The Lizard's Lizard collection...

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  1. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Since a few kind souls have asked to see some pics of my collection of Lizard crapola, I have complied.

    These are just a few quick still pics taken with a digital camcorder, so they're nothing spectacular, but they should give a basic idea as to the extent of my Lizard-mania.

    EDIT- Nov 2005 You can see higher-quality updated pics here:
    http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showpost.php?p=5447789&postcount=186

    And here: http://www.superherohype.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7161621&postcount=253

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    An overall view of the Lizard-closet with doors open. On the left is a playfield from the 1980 Gottlieb Spider-Man pinball game (which features Lizzy, of course). Above the playfield is a sleeve containing posters and art prints.


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    Various pieces of original comic art, animation cels, and trading card art. Artists include Jim Mooney, Luke Ross, Win Mortimer (Spidey Super Stories!), Joe Bennet, Steve Rude, and Todd McFarlane.


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    Interior shelves in closet with toys, books, games, etc.

    --More to come...!
     
  2. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    On top of a comic box containing all the Lizard's comic appearances (and I do mean ALL of them-- from ASM #6- November 1963 to current, including flashback and cameo appearances!), we have some boardgames, Mego figures, the Art Asylum bust, and in front of the bust's box, a Toy Biz prototype figure.



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    Bottom two shelves with books, novels, trading cards and videos on the bottom, and various stuff on the second shelf including art kits, metal figures, cups, and target sets.


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    Top shelf with figures including model kits, Toy Biz, Mego, and various foreign bootleg figures.


    Any questions? (And I mean besides "Did you know that you're a total dork?")
     
  3. The Disco King

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    wow you ARE the lizard!
     
  4. ASM #129

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    Wow pretty cool Lizard! How many appearences of Lizard are there? Like the figs and statues. The art work is sweet too. Nice work.
     
  5. GreenGoblin1234

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    WOW! thats an obbsesion!
     
  6. Kirk Langstrom

    Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    How much did you spend on the Mego figure, and is it in mint condition?
     
  7. Jspider13

    Jspider13 it shall be done again.

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    Just curious, what made you become such a big Lizard fan of all villains?
     
  8. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Well, if you include cameo appearances, flashbacks, and crazy stuff like Sergio Aragones Massacres Marvel, there are well over a hundred Lizard appearances-- probably around 150. I've got a list of all the specific comic appearances, of course, but not with me at the moment.

    I actually have three Mego Lizards. The one in the box (pic #4) is the 1974 "type-one body" version, with solid, non-moveable wrists. I got it in a trade a long time ago. I traded a Remco Creature From the Black Lagoon doll for it. The box is about a C-8 condition, and the figure is C-9, with only minor fading on the tail.

    The Mego in the blister-pack (pic#3) is the type-two body from the late '70's with poseable wrists. The figure is perfect mint C-10, even though I got it loose for only $50 in the early days of ebay. The blister card is a repro.

    The loose figure in pic #4 standing next to the boxed figure is the Palitoy/Mego "Fist Fighter" Lizard that was only sold in the UK. Note the small black lever on its lower back. When the lever is moved sideways, the figure makes a punching motion. The condition is C-9. I found this figure in 1997 at Sci-Fi World in Orlando FL, and traded a bunch of loose Star Wars Figures for it. I'm still trying to find the British backing card (or a repro), and a mint-on-card version sells for about $500.00 these days.

    The short version of this story starts with the fact that I loved dinosaurs starting at age four. Anything remotely like dinosaurs (like Godzilla) or monster reptiles I loved, too. I picked up my first Spidey comic (Peter Parker, The Spectacular Spider-Man #34) at age eight because Lizzy was on the cover. I loved the character, and he's still my favorite today.
     
  9. GreenGoblin1234

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    thats cool, can you post a better picture of the prototype Toy biz figure, and you said you had foreign bootleg figures, can you please describe them
     
  10. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Toy Biz prototype on left (unpainted, all hard plastic-no PVC, and no "tail-lashing" mechanism), center- Italian bootleg of "Swamp Roller" Lizard with different paintjob and fewer points of articulation, right- Mexican bootleg based on mold of "Transforming" Lizard- but it doesn't transform, and is almost solid PVC with 4 big points of articulation and a paint job so crappy, it's funny.

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    Large-size Lizard figures from ToyBiz in rear, "garage" kits of Lizard in front (one is unfinished, obviously).
     
  11. venom892

    venom892 Coming Home

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    Cool stuff lizard.I hope to have as much stuff as yours one day only instead of lizard stuff venom stuff.:venom:
     
  12. Kirk Langstrom

    Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Wow, i thought I was an expert...never even aware of the Mego UK version.

    Mego release some Batman and Robin "fist-fighter" figures here in the states...If there's a Lizard version, i wonder if there's a Spider-Man fist-fighter out there somewhere....?
     
  13. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    There is indeed, my friend...
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    http://www.megomuseum.com
     
  14. Truthteller

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    Looks like your account is fixed The Lizard... good. ;)
     
  15. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Yep, Malice set things straight ---

    --Weird chains of events, though -- perhaps a conspiracy? ;)
     
  16. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Here's another pic of a bunch of stuff from the 1970's:

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    Back row, l-r : UK exclusive puzzle, Colorforms "Puzzleforms" set, Spider-Man Webspinner Game with plastic figurines of villains, rubber-band gun w/ targets, Marvel Heroes puzzle (1980's).

    Front row, l-r: Mego Star Trek "Gorn" figure (brown Lizard head on Klingon body), Spidey playset w/cardboard figures, Mego type 2 Lizard, Mego type 1 Lizard, Prestomagix transfer set, Spidey/Hulk playset w/cardboard figures, Dart gun target set, and 7-11 Slurpee cup.
     
  17. Moony_Girl13

    Moony_Girl13 Need a better username

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    :eek: Oh my goodness, I knew you were obsessed, but...this is so cool :) Thanks for posting pictures of your collection.
     
  18. GreenGoblin1234

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    wow! And i thought i was obsessed
     
  19. Kirk Langstrom

    Kirk Langstrom FRANCINE!!!!

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    Thanks for the mego link, Liz. That really takes me back to my youth! I'd LOVE to find that Peter Parker figure someday...

    Anyway, check your PM's when you get a chance.
     
  20. spideyboy_1111

    spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    lizard i think i have one lizard u dont. its spider lizard. part of the 3 large fig set. he looks not too lizard like but hes still ok. i want them to make a real comic like one some day. but i think for u the one i have is still a must
     
  21. GreenGoblin1234

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    i think he has that one
     
  22. The Lizard

    The Lizard Didn't eat Billy

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    Yeah, I got Spider-Lizard already- he's the 10-inch figure on the right standing behind the model kits in pic # 8.

    Now if you mean "Man-Lizard" from the "Arachnophobia" figure series, I've got him too even though he looks more like a green spider than a lizard.
     
  23. spideyboy_1111

    spideyboy_1111 Young Avenger

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    thats who i was talkin bout, the arachnifobia one. :) i didnt see him. i was shocked when i didnt see him lol nice very impressive collection u have
     
  24. GreenGoblin1234

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  25. Spideys#1Girl

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    wow thats an amazing collection Lizard :D thank you for posting it on the boards
     

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