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Collecting Monsters => Monster Kits => Topic started by: Hepcat on January 07, 2011, 10:26:20 AM

Title: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 07, 2011, 10:26:20 AM
I was a big fan of Monogram's three Fred Flypogger kits by Mouse as a kid primarily due to these cool ads that ran in DC comic books:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2450/3645491723_83bc1afa9b.jpg)

I have all three original kits M.I.B. in my model kit collection. I wish Monogram had released more of them. How many others like the Mouse Fred Flypogger kits?

 :-\
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: jimm on January 07, 2011, 09:36:52 PM
These are awesome, I have a bunch of Deals Wheels kits
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 17, 2011, 11:35:15 AM
Here's the box art from the three kits:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AMonogram.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: RedKing on January 21, 2011, 09:43:56 AM
Those are very cool! It would be nice if Monogram reissued them.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 21, 2011, 10:47:51 AM
Monogram did reissue Super Fuzz and perhaps the others just a few years ago in the exact same boxes. Here's a build-up somebody did of Super Fuzz:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AFred.jpg)

 C:)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: RedKing on January 21, 2011, 04:36:48 PM
That is nice! I am going to have to track them down. I think I may have seen them at the hobby shop I go to every once in awhile.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Scary Terry on January 21, 2011, 06:32:12 PM
Super Fuzz is the only Mouse kit to be reissued as far as I know.  I think sales were low and plans to do the others were scrapped.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Street Worm on January 22, 2011, 07:08:29 PM
Love this stuff!
Here's the other two 'built up'
(not mine - pics found here & there)

(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/fy-speedshift.bmp)

(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/fly%20flip%20out.bmp)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: terrysumner on February 17, 2011, 07:46:52 AM
I have an original Speed Shift unbuilt kit! It is complete with all parts including the blue eyeballs! ;) I also have an original ad from a 1965 DC Comics Metal Men comic in color and a black & white ad for the Fred Flypogger contest in 1965 from an unknown magazine or comic.

Terry
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 21, 2011, 02:54:35 PM
Neat!

Here I am showing off my vintage Monogram Fred Flypogger kits to my buddy Balticboy:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Hepcatshowingkits.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HepcatFriend2.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: terrysumner on February 21, 2011, 03:24:52 PM
Just like our cats...not too interested in boxed models. But they sure do love to get at the finished ones!  ;D
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 21, 2011, 06:37:36 PM
Rest assured that I treat my models and all other my other toys with the utmost respect!

 ;)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2011, 11:44:59 PM
Here's a better picture of my kits:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/SuperFuzzandotherMongramKits.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 14, 2011, 10:42:26 PM
Another fellow that had a great deal to do with the times was Stanley Miller ...aka MOUSE! He is probably most known for his concert poster work for the Gratefull Dead. His MONSTER art is not as easily found as Big Daddy's these days. Miller also had a line of models with Monogram during the mid 60's ...Fred Flypogger.

All I have to offer here are some colored drawings. I know allot of you will recognize them:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSERotEye.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEShifterArm.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEExcuseMyDust.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEMothersWorry.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEBeast.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEDragStripTerror.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEDotBugMeMan.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEDrifter2.jpg)

If you like these ...I have quite a few more.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 15, 2011, 10:00:10 AM
More MOUSE:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESuperShift.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSERoadDevil.jpg)


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSERoadster.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEUnchained.jpg)


(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEGarabieCar.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEGoGoGTO.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on April 15, 2011, 10:02:04 AM
Cool! That's what I like. Well done renderings done even better by Weldon! I'm a big fan of Mouse as well as of "Big Daddy" Roth.

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 15, 2011, 10:19:11 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEBeatBeast.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEGrimGobbler.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEHorsePower.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEKillerVette.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEHotRod.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEMotorPsyco.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 15, 2011, 11:24:40 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEMouseEquipped.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSELongArm.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSENoRod.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESportsCars.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESufinSafari.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEVetteCong.jpg)

Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 15, 2011, 11:30:23 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEPeace.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESpeedShift.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSERasisinHell.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESmile.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESurfCity.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSESwinco-ism.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on April 15, 2011, 12:55:39 PM
Boss! Them designs would really stoke the minds of the straights!

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 16, 2011, 02:02:02 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEAmamugger.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEAmericanYouth.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSECollegeGuy.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEFredFlypogger.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEScreamin40.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEOutCrowd.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEWarmonger.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEOlymoic.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSERaceRF.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: CreepysFan on April 16, 2011, 02:35:44 AM
 
Far out pics weldonmc.
     
Awesome pic of Super Fuzz build up model Hep.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on April 16, 2011, 03:10:34 AM
Far out pics weldonmc.
Glad you liked them CREEPYSFAN ...I sure enjoy coloring them every chance I get!

Weldon
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on April 16, 2011, 12:46:11 PM
Far out pics weldonmc.
     

They're certainly a treat to the eyes, at least for individuals as badly twisted as we all seem to be!

 ;)

Quote
Awesome pic of Super Fuzz build up model Hep.

Sadly not mine. I just lifted that image off the web.

 :(
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on May 24, 2011, 11:37:34 AM
How about a BIG GREEN Rot-Eye? I was looking for something to do the other night and this is what I wound up with...

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/Mouse/MOUSERot-EYEGreen.jpg)

...WELDON
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on May 24, 2011, 03:29:14 PM
Well neon green does look to be his colour!

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Title: More Color MOUSE
Post by: weldonmc on September 28, 2011, 12:40:22 AM
I have a few more MOUSE drawings that I colored I thought you might like to see too:

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/Booga.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/DoIt.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/ff.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/FordEater.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/Glad-I-ator.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/LastDate.jpg) 

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MonsterHauler.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MonsterMasher.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/Drag.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MoonEyes.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSE.jpg)


Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on September 28, 2011, 12:50:57 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MouseMonsterClub.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/PussyGalor.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/RailJob.jpg)

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/TongueChow.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/VetteFred.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/VetteLover.jpg)

...that's all I have right now ...I hope you like these ...Weldon
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Inkfink on September 28, 2011, 07:05:45 AM
Cool!
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on September 28, 2011, 08:35:32 AM
It's such a treat to see these designs in colour!

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on March 15, 2012, 09:59:58 AM
Evidently a fourth Fred Flypogger kit, War Monger, was planned for release by Monogram but disappointing sales of the first three caused the plans to be cancelled. While considerably more detailed than the competing Hawk Weird-Ohs, the hot rod fink craze was already fading away in 1965 when the Fred Flypogger kits hit store shelves.

You can still vote for your favourite Monogram Fred Flypogger kit in this thread though:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17113.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17113.0)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Majorvictory on March 18, 2012, 08:36:32 PM
Does anyone know what the War Monger looked like?  Any relation to the Warmonger drawing?   ???
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on March 19, 2012, 10:13:17 AM
Which War Monger drawing?

 ???
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Majorvictory on March 19, 2012, 08:09:37 PM
See reply #20.  Looks like a heavily armed, armoured Mustang, with tank treads and a $ in the grille (a subtle critique of the military-industrial complex, no doubt.)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on March 20, 2012, 09:15:51 AM
That drawing would I imagine have provided the seminal inspiration for the kit.

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/ROTH%20Color%20Drawings/Color350High/MOUSEWarmonger.jpg)

I don't think any kind of subtle critique of the military-industrial complex would have been intended at the time though. Kids just like tanks, that's all, and Monogram was marketing these kits to kids.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Majorvictory on March 20, 2012, 04:21:00 PM
Which leads back to my question: does anything exist by way of drawings/concepts for the Warmonger submitted to Monogram by the artist?  What are the sources for this story?  The internets have only vague references. 
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on March 21, 2012, 08:10:01 AM
What are the sources for this story?


My source is the book "Classic Plastic Model Kits" by Rick Polizzi:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17361.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17361.0)

 :-\
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Majorvictory on March 22, 2012, 09:56:33 PM
Thanks much.  I'll keep an eye peeled for a (reasonably priced) copy.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Grottu Orloff on May 26, 2012, 08:01:06 PM
These are the greatest!
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: zombywoof on August 10, 2012, 09:04:00 AM
Here is my completed Super Fuzz, fun kit to build.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/fuzz.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/aug92012072.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/aug92012068.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2012, 10:40:13 AM
Oh wow! That looks really cool!

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Street Worm on August 10, 2012, 10:40:47 AM
(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/fly-00.png)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2012, 10:44:17 AM
Neat! Were those Mouse Monster Club cards issued in the Monogram kits?

 ???
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: weldonmc on August 12, 2012, 05:15:22 PM
BIG GREEN Rot-Eye...

(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w243/weldonmc/Mouse%20Color/MOUSERot-EYEGreen.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on September 03, 2012, 04:42:17 PM
Here are more pictures of a couple of my Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SuperFuzzMouse.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpeedShiftMouse.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Scatter on September 03, 2012, 04:48:55 PM
Here is my completed Super Fuzz, fun kit to build.

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/fuzz.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/aug92012072.jpg[/url])
([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v417/barfco/aug92012068.jpg[/url])


THAT'S my favorite!!
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: buzzconroy on August 01, 2013, 08:51:14 AM
 my builds of the flypogger series.
(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f253/buzzconroy/fuzz.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/buzzconroy/media/fuzz.jpg.html)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f253/buzzconroy/flypogger.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/buzzconroy/media/flypogger.jpg.html)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f253/buzzconroy/flipout.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/buzzconroy/media/flipout.jpg.html)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f253/buzzconroy/112_1257.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/buzzconroy/media/112_1257.jpg.html)

(http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f253/buzzconroy/models003.jpg) (http://s49.photobucket.com/user/buzzconroy/media/models003.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on August 01, 2013, 09:25:06 AM
Those are fabulous! I can't wait until you treat us to a Speed Shift buildup.

 :)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 07, 2017, 10:35:46 AM
Some interesting and useful information regarding the scarcity of the original Monogram Fred Flypogger kits can be gleaned from this book published in 1996 by noted board game enthusiast and collector Rick Polizzi:
 
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/612VDTHDM9L._SS500_.jpg)

The book contains the following estimate of prices for boxed Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:

Speed Shift! $280
Super Fuzz! $280
Flip Out! $125

Now we can argue from now until the cows come home about a current price list let alone one from 1996, but the fact is that Polizzi's estimates provide a very decent ranking of the relative scarcities of these kits. Quite simply, I'm in general agreement with Polizzi's assessment and I've been collecting these and other select model kits since 1982-83.

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: skippy on June 09, 2017, 03:57:15 PM
https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/model-kits-other-model-kits-a-z-c-271_291/fred-flypogger-as-monogram-s-flip-out-resin-model-kit-p-13842 (https://www.monstersinmotion.com/cart/model-kits-other-model-kits-a-z-c-271_291/fred-flypogger-as-monogram-s-flip-out-resin-model-kit-p-13842) Just thought i would share the info scroll down the page and you'll see the other kit
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 31, 2018, 09:45:02 AM
Here's a fabulous picture from around 1960 of a booth at some sort of exhibition at which Stanley "Mouse" Miller would sell his airbrushed T-shirts:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse_zpsodpopqke.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Herr Hussmann on January 31, 2018, 11:16:28 AM
Some interesting and useful information regarding the scarcity of the original Monogram Fred Flypogger kits can be gleaned from this book published in 1996 by noted board game enthusiast and collector Rick Polizzi:
 
([url]http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/612VDTHDM9L._SS500_.jpg[/url])

The book contains the following estimate of prices for boxed Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:

Speed Shift! $280
Super Fuzz! $280
Flip Out! $125

Now we can argue from now until the cows come home about a current price list let alone one from 1996, but the fact is that Polizzi's estimates provide a very decent ranking of the relative scarcities of these kits. Quite simply, I'm in general agreement with Polizzi's assessment and I've been collecting these and other select model kits since 1982-83.

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I have the same book and absolutely love it!
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2018, 02:30:33 PM
Here are some rad cool early Mouse T-shirt ads:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/mouse-ad-hotrod-customcar-magsept1961_zpstfvkz22g.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse%201_zpspgnefxvi.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/mouse-ad-SMALLER_zpsz6k61m3v.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 15, 2018, 11:07:07 AM
Many fans of Stanley "Mouse" Miller's Fred Flypogger model kits and related T-shirts may be unaware that Stanley Miller is even better known for his rock concert posters from the late sixties onward.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse%201_zpstme1lgwq.jpg)

His posters are now highly prized by rock memorabilia collectors. Here are a few examples:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse%204_zps9rshnbaj.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse%202_zps7pxskjxa.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse%203_zpsk8lllwe2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Mouse%206_zpsftfbfkra.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on April 06, 2018, 02:51:18 PM
Here's a cool book on the artwork of Stanley Miller:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/California%20dreams_zpszwbsunb0.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on March 05, 2019, 11:00:10 AM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Surf_zpsfjm9xh5m.jpeg)

The above Surf Dude Wacky Wobbler offered by Funko strongly reminds me of the Flip Out! model kit from 1965:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Flip%20Out_zpsmazfggpw.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on August 06, 2019, 02:35:25 PM
Here are scans of the contest form and both sides of the instruction sheet that came enclosed with the Flip Out! kit:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Fred%205_zpscdldunhq.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Fred%20Flypogger%203_zpsdnvqyltb.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Fred%20Flypogger%202_zpsiiovej37.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on August 16, 2019, 10:10:05 AM
Here are some good photos of an original factory-built display model of Super Fuzz! which Monogram issued to stores in 1965 for promotional purposes:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%202_zpsybz0znlr.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%201_zpsmvtzeif9.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%205_zpsrgksvxrr.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%203_zps4g6jad51.png)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%204_zpsuviht9mh.png)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on December 11, 2019, 10:45:04 AM
Here's a magazine ad from 1965 for the contest Monogram used to promote the Fred Flypogger kits:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fred%20Flypogger%20ad%202_zpsjqvwi8cx.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: rkoenn on January 09, 2020, 02:50:14 PM
Monogram did reissue Super Fuzz and perhaps the others just a few years ago in the exact same boxes. Here's a build-up somebody did of Super Fuzz:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AFred.jpg[/url])

 C:)

That is a great buildup of the Super Fuzz kit, hope when I do mine it comes out half as nice. 

When I was about 10 and Rat Fink was popular a kid down the street was airbrushing T-shirts with similar artwork on it and selling them.  My mom bought me one and it was my favorite shirt until it wore out.  It was a crazy monster character in a car.  The kid's dad built most of the houses in the development we lived in when it was started and restored model T's down in his garage.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 11, 2020, 02:03:00 PM
Here's another great Super Fuzz build by UMA's own Mark McGovern:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Blanchard%2015_zpsbnquepws.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Blanchard14_zpsubcmjned.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Blanchard17_zpstpk4iyr1.jpg)

Mark built this one for model kit collector Mike Blanchard who owns The Core (https://www.thecoreonline.com/) comic shop in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 15, 2020, 12:00:20 PM
Here are three really good shots of the rad Speed Shift model that Mark McGovern built for Mike Blanchard:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Blanchard%2019_zpsw6apnquk.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Speed%20Shift_zpswkx7bw8o.jpg?t=1580190470)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Blanchard%2018_zpsphvpbzi4.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Tim Nolan on January 17, 2020, 01:56:14 PM
I restored this badly damaged kit last year.  It was a gift from a good friend and I also have the Speed Shift kit in need of restoration as well.  These old kits are getting hard and harder to find and the prices are just going thru the roof.  I really wish we would see some reissues of these things.

(https://i.ibb.co/DLK9B0c/IMG-4348.jpg) (https://ibb.co/QXmPWyS)

(https://i.ibb.co/jW2VWMh/IMG-4349.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mXwvXqJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/cx7bGbt/IMG-4351.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FnjsSsJ)

(https://i.ibb.co/f0kTsqg/IMG-4355.jpg) (https://ibb.co/ggScxm2)

(https://i.ibb.co/JFgb5Qk/IMG-4360.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XkMdS8J)

(https://i.ibb.co/dkqvKz9/IMG-4353.jpg) (https://ibb.co/HGsygkv)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 17, 2020, 09:35:57 PM
Oh man! That translucent blue pearl paint you used was fabulous.

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Tim Nolan on January 21, 2020, 02:42:04 PM
Oh man! That translucent blue pearl paint you used was fabulous.

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I use a lot of automotive urethane from House of Kolors on many of my builds.  The last coat is generally Kosmic Kleer with some flake in it!
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2020, 12:53:49 AM
Here are some terrific shots of the wild Flip Out! model that Mark McGovern built for Mike Blanchard:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Flip%20Out_Right_zpsirveiquz.jpg?t=1580190474)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Flip%20Out_Front_zpsrda24fzp.jpg?t=1580190474)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Flip%20Out_Left_zpsilvs27bg.jpg?t=1580190474)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/MM2_zpsczsgx1mk.jpg?t=1580190805)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/MM4_zpsthybe7tk.jpg?t=1580186472)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/MM3_zpstkykchgt.jpg?t=1580186472)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/MM1_zpsvgus3cn3.jpg?t=1580186472)

Dig how Mark kit bashed the little Mouse into a surfing rodent complete with swim trunks!

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2020, 02:40:07 PM
The Revell model kits based on "Big Daddy" Roth's show cars were selling so well in the early 1960's that other model kit companies began scouting the show car circuit for custom rods on which they could base competing kits of their own. One of the very earliest of these was Monogram's Li'l Coffin.

The Li'l Coffin had been built by Dave Stuckey of Wichita, Kansas. The body was based on a 1932 Ford two door sedan and it was powered by a 1954 331 cubic inch De Soto hemi with six carbonators. In 1963 the Li'l Coffin won the Top Custom Car award at the Oakland Roadster Show, the premier rod show in the nation.   

So impressed were Monogram executives by the Li'l Coffin that they bought the car and exhibited it at the 1964 New York World's Fair! The Li'l Coffin kit that Monogram put out in 1964 remains an all-time classic.

The bigger kids down the street, Fred and Mike, had one when I was a kid so I bought one too. I had real problems trying to assemble the thing though because some of the parts didn't fit together very well. Here's a closeup shot of the unbuilt one I have today:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/LilCoffin.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Mord on February 02, 2020, 07:11:56 PM
 Nice, Hep, I wish I still had mine. I know this may sound weird, but I really like the smell of cardboard and styrophene when you first open a kit.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2020, 09:31:23 PM
...I really like the smell of cardboard and styrophene when you first open a kit.

Not at all surprising. I think most of us who built model kits as kids still love the old smell of styrene plastic and cardboard. Plus modelling cement and enamel paint of course!

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Mord on February 02, 2020, 09:56:34 PM
Plus modelling cement and enamel paint of course!


Oh, yeah. I always wondered why I felt so happily dazed as a kid.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Tom_Hering on February 05, 2020, 10:24:21 AM
The Revell model kits based on "Big Daddy" Roth's show cars were selling so well in the early 1960's that other model kit companies began scouting the show car circuit for custom rods on which they could base competing kits of their own. One of the very earliest of these was Monogram's Li'l Coffin.

The Li'l Coffin had been built by Dave Stuckey of Wichita, Kansas. The body was based on a 1932 Ford two door sedan and it was powered by a 1954 331 cubic inch De Soto hemi with six carbonators. In 1963 the Li'l Coffin won the Top Custom Car award at the Oakland Roadster Show, the premier rod show in the nation.   

So impressed were Monogram executives by the Li'l Coffin that they bought the car and exhibited it at the 1964 New York World's Fair! The Li'l Coffin kit that Monogram put out in 1964 remains an all-time classic.

The bigger kids down the street, Fred and Mike, had one when I was a kid so I bought one too. I had real problems trying to assemble the thing though because some of the parts didn't fit together very well. Here's a closeup shot of the unbuilt one I have today:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/LilCoffin.jpg[/url])

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Ah, the model car craze of the 1960s. Car Model Magazine was our internet. Those were exciting times, because the kit manufacturers released a lot of show, concept, and kustom cars. My favorite was Jo-Han's Chrysler Turbine. Here's the 1965 first release of the kit that I own today. Check out the exclusive "Frame-Pak" packaging. The Turbine may have been the finest car kit of the '60s. The tooling cost a whopping $250,000 (or 1/4 million, which is 2 million in today's dollars), and was completely underwritten by Chrysler Corporation.

(http://u.cubeupload.com/Tom_Hering/Turbine01.jpg)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 06, 2020, 10:56:34 AM
Wow! Now there's a kit that would require hours of careful work to assemble.

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Tom_Hering on February 07, 2020, 05:52:18 PM
Wow! Now there's a kit that would require hours of careful work to assemble.

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Yes. The front wheels steer. The hood, trunk, and doors all open. The front seats fold forward. The original vinyl tires in my kit have deteriorated badly over time, so I've added a new set to the box, made by Moebius. The second issue of this kit (in a blue box) included a sheet of self-adhesive chrome foil, years before Bare-Metal Foil came on the market.
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 12, 2020, 11:40:24 AM
The Revell model kits based on "Big Daddy" Roth's show cars were selling so well in the early 1960's that other model kit companies began scouting the show car circuit for custom rods on which they could base competing kits of their own.

Ah, the model car craze of the 1960s. Car Model Magazine was our internet.

It wasn't until 1968 that Monogram found its own answer to Revell's wild show rods that "Big Daddy" Roth had designed. That's when Monogram released its first Tom Daniel design, the Beer Wagon:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monogram%20Beer%20Wagon_zpsuj5xdjbo.jpg?t=1581438527)

The second was the Red Baron:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monogram%20Red%20Baron_zpsjeljtnei.jpeg?t=1581438563)

All in all, Monogram released 77 model kits based on concepts by Tom Daniel between 1968 and 1975. One of these was the Ghost of the Red Baron from 1969:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monogram%20Ghost%20of%20the%20RB_zps8xy34ib3.jpeg)

Granted it was a cheap snap-together "kit" but the concept was good. Here are some really nice pictures of rkoenn's buildup:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/rkoenn19_zpsgtwfljxs.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/rkoenn17_zpszcwbdfni.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/rkoenn18_zpsd7rfjjrj.jpg)

  hmjfym
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: rkoenn on February 18, 2020, 02:16:20 PM
I saw the Lil' Coffin picture in this thread and I did one of those not too long ago.  I think I built one when I was a kid too in the '60s as I thought it was so cool.  It was an actual show car that made the rounds.  Here's my build, again if my link works.
 (https://scontent.ftpa1-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/19250541_10155409035444431_5669783881258409774_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQnKQvSiMWpIinLcDicLRgY-UcMgBS552Z-uARiL-yPifo1MoUwdR8aaJl6amfh_WqQ&_nc_ht=scontent.ftpa1-1.fna&oh=d1c44df5a29a630a55263cfd2168f3e5&oe=5EC218B3)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 18, 2020, 02:36:23 PM
Well I see it now but looking at the coding I suspect that's a link that won't work for long.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: rkoenn on February 18, 2020, 03:43:35 PM
This seems to fit in here best and is a monster themed fantasy car kit I built about 3 years ago.  It is the Tom Daniel designed Monogram Bad Medicine.   I have a number of his kits and they are great.  I fondly remember them from my childhood when he was designing them.
(https://scontent.ftpa1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/18402011_10155273733054431_3176705734259365988_o.jpg?_nc_cat=104&_nc_eui2=AeH5T4S8piNopNnHdzDiDZ1ztt4Ndebxks1Y-UrJPJ3ArpjW00Q7gLGjvNwxSwklanuiA2vKLSoZWr74XJBBs1oDQpv_Gi9QBBKTbRLsqpGaMA&_nc_oc=AQn79XpG2KjGCYG46XH9jyeTptqh4Et6E7lpWz_7d3r1CiajeJsUbUZNW90zzY1bRvg&_nc_ht=scontent.ftpa1-2.fna&oh=34550df2e47dfbea19203c5b899432e8&oe=5EC4C1BD)
Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on February 18, 2020, 05:52:51 PM
Cool! Tom Daniel models are boss!

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Title: Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
Post by: Hepcat on August 20, 2020, 12:01:56 AM
my builds of the flypogger series.

Here are the unobscured pictures:

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Super_Fuzz_2.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Super_Fuzz_1.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Super_Fuzz_3.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Flip_Out_2.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

(https://hosting.photobucket.com/images/g434/Balticprince/Flipout_1.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds)

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