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British Bobby: A lucky find
« on: April 11, 2013, 19:18:36 »
I have been looking out on ebay for a 'British Bobby' (policeman) figure for some time. This is a fixed-wrist klicky in very dark blue plastic with a special helmet. It (and other klickies and sets) was marketed under the brand name Play People by Marx toys in the UK between about 1975 and 1980. (see here for more details of Play People: http://www.playmofriends.com/forum/index.php?action=post;quote=29333;topic=2576.20;last_msg=29736). I think the klickies were manufactured by PM and at least some of the accessories (like the helmet) were made in Swansea. Or maybe geobra made all the parts and Marx toys just assembled the klickies and sets, with new packaging.

The British Bobby klicky is highly desirable and fetches high prices; four days ago one went for £67 on ebay (28 bids, 9 bidders), NOT a price I am prepared to pay. However, I was recently looking for some old fixed-wrist klickies and found a lot of 47 which looked suitable. In one corner of the listing picture I noticed one of the klickies was a sherrif wearing THE helmet.  Well, I won the lot for just £4.20. When it arrived (today) I discovered it contained FOUR of the dark blue police klickies (3 male, 1 female), the helmet and also two flat police hats from the Marx Toys range. What a bargain!



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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2013, 20:14:40 »
That's a great find!

I love those dark blue klickys :love: , I don't think I have the shorter hats for them though... Hard to find a matching color.
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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2013, 20:18:53 »
Great bargain!
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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 19:05:19 »
That's a great deal! I have just one of them and one of the shorter hats. It would be great if one came out in the Fi?ures series. I wonder of the hat shape is trademarked/copyrighted?

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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 19:07:49 »
I've picked up loads of them over the years from ebay. Always look in the photos of old grouped Klickies or Playpeople as he is normally in there, and can be picked up for a couple of quid for the lot

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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 22:36:26 »
Great find! I love the helmet!

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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 11:45:55 »
Very nice the dark Klickies look very smart and shiny in the 1st photo and the hats look really nice particularly the traditional bobbies hat what a lucky find :)

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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 12:01:30 »
great find, always pays off to watch closely for those lots.

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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2013, 22:19:05 »
One of these - without the white cuffs - has just sold for £56.87 on ebay UK   8}
(I've got 2 complete ones   ;D ;D  - I did have a third without the helmet but I dropped it and the foot broke  :'( )

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Re: British Bobby: A lucky find
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2013, 22:24:30 »
One of these - without the white cuffs - has just sold for £56.87 on ebay UK   8}
(I've got 2 complete ones   ;D ;D  - I did have a third without the helmet but I dropped it and the foot broke  :'( )

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