There’s a Bat in the Shadows

Recently I went to a pretty large toy fair at the NEC in Birmingham, these fairs contain a pretty decent range of toys, the golden age of dinky/corgi right up to modern figures. I’m usually on the lookout for Transformers, but recently I’ve been on a bit of an 80’s cartoon/toy line kick and have been partaking in MASK and Starcom amongst others.

Now, picture the scene, row upon row of stalls, each with crap and treasure in equal measure, I must have walked by this particular find two or three times before I even clocked it was there, hidden on an end table slightly out of sight. Maybe that’s why no one else found them?

Anywho, I was on my final walk round before calling it a day and as I was approaching a table, I caught a glimpse of the red and white box of a Starcom toy. Oh ho I thought, and near enough ran over!

Shadowbat! Holy shit I haven’t seen one of these since the late 80’s.

I had to have it. It was a bit pricey, but the guy selling it assured me it was minty fresh, had all the parts and etc, so after a couple of seconds deliberation, I caved and handed over my cash.

I went home after that, and it wasn’t till arrived that I opened up the box and made the discovery. That’s a Shadow Parasite, that’s not a Shadowbat. Out falls another Shadow Parasite. Shit, what?! There in the box was the Shadowbat, waiting for me. With two bonus vehicles. What had started off as a pricey, but beautiful conditioned Shadowbat had just turned in to a bargain. Needless to say, I was pretty pleased with myself and will be going back there again! Here’s the video of me opening this bad boy up and getting a pleasant surprise clicky

And here, are some fine pictures of my kitchen table with Shadowbat and Starmax on. These are some great ships aren’t they!