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Collecting Monsters => Vintage Monster Toys => Topic started by: hhwolfman on December 08, 2007, 11:21:57 PM

Title: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on December 08, 2007, 11:21:57 PM
Ok Boils and Ghouls. This thread is for, as some Say, Showing off. What ever you get in, in the weeks, days years to come. Post pictures and a Story if you want. Brag about the Price or Be real Secretive, How you masterfully sniped on ebay. What you found at a Garage sale. Regular auction. Thrift store etc. Nothing to big, nothing to small. What ever you find for the week. I go first.   MY best friend of   was at a garage sale kinda late. He looked on a half price table and this Adams Family Cereal was on it. Marked $4 and half that $2. $2 is great price just if it was regular, but This is a promotional box, Sent to the Stores. There is  something in the box, and it don't sound like Cereal. I might pop the seal sometime if I am brave enough. He just gave it to me. :} Notice the back of the box.  Second piece was the Coppersmith Creature. Finally got one. Paid about half what they go for. Private dealer Mailorder. Nuff said. That's all last week slow week. HHW

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/DSCF0118.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/DSCF0119.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/DSCF0120.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/DSCF0121.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 08, 2007, 11:24:47 PM
I really dig those plaques, especially framed like that, and I shudder to think what might be in that cereal box. :P
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 08, 2007, 11:26:29 PM
Nice HH!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on December 09, 2007, 09:10:17 AM
Maybe there are dried eyeballs in the box?
Or old nasty fingertips?
Some decaying rotted teeth?
Or a bunch of mouse droppings, and the remains of the mouse who was trapped in the box in packaging, and who finally starved to death once his food ran out?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on December 09, 2007, 10:50:00 AM
Maybe there are dried eyeballs in the box?
Or old nasty fingertips?
Some decaying rotted teeth?
Or a bunch of mouse droppings, and the remains of the mouse who was trapped in the box in packaging, and who finally starved to death once his food ran out?


Maybe there is Promotional Items. Ohhh OHhhh Moving feet ala Homer Simpson.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 09, 2007, 07:11:51 PM
Love the creature plaque. 
I picked these up at the local toy show today, both items I've never seen before. 
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/monsterroom027.jpg)
Werewolf fireworks!  Cool art on these!
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/monsterroom028.jpg)
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/monsterroom029.jpg)
This one is a Fitz & Floyd Dracula bank; It is marked F&F Japan and numbered on the bottom...no date but the guy said it was 60's?  I think it's a really cool looking piece - kinda Edward Gorey-ish.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on December 09, 2007, 07:17:57 PM
Whoa, now you're hitting close to home. I've been collecting firecracker labels since the age of 8. Even wrote to Yick Long Fireworks ( home of Thunderbomb ) to ask for labels for " show and tell " when I was nine. Anyhoo, that Werewolf label routine sells for around $25.00. Nice find Andy.

ps. You'd be surprised what comes up under " firecracker labels " on eBay. Quite the community of collectors too.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 09, 2007, 07:24:51 PM
Whoa, now you're hitting close to home. I've been collecting firecracker labels since the age of 8. Even wrote to Yick Long Fireworks ( home of Thunderbomb ) to ask for labels for " show and tell " when I was nine. Anyhoo, that Werewolf label routine sells for around $25.00. Nice find Andy. 

Cool!  Good to know...I picked up all 6 of them that the guy had.   ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on December 09, 2007, 09:51:54 PM
poseable-

I find your Werewolf firecracker pack most interesting in that it says "Made In China" on the label.  I have a couple of packs, which I bought new in the summer of 1971-72 in Tennessee, which say "Made in Macau" on them, with less warnings on the label. They have identical artwork and lettering, though.

Now this is an oddball "cousin" to your pack labels I bought new about 5-10 years ago (I don't remember exactly the year!). It's one of those "Battle of the Bulge" type things that shoots rockets and bangs for 2 or 3 minutes and costs twenty bucks! It. too, says "Made In China" on it. So cool and nostalgic for me I had to buy it, but I lit it off because the thought of unspent gunpowder in the middle of a monster collection was, well, scary...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backotcharlie/monstertoys023xxx.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 09, 2007, 10:10:55 PM
That is cool, Bob.  I thought that the "Made in China" dated it to the early 90's, but who knows with this kind of stuff. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on December 09, 2007, 10:23:34 PM
I bought mine in 88 from a Firecracker label Dealer Mine  is unused and says Made in Macau.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/DSCF0131.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on December 09, 2007, 10:43:27 PM
I never knew these things existed!  Are there other monster labels??  Let's see 'em!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on December 09, 2007, 11:05:25 PM
The only other monster label that I was able to find this year came on a fountain. Notice the Wolfman fountain in the front row? Naturally I saved the label before lighting it.  ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Fireworks2006wolfman-1.jpg)


To back track a bit, here is the envelope the factory in China sent me way back in 1976. Note the address in the upper left hand corner. My dad always told me that he got questioned regarding why his son was writing to a communist country ( or so he told me, maybe to scare me which it did. )

 


In case you're curious, here are some of the labels that they sent me. On a side note, of course as a kid I had to ask for more in a second letter. The Chinese got smart after the first packet of freebies, wanted a buck per for every one after.  ;D

 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/fireworksalutelabelsalbum.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on December 10, 2007, 06:24:28 AM


Hey Roback, those are some really neat labels~!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on December 10, 2007, 06:32:06 AM
I never knew these things existed!  Are there other monster labels??  Let's see 'em!



Gak- these were not from a 'series' or anything, and there were no others available at the 3 or 4 firecracker emporiums I went to annually as a kid (one being called 'Loco Joe's' in Tennessee!). I was just so amazed by the art on these things when I was a kid. I had no idea the Macauians-or is it Macaws(?)  had any idea what a werewolf was! Where's Macau, anyway???

They did have a few cool BATMAN inspired packs, but alas, I lost them to time...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 10, 2007, 07:34:33 AM
Macau is an island next to Hong Kong.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: jimm on December 10, 2007, 10:35:38 AM
A friend of mine had a huge collection of vintage labels since he "provided" good fireworks for all of us. Lost it when he got popped for it. Guess it was considered part of the contraband  :'(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 10, 2007, 11:53:46 AM
Roback, awesome collection of labels!

There have been other monster firework labels over the years. A lot of this stuff ends up being regional. I remember hearing of a friend buying one with a creature on it but not buying any extras. I bought this one this year. It's not very impressive, but does anyone out there recognize that red head on the right? I'm sure you do....

What a weird random image to use! The last photo shows how on each side one of the heads is cutout with a clear red foil background.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/fireworks01-1.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/fireworks02-1.jpg)
(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/fireworks03-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on December 10, 2007, 12:46:20 PM
Say, Shawn, do you remove the fireworks from there before you place that little explosive package next ot your IRREPLACEABLE collection?

 ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 10, 2007, 02:27:01 PM
HA, HA!!!

Uh no I think it's just sitting somewhere amongst the mess on the floor right now... I think?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on December 10, 2007, 05:46:39 PM
I'm glad that you're getting a kick out of my labels. For the past couple of years I've been trying to obtain them with the packages intact, explosives and all. It can get a bit dicey on eBay so what most people do is say that they added an inert material to the firecracker to render it harmless. It's pretty much a bunch of crap but it happens every day. Here are some additional pics.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/firecrackerlabels1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/firecrackerlabels2.jpg)


I remember these Poha salutes very well when I was a kid. They were extra big and very loud for a salute. They sure don't make em' like that anymore.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/firecrackerlabels3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 10, 2007, 07:07:23 PM
Not sure if this thread includes Ebay. I never find stuff in my neck of the woods. I just got this in today from a UK seller.  There are a few monster themed games from the UK, but this one has got to be the strangest.
I was gonna save it for a show and tell, but what the heck I feel like showing off.  ;)

From 1979, here's Frankenstein's Fingers.....  Lose the apostrophe and we become x-rated.  ;)


(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/70_10_12_07_11_55_12.JPG)

Here are scans of the playing cards.

(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/70_10_12_07_11_56_39.JPG)



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 10, 2007, 07:15:49 PM
From 1979, here's Frankenstein's Fingers.....  Lose the apostrophe and we become x-rated.  ;)

So it was you who outbid me!  Ah, I'm glad it went to someone in the group.  Thanks for posting the pix, it's a cooler game than I had thought.

Shannon
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 10, 2007, 07:21:57 PM
I had a feeling if anyone else was gonna bid on it, it would be you.  :D    I love the Waddingtons stuff, Escape from Frankenstein gets no love. ???

The fingers are latex which I found kind of strange. Most fingers like this are plastic or vinyl.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on December 10, 2007, 07:26:24 PM



Wow...pretty crazy art on that Frankenstein game!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 10, 2007, 08:03:33 PM
I got a box from a new UMA member today.  Monstroza/VXXFX makes some groovy masks.  These are the Old Witch and Vault Keeper from EC Comics.  He's working on a Crypt Keeper to complete the trio.  I need to work on the hoods some, but wanted to go ahead and photo these up.

Here's the Vault Keeper:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2185/2101518225_d0b598fe3c_o.jpg)(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2002/2103381944_a36500827e_o.jpg)

And the Old Witch
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2210/2101518253_242acbc794_o.jpg)(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2411/2102602577_502de1ac28_o.jpg)
He also has the original molds from some of the Topstone masks.  These molds are owned by someone else, who pulled these masks, but Monstroza painted them up for me. 

Vampire Girl
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/2101518273_a1b873a0ea_o.jpg)

Lagoon Creature
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2201/2102297762_4c015b1714_o.jpg)

He has examples of what he's offering in his sig line so check him out!  Great guy to do business with and he's also very fast at getting things turned out.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 10, 2007, 08:20:13 PM
Nice!, I gotta get my Vamp Girl paitned.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 10, 2007, 08:22:48 PM
I love that Frankenstein game, Dr T.  Never seen that before.  Like Monster Bob says, those graphics are CRAZY! 

The firecracker labels are cool too.  I love seeing everyone's cool stuff!  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 10, 2007, 08:32:15 PM
I had a feeling if anyone else was gonna bid on it, it would be you.  :D

Well, I've slowed down quite a bit since the drop in the dollar, but for a while there the UK and Italy were giving me quite a bit of monster love.  I didn't realize it, but have we crossed swords on ebay before?

Quote
I love the Waddingtons stuff, Escape from Frankenstein gets no love. ???

The Escape From Frankenstein game is great.  The box art alone makes it a must for me, and the game is pretty fun for such things.  Their Top Trumps horror cards are great too.  Do you focus on the UK stuff?  I'm always looking just to find out what there is and what the variations are.  Perhaps I'll start a thread about that...

Best,

Shannon
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 10, 2007, 09:28:14 PM
Well, I've slowed down quite a bit since the drop in the dollar, but for a while there the UK and Italy were giving me quite a bit of monster love.  I didn't realize it, but have we crossed swords on ebay before?

The Escape From Frankenstein game is great.  The box art alone makes it a must for me, and the game is pretty fun for such things.  Their Top Trumps horror cards are great too.  Do you focus on the UK stuff?  I'm always looking just to find out what there is and what the variations are.  Perhaps I'll start a thread about that...

Best,

Shannon

I think I saw your ID on a few things I was watching/bidding over the years, I usually have my watch list full, some were from the UK some just oddball stuff.   And some really good stuff.   I think this may have been the first time we bid on the same thing, at least where it was close.  I tend to just try and catch the weird stuff that falls through the cracks, some of it just happened to be from the UK. Plus I have a few family friends there that can help out with shipping etc...

Have you seen the UK version of the pressman games Revenge of Drac and Escape from Frank?  Much, Much cooler than the US versions.  Their stuff always has a low budget horror comic feel to it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on December 10, 2007, 09:41:55 PM
Not sure if this thread includes Ebay. I never find stuff in my neck of the woods. 



Yes please Ebay or anywhere you find stuff. Everyone post your latest finds. Come on I know others found cool stuff last week. The Game is real cool. I love fireworks and those Masks are amazing.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: jimm on December 11, 2007, 01:06:18 AM
Great ec masks!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on December 11, 2007, 05:47:02 AM
The translation of Johnny Craig's  and Graham Ingel's designs into rubber masks is beautiful!

About the fireworks-- I got a trivia question. (For everyone, but aimed at Dan Roebuck in particular.) Can you name the actor whose ghostly, grinning image we see in that closeup?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on December 11, 2007, 06:09:03 AM
 bobby- Those masks are great!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 11, 2007, 07:30:04 AM
Thanks guys, Monstroza really does a great job.  Look at his Jack Davis Frankenstein, EC Zombie and others:

http://home.mlode.com/~spain/vxxmasks.jpg

These are the classic Topstones he's offering:

http://home.mlode.com/~spain/vxxmasks2.JPG
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 11, 2007, 08:48:46 AM
I got a trivia question. (For everyone, but aimed at Dan Roebuck in particular.) Can you name the actor whose ghostly, grinning image we see in that closeup?

I think I know that one Max - Bernard Jukes? That pic depicts his stage rendition of Renfield. Correct?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 11, 2007, 08:52:19 AM
Incredible thread guys! Really dig the firecrackers! Roback, I'm afraid I'm going to have to report you to Homeland Security with all of your explosive contraband! Glad I don't live next door to your house. Things that go boom in the night!  :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 11, 2007, 12:47:18 PM
Hey Drunken Head, are you talking about the closeup on that firework I posted?
I didn't name who that was on purpose to see who the first person to get it right would be.
Surprisingly nobody has even commented on it!

Congrats Terry, you nailed it though. Bernard Jukes as Renfield!! I don't find it that odd to see the Wolfman or maybe Frankenstein on a firework, but Renfield?!?!? And then it's not even Dwight Fry! I mean that's kinda obscure. Especially just on some cheapo firework that I bought in South Carolina.

Well anyway, Max is it?, thanks for bringing it back up!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on December 11, 2007, 01:32:24 PM
That image of Jukes is known to Monster Kids because he graced the cover of FM #18; Forry later was made up to recreate that shot.

"Course you all knew that.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on December 11, 2007, 05:29:08 PM
Incredible thread guys! Really dig the firecrackers! Roback, I'm afraid I'm going to have to report you to Homeland Security with all of your explosive contraband! Glad I don't live next door to your house. Things that go boom in the night!  :)



After I read your post, I just had to photograph some of the larger stuff that was left over from this years show. Ya know Terry, these have quite the range ya know?  Is your castle fortified? ;D  Rat me out will ya.  ;)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0049.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0050.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2007, 12:13:06 PM
After I read your post, I just had to photograph some of the larger stuff that was left over from this years show. Ya know Terry, these have quite the range ya know?  Is your castle fortified? ;D  Rat me out will ya.  ;)

My dear Roback. Neither rain, nor snow, nor werewolf firecarckers can bring these castle walls down. It's fortified alright. Fortified with the wrath of woman. She goes by the name of Giovanna, and when you light her fuse, the whole damn town could be blown to bits! Watchdog indeed.  :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Kenneth on December 12, 2007, 08:31:18 PM
What a great section! Maybe I'll find some monster treasure to share here. Love those masks!!! Especially the EC Characters. Will these be for sale from his website?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on December 12, 2007, 10:45:33 PM
I thought I was the only person fascinated by fireworks packaging!  I don't collect it, because 99 percent of it has nothing to do with monsters.  But every July 4, I love browsing the fireworks tents, just to look at the packaging.  I almost never buy fireworks.  I just like the artwork.  Does anyone else think that the painting style on a lot of 60s Marx toy packaging is very similar to fireworks graphics?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 12, 2007, 11:01:08 PM
I thought I was the only person fascinated by fireworks packaging!  I don't collect it, because 99 percent of it has nothing to do with monsters.  But every July 4, I love browsing the fireworks tents, just to look at the packaging.  I almost never buy fireworks.  I just like the artwork.  Does anyone else think that the painting style on a lot of 60s Marx toy packaging is very similar to fireworks graphics?
Yes, I think there is a connection in the style somehow.  For whatever reason, I've always been fascinated by fireworks packaging, too.  Even as a kid, I would try to save at least one of each kind of package that I was able to get.  Pretty weird connection there, but my guess is that it has something to do with the artwork...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 13, 2007, 02:09:38 AM
I picked these up awhile back. The box is older but I'm not exactly sure of the age. I don't think it's older than the 80's.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/FrankenPoppers.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 14, 2007, 08:57:41 PM
Love this stuff. In fact, it's given me an idea. We should have a monster fireworks show at the next UMA Toy Tour appearance. After everyone has enjoyed staring at all the beautiful toys all weekend, we'll blow 'em all to bits in a blaze of Franken Popper glory! That's what I call 'going out with a bang'! It will be just like the finish of Bride Of Frankenstein. Raymond will look at me and hiss, and I will light the fuse while uttering .. "we belong dead"! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on December 14, 2007, 09:45:50 PM
Love this stuff. In fact, it's given me an idea. We should have a monster fireworks show at the next UMA Toy Tour appearance. After everyone has enjoyed staring at all the beautiful toys all weekend, we'll blow 'em all to bits in a blaze of Franken Popper glory! That's what I call 'going out with a bang'! It will be just like the finish of Bride Of Frankenstein. Raymond will look at me and hiss, and I will light the fuse while uttering .. "we belong dead"! 




Ahh, something tells me and my toys will be absent that day.  ;)  Gee Terry, why stop at Poppers, lets just obtain some bazookas and blow em' all to kingdom come.  ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Bazookapic.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on December 14, 2007, 10:06:06 PM
Robert my friend. You won't be absent that day, you'll be there providing us with the heavy artillery. You've shown us all that you have the right stuff.  We'll start off small with some Werewolf firecrackers, and then we'll kick it up a notch with the M-80s. Plastic will be melting all over the place. It will be nirvana complete with seven promised virgins.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 15, 2007, 01:11:23 AM
Not really a find, but I did just get it back this week from The Mask Doctor. So I guess it counts.

Don Post Moon Fan, foam filled with eye inserts added.

(http://www.tinypic.com/852vspt.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 15, 2007, 07:36:17 AM
DT,

That Moon Fan is beautiful.  I know about filling masks with foam for longevity, but not too much about the process or the restorers who specialize in it.  The Mask Doctor is Kelly Mann, correct?  Anyone point me to any good online resources for learning more about masks or feel like writing it up here?

sts
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 15, 2007, 11:35:37 AM
Shannon,
The best place to get info on all things "mask" is the HMA forum: www.thehma.net
Most of the guys in the business hang around there, and you can soak up a lot of knowlege from them.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 15, 2007, 11:40:21 AM
Thanks Andy,

I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: latex creep on December 17, 2007, 06:53:09 AM
Finally completed my set this week....

These are the ring premiums offered in the mag around 1975...

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/LatexCreep/ecr.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 17, 2007, 07:19:23 AM
... and are pretty darn rare.  Congrats, those are very cool.

sts

Finally completed my set this week....

These are the ring premiums offered in the mag around 1975...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 17, 2007, 07:53:08 AM
That's a great ring set, Latex Creep.  Good score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 17, 2007, 08:11:01 AM
Finally completed my set this week....

These are the ring premiums offered in the mag around 1975...

([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/LatexCreep/ecr.jpg[/url])





Very cool, lc!  I think if you look on the back you'll see a date of 1969.  Is that the character copyright, or the ring date?  I put a pic of them in the 60's section of the archive because of the date.  Were they really 70's rings?


Nice Moonfan, Doc!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: latex creep on December 17, 2007, 08:19:28 AM
I'll have to check into that...

I found an ad for them in Eerie around 1975 and the ad made them out to be new.

They were offered by themselves and not part of the Fan Club premiums...so, it may be a copyright date of 69.

Thanks for the comments.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on December 30, 2007, 06:13:00 PM
Just scored this car shifter knob off ebay.. they guy does other shifter knobs, and other unimonster ones as well, but I wanted to see the size and quality before ordering others.

I'll report back on this once it arrives...

(http://i18.ebayimg.com/05/i/000/be/9a/924a_1_b.JPG)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 30, 2007, 06:23:27 PM
I love to see how they look on a shifter.  I'd like to get my brother.   Keep us posted please.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on December 30, 2007, 07:33:47 PM
I don't have many posters yet, but I just got this lobby card for what I consider to be a steal ($36, frame not included). I remember really liking this movie as a kid.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2296/2150567900_739ac7d4b3_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on December 30, 2007, 07:42:58 PM
Did you ware a mask. That was a steal.  :o
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on December 30, 2007, 08:16:07 PM
WOW! You did steal that!  I LOVE that movie, it is one of my all time favorites!  I'd love to score a lobby card like that some day.  Awesome! Congrats!
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Post by: raycastile on December 30, 2007, 08:31:12 PM
So I'm the Bride in this scenario?  I always fancied myself more the Dr. Pretorius type.

Raymond will look at me and hiss, and I will light the fuse while uttering .. "we belong dead"! 
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Post by: raycastile on December 30, 2007, 09:05:48 PM
That lobby card is great.  That movie really scared me as a kid.
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 30, 2007, 09:38:30 PM
Dave you got a great deal on that card, paper from that title usually goes for way more than that. I'm jealous. I've wanted that lobby title card or the half sheet for a long time. Way to go.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: 1975 on December 30, 2007, 10:46:12 PM
That lobby card is great.  That movie really scared me as a kid.

Me too, it had some eery scenes. Great poster and terrific price!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on December 30, 2007, 11:05:02 PM
Thanks, guys. I was pretty shocked. I had about 5-6 lobbies on my watch list that day and as each got into the $40+ range, I kept saying to myself "pass on it, you'll need that money for the MOTC", which was the last to end. And all those other cards were nowhere near as cool as this one. I'm not quite sure why it slipped through the cracks, but hey, I'll take it. :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 31, 2007, 03:12:19 AM
Way to go Dave!  As Shawn said (and he would know) you got a fantastic deal on that card.  Congrats.
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Post by: 1975 on January 01, 2008, 06:53:13 PM
It's not technically a monster piece but it is my first purchase thru these boards. He came in on Monday but I just got  a hold of a camera today, sorry I'm not much of a photographer. Kudos to Anthony for this smashing deal.
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh157/1975b/rock.jpg)
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Post by: poseablemonster on January 01, 2008, 06:55:49 PM
That's great!  Very rare Lincoln figure - congrats on that one!
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Post by: raycastile on January 01, 2008, 08:00:15 PM
He is great.  But he's shivery cold.  Put some clothes on him before he sneezes.
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Post by: Dr.Terror on January 01, 2008, 08:08:37 PM
Poor Mr Rock, he has no....

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on January 01, 2008, 08:10:46 PM
...socks? Aw, poor guy. :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 02, 2008, 04:21:19 AM
It's not technically a monster piece but it is my first purchase thru these boards.

Wow, rare find. Congrats.

sts
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: 1975 on January 02, 2008, 11:06:10 AM
Thanks for the kind words, I'm elated to have him. Although he will have to settle for some spare clothes until I can find his original duds.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: IC4CHAMBERS on January 02, 2008, 01:12:35 PM
Mr Rock in any shape is an awesome pick-up
  Congrats
   Vinny
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Post by: mzlaveau on January 02, 2008, 04:58:31 PM
Wow on the lobby card!

I love ephemera, and I love that movie. "Monster on Campus" was the first horror movie I ever sat completely through, and it was at a slumber party. The dragonfly really freaked me out. I am not a fan of extra large bugs of any kind.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 09, 2008, 08:45:24 AM
I picked up a couple of masks made by Monstroza/VXXFX this week.  This is his Famous Monsters issue 1 mask (version 2)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2141/2180706418_59815166a6_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2241/2179916281_1f538723a8_o.jpg)

And his Jack Davis Frankenstein mask

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2027/2179916369_41f64e057f_o.jpg)

Also, George noticed my Mego witch was shoeless and sent her a pair of shoes!  Thanks George!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2398/2179916485_fd489416da_o.jpg)
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Post by: ramsey37 on January 09, 2008, 09:06:19 AM
No problem, I hate to see a Mego in need. That, and the twenty-one Witches living at my place kinda insisted I do it. I've learned to humor them ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on January 09, 2008, 05:17:09 PM
He is great.  But he's shivery cold.  Put some clothes on him before he sneezes.

That nude Mr. Rock is missing his wiggle-ick. I didn't know there was a castrated variant produced. ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 09, 2008, 06:04:43 PM
That nude Mr. Rock is missing his wiggle-ick. I didn't know there was a castrated variant produced. ;D

I'm going to post a picture of Michael Jackson without his wiggle-ick in a bit... 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on January 09, 2008, 09:09:49 PM
Those VXX masks are two of my favorites!  Great score on those, Bobby.  They are going to look really great in your display.  There's a full back-page ad for the Jack Davis Frankie poster that I have alongside my JD Frank mask and it looks pretty good with it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on January 14, 2008, 09:20:39 PM
I sit up at the local Park and Swap Sunday. Btw it is at a Drive in Theater. I found these four items. The packs are Thrashed but the Figures have never been out of them.  I got em for a mere $1.50 each.  ;D

I am going up to LA for a Toy show this weekend. Who knows what pictures I will be posting on Tuesday. HHW

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/DSCF0144.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 14, 2008, 09:24:09 PM
What 4 items? 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on January 14, 2008, 09:30:42 PM
What 4 items? 

Those LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 14, 2008, 09:41:13 PM
Cool HH!  I love those, and you got 4 of the best at a great deal.  Congrats!  Sheesh, that's like about the same price as the dollar tree monsters :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: 1975 on January 14, 2008, 10:03:41 PM
Not a huge deal but I scored "Frankenstein VS the Wolfman" and "House of Frankenstein" on DVD this weekend at a used record shop. I check there every Saturday so it was gratifying to make a score.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on January 16, 2008, 10:12:09 PM
I found these last Halloween, actually on Halloween Day, at a small dollar store in a mostly Hispanic area.  They were packaged 3 to a pack, so $2 for all 6!  I love the cartoonish quality and the colors!

I had forgotten about intending to take pics of these...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2307/2198189989_2decee7172_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2414/2198189873_ea705e4fd9_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2007/2198189859_c705bb59a6_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2120/2198979352_6d4a0f2062_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2019/2198189901_ae82f2d4ac_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2266/2198979428_a708f0364c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on January 16, 2008, 10:14:34 PM
Wow Bobby, those are great.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on January 16, 2008, 10:27:02 PM
I agree, those are really great.  They have a real 60's look about them.  Great find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 17, 2008, 10:36:10 AM
Those masks are really cool. I like the old hag Witch the best.

A few years ago I found a stack of these Halloween cards in a Mexican dollar store. It wasn't anywhere near Halloween and there weren't any other Halloween cards!?!?

It's not licensed.

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/frankcard.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on February 03, 2008, 02:48:28 PM
Picked these up at a small thrift shop yesterday for the price of a loose tauntaun, an extra robot and $18. Not sure what they generally go for but the two toys I traded, I would have given away for free so it seemed worth it. Sure, it's '76 Kong, but I kind of like the decanter for some reason. I don't know anything about the other figure, but I assume it's just a bootleg.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_2201.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 03, 2008, 03:41:03 PM
I love the Jim Beam decanter, I've got one with the box which isn't very special. Damn Dave I do believe you got the large size Imperial Kong there. Does it say Imperial on it anywhere? I think you're going to have to just send that on along to me.

By the way I am working on a box of stuff for you. Trying to group together some monster stuff I have extras of.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on February 03, 2008, 04:13:41 PM
I love the Jim Beam decanter, I've got one with the box which isn't very special. Damn Dave I do believe you got the large size Imperial Kong there. Does it say Imperial on it anywhere? I think you're going to have to just send that on along to me.

Nope, all it says is "Made in China". No other markings of any kind.

Quote
By the way I am working on a box of stuff for you. Trying to group together some monster stuff I have extras of.

Neat. Muchos gracias... :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 03, 2008, 04:56:40 PM
Dave , that big Kong is Imperial.  It's the big Kong to Imperials Big Godzilla.  Had a hang tag like the smaller kong.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 03, 2008, 05:28:01 PM
The smaller Kong, just like the Godzilla, was available both loose with a tag around the neck and carded. The larger versions had tags around their necks. The weird thing is that as much as I saw the other versions I never saw this large Kong back in the day. I still don't have it either. >:(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 03, 2008, 05:46:58 PM
Weird, when these originally came out I was really into Kong. Suncoast Pictures used to sell them, but like you said, never the Big Kong.  I never even knew he existed until a few years ago when I saw a pic of him in a price guide.

I did find one last year on Ebay. Was in a lot with something else so I let the other bidder win, and they just sent me Kong! :o
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y185/doctorterror/P1010014.jpg)


Great scores Dave, looks like someone gave Kong a green manicure.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 03, 2008, 05:54:39 PM
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. It is convention season and Swap Meet season. Here are a few finds of mine at The Glendale Show. Danny made it too. We had a very nice visit, but as always to short.

This is a 1960s Batman 3 pack Sealed.
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0142.jpg)

I bought a nice thing bank. The first time it was out of the box  ever, was just a few minutes ago. Notice the two variations. I bought the one with the logo a while back. It has a lighter box. The bright darker box, with the bank with no logo is the one I just bought.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0146.jpg)

I got a few pulps, but they are at the shop and these two tiki Mugs at the Long beach Flea market.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0147.jpg)

This was my favorite purchase of the show. A mint long box DraculaUnbuilt Cherrrryyyy.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0145.jpg)

I have two shows this coming weekend. Hopefully i will post some more next week. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 03, 2008, 06:55:05 PM
Ah so you ended up with that Kong. I saw it on e-bay but after the auction ended. At least it went to a good home.

But still..... I NEED THAT KONG !!!

Good finds HH, love the Thing bank with the logo. Mine's blank.

I was wonderin' where you'd been of late.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 03, 2008, 10:38:24 PM
Yep,  My posts might be few and far between, Tell the middle of March. I still read a lot but just not to active.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: typhooforme on February 03, 2008, 10:51:44 PM
Got this creech a while back and I don't know a consarned thing about it--anyone have any info?  It has a Made in China sticker on the bottom, and hand-written in marker says it's so-many out of 1000.  Huh?  Very heavy resin.  I'm supposing it's an unlicensed, unattributed piece...  Any info would be welcomed.
(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/creaturebust.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 03, 2008, 11:24:43 PM
It looks like it used the Horizon vinyl kit as the basis of its sculpt.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 04, 2008, 05:46:51 AM
Got this creech a while back and I don't know a consarned thing about it--anyone have any info?  It has a Made in China sticker on the bottom, and hand-written in marker says it's so-many out of 1000.  Huh?  Very heavy resin.  I'm supposing it's an unlicensed, unattributed piece...  Any info would be welcomed.

Yep, total bootleg using the horizon kit, some one in Oregon or California had them made in Mexico I believe and had the china sticker put on as a dodge.  I still know the guy I bought mine from (in 95?), which is also where I heard the story, so I'll ask him next time I see him.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 04, 2008, 05:49:32 AM
Picked these up at a small thrift shop yesterday for the price of a loose tauntaun, an extra robot and $18...

The GIANT KONG!  Great score Dave.  As Jason and Shawn wrote, that thing is very elusive.  I can't believe you just stumbled on it.  Cool addition to your collection.  I never saw one at retail either, and with no Imperial markings on it, I've gotta wonder if the produced it.  Anyone else ever seen it?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2008, 12:52:10 PM
I saw the big Kong in stores.  I think it was KB and/or TRU.  But I rarely see it on ebay.  Even more elusive is the Imperial Rodan.  There is no question that they produced it.  I clearly remember them at KB in an Imperial counter display box that also contained Kong and Godzilla.  It was like a "giant monsters" assortment.  This was circa 1993 or so.  I should have bought one, but at the time Imperial vinyl toys didn't excite me.  That stuff was everywhere and seemed like it would be clogging the store shelves forever.  It seems like KB had the Rodan for a few months, then they were gone.  I've never seen one since.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 04, 2008, 05:39:08 PM
Damn, Rodan. love to see a pic of that.  Like I said new stuff always popping up.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 04, 2008, 05:47:44 PM
Hmmmm... I don't remember the Rodan either but then I never saw the big Kong until last year. Anyone got a photo of this thing? Ray??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on February 04, 2008, 11:44:07 PM
I'd love to see the Rodan, too, simply because I've seen so many different Rodans over the years that I'm not even sure if I've seen it or not. It's not shown and not mentioned in the Rodan article in Super 7 #13 nor is it listed on Club Tokyo.

The funny thing about my Kong score, is that the shopkeeper was asking for $45 for the decanter and $20 for the Imperial. After my trade ins, he wanted $25 for both. Since I only had the $18 in my pocket, I was leaning towards just taking the decanter and leaving the Imperial behind (in my ignorance)! But the guy said I could have both and to just give him the extra $7 next time I'm there. LOL. Oooops! Almost a colossal screw up, eh?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 05, 2008, 12:36:19 AM
Well the decanter is very common so it's not hard to find pretty cheap. The big Kong is rare in that they don't really pop up very often but I wouldn't really say it's worth too much because I don't think most people really care about the Imperial toys very much.

I would love to see a photo of the Rodan because I really doubt that it exists. While I had never seen a big Kong it makes sense since there is a small Kong just like there are two sizes of Godzilla. Ray are you sure maybe it just wasn't a generic pterodactyl that you saw in the box? Do you remember it having a Rodan tag on it? If this does exist I find it very odd that we've never seen it then or since.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 05, 2008, 12:39:47 AM
Oh yes, it had a tag that said Rodan.  But it did look like a generic "monster bird."  It could have been previously issued as something else before Imperial stuck a Rodan tag on it.  But what I saw was definitely sold as a Rodan toy.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 05, 2008, 10:03:21 AM
Rodan, pterodactyl . No one has seen this alleged Rodan Toy, Sounds like we have another Thunderbird photo on our hands. http://xrl.us/bfpd2  ;D The ole Crypto Hound. HHW 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on February 06, 2008, 02:07:45 PM
I finally just got into Monster collecting after being a fan my whole life (especially Frankenstein). While on the hunt for Remco Mini Monsters, I found this on Ebay for $26:

(http://home.comcast.net/~hobbymon/Haul12808.jpg)

It has never been opened though the tape on the box has come loose from age...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 06, 2008, 03:10:43 PM
Awesome score Madcow.   I have a soft spot for Remco Franky. He was the first monster toy I ever had as a kid.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on February 06, 2008, 03:13:09 PM
Awesome score Madcow.   I have a soft spot for Remco Franky. He was the first monster toy I ever had as a kid.

Thanks! Oddly, I never had any monster toys as a kid though my mom was a HUGE fan of monster and horror movies. I vividly remember her taking me to see special showings of Frankenstein and Dracula as a kid in the early 80's...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 06, 2008, 06:06:37 PM
Nice start to your collection for $26!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 07, 2008, 12:13:46 AM
That's a great score, MadCow.  About the Rodan, I e-mailed the VP of marketing at Imperial a couple days ago.  I will be surprised if I hear back, but who knows.  I made a general query about seeking information on their vintage toys, not specifically Rodan.  I thought that would sound way too geeky.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on February 07, 2008, 09:45:14 AM
Speaking of Rodan, I spotted this on eBay this week:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/2248769102_20cf06c546.jpg?v=0)
The auction link is:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330209150159&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
Is it possible that this could be the Rodan you saw? It's the closest thing to an Imperial pterosaur I've been able to find.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ProfGriffin on February 07, 2008, 11:11:41 AM
Great Buy Mad Cow!

And a great start!  Here's to many more years of enjoyment and collecting.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 07, 2008, 01:42:36 PM
No, that's clearly a pterodactyl.  What I saw looked like a vaguely reptilian bird with little horns.  Without the tag, there could be 100 of them on ebay over the years and people would never notice.

Speaking of Rodan, I spotted this on eBay this week:
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/2248769102_20cf06c546.jpg?v=0[/url])
The auction link is:
[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330209150159&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014[/url]
Is it possible that this could be the Rodan you saw? It's the closest thing to an Imperial pterosaur I've been able to find.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 23, 2008, 09:32:54 PM
I went to Texas Frightmare Weekend yesterday.  It's a huge modern horror con that was taking place 20 minutes from my driveway, so I had to check it out.  It's usually at a time I can't go, but this year I was able to squeeze out an evening for it.  As expected, the Universal monster presence was pretty minimal.  There really weren't that many dealers for such a large con, but I picked up a few DVD's and the guy from Club Daikauju was there with a few Rat Bat Spider kaiju from Angry Red Planet.  He had the regular painted ones, and then this wild paint job version that was the last leftover from a Tokyo con special edition. 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3077/2284588385_3ea2066719_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3201/2284588317_dd16e8884d_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2373/2284588245_79dc66d0e3_o.jpg)

I also got Malcom McDowell to sign an A Clockwork Orange poster for my wife, talked to George Romero and many of the stars of his various zombie movies from NOTLD to Diary of the Dead, Tony Moran (the original Michael Myers), and many others.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 23, 2008, 11:01:33 PM
I also picked up the large size Miles Teves Frankenstein bust off eBay via Dan Roebuck.  Dan did a great job of wrapping it up safe for the trip and here it is... 

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2329/2286880819_071d298fb5_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2033/2286880705_2ecd66e1ea_o.jpg)

This is the larger, 1:1 scale resin version that came unpainted and with the neck electrodes as seperate pieces.  It was painted by the amazing Cathy Tharp.  Here it is next to the more common vinyl version:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3194/2287667222_ce6229ae34_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on February 24, 2008, 10:18:13 AM
I suppose I should call this "My Finds from the Last Few Weeks", since these are all items I've picked up over the last month or so. First up is a recent kaiju purchase, the CCP Max Toys exclusive King Ghidorah vinyl figure:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2417/2287853861_3c2e49f41a.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2287854745_98a83d7ed3.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/2288644476_11ea255435.jpg?v=0)
Another recent kaiju purchase was this Popy Baragon from the 1970's:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/2287858647_b25c797074.jpg?v=0)
A pair of Remco Creature from the Black Lagoon items:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2165/2288645164_7ac2f800c9.jpg?v=0)
and another Creature-related item:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2039/2288647096_591f24c1b6.jpg?v=0)
The recent release of the Mego Mad Monsters trading cards inspired me to rebuild my Mego Monsters collection, so I put together a set of both Type 1 and Type 2 figures:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2020/2287857541_b0c6f635ab.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2072/2287856919_70dbb3a9af.jpg?v=0)
and of course, I picked up an incomplete Mego Mugato in a lot of other Mego items and decided to upgrade his look:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2257/2287859141_b7f995b22f.jpg?v=0)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 24, 2008, 10:28:12 AM
Nice, George!  Great stuff!  I love the Mugato's outfit, lol!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on February 24, 2008, 11:01:50 AM
It's the rare Disco Mugato !
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on February 24, 2008, 11:07:22 AM
It's the rare Disco Mugato !
Hehe, the original outfit was pretty disco-ish to begin with, it didn't seem like much of a stretch ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on February 24, 2008, 01:20:43 PM
Gotta show some kaiju love too (even tho this is the UMA board).  I love the CCP vinyls.  Let me know if you ever need any help getting some of these.  I have a couple of great connections in Japan - and I go every so often. ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on February 24, 2008, 03:11:06 PM
I couldn't decide if I should put this under the 'weekly finds' or 'Mad Labs' thread, I guess it works under either. Anyway, a long-elusive grail has arrived!

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Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on February 24, 2008, 03:49:08 PM
Wow. I love that!  I always wanted one of those.  I've never seen the inside of the lab kit. 

Any chance you can post more pics?

Thanks for posting this!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 24, 2008, 04:35:43 PM
Ooh nice score Bob. Love that set!!  ;)

Geez George you've been busy. Love the Mugato's new look. Great looking Ghidrah.

What the heck is that Creature Sushi thing and where did you find it???  :o
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 24, 2008, 04:55:07 PM
Wow, Bob.  I've only ever seen a couple of those before.  Very nice score.  Elusive is right! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on February 24, 2008, 05:24:55 PM

What the heck is that Creature Sushi thing and where did you find it???  :o

You can see it better here:
http://www.amazon.com/Creature-Black-Lagoon-Gummi-Sushi/dp/B000XRUCSK/ref=pd_ybh_24?pf_rd_p=280800601&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_t=1501&pf_rd_i=ybh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1QZHH0KNQXM3CQ9AGJFD
I actually picked up a couple of them. For some reason, I've been drawn to monster candy items lately ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 24, 2008, 07:46:33 PM
http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/?action=view&current=Rodanimperial86003.jpg

http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/?action=view&current=Rodanimperial86002.jpg

Hey all,
            This is in reply to the query pertaining to the Rodan toy by Imperial. This one in the above links is stamped "Imperial Made in China 1986"  [no name] on his inner left wing. I don't recall it ever having a hang tag, but i'm sure i found it in one of those counter display boxes at Kay Bee or someplace like that. HE ALSO SQUEAKS! Just wondering if this is the one everyone was talking about? Please excuse my crappy photography, but i JUST opened the digital camera i got for Xmas TODAY and have a long way to go in learning how to use it. Hope this helps to solve the mystery surrounding the toy. I can take more pics if anyone desires. Enjoy,
                                       MG
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 25, 2008, 05:00:35 AM
I'm not sure I acquire stuff often enough for this to be called a "weekly find" (the problem is that I get paid weakly), but here is something Jane and I got recently:

(http://img521.imageshack.us/img521/9122/img0470ln1.jpg)[/img]

The clock on the left (which can project the time out in a beam of light) came in the mail because we sent off UPC codes from Pop-Tarts boxes, and the smaller skull came with some bath soap. Both are Pirates of the Carribean items. (Jane LOVES the Pirates films.)

We felt like kids again getting such neat items as premiums!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 25, 2008, 07:27:13 AM
Hey, those are great premiums Max.  Very cool!  Pirate skulls are good stuff.  Nice to see that they are making some cool premiums again.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on February 25, 2008, 09:29:56 AM



Those Pirate Skulls are great!  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on February 25, 2008, 09:45:09 AM
I couldn't decide if I should put this under the 'weekly finds' or 'Mad Labs' thread, I guess it works under either. Anyway, a long-elusive grail has arrived!

Holy crap! That's elusive alright! That's one heck of a score Bob! How long have you been tracking this prey for? Congrats on the kill! That's gonna look mighty fine in the trophy room!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 25, 2008, 12:33:20 PM
I don't know for sure, but that certainly could be the toy I saw.  It might have been released as a generic dinosaur in the 80s, then repackaged as Rodan in the 90s.

[url]http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/?action=view&current=Rodanimperial86003.jpg[/url]

[url]http://s23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/?action=view&current=Rodanimperial86002.jpg[/url]

Hey all,
            This is in reply to the query pertaining to the Rodan toy by Imperial. This one in the above links is stamped "Imperial Made in China 1986"  [no name] on his inner left wing. I don't recall it ever having a hang tag, but i'm sure i found it in one of those counter display boxes at Kay Bee or someplace like that. HE ALSO SQUEAKS! Just wondering if this is the one everyone was talking about? Please excuse my crappy photography, but i JUST opened the digital camera i got for Xmas TODAY and have a long way to go in learning how to use it. Hope this helps to solve the mystery surrounding the toy. I can take more pics if anyone desires. Enjoy,
                                       MG
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on February 25, 2008, 05:32:09 PM
My recent auctions of vintage Star Wars toys has afforded me the opportunity to add to my collection within the past few weeks. It all started with my win of the Aladdin lunchbox, now I just can't stop bidding (wish I couldn't stop losing) and has turned into this:

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/6718_3.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/92c3_1.jpg)

This was actually the first set of these I won and then I won the carded versions.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/9fb1_3.jpg)

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/c3fa_1.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/e11e_1.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/fm030.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/fm056.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/fm058.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/fm103.jpg)

Not a bad set but missing both #5 Dracula cards
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/mon1.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/monstercase1.jpg)

Nothing rare but just some stuff I've been eyeing for awhile.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 25, 2008, 05:35:05 PM
Cool monster stuff ZombieHorror!  That monster Old Maid set is the bomb and the rest of the stuff is great fun too.  Nice scores!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on February 25, 2008, 09:26:55 PM

Nice finds, ZombieH... I always liked that Imperial Wolfman...cool sculpt, esp. the hands and face. And what can you say about the Old Maid deck? A classic! One of my favorite monster toys as a kid. It took me years to find another deck as a high school punk. It was alot like the Munsters and Addams Remcos. When I was trying to find them in the late 70s, doll collectors and dealers alike looked at me like I was crazy when I told them that they made Remco Munsters/Addams, and that they were similar to the Beatles dolls (that you saw all the time). I knew they existed, I'd tell them, I had 'em as a tyke!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 25, 2008, 11:45:53 PM
Nice Zombie, your on a roll!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 26, 2008, 08:57:27 AM
I love the Monster Old Maid game!  I play it with the kids all the time.  People think I'm crazy to have spent $50 on a card game that we actually play with; but I know a lot of people who spend more than that on video games and probably don't have as much fun as we do. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on February 27, 2008, 09:54:09 AM
The Monster Old Maid game is the one monster item that I have the most warm memories of as a child. That game is very special to me. Spreading the cards all over the shag carpet at my grandmother's house was a routine of mine as a 6 yr old boy. I never really played the game of course, it was just having all these large cards of cool-looking monsters that captivated me.

I truly believe it was the Monster Old Maid game that wrecked my life. I could have been a doctor, a lawyer, an astronaut .. instead I ended up becoming a General at a monster forum. Nobody ever told me of the nonexistent salary of such a job. Arghh. I could have been a contender. 
Title: More wins....
Post by: zombiehorror on March 06, 2008, 03:54:47 PM
My wife informed me that she wants me to use my Ebay sales money to buy drywall for the basement but I say, "What good is drywall without the right monsters to hold it up?".  Even though she keeps telling me to quit bidding she has to see everything I get before it gets temporarily stored in the basement closet.

Here are some more recent wins;

The original versions of the Phantom & Creature along with their glowing friends; Dracula, the Frankenstein monster, the Mummy & wolfman and the previously won play case as a backdrop.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/P3060076.jpg)

Marx Turquoise-I won Frankenstein first and he was very lonely so had to try to get the others still waiting for a turquoise Creature to pop up!
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/P3060078.jpg)

Marx Orange-Won the Creature seperate and Hunchback came along with the turquoise Phantom above.  Still got a ways to go to complete this set!
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/P3060080.jpg)

Coloring books are always a cheap thing to snag up on Ebay so I figured, "Why the hell not get these?".
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/P3060084.jpg)(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/P3060086.jpg)

This thing was up for a buck with no bidders so again I figure, "What the hell?  Might as well pick it up.".
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/P3060101.jpg)

I don't think I posted these before, won 'em a few weeks back;
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/l_99c0594f94259f5ba8f55a8a3c3a1c7a.jpg)(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/l_d365810d3024335bfe89992e3f690dbe.jpg)

Finally, I'm waiting on these arrivals:
Won the entire set of these;
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/364107335_7eb93bc551_o.jpg)

This is another auction that no one seemed interested in but for $9.99 I just couldn't resist even if they're missing the top hats & canes.  These Dracula's were all used by their manufacturer (Figures Toy company) as displays, I'm assuming at Toy shows & conventions.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/d3d7_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 06, 2008, 05:45:02 PM
I picked up this mask of Bela Lugosi as The Ape Man.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/2315397124_3417f7905b_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on March 06, 2008, 07:01:23 PM
Cool Bobby,

Never seen a Bela ape Man mask. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on March 06, 2008, 08:11:04 PM
Ooh, cool mask Bobby!  Is that one from John Denely?  Did he make it himself?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 06, 2008, 09:14:15 PM
Ooh, cool mask Bobby!  Is that one from John Denely?  Did he make it himself?

Yes, I got it from Denley, and he said he got it from Dr Lady.  The hair work is definitely Laura Lady work, but I'm not sure about the sculpt.  I'm going to ask him about it, and I'll let you know.

It is an unusual piece for sure.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on March 07, 2008, 10:56:00 AM
Nice mask... and zombiehorror, man! You're really packing it in! Nice haul!

Mike C.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 07, 2008, 12:03:49 PM
OK, David said it's a Pat Newman Moonfan recast that has been all haired up! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on March 07, 2008, 12:38:27 PM
Wow, that's wild.  I would have never guessed it was a Moonfan.  Great mask with or without hair!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: roheimiana on March 07, 2008, 07:16:19 PM
Bobby, are you sure this mask is supposed to be Bela in The Ape Man? That make-up was actually fairly minimal and the hair didn’t cover the lower forehead, cheeks, and upper and lower lips as it does here. To me, this make-over looks a lot more like Lugosi as the Sayer of the Law in Island of Lost Souls where the “manimal” features take over the full face.

Whatever the character, Laura Lady does remarkable work. Also, she uses real yak hair which I’m pretty sure is what we see here – the more tangly, white-highlighted whiskers – on the lower face. A great, one-of-a-kind piece, Toy Ranch!

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on March 07, 2008, 10:23:50 PM
Looks more like Lugosi as the Man-Beast in "Island of lost Souls"......

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/isllost6.jpg)

Rainer E.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 07, 2008, 11:41:30 PM
Well, in his email reply, David referred to it as the Ape Man, but that's what I had called it when I asked him.  It's a hairy faced moonfan mask and a cool one at that :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on March 08, 2008, 02:54:21 PM
My best weekly finds of late are images off the web.. LOL!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on March 08, 2008, 10:48:21 PM
I just got these last month on E Bay , Mini colorforms spacemen. I can't afford the real ones so I'm was glad to get these for under $20 bucks.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2255875552_31c706e76f_o.jpg)

(http://www.zoto.com/byrd42/img/original/93c3ca1b43431cc15763a3d2ae31f845.jpg)


Tom
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on March 08, 2008, 10:49:29 PM
Very cool.. details? I might want a set myself. Did the seller have more then just the one set?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on March 08, 2008, 11:07:40 PM
I don't know if he did or not.. Ok here is a link to the auction I won with the sellers info..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370017290550

Best..
tom
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on March 09, 2008, 12:02:33 AM
Thanks.. I like the pics of those on his sale page as well.. never knew about these little guys.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterama2000 on March 16, 2008, 04:16:17 PM
I found this yesterday at the local Goodwill Outlet store. It's a 1992 Big Frank by Playskool. The eyes light up and he says four different things when you press his buttons. And it was only 35¢! Can't beat that price.
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee161/Monsterama2000/DSC01697.jpg)
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee161/Monsterama2000/DSC01698.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on March 16, 2008, 04:30:37 PM
That is cool, don't you just love finding stuff at thrift shops?  It's so "my lucky day". And yes please, let's teach our toddlers about Frankenstein along with Mother Goose and Big Bird!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on March 16, 2008, 05:05:45 PM
I found this yesterday at the local Goodwill Outlet store. It's a 1992 Big Frank by Playskool. The eyes light up and he says four different things when you press his buttons. And it was only 35¢! Can't beat that price.

Our Goodwill store sucks.  Their prices are goofy.  I've seen chipped figurines from the dollar store marked at $2 each.  What gives?

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on March 16, 2008, 05:14:49 PM
A couple weeks ago Max brought us news of the "Plazma Kreaps", and yesterday I found the last two I needed. I made a little zombie scene using them plus an "African Shaman" figure from Target. In the background is a haunted birdhouse I'm getting ready for this Spring.
The Zombie is especially cool and super bloody!
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2189/2338922212_88ff90168c_o.jpg)
The Vampire Bat is also nice
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2348/2338922224_8d533b3445_o.jpg)
Shaman comes on a base with leopard, skull and drum
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2183/2338922242_eed3a18187_o.jpg)
Funny how you can take a bunch of cheap toys and make a cool set-up - yep it's called "playing"
Enjoy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on March 16, 2008, 05:30:32 PM
Sorry it has been awhile since I posted. Here are some finds from the Tuscon  Toy show.

 (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0323.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0315.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0314.jpg)

Here are some great buys The Dracula was $10 still with the Tag The Mezco's and the IMperial Franky were on a Three Dollar Table :o
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0328.jpg)

Another Steel. This was at the Same $3 table on the floor. He said he couldn't let it go for $3 but asked if $5 was  all right.  ;D
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0329.jpg)

I got these in LA and forgot to post em. I have no Idea what year they are Might be 80s or 90s but are real cool Litho's
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0326.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on March 16, 2008, 05:41:39 PM
Here are some non Monster Items but I still thought you all might like to see em.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0327.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0322.jpg)



Here was the talk, Find and steal of the show.
Mint in the box Corgi Green Hornet Black Beauty No inserts but at $20 who could complain.  ;D
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/IMG_0324.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 16, 2008, 06:20:44 PM
Dude, you raked!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on March 17, 2008, 07:23:05 PM
I didn't pick up a whole lot at Monster Mania.  I did pick up a Polar Lights King Kong's Thronester (yet another model exiled to the basement for someday...).    I got a 12" Sideshow Hunchback for $15.  I wish they had done a Laughton instead though.  Best of all was the 2nd edition Tingler from Ultratumba.  I believe the original was put out as The ?ingler due to legal fees.  This one comes in a great window box with images from the film.  However, I think I like the idea of having it sit on my desk or some such idea (we'l see). 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3293/2341220235_1fe6aa6391.jpg?v=0) It sure is a friendly pet!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 17, 2008, 07:27:16 PM
That's very cool, Rob~! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on March 17, 2008, 07:48:30 PM
I have the Tingler that came in the ?ingler box. I didn't realize that he had re-released it in an official box. I love that thing but I REALLY wish he hadn't put that face on it. It looks terrible. Still it's an awesome thing to have.  ;)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on March 17, 2008, 10:02:38 PM
Amok Toys has a blurb on thier page that an official Tingler is now available, with pics of him as well...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on March 18, 2008, 03:52:27 AM
Rob nice creeping horror! Ewww! But what's that tan thing crawling up it? Mwwahaha!



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on March 18, 2008, 11:13:48 AM
I  need to save some money for a toy show, nice finds and some killer prices.

Here's my new haul.  Looks like my Ebay sales are slowing down with my comics but maybe I'll have better luck with my G.I. Joe and He-Man stuff.

More additions to my Marx monsters.  Like I mentioned in the Marx Monster post all I need is blue Creature & orange Frankenstein, so I decided to start expanding into the repro's of various colors.  Picked up the Wolfman & Phantom for $5.  I think people stayed away from them because of the paint but my blue Frankenstein came with paint on it and I just used my wife's nail polish to take it right off, you'd never know it was painted.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/MarxMummyorange.jpg)(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/MarxWolfmanPhantomorange.jpg)(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/MarxWolfmancream.jpg)

The packaged collection of Toy Island Bela Lugosi figures; regular, translucent blue and glow versions
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/ToyIslandLugosis.jpg)

Just got this one in the mail today!  Been kicking myself in the butt that I didn't pick this one (or the Frankenstein bust) up when first released.  I didn't get a deal on this because I forgot to check the "Buy it now" prices but I also didn't break the bank on it, it was only slightly higher than original price.  A Frankenstein was just listed with a neck bolt missing and it still went for $130 so it'll be awhile for him to get added to the collection.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/CineArtPhantom.jpg)

Oops...almost forgot won these at the end of last week and got them in the mail yesterday.  All I really needed (or as the wife would say, "Wanted.") was the Phantom & Creature to complete my glow set but they came as a lot.  My other glow versions are actually in better shape than any of these, most of these only have partial glow on the face.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/Remcomonsters.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: typhooforme on March 19, 2008, 02:52:55 PM
Cuz Sara/vpdogjoe gifted me with a find she snagged at a local auction the other day--It's Hasbro, and I would guess it's from a play set--but I dunno which or what or when.  UMA brothers, fill me in on what I've got here!  Mummy is inside, with 3 plastic jewels!

(http://www.geocities.com/marcusfayne/hasbromummy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on March 19, 2008, 03:16:27 PM
That's the accessory for the G.I. Joe Secret of the Mummy's Tomb playset, came out in the 70's.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: typhooforme on March 19, 2008, 03:25:18 PM
Thanks, Andy!  Answer in little over 20 min.  No wonder I love you guys.  A whole batallion of Walking Encyclopedias!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: thatwasmyfoot on March 19, 2008, 05:20:57 PM
Oh how I loved that toy! That was my introduction into the world of G.I. Joe on my fourth birthday, but I didn't care so much for Joe as I did that mummy. Outstanding.
(http://my-expressions.com/up_media/2829/mummystomb.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on March 19, 2008, 07:50:04 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2281/2071543710_97228e2b5a.jpg?v=0)
I got my set Christmas 1973. You can kinda see the Mummy case near the ATV in my pic.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on March 19, 2008, 09:54:20 PM
I liked it, so I made a cgi one a year or so ago!
(http://www-cache.daz3d.com/store/item_file/4616/image_large.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on March 21, 2008, 06:13:49 PM
Had some good luck in removing one of those big ugly price stickers off of a boxed Remco Mummy. This was sitting in an eBay store for over a month but I kept passing on it due to the sticker. Once I saw a similar boxed Mummy sell without a sticker for well over $130.00 I decided to snatch this one and take a chance. I offered $40.00 and the seller accepted. Below is what it looked like with the sticker, the image on top after I removed it.
I was lucky that the residue didn't harden like a rock. It was still sticky which made for a much easier removal.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/RemcoMummyboxjpg.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/RemcoMummyeBaywin-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on March 21, 2008, 09:53:56 PM
WOW.... Nice job removing that sticker!! You gotta have some kind of magic touch to do THAT. You should package it and sell it to fellow monster toy lunatics like us, who have dozens of  old carded toys with annoying price stickers blocking the view. Again, NICE JOB!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on March 21, 2008, 09:57:31 PM
Sometimes a blow dryer can be used to remove them.. hating them up melts the glue. Others can be removed with goo gone.. but try something like this out first before ruining a vintage piece.

But some people value having the stickers on, with the original sales price as well.. if nothing else, save them and keep them with the box they were removed from.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on March 21, 2008, 10:05:15 PM
WOW.... Nice job removing that sticker!! You gotta have some kind of magic touch to do THAT. You should package it and sell it to fellow monster toy lunatics like us, who have dozens of  old carded toys with annoying price stickers blocking the view. Again, NICE JOB!


Thanks man! I'm in the high speed electronic manufacturing business and I stumbled upon a chemical that literally dissolves residue without removing litho. It works beautifully on windows and cellos and still quite effectively on card stock. If you would like more info just drop me a line.
As for leaving the price sticker on, if it wasn't so big I would have. I guess it depends where it's placed and the size. I do have a number of boxed Megos where I've elected to keep them on. It's kinda cool seeing a vintage toy with a $1.99 price tag on it as long as it doesn't compromise the look when on display.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 03, 2008, 09:16:24 PM
Catching up with a few things I photo'd today...

Got these in a trade with Morkai a little while ago.  Morkai is a great trading partner by the way, great communication and fast.  Anyway, I had to break them up into 2 photos to get them all...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2386697790_fd2ce74dab_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2385865913_eebdeb1168_o.jpg)

There were also some Super Monstruos cards, but I need to scan those and my scanner is acting up right now.  Morkai tossed in an "extra" that I love as much as the rest, maybe even more!  It's an envelope with great graphics and some little toys inside.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2286/2385865699_80946ddc1d_o.jpg)

By the way, the skeleton isn't missing his foot and his hand, it was MOLDED that way!  So cool!!!

This I've actually had for a little while, but in light of the interest in mail order toys lately, I photo'd it.  It has a rack hole, but was this also sold mail order?

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2316/2385865839_87ded9f503_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3026/2386697590_e6967378cd_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2385865719_90f18878da_o.jpg)

Saving the best for last... 

First came the Frankenstein binder.  Later I found a Dracula.  And now it's complete!  The Wolf Man came my way at last.  A kid colored the eyes red and did some touches in purple, but I kinda like it...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3106/2386697422_a0d2c7dd65_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on April 04, 2008, 09:36:24 AM
You always post such beautiful stuff Bobby. Those little guys are way cool, what a nice variety of characters. Cyclops with the stone over his head and the Reaper with the sickle caught my eye. Very nice display box too. I'm not familiar with these little guys and I was wondering if you can expand on them a bit. Are they hard to find? What about their value, are they expensive?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 04, 2008, 10:18:28 AM
I saw the update last night in passing and looking at it again this morning it really is an awesome set, it covers the gamut of Monsterdome!  Good score on the binders btw.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 04, 2008, 10:32:11 AM
You always post such beautiful stuff Bobby. Those little guys are way cool, what a nice variety of characters. Cyclops with the stone over his head and the Reaper with the sickle caught my eye. Very nice display box too. I'm not familiar with these little guys and I was wondering if you can expand on them a bit. Are they hard to find? What about their value, are they expensive?

They are from Spain and Morkai found the box and we traded.  Someone was selling them out of Toy Shop years ago but they are pretty well dried up.  There are 24 in the set and the box has one of each character.  Morkai said he knows someone there who paid over $100 for a box, but I think that normally they aren't that much.  I traded a $75 toy for the box of monsters and the deck of Super Monstruos cards.  It's  quite possible you could find them for less, or pay more, but I'm happy with our trade.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 04, 2008, 06:57:08 PM
Dang I LOVE those little plastic guys.  I have the Quasimodo but I didn't know what it was. Now I do so thanks for that! Every single one of them is cool - is there a Creature in the set? Maybe second picture far right? That looks like it might could be amphibianish.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 04, 2008, 07:02:06 PM
Those Comic Spain monsters are some of my favorites!  Such a unique group of sculpts on them; I just love those things!  Anyone heard from Morkai lately? 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 04, 2008, 07:07:13 PM
Work, school and family have kept me away from the monster collecting lately, but I did recently pick up these awesome MPC pop-top head charms from Bob.  Here they are displayed with an original vending display card:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/005.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 04, 2008, 07:25:39 PM
Dang I LOVE those little plastic guys.  I have the Quasimodo but I didn't know what it was. Now I do so thanks for that! Every single one of them is cool - is there a Creature in the set? Maybe second picture far right? That looks like it might could be amphibianish.

That's the Swamp Thing.  No Creature, sadly...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: JMichaelRoddy on April 04, 2008, 10:34:24 PM
Does anyone know whatever happened to Charles Flatt?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 04, 2008, 10:45:13 PM
I love the Super Monstruos.  They have a ton of personality.  That's really what distinguishes the best monster toys.  They have a quality all their own.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 05, 2008, 04:27:15 AM
Quote
That's the Swamp Thing.  No Creature, sadly...

That reminds me of something that happened at work recently. I have a Creature Jiggler sitting on one corner of my desk and some guy saw it and asked "Who's that, Gumby"? Hell in a handbasket. Sorry to go off thread for a sec.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 05, 2008, 09:26:46 AM
That reminds me of something that happened at work recently. I have a Creature Jiggler sitting on one corner of my desk and some guy saw it and asked "Who's that, Gumby"? Hell in a handbasket. Sorry to go off thread for a sec.

You oughtta start calling that guy Gumby as a nickname.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on April 05, 2008, 04:33:31 PM
That reminds me of something that happened at work recently. I have a Creature Jiggler sitting on one corner of my desk and some guy saw it and asked "Who's that, Gumby"? Hell in a handbasket. Sorry to go off thread for a sec.
I don't even think there's a slight resemblance...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: leros on April 06, 2008, 05:40:17 AM
hello friends....los 24 supermonstruos in ebay....
http://cgi.ebay.es/MONSTER-MONSTRUOS-PVC_W0QQitemZ380014236980QQihZ025QQcategoryZ748QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 06, 2008, 11:18:46 AM
Here's the US link to that.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380014236980

Cool, you can get them for $25 plus shipping!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 06, 2008, 06:30:37 PM
I seldom have any "finds" worth posting, but I think I've got a good one this week.

Did anyone see that ebay listing for a boxed Hamilton's Invaders "Horrible Hamilton" set?  It also included a boxed Hamilton's Invaders Grenade Pistol, carded Matt Mason Callisto alien, and a Colorforms Colossus Rex with his original mace and a damaged card.  A pretty sweet lot of 60s sci-fi toys.

Ebay pulled the auction at the last second.  I e-mailed the seller to find out why.  She said the high bidder was a known fake.  She asked me if I wanted to buy the lot, and we made an off-ebay transaction.  I don't want to quote the price, but it was LESS than I paid for the Tomland Mummy a few months ago.

Here is what I got:


Callisto
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/callisto1.jpg)
The card is really nice.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/callisto3.jpg)
He's so cute!


Colossus Rex
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/colossusrex1.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/colossusrex2.jpg)

I've always wanted this guy.  It feels like he has a broken wire in his right shoulder, but otherwise he's tight.
The card looks great until you look at the front:
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/colossusrex4.jpg)

Oh well.  It's still cool just to have the card.

Here is the Hamilton's Invaders Grenade Pistol:
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonspistol.jpg)

The shrink wrap looks vintage, but it has tape around the sides, so I'm not sure.  I'm not messing with it.  This is a pretty cool piece.  I imagine a ray gun collector would appreciate it even more.

Now here is the main attraction.

I've long been fascinated by the Hamilton's Invaders toys.  They are so neat, but so odd and obscure.  I've wanted to add some to my collection, but they only turn up loose and broken, and even then they are expensive.  Well, now I've got one.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders1.jpg)

I removed the front box panel for photography.  It pushes into the box and locks in place with tabs.  Here it is with the front open:

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders3.jpg)

The bug appears to be in perfect condition.  One of the soldiers has a broken base, but he can be replaced.  Those soldiers turn up loose on ebay all the time.  The wind-up helicopter doesn't work. It has a broken gear inside.  I thought I could take it apart and fix it, but the helicopter body is glued together.  Oh well.  It still looks great.

Here are more photos.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders4.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders5.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders6.jpg)

I might be going into overkill with the photos here, but it is so rare to see good, clear pics of this toy online.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders7.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders8.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsinvaders2.jpg)

Here is the back of the box:

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsboxback.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/hamiltonsboxback2.jpg)

If someone googles Horrible Hamilton and finds this page, they will get their money's worth!  I certainly think I got my money's worth buying this toy lot.














Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 06, 2008, 06:36:29 PM
Damn, nice deal there Raymond.  A steal!!!  Way to go!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on April 06, 2008, 06:38:56 PM
WOW Ray ! You hit the jackpot there !
I had Hamilton's Invaders  as a kid and one day I hoping to own them again for a reasonable price.
If you paid less then a $1000 for these you got a real deal !
Thanks for sharing...
Tom
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on April 06, 2008, 07:05:44 PM
Here's the US link to that.
[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380014236980[/url]

Cool, you can get them for $25 plus shipping!

Thanks, Bobby.  Just nabbed them!  Hopefully shipping won't be too crazy.

Creepy Jeff
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 06, 2008, 08:22:27 PM
OH, my!  Ray scores with the 60's space toys.  Congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on April 06, 2008, 08:37:40 PM
Impressive, most impressive! I covet that Callisto.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 06, 2008, 09:05:24 PM
Super cool, all of it. Someday I will have some of those...I didn't know the Blue Man group fought aliens - but who can blame them? Thanks, and good score Raymond
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on April 07, 2008, 12:13:36 AM
Man, that's some great stuff!  I always loved the 60's aliens (Colorforms, Matt Mason, and the Hamilton Invaders).  I also have fond memories of Zeroids but that's a post for another forum, I suppose.

I have a weekly find of sorts (I didn't get it this week but had meant to post it earlier).   I got a Monster Shop Dracula from a friend of mine in Japan.  I'm hoping to get more Monster Shop figures but I think they're pretty tough to find. :(  Hopefully my friend in Japan will be able to find more (but I'm not holding my breath).

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/2395255740_f4e0f77c7e_o.jpg)

close up...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2321/2394420791_16195f63da_o.jpg)




Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 07, 2008, 06:40:18 AM
That's a cool looking Dracula.  Is it resin?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 07, 2008, 09:38:58 AM
I REALLY like that!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on April 07, 2008, 10:00:35 AM
Ray,
Holy Cow, that is  a GREAT bunch of stuff.
If i ever come to visit, can we take the CALLISTO out of the pack so that I can chew on his head!?!?!?!?

Come on, we ALL chewed on Callisto's head, didn't we?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 07, 2008, 10:43:58 AM
Ray,
Holy Cow, that is  a GREAT bunch of stuff.
If i ever come to visit, can we take the CALLISTO out of the pack so that I can chew on his head!?!?!?!?

Come on, we ALL chewed on Callisto's head, didn't we?

I think I chewed his boots and licked his head.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 07, 2008, 11:04:51 AM
I chewed on Astro Nautilus' head.  It made for a great teething toy.  I think I also chewed on Alpha 7's head.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 07, 2008, 11:06:28 AM
That's a great looking Dracula.  I've never heard of these toys.  What are they?


I have a weekly find of sorts (I didn't get it this week but had meant to post it earlier).   I got a Monster Shop Dracula from a friend of mine in Japan.  I'm hoping to get more Monster Shop figures but I think they're pretty tough to find. :(  Hopefully my friend in Japan will be able to find more (but I'm not holding my breath).

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/2395255740_f4e0f77c7e_o.jpg[/url])

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 07, 2008, 11:56:30 AM
Come on, we ALL chewed on Callisto's head, didn't we?

Oh wow, I thought I was the only weird kid that did that.    ;D

I didn't really chew it, maybe just nibbled on it a bit. 

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on April 07, 2008, 01:56:24 PM
the Dracula figure is a resin model (well, it's a 1 piece model) from a company called Monster Shop in Japan.  They have also created the following figures...

*FRANKENSTEIN MONSTER.
*BRIDE.
*GILLMAN
*MUMMY.
*DRACULA
*NOSFERATU.

They are really nice casts.  Really detailed.  I'm working on getting a Franenstein and Gillman but I'm not sure if I'll be able to get them.  I think they're pretty hard to get. :(


Here's a link to the Creature from eBay...
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=130203081744&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=003

Yikes!



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 08, 2008, 12:06:57 PM
Those Monster Shop monsters are pretty cool, Bela's likeness is actually pretty good.

Now for my recent haul.  Picked this up for a couple bucks, I just need 1 more #5 card to complete the game!

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/5Dracula.jpg)

Another Bela Lugosi Dracula card that I picked up for a couple bucks.  Not sure the year on this but I do not believe it to be vintage.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/BelaLugosicard.jpg)

Lastly; I've started a new collection-

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Ebay%20wins/TheMunsters15.jpg)

Eventually I hope to pick up all 16 issues.

*Other stuff I picked up but won't bother with pictures are; Famous Monsters 205, 207, 213 & 245
*Mummy Luminator (Was hoping to win Drac & Frank from same seller & would have only paid $8 for each w/shipping but  what are you going to do, that's Ebay.)
*Hasbro's Frankenstein & Bride (loose) for my daughter
*Scary Monsters #36-a great wrap around Mad Monster Party cover
*PepsiMan vs. The Universal Monsters, paid $9 for Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, Invisible Man and Metuluna Mutant-figured these would look good among my other Universal Monster Pepsi stuff

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 08, 2008, 12:26:48 PM
Well, I snagged a pic off the web, but found this at TRU this last weekend.

Not monsteriffic, but still a fangtastic snag for me!

(http://www.1966batmobile.com/mass118.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 08, 2008, 03:19:32 PM
*PepsiMan vs. The Universal Monsters, paid $9 for Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy, Invisible Man and Metuluna Mutant


You got all those for 9 bucks!? I had to pay $10+ for the dark green Creature and $15+ for the light green! Being a Creature collector sucks (money out of your wallet)!

(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/9/1/9/0/3/webimg/118581508_tp.jpg)
(http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/2/9/1/9/0/3/webimg/118581491_tp.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 08, 2008, 03:44:31 PM
You got all those for 9 bucks!? I had to pay $10+ for the dark green Creature and $15+ for the light green! Being a Creature collector sucks (money out of your wallet)!

Yeah, I let the Creatures pass this go around but I'm going to keep my eye out for them and hopefully add them to the collection at some point.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 08, 2008, 03:55:27 PM
I let the Creatures pass this go around

I've passed over them (individually) a few times, but when I saw them together I thought it's now or never!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 08, 2008, 07:45:56 PM
I've passed over them (individually) a few times, but when I saw them together I thought it's now or never!

"It's now or never.....come hold me tight...."  I'll stop there.  Good job Mike, I bought mine for around the same price, but I had to pay from shipping from Japan.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 08, 2008, 08:30:18 PM
"It's now or never.....come hold me tight...."

Shoulda seen the Elvis reference coming.  :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: landocolt45 on April 12, 2008, 09:34:59 PM
Just got these in yesterday. I love the Remco Monsters and the puppets rule IMO.
(http://img37.picoodle.com/img/img37/4/4/12/f_monstersm_25662fc.jpg) (http://www.picoodle.com/view.php?img=/4/4/12/f_monstersm_25662fc.jpg&srv=img37)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 12, 2008, 09:59:18 PM
Hey, cool!  A full set of Monsters At Home.  Very nice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 12, 2008, 10:04:10 PM
Monsters at Home - a very strange and under-appreciated toy line.  That is great that you found the whole set at one time.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on April 13, 2008, 10:12:46 AM
Monsters at Home - a very strange and under-appreciated toy line.  That is great that you found the whole set at one time.

On top of that, John snagged them for a great price.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 13, 2008, 10:53:29 AM
Very nice score!  I love those crazy things.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: landocolt45 on April 13, 2008, 09:16:46 PM
Well, I snagged a pic off the web, but found this at TRU this last weekend.

Not monsteriffic, but still a fangtastic snag for me!

([url]http://www.1966batmobile.com/mass118.jpg[/url])

Thanks for the heads up- I need to own one!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 14, 2008, 02:13:00 PM
They are moving VERY fast.. most online places are already sold out. More are promised for july/august as well though.

Most Toys r us seem to have some local stock still.

Title: Re: Gorillas in the Mold
Post by: packy120353 on April 14, 2008, 08:32:08 PM

Hi Fiends and Plastic Simian Experts -  I've picked a few cool  items so far this month, one of which has me a bit curious. Maybe someone here can enlighten me. First picture is a Moldarama King Kong directly from the Moldarama website.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2118/2415194332_ccae2008a4_o.jpg)
Next picture on left is a Moldarama Gorilla from the zoo here in St Paul. You can still watch and smell these being made to order. Notice  it's the same mold as Kong although it says Como Zoo instead of King Kong. On the right is one I just got today - seller listed as King Kong, but it doesn't say anything, is a completely different and smaller mold.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2414357661_aa6d23b0c5_o.jpg)

I am wondering where this smaller guy came from? A home kit? A gas station? Skull Island? I've never seen this version or this size. The Moldarama site shows two apes, one sitting and the Kong style, but none like this little guy.  Anyone else have any ideas? Please put your banana skins on my desk when finished thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 14, 2008, 09:08:19 PM
Don't know nothin' about it, but here's another one.

(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/8440/waxkkfk9.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on April 15, 2008, 05:24:08 AM
Well, I snagged a pic off the web, but found this at TRU this last weekend.

Not monsteriffic, but still a fangtastic snag for me!

([url]http://www.1966batmobile.com/mass118.jpg[/url])



Congrats! I sooooooo want that but my local stores suck. I've decided to just hold of for the release of the 1966 movie on Blu-ray. They are doing a deluxe box set with the car...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 15, 2008, 10:32:08 AM
Yep... though it does cost quite a bit more that way. There's also been no word on what version of the 1:18th will be boxed. (There's the basic $30 version, a $89 version with more accuracy, and a $250 elite version with sound, lights and even more moving parts and accuracy.)

I'm just happy having the basic one though.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on April 15, 2008, 01:42:03 PM


That 1966 Batmobile is Toy Of The Year in my book, maybe the decade!

Fans of the Barris' Futura Batmobile have been waiting for this car in accurate, large scale for almost 40 years(!), thanks to rights issues. We rejoice, the battle is over! The sweetest thing about the toy it that they computer scanned the actual car for perfect accuracy, body-wise. And I had to buy one... last year I loaned my hot rod to the Petersen Auto Museum in LA, and it was displayed right around the bend from the REEL Barrismobile for over a year. I was so pleased when I found that out...I have vintage Adam West DNA floating around my ride... :D

The 'Super Elite' version will have leather seats and all kind of jazz.

Now if they could only iron out that DVD-rights thing on the original show... :(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 15, 2008, 03:11:19 PM
Yeah it's been a want/love of mine for 30 years. Since Mattel also owns Tyco, and Hotwheels has been doing 1:18th scale rc cars recently, I emailed them asking if they thought of doing a 1:18th rc version. They could use the same base molds for the body, and reuse the same rc componants from the hotwheels 1:18th cars... and maybe give us a retro bat shaped rc control unit.

They sell the 1:18th rc cars for $30.. I'd gladly pay another $30 for a rc batmobile with working head n tail lights...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on April 15, 2008, 08:27:03 PM

...and don't forget the flashing beacon!

An R/C version would be nice to have. For so long I've wanted ANYTHING, as long as it was accurate. I frequent a couple of 66 Bat boards, and this damn car- in 1:18 or 1:24 scale- has been a hot topic for the many years I've been posting there. It really is something that all the legal crap was finally ironed out and that they actually produced this incredible piece!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 15, 2008, 09:24:40 PM
That's very cool.  Gotta go find one of those...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 15, 2008, 11:31:48 PM
Actually I'd KILL for a 1:6 scale rc 66 batmobile, and I'd happily pay sideshow toys prices for a batman and robin to put in it.

Heck, I'd even spring for some batman 66 catwomen!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on April 16, 2008, 07:40:31 AM


Not a rare toy by any means, this made me very happy none the less...a sealed AF card game.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/1950fordhortonrestoration161B.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on April 16, 2008, 08:24:56 AM
BTW, here's a pic of the '66 being scanned down at Barris' LA shop...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/hw4bbb.jpg)


)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 16, 2008, 09:25:15 AM
Yeah I can dream, can't I?

And a TV Addam's family 12" license from someone would be REALLY nice.. wonder if we should blow in Amok Time's ear  for something like this?

I'm sure they'd do Gomez and Morticia first, but I know I'd spring for every family member, and if memory serves there are even 12" scale wicker chairs like Morticia's.

I'd rather see Amok get that license then sideshow though, since the retail prices would be 50% less.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 16, 2008, 11:57:40 AM
Yeah I can dream, can't I?

And a TV Addam's family 12" license from someone would be REALLY nice.. wonder if we should blow in Amok Time's ear  for something like this?

I'm sure they'd do Gomez and Morticia first, but I know I'd spring for every family member, and if memory serves there are even 12" scale wicker chairs like Morticia's.

I'd rather see Amok get that license then sideshow though, since the retail prices would be 50% less.


Just get the Addams' Barbies  :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on April 16, 2008, 12:14:58 PM
Hi Fiends and Plastic Simian Experts -  I've picked a few cool  items so far this month, one of which has me a bit curious. Maybe someone here can enlighten me. First picture is a Moldarama King Kong directly from the Moldarama website.
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2118/2415194332_ccae2008a4_o.jpg[/url])
Next picture on left is a Moldarama Gorilla from the zoo here in St Paul. You can still watch and smell these being made to order. Notice  it's the same mold as Kong although it says Como Zoo instead of King Kong. On the right is one I just got today - seller listed as King Kong, but it doesn't say anything, is a completely different and smaller mold.
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3041/2414357661_aa6d23b0c5_o.jpg[/url])

I am wondering where this smaller guy came from? A home kit? A gas station? Skull Island? I've never seen this version or this size. The Moldarama site shows two apes, one sitting and the Kong style, but none like this little guy.  Anyone else have any ideas? Please put your banana skins on my desk when finished thanks!


Don't know about the little guy, though I think he's an alternative mold at Molderama machines at zoos. Paul, the 'Kong'-style one I got at  a zoo, too, with the zoo name instead of "Kong"-- got it at the Omaha zoo around 1972 or '73. It crumbled away long ago, darn it. Wish I still had one!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 16, 2008, 12:32:06 PM
Have em already.. but the heads don't look like the actors.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 16, 2008, 04:15:52 PM
Here's my latest...I bought it several months ago but it just arrived from the Mask Doctor after a nice foam-filling.  I believe it is a late 50's - early 60's Don Post Frankenstein like they sold in the Famous Monsters magazines. 
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/frankmask.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on April 16, 2008, 06:29:22 PM
Andy, he looks fantastic.   I've heard how hard it is to fill those thin masks. He turned out great.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 16, 2008, 07:09:00 PM
Thanks.  Yep, they are paper thin and irregular; very hard to foam.  It's really amazing to me that a mask like that still exists today.  I really feel fortunate to have that one.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on April 16, 2008, 07:22:24 PM
Yeah I can dream, can't I?

And a TV Addam's family 12" license from someone would be REALLY nice.. wonder if we should blow in Amok Time's ear  for something like this?

I'm sure they'd do Gomez and Morticia first, but I know I'd spring for every family member, and if memory serves there are even 12" scale wicker chairs like Morticia's.

I'd rather see Amok get that license then sideshow though, since the retail prices would be 50% less.




12" Addams figures would be so cool, in a diorama living room playset, with prop accessories... I'll dream on...

I just hope if it is ever done, that it is done right. Most of the 'retro' Munsters stuff (dolls and such) that has been done (and they've done alot...) has been kinda lame. Bad likenesses, etc.


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Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on April 16, 2008, 08:35:19 PM
Yeah the Munsters stuff has been pretty lame. I still have to unload 3 of the 9" ones.

But I'm thinking Sideshow Hogan Heroes like quality Addam's releases would be killer!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 16, 2008, 08:57:52 PM
Thanks.  Yep, they are paper thin and irregular; very hard to foam.  It's really amazing to me that a mask like that still exists today.  I really feel fortunate to have that one.

That's a great mask. Very nice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 18, 2008, 10:01:48 AM
Some of these were actually weekly steals-I can't believe I even won alot of these monster goodies with my low bids!

Been bidding on these for awhile now and finally won 1-the seller apparently has an endless supply of them, he/she is now listing there 4th one in a month!  The one I won was won at there starting bid price.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160230651983&_trksid=p3984.cWAT.m240.lVI (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=160230651983&_trksid=p3984.cWAT.m240.lVI)
There Ebay picture makes it look like the upper left corner would be torn but my poster arrived in mint condition!
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/FamousMonster109poster.jpg)

Here's another item I've been looking at, actually if bid on a couple of Frankensteins and Phantoms but lost everytime.  Won this one for at least half of what I've seen those sold for.
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/JamesBamaCreature.jpg)

My original Marx are now complete!!  Thanks for the turquoise Creature Brian!
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Marxmonsters.jpg)

Added another issue of Munsters-
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Munsterscomic.jpg)

Some more classic FM's-
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/FamousMonster62.jpg)(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/FamousMonster171.jpg)

And finally-picked these up for basically a buy one get one free-
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Draculabust.jpg)(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Mummybust.jpg)

Almost forgot I also picked up a 12" Hasbro Creature for my 6 month old Samantha!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on May 03, 2008, 04:35:16 PM
Much discussion lately on the board about the collecting aspect of collecting (vintage vs repro etc) and also discussing different aspects of ebay.  While I do use ebay, I would guess less than half of my collection is e-bought. As a collector as well as a Monsterkid for me half the fun and satisfaction comes in the hunt and discovery, opening my eyes wherever I go and finding a hidden item right under my nose. Today I took a different route somewhere, saw a store I had never seen called Dollar Zone and stopped in. Way in the back were some Halloween leftovers which included this little bugger -
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3282/2462696614_bc9d8ce262_o.jpg)
Anyone that has seen my basement know that these Cooper style extruded msks are my specialty and I was pleasantly surprised to find Frankenstein mixed in Barbie and Dora. I know this is a cheap knockoff - (one dollar actually)  worthless as a "collector's item" except to me! But still how reassuring that somewhere some hole in the wall factory still considers Frank worth their effort -  and how cool to find a monster item at a store!
This alone may not have been worth throwing a parade over, but right after that I stopped at Menard's and on their crummy CD rack I found about four copies of this!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3173/2462696640_8368cf702a_o.jpg)

I've been meaning to obtain it but never got around to it - Menard's can you even believe it! (Happy Mother's Day)
So that's all I got right  now but tomorrow I'm hitting a huge yearly toy show at the Fairgrounds in St Paul  so who knows what or who I might find (Richard - Terry?)
Goodbye,
pk
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 03, 2008, 05:46:15 PM
That's a really cool knock-off Frankenstein mask; I would have been really happy to find one, too...especially for a buck!  Great score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on May 03, 2008, 06:11:53 PM
packy-

That is a very interesting Frankenstein mask. It is like they took the Glenn Strange image and distilled/transformed it down to a clean, pure, angular graphic image, but still fully recognizable. I assume it was made in Mexico?

Nice!   ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on May 03, 2008, 09:21:49 PM
Quote
I assume it was made in Mexico?

No, and although as a rule I don't buy stuff made in China, this was an exception.
I do have a couple vintage masks with the same exact shape and look, different paint of course. Which raises a question (has this been asked?) In forty years will today's modern items be considered "vintage"? I would say not, because they refer to an older true vintage. So what will it be, just old monster stuff?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on May 03, 2008, 09:24:14 PM
Quote
I would have been really happy to find one, too...especially for a buck!  Great score!

Thanks and tell you what if I see another one there next time, it's yours for even less!

pk
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: neonnoodle on May 03, 2008, 09:56:29 PM
Sweet, sweet Creature glow poster...for some reason i think that is the coolest monster item ever.  Always liked the fact that it could be gotten from a cereal box way back when; that it was a Gogos; and that it glowed.  Truly awesomeness.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on May 03, 2008, 10:50:55 PM
Well, not so much a find as a preorder, and not so much monster stuff more then 39" of classic tv stuff, but this arrived this week:

(http://www.hobbytalk.com/bbs1/attachment.php?attachmentid=58897&d=1209686916)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on May 14, 2008, 03:45:27 PM
Was going thru a box of magazines that I want to downsize and came across these-

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250043.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250044.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250045.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250046.jpg)

They are from the late 80's, made of paper that you insert slot A into slot A, slot B into slot B, etc. to make a 3-D standee.  I had them set up on some shelves in my room way back when and kept/packed them away when I left for the Army.  I'm not sure who produced them or who the artist was.  Anybody know anything or have a set in package?

Recent Ebay pick-ups include:  Munsters frame tray puzzle, Frankenstein APC puzzle (assembled it yesterday to make sure it was 100%), Munsters squeekys, a nice solid copy of 3-D Monsters, as well as a few newer era items.

I also acquired Auroras; Mummy, Wolfman, Creature, Dracula (haven't gotten yet) and Hunchback (haven't gotten yet)-all in good shape although I didn't realize until I had received him that the Mummy was missing his wrapping that hangs over his right arm.  Also the Creature's lizard is missing his tongue and a few pieces broke in shipping, which isn't a big deal since I want to strip and redo them all of these anyway.

Almost forgot went ahead and picked up Frankenberry and Count Chocula metal rings (from the 70's?) with the last of my Paypal cash.  Thought they'd look good with my few other monster cereal items.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on May 14, 2008, 03:47:35 PM
Great stuff!

Only good thing of late here, is that Amok times is doing a 13" It! from the 50's movie
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on May 14, 2008, 05:34:56 PM
Those are cool!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 14, 2008, 07:13:32 PM
Neat artwork on those.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on May 17, 2008, 06:32:11 PM
I also acquired Auroras; Mummy, Wolfman, Creature, Dracula (haven't gotten yet) and Hunchback (haven't gotten yet)-all in good shape although I didn't realize until I had received him that the Mummy was missing his wrapping that hangs over his right arm.  Also the Creature's lizard is missing his tongue and a few pieces broke in shipping, which isn't a big deal since I want to strip and redo them all of these anyway.

Finally got my Dracula & Hunchback-Drac's pretty good, though I noticed a branch is broke off from the tree and maybe a clump of grass is missing.  I may try to mold and resin some parts from my Dracula luminator to complete this.  Got the same problem with my Aurora Mummy, I'll need to resin or get the bandage that hangs of his right shoulder.  The Hunchback is missing the nameplate....Ouch!  Didn't even notice in the picture (Guess I was to busy looking at the original instruction sheet/box top that was included) but sure enough when I re-looked you could see it was not there.  Not sure how I'm going to replicate/obtain that one?!?!  Better save up for the Parts Pit!  I'm not sure if this guys Hunchback ever came with a nameplate since the model was built with the pedestal attached sideways from the base so the nameplate area was on the side instead of in front and there is no glue residue left in the nameplate area.

As a side note I......I mean my wife got me an early father's day gift-an Aurora Phantom!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on May 31, 2008, 05:56:28 PM
Things have been a bit quiet for me lately, but I figured I'd post a few recent acquisitions. Finally grabbed a Tingler and got a decent deal on a Werewolf Of London, but best of all I got a great deal on a nice boxed Japanese Big Frankie. Unfortunately, I ended up spending nearly as much on shipping as on the toy. ($61/$56). And it may be silly, but I love the fake "Tales From Space" comic. Back to the Future was one of my favorites as a kid. Wolf Man soaky and a Marmit Pulgasari (Korean kaiju) rounds out the lot.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3176/2539184669_ef758b6555_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on May 31, 2008, 11:10:39 PM
Jackpot!! Congratulations...I saw those Tinglers at Chiller a few weeks ago for about 40 bucks. Wish i'd have picked one up. Love the Big Franky and Wolfman Soaky. I have a few of the latter. One of my all time fave monster toys from the 60's. I continually bought that bubble bath thru many of its monster, cartoon, super hero incarnations as a kid. Even though whenever i used it in the bath, it always hurt like HELL to pee afterwards! Painful yes, but well worth every bladder infected moment... Enjoy your loot!
                                                        MG
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ChrisW on June 01, 2008, 09:24:18 PM
No pics yet but I finally got my 1/8 Lon Chaney Masque of Red Death sideshow figure, completing the set!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 01, 2008, 10:16:19 PM
Chris,
           Are you the one who snagged it for 18 bucks and change today? [ or am i thinking of the wrong version?]  If so, congrats! I couldn't believe it went so cheap! Must be a sign of the weak economy, because i've seen these things sell for about $80.00 not all that long ago. Regardless, THIS is the kind of thing that makes ebay fun...enjoy!
                                      MG
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ChrisW on June 02, 2008, 11:54:13 AM
Gasport - it ended up going to about $38.00 - which I still consider a good deal. Like you, I've seen it go for much higher. There may have been a 12" that went for 18 or so. They're easier to find than the carded 1/8 figures.
I will enjoy it, thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on June 02, 2008, 04:02:50 PM
In the spirit of sharing, nothing earth shattering mind you, just one step closer at completing a boxed Remco Monster line. I did pick up some cool Mego stuff but this is it lately for monster stuff.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/RemcoDraculaboxedtriojpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 13, 2008, 11:22:40 AM
It's been a While, but did a little Non Evil Bay Mail order ( Yes it still out there  ;D)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_0255.jpg)

Side Show Creature and Creature Walks Among US MIB

Ahi Creatuer and the Infamous Vics Creature MIP

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 13, 2008, 11:28:29 AM
Went to Some Flea Markets this past weekend. There are finds still out there.  I found some 1950s Nudie mags for a buck each Some 1960s  Xmen comics between 24 and 50 $7  each and these. This is my best Flea Market purchase in a while.  Cost me $22.50 Each  :o

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_0254.jpg)

Telco Motion ettes Phantom and Dracula. I miss these in the 80s when they came out. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on June 13, 2008, 08:43:46 PM
Wow, you stole that Phantom for $22.50. I've got a couple of those but not a Phantom. I've always wanted one.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 14, 2008, 01:07:52 AM
That was quite a deal!  You need to get the Telco Werewolf, preferably the avocado green version.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 14, 2008, 01:34:50 AM
I'll bet after that purchase it was the first time anyone saw a Wolfman do backflips and a cartwheel in the parking lot. ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 14, 2008, 09:06:40 AM
Great scores, HH!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on June 15, 2008, 12:14:29 PM
Man, that's awesome on the Phantom! Congrats!

Haven't picked up the 16" Renzi Kong yet, but I did grab two of the smaller ones. Are these rare? I asked Zombophoto about them and he said he'd never seen them. They should be about 7" tall.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/sakurafubukiee-img600x450-120780390.jpg)

Others buys this week include a couple puzzles, the "Famous Monsters Speak" record (love that artwork!), a couple of Burger King displays, some Bandai Horror World stuff and a few Ultratumba kits (Beulah, Silicates and Brainiac).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 15, 2008, 10:08:04 PM
I'll bet after that purchase it was the first time anyone saw a Wolfman do backflips and a cartwheel in the parking lot. ;D

Yes you could here the Howling for miles.   ;D Also Cool Kongs Dave. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 15, 2008, 10:34:45 PM
I completed my set of AHI bend 'ems this week by adding the ever elusive Mummy.

(http://i32.tinypic.com/k2g58w.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on June 15, 2008, 10:36:54 PM
Those are sweet. Nice job completing the line. You must be relieved to finally finish it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: latex creep on June 16, 2008, 08:55:16 AM
A buddy customized my Phantom as a surprise birthday gift a couple of years ago. This is actually a child's tux and shoes....a handmade cape and real hair.... The hands were resculpted to look like the Don Post hands that went with the deluxe mask in the 60's.

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/LatexCreep/Phnt1.jpg)


(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/LatexCreep/C1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 16, 2008, 10:53:32 AM
A buddy customized my Phantom as a surprise birthday gift a couple of years ago. This is actually a child's tux and shoes....a handmade cape and real hair.... The hands were resculpted to look like the Don Post hands that went with the deluxe mask in the 60's.

([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/LatexCreep/Phnt1.jpg[/url])


([url]http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/LatexCreep/C1.jpg[/url])

 

 :o Amazing. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: littlemonster on June 16, 2008, 04:48:11 PM
Was going thru a box of magazines that I want to downsize and came across these-

([url]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250043.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250044.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250045.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/P4250046.jpg[/url])

They are from the late 80's, made of paper that you insert slot A into slot A, slot B into slot B, etc. to make a 3-D standee.  I had them set up on some shelves in my room way back when and kept/packed them away when I left for the Army.  I'm not sure who produced them or who the artist was.  Anybody know anything or have a set in package?

My mom had these when I was little, I forgot all about them until I saw your pics. I don't know what happened to them they probably got lost when we moved. :(
sorry I don't know anything about them. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on June 16, 2008, 05:02:08 PM
I've admired that Phantom for a long time, Latex Creep!  Very nice!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 16, 2008, 05:28:25 PM
I completed my set of AHI bend 'ems this week by adding the ever elusive Mummy.

([url]http://i32.tinypic.com/k2g58w.jpg[/url])





That mummy must have cost a claw and a fang. I have never seen it in my travels. Nice. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on June 22, 2008, 09:40:03 AM
Still can't land a Mummy myself. I want my Mummy.  :(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on June 22, 2008, 09:15:30 PM
My son Dominick surprised me with a very special gift this week. It is a clay sculpture that he made of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. He made me very proud and very happy. Perhaps one day he will become the next Randy Bowen? You never know. This clay Creech will get star billing in my Creature case for a long, long, time.

(http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6106/domcreech1kf8.jpg)

(http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3268/domcreech2ku4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on June 23, 2008, 12:13:51 AM
Really really cute, Terry!  Got me lumpy thinking how lumpy it must have gotten you.  You got a good kid there.  (Man - really looks like you too!)

Best always,
Creepy Jeff
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on June 24, 2008, 08:42:48 PM
Very cute, now THAT is a classic monster piece!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 24, 2008, 08:52:31 PM
Very cool, Terry! 

I got a baby in the mail today, from Andy's brother :D

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2607936995_3c73133079_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 24, 2008, 10:40:53 PM
I like that the Creature has breasts.  Your son is on his way to becoming a man.

My son Dominick surprised me with a very special gift this week. It is a clay sculpture that he made of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. He made me very proud and very happy. Perhaps one day he will become the next Randy Bowen? You never know. This clay Creech will get star billing in my Creature case for a long, long, time.

([url]http://img294.imageshack.us/img294/6106/domcreech1kf8.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img517.imageshack.us/img517/3268/domcreech2ku4.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 24, 2008, 10:41:57 PM
He's cute.  I want to see one of these in person.

Very cool, Terry! 

I got a baby in the mail today, from Andy's brother :D

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3145/2607936995_3c73133079_o.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 25, 2008, 09:57:45 PM
I picked up some Monster Paperback Books

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2611592341_dfa42ef607_o.jpg)

And finally snagged the elusive Creature/Wolf Man wallet so that now I have all of the monsters on wallets. 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3214/2611592201_5d26cd0159_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3289/2611592273_39ae5bbc15_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 25, 2008, 11:26:30 PM
WOW!! Those paperbacks and wallets are some of my all time favorite classic monster items...I have only one complete Frankenstein/Dracula wallet which i bought from Dan Roebuck after an ebay auction where no one met the minimum bid. I had the Franky/ Phantom as a kid and still remember the thrill of seeing that envelope from Captain Company sitting on the kitchen table when i got home from school. The smell of that new vinyl still lingers. Thanks for sharing! Here's another of my favorite monster toys from Captain Co. ;(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/Horrorscopegroup.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 25, 2008, 11:34:36 PM
It's great seeing those wallets together in a row.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on June 26, 2008, 12:01:33 PM
Hey guys, do those wallets come loose or were they sold in some type of packaging?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 26, 2008, 04:15:49 PM
Love the Horrorscope, Gasport!

Rob, I've only ever seen them loose, never in a package.  Probably a counter box or something.  Seems like I may have seen one of those a long time ago, or part of one. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on June 26, 2008, 05:45:53 PM
WOW, great line-up of wallets, Bobby! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Josh on June 26, 2008, 07:12:57 PM
Those wallets look great Bobby, I've never seen a whole set together.  Also, I really love the paperbacks, I collect paperbacks from that era and have always loved those.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on June 26, 2008, 07:30:33 PM
I picked up some Monster Paperback Books

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3295/2611592341_dfa42ef607_o.jpg[/url])


That last book in this pic, of Dracula, does it say who the illustrator is? Is it comic book format or just heavily illustrated?

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Meek on June 26, 2008, 07:49:12 PM

   Say, is this like the black & white comic book version that showed up in a 1960's issue of "Famous Monters" of the Hammer "Dracula" with Christopher Lee & Peter Cushing?

   "Meek"(an inquiring mind)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 26, 2008, 08:15:23 PM
Yes, it is the comic book.  It's a Russ Jones publication with illustrations by Alden "Al" McWilliams and text by Otto Binder and Craig Tennis.  There is an introduction by Chris Lee.  It's done so that you read it sideways.  It opens like a calendar with the spine in the middle and the whole page is one set of panels.  Copyright is 1966.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on June 26, 2008, 08:16:51 PM
Probably a counter box or something.


This is the top part of the wallets counter box that Terry owns.

(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/7_12_12_07_12_44_04.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 26, 2008, 08:20:58 PM
Here's a couple of them that sold recently on eBay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/DRACULA-RUSS-JONES-CHRISTOPHER-LEE-TREASURY-OF-TERROR_W0QQitemZ120270969567QQihZ002QQcategoryZ76QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/DRACULA-comic-adaptation-by-Russ-Jones-1966-PB_W0QQitemZ280236450750QQihZ018QQcategoryZ76QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 26, 2008, 08:21:53 PM
This is the top part of the wallets counter box that Terry owns.

([url]http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/7_12_12_07_12_44_04.jpg[/url])


I remembered that after I posted :D  Thanks for linking up the pic, Mike.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on June 26, 2008, 08:24:41 PM
Here's a couple of them that sold recently on eBay.

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/DRACULA-RUSS-JONES-CHRISTOPHER-LEE-TREASURY-OF-TERROR_W0QQitemZ120270969567QQihZ002QQcategoryZ76QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url]




That's the one! The Chris Lee Treasury of Terror. A friend of mine gave it to me last year.

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on June 26, 2008, 09:34:09 PM
Thanks for the reply Bobby and for posting that image Mike. One more question if you don't mind. That Horror Scope looks cool. How does it work? It looks like one of those things you spin to pull bingo numbers. ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 26, 2008, 11:32:30 PM
Thanks, The Horror Scope works like a flip book. You can insert different monster movie clips scene by scene into the machine. When you crank the handle you can watch tiny fragments from Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon and The Wolfman. It was sold in Famous Monsters back in the day. There is a repro of this toy sometimes found on ebay, but this one's an original, along with the box top lid. One of my favorite vintage monster toys.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on June 28, 2008, 05:57:38 PM
And finally snagged the elusive Creature/Wolf Man wallet so that now I have all of the monsters on wallets. 

Nice wallets Bobby! I've always wanted to piece together a set of the wallets myself. I currently only own Frank/Phantom as well as the original counter box lid. I need a bigger civilian wallet to get these darn monster wallets!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on June 28, 2008, 08:26:38 PM
My son Dominick surprised me with a very special gift this week. It is a clay sculpture that he made of the Creature from the Black Lagoon. He made me very proud and very happy. Perhaps one day he will become the next Randy Bowen? You never know. This clay Creech will get star billing in my Creature case for a long, long, time.


The other day my son Dominick added both Frankenstein and the Bride of Frankenstein to his collection of clay monsters. Now the Creature has a couple of friends to hang with. Dig that hairdo on the Bride.

(http://img124.imageshack.us/img124/6783/dommonsterssn8.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fryinpan1 on July 04, 2008, 07:51:40 AM
I received this out of print book yesterday:

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y173/fryinpan1/wolfman.jpg)
Title: Re:Halloween is finally here!
Post by: packy120353 on July 05, 2008, 12:56:30 PM
Gday UMAtes - We all know what the next big holiday after July 4th is don't we - and so does Michael's since yesterday they already had out the 2008 Lemax Spookytown display.  I think this stuff gets a little cooler every year which is no surprise since  last I heard the reknown Adam Chiet was doing some design work for Lemax.  Without further ado I give you three new little items I found yesterday (retitled by myself) . Feel free to grumble about it being to early for Halloween then enjoy! First is "Leftovers Again!"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3281/2638846673_3e357c8bf7.jpg?v=0)

Next we have "You Lost Your Mittens You Naughty Kittens"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3141/2639677122_641f316f48.jpg?v=0)

Anf finally for the ex-hippies out there -  "Thai Stick Man"
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3149/2638846647_699d957bac.jpg?v=0)

There are numerous new larger scenes also but I pass on them because I just like the monsters.
Bubye now
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterama2000 on July 23, 2008, 09:33:44 AM
I won this on eBay last week. A Wolf Man View-Master set from 1978. It's still shrinkwrapped on an unpunched card. Now the dilema. Should I open It? I've got the Frankenstein and Dracula View-Master sets and they are open. I've never seen the Wolf Man reels.
(http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee161/Monsterama2000/WolfManView-Master.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on July 23, 2008, 04:32:25 PM
Whoa nice whiy does that look like Frazetta? hmmm
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on July 23, 2008, 07:12:57 PM
You must NEVER open it because as soon as you do, another opened one will pop up on eBay.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on July 23, 2008, 07:37:27 PM
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backltcharlie/addamsposter.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on July 23, 2008, 11:36:52 PM
I don't think I would be able to stop myself from opening it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on July 24, 2008, 01:32:53 AM
Don't open it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: latex creep on July 24, 2008, 02:50:20 AM
Take an xacto knife and carefully open the back... I would NEVER be able to resist viewing that!

I too had the Drac and Frank reels, which are WONDERFUL... This must really be a treat.

Talk about a collcetable... could you imagine having any of those dolls or puppets from those photo shoots???
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on July 30, 2008, 08:28:48 AM
When I was a kid, there were 2 stubstances that were vital to any monstering around...  one was Imagineering Vampire Blood, which I had to be careful with, as it would stain things... 

The other was Lighting Bug Glo Juice, which I put on everything!  Our house had a central bathroom that had no windows, and there were 2 rooms, one was a tub room, and adjacent to that was a bathroom with toilet and sink.  This was the place I would decorate as a spook house over and over, and in order to transform it from a bathroom to a spook house, I needed the lights out and it had to glow, so it did!  I've been searching for a boxed bottle for a long time, and finally managed to get one!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2716153913_5241df333c_o.jpg)

Funny how they used to package things...  on the side panels and back, it exhaustively tells you all the places you can put it, including on yourself.  I believe they were intending the photo of the cat to be a halloween decoration, but the cat drawing looks like the kid with it on himself, so the box is actually telling kids to paint their cat's eyeballs and teeth with it!  It's a good thing we didn't have a cat when I was running around with a bottle of this stuff, is all I can say....  :D

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3183/2716153815_45437686a8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on July 30, 2008, 09:06:48 AM
Love that Glo Juice Bobby. You always have such interesting stuff featured in your threads. As for my latest, my search for Imagineerings Tooth-Out has come to an end. I picked it up in this lot the other day. It's the little things sometimes that make you the happiest.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/ImagineeringlotToothOut.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on July 30, 2008, 07:10:19 PM
A few neat things I've received recently.

Finally got those smaller size Renzi Kongs in. They are more like 11" tall than the 7" I was led to believe. The unpainted one has no markings on the bottom, nor does it have a circle to cut out to retrieve your coins. Although it does have the slot on the head. A bootleg?

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_2811.jpg)

My absolute favorite things being made right now is this "Destroy All Monsters" Battlezone diorama from Far East Monsters so I gotta pimp it just a little, even though it may be a bit OT. The new King Ghidorah rocks.. His left neck rests in Godzilla's right hand and and his right head is firing  at the Mothra larva and Rodan, which are next in the series... All feature light and sound.. Beautiful!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_2813.jpg)

Still slowly framing my posters and recently snagged this She Creature insert.. Far and away my best piece to date..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_2812.jpg)

These little things are interesting. Glow in the dark Frankenstein and Dracula from Japan. I guess you could call these charms. They are about 2" tall with the loop on the head for hanging. The back of the header card shows three different yokai monsters that I'd love to have if they were made, but I've never seen them. Sorry it's hard to see them in detail, but I don't really plan on, or see the need to, take them out of their bags (nor would I remove that Wolf Man View Master set, fwiw. ;) )

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_2771.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_2772.jpg)

Other recent scores include a Mad Monster Party Uncle Boris statue, a mib 8" Remco Frankenstein, some candles and a really neat Curse of the Mummy's Tomb lobby card I got for about $8.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on July 30, 2008, 08:23:14 PM
Love those Japanese monster charms!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on July 30, 2008, 09:00:23 PM
Love those Japanese monster charms!!!

Yeah, those made me perk up, too!  They remind me of White Castle monster premiums.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on July 31, 2008, 12:40:18 PM
Always great to see everybody's finds, especially the rarities and obscure items.

Nothing rare here but I just found this up for a "Buy it Now" on Ebay and couldn't resist (I'm still mesmerized by the Marx monsters!), this set is the only one I've seen come up (at least since the beginning of this year)-

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/monsterstudio.jpg)

I already had the loose set that someone had painted with the washable colors from the set, which most of the colors rubbed off with the slightest touch, so now I'll be able to repaint this set with something more permanent.

Also I recently picked up the Cine Art Frankenstein for about 25 bucks over the original price-

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/Frankensteinbust.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on July 31, 2008, 10:49:39 PM
Hey NecroDave. Here are pics of the other glow monster charms, if you're interested...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2721711940_12b50cf0c0.jpg)

and here

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2720885853_7ebb37a970.jpg)

Higher res are here...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3265/2720885853_7ebb37a970_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3285/2721711940_12b50cf0c0_b.jpg

I found them on Yahoo Japan a while back searching for yokai (妖怪)

I still need to find the Dracula and the Rokurokubi figures. :(

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: jesse heywood on July 31, 2008, 11:23:46 PM
Toy Ranch
I NEED that Lightning Bug Glo Juice. I thought I remembered all the stuff I had as a kid. I didnt remember that til I saw your picture
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 01, 2008, 07:09:32 PM
I really like that Monster Studio box, zombiehorror. Might have to keep an eye out for one.

Getter_1, thanks for posting those other charms. Good to know that they are out there. I'll have to start searching for yokai more often. I really slowed down a lot after completing my Nitto set of vinyls. I just hate having to sift through page after page of cartoony Ge Ge Ge No Kitaro stuff..
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on August 01, 2008, 10:53:15 PM
Yeah. I know what you mean. You could also add glow to the search (ヒカル).  That might help (although I didn't see anything last time I looked).

I know, not Universal Monstsers...Sorry to everybody else. :)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 02, 2008, 08:27:19 AM
Well, how about if we were to combine the genres? :)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/kmaid0001-img425x319-1216550756scyz.jpg)

Btw, I saw that term you posted on the header card, but had no idea what it was supposed to say. If it denotes glow though, it's certainly not the best term to use for searching. I usually just add the generic kanji for "light" (光) next to the name of whatever I'm searching for. Or some variation of the terms for "light", "night" (夜) and "version" (版) for more generic glowie searches. I don't think there is an actual term for "glow in the dark" in Japanese, so "night light version" has been the best I could come up with so far.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on August 02, 2008, 10:16:26 AM
By the way I weekly found those little Creepy Classics Monster finger puppet things at Dollar Tree again, picked up a Mummy, Dracula and Curse of the Werewolf. I have no idea why they're holding those sticks or what your supposed to do with them - ? Is there a pinata that's part of this set? Anyway FYI to whoever missed out on those

pk
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on August 02, 2008, 12:31:53 PM
I was at a Dollar Tree here in NJ yesterday and although they had some Halloween stuff, none of those products were left over here.  I already have them so I'm not too concerned.  They did have the cool gargoyles that they had last year though.  I guess our Annual UMA Halloween Watch is beginning...

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Meek on August 02, 2008, 12:39:02 PM

   I'll be invading "Dollar Tree" tomorrow afternoon in search of cheap artificial flowers to use a set decorations for the musical "The Secret Garden" so I'll have an excuse to poke in all the corners of the store--who knows what I'll fine.

   "Meek"(I seek them here, I seek them there . . .)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on August 02, 2008, 01:58:18 PM
I may not have mentioned they were hangin' in the toy section not on the budding Halloween rack - Rob I did see those gargoyle things and got a Grim Reaper RIP tombstone. And oh yes the Halloween watch -  believe it or not I have an Excel spreadsheet  at work with the names of all the stores I need to visit and a column for what I find there and the date. How pathetic.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on August 02, 2008, 08:02:55 PM
I haven't got much Uni stuff lately, but I did manage to find the new don Post Fly mask.

(http://i38.tinypic.com/qprogk.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 02, 2008, 10:51:15 PM
LOVE the Fly mask!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on August 03, 2008, 03:41:58 PM
Not exactly a find, but more a wonderful birthday gift from my lovley lady:

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/frears_alfred.jpg)

A convention scetch of Alfred E. Neumann as the Frankenstein Monster by Kelly Frears.
Three of my favourite Things rolled into one!
 She knows what I like!

Rainer E.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 03, 2008, 04:17:27 PM
That's fantastic, Rainer! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Meek on August 03, 2008, 04:32:42 PM

    Belated birthday greetings to you, Rainer.
    So what other neat stuff did you get? I'm lucky if I can convince my Mum to give me a chocolate cake for my birthday. Oh, and how are the puppies doing?

    "Meek"
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on August 03, 2008, 06:20:50 PM
WOW...How cool! I was lucky enough to meet Mr Freas at a local Sci Fi Con during the late 80's. Had him sign a bunch of my old MAD mags. Better find a nice frame for your new treasure... a CLASSIC!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on August 04, 2008, 12:27:40 AM
I picked these items up at the San Diego comic con. I was only able to attend for one day, Sunday, so I missed a lot. You really can't appreciate the enormity of the San Diego Con until you've walked into that huge exhibit floor and wondered, "What is the rest of the country doing without all their geeks?"

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_7049.jpg)
I got all four puzzles for $30. I know they're not vintage, but I really like the art.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_7053.jpg)
These iron on patches were 3 for $10, now I just have to find something to iron them on to.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 04, 2008, 05:01:36 AM
Vintage or not,I love those puzzles ! Those patches are great too !!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on August 04, 2008, 10:32:52 AM
I had my patches sown onto my Bowling Ball Bag!

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on August 04, 2008, 11:17:06 AM
I had my patches sown onto my Bowling Ball Bag!



I hope that wasn't very painful.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on August 05, 2008, 10:45:15 AM
 :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 05, 2008, 01:37:00 PM
He's smiling,so it couldn't have been too painful.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Meek on August 05, 2008, 04:34:03 PM

    Having patches sewn on your bowling ball bag is not as bad as having your grapes stomped.


     "Meek"
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 05, 2008, 07:22:55 PM
OOOH,I felt that !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on August 06, 2008, 12:51:33 AM
Ah, but does it compare to having your grapes peeled?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on August 06, 2008, 05:14:08 AM
or having your shrimp deveined?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Meek on August 06, 2008, 09:56:38 AM

   . . . or your shutters banged? How about having your gears stripped?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on August 06, 2008, 12:25:02 PM
Good Lord!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on August 06, 2008, 08:18:46 PM
Not sure if this goes on another topic but I picked this up from AMOK about 2 weeks ago. I used the phone for size reference and I can tell you, Gort is huge.

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020105.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020099.jpg)

 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 06, 2008, 08:23:56 PM
The likeness to Michael Rennie is great ! Good score.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on August 06, 2008, 08:25:16 PM
Snagged this at LaGuardia Airport.  More a NYC souvenier than anything else, but it still got my attention (and my $13.00).

(http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-snc1/v275/160/26/1041805702/n1041805702_117321_6835.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 06, 2008, 10:16:22 PM
Great job,Ivan !!!
Cool find ! A great representation of our favourite simian friend.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on August 09, 2008, 09:40:53 PM
  Just received this, a pair of vintage Don Post Wolfman hands, foam filled by Dante Renna......

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020152.jpg)

and with a Don Post Reissue....

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020150-1.jpg)
Title: Gort and Klaatu
Post by: Kenneth on August 09, 2008, 09:50:27 PM
Oh, wow!!!! I have pre-ordered that set. Didn't realize that it was finally released. Maybe I will receive mine shortly.......looks good. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on August 10, 2008, 12:54:44 AM
   The piece I have is from their sample case. Not sure when the items are released, but it should be shortly.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 12, 2008, 08:15:21 AM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/tomland-mini-monster-mummy.jpg)

I finally found this little guy, wasting away in my parents attic, I went to visit them today and spent a few hours digging around. This was one of my favorite toys as a kid.
I can't see why people pay so much for them, but he is cute!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on August 12, 2008, 05:33:52 PM
Cute! May the curse of amon-ra descend upon thee foul dis-believer.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 12, 2008, 06:10:22 PM
OOOH! That's a nice Mummy!  :o
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on August 12, 2008, 08:42:54 PM
Hey, I thought that the term was Daddy hooo.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on August 12, 2008, 10:38:52 PM
Now that's what I call finding a hidden treasure. I'm amazed that you had that as a child. I'm even more amazed that you found it. You must have been like me and really took care of your toys. Ya see, all that heckling we suffered at the hands of other kids for being meticulous with our toys paid off. lol
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 13, 2008, 04:11:08 AM
Now that's what I call finding a hidden treasure. I'm amazed that you had that as a child. I'm even more amazed that you found it. You must have been like me and really took care of your toys. Ya see, all that heckling we suffered at the hands of other kids for being meticulous with our toys paid off. lol

I was so careful with all my toys, they were all kept it pristine condition. I remember hurling one kid across the room because he ripped a leg off a stormtrooper once - My parents thought I was nuts!

The only problem was that I had a little sister who inherited them when I grew out of them.

I found a pile of my old Mego toys, whilst looking for the mini monsters. I remember leaving them in great condition, however then, my sister got hold of them -they looked like a Gorilla had been at them! Utter devastation; limbs ripped off, faces chewed, holes poked in them. Heartbreaking! Thank god she never got her hands on the Mummy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on August 13, 2008, 07:47:16 AM
I was so careful with all my toys, they were all kept it pristine condition. I remember hurling one kid across the room because he ripped a leg off a stormtrooper once - My parents thought I was nuts!




Chrisnurse, that is hilarious.  :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 13, 2008, 09:14:56 AM
If you break your own toys, that's one thing.  But when another kid breaks your toys, that is quite a different story!

I was always mutilating my monster toys, because that is what has to happen to monsters.  It is their destiny to be staked, beheaded, blown up, etc.  The path they walk is thorny.

But would I let another kid do that to my monsters?  NO WAY!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on August 13, 2008, 10:10:27 AM
Ah yes, how fondly i recall playing w/my pal Doug after it rained, out on my street where a puddle would always form. We'd bring out our Marx plastic monsters and the puddle was always a terrific place for the Creature to emerge out of. We'd pretend he lopped off the heads of the other monsters or army men, To achieve this effect, we would grind the victim's  head into the asphalt until it was no more and then bury the headless body...charming. Never a problem because a quick trip to Grant's variety store in Huntington would always yield a fresh score of blue and orange participants for only19 cents a piece. Whenever i visit the old neighborhood [which is seldom] i'm always tempted to bring a shovel to see if i could find any of them...don't think the current owners would appreciate it, though.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 13, 2008, 10:23:46 AM
HA! I thought I was the only kid who buried my toys!  Man, there is a goldmine of monster toys buried in the backyard of my old house on Logan St.  I'm not sure how well preserved they would be now, but it wuld be fun to do some excavating. :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 13, 2008, 12:29:49 PM
I'm gonna call my mom right now and inform her that I wasn't the only kid who did weird things with my monsters!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 13, 2008, 01:18:29 PM
LOL! ;D One of us! Gooble, Gobble...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 14, 2008, 04:54:31 PM
I bought a FunStuf Frankenstein figure with a scorched right thumb.  It puzzled me for a few seconds until I realized someone had tried to reinact a scene from Young Frankenstein.  They movie and toy came out about the same time.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on August 14, 2008, 07:33:17 PM
I'm to lazy to post weekly, so I thought I'd post a few things I've picked up over the last month.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/PB110364-1.jpg)]

A Telco Creature that somehow I want to figure out how to make a cement one for my pond.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/PB110367-1.jpg)

A Rubies kids costume

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/PB110368-1.jpg)

A Sideshow Mutant

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 15, 2008, 03:10:54 PM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/lincoln-mummy.jpg)

I got this fine fellow this week, he’s in very good condition for his grand old age!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 15, 2008, 03:18:26 PM
A Telco Creature that somehow I want to figure out how to make a cement one for my pond.

The Telco creature is real sweet!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 15, 2008, 05:55:49 PM
That's a great Lincoln Mummy, perfect to compliment your little Tomland Mummy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 21, 2008, 09:22:48 AM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/DSC00736.jpg)
Nothing very exciting this week.: A boxed Hasbro Franky and Mummy and a Tomland Yog wearing Dagons clothes!?!

The pickings are pretty slim here in the UK. :(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 21, 2008, 11:03:00 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/coffindan/c463_1.jpg)

From ebay for 99 cents. I love monster cards so much so this was a nice snag even if they are only worth a buck. I havent recieved them yet so Im hoping they are as described.....complete set, near mint to mint.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 21, 2008, 11:03:37 AM
*post deleted due to complete brain function shutdown*
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on August 22, 2008, 04:23:37 AM
This past week I acquired the Wolf Man Motionette for $30 (in person, so no s/h).  Also got Curse of the Werewolf finger puppet from a couple years ago, 12" sideshow color Wolf Man figure, Wolf Man and Mummy pencil sharpener / busts, 4" walking, singing wolf man, candle busts of Mummy, Wolf Man, Gill Man, & Frankenstein Monster, Jakks Pacific Wolf Man, Dracula, & Frankenstein Monster figures, and a collection of dvds far too varied to go into. 

I should maybe mention I just got back from the Fright Night Film Fest, and many of these finds came from Mad Frog's Monsterland Toys table.

Best of all may have been a film I saw though; Very well done for amature horror... BONNY & CLYDE MEET DRACULA!

With a title like that, how could it NOT be an instant classic?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 24, 2008, 01:12:43 AM
Every Halloween season, I buy one Telco Motion-ette.  One a year is all I can afford!  Well, Halloween came a little bit early this year. 

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/telcowerewolf5.jpg)

I've wanted a Telco "avocado" werewolf since I saw him at Spencer Gifts nearly 20 years ago.  I actually like him better than the brown version.  The idea of a green werewolf is just so...odd.  And I like his orange and black costume.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/telcowerewolf4.jpg)

Though the box is a little rough, the toy itself is in minty-mint condition.  I don't think it has ever been used.

It came with its original Telco shipping box.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/telcowerewolf6.jpg)

It looks like Telco shipped these things direct to customer's homes?  Did they sell direct to the public?

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/msc/telcolabel.jpg)

I wonder if Judy still lives there...

I actually bid on this guy from my hotel room in Brazil.  Ha!  No matter what else is going on, I'm never too distracted to buy monster toys. 

He wasn't cheap, but he was about half what I've seen him go for in the past.  So I decided to take the plunge.  Now I have my Telco Motion-ette for 2008.  Next year, I'm getting a Devil.  He's probably my favorite Motion-ette, maybe tied with the Red Death.  But man, those Devils are expensive!  I better start saving now.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 24, 2008, 05:19:48 AM
Every Halloween season, I buy one Telco Motion-ette.  One a year is all I can afford!  Well, Halloween came a little bit early this year. 

That’s a great Motion-ette! I think these green ones are fantastic. Very odd indeed!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on August 24, 2008, 08:10:36 AM

It's Woof-Woof! (He's green, too.)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on August 24, 2008, 09:33:17 AM
I wonder if Judy still lives there...


Apparently, she does!

http://www.whitepages.com/10583/search/FindPerson?extra_listing=mixed&form_mode=opt_b&post_back=1&firstname_begins_with=1&firstname=Judy&name=Robbins&street=&city_zip=Carrollton&state_id=TX&localtime=survey
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 24, 2008, 11:58:00 AM
Ha, gotta love the internet. So, are you gonna call Judy and ask her how she got it? How she parted with it? If she wants it back??  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 24, 2008, 12:34:03 PM
Great find Raymond ! Gotta love those "traditional" monsters !!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 24, 2008, 01:46:48 PM
No, I'm not bothering her.  She might say, "Oh, so YOU'RE the one who stole that off my porch in 1991!"

Ha, gotta love the internet. So, are you gonna call Judy and ask her how she got it? How she parted with it? If she wants it back??  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 24, 2008, 03:31:51 PM
I don't think I 've ever seen that green wolfman.  Great looking motionette!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 27, 2008, 11:06:49 AM
I just won this guy on ebay. I got him for $60.99 - not sure if that's a little pricey? I have been after one for a while and suffered auction madness in the last few seconds and just kept bidding!
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/creature.JPG)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on August 27, 2008, 11:12:39 AM
Hey Chris, love those blow molded Creatures!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 27, 2008, 11:14:45 AM
Those Creatures go up and down in price.  I have two.  I paid $150 for my first one, many years ago when they first appeared on ebay.  Years later, I bought one for around $40 in much better condition.  There was a period when it seemed there was one of these per week on ebay.  Prices went down into the $30 range.  Then they started drying up.  You don't see them listed so often these days.  I think the price has increased accordingly.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 27, 2008, 11:17:52 AM
Cheers guys! I really wanted one, and $65 was my limit really, I love these toys - so was very happy with the win. I love Mexican toys, they have a really strange quality!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 27, 2008, 11:29:42 AM
I think you paid a good price for it.  Like Ray, I paid more for mine when they started showing up on eBay years ago. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 27, 2008, 11:49:37 AM
It was seeing one of these toys years ago that started my gradual descent into monster collecting. I collected tribal and Ethnographic art for years and stumbled across one of these nosing around for Mexican Devil masks. Oh woe! The curse of an addictive personality and the desire to collect! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 27, 2008, 01:12:05 PM
Congrats! I was gonna bid on that, but decided not to at the last second. I'm glad it went to someone here. I remember hanging out at the video store Zombophoto used to work at, laughing at him buying these things up in the $20-30 range years back...  I was young and foolish, it seems...  ::)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 27, 2008, 01:41:03 PM
Cheers Dave! It's odd, we must all bid against each other on good old ebay much of the time. I just hope this little guy gets to the UK safely :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on August 27, 2008, 04:46:50 PM
--------------


My weekly find is not a "Monster toy", but it is from a favorite classic supernatural TV show of mine...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/ebay2008043xxx.jpg)

This is an original deck mate's hat from Rod Serling's THE TWILIGHT ZONE, episode #119 PASSAGE ON THE LADY ANNE, a story about a young couple who are having marital problems and  board a foggy ocean liner in an attempt to patch things up. Turns out all the other passengers are elderly folks and the destination is the great beyond...the Twilight Zone. Amongst several well-known character actors in this episode is Alan Napier, "Alfred" from TV's BATMAN, who plays the Ship Captain.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/untitled-stitched-02x.jpg)

Original TWILIGHT ZONE props are almost non-existant, and I am really happy to get an authentic one. Episodes concerning places, people, aging, etc. like A STOP AT WILLOUGHBY and KICK THE CAN (episodes that touch the mind and the heart) are amongst my favorites.
(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/twilight-zone.jpg)



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Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on August 27, 2008, 04:57:41 PM
That's a great item Bob. Really nice bit of history :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on August 27, 2008, 05:07:39 PM
Wonderful  piece ,Bob from one of my favourite shows !
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on August 27, 2008, 11:22:15 PM
Congratulations! What a great piece of Boomer history to have on hand...enjoy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on August 28, 2008, 05:14:43 AM

Thanks fellers, glad you like. I think I'll be buried wearing this thing, for the 'passage', you know...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on August 28, 2008, 12:07:09 PM
Ray, Wonderful Wolfman. I know those things are pricey. Very cool.

Love the blowmold Creature, too. It seems everyone here probalbly bought the first one high and the second for much less. I know John Gilbert had the same thing happen.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 03, 2008, 10:35:06 AM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/weekly-a.jpg)

Nothing too exiting this week, an Ahi Mummy with no arm bandages ( I have a good one but can never resist these) and a carded but far from mint Remco Dracula. I got them both for around £28 / $55 – so not a bargain, but not  bad.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on September 03, 2008, 03:51:05 PM
Your Dracula looks A LOT like mine. I would say mine is in the condition.....far from mint but still carded.......and.....I only paid $2 for mine. Comic store dude had a box full of stuff and I asked him how much and he said.....uhhh....$2. I was happy that day.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 03, 2008, 03:59:17 PM
Your Dracula looks A LOT like mine. I would say mine is in the condition.....far from mint but still carded.......and.....I only paid $2 for mine. Comic store dude had a box full of stuff and I asked him how much and he said.....uhhh....$2. I was happy that day.
$2! Nice score. I dream of days like that :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 03, 2008, 05:59:04 PM
That's a really cute Mummy.  It looks like he's trying to take his first baby steps, waddling across the carpet to greet his new daddy.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on September 03, 2008, 06:47:50 PM
Hello Chris this is Maurice, is that Remco Dracula the same scale as the 1977 Star wars figures. I can imagine bela running after Leia "I vant to zuck your blood blah blah blah!".  Any complaints about my use of Lugosi can be addressed to my Lawyer G.Zucco & co C/O Letsbe avenue Irishstew on the spot.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 04, 2008, 04:53:23 AM
“That's a really cute Mummy.  It looks like he's trying to take his first baby steps, waddling across the carpet to greet his new daddy.”

Hi Ray, he does look like he’s toddling! I can’t seem to complete an ahi collection – just keep getting Mummies. Perhaps I should take them around the lake like a mother duck?

“Hello Chris this is Maurice, is that Remco Dracula the same scale as the 1977 Star wars figures. I can imagine bela running after Leia "I vant to zuck your blood blah blah blah!".  Any complaints about my use of Lugosi can be addressed to my Lawyer G.Zucco & co C/O Letsbe avenue Irishstew on the spot.”

Hi Maurice, yeah they are about the same size as the Star Wars figures, perhaps I should get him a vintage Leia victim…..
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on September 04, 2008, 10:58:23 AM
Quote
Perhaps I should take them around the lake like a mother duck?

 :D Good one! That made me chortle!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on September 04, 2008, 11:37:43 AM
[ I can imagine bela running after Leia "I vant to zuck your blood blah blah blah!".  Any complaints about my use of Lugosi can be addressed to my Lawyer G.Zucco & co C/O Letsbe avenue Irishstew on the spot.”[/i]


Did Bela actually say this?  If not, where did this originate?

Thanks!
BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on September 04, 2008, 11:57:41 AM
hello BK, I first heard this impression of Lugosi from a show I watched in the U.K. I'm not sure if the show was from the States or not but it was Frank Gorsin who said it. Maybe someone else has the answer. did you not get the address joke? Now that was funny.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on September 04, 2008, 01:17:06 PM
Did Bela actually say this?  If not, where did this originate?

Thanks!
BK

It wasnt Bela if memory serves correct. Someone else imitated and overexaggerated Bela's accent and that is what we have now. I cant place my brain on who it was that orginated it though.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2008, 01:28:19 PM
I'm not sure if the show was from the States or not but it was Frank Gorsin who said it.

Probably the early '70s sketch comedy show "The Kopykats".
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on September 04, 2008, 02:42:05 PM
Why do I want to say Charlie Callas started the "blaaah blaah" thing?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Meek on September 04, 2008, 02:52:31 PM

   Go farther back to Gabe Dell doing his version of Lugosi's  "Dracula" on Steve Allen.


    "Meek"
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 04, 2008, 03:08:07 PM
for those wondering, Gabe Dell can be heard doing Drac on the Famous Monsters speak lp.

I think he is the origin of the "I vant to suck your blood" Drac voice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on September 04, 2008, 09:13:35 PM
Thanks for the answers gang.  Sorry to get off topic.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on September 05, 2008, 08:04:11 AM
Ahhh Gabe Dell! That name sounds right to me.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 07, 2008, 02:59:54 AM
Hey hey hey!  I've got some "weekly finds."

There was a Mattel Slime discussion in another thread that made me yearn for my very own can o' Slime.  I've bid on Slime many times, but it always goes up over $100, which is my maximum limit on that item.  Phooey!  Ah, but now my Slime situation has improved!  I found one for $55 BIN.  It is a strange version for the Japanese market - Slime "Tadpole."  Yes, it has rubber tadpoles in it.  Weird.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/2835706646_112bc9f509_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3125/2835706686_15f75ef768_o.jpg)


It's genuine 1970s Mattel Slime, but it comes from the land of Mothra and Matango.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 07, 2008, 03:07:40 AM
Here's another weekly find.

A set of AHI wind up walkers:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2834869111_13df6ece3a_o.jpg)


The carded Kong came from HHWolfman.  The loose Creature and Godzilla came from Atomic Candy.

If you're thinking, big deal, you've seen these loose 100s of times...well, no, you haven't! 

The loose ones floating around are reissues, 99 percent of 'em.  Genuine 1970s AHI walkers are rare.  You can tell the difference by looking at their feet.  The original AHI ones have toes.  The reissues do not.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3216/2835706478_d80ca84582_o.jpg)


The reissues also tend to have different wind-up keys, but I'm not sure if that is always the case.  The surest way to tell the difference is to look at the feet.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 07, 2008, 03:18:43 AM
One more "weekly find."

I think you will recognize these little rascals from another thread:


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3119/2834868829_1cf9e7a315_o.jpg)


And no, I did not pay $1,000 for them.  Not even close.  I am not out of my *#$*&!% mind.  Well, maybe I am, but that is not the point.

I think this is the first time I've seen AHI pencil toppers in person.  They're pretty nifty.  The texture feels just like a regular AHI head.

They are molded in a flesh tone, then painted green and brown.  Too bad AHI never made a Dracula action figure with a green head.

Here are some flash photos from different angles:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3220/2834868981_41250d8650_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3260/2835706380_08e34009ff_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2834868907_139b999d35_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3204/2834868871_b8c891628c_o.jpg)


Now I guess I have to get Frankie and Mummy.  It will probably be a loooong time before they turn up.






Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 07, 2008, 06:21:22 AM
Hey Ray. Fantastic items! Are the pencil toppers from the recent ebay auction? I love the slime label, very, very cool! :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 07, 2008, 06:25:30 AM
Love the walkers Ray. I've also been buying lots of stuff from Atomic Candy. Great seller.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 07, 2008, 07:08:09 AM
Atomic Candy always has great items, I wanted to buy the 'wear a weirdo's' but shipping generally costs more than the item to the UK,  then you get hit by a heafty import tax. There are so few monster items that come up on ebay UK :'(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on September 07, 2008, 09:40:40 AM
Here's another weekly find.

A set of AHI wind up walkers:

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3259/2834869111_13df6ece3a_o.jpg[/url])


The carded Kong came from HHWolfman.  The loose Creature and Godzilla came from Atomic Candy.

I



He has found a new home. Thanks for taking him in. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 07, 2008, 01:44:38 PM
Yes, the pencil toppers are the same ones from the auction.


Hey Ray. Fantastic items! Are the pencil toppers from the recent ebay auction? I love the slime label, very, very cool! :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 07, 2008, 01:45:40 PM
How does this import tax work?  When do you have to pay it?  How do they know what you're buying and how much it is worth?


Atomic Candy always has great items, I wanted to buy the 'wear a weirdo's' but shipping generally costs more than the item to the UK,  then you get hit by a heafty import tax. There are so few monster items that come up on ebay UK :'(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 07, 2008, 04:53:45 PM
Congratulations on the pencil toppers!  Those are pretty sweet!  Love that carded AHI walker, too. 
My only weekly finds this week are repairs to my old van!  :'( 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 07, 2008, 06:48:20 PM
I love the walker cards, but I thought AHI walker had AHI copyright info on them, and the creature had green creature specific feet?

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 08, 2008, 05:32:29 AM
How does this import tax work?  When do you have to pay it?  How do they know what you're buying and how much it is worth?
Hi Ray,
It’s a mystery! I thought you were taxed on items over £100 but a friend said it’s over £18. The problem is that UK customs make the charge and then the Post Office charge you the same on top for handling UK customs.

I got a Lincoln Mummy a few weeks back from a guy in Texas. Got him for a good price but by the time I paid shipping and import tax, I had paid over double the items price.

It’s a serious bummer as it means that it is often too expensive to buy items from the USA, and ebay UK just doesn’t have many decent items – the occasional ruined Ahi or Remco figure, but that’s about it. :'( :'(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on September 08, 2008, 07:46:16 AM
Couldn't find 'em, so I built 'em. You can too .. soon enough.

Candy boxes and display designs by our own Mike Scott.

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9578/box5ik3.jpg)

(http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/1499/box6dh6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on September 08, 2008, 09:51:08 AM
That box is awesome! Is he making a diagram of that to printout as well? Did I miss that? Yesterday I finally put all the pic he's done on a disc and brought them somewhere to print them out. (Of course the printer was broken where I went so it didn't happen.) But man, I'd love to have one of those boxes!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 08, 2008, 10:26:40 AM
Is he making a diagram of that to printout as well?

Already made, but I wanted Terry to make a test box to make sure is was going to work. I have to make a few adjustments and then I will post links to the pics.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on September 08, 2008, 12:48:09 PM
Already made, but I wanted Terry to make a test box to make sure is was going to work. I have to make a few adjustments and then I will post links to the pics.
WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!  That is WONDERFUL!  Great to see and can't wait to get the design!  Thanks fellas!!!

Creepy Jeff
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 08, 2008, 04:12:08 PM
Already made, but I wanted Terry to make a test box to make sure is was going to work. I have to make a few adjustments and then I will post links to the pics.

Oh man, these are very, very cool. Nice work Mike! :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on September 08, 2008, 06:10:35 PM
Thank you Mike for putting all this together.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on September 09, 2008, 02:24:10 PM
I had an amazing week in terms of weekly finds. 

First, I got a package from my friend in Japan  that included a Pilot Ace vinyl of the Cyclops from 7th Voyage of Sinbad...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3049/2827494268_58e9474d5e.jpg)

And then I went to a toy show and flea market and picked up the following...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2841289299_aa7d59f9e6.jpg)

Note that the Aurora Frankenstein's Flivvr and Mummy's Charriot were eBay purchases (very reasonably priced!!)

I am now very cash poor but toy culture rich.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on September 09, 2008, 02:30:57 PM
Cool, looks like you got two different Guilala figures in that shipment from Japan! I need friends like that ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on September 09, 2008, 04:44:38 PM
Nice Score, I see Danny doesn't have all the Gifford Books.....  Love those Aurora Glow kits!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 09, 2008, 06:03:43 PM
Got this in the mail over the weekend.


Topstone  Laughton Hunchback.  It's licensed , so it's a mystery why they decided to ad the gash to his face.

(http://i36.tinypic.com/v7qfyg.jpg)


also got a copy of A+C meet Hyde on VHS.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on September 09, 2008, 06:25:30 PM
(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/inkdman/ebayhalloweenbagsboots016Medium.jpg)

(http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/inkdman/ebayhalloweenbagsboots017Medium.jpg)

Found this 14" guy for 10 bones.  About the same condition as the one pictured (photo from ebay).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on September 09, 2008, 11:00:47 PM
Getter,
           I see you live up to your name. You've certainly "gotten" enough cool stuff over a short period of time. CONGRATS! Is that a complete Green Ghost game? Always one of my favorites while growing up.... I scored one during a local phone auction shortly before the advent of Ebay. I still remember going into the nostalgia shop [Just Kids in Huntington ,NY and still there to this day!] one snowy night during the mid 90's to pick it up. it was very near the location of the former toy store [even then, long gone] where i had picked up my first one as a kid. What a weird feeling as i realized this at the time. I stood there, breathing the wintry night air deeply and felt like i had stepped into a time warp. Funny how something as simple as an old toy can evoke this kind of emotional response in us. Enjoy you stuff!
                                                                                              Mike G
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 09, 2008, 11:05:12 PM
Getter, you must have mugged Santa this week!  Judging from your Tim Burton avatar, I would not be surprised to find you in cahoots with that no-account Oogie Boogie.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 09, 2008, 11:13:06 PM
I gotta get one of those!  I like the Topstone licensed movie masks from the 80s.  I do have a Topstone Hunchback, and it's Laughton, but it looks completely different.  I ought to dig him up and take a picture.

Got this in the mail over the weekend.


Topstone  Laughton Hunchback.  It's licensed , so it's a mystery why they decided to ad the gash to his face.

([url]http://i36.tinypic.com/v7qfyg.jpg[/url])


also got a copy of A+C meet Hyde on VHS.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 10, 2008, 12:12:19 AM
Ah, i think i know the mask of which you speak.

It's a blue grey 3/4 mask with stringy hair.   If it's the mask I'm thinking, I don't think it's Topstone.  It came out sometime in the 90's.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 10, 2008, 12:16:17 AM
I'm going to dig up this mask right now and find out.


Ah, i think i know the mask of which you speak.

It's a blue grey 3/4 mask with stringy hair.   If it's the mask I'm thinking, I don't think it's Topstone.  It came out sometime in the 90's.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 10, 2008, 01:52:37 AM
This is the mask I have:


(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/masks/topstonehunchback.jpg)



It has a "Topstone, Danbury, CT" stamp on the inside of the chin, but the letters are reversed like a mirror image.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 10, 2008, 01:59:40 AM
Yup, thats him. 

So it is a Topstone. I had seen a pic of one not long ago and couldn't make out the header tag, it didn't look like a TS tag.
I do remember seeing them in stores in the early 90's.  The face really stuck with me because it Really looked like CL. I assumed TS was done by then.  I'd love to see their catalogs from that time period.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 10, 2008, 02:29:19 AM
I would love to see more Topstone catalogs from every decade they were in business.  The only catalogs I've seen are the 1960 one and another 60s one with the over-the-head G Line masks on the front.  I'd like to see how the classic FM masks changed over the years, and how late they were still making them.  80s?  90s?

Paper Magic bought Topstone from Illusive Concepts in 1995, according to information online.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on September 10, 2008, 08:04:39 AM
Sweet finds Getter! I need to take a day and hit the flea markets soon! I havent done that in quite some time.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on September 10, 2008, 11:53:49 AM
Neither have I.  The flea market was a lot of fun.  However, after that haul, I won't be going anywhere anytime soon.  That is the largest haul I've had in years (ebay, box from japan, toy show, flea market - all in 1 week). 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HMAEA on September 10, 2008, 12:40:24 PM
This is the mask I have:


([url]http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/masks/topstonehunchback.jpg[/url])



It has a "Topstone, Danbury, CT" stamp on the inside of the chin, but the letters are reversed like a mirror image.




That's so weird! It looks like a Mario Chiodo design for sure. I always thought that IC produced that mask. I'm guessing one of two things here. Either it was a TS mask designed by Chiodo, and then passed onto IC, or the other way around.



Take care,

E.A.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 11, 2008, 01:50:39 PM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/thisweek.jpg)

Typically humble findings for ebay UK…..
2 Justtoys bend ems (I love the cards) a set of Gumball charms and card, and a cheap packet of wolfman ears; I got these because I loved the retro header card! I also ordered a set of Xono creepy classics, again because I like the packets more than the figures, and got a polar lights Frankenstein's flivver (again, love the box art)

And like Getter, I'm now skint :-[

One day, something good is gonna come up on ebay UK, I know it!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 11, 2008, 03:12:21 PM
The ear-tip header art is great!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 11, 2008, 07:11:12 PM
A couple more Imagineering items I added to my collection. Been on a streak these past couple of months. Hopefully the Halloween rush doesn't end it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/ImagineeringMoustashkit.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/ImagineeringSchozznoze.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/imagineeringMonsterfangsredbox.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 12, 2008, 02:36:08 AM
Nice finds Robert. Love that Drac artwork. Crazy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on September 12, 2008, 08:19:45 AM
Found some buttons in my old button box! Too bad I don;t have any with the Creature on them.. 8(
(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/Gareee_photos/Misc/Misc080.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 12, 2008, 08:43:14 AM
Too bad I don't have any with the Creature on them.

The "Batty Buttons" set does have a Creature. It says "Get Lost!". Of the 24 buttons in the set, only 8 have Unimonsters on them. The 5 you have, plus the Creature, Mummy and, uh, I think Dracula.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on September 12, 2008, 09:19:05 AM
Man those Wolf man buttons are nice. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 12, 2008, 10:26:27 AM
Nice finds Robert. Love that Drac artwork. Crazy!


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/imagineeringMonsterfangsredbox.jpg)


Good eye Chris. I was thinking the same thing. I mean, look at that haircut. His ears are pretty funny too. It's just a funny look rendition of Dracula, that's for sure. By the way, he could use some botox on his forehead. Those lines are aging him big time. ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on September 12, 2008, 11:43:53 AM
I have all the Batty Buttons in here.

BK

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P3210178.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on September 12, 2008, 11:56:18 AM
I have all the Batty Buttons in here.

Ah! Curse of the Werewolf is the 8th one, not Drac. Thanks for the pic. Nice coolection!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on September 12, 2008, 11:56:28 AM
Thanks for posting that! Now I can at least see what other ones were at least available.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on September 12, 2008, 03:59:55 PM
Great button collection!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on September 12, 2008, 04:27:19 PM
I need to get another case though, so I frame my UMA Buttons!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on September 12, 2008, 06:07:08 PM
I guess this qualifies as a weekly find....

I'm a huge Boris Karloff fan. I've seen ads all over the net for complete sets of his Thriller teevee show, 67 episodes, ranging in price up to $100. I just found a set on iOffer, including shipping for $23!!! I received them this week, and the quality is average, and it's obvious the seller recorded them off a cable network, but man, that price is so nice!! Eighteen dvd's, and one has some Thriller promo material, plus a black and white version of the Route 66 show with Karloff, Chaney and Lorre!

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 12, 2008, 06:18:52 PM
Sounds like a find to me.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on September 12, 2008, 10:48:09 PM
Me too ! 23 dollars including shipping,that is a find !!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 13, 2008, 12:51:56 AM
Got a Topstone Dracula today from our own Creeping Dead. 

(http://i38.tinypic.com/ny9w5e.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 13, 2008, 11:48:17 AM
Wow, that's sweet.  Great mask, Jason!  Is that the original paintwork?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 13, 2008, 08:58:37 PM
No, it's a new pull from a master. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 13, 2008, 10:49:08 PM
Wow, I didn't even know that these were being made.  Nice!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Richard on September 14, 2008, 07:13:08 PM
I've never posted to this particular folder but would like to do so now. Not a "weekly find" but a more recent addition anyway. I've owned a Glenn Strange Frankenstein mask example of the '63 Don Post/Famous monster-ad variety (painted by Dr. Lady) for a good while.  Now I have a pair of Frankenstein Monster hands that seem to be the correct type and size as pictured in the Famous Monster ad. They are pretty fragile but complete. I also have a black coat and so am going to attempt to replicate the Glenn Strange Monster in the Famous Monster ad to display in my monster room. The same pose with arms crossed. Hmm, just what I need~more projects! But if I can pull it off, I think it could look great.
In the picture, the FM ad is in the upper left corner (that I'm going to try to replicate).
Best,
Richard

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/mnroo/GlenStrangeDPmonsterpaws.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 14, 2008, 07:23:04 PM
Yes, those are the ones Richard.  Super set of hands.  There were 2 different kinds of Frankenstein hands, and that was the earlier type.  Outstanding!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on September 14, 2008, 07:29:38 PM
Real nice pick up! Love those hands.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on September 14, 2008, 07:34:07 PM
Great Find,Richard !
Don't forget to let us see some photos of your finished project.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on September 14, 2008, 07:57:19 PM
Coolness, Richard.  Coolness.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 14, 2008, 08:08:07 PM
Love the "Sweater" ad.   

Richard, those hands are fantastic, you should have them foamed.  Not many of those hands floating around.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 14, 2008, 09:19:35 PM
Wow, Richard.  That is a great set!  Now, you need a cable-knit sweater to replicate the ad!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on September 14, 2008, 09:21:49 PM
I found these 2 masks at a Thrift shop for 25 cents each.(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3071/2858445994_d3e3a5b53b.jpg?v=0)

Found 2 of these Quasimodos at a flea market a couple of weeks back.  They are from 1996.  Not a great likeness, but...(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3102/2857616151_47d2357aaf.jpg?v=0)

Not a monster item, but a great find.  I bought the Lone Ranger book at a used bookstore and found the 2 1930's radio premiums inside.(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3198/2857616355_cf23eefb45.jpg?v=0)

Still hoping for a really great monster find.  Maybe someday...

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on September 14, 2008, 09:32:54 PM
Like I said, I am selling off a few pieces, but still collecting.  :) Here is what I found this weekend. I got em for a pretty good deal to. This is my second find of original 60s 70s Of these in the wild.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_0908.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_0907.jpg)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_0906.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on September 14, 2008, 09:39:47 PM
Guys,
   These are all great finds ! I really like the Quasimodo windup and the Lone Ranger book
with radio premiums.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 14, 2008, 09:47:44 PM
Cool stuff Rob.  Those masks are great, as is the Hunchy windup and the Lone Ranger stuff.

HH, I love those Rubber Uglies.  I have an almost full set from childhood and remember picking them out of the counter box at 7-11 after church.  I'd get one if I behaved and didn't do anything to embarass my folks :D

That snail I had when I was a kid too, and still have it.  That bottom pic, the ones on the top were sold in larger size in header bags called DeHorribles. 

That one on the right is positively pornographic. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on September 14, 2008, 09:52:57 PM
Cool stuff Rob.  Those masks are great, as is the Hunchy windup and the Lone Ranger stuff.

HH, I love those Rubber Uglies.  I have an almost full set from childhood and remember picking them out of the counter box at 7-11 after church.  I'd get one if I behaved and didn't do anything to embarass my folks :D

That snail I had when I was a kid too, and still have it.  That bottom pic, the ones on the top were sold in larger size in header bags called DeHorribles. 

That one on the right is positively pornographic. 


Do you happen to recall these as well?  I have a handful, but I am looking for some that are a bit smaller in size and I remember buying them at a 7-11 out of a box on the counter. (pic from ebay)

(http://www.zoto.com/byrd42/img/original/e6321c56ef5941bd576bcd0481a637ac.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 14, 2008, 10:09:38 PM
Do you happen to recall these as well?  I have a handful, but I am looking for some that are a bit smaller in size and I remember buying them at a 7-11 out of a box on the counter. (pic from ebay)

([url]http://www.zoto.com/byrd42/img/original/e6321c56ef5941bd576bcd0481a637ac.jpg[/url])


Definitely.  I think they were made in 3 sizes, and they have been made over and over so there are older ones and as recent as the 90's they were made again.  The rubber on the newer ones is a little different, but it's hard to tell.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 14, 2008, 10:55:24 PM
That one on the right is positively pornographic. 

Ha!  That's his tongue, you know.

But who knows where that tongue has been.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 14, 2008, 10:56:24 PM
Great find on the hands, Richard.

That Quasi is interesting.  Kind of has a 70s dime store vibe.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 15, 2008, 12:31:52 PM

"Do you happen to recall these as well?  I have a handful, but I am looking for some that are a bit smaller in size and I remember buying them at a 7-11 out of a box on the counter. (pic from ebay)"

Those jigglers are often listed on ebay as Spooky kookys (dunno why) There was a 'forgotten prisoner' skeleton I had as a kid. I remember them in newsagents in the mid seventies. I seem to remember some on key chains also. They are really sweet, very seventies!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 15, 2008, 01:03:30 PM
One of the many ways that these jiggly prisioner guys were sold was in a counter top display as "Spooky Kookys".  There are also carded examples with this name on them.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on September 15, 2008, 01:20:10 PM
Ha!  That's his tongue, you know.

But who knows where that tongue has been.


I was talking about where the tongue is coming from.

That jiggler is a vagina with arms, legs, tentacles and a tongue.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/376659014_6f8d1b0606_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on September 15, 2008, 04:37:03 PM
Today I found this lurking in my garage where it's been gathering dust for many years.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_7450.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 15, 2008, 08:23:08 PM
That's a nifty candy bucket, Jim.  Renzi made some cool stuff.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 16, 2008, 08:40:34 PM
Been getting quite the jump on Halloween this year with the Continuation of my Imagineering run. Falling behind on my yearly Gurly quest though. :P


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/ImagineeringMakeUpkit.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 17, 2008, 08:16:40 PM
I actually got this a few weeks ago, but just recently got around to hanging it.


From   House of the Unusual

(http://i34.tinypic.com/2rpp6pl.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on September 17, 2008, 10:23:39 PM
Is that from the comic adds?  Always wanted one of those.  Stininking cool!  How many bones did it cost? 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 17, 2008, 10:27:16 PM
After a year of searching I finally found one. This Imagineering Green Dragon Blood reminds me of when I was a kid when we used to go to the Penny Saver Bizarre ( a huge store with hundreds of small businesses inside in cubicles ) where we got all of these sorts of Halloween novelties. Ben Franklins is another store that comes to mind. Good stuff for sure.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/Imagineeringgreendragonblood.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on September 20, 2008, 01:19:15 PM
From The Imagineering Vaults.

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/smIMG_4667.jpg)

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/smIMG_4668.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on September 20, 2008, 02:03:47 PM
You don't usually see the more "adult" Imagineering makeup supplies for sale. I don't think I've seen any of that stuff since it was in the stores.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 22, 2008, 05:14:18 AM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/DSC_0062.jpg)

Got a nice AHI Frankie this week, he's in pretty good nick considering he's been knocking around away his card and bubble.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 22, 2008, 06:00:35 AM
Really nice AHI Frankenstein Chris. The paint looks to be in good shape, especially the shade of powder blue around his eyes. I love that effect. I recently picked up a second loose Frankenstein because I had Mike Rogers make me a killer box for my first one. Once I put him inside the box and saw how cool he looked I didn't want to take him back out. Just the excuse I needed to grab me a second one. ::) The one thing I learned is that you can never have to many loose monsters. As I'm sure you'll agree, he looks great in his box surrounded by his carded friends.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0428.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0429.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0430.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0027.jpg)
 

 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 22, 2008, 06:04:11 AM
Hi Robert,
I love that box! I agree with loose monsters, the more the merrier. They look great with their Remco buddies there :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 29, 2008, 05:34:48 AM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/vintage.jpg)

I have been on a bit of a vintage Halloween kick this week, didn't have the money but thought what the hell as these were all pretty cheap! I really dig the Italian Vampire fans, should be a poster for 'Django meets Nosferatu'! ( well, if 'Django meets Nosferatu' actually exisisted as a film).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on September 29, 2008, 07:46:22 AM
Very cool.  Vintage Halloween is always a treat to see again.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on September 29, 2008, 08:03:44 AM
Got this last week from that furry fiend HH. ;)

(http://i34.tinypic.com/sq46fa.jpg)

I'm very, very happy to finally get one of these.  When I started collecting the only things I really set out to find (And as we all know the path always veers)   the REMCO toys since thats where most of my early monster memories come from.

This completes my REMCO collection.  Never thought I'd do it. Heck it only took 27 years to find it all.

Thanks so much HH, and to prove I am a MAD DR......I removed the shrink wrap so I could play with the insides..MUHAHAHAHA!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on September 29, 2008, 08:11:55 AM
Thanks so much HH, and to prove I am a MAD DR......I removed the shrink wrap so I could play with the insides..MUHAHAHAHA!!!
You truly are a mad dr... :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on September 29, 2008, 08:46:29 AM
Sweet Dr. Terror. I had this on my watch lit. If it wasn't for some prior purchases I would have bid on this. Being the only bidder and winning it for $199.99 I'd say you did pretty good. Everything Rob sells is top quality so you must be pretty excited. Well done!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on September 29, 2008, 07:48:42 PM
That makeup is a very nice buy. And, a water soluble-formula is always a plus!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 03, 2008, 04:30:50 PM
I’ve been Kong crazy this week, got a few bits and pieces. I was bidding on 2 Kong walkers and won them both – I got one as a lot ( Not sure if he is AHI as he has a black winding key, although he has the shaped feet?). The other, I’m pretty sure is an AHI by the feet and key. Neither are in super condition, but he was one of those long lost childhood toys that I wanted to pick up at some point.

The Mego plush I have had since I was a kid, he has just come back down from hiding in the attic as he was my dog’s nemesis when she was a pup (she's 11 now, but man that dog holds a grudge for a long time). Strangely, when I was a kid he was my first dog’s nemesis also ( must be something about bull terriers and giant apes?).

Does anybody know what the little walkers are in the top picture? I’m sure I saw somebody post an image here on the UMA of these? ( The frankie and wolfman look like they have been made from milliput or fimo)
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/kong-fest.jpg)

I just won these jigglers too, the seller had the witch listed as a Ben cooper and the dracy listed as a Ben Cooper 'style' jiggler. Does anybody know what they are? The drac looks slightly different to the Ben Cooper Dracs of that style that I've seen. The 'worst jiggler in hisory  Dinosaur' I have seen before ;D
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/jigglers.jpg)
(http://i23.ebayimg.com/03/i/001/0f/a4/8502_1.JPG)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 03, 2008, 05:12:28 PM
I think the Dracula is the standard sculpt, but his eyes are painted differently.  Here is my BC Drac that I've had since the early 90s.
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/70swing/bcvamp.jpg)


I recently bought a BC Mummy that is a different sculpt than any I've seen before.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 03, 2008, 05:21:05 PM
Cheers Ray! Perhaps some naughty kid has taken artistic liberties with his eyes. Any idea about the Witch? I have only ever seen the one Ben Cooper witch so wasn't sure about this 'un. Do you have any pics of the Ben Cooper Mummy? I love those guys.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on October 04, 2008, 09:44:37 AM
Thanks to an incredibly generous collector who I am proud to call a friend, this Imagineering display box arrived on my doorstep as a gift filled with loads of goodies. I think you'll all agree that this person could have easily listed this on ebay and made a bundle but instead he chose to make a fellow collector very happy and for that I am humbled. I guess it's just another example of why I consider toy collectors to be some of the nicest people in the world. I hope you guys enjoy the pic. I just had to share.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/DSCF01452.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on October 04, 2008, 09:50:57 AM
My weekly finds of late have been parts for our ghostbusters proton packs.. here's a few wip images of them....

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/Gareee_photos/GhostBusters/ProtonPacks002.jpg)

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/Gareee_photos/GhostBusters/ProtonPacks004.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 04, 2008, 02:37:25 PM
This isn't new to me, but I found it while excavating storage, lol.  I bought these from MacFrugals several years ago, the store that became Big Lots.  Never seen anything this cool there since.  I love these guys!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3148/2912150283_0aca7032ba_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on October 04, 2008, 02:41:43 PM
Actually every year I unearth my halloween stuff its "new" again.. ;) Especially those after halloween clearance items.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 04, 2008, 05:59:50 PM
This isn't new to me, but I found it while excavating storage, lol.  I bought these from MacFrugals several years ago, the store that became Big Lots.  Never seen anything this cool there since.  I love these guys!

Oh man, they're great. Very Mexican looking. I love 'em!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 04, 2008, 07:17:53 PM
I don't suppose this is much of a "find" to an advanced group of collectors like we have at the UMA, but I thought it was pretty cool.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2912809421_c3eeee568a_o.jpg)

Do any of you know anything about this 6.5 inch plastic cup?  When was it made and who distibuted it - a fast food chain, maybe?

If it is one in a series, I'd like to see pictures of any other cups.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on October 05, 2008, 12:47:30 AM
ChrisNurse, that dino jiggler is the Ben Cooper Godzilla.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 05, 2008, 08:54:22 PM
Well my weekly find was finally time to finish painting something that could also go in the Halloween Watch thread - remember this?
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3120/2749589240_7153ef6978_o.jpg)

There were three others being sold to match so now I have the complete set all painted up - (disclaimer: I do not consider myself more than an average painter) but here they are:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3118/2914193924_ff0fcd7c4e_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/2914193936_e958278948_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3276/2913349593_126112dfaa_o.jpg)
Van Helsing style?
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2913349603_ac032ac611_o.jpg)
And for effect, how they look all together on a shelf
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3126/2913349585_7af5f58465_o.jpg)

Not Universal my any means but a neat fun CHEAP project!

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 05, 2008, 09:01:23 PM
Those look great Packy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 05, 2008, 09:11:44 PM
I saw those at a store and said "nah."  But if they had been painted like that, I probably would have bought them.  The werewolf kind of reminds me of Curse of the Demon.  Dracula looks very androgynous. I think the paint job really transforms the Bride from something that doesn't work into something that does work very well.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on October 05, 2008, 09:17:34 PM
I think they look very cool on your shelf, Packy.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on October 05, 2008, 09:53:02 PM
Packy,
           Speaking as proud owner of one of your Frankenstein examples, i have to encourage you not to sell yourself short. No need for any disclaimers, you do TERRIFIC work. You transformed an item i really didn't think twice about at the store into a piece i proudly display side by side with my vintage monster collectibles. Your Bride is the perfect companion. Keep up the great work! Wish we could get together and jam sometime. [I love Joe Walsh!, Especially "ILBT's"!] I teach guitar and have had the unbelievable good fortune to record 2 CD's with my childhood hero Zacherley.
                                          Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on October 05, 2008, 09:59:21 PM
Packy you have been busy. Very nice. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on October 05, 2008, 10:51:06 PM
Packy,
    A great addition to any monster display !! Beautiful job !!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on October 06, 2008, 01:48:59 AM
You've really done a superior job on all of these. I skipped "The Bride" when I saw her in the store, but your paint job really improves her look. I may have to go back and pick one up. You have provided wonderful inspiration.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 06, 2008, 06:40:59 AM
Well thank you all for the nice sentiments. "you've made an old man...very...happy..." The only thing easier than painting them is giving them away and I wish I had a enough of all of them to paint and send to everybody. I've seen some jaw dropping paint-ups by talented UMA group members including our own modest General. Hey maybe next year they'll make Mummy, Creature and Phantom busts, one can always hope.

pk
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 06, 2008, 08:17:11 AM
Well thank you all for the nice sentiments. "you've made an old man...very...happy..." The only thing easier than painting them is giving them away and I wish I had a enough of all of them to paint and send to everybody. I've seen some jaw dropping paint-ups by talented UMA group members including our own modest General. Hey maybe next year they'll make Mummy, Creature and Phantom busts, one can always hope.

pk

Packy and I exchanged some dollar store items we found in our areas recently, and he was kind enough to throw in a painted Frankenstein bust.  It was a delightful surprise and even better in person than in the photos.  He's far too modest about his painting skill.  I thought it was a factory paint job until I read this.  Thanks Paul~!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on October 08, 2008, 10:37:51 PM
A couple ACE paperbacks:

(http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0441029396.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg)

From the web:
Armageddon 2419 A.D. is Philip Francis Nowlan's novella which first appeared in the August 1928 issue of the pulp magazine Amazing Stories. Later, in the 1960s, the novella and its sequel, The Airlords of Han, were combined by editor Donald A. Wollheim into one paperback novel, titled Armageddon 2419 A.D. The characters and setting eventually evolved into Buck Rogers.

and

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/138/327870693_ee9c617af3.jpg?v=0)

Between the title and the cover, I could not pass it up.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on October 09, 2008, 06:51:36 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff56/cosmic-madcow/CreaturePF.jpg)

Thanks to the Live.com Ebay discount and a local seller who let me pick it up, it only cost me $209...

And next to him you can see some of the Dollar Tree Creepy Classics I just picked up too.  ;D

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on October 09, 2008, 07:47:02 PM
Very cool! I'm loving mine FAR more then I thought I would, and the pose doesn;t bother me at all anymore.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on October 09, 2008, 08:16:57 PM
Very cool! I'm loving mine FAR more then I thought I would, and the pose doesn;t bother me at all anymore.


Yeah I was leary at first but then I saw one in person at Baltimore Comic Con and knew I had to have it. I just pray that it holds up over time...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Lugosifan1 on October 11, 2008, 02:05:27 AM
They haven't found the film, but I found him [imagg]http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/NINJAxTFx/CIMG2562.jpg[/img]  Mario
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Lugosifan1 on October 11, 2008, 02:08:59 AM
lets try this again(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa97/NINJAxTFx/CIMG2562.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on October 11, 2008, 05:32:05 AM
Mario,
   That is a great find !!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on October 11, 2008, 07:59:56 AM
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3039/2912809421_c3eeee568a_o.jpg[/url])

Do any of you know anything about this 6.5 inch plastic cup?  When was it made and who distibuted it - a fast food chain, maybe?

If it is one in a series, I'd like to see pictures of any other cups.


That was a cup given away at General Cinema theaters back in the late 80s. I know, because that is where I obtained mine; right at the theater. I believe it was a Halloween promotional item. It also glows in the dark. I remember being very excited upon discovering this cup. I also have the display hanger for the cup.   
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 11, 2008, 11:48:13 AM
That was a cup given away at General Cinema theaters back in the late 80s. ...

THANKS!

I liked it the minute I saw it.  It was well worth the 99 cents price to me.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on October 11, 2008, 09:05:47 PM
Don't believe what you hear about the current sorry state of the real estate market.  I purchased this pair of lighted haunted haciendas today at the flea market.  They look really vintage 60s/70s but are more recent (methinks 80s) and are stamped "Don Featherstone" who is the creative genius responsible for prettifying America's trailer parks by inventing the Pink Flamingo lawn ornament.  These boo-tiful bungalows measure 18x25, each with a different paint scheme, and the utility bills won't be high, as they are fully lit by a single 15 watt bulb.  To complete the look of spooky suburbia, I'd love to park a Renzi monstermobile between these plastic palaces.  Anyone have a spare???

No mortgage, no adjustable interest rate, nary a rambunctious ReMax agent in sight, just a meager 5 bucks for the pair...
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2933274284_ea08642564_m.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2933273590_2b3ce01003_m.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 12, 2008, 12:48:48 PM
That was a cup given away at General Cinema theaters back in the late 80s. ...

HAHAHAHAHAHA!

Looks like I should have waited for it to arrive in the mail before asking questions.  The cup has General Cinema and the Pepsi logo printed right on it.

It glows in the dark pretty nicely (for a short time).  It would have been fun to be in the theater where these were distibuted when the lights went out.  It would have looked like a bunch of fireflies on steroids.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 12, 2008, 05:27:41 PM
Not weekly, but monthly or more acquisition's:

Very Cool DVD!!!  Halloween: The Happy Haunting of America
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090439-1.jpg)

Red Pants Wolfman Soakie
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090429.jpg)

Two Creature posters I had signed by Ricou
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090430.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090431.jpg)

Animal Land Monsters
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090433.jpg)

Famous Monsters Resin Plaque
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090437.jpg)

Marvel Zombies with quick doodle by Arthur Suydam
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090435.jpg)
(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P1090436.jpg)

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on October 12, 2008, 08:38:41 PM
Nice score !I love those signed Creature posters and that dvd with our own Daniel (Dr.Shocker)
Roebuck looks great too !!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on October 13, 2008, 07:24:42 AM
No mortgage, no adjustable interest rate, nary a rambunctious ReMax agent in sight, just a meager 5 bucks for the pair...

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3286/2933274284_ea08642564_m.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3251/2933273590_2b3ce01003_m.jpg[/url])


My dear Gakenstein. I hope your happy with your two new homes because I just recently lost those two homes to foreclosure! Yes, those were my homes. Homes where my children and I lived. The other home is where I placed my nagging wife. You see .. I was a victim of a sub-prime mortgage scam. Now my children and I are out on the streets living in a van down by the river.

It may be a buyer's market right now .. but ... for me ..

Home? I have no home. Hunted, despised, living like an animal! The jungle is my home. But I will show the world that I can be its master! I will perfect my own race of people. A race of atomic supermen which will conquer the world! Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on October 13, 2008, 12:58:02 PM
Herr General Terry,

I am a slum landllord, yes, but I am also a human being always looking out for my brethren and you can live in either of these plastic dumps of your choosing.  Since you're in dire financial straits I will not take any rent money from you.  Instead, out of the kindness of my generous heart, I will accept a monthly monster toy from your vast and awesome pile of terror trinkets, due at the beginning of each month.  For each day you are late, you will be charged one jiggler.

"Home is where our story begins" ....sob....sniff...retch....
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on October 13, 2008, 01:01:12 PM
My weekly "finds".. parts for our Ghostbuster packs...

(http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb2/Gareee_photos/GhostBusters/protonpacks012.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 13, 2008, 01:38:48 PM
My pal Bill brought me some great records last night.  Check out these, they are "made in Italy"? 
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay169.jpg)
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay170.jpg)
And here's a Vincent Price acting LP:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay171.jpg)
But perhaps the most amazing discovery was this album, proof of Raymond Castile's early recording career:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay168.jpg)
Uncanny, isn't it... ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 13, 2008, 01:40:09 PM
:D  That does look like Raymond!

Nice records, Andy
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on October 13, 2008, 03:16:40 PM
But perhaps the most amazing discovery was this album, proof of Raymond Castile's early recording career:
([url]http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay168.jpg[/url])
Uncanny, isn't it... ;D


I'd have to say he was either Dan Hill, or John Oates.  :D


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZZngTkp54I
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 14, 2008, 02:04:21 AM
Ah, yes.  My old mullet days.  Thanks for reminding me.  I don't even get any royalties from that album.  What a pain.  What was I thinking back then.  Burn it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsterkid71 on October 14, 2008, 08:04:52 AM
Nice albums! I found those for download recently over at http://davesworld56.blogspot.com/ (http://davesworld56.blogspot.com/) Always fun to listen to this kinda stuff!

Raymond I too suffered from the mullet at one point.......the 80's were bad in that way.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 14, 2008, 08:08:09 AM
I picked up a record last night, too.  It's dated 1966.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2940719143_99b6a18412_o.jpg)

More pics here:
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2257.0
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on October 14, 2008, 09:27:06 AM

That is a crazy piece, Bobby. I'm not usually much a fan of Japanese stuff, but I really like that one! The art is really nice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 14, 2008, 11:43:18 AM
I agree.  Bobby, that is a COOL looking record!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 14, 2008, 11:51:45 AM
Thanks guys, I've passed on a lot of Japanese stuff, but this really caught my eye.  The vintage is appealing and I love the graphics. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on October 14, 2008, 12:12:34 PM
Great video!I still have those black platform shoes!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 15, 2008, 09:43:35 AM
Cool records guys! Love the japanese cover!
Got a few finger monster jigglers this week, had one or two of these exact monsters as a kid.
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/uma/jigglers.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 15, 2008, 11:08:09 AM
Neat, I remember having a couple of those jigglers as a kid.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 15, 2008, 08:44:39 PM
A mere $20.00 secured me this lovely beauty.

(http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/8962/90010539ya2.jpg)

$33 for this one:

(http://i3.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/11/09/2b95_1_sbl.JPG)

a little paintwork for this bad boy.  (on its way, Thanks Mario!)
(http://img151.imageshack.us/img151/2417/chchcghghjfghue6.jpg)

I loves me some monsters!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on October 21, 2008, 12:24:38 AM
I've actually had this stuff for awhile but just came across 'em again.


This is a push puppet where the skeleton collapses when you push the bottom.
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/9166/skelepumpkinxj0.jpg)


Here is a Marx Hunchback painted kinda neat
(http://img122.imageshack.us/img122/8633/hunchbackxm9.jpg)

And I really like this set of 'BIG BAD TEETH'
(http://img518.imageshack.us/img518/5098/bigbadteethvz0.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 21, 2008, 06:06:41 PM
I LOVE those big bad teeth!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 21, 2008, 08:43:44 PM
Anton, I like those sigs of the Sun Demon and Piedras Blancas Monster.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 23, 2008, 09:45:13 AM
I know these have been around for awhile, but I finally picked up a Bela Lugosi as Dracula Halloween blowmold on eBay:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2966274027_32dffb28e2.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2967120974_273842d86e.jpg?v=0)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 23, 2008, 09:48:49 AM
Very cool blowmold George!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on October 23, 2008, 10:18:09 AM
Cool records guys! Love the japanese cover!
Got a few finger monster jigglers this week, had one or two of these exact monsters as a kid.
([url]http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/uma/jigglers.jpg[/url])


Where did you land these, Chris?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 23, 2008, 11:56:27 AM
I know these have been around for awhile, but I finally picked up a Bela Lugosi as Dracula Halloween blowmold on eBay:
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2966274027_32dffb28e2.jpg?v=0[/url])
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3006/2967120974_273842d86e.jpg?v=0[/url])
George


I have been told that this is a licensed item from 1998.  Did they make any other Uni Monsters?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 23, 2008, 12:12:07 PM
Yep, it's licensed. As far as I'm aware, it's the only licensed Universal Monster blowmold.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 23, 2008, 12:34:09 PM
Where did you land these, Chris?

Hi Bogey,
I got them from ebay UK - about 2 are the early 70s versions, the rest are the late 70s /early 80s copies or recasts that were about when I was a kid.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on October 23, 2008, 12:42:22 PM

The Dracula "blow mold" is licensed by The Estate of Bela Lugosi. It is not licensed by Universal Pictures.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 23, 2008, 12:50:16 PM
The Dracula "blow mold" is licensed by The Estate of Bela Lugosi. It is not licensed by Universal Pictures.
Ah, I guess that's why there aren't any for the rest of the Universal Monsters, then.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 23, 2008, 01:35:39 PM
The Dracula "blow mold" is licensed by The Estate of Bela Lugosi. It is not licensed by Universal Pictures.


Here is a picture of one from an eBay auction.  It shows the base up close:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3152/2961629851_fafb779043_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on October 28, 2008, 01:25:15 AM
I just got in 9 of the Crestwood House monster books from the 2nd series.
Also pictured is a medium sized Jaymar Frankenstein puzzle I picked up.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3056/uma01qk3.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/302/uma02an3.jpg)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/4774/uma03sl4.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on October 28, 2008, 01:31:09 AM
Then there's also this batch of random stuff.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5876/uma04xk1.jpg)


Here's a closeup of the little rubber gorilla/Kong

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7848/uma05sj7.jpg)
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7256/uma06us9.jpg)


Here is a closeup of the weird rubber alien

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/7396/uma07lv7.jpg)


And a closeup of the Frankenstein necklace. I think these were discussed in another thread. It's a soft hollow head on a black plastic necklace. Did they do other monsters? Bobby, I'm sure you know! ;)

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5633/uma08sf9.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 28, 2008, 05:14:58 AM
How I love those Crestwood books. Great score.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 28, 2008, 09:14:47 AM
Yes, those Crestwood books are a nice score.  That rubber gorilla looks like the Salt Vampire from Star Trek or Flukeman from X-Files with that mouth and those lips, lol.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 28, 2008, 10:14:01 AM



And a closeup of the Frankenstein necklace. I think these were discussed in another thread. It's a soft hollow head on a black plastic necklace. Did they do other monsters? Bobby, I'm sure you know! ;)

([url]http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/5633/uma08sf9.jpg[/url])



I think that Frankie is a 'Wear a Weirdo' - there was a kong and I think a shrunken head. They're great, I've always wanted a set of them!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 28, 2008, 12:25:18 PM
I don't think they did the shrunken head as a Wear a Weirdo.  I've got Franky, Wolf Man, King Kong and a Skull.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on October 28, 2008, 12:53:52 PM
Ah geez I just wasn't thinking, you're right that is a Wear a Weirdo Frank. I even have one of 'em still sealed and didn't think about it! They didn't do a Shrunken Head though, only Frank, Kong, Wolf Man and a Skeleton. I still need a sealed Kong.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 28, 2008, 02:02:09 PM
Sorry, I was thinking of the similar shrunken head necklaces that pop up occasionally.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 28, 2008, 02:22:08 PM
I think that Frankie is a 'Wear a Weirdo' - there was a kong and I think a shrunken head. They're great, I've always wanted a set of them!

Kong, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, and Skull
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on October 28, 2008, 11:08:34 PM
Besides the Tuscany Dracula, I found this cute/cool display for me, er...my daughter, er...ME!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2979761605_521c3eeeed_b.jpg)

And my brother made this haunted house of painted cardboard which is an EXACT replica of my actual house:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3239/2980617888_46bf1b0bbf_b.jpg)

I absolutely love this.  The Remco 4" figures are just about the right size monsters to haunt this with. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 29, 2008, 12:55:50 AM
Besides the Tuscany Dracula, I found this cute/cool display for me, er...my daughter, er...ME!
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3147/2979761605_521c3eeeed_b.jpg[/url])




Where did you find the McNugget display?  Both that and the house are awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 29, 2008, 06:28:05 AM
Hi Jeff!
Quote
which is an EXACT replica of my actual house:

You mean you have a giant piano living behind you?!!! Just kidding!
I love that cool house, you gots a nice brother Happy Halloween my friend -

paul

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on October 29, 2008, 01:28:51 PM
Where did you find the McNugget display?  Both that and the house are awesome!
Thank you.  I set up at the Kane County (IL) toy show as a dealer twice a year and another vendor had this.  I had never seen this before and she tried to sell it for $70 a couple years ago.  Offered it at $35 and sold it to me for $30.  Haven't shown it to my three year old yet (who LOVES chicken McNuggets) and not sure I'm going to for a while.  I can see it getting trashed!  Thanks for the sentiments.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on October 29, 2008, 01:30:23 PM
Hi Jeff!
You mean you have a giant piano living behind you?!!! Just kidding!
I love that cool house, you gots a nice brother Happy Halloween my friend -

paul


Hi Packy - thanks my friend.  I thought of you and your brother with this Haunted House.  Your brother of course doing that awesome Frankie plate for you.  We gots a couple of cool brothers.  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 29, 2008, 01:37:26 PM
Great finds, Jeff!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 29, 2008, 06:06:44 PM
Good stuff, Jeff, congrats!
I got some very old Topstone Halloween masks this week.  Most of these are pictured in the 1960 Topstone catalog:
The "Fortyniner"
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay225.jpg)
The "Goof"
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay222.jpg)
"Pig-Tails"
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay224.jpg)
and my favorite..."The Witch".  I believe this is the same one that you could order from the early issues of Famous Monsters
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay223.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 29, 2008, 09:48:12 PM
That cardboard haunted house is really cool, as are the Topstone masks.  I especially like the Goof.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 30, 2008, 11:52:59 AM
That cardboard haunted house is really cool, as are the Topstone masks.  I especially like the Goof.
My mother-in-law dropped by last night, and remarked that "The Goof" looks a lot like a character called "Mortimer Snerd" from her younger days.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 30, 2008, 12:54:29 PM
Aaah Edgar Bergen..from all of our younger days...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 30, 2008, 01:50:40 PM
Thank you.  I set up at the Kane County (IL) toy show as a dealer twice a year and another vendor had this.  I had never seen this before and she tried to sell it for $70 a couple years ago.  Offered it at $35 and sold it to me for $30.  Haven't shown it to my three year old yet (who LOVES chicken McNuggets) and not sure I'm going to for a while.  I can see it getting trashed!  Thanks for the sentiments.

That's a great deal on that!  Yeah, you might want to keep it hidden away for a little bit.  You don't want it to meet a Bride of Frankenstein end. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 31, 2008, 02:08:10 AM
I've been wanting one of these for a long time.  A Don Post glow skull.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2987966889_da13bc3426_o.jpg)


And here is an actual photo of it glowing in the dark.  No black light or photoshop tricks.  Just good old fashioned glow power.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2988825826_aaa50b9886_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 31, 2008, 05:13:20 AM
That is one cool mask Ray!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 31, 2008, 07:01:27 AM
Dang Ray - icenay askmay
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on October 31, 2008, 11:04:40 AM
My mother-in-law dropped by last night, and remarked that "The Goof" looks a lot like a character called "Mortimer Snerd" from her younger days.


LMAO I thought you were going to say.  My mother in law dropped by last night and that mask reminded you of her.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 31, 2008, 12:30:38 PM
Well, I didn't say it...but now that you mention it... ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on November 02, 2008, 07:49:56 PM
While looking for post-Halloween dsicounts on decorations and such, I scored these for $25 and $20 respectively.  These are by Illusive Concepts (from 1995, I believe).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3189/2997676498_55d920f6bf.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3036/2997676046_b46915a0cd.jpg?v=0)

The flash washed them out.  I really like the Wolf Man one.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 03, 2008, 06:34:19 AM
Nice masks Andy and Raymond!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 04, 2008, 10:20:59 PM
Not really a "find" per se, but a new addition.  I am kind of broke now as it was not cheap.

(http://img253.imageshack.us/img253/4936/0000121mq0.jpg)

(http://img219.imageshack.us/img219/7521/0000122io9.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on November 04, 2008, 11:30:53 PM
I've been wanting one of these for a long time.  A Don Post glow skull.

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3223/2987966889_da13bc3426_o.jpg[/url])


And here is an actual photo of it glowing in the dark.  No black light or photoshop tricks.  Just good old fashioned glow power.

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3245/2988825826_aaa50b9886_o.jpg[/url])


I LOVE THIS MASK! I shutter to think at what it costs though...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on November 05, 2008, 03:39:55 PM
Here are a couple o finds and 1 acquisition..............

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020544-1.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020543-1.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020542-1.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020539.jpg)

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020540.jpg)

  Here is my acquisition from Tony. I am sure everyone knows that he does some great work...................

(http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r194/sycholoco/P1020541-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on November 05, 2008, 11:30:22 PM
Ray, great Post Glow Skull. I've always loved that Skull!!
Kklloo, love that Gorilla mask!!


Couple of recent things...


A bottle of Boris Karloff's Root Beer from the Witch Mansion in Salem, Mass.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9623/uma10cp9.jpg)


A glass mug from the Frank N' Stein restaurant with a very Herman looking Frank.

(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2953/uma12fv2.jpg)
(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/9949/uma11ml7.jpg)


And a poster of Robby the Robot copyright and dated  1978 BILL MALONE/FANTASY CLASSICS INC.

Not folded, size 20" x 26"

Anyone know the story on this, was it just a commercially available poster?


(http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/3526/uma09lu2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on November 06, 2008, 04:53:39 PM
I got my Sideshow SSE Frankenstein Meets the Wolfman Diorama today. #41 of 50!  ;D

(http://home.comcast.net/~hobbymon/FvWSSE1.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~hobbymon/FvWSSE2.jpg)

(http://home.comcast.net/~hobbymon/FvWSSE3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on November 07, 2008, 12:21:26 AM
Four mugs (along with a matching plastic chip bowl) were sitting on my doorstep the other day thanks to a buddy of mine in California....coolest thing is, I didn't even know they were coming:

(http://i10.ebayimg.com/06/i/001/11/80/032e_2.JPG)  (http://i20.ebayimg.com/08/i/001/11/98/88ea_2.JPG)(http://i13.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/11/81/4daf_2.JPG)

There is a Terror of Dracula one as well.....all very B-movie looking.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on November 07, 2008, 09:12:00 AM
Cool mugs!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on November 07, 2008, 09:35:27 AM
(http://i24.ebayimg.com/04/i/001/18/b9/c147_35.JPG)
Just won 2 Charbens Dracula's on ebay. I've always liked these figures.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on November 07, 2008, 10:22:42 AM
Ever since I started Megocentral, where I have the chance to speak with thousands of collectors, I've been more than a little concerned about the escalating prices that are required to collect in our hobby. Not everybody has hundreds of dollars to plunk down on a single toy and I've seen too many other collectibles where the prices went so high that the average collector decided not even to bother. That's one of the main reasons that I don't collect robots. Their just way too expensive. That's the last thing that I want to see happen with Mego and monster collecting, especially seeing all the enjoyment that this hobby provides. With all this being said, I always thought that a boxed Remco Wolfman would run me $300.00 plus, especially since the last few sold for even more on auction. You can imagine my surprise when I won this for $114.00! I guess I just wanted to post this to remind new collectors that there are good deals are out there if you're patient.
 
.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/DSCF0158-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on November 07, 2008, 05:20:28 PM
WHOA!! More photos of that room please!!

Congrats on the Wolf Man. The deals are still out there, just less frequent. :(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 07, 2008, 10:51:34 PM
Roback 's collection is neat and tidy!!!!!!  Kudos!  looks like a museum!!!! :o
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on November 08, 2008, 12:20:53 AM
Oh, yeah.  Rob's collection is amazing, and the way it's displayed really gives those rare pieces the props they deserve.  I've admired his display room for a long time.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 08, 2008, 12:30:57 AM
I love Rob's collection and display. 

The great thing about Mego or monster stuff is that you can collect to your budget.  Mego you have to stick with loose if you want to be frugal, but nothing wrong with that.  Monster stuff even moreso.  $20 a month can bring you all kinds of cool stuff, as there's lots of inexpensive monster toys that rock!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on November 08, 2008, 10:15:31 AM
Well, coming from you guys I consider that quite the compliment! Andy, Bobby, I consider both of your collections simply amazing but lets face it, that goes without saying. Even more important is the passion you have for the hobby itself. My dad always told me to " stick with the winners " which you'll now start to realize why I make it a point to stay in steady contact with you both. I find great joy in reaching out to new collectors who are contemplating  starting a collection. Let's face it, money is tight and there are many places to spend what little disposable income we may have for a collection. I simply wanted to make the point that you don't always have to spend big bucks to obtain the more rarer pieces. As a matter of fact, if you look closely you'll see two carded Tomland Famous Monsters of Legend Morlocks. Just a few weeks ago I ran in to a beautiful sealed card for just a little over $100.00. No way could I pass that up. Just another example that if you spend enough time looking the deals are out there.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 10, 2008, 05:49:50 AM
Never wanted to pay full price, and didnt even wanna pay 1/2 price.  So I held out and look......


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270296970673
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on November 15, 2008, 07:53:06 PM
New stuff...

I already had the Wolf Man and now the Drac
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1336/uma01po4.jpg)


(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/1489/uma02le7.jpg)


Gotta love anything with a Gorilla holding a girl
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/7523/uma03nz0.jpg)

Godzilla wants to give you a hug
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/4048/uma04tm9.jpg)

And I got me one of these little guys, although his hand got bitten off by a gator
(http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/9571/uma05yz9.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on November 15, 2008, 09:09:44 PM
This won't be anything exciting or rare to anyone here but a couple of weeks ago I picked up the Luminators Phantom at St. Louis' Monstrous Weekend!!  After seeing Ebay pricing I was sure I wouldn't be completing my Luminator collection but a vendor had it there for $15, well below what I've seen them go for on Ebay and someone else had one for $20!

Also they had a bunch of the USPS monster stamp pencils on the entry table for free...awesome since I never got a complete set.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on November 15, 2008, 09:24:46 PM
And a poster of Robby the Robot copyright and dated  1978 BILL MALONE/FANTASY CLASSICS INC.
Not folded, size 20" x 26"
Anyone know the story on this, was it just a commercially available poster?

Bill Malone owns the original Robby. The photo appears to be his Robby against a FP-like painted background, as apposed to a still from the film. Don't know what the story on the poster is, but he must have had these printed up for sale?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on February 09, 2009, 11:07:40 PM
It's been pretty quiet on the monster front for me lately (got about a dozen kaiju on the way though), but I couldn't leave NYCC empty handed, now could I? I managed to snag a pretty decent lunchbox. Also, completed my Monster Balls set on Ebay last week, too.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_3761.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 10, 2009, 12:04:39 AM
Nice score, Dave! I have one of the lunch boxes, too. Had to be one of the last all metal jobs, as everything went plastic by the 80's. Wish i'd have been able to attend NYCC. [Joe Simon used to be a neighbor of mine while growing up during the 60's] Seeing all this great stuff makes me look forward to the Chiller Theatre dealer's room in a couple of months! That's where i finally completed my set of Monster Balls not long ago. Congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 10, 2009, 12:57:40 AM
Also, completed my Monster Balls set on Ebay last week, too.

Couldn't they have at least tried to come up with a less suggestive name!? "Ball Monsters", or somethin'?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on February 10, 2009, 09:43:28 AM
Nice score, Dave! I have one of the lunch boxes, too. Had to be one of the last all metal jobs, as everything went plastic by the 80's. Wish i'd have been able to attend NYCC. [Joe Simon used to be a neighbor of mine while growing up during the 60's] Seeing all this great stuff makes me look forward to the Chiller Theatre dealer's room in a couple of months! That's where i finally completed my set of Monster Balls not long ago. Congrats!

Joe Simon of Simon and Kirby?

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 10, 2009, 01:35:49 PM
You guys made some really great scores,but for me right now $100 or more is just out of the question no matter how bad I want something.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on February 10, 2009, 01:42:17 PM
Couldn't they have at least tried to come up with a less suggestive name!? "Ball Monsters", or somethin'?

Well, it's better than "Terror Testicles".
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 10, 2009, 02:02:10 PM
Well, it's better than "Terror Testicles".

Yes, I suppose it could have been worse. Still, not as bad as the Batman squirtgun.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on February 10, 2009, 02:44:55 PM
Yes, I suppose it could have been worse. Still, not as bad as the Batman squirtgun.

I've seen that... lol   To bad we don't have a pic.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 10, 2009, 03:19:46 PM
To bad we don't have a pic.


Or, too bad we do!

(http://www.gunpundit.com/2008/batman_squirt_gun.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 10, 2009, 03:35:29 PM
Or, too bad we do!

(http://www.gunpundit.com/2008/batman_squirt_gun.jpg)
[/quote

Which direction does he squirt?]
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on February 10, 2009, 06:02:35 PM
That's just SOOOO wroang!

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on February 10, 2009, 07:22:41 PM
That's simply disturbing.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on February 10, 2009, 07:25:28 PM
I don't know which is scarier ....... where the trigger is located or the filler cap.Agreed,  just wrong.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 10, 2009, 07:28:13 PM
It's been pretty quiet on the monster front for me lately (got about a dozen kaiju on the way though), but I couldn't leave NYCC empty handed, now could I? I managed to snag a pretty decent lunchbox. Also, completed my Monster Balls set on Ebay last week, too.

You go that box on the floor of the show? Good find. Mind if I ask ya what it set you back? Bet there was a lot of good stuff out there due to the economy.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on February 10, 2009, 08:05:54 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Man, that's about as unfathomable as the infamous Jesus light switch.
Guess I'll have to look for the darn jpeg now...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 10, 2009, 08:30:47 PM
the infamous Jesus light switch.


It's worse than I imagined!
(http://lh5.ggpht.com/dan.ray22/R8Gs2PRLoPI/AAAAAAAAAV0/3VsGOhXz4Kk/372C0858-98F7-47F0-BC44-52931D9F00A6.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on February 10, 2009, 10:24:03 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Man, that's about as unfathomable as the infamous Jesus light switch.
Guess I'll have to look for the darn jpeg now...


Speaking of disturbing..........

(http://www.plunderbund.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/jesus_lights.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 11, 2009, 12:25:30 AM
Yes BK, Joe lived very close to me in Woodbury NY back in the 60's. I went to elementary school with his twin daughters. They used to go door to door in the neighborhood selling back issues of   Joe's SICK magazine. Got most of my collection from them! I actually saw Jack Kirby in Joe's studio one day.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on February 11, 2009, 12:32:50 AM
You go that box on the floor of the show? Good find. Mind if I ask ya what it set you back? Bet there was a lot of good stuff out there due to the economy.

I don't mind. I dropped $85 on it. It's got the thermos, too. I'm not sure if that's a good price or not, but it seemed fair in my limited experience for the condition. Especially at a con, where you'd think the prices would normally be higher.

I didn't think there was a heck of a lot else. Someone had 1/2 sheets for "The Walking Dead" and "Isle Of The Dead" and an insert for "Spider Baby", but I didn't even bother to ask about prices since I knew it'd be too high for me. There were Creature and Frankenstein soakies, a King Kong bank, some 3 3/4" Remcos (all from the same guy as my lunchbox), a couple Megos here and there and one vendor had a full set of vintage EC comic horror host masks. Can't remember much else, off hand.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on February 11, 2009, 07:12:58 AM
I've never seen that switchplate. I have a modest collection of Religious plastic, was that made by Heartland Plastics?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Josh on February 11, 2009, 02:52:45 PM
I LOVE THIS MASK! I shutter to think at what it costs though...

That mask is not as expensive as you might think, it can usually be had for between $100-$150.  The highest I have ever paid for a DP Skull was $150 and that was a '70s Vermillion, which is a lot rarer.  A glow Skull should be relativly easy to find (it just sometimes takes a while to wait on a really nice one to turn up, like the beauty that Ray got; congrats Ray!!)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 11, 2009, 03:48:09 PM
Great score on the Lunch Box Dave!

A Spider Baby insert? Wonder how much it was? It's not that nice of a poster, but paper on that title is SO hard to find.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ChattyLMS on February 11, 2009, 04:23:32 PM
Cool stuff.  <sigh>  I got a rock.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 11, 2009, 06:34:54 PM
Poor baby,you sound like Charlie Brown! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on February 11, 2009, 06:41:16 PM
Yes BK, Joe lived very close to me in Woodbury NY back in the 60's. I went to elementary school with his twin daughters. They used to go door to door in the neighborhood selling back issues of   Joe's SICK magazine. Got most of my collection from them! I actually saw Jack Kirby in Joe's studio one day.

How cool, thanks for sharing that!  Kirby is probably my all time favorite.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 11, 2009, 10:39:20 PM
Yeah, it was actually kind of embarrasing. I must have been about 9 or 10 and was hanging out w/ my friend Tommy who lived right next door to Joe Simon. He told me he had special permission to help himself to SICK magazine back issues in the Simon's garage. I walked over there w/him and as he was loading up his arms, the Simon twin daughters suddenly appeared and the jig was up. Turns out he had no such special permission after all and i was now guilty by association! We were both marched into Joe's studio. I was not all that into comics yet and wondered why there were all these drawings of Captain America, Sub Mariner, etc adorning the walls . I was really humiliated because my brother was good friends with both of Joe's older sons. Joe was really sweet and only lightly reprimanded us. ["Now, boys...y'know it's not good to steal, right?..."] Instead of squealing on my friend i didn't try to profess my innocence and took comfort in the fact that as soon as we were outta there i'd kick Tommy's ass but good! The other thing that struck me in Joe's office was the heavy guy next to him chomping on his cigar and laughing as he watched us squirm. Wasn't until a year or so later when i seriously got into comics that i was reading an artist bio in the back of a Marvel comic and realized the guy with the cigar was Jack Kirby! I thought: GREAT! Now one of my favorite artists thinks i'm a schmuck...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on February 11, 2009, 11:40:35 PM
What a great story!

Kirby's a major art hero for me.  I got to meet him a few times at the San Diego comic con -- and (along with a gazillion other comics pros) attend a surprise birthday party thrown in his honor.  At one SD con ('80-something), I walked into the after-convention party, and right in front of me were Kirby and Stan Lee, standing there chatting.  I stood there dumbstruck for the longest time, as the creators of my favorite comics exchanged pleasantries, shook hands and then parted.  Took me a while to pick my jaw up off the floor.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on February 11, 2009, 11:54:27 PM
Found this War of the Worlds book in the Bargain Books section at Borders last weekend. 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3458/3272952893_04ddf21e53_b.jpg)
Not only is it a cool book but it includes a 72 minute CD featuring the entire original radio broadcast from 1938.  I had never listened to it in its entirety and got to yesterday for the first time.  Very cool!  Also included is a 1940 radio interview with Orson and H.G. Wells. 

Book and CD:  $2.99.  They have another five or six copies if anyone is interested, I can pick one up for you and ship it to you for my cost.  Let me know.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on February 12, 2009, 01:49:46 PM
I don't mind. I dropped $85 on it. It's got the thermos, too. I'm not sure if that's a good price or not, but it seemed fair in my limited experience for the condition. Especially at a con, where you'd think the prices would normally be higher.

I didn't think there was a heck of a lot else. Someone had 1/2 sheets for "The Walking Dead" and "Isle Of The Dead" and an insert for "Spider Baby", but I didn't even bother to ask about prices since I knew it'd be too high for me. There were Creature and Frankenstein soakies, a King Kong bank, some 3 3/4" Remcos (all from the same guy as my lunchbox), a couple Megos here and there and one vendor had a full set of vintage EC comic horror host masks. Can't remember much else, off hand.

You did fine on the box, con or no. The condition looks very good, and that's hard to judge on ebay. And now, you got it!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jscareshock on February 13, 2009, 11:01:27 AM
Yeah, it was actually kind of embarrasing. I must have been about 9 or 10 and was hanging out w/ my friend Tommy who lived right next door to Joe Simon. He told me he had special permission to help himself to SICK magazine back issues in the Simon's garage. I walked over there w/him and as he was loading up his arms, the Simon twin daughters suddenly appeared and the jig was up. Turns out he had no such special permission after all and i was now guilty by association! We were both marched into Joe's studio. I was not all that into comics yet and wondered why there were all these drawings of Captain America, Sub Mariner, etc adorning the walls . I was really humiliated because my brother was good friends with both of Joe's older sons. Joe was really sweet and only lightly reprimanded us. ["Now, boys...y'know it's not good to steal, right?..."] Instead of squealing on my friend i didn't try to profess my innocence and took comfort in the fact that as soon as we were outta there i'd kick Tommy's ass but good! The other thing that struck me in Joe's office was the heavy guy next to him chomping on his cigar and laughing as he watched us squirm. Wasn't until a year or so later when i seriously got into comics that i was reading an artist bio in the back of a Marvel comic and realized the guy with the cigar was Jack Kirby! I thought: GREAT! Now one of my favorite artists thinks i'm a schmuck...
  MIKE THAT IS AN AWESOME STORY.  Dude you got to "meet" the kings.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 13, 2009, 01:00:49 PM
Was this a member's "weekly find"?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=190284969442 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=190284969442)

Or did you all sleep through it like I did?

Sigh.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 13, 2009, 01:51:47 PM
Thanks John,
                     I stumbled upon Jimmy Simon [Joe's son] on the internet not long ago and we were going back and forth emailing each other about the old neighborhood for a while. This was soon followed by an email from Joe himself! He [Jimmy] was a member of my brother's Zacherley club. [they were all like 10 years older than me, so i wasn't a part of it] They would have meetings after every show at the clubhouse in our backyard. Jimmy didn't go into great detail, but eluded to lots of strange ritualistic stuff going on there... Remind me sometime to tell you about my Bro's Zacherley Clubhouse and a related incident that took place involving the Jones family [as in Jones Beach] crypt which had just been ransacked by a real life graverobber. My bro, his then girlfriend [now his wife] and my cousin used to frequent this particular graveyard and after seeing the crypt door smashed in, went inside...AT NIGHT! All kinds of drama followed with detectives pounding on our door, etc. I told Freddie Poe and Arnie the whole story at the last Chiller and thought their jaws would hit the floor! Thinking back, this is what probably gave me the idea to write Grave Robbing Tonight for Zach...how weird is it that he's the common denominator and inspiration for all of this!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on February 13, 2009, 02:36:24 PM
"My bro,             (his then girlfriend [now his wife] and my cousin)..."

Hopefully these were not the same people.   ;D

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepysFan on February 13, 2009, 02:51:45 PM
 Come on Gasport don't hold back, relate the sorid details.  There's nothing like childhood memories involving Crypts, and grave robbing circumstances are a unique plus.  Quit holding out, man.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on February 13, 2009, 05:55:15 PM
Yeah, I'd like to hear the story too.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 14, 2009, 12:53:14 AM
OK...Here goes: Back during the 60's Shock Theater and even more so, Zacherley left an indelible impression on the kids who watched him. My brother [like many kids who enjoyed the Uni-classics for the first time on TV] had a new fascination with graveyards. Once he reached his late teens and got his driver's license it became a favorite spot for he and his girlfriend [now wife] to visit on dates. This particular cemetery was located behind a fish hatchery in Cold Spring Harbor ,[of Billy Joel fame] NY.  Being 10 years younger than my bro, i didn't find out about this until the sh*t truly hit the fan.

One night while my cousin Roger was with them, they were making the rounds at the graveyard when they noticed the Jones family crypt door which was usually sealed shut was severely damaged and swinging in the wind. Naturally, their Zacherley [who, by the way, was horrified by this story when we told it to him at a recording session] training kicked right in and they grabbed flashlights to further explore the possibilities. Upon entering they noticed that all the caskets had been overturned and ransacked. Skeletal remains were scattered everywhere. Roger suddenly noticed a skull with long blond hair attached and decided to take it with him as a souvenir. He threw the skull in his trunk and when they left he proceeded to follow my bro and future sis in law to Wetsons in Syosset for some burgers. While there Roger got paranoid and threw the skull into some bushes.

Fast forward to later that night...detectives were now pounding on our front door. They found the crypt AND the skull... I was immediately sent to my room, but later found out they traced my bro's  '40 Ford sedan [cherry red and no muffler, or passenger side floor board for that matter. I used to watch the yellow line in the road fly by when he'd take me for a ride] to our house by the priest who lived at the church by the graveyard and saw [and heard remember, no muffler!] them leave the fish hatchery parking lot earlier that night. Initially they were trying to charge my bro with the original ransacking of the crypt!

Luckily, these detectives did their homework and eventually traced the real culprit to a local junkyard. [my bro and his friends used to get parts for their hot rods there!] As it turned out, he had hit many graveyards on Long Island, robbing the inhabitants of their jewelry, gold teeth, etc. My brother was finally cleared of all charges and all involved were warned to steer clear of cemeteries from now on. This fiasco received coverage on the radio and local newspapers. There you have it and remember: YOU AXED FOR IT!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 14, 2009, 01:19:35 AM
That's awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepysFan on February 14, 2009, 01:34:43 AM
 A very excellent and amusing story Gasport.  Loved it, except for the stealing of the poor skull.  I used to haunt the local cemetery as a teenager, it was always quiet and peaceful.  Never had any adventures take place, just sat thinking and enjoying summer nights, sometimes with my brother and sister.  I can't  imagine the feeling going through your brother as he entered an actual crypt, or his thoughts while they were trying to charge with the earlier event.  Thanks for sharing your memories of this.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 14, 2009, 01:56:32 AM
Yes, Roger was obviously out to impress that night by taking something with him when he left. My brother and date touched nothing. Surely the detectives would never have come knocking later that night if all they did was to tour the already ransacked crypt. Guess his conscience finally kicked in while at the burger joint. I heard  he was crying and very emotional when they interviewed him about the event. I simply find it fascinating that the only way they mustered up the courage to even enter the thing was because of their exposure to Shock Theater and Zacherley. I can't help but think of my favorite all time horror movie scene of Pretorius eating his dinner in the crypt after his hired grave robbers provided him with the bones for the bride he was about to help create.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on February 14, 2009, 07:39:41 AM
A fun story indeed and funny now after the years have passed.  Don't forget, there's graverobbing going on all the time.  AFter thosands of years, it's called archaeology.  They're yanking mummies out all the time in Egypt.  Watch out for the Mummy's Curse.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on February 14, 2009, 10:50:52 AM
Very cool Story GP!

Thanks for sharing!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 14, 2009, 06:50:48 PM
I remember causeing an auto accident when I was a teen.The graveyard was by a heavyly traveled road
and one night I went in their with some tattered clothes and laid down on a freashly filled in grave by the
fence faceing the road.When a car went by I sat stright up like I was the body buried there.I did this about 6 or 7 times until a car hit a pole while looking at me.I was so scared that I ran off and went home.
The next day I found out by reading the paper that the car hit the pole because the driver swore he saw aa body rise up from its grave! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on February 14, 2009, 09:59:57 PM
These are great stories guys. If I'd read them in a Ripley's comic you would, of course, all be dead by the end.... BELIEVE IT OR NOT !!! [tm]
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on February 19, 2009, 12:22:51 AM
Or, too bad we do!

([url]http://www.gunpundit.com/2008/batman_squirt_gun.jpg[/url])

I couldn't resist sharing this photo (as well as the Jesus light switch cover) with my friends at Chicago's own WGN Morning News.  They have a segment every morning called "Voice Mail Frenzy" where viewers leave voice mails or send in entertaining emails that sometimes include wacky photos.  They feature my email this morning.   ;D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96IYSuYZdZQ
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 19, 2009, 12:59:24 AM
Ah, way to go Jeff. That's too funny!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 19, 2009, 03:06:29 AM
That's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on February 19, 2009, 07:57:22 AM
That woman is annoying with her thinking that it's made up.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: josie monster on February 19, 2009, 08:44:04 PM
Ummm, guys, that Batman gun is so wrong on so many levels.  Even if I could stop laughing long enough to pull the trigger, I don't know about putting the water stopper back in his......how could I do that to poor Batman.  Disturbing, and yet so funny. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on February 19, 2009, 11:48:53 PM
Thanks guys.  Any chance one of US owns a Batman squirt gun?  Can someone post a pic of it or maybe an mpeg of it in use???
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 20, 2009, 12:02:48 AM
No actual squirting (aren't we lucky!), but here's a toy review of the BMSG.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCZeGAZFFi4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCZeGAZFFi4)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on February 20, 2009, 12:15:04 AM
Mike Mike Mike - you're a-freaking-MAZING!  Now I wanna collect em all!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 20, 2009, 12:25:59 AM
That guy has lots of other toy reviews (http://www.youtube.com/user/JeepersMedia (http://www.youtube.com/user/JeepersMedia)), including these similarly naughty Fisher Price dinos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldah1w3TE78&feature=channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldah1w3TE78&feature=channel)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepysFan on February 20, 2009, 12:54:24 AM
 Mike those were absolutely fantastic, and unbelievably funny.  I couldn't stop laughing.  A word to the wise though, don't drink Pespsi when you start watching this.  Trust me, it hurts.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 20, 2009, 12:57:58 AM
. . don't drink Pespsi when you start watching this.

Did you turn into a squirtgun?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 20, 2009, 04:26:53 AM
I'm interrupting this "nutty" conversation to show off a weekly find.  Sorry to insert myself, but the ball's in my court.

I received an interesting box today.  Kind of big.  Much too big for a Batman squirt gun.  Maybe something cool is inside.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3262/3294849296_629fe3c996_o.jpg)


I knew it.  Bubble wrap!  I love bubble wrap.  You could stop right there and I'd be satisfied.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3007/3294849356_e5c4a0d3ae_o.jpg)


Hm.  Something else in there.  I hope one of those alien thingies doesn't jump out and clamp onto my face.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3350/3294024321_ebc458d8a4_o.jpg)


Ah ha.  I sure have to slog through a lot of packing to get to the prize inside this Cracker Jack box.  This better be good!


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3464/3294024361_a4cc17f767_o.jpg)


Whoa!  What is that.  I think I've seen those in other people's collections.  Way too expensive for me.  They must have delivered this to the wrong house.  I better put it back.  Or then again, maybe I should keep it.  He's pretty cute!  But what's that other thing in the bubble wrap...


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3447/3294849502_8ba5dedff8_o.jpg)


Yikes!  What's going on here.  That must be one of those Kinko's repro boxes.  No, wait a minute.  It smells like an old cigar and it's got some wear and tear.  Hey, that's an original box!  That's way too expensive for me.  Now I know the stork dropped this on the wrong doorstep.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3459/3294024461_8d0ba0c985_o.jpg)


Ah well, he seems to have already made himself at home.  I'll just stick him in the closet until someday in the future when I have the money to buy one of these.  Then I'll pull him out and amaze myself.

Now back to squirt gun sodomy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on February 20, 2009, 07:23:03 AM
Ray, lest you hear the "crickets chirping"...AMAZING!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on February 20, 2009, 10:30:44 AM
Parabéns, Raymond! He is very handsome.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on February 20, 2009, 12:09:21 PM
Nice job on the thread Ray and an even nicer addition to your collection.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on February 20, 2009, 12:32:04 PM
Raymond, that is beautiful !
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on February 20, 2009, 12:38:01 PM
Very nice Ray!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 20, 2009, 01:15:59 PM
Have to stop typing to wipe drool from chin. NICE SCORE!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on February 20, 2009, 02:28:50 PM
 



              Bestest Toy Ever Made 

              Congrats Ray  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 20, 2009, 02:54:27 PM
Awesome looking toy there Ray,way to go!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on February 20, 2009, 02:56:26 PM
It's a brave soul indeed that would kidnap Herman's baby!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on February 20, 2009, 03:37:03 PM
Really cool, Ray! Don't put it in the closet, though. (Frankie is afraid of the dark! Also fire.)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 20, 2009, 04:00:48 PM
It's a beaut!  Great score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 20, 2009, 04:46:32 PM
Congrats Ray, I know how long you've been after one of those, must feel awesome to finally get him.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on February 20, 2009, 08:12:42 PM
Envy is a sin........Envy is a sin........Envy is a sin..........
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 20, 2009, 10:55:31 PM
Thank you!  Yes, I've had one of these on my want list for many years.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on February 21, 2009, 12:19:57 AM
That's a really nice one Raymond, congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 23, 2009, 10:45:10 PM
Yes My friend. I saw you win it. It is real cool. I was wondering what the Rich People were doing.  :o ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 23, 2009, 11:52:45 PM
Yes My friend. I saw you win it. It is real cool. I was wondering what the Rich People were doing.  :o ;D

Sleeping!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Trap-Door Maker on February 24, 2009, 01:43:35 PM
Stopped by a comic book store this past weekend & was surprised to see this Horizon Phantom Of The Opera kit in the bargain bin for $9.99! Can't wait to start building & painting Erik!

(http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w121/pbregman/Photo6.jpg)






http://www.neckboltpublishing.com (http://www.neckboltpublishing.com)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 24, 2009, 09:10:19 PM
A great kit at an even greater price! I always like this line of models and have The Bride, myself. I also made a friend of mine the Lugosi Dracula from this set.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on February 24, 2009, 10:49:43 PM
Another great find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on February 25, 2009, 12:04:41 AM
That's a great deal.  I've got the Mole Man from that series.  If you leave them poseable, they have a very toy-like quality.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on March 01, 2009, 04:54:01 PM
Here is a fancy shot of my new Marx Frankie.


(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/3320529488_89d05e4fbe_o.jpg)




The toy itself is in really exceptional condition.  Very bright and crisp.  I feel like I paid for a near-mint toy and got an original box thrown in for a small additional fee.  The box is a bit on the rough side, but really not that bad at all. 

I've already mailed the box to the professional restoration studio in California that spruced up my Yeti and Kong boxes.  I'll have them fix a couple of tears and remove some tape, but leave the rest of the box as is.

This is a company that works on $300K movie posters and $50K Disney collectibles, so I don't have any qualms about having them work on my little toys.  Strangely, I would never consider restoring a 70s AHI card, but for some reason it seems ok to restore a 60s robot box.  I don't know why I feel ok with one and not the other.

That dot on Frankie's nose is not grime, by the way.  It's blood!  The red paint from his scars.  A factory worker in Hong Kong was a little too generous with the blood, but I guess you can never have too much blood.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on March 01, 2009, 05:30:30 PM
Here is a Kenner Bionic Bigfoot.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3602/3320529154_d8044a4045_o.jpg)



Does something seem strange?  Perhaps he doesn't look like other Kenner Bionic Bigfoot figures you've seen?

That's because he's the 3 3/4" figure, not the more familiar 14" version.  You don't remember seeing carded 3 3/4" Six Million Dollar Man figures?  Of course you don't.  They were not sold on cards.


(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/75/3320529314_1fc2e08dfe_o.jpg)


This figure came from a boxed "dual launch drag race" playset.  It also included a 3 3/4" Steve Austin.  There were two vehicles, one for Bigfoot and another for Steve.  Here is a commercial:


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



This is one of the rare occasions where I actually prefer a loose toy over a packaged one.  In the box, this would be more of a racing toy than a monster toy.

Bigfoot is just like a 3 3/4" Kenner Star Wars figure, except his arms are designed to grip handlebars (or mow his lawn, shovel snow, etc.).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on March 01, 2009, 05:40:46 PM
Wow, the Marx Frankenstein is exceptional.  And Jackhammerin' Bigfoot, well, he's exceptional, too.  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on March 01, 2009, 06:41:16 PM
Ray, when you get the box, I'd love to see before and after comparisons.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on March 01, 2009, 07:00:48 PM
Ray, when you get the box, I'd love to see before and after comparisons.

BK


That picture shows the "before."  I'll take an "after" when I get it back.  It probably won't look very different, though. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on March 01, 2009, 07:18:32 PM
I've always been curious about the restoration process. In 99% of cases, I'm against it. But I've got a couple of Jumbo Machinder boxes that are a bit beat and they're just too rare for me to ever hope to actually upgrade. If I ever have money again, I might look into it. Oh and nice toy, too! ;)

I was never really into the Six Million Dollar Man, but my friend told me about that Bigfoot episode a few years back, then posted this clip from it. Cracks me up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpyFbX_lFjc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpyFbX_lFjc)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on March 01, 2009, 09:00:39 PM
Now THAT was awesome.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: spidertick on March 02, 2009, 01:04:11 AM
Yeah the Bionic Bigfoot is the on set I need. My brother had the race st growing up. Lots of fun. I have the Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman sets, just ned bigfoot. Cool find!

In the pic, in the left corner you can see the sets. Bionic woman is in the pink box.

(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r141/TheTick06/PDR_0115.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Sleepyhollowstudios on March 02, 2009, 01:56:46 AM
What amazes me is how many of you guys have professional cases to display your collections in. Kudos to everyone out there with industrial glass display cases. You're the ones that inspire me!

-Andy
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on March 02, 2009, 04:24:00 AM
Here is one of those souvenir Frankenstein dolls from Universal Studios. I got him a couple months ago.  I thought he was missing his tag until I took these photos and felt something under his costume.  I unfastened his jacket and discovered the tag tucked into his pants.  Now I need to know how the tag was originally fastened so I can reattach it.  I think it was tied around his wrist with a piece of string.  Anyone know?


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3593/3321552995_a986bb5fe8_o.jpg)


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3538/3322382934_4a29c9a863_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on March 13, 2009, 07:41:04 PM
Nothing impressive (and it wasn't really a "find", just another Ebay win) but I did score the first series of Johnny Lightnings, for the price I just couldn't resist.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/JLMonsters.jpg)

I never even knew about this set upon initial release and never did track down the 2nd series.....12 down, 12 to go!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on March 13, 2009, 08:21:16 PM
Wouldn't mind seeing some close ups of some of those...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on March 13, 2009, 08:50:21 PM
Ray, just between you and me (I don't think that anyone else reads these forums so I think we are safe) what were you doing looking into Frankensteins pants?   Tags indeed.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on March 13, 2009, 09:15:03 PM
Ray, just between you and me (I don't think that anyone else reads these forums so I think we are safe) what were you doing looking into Frankensteins pants?   Tags indeed.
Oh, I read 'em, I just don't get much opportunity to show off my finds, as I don't get to find much while out to sea.  And it doesn't help that I gave up online shopping for Lent.

The Frankie doll I hope to find when I eventually get to Universal Studios.  The Frankie walking toy unnerves me for some reason.  I have a few choice Johnny Lighnings but passed on the chance to buy them all.  I am extremely envious of SpiderTick's collection.  I'm even more envious of Ray's lawn mowin' Big Foot! 

See? Read them all!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on March 13, 2009, 10:21:38 PM
Here is one of those souvenir Frankenstein dolls from Universal Studios. I got him a couple months ago.  I thought he was missing his tag until I took these photos and felt something under his costume.  I unfastened his jacket and discovered the tag tucked into his pants.  Now I need to know how the tag was originally fastened so I can reattach it.  I think it was tied around his wrist with a piece of string.  Anyone know?


Yes, a  piece of thick soft white cottony twine tied tight around his left wrist.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on March 13, 2009, 11:45:57 PM
Yes, a  piece of thick soft white cottony twine tied tight around his left wrist.

Thank you!

Why was I looking in his pants?  I wasn't.  I was handling him to take the photos and felt something stiff under the fabric.  So I unfastened his clothes and ...uh...oh, nevermind.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on March 14, 2009, 10:57:22 AM
I was handling him to take the photos and felt something stiff under the fabric.  So I unfastened his clothes and ...uh...oh, nevermind.

Nothing to be ashamed of, Raymond. I'm sure that sort of thing happens to toy collectors all the time.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on March 15, 2009, 04:40:55 PM
I'm posting this 'cause I don't recall seeing it here.
Not necessarily rare but curious...

(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/7895/4umafrankdisg.jpg)(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9296/4umafrankdisg2.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on March 15, 2009, 09:26:15 PM
And I imagine most of us are familiar with these...

(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/9563/4umacookies1.jpg)  (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/8484/4umacookies2.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on March 15, 2009, 09:34:53 PM
These apparent pajamas were sent to me by a friend and are nicely decorative. I don't know if there was a top half.

(http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/6077/4umafrankpjs23.jpg)  (http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3176/4umafrankpjs23b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on March 15, 2009, 10:17:15 PM
I'm getting a hankering for more Imperial stuff.  I've got three of the four paddle balls, but I'm missing Frankenstein.  I don't have any bop bags.  I thought I had a magnetic disguise, but now that I see a picture of one, I'm sure I don't own one.

I've got a box of those cookies, by the way.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on March 16, 2009, 08:59:04 AM
I emptied my cookie box and only just recently lacquered one of each of those cookies for preservation (though I think those things would last through nuclear war) after having them stored in a tupperware for years and years.

The pj's have been discussed here before but I couldn't find the post.  There were the Frank's you posted plus Creature, Dracula and Mummy also there were boxer shorts; A&C meet Frankenstein, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Dracula; all were available at Target a few years ago.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on March 16, 2009, 09:00:30 AM
These apparent pajamas were sent to me by a friend and are nicely decorative. I don't know if there was a top half.
Yep, those are the X-one-X PJ pants from Target.  No top was made.  Those are nice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on March 16, 2009, 10:30:04 AM
I've frequented Target for years. Somehow missed those boxers, darnit.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on March 16, 2009, 02:02:08 PM
Target had some really cool clothingitems, but none inmy size "not-quite-svelte". 

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on April 04, 2009, 01:14:16 AM
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Bela.jpg)

Found this little 5x6 176 page paperback (probably my favorite monster item to collect at this time) at the local bookstore for a few bones.  Thought the pic of Bela was kind of neat, so snapped it up.

However, when I was thumbing through it , I found this TV Guide clipping from an unidentified monster fan.  Note the note to himself:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Palance.jpg)

Nothing of monetary value, but pretty neat IMO.  (Thanks for you help with this post, Mike.)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 04, 2009, 10:15:18 AM
Bogey, it's always neat to find stuff like that.  I always wonder what happened to those people that write or leave things in books.  Could be members here.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on April 04, 2009, 11:59:31 AM
VERY nice find! I enjoy that tiny intimacy with a stranger's past, just very human.
I love the pinking shears edge to the cut out, haha! And 'Westerna' instead of 'Westenra'.

That book was written by actor, director, playwright and film historian Ivan Butler...  he can be seen on the documentaries accompanying the DVD releases of Dracula (The Road to Dracula) and Frankenstein (The Frankenstein Files: How Hollywood Made a Monster). He was a member of Hamilton Deane's theatre company, and was a part of that troupe's original Frankenstein and Dracula productions. He authored a number of books about cinema, stage, true crime and history, and stage plays.

Unless it's not the same Ivan Butler. In which case... nevermind.  ;)

Mike C.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 05, 2009, 02:11:56 AM
I finally got the big Wolf Man button from Elwar that I've been after for years now.  I still have one Green Duck pin and one that's rusty to upgrade, but this was a huge hole in the button collection to fill. 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3659/3414092070_2202ac716f_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 05, 2009, 06:07:04 AM
Very nice Bobby.   It's nice to complete a subset when we're collecting.   I'm sure that the hunt for other stuff continues though.  One can never have enough.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on April 05, 2009, 08:12:52 AM
Coolness, Bobby.  Very nicely displayed.  Is there a picture of pin you still need so that we can keep an eye out for it?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 05, 2009, 08:35:21 AM
 Very Nice Bobby!  I'm still looking for the Wolfman too.  Did you get your Wolfman on a BIN on Ebay?  I would feel better if some UMA member got it ahead of me.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on April 05, 2009, 08:50:24 AM
These apparent pajamas were sent to me by a friend and are nicely decorative. I don't know if there was a top half.

([url]http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/6077/4umafrankpjs23.jpg[/url])  ([url]http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3176/4umafrankpjs23b.jpg[/url])

  I wear these as we type.My wife got the Creature ones and I also got J&H drawers as well.And no,no top half.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 05, 2009, 09:18:39 AM
Yes Rob, it NEVER ends...  which is a lot of the fun!

Thanks Bogey.  I don't have a picture of it, I have only been told of it's existence.

michblk, no I missed the BIN too.  I've had saves searches running on eBay, TRYING to filter out the USPS stamp pins (just because it's the most prolific, not because I have any disdain for them) for years.  Most every day I get a search result in email, and it's almost always some modern Wolf Man buttons, a stamp button that got through, or every once in a while something slightly more interesting.  The morning that BIN went up, I saw another hit on that in my email but assumed it was going to be just as it is every other morning for 4 or 5 years...  so I put off opening and checking it and when I did I was too late.  If I had opened it first thing, I would have had it.

It was this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110368414639 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110368414639)

The disadvantage of a broad search spectrum is that it gives you a lot of useless results.  The advantage is that it picks up a badly titled and categorized Wolf Man button you otherwise would not see.  $2 more than that BIN and relentlessness pays off, finally!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 05, 2009, 12:41:03 PM
I finally got the big Wolf Man button from Elwar that I've been after for years now.  I still have one Green Duck pin and one that's rusty to upgrade, but this was a huge hole in the button collection to fill. 

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3659/3414092070_2202ac716f_o.jpg[/url])


Fantastic!  Congratulations!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 05, 2009, 12:45:14 PM
So the listing you linked to is the one you won, but there was another BIN that hit around the same time for about $50?  Interesting that two of these rare buttons hit at the same time.


Yes Rob, it NEVER ends...  which is a lot of the fun!

Thanks Bogey.  I don't have a picture of it, I have only been told of it's existence.

michblk, no I missed the BIN too.  I've had saves searches running on eBay, TRYING to filter out the USPS stamp pins (just because it's the most prolific, not because I have any disdain for them) for years.  Most every day I get a search result in email, and it's almost always some modern Wolf Man buttons, a stamp button that got through, or every once in a while something slightly more interesting.  The morning that BIN went up, I saw another hit on that in my email but assumed it was going to be just as it is every other morning for 4 or 5 years...  so I put off opening and checking it and when I did I was too late.  If I had opened it first thing, I would have had it.

It was this...

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110368414639[/url] ([url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110368414639[/url])

The disadvantage of a broad search spectrum is that it gives you a lot of useless results.  The advantage is that it picks up a badly titled and categorized Wolf Man button you otherwise would not see.  $2 more than that BIN and relentlessness pays off, finally!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 05, 2009, 02:29:45 PM
So the listing you linked to is the one you won, but there was another BIN that hit around the same time for about $50?  Interesting that two of these rare buttons hit at the same time.




Yes, here's the BIN listing.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200317601368 (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=200317601368)

It is unusual to say the least.  I haven't seen one listed in 2 years at least.  There was one about 3 years ago that I bid on and got outbid at $150 or so.  They just don't show up, and then BAM there's 2 of 'em.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on April 05, 2009, 03:13:53 PM
That's a painfully fantastic collection of buttons!
I've got the six original FM buttons, but none of those nice big ones.
Oh, and I still have my original Creepy Club button (slightly dog-chewed). :/
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 05, 2009, 03:20:52 PM
Very nice button collection!  Glad you got the wolfman finally.  I know you've been after that one for a long time.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 05, 2009, 04:46:19 PM
Hey, where is your FM Fan Club button?

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on April 05, 2009, 07:18:50 PM
Congrats on the score, Bobby. It does always surprise me how often that seems to happen. I remember finding out about a Korean toy for the first time and there were about 3 available all at once.... then nothing for about 5 years.... then a few more all at once again. Been another couple of years since that now...  (Of course, I don't know how to search in Korean so maybe there's more out there I just am not seeing.)

Anyway, nothing for me this week besides though Kong cups..

But I should have something pretty interesting coming soon... ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 06, 2009, 08:55:12 PM
I'm too broke to even look............but at least I can live vicariously through you guys!! Good stuff!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 06, 2009, 09:21:17 PM
I'm too broke to even look............but at least I can live vicariously through you guys!! Good stuff!!

You're not the only one...  the only reason I saw that button was because it was emailed on a saved search.  I have a little "emergency toy money" I keep around for just these types of things, when I'm broke but HAVE to have something, lol.  It's probably going to be awhile before the next something, unless some of the stuff I paid for a while back starts rolling in...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on April 06, 2009, 10:15:30 PM
I bought that set of FM buttons back in the late 70's from Captain company for a dollar each but I later swapped them for an Aurora Creature built up.  I'm not complaining I think I won a bargain as my original  model was destroyed in a bomb explosion here in Belfast, see even us Irish can beat the Universal monsters when it comes to it. I'm really pleased for you I could never think of where to display them, now your idea of a frame appeals to me. As for my weeks find I got the the following figures: The Hellboy Sideshow with cigar for $40, Kroenon $14, Abe $10. Now before you ask I was lucky enough to be asked what I collected these days and I mentioned Sideshow toys as I love the detail. He owns a model store and he said to me "Oh I've some of them that I could not sell??? " well he went into the backroom and brought out both Abe and Kroenon and chage me about £18.00 for both. I'm one lucky guy, look I even wished Steve well in the Sideshow contest and he won, yes I have the luck of the Irish.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 06, 2009, 11:45:55 PM
I've been too broke and too busy to look on eBay much lately.   :P 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on April 07, 2009, 06:22:00 AM
Wow, TV Horror. That's quite an Aurora-model-destruction story. Most of my original pieces suffered a more gradual dismemberment, much less explosive. As a kid I had at least one stroke of inspiration: I painted the original Frankenstein kit with ghastly (or ghostly) white skin, rather than the "flat green" suggested on the instruction sheet. Then I placed it in a dark corner of the crawl space under our house. About a month later I retrieved it. It had developed a very tasty patina of cobwebs and dust.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Kenneth on April 07, 2009, 08:26:29 PM
Lovin that button collection! I won this cute little spud on ebay a month ago and paid for it, but he is still a no-show. No response from seller even after two or three emails... Oh well, out only a few bucks I suppose..........BUT I'LL NOT GIVE UP HOPE!!!!  :'(  ;) 

 A mummy jiggler from 1973

(http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr173/10ecman/mummyebay.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr Borgo on April 07, 2009, 10:51:44 PM
Well I'm a newbi here. Actually, I have been around for a few years but haven't been an active poster on the new board. Anyway, I have a "monster room"  and I found this over the weekend at a flea market. I think it is a Halloween candy bucket but I'm not sure. I drilled a hole in the back and added a small light. I call him Al...short for alien.  ;D (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/DSC_0081.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 07, 2009, 11:03:08 PM
You've been waiting a month for that Mummy?  And no response from the seller?  Neg that sucker.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 07, 2009, 11:03:48 PM
Well I'm a newbi here. Actually, I have been around for a few years but haven't been an active poster on the new board. Anyway, I have a "monster room"  and I found this over the weekend at a flea market. I think it is a Halloween candy bucket but I'm not sure. I drilled a hole in the back and added a small light. I call him Al...short for alien.  ;D

He's cool with that light in him.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on April 08, 2009, 12:39:53 AM
I like Al. He's cute!

Sorry to hear about your mummy, Kenneth. I've had a couple of sellers like that. Usually, they will miraculously begin communicating after you open a dispute through Paypal. :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on April 08, 2009, 03:25:16 AM
I've been too broke to buy monsters for ages now, but I did manage to snap this guy up last night, I've always loved these:
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/frank.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 08, 2009, 05:54:43 AM
Well I'm a newbi here. Actually, I have been around for a few years but haven't been an active poster on the new board. Anyway, I have a "monster room"  and I found this over the weekend at a flea market. I think it is a Halloween candy bucket but I'm not sure. I drilled a hole in the back and added a small light. I call him Al...short for alien.  ;D ([url]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/DSC_0081.jpg[/url])


That was a store display for Alien Pops candy.  There's more info here:

http://atomicbrain1.com/labels/My%20Stuff.html (http://atomicbrain1.com/labels/My%20Stuff.html)

The light is a cool idea.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 08, 2009, 06:59:43 AM
Lovin that button collection! I won this cute little spud on ebay a month ago and paid for it, but he is still a no-show. No response from seller even after two or three emails... Oh well, out only a few bucks I suppose..........BUT I'LL NOT GIVE UP HOPE!!!!  :'(  ;) 

 A mummy jiggler from 1973


Kenneth, you need to file a complaint with Ebay, I noticed in the past that items suddenly get sent to you.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Kenneth on April 08, 2009, 02:35:39 PM
Thanks folks. I filed a dispute with the seller on PAYPAL. Maybe I'll hear from someone soon!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 08, 2009, 03:57:02 PM
I've been too broke to buy monsters for ages now, but I did manage to snap this guy up last night, I've always loved these:
([url]http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/frank.jpg[/url])


I had that on my watch list but have that toy already.  Great deal on the hidden AHI Frank, under $10 with shipping from the UK, and really nice condition too. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr Borgo on April 09, 2009, 07:30:17 PM
 
Quote
That was a store display for Alien Pops candy
Ah ha.... Thanks monsterphile for the info.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on April 11, 2009, 07:05:19 AM
Apologies for the bad camera photo, a buddy of mine lives in a remote fishing village, where he found these in his local 'Bargain Shop' it looks like somebody had a few wrestling figures lying around, the heads are great though. I really like the Oliver Reed 'The Curse Of The Werewolf' detail.
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/maniacs.JPG)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 11, 2009, 11:06:12 AM
Those are great!  I'd love to have a set of those if he can find more.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 11, 2009, 01:15:43 PM
I'd definitely take a set of those.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on April 11, 2009, 03:23:39 PM
Wow those are great!! I would also love to have these if more turn up. I wonder if that is a complete set?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 11, 2009, 03:46:35 PM
Get them before they get you!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on April 11, 2009, 11:13:06 PM
Add me to the theoretical want list please!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on April 12, 2009, 05:01:47 AM
Hey guys,
I'll email him and ask him to buy up more if there are any left, where he lives is a big tourist area and that bargain shop is the only place that sells toys - so I can't say for sure if they will still be there now. I'm going up next week - so if he can 'get some before they get him' I'll let you know ASAP.

He said the first day he saw them (and didn't have any money on him) there was also a Jason and Drac, but there's nothing on the cards showing a full range.

He showed up with them a week ago, had he mentioned it I would have asked him to buy them all up as I thought that there would be a few people here that may have wanted a set. It just goes to show what illicit Monster goodies are still out there!

BTW Are you guys after the Universal Monsters or any I can get my hands on?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 12, 2009, 06:04:24 AM
Any you can get your hands on.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on April 12, 2009, 06:58:18 AM
OK guys, just spoke to my buddy - he said that he was there yesterday and they had a few Skeletons and Jason figures, I've asked him if he wouldn't mind grabbing some! I'm away for a week now with no internet, but will be seeing him next weekend - so I'll give you a shout if there are any left.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 12, 2009, 09:33:18 AM
Within the past couple weeks, I received this wonderful print from Frank.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/MonsterPartyPoster.jpg)

A McFarlane CandyMan as I'm going to see Tony Todd next month at Motor City Comic Con and have him sign it.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P4120481.jpg)

A Daredevil #1

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P4120476.jpg)

BK

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on April 12, 2009, 09:57:46 AM
Quote
BTW Are you guys after the Universal Monsters or any I can get my hands on?

I would LOVE just a Franky, Drac, and Werewolf!!  Cheesy frightful fun!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 12, 2009, 11:59:46 AM
If you have any left over you can't find homes for here, I'll take them off your hands if you want, so buy them all and you won't get stuck with anything.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on April 12, 2009, 08:47:58 PM
Hello Boils and Ghouls, It has been a while. I have been working non stop for months. Sorry I haven't been around much. I went to the Tuscon Toy show last weekend. This is what I picked up. Enjoy. It is good to be home again. HHW

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_1725.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on April 12, 2009, 08:55:48 PM
Welcome home...NICE score! I have one of those Mr Bones chatter skulls in the box, too. Love the graphics. Here's another version with the same title. Wonder if they're related? CONGRATS!

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/outback11-29-08006.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on April 12, 2009, 09:00:46 PM
My Buddy Picked this up for me, a while ago. Just haven't had time to post it. AS you can tell it has some problems. It amazes me these are still around.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_1726.jpg)

Yes it is a 18 inch Franky Candle. It does need some TLC, and I am just the Wolfman,  to give it to him.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on April 12, 2009, 09:03:09 PM
Welcome home...NICE score! I have one of those Mr Bones chatter skulls in the box, too. Love the graphics. Here's another version with the same title. Wonder if they're related? CONGRATS!

([url]http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/outback11-29-08006.jpg[/url])


Hmmm, They could be  ;D I think I have seen another Mr Bones Skeleton in  a Clear tube. Very nice. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 12, 2009, 09:03:37 PM
Wow HH, nice scores and especially that candle!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 13, 2009, 12:16:09 AM
The candle is pretty cool.  That's the kind of piece I'd like to see in person.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on April 13, 2009, 04:49:13 AM
The candle is pretty cool.  That's the kind of piece I'd like to see in person.

Visit Shawn! He was out here years ago and I took him by my pal's now defunct store, Dr. Tongue's 3-D house of Toys. I used to babysit the place for Mark, the owner, off and on and had a Christmas list for the place, including the nearly mint Frankie candle. He always gave me great prices and first pick, and he had this candle for quite some time, always wanting more than I was willing to pay. I bring Shawn in and he flips, picking out quite a bit of stuff. He gets to the case with the candle, which I don't think he had ever seen before and asks Mark how much. Mark, just not remembering our dickering over it - I probably hadn't mentioned it in a year - sez "I've had it forever, how about..." and quotes Shawn HALF of the lowest he'd ever gone on it in our previous conversations. Shawn yells out "SOLD!" and I'm throwing out "WTF?". But I'm a good sport and a good pal, and Shawn was a bigger Frankie fan (he's since expanded as pix will attest) and was payin' cash. We got it packaged in my warehouse I think, and it arrived in GA safe. I think he took it on the plane, but I can't recall. Anyway, search out the pix of his monster room and you'll see it. All I can say is, had it been the Creature (and to my knowledge there is not a Gill Man candle), it would've been a bad scene.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 13, 2009, 05:38:21 AM
Hey, I know Dr Tongue!  Great guy....  We used to do business and hang out when he came up to Seattle for toy shows.  A buddy sent me  the article when he closed the store.  That was a great store...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on April 13, 2009, 07:07:33 AM
Hey, I know Dr Tongue!  Great guy....  We used to do business and hang out when he came up to Seattle for toy shows.  A buddy sent me  the article when he closed the store.  That was a great store...

Yeah, it was a place of legend, and the legend does it no justice. Mark was just over here at my new (to me) house Friday, installing the display cases I bought from him when he closed her down. Matter of fact, I helped him close the store in April '05, and like I say, I baby-sat it for years and years. He told me he'd do the install if I ever moved, as he had 'em built and they are kinda part of his family (and they are 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide).  Funny enough, the fourth matching sister went to mutual friend Jamey who owned Gallery Bink one storefront from Dr. T's and Jamey married and bought a house recently and there was no room for a monolith and I had no room so he ended up selling it via craigslist. A few weeks later Mark calls me and sez "You fall on hard times or what?". Turns out he had forgotten Jamey took one and Mark and his lady were at the coast, casually wander into an antique store and Mark says "That's mine!". The wife and the proprietor are perplexed, as he's pointing at some dinner ware, and ask him and he snaps out of his surprise and says "No the CASE!". Turns out the woman who bought it owned that shop and Mark just happened in and, of course, recognized his spawn. Small world, huh? Your pic on FB looks familiar to me, and I've been attending shows and even setting up at a few for 30 years, so I imagine our paths have crossed too. Hopefully someday (er, year) soon we can meet up. The Kentucky show is just at the wrong time for me, but there'll be somewhere I'm sure.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 13, 2009, 08:06:33 AM
Yeah, it was a place of legend, and the legend does it no justice. Mark was just over here at my new (to me) house Friday, installing the display cases I bought from him when he closed her down. Matter of fact, I helped him close the store in April '05, and like I say, I baby-sat it for years and years. He told me he'd do the install if I ever moved, as he had 'em built and they are kinda part of his family (and they are 7 feet tall and 4 feet wide).  Funny enough, the fourth matching sister went to mutual friend Jamey who owned Gallery Bink one storefront from Dr. T's and Jamey married and bought a house recently and there was no room for a monolith and I had no room so he ended up selling it via craigslist. A few weeks later Mark calls me and sez "You fall on hard times or what?". Turns out he had forgotten Jamey took one and Mark and his lady were at the coast, casually wander into an antique store and Mark says "That's mine!". The wife and the proprietor are perplexed, as he's pointing at some dinner ware, and ask him and he snaps out of his surprise and says "No the CASE!". Turns out the woman who bought it owned that shop and Mark just happened in and, of course, recognized his spawn. Small world, huh? Your pic on FB looks familiar to me, and I've been attending shows and even setting up at a few for 30 years, so I imagine our paths have crossed too. Hopefully someday (er, year) soon we can meet up. The Kentucky show is just at the wrong time for me, but there'll be somewhere I'm sure.

Funny how that works with seeing stuff you had turn up somewhere else...

Tell him I said hi next time you see him

I lived in Seattle from 1989 - early 1997 and set up at toy shows and some antique shows in Seattle and sometimes Portland (loved doing the race track show!) during those years.  I had a shop called Mr Haney's Curio Emporium in Seattle and later my partner Steve and I had Toonerville.  Steve put on the Just For Fun toy show in Seattle and I was always there for the early years of it until we moved to Arizona (and later back to Dallas).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on April 13, 2009, 01:53:48 PM
Excellent finds fellow monster hunters. Thank you all for sharing.  Peace.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 16, 2009, 12:33:46 AM
Earlier this year, it seemed like there was a flurry of these hitting the market one after the other.  I skipped the first couple that turned up, knowing that friends were bidding on them.  Then this one appeared.  In a low, reverberating voice, he said, "Raymond... buy me.  Buy me now."  He was persuasive.  So here he is, nestled into the black void that is my collection.


(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/60swing/frankbucket1.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/60swing/frankbucket4.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/60swing/frankbucket3.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 16, 2009, 02:35:38 AM
This item will be in the UMA Display at Wonderfest.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3446311753_f16953324b_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on April 16, 2009, 02:48:44 AM
Shannon, I had seen the Frankenstein candle before because I already owned one! I guess you forgot, but my good friend Bob had found one for me years before in a thrift store if you can believe that!! And while it had been used a little, the inside of his head is down a bit and it has a few scuffs and dents here and there, it's still in great shape. Also the one I got from Bob is a very dark green while the one I got from Mark is the usual orange brown color. Not sure what the story is there.

You can see them both in the photo below. By the way this case no longer looks like this.

(http://img17.imageshack.us/img17/7673/mr01.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 16, 2009, 02:57:49 AM
Those chained monsters are cool.  So those are the cards for those Monster Squad bendies.  They remind me of Monster Meanies cards for some reason, even though the artwork is not remotely similar.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Phantom Creep on April 16, 2009, 03:02:37 AM
Oh yeah, I had forgotten that you had never seen the cards for the Monster Squad guys. Well there you go. Now in exchange for my showing you that, if you'll just kindly drop that loose Frankie in the mail...  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 16, 2009, 09:14:51 AM
Phantom Creep,

What's on the cover of that magazine (?) Foto-Rama(?) on the far right?

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 16, 2009, 09:57:38 PM
I'm REALLY happy today, because my Mummy Monster Candy Cigarettes box made it and now something I've been searching for, for YEARS is added to my collection.


And older set and a newer set

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3330/3449333478_b4b118bc23_o.jpg)

The really early ones actually said "cigarettes" on them, but the Mummy was discontinued in the 60's and they just don't show up very often.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 16, 2009, 09:59:53 PM
That's awesome, Bobby.  Great score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on April 16, 2009, 10:46:56 PM
Coolness.  You are just filling in your collection with some gems lately, Bobby. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on April 17, 2009, 02:35:34 PM
Nice find Bobby.  It's fulfilling to complete a series in a collection.  Thank you for sharing.  Peace.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 17, 2009, 04:41:52 PM
This is my wife's find - today at a yard sale she found an old Topstone Gorilla mask.  I'm trying to talk her into giving it to me, but she's pretty good friends with Ray; so who knows...
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/tsgorilla1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 17, 2009, 06:20:44 PM
Nice one, Andy!  Great score.  Buy her some flowers and give her a foot rub. ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on April 17, 2009, 07:33:55 PM
Andy you frightened the life out of me there, I just read the first few words and I thought you said "This is my wife !!!! Phew.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 17, 2009, 09:37:41 PM
Andy you frightened the life out of me there, I just read the first few words and I thought you said "This is my wife !!!! Phew.
LOL!  Gotcha!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 17, 2009, 10:50:20 PM
Being friends with Andy's wife has its perks.  And Topstones always make me perky.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 18, 2009, 07:38:27 AM
Quote
at a yard sale she found an old Topstone Gorilla mask.



Yes! Yard/garage sales take 2 minutes to stop and peek and just look what you can find. That's my kinda collecting. I bet your astute wife didn't pay ebay old Topstone prices either. Nice gorilla mask Andy
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on April 18, 2009, 09:12:36 AM
Andy you frightened the life out of me there, I just read the first few words and I thought you said "This is my wife !!!! Phew.
Well, she *is* the gorilla his dreams ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 22, 2009, 01:49:32 PM
I took a chance on this auction.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/motionettes.jpg)

Really for me I thought it was a no brainer an open auction but with a BIN of 25 bucks including shipping!  The seller didn't really say whether the Telco's worked or not but for $25 I had to take a chance...

Just got them today and of course the Creature and Wolfman plush are both in great shape.  I already had the Creature so I'm just going to let my daughter's split these 2 between themselves.  Unfortunately right now it appears they both want the Wolfman.  The Frankenstein is by Trendmasters from 1997, I never even knew this existed before, his nameplate is loose but nothing a little glue won't fix and the light works.

Now onto the Telco's!!
Wolfman-broken away from base, again nothing a little glue won't fix, his sound works but no movement

Creature-was apparently broken from base at one point and someone choose to bolt him back on-I'll look into re-gluing him instead, his sound and movement both work

Dracula-extensive battery acid damage, so much so that one of the coils is rotting away, will have to work on him a bit

Frankenstein-perfect, sound and movement work great

Bride-broken away from base, some battery acid damage but not as bad as Dracula, a little scraping should be all that is required

With a little work I think all of these should be back up and running and even if a few don't they'll still display nicely!  All in all I don't think it was to bad for roughly $3.13 a piece!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 22, 2009, 01:59:01 PM
zombiehorror,

For $25 I think you did just fine.  Nice find.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on April 22, 2009, 02:36:38 PM
Dang! Tremendous score! I've wanted one of those Trendmasters Frankensteins since seeing it for the first time last year (I think we even discussed it at the time in one thread or another around here somewhere). Congratulations!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on April 22, 2009, 02:45:29 PM
Fantastic investment of $25.  And with SHIPPING INCLUDED!!! What a deal.  Congratulations.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on April 22, 2009, 03:49:20 PM
I guess we'll know who will be working in his lab late one night. Nice buy.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on April 22, 2009, 04:11:06 PM
And with SHIPPING INCLUDED!!! What a deal.

No doubt! How much did it cost to ship? I imagine that ate up most of the 25 bucks.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on April 22, 2009, 06:18:09 PM
Top win there. Bargain!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 22, 2009, 06:58:25 PM
That's Great, it still shows that there are still bargains to be found.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 22, 2009, 11:36:34 PM
That was a fabulous buy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 23, 2009, 07:01:41 AM
Great score indeed, and that's the light blue Frankenstein, which is harder to find and by far my preference.  Really great score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 23, 2009, 08:28:21 AM
No doubt! How much did it cost to ship? I imagine that ate up most of the 25 bucks.


According to the shipping label it was $14 for shipping.  I'm assuming (and hoping) that the seller has a hook up at the post office!  All his/her auctions are free shipping-birdy9556http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/birdy9556 (http://shop.ebay.com/merchant/birdy9556)

I managed to get the non-workers up and running last night!!  Opened up the bases on the Bride and Wolfman; unsoldered a few wires, took out the broken plastic screw post and nuts, glued the posts back onto the figure, reattached the figures to the bases and soldered back up the connections.  The Wolfman's switch is a bit touchy, which is why he appeared not to work before, so you just have to offset it a little to get him working.  The Bride's speaker had become disconnected (solder joint was complete toast on the one side) so I had to scrape a little to expose the remaining foil and build a solder bridge to it.  For now I just used a piece of wire to connect Drac's battery and he works fine just need to get a spring eventually.  The only other problem I have is my youngest stole one of the plastic nuts that goes to Wolfman so he's only connected on one side right now...that girl is a baby ninja!  Always sneaking off with stuff!

I also noticed that the Wolfman and Bride were attached with plastic posts held on by a plastic nut that are actually part of their leg mold where as Dracula is just held on by screws.  What I thought was some kind of repair on the Creature appears to just be the way he was produced, at least I see no signs otherwise upon further inspection (I didn't take him apart though).  I'm not sure if Frank is on the plastic posts or just screws thru the foot since I didn't have to take him apart.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 23, 2009, 08:58:04 AM
The only other problem I have is my youngest stole one of the plastic nuts that goes to Wolfman so he's only connected on one side right now...that girl is a baby ninja!  Always sneaking off with stuff!

Check contents of diaper for plastic nut.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on April 23, 2009, 10:34:44 AM
Those plastic nuts crack and break apart really easily and are not easy to use after they do.  Be careful not to over-tighten and use your hand, not a tool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on April 23, 2009, 03:31:40 PM
Hey Toy ranch that sounds like the quote from the Elvira movie " Just grab a tool and bang away!"
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on April 26, 2009, 08:08:45 AM
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/palmerlot.jpg)
I just won these flat Palmers. I love Palmers, but can't afford a 'proper' set, so I'm very happy with this flat find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on April 26, 2009, 08:11:30 AM
Nice score, Chris! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ChrisW on April 26, 2009, 08:22:28 PM
Definitely, great score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 26, 2009, 08:52:25 PM
Some great finds!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on April 27, 2009, 01:49:35 PM
Chris, Super find.  Thank you for sharing the picture.  David
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on April 28, 2009, 07:59:07 AM
After months of trying, I finally landed an Ideal Mini Monsters Frankie doll! He's shown here with Wolfie, who I bought recently from ChattyLMS. Frankie is currently wearing repro shoes but is otherwise complete.
George
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3482433253_883e0c7cc5.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 28, 2009, 10:55:15 PM
They make a cute pair.  It looks like they're wondering what mischief they can make.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Ranger45 on April 29, 2009, 09:41:28 PM
Is that Frankenstein and Dracula they are not scary they are so lovely.,

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Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 03, 2009, 08:19:34 PM
Got a few goodies this week:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay249.jpg)
Couldn't get a decent pic of the pez , my camera is about shot - but it's in great condition.
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay250.jpg)
Robot House Colorforms Outer Spaceman - Alpha 7
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay247.jpg)
Monster Mansion game and the last small Remco monster I needed - The Mummy!
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay246.jpg)
This looks much better out of the box than in it - very good Karloff likeness.
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay244.jpg)
A bunch of Japanese Godzilla stuff that I got to sell...
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay245.jpg)
Some good stuff here - Chained Monsters Dracula (Monster Squad figure), a set of Creepy Kids pvc figures, Thing Bank, Mego King Kong, and whistling Dracula teeth.
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay248.jpg)
This magazine has a great Don Post mask spread, and an 8mm can with several films including Abbott & Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, The Harlem Globetrotters, One Million B.C. and Round Trip to Mars.
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/ebay243.jpg)
This is a pair of monster pencil topper heads I've been after for a while - these are tough ones.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on May 03, 2009, 08:27:59 PM
That is a fantastic haul.  I especially like the Chained Monsters Dracula and those pencil toppers.  And I remember Dynamite from my elementary days, but not that particular issue.  Which Creature PEZ version is that?  I see he is already nestled among some other Creature items, making himself at home.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 03, 2009, 08:29:23 PM
Those pencil toppers are the bees knees.....do you have others in your collection?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 03, 2009, 09:13:46 PM
That is a fantastic haul.  I especially like the Chained Monsters Dracula and those pencil toppers.  And I remember Dynamite from my elementary days, but not that particular issue.  Which Creature PEZ version is that?  I see he is already nestled among some other Creature items, making himself at home.
Thanks, Ray.  I haven't gotten much for my collection in a long time, so I was due for a decent haul!  That is the Fishman pez.  It's my first pez and it was pretty expensive.  I can't see myself getting more unless I find them cheaper.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 03, 2009, 09:14:56 PM
Those pencil toppers are the bees knees.....do you have others in your collection?
Thanks.  Yes, I have a lot of toppers, charms, etc...but these are the only ones of this style that I have ever come across.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on May 04, 2009, 08:20:58 AM
Great haul Andy. I really dig those toppers, I had a very similar Mummy and Frank when I was a kid - they were a kinda waxy hard plastic material, don't know what ever happened to them....

Love that chained monster also!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 04, 2009, 09:38:16 AM
Great haul Andy. I really dig those toppers, I had a very similar Mummy and Frank when I was a kid - they were a kinda waxy hard plastic material, don't know what ever happened to them....

Love that chained monster also!


These charms are a dense rubber material, not really functional as an eraser, but they have a hole in the back to be placed on a pencil. 

I love the chained monsters, too.  I think the Drac and Wolfman are Monster Squad likenesses with the crazy utility belts.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on May 04, 2009, 11:14:47 AM
Simply outstanding haul.  Thank you kindly for sharing.  Especially like the PEZ.  Nice find.  David
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on May 05, 2009, 01:48:17 PM
This week I got a nice haul of charms
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/finks.JPG)
And a Pop Up Frankenstein. I've still got the Frankie from childhood, but I forgot how cool the castle was and managed to grab this on ebay....
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/popup.JPG)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on May 05, 2009, 10:52:35 PM
I actually got these back on Easter, but have just gotten around to photographing them now.  My wife Diane went to the Philippines to visit with her family and I gave her 3 shirts with pictures and asked her to get them airbrushed for me.  If I had known how great they were going to turn out, I probably would have sent more.  The last shirt is not an airbrush, but rather some fabric that I had gotten years ago and finally had made into a button shirt.    Rob

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/3505820957_c9667501ed.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3505820817_eb73fbfe07.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3505821071_20986145bd.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3505821269_b80dfdcd56.jpg?v=0)

and a close of the fabric pattern...

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3505821745_ebdc1bae26.jpg?v=0)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: the_woolfman on May 05, 2009, 11:06:17 PM
Rob - Those are incredible! I really like the detail on the Terminator.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: typhooforme on May 05, 2009, 11:19:53 PM
Very very fine work on those, Rob!  Those airbrush artists know their way around a compressor!  And the button shirt--how cool is that!?  Reminds me so much of Elder's work in comics I treasured as a kid.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 06, 2009, 05:10:40 AM
Neat Rob, those are really cool!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 06, 2009, 07:44:15 AM
Chris, great score on the pop-up frankenstein game.  I have wanted one of those for a long time!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on May 06, 2009, 10:59:19 AM
Chris, great score on the pop-up frankenstein game.  I have wanted one of those for a long time!
I'll keep an eye out for more, this is the first one I've seen crop up on ebay. I've been after one for a while, all I've got left from my childhood set is the Frank and I painted him lurid colours as a nipper! :-[
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on May 06, 2009, 02:16:59 PM
Rob, those are fantastic.  I especially like the FRANKENSTEIN.  Very nice.  Thank you for sharing.  David
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 06, 2009, 09:45:56 PM
This week I got a nice haul of charms
([url]http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/finks.JPG[/url])



If you get enough of those Chris, you could pop them into an old gumball machine. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on May 07, 2009, 05:42:44 PM
Monster sighting at Dollar Tree!!!  ;D

I just pick up a set of 5 Monster Thumb Wrestlers (Frank, Drac, Wolfie, Mummy and Kong).

They are in the same movie poster packaging as the mini-PVC figures and taken from the same molds only larger and holding clubs. 

I'd snap a pic but I left my phone at home. I'll try and get one on this weekend if anyone's interested...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on May 07, 2009, 06:06:27 PM
I saw all of the figures and thumb wrestlers at Dollar Tree the other day.  They had a big rack of them.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on May 09, 2009, 03:02:59 AM
I've been buying a lot of 1979 Alien stuff the last few months to put in the UMA Display at Wonderfest.  The show has an Alien theme in tribute to the film's 30th anniversary.  This is probably the most significant Alien collectible I bought recently.  The HG Toys Chase Target Set.  This sucker is BIG.  And the graphics are really cool.  I was impressed when I received it.  Much cooler than I expected. 


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3514287177_2fd6c27fcd_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3612/3515095880_abceee89b0_o.jpg)


I remember this and the other HG Toys from my childhood.  Until the last couple months, I hadn't seen any of this stuff in person since the summer of 1979, when I was standing in a Kmart toy aisle, marveling at all the Alien junk.  This stuff was out before the big Kenner action figure, which I received for Christmas.  The HG merchandise is how I found out what the Alien looked like.  I didn't actually see the movie until 1980, when it played at a second-run theater.  It took me nearly a year to convince my dad to take me to see my first R-rated film.

I should have shown him these grinning kids having good natured Alien fun.  You see, it's just a wholesome monster romp.  Nothing to worry about.


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3650/3514287275_5ebeffed74_o.jpg)



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 09, 2009, 07:00:08 AM
I love the target set!  Very cool, indeed.

The Dollar Stores have re-stocked the monster stuff, but they were ordered to destroy all the Godzilla merchandise; so if you see any of that, get it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on May 09, 2009, 12:25:39 PM
Nice find Ray.  I haven't seen this set at all since the 1979 release.  Great pics. David
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on May 09, 2009, 06:07:31 PM
Quote
I should have shown him these grinning kids having good natured Alien fun.  You see, it's just a wholesome monster romp.  Nothing to worry about.


Tell me about it though. Introducing my two youngest to ALIEN a year or so back, with some trepidation, their ages being too young in the estimations of some, I was doubly mortified to find not only did they not find the chest-burster scene distressing, they thought the critter hissing like an overcooked shellfish, and skittering across the Nostromo table, one of the funniest things they'd ever seen. They wouldn't stop laughing for five minutes. And until you've seen my youngest laugh at something he finds really funny, you have absolutely no idea what that entails .....

This is he..... a lot earlier, having been UM-indoctrinated, sure, but c'mon, ALIEN....

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/leelastarsky/owen_drac2.jpg)

Here they are actually laughing at the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, but the ALIEN response was like this, only more extreme...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/leelastarsky/080805kidswatchingSWHS2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/leelastarsky/080805kidswatchingSWHS4.jpg)

These responses were actually elicited by the scene where Chewie's ageing father is watching Imperial soft porn starring Diahann Carroll... but you get the idea. 

Kids today. No respect for the classics of any decade.

Thank you and back to topic.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2009, 05:41:04 PM
I actually got these back on Easter, but have just gotten around to photographing them now.  My wife Diane went to the Philippines to visit with her family and I gave her 3 shirts with pictures and asked her to get them airbrushed for me.  If I had known how great they were going to turn out, I probably would have sent more.  The last shirt is not an airbrush, but rather some fabric that I had gotten years ago and finally had made into a button shirt.    Rob

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3401/3505820957_c9667501ed.jpg?v=0[/url])

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3505820817_eb73fbfe07.jpg?v=0[/url])

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3412/3505821071_20986145bd.jpg?v=0[/url])

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3410/3505821269_b80dfdcd56.jpg?v=0[/url])

and a close of the fabric pattern...

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3654/3505821745_ebdc1bae26.jpg?v=0[/url])


WOW!! Those are fantastic!! Ghouls go crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2009, 05:43:38 PM
Monster sighting at Dollar Tree!!!  ;D

I just pick up a set of 5 Monster Thumb Wrestlers (Frank, Drac, Wolfie, Mummy and Kong).

They are in the same movie poster packaging as the mini-PVC figures and taken from the same molds only larger and holding clubs. 

I'd snap a pic but I left my phone at home. I'll try and get one on this weekend if anyone's interested...

YEAH!! I wanna see them for sure!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2009, 05:48:41 PM
Tell me about it though. Introducing my two youngest to ALIEN a year or so back, with some trepidation, their ages being too young in the estimations of some, I was doubly mortified to find not only did they not find the chest-burster scene distressing, they thought the critter hissing like an overcooked shellfish, and skittering across the Nostromo table, one of the funniest things they'd ever seen. They wouldn't stop laughing for five minutes. And until you've seen my youngest laugh at something he finds really funny, you have absolutely no idea what that entails .....

This is he..... a lot earlier, having been UM-indoctrinated, sure, but c'mon, ALIEN....

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/leelastarsky/owen_drac2.jpg[/url])

Here they are actually laughing at the STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL, but the ALIEN response was like this, only more extreme...

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/leelastarsky/080805kidswatchingSWHS2.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v176/leelastarsky/080805kidswatchingSWHS4.jpg[/url])

These responses were actually elicited by the scene where Chewie's ageing father is watching Imperial soft porn starring Diahann Carroll... but you get the idea. 

Kids today. No respect for the classics of any decade.

Thank you and back to topic.




It figures YOUR kids would act that way Larry. The nut doesn't fall far from...........the nut.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on May 11, 2009, 08:28:56 PM
"The nut doesn't fall far from...........the nut."

This is my new favorite phrase!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on May 12, 2009, 03:18:32 AM
I told you I would show you new photos when I got this Marx Frankie box restored.

Here is a shot of the box as I received it.  Not bad, but has a few issues.

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/238/3320529488_89d05e4fbe_o.jpg)


I sent the box to a professional restoration studio, one that works on museum artifacts, rare movie posters and other highfalutin stuff.  Here it is after some restoration.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3580/3525024884_905553e3aa_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3569/3525024950_a5ce451457_o.jpg)


I think they did just enough without going overboard.  It still looks like an "old" box, which is what I wanted.  Too much restoration and you might as well buy a repro.

Here are some closer shots of the box.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3525025002_fba1632023_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3524217043_0f75d91c6d_o.jpg)


Here is a shot of Frankie.  You can see the dab of blood on his nose.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3659/3524217141_1d9bd3bcfa_o.jpg)


I didn't send the toy to them, just the box. 

There are different opinions about restoration of toys.  I don't think I would have considered doing this before I started having rubber masks foamed.  I guess mask foaming is like a gateway drug.  One thing kind of leads to another.  Before you know it, you are having toys restored.  Next, I'll be linen backing posters.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on May 12, 2009, 01:23:07 PM
Looks pretty nice! Although, unless there's more damage to the bottom that we couldn't see, I think I would have been happy with it as it was. As long as the front image is relatively displayable, I think it's cool. But to each his own.... As long as you like it.

The only thing I bought recently, besides those pink Kongs, was this Phantom Planet one-sheet. Not the best poster ever, but a good value at only $50, imo. And it looks better there than the "Make Them Die Slowly" poster that used to be in that spot. I like that poster and all, but it was out of place with more vintage stuff and an upgrade needed to happen..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_4000.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammett1 on May 12, 2009, 01:30:39 PM
Super finds guys. Love the box art on the Frankie Ray.  Looks good.  The PHANTOM PLANET was a nice buy, and i like the artwork on the poster.  David. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 12, 2009, 08:41:25 PM

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3524217043_0f75d91c6d_o.jpg[/url])



I love this pic, Ray.  Can you crop it a bit and throw in the Frankenstein Digest thread?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on May 13, 2009, 11:19:32 AM
The box looks great, Ray. Thanks for posting those pics.
I had to grab 'em for my Infinitely Indexed Memory Bank.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on May 20, 2009, 09:54:49 AM
As mentioned elsewhere, I attended Wonderfest on Saturday and spent a good chunk of my time haunting the dealer's room. I didn't buy much classic monster stuff, but I did pick up the following:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3620/3549028364_7dfa38b167.jpg?v=0)
This is a Mattel Muffit the Daggit from "Battlestar Galactica" and his pullstring talker still works:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3374/3548217417_2ebaa9ce3e.jpg?v=0)
This is a carded Imperial "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" bendy Alien. The card is kinda rough but the Alien is still in nice shape. I had one of these years ago that I bought at the local Ben Franklins:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2457/3549026034_8c9b9167ab.jpg?v=0)
This is a pair of 1976 King Kong drinking glasses. I picked up the subway car glass at Wonderfest, and the other glass with Kong battling the snake was found at an antique mall a few months ago.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3404/3548215547_ac11272287.jpg?v=0)
The first pic also shows my copy of Ultraman Series One Volume Two on DVD that I found at Wonderfest. I bought Volume One when it came out but missed out on the second volume. A dealer at Wonderfest had a stack of them for $15.00 each :)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 20, 2009, 11:37:17 AM
Nice George, I have those Kong glasses stored somewhere in my basement.  The images were much better than the movie.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on May 21, 2009, 10:35:46 PM
Here is my King Kong 76 Shrine + other goodies.  :)

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_1739.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 22, 2009, 05:26:05 AM
HH, is that a Kong Cereal Bowl?

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Corpse S. Chris on May 22, 2009, 11:07:32 PM
Wow! I think I had that bowl when I was a kid.
This site is the cause of many monster flashbacks.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 24, 2009, 09:59:43 AM
Here are a couple of my most recent purchases from the Motor City Comic Con.

A Ron Frenz sketch of the Creature

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P5200492.jpg)



A Print from our own ARTMAN Steven B.  The print looks better in person than my crappy photogaphy.  He was also a nice guy and enjoyed chatting with him very much!

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh17/bkallenberg/P5200490.jpg)


BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on May 24, 2009, 11:06:22 AM
Wow! I think I had that bowl when I was a kid.
This site is the cause of many monster flashbacks.

I had that bowl as well. Man that is cool...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on May 24, 2009, 12:04:31 PM
HH, is that a Kong Cereal Bowl?

BK

Yes My friend. There is a cup too,  I think,  I have it somewhere, but can't find it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on May 24, 2009, 05:36:02 PM
Well, I guess being sort of a lower case pseudo "internet celebrity" has it perks. Last night, I met one of our <a href="http://www.collectiondx.com/">CollectionDX</a> readers and he actually brought me a gift! Totally random and unexpected, but he gave me a set of 7 monster/Halloween flashlights. I've never see these before so I don't know anything about them, but I think they're pretty cool. I'm not sure what the yellow one is supposed to be though.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_4075.jpg)

He also brought some tagged Imperial jigglers, but since I already had those, I let my friends kids have them. Oh, and he also had a bunch of old dime store "Smoking Monkeys", little plastic monkeys that somehow "puff" on a fake cigarette. Not monster related but pretty damn neat!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on May 24, 2009, 07:28:25 PM
Dave,

I have the Dracula, the Frankenstein, and the yellow guy (I don't know who he is either.).  I got them from a store called Five Below a couple of years ago.  They are kind of neat in their own way.  The smoking monkeys (I've also seen weiner dogs) have always been one of my favorite novelty items.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on May 24, 2009, 08:00:28 PM
Let us not forget the ''Smoking Baby''. Can't believe something this un-PC exists in today's market. [got mine from Archie Mcphee]

http://www.mcphee.com/items/11095.html (http://www.mcphee.com/items/11095.html)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on May 24, 2009, 09:58:43 PM
Here's a couple of ebay wins that just arrived.

These wish niks I won for $55.  Good price?  Frank needs a shirt but these are my first ones.  How many were made (monsters, that is)? 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3560994613_96818170dc_o.jpg)

Here's my second Remco Monsters at Home (I also have the Frankenstein).  $56 on ebay. 
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3297/3560994733_af149dc097_o.jpg)

And last but not least, my daughter and I dropped off some boxes of stuff at Goodwill and decided to take a stroll through the store for kicks.  Hannah plopped herself in front of the massive children's books section and I decided to flip through all the $1 albums.  Check this out!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3335/3560994847_58be6c3e2f_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3560994953_93282b8a6a_o.jpg)

It' in EXCELLENT condition.  Any idea of what year?  You just never know what you'll find at one of these places.  Heck - my only two suit/sport coats came from there.  Paid a total of $11 for both of them.   ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on May 25, 2009, 12:28:48 AM
Good scores, Jeff.  The artwork on the Elsa album is lovely.  I think half the non-Bride Elsa pics on the Net must have been scanned off the back of that sleeve.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 25, 2009, 09:40:46 AM
Very good stuff, Jeff!  Love the record.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 25, 2009, 02:07:53 PM
Wow Dave, love those lights.

Creepy, those niks are some of the weirdest monsters I've seen, but a 60'ish cool.  The Elsa LP Should have had a Bride pic on the back though.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike Scott on May 25, 2009, 02:41:44 PM
Here's my second Remco Monsters at Home.  $56 on ebay. 

Wish I could get a carded Creature for that price!  :'(

The Elsa album was from 1957, followed by "Songs for a Shuttered Parlor" in 1958.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on May 25, 2009, 02:56:57 PM
There's a great moment in Bell, Book, and Candle where Elsa is sitting in the Zodiac, talking to Kim Novak. There's a profile shot of her as she listens. She moves her head in a slightly jerky fashion with eyes wide. I'd just about swear that she was doing a little homage to The Bride.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on May 25, 2009, 10:39:23 PM
Not a monster toy, but something cool that I picked up at the thrift store yesterday...
Of all the strange things, it's a Holy Water bottle. Now I just need to fill it up with said water, stick a cork in it, and I'll have a perfect weapon to combat vampires and the undead with. :D



(http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/coffinjoefan/HolyWater.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on May 26, 2009, 08:46:45 PM
Here's some stuff that I picked over the last 2 weeks from a yard sale and an auction.

A Mattel Strange Change Lost World toy.  I think the only thing missing is the instruction booklet.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3662/3568831704_142fce22c1.jpg?v=0)

A rubber Yoda mask (yard sale $1), Uncle Sam and Abe Lincoln Mego-like figures, Dee Wallace Stone autographed E.T. picture

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3352/3568831544_4f77a958d2.jpg?v=0)

Hasbro Emperor Palpatine, vinyl mummy, small Remco Phantom & Creature

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3568019745_55b556e262.jpg?v=0)

A stack of 8mm movies (no horror or SciFi) and a talking View-Master

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3579/3568019595_f9e775bfa6.jpg?v=0)

Some motionettes--the vampire needs pants though so eventually we'll need to make him a new pair.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3391/3568019425_d9035e5b7d.jpg?v=0)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3646/3568019301_62df94426e.jpg?v=0)

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on May 26, 2009, 08:55:10 PM
Wow...NICE HAUL! I have one of those Strange Change toys too...they really display nicely, i put a Frankenstein monster-nik inside mine. I'd leave the Drac pantless, if i were you...goes much better with the expression on his face!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 26, 2009, 09:29:58 PM
Wow Rob, I love that Strange Change Machine!  As for Flasher Dracula... lol

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on May 26, 2009, 10:32:58 PM
Wow Rob ! I have got to go to yard sales with you as none of the yard sales or flea markets I go to
ever have the great stuff that you find !! That talking viewmaster,Yoda mask and the other stuff
is great !!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 27, 2009, 05:29:31 AM
Hey Nicole, all you need now is a wooden stake, a mirror and a cape for your vampire slaying kit.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on May 27, 2009, 12:56:50 PM
Drac with no pants?? Must be the Frank Langella version.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on May 27, 2009, 07:51:18 PM
Rob, what a haul!!! I love the Strange Change toy; the box looks like it's in great shape.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on May 27, 2009, 08:50:13 PM
Not a monster toy, but something cool that I picked up at the thrift store yesterday...
Of all the strange things, it's a Holy Water bottle. Now I just need to fill it up with said water, stick a cork in it, and I'll have a perfect weapon to combat vampires and the undead with. :D



([url]http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg138/coffinjoefan/HolyWater.jpg[/url])



No, this is not going to work unless the bottle actually contains holy water.  You can't make water holy just by sticking a name on a bottle!  Sorry.  You're going to have to go to a church and beg or steal to get the real thing.  Otherwise, all you're going to do is get the vampire wet.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on May 27, 2009, 08:59:59 PM

No, this is not going to work unless the bottle actually contains holy water.  You can't make water holy just by sticking a name on a bottle!  Sorry.  You're going to have to go to a church and beg or steal to get the real thing.  Otherwise, all you're going to do is get the vampire wet.

I know that. Notice that I did say I need to fill it up with said water. Said water being Holy water. :P

But you're right, obtaining any in the first place is going to be a real problem.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on May 27, 2009, 09:01:52 PM

No, this is not going to work unless the bottle actually contains holy water.  You can't make water holy just by sticking a name on a bottle!  Sorry.  You're going to have to go to a church and beg or steal to get the real thing.  Otherwise, all you're going to do is get the vampire wet.

A sad but true detail I discovered in 1987.  And appearently vampires are not impressed by 'holy' water blessed by someone ordained via the internet.

Stupid vampires.

The Reverend Ivan of the Universal Church of Life
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2009, 09:52:22 PM

No, this is not going to work unless the bottle actually contains holy water.  You can't make water holy just by sticking a name on a bottle!  Sorry.  You're going to have to go to a church and beg or steal to get the real thing.  Otherwise, all you're going to do is get the vampire wet.


 :D That last line was a classic!

Any Catholic Church (or possibly Shrine) should have some.  You should find some as you enter the "front" (not the alter, that is the other end) or what may be called the entrance.  The water will be contained in a stoup.  However, these are usually pretty small and will be difficult to dip your bottle in.  Also the Baptismal Fountain contains blessed water.  This might be your best bet.  Just ask a Father at a local Church.  You might try a Deacon, but he will probably just refer you to the Priest. 

(http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/rels/002/Christianity/westernplan.gif)

There is this, from the web:

At that time Pope Leo IV ordered that each priest bless water every Sunday in his own church and sprinkle the people with it: "Omni die Dominico, ante missam, aquam benedictam facite, unde populus et loca fidelium aspergantur" (P.L., CXV, col. 679). Hincmar of Reims gave directions as follows: "Every Sunday, before the celebration of Mass, the priest shall bless water in his church, and, for this holy purpose, he shall use a clean and suitable vessel. The people, when entering the church, are to be sprinkled with this water, and those who so desire may carry some away in clean vessels so as to sprinkle their houses, fields, vineyards, and cattle, and the provender with which these last are fed, as also to throw over their own food" ("Capitula synodalia", cap. v, in P.L., CXXV, col, 774).

However, whatever you do, do not just throw down your drain should you want to get rid of it.  Take it back to the Church and they will dispose of it for you.  Neat bottle, by the way.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 27, 2009, 09:53:01 PM
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Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on May 28, 2009, 02:26:33 AM
Thanks for all the info, Bogey! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 28, 2009, 11:03:08 AM
Thanks for all the info, Bogey! ;D

I would love to be in a pew when you ask for some.

Nicole: "Errr, ummm, Father, may I fill my bottle with Holy Water?"

Priest: "Certainly.  For what purpose do you need it?"

Nicole: (Thinking that lying is bad enough, let alone in the House of God and to a person of the cloth, no less)...."Umm, *whispers* Vampires."   :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Nicole on May 28, 2009, 06:17:55 PM
I would love to be in a pew when you ask for some.

Nicole: "Errr, ummm, Father, may I fill my bottle with Holy Water?"

Priest: "Certainly.  For what purpose do you need it?"

Nicole: (Thinking that lying is bad enough, let alone in the House of God and to a person of the cloth, no less)...."Umm, *whispers* Vampires."   :D

 :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on May 28, 2009, 08:05:59 PM
I would love to be in a pew when you ask for some.

Nicole: "Errr, ummm, Father, may I fill my bottle with Holy Water?"

Priest: "Certainly.  For what purpose do you need it?"

Nicole: (Thinking that lying is bad enough, let alone in the House of God and to a person of the cloth, no less)...."Umm, *whispers* Vampires."   :D


And I can hear her actually saying it just like that.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on June 01, 2009, 12:19:30 PM
Well, I don't have a camera to show, but yesterday I picked up a set of the monster balls that featured wolfman, mummy, frank, and dracula.  they're pretty old, dated 1959. still in it's original package.  Payed 12 bucks for it.  Seemed like a good deal so I took it. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on June 02, 2009, 06:24:37 AM
Are you sure that date's not 1995?  I don't remember ever hearing of any toy related monster that old.  If so, we would VERY much like to see pictures when you can get a chance.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on June 02, 2009, 06:33:58 AM


The date on the Monster Balls package-1959- is Universal's copyright renewal date, not the date of manufacture, which was the 1990s.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 02, 2009, 10:02:15 AM

The date on the Monster Balls package-1959- is Universal's copyright renewal date, not the date of manufacture, which was the 1990s.

UUUU Hu  UUUU Hu  He said Monster Balls.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on June 04, 2009, 02:11:54 AM
Distributed by ILLCO TOY CO.
1941, Renewed 1959 Universal Pictures Company Inc.

This is what it says on the back. I just assumed it meant it was reproduced in '59
I really need to get a camera.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on June 04, 2009, 05:59:48 AM
Here's a pic of the Frankensttein one:

(http://thepoptopshop.com/osc/images/MonsterBallFrankenstein.JPG)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 04, 2009, 02:55:55 PM
Distributed by ILLCO TOY CO.
1941, Renewed 1959 Universal Pictures Company Inc.

This is what it says on the back. I just assumed it meant it was reproduced in '59
I really need to get a camera.

"Renewed" generally refers to the year a film company renewed the copyright on a film; most of the Universal Monsters were renewed in the late 1950s and early 1960s.  These are dates that generally don't pop up on too many recent UM items (at least that I have seen), but on occasion they do.  Generally on today's merchandise it will say that the UMs are copyright Universal Studios and that the likenesses belong to certain estates, etc.  But, release and renewal dates do pop up ever so often.  In fact, I learned many renewal dates for the UMs by looking at monster toys/collectibels.  Hope that helps.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on June 04, 2009, 07:17:36 PM
UUUU Hu  UUUU Hu  He said Monster Balls.  ;D




Well, I could have brought up the Phantom's organ, you know...




Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on June 04, 2009, 10:20:59 PM



Well, I could have brought up the Phantom's organ, you know...





Better that you brought it up than got it up.  (sorry)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on June 04, 2009, 10:33:28 PM
She asked "Why is your organ so small?"

He replied, "I didn't know I would be playing in a cathedral."

Vicky didn't laugh at all...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on June 04, 2009, 11:22:22 PM
well, it was still a cool find for me. :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on June 04, 2009, 11:35:03 PM
Hey, lewd jokes aside, that would be a cool find for me, too!  Closest I ever had was a Madballs werewolf, which could only resemble the Wolf Man if Universal had been bought out by the Garbage Pail Kids.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on June 04, 2009, 11:42:59 PM
I thought I might find something cool at Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank NJ today... but they now have a Humans Only policy that I found offensive so I refused to go inside.

Plus they closed an hour before I got there.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on June 06, 2009, 08:19:35 AM
I thought I might find something cool at Jay & Silent Bob's Secret Stash in Red Bank NJ today... but they now have a Humans Only policy that I found offensive so I refused to go inside.

Plus they closed an hour before I got there.

LOL...

I didn't know you were in my neck of the woods. I work like 10 minutes from The Stash...

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on June 06, 2009, 09:21:12 AM
I was only there for a couple days.  I'm out to sea again, and won't be back this way for a long while, per my schedule.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 06, 2009, 11:52:54 AM
Here's a pic of the Frankensttein one:

([url]http://thepoptopshop.com/osc/images/MonsterBallFrankenstein.JPG[/url])



I really like these balls.  I wouldn't mind putting a set in the UMA Display one of these years.  They look surprisingly classic, given the "mad balls" format.  I thought they were 80s.  Is it certain they are 90s?  Wasn't the mad balls fad a late 80s thing?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on June 06, 2009, 12:09:11 PM
I have a set of the Illco Monster Balls. I remember buying them when they first came out. They are 80s items. Late 80s.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammerfan on June 06, 2009, 12:27:30 PM
I was only there for a couple days.  I'm out to sea again, and won't be back this way for a long while, per my schedule.

Fair winds and following seas.................
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Crazy1van on June 06, 2009, 02:50:12 PM
Back Atcha!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on June 06, 2009, 03:18:35 PM
well, it was still a cool find for me. :)
Absolutely!  Any UM find is a great find!    :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on June 08, 2009, 07:33:55 AM
I got a few bits and bobs this week, a few toys from ebay lots - I've got the wolfman to go with that Mummy, I can't remember who made them, but I really like these little guys, there's more on them here: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=292.15 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=292.15)
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/lot.jpg)
Also, I found these candy containers - I've had these for about 10 years, they were lost in my attic. They're pretty cool, and glow!
(http://www.blackengine.co.uk/images/glow.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 08, 2009, 08:07:00 AM
Love that Frankie necklace, Chris!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on June 08, 2009, 08:16:18 AM
Love that Frankie necklace, Chris!
I love the Wear A Weirdo necklaces, there's a kong and wolfman also - very cool, shame it's not still in its packet with the header card - the artwork was very, very nice:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2237/2104298696_327aba4316_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on June 08, 2009, 09:53:56 AM
Those candy containers rock...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 10, 2009, 05:58:24 PM
I have a set of the Illco Monster Balls. 

Do you have a hard time finding an athletic supporter that fits??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on June 20, 2009, 02:13:06 PM
Here's some stuff that I've acquired recently (that weren't posted about in other threads).

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/100_4086.jpg)

The "Outer Limits vs Twilight Zone" thread sent me to Ebay and I managed to score two Sideshows I was missing for good prices ($10 & $15). That "Renzi" Kong is a brown bootleg. And for good or bad, I guess I'm now known as the "pink Kong guy" so a friend of mine decided I had to have the pink colorway of the Marusan Giant Gorilla re-issue and gave it to me.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 20, 2009, 06:29:48 PM
Cool stuff, NekroDave!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 21, 2009, 09:20:08 AM
After many long years, I finally scored this bad boy on eBay a couple of weeks ago:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3647163752_8f7fec1b0e.jpg?v=0)
My mother bought me one of these in a department store in Bowling Green, KY back in 1973, and he was always my favorite jiggler. I was thrilled to finally get a new one to replace my long departed friend.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 21, 2009, 03:17:20 PM
Congratulations on the dragon.  He's a nice example.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 21, 2009, 08:53:46 PM
Wow...looks like new AND even has the hang tag! Does it still retain any of that magical oily jiggler smell??  Nice find, congrats!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 21, 2009, 09:00:04 PM
Cool stuff, NekroDave!

Absolutely!! Nice haul Dave!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 21, 2009, 09:32:13 PM
After many long years, I finally scored this bad boy on eBay a couple of weeks ago:
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3647163752_8f7fec1b0e.jpg?v=0[/url])
My mother bought me one of these in a department store in Bowling Green, KY back in 1973, and he was always my favorite jiggler. I was thrilled to finally get a new one to replace my long departed friend.
George


That is the "bees knees", George.  How did you slay this critter?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 22, 2009, 02:22:11 AM
Actually, I just stumbled across him by accident ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 22, 2009, 08:01:09 PM
Actually, I just stumbled across him by accident ;)
George

Some folks just have an innate capacity for spinning a fascinating yarn.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 23, 2009, 02:49:11 AM
Some folks just have an innate capacity for spinning a fascinating yarn.
Well, ok, you forced it out of me:
I was recently travelling through a small town in Maine when I stumbled across an interesting antique store. The sign above the door read "Needful Things". I was in need of some things, so I stopped and checked the place out. A lovely man named Gaunt showed me about, and there in a display case was this very jiggler. He must've seen how excited I was by it, and he opened the case and pulled it out. It was love at first sight. However, the price was rather astronomically high, and I told him I only had half what he wanted for the dragon. He laughed and told me that he'd gladly work a special deal just for me: all the money in my wallet, plus a signed document giving him the exclusive rights to the immortal soul...of Scatter! Sorry dude, it was worth it >:D
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 23, 2009, 11:36:50 AM
I find it easier to bypass making a pact with the Devil and just search for "jiggler" on ebay.  No strings attached that way.  Except for the string on the jiggler.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 24, 2009, 10:49:19 AM
Speaking of jigglers, here's another recent purchase that landed yesterday:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3656675007_aab0bb0430.jpg?v=0)
This is the 1980 Ben Cooper Godzilla jiggler. Apparently, Ben Cooper originally released this as a generic dinosaur in 1974, then reissued it in 1980 with a Godzilla tag. His belly is still marked "c1974". I owned one of the generic dinosaur versions of this as a kid. I suppose if you squint really hard and use your imagination, he *kinda* looks like the Big G ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on June 24, 2009, 11:31:03 AM
Nice score, George.  That's one I've been meaning to add to the collection for some time.  So bad it's good, as they say.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 24, 2009, 04:02:40 PM
This old Dubble Bubble box has Mani Yacks as send away prizes.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/3657479179_1591b58820_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3375/3658271858_2598fe52e7_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 24, 2009, 04:22:09 PM
Coolness, Bobby!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on June 24, 2009, 04:37:46 PM
That box is great, Bobby.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on June 24, 2009, 06:25:18 PM
The box and the Godzilla are neat.  George is on a jiggler roll.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 25, 2009, 12:44:40 AM
Well, ok, you forced it out of me:
I was recently travelling through a small town in Maine when I stumbled across an interesting antique store. The sign above the door read "Needful Things". I was in need of some things, so I stopped and checked the place out. A lovely man named Gaunt showed me about, and there in a display case was this very jiggler. He must've seen how excited I was by it, and he opened the case and pulled it out. It was love at first sight. However, the price was rather astronomically high, and I told him I only had half what he wanted for the dragon. He laughed and told me that he'd gladly work a special deal just for me: all the money in my wallet, plus a signed document giving him the exclusive rights to the immortal soul...of Scatter! Sorry dude, it was worth it >:D
George

Now DATS what I'm talkin' 'bout George!! :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on June 25, 2009, 01:34:12 AM
This old Dubble Bubble box has Mani Yacks as send away prizes.

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3368/3657479179_1591b58820_o.jpg[/url])




The Mona Lisa was a Mani-Yak??? Well, her image did actually creep me out as a kid...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on June 25, 2009, 07:40:27 AM

The Mona Lisa was a Mani-Yak??? Well, her image did actually creep me out as a kid...

Haha, no Max.  The Mona Lisa is what most kids got when they were hoping for a Frankenstein or Mummy.  Can you imagine saving your wrappers and sending away hoping to get a Frankenstein, but what arrives is a friggen Mona Lisa transfer?  Nothing wrong with old Mona, but I don't think many kids saving gum wrappers want to wear her as a shirt!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on June 25, 2009, 02:24:58 PM
That reminds me of spending like a dollar in nickels back in the day, trying to get a Phantom of the Opera flicker ring out of a gum ball machine. With every turn of the crank a Cinderella ring came tumbling out. What an insult!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on July 04, 2009, 09:16:12 AM
I went to a big ol Flea Market yesterday and found a couple things. A pair of Phantom masks, and what I thought was a pair of devil masks then when I got home I realized one of them is a Groucho Marx devil!? What th'??!!!
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3657/3686514101_fe3bafda11_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/3687316228_bdefd4c059_o.jpg)

Some Spook Specs with Vampire Lady and who maybe Frank?
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3591/3687316246_6d4615b37f_o.jpg)

A couple minty Marx 6" Japanese and a Cthulu for President pin! (It says "Don't settle for the lesser evil")

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2659/3687316366_ea10539e87_o.jpg)

last but not least...ok it is least...a Troll Frankenstein mask (I am not a troll fan but what the heck) and a handful of Archer spacemen.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3545/3686514291_4591a7f0f3_o.jpg)

My goal in life is to catch up to Raymond's junk. Someday I will have as much junk as Ray and even send him extra of my junk while doing it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on July 04, 2009, 09:40:24 AM
That is a great haul, Paul!  That Phantom mask is on my wanted list!  Very nice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on July 04, 2009, 10:40:07 AM
I like the Cthulu pin. That's a great slogan.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on July 04, 2009, 11:27:26 AM
Love the spacemen, Paul.  Nice snag!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on July 04, 2009, 01:44:25 PM
Those Phantom masks are super-sweet.  Paul and Andy, what is the story on those?  When were they made and who made them?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on July 04, 2009, 03:05:27 PM
EXCELLENT SCORE, Paul! All terrific stuff, but i agree those Phantom masks are over the top...Congrats!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on July 04, 2009, 05:10:18 PM
When I was a kid in the 50's, my older brother had a birthday cake decorated with those spacemen. I think the set up included a rocket.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 04, 2009, 06:37:47 PM
Those Phantom masks are definitely "phantastic"!   :D  I just love the look and feel of them! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on July 04, 2009, 07:25:54 PM
Thanks everyone for enjoying the pics. Ray I have no idea what the story is on those Phantoms or the Groucho devil. Condition-wise they could have come off the rack yesterday except the elastic isn't elastic anymore. I would be interested in learning more.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: lblambert on July 04, 2009, 07:45:44 PM
I'm not sure if this one counts since I've owned this Telco Frankie Motionette since it was new. After it disappeared about 15 years ago, I thought it was long gone. At least that's what I thought until I was cleaning out the basement this afternoon and found it in the bottom of a box. After a quick trip to Walmart I popped in a few fresh batteries and found it still works like new!

(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/telco1.jpg)

(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/telco2.jpg)

(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/telco3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on July 04, 2009, 08:09:51 PM
Those Phantom masks are super-sweet.  Paul and Andy, what is the story on those?  When were they made and who made them?
I am not sure about the Phantom mask, either.  I have seen it in a couple people's collections, and always liked it a lot. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on July 04, 2009, 08:52:47 PM
I am not sure about the Phantom mask, either.  I have seen it in a couple people's collections, and always liked it a lot. 


Doesn't the MPC Pop-Top "vampire" have a head wound like that Phantom?  I know Dr. Deadly does, too.  Just wondering what the inspiration might be.  That might be a clue as to when the mask was made.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on July 04, 2009, 08:53:42 PM
This is the best kind of weekly find – discovering a long lost toy!


I'm not sure if this one counts since I've owned this Telco Frankie Motionette since it was new. After it disappeared about 15 years ago, I thought it was long gone. At least that's what I thought until I was cleaning out the basement this afternoon and found it in the bottom of a box. After a quick trip to Walmart I popped in a few fresh batteries and found it still works like new!

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepysFan on July 04, 2009, 10:24:30 PM
 Packy that Cthulhu pin is wicked sweet.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on July 05, 2009, 08:37:35 AM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/barnabus/th_000_0151.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v640/barnabus/?action=view&current=000_0151.flv)   Got this at The Bash from the Chaneys.A big seller for them.They also had one of London After Midnight whick I think Elder Robert has. Click on the picture and it takes you to my Photobucket.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on July 05, 2009, 10:09:58 AM
Who didn't  get one of these. ;) It is one of my favorite new purchases, ever. HHW 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on July 05, 2009, 12:27:25 PM
Harry,

Thanks for posting a video shot of this.  It certainly was one of the coolest things I've gotten in a long time.  I now have to redo my Chaney autograph display to incorporate this into it.  Hmmm..maybe my Wolf Man mask also.  This may really turn into a project.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on July 05, 2009, 02:22:09 PM
If I saw that or the Chaney Sr. one at a show, I think they would come home with me.  Pretty neat.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on July 05, 2009, 02:33:03 PM
Yes, those Chaney pics were awesome!  I just kept moving back and forth at the display watching them change.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on July 05, 2009, 02:42:38 PM
If you want any of these, (I don't think they are on the website yet) Contact jennifer(*at*)lonchaney.com . There are three different sizes and a Lon Chaney and  Lon Chaney Jr one. She can help you out. They ran out at the show, but I ordered one from her online. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Richard on July 05, 2009, 04:03:26 PM
Who didn't  get one of these. ;) It is one of my favorite new purchases, ever. HHW 

Haw!~I didn't get one. I saw these at the Chaney table at MonsterPalooza. By the time I went by the table at the end of the day again, they were all gone.
Ya snooze, ya lose. :-\
A really cool idea, though!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on July 08, 2009, 10:48:53 AM
This is a must possess. No doubt about that.

Those beautiful Chaney girls will hook you guys up on these. I got the biggest one from them and I LOVE IT!

ALso, the standees that they are releasing are THE BOMB!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 02, 2009, 08:20:56 PM
I usually reserve my collecting money for Frankenstein items, but I was kinda tickled to finally skewer one of these Telco's at a price I could live with:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400064044237&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT (http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400064044237&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT)

Now I want to find a 24" Devil to go with it for Halloween displays.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on August 02, 2009, 08:25:27 PM
Got 4 1976 King Kong drinking glasses in perfect condition, as well as a set of 4 McDonalds Batman frosted glass mugs with a Batman mug, Robin mug, Riddler mug, and Two-Face mug.

 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 02, 2009, 09:44:21 PM
I usually reserve my collecting money for Frankenstein items, but I was kinda tickled to finally skewer one of these Telco's at a price I could live with:

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400064044237&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT[/url] ([url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400064044237&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT[/url])

Now I want to find a 24" Devil to go with it for Halloween displays.


Telco has the coolest stuff.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 02, 2009, 11:56:44 PM
I usually reserve my collecting money for Frankenstein items, but I was kinda tickled to finally skewer one of these Telco's at a price I could live with:

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400064044237&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT[/url] ([url]http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=400064044237&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT[/url])

Now I want to find a 24" Devil to go with it for Halloween displays.



Cool.  I was watching that auction.  That's about half price for that character.  Good deal.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on August 06, 2009, 07:53:40 PM
Not really monster related but I did happen to find a dead mint and complete Remco Mr. and Mrs. Mouse house with both mice and all the accessories for $.25 at a local flea market. I wasn't really sure of what I was buying but at least knew it's age and for the price it was a no brainer. It wasn't until I saw this that I almost crapped my pants:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Remco-Mr-Mrs-Mouse-House-Furniture-NR_W0QQitemZ270324774060QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef09cb4ac&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Remco-Mr-Mrs-Mouse-House-Furniture-NR_W0QQitemZ270324774060QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef09cb4ac&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 07, 2009, 12:30:57 PM
Not really monster related but I did happen to find a dead mint and complete Remco Mr. and Mrs. Mouse house with both mice and all the accessories for $.25 at a local flea market. I wasn't really sure of what I was buying but at least knew it's age and for the price it was a no brainer. It wasn't until I saw this that I almost crapped my pants:

[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Remco-Mr-Mrs-Mouse-House-Furniture-NR_W0QQitemZ270324774060QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef09cb4ac&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262[/url] ([url]http://cgi.ebay.com/Rare-Remco-Mr-Mrs-Mouse-House-Furniture-NR_W0QQitemZ270324774060QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item3ef09cb4ac&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262[/url])



GREAT score!!!

I gotta go to that flea market.

You have a great eye for a bargain, too.  I would have walked right by the little mice for $25.00.


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on August 07, 2009, 02:57:11 PM
In the world of 1960s Monster goodness, here was a new one on me that I recented discovered.

Of course, we have all seen the "Mon-stirs" swizzle sticks of Frankenstein, Wolfman, Mummy, and Creature, as they are pretty common. But here is an example of a 1960s Frankenstein swizzle stick that very much resembles the look of TV's HERMAN MUNSTER I have never seen before. At first, I questioned its goofy approach to The Monster on being a much later take, because for the last 20-30 years goofy Frankensteins abound. But its the other one- the matching swizzle stick that dates them both; it's the classic 'good time Charlie' drunk seen on hundreds of bar related items from the 1950s and 60s- cards, napkins, and the like. Drunken Charlie is also holding a bowling ball- another earmark to the era of these.

So now Herman is hanging with a drunk- and smoking a butt on top of it.

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/swizzle.jpg)


Hurray! A newly discovered vintage monster item!  ;)



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on August 07, 2009, 04:11:20 PM
So now Herman is hanging with a drunk- and smoking a butt on top of it.

 :D :D :D :D :D

I looked at the pic magnified, and it certainly appears "Herman like" to me. Nice score Bob. Go reward yourself with a martini .. never shaken but always stirred. With your new swizzle stick of course.  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on August 07, 2009, 04:18:41 PM
GREAT score!!!

I gotta go to that flea market.

You have a great eye for a bargain, too.  I would have walked right by the little mice for $25.00.




If it was 25 bucks I would have walked by too, good thing I only paid 25 cents!  ;)  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on August 07, 2009, 04:44:23 PM


Here is a closeup of Smoking Herman and the Drunk...

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/swizzlezzz.jpg)

God, I hate taking pictures of little stuff.


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monsters For Sale on August 07, 2009, 05:07:28 PM
If it was 25 bucks I would have walked by too, good thing I only paid 25 cents!  ;)  ;D

Holy Cow!  I went back and re-read your post.  I missed the decimal point.

I'm taking a roll of quarters and heading for your flea market.

Let us know if you list your find on eBay.  It would be fun to see what it brings.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 08, 2009, 09:50:08 PM
I added some more jigglers to the collection this week:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/Picture400.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 09, 2009, 02:26:05 AM
I added some more jigglers to the collection this week:
([url]http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/Picture400.jpg[/url])




I feel wonderful and excited.  I am going to collect them all for fun.  They will bring good luck to me.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on August 09, 2009, 03:29:12 PM
I usually don't post new purchases, but I felt this was just too weird and cool not to share.


(http://i31.tinypic.com/20873bl.jpg)

3 ft Tor Punching bag. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 09, 2009, 03:33:16 PM
That is freakin' cool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on August 09, 2009, 06:31:05 PM
TOR LIVES!!

Shoot guy, where did you find that?? What year was that made?? Absolutely COOOOOOOOL.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 09, 2009, 07:05:21 PM
I usually don't post new purchases, but I felt this was just too weird and cool not to share.


([url]http://i31.tinypic.com/20873bl.jpg[/url])

3 ft Tor Punching bag. 
Double WOW !!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gillfan on August 09, 2009, 07:28:17 PM
Actually,that isn't a punching bag, it is a "Car Pool Buddy" meant to wear a jacket and simulate another passenger in a car pool lane. it is a novelty gift that was sold through Johnson Smith and other catalogs.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 09, 2009, 07:54:44 PM
That's pretty neat.  What year is that from?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on August 09, 2009, 09:18:07 PM
That's pretty neat.  What year is that from?

87

The head is basically a recast of the don Post Tor .   Car Pool buddy, now it makes a bit more sense, lol.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 09, 2009, 09:20:36 PM
It's that old?  It looks newer.  I never knew that existed.  It's definitely a very cool item.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 10, 2009, 01:20:26 AM
Actually,that isn't a punching bag, it is a "Car Pool Buddy" meant to wear a jacket and simulate another passenger in a car pool lane. it is a novelty gift that was sold through Johnson Smith and other catalogs.

That is beautiful.   :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 13, 2009, 08:29:40 PM
New camera yesterday so here's the most recent additions..

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/IMG_0125.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/IMG_0127.jpg)

I just need a plastic cover for that Kong puzzle and the little tray for the Frankenstein game.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 13, 2009, 08:35:38 PM
Cool stuff NekroDave!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MDG on August 14, 2009, 01:15:22 PM
Literally a "find"--was out walking the dog and saw this guy looking up at me from the sidewalk.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2597/3820462935_faeab2fbd0_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Elizabeth on August 14, 2009, 01:27:00 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww MDG... that is sad! You two were meant to find each other, so he would have a good home.

And Nekro Dave, does that card say "Amigos del Terror" ?? (Kong is blocking the first letters.)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 14, 2009, 01:58:51 PM
Awwwwwwwwwww MDG... that is sad! You two were meant to find each other, so he would have a good home.

Yeah, that is awesome. It looks so cool all dirty too! It gives is such depth. Should go throw mine outside for awhile. :)

And Nekro Dave, does that card say "Amigos del Terror" ?? (Kong is blocking the first letters.)

Yep. Check out the "Blow Molded Frankenstein" thread a little bit below.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Elizabeth on August 14, 2009, 03:40:51 PM
Thanks, Dave... I came at this through the unread posts, and don't always get to everything.  Thank you for the heads up!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 15, 2009, 02:58:12 PM
Here's a nifty yard sale find form today...an Ideal Wolfie doll with a crocheted Coffin Joe outfit!  Well, sorta.  It's the first time I've ever found one of these dolls at a yard sale, and even if it isn't really a Coffin Joe outfit, it's still a cool find.
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/Picture402.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on August 15, 2009, 08:36:00 PM
Here's a nifty yard sale find form today...an Ideal Wolfie doll with a crocheted Coffin Joe outfit!  Well, sorta.  It's the first time I've ever found one of these dolls at a yard sale, and even if it isn't really a Coffin Joe outfit, it's still a cool find.
([url]http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/Picture402.jpg[/url])

That's awesome! How much did you pay for him?
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 15, 2009, 10:52:34 PM
Um brinquedo superior!  Great find, Andy! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 16, 2009, 09:43:15 AM
That's awesome! How much did you pay for him?
George
Funny story - it was marked $6.  When I went to pay, the old lady started arguing with her daughter, saying that she wanted it marked $8, and she'd rather keep it than sell it for $6.  She actually grabbed it away from me!  They went back and forth yelling at each other, and finally the daughter told her that if I was willing to pay the price it was marked, she would have to sell it.  I told them that I would be happy to pay $6 for it, and she reluctantly sold it for the price marked.  I bet they are still arguing over it. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on August 16, 2009, 03:20:58 PM
Funny story - it was marked $6.  When I went to pay, the old lady started arguing with her daughter, saying that she wanted it marked $8, and she'd rather keep it than sell it for $6.  She actually grabbed it away from me!  They went back and forth yelling at each other, and finally the daughter told her that if I was willing to pay the price it was marked, she would have to sell it.  I told them that I would be happy to pay $6 for it, and she reluctantly sold it for the price marked.  I bet they are still arguing over it. 

Wow...  That's a great story, and a great find! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on August 16, 2009, 06:44:39 PM
Funny story - it was marked $6.  When I went to pay, the old lady started arguing with her daughter, saying that she wanted it marked $8, and she'd rather keep it than sell it for $6.  She actually grabbed it away from me!  They went back and forth yelling at each other, and finally the daughter told her that if I was willing to pay the price it was marked, she would have to sell it.  I told them that I would be happy to pay $6 for it, and she reluctantly sold it for the price marked.  I bet they are still arguing over it. 

You'll see the ladies again on the next episode of "Cops".
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on August 16, 2009, 07:53:10 PM
Hahaha! That's awesome, Andy! I always have that fantasy that I find some uber-expensive holy grail at  yard sale for cheap.... and then get greedy and talk them down further anyway. I don't know why. Sometimes toys can bring out the worst in me, I guess.   :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 16, 2009, 08:35:10 PM
If the showdown between the two women hadn't taken place, I was going to offer them $5.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on August 17, 2009, 10:25:40 AM
This story reminds me of one, that happened to me.  This took place around 18 years ago. I was at the Flea Market in San Antonio. There was a Storage Unit Seller there. He finally hit the Jack Pot. A Storage room full of 60's 70s Toys. I bought a Topper Monster Maker in the box, Some Big Jim Stuff and few other Odds and Ends. I knew the Redneck selling the stuff and had been quite chummy over  the years. I had just picked up a Ideal Super Queen Wonder woman,(naked) He just put out. Now this Mean Lady, I had seen around for years, had beat me to the G I Joes, Which didn't even bother me. She Just came up to me when I wasn't expecting it and Grabbed the Wonder Woman out of my hand. She said that was with the GI Joes. Now I don't take crap off of anyone. I don't care if it is a 60 year old Woman. I am fuming and Figuring out What I am going to do about it. THe seller saw what happend. He tells the Lady,  I can't see  What ya got there, Put them down and I'll Count them. She laid down the Action figures, I reached over and grabbed the Wonder Woman. She yells Did you see that he took my doll. The Redneck looked up at her and said, crap Happens Lady. She paid for the Joes and stormed off. We were laughing our Asses off. BTW He Charged me a Dollar for her. Then Like5 minutes later, I was looking in the back of his camper, I saw the words Kiss through a bag. I actually crawled in his truck and pulled out the bag. There were four Kiss Dolls Sealed in the Boxes. He says, Now Howard those are real expensive.  I said how much. He says $30 for the Set. I almost Fainted. Ahhh Good times, Good Times. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 17, 2009, 05:18:45 PM
I love it!  Great story, HHW. ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on August 18, 2009, 11:59:03 AM
This story reminds me of one, that happened to me.  This took place around 18 years ago. I was at the Flea Market in San Antonio. There was a Storage Unit Seller there. He finally hit the Jack Pot. A Storage room full of 60's 70s Toys. I bought a Topper Monster Maker in the box, Some Big Jim Stuff and few other Odds and Ends. I knew the Redneck selling the stuff and had been quite chummy over  the years. I had just picked up a Ideal Super Queen Wonder woman,(naked) He just put out. Now this Mean Lady, I had seen around for years, had beat me to the G I Joes, Which didn't even bother me. She Just came up to me when I wasn't expecting it and Grabbed the Wonder Woman out of my hand. She said that was with the GI Joes. Now I don't take crap off of anyone. I don't care if it is a 60 year old Woman. I am fuming and Figuring out What I am going to do about it. THe seller saw what happend. He tells the Lady,  I can't see  What ya got there, Put them down and I'll Count them. She laid down the Action figures, I reached over and grabbed the Wonder Woman. She yells Did you see that he took my doll. The Redneck looked up at her and said, crap Happens Lady. She paid for the Joes and stormed off. We were laughing our Asses off. BTW He Charged me a Dollar for her. Then Like5 minutes later, I was looking in the back of his camper, I saw the words Kiss through a bag. I actually crawled in his truck and pulled out the bag. There were four Kiss Dolls Sealed in the Boxes. He says, Now Howard those are real expensive.  I said how much. He says $30 for the Set. I almost Fainted. Ahhh Good times, Good Times. HHW

That's precisely what keeps Jordan and I rummaging through flea markets and thrift stores and garage sales. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 21, 2009, 09:22:21 PM
PRIMATE POWER!  Some recent and not-so recent acquisitions.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture124.jpg)

Silverback Gorilla
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture108.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture109.jpg)

Bigfoot
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture115.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture116.jpg)

My good ol' Imperial 8" Kong
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture112.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture113.jpg)

Not sure what this is.  I like it for it's "Bigfoot" LOOK.  Anyone know anything about this?
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture119.jpg)

X-Plus Kong
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture117.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture118.jpg)

X-Plus Half-Human  (call me crazy, but I might just customize thsi!)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture110.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture111.jpg)

The Whole Hairy Gang!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture123.jpg)

Hope you like them!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on August 21, 2009, 09:54:25 PM
Those are really great!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 21, 2009, 10:37:19 PM
Awesome bunch of apes!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 21, 2009, 10:49:49 PM
I want him!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture119.jpg)


If you find out what this guy is, let us know!  He looks like something out of a playset.


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 21, 2009, 11:33:50 PM
Ray, I got that little guy off Ebay.  He was listed as
KING KONG MARX MEXICAN FIGURE OLD TOY VINTAGE RARE PLASTIC.  I passed it up several times, but I sort of became obsessed with it.  It looked like an angry bigfoot or something.  Paid $9.99 for it (including shipping).  I cannot find any markings on it.  He is pretty cool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 21, 2009, 11:46:30 PM
If it's from Mexico, who knows what story is behind it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 22, 2009, 12:11:08 AM
Yeah, that's kinda how I feel about it, LOL!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Kong76 on August 22, 2009, 01:06:56 AM
Bigfoot
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture115.jpg[/url])


I've seen this guy in gift shops, and as a Stern Show fan, I always thought it would be funny to make a custom Baba Booey card for him and send it in. I love Gary, though.




My good ol' Imperial 8" Kong
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture112.jpg[/url])



Simplistic as it is, yours has a much nicer paint job with the red accents than mine does. Odd how such a small difference makes the figure slightly more striking. I'll have to make some changes I think!



Not sure what this is.  I like it for it's "Bigfoot" LOOK.  Anyone know anything about this?
([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture119.jpg[/url])




It is funny how we can obsess over these things, isn't it? He has a backstory, and he is keeping it from you, but that only adds to his appeal, right? Maybe you can make a vintage header card called "KING FOOT" and put him in a crinkly old bag...

(http://darkchylde.com/img/StarfallSignatureA.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 22, 2009, 04:42:07 AM
Simplistic as it is, yours has a much nicer paint job with the red accents than mine does. Odd how such a small difference makes the figure slightly more striking. I'll have to make some changes I think!

I think this Kong is the newer one from the last few years. Came with a red hang tag around the neck. Have a pic somewhere if you're not familiar w it, don't think it got very wide distro.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 22, 2009, 09:33:51 AM
Thanks for the comments, gang!  I did touch up the Kong figure myself.  It had green eyes & not much paint on the mouth & teeth.  I think I made him more fierce looking.  The bigfoot had light flesh tone skin with goofy looking eyebrows and not much depth to his hair, so I fixed him up to my liking also.  Kong76, the KINGFOOT is a great idea!  Even though I paid a good $$$ for the Half-Human beastman, I hate the paint job - nothing like the poster/lobby cards.  Thinking of painting him with more believable colors & adding some synthetic hair patches to cover the articulation areas.  Thanks again for the comments.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 22, 2009, 02:08:52 PM
Thanks for the comments, gang!  I did touch up the Kong figure myself.  It had green eyes & not much paint on the mouth & teeth.  I think I made him more fierce looking. 

Well, so much for that idea.  ;D Looks good!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Vandor Zorkov on August 26, 2009, 07:06:35 PM
That medium brown Bigfoot is what Chaka would look like if played by Will Ferrel.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on August 26, 2009, 07:29:17 PM
LOVE the collection, you simian psychopath!! Hey, I haven't forgotten about your Kong glasses either..........
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 27, 2009, 02:57:53 PM
That medium brown Bigfoot is what Chaka would look like if played by Will Ferrel.
;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Richard on August 28, 2009, 03:49:22 AM
I thought I'd post here (recent "finds" of sorts)~
A 60s "Frankenstein trophy" model contest award kit ~and~ an AWARD WINNING (should be, anyway!!!) Adam Chiet Glen Strange Monster.This picture does NOT do justice to what an impressive work of art Adam has created! If anyone is thinking of getting one of Adam Chiet's monsters, don't hesitate- you won't be disappointed!
Richard
(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/mnroo/awardsandmonster.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: artistguy on August 28, 2009, 06:28:46 AM
Hey Richard... I'm so pleased you love your new Frankie...:) I just noticed that with the flash on your camera, the clothing looks like it's made of plastic, as if it's all sculpted... cool effect...:) Now all I have to do is say the magic incantation, and Frank should bring me all those wonderful collectibles from MN....:) Have a wonderful weekend!

Adam
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on August 28, 2009, 06:58:31 AM
WOW! Great stuff, Richard!  I have never seen the full award kit; just individual pieces.  That is very high on my list...congratulations!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on August 28, 2009, 11:30:18 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on August 29, 2009, 01:12:15 AM
Fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Kenneth on August 29, 2009, 10:12:55 PM
Awesomely Fantastic!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on August 30, 2009, 12:11:12 AM
Fantastically awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: 1975 on September 06, 2009, 09:07:45 AM
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh157/1975b/horror.jpg)

Been dry here but I couldn't pass up this Value Village find. Despite the Creature, Wolfman and Lugosi Dracula on the cover, I don't think it's licensed.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr Borgo on September 07, 2009, 02:36:55 PM
I bought a bag of candy at The Dollar Tree and some of the individual little boxes had Universal Monsters on them. Not much, but kind of a neat little bonus that I wasn't expecting.(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/DSC_0127.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on September 11, 2009, 05:45:47 PM
I bought a bag of candy at The Dollar Tree and some of the individual little boxes had Universal Monsters on them. Not much, but kind of a neat little bonus that I wasn't expecting.([url]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/DSC_0127.jpg[/url])


Thanks for the heads up! I picked up 2 bags tonight and got the 4 you have plus a Wolfman one. Does anyone know how many different boxes there are?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 11, 2009, 08:48:07 PM
Last time these were at the Dollar Tree (a few years back), and Shopko for that matter (in the mid-90s), the set of 5 included Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Creature, The Wolf Man, and the Phantom.  The Mummy hasn't surfaced, but one never knows.  Perhaps one day he will... 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Vandor Zorkov on September 12, 2009, 07:36:35 PM
Last time these were at the Dollar Tree (a few years back), and Shopko for that matter (in the mid-90s), the set of 5 included Dracula, Frankenstein's Monster, The Creature, The Wolf Man, and the Phantom.  The Mummy hasn't surfaced, but one never knows.  Perhaps one day he will... 

Why do these look familiar to me? Was this style of box released back in the '60s? I know I've never seen them in person but I know I've seen them somewhere besides here.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on September 12, 2009, 09:51:50 PM
Why do these look familiar to me? Was this style of box released back in the '60s? I know I've never seen them in person but I know I've seen them somewhere besides here.


From the 60's Gallery right here at the UMA-
(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/7_12_12_07_12_32_42.jpg)

At some point they decided to stop producing the Mummy box but I think the rest of the boxes have been in reproduced all thru out the 70's, 80's, 90's and current decade.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hammerfan on September 12, 2009, 11:12:06 PM
picked up some vintage model kits at a garage sale. mostly plane  and ship models but i did get a Horizon Bride of Frankenstein for 4 bucks.  box is a little rough, but the kit was mint and untrimmed.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on September 13, 2009, 08:40:06 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v640/barnabus/000_0167.jpg)   Picked this Gargoyle Tea Light up at Home Goods today.12.99.Nice and heavy.Wished they would have had 2.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on September 13, 2009, 08:54:04 PM
Nice! I noticed our Home Goods has quite a few different items. Did you see a large skull bowl that looked very "Day-of-the-Dead"?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on September 13, 2009, 09:48:51 PM
Thanks Packy.No I didn't see that one.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mitchellmania on September 14, 2009, 08:23:01 AM
I picked up the repro Mego Frankenstein and Dracula (glow versions) to make a Halloween diorama!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on September 16, 2009, 09:09:17 PM
Unleashing the powers of...THRIFT STORE MAN!
I scored today in the Halloween section of a local thrift store. First a hanging Drac that looks like a total Telco ripoff but he's horizontal like he's flying, I haven't put batteries in so I don't what he does yet his eyes must light up green.- Here he is hanging:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/3927106137_db20a8ff06_o.jpg)

Here is a close-up - pretty fierce looking!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2504/3927888342_9606507c14_o.jpg)

Here he is side by side compared to Telco:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3927106189_ce4efee69b_o.jpg)


Here's the whole family Mommy hanging Drac, Daddy Telco and Junior bell ringer

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3927888390_94688e32bc_o.jpg)

Then a beautiful Mrs Munster, yes it was .99  (don't know who made this...anyone?)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/3927106285_070591f020_o.jpg)

This weird cool game:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/3927888422_56a58422d3_o.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3927107047_b87df70888_o.jpg)


throw in a few doodads. Who doesn't need a bloody foot candle?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3927888464_eb75e63b04_o.jpg)

All this for twelve dollars now THAT's thrift store monsters! Sorry for using up all the bandwidth, hope you enjoy the pics!


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 16, 2009, 09:12:00 PM
Unleashing the powers of...THRIFT STORE MAN!
I scored today in the Halloween section of a local thrift store. First a hanging Drac that looks like a total Telco ripoff but he's horizontal like he's flying, I haven't put batteries in so I don't what he does yet his eyes must light up green.- Here he is hanging:
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2598/3927106137_db20a8ff06_o.jpg[/url])

Here is a close-up - pretty fierce looking!

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2504/3927888342_9606507c14_o.jpg[/url])

Here he is side by side compared to Telco:

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3501/3927106189_ce4efee69b_o.jpg[/url])


Here's the whole family Mommy hanging Drac, Daddy Telco and Junior bell ringer

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3451/3927888390_94688e32bc_o.jpg[/url])

Then a beautiful Mrs Munster, yes it was .99  (don't know who made this...anyone?)

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2641/3927106285_070591f020_o.jpg[/url])

This weird cool game:

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/3927888422_56a58422d3_o.jpg[/url])
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3495/3927107047_b87df70888_o.jpg[/url])


throw in a few doodads. Who doesn't need a bloody foot candle?

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3425/3927888464_eb75e63b04_o.jpg[/url])

All this for twelve dollars now THAT's thrift store monsters! Sorry for using up all the bandwidth, hope you enjoy the pics!



I'm digging the Telco knock-off, and GREAT deal on the LILY MUNSTER!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on September 16, 2009, 11:30:46 PM
Found this today at Walgreens.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/IMG_0100.jpg)

Almost as small as my hand, but see how Wolfy towers over Charlie Brown:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/IMG_0102.jpg)

I imagine these have been around a while, but I hadn't seen them before. Not in my very secluded neck of the woods.

Mike C.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on September 16, 2009, 11:39:05 PM
Wow!  I like that, I never seen it before either.  I am going to have to go to Walgreens now!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on September 17, 2009, 01:00:34 AM
PACKY!  You found one of my favorite Halloween decorations - The Sonic Vampire!  He has made a yearly appearance at a nearby pumpkin patch since as far back as I can recall.  On recent visits, I have discovered that the vampire has lost his sonic powers of illumination and sound, but I still have memories of this guy emitting that eerie music with his eyes flashing a bright neon green...

Here's a picture of him in 2007:

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/aura_of_foreboding/DSCN1137.jpg)

I think he might be an early Gemmy.  Congrats on that great find and the others!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr Borgo on September 19, 2009, 01:48:49 AM
I looked for that Wolf Man at my Walgreens but they didn't have one.  :(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Street Worm on September 19, 2009, 12:23:15 PM
Found this today at Walgreens.

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/IMG_0100.jpg[/url])

Almost as small as my hand, but see how Wolfy towers over Charlie Brown:

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/IMG_0102.jpg[/url])

I imagine these have been around a while, but I hadn't seen them before. Not in my very secluded neck of the woods.

Mike C.


Love those!
Here's what's in the full set (I think this is a full set)

(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/MT-63.bmp)
(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/MT-64.bmp)

there's also mini monster jiggler keychains-

(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/fink_109.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on September 19, 2009, 09:46:20 PM
Ooo - the Bride Jiggler key chain is VERY rare.  They didn't make but about a hundred of her.  I bought a gross of these key chains from Imperial right after they laid out a few of the Bride ones.  They didn't continue her because of her bulbous head  - didn't fit the packaging flat enough. 

But about those six inch jigglers...don't leave Frank and the Bride unattended for too long.  You never know what mischief they'll get into...
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2236281754_c7d1e03740_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on September 19, 2009, 10:06:44 PM
Looks like Franky has no problem with the ''bulbous head''...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Victor Frankenstein on September 20, 2009, 09:54:51 AM
Wow, Franks eyes in that pic! Hahaha!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on September 20, 2009, 12:23:28 PM
Friend...GOOOOD!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on September 24, 2009, 09:36:30 AM
At the flea market this weekend, I happened upon this childs Frankenstein mask (which the dealer just gave me  ;D). I thought it might be a Ben Cooper but I can't find reference pics of it anywhere online. There are no markings or dates on it. Does anyone know who made this?

(http://home.comcast.net/%7Ehobbymon/FrankieMask.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 24, 2009, 06:14:47 PM
That's a cool piece. That was a REALLY nice dealer. I wish I had your luck.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on September 24, 2009, 09:49:28 PM
I love those old masks!  You are a lucky guy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on September 25, 2009, 10:24:46 PM
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At the flea market this weekend, I happened upon this childs Frankenstein mask (which the dealer just gave me  Grin). I thought it might be a Ben Cooper but I can't find reference pics of it anywhere online. There are no markings or dates on it. Does anyone know who made this?


I found a mask like that as part of a set being sold a couple years back at a toy store called "Children's Corner" (I think)...the sticker says "Made in China/distributed by parntersindesigndotcom. I have Frank, a Drac, Gorilla and Skull. Let me know if you want to see pics. How cool of the dealer to just give you a nice Frankenstein mask! I LOVE that style and I even just found one today which I'm about to post.
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Post by: packy120353 on September 25, 2009, 10:33:43 PM
Made a quick stop at a thrift store after work today and found a ninety-nine cent gem. Tag says "Ben Cooper 1980 - HAIRY SCARY Mask"
It's not very scary but it's hairy, Larry, probably not too rarey and very fun to carry.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2624/3954199469_bd4a2cb195_o.jpg)

Here you see now he's at home (upper left) in a long line of not scary masks.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2447/3954199483_85660744c9_o.jpg)

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Post by: hhwolfman on September 26, 2009, 10:08:10 PM
I wonder if Our Fearless leader has seen it, You know, Terry.
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Post by: packy120353 on September 26, 2009, 10:18:34 PM
On the contrary, Harry, it's a long way to Tipp....never mind
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Post by: dlhenderson on September 27, 2009, 06:29:46 PM
I've got a bunch of those as well. The weirdly abbreviated and abstracted designs have affected my art (for better or worse!).
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Post by: Wicked Lester on September 27, 2009, 08:26:54 PM
I've got a bunch of those as well. The weirdly abbreviated and abstracted designs have affected my art (for better or worse!).
I only have 7 of them. I WANT a whole bunch! :(
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Post by: aura of foreboding on September 27, 2009, 09:08:28 PM
Found this today at Walgreens.

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/IMG_0100.jpg[/url])


I imagine these have been around a while, but I hadn't seen them before. Not in my very secluded neck of the woods.

Mike C.


These are now at Kroger/Ralph's/Smith's grocery stores, carded.  I was really happy to see them, as I originally bought them uncarded at Walgreens back in 2007.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on September 28, 2009, 05:15:44 AM
Love those!
Here's what's in the full set (I think this is a full set)

([url]http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/MT-63.bmp[/url])
([url]http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/MT-64.bmp[/url])


Thanks for the pics. I picked up Mummy, Frank and Bride at a KB closeout center for $.39 each last year. Now to hit Walgreens to find the others...
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 28, 2009, 04:11:11 PM
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/meyermadman/3HORRORMASKS-1.jpg) I picked up these babies yesterday.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on September 28, 2009, 07:09:02 PM
Holy crap, is that a Sleestak?!?!  :o

Where'd ya get that?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on September 28, 2009, 08:22:10 PM
Last year I had some good luck at a local thrift store. Three large Telcos, a smaller one, a Cesar Frankensten mask and more. Last week at the same shop I scored the "Sonic Dracula" copy of the Telco.
Now just today at the same shop (don't kill me Terry) I found another nice large Telco Drac in a box. Missing the skull but it has a mint tag. When I say thrift - I mean 7.99.
Here are both of them together, the new one is on the left.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3964628134_5e7ef3f7ae_o.jpg)

The three together for a family portrait

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2631/3964628174_fff4ed7bee_o.jpg)

Needless to say I'm kind of excited. Sure there's not much new stuff being offered but sometimes you can find old stuff.
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Post by: fmofmpls on September 28, 2009, 08:34:45 PM
Now just today at the same shop (don't kill me Terry) I found another nice large Telco Drac in a box.

I'm going to have to run you out of my neighborhood Paul. That thrift shop is less than a mile from Castle Famous! Get back on your own side of town!  

BTW, I bought the missing skull last week at Arc for $0.35.  :D

Just kidding.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on September 29, 2009, 12:12:31 AM
I hit the thrift stores here, too -- but never find any monster stuff.  Packy must be getting there ahead of me!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: lblambert on September 29, 2009, 07:47:47 PM
I don't hit the yard sales often but the missus and I were out for a walk and passing right by one when the vacuform Drac mask caught my eye and I had to check it out. I picked up the mask for a nickel and the Dracula board game for a buck, but the one that really excited me the most was the Aurora Mummy kit for 50 cents. The box is in decent shape, the instructions are in excellent shape, and the kit itself is complete and unpainted (the body pieces have been glued together but that's it). 

(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/yardsale.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on September 29, 2009, 07:57:09 PM
I don't hit the yard sales often but the missus and I were out for a walk and passing right by one when the vacuform Drac mask caught my eye and I had to check it out. I picked up the mask for a nickel and the Dracula board game for a buck, but the one that really excited me the most was the Aurora Mummy kit for 50 cents. The box is in decent shape, the instructions are in excellent shape, and the kit itself is complete and unpainted (the body pieces have been glued together but that's it). 

([url]http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/yardsale.jpg[/url])


HOT DAMN! That's one hell of a find, congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on September 29, 2009, 07:59:04 PM
Woah way to go, excellent score! Aurora longbox kit for fifty cents is unheard of.
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Post by: Wicked Lester on September 29, 2009, 08:52:06 PM
Were these people 90 Y.O crackheads? :P
Free masks , nickel masks , 50 cent models. Lucky ducks. I'm not really finding ANYTHING around my area. >:(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on September 29, 2009, 09:10:09 PM
That is a great find!  I would love to get the Dracula game.  I can't believe it was a dollar, is it complete?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: lblambert on September 29, 2009, 09:46:47 PM
Thanks for the comments guys!

Woah way to go, excellent score! Aurora longbox kit for fifty cents is unheard of.


Thanks. I couldn't believe it when I found it. Here's a peek inside the box:

(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/004.jpg)

(http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/002.jpg)


Were these people 90 Y.O crackheads? :P
You wanna get rid of your nickel mask I'll give you $15 delivered for it. :-*


Don't think they were on anything but I didn't ask for a sample. The age is about right though.  :D

I love the old vacuform masks...those are what I remember having on Halloween when I was little.


That is a great find!  I would love to get the Dracula game.  I can't believe it was a dollar, is it complete?


It's not quite complete. It was missing the instructions but I found those on the internet in a .pdf file. It's also missing one of the player pieces so instead of being for 2-4 players it's now for 2-3.  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on September 29, 2009, 11:26:50 PM
I think i speak for many of us when i say i have DREAMS very similar to what has actually happened to you! This is one of those all too rare special memories that will stay with you LONG after Alzheimer's has set in! He shoots, he scores...  CONGRATS!!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on September 29, 2009, 11:37:30 PM
Gasport, I was just thinking, that's a score that dreams are made of!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on September 30, 2009, 07:48:56 AM
That's a score and a half. Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice!
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Post by: poseablemonster on September 30, 2009, 08:00:51 AM
WOW!  Nice score!
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Post by: 1975 on September 30, 2009, 08:02:43 AM
Wow! That is an amazing find, that would have me glowing for weeks.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on September 30, 2009, 10:04:37 AM
Lee, that is so cool. Kelly always jokes that there might be monster toys at any yard sale we pass, then adds, "if only we had time to stop!"

What a great thing for you.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on September 30, 2009, 11:30:40 AM
Excellent score.  Congrats!
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Post by: Monster Bob on September 30, 2009, 03:41:15 PM


...and that is a Canadian longbox Mummy, which is weird if you found it in the US...


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: lblambert on September 30, 2009, 05:12:22 PM
...and that is a Canadian longbox Mummy, which is weird if you found it in the US...

Good eyes Bob...actually I'm in western Canada so it makes sense to find the Canadian version here

Thanks again for the comments everyone. Now the downside is I'll be addicted to yard sales and never find another thing!  :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 30, 2009, 05:38:59 PM
Holy crap, is that a Sleestak?!?!  :o

Where'd ya get that?
My friends punk rock store in Las Vegas. Cash 4 Chaos.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 30, 2009, 05:41:33 PM
I don't hit the yard sales often but the missus and I were out for a walk and passing right by one when the vacuform Drac mask caught my eye and I had to check it out. I picked up the mask for a nickel and the Dracula board game for a buck, but the one that really excited me the most was the Aurora Mummy kit for 50 cents. The box is in decent shape, the instructions are in excellent shape, and the kit itself is complete and unpainted (the body pieces have been glued together but that's it). 

([url]http://i634.photobucket.com/albums/uu69/YukonLeeFX/yardsale.jpg[/url])
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not believe  what a great price. Congratz!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Ignatius Stone on October 01, 2009, 08:44:51 AM
These are now at Kroger/Ralph's/Smith's grocery stores, carded.  I was really happy to see them, as I originally bought them uncarded at Walgreens back in 2007.



Picked up a couple of them today.

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll216/Darth_Scourge1138/FMSS1.jpg)



Also found this "Scary Mini Head":

(http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll216/Darth_Scourge1138/003.jpg)


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Post by: Wicked Lester on October 02, 2009, 02:19:41 PM

Also found this "Scary Mini Head":

([url]http://i289.photobucket.com/albums/ll216/Darth_Scourge1138/003.jpg[/url])





I picked up one of those myself last week at a Halloween shop. Looks like something that came right off the cover of those 70s horror comic mags like Tales of Voo Doo ,Witches Tales , Weird etc.
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Post by: carnivore on October 02, 2009, 04:59:18 PM
(http://025.jpg)
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Post by: carnivore on October 02, 2009, 05:36:34 PM
I hope this works.   been having trouble posting my pictures so I apologize.  Anyways hope you can see this. I got it at a yard sale. does anyone else have one? (http://yfrog.com/0t025vwj) 
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Post by: carnivore on October 02, 2009, 07:31:29 PM
Dam, let me try this again.  Ok I got this at a yard sale.  paid 8 bucks for it.  Anyone else have one of these? (http://yfrog.com/0t025vwj)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on October 02, 2009, 07:45:18 PM
Finally, here it is.  Anyways it says it was a display model so I don't even know what year it's from or anything really, maybe someone here knows. (http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/2153/025vw.jpg)
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Post by: carnivore on October 02, 2009, 07:49:55 PM
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/7356/026ti.jpg)
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Post by: carnivore on October 02, 2009, 07:52:09 PM
(http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/4135/027mb.jpg)
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Post by: The Creeper on October 02, 2009, 08:13:14 PM
I have never seen this before, but I love it!  I think it's cool and I want one!
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Post by: packy120353 on October 02, 2009, 08:30:44 PM
That rocks! ...sorry...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on October 05, 2009, 04:17:35 PM
I'm not much of a mask guy so this may be old news, but I grabbed this cheap Mummy mask for about $4 at Benny's a couple of weeks ago. They also had a Frankenstein one, but it really looked terrible so I left it behind. This one looks much more Universal inspired than the Frank did.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/IMG_0498.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 05, 2009, 06:22:24 PM
Nice Mummy mask...  especially for 4 bucks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 06, 2009, 06:52:51 AM
I took a couple days off this week to 1. clean up and reconfigure my basement/monster area and 2. scour the area for monster stuff. Yesterday I went to three thrift stores, Big Lots, an International Market (for possible Mexican monster toys), Target and a wacky import dollar store. The dollar store had two large boxes in one aisle marked "Halloween" but they weren't open and the guy was watching me. Have to go back today.
I did find a nice old mask - the style is familiar but I don't recall seeing this particular color scheme, it may not show well but it's kind of a pastel aqua. SLightly beat up but that thin old plastic never holds up well and those masks seem to get abused/sat on/shoved in a bag etc. Anyway  -
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2640/3987050374_82be65bea8_o.jpg)

More adventures await this day, will report back.
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Post by: Bogey on October 06, 2009, 09:38:17 PM
That one is sweet, Packy!
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Post by: ramsey37 on October 07, 2009, 11:16:41 AM
This isn't exactly a monster toy, but it is a neat piece from a fantasy movie. I was recently browsing through a local antique store and found this in one of the display cases:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/3986659982_11fafc7d1f.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/3986660324_526054380c.jpg)
Royal Doulton did a series of figurines based on the 70's "Lord of the Rings" animated film. This was the first time I'd seen one in person, and I got him for only $45.00 :)
George (of the Nine Fingers)
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Post by: dctony on October 07, 2009, 06:17:17 PM
Ramsey,
Great find. They did a good job with the likeness from the movie. By the way the movie was cool, not as good as Peter Jacksons but still pretty neat.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 08, 2009, 10:07:35 PM
Stopped at thrift store on my way to band practice. Found this and said "Hey it's Quasimodo!". Printing stamped into it but I couldn't read it without my specs. I just bought it because i like it.  When I got home I asked Darcy and she started reading.. "Topstone something something CT"...that was enough for me! Talk about your blind squirrel.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/3993941091_b147a10feb_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 09, 2009, 12:08:33 AM
Nice Laughton Hunchback!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on October 09, 2009, 05:51:53 AM
What a difference between the thrift stores in Minnesota nad the ones in New Jersey.  I've to various ones around here, both Gopodwill ones and independent ones, and nothing good ever turns up here.  They're so poorly run.  You're one lucky shopper Paul.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 09, 2009, 06:28:20 AM
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What a difference between the thrift stores in Minnesota nad the ones in New Jersey.



I don't know Rob! They just make a big deal out of Halloween, they stockpile the Halloween stuff all year then they have so much they keep putting new items out daily. Yes I do consider myself lucky, I have to pinch myself. "Given the dilapidated condition of my wallet..." this is the only way I can afford anything old.
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Post by: chrisnurse on October 09, 2009, 07:21:53 AM
Great score Packy! What a great find!
The shrift stores here don't ever have any halloween stuff  >:(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 09, 2009, 01:50:33 PM
I don't know Rob! They just make a big deal out of Halloween, they stockpile the Halloween stuff all year then they have so much they keep putting new items out daily. Yes I do consider myself lucky, I have to pinch myself. "Given the dilapidated condition of my wallet..." this is the only way I can afford anything old.

Most do. Goodwill runs an internal contest for best store, which has caused quite a few problems for me in the past, as they don't want to sell the items until their contest is over. I've gotten more than one manager to inform an employee that, since they are a charity and the items are donated, they legally have to sell 'em. Actually had someone try not to sell me a very cool black ceramic skull that WAS PRICED and on a table top. Funny.

Back when times were richer and gas not so expensive, pals and I would drive from store to store ass they put stuff out. Gotta lots of cool stuff that way, but no major scores. Ah, Halloween.
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on October 10, 2009, 03:03:01 AM
Local toy store sells fantasy and natural history figures by German compnay Schleich and also Papo, a French manufacturer. I previously bought my son some Papo fantasy animal-warriors with weapons and armor, a lion-man and a rhino-man, but today I found a fairly contemporary and generic wolf-man.

(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/depressedlarrytalbot/werewolfpapo2.jpg) 
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/depressedlarrytalbot/werewolfpapo3.jpg)
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/depressedlarrytalbot/werewolfpapo4.jpg)
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/depressedlarrytalbot/werewolfpapo5.jpg)
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/depressedlarrytalbot/werewolfpapo6.jpg)
(http://i1022.photobucket.com/albums/af345/depressedlarrytalbot/werewolfpapo.jpg)

He's pretty cool and fits in the palm of the hand, so about 4" in height (but crouched).

He's also, eh, anatomically correct, as you may observe from the photo showing the soles of his feet.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 10, 2009, 05:32:02 AM
That's pretty cool! I've only seen Unicorns and stuff, time to check again, thanks for showing that.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 10, 2009, 12:12:34 PM
Great mask!



Stopped at thrift store on my way to band practice. Found this and said "Hey it's Quasimodo!". Printing stamped into it but I couldn't read it without my specs. I just bought it because i like it.  When I got home I asked Darcy and she started reading.. "Topstone something something CT"...that was enough for me! Talk about your blind squirrel.
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2644/3993941091_b147a10feb_o.jpg[/url])

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Post by: Dr.Terror on October 10, 2009, 11:53:24 PM
found these at a local $.99 store.

(http://i37.tinypic.com/2zgufjm.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 11, 2009, 12:04:33 AM
Cool!  I didn't think they still made masks like that.  Everywhere I go they all seem to be rubber masks.  Except for plastic hockey masks.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 11, 2009, 12:53:00 AM
That pink one has a nice Topstone vibe.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 11, 2009, 01:39:57 AM
Those masks are freakin' awesome!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on October 11, 2009, 02:02:36 AM
That pink one has a nice Topstone vibe.

So does the Bridal Skull   ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 11, 2009, 02:45:01 AM
So does the Bridal Skull   ;)

I guess they all kind of look like Topstone abstractions, don't they?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 11, 2009, 09:49:38 AM
That's pretty cool! I've only seen Unicorns and stuff, time to check again, thanks for showing that.


If anyone can't find it locally.
http://www.happyhentoys.com/38956.html (http://www.happyhentoys.com/38956.html)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on October 12, 2009, 12:06:56 AM
OMG, I'm so excited!!! On our trip to the PumpkinTrain today (please see General Discussion), we were discussing the rash of yard sales in Burbank this weekend. Kelly informed us that this weekend, anyone in Burbank could have a yard sale without a permit. It's probably different where you live, but here, you need to have a permit. The newest member of our extended family, MedeaZorba (Angie Olson), kept us in stitches with tales of her toy-obsessed father (Richard Olson) and his yard sale strategies. Sadly, we came to the conclusion that, especially here in Los Angeles, we will never find anything cool at a yard sale.

And then...

Not five hours later, as we approached Burbank from the North, Angie got a text sent by a mutual friend of ours trying to get in touch with me to report that he found a Frankenstein lamp and Dracula statue at a yard sale not one mile from my house. Now, see, I'm a member of the Universal Monster Army, and I know if there's a "Frankenstein lamp," it's probably made of plaster and dates back to the '70s. So we drove right over there with the family still stuffed in the car, and lo and behold, we found these:



(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/IMG_1007.jpg)


After successfully wrestling them away from Angie, we got them in the car, we got them home, and soon they will live forever in Dr. Shocker's House of Horror.

(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/IMG_1009-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on October 12, 2009, 12:14:07 AM
SNAG!

Angie should get a finder's fee.

Excellent haul.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on October 12, 2009, 12:40:30 AM
"Angie should get a finder's fee."


Why don't you just worry about your HALLOWEEN show MISTER!!!!!!!

 ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Richard on October 12, 2009, 01:34:09 AM
Umm...
Angie...
Didn't we have "the talk" , ( when you were old enough to understand),
about WHO IT IS you are supposed to be rounding up monster toys for???  ;)

...ahem...
I don't remember the name Dan Roebuck in our talk   ???

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on October 12, 2009, 02:42:17 AM
"Angie should get a finder's fee."


Why don't you just worry about your HALLOWEEN show MISTER!!!!!!!

 ;D


 ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MedeaZorba on October 12, 2009, 04:08:11 AM
Umm...
Angie...
Didn't we have "the talk" , ( when you were old enough to understand),
about WHO IT IS you are supposed to be rounding up monster toys for???  ;)

...ahem...
I don't remember the name Dan Roebuck in our talk   ???

 ;D ;D ;D



Uh...well, see...   :-[

Does this mean I'm grounded?

Hey, I know! I'll just convince Dan to fork over that finder's fee Mike suggested and send it right to you! Perhaps in the form of a monster collectible? I mean, with these two new finds, Danny's gotta make some room in the House of Horror, right?!?

 ;) :D ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Richard on October 12, 2009, 04:15:42 AM

Uh...well, see...   :-[

Does this mean I'm grounded?

Hey, I know! I'll just convince Dan to fork over that finder's fee Mike suggested and send it right to you! Perhaps in the form of a monster collectible? I mean, with these two new finds, Danny's gotta make some room in the House of Horror, right?!?

 ;) :D ;D

That'll work~

Anything in the locked cases that has neck bolts sticking out...
Hop right to it, there's a good child!
 :D
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Post by: artistguy on October 12, 2009, 06:40:02 AM
Nice set....a hemmm... I'm talking about the lamp and statue...geesh...:)
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Post by: NekroDave on October 12, 2009, 10:47:21 AM
Awesome scores, Dan. I wish I had half the luck at yard sales, thrift stores, etc.. that you guys seem to. I never find anything. I literally went to over 30 yard sales a couple Saturdays ago and didn't see even one thing remotely interesting, never mind awesome stuff like those lamps.  :-\
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Post by: poseablemonster on October 12, 2009, 11:38:32 AM
WOW! Great find! 
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 12, 2009, 11:41:35 AM
 Man, am I ever envious of that Frankenstein lamp. Way to go Angie, those are fantastic. Man you made out like a bandit Dan, you lucky dog.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on October 12, 2009, 03:39:06 PM
Those are very cool lamps you got there.  I don't live too far from burbank, next time pick up the bat phone and tell us.  Hehe.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 12, 2009, 04:40:48 PM
Awesome find, that's what it's all about....I am working hard to find something worthy of posting on this thread!  You will know when I find it!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 12, 2009, 09:33:49 PM
Congrats Dan on a awesome find!  Those are just too cool!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on October 12, 2009, 10:36:06 PM
btw, the seller knew they were cool and old and rare. Plus they were nice people and I didn't want to be that guy who beat them down.

I did not pay garage sale prices for them. It was SUBSTANTIALLY more. A good fair price for them and myself.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 12, 2009, 11:02:26 PM
(...I don't want to belabor the obvious, but I think it's pretty lucky for the Underground that they happened to have an operative in the area to snag those lamps before they fell into the hands of an outsider.)  

I do wonder though, how they address the issue of yard sales/flea markets etc, but I am guessing some kind of real time high def iphone/google maps/GPS interface with a monstertoy pixel recognition and tracking widget activated at first light every sat/sun, and agents dispatched via high performance electric scooters from a concentric grid in major metro areas, with freelance "rovers" to cover suburban areas.

It must be something like that, or the rest of us would certainly make an occasional score at least.  :(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 12, 2009, 11:21:48 PM
The lamps were a great find, but the cute story of finding them was even cooler.  If Dan had just posted photos of lamps, I'd say, "that's nice."  But I like the way he spins a little adventure yarn so we can share in his excitement.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 12, 2009, 11:25:44 PM
Awesome find, that's what it's all about....I am working hard to find something worthy of posting on this thread!  You will know when I find it!

I've been buying a lot of Halloween stuff.  I haven't had time to photograph anything.  I've just been piling it up in my bedroom.  Literally piling it, like a growing sand dune.  When a new item arrives, I just toss it on the Halloween pile.  Eventually it will topple over and suffocate me.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on October 13, 2009, 12:43:36 AM
I know it's so hard to post sometimes. I honestly had Angie help the other day cause I am such a slow and awful typer.
And gettingt the pictures in the posts...well it just takes a long time.

AHI CREATURE, those are excellent suggestions, sadly, we in the Secret Monster Coven..er ...ahhhh.. I mean group have been utilizing these techniques for years and cannot share them with others!


MUAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHh!

Seriously, if I can have a lucky find anyone can.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 13, 2009, 04:05:46 AM
I decided to forgo sleep in favor of taking pictures of new monster finds.  So if you look in the mask forum, you'll see some Topstone masks I found this Halloween season.

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 13, 2009, 05:35:28 AM
I decided to forgo sleep in favor of taking pictures of new monster finds.  So if you look in the mask forum, you'll see some Topstone masks I found this Halloween season.



Ray, you could just take a picture of the pile and let us guess what's in there?   ;D

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 13, 2009, 11:47:34 PM
OK Gang, here's my first attempt at showing off a "find"...not quite as cool and impressive as Dan's lamps, but still fun I hope, and also the fact that I took these photos with my iphone, maybe a good tryout to be a stringer/freelancer for the Underground!

My daughter is turning her room into a completely haunted house of horrors, so we went to the drug store near our house so she could get decorations (we are in southern CA,) and I was amazed at the variety of cool monster stuff!  Here are some photos I shot with my phone in the Halloween aisle, they had battery operated flashing eye figures ($4.99),
5" busts (2 for $5)  wind up walkers (99 cents) squishy heads (2 for $3) and even a Frankie bubble bottle! (99 cents)

Does this get me any closer to a spot in the Underground?  Are you guys finding stuff like this in your drug stores?  Are our kids going to be talking about this stuff all night in monster forums 35 years from now?  Anyway, we have a what we call a "Monster Swell" coming in and I am leaving at 3:00am to photograph big wave surfing off a jet ski tomorrow up north, wish me luck!
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/680363462_vxivj-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/680363414_JdwZH-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/680363397_WMhjp-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/680363484_84JBN-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/680363444_JL55u-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on October 14, 2009, 12:14:49 AM
Where do I find that Bride and werewolf? I've seen none on the shelves anywhere.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gareee on October 14, 2009, 12:20:21 AM
I've seen the bride at Michael's, but I haven't seen the werewolf at all anywhere this year.

We also saw two sets we liked... see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil, in either gargoyles, or skeletons behind tombstones. The skellies won.

Also at the dollar store, like last year's "tie frankenstein to a tree", we found "tie a vampire to a tree... I hadda pick that up.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 14, 2009, 12:22:59 AM
Where do I find that Bride and werewolf? I've seen none on the shelves anywhere.

well they are 2 for $5 here if you want me to buy them for you, but I am going to be gone till friday.  Maybe I should know this, but who is the guy with the bird on his shoulder? :-[
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on October 14, 2009, 12:24:10 AM
I think it's just a generic ghoul.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 14, 2009, 12:36:46 AM
That's a cool find, AHI.  But we're not letting you underground yet.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on October 14, 2009, 02:12:52 AM
  Maybe I should know this, but who is the guy with the bird on his shoulder? :-[

I think that bust had fangs like a vampire, so maybe just a generic vampire.  They bird might be a crow or raven (a la Poe).  Maybe he's a demonic Ben Franklin?

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 14, 2009, 06:02:01 AM
Say AHI Creature - First thanks for going through the hassle of photo-ing and posting all that stuff! Some of which I have never seen. What is the name of the drugstore if you don't mind? I need one of those Frankie walkers and I haven't seen the Werewolf bust this year. I painted  a couple last year and I want more. Big Lots didn't carry them last I checked.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 14, 2009, 06:08:55 AM
I picked up a few Halloween odds and ends lately. I won this Tweety as Dracula plush toy in the crane machine at my local K-Mart:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/4011276388_05ddfe1a45.jpg)
I actively buy the old Christmas pixie knee-huggers for my holiday decorating, but I'd had no luck scoring any of the scarce Halloween knee-huggers until this month. This is a 1968 Kamar "Little Dikkens" devil knee-hugger, mint with all tags. He came sealed in his original plastic baggie, but he escaped while my back was turned:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2603/4011276182_eb4c1d1b92.jpg)
I also found a set of the new "Mr. Bones"-style candy coffins that have been mentioned here lately. These were at my local Walgreens:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2618/4011275878_44fd45ac04.jpg)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on October 14, 2009, 09:00:21 AM
I found those busts at CVS this year.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on October 14, 2009, 10:30:58 AM


Does this get me any closer to a spot in the Underground?  
 

Nice score on the new stuff. You have to score some 60's stuff before you get in the underground. I mean if there was one.  >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 15, 2009, 12:04:56 AM
I need to go to Walgreens and see if they have the Mr. Bones candy coffins here!  I wonder if they taste the same?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MedeaZorba on October 15, 2009, 04:33:29 AM
Oh, my gosh, that devil knee-hugger is SUPER CUTE!!! Uh, I mean, um...that's a cool collectible you have there.

Also, I'm going to have to see if I can't scrounge up one of those Bride busts. She'd look pretty neat hanging out next to my monster DVDs!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on October 15, 2009, 07:00:21 AM
I need to go to Walgreens and see if they have the Mr. Bones candy coffins here!  I wonder if they taste the same?

If you have a Five Below store near you, they're carrying them as well...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 15, 2009, 08:19:42 PM
If you have a Five Below store near you, they're carrying them as well...
No we don't have a Five Below here in Bartlesville.  But thanks anyways!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 15, 2009, 08:40:39 PM
No we don't have a Five Below here in Bartlesville.  But thanks anyways!


Neither do we. However Two Below will make the fruitless can't find any COOL stuff days easier to take. 8) http://www.beeroftheday.com/archive/two_below.html (http://www.beeroftheday.com/archive/two_below.html)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 15, 2009, 10:51:51 PM
Say AHI Creature - First thanks for going through the hassle of photo-ing and posting all that stuff! Some of which I have never seen. What is the name of the drugstore if you don't mind? I need one of those Frankie walkers and I haven't seen the Werewolf bust this year. I painted  a couple last year and I want more. Big Lots didn't carry them last I checked.

Sorry I was out of town for a few days.  The drug store was CVS, where I saw that stuff...If you can't find a frankie walker let me know- I can pick one up and mail it to you they are only 99 cents.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on October 16, 2009, 11:39:35 AM
Thanks to you guys, I hunted yesterday until I found the 3 pens available at selected Walgreens. I would have never made the extra effort by going to 3 Walgreens if you guys didn't take the time to bring them to my attention. This one is my favorite.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/DSCF0322-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on October 16, 2009, 05:22:32 PM
OMG, I'm so excited!!!
And then...

I especially like the Dracula figure. It makes me think of The Maltese Falcon. It's The Maltese Drac!

Not five hours later, as we approached Burbank from the North, Angie got a text sent by a mutual friend of ours trying to get in touch with me to report that he found a Frankenstein lamp and Dracula statue at a yard sale not one mile from my house.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 08:39:48 PM
Ok, I really dig the Teenage Frankenstein, but I can't afford the Amok Time figure, soooo, I made my own.  My own version of him, anyway.  I had an old Dollar General 12" army dude I had bought for 5 bucks laying around, so I went to work on him, carving his face up, adding hair, etc.  At least he's bigger & badder looking than the licensed product was, IMO.  Hope you like him!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture126.jpg)

A closer look...

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture127.jpg)

Closer still...  LOOK OUT!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture129.jpg)

A spooky night shot...

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture134.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 08:43:20 PM
I've had these for quite awhile.  My brother-in-law bought them for me a long time ago.  I just recently dug them out of my Halloween tub.  Thought you maniacs would get a kick ot of them.

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture138.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 16, 2009, 08:43:58 PM
That looks really cool!  You done a great job on him!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 08:47:26 PM
Since I'm going crazy, posting pics, I might as well show ya this, too.
Actually, I didn't find it - I made it...  out of clay.  I give you...  BIGFOOT!

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture118-1.jpg)

(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture115-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on October 16, 2009, 08:50:01 PM
That's a great Teenage Frankenstein!!  (BTW, how much does Gary Conway??)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 16, 2009, 08:52:01 PM
That is too cool!  I also like you back grounds you have for your figures.  You are pretty good at making figures my friend!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 16, 2009, 09:08:22 PM
Excellent Teenfoot and Big-ager! I mean Frankenfoot Teenbigger! Both of them!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 16, 2009, 09:29:26 PM
Very cool Bro. Having sculpted a few Mego type heads myself I appreciate the time that goes into this stuff. 8)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2009, 09:37:32 PM
That's a great Teenage Frankenstein!!  (BTW, how much does Gary Conway??)

I believe, about 175 ... ::)

OH, and thanks, everybody...  I really appreciate it & glad you like them!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 17, 2009, 02:34:45 AM
That's a very good Teenage Frankenstein and a cute rampaging Bigfoot.  The backgrounds are a nice touch.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 17, 2009, 08:50:07 AM
Primate, those figures are great!  Well Done.  

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 17, 2009, 09:02:01 AM
Very cool Bro. Having sculpted a few Mego type heads myself I appreciate the time that goes into this stuff. 8)

I didn't model the head from scratch.  I just took a heated exacto blade (a dangerous thing in an unknown primate's hands) and carved & manipulated the existing head and added paint & hair.  I wish I could sculpt like you.  I've been trying, but most of the time, I'm all thumbs (at least thy're opposable,  ;D)!

Thanks again, everyone!

And Ray, my wife said my bigfoot was cute, too  :-[...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 18, 2009, 09:34:18 PM
Ok, I really dig the Teenage Frankenstein, but I can't afford the Amok Time figure, soooo, I made my own.  My own version of him, anyway.  I had an old Dollar General 12" army dude I had bought for 5 bucks laying around, so I went to work on him, carving his face up, adding hair, etc.  At least he's bigger & badder looking than the licensed product was, IMO.  Hope you like him!

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture126.jpg[/url])

A closer look...

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture127.jpg[/url])

Closer still...  LOOK OUT!

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture129.jpg[/url])

A spooky night shot...

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture134.jpg[/url])
WOW!!!!!! That looks better than my Amok Time figure.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on October 19, 2009, 07:47:02 AM
Great figures there Unknown Primate! Definetely like the backgrounds as well.
Title: GIANT SKULL SEE IN NJ !!
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on October 19, 2009, 09:04:56 AM
I just picked this up..
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2638/4025467437_981aaba3d7_b.jpg)
and these.
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2426/4025471491_76e00713ab_b.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2730/4026223916_3c620c41c2_b.jpg)

Want to see more of my new updated Monster Game room ? go here..

http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscolor/sets/72157607920509659/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomscolor/sets/72157607920509659/)

Best..
Tom

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 19, 2009, 09:34:29 AM
Wow I love those huge light up faces! Still hoping to find it around here, a couple more places to check befoe I "surrender Dorothy".
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 19, 2009, 11:18:13 AM
Neat room Tom, looks like you have a little bit of everything in there.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 19, 2009, 02:56:52 PM
Tom,

Where did you find those faces?  I want them so badly.  They look just like the awesome Rubies masks from the early 1990s. 
If anybody can tell me where these are being sold, I'd greatly appreciate it. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on October 19, 2009, 03:45:41 PM
I bought them and the big Skull in Halloween express store here in NJ.
best..
Tom
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 19, 2009, 04:50:41 PM
Thanks, Tom.  I don't have a Halloween Express.  Maybe they will show up somwhere else next year. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 19, 2009, 05:56:52 PM
Thanks Tom - - - I do have a Halloween Express and it's full of nothing but BLECH. Someday I will find the Frank hanging face!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 19, 2009, 09:34:44 PM
Cool room!  A real nice collection you have there!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Barlow on October 20, 2009, 12:40:39 AM
I saw this at one of those Halloween USA stores near me (Chicagoland/suburbs). It's one of those pictures that changes appearance when you look at it from different angles. Cool medusa!

(http://www.undermountain.org/medusa1.jpg)

(http://www.undermountain.org/medusa2.jpg)


Couldn't get the proper angle with the camera to make all the snakes in the first pic disappear, but in real life, it worked perfectly!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 20, 2009, 04:55:45 AM
I made a shopping trip to Bowling Green, Ky on Monday and made a few lucky finds. At the Party One store I found this guy:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2438/4028351095_f69d45eab6.jpg)
Yep, it's the Sonic Vampire of song and legend ;) Here's a shot of him "flying" in my room:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4028351431_5af4303264.jpg)
and a side shot:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2481/4029107184_77d2405c4c.jpg)
After three tries, I was actually able to catch his green eyes in mid-flicker:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2569/4028352275_cfdba4ffb0.jpg)
And just to bore you further, a few shots of his original box:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2456/4029105640_0420630b15.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2566/4029105990_6eb8198be4.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2501/4029106246_d962d972ce.jpg)
After picking up this guy, I stopped at a Walgreen's to see what they had in the Halloween section. The only thing of interest was a buttload of old stock Universal Monsters candles. I picked up one of each:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/4029105316_3e6f703c9c.jpg)
Sadly, they had no Brides or Draculas, though.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MadCow on October 20, 2009, 07:25:29 AM
I bought them and the big Skull in Halloween express store here in NJ.
best..
Tom


Tom, i'm in NJ as well. What town was this Halloween Express in? I'd love to have those lights for my new collection room...


After picking up this guy, I stopped at a Walgreen's to see what they had in the Halloween section. The only thing of interest was a buttload of old stock Universal Monsters candles. I picked up one of each:
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2530/4029105316_3e6f703c9c.jpg[/url])
Sadly, they had no Brides or Draculas, though.
George


Argh! This drives me nuts. Everyone has been posting awesome UM finds at Walgreens but mine have NOTHING of the sort...  >:(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 22, 2009, 01:24:45 AM
OK I think I finally found something cool enough to put on this thread, here's my 1991 Hamilton plastic Creature I got on ebay.  I have seen these before on Ebay but I don't think I have seen it on UMA before.  (is it too new, at 18 years old for the battle-hardened, grisled UMA crew?)  Anyway, I would have gotten one a long time ago if I had any idea how cool and GINORMOUS this thing is, as you can see in the photo it TOWERS over my 8" AHI figure (included for size reference), it is 14 inches tall, and I even think it is sort of cool that the head is 1/2 the size it oughta be.  It would be like me walking aroung with a head the size of a two year old. Any ideas what the deal with that is??  I was the only bidder at $24.99 plus shipping, and it came sealed in the original bag, and even has the original price tag on it.  The bag has on little slice in it I think to see the tag.  It also came in the original box.  Should I keep it in the bag, or would you guys mind if I opened it to play with it and display it?  I am sort of glad I don't have a collection of carded MIP figures cause I would wanna open them to play with them. 

Let me know anything I should know about this guy or just what you think of him.  Thanks
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/688815142_kWRyJ-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/688815254_pj8U2-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/688815075_frrp6-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 22, 2009, 02:15:52 AM
It would be like me walking aroung with a head the size of a two year old. Any ideas what the deal with that is??  

Poor sculpting.

I was the only bidder at $24.99 plus shipping, and it came sealed in the original bag, and even has the original price tag on it.  The bag has on little slice in it I think to see the tag.  It also came in the original box.  Should I keep it in the bag, or would you guys mind if I opened it to play with it and display it?

$24.99 was the MSRP as I remember it. You should definately open it, more fun that way and nothing particularly unique about the package. Fun, large toy to have. Imagine if the sculpt had been worth a damn.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HorrorFan88 on October 22, 2009, 04:05:34 AM
OK I think I finally found something cool enough to put on this thread, here's my 1991 Hamilton plastic Creature I got on ebay.  I have seen these before on Ebay but I don't think I have seen it on UMA before.  (is it too new, at 18 years old for the battle-hardened, grisled UMA crew?)  Anyway, I would have gotten one a long time ago if I had any idea how cool and GINORMOUS this thing is, as you can see in the photo it TOWERS over my 8" AHI figure (included for size reference), it is 14 inches tall, and I even think it is sort of cool that the head is 1/2 the size it oughta be.  It would be like me walking aroung with a head the size of a two year old. Any ideas what the deal with that is??  I was the only bidder at $24.99 plus shipping, and it came sealed in the original bag, and even has the original price tag on it.  The bag has on little slice in it I think to see the tag.  It also came in the original box.  Should I keep it in the bag, or would you guys mind if I opened it to play with it and display it?  I am sort of glad I don't have a collection of carded MIP figures cause I would wanna open them to play with them. 

Let me know anything I should know about this guy or just what you think of him.  Thanks
([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/688815142_kWRyJ-XL.jpg[/url])
([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/688815254_pj8U2-XL.jpg[/url])
([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/688815075_frrp6-XL.jpg[/url])


I think he's quite cool....I don't have a collection yet so I know nothing of what's worth value and what isn't, but I think this creature is awesome looking & quite large  ;) I would definitely take him out of the package (seeing how it isn't in a cool box, just a plastic bag)....they are always more fun to display that way anyways!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on October 22, 2009, 03:33:15 PM
Those are two cool Creeches.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 22, 2009, 09:24:15 PM
That is too cool!  I really like the Creature!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 23, 2009, 03:10:37 PM
Ok, unless anyone gives me a good reason, in the next hour, not to open this creature out of his plastic bag prison, I am going to open him up and let his breathe for the first time since 1991! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 23, 2009, 04:51:47 PM
Ok, unless anyone gives me a good reason, in the next hour, not to open this creature out of his plastic bag prison, I am going to open him up and let his breathe for the first time since 1991! 


To make sure he can breathe, you better place him in a full bathtub.  He needs a good dose of H2O.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 23, 2009, 05:42:11 PM
That does it.  The Creature is out.  Can you believe the same genius that gave him a 33% sized head, made his feet where he can't stand without 3 pennies taped to his heels?

In any case he's out and here to stay.  (I am leaving the tag on though.)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/Uma-forum-posting-photo/uma-photos/creetch/690297873_3BRQn-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 23, 2009, 10:23:04 PM
BORN FREE!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on October 23, 2009, 11:17:15 PM
Looks like the big wet lug is bragging, "I caught a fisherman THIS BIG!!"

Liar.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on October 24, 2009, 01:20:45 AM
And henceforth this will be known as the "three penny" Creature.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on October 24, 2009, 09:33:36 AM
And henceforth this will be known as the "three penny" Creature.

 :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 24, 2009, 01:15:38 PM
That does it.  The Creature is out.  Can you believe the same genius that gave him a 33% sized head, made his feet where he can't stand without 3 pennies taped to his heels?

I think the vinyl is warped. It's been a LONG time, but I remember having to hit mine w a hairdryer for a while and the bend him some to get him to stand, but eventually it did. You can even run hot water over it to get the vinyl flexible and then cols when it's positioned the way you want it posed, as there's little risk of any paint loss.

Great you took ole Gil outta the bag. As goofy as the sculpt is, it's still an impressive toy and one of the largest Creature figures around. Until the Amok Time Monsterz gets here to kick it's ass that is!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 24, 2009, 01:16:03 PM
Man, I dig that bird brained creech. Very cool, I like the fact that his head is too small, gives him a nice knock off charm.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Toy Ranch on October 25, 2009, 09:06:55 AM
No photo, and not a big deal, but I wanted to see The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and have missed a couple of screenings at festivals/cons, but yesterday I walked into the GameStop video game store with my son and they had a bin of a few leftover DVD's they were selling at 75% off.  The DVD of Lost Skeleton of Cadavra was in there with a $6.99 tag on it, so I picked it up for $1.75.  Funny movie, I really enjoyed it!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on October 25, 2009, 09:53:25 AM


Speaking of obscure movies, I just picked up a copy of Monogram cheapie VOODOO MAN (1944) with Bela Lugosi and George Zucco. I don't know how this one flew under my radar for so long, but it is a winner. John Carradine plays a voodoo drum-beating henchman/nit wit, and is also great. Lugosi as Dr. Marlowe kidnaps and voodooizes young girls in the hopes of reviving his dead wife. He and Zucco wear Zombo-like robes covered in mystic symbols, carrying out voodoo rituals down in the dungeon. The film reminds me of another Lugosi / Monogram favorite of mine, THE CORPSE VANISHES.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: jimm on October 25, 2009, 10:21:29 AM
These mount on the inside rear view mirror of your car 1962 anyone know of these?
Odd yet pretty cool

(http://home.comcast.net/~cougrr/IMAGE008.JPG)

(http://home.comcast.net/~cougrr/IMAGE009.JPG)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 25, 2009, 10:25:25 AM
I vaguely remember those but they were looooong forgotten! VERY cool. Kibitzing is used in Bridge I think which was super popular in the early 60s. Thanks for showing them.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on October 25, 2009, 05:05:09 PM
When I was a kid, I used to visit downtown Atlanta 'cause my Dad worked on Peachtree Street (he was a watchmaker). This was the early to late 60's. I'd catch a movie, have lunch with Pop, and peruse the shops. My first stops were the three or four bookshops with big selections of magazines. This would have been where I first nailed issues of FM and CoF, etc. Anyway there was a shop called The Trick Novelty Shop. A tiny place crammed to the rafters with weird items. I bought one of those Kibitzer things there. it attached to a lamp, or whatever. Kind of a little rubbery gremlin. The guy that ran the store was scary as hell. He always chomped on a cigar and if anybody got outta line, dropped something, or horsed around too much he'd throw 'em out, growling through clinched teeth.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on October 25, 2009, 06:08:21 PM
Ok, I really dig the Teenage Frankenstein, but I can't afford the Amok Time figure, soooo, I made my own.  My own version of him, anyway.  I had an old Dollar General 12" army dude I had bought for 5 bucks laying around, so I went to work on him, carving his face up, adding hair, etc.  At least he's bigger & badder looking than the licensed product was, IMO.  Hope you like him!

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture126.jpg[/url])

A closer look...

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture127.jpg[/url])

Closer still...  LOOK OUT!

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture129.jpg[/url])

A spooky night shot...

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture134.jpg[/url])


By Jeepers monkey-boy..........YOU'VE NAILED IT!! Seriously, that looks outstanding!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on October 25, 2009, 06:09:47 PM
I've had these for quite awhile.  My brother-in-law bought them for me a long time ago.  I just recently dug them out of my Halloween tub.  Thought you maniacs would get a kick ot of them.

([url]http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture138.jpg[/url])


Dude, I long to roll around naked in your plastic monster tubs if that's the kind of stuff in there!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 26, 2009, 12:18:23 PM
My wife found me a nifty little fortune card featuring Boris Karloff yesterday at Kane Co.
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/karlof.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on October 26, 2009, 01:10:48 PM
Nice!  Probably a "cigarette card" -- before bubble gum cards, there were trading cards in cigarette packages.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 26, 2009, 01:23:57 PM
That's what I thought, too, when I first saw it.  But, on the back, it has a persons weight and fortune printed on it.  I think it was from one of those scale & fortune machines back in the 40's or 50's.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 26, 2009, 08:14:56 PM
My wife found me a nifty little fortune card featuring Boris Karloff yesterday at Kane Co.
([url]http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/karlof.jpg[/url])


That's pretty neat!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on October 26, 2009, 10:40:33 PM
That's what I thought, too, when I first saw it.  But, on the back, it has a persons weight and fortune printed on it.  I think it was from one of those scale & fortune machines back in the 40's or 50's.

Even cooler, then.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 27, 2009, 12:15:48 AM
That's what I thought, too, when I first saw it.  But, on the back, it has a persons weight and fortune printed on it.  I think it was from one of those scale & fortune machines back in the 40's or 50's.

So is this person's weight equivalent to Karloff's?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 27, 2009, 06:56:57 AM
So is this person's weight equivalent to Karloff's?
131 lbs...probably not.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 27, 2009, 11:22:26 AM
Saturday afternoon I finally received a recent eBay win:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/4050368182_9fa7883697_b.jpg)
It's the 1975 Ben Cooper "Land of the Lost" Sleestak costume! It's not mint, but is complete with the original jumpsuit.
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3515/4050369670_d9fe2115a8_b.jpg)
Today I picked up a few cheap Halloween items at the local Dollar Mart. I found three of these cool monster flashlights:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3155/4050370618_e3d78711e3_b.jpg)
And of course I got the traditional cheap rubber skeleton and bat:
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3485/4050371270_a8286688c7_b.jpg)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 27, 2009, 02:18:43 PM
131 lbs...probably not.

It would have been cool had the machine dispensed images of famous actors whose weight was similar to the people on the scale.  Otherwise, it's just sort of random, which I suppose, makes it just as cool.   :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on October 27, 2009, 03:30:27 PM
Very cool Sleestak !
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 27, 2009, 03:46:11 PM
It would have been cool had the machine dispensed images of famous actors whose weight was similar to the people on the scale.  Otherwise, it's just sort of random, which I suppose, makes it just as cool.   :D
Yeah, that would be an interesting feature now that I think of it.  I guess they were just random star cards with the pre-printed fortunes on the back side and a space where your weight was stamped as it came out of the machine.  Even back then, the odds of getting a Karloff probably weren't great.  It is a neat little card.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on October 27, 2009, 04:06:07 PM
That's great stuff George!  Are there other flashlights in the set?  I saw they also have current Sleestak costumes at the local Halloween Store.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 27, 2009, 04:45:58 PM
Saturday afternoon I finally received a recent eBay win:
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/4050368182_9fa7883697_b.jpg[/url])
It's the 1975 Ben Cooper "Land of the Lost" Sleestak costume! It's not mint, but is complete with the original jumpsuit.
([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3515/4050369670_d9fe2115a8_b.jpg[/url])


Awesome Sleestak.

I don't know about where the rest of you live, but here in California, the latest "cool" hairstlye for the last 3 years or so has been the "FauxHawk" which is greasing up one's hair and pushing it up from the sides into a perfect point, making the wearer look exactly like a Sleestak.  It mostly affects males in the 18-30 age group, and in a few sad cases, individuals slightly older.

I was recently at a convention of aspiring young creative types, and from the back of the room it looked like a Sleestak convention with all their pointy heads looking at the King Sleestak on stage.  If you walk by a night club, you will see a pod of smoking Sleestaks out front vying for the attention of females, who are all frantically texting other females to find out if any other club has a better collection of Sleestaks.

The FauxHawk will certainly be as embarrassing to the wearers (and as funny to the rest of us) as the Mullet is now to those who so proudly wore them in the late 80s and early 90s.  (I often wonder if that thought occurs to FauxHawkers as they pose for facebook photos making a shaka sign with one hand and a drink in the other.

My apologies to anyone reading this who is rocking a FauxHawk.  (...then again, you might thank me!)  I do wish they would call it the "Sleestak" though.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 27, 2009, 05:20:46 PM
That's great stuff George!  Are there other flashlights in the set?  

BK
I got the only three they had in stock. I think there's also a Frankenstein, but I missed out on him.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 27, 2009, 09:49:42 PM
That is a cool Sleestack costume.  Now what is the "shaka" gesture?  Waving a fist?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 27, 2009, 09:55:21 PM
I finally filled a hole in my collection.  I used to own these monster vitamins:

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/70swing/mnsvita.jpg)


I sold them many years ago.  Since then, I've been trying to replace them at a price I could live with.  I finally landed one a few days ago:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2611/4051626060_0a0b43dffd_o.jpg)


The price was decent, less than half what I got for my old vitamin bottle.  And this one is in much better condition.  It is never leaving my tomb.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on October 28, 2009, 12:45:13 AM
Awesome vitamins!  Yes, with VitaMonsters you can scream your way to health. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 28, 2009, 12:55:41 AM
Walgreens...$15.00.

Creepy Jack in the Box (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6JaHSI4Tc8&NR=1#normal)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: DocManj on October 28, 2009, 03:15:53 AM
Oh wow!  Those vitamins really take me back Ray.  I remember chowing down on those when I was a kid.  Great memories!

DocManj
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 28, 2009, 06:06:26 AM
Y'know I saw that and didn't think anything of it but it's far cooler and creepier off the shelf and just sitting there. I must pick up one of those! Thanks for the little movie - good production job!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Anton Phibes on October 28, 2009, 06:25:39 AM
Y'know I saw that and didn't think anything of it but it's far cooler and creepier off the shelf and just sitting there. I must pick up one of those! Thanks for the little movie - good production job!

Thanks, but that's not my movie.  I just hit you tube and linked to it. I am far too technologically challenged to do anythng more difficult than cut and paste, lol. Get one!  Its awesome!  First scary clown item in my collection.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 28, 2009, 04:06:50 PM
I found this record today at a used book/record/movie store. The record itself doesn't have the yellow center label sticker, only the blue with AA on the top. But, Golden Records did released the LP. I picked this gem at only Ten dollars.(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/meyermadman/FAMOUSMONSTERSSPEAKonGOLDENrecords.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on October 28, 2009, 04:35:57 PM
I picked these up today while doing some shopping. Pretty neat.(http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7753/004we.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on October 28, 2009, 04:38:48 PM
Here's a couple more. (http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/7753/004we.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: carnivore on October 28, 2009, 04:44:03 PM
oops.  I mean here they are.(http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/5681/005rg.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on October 28, 2009, 04:56:13 PM


A recent acquisition that I am thrilled to have...actor Robert Knepper's director's chair, used all four seasons on the set of Fox TV's PRISON BREAK. Knepper played character Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, a convicted serial killer and pedophile-a character which TV Guide calls "the creepiest in TV history"...and I agree! I am a big fan of Knepper's work and his character-I-love-to-hate, T-Bag.

The well-used chair even has stage blood stains on it! Eeeck!

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/knepper.jpg)(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/tbag.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on October 28, 2009, 06:43:01 PM
I found this record today at a used book/record/movie store. The record itself doesn't have the yellow center label sticker, only the blue with AA on the top. But, Golden Records did released the LP. I picked this gem at only Ten dollars.([url]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/meyermadman/FAMOUSMONSTERSSPEAKonGOLDENrecords.jpg[/url])


Worth the $10 just as a display piece alone. Nice.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on October 28, 2009, 06:59:41 PM

A recent acquisition that I am thrilled to have...actor Robert Knepper's director's chair, used all four seasons on the set of Fox TV's PRISON BREAK. Knepper played character Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell, a convicted serial killer and pedophile-a character which TV Guide calls "the creepiest in TV history"...and I agree! I am a big fan of Knepper's work and his character-I-love-to-hate, T-Bag.

The well-used chair even has stage blood stains on it! Eeeck!

([url]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/knepper.jpg[/url])([url]http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/tbag.jpg[/url])

What a tripping pick up, Monster Bob!  Prison Break was one of the can't miss  shows for me and the Mrs.   He may be one of the all time best "love to hate" characters ever.  Congrats on that score!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HorrorFan88 on October 28, 2009, 11:22:34 PM
carnivore- those are really cute Jones'...might have to see if I can find some.

wicked lester
- that is a really awesome record there! I agree that the artwork alone as a display piece is really nice!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on October 28, 2009, 11:57:21 PM
I want to get those sodas, they are cool!  The record is great and a great price!  And those monster vitamins really take me back!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on October 29, 2009, 12:01:40 AM
Then you all should be enjoying Heroes this season. Knepper is in a Main role on there. It is pretty good this season. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: DocManj on October 29, 2009, 01:55:21 AM
Marsattacks,

A friend of mine had that record when we were kids.  We used to sit in the dark and listen to it and freak out.  LOL!!

Awesome find.

DocManj
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on October 29, 2009, 05:16:47 AM
Then you all should be enjoying Heroes this season. Knepper is in a Main role on there. It is pretty good this season. HHW

Thanks, Jeff, and I'm with you, Mamby...I have been enjoying him on HEROES as well. Hard to believe Knepper was almost a forest ranger in "real life" (!)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on October 29, 2009, 08:12:34 AM
Awesome Sleestak.

I don't know about where the rest of you live, but here in California, the latest "cool" hairstlye for the last 3 years or so has been the "FauxHawk" which is greasing up one's hair and pushing it up from the sides into a perfect point, making the wearer look exactly like a Sleestak.  It mostly affects males in the 18-30 age group, and in a few sad cases, individuals slightly older.

I was recently at a convention of aspiring young creative types, and from the back of the room it looked like a Sleestak convention with all their pointy heads looking at the King Sleestak on stage.  If you walk by a night club, you will see a pod of smoking Sleestaks out front vying for the attention of females, who are all frantically texting other females to find out if any other club has a better collection of Sleestaks.

The FauxHawk will certainly be as embarrassing to the wearers (and as funny to the rest of us) as the Mullet is now to those who so proudly wore them in the late 80s and early 90s.  (I often wonder if that thought occurs to FauxHawkers as they pose for facebook photos making a shaka sign with one hand and a drink in the other.

My apologies to anyone reading this who is rocking a FauxHawk.  (...then again, you might thank me!)  I do wish they would call it the "Sleestak" though.





WHAT YOU TALKIN' BOUT AHICREATURE?!??!?!?!


([url]http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/dudes02.jpg[/url])


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 29, 2009, 08:43:01 AM
 :D ;D That just made my day, Danny!  8)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 29, 2009, 05:09:24 PM


Simply beautiful Gracebuster.  Remind us when and who your charactrer was there...I know I saw that.  Seems like one of those
"teen angst" movies of the late 80's (Weird Science, or Some kind of wonderful?  Breakfast club?) what was that character from??  Obviously ahead of your time (pre mainstream fauxhawk) yet true to your Sleestak roots.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on October 29, 2009, 05:15:13 PM
Looks like Eddie from Rocky Horror.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on October 29, 2009, 05:57:56 PM
It's Biscuit from "Dudes", I believe.  It's been awhile.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on October 29, 2009, 05:59:25 PM
Looks like Eddie from Rocky Horror.

....or maybe one of the Biker Gang under Lord Humoungous in Road Warrior?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on October 29, 2009, 08:55:58 PM
Gotta love Danny.  No shame whatsoever.

Umm...thanks for sharing??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on October 30, 2009, 09:26:04 PM
Let's play Name-the-Frank! I'll show three Frankenstein Monsters I picked up at thrift shops this season. None have any markings, not even a "made in...". First a plush body blowmolded with wild make-up. I wondered if this wasn't a crane toy also:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2539/4036175000_6b0a39e0ab_o.jpg)

Next an odd hard plastic head. The eyes, teeth and stitches are glow. The rest has a strange marbley finish. It looks like an art project but it's too well made. The glow features suggests maybe part of a game?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2589/4059944142_900df7b99b_o.jpg)

Finally, today I found this blowmolded monster, believe it or not it's not a flashlight, at least there is no switch or electrical contacts of any kind. The head screws off and the body at second glance reminds me of a large neck bolt. No candy smell. It looks maybe old. Those aren't holes in the eyes. Hmph. I'm stumped Maybe I'll sell it as a bike buddy JK
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2502/4059200369_0edd219de6_o.jpg)

Here's a pic of all three together to show the relative scale -
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2775/4059944168_3d4c0f3fc7_o.jpg)

I like all three of these for being weird plastic not new Frankensteins. If anyone claims they've seen these somewhere before I'd sure be interested in knowing where. If not...I have a special shelf for monsters anonymous and maybe you'll just get a kick out of the pics!


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: fmofmpls on October 30, 2009, 09:34:09 PM
Paul, I'll be "frank" with you. I have no idea what any of those are.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on October 30, 2009, 09:41:03 PM


The one with the black handle is old and is a Halloween flashlight. I've seen it shrinkwrapped before, with a piece of paper under the wrap (with the name of the toy on it).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on October 30, 2009, 10:08:11 PM
Packy, you lucky!  All we have here are Goodwills and they rarely have anything monster-related.  Never seen any of that terrible trio before.  That marbley one is particularly odd.  Is it heavy?  Could ya kill someone with it? (the true test of good quality)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on October 31, 2009, 11:31:38 AM
As I have mentioned, things have been tight at the Ole Cave lately. I am just enjoying what I have and been buying and burning and Collecting DVD's as of late. At the shop buying for resell has been great. Also I get a few Monster mags here in there.  For the first time, in a Long time,  some items Came in the shop, for my Collection.  It is ironic That this came in the day before Halloween. The Monster Gods are looking out for me. The man was real nice and fair, That sold these to me.
 (http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2047.jpg)
Munster Paper Dolls , Lurch sings Lurch 45, and a few other items
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2048.jpg)
Some Cool TV Comics, Dark Shadows Pin up Pack and a Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Fan Club Card.
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2049.jpg)
And last but not least. Land of the Giant Press Kit, 2nd Season.   :o

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on October 31, 2009, 02:25:12 PM
That land of the Giants set is sweet!  Now, where did I put that Johnny Williams soundtrack.....gotta hear it after your post! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HorrorFan88 on October 31, 2009, 03:07:46 PM
The Munsters stuff is awesome!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 31, 2009, 03:26:51 PM
It's the 1975 Ben Cooper "Land of the Lost" Sleestak costume! It's not mint, but is complete with the original jumpsuit.
George

Great score George! That's one of my favorite non-Universal costumes (the Kraken from Clash of the Titans being the other). You don't happen to have the Ben Cooper Sleestak jiggler do ya?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on October 31, 2009, 05:10:28 PM
Great score George! That's one of my favorite non-Universal costumes (the Kraken from Clash of the Titans being the other). You don't happen to have the Ben Cooper Sleestak jiggler do ya?
Sadly, no. I've never understood why there's such a dearth of vintage Sleestak merchandise. I woulda killed for Sleestak toys when I was a kid.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: darkmonkeygod on October 31, 2009, 10:24:02 PM
Sadly, no. I've never understood why there's such a dearth of vintage Sleestak merchandise. I woulda killed for Sleestak toys when I was a kid.
George

You and me both. I never saw the costume or jiggler when I was a kid (I was a little young to have taken notice anyway), but it wasn't until the late '80s and Toy Shop magazine that I even knew the costume existed.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on November 01, 2009, 04:38:47 PM
OK here are a few interesting finds I got in the past week that I thought might be worthy...first is a collection of 22" tall rubber monster figures I got on Ebay for $5, they look cool hanging around for Halloween.  Really big and weird looking.  The tags say Halloween Creepy Monster 2002, by a company called MSI in Tx.
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699018842_d78av-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699018001_3kANc-XL.jpg)
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699016924_muibQ-L.jpg)

Next is a really cool group of 4 rubber stretchy figures, got these off Ebay also, not really jigglers they are full of beads, like beanbags with stretchy skin.  They are abt 5 inches tall and the tags say stretchable Horror Monster, and on the figure it says 2004 Toy Major  also it says filling: eps beads.
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699020222_d8vBB-XL.jpg)

Finally here is a cool Frankie head that I wore around yesterday his eyes flash red and a spooky sound comes out of a speaker in the back, I got it at a seasonal Halloween store that only had this one hanging from the register and they sold him to me for $3.99
(http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699015974_yDkDd-XL.jpg)
So those are my weekly finds, how did I do?  Was this stuff too new, or should I keep finding and posting more?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on November 01, 2009, 05:23:20 PM
Cool stuff, AHI.  Old, new; it's all good.  Keep 'em comin'!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on November 01, 2009, 05:33:29 PM
That grouping of monsters is perfect for hanging out at Halloween, AHI.....
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on November 01, 2009, 07:18:53 PM
OK here are a few interesting finds I got in the past week that I thought might be worthy...first is a collection of 22" tall rubber monster figures I got on Ebay for $5, they look cool hanging around for Halloween.  Really big and weird looking.  The tags say Halloween Creepy Monster 2002, by a company called MSI in Tx.
([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699018842_d78av-XL.jpg[/url])


Next is a really cool group of 4 rubber stretchy figures, got these off Ebay also, not really jigglers they are full of beads, like beanbags with stretchy skin.  They are abt 5 inches tall and the tags say stretchable Horror Monster, and on the figure it says 2004 Toy Major  also it says filling: eps beads.
([url]http://gibsonpix.smugmug.com/photos/699020222_d8vBB-XL.jpg[/url])



Kinda goofy looking but I REALLY like the Frankie. You done great all the way around.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on November 01, 2009, 09:48:43 PM
Those are some great finds!  I think they are cool!  Keep em coming!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on November 02, 2009, 11:25:51 AM
Yesterday I made my annual shopping trip to pick up Halloween decorations on clearance. I picked up some cool stuff at 50-75% off:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2547/4068929424_568607a0c9_b.jpg)
I hit the Walgreens in Bowling Green again and grabbed up all their remaining Universal Monsters candles. I got fifty of them for .19 each! The mix includes thirty Wolf Man candles:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2750/4068931816_f287e8eea7_b.jpg)
One Bride of Frankenstein, nine Frankensteins, four Mummys, and six Creatures:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2803/4068930400_400c3c046d_b.jpg)
I didn't desperately need them, but for .19 each I couldn't leave them behind. Any one need some candles? ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on November 02, 2009, 10:32:58 PM
The Creatures are fantastic, George!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on November 02, 2009, 10:39:10 PM
Those candles are awesome!  Wish they had them here in my town, I would have bought them too.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: HorrorFan88 on November 03, 2009, 03:24:55 AM
Love the candles!!! Mine probably doesn't have them as I didn't see them there around Halloween time. Sucks.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Morkai on November 03, 2009, 04:08:43 PM
Hello!!!

I go to upload several pics of my lasts adquisitions.

This is not exactly a new ad, because I have the Motorized Monster Maker since several years ago, but was the last mounth when I created 2 of the Ogres of the Basic first Kit... Are these guys...

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02231.jpg)

This one I bougth near 1 year ago, but still I have not paint it. Very familiar for all the UMA members and. I think that all the guys here have it :-)

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/BigFrankiFrikis2.jpg)

Here  Monster Kit of the years 60's, or Maybe is from 1959. I am not totally sure...

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02242.jpg)
The famous Monsters Box, that also all the people here have it, I also made it for myself, follow the instructions from here :-)
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02428.jpg)

This guy is also well know as "Count Creepyhead", this is the spanish version...

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02429.jpg)

The She Creature:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02066.jpg)


Bump in the Night Boardgame:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02200.jpg)


Some Halloween Items:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02225.jpg)

Shooter Game of "Los Monstruos del Castillo" very hard to find game, is incomplete :-(

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02430.jpg)

Drac Bat, 1985 Dracula Doll

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02247.jpg)
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02248.jpg)

Trick 'R Treat Action Figure:

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/Trickrtreatface2.jpg)

My Ideal Mini Monsters. Wolfie was nude, but I made his clothes :-) What do you think?

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/MiniMonsters.jpg)

These statures, are creatures from the Mythology of the North of Spain, I think that are cool!!!

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/Criaturas.jpg)

And finally, this is me, with a Hanging Halloween Prop Skeleton.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c129/Morkai666/DSC02244.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on November 03, 2009, 04:17:11 PM
It's all way too cool. Those Spanish mythological statues render me speechless. I wish my name was Count Creepyhead, Thanks for sharing your stuff with us.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Morkai on November 03, 2009, 04:25:09 PM
It's all way too cool. Those Spanish mythological statues render me speechless. I wish my name was Count Creepyhead, Thanks for sharing your stuff with us.

Great you liked it the Creatures. The Spanish Folklore is very strong in the North of Spain, and if you go there, you can see toons of these creatures in all the stores, are very popular there, but hard to find in other places of Spain, only in Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on November 03, 2009, 09:35:45 PM
Very cool stuff.  I am also loving the statues...and that target game is amazing!  Even incomplete, it is still a great find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Morkai on November 03, 2009, 11:24:21 PM
Very cool stuff.  I am also loving the statues...and that target game is amazing!  Even incomplete, it is still a great find!

Yes, the Target game is Great!!! You Andy already knows the Spanish Airgam Monsters, This one is very hard to find, but the most hard to find is the one that you already have "Las mil caras del Monstruo".
The Target game, don't works, and some pieces are missing, anyway the design is pretty cool. Every day I try to search the rest of the Airgame games that I haven't, but is impossible :-( Other very very hard to find is the Pinball Monsters game.

I have a friend that have all, in these days, I will upload pics with the rest of the Airgam games :-)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on November 04, 2009, 01:03:59 AM
What a awesome collection you have there my friend!  That is just some really great stuff!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on November 04, 2009, 08:21:48 AM
Yes, the Target game is Great!!! You Andy already knows the Spanish Airgam Monsters, This one is very hard to find, but the most hard to find is the one that you already have "Las mil caras del Monstruo".
The Target game, don't works, and some pieces are missing, anyway the design is pretty cool. Every day I try to search the rest of the Airgame games that I haven't, but is impossible :-( Other very very hard to find is the Pinball Monsters game.

I have a friend that have all, in these days, I will upload pics with the rest of the Airgam games :-)

I've been a fan of the Airgam stuff for a long time.  The artwork is beautiful, like nothing else.  I would love to see some pics of the rest of the games!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mitchellmania on November 04, 2009, 05:13:28 PM
Great finds everyone!! I had that Motorized Monster Maker with the Ogres too!! I chose that over the Remco Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea Seaview set (that set is worth a fortune now!) on my 6th birthday!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on November 10, 2009, 10:50:44 PM
This could be in the Crypticon thread but it's also a weekly find. As you may have read, in another thread, I had the pleasure of attending Crypticon with Scary Terry Beatty also of the UMA. As fine a safari companion as one could ask for! We split up to divide and conquer the dealer room and I scored a Neca Phantom and a nice ERB Tarzan LP. Then I saw this box and thought at first it was one of my Holy Grail items - A Stretch Armstrong Stretch Monster - but closer I saw it was what I call the worlds largest Frankenstein jiggler! Who could resist this face?
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2517/4094629184_07081d2546_o.jpg)

Then when I got him home I opened the front flap and realized this fella has never been out of the box -

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2509/4093866853_b050587219_o.jpg)

The outside of the box is slightly worn but inside is like new, the cellophane is tight and has what they call "collect these amazing cards" are still sealed. He's no Stretch Armstrong Monster but I don't have many minty packaged toys and you know what they say: "All are welcome all are welcome".
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2538/4094629138_45b7090753_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on November 10, 2009, 11:40:47 PM
Any chance of seeing a shot of the Tarzan LP, Packy?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on November 11, 2009, 12:29:46 AM
I like the Stretch Screamers very much.  A great lineup of big, fun monster toys.  I think kids will remember them fondly when they grow up.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on November 11, 2009, 04:23:41 AM
I picked up a few sentimental favorites recently. First up is a pair of Tomland figures, the Yeti and the Cyclops:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2595/4095105332_a3ecff4c76_b.jpg)
The Cyclops is missing his jacket and scarf, but I got a great price on the pair. I never owned any Tomlands as a child, but I do distinctly remember seeing the original four Tomland Famous Monsters of Legend hanging on the pegs at a drugstore in Indianapolis circa 1976. I really wanted them, but never had any until I got my first computer and started buying online. At one point I owned a large collection of Tomland figures, but sold them off several years ago. I've been finding myself watching Tomland auctions alot lately, which is a sure sign that I'll probably be actively seeking them out more in the future.
Next up is an old friend that I finally managed to repurchase, the Ben Cooper Frankenstein jiggler:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2653/4094345733_1a06bfda04_b.jpg)
I bought one of these around thirty years ago at the old Five and Dime in Tompkinsville, KY. Tompkinsville is a tiny farming community not far from the Tennessee border, and it's the town where my grandparents lived for most of their adult lives. I believe it was on a visit to their home that I got my jiggler. The Five and Dime used to be a wonderland of jiggler dump tables and shelves filled with Aurora Glow models, and I have many happy memories of browsing the shelves there as a kid. Sadly, my childhood Frankenstein suffered a tragic injury within an hour of my buying him: my dumb cousin bit off one of his hands! I kept him for years afterward, but the missing hand always bugged me.
Grandma Ramsey died earlier this year. She was my last living grandparent, and the one I miss the most. Somehow tracking down this goofy ol' Frankenstein jiggler reminds me of those years when she'd humor me by pretending to be scared of my rubber monsters. It's kinda like having a little moment frozen in time, when I was young and had grandparents who loved me and humored my affection for monsters.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on November 11, 2009, 07:19:38 AM
Quote
Any chance of seeing a shot of the Tarzan LP, Packy?




A very good chance! I'll post a picture of both sides this evening. I think in the Crypticon thread there's a picture Terry took. Thanks for asking. From what I can tell there are many TARZAN fans here.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jscareshock on November 11, 2009, 09:20:42 AM
REEL and real cool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on November 11, 2009, 09:32:37 AM
George, I have a similar memory of my Grandma & Grandpa Williams associated with the AHI monsters, but the Mummy jiggler in particular.  Every time I look at it, I think of them and how excited I was the day they bought it for me.  Great stuff.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepyJeff on November 20, 2009, 06:22:10 PM
Walgreens...$15.00.

Creepy Jack in the Box ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6JaHSI4Tc8&NR=1#normal[/url])

Did anyone else find this at Walgreens?  I see a few of them going on ebay for $50+ and there are several Youtube videos of it.   While not into creepy clown stuff for my collection, I feel obsessed to find one of these for $20 or less.  Please advise and thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on November 21, 2009, 08:50:51 AM



A very good chance! I'll post a picture of both sides this evening. I think in the Crypticon thread there's a picture Terry took. Thanks for asking. From what I can tell there are many TARZAN fans here.

Excellent.  When you can and much appreciated.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on November 21, 2009, 09:25:22 AM
Holy Two-weeks later Batman! Sorry about that little lapse. On one hand I'm glad to be blessed with a super full life, on the other...my brain has plenty of ROM, low on RAM! Everyone knows I love to show pics of stuff I get, I'll post the Tarzan LP right after I run an errand and thanks for reminding me.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on November 21, 2009, 09:27:25 AM
Holy Two-weeks later Batman! Sorry about that little lapse. On one hand I'm glad to be blessed with a super full life, on the other...my brain has plenty of ROM, low on RAM! Everyone knows I love to show pics of stuff I get, I'll post the Tarzan LP right after I run an errand and thanks for reminding me.

No hurry.  When you can.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on November 24, 2009, 04:53:11 AM
I'm one issue away from completing my set of 1960s Coffin Joe comic books.  "The Strange World of Coffin Joe" was a six-issue series released in conjunction with the movie of the same name.  In "Awakening of the Beast," there is a scene where a newsstand is advertising that they have "the complete series" of Coffin Joe comics.  Well, I want to be able to say the same thing!  I just acquired issue No. 2.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/4129929327_3cd647f9d8_o.jpg)


I already had issues 3-6.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics2.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics1.jpg)


Now all I have left to collect is issue No. 1.  Then I will have the complete series.  Of course, the first issue is the rarest and most expensive.  But I'll get it eventually.  Then I'll have Coffin Joe comic book supremacy.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 24, 2009, 05:25:04 PM
The comics look very cool, where did you find them? I love the photos and the art work.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on November 24, 2009, 08:38:00 PM
Something tells me these comics did not get the ''comics code'' seal of approval back in the day!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on November 24, 2009, 09:08:47 PM
Spiders have all the fun.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on November 24, 2009, 09:16:42 PM
The comics look very cool, where did you find them? I love the photos and the art work.


Thanks guys!

The comics are all from Brazil, bought directly from sellers in Brazil.  The comics themselves are in Portuguese.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Herr Vogel on November 24, 2009, 09:23:58 PM
Something tells me these comics did not get the ''comics code'' seal of approval back in the day!
::)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on November 24, 2009, 09:26:42 PM
Can we see some of the interior pages, Ray?  I'd love to see what the interior art looks like.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on November 24, 2009, 10:14:54 PM
Each comic has at least one EC-style, hand-drawn story and one fotonovel-style story using stills from a Coffin Joe movie and voice balloons. At least one comic had a fotonovel story that was shot just for the book.  There are other goodies, like one-page short stories or essays with a single illustration.

I took these photos last year when I acquired issues 3-6.

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics3.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics4.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics5.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics6.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics7.jpg)

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/zedocaixao/zecomics9.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on November 24, 2009, 10:24:45 PM
Cool...!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Morkai on November 24, 2009, 10:31:46 PM
Looks great!!! I also likes very much the Coffin Joe movies. Ahh the comics as are in portuguese I can understand well, because spanish and portuguese are similar languages :-) Cool stuff!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 24, 2009, 10:33:36 PM
WoW!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on November 25, 2009, 02:24:29 AM
Those comics are BRILLIANT!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: NekroDave on December 17, 2009, 02:00:30 PM
This isn't exactly classic monster, but there seems to be precious little material based on Chinese hopping vampires. Which is a shame if you ask me. So when I saw this silly little mask and that it included the spell on the strip of paper...well, I had to get it.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v448/nekrodave/IMG_1131.jpg)

I need some more of these types of masks, as you can see.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 17, 2009, 04:06:42 PM
Different......but, cool. Anything unusual that can differentiate a collection is cool. Do you know who made or manufactured the mask? Was it also made by Rubies?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr Borgo on January 10, 2010, 08:07:23 PM
I found this tie at a flea market today for 4 bucks. (http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/kongtie-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 10, 2010, 08:22:14 PM
I found this tie at a flea market today for 4 bucks. ([url]http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/kongtie-1.jpg[/url])

Cool tie.....and can't go wrong with King kong.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on January 11, 2010, 05:51:11 AM
There is a set of these ties, that one is the nicest IMO. Cool item!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2010, 06:04:33 PM
Monster neckwear.........gotta love it!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Kenneth on January 12, 2010, 08:41:37 PM
Wow!! I think I actually have a King Kong tie somewhere...but not the design posted..!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 12, 2010, 10:50:58 PM
IfI wore ties, that would look great with my big Hawaiian shirt!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2010, 10:51:47 PM
IfI wore ties, that would look great with my big Hawaiian shirt!

You gotta Kong Hawaiian shirt??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 12, 2010, 10:56:21 PM
No, but I have one that has lots of palm trees on it!  A Kongwaiian shirt would be FANTASTIC!  I do have a Three Stooges tie!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2010, 10:59:29 PM
No, but I have one that has lots of palm trees on it!  A Kongwaiian shirt would be FANTASTIC!  I do have a Three Stooges tie!

I'm just amazed that you actually OWN a shirt.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 12, 2010, 11:01:56 PM
Have to cover my chiseled physique with something!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr Borgo on January 12, 2010, 11:10:42 PM
Before I found the Kong tie, I had never even thought of looking for monster neckties in my never ending search for all things classic horror. Go figure.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on January 14, 2010, 10:27:35 PM
There were a few things I sold a while back I wanted to replace. I got another Frankie speaker, Which I all ready showed ya. I just got this in. Not as nice as my other one, but very happy to have one back in the cave.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2219.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 16, 2010, 02:38:04 AM
That is nice!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: artistguy on January 16, 2010, 12:32:36 PM
That's a nice item.. congrats on getting another one...funny how the Lon Wolfman is wearing the Oliver Reed  hammer werewolf costume...:)

Adam
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike H on January 17, 2010, 09:49:56 AM
I grabbed this little fella at an antique show yesterday. I doubt that it's very old and I'm not even sure that it's supposed to be Kong, but for $5, I thought it was a nice little find!
(http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i145/velspice/apering.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 18, 2010, 01:15:43 AM
I like that little ol' Kong/Gorilla!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on January 18, 2010, 09:07:08 AM


Mike- That ring was sold as a King King ring- I have seen it offered over the years in a little package (like a Rat Fink ring), but when those first came on the scene, I remember there were questions as to whether the packaging was authentic. The rings were, though.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: deadman on January 18, 2010, 12:55:03 PM
I found the Return of the fly figure from '03 for 40 bucks in the box on ebay, How do you post pictures on here?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on January 18, 2010, 01:12:29 PM
I like that little ol' Kong/Gorilla!

Why am I not surprised??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mike H on January 18, 2010, 01:24:55 PM
I'm proud to have pleased the Unknown Primate! :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 18, 2010, 01:30:19 PM
My wife made me a Hawaiian shirt with that Kong fabric :)
Best,,
Tom

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on January 18, 2010, 01:47:24 PM
I found the Return of the fly figure from '03 for 40 bucks in the box on ebay, How do you post pictures on here?


I use www.flickr.com (http://www.flickr.com) to host my pictures. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on January 18, 2010, 05:47:20 PM

Howard- Congrats on the Wolfman Paint set- a great, great piece !
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on January 18, 2010, 06:00:36 PM
My wife made me a Hawaiian shirt with that Kong fabric :)
Best,,
Tom



Lucky...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on January 18, 2010, 06:52:14 PM


Very happy to recently find a wearable DP "Count". 


(http://i47.tinypic.com/2pripw6.jpg)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on January 18, 2010, 08:58:15 PM

Very happy to recently find a wearable DP "Count". 

Wow, that is great!  Do you know who sculpted that mask for Post?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on January 19, 2010, 12:50:14 AM
Wow, that is great!  Do you know who sculpted that mask for Post?

William Malone
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on January 19, 2010, 09:52:42 AM
William Malone
Ah, OK.  Very nice.  Thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on January 31, 2010, 10:43:39 AM
OK, every couple of weeks I meander through some local thrift stores and Goodwills in search of some ancient monster goody being discarded and sold for peanuts. I'll catalog my successes for you right below:

(insert sounds of crickets here)

Yesterday I took Jordan with me. To one store. He found this:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4033/4318469385_b6cee3fa62.jpg)

He's now coming with me whenever I go without regard to his personal preferences.
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Post by: The Creeper on January 31, 2010, 06:32:09 PM
A great find for a great price!  Congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on February 01, 2010, 07:46:37 AM
great find scatter cant beat that price ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 01, 2010, 06:10:20 PM
That's a keeper (and so is Jordan, obviously) my ol' friend!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on February 02, 2010, 05:47:27 AM
i found these in the past couple of weeks on ebay :) cost me $15 for the lot : 8)

(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc352/myersfan187/drac.jpg)

(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc352/myersfan187/monsters-1.jpg)

(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc352/myersfan187/monsters1-1.jpg)
 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 02, 2010, 07:41:58 PM
This was brought in the shop the other day. It is Latex. Looks like the Wolf man from Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. HHW

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2241.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 02, 2010, 07:44:31 PM
Guys, some real nice finds!!!!  :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 02, 2010, 07:46:18 PM
The Same guy brought in these to.  ;D

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2242.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on February 02, 2010, 08:00:58 PM
Bee-yoo-tee-full HH! Love the stills, incredible.
And that latex Chaney Wolfman... what's the story behind it?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on February 04, 2010, 10:02:04 PM
Those are cool!  I like that still of Vincent Price as Egghead from the Batman TV series!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 05, 2010, 06:51:37 AM
Bee-yoo-tee-full HH! Love the stills, incredible.
And that latex Chaney Wolfman... what's the story behind it?

Thanks my Monster Bruther.  I don't know the Story. It  is latex  and looks to me to be from Bud Abbott Lou Costello Meet Frankenstein. Maybe one of ya Mask freaks can tell me.  ;D ??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on February 05, 2010, 10:44:55 AM
It looks like its a latex casting  of Lon's life mask with the appliance added from A+C.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 07, 2010, 12:18:00 AM
Was very pleased to find these banks still available at Target. Some ebay auctions are starting these out at almost 50 bucks for an opening bid, saying they're sold out...! They had all 3 examples at my local Target here on eastern LI. Picked up one for me and a good friend of mine for his Bday in May.

(http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/BOARDWALKBANKS.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on February 07, 2010, 12:44:46 AM
There's something hypnotic about those eyes, Oh great and all seeing mystic eye what are the next lottery numbers. Oh shoot trust me to get one that can't do math!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on February 07, 2010, 11:21:48 AM
I've not seen these at my Target.  What section of the store are they to found?  Toys??  Glasses?? Lingerie??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 07, 2010, 01:05:23 PM
In the toy dept. I was lucky to find them as they were on a bottom shelf, just sort of randomly placed among other unrelated stuff. Not like there were a lot of them anyway...maybe like six or seven.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on February 07, 2010, 08:42:30 PM
I finally have a weekly find from a few weeks ago, and with it an ID question - I went on craigslist and did a search "for sale/halloween" and one listing came up as "halloween figures" with a picture of these:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4339521482_93a123ea92_o.jpg)

I am happy to report that these three were all the large plug-in versions. When I got them home I realized I don't recognize The Witch. She's on a Telco style base that only says "Made in Taiwan". Her arms move and the skull lights up. No sound but there's a speaker in the base. I don't recognize her from any Telco Witches I have seen and I wonder if she is a homemade number. Her face and costume are more ornate than I have seen on Telco motionettes. Very well done. I'm ecstatic to have found the Frank and Wolfman neither which I had in the large size. I will be selling Witchy Woman. If anyone can help ID her I would be grateful. If anyone is interested in buying or trading for her let me know. I will be posting her in the Monsters for Sale thread.  Here's a close up - BOO!
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4339477434_1bc51edd1a_o.gif)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 08, 2010, 08:08:45 PM
Was very pleased to find these banks still available at Target. Some ebay auctions are starting these out at almost 50 bucks for an opening bid, saying they're sold out...! They had all 3 examples at my local Target here on eastern LI. Picked up one for me and a good friend of mine for his Bday in May.

([url]http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b352/Gasport2000/BOARDWALKBANKS.jpg[/url])



I'm diggin' the Mystic Eyes
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: tv horror on February 08, 2010, 08:24:47 PM
Aw Packy ya could have warned us, warts and all... What a kisser.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on February 11, 2010, 03:46:34 PM
I started a whole separate thread about those Boardwalk Banks and the Mystic Eye weeks ago. I didn't know they were that hard to find. Here's a little something cool I found at Half Price Books last night. I seem to remember a series of Castle Books with this font from the 70s. This one has a GREAT ghostly green cover. It's "The Illustrated Guide to Ghosts"!

(http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5449/ghostguide.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 12, 2010, 04:17:29 AM
I started a whole separate thread about those Boardwalk Banks and the Mystic Eye weeks ago. I didn't know they were that hard to find. Here's a little something cool I found at Half Price Books last night. I seem to remember a series of Castle Books with this font from the 70s. This one has a GREAT ghostly green cover. It's "The Illustrated Guide to Ghosts"!

([url]http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/5449/ghostguide.jpg[/url])



That is really cool!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 12, 2010, 12:27:57 PM
This was one of my favorite toys, when I was a young Cub. I kept most of my monster toys, but this one disappeared. It took me over 35 years to get another. Welcome back my old friend. Most people have seen the More Common Castle of Frankenstein Colorforms, from the 70's. This one is from the 60's and bit rarer. I need Three pieces to complete it. Any one have em???

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2248.jpg)

The pieces glow in the Dark.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2243.jpg)

How I remember it looking , When I first opened it that Christmas Morn.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2245.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 12, 2010, 12:47:02 PM
Nice, I love that set!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 12, 2010, 10:24:34 PM
VERY COOL!! So, does it still GLOW?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on February 12, 2010, 11:15:42 PM
Yes a little.  :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on February 13, 2010, 01:38:28 AM
That is awesome!   ededed
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 13, 2010, 02:32:25 AM
COLOR FORMs always rock!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: aura of foreboding on February 14, 2010, 07:44:25 PM
Packy, I posted some info for you in your Monsters for Sale thread.  Not too much, but hopefully it helps put the witch into a little more perspective. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on February 14, 2010, 08:14:36 PM
Loved Color Forms as a kid. Never saw this one. I had a Bugs Bunny version with his underground lair.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on February 16, 2010, 08:33:32 PM
I recently picked up a pair of AHI Monster variant figures:
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4362762444_942c3713bd_b.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4362019583_0d7f1cbca6_o.jpg)
As you can see, these are the cupped hands Frankenstein and the jointed wrist Dracula. Dracula is complete and in nice shape, but it looks like Frankenstein mugged someone and stole their running shoes ;) Does anyone know for sure which Frankenstein boots are correct for this variation?
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 16, 2010, 10:19:20 PM
George,
There is a thread somewhere around here regarding the "cupped hands" AHI variations.  Believe it or not, those are the shoes that many of them have been found with.  Here's my theory: The feet on that body style are longer than the other styles, and they do not fit into the little slippers that they used at the end of the production run.  So, they used what fit.  Yep, they are soccer cleats and I think that is honestly how they were sold.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 16, 2010, 11:41:57 PM
I recently picked up a pair of AHI Monster variant figures:
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2767/4362762444_942c3713bd_b.jpg[/url])
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4055/4362019583_0d7f1cbca6_o.jpg[/url])
As you can see, these are the cupped hands Frankenstein and the jointed wrist Dracula. Dracula is complete and in nice shape, but it looks like Frankenstein mugged someone and stole their running shoes ;) Does anyone know for sure which Frankenstein boots are correct for this variation?
George


..........and they look absolutely great....nice find!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on February 17, 2010, 12:55:10 AM
George,
There is a thread somewhere around here regarding the "cupped hands" AHI variations.  Believe it or not, those are the shoes that many of them have been found with.  Here's my theory: The feet on that body style are longer than the other styles, and they do not fit into the little slippers that they used at the end of the production run.  So, they used what fit.  Yep, they are soccer cleats and I think that is honestly how they were sold.

Yep, here's the thread in question, from 2008:
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2504.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2504.0)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on February 17, 2010, 11:54:21 AM
excellent score hhwolfman thanks for showing the franky set makes me remember mine when i was younger bring back memories 8)  and george nice ahi figures my friend  :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on February 17, 2010, 05:39:24 PM
That Glow in the Dark cartoon kit looks so familiar. Good going on finding one after all these years hhwolfman.
I did pretty good this past week with a giant lot of Tomland figures thanks to a fellow MC forum member. At one time a large majority of my stuff came from eBay but lately I've been doing a lot of networking with collectors which has been working out terrific. Nice pick ups guys and gals.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/DSCF0332-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on February 18, 2010, 11:01:16 AM
That army of TOMLAND figures is most impressive. HHWOLFMAN, never saw that Colorforms lab! Great find.


I  was gifted a few things that have been in a friend's mom's attic since they were kids.


(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/November%2009/smIMG_3221.jpg)

Love all of it, but I will tell you that we spent hours playing with the BATTLING TOPS as kids.

Then it  amused Buster and his cousin, Stevie, Grace and myself for hours this weekend.


(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/November%2009/smIMG_3203.jpg)



(http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd54/gracebuster/November%2009/smIMG_3206.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mike c on February 18, 2010, 12:12:30 PM
Roback - that Tomland score is awesome! Such a colorful, unique line of figures... I think I have a new collection obsession, thank you so much!

Roebuck - Battling Tops! We played that game incessantly and I had to be red each and every battle... the only board/non-video game that ever made me dizzy, and I'd still keep on playing.

Awesome 'gets', guys.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 18, 2010, 01:36:30 PM
My uncle and I played Battling Tops every day when I was a kid - I love that game!  I will never forget that cool hum those tops make when you launch 'em.  Ah, the memories.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: slayergriffith on February 18, 2010, 02:38:35 PM
(http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/werew.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 18, 2010, 02:53:59 PM
LOVE that poster... Now THERE'S a movie in need of a remake!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on February 18, 2010, 02:55:50 PM
Battling Tops was great!  My dad and I played that a LOT!  Still have mine -- though missing a top and no box....
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on February 18, 2010, 02:57:58 PM
WEREWOLVES ON WHEELS!!  One of my favorites!  Even been thinking about starting a WOW AC (the Werewolves On Wheels Appreciation Club).
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: slayergriffith on February 18, 2010, 03:02:40 PM
Yea it's a great movie and one of my personal favorite.If there was a Werewolves on Wheels Club. I would definitely join because you can't go wrong with that movie.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on February 20, 2010, 11:32:25 AM
Found this last weekend and found the Lurch flashlight a couple of days before, when it rains Adams Family it pours.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4005/4373316248_f0788e85bf_m.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/4372538637_397378b173_s.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on February 20, 2010, 03:48:58 PM
My Brother used to have the Fester flashlight from the cereal.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on February 20, 2010, 07:24:00 PM
Yeah, i ran out and bought multiple sets of these at supermarkets when they came out in the early 90's...wonder what that cereal would taste like now!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on February 20, 2010, 07:28:58 PM
You never know with the preservatives that they put in that stuff.  But I don't think I would try it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on February 20, 2010, 11:29:36 PM
Aw Daniel, that Battling Tops game brings back some awesome memories!! It was my all-time fave and still retains a special place in my heart!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on February 21, 2010, 12:53:58 PM
I am dumbfounded by the genius of that game. No batteries, no mechanical pieces to fail.

Some plastic tops, some string and a plastic base and you could play for HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have over this past week.

I highly recommend to all of the Monster dads here, FIND THIS GAME ON EBAY. I'm sure it goes cheap and have some simple old fashioned fun with your kids.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on February 21, 2010, 01:22:11 PM
I am dumbfounded by the genius of that game. No batteries, no mechanical pieces to fail.

Some plastic tops, some string and a plastic base and you could play for HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have over this past week.

I highly recommend to all of the Monster dads here, FIND THIS GAME ON EBAY. I'm sure it goes cheap and have some simple old fashioned fun with your kids.
Agreed.  I found one at a yard sale last summer, and we have a great time playing it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on February 21, 2010, 09:29:22 PM
Thought I would share this with the group, Santa actually brought this Scooby Doo board game for Christmas and my 4 and 6 year old have never gotten this much use out of a game.  I might have forgotten to mention how much detail is on his house.  A great find for anyone who likes haunted houses or fun board games.(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9965/p2190100.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: slayergriffith on February 21, 2010, 10:01:27 PM
Thought I would share this with the group, Santa actually brought this Scooby Doo board game for Christmas and my 4 and 6 year old have never gotten this much use out of a game.  I might have forgotten to mention how much detail is on his house.  A great find for anyone who likes haunted houses or fun board games.([url]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9965/p2190100.jpg[/url])

That is AWESOME! I would love to have one of those.Scooby Doo is one of my favorite shows and always will be.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: jimm on February 21, 2010, 10:47:36 PM
Thought I saw that in one of the clearance stores, tj maxx ross marshalls type places, looks cool.

On another scooby shaggy note I see moebius reissued the polar light mystery machine van model that includes the figures.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on February 21, 2010, 11:22:02 PM
I am dumbfounded by the genius of that game. No batteries, no mechanical pieces to fail.

Some plastic tops, some string and a plastic base and you could play for HOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have over this past week.

I highly recommend to all of the Monster dads here, FIND THIS GAME ON EBAY. I'm sure it goes cheap and have some simple old fashioned fun with your kids.

As far as tactile, hands on, kinetic energy toys, I was born in 1965 and I will make the following list of the coolest toys for me from age 6 to 12 as the following, in no particular order:  SSP racers, Sizzlers, the entire Evel Knievel line, Vertibird, Sea Diver, Battling Tops, Rock em Sock em robots, Stretch Monster (and Armstrong), Electro Shot shooting gallery, Whamo Air Blaster, Hot Wheels, Bing Bang Boing, SpinWelder, Thingmaker, Shaker Maker, Rapco Monsters, ClikClaks, Estes and Century model rockets....

There are a bunch more, please help me with any I forgot.  Duke the Action dog too maybe.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on February 22, 2010, 06:25:18 AM
Thought I saw that in one of the clearance stores, tj maxx ross marshalls type places, looks cool.

On another scooby shaggy note I see moebius reissued the polar light mystery machine van model that includes the figures.
We found this one at our local Target store and this weekend saw them at Toys R Us.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on February 22, 2010, 11:33:48 AM
That's funny you mention Battling Tops Dan. I have a brother 4 years my senior who had this as a child. I remember playing it with him for hours. Last summer I bought a mint in box one and surprised him when he came over. Here, my brother, a CEO of GE Interlogics and he was instantly transported back to being a kid in a matter of minutes. Thanks for bringing Battling Tops up Dan!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 23, 2010, 03:35:07 AM
Thought I would share this with the group, Santa actually brought this Scooby Doo board game for Christmas and my 4 and 6 year old have never gotten this much use out of a game.  I might have forgotten to mention how much detail is on his house.  A great find for anyone who likes haunted houses or fun board games.([url]http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/9965/p2190100.jpg[/url])



Soooooooo cooooolllll!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: mightyquinn on February 26, 2010, 12:50:14 AM
Very neat game!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on February 26, 2010, 02:28:33 PM
The Amazon.com reviews for this Scooby Doo Haunted House Game say it is AWFUL.  Falls apart, vague instructions, etc.  Have any of you fellow Monster Kids actually set this thing up and played it??  I ask because I have a 3 yr. old who loves games and scary stuff (wonder where he gets THAT from???) and would like to get it for him but it sounds piss poor!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on February 26, 2010, 10:11:28 PM
The Amazon.com reviews for this Scooby Doo Haunted House Game say it is AWFUL.  Falls apart, vague instructions, etc.  Have any of you fellow Monster Kids actually set this thing up and played it??  I ask because I have a 3 yr. old who loves games and scary stuff (wonder where he gets THAT from???) and would like to get it for him but it sounds piss poor!
We have had this game since Christmas and play just about every night.  The game is not real sturdy when it is set up, expecially when little guys are pushing down on the ghost on top.  I mounted ours on a piece of plywood and painted it, so it would be real sturdy, but does not store well.  Although who needs to store it when you can leave it out as a display piece.  Well worth $20.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on March 07, 2010, 01:04:04 PM
Found this today at a local sale, looks like it is an AHI jiggler from 1973, but I was curious if there is any value.  Saw another one listed on Ebay for $100, buy it now, but I don't think that means anything and another advanced search for $75 that never sold.  I have a feeling its worth more than the $2 I paid for my wiggly jiggly find.Any  info would be appreciated.(http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6730/p3070151.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on March 07, 2010, 01:41:55 PM
Found this today at a local sale, looks like it is an AHI jiggler from 1973, but I was curious if there is any value.  Saw another one listed on Ebay for $100, buy it now, but I don't think that means anything and another advanced search for $75 that never sold.  I have a feeling its worth more than the $2 I paid for my wiggly jiggly find.Any  info would be appreciated.([url]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6730/p3070151.jpg[/url])

Yes, that is an AHI Mummy jiggler.  No elastic string or tag, and it has some discoloration - if I were selling it I would probably ask $25 and go from there.  Probably it would eventually sell at $20, so definitely worth a $2 investment.  Cool find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on March 07, 2010, 02:24:12 PM
Yes, cool find and worth more than $2!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on March 07, 2010, 03:39:57 PM
My husband discovered a great toy store only about 4 miles from home. While he looked at the Star Wars figures, I managed to hunt out these three goodies:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/marh6newstuff.jpg)

The Harryhausen Griffon was the only one of his kind in the store - I had hoped to find some more X-Plus figures but the guys there said they had sold theirs long ago. The two Universal Monster Kubricks were too cool to pass up.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on March 07, 2010, 06:56:15 PM
Very nice!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on March 21, 2010, 02:49:44 PM
I managed to get this 12" Sideshow Son of Frankenstein via a second chance deal on ebay. I originally lost the auction by less than $1! Not sure what happened but the next day the seller offered it to me for my original bid, and now the Monster is the newest member of my menagerie. I just love that big old vest!

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/sonoffrank.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on March 21, 2010, 05:20:50 PM
Man, that Frankie is awesome!! If you don't mind my asking, how much did it go for??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on March 21, 2010, 06:03:51 PM
hey Scatter, glad you like it! The price was $32 plus $15 for shipping, so $47 total. Now if I can get a Wolfman in that range, I'll be able to stage a Karloff Frankenstein vs. Wolfman fight - the one I always wanted to see!  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on March 21, 2010, 08:45:53 PM
hey Scatter, glad you like it! The price was $32 plus $15 for shipping, so $47 total. Now if I can get a Wolfman in that range, I'll be able to stage a Karloff Frankenstein vs. Wolfman fight - the one I always wanted to see!  ;D

Sweet deal!! I'm pulling for you to get Wolfie too.

You can create a Harryhausen-type stop motion battle and post it here!! Shoot, all you got is time, right??  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on March 29, 2010, 04:45:50 PM
IMHO, that's one of the better Sideshow Franks. Very nice sculpt and clothes. Too bad the premium format Frank is nowhere near as good.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on March 30, 2010, 01:41:39 AM
Found this today at a local sale, looks like it is an AHI jiggler from 1973, but I was curious if there is any value.  Saw another one listed on Ebay for $100, buy it now, but I don't think that means anything and another advanced search for $75 that never sold.  I have a feeling its worth more than the $2 I paid for my wiggly jiggly find.Any  info would be appreciated.([url]http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/6730/p3070151.jpg[/url])


I have three of these and I would say yours is worth btw $40 and $60.  Nice mummy.  Don't be afraid to try cleaning it with some soap and water, they often clean up perfectly.  The pink on the arm is probably from the tag....anyway,  I'd say just keep it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on March 30, 2010, 07:10:01 PM
I have three of these and I would say yours is worth btw $40 and $60.  Nice mummy.  Don't be afraid to try cleaning it with some soap and water, they often clean up perfectly.  The pink on the arm is probably from the tag....anyway,  I'd say just keep it.
Thanks AHI CREATURE for the advise.  I think this is in really good condition and will reshoot so it doesn't look so washed out.  There is alot more color than this pic show.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on March 30, 2010, 07:12:53 PM
IMHO, that's one of the better Sideshow Franks. Very nice sculpt and clothes. Too bad the premium format Frank is nowhere near as good.

The head just looks fantastic - much better at capturing Karloff's likeness than the mini-bust I have next to it (from the Legacy DVDs). Now if only they had included a little Donnie Dunagan for the monster to rest his foot on!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on March 30, 2010, 08:49:18 PM
I just picked these two guys up for a song which is why I can tolerate some fraying on Dracula's cape. Two more added to the army!



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/BoyS5zwmkKGrHqIOKi4Er63BvfpBLo3OWPI.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Roback2008/BoyQoywBmkKGrHqMH-CcEuYywco3jBLo38P.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 30, 2010, 08:59:41 PM
nOT ToO bad....... BuT, wHy iS tHe AHI MUMMY wEaRiNg tHe MeGo MUMMY's ClOtHEs?
WaS HiS OThEr SuIT iN tHe ClEaNeRS? Lol!!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on March 30, 2010, 11:22:11 PM
Wow. I actually have something to show off... It's been so long. :(

I just got these.  I'm pretty happy with them.  Now to get the last one (Shrieker). 

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4037/4476541510_2666463bb7_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Street Worm on March 31, 2010, 05:33:00 AM
Oh Wow! Lindberg, right?
What's the date on those?

They sure made some wild stuff.....
I especially dig their  (Finkish) 'Lindy Loonys'  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Inkfink on March 31, 2010, 06:01:57 AM
Cool! Can you post the pieces too?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Mitchellmania on March 31, 2010, 09:39:24 AM
I had one of these light up Godzillas, and sold it. But I found one at a good price!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Mitchellmania/G.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on March 31, 2010, 06:09:02 PM
great finds getter_1, roback, and mitchellmania  :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on March 31, 2010, 11:39:12 PM
The Lindberg Glo-Monsters are marked 1971.  Unfortunately (fortunately for others, I guess) the kits are sealed.  They are in great shape.  There is some bending on the cards but they look like they're brand new.  Heck, the holes aren't even punched out of them. 

I'd love to get the Lindy Loonys.  They made some cool stuff.  Kind of underappreciated, in my opinion.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsteraholic on April 04, 2010, 10:37:21 AM
Found these this week.  How many times have you seen the BACK-WHACKER in the back of your Monster of Filmland Mags?  Fortunately the box is in good condition but
 (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4006/4489441117_fa3b0e8a73_m.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2744/4489441951_559ff52eea_m.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4489442591_a91720fa53_m.jpg)

it is the box only, has anyone ever seen the model for sale?  The album was made by Disney in 1969 and it is an 11 page story book inside the cover.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on April 05, 2010, 12:57:32 AM
here are some goodies I got at Wonder Con in San Francisco this weekend. It's a mix of toys and photos/posters:

(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/goodies.jpg)

I was especially pleased with the signed Peter Mayhew photo, as I missed him at a previous con last year. We talked about the old and new Chewbacca suits and how they differed, and about his Minoton gear for "Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger". It was early on the first day and I may have been the first person to see him. He was very pleasant!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on April 11, 2010, 01:13:50 AM
The dream is now reality - I managed to acquire a Sideshow 12" Wolf Man for under $50 off ebay. So now, the battle I always wanted to see, the Wolf Man vs. the Boris Karloff Frankenstein's Monster, has come to life!
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/the%20sanctum/LonvsBoris.jpg)

The detail on these guys is just amazing....
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/the%20sanctum/LonvsBoriscloseup.jpg)

Wolfy takes up so much room, I had to relocate some of the guys. Here's what's playing in the downstairs theater (shelf):
(http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a73/walkie20/the%20sanctum/Monstershelf2.jpg)

I feel like I am about 8 years old again. I just stare and stare at the two monsters. I think I have a problem....
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Inkfink on April 11, 2010, 09:58:16 AM
I think we all have that problem!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on April 11, 2010, 12:32:28 PM
I kept staring at them as well...looks great Moonshadow.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on April 11, 2010, 06:41:27 PM
Something that adds to a display is back drops. All you need is time to find cemetery /haunted house etc pics and print them out on decent photo paper.If you have to edit it and make it print out in 2-3 pieces it's easy with double sided tape to piece together. A woodscape or bog scene would look AWESOME behind Moonshadows set up.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on April 12, 2010, 10:36:19 PM
Hey Lester, you know I tried something sort of like that. I took a collage of Universal horror poster from inside of a book and copied it, and put it up behind the figures, but I felt it took attention away from the figures. But I like your idea of a scene behind them, especially like a creepy marsh. That might have to be a weekend project!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on April 13, 2010, 03:05:15 PM
That Son of Frankenstein is one of the better Sideshow pieces IMO. I have lots of versions of the ol boy (including the first premium format version) but I think this one bests them all.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BlackLagoon on April 13, 2010, 04:00:11 PM
([url]http://www.cinemasterpieces.com/werew.jpg[/url])


Man that is pretty much the baddest thing I've seen in awhile!!

A Werewolf with a chick on a bobber?! Where do I sign up??

Great find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: slayergriffith on April 13, 2010, 07:14:51 PM
Man that is pretty much the baddest thing I've seen in awhile!!

A Werewolf with a chick on a bobber?! Where do I sign up??

Great find!
Thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 13, 2010, 11:10:55 PM
Man that is pretty much the baddest thing I've seen in awhile!!

A Werewolf with a chick on a bobber?! Where do I sign up??

Great find!

Now that is soooooooo cool!!!! I totally dig Werewolves on Wheels.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 14, 2010, 01:12:53 AM
HELL YEAH!  My daughter bought me this shirt for Christmas.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Picture716.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on April 14, 2010, 08:03:40 AM
That's a bad ass shirt UP!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on April 15, 2010, 10:34:24 AM
Yeah, the shirt rocks!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 15, 2010, 01:43:53 PM
Ok...the shirt effin ROCKS too!!!   >:D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 15, 2010, 02:10:01 PM
Oh, thank you, thank you, I am quite the fashion plate, ;D!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 15, 2010, 02:18:58 PM
Oh, thank you, thank you, I am quite the fashion plate, ;D!!


Nice!!!!!! I bought the VHS of WWoWs many Moons ago, around 1987( not sure)1990.
I always loved the flick. Now I own it on DVD, and the DVD has much more scenes.....cool.
But, the shirt..........well reeeeaaalllyyy coooooooool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on April 15, 2010, 06:28:12 PM
Finally found a unopened/unused set to go along with my childhood set that I managed to hang on to for all of these years. Even better, I won this cool comicbook ad last week which is being framed as we speak. Good stuff.



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/DSCF0339.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on April 16, 2010, 08:23:54 AM
grat find robert  :) brings back many memories  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on April 16, 2010, 10:22:46 AM
Great stuff. Unknown Primate- I am so glad you got that shirt. How perfect for you!! Your daughter has great taste.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: jimm on April 18, 2010, 12:34:44 PM
Awesome poster!! That will be my pc background at work this week (whether the boss likes it or not)  8)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 18, 2010, 01:49:13 PM
I made a couple Estate Sale finds today...first off let me just say...

MONSTER MOVIE PARTAY AT PAUL'S HOUSE!
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4531442497_1fefa8e9c1_o.jpg)

A Bell&Howell Super8 (compatible with 8mm) projector - LIKE NEW! If this was ever used it was barely, then packed back up in original styrofoam packing and put back in it's original box, with the receipt, registration card and manual. Clean as a whistle.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4532076630_8e288fef32_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4532076666_2a7a71e187_o.jpg)
Including reels and little black reel adapters.

....I think my movies are in good condition, But if not, what the heck - I'll just invite Raymond over and make my own -
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4531442457_35c66b29f0_o.jpg)

This 8mm Keystone Zoom movie camera is not in as good condition as the projector but it seems to work, it winds and releases smoothly and also has a case and manual. I think there are places that develop 8mm film...
My price on the whole lot was ---10.00 (half price day at the sale)....I'm by no means an 8mm movie buff so I might consider selling either or both of these items, that said, since I only have "I Was A Teenage Frankenstein"  on Super 8 I'd love to try a movie viewing session. Good thing it came with instructions!
Arnyhoo that's my weekly find and I'm stickin' to it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Roback on April 18, 2010, 02:10:43 PM
What a terrific find paul. I can remember like it was yesterday my brother and a friend would show Monster movies in our cellar for like 10 cents to the neighborhood kids. My mom would pop popcorn and serves drinks. I still have Abbott and Costello meets Frankenstein ( I think that's the one ) Super 8mm movies. Great find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 18, 2010, 03:57:33 PM
That's awesome, Packy Paul!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 18, 2010, 04:05:01 PM
Thanks I hope it works~
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 18, 2010, 05:47:32 PM
I made a couple Estate Sale finds today...first off let me just say...

MONSTER MOVIE PARTAY AT PAUL'S HOUSE!
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4531442497_1fefa8e9c1_o.jpg[/url])

A Bell&Howell Super8 (compatible with 8mm) projector - LIKE NEW! If this was ever used it was barely, then packed back up in original styrofoam packing and put back in it's original box, with the receipt, registration card and manual. Clean as a whistle.

([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4532076630_8e288fef32_o.jpg[/url])
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4532076666_2a7a71e187_o.jpg[/url])
Including reels and little black reel adapters.

....I think my movies are in good condition, But if not, what the heck - I'll just invite Raymond over and make my own -
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4531442457_35c66b29f0_o.jpg[/url])

This 8mm Keystone Zoom movie camera is not in as good condition as the projector but it seems to work, it winds and releases smoothly and also has a case and manual. I think there are places that develop 8mm film...
My price on the whole lot was ---10.00 (half price day at the sale)....I'm by no means an 8mm movie buff so I might consider selling either or both of these items, that said, since I only have "I Was A Teenage Frankenstein"  on Super 8 I'd love to try a movie viewing session. Good thing it came with instructions!
Arnyhoo that's my weekly find and I'm stickin' to it.


Shoot, that's so freaking cool and retro that I would just sit those up  alongside my monsters.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepysFan on April 18, 2010, 08:04:17 PM
Shoot, that's so freaking cool and retro that I would just sit those up  alongside my monsters.
Don't listen to Scatter, half the fun on having those will be reliving those old monster memories again.  Sweet find Packy, you lucky dog.  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 18, 2010, 09:07:20 PM
We had a barbeque at my house today for my daughter's 13th birthday (Her birthday was actually during the week - Tuesday).  Yesterday while driving around for last minute stuff, I saw a sign that the local VFW was having their indoor flea market that they do a few times a year.  I stopped in and a woman was selling sealed DVDs/sets for $1 each.  None of them were dollar store/PD cheapies.  They were all regular releases.  The only real horror one was Kolchak: The Night Stalker (the original series).  I also got some single movies - THE PETRIFIED FOREST with Bogie, MURDER BY DECREE with Plummer as Holmes looking for Jack the Ripper, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES with Rathbone as Holmes.  I also got Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of The Sherlock Holmes Collection.  The original stickerr price on each of these 3 sets was $70 each. 

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on April 18, 2010, 09:25:31 PM
Y'know Mr Tullo - the world's ripe for the picking for anyone who is willing to just look! I know you are...good scores and Happy Bday to Jr.!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 19, 2010, 10:56:15 AM
I made a couple Estate Sale finds today...first off let me just say...

MONSTER MOVIE PARTAY AT PAUL'S HOUSE!
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2770/4531442497_1fefa8e9c1_o.jpg[/url])

A Bell&Howell Super8 (compatible with 8mm) projector - LIKE NEW! If this was ever used it was barely, then packed back up in original styrofoam packing and put back in it's original box, with the receipt, registration card and manual. Clean as a whistle.

([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4027/4532076630_8e288fef32_o.jpg[/url])
([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2786/4532076666_2a7a71e187_o.jpg[/url])
Including reels and little black reel adapters.

....I think my movies are in good condition, But if not, what the heck - I'll just invite Raymond over and make my own -
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/4531442457_35c66b29f0_o.jpg[/url])

This 8mm Keystone Zoom movie camera is not in as good condition as the projector but it seems to work, it winds and releases smoothly and also has a case and manual. I think there are places that develop 8mm film...
My price on the whole lot was ---10.00 (half price day at the sale)....I'm by no means an 8mm movie buff so I might consider selling either or both of these items, that said, since I only have "I Was A Teenage Frankenstein"  on Super 8 I'd love to try a movie viewing session. Good thing it came with instructions!
Arnyhoo that's my weekly find and I'm stickin' to it.




Awesome, awesome , awesome....what a graet find!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 19, 2010, 04:44:04 PM
Don't listen to Scatter, half the fun on having those will be reliving those old monster memories again.  Sweet find Packy, you lucky dog.  ;D

I was referring to Packy's suggestion that he might SELL them..........I'd rather keep them on the shelf than do that.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: charp13 on April 19, 2010, 05:16:47 PM
Love that projector!  I remember my family watching Swiss Family Robinson on one of those babies.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: slayergriffith on April 19, 2010, 05:18:36 PM
Great Find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 19, 2010, 05:26:03 PM
Love that projector!  I remember my family watching Swiss Family Robinson on one of those babies.

I love that projector so much I would even sit through a showing of "Swiss Family Robinson" to get it.

Well.........not really.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on April 19, 2010, 06:01:34 PM
We had a barbeque at my house today for my daughter's 13th birthday (Her birthday was actually during the week - Tuesday).  Yesterday while driving around for last minute stuff, I saw a sign that the local VFW was having their indoor flea market that they do a few times a year.  I stopped in and a woman was selling sealed DVDs/sets for $1 each.  None of them were dollar store/PD cheapies.  They were all regular releases.  The only real horror one was Kolchak: The Night Stalker (the original series).  I also got some single movies - THE PETRIFIED FOREST with Bogie, MURDER BY DECREE with Plummer as Holmes looking for Jack the Ripper, THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES and THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES with Rathbone as Holmes.  I also got Volumes 1, 2, and 3 of The Sherlock Holmes Collection.  The original stickerr price on each of these 3 sets was $70 each. 

Rob

WOW! Sounds like you struck the jackpot. Nice find.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on April 20, 2010, 12:51:24 AM
Packy - I used to have that same Bell and Howell projector.It's a pretty good one,never had any problems with it.Y'know sometimes projectors will eat your film or be difficult to load,but not that one.I still have lots of movies.I might still have that projector packed away somewhere,too.That's a good find.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Big Swan on April 20, 2010, 12:27:36 PM
tho my recent find isn't monster related i thought i would mention it.was in a local goodwill store last week and came across the beatles third american album{something new} in vg shape.only paid a dollar for it.thought that was a fair price!very seldom do you run across any beatles stuff
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 20, 2010, 03:01:35 PM
Finding Beatles stuff is always cool!  Great find, Kevin!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on April 20, 2010, 04:23:27 PM
Today I ended a ten plus year quest. Manuel Sanjulian is an artist who has painted covers for Vampirella, Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters and many paperback covers including Conan. In 1991 a French publisher released a hardback color book full of his wonderful paintings, full page and a few fold out spreads! It went out of print, and I have never seen it for under $70 or so. I never thought I would own a copy. The only other art book of his is a black and white (!) paperback collection. My daughter went to Paris last year and I had her look for a used copy for me there.

Two weeks ago I found a copy with the dust jacket through Alibris.com and it was listed at just under $10 including shipping!!!! My heart started racing. I double checked the isbn and it was indeed the French book!! I ordered it immediately. I waited patiently dreading an email telling me the seller made a mistake. It arrived today! It's in very good shape with just a couple small tears in the dust jacket.

Underwood Books is releasing a new collection of his paintings of Robert E Howard characters this Fall. It's a happy day!!

Mike

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 20, 2010, 06:21:35 PM
Congrats Mike.  It's nice to find Holy Grails and even better when they're priced like that.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on April 20, 2010, 06:37:48 PM
Thanks, Rob. Although this one isn't in the book, I promised I'd post a larger scan if I ever found one.

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FamousMonsters.jpg)

This is just stunning, to me.

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on April 21, 2010, 11:18:02 AM
Mike, you can buy it.  It's for sale on www.comicartfans.com (http://www.comicartfans.com).  It's a beautiful piece.

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on April 21, 2010, 03:11:24 PM
Mike, you can buy it.  It's for sale on [url=http://www.comicartfans.com]www.comicartfans.com[/url] ([url]http://www.comicartfans.com[/url]).  It's a beautiful piece.

BK


Yeah, I could buy it if I hit the lottery!!!  ;)

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on April 22, 2010, 08:17:52 PM
congrats illoman  :) thanks for posting the link i just got one of my grails too the monster gallery ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on April 22, 2010, 09:12:56 PM
Yes-congrats on finding that book.I always loved Sanjulian's artwork.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Ormsby on April 23, 2010, 10:31:45 AM
I didn't go nuts in the dealers room at this past Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, even though I really-really-really wanted to buy almost everything I came across.  Here is what I did get:

(http://www.bymagic.com/images/chillerstuff.jpg)

(http://www.bymagic.com/images/zachbook.jpg)
(I've been looking for this book by John Skerchock, and he signed it too!)

(http://www.bymagic.com/images/zachcd.jpg)
(signed by Zacherely himself)

(http://www.bymagic.com/images/house%20of%20frank.jpg)
(The screenplay to one of my favorite Universal Monster movies, and yes I followed along with the script when I watched the DVD on Monday)

(http://www.bymagic.com/images/fm31.jpg)
(Got to pick up a FM whenever you can)

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on April 23, 2010, 11:34:37 AM
Congrats on scoring that MagicImage book!! I try to grab those when I can afford to! I love the Dave Stevens cover on the Zacherly book!

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 23, 2010, 04:48:32 PM
Cool stuff!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 25, 2010, 12:38:16 AM
Nice finds...... ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 25, 2010, 06:40:34 PM
Picked these little buggers up today at a local Goodwill. I haven't the slightest idea what they are or who made them. No identifying writing or logos on them, and as far as I can tell they just sit on a shelf.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3323/4552237311_72d81eb759_b.jpg)

We've got Drac, Frankie, Mummy, a witch, a black cat and a pumpkin. Anyway, I LIKE 'EM!! And for $.99, how can ya go wrong??
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on April 25, 2010, 09:50:52 PM
Awesome find Scatter!  I love that kind of stuff!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on April 26, 2010, 11:04:54 AM
This wasn't my find but rather an early birthday present from my brother-in-law.  My sister-in-law had previously tried to get this for me with no luck and then her brother made a guy an offer on it and he sold it to him.  Now I have no other funerary items in my collections just monsters but my brother-in-law and sister-in-law both thought I'd like it since I have a love for monsters/halloween/horror.

For those wondering or who are not sure it is an embalming machine which actually still works.  It came from a funeral home in New Boston, Il that closed years ago.  My brother-in-law paid $25 for it and nearly had a heart attack when I told him I looked it up and saw that one sold on Ebay for $350.  He started saying, "Well if you don't want it, give it back to me.  Don't sell it.".  I know there are those out there that collect this type of thing, though I've never really been into it. I'm thinking of turning it into a fish bowl with a beta, some ghost shrimp and maybe a frog.

(http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh10/zombiehorror01/DSCN0616.jpg)

I never noticed before but looking at the picture the machine looks like it's smiling (I think it's the picture angle) reminds me of an old Disney cartoon.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 26, 2010, 02:09:52 PM
Looks like it could whip up a pretty good milkshake, too!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on April 26, 2010, 02:51:14 PM
I was at the Ventura Swap Meet yesterday where I hardly ever find any monster stuff and came across these items.

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_1131.jpg)

I spent a total of $30 on all three items. It's the most monster stuff I've found there since I ran into the guy who bought Ray Ferry's stuff from an old storage unit.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on April 26, 2010, 02:53:18 PM
Hey Jim, don't ya just love it when that happens?!  Great finds - congrats!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 26, 2010, 03:04:56 PM
I was at the Ventura Swap Meet yesterday where I hardly ever find any monster stuff and came across these items.

([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/100_1131.jpg[/url])

I spent a total of $30 on all three items. It's the most monster stuff I've found there since I ran into the guy who bought Ray Ferry's stuff from an old storage unit.


Wow, the WOLF MAN!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 26, 2010, 03:59:16 PM
Looks like it could whip up a pretty good milkshake, too!

My thoughts exactly!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on April 26, 2010, 04:00:51 PM
JACKPOT!! That Wolfie/Frank stuff is outstanding!! Especially for $30.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on April 26, 2010, 10:21:47 PM
Awesome finds! All that in one place? Sweet! :D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 27, 2010, 09:21:19 AM
I went to some yard sales and the local flea market this past Saturday and did manage to find stuff for myself.  At the flea market for $5 total I found the old Revell kits of the Visible Man and the Visible Woman.  They are unassembled and complete.  They're not monster models, but I'll take them for that price.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4062/4557887454_c7d481910f_o.jpg)

At the same flea market, I got these records 3/$1.  The Psycho one is an Italian pressing.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4056/4557887328_39e983da23_b.jpg)

Best of all for me was at a yard sale where I got a lot of older (early 70s to the early 80s) local TV Guides, mostly from the Philadelphia Inquirer, with some from southern NJ's Courier-Post.  They're roughly the size of a comic book, and if I stacked all of them up, they'd be about 5 ft. tall.  What's great about them is that the covers are slick paper, not rough like typical newsprint.  They feature covers for a lot of popular TV shows, but the 2 that made the whole thing worth it to me were these 2.  One features Darren McGavin from Kolchak: The Night Stalker (my all-time favorite TV show) and the other featured Dr. Shock the local horror host that I watched growing up.  He was also the inspiration for our UMA friend Dr. Shocker (that guy that keeps pestering Dan Roebuck).  I'll probably sell off the majority of them at a yard sale at some point, but definitely not these 2.  These are like 2 Holy Grails. 

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/4557256577_e3f14650c3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 27, 2010, 09:36:14 AM
WOW! Those TV guides are amazing! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on April 27, 2010, 10:03:25 AM
WOW! Those TV guides are amazing! 

There was a large tub and a couple of boxes full for $10.  I would gladly have paid $10 each for those 2 special ones.  I didn't know they were in there or even that they had existed.  There are hundreds of them, close to thousand, I'd guess.  So we're talking 1 or 2 cents each plus a free storage tub.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: charp13 on April 27, 2010, 10:37:19 AM
Nice shopping!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on April 27, 2010, 04:59:19 PM
Nice!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on April 27, 2010, 06:19:05 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: typhooforme on April 27, 2010, 09:36:57 PM
Tremendous finds, Rob!  I love those tv guides!  And the PSYCHO lp is a knockout.  You're the modern counterpart of the Golden Dustman!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: raycastile on April 27, 2010, 09:45:16 PM
Those TV guides are a fabulous score.  If you deliberately set out to find those, you'd probably spend years searching fruitlessly. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on April 28, 2010, 01:06:23 AM
Yes-those TV guides are a great find!
And I love that Psycho record, I have lots of vinyl, but not that one.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on April 30, 2010, 01:23:46 AM
Here's a recent find of mine...


What do you get when you cross a Penn Plax Creature with a Monster finger puppet?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3228/4565146140_14f06d8ef7_b.jpg)

Nemesis from Mexico, of course.

Not sure what to make of it but I do like it.  No I love it... It's so goofy. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on April 30, 2010, 10:54:41 AM
That is freaking awesome.  I must have one!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on April 30, 2010, 12:33:16 PM
I think it was listed as Marx Nemesis Creature on eBay.  So far, 2 have shown up on eBay in the past few months.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: chrisnurse on May 01, 2010, 09:59:46 AM
I love that thing! Is it solid plastic? Very cool.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 01, 2010, 12:06:28 PM
Weird looking piece. But, cool. Wow!!! Its head really looks unusual.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Getter_1 on May 01, 2010, 06:21:00 PM
It's solid plastic.  The head is literally a monster finger puppet stuck on the head sideways (and the arms of the finger puppet are crudely chopped off. 

Here's a pic of the head.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4058/4568909719_18dec0d984_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on May 01, 2010, 06:44:43 PM
I love it! I remember seeing one on e-bay,almost bid on it but was low on cash.
I think I remember seeing another composite monster made in Mexico but I don't remember what it looked like.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 15, 2010, 03:35:48 PM
(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j246/meyermadman/BENCOOPER1978DRACULAINBOX1.jpg)
Found this gem on eBay, for under 35.00 dollars. Nice shape, and colorful.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on May 15, 2010, 03:40:42 PM
Nice costume. Now that's the kinda stuff I'd like to see more of.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 15, 2010, 03:49:04 PM
lovely!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on May 15, 2010, 04:08:44 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 15, 2010, 04:53:22 PM
I am just now starting to rebuild a vintage monster collection, so I was delighted to find one of these available on ebay. When I first collected in the early 90's, the flicker rings were grail items for me, and the phantom was at the top of the list. In 1996 or so I did eventually find a blue flicker Phantom on a V base, and it cost me $150. It was really hard to sell it in 2001, but I had to do it. This one cost me $72, and I am super psyched to start off my rebuilding with an old favorite, and really pleased that prices seem to have cooled off a bit.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/phantomflicker.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 15, 2010, 05:16:58 PM
Never get tired of seeing these rings.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on May 15, 2010, 05:43:39 PM
Awesome...love those flicker rings!  Would love to someday have a set.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 15, 2010, 07:08:53 PM
Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on May 15, 2010, 10:15:39 PM
Monster flicker rings were pure 1960's gumball machine magic! Nice score...CONGRATS!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on May 16, 2010, 09:25:24 AM
I remember pouring what seemed like, at the time, tons of money into a gumball machine to nab the elusive Phantom flicker ring. I ended up with a disgusting plethora of "Cinderella" rings instead! >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 10:09:04 AM
haha! How discouraging that must have been! I was born in 1973, so I was not around for these the 1st time, but I did grow up loving lenticulars of all sorts, so it's a perfect match.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on May 16, 2010, 10:48:20 AM
I remember getting Beatles flicker rings as a kid. Man, I wish I still had *those*!!!

Mike  :P
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on May 16, 2010, 12:25:45 PM
I picked up yet another King Kong glass at Wonderfest yesterday:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4070/4612355712_1cc1c07661_b.jpg)
I've almost by accident accumulated three of the four glasses in the set over the last year or so.
(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1357/4612355144_46910b1b4a_b.jpg)
Now I'm forced to track down the final glass to complete the set ;)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on May 16, 2010, 01:08:50 PM
My weekly find this week I will never top. A dear, dear friend gave me an amazing birthday present. She and her husband ran a comic book store here in Ohio for years. Someone sold him this Molly Hatchett picture disc, signed by all the band members. He in turn sent it to Frank Frazetta the artist who painted the image on the disc, who in turn signed it as well!!! It hung in their store until he passed away in 1999 and she sold the store in 2002. She gave it to me today. It is without a doubt now one of my most prized possessions!!

Mike

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FF1.jpg)

(http://i215.photobucket.com/albums/cc311/illoman/FF2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on May 16, 2010, 01:23:44 PM
Mike,

That was a thoughtful and generous gift from your friend.  Time to get a record album frame so that you can display it. 

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 01:26:35 PM
Never saw those Kong glasses before, which is odd. Very nice! Are they hard to find?

Amazing Frazetta signature, he rarely signed things, that is really special.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on May 16, 2010, 02:05:26 PM
I used to have the Kong glasses!  Wish I still did.  And the signed picture disc is so awesome!  What a great and generous gift!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 16, 2010, 02:27:06 PM
I am sure you also brought her happiness as well in accepting it, as I bet it made her day to see how genuinely pleased you were.  Neat item, Mike.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: dlhenderson on May 18, 2010, 01:02:18 PM
Extraordinary piece, Illoman. I was around eleven or twelve years old when the first issue of Creepy hit the shelves. Frazetta's "The Werewolf" blew me away. I'd never seen ink work like that before. For a few months thereafter I signed my drawing attempts in a style inspired by his autograph. Way cool to have the real McCoy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Illoman on May 18, 2010, 01:57:33 PM
Extraordinary piece, Illoman. I was around eleven or twelve years old when the first issue of Creepy hit the shelves. Frazetta's "The Werewolf" blew me away. I'd never seen ink work like that before. For a few months thereafter I signed my drawing attempts in a style inspired by his autograph. Way cool to have the real McCoy!


Thanks, DL! By the way to see what DL's talking about click and be amazed!!!

http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/2010/05/frank-frazetta-1928-2010-some-of-finest.html (http://goldenagecomicbookstories.blogspot.com/2010/05/frank-frazetta-1928-2010-some-of-finest.html)

Mike
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 22, 2010, 07:07:03 PM
GREAT week for monsters! In this pic all but the Models, the card & the Sabretooth Tiger & Boo-Berry(Both mine from childhood) are new this week.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/group.jpg)

And in case they get lost in the picture, this is still blowing my mind!

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/flickers.jpg)

From the same seller I got the phantom ring last week, I worked out a deal for the Creature, Wolfman & Mummy. I just can not believe in 10 days I managed to get 4 of the 6 rings! SooOOOoo Psyched!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on May 22, 2010, 07:13:47 PM


([url]http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/flickers.jpg[/url])

From the same seller I got the phantom ring last week, I worked out a deal for the Creature, Wolfman & Mummy. I just can not believe in 10 days I managed to get 4 of the 6 rings! SooOOOoo Psyched!


Man!  Complete coolness!  What was the final price on these, as I would not mind adding one or two to my collection?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 22, 2010, 07:15:12 PM
it wasn't cheap, but much less than they were going for the first time I was buying them. Averaged out to a bit over $100 each.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on May 22, 2010, 10:58:39 PM
NOTHING cooler than original Monster Flicker rings...CONGRATS!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 23, 2010, 09:49:30 AM
Thanks! I agree, they sparkle they have, as if lit from within is pretty amazing.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on May 23, 2010, 11:37:18 AM


(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/4557256577_e3f14650c3_b.jpg)
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OH my God! What a great find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 23, 2010, 12:08:31 PM
Incredible! I grew up with Dr. Shock!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on May 23, 2010, 12:52:33 PM
Shiverbones, wow, you had a great haul, too!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 24, 2010, 06:57:22 PM
Thanks Grace!

Today was AHI day as I got these 6 pieces in.

(http://i971.photobucket.com/albums/ae193/shiverbone/AHI.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: seankingvideo on May 25, 2010, 09:09:15 AM
Nothing earth-shattering here but a nice collection nonetheless. Bought from a good friend Paul right before his move to Paris yesterday, he let go of about 90% of his collection to me for a ridiculous price, just because he is so cool. Thanks Paul!

 Like I said, nothing really exotic, but some cool stuff...

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs004.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs004.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs001.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs001.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs005.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs005.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs006.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs006.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs009.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs009.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs011.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs011.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs014.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs014.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs015.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs015.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs018.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs018.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs019.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs019.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs020.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs020.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs021.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs021.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs022.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs022.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs023.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs023.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs024.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs024.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs025.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs025.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs044.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs044.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs041.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs041.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs039.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs039.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs036.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs036.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs033.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs033.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs032.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs032.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs031.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs031.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs029.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs029.jpg)

(http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/th_monsterstuffs026.jpg) (http://s11.photobucket.com/albums/a192/slackertommyx/?action=view&current=monsterstuffs026.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 25, 2010, 09:16:23 AM
Nice! Love the carded Wolfman.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on May 25, 2010, 11:51:05 AM
Great stuff guys!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on May 25, 2010, 01:56:52 PM
Holy Smokes! I only saw trhe 1st picture initially. Lots of great stuff! Love the Ben cooper Jiggler.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: seankingvideo on May 25, 2010, 02:43:05 PM
Ha! Thanks shiverbones. This is only the new part of my collection, there is much more. Need to build monster room now, once i have one big enough to fill.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 26, 2010, 01:33:02 PM
Great, UNIVERSAL Monsters collection!!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: spideydroogy on May 28, 2010, 08:17:07 AM
What a nice little collection you snagged.  I wish I had a friend like Paul.....
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MDG on May 31, 2010, 04:38:39 PM
I've had this a little while, but just started trying to fix it this weekend.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1290/4657091293_601bfd6475.jpg)

I saw the pieces on the ground after a windstorm while walking the dog. Three days later they were still there, so I figured they were just going to have another one made (which they've done). I dowled it together--thinking of using sculpy to repair the missing pieces.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1298/4657712042_1d8ace7b5a.jpg)

Other side (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4657710960_1faf63b800.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on May 31, 2010, 05:17:13 PM
I've had this a little while, but just started trying to fix it this weekend.

([url]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1290/4657091293_601bfd6475.jpg[/url])

I saw the pieces on the ground after a windstorm while walking the dog. Three days later they were still there, so I figured they were just going to have another one made (which they've done). I dowled it together--thinking of using sculpy to repair the missing pieces.

([url]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1298/4657712042_1d8ace7b5a.jpg[/url])

Other side ([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4057/4657710960_1faf63b800.jpg[/url])


Sweet!! That would SO be hanging in my movie room!! BTW, Nancy and I have decided that we shall no longer pronounce the word "cemetery" as "ˈsemə-teri ". We shall henceforth and forthwith pronounce it properly as " semətri ". It has so much more horror atmosphere to it.

 Jordan finds it rather strange. But we feed him so he knows enough to keep his yapper shut.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on May 31, 2010, 06:34:58 PM
I dowled it together--thinking of using sculpy to repair the missing pieces.

Just my opinion but I'd say no sculpy needed...leave it cracked and chipped!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on May 31, 2010, 06:44:25 PM
I agree-hang some spiderwebs on it ,too.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MDG on May 31, 2010, 07:52:30 PM
Just my opinion but I'd say no sculpy needed...leave it cracked and chipped!
I'd do that if it was old, but (and I don't know if you can tell from the pics), it's molded high-density foam, not carved wood. I just feel the exposed foam looks a little cheesy. And brand new.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: zombiehorror on May 31, 2010, 09:06:44 PM
I'd do that if it was old, but (and I don't know if you can tell from the pics), it's molded high-density foam, not carved wood. I just feel the exposed foam looks a little cheesy. And brand new.

You could always paint the chips to look like stone or wood was underneath.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Jim Bertges on May 31, 2010, 09:35:37 PM
You could weather it to make it look older, but the foam should be sealed to prevent deterioration. Or instead of sculpy which needs to be cured in an oven, try an epoxy putty like Aves or Magic Sculp or Milliput which will harden in place.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on May 31, 2010, 09:44:17 PM
That is such a cool, creepy find. Would look great as a Halloween graveyard sign.



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: draculafan on June 02, 2010, 07:33:47 AM
great sign mdg  :) heres a recent find that i found much better condition then the others i offered i got 20 of these babys ;D throught i would see if there was any interest here before i put them on ebay let me know if anyones interested by replying in this thread and i will make a list of names the price will be $10 and it will include free shipping thanks guys enjoy the pics 8)

(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc352/myersfan187/pen2.jpg)

(http://i527.photobucket.com/albums/cc352/myersfan187/pen1.jpg)



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 03, 2010, 08:03:40 AM
I finally picked up the final King Kong glass I needed to finish my set:
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4665651215_450a58f8e1_b.jpg)
I didn't start out to collect these, I just kept stumbling across them for cheap over the last year and a half, so I finally broke down and finished the set. I think I paid under $20.00 for the set.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4666275882_f2b0d1c562_b.jpg)
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scary Terry on June 03, 2010, 09:12:26 AM

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4051/4666275882_f2b0d1c562_b.jpg)


Hoppy the Marvel Bunny?
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 03, 2010, 09:42:33 AM
Yep, Hoppy. I be a fan. I wrote an article on him for "Alter Ego" magazine years ago.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 04, 2010, 03:01:33 PM
Well, a bit about me to set up this post.  I am an elementary school teacher and have been for 17 years.  Over the past 12 or so I have been teaching 4th grade.  Each and every day is a true blessing to work with kiddos and I truly love what I do.  With this comes the annual Halloween Party, which some have named Harvest Festival, etc....  However, three years ago our principal called for a door decorating contest to coincide with the parties.  This gave me a chance to introduce to many of my students the Universal Monsters.  I put them into teams of two or three and asked them to create 3-D heads of the monsters.  We pulled various pics from the web and they had a blast.  Here are their creations, which I found while cleaning out my room this year before summer break.  They are about 16 inches in length.  Made the pics large so you see the students' detail.:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary002.jpg)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary006.jpg)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary003.jpg)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary007.jpg)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary008.jpg)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary005.jpg)    (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary009.jpg)  (http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Creature.jpg)

And even Dracula's Daughter made the cut:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/MuseumParentHelperItinerary001.jpg)

And for what its worth, we took first prize.  Our door read simply: Old School

Usually I return all the work that the kiddos did, but this time I asked if I could keep their creations.  They were pleased that I wanted them for my house.  I will be hanging them up in my Monster Nook in the next few days and glad to finally have them home.


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on June 04, 2010, 03:08:28 PM
That is so cool Bogey.  Way to influence young minds with great stuff!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on June 04, 2010, 03:32:50 PM
That is great Bogey!!!!  I love it!  It's awesome that the kids got into the Universal Monsters, and hopefully they will stay with it!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 04, 2010, 04:01:37 PM
NOW you're REALLY teaching Bogey!! Way to go!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: RICKH on June 04, 2010, 04:41:31 PM
Great work Bogey!  I teach K-12 art and I can relate to your project.  Most of the kids in my classes haven't seen a Universal film and have only a limited knowledge of the monsters.  They know Jason, Freddy, Michael and Scream, but not much else.  What a great way to introduce them to the classics.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on June 04, 2010, 04:51:38 PM
How cool! Love Dracula's Daughter!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 04, 2010, 07:40:45 PM
Very cool from a fellow teacher Bogey! I have taught Elementary School Physical Education for the past 14 years (my first 7 Special Ed PE, the last 7 General Ed PE) and I love working with my kids.

My school does not officially celebrate Halloween, instead we have "Harvest Festivals". Anyway, I have a pumpkin playground ball that I display in my Gym and have an activity called Halloween Aerobics using the ball. The kids love it. It stays in my office on one of my shelves year round for a quick fix.

Very cool artwork from your students! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on June 04, 2010, 08:45:14 PM
Tell the kids that they did a great job on those monsters.  I'm curious; How familiar with the monsters were they before the project?

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 04, 2010, 09:24:02 PM
Thanks for all the comments.  It was an absolute blast.  As far as familiarity, it was so-so.  Frankie and the biggies were recognizable to some, but The Phantom, Creature and such were brand new to most.  Dracula's Daughter was totally out of left field.  However, our school library had some of these:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/34/109537884_d3f14d2cea.jpg)

and my kiddos snatched them up as soon as I pointed them out.  The handful we had at our school stayed checked out all year.  I will try to let them know you folks enjoyed these when they visit from time to time, as they are off to Middle School.  But many of my former students visit.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 04, 2010, 10:37:58 PM
Those are REALLY cool!  They did a great job!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: shiverbones on June 04, 2010, 10:50:02 PM
Love Crestwood House! I have the Raven & cherish it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 04, 2010, 11:41:53 PM
Very cool from a fellow teacher Bogey! I have taught Elementary School Physical Education for the past 14 years (my first 7 Special Ed PE, the last 7 General Ed PE) and I love working with my kids.

My school does not officially celebrate Halloween, instead we have "Harvest Festivals". Anyway, I have a pumpkin playground ball that I display in my Gym and have an activity called Halloween Aerobics using the ball. The kids love it. It stays in my office on one of my shelves year round for a quick fix.



One of my closests friends teachers Elementary PE.....and here is to the effort I know you put in every day: (http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=226310&sdfid=5&u2=http://www.autopia.org/forum/images/smilies/highfive.gif)



Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 05, 2010, 05:03:20 PM
One of my closests friends teachers Elementary PE.....and here is to the effort I know you put in every day: ([url]http://slickdeals.net/?sdtid=226310&sdfid=5&u2=http://www.autopia.org/forum/images/smilies/highfive.gif[/url])






Thanks and here's a toast to all Teachers in the UMA ranks and elsewhere...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on June 05, 2010, 07:38:03 PM
Thanks and here's a toast to all Teachers in the UMA ranks and elsewhere...
Hear, hear!  We are a happy lot about this time of the year. ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: RICKH on June 05, 2010, 09:30:08 PM
Amen!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 05, 2010, 10:37:36 PM
Hear, hear!  We are a happy lot about this time of the year. ;D


(http://serve.mysmiley.net/animated/anim_65.gif)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: kklloo on June 06, 2010, 06:11:48 AM
 Hey Bogey, I wish I had a teacher like you in grade school. Awesome work with the kids.


Sal
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: GAKENSTEIN on June 06, 2010, 10:13:53 AM
These are fantastic!  What a creative undertaking!  You are trully engaging your students --  while also passing the UniMonster torch to a whole new generation.  Kudos!  You are a credit to this Army and to your profession.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 06, 2010, 10:36:15 AM
Great work Bogey!  I teach K-12 art and I can relate to your project.  Most of the kids in my classes haven't seen a Universal film and have only a limited knowledge of the monsters.  They know Jason, Freddy, Michael and Scream, but not much else.  What a great way to introduce them to the classics.

Man!  That is a range and a half!  Do not know how you do it, but coolness on your part!

~Bill
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 06, 2010, 06:10:44 PM
Hear, hear!  We are a happy lot about this time of the year. ;D

Yes Sir!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 10, 2010, 05:12:51 PM
Here's some cool stuff I got recently.

The X-Plus CYCLOPS and DRAGON from THE 7TH VOYAGE OF SINBAD:
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/toys002.jpg)

A closer look, as they start to scrap.  We all know how that turned out!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty124.jpg)

AWESOME T-shirt transfers, courtesy of Gillman-Fan.  These are so cool!  A big ol' THANKS to Jeff!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty131.jpg)
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty132.jpg)

FINALLY scored a tagged Bandai KING KONG, plus 2 bonus dvds!!  Got all three for $68.00, including shipping!  The "chili pepper" behind his head that looks like he's wearing a hat is one of my wife's kitchen knick-knacks!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty125.jpg)

My ol' simian sibling, SCATTER, sent me these fantastic UNBROKEN, KING KONG '77 glasses.  The pic doesn't show how pristine and awesome they really are!  Thanks from the bottom of my hairy heart, Gary!!  They were worth the wait.
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/toys001.jpg)

And last, but certainly not least, my 19 year old daughter, Caitlin, made this groovy "Giant Gorilla/King Kong" for my birthday:
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty128.jpg)

Tearing the balloon truck in half!!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty129.jpg)

She even signed it!!  She's still my sweetie pie!!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty130.jpg)

Hope everyone enjoyed the pics!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on June 10, 2010, 05:21:56 PM
Awesome!!!!!! U.P. thanks for sharing :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on June 10, 2010, 05:34:54 PM
Love those X-plus Harryhausen fig's.

$68 for that Bandai Kong plus the two dvd's is a good deal.

Your daughter's sculpture is really cool!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 10, 2010, 05:42:08 PM
Great BDay gifts UP!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 10, 2010, 06:04:09 PM
Complete and utter coolness, P!  Love the sculpture.  I have a few hand made items from my kiddos in my collection and consider them priceless.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 10, 2010, 06:14:48 PM
NOTHING beats that sculpture from your daughter UP!! That's awesome. And I'm thrilled the glasses made it in one piece. I couldn't even bring myself to pack them..........I let UPS do it. So I could KILL somebody if they broke 'em.

See, that's the paranoia you get when you are a former UPS driver..........I KNOW how they handle stuff marked "Fragile" LOL!!

Backstory, I've been promising to send out the Kong glasses for months, but I was so sure the idiots at UPS or the Post Office would shatter them I couldn't bring myself to do it.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on June 10, 2010, 06:29:47 PM
Great stuff UP!  You made out like a bandit.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 10, 2010, 09:05:06 PM
All great stuff, but that home-made Kong takes the cake! CONGRATS!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: michblk on June 10, 2010, 09:24:31 PM
I agree, it's great stuff UP!

BK
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 10, 2010, 11:20:52 PM
Thanks everyone!  I gotta tell ya, the UPS guy bangs on my door this afternoon, and my daughter (who's been staying with us this week) answers the door.  The dude shouts, " U.K. Primate?! ".  My daughter is like, what?  U.K. Primate?  Then she remembers my UMA name!  That ol' rascal, Scatter, addressed the KONG glasses to:  U.K. Primate!!  I LOVED IT!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 10, 2010, 11:45:58 PM
Thanks everyone!  I gotta tell ya, the UPS guy bangs on my door this afternoon, and my daughter (who's been staying with us this week) answers the door.  The dude shouts, " U.K. Primate?! ".  My daughter is like, what?  U.K. Primate?  Then she remembers my UMA name!  That ol' rascal, Scatter, addressed the KONG glasses to:  U.K. Primate!!  I LOVED IT!!!

Once you become famous as a villainous wrassler named "Golden Gorilla", and then grab a moniker like "Unknown Primate"..........well, "Mark" just doesn't sound right anymore.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: CreepysFan on June 10, 2010, 11:47:28 PM
 Love your Daughter's sculpture, that's awesome.  :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 10, 2010, 11:51:12 PM
Love your Daughter's sculpture, that's awesome.  :)

Ain't it?? What shelf wouldn't look better with THAT sitting on it?? Great execution and great imagination.......tearing up a BALLOON truck on his birthday?? PERFECT!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 11, 2010, 07:26:53 AM
I almost forgot - I picked this up at K-Mart last week.  It was the last one, along with a DRACULA (which I might purchase later).  I have a special operation planned for this Franky!
(http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/oo79/TheUnknownPrimate/Monster%20Toys/ZachsParty127.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on June 12, 2010, 02:41:13 PM
Great stuff, Primate. Happy Birthday buddy, btw!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on June 13, 2010, 08:07:52 PM
OK- here's a couple weekly finds, the first is a 6" soft plastic WHITE gorilla, it is like a squeakie toy with no squeaker.  I first was watching it on ebay, and it closed with no bids at $2.95, and I felt an overwhelming sense of loss.  When it was re-listed, I bid to win, and won it for $15.50 in quite heated bidding including an attempted last second snipe.  It has no markings whatsoever, and no indication of origin or year.  I am guessing 70s.  Would appreciate any comments or info on this....
(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/900018645_RhxQh-XL.jpg)

Next I have a 1998 RKO King Kong ornament, abt 5" tall, MIP .  I think a friend who worked for paramount back then gave me a big box of stuff including a bunch of Star Trek stuff and 3 of these.  Is this worth anything?  I might look for the others.
(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/900019800_ZR2qY-XL.jpg)
(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/900020827_vgAZK-XL.jpg)


Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on June 13, 2010, 08:40:08 PM
The white gorilla is the Abominable Snowman from the old G.I. Joe set. 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: ramsey37 on June 13, 2010, 08:48:57 PM
The white gorilla is the Abominable Snowman from the old G.I. Joe set. 
Yep, he was also cast in black as the Pygmy Gorilla from another Adventure Team set.
George
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on June 13, 2010, 09:00:15 PM
I really like the Kong ornament.  It is cool!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: AHI Creature on June 13, 2010, 09:04:39 PM
Yep, he was also cast in black as the Pygmy Gorilla from another Adventure Team set.
George

Unbelievable, I should have known that though...I though I had a vague recollection of that guy from somewhere....god bless the UMA for being such an incredible resource of knowledge and wisdom.  I am eager to hear info and comment on the kong ornament.   Thanks!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 13, 2010, 09:34:07 PM
Indeed, the UMA is a knowledgeable crowd! I recall having the black version of that gorilla, and my mom used it as King Kong to decorate one of my birthday cakes. But as a foe for the much-taller GI Joe, he was rather disappointing!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on June 14, 2010, 01:03:47 AM
I remember another G I Joe Adventure team set with a mummy inside a green sarcophagus,I have one packed away somewhere.

I bought a couple of those Kong ornaments back when they came out. Here's a photo of mine.
I think they made another ornament that just said "King Kong" on it,too, but I didn't buy that one.

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_1732.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 14, 2010, 04:44:00 PM
FINALLY! I've been wanting a SSE Dracula for a long time. Last week, I came across a great deal MIB at my price range, he arrived on Saturday. This is not his regular home, that is on a shelf in my closet (until I have my man cave). This is my only Sideshow and I'm thrilled to have Drac.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4701374188_a9bd280f6b_b.jpg)

I got these two last summer but never posted a photo. They are an original '61 Frank and a '62 Drac, I absolutely love them. I painted Frank in October and Drac over the winter. You can't see in the photo, but I was going for that cheesy 70's vampire bluish dead skin tone for Drac. He ended up a little too blue. I may repaint him before Halloween. I also ditched the grassy field look in lieu of shades of darkness over a graveyard look. These were my first models in decades, just having fun. Again, not their display home.

(http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1292/4700742299_c45bb3fd00_b.jpg)

Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 14, 2010, 05:09:19 PM
Congrats Baron. I know you've been jonzing for one of these SSE Dracs for a while.


OG
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 14, 2010, 05:11:24 PM
Congrats Baron. I know you've been jonzing for one of these SSE Dracs for a while.


OG

Thanks OG, I see they are addictive. Now I'm thinking a SSE Nosferatu would make a perfect pair...Good luck with your Creature hunt...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 14, 2010, 07:03:57 PM
FINALLY! I've been wanting a SSE Dracula for a long time. Last week, I came across a great deal MIB at my price range, he arrived on Saturday. This is not his regular home, that is on a shelf in my closet (until I have my man cave). This is my only Sideshow and I'm thrilled to have Drac.

([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4019/4701374188_a9bd280f6b_b.jpg[/url])

I got these two last summer but never posted a photo. They are an original '61 Frank and a '62 Drac, I absolutely love them. I painted Frank in October and Drac over the winter. You can't see in the photo, but I was going for that cheesy 70's vampire bluish dead skin tone for Drac. He ended up a little too blue. I may repaint him before Halloween. I also ditched the grassy field look in lieu of shades of darkness over a graveyard look. These were my first models in decades, just having fun. Again, not their display home.

([url]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1292/4700742299_c45bb3fd00_b.jpg[/url])

Thanks for looking!


Very nice!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 14, 2010, 07:42:30 PM
The silver screen  is sweet.  Until the cave is ready just throw him back into his "coffin". ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Dr.Terror on June 14, 2010, 08:59:14 PM
Ahh, so thats what those Kong things are, ornaments!   i had saw them in someoens collections pics and always wondered.  Very cool!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 14, 2010, 09:26:21 PM
Some goodies of recent purchase at the end of this thread:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=4497.30 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=4497.30)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 14, 2010, 10:00:52 PM
Congrats Baron. The Sideshow 12" bug has bitten me as well; my colorized Dracula should be here this week! ;D
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 15, 2010, 09:14:30 AM
Thanks everyone...

Enjoy your Drac Moonshadow!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 15, 2010, 03:28:14 PM
Everything looks real cool, everyone!  They need to make a Baron Latos 12" figure!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: BaronLatos35 on June 15, 2010, 07:12:49 PM
Everything looks real cool, everyone!  They need to make a Baron Latos 12" figure!

That would be cool as a fan UP! Especially a Silver Screen one...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 17, 2010, 08:26:37 PM
OK, on my weekly forage through the local Goodwill store, in which I generally come up with NADA, I came across something I'm pretty excited about. I'm a huge Charlton Heston fan......I mean C'mon. Not only the Biblical epics which we grew up on, but the SciFi classics that still reverberate with us today.

So, as I always do, I'm picking through the book section looking for anything about Old Hollywood, and I come across Heston's autobiography "In The Arena". So naturally I'm pretty happy and grab it. Then I look closely at the cover and my heart skips a beat.

Bottom right hand corner......green circle. Can you make it out??

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4710063533_5015bf0f67.jpg)

Yup, it says "Autographed Copy".

So, flipping to the title page I find NOT an autopen ripoff, but the real deal. Autopen leaves a smoother and more uniform impression without the various color changes due to changes in pressure, stroke, overlapping ink, or delicate trails as the pen leaves the paper. It's tough to see in the pics, but it's unmistakable in person.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4041/4710063919_2795c67979_b.jpg)

Here's another example that was signed in person.......

(http://www.worthpoint.com/pmimages/images1/1/0708/10/1_c0294870318fec4e5bc1c539c990930f.jpg)

Final price?? $2.99. A pretty good day!!

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 17, 2010, 08:29:46 PM
Whoa, Scatter - THAT is awesome!!  Congrats, dude!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 17, 2010, 08:33:02 PM
Couldn't happen to a nicer guy... Congrats and enjoy!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: RICKH on June 17, 2010, 08:39:32 PM
Heston rocks...er, rocked!  Great find Scatter.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 17, 2010, 08:52:23 PM
Thanks guys.......I'm pretty stoked about it! 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 17, 2010, 10:07:23 PM
Get your stinking paws off my book, you damned dirty ape!! ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 17, 2010, 10:22:51 PM
Get your stinking paws off my book, you damned dirty ape!! ;)

To paraphrase The Man himself, "You can have my book when you pry it from my cold, lifeless fingers."
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 18, 2010, 12:06:13 AM
To paraphrase The Man himself, "You can have my book when you pry it from my cold, lifeless fingers."

“I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than Scatter - has to be.”
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on June 18, 2010, 12:21:30 AM
Nice find, great price.
A similar thing happened to me at a book sale about 20 years ago: I picked up a first printing of Dr. Seuss's
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (25 cents!), brought it home and opened it up to see it was autographed!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 18, 2010, 12:27:44 AM
“I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than Scatter - has to be.”

 "Beware the beast Moonshadow, for she is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, she kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, she will murder her brother to possess her brother's book."  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 18, 2010, 12:32:51 AM
Nice find, great price.
A similar thing happened to me at a book sale about 20 years ago: I picked up a first printing of Dr. Seuss's
Bartholomew and the Oobleck (25 cents!), brought it home and opened it up to see it was autographed!

GET OUT!! Man, that is awesome!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 18, 2010, 10:27:10 AM
"Beware the beast Moonshadow, for she is the Devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, she kills for sport or lust or greed. Yea, she will murder her brother to possess her brother's book."  ;)

"Scatter has no understanding. He can be taught a few simple tricks. Nothing more."

But all kidding aside, that is a fantastic find!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Opera Ghost on June 18, 2010, 11:44:57 AM
"Scatter has no understanding. He can be taught a few simple tricks. Nothing more."

But all kidding aside, that is a fantastic find!

LOL
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: The Creeper on June 18, 2010, 01:56:23 PM
That is too cool Scatter and Monolith!  Both a great treasures!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: avenger on June 18, 2010, 02:04:19 PM
Great find,Scatter !!
The envy meter just went up a notch ! LOL !!!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 18, 2010, 03:42:05 PM
"Scatter has no understanding. He can be taught a few simple tricks. Nothing more."


Apparently you've been talking to my wife. Or my Kama Sutra instructor.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: gracebuster on June 18, 2010, 07:33:15 PM
Scatter, that is a great find. Heston was as cool as cool can get. Sad that he was vilified towards the end of his life.
He was one of the greatest movie stars of any generation, no doubt about that!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 18, 2010, 08:36:02 PM
Nice snag, Scatter!  Still my favorite Heston is him as Moses.  As a matter a fact, if you watch all of his films that were made after The Ten Commandments, he continues to play Moses.....even in real life, for that matter.  ;D

Looks as if your book is worth at least a shiny penny:

http://books.shop.ebay.com/Books-/267/i.html?_nkw=heston+signed&_catref=1&_fln=1&_sac=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282 (http://books.shop.ebay.com/Books-/267/i.html?_nkw=heston+signed&_catref=1&_fln=1&_sac=1&_trksid=p3286.c0.m282)

A friend of mine has one of these silver bullets that they gave away if you joined the NRA:

(http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ZGftHq56SJ1unM:http://106zinnia.netfirms.com/0726-18.jpg)

Hmmmm....now that would be extra bad news for a werewolf. ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: 1975 on June 23, 2010, 01:01:54 PM
(http://i255.photobucket.com/albums/hh157/1975b/whatsisfranky.jpg)

Just got this, I love it but I don't know where it is from.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 23, 2010, 02:44:57 PM
I don't know where it's from either, but it's cool!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: MDG on June 23, 2010, 03:39:34 PM
The body reminds me of the original Mr. potatao head body (back when kids used an actual raw potato and pieces sharp enough to pierce a raw potato). I remeber it as yellow, but this looks like it was home-painted.

Frank head--no idea.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 23, 2010, 03:46:19 PM
Very cool, he looks like a hipster Frankenstein!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on June 23, 2010, 04:24:16 PM


Someone on ebay makes and sells them as a retro-nostalgia Frankenstein figure he calls, "Mr. Frankenstein". 
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 23, 2010, 06:30:25 PM
Some more charms for the charm chest:

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Charms2002.jpg)
Yo!  Unknown Primate, as is this charm. ;D  Have seen it called a caveman, white goriilla, but I like to think of it as a Yeti.


(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Charms2001.jpg)
Liked this skull due to the fact that it has rhinestone eyes.  I am sure many were "picked" out by kiddos.   The skull is smaller than the head of FDR on the dime.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa35/BillandLinda/Charms3002.jpg)
Chinese dragon.   Still has some paint.  Like the other two, the material is celluloid.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 23, 2010, 07:34:23 PM
Bogey, you just knew that would catch my eye, didn't ya?  Cool scores!  Charming, even, :D...
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 23, 2010, 07:58:06 PM
I just LOVE this thread!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 23, 2010, 08:58:39 PM
Bogey, you just knew that would catch my eye, didn't ya?  Cool scores!  Charming, even, :D...

If I snag another one down the road, it has your name on it and will be coming your way.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Unknown Primate on June 23, 2010, 10:28:58 PM
Bogey For President!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Moonshadow on June 24, 2010, 01:56:15 PM
Scatter, that is a great find. Heston was as cool as cool can get. Sad that he was vilified towards the end of his life.
He was one of the greatest movie stars of any generation, no doubt about that!
One of my favorite memories of Heston was his appearance in a sketch on Saturday Night Live back in the 80s. He played a demented stock boy/man at a supermarket, and every time his manager would bring up retirement, Heston would tell him how he had dreams of sneaking into a mans house with a shovel and beating him to death, or something similar. It was hysterical, and nice to see that Heston could be jut plain weird!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on June 27, 2010, 09:43:26 AM
Greetings! I haven't been posting much for weekly finds lately. A major life change plus not getting around to figuring out my mac (i-photo is NOT Photoshop!). That said, I did have some fun at a local flea market recently. First, I'm attempting to recreate a facsimile of my original Marx Prehistoric Playset, and I came across the elusive "Pot Belly T rex", no doubt made by Marx of Mexico but still prized by dino lovers. Marked fifty cents.
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4738547000_ef7be65df0_b.jpg)

A bag of blow molded dinos - (http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4738549006_7e37e48413_b.jpg)

A COOL shrunken head souvenir pencil!
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4738547028_131bf18665_b.jpg)

Renzi Cornelius bank (same size as the large Renzi Kong)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4738548972_a4b418c666_b.jpg)

And kinda weird but my brother picked up this Trendmasters big wacky Drac for me at a garage sale bless his heart.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4738547052_f3d4473952_b.jpg)

Abuddaabuddaabuuda that's all folks!

Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on June 27, 2010, 11:17:33 AM
I love the colors of the blow-molded dino's--I used to have those.
Nice scores!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: slayergriffith on June 27, 2010, 11:21:46 AM
I found 2 comics i found at a local thrift store. These 2 are not valueable, but i like them.

(http://www.alfumetto.com/shop/images/THE-UNCANNY-X-MEN_n315.jpg)


(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/uncanny-x-men/299-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on June 27, 2010, 04:25:18 PM
Friday night, my wife and I went to a local auction that is held weekly around here.  We like to visit it every now and then.  My wife picks up plants and groceries, but I like to hang out in the "Rings" which are a bunch of tables with stuff from junk (IMO) to some cool stuff.  In the rings, you can group stuff together as long as it's all from the same lot #.   When you do this and get them to start bidding on it, the opening bid is $5.  Sometimes, the stuff can get up there (into the hundreds of dollars) and sometimes no one bids against you and you get it for $5 (plus 10% buyer's premium).  This week, I had a great run and 4 great lots, for only $5 each.

1972 David Cassidy Jigsaw puzzle
1988 hardcover recreation book for the Chaney film A BLIND BARGAIN
KILLERS FROM SPACE VHS tape
2 8mm films, one Disney and one a Charlie Chaplin film (with a generic box)
10 foreign Disney stamps in little plastic cases
a small stack of movie and music postcards (including 2 of Frankenstein)
6 silver plastic Looney Toons silver flicker rings (3 Elmer Fudd, 2 Porky Pig, and 1 Foghorn)(Why couldn't they have been monster ones?!!)
little painted plastic Mexican soldier (marked Merten Germany on the bottom)
brownish-copper-colored hard plastic spaceman
4 Hanna-Barbera Wonder Bread cards with various cartoon characters (1974)
1984 Transformers stamp book (from Marvel)
1978 Battlestar Galactica Ovion alien figure
(although it's in a different photo) old Monkees fan club postcard
pair of silver screw-type earrings marked Siam (it's been Thailand since 1949)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4078/4739791824_4373c932e2_b.jpg)


a box of books with the following:
(although it's coverless) a huge book of old Buck Rogers strips
2 Dr. Who paperbacks and a magazine-sized Dr. Who book
2 old Ben Casey paperbacks
Battle for the Planet of the Apes paperback
a Tarzan paperback
a Dennis the Menace paperback
The Bedside MAD paperback
Star Trek Marriage Manual and Officers Manual
2 old Dark Shadows paperbacks (1st prints and unread)
Family Circus paperback
2 Rat Patrol paperbacks
Disney movie MUSTANG paperback
and Addams Family paperback (in beautiful shape)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4116/4739157533_5564a1d384_b.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4075/4739157625_a4e7264091_b.jpg)

the next lot had these:
1977 oversized SC book Science-Fiction and Horror Movie Posters in Full Color
7 (out of 8) lobby card/stills form the movie FOUL PLAY
"for your nomination consideration" SC books for UP and WALL-E
Oscar program book for the March 2006 awards
old TWA promotional papers
3 Disney sets for the old GE Show'N Tell toy
3 View-Master sets Man on the Moon, U.S. Spaceport, and The Munsters
pictured are also some Disney pressbooks/paper (These were actually in the book lot)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4097/4739792032_04929e0fe8_b.jpg)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4140/4739157753_e12e0687e0_b.jpg)

the final lot blew me away.  There were some Star Trek collector plates on a table that I wanted (3 large and 4 minis)(pictured), but I told the guy just to make a lot of all the collector plates that they had there (not pictured) 2 Simpsons, 1 Precious Moments, 2 Ellis Island, 4 with dolphins and orcas (I forget the artist's name), 1 with a horse running on a beach, and a Disney Lion King one.  What I didn't realize was that he was also including 4 Precious Moments bisque figures that were in the middle of the plates on display.  My wife collects Disney stuff, so she was very happy with the Disney accumulation, adn she has a friend that is into Precious Moments, so they will go to her.  I couldn't believe that nobody bid against me on this lot.  I wish it was always this way.  
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4094/4739792206_bbba9887fd_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monolith on June 27, 2010, 04:41:34 PM
Wow! You had a great day! I especially like the Munsters Viewmaster's-I'd be a little jealous if I didn't already have one. The plates are cool,too. Good work!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on June 27, 2010, 04:55:59 PM
Not bad for a $20 Bill. The Munster View Master is worth at least 3 times that alone.  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Wicked Lester on June 27, 2010, 04:59:11 PM
Schnikeys! What a haul. Kudos to you my friend on a great outing.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on June 27, 2010, 05:12:54 PM
Way to go Rob!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: charp13 on June 27, 2010, 05:22:27 PM
I miss my Show'N Tell!    Cool stuff!  I really need to start going to yard sales or something!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: vpdogjoe on June 27, 2010, 05:52:57 PM
Awesome deal Rob,
Wish I live closer so I can go to those auctions.  So different from around here.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 27, 2010, 06:16:16 PM


A bag of blow molded dinos - ([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4738549006_7e37e48413_b.jpg[/url])






Those are on my very short list to find.  Excellent snag, Packy!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Gasport on June 27, 2010, 07:14:10 PM
Congrats to Rob and Paul on your wonderful scores! Good to see you ''stickin' it old school'' to ebay!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Bogey on June 27, 2010, 08:51:21 PM
Friday night, my wife and I went to a local auction that is held weekly around here.  


2 8mm films, one Disney and one a Charlie Chaplin film (with a generic box)
  


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Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Scatter on June 27, 2010, 09:04:39 PM
WOW........some great scores this week!!
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 28, 2010, 07:15:03 PM
Greetings! I haven't been posting much for weekly finds lately. A major life change plus not getting around to figuring out my mac (i-photo is NOT Photoshop!). That said, I did have some fun at a local flea market recently. First, I'm attempting to recreate a facsimile of my original Marx Prehistoric Playset, and I came across the elusive "Pot Belly T rex", no doubt made by Marx of Mexico but still prized by dino lovers. Marked fifty cents.
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4073/4738547000_ef7be65df0_b.jpg[/url])

A bag of blow molded dinos - ([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4101/4738549006_7e37e48413_b.jpg[/url])

A COOL shrunken head souvenir pencil!
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4134/4738547028_131bf18665_b.jpg[/url])

Renzi Cornelius bank (same size as the large Renzi Kong)
([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4082/4738548972_a4b418c666_b.jpg[/url])

And kinda weird but my brother picked up this Trendmasters big wacky Drac for me at a garage sale bless his heart.

([url]http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4141/4738547052_f3d4473952_b.jpg[/url])

Abuddaabuddaabuuda that's all folks!




I believe I have a Frankenstein's monster to go with your Dracula.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on July 06, 2010, 04:12:16 PM
Sorry I haven't posted very much as of late, but life is so busy and slaps you in the face, every once in a while. This is what i found as of late.

(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2361.jpg)
 6 Monster Tattoos 70s
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2362.jpg)
Frankenstein Sticker Wrapper 60s
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2363.jpg)
Strange Change Machined Boxed.
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2364.jpg)
Tuscanny Dracula
(http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd4/hhwolfman/100_2365.jpg)
Instant Monster Make Up Kit. Anybody know anything on this. I have never seen it before. Also anybody have one of those two grease pencils, with the round Makeup in the middles sets, for the bottom of it?  ;)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: charp13 on July 06, 2010, 04:26:57 PM
I was just poking around last night looking for a Strange Change Toy!  Congratulations hhwolfman! I've been looking for one, but I can't make a commitment, for some weird reason. I always refer to it as a Strange change Machine, that's what I used to call mine. Are you going to use it or leave it in the box? If you play with it, please take pictures to inspire me to get one    :)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Opera Ghost on July 06, 2010, 04:28:45 PM
I was just poking around last night looking for a Strange Change Toy!  Congratulations hhwolfman! I've been looking for one, but I can't make a commitment, for some weird reason. I always refer to it as a Strange change Machine, that's what I used to call mine. Are you going to use it or leave it in the box? If you play with it, please take pictures to inspire me to get one    :)

Had the Strange Change model kit with the Vampire Casket, and wanted the Mummy/Sarcophagus.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: charp13 on July 06, 2010, 05:28:08 PM
I usually don't yearn for my old toys from the past, but I've been thinking about that smell that the Strange Change chamber had when it heated the plastic. Mmmmmm
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: Monster Bob on July 06, 2010, 05:55:17 PM



Love the Tuscany Dracula, Mamby Pamby.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 07, 2010, 12:43:47 PM
I sure dig the instant Monster make-up kit.
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: packy120353 on July 11, 2010, 09:40:20 PM
So - there's a flea market every Sunday I've been meaning to hit but hadn't found time til today. Whaddya know - a big ol solid rubbery Creature jiggler! I think it's Mexican, nothing to support this, just by default. Here he is next to a Marx 6" figure for scale. The pic looks like his claws are chopped but it's just flash, they're all there. I like him!
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4079/4784696153_b9150d1fea_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on July 11, 2010, 10:04:48 PM
Yep, that's a Mexican bootleg cast from the Aurora model.  Nice find!

I found a Monster Make-Up mag, a wild looking Kong and a jiggler from the movie "Grizzly". 
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/SALE/sellio109.jpg)
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: monsterphile on July 11, 2010, 10:15:16 PM
Was it really a tie-in from the movie GRIZZLY?  The poster from the film is really nice with art by Neal Adams if I recall correctly.

Rob
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: hhwolfman on July 11, 2010, 10:30:25 PM
I love the Movie Grizzly. Did it come with a tag, If that one didn't, is there a picture of it? Cool finds guys. HHW
Title: Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
Post by: poseablemonster on July 11, 2010, 10:47:05 PM
It is a movie tie-in from that film.&nb