Monday, January 9, 2017

The Martian Chronicles (Larami)

The Martian Chronicles

Ray Bradbury has written a couple of novels during his time, so you may have heard of him before in the sci-fi community. One such novel was The Martian Chronicles which featured a series of short stories which tied together via interstitial vignettes. The novel was first published in 1950, but wasn't actually all new material. The stories themselves had originally been published in various magazines throughout the 1940's.

In 1974, Larami obtained the rights to produce figures. Unfortunately for fans, they only developed and released three alien figures - Each eight inch figure featured the same body sculpt, but a different head (mask), and different color robe.

The figures are actually based on the renditions as seen in the six hour television event by Charles Fries Productions. Reviews for the "show" were mixed at best, which is still considerably better than the popularity of the figures which seemed non existent.

However, it's because of this lack of popularity during the 70's that these days the figures will set you back considerably if you want them. Carded figures sell between $130.00 and $250.00! Mind you, that's if you can find them. They are incredibly rare - Only contributing more so to their high demand prices.

If you do plan on hunting these down, it's probably not going to be something you'll find overnight - Unless the stars are just perfectly aligned that night. Even as we type this there was only one carded orange robe figure we found, and one loose pink robe figure. They are out there -They're just not in abundance.

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