I’ve shown you items from my collection before, but you’re in for a treat today. This beautifully sculpted toy capture Rainbow Brite’s likeness like no other. Some collectors think that H.G. Toys employed Neca artists to craft the figure, but don’t quote me on that. I think it’s probably more likely they used a prototype from McFarlane Toys, due to the total lack of articulation. The paint is a little sloppy, but for a toy produced in the mid-80’s you have to expect that.
This phone is 25 years old, and has been played with roughly at some point. I have a plea to all the parents out there: don’t let your kids play with their toys. Please! All they do is lose the pieces and break things, making it hard for us collectors. Take my advice, and just give them an iPad. That’s all they really want anyway.
One of the things I love about this toy is the fact that it still has the original string cord for the phone receiver. I can’t tell you how many of these I have seen where the cord had been cut. So cool! You can find replacement strings on eBay, but don’t be fooled by fakes!
Typically, these phones were produced in the land of unicorns and rainbows, but this variant was produced in Long Beach, making it even more rare. I’m sure this would sell for a few thousand bucks on eBay, but you’ll never get me to sell. You’ll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands, you damn dirty ape!