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1977 Kenner SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN Bionic Bigfoot AFA 75 EX+/NM

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Posted 4 years ago

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benstoybarn
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This is a rare item that I acquired before I realised just how rare and how valuable it is. This is a 12 inch Bionic Bigfoot action figure doll from the Six Million Dollar Man series, released by Kenner in 1977 to accompany the popular 1970's TV series starring Lee Majors as Steve Austin the Six Million Dollar Man.

The main reason for this figures rarity is the fact that this character was only released in the US whereas other characters were available outside of the US. The figure itself lacked the number of special features that were consistent with the other characters in the series. The Bionic Bigfoot's only feature of note was a removable chest plate which would release when a button was pressed on the figures abdomen.

To preserve this items condition, I got it graded by the Action Figure Authority (AFA) at www.toygrader.com, who authenticated this item and confirmed it as being unopened by verifying that the original factory tape used to seal the box, was still intact. The Action Figure Authority graded this item at 75 which describes the condition as being Excellent+/Near Mint. Once graded, the AFA then sealed this item into an acrylic glass display case to prevent it being touched by human hands thus preserving the condition.

The detailed grade report provided by AFA, which lists the reasons as to why this item attained the grade it did, is available to view as an image on this listing. According to AFA's population reports, there has only so far ever been five of these Bionic Bigfoot's ever graded with the highest grade being an AFA 80 Near Mint.

Thank you for reading.

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  1. JDimmock, 4 years ago
    Awesome! What's the value on this in its condition?
  2. benstoybarn benstoybarn, 4 years ago
    Hi there, thanks for the comment. I've had this item valued at between $1000 & $1500 but did see one on ebay recently listed with a "Buy it Now" of $2000. The one listed on ebay was another AFA 75 but had weaker sub grades than mine. I contacted the seller and told him about my valuations and asked him whether he thought that his $2000 price was realistic. He replied by saying that if he could get these for $1000, then he would by ten. My valuations were provided by Tom Derby of collectinvest.com, and Brian Semley of Brian's Toys.
  3. Billyboy, 4 years ago
    I had one of these. It sold at a garage sale when I was 12 for a pittance. I still weep when I think about it...
  4. benstoybarn benstoybarn, 4 years ago
    I think that we would all be millionaires by now if we had all kept the toys of our youth, but who can put a price on a happy childhood?

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