The Other Side Of Fanboying! Collecting! Buffy The Vampire Slayer Style! Action Figures! Prototypes! Master Casts! Unproduced Figures! And More!

There are so many different aspects to being a Fanboy I can’t even begin to scratch the surface.

And I realize that I’m probably going to be teased but you know what, like that’s never happened before. It was suggested me, that I should catalog all my collectables and such and the Virgo in me was like, “YES!” That was very smart.

I also thought… Gosh, I could share one of my collections with you all and if anyone else out there has an awesome collection of stuff, I could encourage you all to share it as well.

As you all know, I’m a huge fan of Buffy The Vampire Slayer. HUGE FAN! And back in the day they had a moderately successful action figure line.

The line was started by MAC Action figures and the first wave features Buffy, Willow, Angel and The Master.

It lasted for I believe four lines during which time a line of Angel action figures was also produced.

When MAC filed for chapter 11 (I believe, don’t quote me) Diamond Select Toys took the line over and produced several different lines with various characters.

Towards the end of the Buffy The Vampire Slayer action figure line there was a whole wave of Willow action figures that were left unproduced.

I’m a resourceful guy… So… I may have happened upon some really rare figures.

I have all of the commercially available figures but what I really enjoy collecting are the prototype figures and figures created during the production process.

The process is called tooling where all the parts are assembled and molds are created. Then the molds have to be tested, altered and paint samples created for the factories in China.

Below are some of my collection of Buffy The Vampire Slayer prototypes, T1 figures, and master casts. Enjoy!

If you have a collection that you want to share, I would love to feature it here! Drop me a line at mike at mikethefanboy.com

And gaze at the photos below!

Buffy the vampire slayer action figure prototype MAC wave 1 rare sarah michelle gellar

Buffy the vampire slayer action figure prototype MAC wave 1 rare sarah michelle gellar

This is the MAC wave 1 Buffy action figure prototype. It’s a T1 or test shot for the mold.

Band Candy Giles Action Figure paint sample prototype rare Buffy the vampire slayer action figure prototype MAC wave 1 rare sarah michelle gellar

Band Candy Giles Action Figure paint sample prototype rare Buffy the vampire slayer action figure prototype MAC wave 1 rare sarah michelle gellar

This is the unproduced Band Candy Giles paint sample prototype. This figure was never made and is probably one of the only one in existence.

Anya action figure prototype head mold sculpt rare buffy the vampire slayer action figure prototype MAC wave 1 rare sarah michelle gellar

Anya Buffy The Vampire Slayer Head Mold prototype

Anya action figure prototype head mold sculpt rare buffy the vampire slayer action figure prototype MAC wave 1 rare sarah michelle gellar

Anya Buffy The Vampire Slayer Head Mold prototype

This is the rare Anya action figure head sculpt. These are done in various stages to make sure the facial features are accurate.

Halloween Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Halloween Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the unproduced Halloween Willow action figure prototype. There are notes on the figure for manufacturing purposes to make sure it’s correct at the foctory.

Halloween Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Halloween Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Halloween Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Halloween Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

These are two alternate versions of the Halloween Willow figure which again was unproduced.

tough love Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

tough love Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

tough love Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

tough love Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is another unproduced Willow figure. It was from the episode Tough Love. The top two versions are prototypes.

tough love Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

tough love Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the third Tough Love Willow prototype I have. It’s a touch different with some notes written on it.

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the rare vampire Dopplegangland Willow figure. Also unproduced, it’s very rare.

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Dopplegangland vampire Willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This again is the Vampire Dopplegangland willow figure in various stages of development. The top is one of the finished prototypes, the bottom two are figures in different variations, with different hair of the same figure.

Prom dress buffy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Prom dress buffy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the prom dress Buffy figure from the Buffy and Angel two pack.

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together forever willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the first shot prototype from the Together Forever Willow two pack.

Chosen willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Chosen willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the factory error Chosen willow. Notice the elongated neckline.

Chosen willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Chosen willow prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the Fixed Chosen Willow prototype.

season 5 anya prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

season 5 anya prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the season 5 Anya prototype. This is a full set with all the pieces that came with the figure set. It is signed by Emma Caulfield.

Darla prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Darla prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Darla prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

These are prototype from the Spike and Darla wave. They were done in bright red and green. I’m not sure why, lol…

beneath you spike prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

beneath you spike prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Beneath You Spike prototype also done in bright red.

Chosen Buffy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Chosen Buffy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is Chosen Buffy with Scythe first shot.

the master prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

the master prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

MAC The Master action figure first shot.

xander MAC prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

xander MAC prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the Xander MAC Sculpt first shot figure.

Fyarl Demon Giles prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Fyarl Demon Giles prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Fyarl Demon giles action figure. (one of my favorites)

buffy first shot prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

buffy first shot prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the Buffy Prototype from the season 1 finale where Buffy fights the Master.

Angel first shot prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Angel first shot prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Angel first Shot prototype action figure. From the Angel series.

Kennedy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Kennedy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Kennedy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Kennedy prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

These are two prototypes of Kennedy, my least favorite character in the history of Buffy, but still.

Cordelia  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Cordelia  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Cordelia rare Angel action figure first shot. Ask me why they spray painted it Lime Green? I have no idea! LOL…

chosen giles prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

chosen giles prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

chosen giles prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

chosen giles prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the Chosen Giles figure. The top is the paint sample and the bottom is the prototype first shot.

vampire xander master cast prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

vampire xander master cast prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

This is the Vampire Xander master cast. It was another unproduced figure and I believe that this is the only one in existence.

angel master cast prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

angel master cast prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Angel, David Boreanaz first shot prototype figure.

red dress glory prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

red dress glory prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Red Dress Glory action figure prototype

graduation day faith prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

graduation day faith prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Graduation Day Faith action figure prototype

Werewolf OZ  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Werewolf OZ  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Werewolf OZ action figure prototype signed by Seth Green

season 7 xander paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

season 7 xander paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

princess cordelia paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

princess cordelia paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Xander and Cordelia paint samples that were on display at SDCC

your welcome cordelia paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

your welcome cordelia paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Your Welcome Cordelia full action figure prototype with base

anya ornament prototype paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

anya ornament prototype paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

anya ornament prototype paint sample  prototype action figure buffy the vampire slayer

Anya prototype ornament signed on the bottom.

And that as we say is that… Again if you have a collection to share, I would love to feature it!

Until next time kids…

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