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Just wondering if anyone here also collects Inspector Gadget. If you do, what figures do you own? I've just recently completed the figures from the Tiger Toy line. I recently bought the Dr. Claw figure, but kept it in the package. The only one I'm missing is the Gadget Mobile. I had it when I was a kid but I remember a wheel fell off and my Dad super-glued it back on, I lost a piece off the front and the little mirror on the side fell off. Sadly I have no idea what I did with it. I also have the full Burger King set, which I think is a great set. I also collect a few PVC figures here and there.

Here is my collection.

 

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Go go gadget copter :p

Never had any but a very neat collection you have.
 
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I used to, but I only had the Tiger ones. I resold most of them, but kept the unique characters and the grey-garbed Gadget with the hat gimmick. I also "fixed" my Dr. Claw:



Because, dang it, he should've had two giant gauntlets.
 
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I like the fact that they finally show what Dr Claw looks like.Wonder how accurate it is to how he was suppose to look like in the cartoon.
 
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Well, for starters, in the cartoon, he had two big metal gauntlets. The action figure had one big metal gauntlet and one brown leather glove. But Tiger got the go-ahead to design his look, and what they came up with is now considered official. It even made an appearance in an IG video game. And he looks like a cross between Vincent Price and Colonel Sanders, with a half-melted face.
 
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Hey Beedo that's pretty cool, love the second gauntlet. That's the way it should be! I like the mask too, pretty clever. What I wanted to do originally was find a small chair and put my Dr. Claw figure in and turn him around, like in the show. Instead I just opted to keep him in the package. It's cool we got a Dr. Claw figure, but I really liked the mystery behind him. I remember that IG game, it was for the Super Nintendo. There weren't many figure releases, I should have just kept everything in the package. I say that too because of all the little gadget accessories. That's what that bag is for.

The only issue I have with the Tiger Toys line is every figure had just one gadget. For example, one figure had the snap open hat, another figure had the extending neck, another had extending legs, etc. At least with the Burger King line, yeah you had Copter Gadget, Inflated Gadget, etc, but at least those figures also had extending legs and neck. It would have been cool if the Tiger Toys IG line had extending arms, legs and neck, and had a "main" gadget to go with it. Regardless, I still think its a great line of figures.

I had most of these when I was a kid. I bought them again off ebay because mine had scuff marks on them and missing parts. They were still in the package, it was all the Gadget figures and Penny & Brain for a buy it now of $60! With the extras I had, I put them on ebay, figuring I'd get like 20 bucks for them. They were 2 or 3 figures from the Tiger line, an extra Penny & Brain set (in package), and a few from the Burger King set (as I bought those again as well). Even though they were nowhere near collectible condition, they went for $150! The last day the auction sky-rocketed. Afterwards I bought the MAD Agent and Dr. Claw figure separately.

My favorite definitely is the original, gray trenchcoat (snap open hat). I like the Gadget arms, legs and neck too. The Copter Gadget is cool. I can definitely do without the swimming Gadget, it had the yellow trenchcoat and was soft (it had water based Gadgets). Surfer Gadget was "meh", and Fumble Gadget reminded me of the Crash Dummies haha.

A cool toy line overall. I'm a big fan of the show so it's awesome to have the collection complete (minus the Gadget Mobile). One day... or as Dr. Claw says, "Next time Gadget!!" Sorry, couldn't resist lol.
 
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Thank 'e, GL1! That's just Sculpey and paint. Easily replicated. I made a Lego chair and desk for him, but no knees made it kind of awkward. I was thinking of kit-bashing the extending arms and legs from the others onto Hat Trick Gadget, but decided against it.

Never knew they had a Gadgetmobile. Sounds freakin' sweet.

Y'know, this is a property that definitely needs revisiting. With better-articulated figures and vehicles.

And it was Frank Welker doing Dr. Claw that started me onto seriously working on cartoon voices. Go, Frank!
 
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That's awesome. Frank Welker's the man. I hope he's in the new IG series to voice Dr. Claw.

This line definitely needs a reboot. I'd love to see more articulation. They're starting to do it with the Mario Bros. figures (another line I collect). Maybe with the new IG series next year they'll (hopefully) look into it.

The Gadget Mobile was awesome! It was a two-in-one vehicle. It started out as the basic van. It had the claw-grabber in the front. The van could extend and you could flip the back part of the van over and it would resemble his police cruiser. When extended, it also had POLICE on each side. A very cool addition to the line. I'll link you up.

Inspector Gadget

Apparently there was also a prototype Tank Gadget. I saw it and was like "Really?" lol.
 
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Neat-O! Tank Gadget?! Not so much.

We could really do with a transforming MADmobile, too. };D
 
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I actually found out there was another version of the Gadget Mobile released, as well as the MAD Mobile. Now I really want these!

INSPECTOR GADGET COLLECTION - Ozformers Transformers Collectors Australia

I also recommend the large Gadget figure by Galoob (it's to the right in my photo). It can get a bit pricey though. I have no idea how I missed out on that as a kid. It's one of the best collectibles I own. The trenchcoat is cloth and can be removable. He has extending arms, legs and neck, although 1 arm shoots out like a missile. He comes with numerous accessories, or gadgets: copter, handcuffs, mallet, arm, umbrella. It's really a great figure. There were 2 versions made. The first one, which I own, his arms have no articulation and are straight. The second, his arms have articulation in the elbows. The Gadget Copter was also fixed, so in the second release his arms are more relaxed when holding the handle bars, rather then on mine where the arms are just flat out straight.
 
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Wow, those are nifty!

Sadly, I think my collecting days are mostly behind me. I'm seeing MOTUC through to the end, and then I think that's it. I may start selling large swathes of things off next year, too. >Sigh.<
 
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Man, I'd love it if we were able to get a new Inspector Gadget figure. Hyper articulated with parts to swap out for his gadgets.
 
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Man, I'd love it if we were able to get a new Inspector Gadget figure. Hyper articulated with parts to swap out for his gadgets.
I would love this as well. Definitely long overdue. As I said earlier, with a new Gadget show coming early next year, hopefully they revisit the idea.

They should base it on the large figure from the 80's. They should also get the colors right! Every Gadget figure I've seen has the wrong colors. His trenchcoat and shoes are a light gray, while his hat is dark gray, with the stripe in the middle of his hat a light gray, matching his trenchcoat. The closest that got it right was the one from the Tiger Toy line. They just screwed up the hat.

Make the trenchcoat removable. Have the usual gadgets: extending neck, arms and legs. Numerous hat gadgets: 'brella, copter (a must!), extra hand, magnifying glass, siren, mallet. Maybe throw in a few other gadgets as well: roller skates and skis that can be attached to the bottom of the shoes, handcuffs, and maybe binoculars.

Is that asking to much? Eh, maybe. But it would be one hell of an awesome figure haha.
 
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Used to watch Inspector Gadget when it was on early mornings before school back in the '80's. Though I was aware of the large doll/figure that came out back in the day, I had no idea there was an actual line of figures from the show - very nice.
 
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Thing that annoyed me about the Inspector Gadget series from the 80s what it didn't mention how Gadget became bionic.was there ever a pilot episode?Like other DIC shows back then they never have a back story.Though it came out in 1993 the Saturday morning version of Sonic The Hedgehog had that problem.
 
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Thing that annoyed me about the Inspector Gadget series from the 80s what it didn't mention how Gadget became bionic.was there ever a pilot episode?Like other DIC shows back then they never have a back story.Though it came out in 1993 the Saturday morning version of Sonic The Hedgehog had that problem.
There were a lot of things unexplained in the original IG, such as how Gadget became bionic, Penny's parents, and Dr. Claw's face (only if you don't count the toy from Tiger Toys and the SNES game). The pilot episode was "Winter Olympics" where Gadget has a mustache. No backstory, they basically just jumped right into the show.

The only time it was explained how Gadget became bionic was I believe a trading card game. It said Gadget was chasing someone (I believe a MAD Agent), slipped on a banana peel and fell down a flight of stairs. If we're talking in-show, then no it was never explained.
 
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Sorry to bump this but I didn't see the harm as it was still on the first page. I finally won the last piece to my collection - the Gadget Mobile! I'm so happy to add the final piece to my collection. The Tiger Toys line is now complete. Its a bittersweet feeling, really. I'm happy my collection is complete, but at the same time I won't have that "thrill of the hunt" to get anything else. There's still a few random PVC figures I wouldn't mind getting, but the ones I've been after, the main items I've been looking for I now have.

There are some marks on this, its not in perfect condition, but it beats the one I had as a kid, mine had a few missing pieces.

The Gadget Van. Note the claw grabber in the front. Awesome.



"Go Go Gadget Mobile!"




Gadget, Penny and Brain




Rear of the Van

 
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There were so many things wrong with the movie lol. Seems like everything I liked as a kid - Mario, Inspector Gadget, gets made into a terrible movie haha. I did get a laugh out of Don Adams' cameo at the end.

But anyway, I used to have the Gadget Mobile as a kid but lost it at some point. I have no idea what I did with it, so it was great to win this. Mine had a ton of missing pieces as well - it was missing the steering wheel, the mirror on the side came off, I lost one of the little white pieces to the van when it transforms into the police car, also a wheel came off that I superglued on. It was a total mess lol.


Has anyone watched the new series on Netflix? I'm only 4 episodes in, its pretty decent. There's a few references to the original series, such as the exploding messages. In the first episode when they bring Gadget out of retirement, they give him a "new outfit" which is basically the same trenchcoat he had in the original series (it might be like an inch shorter). In fact, you can see the original trenchcoat in the background in one of the shots. Later, Gadget gets a new Gadget Mobile. The original makes an appearance, and Gadget asks why can't he use the old one. He's told its out of date, he proceeds to open the door and says it just needs a touch-up, to which the car crumbles to a pile of dust. He dusts his hands off and says "New Gadget Mobile it is!" lol.

I heard its been renewed for a second season. I'm happy, but I don't think it'll be as popular as the original. Again, I'm only 4 episodes in but so far no sign of Capeman yet. :grin:
 
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Was a mild fan of the IG cartoon back in the '80's, but haven't seen it for close to 30 years.

Thanks for the info. about the new IG Netflix cartoon, though. Wasn't aware of this. It looks like the animation is more CGI-ish, which I don't like that much. However, I'll probably check out at least the first episode at some point.
 
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