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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Japanese Headmaster Shuffler, the Elusive Exclusive

Pretty much everyone knows about this figure by now, it used to be cloaked in obscurity five or ten years ago, but with the advent of the KO reissues a couple of years ago the Exclusive Japanese Headmasters became a lot more common. Personally I thought as soon as the KO's hit the market the vintage figures would be super easy to find. What I didn't count on was a lot of other collectors like myself who only want the real thing. So while the price on some of these guys may have dropped, their availability never increased. So a couple of months ago I finally found the last color Headmaster I needed, and it of course is the rarest of the bunch: Shuffler.

So instead of talking about what a chore finding this guy was I think I'll just throw up some pics and quick annotations. That's what everyone likes to see anyway :)

Collect ALL the Headmasters!



A quick comparison shot. You can see the eye on the KO isn't as pretty, and the rivets are different. The details on the KO also are not as sharp.
And because I just can't help it:



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8 comments:

  1. Whoa! Nice! Where did you find him, eBay or a fellow collector? Glad to see another post!

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    1. He was originally on eBay, but never sold. So I contacted the seller directly and we worked something out. And thanks! As soon as I finish with all this Charticon stuff I'll probably start posting a lot more!

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  2. oh man, that's so awesome! congrats man. I still want to hear the story of how you found it. Email me you slacker!

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  3. Never realized before just how glossy the original is over the KO.

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    1. Yeah you really can't tell until they are side by side.

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  4. Rad,I just scored a set of OG headmaster teens too!! They are awesome, and Shuffler takes the cake! The white ones are sick, I was eyeing them up a year and a half ago. Great pics and thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks! Yeah I absolutely love these guys!

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