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!
This is the MAC wave 1 Buffy action figure prototype. It’s a T1 or test shot for the mold.
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 Buffy The Vampire Slayer Head Mold prototype
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.
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.
These are two alternate versions of the Halloween Willow figure which again was unproduced.
This is another unproduced Willow figure. It was from the episode Tough Love. The top two versions are prototypes.
This is the third Tough Love Willow prototype I have. It’s a touch different with some notes written on it.
This is the rare vampire Dopplegangland Willow figure. Also unproduced, it’s very rare.
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.
This is the prom dress Buffy figure from the Buffy and Angel two pack.
This is the first shot prototype from the Together Forever Willow two pack.
This is the factory error Chosen willow. Notice the elongated neckline.
This is the Fixed Chosen Willow prototype.
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.
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 also done in bright red.
This is Chosen Buffy with Scythe first shot.
MAC The Master action figure first shot.
This is the Xander MAC Sculpt first shot figure.
Fyarl Demon giles action figure. (one of my favorites)
This is the Buffy Prototype from the season 1 finale where Buffy fights the Master.
Angel first Shot prototype action figure. From the Angel series.
These are two prototypes of Kennedy, my least favorite character in the history of Buffy, but still.
Cordelia rare Angel action figure first shot. Ask me why they spray painted it Lime Green? I have no idea! LOL…
This is the Chosen Giles figure. The top is the paint sample and the bottom is the prototype first shot.
This is the Vampire Xander master cast. It was another unproduced figure and I believe that this is the only one in existence.
Angel, David Boreanaz first shot prototype figure.
Red Dress Glory action figure prototype
Graduation Day Faith action figure prototype
Werewolf OZ action figure prototype signed by Seth Green
Xander and Cordelia paint samples that were on display at SDCC
Your Welcome Cordelia full action figure prototype with base
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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