Many years ago - way before this site was published I used to run a site named www.prototypecollector.com.
It was set around my collecting habits of picking up unusual pre-production figures from toy lines of the late 80's/early 90's however truth be told it never really took off and other sites I had were more popular so time was spent focusing and working on them and as a result the prototypecollector slipped away - however during its run it did give me the chance to showcase some of the more unusual pick ups I owned.
Such is the world of collecting that items come, and items go - and, in the particular case of this post, items went - and I have regretted selling them ever since.
The Prototypes in question came from Kenner Action Figures line of Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
Bill & Ted for those that don't know are two 'dudes' (watch the movie - you'll get it) who have dreams of being Rock and Roll stars with their band Wyld Stallyns - however school is getting in the way of their dreams - made worse by the fact they are about to fail if they don't pass their upcoming history class.
The catch is they need to pass the exam to stay together and a guy from the future (Rufus) turns up to help them pass. As they travel through time they pick up some historical characters..... and the rest as they say - is history!
Interestingly the action figure line from Kenner was released to coincide with the Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey movie of 1991 and the line featured Bill S Preston Esq, Ted 'Theodore' Logan and a host of their friends from the movies.
So it was a few years ago that I picked up 4 testshot prototypes of these figures along with some concept art work.
The pictures of the figures I acquired are below.
As mentioned I actually ended up selling these and have regretted it ever since - these days I am sure they sit in a private collection and are being well looked after however the Art Work remains with me to this day.
Anyway - there is my 'blast from the past' for you.
The toy line once it reached the shelves wasn't a hit - but I think the line was actually pretty cool!
I'm tempted to go hunting for the released pieces now! If I end up buying any watch this space!
PARTY ON DUDES.