Since it would be both difficult and redundant to try and thank everyone who helped me out in my last post, I'll just do it here.
Thank you for helping me out with my Nidoqueen! The additional TOMY figure information/links were also highly appreciated. Turns out I got more help with the Nidorina figure... and unfortunately, I'm not as far along in my collection as I originally thought. Looking at them now, I think Nidoran and Nidorina might be bootlegs too. Fortunately for me, those two figures aren't as difficult to find as Nidoqueen.. I get the feeling that trying to find her will prove to be just as difficult as getting my hands on the Ponyta and Rapidash figures.. but what can you do, right? I'm bummed, but above all things I just feel stupid. I suppose Nidoqueen is a blatant bootleg, but I honestly didn't know that bootleg figures were also tagged with the official markings and crap. With Nidoran and Nidorina, exact molds were used and colors are off just a bit. The ©Nintendo and TOMY stamps on all 3 figures are somewhat smaller than the markings on all of my other figures.. and neither are the stamps have that inward-bevel look, as pictured on the Nidorina butt below:
everything sticks up outward on the surface of the figures. I guess it's kinda like the TCG, some are harder to spot than others.. and sometimes, I'm just a moron. I have one more question, though.. ( Collapse )LOL, just kidding
----EDIT: Is it lame that I like drawing Pokemon on people's packages/get excited when people draw Pokemon on mine? :S