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gort



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:55 pm    Post subject: Wanted: Mettoy Busy Bodies Robot Reply with quote

Not a Cyborg or even a Micronaut, but he does still have visible innards...

I'm looking for a complete example of this robot from the Busy Bodies space range sold in the UK by Mettoy in the 70's:



If anyone even has a pic of a complete one I'd appreciate it. I'd also like to see any cardbacks/boxes etc showing the entire space line.

I'm interested in buying any other figures from the line as well, whether I have them or not:



Thanks for looking



(Clear bodied robot figure? Some sort of alien/monster suit fitted over a base body? What kind of idea is that for a toy line? http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f227/toyspace72/AFA/british_toys.jpg)
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Kikaider



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry gort,

I don't have any info. on these guys but your picture sparked my memory. I had one of green warrior guys, and I "think" he came in a frisbee that was a spaceship (had a cockpit in the center for him to sit and a plastic bubble went over him. I couldn't remember what the heck figure came in the frisbee (I had that longer than I had the figure), but your picture reminded me.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey gort

stick an advert in model mart, or what ever it is called this week-seriously.
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gort



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kikaider, thanks a lot for the info. Now you mention it I'm pretty sure I remember reading about a frisbee like spaceship when I first started looking into it, but the website that was on has updated and all the old stuff was lost so I'd forgotten about that. I'll start adding that to my requests for info as it's the kind of thing people remember (and I defiantly need one of those!)

Proteus, thanks for the tip, it's got to be worth a try. This line is becoming something of an obsession.
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Kikaider



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried to look for some stuff on the net after you mentioned them, and I couldn't come up with anything. A few links to expired Ebay auctions was all I could find. I hate when I search for info. and I come up with a crapload of expired auction stuff. Good luck on the search, gort, and I will keep my eyes open and let you know if I come across anything.
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johnnyhottrod



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are these an early version of the playskool figures-a few of the figures slightly resemble their basic build..
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gort



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2008 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I understand Busy Bodies were a licensed British version of Play Big, produced in Germany. Mettoy developed a few new lines like the Space line but the basic figure construction was from Play Big.
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Lee Chappell



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Gort,

New to this site. I rememeber these too. They were Busy Bodies. The Frisbee is correct - last time I saw one was at least 30 years ago. The frisbee has a recess in the centre where the figure could sit, with stickers in it to resemble a control panel. The colours of the frisbee were various, I remember one being a bit candy apple red.

Not sure how well the figure would stay in when throwing the frisbee though..... Laughing
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gort



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Lee, welcome to the site!

Thanks a lot for confirming the frisbee, and especially the extra details. The more info I have the easier it may be trying to track one down.

If anyone has any Busy Bodies Space toys for sale please contact me.

Anyone else with memories or pictures to share, I'd be grateful.
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dokuroking



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen those before, but the clear one is really cool
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Alex77



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.flickr.com/photos/39903402@N08/3661008488/

Hello, I'm new to visibleinnards. I picked this up at a local market the other day.
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Neutron X



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WELCOME ALEX77!!! Cool pic too!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Neutron X,
I just missed out on the whole micronauts/Henshin thing as a kid, but I kept getting incomplete figures from my older cousins, including a footless (Muton) king walder, which I had no idea what it was till I googled around a few years ago. It had been driving me crazy for years. They are the coolest figures ever. Some amazing pics here!
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gort



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex77 wrote:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/39903402@N08/3661008488/

Hello, I'm new to visibleinnards. I picked this up at a local market the other day.


Nice find! If you're thinking of selling him I could always use another.

And welcome aboard, btw Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mettoy was the parent company of Corgi Diecast Cars n'est pas? Wink
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