Thursday, December 10, 2015

Action figures....but who are they? UPDATED!

A couple of weeks ago I bought a bunch of little action figures from the secondhand market, I thought they might make good 'pretend' BJDs for my bigger dolls as these little plastic figures are multi jointed, although not ball jointed.  I got 5 of them and thought I'd look on the internet to see if they are from a children's cartoon/tv programme/Anime or something.  However, despite quite a bit of research, I cannot find anything similar.  They don't have any markings on them except that each one has a number on the bottom of one foot.

I thought I'd share them on here in the hope that someone might recognise them and might be able to throw some light on who they are and where they come from!  I am hoping that one of my readers, jSarie, in particular, might be able to help!!

So here they are.  They are approx 5 to 6 inches tall, made of all plastic and have moulded on hair, all but the boy with glasses, are multi jointed.  They can stand on their own but not on the artificial grass that I tried posing them on!

This girl looks very Asian with her black hair and almond shaped eyes.  I'm not sure what those brown raised lines are above her eyebrows though!



I think this is a girl because of her pink hair, outfit and pink wings but I could be wrong:


This  yellow haired one, which I think could be a boy, has little 'horns' or at least the 'stubs' of horns on his head, plus a feline sort of tail which is also hinged!  But his feet are more like 'hooves':



This bespectacled boy also has a microphone attached to his glasses.  He isn't as articulated as the others, only having joints at his neck, shoulders, hips and knees.  His ankles and wrists are not jointed, unlike the others:


The gang:




Close ups:






Thanks for stopping by, I hope one of you can maybe throw some light on these 'characters', just out of curiosity!

UPDATE!
A friend of mine in the US sent my photos to her son and he remembered seeing something like these characters in a cartoon on the Cartoon Network TV channel back in the 1990s.  I decided to search on that and have now found the show these characters came from!
It was called Code Lyoko and is actually FRENCH!  The final episode ran on the 19th December 2013!  And he was a little out on timing, they apparently first aired in 2003.  And I found lots of information on Wikipedia, here

A lot of the information I read says that there are a group of 5 students but in the photo below there are six and yet in others there are only 4.  I wonder if there is another little fellow out there waiting to be brought home to join the rest of his friends? :)



So mystery solved!  I'm glad that finally I know who these little dolls represent!

Thanks again for stopping by :)

14 comments:

  1. the bespectacled boy with green trousers has some moulded numbers/letters on the insides of his legs - does this give any clues?

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    1. I never noticed those before, thanks for pointing that out Dollmum, I will get them out again tomorrow and have a look!
      However, I have an UPDATE!!!! Which I'm going to post now :)
      xxx

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  2. Nice find -and I totally understand you searching where they come from.
    I don't know any character.
    My experience with action-figures is only about He-Man and his Gang and that was loong time ago.

    Thanks for the update...interesting!

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    1. I'm the same Anne, I am really not into action figures at all but thought these were quite cute and they were very cheap so I got them. My experience of them was when Brendan was a child and it was all Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles and Bucky O'Hare!!! I'm glad the mystery is solved though!
      xxx

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  3. That was a quick identification!

    I love the amount of articulation these guys have - great find!

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    1. Thanks jSarie, yes, they are great in that they have a lot of joints!
      I was surprised that they were French, I was obviously looking in completely the wrong direction!
      xxx

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  4. Hi Sharon,
    They are oddly cute! I don't much like cartoon characters, on the whole, but these are quite attractive. I assumed they would be Japanese, but can see now that the features are more elf-like. Which lucky dollies will have them for Christmas?

    I have sent several emails n the lasy three weeks and the last two bounced back. Have you had any from me since mid October? Will keep trying. J xxxxxx

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    1. Hi Jen
      No, I don't like them much either really but there was just something about these that appealed to me, that happens every now and again!
      I'm thinking that my 18-20 inch girls might like them!
      No, I've not had any emails from you for quite a while, possibly not since before you went into hospital but Dee kept me updated. I will look out for one from you :)
      xxx

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  5. What a great find, they'll look great with your bigger bjd dolls as their dolls! And so the wonder of the internet appears with the update showing where they come from, lovely post Sharon, I look forward to seeing you dolls playing with their dolls!! xxx

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    1. Thanks Dee, and yes, I thought that, or my big vinyl girls more likely :)
      xxx

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  6. What a wonderfully interesting find! Great that they have finally been tracked down and identified.
    Good luck with finding the sixth member of the gang!

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    1. Thanks Kendal, I do like nosing around this particular market sometimes, even though I've thrown away better stuff sometimes!
      I will keep my eyes open for that 6th member for sure!
      xxx

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  7. A very nice and colorful post and I hope you find the missing one! :) xxx

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    1. Thank you very much Ginger, I do too!
      xxx

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