Wacky Wobbler Space Ace

I found this guy while out shopping recently, and was almost fooled. From a distance I mistook this guy as a bobble head from the 50s or 60s, but a closer look at the box revealed a copyright date of 1999.

I don’t really collect retro space toys and I am afraid my Boba Fett bobblehead would have this guy frozen in carbonite in no time, so I had to pass. Keep wobbling, Space Ace, and shoot for the stars!

Rob O'Hara

I'm into old video games, old arcade games, old computer games, writing, photography, computer/network security, and of course, the 1980s!

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2 thoughts on “Wacky Wobbler Space Ace

  1. You could have always picked it up since it’s 14 years old, that way 30 years from now you could say “hey, check out my Wacky Wobbler Space Ace from 1999” :)

    In all seriousness it’s frustrating to me when companies are putting out brand new items trying to get on the retro collecting and collectible band wagon by putting wording on the package like “limited collectors edition” or similar. Back in our day they never did that on Atari 2600’s, Vectrex or Mattel toys or board games. It was just what it was, a console or toy and now 25-30 years later it is in-fact collectible.

    / end get off my lawn guy attitude :)

  2. Max Power says:

    Anything with “collectible” on the box will never be a rarity, since most everyone who buys one will keep it in its box on a shelf or in a closet.
    Real collectibles become valuable as an afterthought, because most examples were destroyed in use by their owners (also generating the memories that make us want to own those things again as adults). I have no fond memories of “toys” that were never taken out of their boxes.

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