I started a Sun-Man and Butterfly Woman, Twitter account, Facebook account and Myspace account if anyone wants to check them out.
TIME OF THE TWINS
TEST OF THE TWINS
WAR OF THE TWINS
IN THE NAME OF GRAYSKULL
GRANT ME THE POWER
BY THE POWER OF GRAYSKULL
I HAVE THE POWER
FOR THE HONOR OF GRAYSKULL
I AM SHE-RA
@ Monteeg-I recently found out there were two versions as well. However, I dont know the difference between the two. Is your Pig-Head complete?
@ Heros-Do you have any of the figures?
Amandla was used as a rallying cry in anti-Apartheid years in South Africa (so it was quite symbolic that they chose it for one of the Olmec toys), and it's also a common forename over there.
By the way, even though this word doesn't feature funny-sounding clicks, it does feature another relatively rare sound: the dl is not pronounced [dl] as in Adler, but rather [ɮ], which is the voiced version (cf. voiceless [s] vs. voiced [z] in English "sip" and "zip") of that curious lateral-fricative [ɬ] sound "between an L and an SH" that the Welsh make in words spelled with a "ll" (such as llwyd [ˈɬʊɪ̯d] "grey", which is the source of the surname Lloyd). That is, Amandla actually sounds something like "AmanL·ZHa" [àˈmáː.ⁿɮà̤] (you can hear it here at 0:14).
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thorns2: It seems to me that the later Sun-Man figures on the NA-themed card are using the Kikto head mold.
BTW, here's an intersting tidbit of information: If you do a search for Olmec copyrights, the only characters that have entries from the Sun-Man/Rulers of the Sun line are Sun-Man, Pig Head and someone called Pow-Man. I'm assuming this was an early unused name for either Sun-Man or Pig Head.
I heard the Pig Head variation is in his chest spikes-armor. I think one is standard and the other, bulky.
My Pig Head is in graceful condition, with his chest armor (standard).
Unfortunately, I do not have his weapons (shield and club) and I am looking for both
Want to bring this thread back to life in the hopes it can lead to more Sun Man/Butterfly Woman finds. I recenlty picked up a few figures from the lines and want to keep the search out for any more that may be out there.
Anyone come across any loose or MOC Sun Man or Butterfly Woman figures?
Funny thing is, Yla Eason (creator of Sunman and Olmec toys), had cheated many people with these toys of hers. The story goes..what started out as good intentions led to greed and last I heard she went into hiding. She had made some G.I.Joe knockoffs called "Bronze Bombers", she made some money..got in some circles and before you know it..she bought the old molds for the G.I.Joe figures. She made a deal with the chinese military or something to the extent where they had prisoners build these toys using these molds, in a prison factory facility. Not using any protective gear from the toxic plastic fumes. Then she had the parts shipped to a tax free area in Virginia where they would be assembled and packaged, then a premium would be charged for the figure which was essentially a repainted G.I.Joe at double the price marketed towards the black community. She ended up owing some lenders over a million dollars and a civil suit was filed against her..thats when she fled as she owed the chinese military some money as well.
She was in the process of making some Malcolm X dolls in the 90's.. I believe 1,600 dolls had been seized..now thats a collectible.
Shes the John Z DeLorean of toys.
Here's a pic of the Bolt Man, Digitino,and Butterfly Woman I picked up.
Congratulations, my friend !
Your collection is awesome...
Besides Digitino and Bolt Man , I only saw a loose Holograph pop up on eBay a year ago.
I hope you complete your SM collection soon...
I still like to see Pig Head second version. Anyone ?
Was that Digitino from the Ebay seller who had a few of them about a month back? Missed out on those somehow.
I do have a loose complete Holographo, traded my MOC one to the owner of the onlinetoyshow site awhile back for the loose complete one.
No, this is not from that ebay seller, but the Butterfly Woman is from him. I was lucky enough to get her on a second chance offer from him. Nice guy.
Do you know how many Bolt Man, Holographo, Digitino and Space Sumo are known (loose and MOC) ?
My findings have only produced 4 Halographo's (3 MOC 1 Loose), 3 Bolt Man (2 MOC, 1 Loose) 4 Diginito's (3 MOC, 1 Loose) and 2 Space Sumo's (1 MOC, 1 Loose). 90% of these all belong to one collector Ive met.
Something im not getting here..based on the articles headline, what makes these figures so positive? I get that there arent many African American action figures but there arent many Hispanic, Asian, or native american figures. Every toyline that I know of has at least a few ethnic figures and I agree that most toylines are pre-dominantly white...But I dont get what this lady is trying to say...the figures have weapons and are action figures like any other...so the fact that they are predominantly african american...does that make them positive? So are white action figures negative???
Not trying to troll here, Im not picking sides, im a white male in an interracial marriage..my wife could care less about the color of our kids action figures...sounds like an angry woman to me...just sayin.
And then..in regards to the comic..pig face living in a cave?????? I grew up in the Queens NY public school system...I heard all I had to hear about the people who live in caves. Better yet...google "cave ***** and see what comes up.
Or maybe im just reading between the lines?
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Making some new friends as I meet new folks and talking about the Sun Man line. Any new updates from anyone out there. There's got to be a collector on the org who has some loose or MOC, right?
This line is great, but I never heard of it before this thread,makes me feeling like starting to collect it and has so much potential do be done in MOTUC style!
It seems my Pig Head is getting famous...his former owner made a video and posted on youtube.
He said he sold this figure in an auction...
I'm still looking for pictures of the Pig Head variant...
Just picked up a nicely carded Pig Head along with a first and second release of Sun Man himself. Thought Id share the fun.