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Collecting Monsters => Vintage Monster Toys => Topic started by: Monolith on June 14, 2012, 03:47:30 PM

Title: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 14, 2012, 03:47:30 PM
Some of my toys were begging to be photographed, so I thought you might like to look at them.

This first photo is a 1963 blue Marx Hunchback.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5410.jpg)

This is a 1963 blue Marx Frankenstein.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5522-1.jpg)

This is a 1963 blue Marx Creature. For this photo I manipulated the contrast and the colors.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5566-1.jpg)

This is one of my favorites. This is the same blue Creature. I manipulated the background, contrast, and color.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5550-1.jpg)

This is a manipulated 1963 blue Marx Wolf Man.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5540-1.jpg)

Here is my 1963 blue Marx Phantom. I manipulated the contrast and colors.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5409-1.jpg)

Here's another favorite. Its a manipulated photo of my 1963 blue Marx Mummy. I can feel his curse!

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5521-1-1.jpg)

And this is a close-up I took of a '60's Creature coppersmith plaque. I played with the colors a little bit.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5257-1-1-1.jpg)

This is the backside of the Creature coppersmith plaque. The copper is very shiny so I reflected some color off it.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5267-6.jpg)

This is a close-up of the Frankenstein coppersmith plaque. I manipulated the contrast and colors on this photo.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5241-1.jpg)

And here's a close-up of the Dracula coppersmith plaque. I manipulated the contrast and colors.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5272-2.jpg)

And this is a photo I took of a life-sized Grim Reaper statue I saw at a flea market. I just thought you might like it.
Let me know what you think. I Hope you liked 'em.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_4723-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Scatter on June 14, 2012, 04:09:54 PM
Sweet!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: seymour on June 14, 2012, 04:39:40 PM
Great pics, love 'em!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Illoman on June 14, 2012, 04:40:20 PM
Awesome, Monolith!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Howler on June 14, 2012, 04:52:37 PM
Very cool indeed!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on June 14, 2012, 07:27:49 PM
Those photos show a really unique, almost psychedelic style. I really dig 'em! There's a very personal artistic vibe about them. The Creature below the foilage is pretty stunning. I'm also a fan of Raymond Castile's warm, nostalgic style, but this is totally different and just as interesting (in my opinion). The blue Marx Wolf Man with the red background just explodes! I love the Coppersmith Dracula too.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: ChrisW on June 14, 2012, 07:51:43 PM
Like 'em. New visually interesting and exciting take on a familiar subject.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on June 14, 2012, 07:55:52 PM
Some of my toys were begging to be photographed, so I thought you might like to look at them.

This is a 1963 blue Marx Creature. For this photo I manipulated the contrast and the colors.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5566-1.jpg[/url])


Wow! Incredible! What did you manipulate though, your camera's settings of Photoshop?

 ???
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: AHI Creature on June 14, 2012, 08:06:23 PM
Incredibly cool photos.  Thanks for taking the time to shoot and share them, very unique and cool look to those.    Makes me want to do a photo sesh of some of my stuff...
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 14, 2012, 08:58:02 PM
Wow! Thanks for all the great comments, everybody.

Hepcat--- I've never actually used photoshop, I'm not really that computer savvy. With that Creature photo I just took a photo of a blue Marx Creature
in front of this big plant that I have in my front window from a low angle. I actually just held the Creature in one hand and the digital camera in the other
and snapped a few pics of him with the  sunlight coming through. Then I imported the photo to photobucket and they have some new editing stuff where
I increased the contrast so that made it look a little grainy and eliminated a little of the gray tones, then I increased the intensity of the colors, and that's it.

I'm glad everybody liked 'em, I have fun doing them and will do some more, eventually. I'm always taking toy photo's when I have time. Here's one more
I took of the blue Marx Creature.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5548-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on June 15, 2012, 09:06:46 AM
Those are amazing, especially considering you didn't use photoshop. You really brought out the detailed of the sculpting, and evoked a great mood with each pic. NICE!

Chris
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: 1975 on June 15, 2012, 10:51:34 AM
You have a wonderful eye.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Gasport on June 15, 2012, 11:11:41 PM
Where's the Like button on this thread??? THERE IT IS!  LIKE, LIKE, LIKE!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: missdead13 on June 15, 2012, 11:55:37 PM
I heart monsters.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Dr. Madd on June 16, 2012, 01:32:25 AM
All of these rule, but I'm partial, as always to anything Frankensteiny.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: fmofmpls on June 16, 2012, 09:10:33 PM
Very nice job Monolith! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 17, 2012, 01:49:42 AM
Thanks for looking at 'em everybody. I'll be sure to post more when I do some more.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: missdead13 on June 17, 2012, 04:21:33 PM
All of these rule, but I'm partial, as always to anything Frankensteiny.

lol (*at*) "Frankensteiny".. .  :laugh:  I thought I was the only one who used Frankenstein as an adjective . guess not... lol
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on June 17, 2012, 05:49:56 PM
Very cool pics Monolith!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 07, 2012, 03:33:46 AM
Okay, I did some more.

This is the blue Marx Phantom again.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5879-1-1-1-1.jpg)

This is my AHI Mummy.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5869-1-1-1.jpg)

AHI Mummy again.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5867-1.jpg)

This is my Playing Mantis Bride of Frankenstein.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6175-1-2.jpg)

The Bride again.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6168-1-1.jpg)

More Bride photo's...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6182-2.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6154-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6174-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6149-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6162-1-1-1.jpg)

Hope you liked 'em.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6162-1-1-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 07, 2012, 04:40:04 AM
These are really terrific!  Thanks for sharing! 
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: missdead13 on July 07, 2012, 04:53:08 AM
I keep looking . . and then looking again. .
good stuff . ;)  LOVE it.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: CreepyJeff on July 07, 2012, 10:12:35 AM
Man - that Bride kit especially the black and white shot really shows how the original sculpt captured Elsa Lanchester's likeness.  Pretty amazing.  Great work!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Unknown Primate on July 07, 2012, 02:32:15 PM
I'm really diggin' these pics!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 08, 2012, 01:03:44 AM
Thanks for the comments! I'll be sure to post more when I do them.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: bigbud on July 08, 2012, 10:32:23 AM
All very nicely done, Mono! My favorite is the Phantom! Wow! The setting, the angle, everything! Favorite Bride is third from the bottom. The neck stiches are beautifully exposed!  Buddy
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on July 08, 2012, 11:32:14 AM
Those are really terrific, Monolith! Even better than the first bunch, which were pretty darn good. That first Phantom shot could be a poster, and the b&w white Bride looks like a film still. I'm diggin' these!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on July 08, 2012, 07:04:52 PM
Oh, I like those Bride shots!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: missdead13 on July 09, 2012, 01:31:31 AM
Oh, I like those Bride shots!

 8)


me tooooooo!!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Scatter on July 09, 2012, 08:10:23 AM

me tooooooo!!!

Well, they're so.......YOU!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 10, 2012, 04:02:54 PM
Oh, I like those Bride shots!

 8)


Here's three more Bride's I just did last night. She's very photogenic.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6142-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6140-2.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6131-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on July 10, 2012, 04:09:04 PM
Those effects are just awesome!

 :o
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Scatter on July 10, 2012, 06:05:31 PM
That first one is stunning!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 16, 2012, 12:39:32 AM
That first one is stunning!


Thanks. That Bride at the top all in red is one of my favorites, I really like the way it came out.

Here are some portraits I did of my monster soakies.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0d8634a7-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0d86247c-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3214-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0d8644db-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on July 16, 2012, 02:49:34 PM
Thanks. That Bride at the top all in red is one of my favorites, I really like the way it came out.

Those pictures are probably singlehandedly responsible for the upsurge in support for the Bride of Frankenstein in the Aurora model kit poll!

 8)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 17, 2012, 01:47:00 AM
Hep--- I don't know if that's true, but if people are enjoying my photo's then I'm happy.
Anyway, I just posted some of my Bride photo's in the model kit section.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: raycastile on July 17, 2012, 10:04:46 AM
Pretty neat photos, especially the Bride pics. Her sculpt is probably the best actor likeness of the Aurora series, but it takes good close-up photography to appreciate it.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 19, 2012, 11:13:22 AM
Thanks Ray. Yeah, the Aurora kit is a nice sculpt and a fun kit to put together with all the lab stuff and severed hand and arm and everything.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on July 19, 2012, 01:44:02 PM
I'll say it again, the Andy Warhol of monster toy photography!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 20, 2012, 01:31:29 AM
I'll say it again, the Andy Warhol of monster toy photography!


I thought the lighting and colors on this one was more like a James Bama Doc Savage paperback book cover, so I did this...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6168-1-1-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on July 25, 2012, 12:59:33 AM
I took some photo's of my 1960's MPC Pop-Top Horrors. Here they are...

Mummy
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6370-1-1.jpg)

Mummy again
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6374-1-1.jpg)

Skeleton
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6332-1-1.jpg)

Skeleton again
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6329-1.jpg)

Creature of Doom
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6347-1-1.jpg)

shadow of the Creature of Doom. This one I didn't manipulate at all.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6345.jpg)

More POP-Top's coming soon.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on July 25, 2012, 10:16:32 AM
Oh man! The detail in that skeleton sculpt is awesome!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: bigbud on July 25, 2012, 12:39:27 PM
The skeleton is making me think Ray Harryhausen Sinbad.................
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 01, 2012, 01:40:46 PM
The skeleton is making me think Ray Harryhausen Sinbad.................


Now that you mention it, it does look like a Sinbad skeleton, just add a sword or shield. I've been a Harryhausen fan for as long as I can remember.

Here's some more of my MPC Pop-Top Horrors. I'm missing the Witch from my set so you won't see her here. Still looking for one.

Vampire.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6431-1-1.jpg)

Vampire again.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6425-1.jpg)

Executioner.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6414-2-2.jpg)

Executioner again.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6412-1-1.jpg)

Wolfman.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6409-1.jpg)

Monster.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6353-1-1-1.jpg)

Monster again. Hope you like 'em.
(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6357-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: steve050305 on August 01, 2012, 07:22:51 PM
Some of my toys were begging to be photographed, so I thought you might like to look at them.

This first photo is a 1963 blue Marx Hunchback.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5410.jpg[/url])

This is a 1963 blue Marx Frankenstein.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5522-1.jpg[/url])

This is a 1963 blue Marx Creature. For this photo I manipulated the contrast and the colors.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5566-1.jpg[/url])

This is one of my favorites. This is the same blue Creature. I manipulated the background, contrast, and color.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5550-1.jpg[/url])

This is a manipulated 1963 blue Marx Wolf Man.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5540-1.jpg[/url])
wow these are awesome!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: twilitezoner on August 02, 2012, 08:31:25 AM
The skeleton is making me think Ray Harryhausen Sinbad.................

That's exactly what I was thinking. Great pics Mono.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on August 02, 2012, 02:31:50 PM
Here's some more of my MPC Pop-Top Horrors. I'm missing the Witch from my set so you won't see her here. Still looking for one.

Vampire.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6431-1-1.jpg[/url])

Vampire again.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6425-1.jpg[/url])

Executioner.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6414-2-2.jpg[/url])

Executioner again.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6412-1-1.jpg[/url])

Wolfman.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6409-1.jpg[/url])

Monster.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6353-1-1-1.jpg[/url])

Monster again. Hope you like 'em.
([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6357-1.jpg[/url])


Wow! Your pics really highlight the intricate detail of the MPC sculpts!

 :)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Kenneth on August 02, 2012, 08:27:36 PM
These pix are great fun! I feel like I have just eaten a whole box of 50 year old Monster Candy and have gone a crazy psychedelic monster toy mind trip from which I hope to never return...!  :o  ;D
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 03, 2012, 12:41:23 AM
Steve050305, twilitezoner, and Hepcat -- glad your enjoying them, and thanks for the comments. And Kenneth, I love your description! Here's one more crazy psychedelic Marx Frankenstein that I took in the cemetery...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6274-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 11, 2012, 01:25:45 PM
I thought you might like to see  these Marx Mummy photo's I just did, so here they are.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6285-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6281-3.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6283-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Kenneth on August 11, 2012, 06:56:08 PM
Too groooooooovy, Monolith! Hope you don't mind....I saved your Marx Frankenstein as my computer desktop background.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 11, 2012, 07:42:52 PM
No, I don't mind-glad you like it.

I think I found some of those monster candies you were talking about...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5134-1.jpg)

Mmmmm, sweet...
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: jimm on August 11, 2012, 08:26:59 PM
This style would make for some awesome box art!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 12, 2012, 08:31:45 PM
This style would make for some awesome box art!


Thanks. I think that would be cool, too.

Here's a few shots of my 12'' Sideshow Frankenstein.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6301-1-2-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6472-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6473-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on August 13, 2012, 11:42:27 AM
Wow, everything you do is amazing, but this Sideshow Frank is unbelievable! I thought you were working with a still from the movie. Great job, maybe you can release a book of your toy photo-art.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on August 13, 2012, 04:10:11 PM

With that Creature photo I just took a photo of a blue Marx Creature in front of this big plant that I have in my front window from a low angle. I actually just held the Creature in one hand and the digital camera in the other and snapped a few pics of him with the  sunlight coming through.

How do you get such great detail though? I use a proper Nikkon digital camera and my photos always seem fuzzier than yours.

 ???
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 14, 2012, 12:44:50 AM
Wow, everything you do is amazing, but this Sideshow Frank is unbelievable! I thought you were working with a still from the movie. Great job, maybe you can release a book of your toy photo-art.

Thanks Mord! I think I would like to release a book, although I'm not quite sure how to go about that, I never released a book before. I do have lots of ideas for new photo's, though.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 14, 2012, 12:59:09 AM
How do you get such great detail though? I use a proper Nikkon digital camera and my photos always seem fuzzier than yours.

 ???

Well, lets see- I always considered myself more of an artist than a photographer and I'm still used to my old 35mm film camera that I've had since I was 13 years old, this digital stuff is new to me but I think the basic principals are the same. Maybe try taking the same photo multiple times but changing the settings on your camera to see if you get better results. Focus has to do with the aperture (the opening that allows light in) and shutter speed (the length
of time the shutter stays open). I don't know if these are adjustable on your camera or not. I don't think they are on mine, but sometimes I take out of focus pictures, too. I think it's because I'm not completely familiar with my digital camera's settings yet. Also make sure to hold the camera as steady as possible, maybe brace your arms on something. Other than that I'm not sure what else you could do to improve focus, maybe search online for focusing tips. Hope that helps.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 17, 2012, 01:40:51 AM
Extremely cool pictures
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 25, 2012, 07:18:37 PM
Thanks marsattacks666 !

Here's one more photo I took of my MPC Pop-Top Skeleton.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6319-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on August 27, 2012, 08:04:39 PM
I think the Pop-Tops are even wilder looking than the Marx figures!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on August 28, 2012, 10:50:58 AM
....but nowhere near as well sculpted.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on August 28, 2012, 06:42:28 PM
Here's one more photo I took of the Marx Creature. Also I finally got an MPC Pop-Top Witch. I have to take some photo's of her then manipulate them, then I'll post it.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_5560-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on August 29, 2012, 11:52:42 AM
Another masterpiece! You should see about getting a job with a major toy company. Most toy box-art looks like crap nowadays.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on September 02, 2012, 02:31:44 AM
Thanks Mord! Maybe I'll become a box art artist. That might be fun.

Here's one more photo I took of the Marx Mummy.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6314-2-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on September 02, 2012, 08:47:23 PM
I hope you do, brother, I would buy the toy just for the box art.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on September 30, 2012, 06:06:10 PM
Thanks again, Mord.

Here's a few new photo's I took. First is my 1964 Aurora Godzilla. I took him out onto my back deck to photograph him, then added sparks and altered the colors and contrast. I like the way they turned out.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6908-1-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6901-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6812-1.jpg)

And this is my 1963 (just going by memory, I think it was '63) Aurora Wolf Man.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6789_zps29f2aa74-1-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6808_zps0445a63b-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on September 30, 2012, 06:42:16 PM
These are fantastic! Love the 3 Godzilla shots. They have such a sense of size, its hard to believe the model is barely a foot tall
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on October 01, 2012, 08:41:45 AM
Mono your photos are simply stunning!! They are real works of art! Keep em coming!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 02, 2012, 12:56:18 AM
Mono your photos are simply stunning!! They are real works of art! Keep em coming!


Thanks RedKing! I have a few more Godzilla figures along with his friends and foes that I'll eventually take photo's of, too. I have one vintage Red King figure too. I'd like to maybe do some kind of diorama with them all fighting. But for now, here's one more Aurora Wolf Man.

And thanks Holding Coat!

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6784_zpsbd0415bc-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on October 02, 2012, 03:23:23 PM
Do you just aim and shoot with auto focus or do you carefully focus manually before you snap your shots?

 ???
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 03, 2012, 12:43:24 AM
Do you just aim and shoot with auto focus or do you carefully focus manually before you snap your shots?

 ???

Hey Hep,

I just use auto focus. My camera doesn't even have manual focus. I wish it did.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 03, 2012, 02:39:39 AM
Thanks Mord! Maybe I'll become a box art artist. That might be fun.

Here's one more photo I took of the Marx Mummy.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6314-2-2.jpg[/url])



Monolith, so very, very neat-o!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 04, 2012, 12:13:34 AM
Thanks marsattacks666! I like the way that one came out, too. That's a tomb behind him. I took the Marx and the MPC Pop-Top's to the local cemetery
for a photo shoot.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 04, 2012, 02:13:55 AM
Thanks marsattacks666! I like the way that one came out, too. That's a tomb behind him. I took the Marx and the MPC Pop-Top's to the local cemetery
for a photo shoot.
[/quote/]



Extremely cool. ;D
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 11, 2012, 10:23:45 PM
marsattacks666--- Thanks again for the comments.

Here's one more Aurora Wolf Man. Just thought you might like to see 'em.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6792_zpsf53f5dd1.jpg)

And here are three photo's I took of the Dimensional Designs model of the Ichthyosaurus Marcurious from the first season episode of The Outer
Limits titled Tourist Attraction.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6929-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6925-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6927-1.jpg)

Hope you like them.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: jimm on October 15, 2012, 09:06:19 AM
how tuff to find is that OL kit, too cool!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: terrypierson on October 15, 2012, 11:20:47 AM
Wow, that Marmit Megalon was an amazing find and an even better deal. Congrats!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 16, 2012, 12:32:19 AM
how tuff to find is that OL kit, too cool!

Yes, I guess they are tough to find. It's the only one of those Outer Limits kits that I have right now.

Terry Pierson--- I think you meant to post your comment in the "Show Us Your Weekly Finds" thread where Horror101 found a vinyl Megalon.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on October 16, 2012, 08:37:48 PM

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6929-1.jpg)

That photo is awesome! It's creepy and looks like a still from the show, you can't tell it is a model! I love all your pics, but this one is just astounding!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 16, 2012, 08:47:26 PM
Monolith, really cool! :D
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 16, 2012, 09:30:46 PM
Thanks marsattacks666 and RedKing! I took that photo of him crawling in the grass in my back yard. I had to build a really sturdy fence to keep him in,
so far it's working. ;)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 16, 2012, 09:44:39 PM
And here's one more amphibious creature you might like. This is the Horizon Creature model.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0068cb65-2-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on October 17, 2012, 01:44:16 AM
Beautifully shot! One of the very best Creature pieces ever.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on October 17, 2012, 07:12:37 PM
Great pic Mono-it looks like a watercolor painting. Also my favorite Creech kit.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 20, 2012, 06:25:20 PM
Thanks Mord and RedKing! I agree, that Horizon Creature is a great sculpt, one of my favorites, too. Here's one more shot I took of him...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0068b57d-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: lappys22 on October 21, 2012, 09:55:56 AM
Love the Outer limits kit photo. Creech is pretty cool also!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on October 22, 2012, 01:07:13 AM
Love the Outer limits kit photo. Creech is pretty cool also!

Thanks Lappys22! Have you seen the two Outer Limits figures that X-Plus is making? They're doing the Thetan alien and the Ichtyasaurus. They look great but they're expensive.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: lappys22 on October 22, 2012, 08:10:51 AM
Ordered both.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on November 08, 2012, 09:50:28 PM
I just took some photo's of my twelve inch Sideshow Dracula, so I thought i'd post some. hope you like them.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7117-1-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7122-1-2.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7154-1-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7131-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7127-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on November 12, 2012, 08:41:55 PM
Wow, another work of art!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 13, 2012, 12:20:31 AM
I dig  the photos.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Scatter on November 14, 2012, 09:41:35 PM
DIGGIN' those Godzilla shots!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on November 15, 2012, 02:47:42 PM
Scatter- here's one more shot I took of the Aurora Godzilla for you, glad you like them.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6900-1-1.jpg)

Mord and Mars thanks for the comments. Here's one more Horizon Creature photo I took...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0d854163-1-1-2.jpg)

And here are three more pics I took of the Sideshow Dracula...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7128-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7094-1-1.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7160-1-1-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on November 15, 2012, 09:46:08 PM
I know I've said this before, but you should be doing box-art for major toy companies.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on November 15, 2012, 10:42:35 PM
Beautiful pics Mono!! Love the angle on the Godzilla kit-he really looks HUGE!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Scatter on November 16, 2012, 10:53:36 PM
Scatter- here's one more shot I took of the Aurora Godzilla for you, glad you like them.

 

Dude, those 'Zillas would SO be on my walls if I was single..........or not afraid of my wife.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: smoke king on December 05, 2012, 04:08:47 PM
I liked Godzilla toys those are hard to find.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 10, 2012, 02:21:01 AM
I know I've said this before, but you should be doing box-art for major toy companies.

Thanks again, Mord. If anyone out there wants me to do some box art, just let me know.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 10, 2012, 02:22:23 AM
Beautiful pics Mono!! Love the angle on the Godzilla kit-he really looks HUGE!

Thanks RedKing- I'm diggin' your new avatar with the boulder, very cool.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 10, 2012, 02:24:00 AM
Dude, those 'Zillas would SO be on my walls if I was single..........or not afraid of my wife.

I should have some posters printed up. It might cost a bit, tho.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 10, 2012, 02:26:47 AM
I liked Godzilla toys those are hard to find.

Welcome to the UMA. I like Godzilla toys, too. Some are hard to find, and some are not too hard to find. There are
many Godzilla fans here.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 10, 2012, 03:56:32 AM
Welcome to the UMA. I like Godzilla toys, too. Some are hard to find, and some are not too hard to find. There are
many Godzilla fans here.


Godzilla is awesome!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on December 10, 2012, 07:39:37 AM
Thanks RedKing- I'm diggin' your new avatar with the boulder, very cool.
Thanks Mono, it's part of an illustration from an old Ultraman book-redKing is hefting the boulder to drop onto the monster Gabora.

Godzilla is awesome!
He sure is-he is the King of the Monsters!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on December 18, 2012, 02:25:00 PM
...here's one more shot I took of the Aurora Godzilla....

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6900-1-1.jpg[/url])

Here's one more Horizon Creature photo I took...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/sc0d854163-1-1-2.jpg[/url])


Somehow your photography just brings out the beast in these fellows, and that's good!

 ;)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on February 16, 2013, 04:05:26 PM
Thanks Hepcat! I finally had a chance to take a few more photo's, so here they are.

The first two are a plastic Creature mask.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7072_zps2460f306.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7089_zpsd958375d.jpg)

This is my Remco mini Dracula...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7413_zpsae5ecd9a.jpg)

And my Remco mini Phantom...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7495_zpsd990148b.jpg)

And this is the Mr Hyde plaster bust from the 1977 Gabriel Monster Machine...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7396_zps586f4a9b.jpg)

And this is my favorite of this batch of photo's- The plaster Frankenstein bust from the 1977 Gabriel Monster
Machine...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7403_zps96252778.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on February 17, 2013, 09:40:18 AM
Those are awesome!

But what is the Gabriel Monster Machine?

 ???
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on February 17, 2013, 01:56:28 PM
Those are awesome!

But what is the Gabriel Monster Machine?

 ???


Thanks Hep!

Gabriel, the same company that made Lone Ranger and Tonto dolls in the '70's made the Monster Machine- It was
a set of five molds and some plaster casting material called "Muck". You could pour the muck into the mold and put it in the caster to set to make plaster busts of five monsters; Frankenstein's monster, Bigfoot, Hornagor, Galaxogg, and
a bust with Dr Jekyll on one side and Mr Hyde on the other. There is a picture of it here...

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=949.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=949.0)

And here's the box back where you can see the other monsters...

(http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/MonsterMachineBoxTop.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on February 17, 2013, 02:11:14 PM
Awesome Mono! I remember the Gabriel monster casting machine from when i was a kid. I think my cousins had it.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on March 23, 2013, 04:30:42 AM
Thanks RedKing!

I just took a few photo's of my AHI Frankenstein. Here they are, hope you like them...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7640_zps3d85f5a5.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7638_zpsba83f63a.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7643_zps842db020.jpg)

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7668_zps47d52ae5.jpg)

I'm working on some full body shots of him and some more AHI's that I'll post soon, too.

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on March 23, 2013, 12:21:08 PM
More awesome work, Monolith! I especially like the first and third shots. The third one really looks like a life-size actor in costume and makeup, rather than a little figure.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: charp13 on March 23, 2013, 01:35:11 PM
They are art gallery material, that's for sure! What a beautiful way to incorporate toys into wall art! I can imagine whole rooms decorated with these framed photos. They are so very lovely to look at!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 26, 2013, 09:35:01 PM
Wow, Monolith!!!  Very exciting, vibrant! ;D
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on March 28, 2013, 02:11:34 AM
More awesome work, Monolith! I especially like the first and third shots. The third one really looks like a life-size actor in costume and makeup, rather than a little figure.

Thanks Holdingcoat! I try to bring them to life as much as I can.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on March 28, 2013, 02:14:05 AM
They are art gallery material, that's for sure! What a beautiful way to incorporate toys into wall art! I can imagine whole rooms decorated with these framed photos. They are so very lovely to look at!


Thanks for the compliments charp13! I'm glad you like them. Here's one more to look at -it's the AHI Creature.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7733_zps0f68323f.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on March 28, 2013, 02:18:00 AM
Wow, Monolith!!!  Very exciting, vibrant! ;D

Thanks marsattacks666! I was very pleased with how the AHI Frankenstein photo's turned out. I'm glad others find them exciting, too.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 28, 2013, 03:41:55 PM
Thanks marsattacks666! I was very pleased with how the AHI Frankenstein photo's turned out. I'm glad others find them exciting, too.



Really awesome!!! More please. ;D
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on March 28, 2013, 05:17:22 PM
That latest photo of The Creature has such motion! He could be swimming through the depths of the psychedelic Technicolor Lagoon.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on March 29, 2013, 06:11:55 PM
I'm in awe at the results Monolith achieves with just very basic technology.

 :o

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on March 30, 2013, 12:49:08 PM
I'm in awe at the results Monolith achieves with just very basic technology.

 :o


Thanks Hepcat! Some of them take two to two and a half hours to work on, but I have fun doing it. I'm glad you guys like them. Here's one of an AHI Dracula.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7617_zps3d2ad592.jpg)

And here's an AHI Wolfman.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7606_zps7676e462.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 04, 2013, 02:09:50 AM
Here's the Gabriel Monster Machine Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde combined into one photo. This is the first time I ever combined two separate photo's into one.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7405_zps6bf85e7a.jpg)

Here's a shot I took of the Remco Mini Mummy.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7474_zps07c333ff.jpg)

And here's one I did of the Billiken She Creature. I'm going to do more of her soon.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7681_zps7b5ebe92.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 07, 2013, 04:05:51 AM
Here's one more Billiken She-Creature I just did...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7783_zpsf9b615f0.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on April 07, 2013, 08:13:23 AM
Wow, more great photos, Monolith! The Jekyll/Hyde is terrific, as is the She-Creature: the close-up is great and the third shot has such size - great effects.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Scatter on April 07, 2013, 08:55:25 AM
Don, those photos are just fantastic! Have you ever considered making prints and selling them at a convention or online?
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on April 07, 2013, 10:15:52 AM
Yes, that would be a good idea!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 07, 2013, 12:45:05 PM
Don, those photos are just fantastic! Have you ever considered making prints and selling them at a convention or online?

Thanks to all for the comments! I have thought about prints, I also thought about making a book. I have to look into how much it'll cost to do that.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 07, 2013, 12:52:18 PM
Don, those photos are just fantastic! Have you ever considered making prints and selling them at a convention or online?


That is a great idea! Yes, yes!!!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on April 07, 2013, 02:11:43 PM
Beautiful photos Mono! I would definitely love to see a book of them!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 07, 2013, 05:51:55 PM
Thanks for the comments! - Here's one more photo I took of the Billiken She-Creature...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7799_zpsbcbb3236.jpg)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 11, 2013, 06:45:30 PM
Here's one more Billiken She-Creature that I just did.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7782_zpse853d8d2.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_7782_zpse853d8d2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on April 11, 2013, 07:00:19 PM
Love the poster, and that final shot of the She Creature is just awesome!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on April 12, 2013, 08:56:19 PM
I've always admired your work and completely agree with the whole coffee-table book idea. Good luck!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 17, 2014, 02:22:16 AM
Well, it's been a while since I posted any new photo's. I've got a bunch of new ones to show, so here's the first-
This is a photo of a Bandai Godzilla I took on my back porch...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8303_zps27713811.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8303_zps27713811.jpg.html)

And this is the same Bandai Godzilla, but a different photo with different effects on it...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8304_zps251d5208.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8304_zps251d5208.jpg.html)

This is also the same plastic bandai figure. I was doing this series involving Godzilla with stars...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8314_zps8aa9a0b0.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8314_zps8aa9a0b0.jpg.html)

And here's one more from my Godzilla/stars series. This is the same Bandai figure. Hope you like them.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8301_zps8783a0db.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8301_zps8783a0db.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2014, 08:52:27 AM
Oh man! And here I didn't think you could improve on your previous efforts but you have. And Godzilla of course is so right now!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 17, 2014, 01:21:14 PM
Thanks Hep. Here's one more from that same photo shoot, this one's kind of abstract.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8307_zps1c714066.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8307_zps1c714066.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on May 17, 2014, 01:26:20 PM
Those shots of the Billiken She Creature are my absolute favorites. Brilliant work, Mono.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 17, 2014, 01:37:44 PM
Those shots of the Billiken She Creature are my absolute favorites. Brilliant work, Mono.


Then here for you is one more Billiken She-Creature, all in nightmare-ish blues...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7783_zps3dd6039d.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_7783_zps3dd6039d.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 17, 2014, 07:25:39 PM
I have a bunch of new photo's to show, if you want to see them. This is a photo I took of the Neca Exorcist
bobble head. It has a nice sculpt on it. I was going more for scary/creepy than cute, so I only photographed the head 'cuz the body is small. I call this my Regan triptych.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7820_zpsbb37d146.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_7820_zpsbb37d146.jpg.html)

Here's another photo of the Neca bobble head...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_7828_zps72aa9f65.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_7828_zps72aa9f65.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 18, 2014, 03:03:34 AM
Here's a photo I took of the Billiken Creature model...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8777_zps78104e63.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8777_zps78104e63.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on May 18, 2014, 02:09:35 PM
Then here for you is one more Billiken She-Creature, all in nightmare-ish blues...

Thanks, that hits the spot. You really should be doing box-art for toy companies.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 19, 2014, 12:36:01 AM
How 'bout another Paul Blaisdell monster - this is a Billiken Saucer-man from Invasion Of The Saucer-men.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/new%20album/IMG_8040_zps1aa03687.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/new%20album/IMG_8040_zps1aa03687.jpg.html)

Or, how about a Harryhausen monster. This is an X-Plus Ymir with two little green army men. Actually i used two green army men that are about six inches tall, like about the size of the marx monsters.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8355_zps586744a4.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8355_zps586744a4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 24, 2014, 07:09:42 PM
Here's one more photo I took of the X-Plus Ymir. I have an elephant toy that I want to use in some photos of the Ymir , when I have time to take some more pictures.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8358_zps697bec84.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8358_zps697bec84.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 24, 2014, 07:21:41 PM
And here's a photo of the Forum Novelties Creature mask- I tried to make him look like he was under water.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8435_zps227d99b4.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8435_zps227d99b4.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mike Scott on May 24, 2014, 08:00:43 PM
Ooo, neat!

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8358_zps697bec84.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8358_zps697bec84.jpg.html[/url])
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: hugohernandez on May 25, 2014, 09:14:23 AM
And here's a photo of the Forum Novelties Creature mask- I tried to make him look like he was under water.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8435_zps227d99b4.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8435_zps227d99b4.jpg.html[/url])


that creature photo looks disturbingly like something hanging in the Art Institute of Chicago.
It was a photo like  that, except it was a crucifix immersed in... well you know about that controversy.

anyways, beautiful photo you did, it just reminded of the other.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 25, 2014, 02:37:06 PM
Thanks Mike, glad you like the Ymir.

Hugohernandez, I know exactly which controversial photo you're talking about. I never thought of it when looking at my Creature photo, though, but now that you mention it I can see a similarity.

Here's another "under water" Creature photo. This figure I got off E-bay. It's a custom someone made out of an
Aurora Monsters Of the Movies body with head and arms from a Marx Creature.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3065_zps9f351ded.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3065_zps9f351ded.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: hugohernandez on May 25, 2014, 02:54:19 PM
Monolith.   Your Creature photo should be titled  PeeCreature!

It is disturbingly beautiful. 

I need to change my name of my moniker.  Hugohernandez is boring.
:L   

Your photography is crazy beautiful, coffee book indeed.   I would buy it.
Loving the new God pic's.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: raycastile on May 25, 2014, 03:16:45 PM
This thread contains some of the best monster toy photography I've ever seen. I especially like the sense of scale you achieve with characters like Godzilla and Ymir. Most of these toys appear to be "life sized," whether that means 6 feet tall or 200 feet tall. My favorites so far are the MPC Pop-Tops, the Frank in the cemetery, all the Godzilla images, the Sideshow Dracula and the Horizon Creature.

"Pro" photographers spend hundreds or thousands of dollars trying to achieve the same results you are getting with what I assume, from your description, is a consumer point-and-shoot camera and some online digital filter effects. It goes to prove that it's not the tools that matter, but the artist who wields them.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: raycastile on May 25, 2014, 03:19:18 PM
Perhaps you could do a "how-to" post similar to what Matt Jaycox did with his Dracula's Daughter custom figures. Show us some raw images, how you choose the one you want, then show what it looks like as you apply different filter effects. Though I wouldn't blame you if you didn't want to reveal what's behind the curtain.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 25, 2014, 07:12:55 PM
This thread contains some of the best monster toy photography I've ever seen. I especially like the sense of scale you achieve with characters like Godzilla and Ymir. Most of these toys appear to be "life sized," whether that means 6 feet tall or 200 feet tall. My favorites so far are the MPC Pop-Tops, the Frank in the cemetery, all the Godzilla images, the Sideshow Dracula and the Horizon Creature.

"Pro" photographers spend hundreds or thousands of dollars trying to achieve the same results you are getting with what I assume, from your description, is a consumer point-and-shoot camera and some online digital filter effects. It goes to prove that it's not the tools that matter, but the artist who wields them.


Wow, thanks Ray! That means a lot coming from you- I like your photo's a lot, especially your mask photo's- they're fantastic. I don't mind pulling back the curtain a bit. I'll start off by saying all the photo's in this thread
were taken with a Canon Power shot SD 1000. I bought it for my girlfriend for her birthday about four or so years ago, maybe a bit longer. I got it on sale for around $300. It's small and flat, which is good for getting into tight spaces, which helps sometimes when you're taking pictures of small subjects. Also, all of the subjects in my photo's were lit by sunlight, mostly because it's free and I don't have a lot of money. Also, I have a tripod but I didn't use it for any of the photo's in this thread - the camera was hand- held for every shot here. Sometimes, like in the blue Billiken She-Creature photo above, I'm holding the camera in my right hand and the She-Creature model in my left. I do this so I can get the light to fall on the model in a way that looks interesting. I think two of the most important elements to my photo's are the lighting and the angle. A low camera angle can make the relatively small subject look larger, and the lighting can help give mood.

All of my photo's were edited using pixlr, which is a free online photo editor. I have a lot of photo's stored on photobucket, which used to use pixlr as it's photo editor. Photobucket changed it's editor a while back. When they did this I thought I wasn't going to be able to edit my pics the same way again, because I had only associated pixlr with photobucket, but then I found out pixlr was it's own entity. Just go to pixlr.com to use it. It's not only free, but you don't have to sign up or even sign in. I've never used photoshop because I can't afford it.
I'm sure it's great, though. When you go to pixlr check out pixlr express, it's what I mostly use, it's fast and easy, and fun. There's also pixlr advanced which I've only used a few times. Pixlr advanced is probably a little more like photoshop, but it's more involved and more difficult to use, at least for me because I'm almost computer illiterate.

I don't have many in-between photo's to show because I don't save them during the editing process, if I did I would have waaay too many photo's. But here's the original photo I took of the Billiken She-Creature before any editing. This is the photo at the top of this page all in blue. You can see my apartment behind her, I blurred the background using a blurring tool before I started adding effects. I think I first added some lighting effects, then increased the contrast, then added more saturated colors, then changed it to blues. It's all done in layers a little at a time. Usually it takes me anywhere from an hour to three hours of playing around with each photo. The trick is a lot of experimenting. Try this, try that, try first that ,and then this, try that again. That sort of thing.
I enjoy it and it's fun. If anybody has any questions, just let me know. I'll try to answer them.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/new%20album/Monster%20toys/IMG_7783_zpsbfcd1805.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/new%20album/Monster%20toys/IMG_7783_zpsbfcd1805.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 29, 2014, 02:06:13 AM
Here's one more of the Creature figure with the Aurora body and Marx arms and head. Sometimes when I'm taking a photo I know pretty much what I want the final image to look like. This was one of those times. Since the Creature is in a swimming position I knew I wanted him to look like he's under water swimming up to the surface. I attached a stiff wire to the hole in his foot to support him in this pose and removed the wire in editing.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3082_zps32e652b6.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3082_zps32e652b6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: hugohernandez on May 29, 2014, 07:38:35 AM
AMAZING PHOTO.

did you ever try immersing creature in actual liquid?
I was thinking oil would be interesting and probably photograph with more detail than water.

of course it would ruin the creature figure.     I was thinking of all the cool bubbles and swirls you get with oil.

Creature from the Mazola Lagoon.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 29, 2014, 02:05:06 PM
AMAZING PHOTO.

did you ever try immersing creature in actual liquid?
I was thinking oil would be interesting and probably photograph with more detail than water.

of course it would ruin the creature figure.     I was thinking of all the cool bubbles and swirls you get with oil.

Creature from the Mazola Lagoon.

I do have a fish tank and I was thinking I'd try some pics of a Creature figure under actual water, but I haven't
had a chance to try it yet, and I never thought of oil. I'm sure oil will be a lot messier to deal with but I'm sure it could yield some good results. I was also going to try some photo's of a Creature emerging out of real water, too.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on May 29, 2014, 08:54:41 PM
Not really a monster, more of a hero. Jet Jaguar appeared in GODZILLA VS. MEGALON in which he fought Gigan and Megalon alongside Godzilla. this is the Billiken figure which is about a foot tall. Here, I tried to make him look about as big as I could. I didn't do too much editing on this one, just a little. Just thought you might like to see it.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/new%20album/IMG_8278_zps4f951625.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/new%20album/IMG_8278_zps4f951625.jpg.html)

Sometimes I'll do multiple treatments of the same photo. This is another billiken Jet Jaguar...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/new%20album/IMG_8277_zps1d3f8567.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/new%20album/IMG_8277_zps1d3f8567.jpg.html)

And here is the same photo with a different treatment. I can't decide which I like best. Let me know what you think...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/new%20album/IMG_8277_zps570326a4.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/new%20album/IMG_8277_zps570326a4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on May 30, 2014, 04:34:08 PM
Mono-your pics are simply mind blowing!! LOVE THEM! :laugh:
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 01, 2014, 01:18:47 AM
Thanks RedKing. Here's one more photo of the Billiken Jet Jaguar, maybe you'll like this , too. It's a little bit of a different style.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8255_zps684526aa.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8255_zps684526aa.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 05, 2014, 05:27:24 PM
Here's one more Creature. This is the Forum Novelties mask again.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8411_zps4f796f6e.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8411_zps4f796f6e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 05, 2014, 05:33:20 PM
And this is an AHI Frankenstein.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_7639_zps5927b497.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_7639_zps5927b497.jpg.html)

And here's a color version I did of the same AHI Frankenstein.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_7639_zps1e810e07.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_7639_zps1e810e07.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on June 06, 2014, 06:35:34 AM
Beautiful Mono!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on June 06, 2014, 09:26:15 AM
Fabulous photos, as always, Monolith! I particularly like that first Jet Jaguar - looks better than the actual rubber-suited actor from the actual movie! My other favorite is that black and white Jet Jaguar. Playing around with the graphic shapes is a nice, different stylistic approach.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 14, 2014, 01:31:54 AM
Thanks RedKing and HoldingCoat, glad you like them.
 How 'bout a Gort? This is a little five inch die cast metal figure.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06010/IMG_3358_zps27854956.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06010/IMG_3358_zps27854956.jpg.html)

Here's another shot of the same little figure.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06010/IMG_3361_zpsb724073a.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06010/IMG_3361_zpsb724073a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mcdee on June 15, 2014, 11:48:58 AM
I took these shots in 2010, using actual lighting .... no photoshop, just lights...
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BrideDiorama107.jpg) (http://s563.photobucket.com/user/FRANKENSTIEN53/media/BrideDiorama107.jpg.html) (http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BrideDiorama106.jpg) (http://s563.photobucket.com/user/FRANKENSTIEN53/media/BrideDiorama106.jpg.html)
(http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/BrideDiorama114-1.jpg) (http://s563.photobucket.com/user/FRANKENSTIEN53/media/BrideDiorama114-1.jpg.html) (http://i563.photobucket.com/albums/ss74/FRANKENSTIEN53/GhostBride025-1.jpg) (http://s563.photobucket.com/user/FRANKENSTIEN53/media/GhostBride025-1.jpg.html)

Mcdee
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 15, 2014, 09:27:37 PM
Mcdee-- cool. What Frankenstein is that? One can definitely get some great results by playing around with lighting, I do that, too. One time I made a doll of the Hindu goddess Kali and I photographed her with a red light on one side and a green light on the other for some effects. In the '70's I got a 35 mm film camera and would sometimes color the black and white prints when I got them back with watercolors or markers. And a few times I drew on the prints with black ink. But lighting, I would say, can really make or break a photo.

Here's one more of the little five inch die-cast Gort.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06010/IMG_3378_zpse7d262f3.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06010/IMG_3378_zpse7d262f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mcdee on June 15, 2014, 11:59:01 PM
Mcdee-- cool. What Frankenstein is that?

Thanks Monolith... It's the Moebius Frankenstein after I did a few modifications to it.
Mcdee
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on June 17, 2014, 06:15:47 AM
Beautiful McDee! Mario Bava would be proud! Love the Gort photos Mono!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on June 19, 2014, 12:48:45 PM
I took these shots in 2010, using actual lighting .... no photoshop, just lights...

Wow! Those are wild cool!

 :)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 19, 2014, 09:08:04 PM
I just did one more photo using the little five inch die-cast metal Gort. Thought you might like to see it.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06010/IMG_3365_zpsc866c894.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06010/IMG_3365_zpsc866c894.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 19, 2014, 09:12:41 PM
And here's a Gamera. I'm not sure who made this figure, it just says "made in China" on his foot.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06010/IMG_3399_zpsc1d1478f.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06010/IMG_3399_zpsc1d1478f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on June 20, 2014, 08:21:10 AM
Gamera is boss!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on June 20, 2014, 01:50:14 PM
Some fun with Microsoft paint. The original photo is first, then the edit. The figures are different sizes, so Kong was not only painted in, but resized.

thm

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/g_zps43f465ac.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/g_zps43f465ac.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/g2_zpsefb9ad8d.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/g2_zpsefb9ad8d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on June 20, 2014, 02:29:18 PM
That is a masterpiece! It looks better than the movies!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on June 20, 2014, 03:37:10 PM
That is a masterpiece! It looks better than the movies!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Mord. I used Microsoft paint, Microsoft office and a lot of patience.  ;D

thm
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 21, 2014, 02:06:29 AM
Thanks Mord. I used Microsoft paint, Microsoft office and a lot of patience.  ;D

thm


Nice job on the King Kong vs Godzilla- I know how time-consuming that type of thing can be. I have one of those Bandai Kong's, too, and will be photographing him eventually.

Hepcat-- I'm a Gamera fan, too. I'll be taking some more Gamera photo's eventually, too. Until then, here's one more Billiken Creature.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8770_zpsf99eb7ea.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_8770_zpsf99eb7ea.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on June 21, 2014, 10:12:09 AM
Thank Monolith. I really your Creature and the Gamera pics. The Gamara one looks especially awesome.

thm
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mord on June 21, 2014, 10:35:22 AM
 I would love to see what you could do with a Horizon Creature (one of the very best Creature figures ever, IMO).
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 22, 2014, 12:42:39 AM
I would love to see what you could do with a Horizon Creature (one of the very best Creature figures ever, IMO).


I do have a Horizon Creature and I did post a couple of pics of it earlier in this thread. I agree, the Horizon Creature is a really nice piece, one of my favorite Creature figures, too. I do plan on taking some better pictures of him eventually.

Here's one more Billiken Saucer-Man.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_8043_zps747ea946.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_8043_zps747ea946.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 22, 2014, 12:45:47 AM
Thank Monolith. I really your Creature and the Gamera pics. The Gamara one looks especially awesome.

thm


Thanks horror_man. Here's one more Gamera you might like...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06010/IMG_3398_zps585715c0.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06010/IMG_3398_zps585715c0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: TheHoldingCoat on June 22, 2014, 09:30:41 AM
Those are terrific, Monolith. My favorite is the poster for DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, and how the beam from Gort's Cyclopean eye encloses the date. Nice touch!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on June 23, 2014, 07:22:09 PM
Great shots Mono! That big Gamera was made by Sega, I have one too. THM love the Kong vs Godzilla!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on June 26, 2014, 09:27:27 PM
Great shots Mono! That big Gamera was made by Sega, I have one too. THM love the Kong vs Godzilla!

That's right Sega! Thanks. I remember it came in a plastic bag with a header card. It's a nicely detailed figure.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: RedKing on June 27, 2014, 06:27:39 AM
Yup. It's basically a prepainted vinyl kit. That's how good the sculpt is. Believe it or not it was not for sale but was a prize in those stupid crane/claw machines! They call them UFO Catchers in Japan and they always have very cool figures like this. I have the big Gamera as well as all 6 of the 7 inch Gamera figures sega put out as UFO prizes, several Godzillas and a few Ultramen. Wish they had stuff like that in machines here-can you imagine a nice 12 inch Frankenstein crane prize!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 09, 2017, 01:51:49 AM
It's been a while since I posted any more of my photo's. There was a while when I wasn't doing any, but I have a few new ones to show. So, here's a photo I took of an Aurora Mummy. I just used sunlight coming through a window to light it. Color-wise I was going for similar colors to the Aurora glow square box.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1951_zpsq7clpaus.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1951_zpsq7clpaus.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mike Scott on April 09, 2017, 09:15:41 AM
I thought it was a painting!  :)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Palifan on April 09, 2017, 11:21:30 AM
I thought the same thing Mike, it does have a real painterly quality to it.  Great photo though and I'm amazed you were able to make it look like this based on your description of where you toolkit.

Fantastic work and love the colour you went with for it, it really does have that vintage feel!

Ian
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on April 09, 2017, 05:11:23 PM
Here's one more of the Creature figure with the Aurora body and Marx arms and head. Sometimes when I'm taking a photo I know pretty much what I want the final image to look like. This was one of those times. Since the Creature is in a swimming position I knew I wanted him to look like he's under water swimming up to the surface. I attached a stiff wire to the hole in his foot to support him in this pose and removed the wire in editing.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3082_zps32e652b6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3082_zps32e652b6.jpg.html[/url])


I think I made that years ago, then sold it on ebay as I recall.  Over 10 years ago I made it, or someone else did one just like it.  Forgot all about it!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on April 09, 2017, 05:15:27 PM
Thanks Mike, glad you like the Ymir.

Hugohernandez, I know exactly which controversial photo you're talking about. I never thought of it when looking at my Creature photo, though, but now that you mention it I can see a similarity.

Here's another "under water" Creature photo. This figure I got off E-bay. It's a custom someone made out of an
Aurora Monsters Of the Movies body with head and arms from a Marx Creature.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3065_zps9f351ded.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_3065_zps9f351ded.jpg.html[/url])


Yep, that's the one. Shoulda looked further back in the thread.  I hope Creecho Marx is still doing well.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 09, 2017, 08:19:29 PM
Wow, these photos are great!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 10, 2017, 01:33:20 AM
Mike and Palifan- thanks, I sometimes try to make the photo's look like paintings that could've been done in the '60's. Probably because I'm a big fan of the artists that were painting monsters in the '60's. Also I try to make the viewer feel like they just saw a vintage monster image that they've never seen before with some of my photo's.

Vandor_Zorkov - thanks for making that creature! I bought it off e-bay and I like it! I still have it, although it's packed away in a box right now.

Marsattacks666 - Thank you.

Here's another photo I took. This is an Aurora Creature...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on April 10, 2017, 02:21:51 AM
Wow, this is one awesome thread! I've never noticed it before, great photos guys!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: horrorhunter on April 10, 2017, 01:59:09 PM
Here's another photo I took. This is an Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg.html[/url])

Dude, you should print some of these various monster pics up and have full size posters made of them! You could probably sell some of the poster prints here on UMA.  ;)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on April 11, 2017, 11:03:58 AM
It's been a while since I posted any more of my photo's. There was a while when I wasn't doing any, but I have a few new ones to show. So, here's a photo I took of an Aurora Mummy. I just used sunlight coming through a window to light it. Color-wise I was going for similar colors to the Aurora glow square box.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1951_zpsq7clpaus.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1951_zpsq7clpaus.jpg.html[/url])


This is magnificent and so is the Creature!

thm
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 11, 2017, 12:19:51 PM
Mike and Palifan- thanks, I sometimes try to make the photo's look like paintings that could've been done in the '60's. Probably because I'm a big fan of the artists that were painting monsters in the '60's. Also I try to make the viewer feel like they just saw a vintage monster image that they've never seen before with some of my photo's.

Vandor_Zorkov - thanks for making that creature! I bought it off e-bay and I like it! I still have it, although it's packed away in a box right now.

Marsattacks666 - Thank you.

Here's another photo I took. This is an Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg.html[/url])


Truly amazing. I dig all of the photos, Monolith.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 13, 2017, 01:31:23 AM
Thanks for all the compliments everyone.

horrorhunter - I actually got a couple of posters made from shutter fly, they looked okay, but not great. I'll have to check out some other places to see about posters when I have time. I had a couple of books made by them, too. The books I liked, they looked pretty good. But in the meantime here's a pic I took of an Aurora Hunchback model...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_2768_zpsysgft8xw.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_2768_zpsysgft8xw.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: horrorhunter on April 13, 2017, 03:31:26 PM
It really is fantastic work, Monolith!

I ran out of room for posters a long time ago, but I'm sure there would be a market for images of this caliber. The book is a great idea, or maybe just a few prints that people could store in a binder. I know we could just print off our own but those of us with ink jet printers would burn through a lot of ink (& money) really quickly. It would be much more economical to have them printed up in quantity and offer them singly, or in a group, with enough of a markup to cover your time and trouble. I know you wouldn't want to gain the attention of Uni and their cadre of blood-sucking lawyers but if just offered on UMA it should go under the radar...that is if you were inclined to go to the trouble of trying to sell them in the first place.

That brings up an interesting question: Would Uni go after someone selling images of toys of their copyrighted characters?

If anyone would it would probably be Uni and Toho. A small time seller would probably just get a Cease And Desist, but if someone were selling a crapload of verboten images on evilBay the witch-hunting lawyers may attack with torture devices at the ready.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 13, 2017, 06:13:15 PM
Thanks for all the compliments everyone.

horrorhunter - I actually got a couple of posters made from shutter fly, they looked okay, but not great. I'll have to check out some other places to see about posters when I have time. I had a couple of books made by them, too. The books I liked, they looked pretty good. But in the meantime here's a pic I took of an Aurora Hunchback model...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_2768_zpsysgft8xw.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_2768_zpsysgft8xw.jpg.html[/url])


Wow! Another great photo! Monolith, awesome!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 15, 2017, 01:14:01 AM
Thanks horror hunter and marsattacks666!

Here's one more of my Aurora Mummy...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_2490_zpstnwradr0.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_2490_zpstnwradr0.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 15, 2017, 08:44:04 AM
Holy, wow-ah!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 15, 2017, 07:27:45 PM
Thanks marsattacks666!

Here's another one I did of the Aurora Creature...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: horrorhunter on April 15, 2017, 09:37:54 PM
Thanks marsattacks666!

Here's another one I did of the Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg.html[/url])

Escaping from the lava flow of an erupting volcano in the Devonian!  8)

Beautiful work, Monolith!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 16, 2017, 04:22:41 AM
Thanks marsattacks666!

Here's another one I did of the Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg.html[/url])


Fantastic, Monolith.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on April 17, 2017, 12:21:38 PM
So, here's a photo I took of an Aurora Mummy. I just used sunlight coming through a window to light it. Color-wise I was going for similar colors to the Aurora glow square box.

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1951_zpsq7clpaus.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1951_zpsq7clpaus.jpg.html[/url])


Here's another photo I took. This is an Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3139_zps6l3tfthg.jpg.html[/url])



Here's another one I did of the Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3100_zpsjdf7wza1.jpg.html[/url])


Those are the three I like the best from among your new ones.

 :)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on April 17, 2017, 10:29:29 PM
Frankenstein model b & w shot

thm

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/3385b29c-420f-4868-b5ed-03708dab0e47_zpsykljxcr6.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/3385b29c-420f-4868-b5ed-03708dab0e47_zpsykljxcr6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2017, 10:55:10 PM
Frankenstein model b & w shot

That's a great looking kit! Is it painted in color? I think it looks great like that!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on April 17, 2017, 11:12:36 PM
That's a great looking kit! Is it painted in color? I think it looks great like that!


Yes, it is painted in color, but it probably would look great in black and white as well. Here is the color shot.

thm

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/new/bf2%202_zpsnf4y6sli.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/new/bf2%202_zpsnf4y6sli.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2017, 11:48:57 PM
Yes, it is painted in color,

Not all that much color, though.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 18, 2017, 09:23:24 AM
Frankenstein model b & w shot

thm

([url]http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/3385b29c-420f-4868-b5ed-03708dab0e47_zpsykljxcr6.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/3385b29c-420f-4868-b5ed-03708dab0e47_zpsykljxcr6.jpg.html[/url])



Is this Moebius' Frankenstein kit?
Looks fantastic
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on April 18, 2017, 10:00:20 AM
Not all that much color, though.

Yes, it is a very subtle and realistic paint job.


Is this Moebius' Frankenstein kit?
Looks fantastic

No, it is a custom kit bash diorama. Probably some Yagher stuff in there. I think some parts might be recasts, but not sure. It was painted by Dan Fuller.

thm
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 18, 2017, 11:10:27 AM
Yes, it is a very subtle and realistic paint job.

No, it is a custom kit bash diorama. Probably some Yagher stuff in there. I think some parts might be recasts, but not sure. It was painted by Dan Fuller.

thm

Super cool, the_horror_man
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 19, 2017, 12:51:52 AM
horrorhunter - The Creature escaping the lava in the Devonian is exactly right! I didn't really plan that from the beginning, but that's how it came out.

marsattacks666 - Thanks!

Hepcat - I think those are my three favorite new ones, too.

the_horror_man - great Frankenstein kit!

Here's a photo I took of the 12" Sideshow Dracula...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_7126-2_zpsm4lxljwe.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_7126-2_zpsm4lxljwe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 19, 2017, 09:37:19 AM
horrorhunter - The Creature escaping the lava in the Devonian is exactly right! I didn't really plan that from the beginning, but that's how it came out.

marsattacks666 - Thanks!

Hepcat - I think those are my three favorite new ones, too.

the_horror_man - great Frankenstein kit!

Here's a photo I took of the 12" Sideshow Dracula...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_7126-2_zpsm4lxljwe.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_7126-2_zpsm4lxljwe.jpg.html[/url])




Wow! I can see the real Bela conveyed in this photo. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: the_horror_man on April 19, 2017, 10:28:23 AM

Here's a photo I took of the 12" Sideshow Dracula...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_7126-2_zpsm4lxljwe.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_7126-2_zpsm4lxljwe.jpg.html[/url])


Magnificent! Is that the black and white version?

thm
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 21, 2017, 12:33:06 AM
Actually it's the color Sideshow Dracula.

Here's one more photo I took of the Aurora Creature...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3127_zpsz7ilun57.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_3127_zpsz7ilun57.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Hepcat on April 21, 2017, 08:18:50 AM
Mmmmmm, handsome fellow!

 8)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: horrorhunter on April 21, 2017, 10:28:16 AM
Here's one more photo I took of the Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3127_zpsz7ilun57.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_3127_zpsz7ilun57.jpg.html[/url])

Nice water effect. Another winner, Monolith!  ;)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 22, 2017, 02:12:15 AM
Here's another one. This is a photo I took of a white resin copy of the 1964 Aurora/Famous Monsters Master Monster Maker Contest plaque. I would call it Electric Frankenstein, but there's already a band by that name...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3439_zps87a908e4.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_3439_zps87a908e4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 22, 2017, 10:45:12 AM
Actually it's the color Sideshow Dracula.

Here's one more photo I took of the Aurora Creature...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3127_zpsz7ilun57.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_3127_zpsz7ilun57.jpg.html[/url])



Holy ****, Monolith!!!! Now this image of the Creech is my favorite! Awesome!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 27, 2017, 12:34:22 AM
Thanks for the compliments everyone. Here's one more Aurora Mummy I did...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_2496_zpssilgkmri.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20manipulations/IMG_2496_zpssilgkmri.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 27, 2017, 09:04:05 AM
This Mummy, looks ready for an attack. Awesome! Also looks like a Metal album cover. \m/
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on April 29, 2017, 12:42:43 AM
Thanks Marsattacks666! Here's one more of the Aurora Mummy...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1934_zps6bhju6du.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1934_zps6bhju6du.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 29, 2017, 05:03:53 AM
Thanks Marsattacks666! Here's one more of the Aurora Mummy...

([url]http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1934_zps6bhju6du.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Manipulations%202/IMG_1934_zps6bhju6du.jpg.html[/url])


Dawn of the Mummy
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: horrorhunter on April 29, 2017, 01:58:35 PM
Dawn of the Mummy
;)

(https://i2.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/-zKFqkurgXJA/TuhzBKsiqbI/AAAAAAAABUg/0tX-HREbGlg/s1600/dawn_of_mummy_poster_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 30, 2017, 01:07:16 PM
;)

(https://i2.wp.com/1.bp.blogspot.com/-zKFqkurgXJA/TuhzBKsiqbI/AAAAAAAABUg/0tX-HREbGlg/s1600/dawn_of_mummy_poster_01.jpg)

I never knew this was an actual film. Cool image
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 23, 2018, 04:28:24 PM
Here's a more recent one I did. So, this is a photo I took of a limited edition sculpture of Chernabog--the demon from the Night On Bald Mountain segment of Disney's Fantasia. The sculpture is about two feet tall. I got it at a flea market years ago for a great deal. They are very hard to find and really expensive if you can find one. Anyway, I edited the photo and here it is...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4357/35667270103_4a6ae73d87_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WkN5LP)Chernabog (https://flic.kr/p/WkN5LP) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mike Scott on December 23, 2018, 09:22:31 PM
this is a photo I took of a limited edition sculpture of Chernabog

That's a sculpture? It looks like a painting!
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 24, 2018, 12:43:12 AM
That's a sculpture? It looks like a painting!

It looks like a painting due to my editing. Here's an unedited (normal) photo i took of the sculpture so you can see what it looks like unedited (un-artsy-like)...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4335/35590273693_b335dc2dfc_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WdZsqv)Chernabog From Fantasia ( Walt Disney Classics Collection 1997 ) (https://flic.kr/p/WdZsqv) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Mike Scott on December 24, 2018, 01:43:17 AM
It's an excellent sculpture!  :)
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 26, 2018, 12:36:35 AM
Here's another one I did, this is a photo I took of the little three inch Yanoman Metaluna Mutant, then I edited it...

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/893/40417841534_f558e621e5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24zA19N)Metaluna Mutant (https://flic.kr/p/24zA19N) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Allhallowsday on December 26, 2018, 01:26:29 AM
That Metaluna looks great... and that Night on Bare Mountain demon... yeh, I wrote "bare"... 

http://youtu.be/SLCuL-K39eQ (http://youtu.be/SLCuL-K39eQ) 

Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 27, 2018, 12:44:26 PM
That Metaluna looks great... and that Night on Bare Mountain demon... yeh, I wrote "bare"... 

[url]http://youtu.be/SLCuL-K39eQ[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/SLCuL-K39eQ[/url])


Yup--that was always my favorite scene from Fantasia. Here's another one I did of the 12" Sideshow Mr. Hyde...

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/883/40417855654_95d315e508_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/24zA5mf)Mr. Hyde (https://flic.kr/p/24zA5mf) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on December 29, 2018, 02:33:42 AM
This is a Rat fink model from the '60's that I photographed and edited...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7870/45596270795_0b60e9d957_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ctbNKV)Rat Fink (https://flic.kr/p/2ctbNKV) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Check Out These Monster Toy Photo's
Post by: Monolith on January 02, 2019, 12:17:44 AM
Here's a photo I took of Electron from the Colorforms Outer Space Men. He looks like THE MAN FROM PLANET X.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4428/36695042613_43a5915666_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XUBFJv)Electron (https://flic.kr/p/XUBFJv) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr