action figures many will remember from the 1980s and 1990, including Masters of the Universe, Thundercat’s, Tron, Buck Rogers, Clash of the Titans, Flash Gordon and many more.
These toys would have cost a few pounds each when originally sold, with many in the sale now reaching three or four figure sums.
Lot 5582, a Palitoy Star Wars vintage Power Droid 3 3/4" figure sold for £4560 against an initial estimate of £800. Palitoy were the UK manufacturers of the original Star Wars toys from the 1970s and are now highly sought after by collectors. Another similar Palitoy Star Wars vintage Greedo 3 3/4" figure appealed to buyers raising £3840 against an £800 pre-sale estimate.
Vectis regularly achieves high prices, including world records for selling Star Wars toys, but other less know character releases were snapped up too. A Ben Gali Belgian figure from the 1980s Thundercats cartoon television series sold for £840 against a £200 estimate. Another popular series from the same era was Masters of the Universe He-Man with a single figure snapped up for £696 against a £200 pre- sale estimate.
The selection of Kenner M.A.S.K boxed vehicles and accessories were especially popular; the 24 lots saw fierce bidding with the highlight being the M.A.S.K SWITCHBLADE vehicle selling for £2160 against a £400 estimate.
Another strong section were the Transformers. You would have to be prepared to pay a minimum of £264 to buy any one of the single toys, all the way up to £708 for the Hasbro Transformers G1 1984 Dinobot SNARL. Even empty boxes without toys commanded money; Lot 3143 Hasbro Transformers G1 1984 Soundwave, box and insert only (no toy!) sold for £168.
As with most collectable pieces the condition of these toys was excellent, they were unopened and un-played with, in essence a collector’s dream!