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Collecting Monsters => Vintage Monster Toys => Topic started by: Dr.Terror on December 12, 2007, 06:33:43 PM

Title: Monster candy??
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 12, 2007, 06:33:43 PM
Whats the story with these things.

I know they've been in production for millions of years it seems, but when did they first show up?  I know they started to reappear in the 90's.

 What happened to the Mummy on all the recent boxes?  He's gone.  anyone have an extra Mummy box I could snag??

Also whats the easiest way to tell if you have a vintage box or a 90'+ box?    The only thing I can tell is a lack of detail in the Monsters picture and the boxes only say "Candy". The old ones said "Candy Cigarettes".


Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 12, 2007, 08:39:36 PM
I remember them from the late 60's, so they date back at least that far.
The older ones have more muted colors, and say "cigarettes", but to say one box is definitely from the 60's...  we'd have to have one with a known provenance and that has not come to exist so far.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 12, 2007, 08:48:50 PM
Hey D.T.,

The Monster Candy was indeed first produced as "Candy Cigarettes", Shawn (Zombophoto) should be able to help us out in that dept., as well as the older ones with the Mummy on them.  The Mummy disappeared from the assortment sometime in the early 80s I believe, when the background colors of the boxes was changed (the Creature went from blue to green, and the Mummy, which had been green, went to intangible).  I've only got one Mummy left from the bag that was bought from me in the 80s, otherwise I'd be glad to assist.

Anyone else know anything about 'em?

sts
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 12, 2007, 08:51:39 PM
The older ones have more muted colors, and say "cigarettes", but to say one box is definitely from the 60's...  we'd have to have one with a known provenance and that has not come to exist so far.

Beyond the swap in colors, you can see the printing difference quite readily on many, with the color filed being a tight dot pattern on older ones in ,my experience.

sts
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2007, 09:03:42 PM
Here's the Mummy

(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/mummy_candy.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 12, 2007, 09:04:10 PM
(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/7_12_12_07_12_32_42.jpg)(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/1_12_12_07_4_04_50_0.jpg)(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/3_12_12_07_6_02_13.jpg)

I'd wager that cello wrapped group is relatively old...
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2007, 09:07:38 PM
LOL! I was just about to post those very same pics and the warning screen came up telling me somebody else just posted a new message! Good thing I checked before posting mine!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2007, 09:13:42 PM
I really have a sweet tooth for this kind of monster candy.

(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/1_11_12_07_3_50_25_0.jpg)(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/1_11_12_07_3_50_25_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 12, 2007, 10:13:08 PM
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/2106673037_8ceacd8b5e_o.jpg)

The ones on top are newer, the bottom are older.  Creature box up there is blue.  I haven't seen a blue one before...  that might just be the ticket.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 12, 2007, 10:14:29 PM
You're right about the Mummy too...  no Mummy in the later ones.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on December 12, 2007, 11:04:36 PM
In the last few years, the Wolf Man has gone from brown to a blue background. 
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Dr.Terror on December 12, 2007, 11:10:22 PM
In the last few years, the Wolf Man has gone from brown to a blue background. 

Yup, I found some this year with blue Wolfmen.  The Frankies seem to fluctuate in color. I've gotten a few in different shades of orange in the same bag.

Were these things ever licensed?

Terry,

Whats the story on those Monster candy and toy boxes?   What toy came in the box?  Those things are great BTW. 
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 13, 2007, 02:05:59 AM
Terry, I love those Phoenix candy boxes (the Frankenstein  posted), I just wish I had some of them!

** All of the following info deals with original boxes from the 60's and not any of the newer ones from the 80's forward.***

The Monster candy was indeed produced one time as MONSTER CANDY CIGARETTES, however I've only ever seen a Frankenstein box with these 3 words on it and that's in my collection. The CIGARETTE version box differs from the regular CANDY version box in a few ways. First obviously is the inclusion of the word CIGARETTE on the front, back and one side of the box. Second, on the bottom end of the box is the following information (which is not on the regular CANDY version box or at least not any that I've seen or own):  c 1963 Universal Pictures Co. Inc.  Other than that the boxes are the same, ingredients, size and design wise.

Here is a scan of the 2 different boxes (the one on the left is actually a newer box as I don't own a loose older version Frankenstein).

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/mcandy.jpg)



I own an unopened bag of the 60's CANDY version boxes. It contains 70 boxes with I believe 13 or 14 Mummy boxes (it's been awhile since I counted). The original Mummy boxes don't pop up very often and when they do I believe they go for a good bit.

Here is a photo containing the bag. Sorry it's not a better picture but since my camera is dead this is as good as it's gonna get for now.


(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/monsterroom12.jpg)


I would love to know more about the CIGARETTE version. Did they do the other monsters in this style as well?


Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on December 13, 2007, 09:16:54 AM
Wow Zombo~!  Nice!  Thanks for the pics and info!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: gracebuster on December 13, 2007, 11:01:37 AM
SHawn...as always...AMAZING!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on December 13, 2007, 08:13:36 PM
Here are some early 60's monster themed candy cig packages that I have:
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/monsterroom042.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 14, 2007, 08:21:00 PM
Shawn (not Shannon .. sorry about that BTW). Thanks for the monster candy tutorial. Never even knew of the cigarette version until now. No big surprise that the word 'cigarette' was eventually removed from the package. Monsters were already considered a bad enough influence by some dimwitted parents, now you mix it with cigarettes and the whole thing becomes toxic.

I have an unopened bag of these monster candies from the early 80s which happens to have some neat-looking graphics on the bag. I'll snap a pic later tonight.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 14, 2007, 08:25:11 PM
Gosh Andy. Do you smoke? LOL! I can't imagine having this candy as a kid and not thinking that smoking real cigarettes would be cool someday. I'm thinking Philip Morris had to have something to do with this? The Joe Camel of the 60s  - monster candy cigarettes. Ya got a light?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 14, 2007, 11:00:41 PM
Here we go guys. Circa late 80s. Woolworth's sticker of $3.99 for 100 pieces.

(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/monster_candy.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on December 15, 2007, 12:55:37 AM
Gosh Andy. Do you smoke? LOL! I can't imagine having this candy as a kid and not thinking that smoking real cigarettes would be cool someday. I'm thinking Philip Morris had to have something to do with this? The Joe Camel of the 60s  - monster candy cigarettes. Ya got a light?
LOL! I did think that smoking was really cool as a kid - and I used to sneak smokes all the time.  I quit a long time ago, though.  Just monster candy cigs for me, now.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 15, 2007, 11:46:04 AM
Terry that's a really cool bag. There are no Mummies in it correct? I have a later version bag I'll have to post here.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: darkmonkeygod on December 15, 2007, 12:07:26 PM
Terry, That brings back great memories.   I had that bag at one point, and kept it for years.  Seems I got my first Monster Candies in those red cellophane wrapped department store easter baskets, that got this bag with the Creature on it (and no Mummy in it) later.  I want one again!

sts
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on December 15, 2007, 12:33:25 PM
I have a couple bags of these, not sure when they came out but I'm guessing late 80's?
(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/monsterroom057.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 15, 2007, 12:58:13 PM
Terry that's a really cool bag. There are no Mummies in it correct? I have a later version bag I'll have to post here.

Hi Shawn. No mummies I'm afraid. I wish. I don't think I even own a copy of that darn Mummy?

Just checked .. nope, I don't own a Mummy. Time to head over to the Classifieds board.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 15, 2007, 12:59:36 PM
Andy, that is an equally cool bag o' monster candies! I remember that one. Cool!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on December 15, 2007, 05:15:23 PM
Anyone else have this cool candy box from a few years ago ?

(http://members.AOL.com/tomscolor/fb1.jpg)

(http://members.AOL.com/tomscolor/fb2.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 15, 2007, 05:17:29 PM
Sure do! I still have mine MIB. Complete with moldy Snickers bars!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on December 15, 2007, 05:19:35 PM
We ate all of those the first day we opened it. I have 3 kids .. just try to keep candy away from them ! It's impossible. ;D
Best..
tom


Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on December 15, 2007, 05:25:13 PM
Terry.. Are you cool with this whole Monster XMas grab bag deal I started ? LMK
Best..
tom
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 15, 2007, 06:06:11 PM
Terry.. Are you cool with this whole Monster XMas grab bag deal I started ? LMK

Sure am Tom. I think it's a cool idea. I'll head over to that thread and chime in.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on December 15, 2007, 06:09:18 PM
Does anyone know the answer to one of life's greatest mysteries?

What was the toy that came inside the Phoenix monster candy boxes from the 60s?

(http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/1_11_12_07_3_50_25_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on December 18, 2007, 11:24:01 PM
Does anyone have a good scan of the Phoenix Creature box, front and back?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: latex creep on December 20, 2007, 09:25:13 AM
I gotta look for them but, I have some cool monster candy that featured foil wrapped monsters in cardboard coffins.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: MegoGeek on December 20, 2007, 04:28:32 PM
I must have passed on dozens of bags of the monster candy over the years.......(stupid, stupid, stupid)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on July 06, 2008, 11:38:37 AM
Just had our annual neighborhood block party last week. All the neighbors bring something to the party whether it be a dessert or an extra package of brats to throw on the grill. And what do you know? Somebody, and it wasn't me either, brought a bowl of the Monster Candies! These things will never die! Never!

Here is what a recent Creature candy box looks like; including it's contents. The candy is similar to that of the old candy cigarettes.

BTW, it's still be manufactured by World Candies Inc.

(http://img374.imageshack.us/img374/5694/creechcandyom1.jpg)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: readingbag on August 08, 2008, 12:30:21 PM
I saw a post earlier today with repo box templates.  Does anyone have these boxes.  I would love a full set even if repo and the thrill of making my own.
BG
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on August 08, 2008, 12:40:39 PM
Hi ReadingBag. The repro templates that you saw earlier were most likely the Phoenix Candy boxes. There is however a World Candies Bride box template which was never made as a real box. It's only a fantasy box. And it resembles the monster candies pictured in this thread. The other World Candies monsters are very easy to find and therefore are not available as a repro box.

Here is where you can find the repro candy boxes - http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1683.0

P.S. the World Candy Bride box is pictured half way down the page nestled in between the Phoenix boxes.

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2008, 12:52:45 PM
Don't print out any of the "Phoenix" boxes (except Frankenstein and Mr. Hyde) if they don't say "NEW AND IMPROVED" in the message with the link to the large file. I'll have the Wolf Man done tonight and still have The Mummy and Creature to do.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: readingbag on August 08, 2008, 12:56:47 PM
Thanks for the help
BG
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monster Bob on August 08, 2008, 01:02:26 PM
Does anyone know the answer to one of life's greatest mysteries?

What was the toy that came inside the Phoenix monster candy boxes from the 60s?

([url]http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/gallery/0/1_11_12_07_3_50_25_0.jpg[/url])


According to lore Palmer "flat" monsters, cavemen, and dinosaurs, etc. in the Phoenix boxes and 'monster bag' 60s candies (I know they were in these), and most likely anything that was suitable and cheap...bugs, etc.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2008, 01:15:38 PM
Thanks for the help

If you haven't read the threads on the Phoenix box repros, only the Dracula and Wolfman are exact repros, because we had scans of all 6 sides. The other 3 we only had scans of the front, back and bottoms, so I'm  doing a best guess on the other 3 sides, using the WM and Drac boxes as a guide. There are also a couple of fantasy Phoenix boxes (The Bride and The Mutant).
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 25, 2008, 03:07:05 PM
This is interesting....

Link edit, this works better.

http://tinyurl.com/688r82 (http://tinyurl.com/688r82)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 25, 2008, 03:14:58 PM
This is interesting....

Never saw that, before!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 25, 2008, 03:33:37 PM
I made it big.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/3058916711_45d8f77718_o.jpg)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/3058916711_45d8f77718_o.jpg (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3225/3058916711_45d8f77718_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on November 25, 2008, 04:13:43 PM
What is it?  A real packaging style or fan made?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: MadCow on November 25, 2008, 04:19:24 PM
What is it?  A real packaging style or fan made?

It looks to be a custom project...
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 25, 2008, 04:21:28 PM
It's real packaging, and won an award in 1993.  I'm thinking it was maybe sold in Target?  I posted about a book with graphics from Charles S Anderson Design in Memorabilia I picked up and I found that through a google  search on "Charles S Anderson Design" and monsters.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on November 25, 2008, 04:33:55 PM
Wow, I totally missed that one in the stores.  It might have been during the "Big Collegeville Mask Display" year at Target?  But, I thought that was after 1993, so who knows.  Either way, I missed it.  It would have been great to come across that on a store shelf. 
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 25, 2008, 04:36:36 PM
Thinking about it a bit more....  it may have been packaging that was designed but never produced. 

Rayons is some reference to cigarettes.
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:9iGekTx73MUJ:fr.news.yahoo.com/2/20081109/img/pod-un-buraliste-range-des-fde56ee7fc4d.html+rayons+cigarettes&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us (http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:9iGekTx73MUJ:fr.news.yahoo.com/2/20081109/img/pod-un-buraliste-range-des-fde56ee7fc4d.html+rayons+cigarettes&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 25, 2008, 05:28:07 PM
Rayons is some reference to cigarettes.

Actually, it refers to the shelving. Don't know why it would say "French Shelving" on the candy box, though? "French Stock", maybe?

English term or phrase: shelving
French translation: stockage en rayons
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Nightmares in plastic on November 25, 2008, 06:50:20 PM
It looks like a graphic design student's project - I once printed a set of Tradingcards with my own
Sci-Fi / Horror Illustrations as a project in Artschool.

There might be only a few of these hand produced for presentation purposes - which make them a cool collectible!

Rainer E.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Richard on November 25, 2008, 09:25:08 PM
It looks to be a custom project...


You guys are supposed to be helping me with the large Elwar monster button mystery in another thread!  ;D ;D ;D No mystery here....well, maybe some.  :)

The real expert on this box is a guy that goes by "Monsterwax" (look him up on Google) so he probably knows much more than I ever will.

Here is what I know.

First of all, the box contains 4 boxes of monster candy (you can see 2 of 'em in the pic that Bobby posted). Under those boxes, you get 7 monster trading cards, 1 intro card, and 1 sheet of monster stickers that you can peel and attach to anything.
The intro card states the REAL name of this monster card set: "French Rayon Halloween Horror! Collector Cards". The cards are smaller than "Spook Stories" cards but larger than "Monster Midgees". The intro card tells you: "Be the first kid on your block to collect all 40!" The company that put this set out was: The French Paper Company, Inc. - 100 French Street - Niles, Michigan
The WHOLE IDEA to this was to PROMOTE the new recycled paper (called "French Rayon") that this company was trying to sell. I have been told that these were given away, NEVER sold, by the sales department for this paper company to any manufacturer who might buy their paper stock. Many of these showed up in Minnesota because the item was produced here~right in me own home state! :D
DESIGN: Charles S. Anderson Design/Minneapolis, MN...COPY: Lisa Premrick/ Minneapolis,MN... PRINTING: Printcraft/New Brighton, MN

BTW, this is a really cool idea/set and THIS is the kind of thing that gets me excited doing fantasy monster pieces (as opposed to just repros).

Also, it's TOUGH to get a complete set of these (I refer you back to "Monsterwax" ~probably the most knowledgable person and with the most complete collection of all-things-monster-cards that I know). HE states that, out of the 40 cards, cards 16, 35, & 39 were "pulled off the market" do to legal reasons. I have card 16, which happened to come in a box that must have "gotten away". It makes fun of Tina Turner in a round-about way and is in poor taste.
Someday, when I sell all my collection, this may be the jewell of these cards. But still in poor taste.

Hope this helps~

Now I'm getting back to the Elwar buttons. And I have another monster mystery item AFTER I'm done with the Elwar subject.

Best,
Richard

(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/mnroo/FrenchRayonjpeg.jpg)




Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Richard on November 25, 2008, 09:30:44 PM
BTW, when can I be some sort of officer. I'm a specialist but still feel like a private around here. :'(
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Richard on November 25, 2008, 09:51:50 PM
One more thing~
No dates anywhere...but the monster candy (produced by World) that come in these French Rayon sets, are all imprinted on the side with - boxes made in Yugoslavia.
I don't know if that means anything. I have World monster candy boxes that don't say that so it may help date the sets. Don't know, though.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Toy Ranch on November 25, 2008, 10:30:05 PM
Richard, that link says 1993, so I'm thinking that's the date.

Thanks for sharing those pics!   So it did get produced, cool!  Something else to look for.,..
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 25, 2008, 11:38:19 PM
No mystery here....

The only mystery is why you waited till now to share this rare item with us!  ;)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 25, 2008, 11:42:41 PM
BTW, when can I be some sort of officer. I'm a specialist but still feel like a private around here. :'(

It's kinda automatic. The more you post the higher you go. Though you don't post as often as some, your posts are of abnormally high quality. Perhaps the General can bestow a battlefield promotion?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Getter_1 on November 25, 2008, 11:52:19 PM
The made in Yugoslovia boxes came out in the early ninetys... that's when I got mine .  I know,  I don't have any from when I was a kid.  Bah!

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Devlin on November 27, 2008, 12:34:17 AM
Paper companies make all kinds of crazy elaborate promo items like this: I've got a gorgeous two-sided embossed poster with matching set of trading cards designed by Charles Burns for some different recycled paper, and my buddy Robert has a booklet of photos of Halloween masks that was designed by CSA, the same firm that did the Monster Candy, the Target mask promotion, and all the Turner Classic Movies logos, among their many other products. Their specialty is locating old public domain clip-art and slightly altering it so that it can be re-copyrighted, and selling the result as stock images. Also, they maintain a similar bank of photos of old toys and junk available as stock. Here, let my buddy Kirk Demarais tell you all about it:

http://secretfunspot.blogspot.com/2008/03/plastock-room.html (http://secretfunspot.blogspot.com/2008/03/plastock-room.html)

 You should then poke around further... he's got plenty of other fun stuff to look at...including a tour of my house!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: roheimiana on November 27, 2008, 07:14:43 AM
Thanks for the link, Devlin, this was a cybertrip well worth taking. I checked out all the detours along the way and eventually ended up in your living room, marveling at the King of Vacuforms:

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_y0ZlSySQA1Q/RpWrR832VGI/AAAAAAAAA7o/DmHnTLTyD3Q/s1600/IMG_20070612_0031o.jpg)

Now thatís what I call a REALLY GIGANTIC Frankenstein!

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: dlhenderson on November 27, 2008, 11:15:15 AM
Charles S. Anderson has produced a few books dealing with kitchy designs from the 60's. Some of the images are nice, but many are manipulated or overprinted with other images for "artistic" effect. Here's the one with some horror content.
(http://img530.imageshack.us/img530/1756/gothickygp8.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Barlow on November 30, 2008, 03:14:31 PM
Hey Phantom Creep, what's that Count Yorga House of Horrors button on page one of this thread? I've never seen or even heard of that. Where's it from?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: fmofmpls on November 30, 2008, 05:17:27 PM
Many of these showed up in Minnesota because the item was produced here~right in me own home state! :D

That must explain why I have a set of these cards.

Thanks Richard for the incredibly informative post regarding the French Rayon monster cards. After you mentioned the recalled cards, I ran to my monster room and checked my box of cards for any controversial cards. Unfortunately, there's no controversy inside my box; only politically correct monster cards.  :(
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: The Phantom Creep on December 01, 2008, 02:12:04 AM
Hey this thread was started almost a year ago!

Barlow, I don't really know anything about the Count Yorga button. I don't even remember where I got it! Possibly off ebay but I've had it for years. The front is actually a white sticker stuck onto some other button. I can't make out what the button originally was. So I don't know if this is something some fan just made or if it was a real short run produced for some local haunted house or what.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on July 22, 2015, 08:10:09 AM
Here we go guys. Circa late 80s. Woolworth's sticker of $3.99 for 100 pieces.

([url]http://universalmonsterarmy.com/monster_candy.jpg[/url])


Any Mummy boxes in that bag?

 ???
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on July 22, 2015, 08:14:52 AM
Unlikely.  I see a green creature box in there.  Creech was originally blue, while the mummy was green.


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Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on July 22, 2015, 08:14:58 AM
I own an unopened bag of the 60's CANDY version boxes. It contains 70 boxes with I believe 13 or 14 Mummy boxes (it's been awhile since I counted). The original Mummy boxes don't pop up very often and when they do I believe they go for a good bit.

Here is a photo containing the bag. Sorry it's not a better picture but since my camera is dead this is as good as it's gonna get for now.


([url]http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h206/johnfoam/monsterroom12.jpg[/url])


I would love to know more about the CIGARETTE version. Did they do the other monsters in this style as well?


I doubt very much that the bag is from before the early eighties. The anti-smoking, anti-kiddie fun brigade hadn't gotten rid of candy cigarettes until the eighties.

 ???
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on July 22, 2015, 10:28:10 AM
Hey guys, the monster candy cigarettes in the tiny box's came out in the mid-sixties, around 63 or 64. I remember them. I have a few of the original box's, they have the date 1963 on them on an end flap. To find one today is tough, they are rare. I also have an original bag, dated 1963 that they came in. Clear bag with great graphics, originally contained 80 pieces, Glen Strange Frankenstein with house and tree in background on left, dracula shooting "rays" out of his eyes hitting frightened halloween cat, mummy comming up out of the ground, and a bat flying around. On the back, great image of wolfman and phantom. Saw it on e-bay years ago, couldn't believe one still existed! Hardly any bidders at the time, snagged it. Bag is dated 1963 Universal Pictures, by World Candy. I know you'll want pictures, but I don't have a camera to post, and really don't know how to do it anyway. Maybe someone else has a bag, or it could be found another way?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on July 22, 2015, 10:46:34 AM
Do you have a photocopier/printer?

 ???

If not any print shop could scan it and send the scans to your email address. If you then forwarded the email with the pictures to me, I could post the pictures.

 :)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: freddie poe on July 22, 2015, 11:43:09 AM
i always thought i had a set of these candy cigs but when i looked i dont have a Mummy!! Dam! another thing to find!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on July 22, 2015, 02:01:13 PM
To really be complete though you need both a set of "Candy Cigarettes" ones as well as a set of "Candy" ones. After all, the box colours are different too!

 ;)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on July 22, 2015, 03:03:05 PM

Hey guys, the monster candy cigarettes in the tiny box's came out in the mid-sixties, around 63 or 64. I remember them. I have a few of the original box's, they have the date 1963 on them on an end flap. To find one today is tough, they are rare. I also have an original bag, dated 1963 that they came in. Clear bag with great graphics, originally contained 80 pieces, Glen Strange Frankenstein with house and tree in background on left, dracula shooting "rays" out of his eyes hitting frightened halloween cat, mummy comming up out of the ground, and a bat flying around. On the back, great image of wolfman and phantom. Saw it on e-bay years ago, couldn't believe one still existed! Hardly any bidders at the time, snagged it. Bag is dated 1963 Universal Pictures, by World Candy. I know you'll want pictures, but I don't have a camera to post, and really don't know how to do it anyway. Maybe someone else has a bag, or it could be found another way?

Sounds amazing!  Too bad no pics.  I've never heard or seen this version of the bag...


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Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on July 26, 2015, 10:58:46 AM
These are the Candy Cigarettes from 1963 World Candies:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/15232893041_396ed52164_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pd5yoV)World Candies Monster Candy Cigarettes 1963 (https://flic.kr/p/pd5yoV) by poseablemonster (https://www.flickr.com/photos/poseablemonster/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on July 26, 2015, 11:07:18 AM
These are the Candy Cigarettes from 1963 World Candies:

Cool! I take it there was a Drac and WM, too.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: poseablemonster on July 26, 2015, 11:14:54 AM
These are the only 4 I've seen with the "Candy Cigarettes" on them.  I think the other monsters may have come later, and the Mummy was replaced at some point in the 60's I think. 
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on July 26, 2015, 12:04:37 PM
These are the only 4 I've seen with the "Candy Cigarettes" on them.

Really! I'm surprised at the choices, then! Well, it's great to see them all in one pic!  :)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on July 26, 2015, 03:45:00 PM
Interesting to see the blue frankenstein and orange creature boxes. 


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Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 26, 2015, 03:53:28 PM
Interesting to see the blue frankenstein and orange creature boxes. 

It really is. The only cigarettes versions I've ever seen before are Frankenstein on an orange back ground.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on July 26, 2015, 03:56:39 PM
Interesting to see the blue frankenstein and orange creature boxes. 

Yeah, just the opposite.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on July 26, 2015, 06:13:15 PM
Not related but I just saw candy cigarettes are back. Never thought I'd see those again.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mord on July 26, 2015, 06:17:35 PM
Not related but I just saw candy cigarettes are back. Never thought I'd see those again.
What...where? Maybe they can eventually vape chocolate cigarettes.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on July 26, 2015, 06:24:02 PM
Big Lots, yesterday. 85 cents a box...made in Romania or somewhere. Note they're not calling them candy cigs, but I assume that's what they are (didn't buy any)...

(http://www.partyexpressoutlet.com/images/WorldCandySticks_04.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mord on July 26, 2015, 06:28:15 PM
 Wow, sure lots like chocolate cigarettes. I wonder how long it will be until someone tries to get them ban. Cancer or diabetes...tough choice.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on July 26, 2015, 06:31:17 PM
If memory serves, busybodies got them banned in the first place, if banned is the right word. I do not want to see anyone start smoking (I say that as I vape) but I'm glad to see them back.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on July 26, 2015, 07:00:31 PM
You just know the tobacco pushers are putting these out, because teen smoking is down.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monster Bob on July 26, 2015, 07:04:16 PM

Those are freakin' awesome.






Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on July 26, 2015, 07:08:11 PM
The Amazon page says, "Made in Columbia but distributed in the USA by World Confections in South Orange, NJ."

Romania, I thought. Yeah, I need glasses.

They've apparently ditched the red tip, for obvious reasons. Nothing a capful of red food coloring wouldn't fix for those who want to go full childhood recall.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monster Bob on July 26, 2015, 07:22:30 PM
Big Lots, yesterday. 85 cents a box...made in Romania or somewhere. Note they're not calling them candy cigs, but I assume that's what they are (didn't buy any)...

([url]http://www.partyexpressoutlet.com/images/WorldCandySticks_04.jpg[/url])



The "LUCKY" would make an excellent tattoo.




Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on July 26, 2015, 07:25:34 PM
You just know the tobacco pushers are putting these out, because teen smoking is down.

That's ridiculous. They're being produced by someone looking for a gimmick to market their chocolate.

 ::)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Vandor_Zorkov on July 26, 2015, 08:40:51 PM
That's ridiculous. They're being by someone looking for a gimmick to market their chocolate.

 ::)

Calling it chocolate does it too much service. It's basically a stick of hardened white cake frosting. Just like the good old days.  :D
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mord on July 27, 2015, 12:32:21 AM
 America is the best place for decadent food. I'm about to order one of those large pizzas with 28 mini hot dogs baked in the crust.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 10:12:48 AM
CAN we get back to the discussion of the Mummy Candy Cigarettes.        I want one bad.   The Frankenstein vintage one with the actual word cigarettes is pretty freaking awesome too.

Anybody got an extra mummy box they want to trade?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 10:38:56 AM
Hey guys, the monster candy cigarettes in the tiny box's came out in the mid-sixties, around 63 or 64. I remember them. I have a few of the original box's, they have the date 1963 on them on an end flap. To find one today is tough, they are rare. I also have an original bag, dated 1963 that they came in. Clear bag with great graphics, originally contained 80 pieces, Glen Strange Frankenstein with house and tree in background on left, dracula shooting "rays" out of his eyes hitting frightened halloween cat, mummy comming up out of the ground, and a bat flying around. On the back, great image of wolfman and phantom. Saw it on e-bay years ago, couldn't believe one still existed! Hardly any bidders at the time, snagged it. Bag is dated 1963 Universal Pictures, by World Candy. I know you'll want pictures, but I don't have a camera to post, and really don't know how to do it anyway. Maybe someone else has a bag, or it could be found another way?

    did a picture ever appear of the bag he describes with the awesome graphics?    Man, that would be monsterous if it showed up here.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 10:46:02 AM
found this interesting auction on eBay, 2013!   so did anybody here snag this 4 box set of candy cigs?    Man Oh Man.
http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1963-original-real-universal-monsters-483453890 (http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/1963-original-real-universal-monsters-483453890)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 16, 2015, 11:47:03 AM
Mmmmmm! My mouth waters!

 :)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 16, 2015, 12:11:31 PM
found this interesting auction on eBay, 2013!   so did anybody here snag this 4 box set of candy cigs?

Awesome! Does anybody know what they sold for? Would love that Creature!!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 01:18:25 PM
Awesome! Does anybody know what they sold for? Would love that Creature!!

Thats right!  You are the creature guy!   I would love the mummy, because he is the hardest one to find.    Somebody here has got to know whom snagged this.

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Anton Phibes on November 16, 2015, 01:26:27 PM
Not necessarily. I have discovered a lot of collectors don't even know about our little forums over here. I always invite them to join us when they say they didnt know about us. I dunno if they do tho,lol.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 03:10:32 PM
Well, I guess its true enough, I didn't learn about this forum until a few years ago.    BUT still, UMA is nationwide, you would think word of mouth from coast to coast.

I know all the vendors at the toy show Kane County IL, know about UMA.       

Can somebody sell me a mummy candy cigarette box please.   or trade?

I was supposed to get something very special in the mail today but the post office flubbed and its sitting there right now and I won't be able to access it till tomorrow.

when I do, it will show up under the Elwar Mystery Button thread.....       
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 16, 2015, 03:33:57 PM
Can somebody sell me a mummy candy cigarette box please.     

So, you're only interested in the one that says "cigarettes" on it?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 04:04:50 PM
Yes.   political  correctness is OUT THE WINDOW.       
Why, at one time, the parents cried out at the degenerate effect of Monster Magazines on young impressionable minds.

 So yes, the ones that say cigarettes on them.     preferably.    I wouldn't turn my nose up to non-filtered either.       

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 16, 2015, 04:43:28 PM
Yes.   political  correctness is OUT THE WINDOW.       

Just wondering if you were interested in any old World Candies Mummy box, or just that one.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 16, 2015, 05:23:04 PM
Yes.   political  correctness is OUT THE WINDOW.       

So yes, the ones that say cigarettes on them.     preferably.    I wouldn't turn my nose up to non-filtered either.

Yes! my thinking as well.

So, you're only interested in the one that says "cigarettes" on it?

They were the originals, and thus the real thing. Accept no substitutes.

 ;)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 16, 2015, 05:35:23 PM
They were the originals, and thus the real thing. Accept no substitutes.

I would love not to have to, if somebody can tell me where I can buy (a Creature) one at a reasonable price (i.e. not some nutty ebay seller who's asking a grand for one).

BTW, this has nothing to do with PC. If you were advocating putting the word "cigarettes" on new candy items, everybody should be against that. Vintage items are another thing altogether.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 05:44:03 PM
Yes agreed, vintage is great.    I want any Mummy version I can get.   The Universal Monster Candy boxes of course.

here is a vintage cheap auction that includes the Creature and its not a million dollars either.    Mike Scott, if you were looking.

I don't suppose its the 1963 since that would carry the copyright on the bottom but still its a start .    In fact I might snatch one up myself and then slowly replace them with the vintage ones.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Universal-Monster-Candy-5-Box-Set-Frankenstein-Wolfman-Creature-Dracula-/301722776971?hash=item464014358b:m:mZe5-k3N_kY5qmjiAOEKARA (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Universal-Monster-Candy-5-Box-Set-Frankenstein-Wolfman-Creature-Dracula-/301722776971?hash=item464014358b:m:mZe5-k3N_kY5qmjiAOEKARA)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 16, 2015, 05:51:12 PM
I don't suppose its the 1963 since that would carry the copyright on the bottom but still its a start .

Yeah, those are the '90s. or later ones. I've got a Creature one.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 06:06:50 PM
Yes any Mummy Candy box, Universal or 90's version.    Or did the company stop making the Mummy boxes after 1963?     Ill take whatever I can get as far as the mummy candy box goes.

I guess that auction is not what people are looking for or they would have sold out by now.        I thought it was a fair enough price but maybe I am easily fooled.

(yes I am)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 06:21:20 PM
Hey guys, the monster candy cigarettes in the tiny box's came out in the mid-sixties, around 63 or 64. I remember them. I have a few of the original box's, they have the date 1963 on them on an end flap. To find one today is tough, they are rare. I also have an original bag, dated 1963 that they came in. Clear bag with great graphics, originally contained 80 pieces, Glen Strange Frankenstein with house and tree in background on left, dracula shooting "rays" out of his eyes hitting frightened halloween cat, mummy comming up out of the ground, and a bat flying around. On the back, great image of wolfman and phantom. Saw it on e-bay years ago, couldn't believe one still existed! Hardly any bidders at the time, snagged it. Bag is dated 1963 Universal Pictures, by World Candy. I know you'll want pictures, but I don't have a camera to post, and really don't know how to do it anyway. Maybe someone else has a bag, or it could be found another way?

did you get a iPhone yet to snap a picture?  its easy to download to your desktop, then join photobucket like I did.   Once you have your own Photobucket account, its easy to copy and paste from there right into here.     WE ARE all DYING to see that bag you speak of.   
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 06:34:34 PM
These are the Candy Cigarettes from 1963 World Candies:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/15232893041_396ed52164_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pd5yoV)World Candies Monster Candy Cigarettes 1963 (https://flic.kr/p/pd5yoV) by poseablemonster (https://www.flickr.com/photos/poseablemonster/), on Flickr

Are these images strait off Flickr or does this belong to you, Poseable Monster?       I would sure love that mummy box.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 16, 2015, 06:37:58 PM
Here is an interesting link....   at the bottom a reader says these boxes are 1990's because Slovania, the place of printing, became independent around then.

http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=6947 (http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=6947)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 16, 2015, 11:36:51 PM
Yes any Mummy Candy box, Universal or 90's version.

If you want a Mummy, it'll have to be a '60s one. The later ones drop The Mummy.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 17, 2015, 02:04:19 AM
I wish so bad that I could get a picture of this original bag of these candies, right now it's the only one I know of that still exists! I remember them from Halloween trick or treating, getting many in my bag of "goodies" way back then. Back in the sixties, here in Reading, we had an A&P food store, along with an ACME, they were actually next to each other in the city on Penn Street, I sort of remember seeing the bags of them as a kid, all that great vintage (now) Halloween stuff back then, along with the great toy displays in the supermarkets on top of the  food shelves!  I only own 2 or 3 original 1963 boxes, otherwise, I'd let some go, but, they are really rare.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: darkmonkeygod on November 17, 2015, 02:46:51 AM
I wish so bad that I could get a picture of this original bag of these candies, right now it's the only one I know of that still exists!

I'd love to see it too. Where is it that you can't photograph it?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 17, 2015, 10:59:05 AM

Here is an '80's bag:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5771/22674310958_64da06baa2_z.jpg)


And a later version:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5834/23103935881_1ccf7b04e7_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 17, 2015, 12:00:36 PM
I wish so bad that I could get a picture of this original bag of these candies, right now it's the only one I know of that still exists! I remember them from Halloween trick or treating, getting many in my bag of "goodies" way back then. Back in the sixties, here in Reading, we had an A&P food store, along with an ACME, they were actually next to each other in the city on Penn Street, I sort of remember seeing the bags of them as a kid, all that great vintage (now) Halloween stuff back then, along with the great toy displays in the supermarkets on top of the  food shelves!  I only own 2 or 3 original 1963 boxes, otherwise, I'd let some go, but, they are really rare.

if you send your pic to one of us, we could post it for you.    send it via private email.

Monsters For Sale, thanks for posting those pictures.      are those bags yours?  hint: looking for a mummy
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 17, 2015, 12:10:20 PM
hint: looking for a mummy

Hint: No Mummy
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 17, 2015, 12:21:20 PM
I'd love to see it too. Where is it that you can't photograph it?

While he might be able to photograph it, I think he has serious problems with what to do thereafter. Note that he hasn't even uploaded an avatar for himself. And I've never seen him even use the QUOTE feature on this board, let alone copying and pasting anything.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Dr. Madd on November 17, 2015, 12:24:48 PM
I remember those! It's been a while, but I remember those. Do you guys remember a skeleton in a coffin where the bones were made of sweet tart stuff?
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 17, 2015, 12:29:01 PM
Do you guys remember a skeleton in a coffin where the bones were made of sweet tart stuff?

I think those are pictured in a thread about monster food, or something.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 17, 2015, 01:39:58 PM
if you send your pic to one of us, we could post it for you.    send it via private email.

Monsters For Sale, thanks for posting those pictures.      are those bags yours?  hint: looking for a mummy

I have one of the later bags.

There were also some bags after that.  I remember seeing them in a Dollar Tree Store.  But those bags had Monster Candy mixed in with other similar boxes with Popeye and other early cartoon characters on them.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 17, 2015, 06:42:29 PM
Hepcat, is that a "serious" problem??
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 17, 2015, 07:38:07 PM
Not if you don't care about showing off your stuff.

 :-\
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 17, 2015, 08:39:23 PM
Hepcat, it's not a priority of mine, joined this group for conversation and sharing memories,  hope that's not a serious problem.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 17, 2015, 09:05:51 PM
No, not at all. Just like you I'm here to share info as best I can.

 :-\

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on November 18, 2015, 07:22:39 AM
Here is an interesting link....   at the bottom a reader says these boxes are 1990's because Slovania, the place of printing, became independent around then.

[url]http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=6947[/url] ([url]http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/?p=6947[/url])


Interesting.  There's one way to date some of them.

Here's a shot of my vintage set...

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e49/zman1981/11760244_10206098764181205_2678830451789622396_n_zpsrkkztxff.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/user/zman1981/media/11760244_10206098764181205_2678830451789622396_n_zpsrkkztxff.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 18, 2015, 08:51:02 AM
Nice Mummy!   I just got a new set off eBay for under 10.00.      No mummy.      but still its a start.

Skully, I know its not a priority, but I would be glad to help you upload a picture of the vintage candy bag with the wild graphics for all of us to see.

You did express great excitement about wanting to show us a picture and it would make everybody's day to see such a unique item, that no one else has seen.

let me know, I have a photo bucket account, thats how I post pictures here.      You could send me a pic off your phone and I could post it.

please think about it.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 18, 2015, 09:00:43 AM
I wish so bad that I could get a picture of this original bag of these candies, right now it's the only one I know of that still exists! I remember them from Halloween trick or treating, getting many in my bag of "goodies" way back then. Back in the sixties, here in Reading, we had an A&P food store, along with an ACME, they were actually next to each other in the city on Penn Street, I sort of remember seeing the bags of them as a kid, all that great vintage (now) Halloween stuff back then, along with the great toy displays in the supermarkets on top of the  food shelves!  I only own 2 or 3 original 1963 boxes, otherwise, I'd let some go, but, they are really rare.

Do your original boxes have the cigarette word along the bottom?    Do you possibly have a mummy you might want to trade for something?     Would love to see a picture of the boxes you have too.

its great to share!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 19, 2015, 12:45:19 AM
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_001016.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_001002.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_000820.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_000810.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_000842.jpg)

Ok guys.  I know a few of you offered to help me load some pictures, and I really appreciate it, but I left my son do it for me, a little less "painful" that way, for me. I openly admit, I'm NOT good with these things on the computer, but, you already knew that.  I hope that these are ok for you, this is the "original"1963 bag that these came in. I also took photos of my Mummy box, it's not in the best shape, but as mentioned, really scarce, I only have one or two others of the other monsters buried somewhere in a box. If I had duplicates, I'd trade, but unfortunately I don't, least right now anyway.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 19, 2015, 12:47:26 AM


Oh, that's a cool bag!

I'd love to find a full bag of those cigarettes at a garage sale.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 19, 2015, 01:13:24 AM
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/cf23f044-89c3-46b8-b343-5503849aa89e.jpg)

My son just now re-sized the front of the bag photo for you.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: darkmonkeygod on November 19, 2015, 02:58:57 AM
Ok guys.  I know a few of you offered to help me load some pictures, and I really appreciate it, but I left my son do it for me, a little less "painful" that way, for me.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, and thank your son too, please!


Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 19, 2015, 08:41:04 AM
THANKS SKULLY.  that bag is unbelievable!   worth a small fortune.    or big fortune.

those graphics are classic indeed.     
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on November 19, 2015, 10:06:52 AM
Oh, my!  Thank you so much for sharing.  Would love to see photos of the other boxes WHEN and IF you come upon them.  Again, outstanding and thank you!!!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on November 19, 2015, 10:29:32 AM
Skully, I would love to share these photos in my Facebook monster collecting group.  I would keep it anonymous, not that I know your name anyhow... ;-),  but would love your blessing.  Here is a link to my group...https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445540492420268/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1445540492420268/)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 19, 2015, 11:00:10 AM
Very cool bag, skully! A rare treat, indeed!

If you don't mind I'll put the pics in the "Media" 1960s Various Monsters folder.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 19, 2015, 12:32:43 PM
I hope that these are ok for you, this is the "original"1963 bag that these came in.

OK?!!! Oh man, that bag is totally awesome! I've never seen one before.

 8)

Thank you for taking the trouble to post the pics for the rest of us.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 19, 2015, 12:51:05 PM
Hey guys, if anyone wants to post photos of these, please do!  Glad you like them. Although not monster related, this company also produced in the same format Flintstones candy cigs from the same time period or earlier. With my son's hectic schedule, I'll try to get him to post some more pics of neat stuff!!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 19, 2015, 07:10:41 PM
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_185619.jpg)

Hey guys, while we're talking monster candy, here's another piece that I think you'll like, wax filled syrup monsters still on the card.  Anther rare item to find, mid-sixties vintage.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 19, 2015, 07:24:42 PM
Oh my word! Unbelievable!

 :o

I strongly suggest you continue resisting the temptation to tear apart the card and bite into those delicious syrup-filled beauties though!

 ;)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on November 19, 2015, 08:54:09 PM
Another rare item to find, mid-sixties vintage.

And another one I've never seen! Thanks for posting it!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 19, 2015, 08:59:17 PM
As you can tell, one or two of the wax figures leaked a bit ,  this is how I found this piece, it looks the same now as it did 15 years ago when I  purchased it.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on November 19, 2015, 11:37:54 PM
What year do you think they could be from? I'm thinking 1967.

 ???
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: jimm on November 20, 2015, 01:14:00 AM
Great stuff!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 20, 2015, 02:19:28 AM
Tough to tell when they were released, I know the card has a zip code, the price printed on the card is still pretty low though,  I remember buying these in single form on a card around 1965 for about 5 cents, so 5 of them would be about 25 cents, I'd probably guess around 1965 or 66.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 20, 2015, 08:59:33 AM
SHAZAM!    What other treasures do you have?!?!?!?    You saved everything, how on earth did you parents not throw stuff out?    All my cool monster stuff from my childhood is gone.   

I am so grateful that you are sharing your pics, more please?     

(this might explain why I buy all the cool stuff from back then and I pay thru the roof for it, but I don't care.)


Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on November 20, 2015, 01:34:19 PM
Well, I wish I had saved all my monster stuff that I had as a kid, but, like you, and most all of us here, it all got thrown away too. I was actually remembering from memory buying these things as a kid and the price of them back then.  This particular piece was purchased by me about 15 years ago, it was actually found in an old corner variety store that closed up years ago, here in Reading, there was a box or 2 of old items that were found inside, ready to be thrown out!!!  I too buy the cool stuff from back then, and, I've been known to pay through the roof too sometimes.  Just remember, when I was a kid growing up in the late fifties and sixties, the toys we all had were just that, toys. They were meant to be played with, they certainly were, and after a while, usually discarded. We didn't realize back then the future collectability of these items, they were meant to be played with, not saved.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: hugohernandez on November 20, 2015, 06:55:35 PM
I still play with my new toys.   actually what I do, if the item is small enough, I will bring it to work and set it in front of my computer, and look down at it from time to time.    The people at work love this stuff, and a couple people have started their own collection.

There is a Elwar mystery button thread you should check out, Skully.    You might dig the pics I posted of some new found 1st run monster buttons.

Heck, you might even own a set, who knows, but check out that thread, the artwork on the buttons is (insert Universal's Monster voice from their videos here) "To Die For."       
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: zman1981 on April 07, 2018, 09:29:51 AM
I still play with my new toys.   actually what I do, if the item is small enough, I will bring it to work and set it in front of my computer, and look down at it from time to time.    The people at work love this stuff, and a couple people have started their own collection.

There is a Elwar mystery button thread you should check out, Skully.    You might dig the pics I posted of some new found 1st run monster buttons.

Heck, you might even own a set, who knows, but check out that thread, the artwork on the buttons is (insert Universal's Monster voice from their videos here) "To Die For."     
Recently scored a few older boxes.  These are the only non "cigarette" boxes that I have seen with copyright info...(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180407/3015fb9dde1e12809944ae3ef6553992.jpg)

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Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 08, 2018, 12:23:54 AM
I was watching these also, but declined to bid.  These probably came out a year or 2, or more, from the original ones that said "cigarettes" on the box,  I'm sure they are still scarce because of the year and copyright on them.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monolith on April 14, 2018, 04:51:14 PM
The wax syrup-filled monsters Skully pictured above are really rare and great. I have this wax syrup-filled monster which I've had since I was a kid. I remember biting a small piece off in the back to drink the syrup out of. And I still have him. I think he's different than any of the ones pictured above. He looks like a Frankenstein type monster.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14852364764_a75082bbee_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oCsfAy)Vintage Wax Syrup-Filled Monster (https://flic.kr/p/oCsfAy) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on April 14, 2018, 06:50:45 PM
He looks like a Frankenstein type monster.

Oh, definitely!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 14, 2018, 11:51:23 PM
Monolith!!  It's so neat that you still retained this monster memory!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monolith on April 16, 2018, 01:12:34 AM
Monolith!!  It's so neat that you still retained this monster memory!

Thanks! I wish I kept the other ones, too, but they are long, long, gone.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 16, 2018, 11:57:15 AM
Monolith,  do you remember what year it was from? 
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on April 16, 2018, 03:52:32 PM
The wax syrup-filled monsters Skully pictured above are really rare and great.

Indeed they are!

I have this wax syrup-filled monster which I've had since I was a kid. I remember biting a small piece off in the back to drink the syrup out of. And I still have him. I think he's different than any of the ones pictured above. He looks like a Frankenstein type monster.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5555/14852364764_a75082bbee_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oCsfAy)Vintage Wax Syrup-Filled Monster (https://flic.kr/p/oCsfAy) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr

I remember syrup filled wax cigars being sold loose individually in my neck of the woods, but I don't remember any specific wax figures.

 ???
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 17, 2018, 12:30:30 AM
Hep, back in the day (60's), there were lots of syrup-filled wax novelties, I sort of remember the cigars, and I remember syrup-filled pencils among others, as well as these monsters. There were single monsters packaged with a cardboard back, and I honestly can't recall just how many boxes of the Phoenix Monster candies I bought, but it was sure a lot, I can still remember them in all the corner stores here in Reading buying them after school. I can still remember standing in line, finally telling the cashier "2 of that, 3 of that, 5 of that", and watching them grab the gems out of the boxes putting them into small bags and paying mere pennies, what fun!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2018, 01:24:29 AM
I honestly can't recall just how many boxes of the Phoenix Monster candies I bought

I assume when the candy was gone, you threw away the boxes? (faint!)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 17, 2018, 03:07:50 PM
Hey Mike!  Well, once in a while I would cut up a box for the back picture, and kept them for a while with my monster gum cards (had tons of these too),  it was just considered another neat monster item at the time.  I have said this many, many times before, no one knew, or even imagined what these items would be worth one day,  to a 9 or 10 year old at the time, it was just another,neat,new monster thing that was being seen practically all the time back then.  Those small "mom-and pop" corner variety stores here in Reading at the time really hold some special memories for me with all the monster stuff that I bought as a kid.  Believe me Mike, I too almost faint when I think about it!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2018, 03:25:01 PM
Believe me Mike, I too almost faint when I think about it!

We were no visionaries.  :(
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on April 17, 2018, 03:51:08 PM
I have said this many, many times before, no one knew, or even imagined what these items would be worth one day....

Screw the question of "worth"; that's for philistines. I just want to have more of all that neat stuff!

Those small "mom-and pop" corner variety stores here in Reading at the time really hold some special memories for me with all the monster stuff that I bought as a kid.

I used to feel that way about old mom and pop variety stores until the late nineties or so. Once my collection of kids' stuff exceeded the wildest dreams I had as a kid though, I lost that longing/pining/sadness I used to feel.

 :)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 17, 2018, 04:27:22 PM
Hep,  it is tough to "screw the question" of worth with items like these now a days, for those of us in the know.  We collect these items because we like them and remember them, and yes, I surely did find some of these items put to the curb ready to be taken away in the trash years ago when a mom and pop store was purchased and renovated into apartments,the owners had no idea what they were throwing away.  If one only looks at "worth", well, then I guess you could go out on a limb and call the person philistine, but for us that remember, it's much different. We were there with the early culture of these items,they were an early part of our life.  However, I still have a sadness and longing, be it only for the memories of a time long gone.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2018, 05:22:43 PM
Screw the question of "worth"; that's for philistines.

I think of the worth of these things every time I try to buy one of them.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: skully on April 17, 2018, 10:53:32 PM
Mike,  for sure!!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on April 18, 2018, 11:35:18 AM
I think of the worth of these things every time I try to buy one of them.

That's the part that rankles me as well.

 >:(
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monolith on April 26, 2018, 12:16:15 AM
Monolith,  do you remember what year it was from?

I don't remember what year I got it. Sometime late '60's to early '70's.

Here's another monster candy...

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/14989031430_93ef1babc7_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQwGQo)1960's Monster Grab Bag and Contents (https://flic.kr/p/oQwGQo) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monolith on April 26, 2018, 05:44:11 PM
Here's a pic of the candy that was inside the World monster boxes that I bought in the mid 1990's...

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2946/15393979406_c67e881f8b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/psjaL3)Monster Candy (https://flic.kr/p/psjaL3) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on April 26, 2018, 07:54:13 PM
Here's a pic of the candy that was inside the World monster boxes that I bought in the mid 1990's...

That's candy? Looks like strips of paper. (Probably tastes like it, too!)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monolith on April 28, 2018, 01:39:14 PM
That's candy? Looks like strips of paper. (Probably tastes like it, too!)

I never ate any of it. It looks to me like a combination of sugar and chalk.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on April 29, 2018, 02:05:10 PM
Well there's no way I would have been able to resist eating the candy. In fact back in 2005 or so I opened a pack of 1960 Topps Funny Valentines A cards which I'd bought for the wrapper:

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

I then ate the gum. It was crumbly and there was a bit of bitterness to it as well as the sweetness. Overall it wasn't very good.

 cl:) 
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: a71678 on May 03, 2018, 07:58:41 PM
Yep, that's what was inside the World Candy monster boxes when I was a kid. They switched from "candy sticks" (cigarettes) sometime in the mid- to late '80s when there was the big push to curb smoking in G and PG movies, ban cigarette sponsorships in major league sports, etc. They were about the same texture as Topps gum (which is to say harder than a brick) and tasted like SweeTarts, IIRC. I'm not sure when they switched back to "candy sticks," but I like them a lot better!
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: horrorhunter on September 02, 2018, 04:25:45 PM
My blow mold candy containers from the '60s:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1780/29018220657_6296ab69cc_b.jpg)

The candy was small beads stored in the plastic tubes. I had many of these as a kid in the '60s but time ripped them away. These I bought from an eBay seller.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 02, 2018, 04:27:49 PM

That Devil looks just like the Mold-A-Rama sculpt.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: horrorhunter on September 02, 2018, 04:34:27 PM
That Devil looks just like the Mold-A-Rama sculpt.
Yeah, that devil sculpt saw a lot of mileage back in the day. I have a saved eBay search for "Halloween devil" and still haven't bought any others because they usually sell for more than I'm willing to pay. Love the sculpt.  >:D

>:D
 
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>:D
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Proteuscrow on September 17, 2018, 12:00:37 AM
There's a new tie out with the Monster Candy art on it -
https://www.etsy.com/listing/640120759/monsters-necktie?ref=shop_home_active_3 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/640120759/monsters-necktie?ref=shop_home_active_3)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: MadCow on September 17, 2018, 09:40:11 PM
There's a new tie out with the Monster Candy art on it -
https://www.etsy.com/listing/640120759/monsters-necktie?ref=shop_home_active_3 (https://www.etsy.com/listing/640120759/monsters-necktie?ref=shop_home_active_3)

That's awesome. I used to wear themed ties back in my banking days. I totally would have worn that.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: horrorhunter on September 17, 2018, 10:27:52 PM
Chewable flavored wax Halloween items:

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2b/8a/a4/2b8aa4eb0f933e12fb223f47e025a927.jpg) (https://i.pinimg.com/originals/cc/64/2b/cc642bbc6a7170ae896c3b55bcff520c.jpg)

(http://www.gaggifts.com/assets/images/WAXY_11.jpg)

Nik-L-Nip wasn't monster oriented but was similar to the syrup filled wax monsters.

(http://www.collectingcandy.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/CC_Nik-L-Nip-and-other-candy-wax-novelties_Title-Plate.jpg)

Like these guys...

(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20151119_185619.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on September 19, 2018, 12:18:52 PM
Oh man! I remember the Wowee Whistles, but I think they were sold loose bereft of packaging. However they were sold they're mega cool. Mmmmmmm, so good, and so good for you!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on September 19, 2018, 12:24:23 PM
Two of my favourite things, Cracker Jack and halloween!

(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/11/3d/e6/113de649062ea0c3d164e71f223dda4f.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on January 16, 2019, 01:22:52 PM
Now here's another interesting item from Freddie Poe's collection that he got from Zacherley:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Zach%20Candy_zpsgtwbh1r0.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Zach%20candy%202_zpsoiyxeaqn.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Zach%20Candy%203_zpsv3zcrasm.jpg)

The box suggests that we monster kids collect all four and Freddie surmises that Vampira, Dr. Shock and Ghoulardi were viable candidates to fill out the set. Unfortunately neither of us can tell you any more about these candy boxes. Does anybody here have any further insight with regard to their origin or contents?

 ???

Interesting that there's no expiry date on the $1.00 Zacherley poster offer. It should still be good therefore!

 8)



Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 16, 2019, 01:33:50 PM
...The box suggests that we monster kids collect all four and Freddie surmises that Vampira, Dr. Shock and Ghoulardi were viable candidates to fill out the set. Unfortunately neither of us can tell you any more about these candy boxes. Does anybody here have any further insight with regard to their origin or contents?...   


Here you go:  http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1722.msg225219#msg225219 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1722.msg225219#msg225219)
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on January 16, 2019, 02:14:49 PM
Here you go: 

[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1722.msg225219#msg225219[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=1722.msg225219#msg225219[/url])


Hah! So they're fan pieces done in 2008 by our own Mike Scott and Gasport.

 ;D
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on January 23, 2019, 01:16:23 PM
Here's a good article on monster candy:

Monster Candies - Stew Miller (https://gunaxin.com/brief-history-monster-candies)

 8)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on January 23, 2019, 04:04:46 PM
Hah! So they're fan pieces done in 2008 by our own Mike Scott and Gasport.

OMG! Has it been a decade?

And there was a expiration date on that Zach poster. Dec. 31, 1969.  ;D
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on January 23, 2019, 10:23:09 PM
Here's a good article on monster candy:

He got the line-up wrong on the World Candies boxes. The '60s set has a Mummy, which was later replaced with The Phantom.

And he didn't have the Phoenix boxes.
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Hepcat on January 24, 2019, 10:07:28 AM
Yeah, he's a bad man. There's quite a few good monster candies he missed. He should be blackballed from joining UMA.

 C:)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2019, 11:29:40 AM
Just sayin'!  ;D
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: ZaiDejrio on February 11, 2019, 08:21:08 PM
What are the measurements on these boxes?

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/15232893041_396ed52164_h.jpg)

Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: Mike Scott on February 11, 2019, 11:36:26 PM
What are the measurements on these boxes?

2 5/8" H x 7/8" W x 3/8" D
Title: Re: Monster candy??
Post by: ZaiDejrio on February 11, 2019, 11:49:04 PM
2 5/8" H x 7/8" W x 3/8" D

Thanks!