The first new addition is the 1970s cereal premium vinyl Count Chocula. I have been after one of these for some time and actually made a mistake a veteran collector like myself should never make. I made a purchase before being totally sure I knew what I was buying. Luckily it wasn't a costly mistake and will allow for a nice comparison shot.....
The count on the left is the actual vintage 70s version. The count on the right is a remade version that was sold in the 90s. I bought the remake version a few months back thinking it was an original. Oops! Anyway the remake has a more "plastic/cheap" look to it. Plus it's a lousy mold and is lop sided. I had to use the candle in the pic to prop it up since it can't stand on its own. Now to the real deal. This Count is a bit taller and has more muted coloration. He has a few flaws here and there but I got him for a good price compared to what some were going for around halloween time. I'm hoping to eventually add Fruit Brute, Boo Berry, and Frankenberry to complete the set. Hopefully you'll be seeing them in a future newbie post.
The second and final newbie this week is ....... 1989 Estrela Black Batman from Brazil.
So Super Powers is one of my all time favorite toy lines. And it just so happens that Batman is my favorite characters from the line. As you can imagine adding this guy was pretty exciting. Here is a bit of background on this piece. He was released in Brazil in 1989 to coincide with the release of Tim Burton's Batman. As you can see in the pic below Estrela used the exact same sculpt used for the original Grey and Blue Batman (my first series carded Batman was happy to help with a comparison)
Now from what I understand is this guy was only made for a short period of time and no carded examples are known to exist. I gotta say he looks awesome. This figure was actually also used on the back on the Toy Biz Batman that was released here in the States.
My Toy Biz Batman - The figure you recieved was not the figure pictured on the back
So that'll do it for week 2 of Nerd Nook Newbies. I hope I can keep the new and exciting stuff rolling in!
"What are you!!!!!!"