Saturday, February 13, 2021

Talkin' Toys:1996 Space Jam 15" Talking Michael Jordan

I didn't like Space Jam that much when it first came out, then it grew on me. It also helped my hatred of MJ had come to an end as well as a bitter Knicks fan.

One of the first toys that stood out to me when I arrived to the Daycare, literally stood out to me, was this 1996 talking Space Jam Michael Jordan. I ran to it like it was a long lost friend and immediately grabbed it. Not that I had any competition to fight over it.

 
The figure is 15 inches tall and features MJ in the Tune Squad jersey

 
The back is the famous 23 and where the button is to make him talk which doesn't work and I don't dare to pull out the batteries to try new ones. I assume they are well corroded.

These figures sell anywhere between $11-$20. I landed it for less than $1.

It's a pretty unique piece for the collection, I just need to find a better way to display it.

6 comments:

  1. When I was collecting action figures (1984ish to 2007) that would have been too large scale for me but I think I remember seeing them in stores.

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    1. You probably had quite the collection of figures I bet!

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  2. Cool figure. Back in 1996 & 1997, I was still working at a preschool. I vaguely remember one of the teachers playing that soundtrack for her kids and eventually memorizing a few of them. I'm gonna guess a few of the kids had that doll and brought it in for show and tell.

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    1. They could have. It was quite the fun fink I think

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  3. Wasn't a fan of the film, and don't remember the figure, but I will say that they did a pretty good job with MJ's likeness, looks just like him!

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