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Collecting Monsters => Memorable Memorabilia => Topic started by: Universal_Adam on July 30, 2012, 06:12:50 PM

Title: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on July 30, 2012, 06:12:50 PM
I have a "Want Ad" for this Item, but I'm wondering if anyone knows if it actually exists.
I recently came across the very cheesy but kind of cool posters that were from the Pepsi Party Monsters promotion in 1992 (I think).  I've got Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon and Bride of Frankenstein.
However.  I'm missing Frankenstein's Monster.  I've looked high and low for info, and all I can seem to find is the image from the back of the pepsi case it was on, but no information on this poster.  I'd ASSUME that they'd have it, and there's a complete set out there, but I really can't find any info.
Does anyone know anything about these? 
Another member said he THINKS he has the Frankenstein poster but I haven't heard anything back in a few weeks so I'm not sure.  I'm a completist and not having this piece is bugging me.  Haha.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Ghost on July 31, 2012, 12:41:10 PM
Are you talking about the "posters" that were cut out from the back of the cases? If so Jason Liebig has some photos on flicker.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2651/3966029859_e07dcd214e.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3492/3838476526_3d8332a413.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3445/3966850072_0422fab8f5.jpg)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/with/6211683514/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasonliebigstuff/with/6211683514/)

http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/2010/12/art-of-bride-don-ivan-punchatz.html (http://frankensteinia.blogspot.com/2010/12/art-of-bride-don-ivan-punchatz.html)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cMdbfkl3Rz4/TRRli3ALmNI/AAAAAAAAHCs/FLeDCMH9Bw4/s800/frank.jpg)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Ghost on July 31, 2012, 12:42:51 PM
There were also some cards.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ryhbLVdj1r5gs2oo1_500.jpg)
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ryhbLVdj1r5gs2oo2_500.jpg)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on July 31, 2012, 12:52:52 PM
Kind of.  There are actual full sized poster versions of the first picture you posted.  I think they are 24x36 or something.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 31, 2012, 06:32:40 PM
I don't own it, but I've seen the Frankenstein's Monster poster from both the Monster Match and Monster Bash releases ('91 and '92, if I remember correctly. They were promotional posters and very difficult to come by then. When the promotion started I called my local Pepsi distributor (Athens, GA at the time) and they'd already sent the meager amount of materials out to stores. Did you get your others all from one seller on eBay? There was one person several years ago who stated with multiples of each and slowly sold down. Good luck, I'll keep my eyes open for ya.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on July 31, 2012, 06:42:39 PM
I got 3 of them from one seller.  The rest are from elsewhere.  I've been searching high and low and the closest I got was the one person here that said he thinks he has one but has been MIA for a few weeks.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 01, 2012, 12:48:56 AM
Do you have pics of your posters you can upload? 
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: the_woolfman on August 01, 2012, 01:39:01 AM
Hello,
         Give me a week to track them down and I'll send you one for shipping. I know I have multiples of each, but can't recall where I got them. I just need to locate the poster tube I stored them in. PM me for more info.

Don
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on August 02, 2012, 09:59:45 AM
That is so awesome! PM Sent!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on August 08, 2012, 07:47:15 PM
Look at the commercial I found! LOL
Pepsi and Doritos Monster Match (1991) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j29gsY4AZHY#)

The early 90s was when I really started getting into the monsters.  I've been actively looking for any of the promotional stuff that I can find, mainly because as corny as some of it is, it really takes me back to that time when I first discovered these awesome monsters. I actually just scored a set of 3 Universal Monsters Candy Posters on Ebay. Very cool.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Dr. Blasko on August 09, 2012, 11:23:54 AM
I don't own it, but I've seen the Frankenstein's Monster poster from both the Monster Match and Monster Bash releases ('91 and '92, if I remember correctly. They were promotional posters and very difficult to come by then. When the promotion started I called my local Pepsi distributor (Athens, GA at the time) and they'd already sent the meager amount of materials out to stores. Did you get your others all from one seller on eBay? There was one person several years ago who stated with multiples of each and slowly sold down. Good luck, I'll keep my eyes open for ya.

Hey, I know that distributor! I used to sell UGA merchandise in front of UGA's Baptist Student Center with a couple from my church when the Bulldogs played. Would drive by that distributor every weekend to work!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: general gruesome on August 09, 2012, 05:29:47 PM
wow! These are all great!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on August 09, 2012, 07:46:13 PM
Do you have pics of your posters you can upload?

In fact I do! This is what I have!
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/bewarethecreeper4/746b27ba.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/bewarethecreeper4/7e49a487.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/bewarethecreeper4/857d3fd6.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/bewarethecreeper4/494f7cd3.jpg)
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk155/bewarethecreeper4/4ce4834b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: dafunk on August 09, 2012, 07:58:29 PM
WOWW!!!! YOU HAVE A GREAT POSTERS!!!! :D NICE!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: zombiehorror on August 09, 2012, 08:06:42 PM
Wow, those things are like looking at a train wreck.......horrendous!  I can't believe those are from 92' they scream 80's cheese.  That being said I would probably have collected them back in the day!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 09, 2012, 11:01:13 PM
Hey, I know that distributor! I used to sell UGA merchandise in front of UGA's Baptist Student Center with a couple from my church when the Bulldogs played. Would drive by that distributor every weekend to work!

Small world!

Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Count_Zirock on August 12, 2012, 06:03:51 PM
Look at the commercial I found! LOL
Pepsi and Doritos Monster Match (1991) ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j29gsY4AZHY#[/url])

Whoa, that actor was a pretty good match for Karloff!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 12, 2012, 07:31:29 PM
Whoa, that actor was a pretty good match for Karloff!

I know.  I was thinking the same exact thing.  Should've made a movie.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 13, 2012, 11:34:12 PM
There were also some cards.

([url]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ryhbLVdj1r5gs2oo1_500.jpg[/url])
([url]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ryhbLVdj1r5gs2oo2_500.jpg[/url])



So very cool...
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: IronCross on April 10, 2013, 09:17:47 AM
A Rare Inflatable Dracula for $10 http://www.ebay.com/itm/111049789126 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/111049789126)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 10, 2013, 01:06:56 PM
Don't limit yourself to Pepsi.  Some items will be listed under Doritos.

I believe the Creature appeared on Mountain Dew cartons.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on April 10, 2013, 02:02:11 PM
Our local Food Lion put out a huge, 7-ft tall inflatable Frankenstein monster figure every year for a good decade or so. It came from an early 90s Pepsi/Lays promotion like this. Every year, I'd start to ask them about selling it, but they used it every year, so I figured they wouldn't. And then one year, it didn't show up. And then later that winter, the store closed. Sigh.

Chris
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: fmofmpls on April 10, 2013, 02:24:09 PM
You guys do realize that the party monsters depicted in this thread were later stylized versions of earlier Pepsi /Dorito art? The earlier art played it straight without the party hats, etc. This earlier art was also featured on Pepsi 12 packs and Dorito bags.

* edit - I guess an example was shared in the first post. Here it is again.

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cMdbfkl3Rz4/TRRli3ALmNI/AAAAAAAAHCs/FLeDCMH9Bw4/s800/frank.jpg)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Marsha on April 10, 2013, 11:56:01 PM
My hubby works for pepsi..he does not recall any of this! But i did get a cool cardboard "window" with frankenstein inside. part of a huge halloween arch. it was a haunted house type thing. I will try to find pics.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on April 11, 2013, 06:06:46 PM
My hubby works for pepsi..he does not recall any of this! But i did get a cool cardboard "window" with frankenstein inside. part of a huge halloween arch. it was a haunted house type thing. I will try to find pics.

I am surprised your husband has not been aware of this.  Pepsi / Frito-Lay and the Universal Monsters have been pairing up since 1991.  They did all of these promotions in the early '90s with various displays for the grocers, etc.  They continued the pairing into the early 2000s, though to a lesser extent.  Lifesize illustrated cutouts of the characters would appear in stores in the early part of the decade.  The partnership was dormant for much of the mid-2000s, but was revived two years ago.  And now various stores have different displays at Halloweentime, featuring actors in official Universal Monsters costuming.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: MDG on April 11, 2013, 06:56:07 PM
There are big gulp cups with this art. I have them, but could never get past the creature with the cap.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Marsha on April 13, 2013, 08:23:02 AM
He has been making more of an effort to find me stuff..yet  when i open the garage i find giant raider girl cutouts.. well its the thought that counts :)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 13, 2013, 09:57:57 AM
My hubby works for pepsi..he does not recall any of this! But i did get a cool cardboard "window" with frankenstein inside. part of a huge halloween arch. it was a haunted house type thing. I will try to find pics.


This is the only arch I know of - but they are not inside a window:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8644739267_0d820e597d_o.jpg)

(Click on image for a larger view.)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on April 13, 2013, 11:04:59 PM
This is the only arch I know of - but they are not inside a window:

([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8644739267_0d820e597d_o.jpg[/url])

(Click on image for a larger view.)


I think she's talking about the Universal Monster arches they have used for the past two Halloweens.  They have actors dressed as the Bride and the Monster and they are inside a window/door while a costumed couple is out front enjoying Pepsi/Frito products. 

Last year, Frito came out with the Universal Monsters chip bags:

http://thebigscare.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/halloween-treats-universal-monsters-and-frito-lay/ (http://thebigscare.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/halloween-treats-universal-monsters-and-frito-lay/)

The new stuff is definitely not as cool as the promos of the '90s, but it's still nice to see the UM logo every now and then.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on April 13, 2013, 11:18:10 PM
These pictures aren't that great, but this is some of the new UM stuff from Pepsi:

http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2011/10/grocery-store-display.html (http://jannghi.blogspot.com/2011/10/grocery-store-display.html)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Monsters For Sale on April 14, 2013, 01:14:39 AM

I saw the "Eat Drink and Be Scary" Frankenstein and Bride standees last year, but they weren't part of any display.

Hell, they weren't even on the same side of the store.  They were just stuck in corners where they wouldn't be in anybody's way.

Sad.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on April 14, 2013, 01:18:01 AM
I saw the "Eat Drink and Be Scary" Frankenstein and Bride standees last year, but they weren't part of any display.

Hell, they weren't even on the same side of the store.  They were just stuck in corners where they wouldn't be in anybody's way.

Sad.

I have seen them in their proper displays.  There is an arch, the two standees, and the banner.  Unfortunately, very few stores do it right anymore.  It is sad.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: horror1o1 on April 14, 2013, 05:57:46 AM
Wow, those things are like looking at a train wreck.......horrendous!  I can't believe those are from 92' they scream 80's cheese.  That being said I would probably have collected them back in the day!

well like most decades when one ends it dribbles on to the next. I was born in 80 and a lot of things from the 70's dribbled on over.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on April 14, 2013, 01:19:38 PM
well like most decades when one ends it dribbles on to the next. I was born in 80 and a lot of things from the 70's dribbled on over.


No truer words have been written.  And, as a whole, I would gladly take the '80s/early '90s over the disastrous corporate logos and designs that came as a result of the late '90s/early 2000s.   If you want to know what I'm talking about, take a look at the evolution of fast food logos...

http://dadsdish.blogspot.com/2010/05/older-is-better-example-124-restaurant.html (http://dadsdish.blogspot.com/2010/05/older-is-better-example-124-restaurant.html)

I prefer both the 1991 versions of the Monsters and the 1997 versions of the Monsters to the horrible stock images we have now, and they started surfacing in 2000 and haven't changed since.   8j68j68ju
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: zombiehorror on April 17, 2013, 08:41:33 AM
Saw this listed on Ebay and thought of this thread!

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Partymonsterbag_zps184ed1c5.jpg)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Marsha on May 21, 2013, 11:59:46 PM
hubby just corrected me. the arch had no monsters on it. i found a pic but dont know how to upload. and the "windows" we have are form a frito lay display. I will take a pic soon.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on July 02, 2013, 05:14:28 PM
Hey Everyone! I got busy with school for a while and haven't been around much.  Unfortunately I wasn't able to get the Frankenstein's Monster poster to complete my collection.  So I am still looking for it. If anyone has any leads, I'd be grateful!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Marsha on August 17, 2013, 10:39:27 PM
Finally found the pic. Its a bad one since its glued down to a scrapbook page. Cant scan. Now I can sleep in peace :)



http://www.flickr.com/photos/41940226(*at*)N05/9535809544/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/41940226(*at*)N05/9535809544/#)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 17, 2013, 11:12:53 PM
That's really cool.  I see the 2008 Dracula Halloween cutout was added to the top, giving good old Dracula a presence in the haunted display.  I had not seen this Haunted House before, but it must be from the late 2000s, before they switched over to live actors.   The "Scare up a Party" slogan ran immediately before the current "Eat. Drink. Be Scary." catchphrase. 
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Marsha on August 18, 2013, 12:12:24 AM
Yes you are correct! So I only ended up keeping the "window" with frank & bride. i am truly kicking myself now.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 18, 2013, 12:45:36 AM
Finally found the pic. Its a bad one since its glued down to a scrapbook page. Cant scan. Now I can sleep in peace :)
[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/41940226([/url]*at*)N05/9535809544/# ([url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/41940226([/url]*at*)N05/9535809544/#)


I don't get a picture - just a message saying it is a bad link.
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 18, 2013, 11:17:51 AM
You have to replace the (*at*) symbol, as has become standard procedure here...   Zombie Nuetral
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 18, 2013, 11:35:51 AM
You have to replace the (*at*) symbol, as has become standard procedure here...   Zombie Nuetral


I didn't even notice that.

Anywho, here's the picture:


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7298/9535809544_b982b24ca5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 18, 2013, 12:05:45 PM
I have a sneaking suspicion that this is the Bates house.  If only the Dracula cutout had not been placed over the central roof.  Then we would know for sure!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: zombiehorror on August 18, 2013, 04:46:21 PM
You have to replace the (*at*) symbol, as has become standard procedure here...   Zombie Nuetral

I tried that earlier on my Nook and the picture still never came !?

Oh well, I can see it now!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 18, 2013, 05:05:37 PM
I tried that earlier on my Nook and the picture still never came !?

Oh well, I can see it now!

It took me five times, but I eventually pushed it through.  But, many thanks to Monster for Sale for making it a lot easier to access! 
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Marsha on August 27, 2013, 10:56:03 PM
Yes thank you. When I try to post pics it never works :( Sorry everybody
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on October 02, 2013, 08:39:36 PM
Very cool display! I'm jealous!
Title: Re: Pepsi Party Monsters Posters
Post by: Universal_Adam on October 19, 2013, 10:18:47 PM
FINALLY! Over a year of searching high and low, someone on FACEBOOK of all places contacted me with the Frankenstein Party Monster poster I've been searching for.  I've found my "holy grail".  It's a bit more than I wanted to pay, but hey...I'm finally going to have the complete set! I can't tell you how excited I am!