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Collecting Monsters => Vintage Monster Toys => Topic started by: Hepcat on May 26, 2012, 02:31:07 PM

Title: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on May 26, 2012, 02:31:07 PM
The Addams Family is another enormously popular pop culture icon. From Wikipedia:

Quote from: Wikipedia
The Addams Family is an American television series based on the characters in Charles Addams' New Yorker cartoons. The 30-minute series was shot in black-and-white and aired for two seasons on ABC from September 18, 1964, to April 8, 1966, totalling 64 episodes.


The show spawned a coterie of toys and other collectibles. Here's a photograph of my Aurora Addams Family Haunted House model kit:

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

 cl:)


Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: BHorrorMayhem on May 26, 2012, 03:12:08 PM
I love The Addams Family! The show, the strips, the movies - it's all great! When my wife and I got married we decided to take "Addams" as our last names instead of taking either of our surnames.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monster Bob on May 26, 2012, 03:17:31 PM


I appreciate them. I live them.


Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Flower on May 26, 2012, 03:41:41 PM
I enjoyed both the television show and the flicks.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on May 26, 2012, 04:33:08 PM
I always enjoyed Charles Addams' drawings and the TV show. I have some Addams' stuff like a few books and magazines and this card game...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0e9fb595.jpg)

and this puzzle...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0d7159a0.jpg)

And this record with Vic Mizzy's great music...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0e7d88ae.jpg)

And this View-Master set, which has color pictures of the Addams Family in it, which was probably an exciting thing to see having mostly seen them
in black and white on TV...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5492.jpg)

And I have a reproduction of the Haunted House model kit that Hepcat posted above. (Nice original!)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: horror1o1 on May 26, 2012, 05:07:47 PM

I appreciate them. I live them.

Tell me more Bob
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on May 26, 2012, 05:36:45 PM
I forgot I also have some of the action figures based on the animated series...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc00501ffc.jpg)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on May 26, 2012, 06:44:42 PM
I have some Addams' stuff like a few books and magazines and this card game...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0e9fb595.jpg[/url])


That's really nice box art!

 8)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Haunted hearse on May 26, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
This is a reproduction of a model sheet that HB provided animators for the Addams Family RV which was in the 1973 series, which included Ted Cassidy and Jackie Coogan reprising their roles from the live action series.
(http://i582.photobucket.com/albums/ss267/Baronscrypt666/Addams%20Family/KGrHqUOKoYE10FPUd7BNmoVVqL8g_3.jpg)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monster Bob on May 27, 2012, 06:39:58 AM
Tell me more Bob


Addams is sort of my specialty (Munsters, too), besides the vintage monstuh toy thing. I used to write back and forth to Charles Addams at the New Yorker as a kid. I grew up in a huge 120-something year old victorian house filled with era antiques. The victorian influence crossed over onto my adult life (BTW, bugs the hell out of me when the Addams are referred to as "goth" these days. At least in the old series, they were victorian). Lastly, my own decorating taste was heavily influenced by the TV house interior. Oh, and I collect authentic props from the show... http://tinyurl.com/7gflsdz (http://tinyurl.com/7gflsdz)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on May 27, 2012, 11:45:12 AM
Monster Bob--- WOW! Fantastic props! I especially love the polar bear, the iron maiden and that vulture hood ornament!!!
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: horror1o1 on May 27, 2012, 12:29:37 PM
Addams is sort of my specialty (Munsters, too), besides the vintage monstuh toy thing. I used to write back and forth to Charles Addams at the New Yorker as a kid. I grew up in a huge 120-something year old victorian house filled with era antiques. The victorian influence crossed over onto my adult life (BTW, bugs the hell out of me when the Addams are referred to as "goth" these days. At least in the old series, they were victorian). Lastly, my own decorating taste was heavily influenced by the TV house interior. Oh, and I collect authentic props from the show... [url]http://tinyurl.com/7gflsdz[/url] ([url]http://tinyurl.com/7gflsdz[/url])


Dang Bob you are living it.LOL! That's awesome.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Haunted hearse on May 27, 2012, 12:33:56 PM
I'm with Bob when it comes to the Addams family.   The Addams Family is a huge part of the reason, I always wanted to live in a Victorian home, and I now live in the house seen in my avatar.  When they brought the "Addams Family" musical to Durham, NC, I made a point in seeing it.    Unlike a certain remake of a daytime soap I could mention, I really liked how they handled Charles Addams' creation.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monster Bob on May 27, 2012, 03:43:05 PM


Agreed, HH...loved it.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: jimm on May 27, 2012, 04:47:19 PM
Super cool props Bob. Love the Addams Family. My middle name is Adams, perhaps I'll add the second "d"  8)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monster Bob on May 27, 2012, 06:48:51 PM

Thanks guys...glad you like them. They give me untold joy!

Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: friendofziras on May 27, 2012, 08:28:53 PM
I have always loved the Addams Family too and would love to live in an old Victorian someday, which is possible, there are plenty still standing in our area.

One of my favorite pieces in my own collection is a lithograph signed by Carles Addams, although I got a pretty cool Birthday gift last year, which I treasure as well.


I will leave links, because I have yet to have luck with posting pictures.

http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ejeo (http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ejeo)

http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ejwa (http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ejwa)

http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ek8t (http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ek8t)

http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ekk9 (http://jawart728.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d42ekk9)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: BigShadow on May 27, 2012, 11:48:26 PM
I always enjoyed Charles Addams' drawings and the TV show. I have some Addams' stuff like a few books and magazines and this card game...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0e9fb595.jpg[/url])



I picked up this item also at a flea market for $5...what a deal!
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 28, 2012, 12:41:21 AM
Definitely, a great deal.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on June 02, 2012, 09:05:36 PM
Here are a couple of scans from my Donruss Addams Family gum card set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-06-201165729PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-06-201165744PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on June 04, 2012, 04:51:55 PM
I love the color scheme on that wrapper!
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on June 06, 2012, 01:24:41 AM
Love the Addams Family.Those trading cards look great.Here's an Australian made jigsaw puzzle of Uncle Fester.
 
Gab
(http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e179/Ravenville/unclefesterjigsaw.jpg)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on April 15, 2013, 01:11:46 PM
Check out this great video:

nobody but me / a monster classic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg3Emz7hpI#)

 :)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Scatter on April 15, 2013, 01:13:49 PM
Carolyn Jones was just flat out SEXY.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: freddie poe on April 15, 2013, 01:28:48 PM
here at the House of Poe we really dig the AF........! ask my daughter Lenore & my son Wolfgang!!! hahahahahahahahahahaha
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 15, 2013, 02:13:45 PM
Check out this great video:

nobody but me / a monster classic ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg3Emz7hpI#[/url])

 :)

     Carolyn Jones was so friggin' HOT....I'm melting over here >:D     
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Mord on April 15, 2013, 07:23:28 PM
Carolyn Jones was just flat out SEXY.
Truer words have never been spoken.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 15, 2013, 08:55:25 PM
     Carolyn Jones was so friggin' HOT....I'm melting over here >:D   


Get the firehose!!!!!!! >:D
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 15, 2013, 10:29:14 PM

Get the firehose!!!!!!! >:D
     Right on, brother! That is an awesome video! ...ahem...*recaptures composure* Now, concerning the appreciation thread proper...I fell in love with the Addams Family when it first started in 1964. I was five years old and I remember the two "monster family" shows which ran around the same time (the other being The Munsters, of course). I really liked The Munsters, but I loved the "weirdo family with the strangely pretty woman in black". It would be years before I learned the Addams Family was based on the cartoons of Charles Addams. All those outlandish characters were so bizarre and appealing to me: Lurch, Thing, Cousin Itt, Fester, even Grandmama. Wednesday was so cute and cunningly evil. Gomez was hilarious (LOVE John Astin's take on the character). And then there was dear Morticia. Even at the age of five I somehow knew she was powerfully sexy...I didn't understand it, but I knew it. The sexual tension between Morticia and Gomez was like a monster in itself, which was unheard of on other TV shows of that time. Ozzy and Harriet they weren't! Addams Family is one of my all time favorite shows. Thank the fates for DVD so that this and other great shows are always at our fingertips.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on May 19, 2013, 09:11:55 PM
Here are scans of the front and back covers of Monster World 9:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-05-201363709PM_zps7d54fcf4.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/Comics/19-05-201363709PM_zps7d54fcf4.jpg.html)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-05-201363713PM_zps3f97e756.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/Comics/19-05-201363713PM_zps3f97e756.jpg.html)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Gasport on May 21, 2013, 10:38:25 PM
Right, Lily Munster sure never moved like THAT!
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Haunted hearse on May 22, 2013, 12:24:56 AM
Right, Lily Munster sure never moved like THAT!
If she had, I don't think Herman could have handled it.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on May 01, 2015, 08:11:48 AM
Freddie Poe just came back from the spring Chiller show with this puzzle:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Fred1_zpstxyprm5z.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: freddie poe on May 01, 2015, 02:50:20 PM
I always loved the A.F and Chas Addams. I Have all the hardcover books but now trying to get all the toys... its was a classic 1960's "monster kid" t.v. show. And what a cast! Certainly a cast to rival the Munsters but......LURCH?? Lurch is my favorite character of either series! Bar none.............
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Wolfman on May 01, 2015, 03:32:49 PM
I'd love to get the Uncle Fester mystery light bulb, but I think it's in the 350-400 range. A little rich for my blood.

JP
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on May 01, 2015, 03:34:41 PM
... but......LURCH?? Lurch is my favorite character of either series! Bar none.............


Agreed! Lurch is #1!

(http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m88locyMaS1rq40rc.gif)

 8)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Wolfman on May 01, 2015, 04:17:52 PM
Herman's numero uno for me.

JP
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Haunted hearse on May 01, 2015, 04:29:02 PM
Fred Gwynne did a great job making the Frankenstein Monster family friendly.  There is just something though about the quiet madness of Gomez Addams as portrayed by John Astin (with a hint of Groucho) who is my favorite head of the family.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Joeynines on May 01, 2015, 08:23:47 PM
I'm with Bob when it comes to the Addams family.   The Addams Family is a huge part of the reason, I always wanted to live in a Victorian home, and I now live in the house seen in my avatar.  When they brought the "Addams Family" musical to Durham, NC, I made a point in seeing it.    Unlike a certain remake of a daytime soap I could mention, I really liked how they handled Charles Addams' creation.
The guy has Wednesday's tri-cycle, how cool is that. I would love to see some photos of where you have it set up in your home, a horror room perhaps.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 24, 2018, 05:54:57 PM
Some of my Addams Family stuff:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1895/43528558814_39b59033d5_b.jpg)

I caught the Thing bank in mid-grab.  :laugh:

Those little vending rings I like a lot. There's Morticia, Fester, Gomez, and Lurch...and a Morticia duplicate behind them. One can never have too much Morticia!  Zombie In Luv
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on October 25, 2018, 10:38:01 PM
Too cool!

 8)

Do you think those vending machine rings are from the sixties or the seventies?

 ???
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 25, 2018, 10:49:55 PM
Too cool!

 8)

Do you think those vending machine rings are from the sixties or the seventies?

 ???
The originals are probably from the '60s. I'm pretty sure the light blue Fester is original but the others may actually be repops from the '80s or '90s. They all may be originals but the reason I mentioned the possibility above is due to a UMA post I spotted at some point featuring a long-time member (and I shan't name names  ;D) grousing about the colorful ones being repops. Even if they are repops I think they're pretty little gems and I'm only too glad to display them with my other coveted vending items, especially the Morticias. Also, if they are in fact repops I hardly ever see them pop up on the 'Bay these days so I don't think they're too plentiful. On the other hand they may all well be from the '60s for what I'm sure of. I am sure that I dig 'em however, and I don't give a rat's patoot if they're repopped or not.  ;)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on April 23, 2019, 09:20:45 AM
So evidently Milton Bradley released at least two Addams Family puzzles in 1965. There's the one Monolith posted on the first page of this thread:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20Puzzle%202_zpsxn3z9yi4.jpg)

And the one pictured near the top of this page that Freddie Poe has:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20Puzzle_zps81xsbeei.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on April 25, 2019, 09:32:33 AM
Here are a couple of pics of the fabulous Ideal Addams Family board game from 1964:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20Board_zpsji0cg5gd.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20board%202_zpserml38ol.jpg)

Of the major board game producers from 1955-75, e.g. Milton Bradley, Transogram, Parker Bros., Hasbro, etc. Ideal was thanks to the efforts of Ralph Pereida the one that produced games with consistently the best artwork/graphics. The Addams Family game above was no exception.

 8)

 

Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: SWretired on August 06, 2019, 08:55:05 PM
Some of my Addams Family stuff:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1895/43528558814_39b59033d5_b.jpg)

I caught the Thing bank in mid-grab.  :laugh:

Those little vending rings I like a lot. There's Morticia, Fester, Gomez, and Lurch...and a Morticia duplicate behind them. One can never have too much Morticia!  Zombie In Luv



That "Thing" box is maybe the best one I've seen. Did it come with both the cardboard inserts, and the instruction sheet..?  I've bought and rebuilt over 20 of them, and have a couple real nice boxes, but not that nice. 
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Mike Scott on August 06, 2019, 09:39:51 PM
That "Thing" box is maybe the best one I've seen. 

If the other 3 sides are as good as those 3, it would look brand new!  :)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on August 08, 2019, 12:35:13 AM
Here's my Remco Lurch figure from 1964. Still looking for the other two.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4662/39684947924_cbde6d10fe_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23sPJq5)Lurch Doll ( Remco 1964 ) (https://flic.kr/p/23sPJq5) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Mord on August 08, 2019, 12:42:46 AM
Here's my Remo Lurch figure from 1964. Still looking for the other two.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/4662/39684947924_cbde6d10fe_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/23sPJq5)Lurch Doll ( Remco 1964 ) (https://flic.kr/p/23sPJq5) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr

 That's such a blast from the past. I used to put mine on my parents dashboard, to keep company as a tyke. I finally got  all of those (and The Munsters set) a couple of decades ago.  It's really hard to find them with nice hair (especially the ladies).
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on August 08, 2019, 08:09:02 AM
That Lurch figure looks like Illya Kuryakin:

(https://i.ytimg.com/vi/W0w_jbQP4dQ/hqdefault.jpg)

 :)

Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 08, 2019, 10:49:38 AM
That's such a blast from the past. I used to put mine on my parents dashboard, to keep company as a tyke. I finally got  all of those (and The Munsters set) a couple of decades ago.  It's really hard to find them with nice hair (especially the ladies).

If I could just find one of these Remco Addams or the Munsters. The weird thing is, as many time as I go to Flea Markets or Estate Sales, I never, ever see anything like these classic toys.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on August 09, 2019, 12:12:29 AM
Here's a TV Guide with a great cover that I got a few years ago...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/8635/29137844216_9d227f8311_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/LoP4Wq)Addams Family TV Guide (1965) (https://flic.kr/p/LoP4Wq) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Mord on August 09, 2019, 12:59:09 AM
Beautiful cover, Monolith. It captures the best of both worlds. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Monolith on August 10, 2019, 01:01:22 PM
Beautiful cover, Monolith. It captures the best of both worlds. Thanks for posting.

I agree about it capturing the best of both worlds.

Here's a vintage vending machine card I got a few years ago...

(https://live.staticflickr.com/7525/15583171433_554d584298_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pK2PXx)1960's Carolyn Jones Arcade Card (https://flic.kr/p/pK2PXx) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2019, 07:56:20 PM
Morticia in action!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg3Emz7hpI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUg3Emz7hpI)

 8)

Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: SWretired on August 12, 2019, 12:25:32 AM

lol...I think there's also one of Wednesday teaching Lurch how to dance.
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Hepcat on August 13, 2019, 12:47:38 PM
Here are a couple of pics of the fabulous Ideal Addams Family board game from 1964:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20Board_zpsji0cg5gd.jpg)

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20board%202_zpserml38ol.jpg)

A later Addams Family board game was the one Milton Bradley released in 1973:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20family%20board%20game%202_zpsw8iotmjv.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Addams%20Family%20board_zpsuqjhbxwg.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Addams Family appreciation thread!
Post by: Haunted hearse on August 21, 2019, 01:33:26 AM
I think the camper, was my favorite part of that animated version.