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Collecting Monsters => Vintage Monster Toys => Topic started by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 10:01:15 AM

Title: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 10:01:15 AM
Post your images of favourite monster/horror/sci-fi collectibles here!

I'll start with these great pictures of the fabulous SPP monster wallets:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/walletdz9.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Mummywallet.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/sppphantomfk4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/sppdracda4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/sppfrankpm0.jpg)


cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 10:12:18 AM
Here's a picture of James Bama's original art to the Aurora Creature and Mummy kits.

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

I've always wondered who the original owner is and how he got his hands on it.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 10:12:50 AM
Here's a scan of my Creepy 1:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy1.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monster Bob on May 13, 2016, 01:40:29 PM
Here's a picture of James Bama's original art to the Aurora Creature and Mummy kits.

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ABama.jpg[/url])

I've always wondered who the original owner is and how he got his hands on it.

 ???



It was on eBay. I remember clearly.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 02:20:02 PM
Do you remember whether it created a lot of excitement and much bidding?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 04:32:38 PM
Haunted Hulk (MPC, 1963):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MyHauntedHulk1_zps3610d124.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 04:47:02 PM
MPC Monsters (Haunted Hulk ('63), Pop-Top Horrors ('64), Unbreakable Weird Monsters ('64), Red MPC Monsters from the Checker Set, Daffy Daddy-Ohs ('64), Glow Recasts ('80s)):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MPCMonsters_1_zpsuhipwvcp.jpg)

Also in the pic are some MPC Monster knock-offs (Henal Horror Head Rings and Vending Display Card ('60s), MPC Witch Cake-Topper, all 3 smaller MPC Monster Knock-Offs that we assume are from the '60s and were sold in vending machines).
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 04:54:27 PM
Hamilton's Invaders Playset (Remco, 1964):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HamiltonsInvadersSears12pc_2_zps0ac8e466.jpg)

Shown is my 12-pc Sears HI Playset that I bought off eBay a few years ago. When I was 5 back in 1964 I got the big 17-pc set for Christmas.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 05:01:46 PM
Marx Universal Monsters (Teal ('63), Orange ('64), Green (PlastiMarx, '80s), Palmer Monsters ('64), Monster Flats (Best Plastic Corp., '60s, sold in Horror Monsters Grab Bags for 5 cents)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/marxmons2_zps9c277593.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 05:12:14 PM
Horror Monsters Grab Bags (Best Plastics Corp., '60s):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/BestFigures_zpsxylia5ma.jpg)

For a nickel you got 2 dino flats, another toy (sometimes a monster flat), and candy (usually Sourlets), all in an unsealed paper bag with the iconic art. The honor system worked better back in the '60s it would seem.

There are 14 different Best Dinosaurs which are hard to find now. The Best Monster Flats consist of 5 monsters and 2 cavemen, and these are fairly plentiful due to warehouse finds from the '90s and maybe afterward.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 05:14:30 PM
King Kong Jungle Set (MPC, 1967):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MPCKKJS1_zpsuagzc8xo.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 05:16:09 PM
King Kong Window Box Set (MPC, 1967):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MPCKKWBS1_zpsa9ou9eau.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Gory Glenn on May 13, 2016, 05:37:42 PM
1962 Marx "The Great Garloo". I had one as a kid. Thought it was the coolest thing ever!

(http://www.serioustoyz.com/ItemImages/000005/MICKgreatGarlooMIBA_lg.jpeg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 05:50:18 PM
Haunted Hulk (MPC, 1963):

Seeing a Haunted Hulk is always a pleasure.

Hamilton's Invaders Playset (Remco, 1964):

Shown is my 12-pc Sears HI Playset that I bought off eBay a few years ago. When I was 5 back in 1964 I got the big 17-pc set for Christmas.

Oh man! What a fabulous score for a five year old kid!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 06:19:25 PM
Oh man! What a fabulous score for a five year old!

 8)
It was really awesome! I still have a few pieces from the original set like the Hamilton Spider and the Blue Defenders. Sadly, the rest was played with until it fell apart. Most of the HI stuff didn't hold up well because the bigger bugs and vehicles were made of hard plastic with pull-string motors, and the cave is corrugated cardboard. No wonder the stuff sells for so much now considering the attrition which resulted in a true scarcity of undamaged (or slightly damaged) HI pieces. Most of it that shows up on eBay is somewhat-to-badly damaged, but once in awhile a really nice HI piece or playset becomes available and those are the ones which are so expensive.

I would like to purchase a nice MIB Sears 17-pc playset like the one I had as a kid, but if one ever comes up for sale it would probably cost more than I would be willing to pay. I currently have a flawless Horrible Hamilton, a Dwarf Tank, a Mosquito Jeep (all working), several loose Blue Defenders, MIB Sears 12-pc HI Playset, MIB Blue HI Helmet, MIB HI Grenade Pistol, and the remnants of my old 17-pc set which I turned into a custom playset, so I'm very happy with my HI collection. That MIB HI Sears 17-pc Playset is a dream floating in the Monsterkid sky... but maybe one day.  :-\  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2016, 06:30:39 PM
Creature Collectibles!

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MyCreatureCollection_1_zpsayknrrcx.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MyCreatureCollection_3_zpsmc8d2uxl.jpg)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: CerebusLives on May 13, 2016, 06:41:28 PM
You guys have some amazing collections.  Scouring the pictures and the boards for stuff to keep an eye out for.   The wallets made the list for sure

The two items I've been partial so far in my limited knowledge of collecting monsters. I've always wanted the Jim Beam bourbon holders both Frankenstein and Dracula I think those would look like the cats pajamas atop a bookcase with a couple of orange tea lights...spooky
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2016, 11:32:02 PM
The wallets made the list for sure


Here's my own personal SPP monster wallet story:

It was a Saturday morning in April or May of 1964. My mission: to go door to door in downtown London and sell fifteen Globe & Mail newspapers for fifteen cents each. The reward, five cents per paper sold plus an SPP monster wallet of my choice!

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

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

These wallets were perhaps the coolest things that I'd ever seen and I absolutely, positively had to reach the target.

But the Globe & Mail was a pig of a paper and very tough to sell in London. First of all, the Globe & Mail was Toronto based. The London Free Press was the paper of choice for most Londoners. Secondly, the Saturday Free Press cost only a dime. Thirdly, coming all the way from Toronto, the Globe & Mail had to be printed much earlier and so didn't contain that many sports scores from the previous day. Fourthly, the Saturday Free Press was loaded with features including a coloured comic section. The Globe & Mail was comparatively drab and had no comparable comic section. Finally, on Saturdays a whopping three editions of the Free Press were published, the regular Free Press published early in the morning, the London Evening Free Press published in mid-afternoon and the Night Final which included various afternoon race results for punters and sundry other horse degenerates.

What did the Globe & Mail have to offer in return? Just the best business section of any newspaper in Canada. So I could only hope to sell the thing to stuffy old businessmen or the odd deluded Torontophile. The maximum I'd ever sold before was six or seven papers. I really had my job cut out for me.

But I could not fail! I flung myself into the task with avid, wild-eyed enthusiasm! And my efforts bore fruit. Nearing the end of the afternoon I'd sold eleven papers; then one more. So close, so close, but yet so far.... Time was up.

But then, an idea! I bought the remaining three copies of the stupid rag myself! And there they were, a whole box of wallets from which I, one of the successful newspaper boys, could choose! "I want the Mummy, I want the Mummy" was the popular refrain I was hearing from other boys. I, however, had a mind of my own and I chose shrewdly - the Creature-Wolfman wallet!

And the three papers I had bought myself? No problem. I sold one to my father and two to neighbours on my own street! Easy sales indeed
.
And I was now the proud owner of a wallet like no other in the school yard! Shortly thereafter I caught on as a morning paperboy for the London Free Press (a real newspaper) with my own thirty paper delivery route which actually took me less than ten minutes since the houses were all on the same block. And there I was, proud as a peacock brandishing my super cool monster wallet as I went collecting from my customers every week, a wallet that I had incidentally earned stuffing the crappy Globe & Mail down customers' throats just a few months previously!

Unfortunately, my wallet's change purse started coming apart in less than a year (cheap bloody plastic) so I very sensibly threw it out. I mean what do you need a wallet for anymore if it's all falling apart? Right? Right?!

Now I've since managed to acquire the Mummy-Dracula and Frankenstein-Phantom wallets:

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

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

But another Creature-Wolfman wallet continues to elude me to this very day.


hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: CerebusLives on May 14, 2016, 06:51:01 AM
Very cool Hep indeed! I'm sure the stars will align soon and that wallet will no longer be allusive.  The fact that something like that got thrown isn't lost can't even begin to think all the comics my mom threw out because I'd leave them out to long  :-[
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 14, 2016, 09:07:55 AM
1962 Marx "The Great Garloo". I had one as a kid. Thought it was the coolest thing ever!


My mother used to haunt the Kresge, Woolworths, Zellers and Metropolitan stores in downtown London looking for bargains I suppose. As a youngster I was invariably in tow. I didn't mind of course as there was always the chance I could score a dish of ice cream at the restaurant counter these stores typically featured. And of course there was never a shortage of other items to capture a young boy's interest, little turtles, goldfish, budgies, the bulk candy counter and all those toys! It was on one of those trips to Kresge that I came face to face with a Great Garloo, which I immediately brought to my mother's attention. With a sticker price in the fifteen dollar area, there was just no chance I'd be given one though.

How many of you UMA members remember this commercial?

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0p0WRhAp9o#)

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 14, 2016, 07:06:57 PM
Here are some pictures of the Universal Monsters lunch box from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBox.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBox2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBoxside4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBoxside3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBoxside2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBoxside.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBoxinside.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterLunchBoxThermos.jpg)

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

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterThermos.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterThermos4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterThermos3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterThermos2.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 15, 2016, 01:55:00 PM
Creepy Crawlers (Mattel, 1964):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Thingmaker1_zps44aaf045.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Thingmaker3_zpsb91f2386.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Thingmaker4_zpsbaa34c5f.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 15, 2016, 01:57:19 PM
Fright Factory (Mattel, 1966):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/frightfactory2_zps6953cde4.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 15, 2016, 02:15:47 PM
Mattel Thingmakers are way up high on my list of  the greatest toys of all time.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 15, 2016, 04:10:08 PM
Hepcat,
That Universal Monster lunchbox is in amazing condition. Where did you find it? What a great score!!!

Love the Creepy Crawler stuff as well. I have the old 1960's set, but I don't have the box. Very cool!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 15, 2016, 06:18:29 PM
That Universal Monster lunchbox is in amazing condition. Where did you find it? What a great score!!!


I bought the Universal Monsters lunch box on Ebay in 2007-09 from a dealer who specialized in lunch boxes. It's never used new old stock.

This Tom Corbett lunch box is one of the other ones I bought at the time:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpaceCadetLunchbox.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpaceCadetLunchbox2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpaceCadetLunchbox3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpaceCadetLunchbox4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpaceCadetLunchbox5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpaceCadetLunchbox6.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 16, 2016, 11:05:24 AM
This Tom Corbett lunch box is one of the other ones I bought at the time:

They have this one at an antique store not too far from me. It's a bit weathered, with some rusting. They want $50 for it.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 16, 2016, 11:11:31 AM
That would be a reasonable though not a great price for one in that condition.

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 16, 2016, 05:23:37 PM
Most of the HI stuff didn't hold up well because the bigger bugs and vehicles were made of hard plastic with pull-string motors, and the cave is corrugated cardboard. No wonder the stuff sells for so much now considering the attrition which resulted in a true scarcity of undamaged (or slightly damaged) HI pieces. Most of it that shows up on eBay is somewhat-to-badly damaged, but once in awhile a really nice HI piece or playset becomes available and those are the ones which are so expensive.


Here are a couple of shots of my own Hamilton's Invaders items:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HamiltonInvaders4.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2016, 05:43:14 PM
Dinosaur Monsters No. 873 Carded Set (MPC, 1964):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MPC1stSeriesCardedDinos_zpsc1286428.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2016, 05:48:15 PM
Strange Change, The Lost World No. 4581 (Mattel, 1967):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/StrangeChangeTLW3_zpscfc1b240.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/StrangeChangeTLW4_zpsd4bed0e4.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/StrangeChangeTLW1_zpsadd356a9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 16, 2016, 09:02:37 PM
Fright Factory (Mattel, 1966):

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/frightfactory2_zps6953cde4.jpg[/url])


Saw this in an antique mall today. In great condition too. They wanted $125 for it.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2016, 09:41:15 PM
House Of Secrets #92 (1st Swamp Thing):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HouseOfSecrets92_zpsca8c6dba.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2016, 09:48:59 PM
Web Of Horror #s 1-3 (Sproul, 1969/1970):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/web1_zpsae554e57.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/web2_zps71df6f7f.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/web3_zps8fd1b473.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2016, 09:01:40 AM
Here are scans of some of my cards from the fabled Topps You'll Die Laughing set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AYoullDieLaughing-1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/04-12-201284652PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/04-12-201284655PM.jpg)

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

I also have the five cent wrapper:

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

 8)

But not the box:

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

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2016, 10:08:41 AM
Here are scans of some of my cards from the fabled Topps You'll Die Laughing set:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AYoullDieLaughing-1.jpg[/url])

Great set, Hep! I thought about posting mine but decided to leave that honor to you.  :)

The Jack Davis You'll Die Laughing set was the first monster trading card set... and the best!  ;)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2016, 10:35:53 AM
I agree! It was both the first and it's still the best!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 17, 2016, 10:58:20 AM
I don't know much about these cards. Didn't they do a photo version from the old B/W movies? I had a friend that a had a stack of them back in the early 1970's.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2016, 12:24:34 PM
Your friend's cards would have been from the Topps Creature Features set of 1973:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/15-01-2013104410PM-1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/15-01-2013104433PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/15-01-2013104436PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 17, 2016, 05:40:42 PM
Yep, that's them. That was the year I remember seeing them.
After that craze died, the Wacky Packages started up. I was really into the Wacky Packages, and have a nice collection of them.
 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: monsterloco on May 17, 2016, 07:23:44 PM
Man it hurts to see all the things my generation missed

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2016, 10:44:32 PM
We'll hurt you more then in coming weeks  That's our plan!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 17, 2016, 10:55:47 PM
My Marx Nutty Mads and Blame Its:

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/zwmbnk.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 18, 2016, 08:54:42 AM
Wow! Great visuals! I've always loved the plethora of colours in which the Nutty Mads were made available.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 18, 2016, 09:06:58 AM
Here are some pictures I've taken of the my main model display cabinet in my monster room.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3173_zpsea8058c8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3174_zpsea461e53.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3177_zps0d586899.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Hepcatlookingattshirt-1.jpg)

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Astyxmodel2-1.jpg)

And here are pictures of Styx(? - 2015 R.I.P.) with a few of  my Aurora monster kits:

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

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

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 18, 2016, 10:43:29 AM
 :o :o :o

Just love this thread!  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 18, 2016, 09:15:55 PM
My Marx Weird-Ohs and Elwar UniMon pinback buttons:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MarxWeirdOhsElwarButtons_zpsrpp3pdzw.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 19, 2016, 10:54:15 AM
Why don't you keep your Marx Weird-Ohs closer to your Nutty Mads? They're all part of the same broader series.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 19, 2016, 11:50:30 AM
My Hasbro Marble Maze:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MarbleMaze.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MarbleMazeGame2.jpg)

Ghost Town, Haunted Mountains, Devil's Pass, Red Witch, Shark Lake, Crocodile Swamp, Tiger Valley, Man-Eating Plants, I mean how could any young boy resist the lure of such horrors?

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 19, 2016, 11:51:11 AM
Why don't you keep your Marx Weird-Ohs closer to your Nutty Mads? They're all part of the same broader series.

 ???
Two reasons. It would be a lot of work to rearrange everything, and I like the variety of having some things displayed with somewhat different types of collectibles. Still, they all fit together since they're monster items.

The things that I religiously keep in order are comics, monster mags, and trading cards, because otherwise I could never find anything.  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 19, 2016, 11:54:36 AM
My Anchor-Hocking UniMon Glasses and Monster Superballs:

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/1y4ha8.jpg)

The picture isn't too sharp because I had to hold the camera very high to get a straight-on pic since these are on an upper shelf.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 19, 2016, 11:57:07 AM
My Monster Soakies and some premium rings, pinbacks, and other odds and ends:

(http://oi66.tinypic.com/fk45d0.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 19, 2016, 12:08:44 PM
The picture isn't too sharp because I had to hold the camera very high to get a straight-on pic since these are on an upper shelf.

Stand on a chair next time!

 ;)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 19, 2016, 12:34:48 PM
Stand on a chair next time!

 ;)
I thought about that, but nahhh... too much trouble.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 20, 2016, 07:38:12 AM
Here is the display cabinet in which I store my lunch boxes, board games and other cool stuff:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3166_zpscf9768ae.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3167_zps6fd28396.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3171_zps79acadfc.jpg)

And here are some pics of a couple of my monster themed board games:

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

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

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 21, 2016, 01:56:41 PM
Here then are shots of some of my Spook Stories cards, stickers and wrappers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Spook Stories were the first non-sport cards I collected aggressively as a kid.

tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: ChrisW on May 21, 2016, 08:29:45 PM
You asked for a favorite, here it is.

King Zor was a favorite when I was young, and finding one in the 1980s at a flea market  was a highlight. I didn't have a pic of mine handy but this one off of the net will suit just fine. Mine doesn't have the cracks in the legs.

(http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm131/ChrisWhiteStudio/KingZor_zpslh6p092z.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 22, 2016, 08:39:57 AM
I was unaware of King Zor as a kid. I first learned of King Zor from this book in 1996:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61XP0f2MjrL._SX377_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

It's been way up high on my mega cool list ever since!

 ;)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: ChrisW on May 22, 2016, 04:30:24 PM
Bruegman's book introduced me to a lot of cool toys I was unaware of as a kid.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 22, 2016, 06:22:26 PM
Hamilton's Invaders were another line of toys about which I learned from Bruegman's book. Here's the set Raycastile just sold on Ebay:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster1_zpsf8ywdpgj.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on May 22, 2016, 06:31:05 PM
(http://gobacktothepast.com/wpsys/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Rom-Toy-box.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 23, 2016, 10:37:33 PM
The greatest action hero of them all may have been Reptilicus. He burst upon the scene in 1961 in the critically acclaimed American International Pictures theatrical release:

(http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/kk57/shadowlurker_hhn/Posters/33z9z7p.jpg)

He then smoothly transitioned over to the print medium in these two literary editions published by Charlton that same year:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Reptilicus_zpsab3d91f5_1.jpg)

While great cities were no match for his awesome might, Reptilicus was forced to resort to subterfuge when confronted by an army of ambulance chasers. In order to continue his literary career, he was forced to morph into Reptisaurus. Here are scans of my few copies detailing his subsequent exploits:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Reptisaurus3.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Reptisaurus4.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Reptisaurus8.jpg)

 cl:)
 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 24, 2016, 10:14:43 PM
Here are scans of my complete run of "Big Daddy" Roth magazines published by Millar Publications which also put out Drag Cartoons:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BigDaddyRoth1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BigDaddyRoth2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BigDaddyRoth3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BigDaddyRoth4.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 25, 2016, 10:43:47 PM
Here's the MPC Horror House Target set that Raycastile recently sold on Ebay:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster2_zpst3hlzgu0.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 25, 2016, 11:05:03 PM
Love the packaging!
 :)
It's always nice to see old pieces like this in such great condition.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 26, 2016, 10:18:37 PM
Here are pictures of some of my Hawk Weird-Oh model kits:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-ohModelKits2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-ohModelKits.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 27, 2016, 08:30:00 AM
This MPC Barnabas Vampire Van is another model kit I have in my collection:

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

It can draw a crowd of admirers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Cat%20Photos/BarnabasVampireVan.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 28, 2016, 10:58:05 PM
Here are some pictures of my Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HepcatFriend2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SuperFuzzMouse.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/SpeedShiftMouse.jpg)

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

 8)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on May 29, 2016, 12:12:46 PM
I love your cats!
 :)
If I had two cats like that, I'd name them "Black" and "White".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 03, 2016, 08:01:02 PM
I've had this box of Hawk Weird-Ohs Decals complete with the shipping box for about thirty years:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Slot%20car%20kits/DSCN3220_zpsc5bc099b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Slot%20car%20kits/DSCN3221_zps6db9e12a.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Slot%20car%20kits/DSCN3222_zpsa628032b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Slot%20car%20kits/DSCN3223_zps1be640ca.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Slot%20car%20kits/DSCN3224_zps27d26197.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-Ohs1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-Ohs2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-Ohs3.jpg)

I picked it up at Collector's Corner in Scarborough which specialized in car model kits.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 04, 2016, 09:29:57 AM
Here are pictures of some of my Hawk Weird-Oh model kits:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ModelCabinetMiddle.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-ohModelKits2.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-ohModelKits.jpg[/url])

 cl:)


Very impressive collection, Hepcat.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: CerebusLives on June 04, 2016, 10:17:22 AM
My god seeing your guys' collections make me green with envy!!
Hep the Roth mags do they have any articles or art by a fellow by the name of Robert Williams ?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 05, 2016, 02:11:11 PM
Alex Toth, Pete Millar and Dennis Ellefson, but no Robert Williams.

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: CerebusLives on June 05, 2016, 06:23:58 PM
Thanks Hep thought maybe there would be at least an article or two
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on June 05, 2016, 06:42:37 PM
Mexican Blow Mold Creature Bootleg Figure and original Creature painting by Robert Brown.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MexiBMCreature_zpshe4vkkhg.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on June 05, 2016, 06:50:20 PM
Prehistoric Times Playset #3390 (Marx, 1957)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Marx3390_1_zpsgm1fgwyf.jpg)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 05, 2016, 09:44:09 PM
Mexican Blow Mold Creature Bootleg Figure and original Creature painting by Robert Brown.

Nice painting! It goes well with the toy! If you crop out the toy's feet, it almost looks like it's part of the painting! :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 06, 2016, 03:37:43 PM
Another all-time classic toy from the early sixties is Ideal's King Zor:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King-Zorboxart2_zpsbqstlasq.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Zor3_zpscp9tmuqg.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Zor_zpslyzlhk70.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Zor2_zpsxrimnt6w.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 09, 2016, 12:45:43 PM
The Hasbro Creature from the Black Lagoon Mystery board game is a much sought after classic:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroCreaturegame3.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroCreaturegame2.png)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 09, 2016, 11:48:11 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/PURPLEGURPLE3sz_zps6d67b124.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/PURPLEGURPLE3sz_zps6d67b124.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/006sz_zps1d009303.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/006sz_zps1d009303.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/MARXwindupFRANKENSTEIN01sz_zpsf7b0ca5f.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/MARXwindupFRANKENSTEIN01sz_zpsf7b0ca5f.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 10, 2016, 12:00:54 AM
Reminds me of this guy.

(http://thepinksmoke.com/images/cj132.png)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 10, 2016, 10:25:10 AM
([url]http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/PURPLEGURPLE3sz_zps6d67b124.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/PURPLEGURPLE3sz_zps6d67b124.jpg.html[/url]) 


Cool! What is that one?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on June 10, 2016, 02:39:48 PM
Cool! What is that one?

 ???
That's one of the Kozmic Kiddles- Purple Glurple.  ;D

https://wizzley.com/cool-vintage-toys-kozmic-kiddles/

The article had it wrong. I just noticed the name on the tag in the pic. It's really Purple Gurple.

This stuff is important ya know.  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Jim Bertges on June 11, 2016, 01:33:54 PM
(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/cffirst_back_zps8vohsxe1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2016, 02:15:39 PM
They forgot "The Man From Mercury".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 12, 2016, 01:21:06 PM
Here are pics of some of my Revell "Big Daddy" Roth model kits:


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

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MrGasser.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MothersWorry.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragNut.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BrotherRatFinkonBike.jpg)

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


 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 13, 2016, 11:34:10 PM
I have a HALLOWEEN theme BIG DADDY Ed Roth magazine around here somewhere... got it... Pete Millar's DRAG Cartoons Oct 1964 with most of the monsters near on or in a DRAG pumpkinmobile... NUMBER ATE  Wolfman, Mummy, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, Phantom, Frankenstein monster and Bride... the gang's all here, except no Creature...  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 13, 2016, 11:44:41 PM
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/cffirst_back_zps8vohsxe1.jpg[/url])

When I was a kid, I had the Commander Comet - the Man from Venus (Angel) Electron Plus the Man from Pluto and paid 50 cents for a Alpha 7 Man from Mars in a bargain bin, a lot of money a long time ago...  I later owned Orbitron and Xodiac, and also briefly the Man from Jupiter Colussus Rex (my favorite) but it's only a replacement Electron Plus I have now.  That Electron Plus is one of my favorites.   
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 13, 2016, 11:59:34 PM
I have a HALLOWEEN theme BIG DADDY Ed Roth magazine around here somewhere... got it... Pete Millar's DRAG Cartoons Oct 1964 with most of the monsters near on or in a DRAG pumpkinmobile... NUMBER ATE  Wolfman, Mummy, Dracula, Mr. Hyde, Phantom, Frankenstein monster and Bride... the gang's all here, except no Creature...  ;)


Ahhhhh, yes, this one!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/DragCartoons8-1.jpg)

Here too are a couple of the interior pages featuring the fearsome Count Dragula:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181226PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181233PM.jpg)

My mind was already well and truly stoked and fully primed for that first issue of Creepy to hit the newstands! Oh yes it was!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 14, 2016, 08:28:59 AM
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/cffirst_back_zps8vohsxe1.jpg[/url])


I understand that those are highly prized finds these days because they're not very common.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 14, 2016, 01:16:46 PM
([url]http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/Miscellaneous/cffirst_back_zps8vohsxe1.jpg[/url])



Orbitron and Xodiac are still two of my favorites. Were these re-released as an entire set, around 2010?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on June 14, 2016, 01:38:45 PM
Were these re-released as an entire set, around 2010?


And then some…

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/smittyboy63/OSM_zpsffimdcq6.jpg)

Four Horsemen released them a couple years back. Not only giving us the originals again, but also giving us the 2nd series which got canceled and was never released back in the 1960's. These figures are much smaller though, and are not the rubbery/gumby figures with the wires hidden inside. They are now interchangeable, so you can pop them apart and rebuild your own aliens. Despite the differences from the originals, these new versions are still awesome, and the quality is top notch. The other nice thing about them is the clamshells are only on the front of the card, so you can pop the plastic clamshell off of the card without damaging anything, and put it back on if you so choose…something I wish other toy makers would do. The other neat thing was they also released these in alternate "clear" colors. Many of these figures are still available at StoreHorsemen:

http://www.shopfourhorsemen.com/outerspacemen.html (http://www.shopfourhorsemen.com/outerspacemen.html)

I love these things and had Electron+ - The Man from Pluto, back in the 1960's.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on June 14, 2016, 01:46:35 PM
They forgot "The Man From Mercury".


You mean this guy?
 :)
Personally, I think they should have named him "Freddie"...and "flame" would have described him really well, LOL.
 ;D

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/smittyboy63/Mercury_zpsbinzetdf.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on June 14, 2016, 01:50:45 PM
I understand that those are highly prized finds these days because they're not very common.

Brand new, in package, they are worth a small fortune each.
These guys are my grails, but I can't afford the originals…ah well, at least they re-popped them.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 15, 2016, 09:36:09 AM
You mean this guy?

 :)

([url]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v386/smittyboy63/Mercury_zpsbinzetdf.jpg[/url])


Was Inferno from Mercury part of the original series from the sixties or was he not?

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on June 15, 2016, 11:40:17 AM
Yes, he was part of the planned 2nd series which never saw the light of day.
You can see picks of the Series 2 prototypes here:
http://melbirnkrant.com/osmcards/page1.html (http://melbirnkrant.com/osmcards/page1.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 20, 2016, 09:00:00 AM
Jack Davis may very well top the list of my favourite comic artists. Here are scans of a couple of my comics featuring Jack Davis cover art:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesfromtheCrypt32.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesfromtheCrypt36.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 21, 2016, 01:00:17 PM
I still very clearly remember the day I first saw a copy of the 3-D Monsters magazine on the newstand. It was late autumn 1964. I was perusing the comic rack at the News Depot on the north side of Dundas Street just west of Wellington in downtown London. Staring me in the face right beside the comics were two monster magazines unlike any I'd ever seen before.
 
The first was the very wild 3-D magazine:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110410PM.jpg)

The second was the first issue of Creepy.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy1.jpg)

So taken was I by these two magazines I forgot all about the comics. As a result, I can't narrow the date down to a certain month from the comics I remember on the rack.

I decided to choose just one of the two magazines, finances probably being a paramount consideration. Now the 3-D concept was powerfully exciting to my young mind, but the Creepy magazine had more and better content overall. Moreover, the 3-D Monsters was $0.50 and the Creepy only $0.35. That settled it. So the Creepy it was!

A sound choice too in retrospect given how that Creepy issue launched a whole genre of new horror magazines while the 3-D Monsters ended up a largely forgotten one shot. But a vague recollection of that 3-D magazine stayed with me over the years and I wondered about its identity after I started reaccumulating the Warren magazines again thirty years ago. But lo and behold a copy showed up on the wall of Dragon Lady Comics on Queen Street in Toronto some 25 years ago, unused 3-D glasses and all! I snapped it right up!

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on June 21, 2016, 10:37:08 PM
When I was a kid, my Dad use to take me to a newstand that had a huge selection of magazines and comics. I use to buy comics back then, but my Dad was really into the Warren magazines, and use to buy Creepy and Eerie every month. When I was a teen in the late 70's, I had a garage band that rehearsed in my basement, and we use to sit on the couch during break and read Creepy and Eerie. When I hit my early 20's and moved out, I let my Mom throw out all of the Creepy and Eerie mags. I can't believe I let her do that. I had like a two foot pile of them. Ah well...
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on June 22, 2016, 01:13:59 AM
Hepcat, I also remember the 3-D Monster Mag being sold in 64,  I had by that time a nice pile of FM's, and decided to buy the 3-D mag. I can still remember saying to myself, wow, they are using these Aurora kits a lot for this magazine, but I remember too saying the same thing about FM #32.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 22, 2016, 04:12:54 PM
When I hit my early 20's and moved out, I let my Mom throw out all of the Creepy and Eerie mags. I can't believe I let her do that. I had like a two foot pile of them. Ah well...

 :o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 23, 2016, 04:42:04 PM
I still very clearly remember the day I first saw a copy of the 3-D Monsters magazine on the newstand. It was late autumn 1964. I was perusing the comic rack at the News Depot on the north side of Dundas Street just west of Wellington in downtown London. Staring me in the face right beside the comics were two monster magazines unlike any I'd ever seen before.
 
The first was the very wild 3-D magazine:
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110410PM.jpg[/url])

The second was the first issue of Creepy.

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy1.jpg[/url])

So taken was I by these two magazines I forgot all about the comics. As a result, I can't narrow the date down to a certain month from the comics I remember on the rack.

I decided to choose just one of the two magazines, finances probably being a paramount consideration. Now the 3-D concept was powerfully exciting to my young mind, but the Creepy magazine had more and better content overall. Moreover, the 3-D Monsters was $0.50 and the Creepy only $0.35. That settled it. So the Creepy it was!

A sound choice too in retrospect given how that Creepy issue launched a whole genre of new horror magazines while the 3-D Monsters ended up a largely forgotten one shot. But a vague recollection of that 3-D magazine stayed with me over the years and I wondered about its identity after I started reaccumulating the Warren magazines again thirty years ago. But lo and behold a copy showed up on the wall of Dragon Lady Comics on Queen Street in Toronto some 25 years ago, unused 3-D glasses and all! I snapped it right up!

 cl:)


Great story, Hepcat. I wonder how many of the 3-D glasses
are still intact/unused/attached to other copies.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 23, 2016, 06:44:30 PM
I wonder how many of the 3-D glasses are still intact/unused/attached to other copies.

There was a warehouse find of these, some years back, so when you see them for sale, they're mostly in very nice condition with the glasses still attached and are relatively cheap.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on June 23, 2016, 08:12:03 PM
There was a warehouse find of these, some years back, so when you see them for sale, they're mostly in very nice condition with the glasses still attached and are relatively cheap.
Glad of it too! I picked mine up around 15 years ago from Dennis Druktenis for around $10 and it's in F/VF (7.0) condition with glasses attached and nice page quality.  :)

If it weren't for warehouse finds of mags like this, and especially the Warrens, monster mag collectors would be SOL getting most of these reasonably priced and in nice condition. I read a few years ago that if not for the Warren Warehouse then Creepy #1 would be a $5,000 mag in NM. I think that's an exaggeration but there's no doubt that all of the Warrens would be far more expensive now and it would be nearly impossible to complete runs of the Warren titles. Thanks to the WW collectors can still find most Warren issues in fairly nice condition and the prices are still affordable (though they have increased significantly in the last 20 years). Most older monster mags are still a bargain, especially Warrens considering the quality of story and art.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on June 25, 2016, 04:50:47 PM
I have nothing to add......all my stuff is in storage......ARGH!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 25, 2016, 06:44:04 PM
I have nothing to add......all my stuff is in storage......ARGH!

Well, there's no fun in that! Can't you take a few things out?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 25, 2016, 09:23:01 PM
I have nothing to add......all my stuff is in storage......ARGH!

Most of my stuff is too.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on June 25, 2016, 09:34:50 PM
95% of my toy collection is in storage as well, and I have alot of toys…
http://www.bobbysmonstermodels.com/toy_asylum2.html (http://www.bobbysmonstermodels.com/toy_asylum2.html)

Since it went into climate-controlled storage 4 years back, I have managed to collect a number of new pieces and they are with me now. Occasionally, I'll stop at my storage locker and forage through some boxes and bring some stuff home. My NECA Predators are here (because I'm still collecting them), and I've really gotten back into collecting Matchbox and HotWheels, which is a whole other toy collection in itself, and they are small and compact and not a problem with my current living situation. But monster stuff? I only buy things I really want now. I currently have a small pile of monster toys in a closet that is slowly growing now…again, LOL.

The really cool thing about having your toys stored away is one day you'll be able to dive into it again, and it's going to be like Christmas because I've been into this for 18 years now, and I have tons of stuff that I've completely forgotten that I bought. It's gonna be like, "OMG, I bought this?? I don't remember this at all."

One of these days...
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 27, 2016, 08:20:12 AM
The best thing about this set released by Fleer in 1965 is actually the wrapper, although the cards themselves are pretty good:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-Ohswrapper.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-Ohscards.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-Ohscards2.jpg)

The set sold well enough to spawn a sequel;

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/BaseballWeird-Ohswrapper.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/BaseballWeird-Ohs.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/BaseballWeird-Ohs2.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on June 27, 2016, 01:20:22 PM
The best thing about this set released by Fleer in 1965 is actually the wrapper, although the cards themselves are pretty good:
I picked up both repro sealed boxes a few years ago through eBay. I ordered the Weird-Ohs box and the guy sent me the Baseball Weird-Ohs by mistake. I messaged him about it and he told me to keep the Baseball Weird-Ohs and he then sent the one I ordered. The repros were very inexpensive, even for repros. I never did open the packs. They look good displayed as full boxes, and I have enough card binders as it is.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on July 02, 2016, 10:37:38 AM
Lindberg Monster Models:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NLd8HyuJqc0/V3aQ3oi5G_I/AAAAAAAAig4/0841UYR-exEjp08j-Mj4xE9236eE5e6pgCLcB/s1600/Lindberg%2BMonster%2BModels%2BeBay%2B2605%2BUSD%2B01.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Rockshasa on July 02, 2016, 01:47:52 PM
I've never seen these, or heard of them. What do the models actually look like?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on July 02, 2016, 03:20:21 PM
What do the models actually look like?

Pretty much like the boxes.
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/f7/b1/2a/f7b12a8a842aec9cea5fb0755d7765e2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on August 01, 2016, 02:18:43 AM
I was going through some box's, and came across this piece, almost forgot about it.  I can't remember when I exactly aquired it, but, it might have been the very first Atlantic City Antique show I went to, many years ago. When I saw it, I knew it was something special. It came with a collection of several old items purchased by this dealer who dealt in costume type jewelry. It's damaged a little bit on the left side, but not too bad, I was thinking of painting it where the cracking is, but decided not to. It's as is. If anyone has any info, please let me know, I'll try to get a picture of this piece up this week. It's a Creature pin, looks like it's painted plaster, flat on the back, with a pin to maybe pin on yourself. Looks old, maybe from 60's. Possibly from a set of Universal Monsters, can't imagine they would only produce a Creature. It's a 3-D image of the head.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on August 01, 2016, 06:44:37 AM
It's a Creature pin, looks like it's painted plaster, flat on the back, with a pin to maybe pin on yourself.

I'd like to see a pic!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on August 02, 2016, 10:05:16 PM
Here are some pictures of this Creature pin. I believe the dealer said it was a chalk ware piece. It's about 1.25 in. tall. There is some detail on the face, sort of remember seeing things like this of maybe different characters way back, but if anyone can help with knowing exactly when it was from. As mentioned by looking at it, with the way it's painted, looks like a 60's piece.(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20160802_223407.jpg)(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20160802_223348.jpg)(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20160802_223327.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on August 02, 2016, 10:22:21 PM
Here are some pictures of this Creature pin.

Interesting piece! It looks old. May be plaster of Paris? Could be a carnival prize, or a craft shop item?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on August 02, 2016, 10:44:50 PM
Hi Mike. It could be plaster of some sort. I remember when purchasing the piece many years ago at the show that it was something I've never seen before. I sort of remember asking the dealer for more info on it, I believe all she said was that it came with an accumulation of older costume jewelry, she had it set off to the side in the case. I can't remember for sure or not but I sort of remember seeing these types of things when I was a kid in cheap 5 and dime stores. There were all sorts of monster type items back then. I'm sure many of those items are so obscure.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 02, 2016, 10:56:45 PM
As mentioned by looking at it, with the way it's painted, looks like a 60's piece.

It's a dead ringer to have been cast from the face piece of the Aurora model kit.

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 26, 2016, 03:40:04 PM
Lindberg Monster Models:

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NLd8HyuJqc0/V3aQ3oi5G_I/AAAAAAAAig4/0841UYR-exEjp08j-Mj4xE9236eE5e6pgCLcB/s1600/Lindberg%2BMonster%2BModels%2BeBay%2B2605%2BUSD%2B01.jpg)

Demand for those is only a fraction of that for the Aurora kits but the Lindberg kits are incredibly tough to find.

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 18, 2016, 08:29:42 AM
Jack Davis did the artwork on the Monster Tatoos that Topps released in 1962. Here are some pictures that I lifted off the net:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattooGum.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Monstertattoos5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos1.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 21, 2016, 09:17:26 AM
I can't get smilies to work anymore! Is anyone else having the same problem?

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 21, 2016, 10:44:36 AM
I can't get smilies to work anymore! Is anyone else having the same problem?

Several people, including me. Must be something in the board's code? Outdated, maybe? Have you changed browsers, or updated anything, recently?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 22, 2016, 11:28:30 AM
Have you changed browsers, or updated anything, recently?

Hmmmmm. So the smilies don't work for me with Google Chrome, but they do with Firefox or Internet Explorer.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 22, 2016, 01:38:31 PM
Hmmmmm. So the smilies don't work for me with Google Chrome, but they do with Firefox or Internet Explorer.

Which version of IE are you using?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 29, 2016, 03:45:16 PM
I'm using version eleven.

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 29, 2016, 04:00:57 PM
I'm using version eleven.

I'm using 10. I know when I switched to 10, that things on this board stopped working.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 04, 2016, 12:49:04 PM
Here are pics of the first three monster themed Painting by Numbers sets that Hasbro issued:

Dracula

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroDraculaPaint5.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroDracula3.png)

Frankenstein

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroFrankensteinPaint5.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroFrankenstein3.png)

Wolf Man

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroWolfmanPaintset.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroWolfman3.png)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 05, 2016, 12:08:13 PM
A run of great Frank Frazetta covers began with creepy 2:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy2.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 05, 2016, 03:39:06 PM
I have most of the first 50 issues of both CREEPY and EERIE (I know I never did complete either set...) but I love those COVERS!!! 
Then I went to lunchbucket  ::) to find a scan of some I must have there... and saw this instead: 

DENNISON FRANKENSTEIN, the best of the several paper Halloween cut outs (die cut) Frankensteins.  Unlicensed as far as markings, pre-barcode, mid 1970s... made in Hong Kong, 43 inches tall... I had a small number of these, all sold long ago.
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/DENNISON70sFRANKENSTEIN1D_zps983bdd81.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/DENNISON70sFRANKENSTEIN1D_zps983bdd81.jpg.html)

Grabbed these pix also:
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/001SZ_zps2e5e4717.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/001SZ_zps2e5e4717.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/AmericanPublishingBOTH1sz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/AmericanPublishingBOTH1sz.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/TRICKORTREATFrankensteinMASK1sz_zpscdafa2d1.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/TRICKORTREATFrankensteinMASK1sz_zpscdafa2d1.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 05, 2016, 06:07:42 PM
Grabbed these pix also:

([url]http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/001SZ_zps2e5e4717.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/001SZ_zps2e5e4717.jpg.html[/url])


Are those bobbing head dolls? Were they released during the original run of the TV show?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: knewby on October 05, 2016, 09:07:03 PM
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/knewby/KGrHqMOKpE5YZzcIBObDGROtw60_12.jpg)
miniature GI Joe size latex masks by Jack Nisi

Prop Rat head from "Food of the Gods"

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/knewby/365466994.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v200/knewby/365466998.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 06, 2016, 08:17:08 AM
That rat head would look great on your desk at the office.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 06, 2016, 05:32:27 PM
Are those bobbing head dolls? Were they released during the original run of the TV show?

 ???
No, they're REMCO Dashboard dolls with heads that turn and yes, I think they were issued in '64 or '65... I'm sure someone here knows those figures - I had them in ADDAMS FAMILY also. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 06, 2016, 07:22:40 PM
I think they were issued in '64 or '65...

Yep, 1964.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 06, 2016, 10:26:08 PM
Here from MPC is another must have item for every monster kid:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/horrorscope-movie-viewer_zpsur8cg1lz.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 07, 2016, 12:30:04 AM
Here from MPC is another must have item for every monster kid:

Not sure you can use the term "must have" for things that rare and expensive. More like "never will have"! ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 07, 2016, 10:50:14 AM
What about these ultra cool original teal Marx Creature from the Black Lagoon figures such as this one from Horrorhunter's collection:

(https://40.media.tumblr.com/170141c14d532da5836e80e2c7967dec/tumblr_mx3r0udLML1s2xpeeo1_500.jpg)

Would you classify one of these as a "must have"?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 08, 2016, 11:07:11 AM
The Ideal Haunted House is the stuff of dreams for most monster kids:

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

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on October 08, 2016, 01:09:02 PM
The Ideal Haunted House is the stuff of dreams for most monster kids:



 cl:)

I love that Haunted House playlet, has anyone ever played it as I'm interested in how it is once fired up?

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 08, 2016, 03:39:47 PM

Would you classify one of these as a "must have"?


Yeah, 'cause they're relatively inexpensive and plentiful.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: The Batman on October 08, 2016, 11:54:02 PM
A large Frank on his chopper was a nice find this year.

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/knightlydv/fr%201_zps7xpkhuwh.jpg)


For a Sci Fi collectible, it's gotta be my 12 " Predator.

Also the tall Killer Klown from Outer Space with the mandatory DINO PJ's...

(http://i1134.photobucket.com/albums/m605/knightlydv/cl%20sonra_zpsztljusjm.jpg)



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 09, 2016, 09:24:40 AM
A large Frank on his chopper was a nice find this year.

Frank was born to ride.

Also the tall Killer Klown from Outer Space with the mandatory DINO PJ's....

Pajamas just don't make it without dinos on them.

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 09, 2016, 04:39:20 PM
One of my fond collecting memories is trick or treating on Halloween with two of my best buddies in 1963 or 1964. At a house near Ridout Street I was given one card in a generic wrapper. Opening it up we discovered the "Hairy Fiend" card from the Mars Attacks set. We were awestruck since we'd never never seen any of the cards before and the card was absolutely wild! Without the wrapper, we couldn't even figure out the name of the set.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/item_4969_2.jpg)

Nonetheless, that "Hairy Fiend" card became the prize of our gum card collection which was soon to reach 6500 cards or so. It wasn't until about thirty years ago that I figured out that our "Hairy Fiend" card was part of the notorious Mars Attacks set for which the legendary Norm Saunders did the artwork.

I've been pecking away at the Mars Attacks cards ever since but they're tough to get. They're highly prized because of their graphic content and are therefore demand scarce and expensive.  Moreover I don't think they were ever distributed in Canada so they don't typically show up in my neck of the woods. I've managed to acquire only these nine as a result:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/04-06-2012111958PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/04-06-2012112001PM.jpg)

Unfortunately I still haven't managed to find another "Hairy Fiend" card.

I have these four booklets issued in the late eighties by Pocket Comics as well:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/04-06-2012112005PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/04-06-2012112007PM.jpg)

One booklet for each of the first 54 cards in the set was planned, but the endeavour was sadly curtailed after the first four booklets.

 hmjfym

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 10, 2016, 07:10:46 PM
Here's another item still coveted by monster kids far and wide:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8177/8030247300_af9be259d5_c.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 12, 2016, 09:22:34 AM
The holy grail of model kits for any monster fan!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Aurora%20Big%20Franky_zpsv7hcqpuj.jpg)

And here's the classic ad for this Aurora kit from the back cover of DC comics in very late 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145618PM.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 13, 2016, 04:28:11 PM
Most monster kids would be thrilled to add a set of these Vari Vue Casper and the Monsters Flicker Rings to their collections:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2230/2094806075_f3b5a8c21f_o.jpg)

Here are some pictures:

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/109/309143071_132d8ba526_o.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/107/309143073_ae0062d0c2_o.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/118/309144903_11f8db6449_o.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/112/309144904_15d0cec17b_o.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5289/5311618733_630df1d70b_b.jpg)

tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 14, 2016, 01:32:18 PM
Most monster kids would be thrilled to add a set of these Vari Vue Casper and the Monsters Flicker Rings to their collections:

I'd be thrilled just to have the two Creature rings!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 14, 2016, 11:40:22 PM
The Ideal Godzilla board game would look good on any monster kid's shelf:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/godzilla-boardgame-ideal_zps64c069b4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Godzilla%20game_zpsg74vzhpj.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 16, 2016, 10:15:23 AM
Mint in package MPC Pop-Top Horrors are always a drool worthy sight:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%209_zpsqszhbfef.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 17, 2016, 07:31:57 PM
Here are scans of five of my Charlton Gorgo comics:

2

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo2.jpg)

6

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375713PM_zps21a374ee.jpg)

10

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375721PM_zps8436e693.jpg)

11

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375739PM_zps71bc7568.jpg)

14

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo14.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 19, 2016, 01:06:22 PM
Perhaps the best score of my young life to that time was in the summer of 1964 on a family trip to visit my uncle and his family in Detroit. I got my father to fund a purchase of a "Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory" at the hobby shop on the north side of Seven Mile Road just west of the Southfield Expressway!

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/4562075255_671eaa206b_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3421/4562075389_d49773d786_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4562075583_9cfa4cffaf_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3536/4562075781_3a1eba48cb_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2716/4380924008_65d19d44e0_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4032/4562705686_061c70caf9_b.jpg)

I guess my father thought that a chemistry set must be educational! It was a fabulous piece. My two best buddies were more than eager to be my demented half-brained lab assistants and enthusiastically fetched tap water for me while I mixed up the concoctions. I mean they would even squabble about whose turn it was to be my lead assistant!

Unfortunately, I think my father gave the set away to the snot-nosed kid down the street when I went off to boarding school in Kennebunkport, Maine for ninth grade. Very sad. I've been looking for another one ever since. It's my holy grail item.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on October 19, 2016, 03:01:53 PM

I'd have loved that as a kid Hepcat, what a cool toy! The box graphics are fantastic!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on October 19, 2016, 03:11:06 PM
This was one of my favourite toys as a child, you could actually achieve some pretty realistic effects with this bad boy, as you can see from the pic below (I applied that makeup myself!) I can still smell the liquid latex!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161019/d6aa06dfb5d49e3b1b66598420ffcde3.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161019/7e3dbf28da143523d82766825b9d740c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 19, 2016, 04:46:50 PM
I'd have loved that as a kid Hepcat, what a cool toy! The box graphics are fantastic!


The box art is by the great Mort Kunstler who also did the box art for the Aurora Confederate Raider and Forgotten Prisoner of Castel Maré kits.

Mort Kunstler Official Site (http://www.mortkunstler.com/)

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 20, 2016, 06:21:52 AM
Hi Hepcat. Jo Kotula did the artwork for The Confederate Raider, and I believe James Bama did the Forgotten Prisoner.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 20, 2016, 10:02:01 AM
Sorry. I'm wrong about the Confederate Raider. That was indeed by the legendary Jo Kotula.

You're wrong about the Forgotten Prisoner though:

(http://www.morbidmonster.com/scart/images/Aurora-KunstlerM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 20, 2016, 06:38:30 PM
Hi Hepcat.  Unless Mort himself claimed fame to the painting, it was listed under Bama's works, Aurora history and price guide by Bill Bruegman, page 48.  I see you have a sampling of Mort's works, with it pictured in the group, but it still looks "Bama-ish". In the article in the book on paintings,  Bama was interviewed, and mentioned doing 22 monster type paintings, if you count the listing, there are 23 listed. Perhaps an error was made.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 21, 2016, 11:26:35 AM
It's a pity that the thread I'd started on James Bama was deleted in the great purge of 30 April 2014.

 :(

Check out this thread though:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5319.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=5319.0)

Bill Bruegman just assumed that James Bama had done the Forgotten Prisoner because Bama had done the others. But the Forgotten Prisoner was released in 1966 after the others by which time Bama was sick of doing them!

 cl:)

Now as far as James Bama doing 22 monster type paintings for Aurora, which of the following did he not do then?

Frankenstein
Dracula
Wolfman
Mummy
Creature
Phantom of the Opera
Customizing Monster Kit
Customizing Monster Kit - The Vulture & Mad Dog
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde
King Kong
Godzilla
Gigantic Frankenstein
Witch
Bride of Frankenstein
Frankenstein's Flivver
Dracula's Dragster
Wolfman's Wagon
Mummy's Chariot
King Kong's Thronester
Godzilla's Go-Kart
The Munsters
Addams Family Haunted House
Monster Colors

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 21, 2016, 11:40:30 AM
Hi Hepcat.  Bill was not the one who did the interview with Bama for his book,  I don't think Bama did the Go-cart or the Thronester, and the monster colors, I'm not sure.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 21, 2016, 03:58:47 PM
PEZ first issued the Mr. Ugly and His Friends series of Halloween dispensers in the fall of 1970 and continued to do so for the next few years.
 
(http://www.pezheads.net/dwelch/ebay/PEZAdSheetHallSuper.JPG)

(http://www.pezlist.com/mcpez/images/pezpics/sales/originals/mrugly3_e.jpg)

(http://www.pezlist.com/mcpez/images/pezpics/sales/originals/halloween_us.jpg)

(http://www.pezlist.com/mcpez/images/pezpics/sales/originals/mrugly_us.jpg)

(http://www.pezlist.com/mcpez/images/pezpics/sales/originals/mrugly2_e.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8197/8216099266_f86f674794.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 22, 2016, 02:40:03 PM
One of the PEZ Halloween dispensers was modelled after me:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZCat_zps77c67182.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZBC_zps05681366.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH1_zps7b6a5248.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 22, 2016, 03:48:15 PM
PEZ first issued the Mr. Ugly and His Friends

Mr. U sure changes friends a lot! One-Eye an the Skull seem to be his only long term relations.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 22, 2016, 03:49:34 PM
One of the PEZ Halloween dispensers was modelled after me:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZCat_zps77c67182.jpg[/url])


Dead ringer!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 23, 2016, 07:38:52 PM
Here are some shots of Roback's Gurley Halloween candle collection:

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

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Gurleycandledisplay2.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Roback/Roback2007/Gurleycandledisplay3.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 24, 2016, 03:38:40 PM
One of my very favourite Beistle Halloween decorations:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/beis.jpg)

tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 24, 2016, 09:40:10 PM
Hi Hepcat.  After seeing the first page of this thread talking about the original art of the Creature and Mummy which, Monster Bob was correct, I remember seeing it on e-bay also, and then talking with you about The Confederate Raider, well, these pictures are for you--enjoy.   :)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161024_141114.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161024_141324.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161024_141140.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 25, 2016, 08:06:49 AM
Mr. U sure changes friends a lot!

Mr. Ugly isn't known for keeping friends for long. All things considered that doesn't surprise me at all.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 25, 2016, 12:54:28 PM
I don't think Bama did the Go-cart or the Thronester, and the monster colors, I'm not sure.

Interesting. I have this book by Brian M. Kane:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51vlwUKNp4L._SX375_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

Kane writes that James Bama did 23 illustrations for Aurora but doesn't list them. Evidently Bama was quite the Universal monster movie fan himself and loved doing the paintings initially. He became disenchanted at the time Aurora went to the monsters in rods and his agent had to resort to sneaking additional Aurora assignments into his "to do" pile.

I think the Mummy's Chariot is drawn with far too fine a line to be James Bama's work, and I have a vague memory of reading somewhere that King Kong's Thronester was not Bama's work either.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 25, 2016, 05:45:35 PM
After seeing the first page of this thread talking about the original art of the Creature and Mummy which, Monster Bob was correct, I remember seeing it on e-bay also, and then talking with you about The Confederate Raider, well, these pictures are for you--enjoy.   :)

([url]http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161024_141114.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161024_141324.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161024_141140.jpg[/url])


Wow! Boss cool!

 8)

But!!!!  Is that Jo Kotula holding the picture or is that you?  If it's the latter, can we assume that you own the picture? If so, what's the story behind you acquiring the picture?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 25, 2016, 08:14:40 PM
Seasonal magazine covers from my collection, front and back:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104234PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/29-07-201364341PM_zpsacebaad5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104204PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/29-07-201364344PM_zpsfb040786.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 26, 2016, 12:55:02 AM
Hi Hepcat.  Sorry it took so long to reply.  Yes, that's me holding the original art by Kotula for the Aurora model kit.  I came across this piece quite a few years ago, from a fellow collector and dealer at the time where I was doing massive trade deals with him for original art for my kits. He actually went to see Mr. Kotula, who had this piece in his posession hanging on one of his walls. Actually, it was the only piece that Mr. Kotula actually kept, must have been his favorite. After this very piece was purchased from Mr. Kotula, a few weeks later he passed. I hammered out a deal and aquired the painting. It surely wasn't cheap, but there is obvious Aurora history behind this painting.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 26, 2016, 10:51:21 AM
It surely wasn't cheap, but there is obvious Aurora history behind this painting.


Well worth it whatever price you paid!

 8)

Yes, that's me holding the original art by Kotula for the Aurora model kit.  I came across this piece quite a few years ago, from a fellow collector and dealer at the time where I was doing massive trade deals with him for original art for my kits.


I've long had the impression that you have a lot of super cool items in your collection. I don't remember you ever posting pictures of your collection in the Monster Room thread:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=106.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=106.0)

Am I wrong? Have you posted pictures of your collection someplace?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 26, 2016, 11:19:49 AM
Hi Hepcat.  I posted a few pictures with the help of my son (he has the camera and know-how with these things), I posted pictures of the Monster candy bag, and a few other pictures. I have other pieces of original art, that, sooner or later I'll post.  I will share pictures of things, but as I mentioned in an earlier post somewhere a while back, I have to work around my son's schedule because he would be the one doing the computer work with posting for me. Be patient with me, and I guarantee you'll be "wowed"!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 26, 2016, 11:26:42 AM
Cool! We'll all be patient then.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 26, 2016, 11:42:48 AM
The Ben Cooper Astro Spook Halloween costume is among the most storied Halloween costumes of them all, particularly among us UMAers!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/9566345529_29709a5e88_b.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/9566249475_d316c8fcc4_b.jpg)

Here's a boxed one from Raycastile's collection:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/9610388947_b0a00cbabb_o.jpg)

And here are pictures of the one from the fabled collection of Freddie Poe:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/SS1_zps922d34ef.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/SS2_zpse783efcf.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/SS3_zps00ee9b48.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 26, 2016, 11:48:12 AM
Great.  Have to run right now, maybe later on tonight I'll post a subject about a particular monster toy that I saw in the "famous" guitarists book on monsters. I've long had a concern about this toy being legit, I'll post here later.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 27, 2016, 06:33:18 AM
Wow.  This Astro Spook costume is awesome!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 27, 2016, 10:40:42 AM
Brian M. Kane writes that James Bama did 23 illustrations for Aurora but doesn't list them. Evidently Bama was quite the Universal monster movie fan himself and loved doing the paintings initially. He became disenchanted at the time Aurora went to the monsters in rods and his agent had to resort to sneaking additional Aurora assignments into his "to do" pile.

I think the Mummy's Chariot is drawn with far too fine a line to be James Bama's work, and I have a vague memory of reading somewhere that King Kong's Thronester was not Bama's work either.

I posted this list of the Aurora monster model kits for which James Bama did the box art over four years ago but I no longer remember where I got it:

Frankenstein
Dracula
Wolf Man
Creature
Mummy
Phantom of the Opera
Customizing Monster Kit
Customizing Monster Kit Featuring the Vulture & Mad Dog
Godzilla
King Kong
Bride of Frankenstein
Witch
Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde
Hunchback of Notre Dame
Dracula's Dragster
Frankenstein's Flivver
Mummy's Chariot
Wolf Man's Wagon
Addams Family Haunted House
Munsters
Gigantic Frankenstein
Monster Colors Paint Set

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 27, 2016, 10:41:37 AM
Wow.  This Astro Spook costume is awesome!

Indeed! It's a tough one to find too.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 27, 2016, 10:53:13 AM
Here are seven Halloween candy boxes from the collection of Billyatom:

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloween001.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/newhalloween006.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/newhalloween005.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/newhalloween004.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/newhalloween003.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/newhalloween002.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/newhalloween001.jpg)

 tynhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Chakor Channing on October 27, 2016, 01:49:23 PM
I love seeing all of these vintage Halloween collectibles.  Keep the pics coming! 

PS: Hepcat, did you know that today is apparently "National Black Cat Day"?  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 27, 2016, 02:24:54 PM
Cool! No I didn't:

National Black Cat Day 2016 (http://www.cats.org.uk/black-cats)

(http://0.tqn.com/d/cats/1/S/j/R/4/black-cat.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 27, 2016, 03:26:23 PM
Here are some shots of the Collegeville and Ben Cooper Halloween costume collection of Sandman78:

(http://www.halloweenforum.com/attachments/general-halloween/97094d1319767901-halloween-costumes-yester-year-collection-witch.jpg)

(http://www.halloweenforum.com/attachments/general-halloween/97095d1319767974-halloween-costumes-yester-year-h1.jpg)

(http://www.halloweenforum.com/attachments/general-halloween/97096d1319768020-halloween-costumes-yester-year-cotumes2.jpg)

(http://www.halloweenforum.com/attachments/general-halloween/97099d1319768404-halloween-costumes-yester-year-cville3.jpg)

(http://www.halloweenforum.com/attachments/general-halloween/97100d1319768551-halloween-costumes-yester-year-cos3.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 28, 2016, 10:16:37 AM
The small but so very cool Halloween blow mold collection of Ramsey37:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6167/6237170384_8e066fe8fe_b.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 28, 2016, 03:25:46 PM
Here are some dandy Halloween cardboard cut-outs from Bigbud's collection:

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2438.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2435.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2444.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2445.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2441.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2439.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2443.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2436.jpg)

tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 28, 2016, 10:01:05 PM
Here are a bunch of spooky early twentieth century noisemakers from the collection of Robot Man:

(http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww46/comixtoys/halloween%20stuff/halloweentin_zpsp2eumjaf.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 29, 2016, 08:50:41 AM
Here are scans from my collection of two more magazines with Halloween themed covers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/DragCartoons8-1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181132PM.jpg)

The great Kelly Freas was the artist of record on the cover above. I'm not sure whether this one below can be classified as a Halloween cover or not but I'm including it as a bonus in the spirit of the season:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy5.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 29, 2016, 11:06:14 AM
Here are images of two of the Ben Cooper Creature costumes issued over the years:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ben%20Cooper%20C_zpswipgh1nd.jpg)  (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/eaf629c6-35d3-461d-b78f-5b7aff506385_zpss21lq6n0.jpg)

A Collegevlle one:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/cb/b0/1b/cbb01b92c9139f92c0ab679b01fb6059.jpg)

And Mike Scott's favourite Collegeville costume from 1980:

(http://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images1/1/0408/29/nib-collegeville-creature-from-the-black-lagoon_1_45f9839515bb82a55fad9d3e85316c6d.jpg)

(http://thumbs.worthpoint.com/zoom/images4/1/0408/29/nib-collegeville-creature-from-the-black-lagoon_1_45f9839515bb82a55fad9d3e85316c6d.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 29, 2016, 03:48:55 PM
Here are close-up shots of two of the more intricate and tough to find Gurley candles from Roback's collection:

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

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

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 29, 2016, 10:15:45 PM
Here are eight more Halloween candy boxes from the collection of Billyatom:

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy029.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy028.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy027.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy026.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy025.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy024.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy023.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/hallow002.jpg)

 
tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on October 29, 2016, 11:48:13 PM
I feel like I'm getting such a quality collectible education from you Hepcat, keep up the good work!  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 10:05:19 AM
Thank you! There is months and months of more material to come.

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 10:13:58 AM
Here are four exquisite Halloween blow molds from the collection of Raycastile:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2795/4077381896_15bc3d2873_o.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2614/4077382298_f1f828001c_o.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 12:10:48 PM
Here's an absolutely delightful Halloween vacuuform from the collection of Allhallowsday:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Hallo_zpsy6emypko.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 01:56:11 PM
Here are a couple shots from Deadonarrival's very cool vintage Halloween novelty collection:

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/fr/cp0/e15/q65/14612461_1586299678344732_558379507533713422_o.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoiYiJ9)

The haunted house above is a Paper Art piece rwhile the plastic items are by Rosbro or Wiltons.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/14690886_1586321461675887_5026819817331630464_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoiYiJ9&oh=015d8ad7ec4709949a1791951000e05f&oe=58A4FE8E)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 04:33:44 PM
Here are a couple of shots of Sandman78's rad cool Collegeville Spooky Spooks Mummy costume.

(http://imgs.inkfrog.com/pix/funkadelic/IMGP6657_002.JPG)

(http://thmb.inkfrog.com/thumbn/funkadelic/IMGP6658_002.JPG=450)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 05:50:22 PM
Here are eight more Halloween candy boxes from the collection of Billyatom:

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/hallow001.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy022.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy021.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy020.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy019.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy018.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy017.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy016.jpg)

tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 08:35:47 PM
The Topps You'll Die Laughing card set was released before Halloween in 1959. Here are scans of a couple of the most Halloweeny cards from the set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/b45f86fc-38bb-4f0b-8fa4-8cf28f9bf321_zpsggyy5bpc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/716fe55f-53ba-4ee6-9c63-4a4bb133ac6c_zpszpsr9yci.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2016, 09:51:49 PM
Here are two classic Beistle die-cuts with which Allhallowsday just parted on Ebay:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/HaloA_zpslbx8toie.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 08:59:24 AM
My Don Post Fu Manchu mask:

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

Here's Styx(? - 2015 RIP) admiring it:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HepcatHead.jpg)
 
And here's Deuce(? - 2015 RIP) posing with it:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/DeuceHead3.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/DeuceHead2.jpg)
 
And here it is in use!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/DonPostMask2006.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Chakor Channing on October 31, 2016, 09:55:49 AM
So that's what that mask is supposed to be.  In the 2002 Don Post catalog, they called it "Huesude"...  Whatever that's supposed to mean.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bSPJ_InAqQ8/Te0PHioSKkI/AAAAAAAABLM/dA73NXhR8CA/s1600/DonPost2002Catalog_28-29.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 10:08:43 AM
Here are some pictures of one of the most highly prized Halloween items of them all, the Clinton Plastics Frankenstein candy bucket. Here's the one belonging to Poseablemonster:

(http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd71/actionplus/Picture642_zps079ede56.jpg)

And here's the one from GeorgeL's collection:

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp45/GeorgeL/IMG_00000863_zps962d0bf1.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on October 31, 2016, 10:14:48 AM
. . they called it "Huesude"...  Whatever that's supposed to mean.

Huesuda translates (from Spanish) to "bony".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 11:15:27 AM
Here's a Fizzies pack from the collection of Billyatom:

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/hallow003.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 01:00:23 PM
Here are pictures of vintage kids' Halloween costumes of some of my favourite comic and cartoon characters:

The Fly a.k.a. Fly Man

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/flyman.jpg)

Doctor Solar

(http://www.monsterbashnews.com/trickortreat/donreesesolar.jpg)

Beany

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_mJ4lc_Q9Q6k/Rt4aIsaQHtI/AAAAAAAAHVY/B5OSX_NX3XA/s400/beany.jpg)

Cecil the Sea Serpent

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/cecilcartoon.jpg)

Bucky O'Hare

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/buckyohare.jpg)

Buzzy the Crow

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/buzzythecrow.jpg)

Hot Stuff

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/hotstuff.jpg)

Courageous Cat

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/courageouscat.jpg)

Felix the Cat

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/felixthecatcartoon60s.jpg)

Bullwinkle

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mJ4lc_Q9Q6k/Rt4cCcaQHyI/AAAAAAAAHWA/o5gsOB-Z_5s/s400/bullwinkle.jpg)

Batfink

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/batfink.jpg)

Secret Squirrel

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/secretsquirrel.jpg)

Atom Ant

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_mJ4lc_Q9Q6k/Rt4aIcaQHrI/AAAAAAAAHVI/7yHGZ7eZrFU/s400/atomant.jpg)

Top Cat

(http://www.retrocrush.com/archive2003/costumes/topcat.jpg)

Winky Dink

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mJ4lc_Q9Q6k/Rt4dl8aQH4I/AAAAAAAAHWw/v12vJVywpM8/s400/winkydink.jpg)

And of course the ever popular Bunny:

(http://data.whicdn.com/images/45741866/large.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 02:33:18 PM
Here are some really neat Halloween treat bags that Allhallowsday just sold on Ebay:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/HalloC_zpstyerh2l7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/HalloB_zpsdk7y04nt.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/HaloC_zpsdzlvniax.jpg)

tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 05:45:57 PM
Horrorhunter's Halloween blow mold collection:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HalloweenBlowmolds_zpsxqqrpgyv.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 07:25:04 PM
I hardly have any Halloween themed comic mags in my collection but I do have this one:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175110PM.jpg)

The background colour of the sky should be orange and not pink though.

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2016, 09:54:00 PM
Here are nine more Halloween candy boxes from the collection of Billyatom:

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy015.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy014.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy013.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy010.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy009.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy008.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy007.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy005.jpg)

(http://i1106.photobucket.com/albums/h378/botto33/halloweencandy004.jpg)

tynhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 31, 2016, 11:16:27 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/HALLOWEENMONSTERCOVERTEST02sz_zps3ddf90e4.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/HALLOWEENMONSTERCOVERTEST02sz_zps3ddf90e4.jpg.html)
Title: 1960's A.J Renzi Monster Mobile !
Post by: toyhoarder on October 31, 2016, 11:33:29 PM
 :) ;) :) ;) :) ;) >:D (https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/14925822_1617752645185391_7980884289878628183_n.jpg?oh=7e8bb0bb37804a5b9b2129803ffe10b7&oe=5895FFC3)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 02, 2016, 03:54:48 PM
A sealed pack of Palmers is an absolute delight for any monster collector!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Palmer%20Monsters_zpsz9sm1dpu.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 02, 2016, 09:56:58 PM
Hey guys.  In an earlier post on this thread, I made mention of a piece that I was suspect on, it is in the book on monster collectibles by the famous guitarist, page 142.  At the top of the page, you will see 3 monster autos.  I really do believe that the wolfman piece, unless somebody else has one and proves me wrong, does not go with the set. I'm pretty sure it was a "made-up" piece. However, a third character "was" actually made for this set. Here are pictures of it, and I actually do remember this particular toy from the sixties along with the Frankenstein and Dracula pieces. I remember seeing these in a large plain cardboard box with slots where these sat in. Here again, hopefully somebody else has one, if not, it's the only one to surface so far. 
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161102_222840.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161102_222851.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20161102_222859.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 03, 2016, 08:46:26 AM
However, a third character "was" actually made for this set. Here are pictures of it, and I actually do remember this particular toy from the sixties along with the Frankenstein and Dracula pieces. I remember seeing these in a large plain cardboard box with slots where these sat in.

Do you remember in which store you saw them? A five-and-dime? A mom-and-pop toy store perhaps?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 03, 2016, 09:29:34 AM
Hi Hepcat. Yes, I remember the store very well. It was a toy store which was located at 8th & Penn street here in Reading, the store was always a favorite, I remember buying my Monster print putty there also, they sold mostly toys, a few bikes, and they had a hobby section too.  The front of the store was always filled with the huge display windows showing current(at the time) toys, it always drew the kids in, including me.  Big blue letters spelled TOYS in a hap-hazard way above the entrance outside. It wasn't a chain store, it was owned privately.  The inside was always clean and tidy.  I still remember the owner, standing quietly with his hands folded behind his back, smiling when the kids would come in.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 03, 2016, 10:57:08 AM
Oh man! Sounds like a dream of a store!

 8)

I take it though that it's no longer there.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 03, 2016, 11:10:51 AM
Well, sort of. The store is still there, it's been empty for years, but, the big blue letters are still there, there was an auction there many, many years ago, some items were found in the basement of the store, but nothing substantial, it would really be neat if another owner could take it over, but the economy here in Reading is not good, and I'll bet that the store is now owned by the city, which probably means that there are a ton of back taxes to be paid on it if it were ever sold.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 03, 2016, 11:26:50 AM
Back taxes? That means the city will let a new owner have it for next to nothing. YOU should be that new owner!

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 03, 2016, 11:37:27 AM
Hi Hepcat.  If only I could!!  I think the way it would work is the new owner, if it were ever sold, would be responsible for the back taxes.  It could be an enormous amount. The city probably took the property over because of it being in good shape and with it still being on Penn st.  It might have some historical value also, it was one of the "icon" stores here years ago.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 03, 2016, 11:45:11 AM
If only I could!!  I think the way it would work is the new owner, if it were ever sold, would be responsible for the back taxes.

In such cases municipalities are always willing to come to terms on a deal. So no excuses!

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 03, 2016, 12:05:00 PM
Ok!!  But--I would need a business partner.  Actually, there are a few vintage toy stores here that sell older, collectible toys, located in West Reading,  about a mile away.  Crime rate here is VERY bad, it would be a little "dicey" to say the least.  But, at least I can safely "dream" about having a store like this!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 03, 2016, 05:53:01 PM
Here's what puzzles me about Reading and a lot of other U.S. cities for that matter. The population is supposedly 88,000. Yet the city actually looks a lot bigger:

(http://az616578.vo.msecnd.net/files/2016/02/09/635905728718043851-231444476_city-of-reading-pa-skyline.jpg)

Is there a lot more population outside a certain artificial manmade boundary that the 88,000 does not include?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 04, 2016, 12:53:32 AM
Damn, Hepcat!!  That's a "great" shot of Reading!!  It's really concentrated with the population, lots of "single" type homes, as well as city type row homes which house more than one family now-a -days.  It's not unusual for a row type home to become a 3 unit type row home.  Parking here is a nightmare, unless you pay for a private garage, which there aren't many to be had. I'm one of the lucky ones who has one.  If you can expand that photo, you'll see the Pagoda on top of the mountain.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on November 04, 2016, 11:25:05 PM
Hey guys.  In an earlier post on this thread, I made mention of a piece that I was suspect on, it is in the book on monster collectibles by the famous guitarist, page 142.  At the top of the page, you will see 3 monster autos.  I really do believe that the wolfman piece, unless somebody else has one and proves me wrong, does not go with the set. I'm pretty sure it was a "made-up" piece. However, a third character "was" actually made for this set. Here are pictures of it, and I actually do remember this particular toy from the sixties along with the Frankenstein and Dracula pieces. I remember seeing these in a large plain cardboard box with slots where these sat in. Here again, hopefully somebody else has one, if not, it's the only one to surface so far. 

The Wolf Man is a "fantasy" piece. There are a number of skull headed drivers in collections and occasionally on the market. I've never seen nor heard of a counter display for these, but they did ship in individual boxes, all with the same graphics on them.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 05, 2016, 09:22:31 AM
Hi darkmonkeygod.  Thanks for your thoughts about the wolfman car piece,  also glad to know that thee are other skull drivers with this set in collections, I just never saw any for sale.  From memory, it really wasn't a counter-type display, more like a larger type box with individual slots where these sat it, I can't remember any graphics on the box.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 05, 2016, 11:53:45 AM
Perhaps my very favourite Aurora model kit of them all:

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

Not only does it feature the most fabulous James Bama artwork but I built one as a kid back in 1965. Here's my present day one:

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wicked Lester on November 06, 2016, 10:39:52 AM
       
Here is an original Spookshow poster  a work friend gave me a few years ago. He got at a flea market for a only a few dollars,   8)


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        (http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/Willie018-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wicked Lester on November 06, 2016, 10:51:00 AM
I got this female Vamp prop from the long gone Propmasters out of MO. several years ago. Not sure if there are any others left around.

(http://i396.photobucket.com/albums/pp47/WickedLester666/81b91a55-efb7-4f5b-91c9-9b74c081f204_zps7a658c80.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 06, 2016, 01:43:30 PM
Here is an original Spookshow poster....

The pre-Halloween Spookshows and their posters were all so cool!

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 07, 2016, 10:43:03 AM
Here's another one of the highly coveted packages of MPC Pop-Top Horrors:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster6_zpsva95dkii.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 08, 2016, 10:47:52 AM
These Elvira-themed pinball machines that Bally featured fabulous artwork, and excellent game play too!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Elvira%20Pinball_zpsvzcem0vv.jpg)

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Elvira%20Scared%20Stiff%20backglass_zpsagdkpqq7.jpg)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMcVuMD-qrk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMcVuMD-qrk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7j4nIvW5a0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7j4nIvW5a0)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 10, 2016, 12:30:27 PM
The Topps Funny Valentines cards are one of the most beloved items in my collection. They're not scarce, they're not expensive, but I remember them in the schoolyard and the Jack Davis artwork is just too cool!

The first set was issued in 1959:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201174941PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201174949PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/FunnyValentinesone-cent.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/FunnyValentinesfive-cents.jpg)

I have the original art to one of the cards from the 1959 set framed up on my wall:

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

The Funny Valentines A set was issued in 1960:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201174955PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175000PM.jpg)

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

The Giant Funny Valentines were issued in 1961 and then reissued in 1966. The 1961 cards have red-orange backs while the 1966 reissue has bright red backs. The 1966 reissue was also printed in both the U.S. and Canada. They're easy to differentiate because the U.S. version was printed on white card stock while the Canadian version was printed on grey card stock. The fine print on the back also tells you in which country the cards were printed.

U.S.A.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175015PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175022PM.jpg)

Canada

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175004PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175010PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 15, 2016, 04:05:49 PM
More ultra cool packaged Palmers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/palmermonsters_zpsfequaknh.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 16, 2016, 03:27:57 PM
All the early Creepy covers by Frank Frazetta are great with this one being no exception:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy3.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on November 16, 2016, 03:38:37 PM
All the early Creepy covers by Frank Frazetta are great with this one being no exception:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy3.jpg[/url])

 cl:)


Fantastic! I love the cover art and inside art of this and the like magazines.

thm
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on November 16, 2016, 03:50:57 PM
All the early Creepy covers by Frank Frazetta are great with this one being no exception:


 cl:)


See what you started.  ;D

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/Scan0010-Copy-Copy_zps93942b6d.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/Scan0010-Copy-Copy_zps93942b6d.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/Scan0006_zpsc833d0c7.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/Scan0006_zpsc833d0c7.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/Scan0004_zps1292c257.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/Scan0004_zps1292c257.jpg.html)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/Scan0002_zpsfd3177a6.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/Scan0002_zpsfd3177a6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 17, 2016, 03:50:24 PM
The classic Hasbro Mummy board game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroMummygame5.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroMummygame6.png)

It may actually be the toughest Hasbro Mystery Game of them all to find.

cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 18, 2016, 09:40:09 AM
Here are scans of four of my House of Mystery comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery100.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery119.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofMystery138.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100601PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Fantomah on November 19, 2016, 02:21:24 PM
These are great. I love old comics!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 21, 2016, 03:28:30 PM
Here's a Creature Soaky:

(http://i1159.photobucket.com/albums/p623/RedDeath30/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20160507_202243_zpsiy8hkwxh.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 21, 2016, 03:49:25 PM
Wilkin Toy POP UP FRANKIESTEIN
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/001sz_zps6229d056.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/001sz_zps6229d056.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on November 21, 2016, 04:44:54 PM
Here's a Creature Soaky:


 8)

I just love those Soaky's. maybe one day I'll put a set together.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 21, 2016, 07:13:28 PM
Wilkin Toy POP UP FRANKIESTEIN

How does the game work? Everybody stabs the castle till Frankie pops up?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on November 21, 2016, 07:14:22 PM
I had this figure as a kid. It is rare, but I was lucky enough to find it again in an unopened box a couple of years ago. Not sure what shape he is in after like 33 years and not going to open it to find out. ;D

thm

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj58/rcarreau/Mobile%20Uploads/manglo1_zpsa9cab004.jpg) (http://s269.photobucket.com/user/rcarreau/media/Mobile%20Uploads/manglo1_zpsa9cab004.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 22, 2016, 12:54:52 AM
How does the game work? Everybody stabs the castle till Frankie pops up?
I think that's right, but I had never played with it.  I sold that one a few years ago, but I loved it. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 22, 2016, 10:19:08 AM
How does the game work? Everybody stabs the castle till Frankie pops up?

I think people take turns pulling the knives out of the castle until Frankie pops up. Whether that determines the winner or the loser is a further question.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 22, 2016, 11:58:40 AM
I think people take turns pulling the knives out of the castle until Frankie pops up.

Oh, pulling them out! OK! That makes sense.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 23, 2016, 10:01:41 AM
So MGM released the great Bats in the Belfry cartoon in 1942:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/bats_in_belfry_zpslav6nfau.jpg)

Mattel followed up the cartoon a mere(!) 22 years later with this fabulous game in 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bats1_zpsecp8xriq.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bats7_zpsrh6w9pqq.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bats%204_zpsuogj0zsz.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bats2_zpsfjdd6dbc.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bats3_zpsoljoq2sw.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bats5_zpsq6zdvgwd.png)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 23, 2016, 11:15:07 AM
So MGM released the great Bats in the Belfry cartoon in 1942:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXAmZkqJUzE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXAmZkqJUzE)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 23, 2016, 03:15:26 PM
Lovely animation, but the storyline leaves a lot to be desired.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 23, 2016, 06:14:23 PM
Lovely animation, but the storyline leaves a lot to be desired.

I'm not a huge fan of Harman and/or Ising . They're stuff is too cutesy.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 24, 2016, 12:24:32 PM
My two favourite horror themed cartoons are both Looney Tunes releases. Here are excerpts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUZ345D8PjM (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUZ345D8PjM)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QyOs-CHxgs (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QyOs-CHxgs)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 24, 2016, 12:41:10 PM
Love "Scaredy Cat"! Also the remake "Claws For Alarm" and the sci-fi redo "Jumpin' Jupiter".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 25, 2016, 12:29:18 PM
Teal colour variants of the Marx Mummy:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/008a8880-fc34-417e-8cf2-527eb366cdc2_zpsobpj7sak.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on November 25, 2016, 03:47:34 PM

That 'Bats in the Belfry' game is stunning Hepcat, what an awesome toy!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 26, 2016, 03:03:03 PM
It's awesome indeed!

 8)

Sadly though I don't own one.

 :(



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 26, 2016, 04:05:45 PM
Teal colour variants of the Marx Mummy:

Are you sure the one on the left is an original?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 28, 2016, 12:08:25 PM
Actually I'm not sure at all. I have a vague recollection that the two may belong to Zombiehorror who also has many Mexican repops in his collection.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 28, 2016, 01:07:37 PM
Actually I'm not sure at all.

Re-reading your post, it doesn't say they are both original, only variants, which they are. I was reading too much into it.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 29, 2016, 10:33:59 AM
Konga exploded onto the big screen in 1961 with this American International Pictures release:

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

(https://badmoviesforbadpeople.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/konga_poster_03.jpg)

He then shifted his efforts over to literary endeavours at Charlton:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/KongasRevenge.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FantasticGiants.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on November 29, 2016, 03:08:46 PM
Konga exploded onto the big screen in 1961 with this American International Pictures release:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/konga.jpg[/url])

([url]https://badmoviesforbadpeople.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/konga_poster_03.jpg[/url])

He then shifted his efforts over to literary endeavours at Charlton:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/KongasRevenge.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FantasticGiants.jpg[/url])

 cl:)


These are amazing.

thm
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on November 29, 2016, 08:49:05 PM
IDEAL MONSTER LAB 
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/IDEALMONSTERLAB1sz_zps94ca4d2c.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/IDEALMONSTERLAB1sz_zps94ca4d2c.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/IDEALMONSTERLAB3sz_zps1599f4cd.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/IDEALMONSTERLAB3sz_zps1599f4cd.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/BOBBLEHEADGROUPsz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/BOBBLEHEADGROUPsz.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/MONSTERSPOONS1sz_zpsba81c0e0.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/MONSTERSPOONS1sz_zpsba81c0e0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2016, 09:23:35 AM
IDEAL MONSTER LAB
 
([url]http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/IDEALMONSTERLAB1sz_zps94ca4d2c.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/IDEALMONSTERLAB1sz_zps94ca4d2c.jpg.html[/url])


That box looks to be in great shape!

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 01, 2016, 11:24:35 AM
The Dragon's Lair video game showcased an innovative new technology on its release in 1983. To be able to control the action/plotline of a cartoon was simply amazing at the time! Video games have unfortunately moved away from cartoon animation since the mid-eighties.

Here are some pictures of my Dragon's Lair lunchbox and thermos:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragonsLairLunchBox_zps309074f5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragonsLairLunchBox2_zps5f0f5705.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragonsLairLunchBox3_zps70279942.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragonsLairLunchBox6_zps98c11705.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragonsLairLunchBox5_zps46dc3aff.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragonsLairLunchBox4_zpse8f5da10.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 01, 2016, 03:11:40 PM

I had the Dragon's Lair video game! It's a classic, and one of the earliest games I remember playing.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: The Batman on December 01, 2016, 04:03:34 PM
One of my favorites is my Star Trek communicator from 1972.

I will have to find my photos of it or else hunt for it in my extra bedroom storage.

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 02, 2016, 10:46:58 AM
Here's another fabulous Frank Frazetta cover from my Creepy magazine collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy4.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: The Batman on December 02, 2016, 11:09:18 PM
I had the Dragon's Lair video game! It's a classic, and one of the earliest games I remember playing.

I remember playing this video game on the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. There was a line of people and a line of tokens on the game to be next to enjoy it. Then I remember when you could buy it as a PC game for a short time.   Good times.    8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 03, 2016, 09:16:31 AM
Here's another fabulous Frank Frazetta cover from my Creepy magazine collection:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy4.jpg[/url])

 8)


One of my favorite CREEPY covers
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 03, 2016, 01:09:07 PM
A toy that has always stuck in my memory, the Purple People Eater game! (I remember I usually never bothered playing the game but used it as a puppet instead!).
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161203/cb6860ae28bb91cfabb0d8ed4b17b596.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 03, 2016, 01:15:52 PM
'Rude Ralph' was a lifesize head in the vein of Madballs. You pulled out his eye which was attached by a pull cord and he made a gross gurgling/burping sound. I absolutely loved this toy and was devastated when my spoiled, brat cousins visited one day and one of them broke the eye mechanism by swinging him around by said eyeball!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161203/135aab650242e3067a4cf2dc27298884.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 05, 2016, 10:45:21 AM
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy4.jpg[/url])


The orange moon almost makes it a great Halloween cover but the month is wrong.

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 05, 2016, 10:48:17 AM
A toy that has always stuck in my memory, the Purple People Eater game! (I remember I usually never bothered playing the game but used it as a puppet instead!)

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161203/cb6860ae28bb91cfabb0d8ed4b17b596.jpg[/url])


Oh man! So often a toy doesn't live up to the box art/graphics but that one sure does!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 06, 2016, 10:53:28 AM
'Rude Ralph' was a lifesize head in the vein of Madballs. You pulled out his eye which was attached by a pull cord and he made a gross gurgling/burping sound. I absolutely loved this toy and was devastated when my spoiled, brat cousins visited one day and one of them broke the eye mechanism by swinging him around by said eyeball!

 :o

Aggghhhh!!! You should have destroyed the little bugger!

 >:(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 06, 2016, 02:04:50 PM
'FORTRESS OF FANGS' was a Dungeons & Dragons playset that was packed full of trip falls and hidden passages....this ticked every box for me as a boy. It came with the large winged creature figure. I had hours of fun with this beauty and I managed to pick one up (unboxed) off ebay a couple of years back.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161206/925494593653c4bba519d23e9ab0dc4f.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161206/2d4aa6022d81f2226c83ff0b9b0cb350.jpg)
A shot of the base/lower dungeon decals...note the forgotten prisoner!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161206/ceb2f798ca774da6d54e09ee15d20ba6.jpg)
Here I am (on the right) with my brother and my prized possession!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161206/888f4cb2a705c0aabe14921a87a2b501.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 06, 2016, 02:06:06 PM
:o

Aggghhhh!!! You should have destroyed the little bugger!

 >:(
I came close many times!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 06, 2016, 04:36:52 PM
'FORTRESS OF FANGS' was a Dungeons & Dragons playset that was packed full of trip falls and hidden passages....this ticked every box for me as a boy.

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161206/2d4aa6022d81f2226c83ff0b9b0cb350.jpg[/url])


"A face only a child could like?" A face every child would have to love!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 06, 2016, 04:39:24 PM
Here are scans of a half dozen of my House of Secrets comics from early in the Silver Age:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets36.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets37.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/HouseofSecrets38.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-07-2011100553PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112132PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-09-2011112136PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 06, 2016, 04:44:30 PM

I could look at those covers all day! Great stuff!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Fantomah on December 06, 2016, 07:09:32 PM
^^^
I agree-those House of Secrets covers are great-- love the Dillin/Moldoff art, every cover shown is a winner.  These are only a few from your collection, Hepcat?  You have more? (hint, hint  :laugh:)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on December 07, 2016, 12:13:26 AM
'FORTRESS OF FANGS' was a Dungeons & Dragons playset that was packed full of trip falls and hidden passages....this ticked every box for me as a boy. It came with the large winged creature figure. I had hours of fun with this beauty and I managed to pick one up (unboxed) off ebay a couple of years back.



Here I am (on the right) with my brother and my prized possession!
([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161206/888f4cb2a705c0aabe14921a87a2b501.jpg[/url])


Love this play set although I've never owned one. I did have some of the figures though growing up and put together a complete set of series one a few years back, such great sculpts!

That photo of you as a child is priceless as well and I noticed the Rancor straight away but then noticed that you have both Skeletor and the Emperor managing things in the fortress, nice!  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 07, 2016, 01:29:33 AM
Love this play set although I've never owned one. I did have some of the figures though growing up and put together a complete set of series one a few years back, such great sculpts!

That photo of you as a child is priceless as well and I noticed the Rancor straight away but then noticed that you have both Skeletor and the Emperor managing things in the fortress, nice!  :D

Ian

There's a Bib Fortuna and Jabba figure hiding in the pic too! Yes the figures were excellent, I've often had a look on ebay for them. I had this Dragon at the same time I owned the playset...
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161207/f69b091c203b5dfb1e6c8e1628ce68c5.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 07, 2016, 10:54:40 AM
Oh my! Such a handsome fellow! And if two heads are better than one, five heads are how many times better?

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 07, 2016, 10:58:25 AM
^^^
I agree-those House of Secrets covers are great-- love the Dillin/Moldoff art, every cover shown is a winner.  These are only a few from your collection, Hepcat?  You have more? (hint, hint  :laugh:)


Well I like to mix things up in this thread, but since you asked so nicely here are scans of six more of my House of Secrets comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183933PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-10-201170952PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-10-201170957PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-10-201171003PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104252PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145703PM.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on December 07, 2016, 11:44:11 AM
There's a Bib Fortuna and Jabba figure hiding in the pic too! Yes the figures were excellent, I've often had a look on ebay for them. I had this Dragon at the same time I owned the playset...


I didn't even notice that Jabba and am still struggling to find bib, great photo though. The dragon you had is the 5 headed Tiamat and is quite an expensive figure to find complete, you had some great pieces growing up.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 07, 2016, 11:56:08 AM

 and am still struggling to find bib,

Right in front off the big monster's eye.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on December 07, 2016, 01:53:19 PM
Right in front off the big monster's eye.

Oh there he is!

Cheers Mike.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 07, 2016, 02:42:42 PM

I didn't even notice that Jabba and am still struggling to find bib, great photo though. The dragon you had is the 5 headed Tiamat and is quite an expensive figure to find complete, you had some great pieces growing up.

Ian
I loved that Dragon! I always liked it when he appeared on the cartoon! The D&D toys never really took off over here, which is surprising as they were fantastic quality toys. Perhaps they weren't marketed as aggressively as the He-Mans and Thundercats of the time.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 07, 2016, 03:01:53 PM
'Skateboard Smack-ups' - these were sold for a short time in my local sweet shop/candy store. I never saw these in any of the big toy shops. I managed to get most of these with pocket-money and by trade!
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 07, 2016, 03:55:03 PM
Cool! What year did the Skateboard Smack-Ups come out?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 07, 2016, 03:59:34 PM

I'm not sure to be honest Hepcat, it must have been the mid-late 80s.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 07, 2016, 04:01:08 PM

1988! (It has the date on the card, you can just make it out when you zoom in).
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 07, 2016, 04:51:06 PM
The D&D toys never really took off over here, which is surprising as they were fantastic quality toys.

Where then was this, candy stores and all?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 07, 2016, 05:45:57 PM
Where then was this, candy stores and all?

 ???

I meant the Dungeons & Dragons toys never became a craze  over here (in the UK) like other toy franchises.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on December 07, 2016, 07:52:47 PM
I meant the Dungeons & Dragons toys never became a craze  over here (in the UK) like other toy franchises.

I'm also from the UK, although living in the US at the moment, and I'm not entirely sure where I picked up my AD&D figures as they really weren't around much as mentioned above. I think they were from a local toy/stationary/record shop that I used to go to in Bristol although the name escapes me at the moment. These seem to have done much better out here int eh states.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 08, 2016, 09:32:31 AM
Here's one of the other Pop-Top Horrors sets that Raycastile put up on Ebay earlier this year:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster7_zpslgssik1v.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 08, 2016, 03:01:02 PM
Here's one of the other Pop-Top Horrors sets that Raycastile put up on Ebay earlier this year:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster7_zpslgssik1v.jpg[/url])

 8)


This is a wonderful, awesome piece.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 09, 2016, 11:59:03 AM
It was the Gottlieb 2001 released in 1971 that was my own gateway machine to a lifetime of sordid pinball addiction:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Gottlieb2_zps18fb0965.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Gottlieb1_zpscad71e14.jpg)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnn9Or6FhMo#)

I had played various pinball machines as a kid but then they were banned in the Province of Ontario (or all of Canada?) for a twelve year period or so ending in 1974(?). But when the new student recreation center at the University of Western Ontario was completed in 1971, it had five pinball machines including the Gottlieb 2001!  I was never short of cash as a student and I fed many a quarter into that machine, but it couldn't last. You see under the law it was an "illegal gaming device". Accordingly a City of London police officer appeared at the rec center after about three months, played the machines for two or three hours to satisfy himself that they were indeed illegal gaming devices which could very well corrupt students, policemen and whoever else for life, and the machines were gone for good the next day. Yes, seized they were by the fascist State!

 :o

While the draconian law was repealed a few years later, I've not forgiven the bastards. Smash the State I say!

 >:(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 09, 2016, 02:35:53 PM
[quote  Yes, seized they were by the fascist State!
[/quote]

What a joke! I remember at my first school they banned marbles as they encouraged gambling and conkers as they were dangerous. (Don't know if you ever played conkers but it involved threading Horse Chestnuts together with a shoelace and taking turns to whack them together until one of them smashed!)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 09, 2016, 03:39:15 PM
What a joke! I remember at my first school they banned marbles as they encouraged gambling and conkers as they were dangerous.

More examples of the nanny State running amuck. Protecting us from the sorry ruin potential of marbles and pinball....

 C:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 09, 2016, 04:00:53 PM
Hope it's ok posting 80s toys in the Vintage Toys section?...if not I'll post in Modern Monster Toys.

'M.U.S.C.L.E' men (millions of unusual creatures lurking everywhere) were sold in boxes of 28 and in random 'trashcan' packages. The flesh coloured (and imo superior) figures came out first, followed by bright coloured figures. There was a seemingly endless number of these little critters. I still own a bundle from my childhood.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161209/871ab6f206795101fa17da249e0d8884.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161209/e33c3574a83388482731ed70a8782cac.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161209/24de204f49c446a3b17a8fb39c583449.jpg)
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 09, 2016, 04:18:31 PM
Hope it's ok posting 80s toys in the Vintage Toys section?

The 80's are included in our definition of Vintage here on UMA. After all, the 80's were on average over thirty years ago!

I still own a bundle from my childhood.

Always nice to retain something from one's childhood!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 09, 2016, 05:29:42 PM
Here are scans of my earliest Mystery in Space issues:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MysteryinSpace54.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MysteryinSpace56.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MysteryinSpace61Dallas.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MysteryinSpace64Dallas.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MysteryinSpace71.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 11, 2016, 03:55:14 PM
Crossbows and Catapults was an action game that pitted two armies against each other. The aim was to destroy each others defences and take out the flags and soldiers, all with the power of elastic bands! I was lucky enough to own the Cyclops and Minotaur. I never had the Dragon.

The bottom two pics are my daughters playing with my brother's set yesterday at his house. He has kept them safe all these years!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161211/68d823e3fd8b00fcf44c2cbf20e76275.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161211/1e6e92410d9fe60c517e7db39ea32665.jpg)
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 11, 2016, 04:09:51 PM
'Supernaturals' came out during a mini-craze of holographic toys in the mid 80s. I was obsessed with these. The quality of the holograms were fantastic. Check out the invisible man on the figure on the right of the first pic! The playset with with the coffin was a cool toy. The coffin held a figure and you turned a switch which dropped the figure into another compartment and when you opened it up the figure was gone, and the inside of the coffin had turned into a hologram depicting various creatures and spooks!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161211/c0780521c3395f0574521b9fea6eeb2c.jpg)
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wicked Lester on December 11, 2016, 09:02:20 PM
One of my favorite CREEPY covers

I have the shirt. Unfortunately I've gained 25# and it doesnt fit anymore.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 12, 2016, 09:44:48 AM
Crossbows and Catapults was an action game that pitted two armies against each other. The aim was to destroy each others defences and take out the flags and soldiers, all with the power of elastic bands!

The bottom two pics are my daughters playing with my brother's set yesterday at his house. He has kept them safe all these years!

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161211/6ccdaf84fb4ea4e0ee9a6f60ba0cb14d.jpg[/url])


Quite the range I see!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 12, 2016, 04:07:24 PM
Quite the range I see!

 8)
You could probably play at a range of about 15 feet. It's a really fun and addictive game! (Our battle ended up getting pretty serious, with me and my brother down to the last man!).
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 12, 2016, 04:13:48 PM
'Supernaturals' came out during a mini-craze of holographic toys in the mid 80s. I was obsessed with these. The quality of the holograms were fantastic. Check out the invisible man on the figure on the right of the first pic!

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161211/c0780521c3395f0574521b9fea6eeb2c.jpg[/url])


I don't see the invisible man.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 12, 2016, 05:25:46 PM
I don't see the invisible man.

 ???
He's on the right, holding the cane. He's a generic Invisible Man! There's also a Mummy on the hologram on the far left.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 12, 2016, 07:54:32 PM
I don't see the invisible man.

Is that an Invisible Man joke?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 13, 2016, 01:28:03 PM
He's odd, he's Ogg, and he's treasured by monster toy collectors everywhere!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Oddogg2_zpsc8ew61a7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Aoddogg3.jpg)

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPbCq4qOBOs#)

Ideal came out with Odd Ogg in 1962. The objective was to roll a ball directly into Odd Ogg's center which caused Odd Ogg to roll forward. If however the ball struck Odd Ogg just off to the side, he would stick out its tongue and move backwards. So of course every kid's objective soon became to hit Odd Ogg just off centre.

And here's a delightful Odd Ogg sketch by our very own Monsterfink:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-mZNtzlZ_ce0/Ttuy-3_qMDI/AAAAAAAAB7Q/HHKEXuOjWME/s1600/Odd+Ogg+color+shadow.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 14, 2016, 04:50:58 PM
'ODD OGG' is awesome!

'Boglins' were puppets made of flexible rubber and initially came in two sizes. They had a really cool moving eye mechanism that you could operate with one finger to swivel the eyes from side to side. These critters captured my imagination as a kid.
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 14, 2016, 05:29:09 PM
'BREATH BLASTERS' were a smelly (and  I mean smelly) toy that were actually recalled after a short time on the shelves due to them containing 'harmful chemicals', which isn't surprising considering how bad these smelled. I really can't understate how putrid they were...they absolutely stank! In fact, my 'Victor Vomit' toy was so bad I had to wrap it in several plastic bags and seal it inside a biscuit tin, never to be opened. The characters were as follows:

Death Breath
Victor Vomit
Ms Morning Mouth
Dog Breath
Mackerel Mouth
George Garbagemouth.

Apologies for the poor quality pics, I struggled to find decent photos of these online.

(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161214/bec5e2032f97bc4d9ada7367de585df1.jpg)
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 15, 2016, 04:56:05 PM
'Boglins' were puppets made of flexible rubber and initially came in two sizes. They had a really cool moving eye mechanism that you could operate with one finger to swivel the eyes from side to side. These critters captured my imagination as a kid.


Not surprising. They probably capture the imagination of many a UMAer right today!

([url]http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161214/53af9d8e13e1adca53c2b0857af33213.jpg[/url])


I like the Field Notes and the way the small Boglins are labelled/classified as a sub-species. Very cool!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 15, 2016, 05:23:35 PM
The three inch Palmer Plastics monsters are most commonly found in green, red, yellow and blue with the blue ones being much less common than the others. Here's a shot of Toy Ranch's Palmers:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2043752354_6b9539e44d_o.jpg)

White ones can also be found such as these from the collection of Frankenstein73:.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6727706499_1139d221ac.jpg)

And Monsters for Sale:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3640/3372723929_15cf174ed6_o.jpg)

Rarest of all though are caramel coloured ones such as these from the collection of Monsters for Sale:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3369083486_8195c5a60c_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3369083544_da597974f3_o.jpg)

The caramel ones evidently originated in the dart gun and Palmer monsters sets repackaged by Toy House of Wisconsin. Here are two examples of these sets from the book Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Monster Collection:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8030445249_876d391d6b_c.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 16, 2016, 10:00:12 AM
'BREATH BLASTERS' were a smelly (and  I mean smelly) toy that were actually recalled after a short time on the shelves due to them containing 'harmful chemicals', which isn't surprising considering how bad these smelled. I really can't understate how putrid they were...they absolutely stank!

Nonetheless I'm sure every young monster kid from St. John's to San Diego and Fairbanks to Miami found them charming!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 16, 2016, 10:24:26 AM
Nonetheless I'm sure every young monster kid from St. John's to San Diego and Fairbanks to Miami found them charming!

At least, every kid with a terrible head cold.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 16, 2016, 04:26:42 PM
Topps in 1963 issued the 153 card Monster Laffs Midgees set. The cards though were only a third the size of regular cards as they were issued three cards to a 2 1/2" X 4 11/16" panel with each card separated by perforations that could be broken apart.

Later that same year Topps released 66 of the Midgees as standard size Monster Laffs cards. These cards seem to have been issued primarily for vending machine purposes as they were only packaged in generic wrappers. Here are front and back scans of some of mine:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/19-05-201180022PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/19-05-201180031PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 16, 2016, 06:49:41 PM
The cards though were only a third the size of regular cards as they were issued three cards to a 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" panel

More like 2 1/2" x 4 2/3"
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 17, 2016, 03:28:51 PM
Sorry. I goofed. You are very correct.

 :(

I've corrected my post to reflect the accurate specifications.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 17, 2016, 03:31:54 PM
Is there anything that says Xmas better than a classic Creepy cover by Frank Frazetta?

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy6.jpg)

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 17, 2016, 03:55:02 PM
Is there anything that says Xmas better than a classic Creepy cover by Frank Frazetta?


 ???
Nope!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 17, 2016, 04:25:07 PM
Wicked looking Griffin (I guess?).
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 19, 2016, 02:31:42 PM
Here's a picture of a good specimen of a Wolfman Soaky:

(http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z448/greasyrunner/DSC01431.jpg)

 8)
 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 19, 2016, 06:04:37 PM
MADBALLS!
These bouncy monstrosities were a craze which spawned comics, a cartoon, and endless knock-offs and imitations, some of which were pretty cool. There was also a figure line which had spring-loaded 'popping heads'. I can still smell the rubber!
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161219/fd4768469f8f164043c18c119e2233e3.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161219/6122507671613864db7870a6becb84f6.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161219/fdc9c691092feeeec9421a799604312b.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20161219/9e9e1e9ac7886444e19089f39d882174.jpg)



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wicked Lester on December 19, 2016, 07:00:19 PM
Is there anything that says Xmas better than a classic Creepy cover by Frank Frazetta?


 ???


Now THIS says X-mas!  Not FF but very cool!  :-*

(http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/creepy/59-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 20, 2016, 11:51:13 AM
Here's a picture of a good specimen of a Wolfman Soaky:

([url]http://i1190.photobucket.com/albums/z448/greasyrunner/DSC01431.jpg[/url])

 8)


Red pants?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 20, 2016, 02:16:28 PM
Red pants?

That's, like, half a question. What about the red pants version?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 20, 2016, 04:48:35 PM
Now THIS says X-mas!  Not FF but very cool!  :-*

([url]http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/creepy/59-1.jpg[/url])


Oh, I agree! Any cover with Old Saint Nick captures the very essence of Xmas.  My own copy:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011120959AM.jpg)

And here's Uncle Creepy himself in festive garb:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145827PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 21, 2016, 11:27:18 AM
MADBALLS!

These bouncy monstrosities were a craze which spawned comics, a cartoon, and endless knock-offs and imitations, some of which were pretty cool. There was also a figure line which had spring-loaded 'popping heads'. I can still smell the rubber!

Another toy that was after my time, but I can see that they were out-of-sight awesome. I judge toys by whether I would have liked them as a kid, and Madballs passes my test with flying colours!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on December 21, 2016, 02:41:22 PM
Another toy that was after my time, but I can see that they were out-of-sight awesome. I judge toys by whether I would have liked them as a kid, and Madballs passes my test with flying colours!

 8)
I only wish I could have had some of the toys that are 'before  my time' as a kid! 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 22, 2016, 11:45:55 AM
Marx introduced the Great Garloo to the monster loving kids of America in 1961 with this extremely compelling TV commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0p0WRhAp9o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0p0WRhAp9o)

Wow! How could any red-blooded kid not covet a Great Garloo?

Here's our very own Monsterfink's take on Great Garloo:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Garloo_zpsloxdp2ju.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on December 23, 2016, 12:33:41 AM
The iconic Warren Christmas cover:

(http://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/882197.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on December 23, 2016, 12:43:51 AM
If you dig Wrightson werewolves the cover for Weird Mystery Tales #21 might put you in the holiday spirit. It always looked Christmassy to me, but then I'm a Wrightson freak (and a werewolf freak come to think of it!  >:D)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0q1_YPVNUuM/TjhUcSMRVqI/AAAAAAAAJXE/a2ssE_kWyk0/s1600/Weird-Mystery-21-00.jpg)

Don't go Christmas tree hunting in werewolf country!  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 23, 2016, 02:09:50 PM
Those mags are wild cool!

Here's a good Xmas cover featuring the fellow who extended monsterdom to new areas for a whole generation of baby boomers::

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BigDaddyRoth2.jpg)

And here are a few magazine covers depicting the activities pf Unk and his Varmints (gremlins?) during the Xmas season:

20

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121041AM.jpg)

26

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121045AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121055AM.jpg)

32

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121048AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121052AM.jpg)

56

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/16-12-2011121102AM.jpg)

8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on December 23, 2016, 05:31:29 PM
Cool mags, Daddy-Oh Hepcat!  8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 24, 2016, 10:28:29 AM
Advertising copy for the Vampire pinball machine that Bally released in 1971:

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

And here it is in action!

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 28, 2016, 11:03:37 AM
Here are scans of three of my pre-code sci-fi comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/StrangeWorlds7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-05-201182253PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Planet72.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 29, 2016, 02:50:39 PM
Here are some good shots of the fabled Hasbro Frankenstein Mystery game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroFrankensteinboard6.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroFrankensteinboard5.png)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 30, 2016, 10:56:52 AM
Here's another one of the Pop-Top Horrors sets that Raycastile put up on Ebay earlier this year:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%208_zpslbi8yeda.jpg)

 cl:)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on December 30, 2016, 10:23:06 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/ALLsz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/ALLsz.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/AURORAFOUR1sz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/AURORAFOUR1sz.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/auroraFRANKFLIVVERWOLFWAGON1sz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/auroraFRANKFLIVVERWOLFWAGON1sz.jpg.html)

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/MPCdarkshadowsBARNABASwerewolfALL1sz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/MPCdarkshadowsBARNABASwerewolfALL1sz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 31, 2016, 09:24:45 AM
Here's the Gold Key comic that adapted the movie which launched Raquel Welch to subsequent stardom:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245154PM.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/78/60/bc/7860bcb45d0c890f6ab48500f09ebd72.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 31, 2016, 03:05:54 PM
Here's a good picture of Dippy the Deep Sea Diver, one of my favourites from the Marx Nutty Mad line:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Nutty%20Mad_zpsjeku8bnb.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on December 31, 2016, 08:31:58 PM
Here are scans of three of my pre-code sci-fi comics:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/StrangeWorlds7.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-05-201182253PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Planet72.jpg[/url])

 cl:)


Here are scans of one of my pre-code sci-fi comics:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/246rhuo.jpg)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/fyhbgg.jpg)

 Zombie Alien
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 03, 2017, 10:38:16 AM
Here then is a scan of one more of my pre-code sci-fi comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SpaceWestern44.jpg)

And here is a scan of one of my immediate post-code sci-fi comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/CommanderBattle6.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on January 03, 2017, 05:01:06 PM
Fiendish feet where Yoghurt deserts which may not have tasted great, but came in these awesome pots! I have a vague memory of a glow in the dark pot which was available for a time.
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170103/9555916e617f76fb135c61309204a5dc.jpg)
(http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170103/0b048a441a1912b345bec1d71b67a9c9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 04, 2017, 03:02:15 PM
Here's what seems to be a point-of-purchase promo piece on the Hamilton Invaders:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AHamilton0.jpg)

And here's our own Monsterfink's take on the Invaders:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-9L_l7zjcB6Y/TtuzF58riMI/AAAAAAAAB7Y/LrB5hm5L8vA/s1600/Hamilton%2527s+Invaders.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 04, 2017, 05:27:45 PM
Eerie and Creepy Rings from Warren Publishing:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/4e/17/714e17e35237f2327cb3a8bd4a481823.jpg)

(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/nostalgiaking/To_Be_Listed/Eerie_Creepy_Ring_Ad_MN_zps925aaa4f.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 04, 2017, 05:33:35 PM
Soil from Dracula's Castle:

(http://www.x-entertainment.com/pics/cula21.jpg)

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/ba/18/14/ba18140eb2140e80deaa9f7f851fb0ba.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 04, 2017, 06:45:45 PM
Marvel Legends Monsters Box Set by Toy Biz:

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/71B0MVBO8RL._SL1200_.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 05, 2017, 08:54:53 AM
Eerie and Creepy Rings from Warren Publishing:

([url]http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/nostalgiaking/To_Be_Listed/Eerie_Creepy_Ring_Ad_MN_zps925aaa4f.jpg[/url])


Quote from: Warren
They are specially made for us by a quality jewellery manufacturer....


Specially made, yes. But quality?

Quote from: Warren
You'll be proud to wear these costly looking fine rings for any occasion.


Well I dunno....

Quote from: Warren
Guaranteed to become Collector's Items!


Yes, and so they did!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 05, 2017, 11:40:19 AM
Specially made, yes. But quality?
They are very good quality rings, especially for such a cheap (at the time!) item. I have both and they make very nice display pieces. The rings are quite thick and heavy, and covered half a kid's finger. I have several premium rings in my collection and these are the only ones I can actually wear. If I ever go back to the Monster Bash or another monster con it might be fun to wear them.

Both rings used to show up on eBay sporadically but I haven't noticed any listings for them in a long time (and I have saved searches). These rings are highly treasured to Warren collectors.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: stretchbaldy on January 05, 2017, 11:33:29 PM
Horrorhunter can you please post pics of them if you have the time some day? I'd love to see em! I don't think I've ever seen the creepy and eerie rings before..
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 05, 2017, 11:49:22 PM
Horrorhunter can you please post pics of them if you have the time some day? I'd love to see em! I don't think I've ever seen the creepy and eerie rings before..
I posted them above but here's the pic again..

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/4e/17/714e17e35237f2327cb3a8bd4a481823.jpg)

I just grabbed that pic off the net, but mine look exactly like that and I didn't want to drag the camera out.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: stretchbaldy on January 06, 2017, 12:35:20 AM
So cool! Thank you!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 06, 2017, 11:02:25 AM
Here are pictures of what seem to be the five most popular Mattel ThingMaker sets with the membership of this board:

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

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AMini-Dragons.jpg)

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 06, 2017, 12:52:14 PM
Here are pictures of what seem to be the five most popular Mattel ThingMaker sets with the membership of this board:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/CreepyCrawlers.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ThingmakerFR.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AThingmakerCrP.jpg[/url])

I had Creepy Crawlers and Fright Factory as a kid and loved them! I wanted Creeple Peeple but never had that one as a kid. The other two not so much.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 06, 2017, 08:37:08 PM
A good way to start of any weekend is with another great Frazetta Creepy cover:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Creepy7.jpg) 

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 07, 2017, 02:04:51 PM
Updated pics of my Halloween blow mold collection:

(http://oi63.tinypic.com/2re2jhi.jpg)

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/hwfozt.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 07, 2017, 02:09:03 PM
The grandfather of all monster magazines- Famous Monsters Of Filmland #1:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_pZ29ZOXcK3Q/TAQ71oVbvFI/AAAAAAAAB9o/3dy5UJDI41c/s1600/FamousMonsters-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 09, 2017, 12:39:13 PM
Updated pics of my Halloween blow mold collection:

([url]http://oi63.tinypic.com/2re2jhi.jpg[/url])

([url]http://oi65.tinypic.com/hwfozt.jpg[/url])


Your photographs have really improved since you got a new camera. Do you use a tripod or any kind of special lighting?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 09, 2017, 01:59:50 PM
Your photographs have really improved since you got a new camera. Do you use a tripod or any kind of special lighting?

 ???
Thanks. I have a small tripod and sometimes I use a portable lamp but certainly nothing a pro would employ.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 09, 2017, 04:47:38 PM
The Ideal King Kong board game had fabulous graphics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Kong%20Ideal%201%20-%20Copy_zpsr3ff5lgb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Kong%20Ideal%203_zpslpp3tuwc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Kong%20Ideal%202%20-%20Copy_zpsewzghc2y.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 10, 2017, 07:22:59 PM
Here are some scans of my 1967 Topps Terror Tales cards:

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

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

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

I love the contrast between the fronts with their sickly greenish tinge and the bright pink backs. It's a very tough set to complete though.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 11, 2017, 04:23:31 PM
The Aurora Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde kit doesn't seem to get as much appreciation as is bestowed on most of the other Aurora monster kits:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17099.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17099.0)

Pity. It's a nice one!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aurora20Jekyll_zpssvagryh2.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 11, 2017, 07:24:09 PM
The Aurora Dr. Jekyll as Mr. Hyde kit doesn't seem to get as much appreciation as is bestowed on most of the other Aurora monster kits:
I built one as a kid but I was too young to do a good job. I still enjoyed it though.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 12, 2017, 03:52:38 PM
Here are scans of my horror themed Black Cat comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/29-09-201222324PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190404AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/17-05-201183601PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BlackCat43.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190409AM.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 14, 2017, 12:04:01 AM
Interesting that Hasbro, unlike some others including Kenner, didn't cheap out on the colour palate offered in these painting by number sets:

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: long live kong on January 14, 2017, 02:30:24 AM
Interesting that Hasbro, unlike some others including Kenner, didn't cheap out on the colour palate offered in these painting by number sets:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Hasbro_zpsaqijgpbw.jpg[/url])

 8)

And the brush looks decent too, much better than the lousy ones you get in modern children's craft sets that are neither use nor ornament! That's what I find most impressive about vintage toys (besides the artwork/designs), they were made with quality and pride, unlike the junk my kids get at christmas nowadays.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 14, 2017, 01:20:24 PM
Here are some great shots of the Palmer figures from the collection of Toy Ranch:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/6972722981_daf1e9ae98_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7039/6826606162_df4d7c5c56_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7202/6826606306_a61213966c_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7193/6826606476_25fcced411_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/6972723329_ae322469cc_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6972723525_2b657df496_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7209/6826606380_beac606250_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6972723439_9c4f00aec5_z.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/6826606842_26fe2cd1f8_z.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 14, 2017, 06:43:03 PM
Frankenstein Door Poster by Jack Davis sold through Warren Publishing's Captain Company:

(http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/7c/a9/e6/7ca9e6d2ece31d443b3a33d405c26226.jpg)

I bought a copy from Drive-In Moonlite Movies printed on thick glossy paper. Looks great!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 14, 2017, 06:48:24 PM
Warren Vampirella Life Size Poster by Jose Gonzalez:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QhXz4P2Pj8U/UIwmsJ9CW9I/AAAAAAAAJZw/68ohsgdvRTk/s1600/gonzalez_vampirella_poster.jpg)

I have the Harris reprint hung on my closet door and a Warren original rolled up in a tube. Love those Warren posters.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2017, 08:10:10 PM
Here are some great shots of the Palmer figures from the collection of Toy Ranch:

I needs a green Creature!
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 14, 2017, 09:24:21 PM
I needs a green Creature!
I had one. When I narrowed my Palmers to one of each and two of each color I opted for the Blue Creature because I only had two Blue ones-- Creature and Gorgo, and my Blue ones are NM undamaged. Kinda wish I had kept the Green Creech as an extra even though it was a bit scuffed. The Green Creatures always sell for more, not quite as much as the Blues but still much more than Reds or Yellows.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2017, 09:40:54 PM
The Green Creatures always sell for more, not quite as much as the Blues but still much more than Reds or Yellows.

I'd say:
WHITE
BLUE
GREEN
YELLOW
RED
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 14, 2017, 09:51:14 PM
I'd say:
WHITE
BLUE
GREEN
YELLOW
RED
Looks about right from what I've seen. Then there's that weird Gold/Butterscotch color that's really rare.. not sure if it trumps White or vice-versa.  :-\

The only colors I've ever seen in person are Blue, Green, Yellow, and Red. I didn't even know about the others until I got on UMA. We know the molds never turned up for the Palmers because if so eBay would be flooded with every color plastic the Mexicans could get their mitts on.  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2017, 11:41:29 PM
Then there's that weird Gold/Butterscotch color that's really rare.

Don't think I've seen one of those? (Then again, I'm pretty forgetful!) Got any pics?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 15, 2017, 12:00:58 AM
Don't think I've seen one of those? (Then again, I'm pretty forgetful!) Got any pics?

Not a great pic, but the packaged Kong is Butterscotch (Gold?) in this pic from the Hammett book.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8030445249_876d391d6b_c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 15, 2017, 12:09:13 AM
Thanks! Looks like the same color as the dart gun in the other package.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 15, 2017, 12:59:09 AM
Thanks! Looks like the same color as the dart gun in the other package.

All kidding aside, you don't see the dart gun as distinctly lime green?

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 15, 2017, 02:38:52 AM
All kidding aside, you don't see the dart gun as distinctly lime green?


Nope. Unless something is red, yellow, or blue (see picture), I don't know what color it is!

(http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/q/qs-su_c.gif)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 15, 2017, 10:35:41 AM
Then there's that weird Gold/Butterscotch color that's really rare.


Don't think I've seen one of those? (Then again, I'm pretty forgetful!) Got any pics?


I posted a comparative look at the colours a few pages back:

The three inch Palmer Plastics monsters are most commonly found in green, red, yellow and blue with the blue ones being much less common than the others. Here's a shot of Toy Ranch's Palmers:

([url]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2345/2043752354_6b9539e44d_o.jpg[/url])

White ones can also be found such as these from the collection of Frankenstein73:.

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6727706499_1139d221ac.jpg[/url])

And Monsters for Sale:

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3640/3372723929_15cf174ed6_o.jpg[/url])

Rarest of all though are caramel coloured ones such as these from the collection of Monsters for Sale:

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3369083486_8195c5a60c_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3369083544_da597974f3_o.jpg[/url])

The caramel ones evidently originated in the dart gun and Palmer monsters sets repackaged by Toy House of Wisconsin. Here are two examples of these sets from the book Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Monster Collection:

([url]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8030445249_876d391d6b_c.jpg[/url])


 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 15, 2017, 12:30:23 PM
I posted a comparative look at the colours a few pages back:

OK, now I remember them.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 15, 2017, 12:53:56 PM
White ones can also be found such as these from the collection of Frankenstein73:.

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6727706499_1139d221ac.jpg[/url])

The flats were made by Best Plastics Corp. and patterned after the Palmer sculpts. The Best cavemen and dinos were patterned after Marx and Ajax sculpts.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/BestFigures_zpsxylia5ma.jpg)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 16, 2017, 09:23:08 AM
Yes, of course. Sorry I mixed the best Plastics flats in with the Palmer originals.

 :-[
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 16, 2017, 03:46:39 PM
Yes, of course. Sorry I mixed the best Plastics flats in with the Palmer originals.

 :-[
No big deal. Most people call them Palmers anyway.  :laugh:

I just posted that for folks unaware of the difference. It was a bit of a revelation to this monster/dino toy geek when I found out that a company called Best Plastics made those flats found in the Horror Monsters Grab Bags I used to buy as a kid. BTW, I've added another complete Grab Bag and several more Best dinos to my collection since I took that pic. I now have 11 of the 14 Best dinos with dupes and two of the Grab Bags complete with contents. I still need the Best Smilodon, Iguanodon, and Ankylosaurus to complete the set. They are so hard to find it could be years before any turn up, if ever. I'm lucky to have found what I have.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 16, 2017, 04:39:20 PM
Warren Vampirella Life Size Poster by Jose Gonzalez:

([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QhXz4P2Pj8U/UIwmsJ9CW9I/AAAAAAAAJZw/68ohsgdvRTk/s1600/gonzalez_vampirella_poster.jpg[/url])

I have the Harris reprint hung on my closet door and a Warren original rolled up in a tube. Love those Warren posters.


While I love Vampirella's releasing the bat pose, I don't understand why you went with the Vampirella poster in place of these other two classic posters that Warren was flogging at the same time:

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

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

I mean surely the Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie posters have their own certain appeal.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 16, 2017, 06:02:55 PM
While I love Vampirella's releasing the bat pose, I don't understand why you went with the Vampirella poster in place of these other two classic posters that Warren was flogging at the same time:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Uncle%20Creepy_zpscvbyomcu.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Cousin%20Eerie_zpsrgltcfxk.jpg[/url])

I mean surely the Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie posters have their own certain appeal.

 ???

I have those as well. Remember?...

(http://oi65.tinypic.com/hwfozt.jpg)

I bought NM examples of the Uncle Creepy and Cousin Eerie Sanjulian posters from Dennis Druktenis nearly 20 years ago. The pic shows them hanging above one of my monster magazine tables.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 18, 2017, 12:11:21 PM
Here's a good shot of Monolith's Mummy Soaky:

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3212.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 19, 2017, 10:45:25 AM
Here are scans of four of my Tales of the Unexpected comics:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected24.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected51.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected52.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected53.jpg)
 
 8)
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Post by: Fantomah on January 19, 2017, 02:48:17 PM
Here are scans of four of my Tales of the Unexpected comics:
...
 
LOL, for a split second I thought a few of those covers featured the Challengers of the Unknown, due to the Bob Brown art and also the similar yellow&red costumes.

You really have quite an impression collection, Hepcat.
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Post by: Hepcat on January 20, 2017, 11:48:56 AM
Thank you!

The Challengers of the Unknown wore burgundy coloured jumpsuits early in their careers when Jack Kirby handled the artwork:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers7.jpg)

The much underappreciated until recently Bob Brown took over the artwork on the Challengers title with issue #9 after Kirby left DC :

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers10.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Challengers16-1.jpg)

The Challengers didn't start wearing yellow and red uniforms until issue #43 in 1965:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/02-09-201294559PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 20, 2017, 01:55:52 PM
The flats were made by Best Plastics Corp. and patterned after the Palmer sculpts. The Best cavemen and dinos were patterned after Marx and Ajax sculpts.

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/BestFigures_zpsxylia5ma.jpg[/url])


What about that little red car on the upper left? Did a little plastic vehicle come in each pack? Have you ever tried to determine how many different vehicles came in the packs?

 ???
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 20, 2017, 03:50:43 PM
What about that little red car on the upper left? Did a little plastic vehicle come in each pack? Have you ever tried to determine how many different vehicles came in the packs?

 ???
Each of my two Grab Bags had a random cheap toy in addition to the 2 Best dinos and the candy. My other Grab Bag has a plastic peanut in it!  :laugh:

I'm still not sure if the Best monster/cavemen flats were included in pairs like the dinos, or if they were the extra toy in some packs. These Grab Bags only sold for a nickel so there were probably several combinations included over the years because Best Plastics probably didn't really care on such a cheap item. The kids that bought 'em cared though.  ;)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 21, 2017, 01:18:42 PM
Here's the set of Anchor-Hocking monster glasses belonging to Raycastile:

(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/60swing/monsterglassesgroup.jpg)

 8)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 23, 2017, 11:20:39 AM
Here are some good shots of the Hasbro Phantom of the Opera Mystery game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroPhantom5.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbrophantomMysterygame2.png)

 cl:)
Title: Remco Figures
Post by: jerod on January 23, 2017, 07:35:42 PM
(https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/16143642_1394957150536134_2151149627868930219_o.jpg?oh=f3f49ab4657eab2bd34ffb8e6d11cdf2&oe=5916EE5A)

Only missing Creature (which I've never seen in person).
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on January 24, 2017, 09:07:19 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1i95nr.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/1i95nr)

here is a group shot of some of my fan club buttons
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 24, 2017, 10:24:09 AM
Was the Famous Monsters Fan Club a Warren Publishing creation/venture?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on January 24, 2017, 10:42:44 AM
Was the Famous Monsters Fan Club a Warren Publishing creation/venture?

 ???

Yes, they were
all of the buttons in the top row with the exception of phantom are second gen. though
ray ferry / dynacomm cranked out A TON of stuff in the 90s.. buttons.. postcards.. wallets... binders... and so on

i'd love to know how many variations of the fan club button were made during this time
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 24, 2017, 11:38:44 AM
all of the buttons in the top row with the exception of phantom are second gen. though
ray ferry / dynacomm cranked out A TON of stuff in the 90s.. buttons.. postcards.. wallets... binders... and so on

By "second generation" I take it you mean issued when Ray Ferry was publishing Famous Monsters of Filmland..

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 03:53:21 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1i95nr.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/1i95nr)

here is a group shot of some of my fan club buttons
Very nice collection. I have the Ferry Creature and FM repop Phantom buttons and the legit Warren Creepy, Eerie, and FM buttons. I never did get a Warren Vampi button but I do have an unused original Vampirella fan club membership card. I love the Warren stuff, the DynaFerry stuff not so much (Ray Ferry's name is a bit souring in these parts  ;)). Thanks for posting your monster buttons.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 05:45:47 PM
A pic of the Vampirella Fan Club Membership Card:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/28/84/2e/28842ef2ed43d35dafd77c39f93745b0.jpg)

That pic was grabbed from Pinterest. My card looks like that except it was never number stamped. It must have been among some unused membership cards that were liquidated at the Warren bankruptcy auction in the early '80s. The back of my card is(was) white and has the yellowed look of age appropriate for a card from the '70s.
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 06:29:06 PM
Here's a pic of my Warren Creepy and Eerie rings:

(http://oi64.tinypic.com/2v024vk.jpg)

I was seriously after these around three years ago and ended up with the extra Eerie ring because I bought it before the pair became available. Just haven't gotten around to selling the extra yet. I've had saved eBay searches for them since then and they hardly ever show up for sale anymore. These things are beautiful in person. They must have thrilled many a Monsterkid back in the day. Sadly, I never had them when I was a kid but boy I sure wanted 'em.  ;) Really glad I finally scored a nice set.  :)

Here's a pic off the net that gives a better look at the Creepy ring:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/71/4e/17/714e17e35237f2327cb3a8bd4a481823.jpg)

And here's the original Captain Company ad:

(http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac80/nostalgiaking/To_Be_Listed/Eerie_Creepy_Ring_Ad_MN_zps925aaa4f.jpg)

They photograph strangely sometimes because they are so reflective. It's hard to get a good pic showing the details and the gold-tone color.
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Post by: Count Zero on January 24, 2017, 08:34:29 PM
i love the Warren rings! you're right, they are tough to photograph.
i only own the cousin eerie one... but still hunting down that elusive uncle creepy

here is a photo of some of my fan club membership cards
(https://i.imgflip.com/1ian50.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/1ian50)

and.... (drum roll please)
here's my favorite one out of the lot...
(https://i.imgflip.com/197u2d.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/197u2d)
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 24, 2017, 08:41:03 PM
and.... (drum roll please) here's my favorite one out of the lot...

Nice! Not filled out. Wish I could get one to go with my yellow FM button!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
i love the Warren rings! you're right, they are tough to photograph.
i only own the cousin eerie one... but still hunting down that elusive uncle creepy

here is a photo of some of my fan club membership cards
(https://i.imgflip.com/1ian50.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/1ian50)

and.... (drum roll please)
here's my favorite one out of the lot...
(https://i.imgflip.com/197u2d.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/197u2d)
Some great cards there, Count Zero!

I see your Vampi membership card is unstamped like mine. It must have come from the same unused batch that got auctioned off when Warren went out of business. Man, I bet some great quantity deals were had during that auction!

That Count Dracula Society card is very cool. I've seen the video with corny vamp dude on Horrible Horror but I've never seen the card. Do you have any info on The Count Dracula Society?
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 10:20:58 PM
Some of my Hammer Autograph Cards from Series 1 & 2 by Strictly Ink:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCHH2008A1_zpsqpld5xaf.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCHH2008A2_zps06sjf1nc.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCHH2010A1_zpszc1jyl8n.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCHH2010A2_zpsbpkb1w1e.jpg)
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 24, 2017, 10:27:55 PM
My Forbidden Terrortory Hammer Boardgame:

(http://oi67.tinypic.com/11lqusw.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 25, 2017, 10:24:21 AM
here is a photo of some of my fan club membership cards

(https://i.imgflip.com/1ian50.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/1ian50)

Wow! A lot of neat stuff there in addition to the membership cards.

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 25, 2017, 11:39:04 AM
My Forbidden Terrortory Hammer Boardgame:

Cool! I never knew about that board game.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 25, 2017, 04:18:52 PM
Cool! I never knew about that board game.

 8)
It looks really cool, especially for Hammer fans. The painted figures make it a great collectible.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 25, 2017, 04:38:47 PM
Here are some pics of my Outer Limits gum cards and wrappers:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/OuterLimitscards1.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/OuterLimits2.jpg)

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 25, 2017, 05:06:43 PM
Here are some pics of my Outer Limits gum cards and wrappers:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/OuterLimitsCards.jpg[/url])

Man, that OL set is in great condition, Hep!  8)

The first few cards of my set have perceptible wear. Those black borders are tough!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 25, 2017, 06:11:38 PM
Giant Prehistoric Mountain Playset #4304 (Marx, 1977)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/GiantPrehistoricMountain4304new_zps5092db9d.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 25, 2017, 08:39:39 PM
Lido Prehistoric Animal Figures given away in Nabisco cereals in the late '50s (green ones) and around 1960 (silver ones). The top 10 were given away in Fritos boxed small bags in the late '60s.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/LidoDinos2_zpslcdwxvsi.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 26, 2017, 12:39:51 PM
Giant Prehistoric Mountain Playset #4304 (Marx, 1977).

I love those Marx Playsets, especially the dinosaurs!

Lido Prehistoric Animal Figures given away in Nabisco cereals in the late '50s (green ones) and around 1960 (silver ones). The top 10 were given away in Fritos boxed small bags in the late '60s.

I love cereal and chip premiums too!

 8)

So many cool things to collect, so little time and money.

 :-\
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Post by: Hepcat on January 27, 2017, 12:59:53 PM
Ideal's King Zor proved so successful that the company produced a King Zor board game as well:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Zor%20board_zpsf6qe4e11.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Zor%20board%20game_zpsfcvayl6o.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on January 27, 2017, 01:31:44 PM
Lido Prehistoric Animal Figures ... The top 10 were given away in Fritos boxed small bags in the late '60s.

HH, these little guys are some of the real treasures of my childhood! Mom got them with Friday groceries in the Fritos bags, and I still have my well-worn originals.

Best,
-Craig
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 27, 2017, 06:07:27 PM
HH, these little guys are some of the real treasures of my childhood! Mom got them with Friday groceries in the Fritos bags, and I still have my well-worn originals.

Best,
-Craig
Yes, they created special memories for many a Monsterkid/Dinokid. The Wheat/Rice Honeys giveaways were before my time (I was a baby in 1960), but, man I sure ate a LOT of Fritos in the '60s to get at those little dinos!  :laugh:  They still look good displayed with the collection too.  ;)

It's cool you held on to your originals, Craig.  8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 28, 2017, 01:13:36 PM
I would have gone for those MPC Weird Monsters premiums in Fritos Corn Chips big time as a kid! I just have no memory whatsoever of that promotion. Maybe it was because the promotion required the purchase of a family-pack of Fritos and my spending horizon for chips and such didn't go much beyond a dime at a time. Or maybe the promotion just wasn't available in Canada. A collecting buddy of my age in Ottawa remembers buying family size bags of Fritos for other premiums but he has no recollection of the MPC Weird Monsters.

 :-\

(http://www.i-mockery.com/blabber/pics/fritos-mpc-mini-monster-gay-blade1.jpg)

Names like Bony Tony, Few Manchew, Batty Bertha and Harry Scarey were certainly a lot more imaginative not to mention tongue-in-cheek than MPC's original monikers though!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 28, 2017, 01:42:58 PM
I've probably seen that Fritos ad before, but it was cool to see it again. Love stuff like that!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 28, 2017, 04:09:34 PM
I would have gone for those MPC Weird Monsters as Fritos Corn Chips giveaways big time as a kid! I just have no memory whatsoever of that promotion. Maybe it was because the promotion required the purchase of a family-pack of Fritos and my spending horizon for chips and such didn't go much beyond a dime at a time. Or maybe the promotion just wasn't available in Canada. A collecting buddy of my age in Ottawa remembers buying family size bags of Fritos for other premiums but he has no recollection of the MPC Weird Monsters.

 :-\

([url]http://www.i-mockery.com/blabber/pics/fritos-mpc-mini-monster-gay-blade1.jpg[/url])

Names like Bony Tony, Few Manchew, Batty Bertha and Harry Scarey were certainly a lot more imaginative not to mention tongue-in-cheek than MPC's original monikers though!

 :laugh:

I still have one of the original MPC Fritos Premium Monsters from kidhood. It's Harry Scarey in a light purple shade. I didn't go wild on the monsters the way I did the Lido dinos because I still had multiples of all the monsters from a few years before. I must have bought a lot of those carded Unbreakable Weird Monsters sets. I wish one of those carded examples had been temporarily lost in a box somehow to be found in the present. Who knew back then something like that would be so sought after.  :o

You can see that Harry Scarey on my MPC Monsters shelf if you squint (enlarging the pic helps).

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MPCMonsters_1_zpsuhipwvcp.jpg)

He's just to the right of the Yellow Pop-Top Witch with the Purple head.
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Post by: horrorhunter on January 29, 2017, 01:15:07 PM
Classic Warren ad for the Verne Langdon Zombie Mask:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/2a/d9/af/2ad9afc3454cf59d22e164f27052febd.jpg)

It made the cover of the Creepy 1972 Annual (net pic, my copy is nice  ;)).

(https://img0.etsystatic.com/059/1/9007682/il_570xN.695052348_r5t1.jpg)

I have the Kelly Mann reissue from 2002. Mine is #15/30.

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 29, 2017, 01:24:21 PM
Classic Fright Factory ad from the back covers of some of our favorite comics:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/76/cb/3a/76cb3ae148a191f5def2f9c635461965.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2017, 09:38:05 AM
([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MPCMonsters_1_zpsuhipwvcp.jpg[/url])


What a fabulous shelf!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 30, 2017, 02:04:32 PM
What a fabulous shelf!

That's what I was thinking!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2017, 03:15:14 PM
It's no wonder the Aurora monster model kits were a smash hit with youngsters. Check out these ads that appeared on the back of DC comics that hit the newstands on these respective dates:

September 1963

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201184028PM.jpg)

January 1964

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201184035PM.jpg)

September 1964

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145730PM.jpg)

December 1964

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145618PM.jpg)

August 1965

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183950PM.jpg)

Combined with the fabulous box art by James Bama, young fellows didn't stand a chance of resisting these kits on store shelves!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 31, 2017, 10:19:52 AM
Here's a picture of the incredibly cool Famous Monsters Speak LP:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/famous_monsters_speak_zpsku4mfgbb.jpg)

 thrhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on January 31, 2017, 07:09:36 PM
My Li'l Dinos: Frito/Lidos and others, some from my kidhood, some added later -

(http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/37c15dc2cbcab32263dcdbf9e32a1dc8db57325.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on January 31, 2017, 07:25:04 PM
And here's a 1970 Aurora Glow ad that I saw in a comic I was reading this weekend. I think it's the one that sent me to Bargain City back then:

(http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/c6925b9c00c1ac35ba324911e77ab60f8ddbcd1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on January 31, 2017, 09:24:36 PM
My Li'l Dinos: Frito/Lidos and others, some from my kidhood, some added later -

([url]http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/37c15dc2cbcab32263dcdbf9e32a1dc8db57325.jpg[/url])

Nice!

The little Triceratops in front and the Bronto off to the right are Timmee Minis. Here's a carded set I picked up a few months ago.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TimmeeMOC_zpsaazvshhy.jpg)

The Pterodactyl might be a Timmee with a broken tail (labelled as a "Pteranodon" on the card). It could be a small Ajax instead, they are very similar and it's a little hard to tell by the pic.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2017, 10:48:09 AM
My Li'l Dinos: Frito/Lidos and others, some from my kidhood, some added later -

([url]http://images.yuku.com/image/jpeg/37c15dc2cbcab32263dcdbf9e32a1dc8db57325.jpg[/url])


I like the savanna on which your dinos dwell!

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 01, 2017, 10:52:39 AM
I like the savanna in which your dinos dwell!

That's what I was thinking! Green bath mat, blue blanket, BAM, ya got a diorama!  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2017, 10:52:45 AM
The little Triceratops in front and the Bronto off to the right are Timmee Minis. Here's a carded set I picked up a few months ago.

I suspect that the scale on those Timmee figures is off by just a bit. I'm not entirely sure though since the dinosaurs all evidently died off in the years prior to my birth.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 01, 2017, 12:37:17 PM
Thanks, gents.

When I do a pic like this for my own fun, or for an ebay listing, I  try to keep the kid/fun in things.

-Craig
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2017, 12:56:09 PM
Ebay listing?

 :o

You mean you're willing to trade some of your treasures for little green pieces of paper with pictures of dead white men on them? Seriously? Only your doubles I hope.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 01, 2017, 04:39:33 PM
I suspect that the scale on those Timmee figures is off by just a bit. I'm not entirely sure though since the dinosaurs all evidently died off in the years prior to my birth.

 :-\
Scale?! Cheap toy dinos from the '60s don't need no stinkin' scale!  :laugh:

Yeah, even the cream of the crop- Marx were way off on scale. Big on fun, not so much regarding correct scale.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 01, 2017, 08:29:27 PM
Ebay listing? You mean you're willing to trade some of your treasures for green pieces of paper with pictures of dead white men on them? Seriously?

Sure - for the right reason, or right combination of reasons:

-1. Money is genuinely needed.

-2. The item does not interest me anymore.

-3. I know it would give someone else much more joy.

-4. I can trade a thing that I don't want much, for one that I do.

I get pleasure from some of these things - especially, the actual ones that have been with me since childhood (as with some of the dinos above.) But I try to Keep It Real, and as my ol' Midwestern Mom says,

"Things are just things."

Example: one of my Grails, that I've written about here, is a pink mini Electron+, the ToyHouse redo of the Colorforms Outer Space Men. I came across a collector once who said,

"Oh yes, I have about a dozen of that version - but I never part with any piece from my collection!"

Now, I wholly respect his right to that stance - but I can't find it in me to admire it much. I have often parted with my stuff in similar cases, for Reason #3 above.

Best,
-Craig

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2017, 10:21:03 AM
Sure - for the right reason, or right combination of reasons:

-2. The item does not interest me anymore.

Funny. Me I never seem to lose interests. I just keep picking ones up from other people and thus accumulating more of them over time!

 :laugh:

Example: one of my Grails, that I've written about here, is a pink mini Electron+, the ToyHouse redo of the Colorforms Outer Space Men. I came across a collector once who said,

"Oh yes, I have about a dozen of that version - but I never part with any piece from my collection!"

Now, I wholly respect his right to that stance - but I can't find it in me to admire it much. I have often parted with my stuff in similar cases, for Reason #3 above.

I can't empathize with the hoarding multiple copies mentality. I just want one really nice copy of things.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 02, 2017, 11:24:56 AM
>Me I never seem to lose interests<

Well, I rarely lose one... but can they wax and wane a bit, over time.

And when that happens, I find that "thinning the herd" is a good thing. For instance, now I have hundreds of comics that I genuinely love, and I appreciate them more than having thousands that I thought I "should" have!

-Craig
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 02, 2017, 12:11:30 PM
>Me I never seem to lose interests<

Well, I rarely lose one... but can they wax and wane a bit, over time.

And when that happens, I find that "thinning the herd" is a good thing. For instance, now I have hundreds of comics that I genuinely love, and I appreciate them more than having thousands that I thought I "should" have!

-Craig
Over the last few years I went through the same thing with comics, Craig. For decades I avidly collected nearly everything Marvel as well as anything Horror/Monster. Well after a time I grew tired of the constant repetition and reimagining that Marvel went through from the '80s onward and found myself with thousands of comics that I lost interest in. I purged most of my comic collection and finally settled on my favorite Superhero books in addition to my other genres (the favorites being stuff from the mid '70s back for the most part- the stuff I grew up with). I never grew tired of the Monster titles though and those are really the focus of my collection, especially my monster magazines. Now I feel much less encumbered, and able to enjoy my favorite books all the more.
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Post by: Hepcat on February 02, 2017, 12:36:07 PM
When it comes to comics, a "stepping-off" point is vital. Otherwise one becomes overwhelmed.

For me I certainly don't want any comics after DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths. Since 95% of my comics are pre-1975, I'm not coming close to even that stepping-off point.

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 03, 2017, 11:41:18 AM
Cousin Eerie is feeling aggrieved that his magazine has not yet received any attention in this thread:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie2.jpg)

I clearly and distinctly remember being so excited upon seeing that "first" issue advertised in Creepy that I went searching for it over the Xmas holidays on several newsstands when I couldn't find it at my corner Les' Variety. I found a copy at a variety store about six blocks away on Wortley Road.

One detail left me entirely confused though. In the Creepy magazine ad Uncle Creepy had referred to this Eerie fellow as his cousin. That would therefore make him Uncle Eerie to the rest of us. Yet Eerie was being called Cousin Eerie in his magazine. Puzzling.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 03, 2017, 05:03:01 PM
And here is the small B&W ash can Eerie #1 that Warren rushed to publication to ensure that he held copyright to the name.

(https://themagicrobot.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/eerie-1.jpg)

200 were printed and the few that turn up in the marketplace are quite expensive. Counterfeits were also printed and even those trade for big bucks.  It's one of the few Warrens that I haven't added to my collection..yet.

Warren beat Myron Fass of Eerie Publications infamy to the punch and out of spite Fass named his company Eerie which evidently didn't infringe on the copyright for the mag title. The comic/monster mag publication wars of the '60s and '70s were a real soap opera. Someone should write a book about it. I know the subject has been written about in bits but it would make a fascinating book all it's own for Silver/Bronze comic/monster mag collectors.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 03, 2017, 05:48:25 PM
Warren beat Myron Fass of Eerie Publications infamy to the punch and out of spite Fass named his company Eerie which evidently didn't infringe on the copyright for the mag title.

Yeah, apples and oranges. Myron's middle finger salute to Warren.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 03, 2017, 08:13:41 PM
Fass was, putting it mildly, a piece of work.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 03, 2017, 08:36:43 PM
The Weird World Of Eerie Publications contains some interesting info on sleazemeister Myron.  :D

(https://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/weird-world-of-eerie-publications.jpg)

He carried a hand-cannon in the office for one thing, and he even shot it in there a few times. He used it to threaten and intimidate people. What a sweetheart.  ::)

(http://www.boingboing.net/assets_c/2011/01/eerie-comics-1-thumb-600x834-37277.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 04, 2017, 12:37:23 AM
Zoo Pic I-Scream Spoons:

(https://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/i-scream-universal-monster-plastic-spoons-1960s.jpg?w=700) (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/39/c7/f4/39c7f42059093c7bbf9939d286a13fcf.jpg)

There's a pic of the complete set of spoons and sticks in the gallery. Click Media.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 04, 2017, 10:32:52 AM
And here is the small B&W ash can Eerie #1 that Warren rushed to publication to ensure that he held copyright to the name.

([url]https://themagicrobot.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/eerie-1.jpg[/url])

200 were printed and the few that turn up in the marketplace are quite expensive. Counterfeits were also printed and even those trade for big bucks.


The cover of Eerie 1 was taken from the subscription ad that had made up the back cover of  Creepy 2:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130839PM.jpg)

The artwork was by the incomparable Jack Davis of course.

 ededed
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 04, 2017, 10:37:54 AM
Warren beat Myron Fass of Eerie Publications infamy to the punch and out of spite Fass named his company Eerie which evidently didn't infringe on the copyright for the mag title.

Myron's middle finger salute to Warren.

A well-deserved middle finger to James Warren in this case. The ashcan was a pr*ck move.

 C:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 04, 2017, 12:48:30 PM
The cover of Eerie 1 was taken from the subscription ad that had made up the back cover of  Creepy 2:

Everything in EERIE #1 was swiped from CREEPY!  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 04, 2017, 01:38:20 PM
A well-deserved middle finger to James Warren in this case. The ashcan was a pr*ck move.

Why so, Hep? That was not uncommon in pulp publishing then. The comix folks did it, too.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 04, 2017, 02:03:06 PM
Yep, it was dog eat dog in the world of comic/monster mag publishing in the '50s-'70s. Marvel turned out to be the biggest dog, but Warren was king on the monster mag side. Jim Warren made his regular artists and writers sign agreements that they wouldn't work for any other publishing house but most of them just used a pseudonym and did it anyway. It really pissed Warren off in the mid '70s when Marvel attempted to take over his territory with a deluge of monster mag titles, but it kind of backfired on them when the oversaturation of the market led to poor sales and eventual cancellation of all of those titles with the exception of Savage Sword Of Conan. That move sure finished off Skywald though. But, the Eerie Pubs rags persevered and stayed on the stands right till the end in the early '80s. The competition of the monster mag wars led to some of the best stories and art in comic book history. There will never be anything like it again. It begs for a lengthy tome giving all the sordid details, but it should be written by someone who was actually there and worked for those companies first hand. Those folks aren't getting any younger so I hope it happens before it's too late.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 04, 2017, 03:22:46 PM
Why so, Hep? That was not uncommon in pulp publishing then. The comix folks did it, too.

Just because it was widely done does not mean it was not sleazy. Eerie 1 was just a piece of junk.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 06, 2017, 12:35:37 PM
Unlike so many other movie stars, Gorgo was not a one-dimensional talent. True, it was with a blockbuster Academy Award worthy performance that he burst upon the scene in 1961:

(http://img.moviepostershop.com/gorgo-movie-poster-1960-1020144028.jpg)

Gorgo Trailer (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhpyINgW9Lk#)

But Gorgo then immediately transitioned to the literary field with this bestseller:

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

Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Rock Hudson, Cary Grant, how many of these other Hollywood matinee idols can boast of that?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 06, 2017, 01:19:59 PM
Actually...

Quite a few! And ever since the beginning of the flickers:

(http://nitanaldi.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/cobra-sm.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 06, 2017, 01:22:11 PM
None of them had even a shadow of Gorgo's screen presence or animal magnetism though. Gorgo was huge!

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 06, 2017, 03:04:39 PM
"YUUUUUUUUGE!!!"

(http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Donald-Trump-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Flower on February 06, 2017, 04:17:07 PM
"YUUUUUUUUGE!!!"

([url]http://cdn.inquisitr.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Donald-Trump-2.jpg[/url])


A monster but not a favorite of mine.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 06, 2017, 05:35:27 PM
Is he still bragging about the one that got away?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 06, 2017, 06:27:02 PM
Isn't he ALWAYS bragging about SOMETHING?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 07, 2017, 01:25:13 PM
Here's an A.B.G. pencil sharpener display dating from 1964:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/6963458937_26398a770a_c.jpg)

The pencil sharpeners are placed inside four different heads - Frankenstein, the Mummy, Wolf Man and Etta the Ghoul. There was evidently a warehouse find of these sharpeners in the early nineties but the find did not include any Frankenstein sharpeners so that the Frankie sharpeners are now the toughest to find.

Orange, green and purple are the most common colours with grey a distant fourth. White ones can also be found but only if a person is very fortunate. The actual sharpener inserts come in many colours including red, yellow, green, blue and white.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 07, 2017, 01:39:54 PM
There was evidently a warehouse find of these sharpeners in the early nineties but the find did not include any Frankenstein sharpeners so that the Frank sharpeners are now the toughest to find. Orange, green and purple are the most common colours with grey a distant fourth. White ones can also be found but only if a person is very fortunate. The actual sharpener inserts come in many colours including red, yellow, green, blue and white.

 8)
I love the sharpeners but I drew the line at Frank. You can get the other three in a variety of colors for $10-$15 each and a Frankenstein seems to cost $400 or more! That difference makes me pass on the Frank. I could afford one but I can put hundreds of bucks toward something else I want a lot more. There's no right or wrong in collecting, it just boils down to personal taste and available greenbacks. That's just my choice about my collection.

I do have duplicates of the other three in the main colors. I have the Mummy in different shades of green but it's scarce in colors other than green. Still looking to get lucky on a cheap Frank, but if I go to my grave without owning one it won't kill me (since I'll already be dead ;)).

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 07, 2017, 02:38:07 PM
The pencil sharpeners are placed inside four different heads - Frankenstein, the Mummy, Wolf Man and Etta the Ghoul.

Who the What? Why didn't they do the Creature?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 07, 2017, 03:20:02 PM
I do have duplicates of the other three in the main colors. I have the Mummy in different shades of green but it's scarce in colors other than green.


I think only green Mummy sharpeners were included in the warehouse find. Carded specimens of the Mummy sharpener in colours other than green certainly exist:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2248002360_f3e6096156_o.jpg)

(http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=1118)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2073/2247206951_611e92d3d1_o.jpg)

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 07, 2017, 03:23:17 PM
Why didn't they do the Creature?

I'd say it's because they were philistines with no taste.

 ededed
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 07, 2017, 05:08:05 PM
Why didn't Marx do Dracula?

(https://mattsko.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/crazy-world.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 07, 2017, 05:24:14 PM
Here's a pic of mine with some of my blow mold stuff:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Blowmolds_Monsters_zpshde6ll3j.jpg)

I've since added a purple Wolfman.

The real head scratcher is Why Etta The Ghoul instead of something like oh I don't know... THE FRICKIN' CREATURE!?  :o  ???  ???  ???  ::)

Etta looks cool and all but Gee Whiz! (and other kid expletives).

Who the What? Why didn't they do the Creature?

Exactly? ? ? ? ?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 08, 2017, 10:49:07 AM
Here are scans of a couple of my pre-code Harvey horror comics:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190417AM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/27-08-201190422AM.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on February 08, 2017, 10:57:26 PM
Here's a pic of mine with some of my blow mold stuff:

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Blowmolds_Monsters_zpshde6ll3j.jpg[/url])

I've since added a purple Wolfman.

The real head scratcher is Why Etta The Ghoul instead of something like oh I don't know... THE FRICKIN' CREATURE!?  :o  ???  ???  ???  ::)

Etta looks cool and all but Gee Whiz! (and other kid expletives).
Exactly? ? ? ? ?


I don't think I've ever seen a pale blue sharpener, is that one rare and maybe a faded colour one?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 09, 2017, 12:24:54 AM
I don't think I've ever seen a pale blue sharpener, is that one rare and maybe a faded colour one?
It's gray. It seems to be a little less common than orange, green, and purple, but it isn't really scarce like white.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on February 09, 2017, 09:40:43 AM
It's gray. It seems to be a little less common than orange, green, and purple, but it isn't really scarce like white.

Ah, so it's grey! I've never seen one for sale (like the white one), and looks pretty cool. I never knew about these sharpeners until I joined this forum so it's been nice to learn all about them.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 09, 2017, 11:13:12 AM
This wild Weird-Ohs/Silly Surfers LP with great sleeve art on both the front and back was released in 1964:

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10.resized/267464479_8cb9736e7a-1.jpg)

(http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10.resized/cvr_silly.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 09, 2017, 12:52:13 PM
(http://www.eastportlandblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/surfink-290x300.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 10, 2017, 09:40:26 AM
Here's a picture of the original Monster Candy Cigarettes from the collection of Poseablemonster:

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

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 10, 2017, 11:52:47 AM
Here's a picture of the original Monster Candy Cigarettes

I wonder how much I'd have to pay for one of those Creatures?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 10, 2017, 11:59:58 AM
Just try asking him nicely.

 ;)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 10, 2017, 01:41:29 PM
Just try asking him nicely.

I think I'd have better luck on ebay!  ;D (And I haven't seen one on ebay for years.)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 10, 2017, 10:54:34 PM
Display box full of MIP Rat Fink Rings (with photoshopped website ad):

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/23/82/e5/2382e539811311e1bb937df12848451b.jpg)

I originally posted this in the wrong thread. It more appropriately belongs here or in the Roth thread.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 11, 2017, 04:37:34 PM
Here's a photo of the binder containing my own Topps Shock Theater and Shock Theatre cards.

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

The fifty card set was first tested in limited distribution Stateside in 1975, and then released with markedly different pictures and completely different captions in the U.K. When the cards were test marketed in the States in 1975, it was under the name Shock Theater. Here are scans of some of mine:

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

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

The Shock Theater set had two number 17 cards but no number 47 card. Some of the images were changed and most of the captions ended up being altered and the set was then released in the U.K. in 1976 under the name Shock Theatre. Both number 17 cards were changed to number 47 for the U.K. release.  :o

Here are scans from my Shock Theatre set:

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

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

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 14, 2017, 01:39:27 PM
Here are pics of three more of the Hasbro Painting by Numbers sets:

Creature from the Black Lagoon

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroCreaturePaint.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroCreature3.png)

Mummy

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroMummyPaint.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Hasbromummy3.png)

Phantom of the Opera

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroPhantom3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Hasbrophantom3-1.png)

I understand that these three were part of a second series and are even tougher to find today than the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man sets from Hasbro's first series.

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 14, 2017, 02:00:31 PM
I understand that these three were part of a second series and are even tougher to find today than the Dracula, Frankenstein and Wolf Man sets from Hasbro's first series.

Same with the Mystery Games (and same characters). 2nd series and harder to find.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 15, 2017, 02:56:11 PM
Here's a good shot of Remco's Battle of the Monsters set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AHamilton6.jpg)

And here's a closeup of the star of the show, Horrible Hamilton!

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/x10AAOSw5dNWooRn/s-l1600.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 17, 2017, 11:25:28 AM
Here are scans of four more of my Tales of the Unexpected comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected55.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected57.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected58.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected59.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 18, 2017, 09:18:25 AM
Universal Monster PEZ packaging!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZMonster_zpsfcae4a55.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/438/31483742863_299be00b93_o.jpg)

Frankenstein

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/562/32174781421_db5fa583b2_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/451/31483743363_3ce35cf021_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/710/32174781101_17a595ea24_o.jpg)

Creature

(http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/MGalleryItem.php?id=407)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/928/8cqz7r.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/2784/asgEel.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 18, 2017, 01:59:01 PM
And here's a closeup of the star of the show, Horrible Hamilton!

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/x10AAOSw5dNWooRn/s-l1600.jpg[/url])

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That's a great shot of Horrible Hamilton!

Here's an old pic of my extra one that I bought loose a few years ago along with the other HI stuff on the shelf:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/HamiltonsInvadersDisplay_zps5c5725a5.jpg)

I paid $300 for that Horrible Hamilton because it's the best condition one I've ever seen (well, since I was 5 years old anyway). There is nothing broken or missing, the colors are bright, there is no discoloration anywhere on the piece, and it works perfectly with the string returning all the way (I just ran it across the floor  ;D). The eBay seller I bought it from packed it very well and it arrived unscathed. I also purchased the Dwarf Tank, Mosquito Jeep, and the set of 6 Blue Defenders from the same seller at the same time so he shipped them all together. The other pieces were relatively cheap, being less than $200 for all, but I was willing to pay a premium to finally get a "like new" Horrible Hamilton. Like you wrote, he is "the star of the show". Literally every one I've seen since listed on eBay (probably 20 or more) have condition problems ranging from extensive damage to not working anymore. Usually they have something missing like antennae, eyes, nose, or even the pull-string, and they still sell for high prices. Truly high grade examples must be very rare since they're hard plastic and easily broken.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 18, 2017, 05:27:05 PM
There's simply no question. Horrible Hamilton is just beautiful!

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on February 18, 2017, 09:16:18 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1jx6m6.jpg)

(https://i.imgflip.com/1jx6ol.jpg)

a couple of my favorite mag covers
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 18, 2017, 09:50:44 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1jx6m6.jpg)

(https://i.imgflip.com/1jx6ol.jpg)

a couple of my favorite mag covers
Nice! The Stanleys are pretty scarce. They were like the poor man's Eerie Pubs back in the day but nowadays they're much harder to find than Eerie Pubs mags and every bit as cool in a muted less sensationalistic way. I grabbed all the Stanleys I could a few years ago when all those mags were cheap but they're quite pricey these days.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on February 18, 2017, 10:34:31 PM
absolutely, when everyone was going gaga for superheros a few years back i was plucking up these babies every chance i got for next to nothing. like you said - the prices on these have gone up quite a bit. i'm glad i put my collection together when i had the chance.

and don't get me wrong, i LOVE warren publications...marvel monster mags too.
but skywalds...stanleys...eeries... were just a whole nother flavor. 

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 19, 2017, 12:06:23 AM
absolutely, when everyone was going gaga for superheros a few years back i was plucking up these babies every chance i got for next to nothing. like you said - the prices on these have gone up quite a bit. i'm glad i put my collection together when i had the chance.

and don't get me wrong, i LOVE warren publications...marvel monster mags too.
but skywalds...stanleys...eeries... were just a whole nother flavor.
I agree, brother! When I seriously went after monster mags a few years ago I finished the important runs of Warrens and Marvels first, then the Skywalds (love 'em!) except for the two Crime Machine issues. I picked up what Eerie Pubs and Stanleys I could along the way but to this day I only have around a third of the Eerie Pubs and 14 Stanleys. TBH I'm also missing several issues of Savage Sword Of Conan from Marvel as well, but they published 235 issues! I have most of 'em including all the early issues and the scarce last few issues. Lotsa monster mags out there to get. I have over 3K and I still need a bunch.  ::)

I've learned to be happy with what I have. My window of opportunity for buying them cheap has long passed and I'm out of Mylar mag bags and acid-free boxes so at this point I'm calling it good and anything else I pick up is gravy. Regarding the Warrens I still need Eerie #1 and the lousy Saha book, the Westerns and a couple of Screen Thrills Illustrated. I'll probably never own Eerie #1 because I won't drop a grand or two for one, and I simply refuse to give over 20 books for that crappy Saha book (which sells for $500+). The others are doable so maybe I'll get around to 'em some time.  :-\

BTW, my favorites to this day are the three issues of Web Of Horror (Sproul) with all the killer work by Wrightson, Jones, Kaluta, and Reese.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 19, 2017, 12:24:36 AM
Web Of Horror #s 1-3 (Sproul, 1969/1970):

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/web1_zpsae554e57.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/web2_zps71df6f7f.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/web3_zps8fd1b473.jpg[/url])

My Web Of Horror issues I posted earlier in this thread since I mentioned them above. Not high grade but not bad (in the FN to FN/VF range). Jaw dropping early art by Wrightson, Kaluta, Reese, and others. Issues 1 and 2 have Jeff Jones covers. #3 sports Wrightson's first pro cover.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 19, 2017, 09:24:43 AM
and don't get me wrong, i LOVE warren publications...marvel monster mags too.
but skywalds...stanleys...eeries... were just a whole nother flavor.

I wouldn't lump the Skywalds in with the Eeries and Stanleys though. The Skywalds are much closer in quality to the Warren mags than to the Eeries or Stanleys.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 19, 2017, 09:29:45 AM
My Web Of Horror issues I posted earlier in this thread since I mentioned them above.... Jaw dropping early art by Wrightson, Kaluta, Reese, and others. Issues 1 and 2 have Jeff Jones covers. #3 sports Wrightson's first pro cover.

Those are fabulous! Do you have a source/link for interiors?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 19, 2017, 02:24:02 PM
Those are fabulous! Do you have a source/link for interiors?

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No. I heard someone is doing a WOH Archives volume (Dark Horse?) but I have yet to see it. Reader copies of all three issues occasionally turn up on eBay for around $15-$20 each. High grade copies are expensive.

Web Of Horror featured an art contest on the centerfold of each issue with some pretty spectacular background art by Wrightson and others. Enough empty space was left so that kids could draw in their own monsters and send it in to the contest. I bought issue #2 off the stands in 1970 and I removed the centerfold and drew some crude monsters in but never sent it in to the contest. I still have that #2 but I don't know what ever happened to the centerfold/artwork. I upgraded my readers with the copies in the scans at the 2001 Monster Bash. The contest winners were supposed to be revealed in issue #4 which was never finished because publisher Sproul stole some of the artwork and skipped town. Some of the art/stories for #4 by Wrightson and Bruce Jones (that Sproul didn't steal) were eventually published in various fanzines in the early '70s. It could have been the greatest monster mag ever if not for the ineptitude and crookery of Sproul. Jim Warren was worried about the competition but I guess he breathed a sigh of relief when WOH came to a screeching halt. As cutthroat as Warren was it makes me wonder if he was somehow involved in the plot to bring down WOH before it built up steam. Maybe he offered Robert Sproul a chunk of money to pull the plug. Who knows at this point? It's just another mystery in the Monster Magazine Wars '50s-'70s Saga.

Here's a link to some info regarding Major Publications and Web Of Horror: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_Publications
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 21, 2017, 11:40:15 AM
Anyone who's still reeling from the Stanley cover art on the previous page and needing an antidote might want to feast his eyes on this scan of the Frazetta cover for the second issue of Eerie:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie3.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 22, 2017, 10:42:36 AM
My two Weird-Ohs magic slates:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-OhMagicSlates2_zps1e5d60f0.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-OhMagicSlates_zpsbf01b758.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on February 22, 2017, 02:16:25 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1k559h.jpg)

ive seen a few of these little franky heads over the years
they seem far less common than the other gumball pencil topper charms that are circulating about.

can anyone fill me in on this little guy?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wich2 on February 22, 2017, 07:39:27 PM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie3.jpg)

Cross-pollination:

(http://www.x-entertainment.com/articles/0727/3.gif)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 23, 2017, 04:17:29 PM
Here are a couple close-up photos of my RCA Victor Monster Rally LP from 1959 with sleeve art by the incomparable Jack Davis:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterRallyLP.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterRallyLPBackcover.jpg)

And here's a more detailed picture of the sleeve that I lifted off the net:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_75ptQuFbEv0/TKcrJkZmDAI/AAAAAAAAFfU/S2YDW_2nTms/s1600/P4110020.JPG)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 23, 2017, 04:47:45 PM
...
([url]http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_75ptQuFbEv0/TKcrJkZmDAI/AAAAAAAAFfU/S2YDW_2nTms/s1600/P4110020.JPG[/url])

That is a GREAT album... if one likes that type of stuff... I love it!    ;D

http://youtu.be/6yfM7uO4SnA (http://youtu.be/6yfM7uO4SnA)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 23, 2017, 05:08:56 PM
The Dracula Trot:

https://youtu.be/EsX-NGOwTSA

All of those songs from Monster Rally are on You Tube. Another favorite of mine is Close The Door.

I know them all practically by heart since I listened to that album so much when I was a kid. My Dad worked at a radio station and brought Monster Rally home to me around 1966. The radio station was getting rid of some older albums and Dad knew I was a monster nut so he corralled that one for me. I still have it and it still plays. I put that album and some other monster albums on a cassette tape in 1984 when I went into the Army and I still listen to that tape every Halloween. Love the Jack Davis cover art!

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on February 24, 2017, 01:47:19 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1ka1sk.jpg)

if you havent had a chance to give this a listen - i recommend it.
definitely one of my favorite 45s
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 24, 2017, 04:11:27 PM
I like the way Mr. Enamel has painted up the Mummy to duplicate James Bama's box art:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/mummy_zps43d01f76.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 24, 2017, 04:17:16 PM
I like the way Mr. Enamel has painted up the Mummy to duplicate James Bama's box art:

Oh, that's cool! Does he have any more?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 24, 2017, 05:05:59 PM
I don't know him personally, but I'll try to track him down. Maybe I can get him to join UMA!

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 24, 2017, 06:52:44 PM
I like the way Mr. Enamel has painted up the Mummy to duplicate James Bama's box art:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/mummy_zps43d01f76.jpg[/url])

 cl:)

Gorgeous! Following Bama is the way to go!  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 25, 2017, 02:01:20 PM
Topps issued this wonderful 88 card Space set in 1957:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/SpaceCards-1.jpg)

It was rereleased a few years later under the new name of Target Moon to capitalize on the space race.

Half the set was reissued by SICLE later in the sixties as a premium with the purchase of frozen treats under the Target Moon name but with salmon coloured backs. These are quite difficult to find.

Here are scans of some of my Topps Space cards from 1957 showing more detail:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Spacecards1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/SpaceCards2.jpg)

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

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 25, 2017, 06:13:53 PM
Love those SPACE CARDS!! I think I like the space cards even more than the monster cards. MARS ATTACKS, JETS, ROCKETS AND SPACEMEM, etc.! Great art and colors!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 25, 2017, 08:54:49 PM
Here are scans of some of my Heritage Mars Attacks trading cards:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH1_zps695a2261.jpg)

Backs:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH2_zpsc99b87b9.jpg)

Subsets Cards:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH3_zps541b8434.jpg)

Backs:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH4_zps1685ea75.jpg)

3-D Cards & Wrapper:
(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH5_zpsff284a87.jpg)

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=26275.msg430421#msg430421 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=26275.msg430421#msg430421)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 26, 2017, 02:27:53 PM
Here are scans of some of my Heritage Mars Attacks trading cards:

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH1_zps695a2261.jpg[/url])

Backs:
([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH2_zpsc99b87b9.jpg[/url])

Subsets Cards:
([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH3_zps541b8434.jpg[/url])

Backs:
([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH4_zps1685ea75.jpg[/url])

3-D Cards & Wrapper:
([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/TCMAH5_zpsff284a87.jpg[/url])

[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=26275.msg430421#msg430421[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=26275.msg430421#msg430421[/url])



H.H., did you also purchase the IDW Mars Attacks comic books?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 26, 2017, 02:35:52 PM

H.H., did you also purchase the IDW Mars Attacks comic books?
No, I've stopped buying new comics. Since my purchasing power is quite limited these days I had rather spend the money elsewhere (on mostly older items). I have no doubt that many of the new comics are cool. I just think they're overpriced compared to what back-issues sell for.

Have you bought the IDW issues, mars? If so, how are they?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 26, 2017, 02:49:15 PM
No, I've stopped buying new comics. Since my purchasing power is quite limited these days I had rather spend the money elsewhere (on mostly older items). I have no doubt that many of the new comics are cool. I just think they're overpriced compared to what back-issues sell for.

Have you bought the IDW issues, mars? If so, how are they?

I bought a couple, because of the artwork/cover. I think.....there were over fifty different variant covers.
Maybe? Prize captive #21 is my favorite. It use to be
my avatar. >:D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on February 26, 2017, 03:01:48 PM
I bought a couple, because of the artwork/cover. I think.....there were over fifty different variant covers.
Maybe? Prize captive #21 is my favorite. It use to be
my avatar. >:D
The whole variant cover thing is offputting for me. I got burned out on those in the '90s, and now there are more than there were then!  ::)

To be honest I'm pretty burned out on Superheroes in general because of all these reboots and re-imaginings. I focus on collecting monster stuff but I did keep some of my favorite Superhero comics- Fantastic Four, Avengers, Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk, and a few others. I have full or near-full runs of those but I'm getting rid of the later issues from the '80s onward (those are in the basement). I just don't care much about the later issues anymore, and all those comics take up a ton of room. I chopped my comic collection down from 13K to 5K. Still have all my monster mags though. Those are really my favorites.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 26, 2017, 03:36:54 PM
The whole variant cover thing is offputting for me. I got burned out on those in the '90s, and now there are more than there were then!  ::)

To be honest I'm pretty burned out on Superheroes in general because of all these reboots and re-imaginings. I focus on collecting monster stuff but I did keep some of my favorite Superhero comics- Fantastic Four, Avengers, Silver Surfer, Incredible Hulk, and a few others. I have full or near-full runs of those but I'm getting rid of the later issues from the '80s onward (those are in the basement). I just don't care much about the later issues anymore, and all those comics take up a ton of room. I chopped my comic collection down from 13K to 5K. Still have all my monster mags though. Those are really my favorites.  :)

I agree. Years ago, I sold an entire comic book collection, mostly made-up of Super Heroes. Now I only collect Horror and Sci-Fi ( oops, sorry Forry!) Syfy comic magazines. Warren, Eerie publications, Skywald, etc.

Those variant covers in the 90s were a joke!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 27, 2017, 09:50:34 AM
I bought a couple, because of the artwork/cover. I think.....there were over fifty different variant covers.

Fifty! What an incredible abuse!

 >:(

The whole variant cover thing is offputting for me. I got burned out on those in the '90s, and now there are more than there were then!

To be honest I'm pretty burned out on Superheroes in general because of all these reboots and re-imaginings.

My feelings too. DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths from 1985 marks my stepping off point for comics.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 01, 2017, 03:22:02 PM
Here's the back glass for the prototype of the Bally Medusa pinball machine:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Medusa3_zpslahtk3ui.jpg)

And here are a few pictures of the production version from 1981:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Medusa6_zpspp5qgbd8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Bally%20medusa4_zpsyeio5rcl.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/medusa3_zpsdxx7g8hd.jpg)

And here it is in action:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4RQt8M2gjc#)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 02, 2017, 03:05:44 PM
Here are some  really good front and back shots of the Universal monster Soakys:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Soaky4_zpseubg87fr.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Soaky3_zpsvubagevh.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Soaky1_zpsiyomolol.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Soaky2_zpswhnbqtox.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 03, 2017, 04:55:51 PM
Here's a great shot of Roheimiana's set of Anchor-Hocking glasses:

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/roheimiana/glass002Medium.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 03, 2017, 05:19:14 PM
Here's a great shot of Roheimiana's set of Anchor-Hocking glasses:

([url]http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/roheimiana/glass002Medium.jpg[/url])

 8)

No way I would use mine. Those glasses are fairly expensive and hard to find with no chipped edges. I'll drink out of cheap glasses and keep my AH Monster glasses displayed safely on the shelf.  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 06, 2017, 12:31:57 PM
Here are two complete sets of the Marx Universal monster figures from the collection of Allhallowsday:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/MARXUniversalMonsterssixORANGE1sz_zps4ed457bc.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/MARXUniversalMonsterssixORANGE1sz_zps4ed457bc.jpg.html) 

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/AmarxGROUPsz.jpg) (http://s239.photobucket.com/user/allhallowsday/media/AmarxGROUPsz.jpg.html)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 06, 2017, 02:24:01 PM
Classic monster kit ad:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/01/1d/e0/011de09eea5d8711e533682c1c6ce47c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 07, 2017, 10:49:46 AM
Classic monster kit ad:

America's Hobby Center issued fabulous catalogues for many years.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 07, 2017, 05:18:27 PM
Here's the Monster Head Ring vending machine card belonging to Toy Ranch complete with the rings!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2024/2287785430_fff9d7b0a4_o.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 08, 2017, 05:20:18 PM
Marx introduced King Zor to the monster loving kids of America in 1962 with this extremely compelling TV commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs0dKv-2Fw4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zs0dKv-2Fw4)

Wow! How could any red-blooded kid not covet a King Zor?

Here's our very own Monsterfink's take on King Zor:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/King%20Zor%201_zpseprmvilc.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 09, 2017, 02:49:14 PM
Not surprisingly the Hasbro Dracula Mystery board game is a favourite among collectors:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroDraculaboard5.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroDraculaboard6.png)

Here are a few close-up shots of the one from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/4c5e1332-0ce7-4731-b8dd-7816ff51a338_zps0n0tmbc3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Dracula-1.jpg)

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

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 10, 2017, 03:28:49 PM
The Pactra paint bottles that were sold in the sixties were quite a bit nicer in shape than the more common Testor's paint bottles, and of course light years nicer than the little cans in which the Humbol paint was sold.

These Pactra paints were sold either individually or packaged in sets. Here's a good picture of the Crazy Cool Colors Weird-Oh Paint Set that I lifted from Ebay:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/weirdpaint2.jpg)

Here are a few pictures of the Weird-Oh Paint Set from my own collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Pactra_zpsee4e7c78.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Pactra2_zpse6738351.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Pactra3_zps5a325408.jpg)

The set was one of my higher priorities for a number of years because the graphics are so wild cool!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 11, 2017, 11:43:19 AM
Flicker rings sold in vending machines were among the plethora of Munsters related items available in the mid-sixties:

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

Here is a picture of the ones from the collection of Monolith:

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_3172.jpg)

 tynhrt



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 13, 2017, 11:17:44 AM
Here are the Elwar Famous Monsters buttons from the collection of Hugohernandez with the preliminary production run/prototypes on the top row and the regular issue on the second row:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/06d460f7-b05c-463d-9633-cf5bb4d8273f_zpstg5fmaet.jpg)

And here they are in their display case surrounding his vending machine card:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Buttons1_zpsh30fx5zt.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 14, 2017, 08:31:52 AM
Posters from the all-time classic flick that was released in 1957:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/c51454e8-18a4-4df6-a5c3-d3725b4024a2_zps2oc60lb5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Land%20Unknown%202_zpsdrnim3fa.jpg)

And a scan of the comic from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-12-2012100114PM.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 14, 2017, 10:31:20 AM
That LU six sheet is great!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 15, 2017, 03:24:15 PM
Here are pictures of some of the Aurora model kits from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3177_zps0d586899.jpg)

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

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FrankensteilModelKits_zps5c54c422.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DraculaModelKit_zpsf6fd8324.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/WolfmanModelKit_zps8bdc5819.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheCreatureModelKit_zps777d0ef1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheMummyModelkit_zpsfe795981.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/ThePhantomoftheOpera_zps00609423.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DrJekyllMrHyde_zps12cad2cf.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheHunchback_zps258537bc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheForgottenPrisoner_zps580edfbd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheWitchModelKit_zps56687ccb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheBrideofFrankensteinAurora_zpsde26c3c1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DraculasDragster.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FrankensteinsFlivver.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/WolfMansWagon.jpg)

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

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 16, 2017, 10:29:08 AM
Gray Morrow took over the cover duties for Eerie 4 but Frank Frazetta was back doing the honours on #5:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie5.jpg)

cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 18, 2017, 10:49:43 AM
Here are pictures of some of the Revell "Big Daddy" Roth model kits from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3173_zpsea8058c8.jpg)

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

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MrGasser.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MothersWorry.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DragNut.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BrotherRatFinkonBike.jpg)

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 20, 2017, 08:00:27 AM
Here are some pictures of my Outer Limits board game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/DraculaOuterLimits_zps263393db.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/OuterLimits.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/OuterLimitsinside.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on March 21, 2017, 12:02:46 AM
Hepcat, this one is for you.  Enjoy!!
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170321_003804.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170321_003758.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170321_003952.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170321_003728.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 21, 2017, 09:33:15 AM
Hepcat, this one is for you.  Enjoy!!

Is that the original art for the cover by Gray Morrow?

:o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 21, 2017, 09:36:28 AM
Here are scans of four more of the Tales of the Unexpected comics featuring Space Ranger from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected60.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected64.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/TalesoftheUnexpected66.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110425PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on March 21, 2017, 11:37:07 AM
Hepcat, yes, the one and only. The kicker here is with the pictures you posted, I also at one time but not anymore owned the original artwork for the Crazy colors paint set too, but, as sadly said, no more.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 21, 2017, 12:59:37 PM
The kicker here is with the pictures you posted, I also at one time but not anymore owned the original artwork for the Crazy colors paint set too, but, as sadly said, no more.

Wow!

 :o

Who then was the artist?

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on March 21, 2017, 01:15:42 PM
Not sure, it wasn't signed, but my guess would have been the same artist that did the Weirdo's box art. The piece was quite large, on heavy artist board.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 21, 2017, 01:29:47 PM
That then would be Bill Campbell.

(http://www.schifferbooks.com/images/covers/84/9780764346484.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on March 21, 2017, 01:35:27 PM
Yes Campbell.  Made many dumb mistakes in the past, selling off a large portion of my art collection was one of them, but, fortunately kept enough pieces back to keep me somewhat satisfied.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 21, 2017, 05:21:57 PM
([url]http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170321_003952.jpg[/url])

Original art by Gray Morrow is BIG TIME, especially a Warren cover! Congratulations for attaining such a wonderful piece, skully, and thanks for posting and sharing it with us!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 21, 2017, 05:26:41 PM
Original art by Gray Morrow is BIG TIME, especially a Warren cover!

Is that a CREEPY, or EERIE?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 21, 2017, 05:38:20 PM
Is that a CREEPY, or EERIE?
Eerie #4.  8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on March 21, 2017, 06:53:03 PM
Thank you much, it's appreciated!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 22, 2017, 08:17:39 AM
Original art by Gray Morrow is BIG TIME, especially a Warren cover!

And especially such an early one too! It hit the newsstands in April 1966.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 22, 2017, 09:05:19 AM
Yes Campbell.  Made many dumb mistakes in the past, selling off a large portion of my art collection was one of them, but, fortunately kept enough pieces back to keep me somewhat satisfied.


Look at this recreation of the Hawk "Hodad Silly Surfer" box art that Bigbud got direct from Mr. William Campbell in 1993:

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/monsterstuff029.jpg)

You gotta love it!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 23, 2017, 10:29:42 AM
Here is a photo of the original art to card #11 from the 1959 Topps Funny Valentines set that I've framed and have hanging in my collectibles room:

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

Here's the original art of the movie poster for the 1972 rerelease of Walt Disney's Song of the South movie that I had framed:

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

I bought both of these pieces through Hake's auctions early this century.

Here are a couple of pictures showing the stained glass window I had commissioned for my collectibles room featuring Walt Disney's Brer Fox and Flower:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ComicRoom4.jpg)

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

And here are a couple of closeup shots of the window:

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

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 25, 2017, 10:35:39 AM
An ad for a full set of eight Pop-Tops on a rack card was included in MPC's 1965 catalogue:

(http://www.toymemories.com/images/456_1965mpcPoptopCatalogPart.jpg)

Here's an excellent specimen of this carded set:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/MPCPOPTOPHORRORScarded1sz50pct_zpsd876b300.jpg)

Note though that the Executioner seems to have misplaced or forgotten his own head someplace!

 :laugh:

Here's a great shot of Monolith's loose Pop-Top set:

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6838_zpsa60fc908.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 25, 2017, 12:12:32 PM
I remember getting my mom to buy me one of these around '64/'65.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/MPCPOPTOPHORRORScarded1sz50pct_zpsd876b300.jpg)

I had several sets of Pop-Tops back then but only ever one set in that 8-pack. I tore into that thing like a ravenous wolf ripping into raw meat. If I could only go back and rescue it from my ignorant little self! I would say "Listen, you greedy little bastard, you already have several of these Pop-Tops to play with. Just save this in the package for yourself for decades and you'll be very grateful...or else."  >:D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 25, 2017, 12:21:44 PM

Note though that the Executioner seems to have misplaced or forgotten his own head someplace!


Looks like he's holding it. Gots somebody's head, anyway.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 25, 2017, 12:22:57 PM
Love that carded set of Pop-Tops! Here's another pic of some of my MPC's...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/monolith_06006/IMG_3366_zpsocjofyqx.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/monolith_06006/IMG_3366_zpsocjofyqx.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 25, 2017, 12:25:20 PM
Oops! There's his head! Other one must be his victim.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 25, 2017, 02:17:21 PM
I tore into that thing like a ravenous wolf ripping into raw meat.

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 26, 2017, 01:28:58 AM
Here's my Monster Fun World Patches from 1971...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Monster%20Stuff%202/IMG_3877_zps10803992.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Monster%20Stuff%202/IMG_3877_zps10803992.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 26, 2017, 03:55:55 PM
Cool!

 8)

Was Monster Fun World a theme park you visited with your family? If so where was it? Is it still in business?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 26, 2017, 04:10:16 PM
Was Monster Fun World a theme park you visited with your family?


It's just "Fun World". Possibly the same company that goes by that name today.

http://www.fun-world.net/ (http://www.fun-world.net/)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 27, 2017, 11:43:43 AM
Charlton published a lot of sci-fi oriented titles in the fifties and early sixties. Here are scans of three:

3
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SpaceWar3.jpg)

44

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/24-04-201380308PM_zpsb273c52c.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 28, 2017, 09:16:19 AM
Here are pictures of some of the Hawk Weird-Oh model kits from my collection:


(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ModelCabinetWeird-ohsandRatFinks.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-ohsDaddy.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-ohsDavey.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weirdo-ohsDigger.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-ohsDragHag.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-ohsEndsvilleEddie.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weird-ohsHueysHutRod.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Weirdo-ohsWadeAMinut.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-ohModelKits2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Weird-ohModelKits.jpg)


 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 28, 2017, 12:14:54 PM
I don't know how long the image will be hosted...Grab image while available:
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yEsAAOSw4CFY1KM6/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 12:47:56 AM
I like the artwork on the covers of the Dell Universal Monsters comic books. In 1972 my older brother took me to my first comic book convention. It was at a hotel in Boston. It was small compared to more recent conventions I've been to. Anyway, the very first comic book I ever bought that was second hand was the Dell Frankenstein from 1963. I paid two dollars for it. I still have it, and here's a scan of it...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc002fb276_zps2c311032.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc002fb276_zps2c311032.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 12:50:10 AM
I've since collected all the Dell Universal Monster comics. Here's the Mummy...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc001ed383_zps3a69a043.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc001ed383_zps3a69a043.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 12:51:40 AM
Here's the Creature...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc002d9bf0_zps7d0967da.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc002d9bf0_zps7d0967da.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 12:53:15 AM
The Wolfman...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc004b6c7c_zpse143572d.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc004b6c7c_zpse143572d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 12:55:04 AM
Probably my favorite of the Dell Universal Monster covers...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc001efb92_zps9d9c8ec9.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc001efb92_zps9d9c8ec9.jpg.html)
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Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 12:57:04 AM
And lastly, the most difficult of the Dell monster comics to find. This one has both Dracula and the Mummy and also some other short stories...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc001f28d3_zpsf698ac92.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/Comic%20Book%20Scans/sc001f28d3_zpsf698ac92.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: djmadden99 on March 29, 2017, 09:25:17 AM
Love those comics! If I recall, the stories were original, not retellings of the movies?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 29, 2017, 10:53:42 AM
In 1972 my older brother took me to my first comic book convention. It was at a hotel in Boston. It was small compared to more recent conventions I've been to. Anyway, the very first comic book I ever bought that was second hand was the Dell Frankenstein from 1963. I paid two dollars for it._zps2c311032.jpg[/img][/URL]

In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

 :o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 29, 2017, 01:07:57 PM
In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

One from the early '60s, for sure.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 29, 2017, 01:27:24 PM
In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

 :o
Heck yeah! In '72 you could get original E.C.s for 2 bucks! Of course they were probably in low to mid-grade for that but condition wasn't that big a deal in those days. In the earliest editions of the Overstreet Guide in the early '70s a Good condition comic listed for more than half what a Mint one did. And, what passed for Mint in those days might grade as low as VF/NM (9.0) or even VF (8.0) currently. Most mail order dealers just guaranteed comics to be in Good condition which was pretty much just complete with heavy wear. Most of the newer comics you got from dealers back then were in the Fine range but sometimes you got a real dog and you were just glad to get the issue period. Of course comics didn't cost hundreds or thousands of dollars back then either, so people didn't split hairs over condition. When I first started collecting in 1975 you could get Amazing Fantasy #15 or FF #1 for a hundred bucks in what they called "Mint" which would probably be about 8.0-9.0 now as I mentioned before. But jeez, look what AF #15 sells for now in 8.0!  :o It's a whole different world comic book-wise.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 29, 2017, 02:12:43 PM
Here's one of my favorite monster comics- Fantastic Giants #24 (Charlton, 1966, 1-shot):

(http://comicbookrealm.com/cover-scan/30238395698354d6cef60597233c4c5e/xl/charlton-comics-fantastic-giants-issue-24.jpg)

This pic I grabbed off the interwebbings.

I bought a copy of this off the spinner rack when I was 7 and I've loved the issue ever since. I had bought a few issues of Gorgo and Konga from a year or two before and I was already a fan, but this square-bound 25 cent issue had me enthralled until I wore it out. I picked up a nice copy from an eBay seller a few years ago to replace the one I wore out as a kid. Gorgo and Konga both ended at #23 and Charlton gave us this awesome book to cap off their respective runs. It reprints the origin stories for both monsters from the first issues as well as presenting two new monster tales by the great Steve Ditko. It's one of my favorite books of all time.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 29, 2017, 02:37:54 PM
Nice covers on those last two! 

Here's a CREEPY and an EERIE 
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DPkAAOSwB-1YwMe4/s-l1600.jpg) 

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7XAAAOSwSlBYwPGV/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 29, 2017, 03:25:54 PM
I bought a copy of this off the spinner rack when I was 7 and I've loved the issue ever since. I had bought a few issues of Gorgo and Konga from a year or two before and I was already a fan, but this square-bound 25 cent issue had me enthralled until I wore it out.

Wow! At the tender age of seven I would have been knocked out by a Giant devoted to a pair of matinee idols with their imposing stature. And I still say that you can't go too far wrong with Gorgo or Konga.

 :)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 29, 2017, 03:34:23 PM
Nice covers on those last two! 

Here's a CREEPY and an EERIE 

Frazetta and Ken Kelly...nice.

Here's a net pic of The Monsters Color The Creature Book by Wrightson:

(http://www.creaturebuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/01_colorcreaturebook.jpg)

I ordered mine from Bud Plant back in the day. Still nice except for some foxing, and uncolored (natch!). I do have a framed copy of the Axe Murderer that another fellow colored nicely. He was coloring copies of different pages from the Color The Creature book for a nominal fee and I hired him to do one while I perused the show. Something else adorning my walls.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 29, 2017, 03:38:39 PM
A net pic of that Axe Murderer illo:

(http://pencilholder.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/monsters-color-the-creature-book-27.jpg?w=440)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 29, 2017, 03:48:15 PM
And, my favorite illustration from The Monsters Color The Creature Book:

The Creeping Dead
(http://pencilholder.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/monsters-color-the-creature-book-25.jpg)

Too bad the guy at the comic con didn't have a copy of this one to color.

I think Wrightson did better zombies than ANYONE. That's my opinion and I'm stickin' to it.  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 11:42:51 PM
Love those comics! If I recall, the stories were original, not retellings of the movies?

It's been years since I've read them, but I remember the Creature comic is pretty close to the movie, and the Wolfman is very different than the movie. The others have some similarities and some differences, to varying degrees, from the movies.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on March 29, 2017, 11:49:33 PM
In 1972 that was a lot (maybe too much) for a comic in less than pristine right off the newsstand condition.

 :o

It was the first comic I ever bought on the secondary market. I didn't even know that the Dell Frankenstein comic existed until I saw it. It was the most money I had ever paid for a comic, but I had to have it, so I splurged. I think I did alright, in the long run. If you find a copy online now, you'll pay two dollars, or more just for shipping.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 30, 2017, 09:49:03 AM
Here are scans of four more of my Gorgo comics:

15

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo15.jpg)

17

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Gorgo17Bethlehem.jpg)

19

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375743PM_zps7bdbed25.jpg)

23

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375748PM_zps1cb9d24c.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 31, 2017, 12:40:47 PM
I have this "Big Daddy" Roth Coloring Book:

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

And no, I haven't coloured any of the pictures!

 :o

I have a photocopy though of every page in case I want to do precisely that!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on March 31, 2017, 02:09:57 PM
Here's a net pic of The Valley Of Gwangi coloring book:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sk_cKsPOHCo/UY08KnaElEI/AAAAAAAAEaY/sbZU7WgHwqI/s1600/Gwangi-Coloring-Book-755x1000-700x927.jpg)

I still have my original kid copy that surprisingly enough would be in high grade except for one page that I colored. I have no idea how it escaped the ravages of kidhood but I'm glad it did.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 01, 2017, 11:37:41 AM
Here are some good shots of the Hasbro Wolf Man Mystery board game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroWolfmangame.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/HasbroWolfman5.png)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on April 01, 2017, 05:03:14 PM
I also have that GWANGI coloring book, I've had it since I was a kid, too. Great cover art, same as the movie poster.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 01, 2017, 05:24:56 PM
I also have that GWANGI coloring book, I've had it since I was a kid, too. Great cover art, same as the movie poster.

Dell also did the comic book:

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-yqABgu-GBkM/TqNGJKODVfI/AAAAAAAAVnE/BBEl6o-72Z8/s1600/HH11+-+Gwangi.jpg)

As great a movie as The Valley Of Gwangi is you would think there would be a lot of merch, but I don't know of anything besides the comic and coloring book. And, of course, there's the movie posters and lobby cards to collect. BTW, the new Blu-ray from Warner is great!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 01, 2017, 05:55:07 PM
Here's a net pic of The Valley Of Gwangi coloring book:

Is that Gwangi, or Godzilla!?  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 01, 2017, 10:58:24 PM
Is that Gwangi, or Godzilla!?  ;D

It's a beautiful poster, but it looks like the artist took the old "size matters" cliché a bit too far.  ;D

(http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/27/61/fe/2761fee7a4e4dd8b0504efda418f3dc2.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 03, 2017, 10:17:06 AM
Paleontologists have observed that the Tyrannosaurus Rex species has shrunk in size as it's evolved from an upward stance with a tail dragging gait to a face thrust forward and tail sticking out in back stance. The rapid speed of this evolution over the last fifty years has taken geneticists by surprise.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 03, 2017, 02:34:59 PM
Paleontologists have observed that the Tyrannosaurus Rex species has shrunk in size as it's evolved from an upward stance with a tail dragging gait to a face thrust forward and tail sticking out in back stance. The rapid speed of this evolution over the last fifty years has taken geneticists by surprise.

 ???

I still ascribe to the '60s Dinokid Marx/MPC theory by way of Zallinger.  ;)

Marx Metallic Green Tyrannosaurus:
(http://www.dinosaurcollectorsitea.com/marx_files/pb_tyran.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on April 03, 2017, 03:04:55 PM
i love those old marx pot bellied t-rex!

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 03, 2017, 03:14:11 PM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130809PM.jpg)

Warren published the above magazine based on what was perhaps the greatest double bill to ever hit the silver screen:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-N0WKMTZ9NLw/USETWgaEEfI/AAAAAAAASN4/YAR73G0iXZA/s640/DARK+TERRORS+%2301.PDF-019.jpg)

I actually saw the above double bill at the Capitol Theatre (or maybe the Loews) in downtown London with a buddy of mine some time in 1961(?). My buddy was so frightened by the events on the screen that he actually closed his eyes during the graveyard scene in the Dracula movie. I was made of sterner stuff but these movies were like none I'd seen before and left a profound mark on my impressionable young mind.

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 03, 2017, 06:52:06 PM
i love those old marx pot bellied t-rex!

Me too, Count Z! Pot-Bellied T-Rexes were replaced by the Sleek or "Skinny" T-Rexes in the '60s.

Marx Sleek T-Rex:
(http://www.dinosaurcollectorsitea.com/marx_files/marx_Trex.jpg)

The original Pot-Bellies were patterned after the work of Rudolf Zallinger. This is a portion of the famous Zallinger mural:

(http://www.dinosaur-toys-collectors-guide.com/images/M-Rex-Zallinger.jpg)

The Pot-Bellied T-Rexes were part of the phased-out Large Mold Group (PL-749). They are not nearly as plentiful as the newer Sleek T-Rexes from the Revised Mold Group. I still have a Marx Pot-Belly I bought as a kid from a dime store bin loose. It still has "10 cents" stamped on the belly. That's one of my favorite Marx dinos.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 04, 2017, 10:24:58 AM
Pot-Bellied T-Rexes were replaced by the Sleek or "Skinny" T-Rexes in the '60s.

That's because people started to become more health and fitness conscious in the sixties. Men started replacing their pot bellies with six packs. The first Mr. Olympia contest was held 18 September 1965 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City. When Larry Scott with his washboard abs walked away with the title, it was a wake up call to T. Rexes everywhere. Which is probably why the T. Rexes we've been seeing in the past thirty years aren't dragging their tails around. They now have the vim and vigour to lift their tails off the ground!

 C:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 04, 2017, 10:28:22 AM
Here's an absolutely out-of-sight penny gumball vending machine card from the collection of Monster Bob:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Gum%20card_zpsjq9zviuq.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 05, 2017, 10:16:43 AM
Here from the collection of Monsterscud is a carded set of skeleton hands:

(http://i305.photobucket.com/albums/nn238/monsterscud/4b694f84-86c3-4acc-9bba-7e2c7db5c747_zps3b8d636f.jpg)

There was a penny gumball machine outside of Ken's Variety on Wharncliffe Road in London back in the sixties offering a similar if not identical set of skeleton hands to whoever got a little chrome ball instead of a gumball out of the machine. I was never lucky enough to get the skeleton hands. There's been a void in my life ever since.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 05, 2017, 01:47:43 PM
Dollar Tree Halloween toys- a buck a bag. Lotsa Pocket Peepers and other cool cheapo monster toys.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-i2WI4hb6-sk/UfyRz0-IVrI/AAAAAAAABXY/t0zGf1VVTKc/s1600/IMG_1237.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 05, 2017, 05:31:27 PM
Batty Buttons original package:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xaEAAOSwB-1Y5Bsf/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 05, 2017, 05:43:16 PM
Scan of my Ugly Buttons:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2811/33020161674_148d4cac47_b.jpg)

Link to an old thread with more info: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23453.msg380961#msg380961 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23453.msg380961#msg380961)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 05, 2017, 05:54:39 PM
Batty Buttons original package:


See the entire BB set, here. (Click buttons for details.)

http://buttonmuseum.org/search/node/batty%20buttons (http://buttonmuseum.org/search/node/batty%20buttons)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 06, 2017, 08:26:02 AM
Batty Buttons original package:

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xaEAAOSwB-1Y5Bsf/s-l1600.jpg[/url])


That's a super fab button! The coolest I can remember seeing pictured on UMA.

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 06, 2017, 04:22:06 PM
That's a super fab button! The coolest I can remember seeing pictured on UMA.

 8)
It is way cool, very Blaculaesque.  :laugh:

I have that one, "Keep On Truckin", "Stake Gives Me Heartburn", and 6 of the 8 Monster Batty Buttons. Good stuff, with "Get Lost" (Creature) being my favorite.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 06, 2017, 04:29:06 PM
"The Mole People" was filmed with a budget of $200,000 by Universal Picture Company and was released to mass critical acclaim in 1956.

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/MolePeople2.jpg)

Warren published this magazine as a tribute to the film:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130757PM.jpg)

Either that or to make a fast buck off the kids who were fans of the flick

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 07, 2017, 04:52:47 PM
Here's an Aurora kit I added to my collection a few years ago via Ebay:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/PanAmSpaceClipper2001_zpse31d6087.jpg)

I like the Pan-Am logo. How wrong the script writers were about 2001 though! For one thing Pan-Am didn't even make it to the turn of the century.

 :o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 07, 2017, 06:40:42 PM
I like the Pan-Am logo.

I had that kit and the Moon Bus kit, but I really wanted a space station kit! I don't think anybody has ever done one?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 09, 2017, 06:32:27 PM
This kit was first released by Lindberg in either 1952 or 1954 (the info is conflicting) in this box:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ALindbergSaucer1.jpg)

A renamed glow version was released by Lindberg in 1976 in this box:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ALindbergSaucer2.jpg)

The last package Lindberg used for the kit was this one;

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ALindbergSaucer3.jpg)

Here is a summary of the kit's history:

Fantastic Plastic Grab Bag (http://www.fantastic-plastic.com/Lindberg%20Flying%20Saucer%20Page.htm)

But it was a very cool kit however packaged! Here are some pics of the one I added to my own collection four years ago:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/UFOGlowintheDark_zpsb57bf7dd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/UFOGlowintheDark2_zps25dd517f.jpg)

It was  actually the first Lindberg model kit I've ever bought. Moreover, it wasn't even on my radar screen until our own lblambert infected me with his own enthusiasm for it.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 09, 2017, 08:17:02 PM
Scan of my Ugly Buttons:

([url]https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2811/33020161674_148d4cac47_b.jpg[/url])

Link to an old thread with more info: [url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23453.msg380961#msg380961[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23453.msg380961#msg380961[/url])


I dig these buttons. Why have I never seen them before.
Very cool!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 09, 2017, 09:32:19 PM
I dig these buttons. Why have I never seen them before.
Very cool!
Thanks, mars.  :)

Like you, I didn't even know about them until I saw them listed in an eBay auction. I think they've gone under a lot of people's radar, even monster collectors. I bid just high enough to grab them at around 5 bucks each, which I found out later was a pretty good deal. I've been looking to complete the set of 24 but the ones I see for sale are usually in the $20 range. I'm still "on the hunt" though...the problem is I hunt too many things.  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 09, 2017, 09:48:35 PM
Thanks, mars.  :)

Like you, I didn't even know about them until I saw them listed in an eBay auction. I think they've gone under a lot of people's radar, even monster collectors. I bid just high enough to grab them at around 5 bucks each, which I found out later was a pretty good deal. I've been looking to complete the set of 24 but the ones I see for sale are usually in the $20 range. I'm still "on the hunt" though...the problem is I hunt too many things.  ;D

I will definitely be on the hunt for these. Thank you for posting the pictures.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 10, 2017, 01:21:37 PM
Here's a good picture of Monster Bob's Elwar Universal Monster button collection:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/536c4902-433e-44e8-92ba-c0bde6f37c77_zps82b68b33.jpg)

The 3 1/2" buttons are the common ones marketed through ads in Warren magazines. The small 7/8" buttons may have been vending machine premiums but first hand information on these is yet to be found. They are however marked c. 1970 UNIVERSAL PICTURES on the edges.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 11, 2017, 03:31:43 PM
Captain Atom was a very sci-fi themed atom-age superhero. Here are scans of my earliest Captain Atom comics:

38

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SpaceAdventures38.jpg)

39
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/SpaceAdventures39.jpg)
 
75
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/29-06-201195124PM.jpg)
 
76
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/29-06-201195237PM.jpg)
 
77
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/29-06-201195241PM.jpg)
 
 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 12, 2017, 03:09:27 PM
Revell in 1964 launched two wild cool slot car kits with this ad in publications such as Car Model and Boy's Life magazines:

(http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_08_2015/post-4-0-03814600-1440767722.jpg)

Here are shots of the kits in full Technicolor:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Revell%20Lotus_zpstjbp8ufi.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Revell%20BRM_zpswuu5gqre.jpg)

I have the Mr. Gasser in BRM Racer kit. Here are some pics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/MrGasser2.jpg)

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

The Rat Fink in Lotus Ford slot car kit though has to this point eluded me. I actually had a deal with a comic shop owner in Vancouver to buy one for $100 seventeen years ago but he never sent it after I paid for it. He claimed he knew he had it somewhere but had not been able to find it. He returned my money after about two months. A year later I heard that he ended up selling it to someone else for $250 or so. The bastard!

 >:(

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 14, 2017, 02:40:23 PM
(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6360/walletcard1ab0.jpg)

(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3198/walletcard2ow2.jpg)

(http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8777/walletcard3es5.jpg)

(http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9144/walletcard4nt8.jpg)

Above are the monster card inserts that came inside the fabulous SPP monster wallets:

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

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

 tynhrt
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Post by: marsattacks666 on April 14, 2017, 03:37:28 PM
([url]http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6360/walletcard1ab0.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/3198/walletcard2ow2.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/8777/walletcard3es5.jpg[/url])

([url]http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/9144/walletcard4nt8.jpg[/url])

Above are the monster card inserts that came inside the fabulous SPP monster wallets:

([url]http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/mnroo/FMcouponclosed.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg232/mnroo/FMcouponopen.jpg[/url])

 tynhrt


Awe- some!!!!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 15, 2017, 10:05:10 AM
Full sized movie posters present tremendous difficulties when it comes to storage and display. Lobby cards though are a different matter. They can be inserted into plastic sheets and kept in standard card or stamp binders. And many of the lobby cards are just as wild and attractive as the movie posters themselves:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Lobby2_zps3aa2eed7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Lobby6_zpsb77dccbb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Lobby_zpsf2db081a.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Lobby5_zps03e802d9.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Lobby4_zps3c18e333.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/LobbyCard_zpsf6157564.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 15, 2017, 10:57:35 AM
They can be inserted into plastic sheets and kept in standard card or stamp binders.

Do they make them LC size? I've only seen the binder sheets that fit 8.5x11.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 17, 2017, 08:36:15 AM
If you're just thinking in terms of the Ultra Pro sheets sold in baseball card shops, you are indeed going to be limited to 8.5" x 11" in size:

(http://www.collectible-supplies.com/product_images/images/products/detail/100Plat9cardPP.JPG)

Stamp dealers though carry supplies in which whole uncut sheets of stamps can be stored:

(http://www.lighthouse.us/WebRoot/Store/Shops/leuchtturm_us//Categories//ka.jpg)

The supplies in stamp shops tend to be high-end of the market. Less expensive binders and sheets for storing portfolios can be found at art supply stores.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 17, 2017, 03:36:12 PM
Here's the SPP Weird-Ohs binder that Monolith has had since he was a kid in the sixties:

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2070.jpg)

And here's a picture of the Freddy Flameout one that was listed on Ebay a few years ago:

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/haze54/FreddyFlameoutWeird-OhsBinder.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 17, 2017, 03:51:54 PM
If you're just thinking in terms of the Ultra Pro sheets sold in baseball card shops, you are indeed going to be limited to 8.5" x 11" in size:

I did find some 11x14 binders and 11x14 acrylic holders, but not the kind with 3 holes for a binder.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 18, 2017, 03:13:29 PM
Here are scans of five more of my Mystery in Space comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/MysteryinSpace72.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110439PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110442PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-06-201174455PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/07-06-201174459PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 20, 2017, 09:07:16 AM
Here's a photo of my Aurora Seaview model kit:

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

Here for comparison's sake are all three of the Aurora Seaview model kit issues:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v344/tonystoys/3seaviews.jpg)

The one I have is the middle one. The top one pictured is the original 1966 "long box" issue that was only produced for a short time and is as a result now very tough to find.

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 20, 2017, 10:42:38 AM
Love the box art! Both views.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 20, 2017, 10:48:05 AM
Neat-o!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 21, 2017, 03:35:32 PM
Here are close-up shots of a couple of Horrorhunter's vending machine cards:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/VendingDisplay6MonsterFlickerRings_zpskji13irs.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/82110e04-7c9b-4eab-8b7c-37e51e04e47e_zpsoxaaeppp.jpg)

Any and all those wild cool treasures for only a nickel! I mean how could a kid say "No"? Unless he was as per usual penniless of course.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 22, 2017, 11:16:02 AM
Here are close-up shots of a couple of Horrorhunter's vending machine cards:

([url]http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/VendingDisplay6MonsterFlickerRings_zpskji13irs.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/82110e04-7c9b-4eab-8b7c-37e51e04e47e_zpsoxaaeppp.jpg[/url])

Any and all those wild cool treasures for only a nickel! I mean how could a kid say "No"? Unless he was as per usual penniless of course.

 cl:)


Top photo, left side of the snake. That brown'ish creature/insect looks like The Tingler.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on April 24, 2017, 11:57:23 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1nsz5p.jpg)

found this image on the net - Frankenstein / Dracula Aurora Coppersmith Kit


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 24, 2017, 01:01:02 PM
found this image on the net - Frankenstein / Dracula Aurora Coppersmith Kit

Wish I had the Creature/WM one, still in the shrink wrap!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 24, 2017, 02:22:37 PM
Here are scans of three more of my Creepy mags:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-05-201175022PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-05-201175026PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-05-201175031PM.jpg)

Gray Morrow broke Frank Frazetta's streak of six Creepy covers in a row when he took over the honours on #8 but Frazetta's tenure as Creepy's regular cover artist was to continue for several more issues.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 25, 2017, 08:00:17 AM
Here are scans of three more of my Creepy mags:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-05-201175022PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-05-201175026PM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-05-201175031PM.jpg[/url])

Gray Morrow broke Frank Frazetta's streak of six Creepy covers in a row when he took over the honours on #8 but Frazetta's tenure as Creepy's regular cover artist was to continue for several more issues.

 cl:)


CREEPY #10, Beautiful cover
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 25, 2017, 08:24:02 AM
Here's a good picture of the not often seen Hasbro Wolf Man Pencil and Paint Set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Hasbro20Wolf20Man_zpsktauvvcw.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 26, 2017, 04:34:55 PM
The Aurora William Castle Creature kits of the Frog and the Vampire weren't very popular when they were issued in 1966. As a result Aurora neither sold nor produced many and they're both difficult to find these days.

Here's a picture I found of the Vampire kit on the net:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/AuroraVampire_zps15713023.jpg)

And here's Propman's good and proper build-up of the Vampire:

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/COLLECTION%20ROOM/drac043.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 26, 2017, 04:37:36 PM
The Aurora William Castle Creatures kits of the Frog and the Vampire weren't very popular when they were issued in 1966. As a result Aurora neither sold nor produced many and they're both difficult to find these days.

Here's a picture I found of the Vampire kit on the net:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/AuroraVampire_zps15713023.jpg[/url])

And here's Propman's good and proper build-up of the Vampire:

([url]http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/COLLECTION%20ROOM/drac043.jpg[/url])

 8)


ThIs is such an awesome kit.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 26, 2017, 10:46:15 PM
Sad to have heard of the passing of my friend Bernie Wrightson....a great guy and artist. He did this drawing for me at a comic con I put on....it is large- 14x17.

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_7426_zpst6y8h4fz.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 26, 2017, 11:11:07 PM
Great keepsake, Bud!

What does it say under the "thanks" line?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 27, 2017, 09:08:43 AM
I believe it says "Best Time Ever".......or "Best Time Off Ever"......
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 27, 2017, 11:05:55 AM
Amazing drawing/art. Fantastic legend.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 27, 2017, 11:29:04 AM
Sad to have heard of the passing of my friend Bernie Wrightson....a great guy and artist. He did this drawing for me at a comic con I put on....it is large- 14x17.

Wow! Just wow.

 :o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 28, 2017, 12:27:48 PM
Here are scans of my Tommy Tomorrow comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245017PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245021PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245025PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245028PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/10-06-201245032PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 28, 2017, 01:57:01 PM
This is a net pic of the Wrightson signed/limited print entitled "Don't Look Back".

(http://www.glimmergraphicsprints.com/sitebuilder/images/Don_t_Look_Back_Print-737x555.jpg)

When you were among the first 350 people who preordered the book Berni Wrightson: A LOOK BACK in 1978 you received one of the signed/numbered prints free. My parents gave me $100 for my birthday back then and I used it to preorder one of the limited collectors editions of Berni Wrightson: A LOOK BACK since I was a huge Wrightson fan. It took the book a year to finally arrive, but it was worth it. It's beautifully printed and bound in dark red leatherette with a dark red slipcase, and it's signed by Wrightson. My book is #134/250 and my signed print is #247/350. My print is matted and framed. No thumbtack holes like the one in the net pic. It's hard to believe someone would stick thumbtacks in such a nice print.

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W-h28hIvobE/UdenfalaRaI/AAAAAAAAjAg/k-1_HO3FZzg/s1600/lf+(40).jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 28, 2017, 02:24:11 PM
This is a net pic of the Wrightson signed/limited print entitled "Don't Look Back".

([url]http://www.glimmergraphicsprints.com/sitebuilder/images/Don_t_Look_Back_Print-737x555.jpg[/url])

When you were among the first 350 people who preordered the book Berni Wrightson: A LOOK BACK in 1978 you received one of the signed/numbered prints free. My parents gave me $100 for my birthday back then and I used it to preorder one of the limited collectors editions of Berni Wrightson: A LOOK BACK since I was a huge Wrightson fan. It took the book a year to finally arrive, but it was worth it. It's beautifully printed and bound in dark red leatherette with a dark red slipcase, and it's signed by Wrightson. My book is #134/250 and my signed print is #247/350. My print is matted and framed. No thumbtack holes like the one in the net pic. It's hard to believe someone would stick thumbtacks in such a nice print.

([url]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-W-h28hIvobE/UdenfalaRaI/AAAAAAAAjAg/k-1_HO3FZzg/s1600/lf+(40).jpg)[/url]


Awesome!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 28, 2017, 03:35:44 PM
Wow! That really is a nice print!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 28, 2017, 03:37:03 PM
What were the dimensions of that print?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 28, 2017, 05:50:55 PM
What were the dimensions of that print?
The image area is 21" X 10". I've had it in a 27" X 21" frame for over 20 years.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Anton Phibes on April 28, 2017, 06:00:15 PM
I believe it says "Best Time Ever".......or "Best Time Off Ever"......

Bud...feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Bernie Wrightson has two distinct "signatures". A "professional" one where there name is clearly visible and written out legibly...and an actual cursive signature. I think your piece is simply doubly signed with both versions. I think that's what the "inscription" is. His cursive siggy. :angel:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 28, 2017, 09:54:08 PM
Bravo Anton! I think you may be right! He did this Frankenstein for me ......and the signature is beginning to look like the one on the weird creature!

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_7427_zpsugknj6wv.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 28, 2017, 09:56:33 PM
Bernie also did this headshot of a character he was doing a series on at the time ..... don't quite remember the fella's name.....

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_7428_zpsowyfo03t.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 29, 2017, 10:02:01 AM
Man, you fellows are really hitting it out of the park when it comes to Bernie Wrightson items/memorabilia.

 :o

All I have to offer is these rather pedestrian scans of five of my Swamp Thing comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105144PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105122PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105128PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-08-2011105137PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110232PM.jpg)

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 29, 2017, 10:29:10 AM
Those comics were so great! Do you have the #1, Hep?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 29, 2017, 10:32:39 AM
No, not yet. The #1's are kind of costly.

 :(

Can't have everything all at once anyway. But maybe one day!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 29, 2017, 01:51:45 PM
Bernie also did this headshot of a character he was doing a series on at the time ..... don't quite remember the fella's name.....

([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_7428_zpsowyfo03t.jpg[/url])

That's Captain Sternn, Bud. He was in the Heavy Metal movie.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/b0/85/77/b0857732051099f99ed79bde8df4a742.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on April 30, 2017, 01:16:50 PM
Horrorhunter! Thank you! Captain Sternn it is! Any idea how long the series lasted?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on April 30, 2017, 02:29:44 PM
Horrorhunter! Thank you! Captain Sternn it is! Any idea how long the series lasted?
Here's a link to his wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Sternn

He started out in Heavy Metal in 1980 and got a 5 issue mini series in the '90s with a few other odd appearances.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 01, 2017, 01:15:29 PM
A lot of very cool carded Accessory Kits for the Mattel Thingmaker including Squirtles, Gangly Danglies, Slitherees, Superman, Batman, Green Hornet, Tarzan, etc:

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

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

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

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

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

The graphics of these carded Accessory Kits weren't nearly as gaudy and eye catching as the graphics of the full fledged Maker-Paks/Play-Paks, however. There were also so many dozens of these Accessory Kits issued over the years that I don't believe they've even all been catalogued.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 01, 2017, 02:55:03 PM
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AThingmakerS.jpg[/url])

I have one of the Slitherees. It's unassembled pieces are in the upper left compartment of my Creepy Crawlers Collector's Case:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Thingmaker4_zpsbaa34c5f.jpg)

The snake in the upper right compartment looks like a Slitheree as well. Those came with a Creepy Crawlers set I purchased from an eBay seller to use.

Here's a pic of the front of the Creepy Crawlers Collector's Case:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Thingmaker3_zpsb91f2386.jpg)

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3404.msg439918#msg439918 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=3404.msg439918#msg439918)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 01, 2017, 03:14:30 PM
I posted pics of my sealed Creepy Crawlers and Fright Factory sets earlier in this thread. Here's a pic of my sealed Maker Paks:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/Thingmaker5_zps96120dd8.jpg)

My sets aren't factory sealed, but they are restored with all original parts and paperwork by Thingmaker Guru John Nettles. John's Thingmakers even come with a 3 year guarantee. I just keep mine sealed as display pieces. It's really the only way to be sure you have a complete set unless you have great knowledge of the sets. Finding brand new factory sealed examples of these sets is nearly impossible by now, and if you did the asking price would probably be more than I would want to pay. John's restored sets look nice and are reasonably priced- about what you would expect to pay for nicer incomplete sets on eBay. John even makes his own PlastiGoop with the same formula as the original Goop. He also sells vintage Goop as well as related sets like Mattel's Strange Change: The Lost World. He has nearly all of those sets available at different times, but now that I have Creepy Crawlers, Fright Factory, examples of Creeple Peeple and Giant Creepy Crawlers, and the Strange Change set, my collection is complete. I'm only interested in the monster related sets.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 02, 2017, 10:37:02 AM
My sets aren't factory sealed, but they are restored with all original parts and paperwork by Thingmaker Guru John Nettles.

Still boss cool!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 02, 2017, 01:11:20 PM
Here are a couple of jaw-droppingly good paint-ups of the Marx Creature figure:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/774/22606897028_4b594b4a38_z.jpg)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/JnEAAOSwB4NWxIlQ/s-l1600.jpg)

The second one is by noted artist RAK (Robert A. Kraus).

These paint jobs highlight the depth of detail found in the Marx sculpts. Truly awesome all around!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 02, 2017, 01:58:29 PM
Here are a couple of jaw-droppingly good paint-ups of the Marx Creature figure:

Both excellent! I like the first one best.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 03, 2017, 03:45:15 PM
Here are some great shots of Raycastile's Renzi Monstermobile:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/6886271296_c6ce0f02be_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7032367639_aea6450f92_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/7032367745_b0739995f2_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7032367053_2ee76ca9b3_o.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6886271032_909aa5c508_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6885481292_be6da4b253_c.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/7031578025_e3c4299b2a_b.jpg)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7093/6885481262_37f524cf57_b.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 03, 2017, 03:52:11 PM
Here are some great shots of Raycastile's Renzi Monstermobile:

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/6886271296_c6ce0f02be_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7032367639_aea6450f92_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/7032367745_b0739995f2_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7032367053_2ee76ca9b3_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6886271032_909aa5c508_b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6885481292_be6da4b253_c.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/7031578025_e3c4299b2a_b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7093/6885481262_37f524cf57_b.jpg[/url])

 cl:)

Fantastic and Beautiful.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 04, 2017, 02:22:57 PM
Lindberg came out with this line of Lindy Looneys in 1965 to coattail on the success of the Revell "Big Daddy" Roth fink kits and Hawk Weird-Ohs:

(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/ll-01.png)

Les' Variety on the corner had a Satan's Crate together with a Road Hog (unless it was at Cole's book store) for only $0.49 or so but they were such cheap tawdry looking kits that I passed on them at the time.

 :-\

In fact they're still a very low priority for me these days. There are hundreds of kits I'd like to add to my collection before considering these even though they have a slot among my monster kid memories.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Scatter on May 04, 2017, 09:25:06 PM
Bravo Anton! I think you may be right! He did this Frankenstein for me ......and the signature is beginning to look like the one on the weird creature!

([url]http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_7427_zpsugknj6wv.jpg[/url])


I thought this was YOUR profile....
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 05, 2017, 01:40:53 PM
Here are some pictures of the classic 1972 Bally Fireball pinball machine which attained renown when it was prominently featured in an article in the December 1972 issue of Playboy:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/fireballg1_zpsoauvxzfc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Fireball%20B_zpshhyzo7he.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/fireball5_zps9p641pvg.jpg)

Here's a video explaining the game action:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hE9vjGm0W4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hE9vjGm0W4)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 06, 2017, 04:02:03 PM
Two main variants of the Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory were produced.

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3086/4562075255_671eaa206b_b.jpg)

First the one I had as a kid:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MadScientistLab1-1_zps170325ab.jpg)

And then the slightly more elaborate one with the square foil-lined cardboard tray for surplus chemicals or whatever:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4050/4562075583_9cfa4cffaf_b.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 08, 2017, 01:22:52 PM
No high-end stereo is complete without a pair of these:

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-_4Bp3KLb5hs/UXxX2IDQGpI/AAAAAAAARD8/QmGIlaSi5eQ/s1600/2860095489_92f026dba4.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 09, 2017, 04:36:05 PM
Here are some photos of my unplayed Milton Bradley Lost in Space board game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/LostinSpaceGame3.jpg)

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/LostinSpaceGame2.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 09, 2017, 07:48:15 PM
Nice color ad for the monster speaker!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 10, 2017, 03:27:07 PM
Renowned underground comix artist Gilbert Shelton got his first big break when Pete Millar's Drag Cartoons began to carry his strips on a regular basis with this issue:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/014_zps1a2ec2ec.jpg)

Shelton's Wonder Wart-Hog strip began as a monthly feature:

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-TLs92BdQBKk/VN_N-1mr0oI/AAAAAAAAm7Q/XjB8U9juDr8/s1600/WWConcession%2BStand%2B01.jpg)

While his Bull o'Fuzz strip also began appearing in the pages of Drag Cartoons but on a more haphazard basis:

(http://art.cafimg.com/images/Category_20581/subcat_45471/shelton.jpg)

The Wonder Wart-Hog strip must have been popular with readers because it rated a cover mention a mere four months later:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/014_zps7d93e5c6.jpg)

And another four months later the Wonder Wart-Hog strip graduated to full cover feature treatment:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/015_zps9593326e.jpg)

Millar Publications then launched the short-lived but now fabled Wonder Wart-Hog magazine late in 1966:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-08-201172856PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/23-08-201172902PM.jpg)

This was definitely a big break for Shelton as the magazine proved to be a major milestone in the future underground comix legend's young career.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 11, 2017, 03:26:38 PM
Unopened bags of Marx Nutty Mads are a rare prize! Here's a good shot of a bag containing all six of the Series 1 Nutty Mads:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Donald%202_zpswcl0pkj7.jpg)

And here's a pic of the Nutty Mad most prominently featured on the bag, Donald the Demon:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Donald%201_zpsv263lbae.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 11, 2017, 03:48:08 PM
I bought several Marx Nutty Mads and UniMons when I was a kid in the '60s and they were always loose bin items. Marx must have abandoned the packaging for those figures early on because I never saw any of it. In some instances it could have been that the retailers threw the packaging away so they could sell the figures for a bit more individually.

That packaging is so rare now that MIP examples could sell for hundreds of dollars. Back in the '60s it was just junk...along with Amazing Fantasy #15, Fantastic Four #1, and a crapload of cheap monster toys. Whodathunkit?  :o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on May 12, 2017, 12:18:32 AM
Exactly what I've been saying for a L O N G time now, these very "treasures" of today were nothing but new junky items back then, we NEVER would have known that these things would be worth what they are today, they were meant to be played with, then discarded. Those of us who are "lucky" enough to have purchased these very items back in the day can now ,sometimes, only shake our heads when we see some of the prices realized and just sit back and remember when we actually bought them back then, a lot of times in total amazement! I remember the large bins just filled with Marx Monsters, I already told you of my personal story with Fantastic Four # 1, MPC monsters, the magazines, the model kits, the gum ball trinkets, many things were geared towards crazy, zaney weird things, as well as monsters, it truly was the "in" thing back then.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 12, 2017, 09:56:03 AM
Unopened bags of Marx Nutty Mads are a rare prize! Here's a good shot of a bag containing all six of the Series 1 Nutty Mads:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Donald%202_zpswcl0pkj7.jpg[/url])

And here's a pic of the Nutty Mad most prominently featured on the bag, Donald the Demon:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Donald%201_zpsv263lbae.jpg[/url])

 8)


So awesome!!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 12, 2017, 10:00:14 AM
I bought several Marx Nutty Mads and UniMons when I was a kid in the '60s and they were always loose bin items. Marx must have abandoned the packaging for those figures early on because I never saw any of it. In some instances it could have been that the retailers threw the packaging away so they could sell the figures for a bit more individually.

That packaging is so rare now that MIP examples could sell for hundreds of dollars. Back in the '60s it was just junk....


And I believe that a bagged set of Marx Universal Monster figures is even tougher to find!

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/001MARXCREATURESwithBAG_zps134adb56.jpg)

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 12, 2017, 10:10:26 AM
Exactly what I've been saying for a L O N G time now, these very "treasures" of today were nothing but new junky items back then, we NEVER would have known that these things would be worth what they are today, they were meant to be played with, then discarded. Those of us who are "lucky" enough to have purchased these very items back in the day can now ,sometimes, only shake our heads when we see some of the prices realized....

And that of course is the Catch-22 situation. It had to be considered junk back in the day or else the destruction factor would not have kicked in to make these items so scarce and highly prized today.

That's also why the "instant collectibles" that are produced to be prized and cherished from the get-go hardly ever maintain their "value". Nobody throws them out. Therefore when the surge of demand generated by the hype upon release fades, so do the prices fetched since the supply hasn't dwindled,

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 12, 2017, 01:39:35 PM
When General Mills launched Count Chocula and Franken Berry cereals in March 1971, many observers guessed that they'd turn out to be another here-today-gone-tomorrow kids' fad.

(http://www.mrbreakfast.com/ucp/139_6252_ucp.jpg)

Well I'm glad to say that they're still on super market shelves! Here are a few older Count Chocula boxes:

(http://theimaginaryworld.com/mnbox03.jpg)

(http://theimaginaryworld.com/box1230.jpg)

(http://theimaginaryworld.com/pax49.jpg)

(http://theimaginaryworld.com/box706.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on May 13, 2017, 12:25:18 AM
Hep, so true.  There just isn't enough speaker heads, boxed or loose, MPC carded figures, Haunted Hulks, Horrorscopes, Hasbro paint sets, SPP plaques, ,etc. to keep us all happy. However, there are a few really scarce items from later years too. As an example, just try to find a carded "Yuk Head" , it's tough to do.  Empty gum card boxes are really tough too,depending on the subject.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 13, 2017, 11:12:20 AM
When General Mills launched Count Chocula and Franken Berry cereals in March 1971, many observers guessed that they'd turn out to be another here-today-gone-tomorrow kids' fad.

([url]http://www.mrbreakfast.com/ucp/139_6252_ucp.jpg[/url])

Well I'm glad to say that they're still on super market shelves! Here are a few older Count Chocula boxes:

([url]http://theimaginaryworld.com/mnbox03.jpg[/url])

([url]http://theimaginaryworld.com/box1230.jpg[/url])

([url]http://theimaginaryworld.com/pax49.jpg[/url])

([url]http://theimaginaryworld.com/box706.jpg[/url])

 8)


Is General Mills/Target still releasing the cereals seasonally? During Fall?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2017, 11:46:29 AM
Count Chocula is available all year round in most supermarkets here in Canada. I was also under the impression that both Count Chocula and Franken Berry could be found most everywhere in the States at any time of year. Boo-Berry though might just be seasonal. And Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy only rear their gaudy heads every few years during special promotions.

Perhaps one of our many American members could weigh in on the subject/question.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2017, 12:44:19 PM
Is General Mills/Target still releasing the cereals seasonally? During Fall?
I buy Frankenberry, Count Chocula, and Booberry, every October at Target. Our nearest Walmart didn't have them last year, but I believe CVS did. I've been saving those folded boxes for years.  :D

I haven't seen Fruit Brute and Yummy Mummy in our neckathewoods for 3 or 4 years. We live in the Southeast. I know it's seasonal for the main 3, but it may be regional as well?  :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2017, 12:48:49 PM
Another wild monstery type of cereal was Freakies which was launched by Ralston Purina in 1972:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/freakies-759869.jpg)

The enclosed Freakies premiums were absolutely outta sight!

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

And the Freakies Cars subsequently released were even wilder!

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

Though I never even knew about Freakies cereal let alone the premium figures at the time, I have to admit that these Freakies are right up there with the very best cereal premiums of all time! 'Nuff said.

8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 13, 2017, 01:12:22 PM
The Freakie Magnet is a magazine for cereal collectors: http://www.lavasurfer.com/freakies/fm-zines.html (http://www.lavasurfer.com/freakies/fm-zines.html)

I have #11 which contains an article on Nabisco dinosaur premiums.

(http://www.lavasurfer.com/freakies/f11.gif)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 13, 2017, 03:37:10 PM
Hmmmmm, interesting! Maybe I should subscribe.

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 15, 2017, 04:12:54 PM
Here are good shots of my Capitol "Big Daddy" Roth LPs:

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

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

And check out this wild cool custom build-up based on the cover illustration from the Hot Rod Hootenanny LP:

(http://gallery.unrealspawnboard.com/albums/userpics/10006/Hotrod_Hootenanny%5B1%5D.jpg)

I mean talk about stoke!

8)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 16, 2017, 04:31:08 PM
There were eight variations of the SPP monster wallets. There were four different character combinations:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/cd78aa2f-266b-460c-a172-f893602c3b98_zpshe49uwyr.jpg)

Wolf Man - Creature
Mummy - Dracula
Phantom - Frankenstein
Frankenstein - Dracula

Each combination was available with either a magic slate or a mirror with the words "LOOK A MONSTER" printed on the surrounding plastic:

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 16, 2017, 06:32:36 PM
Each combination was available with either a magic slate or a mirror with the words "LOOK A MONSTER" printed on the surrounding plastic:

So, only the magic slate version had the cards and the mirror version had a coin pocket.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 16, 2017, 08:42:02 PM
The cards are some of coolest parts of those wallets.  8)

Was the other version a glass mirror?  :o  Wow, fall on your butt and suddenly you have a wallet full of glass shards...if you get lucky and they stay in the wallet.  :D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 17, 2017, 09:49:35 AM
So, only the magic slate version had the cards and the mirror version had a coin pocket.

No. Both versions had both a change purse and the cards. The change purse is buried under the cards in the top picture above while the plastic accordion card holder and cards are (for whatever reason) simply missing in the bottom picture.

The plastic card holder is attached underneath the change purse in the magic slate variant of the wallet but is attached underneath the mirror in the other version of the wallet.

Was the other version a glass mirror? 

Yes, you bet! Glass indeed.

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 18, 2017, 02:06:33 PM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Horror_of_Party_Beach_zpsebwvr9po.jpg)

I took in The Horror of Party Beach at the Victoria Cinema on Clarence Street in downtown London at the time of its initial release in 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Victoria_zps9166987c.jpg)

The Victoria was a classic low-end of the market grind-house in which kids flung empty popcorn boxes from the upper balcony much to the dismay of the ushers. It lasted until around 1970 before it succumbed to the forces of modernization/redevelopment.

I don't remember The Horror of Party Beach being part of a double feature though!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/horror-of-party-beach-movie-poster-1964-1020429045_zpsrrr82x9u.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/horrorparty-3_zpszzn4fsmg.jpg)

Maybe The Curse of the Living Corpse was added as a second feature for drive-in showings.

Here's a scan of my Warren magazine devoted to the flick anyway:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130752PM.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 18, 2017, 02:14:48 PM
No. Both versions had both a change purse and the cards. The change purse is buried under the cards in the top picture

Oh, OK!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 19, 2017, 12:08:53 PM
Aurora's Forgotten Prisoner of Castel-Maré with box art by the fabled Mort Kunstler is among the very top model kits of all-time!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/aurora-figure-kit-forgotten-prisoner1.jpg)

Here are a few build-ups of the Forgotten Prisoner kit. The first one is by RedKing:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/RedkingForgottenPrisoner.jpg)

The second by Universal Steve:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/UniversalSteveForgottenPrisoner.jpg)

A third by Propman:

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/propman1/COLLECTION%20ROOM/DwayneseBayitems040.jpg)

Fourth a high quality job by Jim Bertges that's everything a professionally built and painted kit should be:

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/100_6170_zpse74f748b.jpg)

The same kit with flash:

(http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c346/JimBertges/100_6155_zpseef1b514.jpg)

And then an absolutely awesome eye-popping one done by Witch Hunter with neon black-light paint:

(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y43/high_stakes/IMG-20130122-00644.jpg)

Finally a very nice looking buildup by Cerebus:

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2856/8844376112_5eeef238ce.jpg)

cl:)



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 19, 2017, 01:32:25 PM
How many different Forgotten Prisoner kits are there? I see at least 3 in that bunch.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 19, 2017, 02:22:53 PM
Well....

Aurora original
Aurora Frightening Lightning
Aurora Glow-in-the Dark
Polar Lights
Aurora reissue

I'm not sure how the parts of any of these variants would differ one from another though.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: djmadden99 on May 19, 2017, 02:48:49 PM
At least one is the  1/7 scale Aurora Box Art tribute series sculpted by Jeff Yagher and produced by Monsters in Motion. They are about 15" tall if I remember correctly.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 19, 2017, 02:56:51 PM

Aurora original
Aurora Frightening Lightning
Aurora Glow-in-the Dark
Polar Lights
Aurora reissue


Sorry! I meant different sculpts. I can't tell if the fig. is different, but the base/bkgnd is completely different in 2 of these photos.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 20, 2017, 11:06:54 AM
Check out this fabulous SPP monster binder from 1963:

(http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii123/darkmonkeygod/1963SPPbinderMadGhouls.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 20, 2017, 11:34:19 AM
Check out this fabulous SPP monster binder from 1963:

([url]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii123/darkmonkeygod/1963SPPbinderMadGhouls.jpg[/url])

 8)


I dig this....
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: bigbud on May 20, 2017, 06:25:43 PM
Yes...that binder is fantastic!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 21, 2017, 06:24:45 PM
Here are scans of five more of my Tales of the Unexpected comics featuring Space Ranger:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/18-05-2011110429PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-08-201173537PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-08-201173541PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183920PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183926PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 21, 2017, 09:51:00 PM
I haven't seen these comics Hepcat so thanks for sharing (as well as everything else on this thread, always something else new for me).

It's funny reading the title of this comic and I suddenly remembered an old series I used to watch growing up in the UK with the same name. It was a great series with a kind of horror slant to each episode as I remember it. One that really stuck in my mind was called something like Blood Birthday and was a kids Birthday party that all the pipes in the room started creaking and then burst, covering everyone in blood! I was pretty young at the time and can't really remember any details about it but some of the images have stuck with me to this day.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 22, 2017, 09:14:06 AM
This one then:


Wiki - Tales of the Unexpected TV series (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Unexpected_(TV_series))

(https://fanart.tv/api/download.php?type=download&image=48450&section=1)

 :)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 22, 2017, 11:22:37 AM
This one then:


Tales of the Unexpected TV series ([url]https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tales_of_the_Unexpected_(TV_series))[/url]

 :)


That's the one!

I've looked through the list of episodes and can't seem to finds the one I mentioned so I've no idea what the name of it was. I did find this one though which was another big one growing up - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2wvmXoH0aw (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q2wvmXoH0aw)

It's worth looking at if only to hear the title music, this used to fill me with dread every time it came on.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 22, 2017, 11:36:31 AM
After a little more searching it turns out the episode I was thinking of was from another series from 1980 called Hammer House of Horror and the episode was called The House that Bled.

I can't find the episode but here's a clip of the ending (with some gentle music put over it for some reason?!) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaV9ZhRF7FU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaV9ZhRF7FU)

At nine years old this really did have an effect on me!

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 22, 2017, 01:08:34 PM
Johnny Seven O.M.A.:

(http://www.serioustoyz.com/ItemImages/000006/JIMCjohnnySevenMIBA_lg.jpeg)

I got one of these for Christmas in the mid '60s. Great toy! Bit of a Sci-fi slant for a military weapon.

I never replaced this in my collection because I don't collect toy guns per se, and nice examples of this toy are pretty pricey and take up a lot of space. I did make exceptions for the Hamilton's Invaders helmet and weaponry however, because I'm partial to the HI stuff.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 22, 2017, 01:41:54 PM
It's worth looking at if only to hear the title music, this used to fill me with dread every time it came on.

That music fills you with dread?  A word of warning. Never watch the movie PSYCHO!!  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 22, 2017, 03:55:19 PM
That music fills you with dread?  A word of warning. Never watch the movie PSYCHO!!  ;D

Admittedly it probably helped that I was 8 or 9 at the time, it just felt like something bad was coming my way  :laugh:

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 22, 2017, 05:46:14 PM
Admittedly it probably helped that I was 8 or 9 at the time, it just felt like something bad was coming my way  :laugh:

There was a late '60s UK horror anthology with a much scarier theme. Can't remember the title, but there is a rollercoaster in the title sequence.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 23, 2017, 10:15:37 AM
Johnny Seven O.M.A.:

I got one of these for Christmas in the mid '60s. Great toy! Bit of a Sci-fi slant for a military weapon.

I never replaced this in my collection because I don't collect toy guns per se, and nice examples of this toy are pretty pricey and take up a lot of space.


The Johnny Seven O.M.A. was a huge success for Topper Toys and was the top selling boy toy of 1964! I never had one as a kid but it's still certainly something I'd like to add to my collection some day.

Here's  a great specimen from Bigbud's collection:

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2699.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2696.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2705.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2700.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2704.jpg)

(http://i530.photobucket.com/albums/dd344/bigbud3/IMG_2708.jpg)

Enough firepower right there to keep the neighbour's dog, your kid sister or even Frankenstein at bay!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 23, 2017, 10:59:22 AM
Looks like Photobucket is having some problems, today!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on May 23, 2017, 02:44:10 PM
Looks like Photobucket is having some problems, today!
Yeah, they seem to have a lot of those. I still have a few pics hosted through them but I've mostly washed my hands of them. Using flickr now when I rarely need a pic hosted. I mostly hotlink to net pics because of the annoying hoop jumping necessary to post your own pics here. Photobucket's always sending me emails trying to squeeze money for something or other. I won't be doing further business with them. The last time I went to their site I couldn't get anything done for all the ads and general chaos. It was like trying to navigate a minefield. I'm also suspicious of those hosting sites with the assault of ads for the possibility of malware. Seems like fertile ground for picking up ransomware or something else nasty. Since Tinypic seems to be owned by Photobucket I avoid them as well.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 23, 2017, 03:00:28 PM
I still have a few pics hosted through them but I've mostly washed my hands of them.

Same here.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on May 23, 2017, 06:58:27 PM
Here's a pic I found online (which I took!) of a toy I sold a few years ago.  I do love those cheapo cheezee monster toys: 

(https://horrorpediadotcom.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/f0.jpg) 

WILKIN TOY POP UP FRANKIESTEIN
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 24, 2017, 10:22:06 AM
I do love those cheapo cheezee monster toys:

As do we all!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 25, 2017, 01:34:46 PM
So Walpurgisnacht which marks the formal start of spring on many calendars is now several weeks past. And you know what they say about where a young man's fancy turns in spring. Yes, it turns to Halloween!

And I have my Halloween costume all picked out, almost. It's between this original Collegeville Rat Fink costume from the 1960's:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat%20Fink_zpsdj4jsavt.jpg)

And the snazzy 1991 Collegeville reissue like this one here belonging to fellow UMAer SpeedierThanthe Grave:

(http://i.imgur.com/ioCoTHF.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/vDmboO1.jpg)

Decisions, decisions!

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 26, 2017, 03:03:27 PM
Here are a few delightful Halloween vacuuform decorations:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%20vacu_zps7fouzgb4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%20v_zpsyuaicalq.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%20vac_zpsvgu4goa6.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on May 27, 2017, 12:29:02 AM
Every single picture you show I took... I still own the largest one, your second image... 

I sold the first unknown witch manufacturer last year, the third image I sold the year before with a second plaque of similar design and quality. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 27, 2017, 11:38:29 AM
Hah! So I very clearly remember you posting those pictures last November(?) with the warning to grab them now if you want to save them because they were from an Ebay auction and wouldn't necessarily stay up for long. So I did!

 :laugh:

I don't recall you mentioning though that they were from your own auction.

 :-\

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 28, 2017, 08:22:23 AM
Here are pics of some neat Halloween PEZ dispensers

Bat

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH32_zpsf6e8b036.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH32_zpsf6e8b036.jpg.html)

Black Hat Witch

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/fd3492b0-b3e0-40fa-9af0-69d9e59a5402_zpsa72041cd.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/fd3492b0-b3e0-40fa-9af0-69d9e59a5402_zpsa72041cd.jpg.html) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZHW_zps5811ad25.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZHW_zps5811ad25.jpg.html)

Black Skeleton

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH29_zps914fa007.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH29_zps914fa007.jpg.html)

Green Stem Jack-O-Lantern

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH4_zpsc2825f0c.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH4_zpsc2825f0c.jpg.html)

Mummy

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH26_zps212ffa30.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH26_zps212ffa30.jpg.html)

Vampire Count

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/8edaac96-c84b-4942-a357-125be7dfee04_zps0549af27.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/8edaac96-c84b-4942-a357-125be7dfee04_zps0549af27.jpg.html)

Friendly Ghost

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/17d45566-cf07-44ac-a521-8ba8ef24958f_zps41071297.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/17d45566-cf07-44ac-a521-8ba8ef24958f_zps41071297.jpg.html)

Happy Henry Ghost

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZHalloweenG_zpsacf21b2d.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZHalloweenG_zpsacf21b2d.jpg.html)

Polly Pumpkin Ghost

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZHalloweenG2_zps6e095604.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZHalloweenG2_zps6e095604.jpg.html)


 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on May 28, 2017, 11:07:17 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/IDEALMONSTERLAB3sz_zps1599f4cd.jpg)
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/IDEALMONSTERLAB1sz_zps94ca4d2c.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 29, 2017, 01:00:48 AM
That item is something I've never seen and simply amazing  :o

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on May 29, 2017, 01:07:22 AM
That item is something I've never seen and simply amazing


Here's an old thread with lots of pics and the instructions.
http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=11111.15 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=11111.15)

Don't blink! Here's a quick 15 sec. of it in operation.

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4FLd6-slHI#)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on May 29, 2017, 10:05:27 AM
That really is truly magnificent!

Thanks for passing on the thread Mike, great read and although I'm sure I'll never find one for sale (let alone be able to afford it), but it's nice to know this thing exists in the world.

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monsters For Sale on May 29, 2017, 10:46:26 AM
Check out this fabulous SPP monster binder from 1963:

([url]http://i263.photobucket.com/albums/ii123/darkmonkeygod/1963SPPbinderMadGhouls.jpg[/url])

 8)


Here is another example that recently sold on eBay for $202.00:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/5/4198/34127132194_1a3e7bfaaf_c.jpg)

I never knew these existed before that auction.  They must be scarce.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 29, 2017, 11:40:59 AM
Interesting the variations in colour!

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 30, 2017, 11:07:43 AM
Here's a nice grouping of vintage Gurley Halloween candles:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Gurley_zpsisq3egae.jpg)

 tynhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 31, 2017, 09:15:50 AM
Vintage Halloween candy boxes are so cool I'll have to start collecting them one of these years!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%20box_zpsjlmzr7e6.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%202_zpsh5cxaemx.jpg)

 tynhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 01, 2017, 10:11:31 AM
Beistle die-cuts always add a lot to the Halloween season:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-halloween-cat-die-cut_zpsrw92yzps.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-witch_zpsd8t9kjll.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-pumpkin-derby-hat-pipe_zps2vfhiint.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-owl_zpsfeeyztfv.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-skull-with-cap_zpsxsaojmgg.png)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 02, 2017, 09:25:33 AM
Check out these Halloween signs!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%205_zpsyh3rnnll.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%204_zpsh3sdg6uk.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%207_zpsmstdcjnr.jpg)

Can you imagine getting a little bottle of Coke while trick or treating? How cool would that have been?

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 03, 2017, 11:05:18 AM
I've come to appreciate the box art and sculpt of the Aurora Phantom of the Opera model kit, the Marx Phantom sculpt and the SPP Phantom wallet art more and more over the last few years. The Phantom of the Opera has accordingly moved up dramatically in my monster popularity rankings. 

As a result, this nifty Ben Cooper mask and costume now has a place way up high in my Halloween costume rotation:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ben%20Cooper%20Phantom%20-%20Copy_zps96cfi0nk.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ben%20Cooper%20P%20-%20Copy_zpsbqnpdqvs.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/79/7b/d3/797bd3182890e4fa41c9a3c77f069ff3.jpg)

It might very well be the one I choose for the big night in 2018.

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on June 04, 2017, 01:09:48 AM
I like the Ben Cooper Phantom costume, too. I actually took the photo of the Phantom mask in the middle with the black background that you posted above. I don't have the complete costume, though, just the mask.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 04, 2017, 05:49:09 AM
I've come to appreciate the box art and sculpt of the Aurora Phantom of the Opera model kit, the Marx Phantom sculpt and the SPP Phantom wallet art more and more over the last few years. The Phantom of the Opera has accordingly moved up dramatically in my monster popularity rankings. 

As a result, this nifty Ben Cooper mask and costume now has a place way up high in my Halloween costume rotation:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ben%20Cooper%20Phantom%20-%20Copy_zps96cfi0nk.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ben%20Cooper%20P%20-%20Copy_zpsbqnpdqvs.jpg[/url])

([url]https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/79/7b/d3/797bd3182890e4fa41c9a3c77f069ff3.jpg[/url])

It might very well be the one I choose for the big night in 2018.

 tynhrt


Occasionally, this costume shows-up on eBAY. I have placed a bid once or twice, and never won the auction.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 04, 2017, 03:17:56 PM
Before plastic Halloween buckets arrived on the scene, the coolest way to trick or treat was with a shopping bag featuring Halloween graphics. Here are pics of a couple:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Halloween%20bag1_zpsgrns7qei.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/halloweenboobag_zpsukpqyimj.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on June 04, 2017, 05:06:14 PM
How 'bout these Trick or Treat bags? I got these back in the '70's...

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_6711.jpg) (http://s853.photobucket.com/user/monolith_06/media/IMG_6711.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 05, 2017, 10:19:32 PM
Here's a more modern take on a container (or two) for trick or treating:

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff259/allhallowsday/HALLOWEENMONSTERCOVERTEST02sz_zps3ddf90e4.jpg)

The graphics are admittedly way cool, but it would present some very real capacity problems on the big night.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 05, 2017, 11:52:18 PM
Nice to see my pic (again) of two buckets.  A member of this forum owns the one on the right; I still own the "yellow" one. 
Of course, Monolith mentions the bags he shows were his own in the 1970s, so the buckets were only "modern" in their day and plastic bags are still around...  I would have loved a Frankenbucket back in the day, but capacity certainly was a primary concern.  I always looked for a Halloween BAG...  I have a witch rocket bag just like the one you pictured. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 06, 2017, 11:12:11 AM
Nice to see my pic (again) of two buckets.

Drat! I didn't notice that you'd already posted that precise picture in this thread.

:(


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 06, 2017, 11:16:13 AM
Here are a couple more cool Halloween candy boxes:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Oh%20Henry%20Halloween_zpsgw4vw0e0.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Baby%20Ruth_zpsywe4xzdj.jpg)

Wow! Can you imagine trick or treating back in the day and getting a whole full size chocolate bar? When I was a kid I actually thought that this was a commonplace occurrence in the States because of ads such as these in Life and Saturday Evening Post magazines!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Baby%20Ruth%20ad_zpsnvvowfpp.jpg)

 :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 07, 2017, 05:32:02 PM
Here are a few more Halloween party oriented Beistle die-cuts:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Beistle%203_zpsy97fv3nm.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-zingo-halloween-fortune-and-stunt-game_zpsv2aso17u.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-fortune-wheel_zpsmg8rswn2.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-poseable-clown_zpsjsr6f72t.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/beistle-go-go-dancer_zpsclf8gc5r.png)

 tynhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 08, 2017, 01:35:53 PM
Here are scans of three more Eerie mags from my collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie9.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on June 08, 2017, 09:02:59 PM
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Eerie7.jpg[/url])

Love Frazetta's Sea Witch painting! I have a poster of it framed and hanging in my comic/monster mag room.  ;)

(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0894/8394/products/17x22-Sea-Witch.jpg?v=1437228838)

I never tire of looking at Frazetta's work.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 08, 2017, 11:35:39 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/OHgAAOSwCU1YwM3e/s-l1600.jpg) 

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 09, 2017, 09:55:33 AM
A nice Gray Morrow cover!

 8)

Interesting that Eerie 6 has somehow eluded me to this point. Not that I've ever devoted any effort to seeking it out of course....

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 09, 2017, 10:24:53 AM
Here are pics of a couple of monsterrific Roalex puzzles:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Roalex%20Frankenstein_zpsbdclx3s3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Roalex%20F_zpsa4yuxect.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 11, 2017, 12:28:01 AM
So circa 1970 wild cool ads like these showcasing a Life Size Moon Monster began to appear in better comic magazines everywhere:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/moon%20monster1_zpsahcw85o8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/moon%20mon_zps9fqavahn.jpg)

And wow! Here's a pic of the genuine article that buyers/subscribers received in the mail:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Horror-Club-Poster-1970-357x1024_zpsmitemzjf.jpg)

But those who sent in their dollar to join America's only Monster Fan Club received so much more! An itemized list of what the lucky subscribers scored is catalogued right here (http://collectingclassicmonsters.com/monster-kid-memories/classic-monster-kid-ads-moon-monster-horror-fan-club/).

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2017, 12:56:07 AM
An itemized list of what the lucky subscribers scored is catalogued right here ([url]http://collectingclassicmonsters.com/monster-kid-memories/classic-monster-kid-ads-moon-monster-horror-fan-club/[/url]).


Most of which was swiped from here.
http://monstermagazines.blogspot.com/2010/07/moon-monster.html (http://monstermagazines.blogspot.com/2010/07/moon-monster.html)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on June 11, 2017, 11:37:36 AM
Mike, I clicked on your link.  Fantastic work. I actually owned the Gogos art to Creepy 30 and FM 111 at one time. Wish I had them back now.  I'll try to surprise you soon with some photos. And, this Monster kit was just on E-bay from the comic ad, looked complete.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2017, 02:06:09 PM
And, this Monster kit was just on E-bay from the comic ad, looked complete.

I'll have to see if I can find it!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 11, 2017, 02:22:39 PM
Found it! Finally got a large pic of the newsletter!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 14, 2017, 10:00:31 AM
Most of which was swiped from here.

[url]http://monstermagazines.blogspot.com/2010/07/moon-monster.html[/url] ([url]http://monstermagazines.blogspot.com/2010/07/moon-monster.html[/url])


Well if he was going to swipe info, he certainly went to the best place!

 ;)

Still it's nice to see the Moon Monster finally getting long overdue attention! Moon Monster finally seems to be moving to the big time, just like Shock Monster did earlier this century.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Shock4_zps3fc0wdyc.jpg)

Hopefully we won't have to wait too long for these noble characters to hit the big screen. Maybe even together! I can see it now on the theater marquee - Moon Monster vs. Shock Monster! Why it could potentially be as big as these two other much acclaimed classics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Godzilla%203_zpsy1evnro8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Billy%202_zpsbnjhvxeb.jpg)

 8)




Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 14, 2017, 08:31:50 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/7XAAAOSwSlBYwPGV/s-l1600.jpg) 

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/a0sAAOSwrhBZDos2/s-l1600.jpg)

Grab both while ye may!!! 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 15, 2017, 02:14:01 PM
Here's the commercial for the Topper Motorized Monster Maker from 1969:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wnt8Ck9IGo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wnt8Ck9IGo)

And here are some pics of the toy itself:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Topper_zpsxiqpepo7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Topper%202_zpsaifutypu.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Topper%203_zpsynynriad.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Topper%204_zps7cunblh4.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on June 15, 2017, 02:55:13 PM
That Monster Maker is new on me and amazing!

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 15, 2017, 03:21:15 PM
That Monster Maker is new on me and amazing!

I must've missed that one, too?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 16, 2017, 10:52:28 AM
So circa 1970 wild cool ads like these showcasing a Life Size Moon Monster began to appear in better comic magazines everywhere:

But those who sent in their dollar to join America's only Monster Fan Club received so much more! An itemized list of what the lucky subscribers scored is catalogued right here ([url]http://collectingclassicmonsters.com/monster-kid-memories/classic-monster-kid-ads-moon-monster-horror-fan-club/[/url]).


Those ads for the Life Size Moon Monster were of course not the only ads in comic mags capable of tempting youngsters to send their hard scrounged cash off to some distant P.O. Box. There were many! Here are two more of my favourites:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%20ad_zpsrsogj0gl.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Comic%20book%20mo2_zpsgz5xlpte.jpg)

Mail-Order Mysteries by Kirk Demarais is an essential resource when choosing from among the many offerings in one's comic library:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Comic%20Book%20Mysteries_zpsd082rgwi.jpg)

Yes, the flimsier the actual item, the less likely it was to survive a kid's handling; the tackier the item, the more likely it was to be pitched  by a parent in clean-up mode. Therefore the flimsier and tackier the better, because so few will have survived in the hands of others that your own will now fetch mega bucks on Fleabay!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on June 17, 2017, 04:47:54 PM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cTMAAOSwsXFZNgwo/s-l500.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: lovemesomemonsters on June 18, 2017, 07:37:21 PM
Someone at the auction house just got very lucky on one of these. Less than $400.

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cTMAAOSwsXFZNgwo/s-l500.jpg[/url])
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 19, 2017, 09:59:33 AM
([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/cTMAAOSwsXFZNgwo/s-l500.jpg[/url])


Ahhhhh, the not often pictured Drac view of the fabled popcorn bucket.

8)

Someone at the auction house just got very lucky on one of these. Less than $400.


The bucket was missing the popcorn though! You couldn't expect it to fetch any more than $400 therefore.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 19, 2017, 02:04:05 PM

The bucket was missing the popcorn though! You couldn't expect it to fetch any more than $400 therefore.


But only if it was the original popcorn. No repop!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 19, 2017, 04:01:19 PM
Oh absolutely! NO repops.

 C:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Count Zero on June 19, 2017, 06:38:22 PM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1r66kj.jpg)

the seller originally listed this bucket a couple of weeks ago as a BIN - it sat untouched for its duration. then it showed up again as an auction and *poof*

i was surprised no one grabbed it the first go around
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 19, 2017, 07:13:14 PM
the seller originally listed this bucket a couple of weeks ago as a BIN - it sat untouched for its duration. then it showed up again as an auction and *poof*

I don't know how many times I've seen that happen!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 20, 2017, 11:26:10 AM
I am the Lucky winner of that Bucket, And somebody wasn't using there brain, And put a 195 bid in instead of buying it for like 350 or 375, Something like that, So the buy it now option came off, And i swooped in and sniped them at the end !! excited as heck to get it. Ill post more pictures when it arrives ! ~ >:D >:D >:D >:D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 20, 2017, 11:29:13 AM
(https://i.imgflip.com/1r66kj.jpg)

the seller originally listed this bucket a couple of weeks ago as a BIN - it sat untouched for its duration. then it showed up again as an auction and *poof*

i was surprised no one grabbed it the first go around

I believe he listed it and took it down ... I don't recall him Letting the auction run... Wish i saw it too! Paid much more than that, But still excited to get it !
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 20, 2017, 01:04:15 PM
Here are a couple of good shots of Horrorhunter's Marx Prehistoric Times playset #3390 from 1957:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx_zpsj9zvzyl4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx2_zpsun3uvmbm.jpg)

It's right up there with the best/most interesting playsets ever produced!

8)



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 22, 2017, 08:49:54 AM
Here are some scans from my Leaf Munsters card set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-06-201125335PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-06-201125338PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/31-05-2012110326PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-06-201165720PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 22, 2017, 07:28:10 PM
Monster Popcorn Bucket Arrived in the mail this morning !!!
(http://imageshack.com/a/img922/868/HAAo3u.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 22, 2017, 07:29:01 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/5044/v2kFRi.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 22, 2017, 07:29:43 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6867/8vxVjZ.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 22, 2017, 07:30:30 PM
(http://imageshack.com/a/img924/6875/NTYEo9.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2017, 08:01:09 PM
You can put more than one photo in a post.

Not often you see the London WW on collectibles!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: toyhoarder on June 22, 2017, 08:16:09 PM
Did not know that. Still learning
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 22, 2017, 08:57:54 PM
Did not know that. Still learning

It'll save you a little time.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 23, 2017, 10:02:12 AM
Here are pictures of some wild cool vintage Boo Berry boxes:

(http://www.mrbreakfast.com/ucp/40_8363_ucp.jpg)

(http://www.mrbreakfast.com/ucp/40_7169_ucp.jpg)

(http://theimaginaryworld.com/tic523.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 26, 2017, 10:49:41 AM
Take one of these per day:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%20Multis_zps4vy23n6y.jpg)

They're good for you since they're naturally sweetened instead of chemically sweetened. And just this week we have a special offer to introduce you to our product:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%20Vitamins_zps9bydxxqq.jpg)

Yes, naturally sweetened Monster Multiple Vitamins! Accept no substitutes. Get some today!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 28, 2017, 09:50:02 AM
Here are scans of five more of my Tales of the Unexpected comics featuring Space Ranger:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183926PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-09-201183930PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104308PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104315PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/30-10-2011104323PM.jpg)
 
 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on July 06, 2017, 10:47:00 AM

So what's all this about now? Who's supposed to update? Horrorhunter?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on July 06, 2017, 02:10:31 PM
So what's all this about now? Who's supposed to update? Horrorhunter?

He's workin' on it.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on July 06, 2017, 03:29:03 PM
Here are a couple of scans from my Addams Family gum card set that Donruss issued in 1964:

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

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 10, 2017, 06:41:44 PM
Here are a couple of scans from my Addams Family gum card set that Donruss issued in 1964:

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

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

 cl:)


These look rad!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 13, 2017, 10:43:07 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8292/7766718324_4bfdece46a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on July 13, 2017, 11:03:50 PM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8292/7766718324_4bfdece46a_b.jpg)

Outstanding!

thm
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 13, 2017, 11:23:59 PM
Outstanding!

thm
Not my image; found on the web.  I have one of these robots, a favorite, but I sure wish I had THE BOX!!!  Now that is too cool for school.   >:( :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on July 14, 2017, 11:32:53 PM
Mike, this one's for you, I think you mentioned one time that this was one of your favorite covers, mine too.  I remember back in 1967 when this issue, #44 came out, and just looking at the cover because it was so cool.

(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170710_223559.jpg)
(http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170710_223544.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on July 14, 2017, 11:39:04 PM
Mike, this one's for you

Is that the original painting?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on July 14, 2017, 11:42:40 PM
Yes Mike, by Adkins.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on July 15, 2017, 03:06:48 AM
Yes Mike, by Adkins.

Congrats! That is way cool! It looks like it's in nice condition. Some of them are a little scratched up.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on July 16, 2017, 02:06:22 AM
Hi Mike.  Yes, you are correct.  Some of the original Warren covers are somewhat scuffed up, I have a few, but, when you're talking of a population of 1 of 1, many things are taken into account, first, there is only 1 original, and no matter what the condition is at the time, you must make the decision that you are dealing with a different kind of collectible, where rarity has a real meaning, in as much as there are no others to compare, you have, or have the opportunity, to own an original, a true one and only, be it perfect, or, with a few distractions. Original art has always been the most you could possibly ever go with a certain type of collectible. But, it's not for everybody.  Just take the recent Creature game that sold on E-bay for 1,963 dollars. Many collectors want this game, but, just imagine, the original artwork surfaced for the box top, which would you rather own? For me, no question, the art, yet for others, they may care less about the art, even though it is a one of a kind.  So, with that in mind, with a "produced" piece, you might have a few opportunities to land a great piece, but, with art, once it's gone, it's really gone, because there are no others, which brings me back to the beginning, as mentioned, yes, there are a few Warren covers, and other monster magazine covers, that do show signs of age, miss-handling, or other defects, but one must remember the type of collectible that they're dealing with, and the category could not be any higher.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2017, 11:55:17 AM
as mentioned, yes, there are a few Warren covers, and other monster magazine covers, that do show signs of age, miss-handling, or other defects, but one must remember the type of collectible that they're dealing with, and the category could not be any higher.

Yes, I realize those cover paintings are one-of-a-kind, but I was just commenting on how nice it looks.

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on July 16, 2017, 12:37:44 PM
Hi Mike. Thanks much for the compliment on the painting. I have to admit, sometimes I get "too" deep with this particular area of collecting, as if I'm defending the piece due to the nature and rarity factor.  The art pieces I have left in my collection I've had for many years. I've kept certain pieces and have left certain pieces go, only to kick myself later. Same goes for many toys too. I guess we just can't keep everything, and sometimes it can get out of hand.  I've only recently been getting these pieces framed, and even with a few blemishes, these pieces are transformed to "knock-out" status. The person that is doing the framing, I have to admit, has never seen pieces such as these, he's always amazed at what I bring him next. A certain amount of trust is also needed here, I have no problem with leaving these items in his hands, he is top-notch.  Get ready for more images to be shown down the road, I'm sure you'll like them.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on July 16, 2017, 04:46:53 PM
I've kept certain pieces and have left certain pieces go, only to kick myself later.

I hate when that happens!  ;D

Get ready for more images to be shown down the road, I'm sure you'll like them.

I know I will!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 18, 2017, 10:27:34 AM
Mike, this one's for you, I think you mentioned one time that this was one of your favorite covers, mine too.  I remember back in 1967 when this issue, #44 came out, and just looking at the cover because it was so cool.

([url]http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170710_223559.jpg[/url])
([url]http://i388.photobucket.com/albums/oo326/mauldune/20170710_223544.jpg[/url])


 ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on July 18, 2017, 01:45:28 PM
Manglord was one of my all time favorite toys. The concept was that you could stretch and pull him apart, then re attach the limbs and they would be fine. It didn't really work, but still a great toy.

thm

(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/QpPQz5.jpg) (https://imageshack.com/i/pmQpPQz5j)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 19, 2017, 03:49:02 PM
Manglord was one of my all time favorite toys. The concept was that you could stretch and pull him apart, then re attach the limbs and they would be fine. It didn't really work, but still a great toy.

thm

([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/xq90/922/QpPQz5.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://imageshack.com/i/pmQpPQz5j[/url])


Looks cool
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on July 20, 2017, 04:07:33 PM
Get ready for more images to be shown down the road, I'm sure you'll like them.

So will we all!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on July 21, 2017, 01:06:08 AM
Hi Hep!!!  With the help of my son, I promise, I'll try to get more pictures posted!  Next picture I'll try to post will really be good, specially for Mike!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on July 21, 2017, 01:08:21 AM
That is, because, he seems to like the Creature most!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on July 28, 2017, 11:01:47 PM
I have one of these with the box, like the previous robot shown, owned for more than 30 years and one of my two last vintage robots (image found online): 

(http://www.tinrobot.jp/Robot2/P3170037.JPG)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on July 31, 2017, 01:02:08 PM
Here are some good shots of RPM's SPP Weird-Ohs binder:

(http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy178/rmaylor/DSC_1084.jpg)

(http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy178/rmaylor/DSC_1086.jpg)

(http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy178/rmaylor/DSC_1090.jpg)

The binders are  1.5" wide and the images are printed directly onto the vinyl.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 14, 2017, 02:13:45 PM
Drat! We keep losing more pics because of Photobucket's new policy.

 >:(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 14, 2017, 02:20:44 PM
Charlton ran Gorgo's Revenge/Return of Gorgo concurrently with the Gorgo title in the 1962-64 period:

1

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375755PM_zps9a137578.jpg)

2

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/09-05-201375800PM_zps81b0a5f2.jpg)

3

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/ReturnofGorgo3.jpg)

And here's a scan of a one shot Charlton Giant featuring both Gorgo and his buddy Konga:

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Maceo1 on September 11, 2017, 05:48:43 AM
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-twAAOSwd7xZrMcY/s-l1600.jpg)
What is it, and what is it from ?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: the_horror_man on September 11, 2017, 09:50:47 AM
([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-twAAOSwd7xZrMcY/s-l1600.jpg[/url])
What is it, and what is it from ?


It is an old Battlestar Galactica figure called The Imperious Leader. It is missing the robe.

thm
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Maceo1 on September 11, 2017, 10:41:02 AM
Thanks.. Did not remember that  Galactica was a Universal Studios property.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 22, 2017, 03:28:54 PM
Here from our Media section are several vending machine cards posted by Toy Ranch:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Vending%2013_zpsut1ouxm0.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Vending%2010_zpsyskrjwz4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Vending%2011_zpsjs35ebdb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Vending%2012_zps6nwysuib.jpg)

The above card is missing only the Godzilla figure.

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on September 23, 2017, 12:52:13 PM
Drat! We keep losing more pics because of Photobucket's new policy.

 >:(
They suck weenie.   ;D
Everywhere... they just sent me a notice to "upgrade" or "update" my "free" account...?  I kept it for a day or two never read it wanted to vent at them gave up and deleted it... "Better."  Better get me a photobucket... 

http://youtu.be/veE1pGEaJig (http://youtu.be/veE1pGEaJig) 


I like these when they're built up and painted (pix all found online):

(http://www.oldmodelkits.com/jpegs/m/MPC%201-5005-300%20DeadMRslexc+.JPG)
(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-xRLR4lI6fAI/UFoyayJUu3I/AAAAAAAABUM/yl3_QqYIHZA/s1600/pirates01.jpg)
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/70swing/pirateof.jpg) 

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on September 27, 2017, 02:44:29 PM
Currently at auction (not mine) I just like the cover and it's great when there is an image host: 
 ;D Visit GHOST MANOR Introducing Mr. Bones  ::)
(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/DaAAAOSwIC1Zx9yU/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 28, 2017, 10:54:16 AM
Perhaps the most highly prized, and expensive, Aurora model kit of them all these days is the Gigantic frankenstein:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Aurora%20Big%20Franky_zpsv7hcqpuj.jpg)

It was a sales flop when released in 1964 because quite simply its $4.95 price induced a case of sticker shock in potential buyers. Since it wasn't selling briskly, Aurora didn't make many and therefore it's very tough to find these days.

The James Bama painting on the box adds immensely to the kit's desirability with collectors:

(http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/583/bama-frankie.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on September 28, 2017, 02:03:49 PM
Hi Hep.  Back in the 60's,  I remember seeing a Big Frankie in Haines Hobby shop here in Reading, it was put on top of the high showcase where the other kits were, just collecting dust, one day I went in, and it wasn't there anymore. This was a few years after the kit was released, probably around 1968 or so, I don't know if someone actually bought it, or it was stored away, or just thrown out. The high price tag was surely a factor in low sales, but also, at least to me when the kit came out, it was a "comical" take on Frankenstein that I didn't really care for, much the same as the monster hot rods.  It was Frankenstein, but in a funny abstract form that was more toy-like, to me the box was the best part. The Famous Monsters 1965 yearbook also shares the same image, along with maybe a poster and puzzle that came out years later. It is now an expensive kit to find, as you mentioned.  On a rarity scale though, I'd much rather have my MIB Godzilla's Go Cart back, or even a King Kong's Thronester. Next to impossible to find compared to Big Frankie.  Non-Aurora kits of characters are really tough too, such as the UPC kits of the Ultraman series, probably just about all of the early Marusan kits of science fiction type, and the Okamoto kits of Frankenstein and the Wolfman that can be seen in Kirks book.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 28, 2017, 03:38:20 PM
The high price tag was surely a factor in low sales, but also, at least to me when the kit came out, it was a "comical" take on Frankenstein that I didn't really care for, much the same as the monster hot rods.  It was Frankenstein, but in a funny abstract form that was more toy-like....


Yes, that it was. This ad that ran on the back covers of DC comics hitting newsstands in December 1964 contributed to creating that impression in the minds of young monster enthusiasts:


(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145618PM.jpg)


On a rarity scale though, I'd much rather have my MIB Godzilla's Go Cart back, or even a King Kong's Thronester. Next to impossible to find compared to Big Frankie.


True! Those two kits are beyond the pale when it comes to toughness. Just another thing you and I should have stocked up on back in the sixties with a view to taking a very tidy profit indeed after a few decades.

 :-\

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on September 29, 2017, 12:56:14 AM
Hey Hep!!!  Yes, so correct!!!  Although honestly, I really can't recall seeing either of these 2 kits when they came out, and believe me, I built a LOT of model kits in my day, I went to ALL the stores here in Reading that sold kits!!! I remember seeing Monograms "Ghost of the Red Baron" kit at Haines, and on a whim, just bought it and built it, should have "socked" away a dozen!!! I even once in my collection had the store display for this kit that I bought at an Allentown toy show, yet another item I wish I had back!!! Just too, too, many "horror" stories for me!!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on September 29, 2017, 01:37:42 AM
And, just an "ad-lib" to the above story Hep,  it is both happy, and sad, when I write this,  sometimes I go for walks here in Reading, maybe not the best thing to do crime wise, but, I do it anyway.  Especially now, close to Halloween.  I really don't live far from where our family used to live here, on the Southeast side.  I'll walk down Spruce Street, past my old elementary school, and just remember, when I was young, running home from school, so excited, and just remembering Halloween back in those days, it was just so different, and so much fun, I'll walk by those very same houses where I trick or treated, same old houses, but different families now, I'll walk past my old house where we used to live, up on the third floor of an apartment, and just gaze up at the windows now and remember how it was years ago, so sad.  It was a lifetime ago, but it doesn't seem it, time has gone so fast, there are even a few stores left that I walk past and remember buying things in them.  I really wish my parents were still here with me to share these very memories, but, they're not. I'll walk down South 7th St. where my grandmother lived, they have since knocked down the house, but I still walk by the empty lot, and still get a warm feeling like it was still there. These are the very things that drive me to remember the good old days, but sometimes it really gets tough, and very emotional. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 29, 2017, 08:06:50 AM
I built a LOT of model kits in my day, I went to ALL the stores here in Reading that sold kits!!!

All of them? How many stores were there in Reading that carried model kits then?

For me checking out all the stores with model kits would have been impossible since when I was growing up in London, Ontario (which had a population of about 150,000) model kits weren't just found in hobby shops and the toy sections of department stores. They were sold in the Coles book store downtown, every hardware store and many corner variety stores. Granted the selection was limited in the corner variety stores, but I still ended up buying many a kit at Les' Variety and Ken's Variety (as well as Tuckey Hardware which was less than two blocks away).

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 29, 2017, 08:23:15 AM
... sometimes I go for walks here in Reading, maybe not the best thing to do crime wise, but, I do it anyway.  Especially now, close to Halloween.  I really don't live far from where our family used to live here, on the Southeast side.  I'll walk down Spruce Street, past my old elementary school, and just remember, when I was young, running home from school, so excited, and just remembering Halloween back in those days, it was just so different, and so much fun, I'll walk by those very same houses where I trick or treated, same old houses, but different families now, I'll walk past my old house where we used to live, up on the third floor of an apartment....

What? Walk? That would be a strange concept to kids today. Kids don't walk anywhere anymore. They're driven everywhere by their helicopter parents.

...and just gaze up at the windows now and remember how it was years ago, so sad.  It was a lifetime ago, but it doesn't seem it, time has gone so fast, there are even a few stores left that I walk past and remember buying things in them.  I really wish my parents were still here with me to share these very memories, but, they're not. I'll walk down South 7th St. where my grandmother lived, they have since knocked down the house, but I still walk by the empty lot, and still get a warm feeling like it was still there. These are the very things that drive me to remember the good old days, but sometimes it really gets tough, and very emotional.

Perhaps my most emotional moment in that regard was back in 1987. My father was born in 1911 and had grown up as the youngest child with five brothers and one sister on a farm back in the old country. My uncle, the sole surviving sibling, took my sister and me to see the old homestead. When we found it, an old woman came out to see who we were. She looked at my uncle and said "Anthony!"

My uncle said "No, I'm Vytautas but these are Anthony's children." She had been their servant girl pre-World War II (there was a shortage of women/girls in the family for women's work) and ended up inheriting the homestead and living there with her husband after my grandparents died.

An exceedingly poignant moment for me.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on September 29, 2017, 12:15:43 PM
Hep, great memory, very moving.  I'd bet that many of the "older" members here might have their own similar stories of their memories, both happy and sad.  Yes, I like going for walks, there are a few good steep streets here for walking up-hill, I'd much rather get this type of cardio than walking on a treadmill at the gym.  And yes, I would frequent all the known hobby shops here in Reading, Haines on South 6th., Otts on North 10th., Iron Horse on South 4th., (and yes, I used to walk to them all), along with going to Boscov's, Pomeroys, Grants, Greens, McCrorys, Castles, and many other department stores of those times, food stores too, they would have a few toys at times, along with kits, and the countless mom and pop corner stores. As sure as you remember, much like me, model kits were really the "in-thing" back then, they even had magazines devoted to them, such as Model Car Science, and a few others. In the later 60's I liked going to Tom Thumb Raceway, located just outside of Reading, on 5th St. Highway, it was a huge slot car track, you paid for your time and raced your newest slot cars, great fun. Wish I would have salted some of those away too!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 02, 2017, 12:34:44 PM
In the later 60's I liked going to Tom Thumb Raceway, located just outside of Reading, on 5th St. Highway, it was a huge slot car track, you paid for your time and raced your newest slot cars, great fun.


Tom Thumb Raceway remains a popular name for slot car tracks:

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1_6WP_YB2k#)

Wish I would have salted some of those away too!!


I assembled a modest collection of slot car kits between 1990 and 2010:

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

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Slotcarkits2.jpg)

Prebuilt slot cars by companies such as Revell Monogram, Scalextric and Carrera dominate the market these days. Many of these including the 1/24 scale Carrera 1934 Ford Coupes and 1941 Chevvrolets I've pictured here look fabulous:

(http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_09_2007/post-700-1190406539.jpg) (http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_09_2007/post-700-1190407026.jpg)

Kits you can build yourself are also available though:

(http://mfpilot.com/ebaypics/Monogram4897FerrariGTOSlot.jpg)

Unfortunately commercial raceways are now few and far between. There are no longer any in Toronto, but the Metro Slot Car Raceway in Montréal is enough to tempt me to make a special road trip just to run a few hundred laps with the half dozen or so RTR slot cars I have on hand!

(http://slotblog.net/uploads/monthly_12_2011/post-4-0-01507800-1324668079.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 03, 2017, 01:08:12 AM
Hep, quite a collection of slot cars!!  I can remember the wall behind the counter at our raceway, from just about the floor to just about the ceiling, just filled with slot cars and accessories, I really liked the clear body candied colored from the inside ones the best. 1/24th scale.  But I have fond memories of my HO Aurora set too. We used to build long straight-a-ways like a dragstrip. Ordered many items from Auto World catalogs too!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 03, 2017, 10:26:59 AM
...I really liked the clear body candied colored from the inside ones the best.

I didn't and still don't like the Lexan (clear) bodies. I'm a hard-body styrene plastic purist. I think slot cars should be model cars adapted to racing.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 03, 2017, 11:28:26 AM
Hep, when we used to race, it was the lighter, clear bodies that usually stood up better to abuse and crashes that sometimes happened.  They also fit some of the chassis combinations better also, some of those spongy tires were big!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 03, 2017, 11:56:17 AM
Hep, when we used to race, it was the lighter, clear bodies that usually stood up better to abuse and crashes that sometimes happened.

Well of course they did! That's why they were invented. But that also cut the link between car model building and slot car racing, and that was a major element behind the rapid decline in the slot car racing hobby beginning about 1968.

They also fit some of the chassis combinations better also, some of those spongy tires were big!

There you're putting your finger on the other element that really killed the hobby - the need for speed at all costs prompted technological advances at a breakneck pace and kids could not possibly keep up either financially or technologically. The brand new kit that a kid purchased and lovingly built was already technologically obsolete and uncompetitive with what the more sophisticated racers were bringing to the track. As a result, new nine and ten year old kids didn't step up to replace the fifteen and sixteen year olds who were moving on to other interests. What nine and ten year olds could buy at the track/raceway was embarassingly uncompetitive and they were just intimidated by the more sophisticated older racers and the cars these older fellows were bringing to the track.

Strict class limitations (stock out-of-box kits only) and age classes for races at commercial slot car tracks were the only things that could have kept the hobby alive for a longer period of time. 

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Maceo1 on October 03, 2017, 12:28:55 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9iHfRvBqS9g/UH5mkQN5iXI/AAAAAAAACc8/4iIsXsYO2OM/s1600/Frankentoys-08.png)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 04, 2017, 02:13:45 AM
Hey Hep.  Slot cars of the time were always expensive, either for young or old alike.  Honestly,  class limitations wouldn't have saved this particular hobby.  Young and older alike, liked the speed of these things. Model car building and slot car racing was, in my opinion, not the cause of decline in slot cars.  As with anything else, things change with time.  As with model kits, slot cars, monster magazines, monster toys, and everything else "riding the wave" of  "popularity" at the time, interest was turning onto other more important things for us that made us leave, at least for the time being, for more important pursuits, whatever they were.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 04, 2017, 09:11:09 AM
As with model kits, slot cars, monster magazines, monster toys, and everything else "riding the wave" of  "popularity" at the time, interest was turning onto other more important things for us that made us leave, at least for the time being, for more important pursuits, whatever they were.

Sure, you left to pursue other interests (e.g. real cars, girls) as you got older. That's perfectly natural. But the question of why you weren't replaced by an enthusiastic fresh-faced nine year old still remains. That's what needs to be answered.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 04, 2017, 01:03:45 PM
Hep, intimidation never stopped me from pursuing a hobby, it actually helped add to it. I can't answer the above question as to why younger kids didn't follow, if that is an actual fact. Reason being is because when I used to race, there were many different ages at the track at the same time.  To say that the younger generation didn't follow through just isn't true.  Why did building model kits fade, why did reading monster magazines fade, as well as other things of the "past"?  Fact is that there were young, and older, kids all doing the same things at the same times. We all liked riding our bikes, watching our monster movies, reading our magazines, building our models, buying our gum cards, reading our comic books. At least it's sites like this that keep monster collecting alive. Sure, there may very well be arguments here as to opinions about certain items or thoughts, but it's actually healthy, it shows true passion, and this is one of the things that's needed for a hobby, such as collecting monster toys, for it to survive. People still read comics, watch monster movies, collect things, ride bikes, but it's not like the way "we" remember, and that may be the key phrase, we remember these things "our way", but you need to let the next generation do these things and let them remember later on in life "their way".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 11, 2017, 11:13:09 AM
Hep, intimidation never stopped me from pursuing a hobby, it actually helped add to it. I can't answer the above question as to why younger kids didn't follow, if that is an actual fact. Reason being is because when I used to race, there were many different ages at the track at the same time.  To say that the younger generation didn't follow through just isn't true.

Well we know slot car tracks closed en masse in the late sixties and the hobby almost died out completely. Therefore the younger nine and ten year old kids clearly stopped stepping up in large enough numbers to replace the older kids that moved on to other interests. The question is "Why?"

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 11, 2017, 11:39:43 AM
Revell held a contest to name the new "Big Daddy" Roth kit scheduled for release later in 1965. It was advertised on the back covers of DC comcs and other magazines including this one:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/BigDaddyRoth4.jpg)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/Roth4_zpsr5uyvjkk.jpg)

Wow! Winning "Big Daddy" Roth's company as a house guest for a week! How cool would that be?

 8)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Scuz_zps6xtwrlft.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on October 12, 2017, 12:59:48 AM
Hep, the question doesn't really need to be answered.  Different interests and different type hobbies, toys, things, tv shows, replaced the generation that we knew, as it still does now.  We (as the "older" generation), might wonder why, and try to find reason as to why our interests weren't followed through, when it brought us so much fun, we sometimes refuse to see changing times when we remember "our" times as the best (I think this way too sometimes).  I often think that the world would be a better place if the tv were broadcast 24/7 with Retro Tv or ME Tv, to show the programs that we were watching when we grew up, with exceptions of "The Untouchables", Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Naked City, The Twilight Zone, and maybe a few others that were broadcast later in the evening, for "younger" eyes not to watch. I often tell my son and daughter that they just don't know how it was when I was a kid, and I remember my parents telling me the exact same thing. Society is just not the same anymore, interests are just not the same anymore, tv is just not the same anymore, (as we remember it), we long for the days of our youth as we grow older,  and that's ok.  It is something that was, is, and probably will be thought about for many generations to come.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 16, 2017, 12:28:36 PM
Here are pictures of some of the Tyco Doctor Dreadful Food and Drink Labs from the collection of Scarey1scd:

(http://i68.tinypic.com/qqy99k.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2iqn191.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/33xaf4w.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/23izfuv.jpg)

(http://i68.tinypic.com/169g9b6.jpg)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2s00e91.jpg)

Here is what Ive come up with as far as a checklist:

Here's a complete list of the Tyco Labs from the nineties that he's compiled:

DR DREADFUL 1994

- Food Lab
- Drink Lab
- Ice Scream Machine
- Squeem Lab
- Brain Juice Lab
- Living Lab
- Lunch Lab
- Food Lab Refill
- Drink Lab Refill
- Squeem Lab Refill
- Living Lab Refill

DR DREADFUL M.D. 1996

- Monster Medical Center
- Creepy Clinic
- Drain-A-Vein
- Body Wrap
- Heartburn Brew
- Tape Worm Tonic
- Blister Fixer
- Bug Lotion
- Monster Medical Center Refill
- Creepy Clinic Refill

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 16, 2017, 12:48:52 PM
Those photos are Dreadfully.....awesome!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Maceo1 on October 16, 2017, 01:13:21 PM
(https://d1whcn1ntmec99.cloudfront.net/images/catalog/products/dr_dreadful/creepy_clinic/full2.jpg)

The new Doctor Dreadful sets from Spin Master / Umagine are not too bad either.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 17, 2017, 08:58:07 AM
Those photos are Dreadfully.....awesome!


The commercials were great too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfs8hVNvVik (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfs8hVNvVik)

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

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 19, 2017, 11:06:00 AM
Here are scans of four more of my Creepy magazines:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/IndianChief15.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-06-2011101204PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-06-2011101209PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-06-2011101215PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 24, 2017, 08:58:31 AM
Here are pics of some neat Halloween PEZ dispensers:

Baby Vampire

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH7_zpsc64649d0.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH7_zpsc64649d0.jpg.html)

Black Cat

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH1_zps7b6a5248.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH1_zps7b6a5248.jpg.html)

Skull

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH17_zpsd8fb6bd9.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH17_zpsd8fb6bd9.jpg.html)

Naughty Neil Ghost

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH14_zpsbcf6e5a0.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH14_zpsbcf6e5a0.jpg.html)

Slimy Sid Ghost

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH20_zps80e3145f.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH20_zps80e3145f.jpg.html)

Rounded Top Jack-O-Lantern

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH15_zps9031bd6c.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH15_zps9031bd6c.jpg.html)

White Stem Jack-O-Lantern

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/576f3598-a34f-4832-9502-392f523195cf_zpsda4dea54.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/576f3598-a34f-4832-9502-392f523195cf_zpsda4dea54.jpg.html)

Red-Haired Witch

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH22_zpsc8300ead.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH22_zpsc8300ead.jpg.html)

Purple Witch

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZH3_zps98c4e1c1.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/PEZH3_zps98c4e1c1.jpg.html)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 25, 2017, 01:24:29 PM
Here's a great Beistle owl cutout from the 1930's from the collection of Allhallowsday:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sHIAAOSwAFNZmk4w/s-l1600.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 26, 2017, 10:02:51 AM
Here are a few pics from StyreneDude's collection of Halloween blowmolds:

(https://s25.postimg.org/wcdazzntb/VH4.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/qbfm2x16z/)

(https://s25.postimg.org/3lgh9xhzj/VH3.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/mqjqjownf/)

(https://s25.postimg.org/la881jtqn/VH2.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/yr56kf423/)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 26, 2017, 01:02:03 PM
The Collegeville Spooky Spook line of costumes was popular with kids back in the early eighties and is still popular with collectors today:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2708/4057928374_814b4f8de6_o.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 26, 2017, 01:02:10 PM
Here from the collection of Allhallowsday is an unopened package of vintage trick or treat bags:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/ih0AAOSwDehZm5W7/s-l1600.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 27, 2017, 11:54:05 AM
Here are a few more Beistle cut-outs frpm StyreneDude's collection:

(https://s25.postimg.org/3u9gm45e7/VH5.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/59b1au6h7/)

(https://s25.postimg.org/phyewk5sf/VH6.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/5akz498az/)

(https://s25.postimg.org/sijuqu6hb/VH7.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/8nxt4pr9n/)

(https://s25.postimg.org/r28c8p3kf/VH8.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/aegu678sr/)

(https://s25.postimg.org/6kndx1rgv/VH9.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/q2i1czoej/)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 28, 2017, 01:48:26 PM
(http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/masks/topstonemasks2.jpg)

Above are a couple of Halloween masks from Raycastile's collection that bear a striking resemblance to the mask that came with the original Ben Cooper Phantom of the Opera costume:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6046/6371920687_5c73a8bd06_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6236/6371921311_cd7d57ebe0_b.jpg)

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6058/6372326281_ab896a2222_z.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 29, 2017, 10:08:38 PM
Here are pictures of a couple of Halloween Baby Ruth boxes from early in the twentieth century:

(http://www.zomboscloset.com/.a/6a00d83451d04569e201b7c8478e3b970b-pi)

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f3/1a/24/f31a240e37c6be6cc0f77812f5c7e8b9--halloween-candy-vintage-halloween.jpg)

Wow, just two cents for a full-sized chocolate bar!

(http://thelosangelesbeat.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/02_Curtiss-Baby-Ruth-Ad.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2017, 12:49:23 PM
The most Halloweenesque of the Revell "Big Daddy" Roth kits was the Mysterion originally issued in 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Amysterion1.jpg)

In the 1990's Revell rereleased the Mysterion in a limited edition metal box:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Mysterion2.jpg)

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

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 30, 2017, 10:37:31 PM
Here's a book on Halloween collectibles that is itself now a collectible:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/81MjjLIHRzL._SL1500_.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2017, 08:48:33 AM
Here's another Beistle decoration from the 1950's:

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~I8AAOSwJeZZrKSB/s-l1600.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2017, 12:34:08 PM
The Mr. Ugly and His Friends series of PEZ dispensers were first issued during the 1970 Halloween season and were rereleased annually in the fall for the next few years.
 
(http://www.pezlist.com/mcpez/images/pezpics/sales/originals/halloween_us.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8197/8216099266_f86f674794.jpg)

Not surprisingly Mr. Ugly's lineup of friends underwent a number of modifications over the years and their appearance also changed slightly with the passage of time. As a result many colour variants of these characters exist:

Dr. Skull

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PezSkullwMissingToothDispenser_zpsd7bf0161.jpg)

Fishman

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZFishman_zps0c83e9e9.jpg)

Mr. Ugly

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZMrUgly_zps553d9f1c.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZMRU_zps31c1eb31.jpg)

Octopus

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZOctopus_zpsa3b542e3.jpg)

One-Eyed Monster

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZOne-Eyed3_zpsc6023b59.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZOne_zps8c8ba904.jpg) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZOneM_zps0981f2d2.png)

Pirate

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZPirate_zps5a3e9bf2.jpg)

Puzzy

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZPuzzy1_zpsa99606f9.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZPuzzy_zps5d902f96.jpg)

Raven

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZCatampRaven_zps41fb4c58.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZRaven3_zps32339ccd.jpg)

Witch

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZWitch1_zps4a1e8d4c.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZWitch_zps70c75d17.jpg)

 tynhrt
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 31, 2017, 07:13:17 PM
Here's an interesting Ben Cooper Devil costume:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BenCooper2_zps13340775.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BenCooper5_zps323f7628.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BenCooperD_zps5433ad65.jpg)[/URL]

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BenCooper3_zps2c261695.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/BenCooper4_zpsce1749f3.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 01, 2017, 11:45:32 AM
Here's a book on Halloween collectibles that is itself now a collectible:


Speaking of books on collectibles, Bill Bruegman wrote several in the 1990's that acted to stoke my burgeoning interest in monster and other toy collecting:

(http://covers.openlibrary.org/b/id/1692768-L.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51T74FDEK8L._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61imujbpjFL._SS500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bCfVx9NxL._SL500_.jpg)

For those who might not know of Bill Bruegman, he was a very early player in collectible toys and sold toys through his Toy Scouts company. The Toys of the Sixties book in particular was chock full of memories for me since it seemed to focus on precisely those toys in which I had the most interest.

Bill also launched Model and Toy Collector magazine in 1986. He was a true pioneer in the toy collecting hobby.

Gordy Dutt was doing his best to rival Bill Bruegman there for a while with his magazine Kit Builders and Glue Sniffers together with these books:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/6180ixJ80gL._SL500_.jpg)

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/611ZXt7u4IL._SS500_.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 01, 2017, 12:28:22 PM
Hep, I subscribed to Bill's toy catalog back in the day, bought many things. Sure wish I could go back to THOSE days!!  I met Bill at an early Atlantic City Antique show, he actually came over to my house once from Ohio to do a massive trade with me. I also remember Kit Collectors Clearinghouse, it was a model club being run by an individual from Oklahoma, many,many people belonged to this club, as well as collectors overseas, it was great, I got many great things early on from this club. The club put out many price guides, some I helped on with pictures that were printed in them from my then collection which I still wish I had today!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 01, 2017, 03:24:50 PM
Hep, I subscribed to Bill's toy catalog back in the day, bought many things.


One of the things I very clearly remember buying from Toy Scouts was a M.I.B. Wolfman's Wagon kit. This would have been in 2000-2001.

I also remember Kit Collectors Clearinghouse, it was a model club being run by an individual from Oklahoma, many,many people belonged to this club, as well as collectors overseas, it was great, I got many great things early on from this club. The club put out many price guides....


Evidently the Rev. John Burns who created the club died on 1 February 2015.

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-qHmo_XAxjBg/VNKsrx-w6nI/AAAAAAAAXLg/lMfoms7RdcA/s1600/03-JohnBurns-early.jpg)

More info here:

Scale Model News - John Burns (http://www.scalemodelnews.com/2015/02/salute-to-rev-john-burns-model.html)

I bought many of my model kits until the early years of this millennium from John F. Green who closed up operations when Ebay killed his business. Did you ever deal with John Green?

...some I helped on with pictures that were printed in them from my then collection which I still wish I had today!


Why did you sell your model kits then? What were among the coolest ones you had?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on November 01, 2017, 11:01:43 PM
Hep, back in the day, I was receiving John Green price lists too, but I was determined to go a different route. At that time, I was mainly into figure kits, and I knew that the Kit Collectors Clearinghouse had collectors that catered to aircraft and military type kits, as well as a few die hard car kit collectors.  It was these kits that I found "in the wild" back then that I would use to trade with from members for their figure kits, it usually worked out pretty good, for both of us. At one time, I probably had one of the largest kit collections here on the East coast, and, my figure kit collection could rival anyone's!!  I took a real liking to some of the rare Japanese kits, I bought many from then friend Andy Yanchus at a New Jersey show once.  I always liked the cool, craziness of them. I kept a few of them back actually.  I still have them. The best kit in trade I ever got through the club was a trade for 2 Revell gift sets for a mint in box Godzilla's Go Cart!!  Bill got that one in that massive trade. Years later, I just had to sell to pay the bills, but I made one last trade with a fellow dealer-collector, it was for the original art that I posted a while back of The Confederate Raider! I figured it this way, I could always get the kits back, if I wanted, with a little luck, but, with original art such as this, if I missed the opportunity in front of me at the time, because the art is one of a kind, I'd forever kick myself.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 02, 2017, 08:21:03 AM
...I bought many from then friend Andy Yanchus at a New Jersey show once.


Andy Yanchus - Monsterscenes (http://www.monsterscenes.net/vault_ay.htm)


I just sent Andy an email with a link to this forum.


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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 16, 2017, 12:15:22 PM
Here are scans of six more of my comics featuring the indomitable Space Ranger:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-11-2011120706AM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-11-2011120709AM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-11-2011120713AM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-06-2012110533PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-06-2012110536PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-06-2012110540PM.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Scatter on November 16, 2017, 07:29:14 PM
Space Ranger? That some Canadian Concoction?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 17, 2017, 10:42:50 AM
No, Space Ranger was a concoction of the same U.S. based comic publisher which had introduced Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Spectre, Green Arrow, etc.

Space Ranger was introduced in Showcase 15 cover dated July 1958. After a couple Showcase appearances, Space Ranger began a feature run in Tales of the Unexpected 40 cover dated August 1959 which lasted until issue #82 in 1964. Space Ranger then made ten more appearances in Mystery in Space before being dropped in 1965.

Space Ranger - Wikipedia (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=29649.840)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 19, 2017, 06:58:22 PM
Here's Monolith's Standard Plastics Davey binder:

(http://i853.photobucket.com/albums/ab97/monolith_06/IMG_2070.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 22, 2017, 02:35:02 AM
A couple of paperbacks with great James Bama covers. Couldn't find the FRANKENSTEIN book, so I substituted the original painting.
Click for larger images.

(http://imageshack.com/a/img923/9454/GxUDFc.jpg) (http://imageshack.com/a/img922/2442/zz1NPi.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 22, 2017, 10:10:03 AM
The Frankenstein above is perhaps my very favourite James Bama piece.

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 28, 2017, 01:52:20 PM
I've always loved The Angry Red Planet movie poster:

(http://www.moviepostershop.com/the-angry-red-planet-movie-poster-1020143993.jpg)

As a result one of the very few action figures that really tempts me is the rat-bat-spider by M1GO. It comes factory direct with different paint jobs so you can't have just one.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/RatBatSpider_zpsce5f1f3e.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/RatBatSpider_zpsce5f1f3e.jpg.html)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/RatBatSpider3_zps389bcf4f.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/RatBatSpider3_zps389bcf4f.jpg.html)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/RatBatSpider2_zps7f2694c8.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%203/RatBatSpider2_zps7f2694c8.jpg.html)

(http://www.m1go.com/img/rat_bat_spider.jpg)

You need a whole colony!

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 29, 2017, 03:11:33 PM
A vending machine like these ones here is essential in any household where one or more monster kids reside:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/PEZ%209_zpsb8vrbd4a.jpg) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/PEZ%206_zpserykzbkj.jpg)

Running out of candies for one's favourite PEZ dispenser just wouldn't do!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PEZGirl3_zpsf5ed2633.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/438/31483742863_299be00b93_o.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/PEZ%204_zpsymkbpyhh.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/PEZ%205_zpssw59hgcw.jpg)

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on November 29, 2017, 04:09:10 PM
As a result one of the very few action figures that really tempts me is the rat-bat-spider by M1GO.

Those last two are great! Don't know which I like best?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on November 30, 2017, 04:33:49 PM
The ones I posted above were evidently released as part of the glow-in-the-dark edition and look fabulous from every angle:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat%20Bat%205_zpssi3kp2br.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat-Bat3_zpsb6gganlh.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat%20Bat%206_zpsvehuhjl5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat%20Bat%202_zps03hjqzec.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat-Bat%207_zpsenhqiryg.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/rat%20Bat%20Spider%2010_zps3hfuxihk.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat%20Bat%2017_zpsnc25tlo5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/rat-Bat1_zpsktd8eqea.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat-Bat%2014_zpscuv6gbpc.jpg)

Even the packaging is cool!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat-Bat%2015_zpsytxwxxfh.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Sean on December 01, 2017, 09:07:39 PM
(https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.5P4j_pjRLwnr84Tyo_lQvgDcEs&w=158&h=211&c=7&qlt=90&o=4&dpr=1.25&pid=1.7)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on December 02, 2017, 12:11:23 PM
Love that Rat Bat Spider. M-1 also made a Reptilicus. Here's a photo of mine...

(https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/35729799465/in/album-72157645810793225/)

How do I make a photo from flickr appear here?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 02, 2017, 12:35:55 PM
Click on Share (bent arrow) and copy the BBCode.  Cool Reptilicus!  :)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4285/35729799465_d2ae02ffc3_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Wrjyzg)Vinyl Reptilicus ( M-1 2000 ) (https://flic.kr/p/Wrjyzg) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on December 02, 2017, 01:51:44 PM
Got it. Thanks Mike! Here's one more shot of him...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4152/35689850416_12748b9cc5_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/WnMP7y)Vinyl Reptilicus ( M-1 2000 ) (https://flic.kr/p/WnMP7y) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 02, 2017, 04:41:33 PM
Reptilicus is a sadly underrated multi media star who doesn't get the recognition he deserves. How many other prehistoric menaces have chosen Copenhagen as the locale on which to vent their frustrations? You have to give Reptilicus credit for not going with the crowd.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/reptilicus-movie-poster-1961-1020251928_zpsdb61645c.jpg)

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on December 03, 2017, 12:36:51 AM
Yes,  Reptilicus was cool.  Here again, going on a "rant" about the Reading Drive-in, I saw that movie when it was released, on the giant drive-in screen.  It had everything going for it, everything a "monster" kid could want!!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 03, 2017, 10:15:11 AM
Wow! Seeing Reptilicus for the first time at a drive-in as a kid would have been awesome!

 cl:)

It was at the Sunset, Twilight or 401 Drive-Ins just outside of London that on separate occasions back in the late fifties I saw The Monolith Monsters and Day of the Triffids for the first time:

(https://3btheaterposterarchive.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/3_the-monolith-monsters-six-sheet-19571.jpg)

(http://marqueeposter.com/wp-content/uploads/posters/37-day-of-the-triffids-uk-quad-1963/37-day-of-the-triffids-uk-quad-1963-01-1200x898.jpg)

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on December 03, 2017, 01:55:16 PM
Hey Hep!  Monolith Monsters was a very cool movie, I liked Day of the Triffids much better though, a bit more suspenseful.  When I saw Reptilicus, with the rest of my family, I remember my mom going "eeeeewwwwwww", when the drillers at the start of the movie started hacking off pieces of "meat" from the well drill, along with the monster "up-chucking" blob type pieces throughout the movie, she also made a comment upon first seeing the creature in the field, saying that she thought it looked "sick".  I totally enjoyed that flick, it was actually a little spooky at the lab scene with the thunderstorm brewing.  We were at the drive-in a few weeks earlier and saw the coming attractions for the movie and I pleaded my parents to see this, which we did.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: lovemesomemonsters on December 09, 2017, 11:17:59 PM
I was lucky enough to have acquired this piece from one of the great sellers here and on eb; Allhallowsday.

Proudly displayed in my office now and its even more magnificent up-close and real lol!

Here's a great Beistle owl cutout from the 1930's from the collection of Allhallowsday:

([url]http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/sHIAAOSwAFNZmk4w/s-l1600.jpg[/url])

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: lovemesomemonsters on December 09, 2017, 11:42:21 PM
This is one grail I have never owned, or even seen one live and up-close. On the old bucket list, but they are so cost prohibitive!

Great pix!!!

Here are some great shots of Raycastile's Renzi Monstermobile:

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7090/6886271296_c6ce0f02be_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7231/7032367639_aea6450f92_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7191/7032367745_b0739995f2_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7089/7032367053_2ee76ca9b3_o.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7261/6886271032_909aa5c508_b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7182/6885481292_be6da4b253_c.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7114/7031578025_e3c4299b2a_b.jpg[/url])

([url]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7093/6885481262_37f524cf57_b.jpg[/url])

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Sean on December 10, 2017, 10:45:49 AM
This is one grail I have never owned, or even seen one live and up-close. On the old bucket list, but they are so cost prohibitive!

Great pix!!!

Alright.  Frank is driving.  The Wolfman is in the backseat with what looks like the Devil in a smoking jacket???  Who is riding shotgun?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on December 10, 2017, 06:59:36 PM
I love the Renzi monster mobile. I don't have one, though.

I do have one of these, though. My older brother bought it in the '60's. Sometime in the later '60's he gave it to me and I've had it ever since. It's what made me want to collect more monster things...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4298/35523888800_8f109b5466_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/W88dvo)Frankenstein Speaker Head ( Actwell Plastics 1964 ) (https://flic.kr/p/W88dvo) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 15, 2017, 11:02:28 AM
It was this issue of Monster Times that helped make me a big fan of Christopher Lee's Hammer Studios Dracula flicks:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-06-2011104925PM.jpg)

I'd only seen Horror of Dracula and Scars of Dracula to that point. For reasons I can no longer recall though, I clipped the Christopher Lee picture from the cover at the time. Bummer. It would be a really nice copy otherwise.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on December 15, 2017, 02:25:04 PM
For reasons I can no longer recall though, I clipped the Christopher Lee picture from the cover at the time.

Wallet photo?  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 21, 2017, 09:32:42 AM
Here are the Funko figures based on the characters from the classic 1967 flick Mad Monster Party:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MadMonsterParty_zpsc6f7c181.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/MadMonsterParty_zpsc6f7c181.jpg.html)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MadMP_zps37b41027.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/MadMP_zps37b41027.jpg.html)

Frankenstein - Dracula - Werewolf - Zombie Bellhop

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/madmon2_zps17eeabb2.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/madmon2_zps17eeabb2.jpg.html)

Yetch - Mr. Hyde - Francesca - Skeleton Band Member

Frank Frazetta's artwork adorned some of the movie posters when Mad Monster Party was first released for theatrical distribution.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FrazettaMadMonsterParty_zps263ce536.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/FrazettaMadMonsterParty_zps263ce536.jpg.html)

Evidently it was the inimitable Jack Davis who designed all the Mad Monster Party characters.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/madmonsterparty1_zpseb364459.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 11, 2018, 01:31:27 PM
These Space Raiders made by Diener were a very popular toy in McDonalds Happy Meals in the mid to late seventies:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Diener%20raiders_01_zps6dmlo98m.jpg)

Diener also subsequently marketed the Space Raiders as rack toys in the form of erasers:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/diener-sr-1981-1_zpsrd1i9c9v.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Dr Borgo on January 28, 2018, 03:58:38 PM
(http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm293/Dr_Borgo/8_zps9jjgchhd.jpg) (http://s299.photobucket.com/user/Dr_Borgo/media/8_zps9jjgchhd.jpg.html) The life-size Creature Mountain Dew Pitch Black display in the corner. My in-laws owned a grocery store a few years ago and snagged it for me.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 28, 2018, 04:00:29 PM
Doc, Photobucket doesn't work anymore, unless you have a premium account.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Dr Borgo on January 28, 2018, 04:24:05 PM
oh.... :-\ thanks
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Dr Borgo on January 28, 2018, 04:36:05 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/3myXv9u.jpg) The life-size Creature Mountain Dew Pitch Black display in the corner. My in-laws owned a grocery store a few years ago and snagged it for me.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 28, 2018, 05:02:17 PM
I want that Creature Mt. Dew poster!!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Dr Borgo on January 28, 2018, 05:13:23 PM
I want that Creature Mt. Dew poster!!  :)
It's actually a cardboard, stand-up display piece. I didn't have any room in my "monster room" to stand him up, so I tacked it in the corner on the wall. I'm glad you like it. It's pretty cool.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 28, 2018, 05:22:11 PM
It's actually a cardboard, stand-up display piece.

I knew that!  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2018, 01:26:46 PM
Rat Fink Rings made their appearance in candy and convenience stores in 1965. Thye consisted of a ring that was a base for a detachable Rat Fink figure:

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/23/82/e5/2382e539811311e1bb937df12848451b.jpg)

(http://www.ratfinkring.net/fink1front.jpg)

(http://www.ratfinkring.net/fink9.jpg)

(http://www.ratfinkring.net/fink6.jpg)

The Rat Fink figures came in at least twenty(!) different colours with at least eight different eye colours making for a minimum of 160 different combinations! Any collector worthy of the term will of course not be satisfied until he has every possible combination.

While fakes from 1984 exist as well, they're bigger and marked 1984 on the back making them easy to tell from the originals. Here's a great website with lots more info on these rad cool rings:

RatFinkRing.Net (http://www.ratfinkring.net/)

Some of the Rat Fink charms that were sold in vending machines such as the ones on the card below were cheap knock-offs of these rings. The fellow running the above website calls the knock-offs Crap Finks.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/c3/cf/93/c3cf933ecec3f0bb9fb74992d6851029.jpg)

I keep wondering though whether the rings or any of the Rat Fink figures sold as charms in vending machines were properly licenced by Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and what if anything he received from their production and sale.

 :-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on January 29, 2018, 03:20:19 PM
Hey Hep!  Rat Fink pictures are great!!  I actually have a full box, along with an empty box of these,  also, I have a rather large,hollow plastic Rat Fink that has a cut out in the back, so it would lay flat, I believe, on a vending card.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2018, 04:45:44 PM
I actually have a full box, along with an empty box of these....

 :o

Wow! Cool!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 30, 2018, 10:20:50 AM
Interesting the history behind Rat Fink becoming a pop culture icon. "Big Daddy" Roth began selling airbrushed T-shirts at custom car shows and through ads in the pages of Car Craft magazine in the summer of 1958. Rat Fink was Roth's answer to Mickey Mouse and quickly became one of his most popular designs. It was in the July 1963 issue of Car Craft that a finished Rat Fink design was unveiled for the mass market:

(http://www.dialbforblog.com/archives/789/first-fink-carcraft.jpg)in the July 1963 issue of Car Craft.

Roth Studios at the time screen printed their designs on white T-shirts and sweat shirts. Streaks of spray paint were then applied across the design as per the example here:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/RatFinkImage.jpg)

Revell had been producing model kits of some of "Big Daddy" Roth's custom cars since 1962 beginning with Tweedy Pie and Outlaw. By 1963 Revell was also issuing kits featuring Roth's fink designs. The first one was Mr. Gasser followed quickly by Mother's Worry, Drag Nut and then Rat Fink later in 1963:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Rat%20Fink_zpscivccojx.jpg)

Wow, stoke!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/RevellratFink_zps656ab25d.jpg)

I was enraptured by the design as an eleven year old. It spoke to me. If I have to explain it to you, you wouldn't understand anyway.

  ;)

The rest is history.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: skully on January 30, 2018, 03:23:41 PM
Hep, very true.  I too was fascinated with the "Rat Fink culture" way back in the mid 60's.  I was always buying the charms, (along with all the other gumball type stuff of the times).  I also liked the glow in the dark bat rings.  The early Roth custom cars "spoke volumes" to me at the time, with the model car craze going full tilt, the bubble top customs by Roth were the icing on the cake.  They were just so cool, so wild, almost like they weren't real. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2018, 10:35:46 AM
Here are scans of a few more of my Eerie magazines:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-07-201152141PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-07-201152145PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-07-201152148PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/03-07-201152158PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on February 01, 2018, 01:25:34 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/qIMAAOSwubFabkQv/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2018, 02:14:58 PM
I always drool when I see that (or any other) unopened rack pack of Pop-Top Horrors!

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 04, 2018, 07:59:51 PM
Here are a few pictures of Japfeif's dinosaur playset collection:

(http://i.imgur.com/8Dod8dj.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KCGNDju.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/lqkVw4H.jpg)

And here's the book he wrote on the subject:

(http://i.imgur.com/BbvdpKEl.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 08, 2018, 04:46:59 PM
Monster figures were quite popular in various target sets back in the sixties and seventies. This Weirdo Target Set included Palmer monsters: 

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Palmer_zps7594f45f.png)

Palmer monsters were also repackaged in Dart Gun sets by Toy House of Wisconsin. Here are two examples of these sets from the book Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Monster Collection:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8459/8030445249_876d391d6b_c.jpg)

These Toy House Dart Gun sets may have been the only way caramel coloured Palmer monsters were packaged and sold. Here are a few caramel coloured Palmers from the collection of Monsters for Sale:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3573/3369083486_8195c5a60c_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3635/3369083544_da597974f3_o.jpg)

The MPC Weird Monsters were the targets in this handsome Horror House Target Set:

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

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 12, 2018, 09:27:39 AM
Here are scans of five more of my Mystery in Space comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-08-201173432PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-08-201173440PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145710PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145715PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201174833PM.jpg)
 
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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on February 12, 2018, 09:09:34 PM
Here are scans of five more of my Mystery in Space comics:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-08-201173432PM.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/14-08-201173440PM.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145710PM.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145715PM.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201174833PM.jpg[/url])
 
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I love datestamps and your Mystery in Space #83 has two!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 14, 2018, 10:37:43 AM
Red date stamps are a hallmark of comics from the Bethlehem collection from which my #83 originated.

Here then are scans of a few more of my Mystery in Space comics featuring DC's most beloved spaceman, Adam Strange:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201174838PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201174842PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-12-2011120838AM.jpg)

I have fond memories of having bought the above comic the day of the annual charity bazaar at my local church in 1963.
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-12-2011120842AM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-12-2011120844AM.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on February 14, 2018, 08:20:46 PM
Red date stamps are a hallmark of comics from the Bethlehem collection from which my #83 originated.

Here then are scans of a few more of my Mystery in Space comics featuring DC's most beloved spaceman, Adam Strange:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201174838PM.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-11-201174842PM.jpg[/url])
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-12-2011120838AM.jpg[/url])

I have fond memories of having bought the above comic the day of the annual charity bazaar at my local church in 1963.
 
([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-12-2011120842AM.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/19-12-2011120844AM.jpg[/url])

 8)


Woah, a pedigree book. Now it's even cooler!  Zombie Cool
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 26, 2018, 04:51:44 PM
Bally issued a fabulous Creature from the Black Lagoon pinball game late in 1992:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/f6bc07d6-91af-44c7-9547-455aa08be738_zpswedgse2q.jpg)

Here's a close-up of the machine's back glass:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/creature_BG_zps3p1kxvkx.jpg)

And here's a close-up of the hologram the machine features:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/creature-hologram_zpsv0legtoz.jpg)

These machines have to be a holy grail for any self-respecting Creature collector.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 26, 2018, 05:46:17 PM
These machines have to be a holy grail for any self-respecting Creature collector.

I have to limit myself to the various collectibles associated with the machine, like the brochure, the key fobs, the "3D" counter display, the embroidered patch and such.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 27, 2018, 11:37:52 AM
I have to limit myself to the various collectibles associated with the machine, like the brochure, the key fobs, the "3D" counter display, the embroidered patch and such.

Good stuff! Once you pick up the Bally pinball machine then you'll be able to join that very select company of completists.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 27, 2018, 12:04:40 PM
Once you pick up the Bally pinball machine then you'll be able to join that very select company of completists.

A completist I'll never be! There are other Creature collectibles that cost even more than the pinball machine. And that's not counting movie posters!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 27, 2018, 01:57:03 PM
It's not about the cost. It's about the aesthetic appeal of the artifact and the psychic pleasure one derives from its possession!

 :)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 27, 2018, 02:51:49 PM
It's not about the cost.

It is if you don't have it. Besides, I don't even play pinball.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2018, 11:32:31 AM
Me I'm a sordid pinball degenerate. While I can't remember the very first pinball machine I played as a kid, it would probably have been back in the late fifties and well before I discovered any kind of monster related toys/items.

I do have a particularly strong memory of playing one specific machine as a kid though.  My parents had me attending supplemental Lithuanian language classes on Saturdays between 4:00 and 5:30 PM during the school year. These classes were in the basement of St. Peter's elementary school just north of downtown London on Richmond Street. While dreadfully inconvenient for a young fellow, there was a certain silver lining. I'd be given $0.50 or so to go see a movie downtown prior to classes plus bus fare there and back. But St. Peter's was only about a mile and a half away from where we lived in Old South London. So I could walk there anyway. The bus fare I could then spend otherwise!

Sometimes I would indeed take in a movie. But often I'd elect to deploy my cash in other ways.

One of the first temptations was a pinball machine at a low-end diner that was right across from the Wishing Well Beverages bottling plant on Richmond Street which was on the southern edge of the downtown area about halfway to St. Peter's. I believe that it was this Gottlieb Sweet Hearts machine released in 1963:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Gottlieb%20sweet_back_zpst34jj225.gif)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Gottlieb%20SweetHearts_zpsxs9sh199.jpg)

Pinball was then banned in Canada for a twelve year period or so ending in January 1976. But when the new student recreation center at the University of Western Ontario was completed in 1971, it had five pinball machines including this Gottlieb 2001.

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Gottlieb2_zps18fb0965.jpg)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Gottlieb1_zpscad71e14.jpg)

Now I was never short of cash as a student and I fed many a quarter into that machine, but it couldn't last. You see under the law it was an "illegal gaming device". Accordingly a City of London police officer appeared at the rec center after about three months, played the machines for two or three hours to satisfy himself that they were indeed illegal gaming devices which could very well corrupt students, policemen and whoever else for life, and the machines were gone for good the next day. Yes, seized they were by the fascist State!

 :o

After the draconian law banning pinball was repealed in January 1976, two particular machines acted to set me on the path to permanent pinball degeneracy. These were both to be found at the York Hotel in downtown London directly across the street from the CNR passenger train station. The first was the Wizard released by Bally in 1975:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PinballWizard1_zps80733847.jpg)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PinballWizard2_zps1739fd18.jpg)

A very well designed game, it sold over 10,000 units which smashed Bally's previous production record of 5254 for a pinball machine. I had the game completely mastered and built up a total of nineteen free games on a single quarter one afternoon before I succumbed to fatigue.

The other game was in the other room by the old fashioned greasy spoon lunch counter attached to the York Hotel. (How I miss those greasy spoons now!) It was the Royal Flush machine which Gottlieb released in 1976:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/RoyalFlush1_zps24ba6afb.jpg)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Royal1_zpsec1852e2.jpg)

I had my best run ever on this machine late one afternoon. I'd hit everything and I had the machine lit up like a Xmas tree. I was already up to five or six free games but I wasn't even targeting the free game hole. My timing was so good that I was hitting the silver ball hard enough to propel it off the glass and I just wanted to keep hitting. And then believe it or not but a hippie watching me play with astonishment leaned on the machine so hard that he tilted it thus ending my best run of all time! I wanted to strangle him.  >:(

So no, I've never needed drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, etc. Pinball and other assorted baby boomer kids' stuff including comic mags, bubble gum cards and monster and other model kits, muscle cars, and rock music and stereo equipment are all it took to set me on the path to ruin. And here I am today!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: djmadden99 on February 28, 2018, 02:20:06 PM
That Hepcat sure plays a mean pinball!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2018, 02:35:12 PM
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/catrs_zps3k6tnui5.jpg)

Be afraid, be very afraid of my pinball wizardry!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/bsdmali_zpsxqyqmhvh.jpg)

My pinball skills are held in such high renown that I've gone on from being a feature in certain machines:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Scard%20Stiff_zpsbb4lbjeg.jpg)

To being the actual subject matter!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/badcats3_zpsqtqotlcf.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 28, 2018, 04:55:41 PM
Those your machines? They must take up a whole room!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2018, 05:13:37 PM
No, no, sadly I don't have any pinball machines yet. But I have the rest of my life to rectify this failing!

Someday as well I'd like to make a trek to Las Vegas to check out this Pinball Hall of Fame (http://www.pinballmuseum.org/) which would be paradise found to any pinball buff.

Here as well is a great site for locating pinball machines:

PinballMap (https://pinballmap.com/)

Individual specimens of these three classic woodrail machines could until recently be found right here in Toronto!

(http://www.pinrepair.com/gtb/astro1.jpg)

(http://www.pinrepair.com/gtb/atlantis1.jpg)

(http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/buccaneer/buccaneer_1.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on February 28, 2018, 05:20:09 PM
No, no, sadly I don't have any pinball machines yet.

So, do you take your cat to the local pin ball hall?  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 04, 2018, 01:15:42 AM
(http://i67.tinypic.com/flvds5.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 04, 2018, 05:15:39 PM
No, no, sadly I don't have any pinball machines yet. But I have the rest of my life to rectify this failing!

Someday as well I'd like to make a trek to Las Vegas to check out this Pinball Hall of Fame ([url]http://www.pinballmuseum.org/[/url]) which would be paradise found to any pinball buff.

Here as well is a great site for locating pinball machines:

PinballMap ([url]https://pinballmap.com/[/url])

Individual specimens of these three classic woodrail machines could until recently be found right here in Toronto!

([url]http://www.pinrepair.com/gtb/astro1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.pinrepair.com/gtb/atlantis1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/buccaneer/buccaneer_1.jpg[/url])

 8)


Hepcat.
Since I am a former resident of Vegas, I would have been a great tour guide for you and your visit Las Vegas. The Pinball of Fame is definitely a must-see, and witness the greatness.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 05, 2018, 10:42:13 AM
([url]http://i67.tinypic.com/flvds5.jpg[/url])


Interesting that cover artist Carmine Infantino ripped off Howard Purcell's monster from this 1966 issue of Sea Devils:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Sea_Devils_31_zps0p8xg3ml.jpg)

 ;)

Sadly #31 is one of the few Sea Devils comics I lack in my collection.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 05, 2018, 06:00:38 PM
Interesting that cover artist Carmine Infantino ripped off Howard Purcell's monster from this 1966 issue of Sea Devils:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Sea_Devils_31_zps0p8xg3ml.jpg[/url])

 ;)

Sadly #31 is one of the few Sea Devils comics I lack in my collection.

 :(


I don't think Purcell swiped Infantino's monster. Both are pink but one features antenna while the other has horns and tusks  ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 06, 2018, 10:58:19 AM
Purcell's monster came first; Infantino's was nine months later in 1967.

 ;)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 10, 2018, 04:40:18 PM
A very fondly remembered promotion in the late fifties by Nabisco was the distribution in cereal boxes of dinosaur figures that were likely based on the ones put out by Lido:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/nabiscocerealdinopic_zps77bbdcfd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Nabisco5_zpsa364acc5.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/Nabisco5_zpsa364acc5.jpg.html)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Lido_zps32763c2d.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/Lido_zps32763c2d.jpg.html)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/nabiscodinos2_zps677fed05.jpg) (http://s1101.photobucket.com/user/Balticprince/media/General%20Album%202/nabiscodinos2_zps677fed05.jpg.html)

The ten "Lido" dinosaurs above were also given away with Fritos Corn Chips in the late 1960's in most often a brownish colour.

When Nabisco revisited its dinosaur premium giveaway in the late sixties, the dinosaurs distributed were made by MPC:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Nabisco_zpse8c4749a.jpg)

The vast majority of the MPC dinosaurs were sold on blister cards and in play sets from around 1964 through the 1970's.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 13, 2018, 08:53:03 AM
Here are scans of a few more of my Creepy magazines:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-06-2011115445PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-06-2011115451PM.jpg)
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/28-06-2011115511PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145813PM.jpg)]

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145817PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145820PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 14, 2018, 01:48:29 AM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HsYAAOSw88xaSS5Y/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 14, 2018, 08:53:22 AM
My word!

 :o

Hilary Clinton on a bad hair day?

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 22, 2018, 04:13:50 PM
Here's a picture of Toyranch's Monster Candy cigarette box collection:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%20Candy_zps7pfm3da9.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 24, 2018, 01:42:41 PM
Another character actor that Charlton Publications helped turn into a multi-media sensation was Konga.

Konga exploded onto the silver screen in 1961 with this American International Pictures release:

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

(https://badmoviesforbadpeople.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/konga_poster_03.jpg)

Charlton then provided Konga with a vehicle for his literary endeavours with a 23 issue run of his own title plus a couple of similarly titled one-shots from 1961 to 1965:

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

Konga then co-authored this issue with another multi media star in 1966:
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/FantasticGiants.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on March 26, 2018, 02:24:10 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C1oAAOSwf~Jak2ri/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 27, 2018, 03:17:06 PM
Here from Toyranch's collection are a couple of vending machine cards loaded with monsterific goodness:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Toy%20Ranch%202_zpsgwvfmq9x.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Toy%20Ranch%203_zps2z9mftkg.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Chiller zone on March 30, 2018, 11:17:08 PM
Beautiful wallets
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 31, 2018, 01:15:26 PM
Here then are the pictures I've taken over the years of my own two Standard Plastics monster wallets:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FrankensteinDracula.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Frankenstein.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Dracula.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/ThePhantomTheMummy.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/ThePhantom.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/TheMummy.jpg)

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

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

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 02, 2018, 08:21:28 AM
Here are a couple of photos of my Marx Nutty Mads Bagatelle Game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/ActionBagatelleGame.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/NuttyMadsGame.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on April 02, 2018, 03:07:28 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6GkAAOSwRE5adliM/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 03, 2018, 08:45:02 AM
Fabulous! Mint-on-card Palmer or MPC monsters can't be beat.

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 06, 2018, 09:43:01 AM
Diener Industries manufactured a series of soft rubbery monster figures that were given away in McDonald's Happy Meals in the late seventies:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Diener%20Space%20Aliens%200_zpsurlyr4b2.jpg)

Vampire Bat Creature
Insectman
Tree Trunk Monster
Veined Cranium Creature
Winged Amphibian Creature
Horned Cyclops
Gill Face Creature
Lizard Man

Each figure was issued in multiple colours including orange, yellow, green, blue and brown. Diener also issued these figures billed Erasers as carded rack toys or even loose in clear plastic bins under at least a couple names:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/diener-sc-1981-2_zpstye8wq8k.jpg)

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_PBZi2jJab0Y/RxeqX9vtxQI/AAAAAAAACfQ/WxF-tVzFtG0/s1600/12.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/21/40/cf/2140cfeb382d9bdab7c78cacd3a1666c.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2707/4131150798_c12375f76b.jpg)

Light purple and it seems even grey coloured figures were made available with the other colours packaged within rack cards:

(http://soupie.littlerubberguys.com/images/MXD/DienerCreaturesTwo.jpg)

The only questions are whether the figures were available in Happy Meals before or after they were issued as rack toys, and whether the rubber of the figures found in Happy Meals was absolutely identical to the rubber of the figures issued otherwise.

Here's a good drawing of the Diener Space Creatures by Sean Hartter from the Retroist's blogspot:

(https://i0.wp.com/www.retroist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/space_1.jpg?fit=620%2C401)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 12, 2018, 09:02:02 AM
Here from the UMA Media Section:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/preview_ThingBank_1_zpsaszbtwf4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/preview_ThingBank_2_zpslckvvxoi.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 12, 2018, 09:19:11 AM
"Thing" question. Was there a "Thing" in any of the Addams cartoons, before the TV show?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wolfman on April 12, 2018, 12:17:48 PM
Here from the UMA Media Section:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/preview_ThingBank_1_zpsaszbtwf4.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/preview_ThingBank_2_zpslckvvxoi.jpg[/url])

 cl:)
I have this, along with The Addams Family board game from the 60's. No Uncle Fester light bulb however.

JP
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 16, 2018, 09:42:32 AM
Here's the very cool Swamp Thing bop bag:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Swamp%20Thing%201_zpsxpbqiixt.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Swamp%20Thing%202_zpsnrp7aclb.png)

(http://srbissette.com/uploaded_images/stbopbag-774202.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on April 16, 2018, 10:33:23 AM
"Thing" question. Was there a "Thing" in any of the Addams cartoons, before the TV show?

Yes.  Thing first appeared in the 1950s cartoons.  I think the original Thing was not a disembodied hand, but an unseen horror which had a human hand, the only part of it tolerable to look at. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 16, 2018, 12:23:11 PM
Yes.  Thing first appeared in the 1950s cartoons.

Thanks! I couldn't remember if I'd seen him in any of the old cartoons. Maybe it was Cousin "It" who first appeared in the TV show?
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Post by: Allhallowsday on April 16, 2018, 12:51:30 PM
Thanks! I couldn't remember if I'd seen him in any of the old cartoons. Maybe it was Cousin "It" who first appeared in the TV show?
That is correct.  "Itt".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 18, 2018, 11:41:32 AM
MPC in the mid-sixties released a fabulous set of Daffy Daddy-Ohs to compete with the Marx Nutty Mads:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DaffyDaddy-Ohs_zps4340a63f.png)

(http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/6aEAAOSw32lYpMsu/s-l1600.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 20, 2018, 08:57:51 AM
Here are scans of my four earliest issues of Famous Monsters of Filmland:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130906PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130911PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130916PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130855PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on April 22, 2018, 11:19:35 AM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/e5gAAOSwDNdVyAAe/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 23, 2018, 09:02:55 AM
The Mad Mad Mad Scientist Laboratory is among the very toughest monster related items from the 1960's to find in Mint-in-Box (new old stock/warehouse find) condition. The set was so over-the-top fabulous that I can't see any kid just putting it on a shelf instead of breaking it open and trying out the various experiments.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MadScientistLab1-1_zps170325ab.jpg)

 :(

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 25, 2018, 03:19:49 PM
Here are some more pics of the now fabled MPC Horrorscope which was hawked for years in the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Horrorscope%202_zpsun1vwbly.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Horrorscope%20Movie%20Viewer%203_zps5e3ft00q.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Horrorscope_zps8ogzik3f.jpg)

 cl:)


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Haunted hearse on April 27, 2018, 01:51:50 PM
"Thing" question. Was there a "Thing" in any of the Addams cartoons, before the TV show?
There was a sign "Beware of the Thing" that appeared in the strip, and the phonograph with human hands in one cartoon. There are some who think the figure which peered between balustrades in the staircase in several cartoons may have been the thing. The TV series defined the characters and relationships to each other, and since the TV series debut, Thing is defined as a hand.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 30, 2018, 12:26:52 PM
Here are a couple of shots of the set of 1960's vintage Green Duck vending machine pins from the collection of Toy Ranch:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Green%20Duck%202_zpsiktrfb5h.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Green%20Duck%201_zps4hvy6wee.jpg)

tynhrt
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Post by: Hepcat on May 07, 2018, 09:52:35 AM
Magazine ads for a Shock Monster mask such as this one which ran in Warren magazines back in the 1960's have made the Shock Monster's handsome visage among the most iconic in all of monsterdom:
 
(http://i44.tinypic.com/2yyax5c.jpg)

Here are some great pictures of the Collegeville Shock Monster costume:

(http://www.mrfink.com/images/sm_cc1_600.jpg)

(http://www.mrfink.com/images/sm_cc2_600.jpg)

(http://www.mrfink.com/images/sm_cc3_600.jpg)

(http://www.mrfink.com/images/sm_cc4_600.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 09, 2018, 09:30:31 AM
The Philadelphia Chewing Gum Company released bright pink bordered Dark Shadows trading cards in 1968 and then lime green bordered ones in 1969. Here are scans of mine:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/10-06-201255500PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/10-06-201255504PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/10-06-201255508PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/10-06-201255506PM.jpg)

The Philly Gum Co. also issued Quentin Postcards in 1969. Here are scans of two from my set:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/10-06-201255511PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/10-06-201255514PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 28, 2018, 10:01:06 AM
Here's a book chronicling many of the collectibles in this thread:

(http://www.louisvillehalloween.com/wp-content/gallery/monster-mash/monstermash.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on May 30, 2018, 08:58:49 AM
Here are a couple of photos of my Grandpa Munster Drag-U-La model kit:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/DragULaModelKit2.jpg)

 thrhrt
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Post by: skully on May 31, 2018, 01:56:08 AM
I remember, almost like it was yesterday, buying this kit, along with the Koach, when they were brand new, liked the small plastic vials of paint, and the little tube of glue that was included with these,and the actual photos used on the boxes.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on June 01, 2018, 07:07:10 AM
Here's a book chronicling many of the collectibles in this thread:

([url]http://www.louisvillehalloween.com/wp-content/gallery/monster-mash/monstermash.jpg[/url])

 8)


Looks like a cool book.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 01, 2018, 03:58:42 PM
Here are scans of a few more of my Mystery in Space comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-06-2012110543PM.jpg)

Northland copy

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/12-06-2012110546PM.jpg)

Northland copy

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/006_zps8dd5f379.jpg)

Northland copy

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/007_zpsca9bef67.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/008_zps6d4312a1.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on June 07, 2018, 09:36:13 AM
Here from my collection is an uncut sheet of space themed rub off transfers from Cracker Jack:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/18-05-2011110242PM.jpg)

The transfers were included as premiums in Cracker Jack for a few years around 1960. I saw this uncut sheet hanging on the wall of a card shop in London over twenty years ago and I had to buy it. The sheet brought back an almost forgotten memory of these tattoos having been included in the boxes of Cracker Jack that were given out in the boodle bags at the Labatt's company Xmas party for kids at the London Arena. While we waited for Santa to make his appearance, we got cake, cookies and ice cream and were entertained by a wonderful magician.  Every child's name was then called and we each received a wrapped present such as a model kit together with the boodle bag full of candy treats from Santa. It couldn't get any better than that for a kid at the time.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: ChrisW on June 20, 2018, 11:43:44 AM
Here from my collection is an uncut sheet of space themed rub off transfers from Cracker Jack:

([url]https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/18-05-2011110242PM.jpg[/url])

The transfers were included as premiums in Cracker Jack for a few years around 1960. I saw this uncut sheet hanging on the wall of a card shop in London over twenty years ago and I had to buy it. The sheet brought back an almost forgotten memory of these tattoos having been included in the boxes of Cracker Jack that were given out in the boodle bags at the Labatt's company Xmas party for kids at the London Arena. While we waited for Santa to make his appearance, we got cake, cookies and ice cream and were entertained by a wonderful magician.  Every child's name was then called and we each received a wrapped present such as a model kit together with the boodle bag full of candy treats from Santa. It couldn't get any better than that for a kid at the time.

 8)


What great iconic 1950's space illustrations.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on June 20, 2018, 01:49:50 PM
What great iconic 1950's space illustrations.


Pic in the 3rd row is copied from Destination Moon.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img922/2813/8ZiEas.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on July 09, 2018, 10:33:50 AM
Cool! I hadn't noticed that.

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: jimm on July 17, 2018, 07:12:10 PM
Sci Fi? I'm in... took the battery ops out for their annual walk... only one didnt fire, the pesky AHI LIS robot ::)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1801/43477656601_d2c1d5f3d9_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 07, 2018, 02:27:40 PM
Sci Fi? I'm in... took the battery ops out for their annual walk... only one didnt fire, the pesky AHI LIS robot

::)

Great success ratio nonetheless!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2018, 03:59:03 PM
Can any of the Dr. Seuss books be considered monster collectibles? Many are pretty beastly!

(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51lELnwg%2B4L._SX365_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)

 ???



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 10, 2018, 04:12:35 PM
Can any of the Dr. Seuss books be considered monster collectibles? Many are pretty beastly!
I think so...

(https://cdn0.rubylane.com/_pod/item/502406/GRINCHBOOK/How-Grinch-Stole-Christmasx21-Dr-Seuss-full-1-720%3A10.10-88-l-59-ea.jpg)

I still have my original copy of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! from the '60s when I belonged to the Beginner's Book Club. I kept all of my Seuss books, and several of them are very monstery, Bartholomew and the Oobleck for example. Also, the Grinch will be forever linked to King Karloff for the absolutely great '60s cartoon.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2018, 04:12:49 PM
These movie posters are fabulous over-the-top cool:
 
(https://i.jeded.com/i/the-beast-from-20000-fathoms.24135.jpg)

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

 cl:)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 10, 2018, 04:19:23 PM
I think so...

I still have my original copy of How The Grinch Stole Christmas! from the '60s when I belonged to the Beginner's Book Club. I kept all of my Seuss books, and several of them are very monstery, Bartholomew and the Oobleck for example. Also, the Grinch will be forever linked to King Karloff for the absolutely great '60s cartoon.

Moreover Seuss' On Beyond Zebra book absolutely, positively explores Outer Limits territory:

(https://target.scene7.com/is/image/Target/11830750?wid=488&hei=488&fmt=pjpeg)

Or even The Twilight Zone!

 hmjfym
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on August 11, 2018, 02:00:31 PM
Sci Fi? I'm in... took the battery ops out for their annual walk... only one didnt fire, the pesky AHI LIS robot ::)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1801/43477656601_d2c1d5f3d9_b.jpg)
Battery toys failing to start up was another reason to part with my robots. 

In your pic, front left, Dynamic Fighter (smoking robot)?  I see a Piston Robot, and an Attacking Martian (?) a Video Robot... nice group. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 11, 2018, 03:54:08 PM
1960s Spooky Surprise Grab Bag w/contents, and the 3 Becker mini figures (MPC Weird Monsters knockoffs):

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3948/33841605932_2ee9ea500e_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 11, 2018, 03:57:25 PM
Custom Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea Playset:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1820/42147674060_6388cd30f1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 11, 2018, 04:23:55 PM
Strange Change: The Lost World Playset (Mattel, 1967):

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/941/30087510608_129db207ce_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 11, 2018, 08:37:58 PM
Here are scans of the first and last pages of a couple of five page Count Dragula stories from Drag Cartoons magazine:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/DragCartoons7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181202PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181207PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/DragCartoons8-1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181226PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/20-10-201181233PM.jpg)

I found Drag Cartoons to be powerfully compelling reading back in 1964. As a result my mind was already well and truly stoked and fully primed for that first issue of Creepy to hit the newsstands! Oh yes it was!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 12, 2018, 07:19:17 PM
Rat Finks and Martian Finks:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1797/29066793707_1789d2ff72_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 12, 2018, 07:33:19 PM
Creepy Crawley Castle Game:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1835/43098199505_babc1ae28f_b.jpg)

It was a freebie included in Creepy #55. Kid me drew the homemade game box after reading too many Eerie Pubs.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 12, 2018, 07:40:30 PM
Creeple Peeple Maker Pak with a gang of original Creeple Peeple from the '60s:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/932/43098186185_a64d3ac10a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: jimm on August 13, 2018, 12:12:04 PM
Battery toys failing to start up was another reason to part with my robots. 

In your pic, front left, Dynamic Fighter (smoking robot)?  I see a Piston Robot, and an Attacking Martian (?) a Video Robot... nice group. 

 Thanks... always looking for more vintage Bots... several did take a bit of coaxing but I've gotten pretty familiar with the tricks of the trade
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 14, 2018, 09:34:27 AM
Rat Finks and Martian Finks:

When were the Martian Finks released?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 14, 2018, 11:05:13 AM
When were the Martian Finks released?

 ???
I don't know exactly but it had to be sometime in the '60s. A quick Googling turned up nada. I remember Martian Finks from kidhood but I never had any back then. They constantly turn up on eBay so they must have been pretty popular. I thought they looked cool with my other vending charms so I picked up those 3 when a good deal arose. Same for the card.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 16, 2018, 12:22:32 PM
Here's a TV commercial for the rad cool Topper Motorized Monster Maker:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wnt8Ck9IGo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wnt8Ck9IGo)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Motorized%20Monster%20Maker_zpsney5ejxd.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Motorized%20Monster%20Maker%20Contents_zps9winjykf.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 16, 2018, 02:14:02 PM
My Warren Publishing Fan Clubs items so far:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1833/43357988524_7001e52cb5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 16, 2018, 02:25:44 PM
Custom Monster Halloween Treat Boxes in the vein of the Horror Monsters Grab Bags of old:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1772/44076209881_8c4df00610_b.jpg)
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Post by: horrorhunter on August 17, 2018, 10:07:51 PM
A scan of my Savage Tales #1 (May 1971):

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1841/44102957081_d65e3f1dc4_c.jpg)

Cover by "Big" John Buscema. 1st appearance of the Man-Thing by Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, and Gray Morrow. Also features a Barry Smith Conan story, "The Frost Giant's Daughter", and some other early '70s monster mag coolness.

Some minor creasing around the edges, it's in FN+ (6.5). Picked that up at a small show around 15 years back for $25, along with several other Marvel monster mags in the VF range for around $5 each. Cheap prices so few years ago...those days are gone, and the cheap prices with them.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 19, 2018, 02:23:46 PM
Rocketship To Venus Custom Playset:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/RTVP1_zps0c1cd56b.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/RTVP2_zps81d2d335.jpg)

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23582.msg441443#msg441443 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23582.msg441443#msg441443)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 19, 2018, 02:41:58 PM
Ancient Dark God Custom Playset:

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/AncientDarkGodPlayset1_zpsfa277531.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/AncientDarkGodPlayset4_zpsf6763909.jpg)

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23582.msg439081#msg439081 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23582.msg439081#msg439081)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 19, 2018, 02:50:17 PM
Prehistoric Times Giant Playset #1400 (Marx, 1963) (Custom Playset):

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MarxPTgiantcustom1_zps4b7d73e6.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MarxPTgiantcustom2_zps4296e9e5.jpg)

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/MarxPTgiantcustom4_zps737ee625.jpg)

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23582.msg441047#msg441047 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23582.msg441047#msg441047)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 19, 2018, 04:05:32 PM
An old pic of one of my Vampi door posters:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1871/30272370938_0198a8b981_c.jpg)

This is the Harris reprint. My Warren original is stored in a poster tube.
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Post by: Palifan on August 20, 2018, 01:20:50 AM
Hubba hubba!  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 22, 2018, 03:37:20 PM
Souvenir Booklet for World Of The Unexplained, Gatlinburg, TN:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3842/33630329491_89a6c0a541_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2817/33718551426_e9227deeee_c.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1897/42396596750_c635209d9c_b.jpg)

I bought this at the attraction back in the late '70s. The second picture is the booklet without the overlay they added later. It began as a Witchcraft/Magic museum and later they added some UFO and Paranormal exhibits to spin it as World Of The Unexplained. This was one of my favorite hangouts in Gatlinburg. Sadly, it disappeared in the '80s.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 23, 2018, 03:27:24 PM
Rocketship To Venus Custom Playset:

Ancient Dark God Custom Playset:

Prehistoric Times Giant Playset #1400 (Marx, 1963) (Custom Playset):

Those custom boxes you've drawn up are boss cool!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on August 23, 2018, 04:14:21 PM
Here are some photos of my MIB (never played) Milton Bradley Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea board game:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Voyage%20Game%20December%202014/c408f6b6-13e3-426b-babd-c61b8060ced0_zps780617d8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Voyage%20Game%20December%202014/0ab66d4f-b7c1-4744-8130-afc27ddb0d88_zps752f51bc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Voyage%20Game%20December%202014/e89e05cc-b9f7-4c55-85d7-c73256e63853_zpsc74263b3.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 23, 2018, 06:47:27 PM
Here are some photos of my MIB (never played) Milton Bradley Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea board game:
Really impressive example of the classic boardgame, Hep!

I've been watching VTTBOTS a lot over the past few weeks. I've always loved that show. The espionage episodes are good, but the show excels with the monster episodes... at least to the Monster Kid in me!  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 24, 2018, 05:44:29 PM
More Nutty Madness:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1854/43528574044_dc633f903c_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on August 24, 2018, 05:57:02 PM
Addams Family thingies:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1895/43528558814_39b59033d5_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 28, 2018, 09:50:13 AM
Addams Family thingies:

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

So very cool!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 03, 2018, 07:19:23 PM
I have a postcard of the witch posted above by Horrorhunter from the Museum of Witchcraft...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7647/16665011089_ddaf0eb833_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/roCxcp)Witch Postcard (1972) (https://flic.kr/p/roCxcp) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 03, 2018, 07:20:47 PM
I also have a Baphomet postcard, too...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16851139755_1bcb3ae9cd_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rF5uLk)Baphomet Post Card (1972) (https://flic.kr/p/rF5uLk) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 03, 2018, 09:12:46 PM
Those are wayyy cool, Monolith! Are those from the one in San Francisco or the one in Gatlinburg?

I've had saved searches on eBay for awhile and only a couple of postcards for the one in SF have surfaced. Nothing has popped up for the one in Gatlinburg yet.

Loved that place, man.  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 04, 2018, 12:46:32 AM
These postcards are both from the one in San Francisco.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 04, 2018, 11:27:12 AM
These postcards are both from the one in San Francisco.
Thanks for the info, and I really appreciate you posting these, Monolith.

It seems the only memorabilia available from The Museum Of Witchcraft And Magic (later World Of The Unexplained) are postcards and the souvenir booklets, and all are scarce in the marketplace. I've kept an eye on eBay for the stuff for awhile and the only things that come up are postcards from the Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco museum, and even those very seldom surface. I've seen no listings whatsoever for items from the one in Gatlinburg, TN. I guess most people who own them enjoyed the place(s) very much, like I did, and are loathe to let go. Funny how much personal value a simple thing like a $1 souvenir booklet can gain. It's another case of "if I sell it I'll probably never be able to find another".
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 04, 2018, 02:15:29 PM
The two postcards from the SF museum are the only two items I think I've ever seen from the Witchcraft museums.

Here's something I found at a flea market that is rare and unusual. It's a coloring book based on the Gold Key comic book of the same title. It's unusual that a coloring book was made from characters that were just from a comic, with no other tie-ins like tv shows or toys...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1832/43289316634_ce6052d299_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28Xk4Eb)The Little Monsters Coloring Book ( Watkins-Strathmore 1966 ) (https://flic.kr/p/28Xk4Eb) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 04, 2018, 05:10:47 PM
A couple of my old monster coloring books:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1867/44478890061_2307e3b966_b.jpg)

The Kong figure is flocked on the front cover of that one. It's seen some wear and has a few colored pages. That one was an eBay purchase. The Gwangi is in nice condition for a coloring book, in the VF range except for 1 neatly colored page. Kid-me bought the Gwangi book new back in that day we commonly reference.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 05, 2018, 03:33:35 PM
My Voodoo Lounge Figures by artist Gary Wray:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1897/29561418927_2be0671069_b.jpg)

I used one of Gary's creations for the idol of Agrezelh in my Ancient Dark God Playset.

(http://i1291.photobucket.com/albums/b552/horrorhunter/AncientDarkGodPlayset4_zpsf6763909.jpg)



Yeah, some of us are all about the weird.  ;D

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 05, 2018, 04:28:41 PM
I also have a Baphomet postcard, too...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7635/16851139755_1bcb3ae9cd_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/rF5uLk)Baphomet Post Card (1972) (https://flic.kr/p/rF5uLk) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr

Incredible, Monolith
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 06, 2018, 12:59:45 AM
A couple of my old monster coloring books:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1867/44478890061_2307e3b966_b.jpg)

The Kong figure is flocked on the front cover of that one. It's seen some wear and has a few colored pages. That one was an eBay purchase. The Gwangi is in nice condition for a coloring book, in the VF range except for 1 neatly colored page. Kid-me bought the Gwangi book new back in that day we commonly reference.

Love those two coloring books. I have both of them, too. I also have this Japanese coloring book based on the King Kong cartoons...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4463/37587276781_ccbf165a16_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZgsBSe)King Kong Show Coloring Book ( Whitman 1971 ) (https://flic.kr/p/ZgsBSe) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 06, 2018, 01:07:11 AM
Incredible, Monolith

Thanks. Here's another postcard I have that I got at the Movieland Wax Museum when I went there in the 1970's. I have a Frankenstein postcard, also.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4275/34182446104_cb49f2f4fc_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U5zYk3)Bela Lugosi Postcard From The Movieland Wax Museum 1970&#x27;s (https://flic.kr/p/U5zYk3) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on September 06, 2018, 01:14:48 AM
That's some elaborate set-up to just show off a couple of wax figures!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 06, 2018, 01:54:42 PM
That's some elaborate set-up to just show off a couple of wax figures!

It is elaborate. Here's the Frankenstein postcard that I got when I went there in the 1970's, too. I also have postcards from the Movieland Wax Museum of the Marx Bros, Nancy Sinatra, and Brigette Bardot. If you want to see any of them just let me know.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4197/34182444694_5b894a94df_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/U5zXUJ)Boris Karloff Postcard From The Movieland Wax Museum 1970&#x27;s (https://flic.kr/p/U5zXUJ) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Jimi Bat on September 06, 2018, 09:24:39 PM
That Drac postcard looks like Lugosi with Veronica Carlson as the victim. Interesting combo.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Wicked Lester on September 07, 2018, 06:24:09 AM
Incredible, Monolith

You Do know you are damned to hell for this don't you. And whatever you do,absolutely DO NOT say the name of a higher demon aloud.
For instance if you were to at a loud voice yell out loud BELIAL, BELIAL,BELIAL. Then you are so screwed. He will make bad things happen ALL the time and make your life filled with misery.
To put it into laymans terms,Belial is like a 4 star general for the prince of lies and grand deceiver.
If you still decide to go this route then make SURE you do so in a circle of salt. Last evening I was checking out of the local grocery store when I saw a middle aged man behind me put down 2 1# containers of salt. Jokingly I asked him what he was going to with all that salt,maybe to stop a haunting  ;D He looked at me very seriously for close to a minute then just replied with a heavy Eastern European accent. PRO-TECTION!
 :o K ,now I'm Scared. Guess I'll be looking over my shoulder for awhile.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 12, 2018, 09:31:25 AM
I also have postcards from the Movieland Wax Museum of the Marx Bros, Nancy Sinatra, and Brigette Bardot. If you want to see any of them just let me know.

I want to see Nancy Sinatra and especially Brigitte Bardot!

 :)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 13, 2018, 12:15:59 AM
I want to see Nancy Sinatra and especially Brigitte Bardot!

 :)

Okay. Here's Nancy Sinatra...

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4219/35026048475_ada998c15a_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Vn8DVv)Nancy Sinatra Postcard From The Movieland Wax Museum 1970&#x27;s (https://flic.kr/p/Vn8DVv) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on September 13, 2018, 12:17:14 AM
And here's Brigitte Bardot...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/44587633191_95d27b775a_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2aW4gWp)Movieland Wax Museum Postcard - Brigitte Bardot ( 1960&#x27;s ) (https://flic.kr/p/2aW4gWp) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 13, 2018, 10:50:55 AM
You Do know you are damned to hell for this don't you. And whatever you do,absolutely DO NOT say the name of a higher demon aloud.
For instance if you were to at a loud voice yell out loud BELIAL, BELIAL,BELIAL. Then you are so screwed. He will make bad things happen ALL the time and make your life filled with misery.
To put it into laymans terms,Belial is like a 4 star general for the prince of lies and grand deceiver.

My word! So how much worse the trouble for you if you actually type out the fellow's name (in CAPITALS to boot) three times?

 :o

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 16, 2018, 02:47:03 PM
Classic Beistle Halloween decorations I ordered off of eBay:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XBMAAMXQHRFR6EQx/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SpEAAOSwKQ9aG2IA/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~2wAAOSwdnZaG22T/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/jZUAAOSwDyBbdeNc/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MNMAAOSwsc5beeco/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/YxQAAOSwfjdbY1va/s-l1600.jpg)

For me, this classic artwork exudes the very spirit of the holiday.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Gojirafan on September 16, 2018, 10:06:30 PM
My favorite would have to be my only 2 surviving original Godzilla toys that I still own and on the Sci-fi side, my Star Wars figures:

Mattel Godzilla Game (1978)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/2488/wRxwCi.jpg)

Carlin Playthings Bendy Godzilla (1978)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/645/Wh4ZRq.jpg)

Kenner Star Wars Figures (1977-1980)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/1353/iE8VdJ.jpg)

If I was to say most memorable...Aurora Glow Godzilla Model....all the glow ones really. They stand out as coolest collectible to me. Box art was amazing and the fact it glowed topped it off.

Aurora Glow Godzilla Model (1969)
(http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/8544/WIXKrk.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 19, 2018, 11:38:02 AM
Classic Beistle Halloween decorations I ordered off of eBay:

Just recently?

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XBMAAMXQHRFR6EQx/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/YxQAAOSwfjdbY1va/s-l1600.jpg)

For me, this classic artwork exudes the very spirit of the holiday.

Oh, absolutely! Those decorations just shout good old traditional Halloween. And I love all those black cats!

 8)

Beistle decorations make me wish I had a house big enough for a Halloween-themed room.

 cl:)



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 19, 2018, 11:58:15 AM
Just recently?
Yeah, just a few days ago. Several more arrived yesterday and I'll be posting eBay pics of those soon.

Beistle still makes them and you can get the new releases of the classic decorations relatively inexpensively. I shopped around on eBay for the best combination of prices figuring in combined shipping. Prices vary widely as can be expected. I checked the Beistle website but they only sell wholesale to dealers. You could register as a dealer, as the eBay sellers must have, but I believe Beistle only sells the items by the case. The price-per-item is great, but I didn't want to sink that much money into it. I just wanted some for my collection.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on September 19, 2018, 12:12:13 PM
Beistle still makes them and you can get the new releases of the classic decorations relatively inexpensively.

You know I think I'll get some just to use as display decorations this Halloween. The little tricksters coming to the door might or might not be impressed, but I certainly will!

 ;)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 20, 2018, 12:02:14 PM
More Beistle Halloweenery:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fA4AAOSwj4dbnM3H/s-l500.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/HdEAAOxy0QtR8-v5/s-l500.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/Y4YAAOxy2E1SD4IV/s-l500.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NLcAAOSwxfVZyx6o/s-l500.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/LXQAAOSw2j9bPnSV/s-l500.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/KmUAAOSwjdpbPnkQ/s-l500.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 21, 2018, 04:43:12 PM
HELLISH MONSTERS bagged monster playset figures with custom header card:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1883/43019856730_cb34f48136_b.jpg)

Back:
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1943/43019872190_5b5cd6ee09_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Ugly_Thing on September 21, 2018, 05:04:41 PM
My favorite would have to be my only 2 surviving original Godzilla toys that I still own and on the Sci-fi side, my Star Wars figures:

Mattel Godzilla Game (1978)
([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/2488/wRxwCi.jpg[/url])

Carlin Playthings Bendy Godzilla (1978)
([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/645/Wh4ZRq.jpg[/url])

Kenner Star Wars Figures (1977-1980)
([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img924/1353/iE8VdJ.jpg[/url])

If I was to say most memorable...Aurora Glow Godzilla Model....all the glow ones really. They stand out as coolest collectible to me. Box art was amazing and the fact it glowed topped it off.

Aurora Glow Godzilla Model (1969)
([url]http://imagizer.imageshack.us/a/img922/8544/WIXKrk.jpg[/url])


Yayyyy, the Carlin Godzilla!   Love this guy!  I chewed up a couple during bath time!  (But enough about what I did yesterday  -- zing!)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 23, 2018, 08:23:03 PM
Mexican bootleg Universal Monsters playset figures:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1948/31002868838_69b40fb0bc_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Haunted hearse on September 27, 2018, 11:50:10 AM
Mexican bootleg Universal Monsters playset figures:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1948/31002868838_69b40fb0bc_b.jpg)
I love those. They even included Dracula. So are these close to the size of the Marx figures, or are they the size of the Palmer figures.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 27, 2018, 12:52:40 PM
I love those. They even included Dracula. So are these close to the size of the Marx figures, or are they the size of the Palmer figures.
Between them, the Frankenstein Monster is just under 4" tall (about 3 3/4").

These sets popped up on eBay for awhile from Mexican vendors, but this is the only set I've seen in the swamp green. The other sets I saw were all multi colors within the same set. I'm not sure where the molds came from for these but they sure are cool. I thought about letting them star in a custom playset but I haven't found the right scenery pieces and victims/villagers to include yet.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on September 27, 2018, 05:33:29 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NkYAAOSw8JZblKd4/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fUoAAOSwh49blKWh/s-l1600.jpg) 

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/H3QAAOSwhSVbgFOL/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on September 27, 2018, 05:36:43 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/CBcAAOSwtOZbehdf/s-l1600.jpg)

All of the above are images hosted by eBay so, they won't be there long, auctions closed.  Pix by me. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on September 27, 2018, 06:51:34 PM
Classic Beistle Halloween decorations I ordered off of eBay:

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/XBMAAMXQHRFR6EQx/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SpEAAOSwKQ9aG2IA/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/~2wAAOSwdnZaG22T/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/jZUAAOSwDyBbdeNc/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/MNMAAOSwsc5beeco/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/YxQAAOSwfjdbY1va/s-l1600.jpg)

For me, this classic artwork exudes the very spirit of the holiday.

Behold, awesomeness.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on September 27, 2018, 09:52:41 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8fYAAOSwh81bfOUy/s-l1600.jpg) 

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/1qsAAOSwJJtbeGX1/s-l1600.jpg) 

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/mP0AAOSwF91beGUA/s-l1600.jpg) 

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xqwAAOSwGUhbeIJ1/s-l1600.jpg)(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-uwAAOSwMPxbeIFr/s-l1600.jpg)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on September 27, 2018, 10:06:36 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/yBAAAOSwq9ZbgGKv/s-l1600.jpg) 
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xrUAAOSwBydbfeTq/s-l1600.jpg) 
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/bncAAOSwNgNbgIXi/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on September 29, 2018, 09:13:14 PM
Ye olde Rotkin:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1957/44087471825_d9c20605d2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 22, 2018, 01:16:46 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/5J8AAOSwVYtby9ow/s-l1600.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Ugly_Thing on October 22, 2018, 06:48:57 PM
This guy!!   I got my first one on Christmas morning, 1979.  It was one HELL of a Christmas that year, I received three classic Mattel heavy hitters -- Krusher, Gre-Gory, and Suckerman!  My mom must have simply taken one look at the Sears Wishbook page, thought "huh, well I've got a monster kid", and bought me all three, ha!

(http://i68.tinypic.com/30wscw3.jpg)

(http://i66.tinypic.com/fnwbp0.jpg)

"Monster!  Monster!  Show us your MIGHT!!"

(http://[url=https://vintageactionfigures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/krusher-mattel-catalog2.jpg]https://vintageactionfigures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/krusher-mattel-catalog2.jpg[/url])

(https://vintageactionfigures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/krusher-mattel-catalog.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 22, 2018, 07:21:19 PM
Here's Gre-Gory.

(https://terrordaves.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/gregory1.jpg)

I always kicked myself for not getting one of these even though I was probably 20 at the time.  :laugh:

Comic book ad:

(http://www.x-entertainment.com/halloweencountdown/2003/september23/comic.gif)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Ugly_Thing on October 22, 2018, 07:34:08 PM
Here's Gre-Gory.

(https://terrordaves.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/gregory1.jpg)

I always kicked myself for not getting one of these even though I was probably 20 at the time.  :laugh:

Yeah man, an excellent toy.  He's a king among rubbery bats.  I tossed mine around for years, having him terrorize endless action figures...limbs & heads conveniently fit nicely in his claws & jaws.  Just imagine how he felt in my six-year-old hands.  The 'blood' in mine never seemed to dry up.  Quality product. 
My friend tossed a clear green Suckerman at one of the school windows SO hard that it spider cracked, lol, causing a chorus of audible gasps and obvious consequences.  Good times. 

Fun fact:  Mattel repurposed this 'blood bellows' gimmick several times over the course of a decade, using it in a Big Jim doll, Gre-Gory, Mosquitor, and who knows what else.
Remember unbridled ingenuity in the toy biz?  I sure do. 

(https://pm1.narvii.com/6738/6becd38d4820f4b0eb36b8990a3e59385bda82b8v2_hq.jpg)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Ugly_Thing on October 22, 2018, 08:33:55 PM
For those that might give a rat's ass, there are intended and obvious connections between the classic/legendary monsters -- and yes, our beloved Universal Monsters were a large influence -- and this subset of 'evil monster' figures from the 1980s Masters of the Universe line. 
All and then some are present:  Dracula/vampire, water creature, reanimated/zombie, werewolf/sasquatch, witch/sorceress, mummy, alien/mutant, robot, etc....
(It was revealed in a recently reprinted style guide that they WERE, in fact, the toy designers loving homage to the Universal Monsters.)

(https://battleram.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/horde-faction.jpg?w=749&h=960)

A figure they added to the line this year, based on designs from 1983!

(https://i2.wp.com/thefwoosh.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Super-7-Masters-of-the-Universe-Classics-Club-Grayskull-Wrap-Trap-Review-turn-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 23, 2018, 03:37:31 PM
HELLISH MONSTERS bagged monster playset figures with custom header card:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1883/43019856730_cb34f48136_b.jpg)

Back:
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1943/43019872190_5b5cd6ee09_b.jpg)

The header card artwork looks like your own. Am I right?

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 23, 2018, 03:39:31 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/NkYAAOSw8JZblKd4/s-l1600.jpg)

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/fUoAAOSwh49blKWh/s-l1600.jpg) 

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/H3QAAOSwhSVbgFOL/s-l1600.jpg)

Those are originals, are they not?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 23, 2018, 03:44:28 PM
(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/xqwAAOSwGUhbeIJ1/s-l1600.jpg)(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/-uwAAOSwMPxbeIFr/s-l1600.jpg)

 hmjfym

Wow! Them fearsome Halloween squirrels not be often seen!

tynhrt

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on October 23, 2018, 04:00:46 PM
The header card artwork looks like your own. Am I right?

 ???
Yes. I tried to do that in '60s cheap rack-toy style. Though I did base the monster on the header card front on a Frank Frazetta illustration of the creature from his legendary Werewolf story from Creepy #1, so there's quality in the illo I aped anyway. The rest is just cheezy monster stuff I dreamed up, and the back of the header card is crude Eerie Pubs type stuff that was common on '60s cheap monster rack toys. I made 13 of those, kept 2 and sold 9, then decided to keep the last 2 to sell at some future date. You would be surprised what some of those brought at eBay auction. And, yes, I was 100% truthful in my descriptions as them being custom toys based on '60s monster rack toys. I guess the header card art being limited to 13 made it more desirable for some bidders, and lots of collectors just love classic-style cheapass Monster Kid fare like we do.  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on October 23, 2018, 10:44:36 PM
...and lots of collectors just love classic-style cheapass Monster Kid fare like we do.  ;D

Sure! We cheapass Monster Kids just gotta love cheapass Monster Kid fare!

 ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on October 24, 2018, 08:47:20 AM
Those are originals, are they not?
 ???
Yes'm.  All from the 1960s, early 1970s, except the "silver" pair (Beistle) 1930s. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 10, 2018, 02:44:19 PM
Here are scans of five more of my Eerie magazines:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110301PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110305PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110309PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110312PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/31-05-2012110316PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 11, 2018, 03:55:55 PM
Transogram released this hypnotic in appearance Ka-Bala game in 1967:

(http://dollypythonvintage.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/20120815-143137.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ka-Bala_zps9yk3qinz.jpg)

It included some very neat Tarot card images:

(http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/kabala1.png) (http://www.samstoybox.com/toypics/kabala2.png)

The game got this cool plug in the DC comics of the time:

(http://www.littlestuffedbull.com/images/2013/transogram/batman203.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 12, 2018, 12:06:35 PM
Here are a couple of very cool pics of the Topper Motorized Monster Maker from 1969:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Motorized%201_zpswnk6qfjn.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Motorized%202_zpsufoytbwp.jpg)

Can you imagine how great it would have been to get one of these for Xmas as a ten year old?

 ???

Can you imagine how great it would be to get one M.I.B. today?

 ;)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 13, 2018, 10:58:49 AM
Here are a few pictures of the fabled MPC Haunted Hulk in the original shrink wrap!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Haunted%20Hulk%203_zpseajdb9ca.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MPCHaunted_zpsd29120b1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Haunted%20Hulk%202_zpsjh5sprmc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Haunted%20Hulk_zpswnbgdht2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/hauntedhulk_zpsovz59jwf.jpg)

Here Toy Ranch has filled out the rest of his own Haunted Hulk's crew with the other MPC Weird Monsters:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Haunted%20Hulk%201_zps977ja9rr.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 14, 2018, 09:43:27 AM
Here are scans of a few more of my Mystery in Space comics:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/009_zpsae321661.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/010_zps271ab8ed.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/011_zps6383278a.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/012_zps1b65f713.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/013_zpsbcf3ee28.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 14, 2018, 11:49:21 PM
Yeah man, an excellent toy.  He's a king among rubbery bats.  I tossed mine around for years, having him terrorize endless action figures...limbs & heads conveniently fit nicely in his claws & jaws.  Just imagine how he felt in my six-year-old hands.  The 'blood' in mine never seemed to dry up.  Quality product.

You bet!
 
My friend tossed a clear green Suckerman at one of the school windows SO hard that it spider cracked, lol, causing a chorus of audible gasps and obvious consequences.  Good times.

 :o

I'll say!

 ;D

 

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 14, 2018, 11:53:08 PM
For those that might give a rat's ass, there are intended and obvious connections between the classic/legendary monsters -- and yes, our beloved Universal Monsters were a large influence -- and this subset of 'evil monster' figures from the 1980s Masters of the Universe line.
 
All and then some are present:  Dracula/vampire, water creature, reanimated/zombie, werewolf/sasquatch, witch/sorceress, mummy, alien/mutant, robot, etc....

(It was revealed in a recently reprinted style guide that they WERE, in fact, the toy designers loving homage to the Universal Monsters.)

(https://battleram.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/horde-faction.jpg?w=749&h=960)

I would have gone for those big time as a kid!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Gojirafan on December 17, 2018, 07:17:39 AM
Yeah man, an excellent toy.  He's a king among rubbery bats.  I tossed mine around for years, having him terrorize endless action figures...limbs & heads conveniently fit nicely in his claws & jaws.  Just imagine how he felt in my six-year-old hands.  The 'blood' in mine never seemed to dry up.  Quality product. 
My friend tossed a clear green Suckerman at one of the school windows SO hard that it spider cracked, lol, causing a chorus of audible gasps and obvious consequences.  Good times. 

I remember vividly as a kid finding $7 on the floor in Alexander's department store and immediately buying my green suckerman with it.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 17, 2018, 01:18:05 PM
Here are scans from TheHoldingCoat's set of Monsters Magic Action Trading Cards:

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2313/5740757780_7290dafef6_b.jpg)

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2292/5740757712_da582b0cf3_b.jpg)

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5740757384_f96705e4f0_b.jpg)

The 24 cards all have the same back:

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5065/5740757830_6faf821d95_z.jpg)

A piece of clear ribbed plastic is provided with the set. Sliding the plastic across the cards makes the images seem to move! Wow, too cool!

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 18, 2018, 04:46:09 PM
Here are a few pictures of the Collegeville Surfink costume from 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Surfink%203_zpsocueda4u.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Surfink%202_zpstvuhsgdg.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Surfink%204_zps65abjrij.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Surfink%206_zpsm1wbraoi.png)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Surfink%201_zps3sjixin8.png)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 19, 2018, 04:19:43 PM
Here's a scan of issue #8 of Warren's Spacemen magazine from 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130803PM.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 20, 2018, 05:23:20 PM
Now here's a toy with which every self-respecting monster kid could have terrorized the family dog in the mid-sixties!

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Big%20Loo%20Marx_zpsiiw8to3n.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%203_zpszhsygkon.jpg) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%206_zpsxece0g4z.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Big%20Loo_zpskyk3gxta.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%20Big%2011_zps2rsk7vdk.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%207_zpskh8s8zd7.jpg)

Introduced by Marx in the fall of 193 at a retail price point of $9.99, Big Loo was 37" tall, 12" wide, and 9" deep:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%20Big%20Loo%2010_zps0k7mosmo.jpg)

Here's the TV commercial:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhH0MW44d78 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhH0MW44d78)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 21, 2018, 10:41:24 AM
The first Prehistoric Times play set Marx issued was in 1957: 

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3099)

Here's a picture of the contents from Bigbud's collection:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4074)

Marx reissued somewhat smaller versions of this play set in various boxes until 1963:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4072&t=1)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4073) (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4075)

Marx reissued a variant of this play set with cliff terrain pieces in 1970 under the name One Million B.C.:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4076)

I believe the Prehistoric Play Set then followed:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4110)

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=3100)

And the Prehistoric Dinosaur Play Set:

(https://davesdinosaurs.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/prehistoric-dinosaur.jpg?w=670&h=514)

And then Prehistoric Mountain:

(https://davesdinosaurs.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/marx-prehistoric-playset.jpg?w=670&h=636)

And finally Giant Prehistoric Mountain with even taller cliff terrain pieces:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4071&t=1)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 24, 2018, 12:17:18 PM
I really like these Insult Postcards with Wally Wood and Dan Adkins artwork that Topps issued in 1966:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/01-06-201393929PM_zps8efebf66.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/01-06-201393935PM_zps5f559c9c.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/02-06-201325700PM_zps07eaaccc.jpg)

 cl:)




Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: horrorhunter on December 26, 2018, 02:09:26 PM
And finally Giant Prehistoric Mountain with even taller cliff terrain pieces:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/download/file.php?id=4071&t=1)
The Giant Prehistoric Mountain is the same size as the mountain included in earlier Marx Mountain sets (Prehistoric Mountain and One Million B. C.). The pieces were from the same molds. When Marx was bought by Dunbee-Combex they added the word "Giant" to the name for the reissue of the Prehistoric Mountain set in 1977. The biggest difference was that the mountain pieces were molded in gray plastic for the newer "Giant" version, whereas they were brown in the previous sets. Same size, though.

The photo you posted above is actually a Giant Prehistoric Mountain box beside one of the previous mountain setups in the brown plastic.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 26, 2018, 10:07:29 PM
The Giant Prehistoric Mountain is the same size as the mountain included in earlier Marx Mountain sets (Prehistoric Mountain and One Million B. C.). The pieces were from the same molds. When Marx was bought by Dunbee-Combex they added the word "Giant" to the name for the reissue of the Prehistoric Mountain set in 1977. The biggest difference was that the mountain pieces were molded in gray plastic for the newer "Giant" version, whereas they were brown in the previous sets. Same size, though.

Pretty sneaky!

 :o
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 31, 2018, 10:43:29 AM
Here are a couple good pictures I lifted from the net of the wild cool Friendly Folk of Gruesome Mansion made by Steven Manufacturing Co. in 1973:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/gruesome%20Mansion_zpstppgegye.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Friendly%20Folk_zpsmpjxxpu0.jpg)

 8)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 31, 2018, 01:04:22 PM
Here are a couple good pictures I lifted from the net of the wild cool Friendly Folk of Gruesome Mansion made by Steven Manufacturing Co. in 1973:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/gruesome%20Mansion_zpstppgegye.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Friendly%20Folk_zpsmpjxxpu0.jpg[/url])

 8)


I never witnessed the awesomeness of this item, until today. Is this toy rare?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on December 31, 2018, 07:02:46 PM
Actually, no, it's not particularly rare.

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 01, 2019, 05:15:14 PM
Here's a photo of my Colorforms Outer Space Men. Four of them I bought in 1968, or so when they came out. The other three  I bought over more recent years to complete my collection.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4245/34774795182_4813c38768_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UYVV5b)Colorforms Outer Space Men (1968) (https://flic.kr/p/UYVV5b) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 01, 2019, 07:25:10 PM
Those Outer Space Men are wild cool!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: StyreneDude on January 01, 2019, 09:26:18 PM
My favorite Frankenstein!

(https://i.postimg.cc/jd9x3hwx/Kenner-Universal-Frankenstein.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/SJ6bJCf3)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 01, 2019, 10:26:44 PM
Those Outer Space Men are wild cool!

I like the MAN FROM PLANET X one! What do these things go for?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 01, 2019, 11:02:51 PM
What do these things go for?

Yikes! Never mind.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 02, 2019, 12:05:36 AM
Yikes! Never mind.


You must've looked on E-bay. In good condition with his helmet and gun they're usually more than $200. There's a company called Four Horsemen that made smaller plastic versions of them in the past few years, but even those are around $60 and up. The one you like is called Electron. Here's another shot of my Electron.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4199/34472627950_bbbdeb7bea_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Uweehj)The Outer Space Men - Electron + (Colorforms 1968) (https://flic.kr/p/Uweehj) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 02, 2019, 12:10:34 AM
Those Outer Space Men are wild cool!

 8)

Thanks. I like them a lot, especially because some of them I've had since I was a kid. Here's a photo I took of some of them back in 1972. I wish I still had that rubber dragon jiggler in the photo, too. I think it's a Russ Berrie. I don't remember what happened to it, but it disappeared over the years.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4250/34774799922_5877d8601b_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UYVWtU)Colorforms Outer Space Men Photo I took in 1972 (https://flic.kr/p/UYVWtU) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 02, 2019, 12:42:54 AM
There's a company called Four Horsemen that made smaller plastic versions of them in the past few years, but even those are around $60 and up.

$20 and I'd go for it!  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 02, 2019, 10:13:31 AM
Here's a photo I took of some of them back in 1972.

Do you still bury your Outer Space men in the garden on occasion, at least for old times' sake?

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Allhallowsday on January 02, 2019, 02:55:33 PM
Here's a photo of my Colorforms Outer Space Men. Four of them I bought in 1968, or so when they came out. The other three  I bought over more recent years to complete my collection.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4245/34774795182_4813c38768_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/UYVV5b)Colorforms Outer Space Men (1968) (https://flic.kr/p/UYVV5b) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr
I had three of those COLORFORMS OUTERSPACE MEN about 50 years ago... I remember buying the Man from Mars on the card out of a bargain bin and think I paid a whopping 50 cents!!!  I later lost all of them, then built a collection of the ones I could find, but now only have Electron +, the replacement for the one I had so long ago. 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 03, 2019, 01:26:53 AM
$20 and I'd go for it!  ;D

That's about what their original retail price was when they came out. I bought a few of them. They've gone up in price now.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 03, 2019, 01:28:16 AM
Do you still bury your Outer Space men in the garden on occasion, at least for old times' sake?

 ???

No. I haven't done that in a long, long, time. I remember I buried their legs because I couldn't get them to stand up in the dirt for the photo.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 03, 2019, 01:38:43 AM
That's about what their original retail price was when they came out.

$20 each? In 1972?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 03, 2019, 10:06:06 AM
I believe that they originally hit store shelves in 1968. The full retail price must have been less than $1.00 at the time.

I had three of those COLORFORMS OUTERSPACE MEN about 50 years ago... I remember buying the Man from Mars on the card out of a bargain bin and think I paid a whopping 50 cents!!! 

 :-\



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 03, 2019, 02:38:58 PM
$20 each? In 1972?

No, I was talking about the new reproductions made by a company called Four Horsemen. the original Colorforms Outer Space Men were about a dollar or so each in 1968 when they came out. The Four Horsemen action figures that came out a few years back were originally priced around $14-20 -they are smaller, articulated hard plastic figures based on the original figures from the '60's. The Four Horsemen figures have gone up in price now to about $60 to $100 each. Original Colorforms aliens from the '60's are much more than that now-they are around $200+ for a nice loose figure and thousands of dollars for one in it's original packaging.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 04, 2019, 12:24:22 AM
Here's a photo of my collection where you can see the difference between the original Colorforms Outer Space Men and the newer action figure.

On the right is an original from 1968. They have wire inside so you can bend them into poses.And they came with translucent plastic helmets and weapons ( he's not wearing his helmet in this shot )

On the left is a Four Horsemen action figure that was made a few years ago. They are hard plastic, and much smaller.

And in the middle ( the small pink one ) is a knock-off from either the late 1960's or early 1970's. These are harder to find than the originals and very expensive for their size. They're usually around $100.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3869/14984069091_9165a358b7_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQ6gGP)Colorforms Xodiac x 3 (https://flic.kr/p/oQ6gGP) by donald deveau (https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366(*at*)N04/), on Flickr


Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 04, 2019, 03:19:14 PM
Original Colorforms aliens from the '60's are much more than that now-they are around $200+ for a nice loose figure and thousands of dollars for one in it's original packaging.

While this gbs4783qxp fellow has little imagination when it comes to selecting a log-in handle for himself on Ebay, his imagination when it comes to the pricing of his Colorforms Outer Space Men seems unconstrained by earthly bonds:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLORFORMS-OUTER-SPACE-MEN-VINTAGE-1968-COMPLETE-CARDED-SET-OF-7-ACTION-FIGURES-/151622681877 (https://www.ebay.com/itm/COLORFORMS-OUTER-SPACE-MEN-VINTAGE-1968-COMPLETE-CARDED-SET-OF-7-ACTION-FIGURES-/151622681877)

While these figures aren't common MOC, his asking price of $35,000 is more than a touch optimistic.

 ::)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 04, 2019, 03:36:10 PM
The Four Horsemen action figures that came out a few years back were originally priced around $14-20 -they are smaller, articulated hard plastic figures based on the original figures from the '60's.


Here are pics of a couple of the Four Horsemen Outer Space Men MOC:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/colorforms-aliens-four-horsemen-outer_1_8bc0d039fb8a9e7f4fbd3f4457e1118c_zpsljlh5doo.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/colorforms-aliens-four-horsemen-outer_1_765c71202226904933991c585f9dc388_zpswpn3r9nj.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 04, 2019, 05:27:47 PM

While these figures aren't common MOC, his asking price of $35,000 is more than a touch optimistic.


Was there a MAN FROM MERCURY? Seems the only planet not represented, except Earth. (BOB: The Man From Earth)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 04, 2019, 10:46:37 PM
Was there a MAN FROM MERCURY? Seems the only planet not represented, except Earth. (BOB: The Man From Earth)

In the Colorforms Outer Space Men second series of figures, which didn't make it beyond prototypes, there was a man from Mercury named Inferno. The Cyclops pictured above made by Four Horsemen recently is another character from the second series.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 04, 2019, 11:53:12 PM
In the Colorforms Outer Space Men second series of figures, which didn't make it beyond prototypes, there was a man from Mercury named Inferno.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 05, 2019, 04:09:36 AM
In the Colorforms Outer Space Men second series of figures, which didn't make it beyond prototypes, there was a man from Mercury named Inferno. The Cyclops pictured above made by Four Horsemen recently is another character from the second series.

The second series made it into at least the packaging if not sales samples stage - Mel Birnkrant, creator of the OSM has and has sold a set and is on record saying that Colorforms received four sets of the second series that he saw and therefore knew of.

Personally, I think they made it through manufacturing and an initial wave of packaging and shipping, resulting in incredibly limited distribution because I have seen in person a carded Mystron mixed with carded examples of series one from a garage find that was brought onto the floor of the San Diego Comic Con and I spoke with the man selling them - a longtime con staff member - whose mother bought them along with Major Matt items on closeout in SoCal. Despite many reports to the contrary, the OSM debuted in 1969 and Mel has also spoken of a longshoreman's strike that, in conjunction with the moon landing, killed the demand for the OSM, relegating them to discount bins in their after Christmas arrival, meaning the glut would have been in stores during Toy Fair 1970, thus killing wave 2 orders and wave 1 reorders. It's all interesting to me, but adds up to the same thing: series two in all but impossible to acquire.




Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 05, 2019, 11:26:47 AM
...Mel has also spoken of a longshoreman's strike that, in conjunction with the moon landing, killed the demand for the OSM, relegating them to discount bins in their after Christmas arrival....

I don't understand. Why would the moon landing have killed demand for the Outer Space Men? I would have guessed the  effect to be the opposite.

 ???

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 05, 2019, 06:06:09 PM
I don't understand. Why would the moon landing have killed demand for the Outer Space Men? I would have guessed the  effect to be the opposite.

 ???


According to Mel, we got to the moon and *no aliens* created a disillusionment with space fantasy. His website, http://melbirnkrant.com/ (http://melbirnkrant.com/) has multiple takes on the history of the toy line.

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 05, 2019, 09:28:58 PM
According to Mel, we got to the moon and *no aliens* created a disillusionment with space fantasy.

And it took 8 years for everybody to get over it!  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Monolith on January 06, 2019, 02:45:52 AM
The second series made it into at least the packaging if not sales samples stage - Mel Birnkrant, creator of the OSM has and has sold a set and is on record saying that Colorforms received four sets of the second series that he saw and therefore knew of.

Personally, I think they made it through manufacturing and an initial wave of packaging and shipping, resulting in incredibly limited distribution because I have seen in person a carded Mystron mixed with carded examples of series one from a garage find that was brought onto the floor of the San Diego Comic Con and I spoke with the man selling them - a longtime con staff member - whose mother bought them along with Major Matt items on closeout in SoCal. Despite many reports to the contrary, the OSM debuted in 1969 and Mel has also spoken of a longshoreman's strike that, in conjunction with the moon landing, killed the demand for the OSM, relegating them to discount bins in their after Christmas arrival, meaning the glut would have been in stores during Toy Fair 1970, thus killing wave 2 orders and wave 1 reorders. It's all interesting to me, but adds up to the same thing: series two in all but impossible to acquire.

Cool. Was that carded Mystron for sale? And if so how much?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: StyreneDude on January 06, 2019, 02:59:23 PM
Here's a shot of some of my Outer Space Men...

(https://i.postimg.cc/fb6cCL3W/Outer-Space-Men-1-4.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/hJ1QPKbN)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 07, 2019, 10:10:44 AM
Here's a shot of some of my Outer Space Men...

([url]https://i.postimg.cc/fb6cCL3W/Outer-Space-Men-1-4.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://postimg.cc/hJ1QPKbN[/url])


How on earth do you other fellows take such great pics? Expensive cameras, lighting, tripods?

How do you do it? I'm just pleased if I can avoid the flash reflection blotting out part of what I'm trying to photograph.

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Halloween%202013%20%20Deuce%20Styx%20Cowboy%20Cake/DSCN3173_zpsea8058c8.jpg)

 ???



Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 08, 2019, 10:24:30 AM
According to Mel, we got to the moon and *no aliens* created a disillusionment with space fantasy.

True enough. After all our exploration, we've not yet found even the most rudimentary life outside of Earth, let alone any "aliens" or impressive beasties of any sort.

 :-\

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 09, 2019, 02:11:38 PM
In the Colorforms Outer Space Men second series of figures, which didn't make it beyond prototypes, there was a man from Mercury named Inferno.


Here's a carded Inferno from the Four Horsemen series of Outer Space Men:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Colorforms%20Inferno_zpsuabmrcnw.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Colorforms%20Inferno%202_zpsy8v0qifj.jpg)

Was there a MAN FROM MERCURY? Seems the only planet not represented, except Earth. (BOB: The Man From Earth)


Here are some pics of Terra Firma, the Earthling from the Four Horsemen series of Outer Space Men:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Four%20horsemen%203_zpshzug9kfs.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Four%20Horsemen%202_zps2trcd2sy.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Four%20Horsemen%205_zpsqfdi2jwe.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 09, 2019, 03:59:16 PM
Here are some pics of Terra Firma, the Earthling from the Four Horsemen series of Outer Space Men:

She looks firma!  ;)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on January 09, 2019, 04:54:57 PM
She looks firma!  ;)

And she only just fits into that suit  :o

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 10, 2019, 09:55:25 AM
Terra Firma may be pricier than some of the other Four Horsemen Outer Space Men. A MOC Four Horsemen Terra Firma fetched $101.00 on Fleabay on December 22nd. Meanwhile a MOC Electron went for "only" $65.00 on January 4th and a MOC Astro-Nautilus commanded $69.99 on January 8th.

Therefore Terra Firma was/is either:

1. Produced in more limited quantities.
2. More often freed from her packaging for the play value provided by her action figure.
3. Simply in higher demand these days for whatever arcane reason.

 :-\

 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 10, 2019, 11:05:18 AM
1. Produced in more limited quantities.
2. More often freed from her packaging for the play value provided by her action figure.
3. Simply in higher demand these days for whatever arcane reason.

4. Just one of those freaky eBay things.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 11, 2019, 11:51:31 AM
Here's a photo of my Colorforms Outer Space Men.

([url]https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4245/34774795182_4813c38768_k.jpg[/url]) ([url]https://flic.kr/p/UYVV5b[/url])Colorforms Outer Space Men (1968) ([url]https://flic.kr/p/UYVV5b[/url]) by donald deveau ([url]https://www.flickr.com/photos/124856366([/url]*at*)N04/), on Flickr


The Colorforms Outer Space Men stand out beautifully against a black background. Black really makes the colours pop. Here are some more examples of such pics I lifted off the net:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Colorforms%207_zpsedihavuv.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Colorforms%202_zpsaidgmdtk.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Colorforms_zpsdmaegsqv.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 12, 2019, 02:36:13 PM
Warren published this fabulous one-shot magazine in 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/22-05-201130757PM.jpg)

The movie though had been released eight years earlier in 1956:

(http://wrongsideoftheart.com/wp-content/gallery/posters-m/mole_people_poster_01.jpg)

Further evidence that great classics endure!

 8)

Pity though that Aurora never got around to producing a Mole Man kit.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 14, 2019, 11:59:24 AM
Another cool bagatelle Marx issued was this Prehistoric Pinball Game in both item specific and then some years later generic packaging:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%20bagatelle_zpsnsz0t3t6.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%20Prehistoric_zpsbvm1cpri.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Marx%20prehistoric%20bagatelle_zpsrl89l0z4.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 14, 2019, 01:55:05 PM
Nice dino graphics!  :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: The Batman on January 16, 2019, 12:36:46 AM
Pred suit for Halloween 2019

(http://i63.tinypic.com/2ly60wn.jpg)

Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 16, 2019, 10:57:20 AM
Here are some excellent shots of the wild and crazy Weird-ohs Helmet that Ideal came out with in 1964:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ideal%204_zps6uqspyfb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ideal2_zpsdt9pgw1t.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ideal_zpssz512mtc.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Ideal%205_zps3t2ddfeq.jpg)

Ideal for either schoolyard or office wear!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 17, 2019, 11:51:45 AM
The Kenner Toy Company released several sets of these wild monsterrific Glow-Globs in 1967:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20glow-globs_zpsogbvq1gf.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Glow-Globs%203_zps7g5kpvbl.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Kenner%20Glo_zpsbu94no3r.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/kenners-glow-globs-1967_1_5dbc055999e8ba2a5e77e7c2367f6f8b_zps38mqcbz4.jpg)

As such the Glow-Globs seemed to be simply an application of the glow-in-the-dark technology that had in 1967 taken the world by a storm to Kenner's Gloppy modeling compound:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Gloppy%206_zpsubjk7xkb.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Gloppy_zps5budv1e5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Gloppy%207_zpsw25g7jvy.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 17, 2019, 12:29:46 PM
The Kenner Toy Company released several sets of these wild monsterrific Glow-Globs in 1967:

([url]https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20glow-globs_zpsogbvq1gf.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Glow-Globs%203_zps7g5kpvbl.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Kenner%20Glo_zpsbu94no3r.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/kenners-glow-globs-1967_1_5dbc055999e8ba2a5e77e7c2367f6f8b_zps38mqcbz4.jpg[/url])

As such the Glow-Globs seemed to be simply an application of the glow-in-the-dark technology that had in 1967 taken the world by a storm to Kenner's Gloppy modeling compound:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Gloppy%206_zpsubjk7xkb.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Gloppy_zps5budv1e5.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Kenner%20Gloppy%207_zpsw25g7jvy.jpg[/url])

 cl:)


Super neato.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 18, 2019, 11:07:54 AM
Here's a photo of my Revell Phantom model kit:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ThePhantomVooDooWitchDoctor2.jpg)

 :)

And pictures I lifted off the net of the fabulous Transogram Phantom board game that I wish I had but do not:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/PHANTOMBOARDGAME_zpsfb669e33.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Phantom%201_zps8ixv8eht.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Phantom%202_zpsk2ufcwzp.jpg)

 :(

Hey, my 15,000th post on UMA!

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2019, 03:36:58 PM
Excellent PHANTOM art!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 22, 2019, 12:58:52 PM
Here are some close-up shots of my Star Trek model kits:

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

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/K-7SpaceStationGalileo7.jpg)

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

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 23, 2019, 12:42:28 PM
The MPC Checkers set wasn't very popular when it was released. As a result it's really tough to find these days. Here are some pictures of one:

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3742/9826834955_823614f719_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3698/9826841316_089845a435_o.jpg)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3714/9826811814_e19c96f731_o.jpg)

I believe it was the only way the red MPC Weird Monsters could be gotten.

cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 25, 2019, 01:12:44 PM
Jack Davis did the artwork on the Monster Tatoos that Topps released in 1962. Here are some pictures that I lifted off the net:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattooGum.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/a2/96/75/a2967564354dc63202d2bbdecdedde40.jpg) (https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/39/aa/a4/39aaa444d858d2039973a02d26d7adc0.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Monstertattoos5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos1.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9a/10/4c/9a104c37fe17fea2668625fca5de8cb9.jpg)

And here are pictures of some of Jack's original drawings before they were coloured in for printing:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos2.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos4.jpg)

Due to the near total destruction factor when it comes to kids' tattoos, these tattoos are very hard to find today. I like Jack Davis' artwork so much though that they're one of my collecting priorities.

  cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on January 29, 2019, 10:45:26 AM
Here's a good pic of Horrorhunter's Halloween blowmold candy containers from the 1960's:

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

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2019, 04:45:30 PM
If Invasion of the Saucer-Men doesn't make my list of the top five movies of all-time, it's still up there in the top ten for its unbounded pathos if nothing else.

 cl:)

If I ever get into collecting movie posters or lobby cards, you can therefore be assured that those from Invasion of the Saucer-Men would be near the very top of my list:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Invasion_zps2qygoqot.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/invasion_of_saucer_men_poster_02_zps6deq3jzk.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Invasion%203_zpsuc2gtkx8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Invasion-of-the-Saucer-Men-classic-science-fiction-films-719446_1024_768_zpszvjzmnot.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Invasion%204_zpsoozjvvcw.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/invasionsaucermenlobby3large1-482x379_zpsuzhtzhqz.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 05, 2019, 11:22:36 AM
Here's Horrorhunter's set of wild cool Monster Head Rings:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2910/33496085910_083c1c8649_b.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 08, 2019, 11:36:45 AM
Here are scans of five more of my Mystery in Space comics from 1965-66 featuring Ultra the Multi-Alien:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/014_zps02b727de.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/016_zps9ab9b72c.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/017_zpsdf37a823.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/018_zps42a2c59b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/Comics001/019_zps22bcab49.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 11, 2019, 09:46:18 AM
Here are some pictures of my two Buck Rogers model kits:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersStarfighter_zpsf5f4da94.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersStarfighter_zps632f708b.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersStarfighter3_zps6530fdce.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersStarfighter2_zps67d83a93.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersStarfighter4_zps541f860e.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersMarauder_zps081dd727.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersMarauder3_zps04cc7d02.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/e0fb086c-c0fa-492e-88f1-2b0c57b31571_zps489af67d.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/BuckRogersMarauder2_zpsb0c812a7.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on February 12, 2019, 07:51:53 AM
These 2 buck Rogers kits are very nice looking, were they released back in the day?

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 12, 2019, 09:57:15 AM
Yes. They were released in the 1979-81 period when the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century TV show was being aired on NBC. When I bought the kits at the time, I just considered them "new stuff" but I picked them up anyway because I was trying to build a collection and the older Aurora, Revell, Hawk and Monogram kits from the sixties which were the ones I really wanted were so difficult to find. Now here 38 years later these Buck Rogers kits have themselves acquired a "vintage" flavour!

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on February 12, 2019, 12:04:22 PM
Yes. They were released in the 1979-81 period when the Buck Rogers in the 25th Century TV show was being aired on NBC. When I bought the kits at the time, I just considered them "new stuff" but I picked them up anyway because I was trying to build a collection and the older Aurora, Revell, Hawk and Monogram kits from the sixties which were the ones I really wanted were so difficult to find. Now here 38 years later these Buck Rogers kits have themselves acquired a "vintage" flavour!

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Thanks for the info and they do look very box fresh but have that vintage feel as you say. They're not something I've ever thought to look for but after seeing yours I think I may start a new hunt  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 15, 2019, 11:43:59 AM
I'm not sure whether it was Aurora or some other company that was the first to introduce glow-in-the-dark technology to toys in the late sixties. Kenner though embraced the technology in a major way. Here are a couple more examples:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Kenner%20Glo-Sticks%201_zpsmbpawtkj.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Kenner%20Lightning%20Bug_zpsqtaxhe8r.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 18, 2019, 10:39:24 PM
Here are pictures of the wild cool thermometer that Aurora distributed as a promo to dealers in the late 1960's:

(http://www.landlcollectables.com/catalog/images/ModelKits/AMKTherm160612Small.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 21, 2019, 10:18:21 AM
Aurora offered a set of six tins of Humbrol paints with fabulous James Bama box art in 1963:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aurora%203_zpsho0biaqy.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aurora%204_zpsvl8hgfon.jpg)

Sadly very few if any of these sets have survived intact.

 :(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 23, 2019, 07:19:32 PM
Here are scans of a couple of my Munsters comics:
 
6
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-11-2011125909PM.jpg)
 
8
 
(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/13-11-2011125915PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2019, 09:58:52 AM
There were two different application technologies for kids' tattoos from the fifties to the seventies. The first involved wetting one's skin with water or more commonly spit and then applying the  tattoo to one's dampened skin. The Topps Monster Tatoos were of this type:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos7.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/MonsterTattoos1.jpg)

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9a/10/4c/9a104c37fe17fea2668625fca5de8cb9.jpg)

So were the nifty Fleer Justice League of America tattoos:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/JLATattoos2_zpsa0d8d9fd.jpg)

(http://www.cosmicteams.com/jla/img/cards/1969-tattoos2_02.jpg)

(http://www.cosmicteams.com/jla/img/cards/1969-tattoos2_04.jpg)

But as part of a few sports card sets Topps also issued rub-on transfers that were applied by placing the image against one's skin and then rubbing the backing paper with a coin edge. This technology enabled a bolder, brighter image on one's skin.

I have a set of 24 Topps 1961 CFL Transfers employing this technology. Here are some pictures:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/CFL%203_zpsa8tolhby.jpg)

As you can see the image came reversed. Here's a look at a computer "corrected" group of nine transfers which is of course how the images would appear on one's skin:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/CFL%202_zpsi77rvodp.jpg)

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/TOPPS%20CFL%20RUBOFFS%20SCAN%202_zpsau5pvrio.jpg)

And the back:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/CFL%204_zpsdpgqt4cs.jpg)

I also have an uncut sheet of space themed rub-on transfers from Cracker Jack:

(https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/marvelmasterworksfansite/imageproxy.php?url=http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/18-05-2011110242PM.jpg)

I remember these transfers being included as premiums in Cracker Jack for a few years around 1960. I saw the above uncut sheet hanging on the wall of the Let's Collect card shop in London's Treasure Island Gardens Mall over twenty years ago and I had to buy it.

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Palifan on February 28, 2019, 01:23:47 PM
That's an amazing collection you have there, very nice to see so thanks for posting them up as ever  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Dr. Acula on February 28, 2019, 02:46:37 PM

I have a set of 24 Topps 1961 CFL Transfers employing this technology. Here are some pictures:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/CFL%203_zpsa8tolhby.jpg[/url])

As you can see the image came reversed. Here's a look at a computer "corrected" group of nine transfers which is of course how the images would appear on one's skin:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/CFL%202_zpsi77rvodp.jpg[/url])



Were those football transfers drawn by Jack Davis? They look like they might be his work.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on February 28, 2019, 02:52:40 PM
Good observation! They may indeed have been. Jack Davis was at the time doing a lot of artwork for Topps including for the backs of sports cards. Here for example is the reverse of a card from the 1960-61 Topps Hockey set:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/balfour-earl-60-61-topps-blackhawks-92-reverse_orig_zpsw2svcm3n.jpg)

 :) 
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 28, 2019, 02:59:46 PM
Aurora offered a set of six tins of Humbrol paints with fabulous James Bama box art in 1963:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aurora%203_zpsho0biaqy.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Aurora%204_zpsvl8hgfon.jpg[/url])

Sadly very few if any of these sets have survived intact.

 :(


I would love to own this. Wow!!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2019, 11:06:20 AM
Were those football transfers drawn by Jack Davis? They look like they might be his work.


I've now determined that they were almost certainly rendered by Jack Davis. As well as drawing images on the back of many other Topps sports cards in 1961, he did these Make-A-Photo Magic Rub-Offs on the back of the 1961 CFL cards:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Topps%20CFL%20B_zpshxaepy5n.jpg)

It's therefore safe to conclude that Jack Davis also rendered the Rub-On Transfers included with the 1961 CFL cards.

Jack Davis was also the artist of record for the 1961 Topps Giant Funny Valentine cards:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175004PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/26-10-201175010PM.jpg)

Davis also drew these previous "giant" cards called Wacky Plaks for Topps in 1959:

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

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/04-12-201284646PM.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 06, 2019, 10:59:03 AM
Here are some pics of Ideal's fabulous Robot Commando from 1961:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Robot%20Commando%204_zpscv54rhzp.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Robot%20Commando%202_zpsldv0r6le.jpg)

And here's the TV commercial:

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

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 08, 2019, 09:29:29 AM
Here are scans of my Twilight Zone comics:

25

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175050PM.jpg)

36

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175056PM.jpg)

40

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/26-10-201175103PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Jim Bertges on March 08, 2019, 01:19:05 PM
Here are some pics of Ideal's fabulous Robot Commando from 1961:

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Robot%20Commando%204_zpscv54rhzp.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Robot%20Commando%202_zpsldv0r6le.jpg[/url])




This guy was so cool that he even made a guest appearance on The Man From UNCLE TV show.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 08, 2019, 01:55:41 PM
Neat! I just found the scene:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgX7opYMdPo# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgX7opYMdPo#)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: ChristineBCW on March 08, 2019, 07:15:40 PM
"Dear David McCallum... how far you've come!"  This is hilarious.  I didn't know if this would be a Walking Dead scene where he had to shoot them in the head, or if Agnes Moorehead would pop up and use a broom.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 12, 2019, 11:31:32 AM
Here's a photo of my Seaview model kit that Aurora released in 1966:

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

 :)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 12, 2019, 11:47:25 AM
Why don't they ever mold models in the color they are supposed to be, so that you only have to paint details?

I wonder what a black Seaview would look like?
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 12, 2019, 04:33:42 PM
Why don't they ever mold models in the color they are supposed to be, so that you only have to paint details?

I wonder what a black Seaview would look like?

I fully agree. I've never understood that either.

 :(

Moreover Aurora in particular far too often used black plastic, when black is a particularly difficult colour within which to see details and thus paint!

 >:(
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 12, 2019, 05:14:23 PM
when black is a particularly difficult colour within which to see details

Plus, you can't see it in the dark.  ;D
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 13, 2019, 09:50:56 PM
Here are shots of a few more of my Aurora model kits molded in black plastic:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DraculaModelKit_zpsf6fd8324.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/ThePhantomoftheOpera_zps00609423.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/DraculasDragster.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/GermanWolfpackUBoatModelKit_zps86a20803.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/P-61BlackWidow_zps3de1b19a.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/Focke-Wulf190_zps8a4eadd2.jpg)

Aurora also molded Black Beauty and the Confederate Raider kits in black plastic. I also seem to recall that the Canadian issues of Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Flivver were molded in black plastic.

I'm wondering whether any of the expert painters we have here on UMA might want to weigh in on the subject of whether black styrene plastic is more difficult to paint than are lighter colours.

 ???
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 13, 2019, 10:27:50 PM
I'm wondering whether any of the expert painters we have here on UMA might want to weigh in on the subject of whether black styrene plastic is more difficult to paint than are lighter colours.

Well, in general,  it's more difficult to paint light colors over dark, than dark colors over light. You might need 2 coats of primer over the former.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: StyreneDude on March 14, 2019, 09:45:05 AM
I've never really cared one way or the other because I basecoat all of my kits with white, black, or gray primer, depending on what color I'm applying over it.

My Aurora Phantom for example, was molded in black, but the entire body was painted flat black anyway. The head and hands were primed with light gray to paint the flesh colors over it.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Jim Bertges on March 14, 2019, 11:24:28 AM
It's pretty much like Dwayne said, if you're an experienced builder the basic color of the plastic isn't an issue because you'll be doing other work on a kit as you go along; filling seams or other modifications and that all requires a coat of primer afterward. It is true that the color of the primer or for that matter the color of the plastic can affect the paint job. Darker under colors will darken the final paint and lighter ones will help brighten light colors. There was a mention of selective priming of certain parts of a kit with lighter or darker colored primers which makes a lot of sense because areas that will be lighter in color in the final rendering will benefit from a lighter undercoat.

Red plastic has been notorious through the years for bleeding through paint for some reason. Primers can help that as well.

As to the question of the manufacturer's choice of plastic colors for a particular kit, I think it was mainly an economic decision. They probably just used what ever color of plastic they had on hand at the time to mold any particular kit they were molding. Gray and black seem to be the most prevalent choices for Aurora kits, but there were instances where other choices were made, not necessarily to match the kit's subject matter, but for expediency's sake. Godzilla comes to mind.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: StyreneDude on March 14, 2019, 03:42:28 PM
^Yep. 

It does get confusing with Aurora...you might assume they were trying to get the plastic as close to the color of the character as possible with the metallic green Creature, dark grey Wolfman, black Dracula, etc, but then they go and make a bright fuschia Godzilla, so who the hell knows.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 21, 2019, 01:36:01 PM
Here are scans of some of my Dinosaur cards from a set that was issued with York Peanut Butter in 1962:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/12-09-201362758PM_zps65cc0274.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/12-09-201362803PM_zps4c1ff3a8.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/12-09-201362817PM_zps1c18bd7f.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/12-09-201371747PM_zps2b65082d.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/17-07-2012112824PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/17-07-2012112829PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/12-09-201371751PM_zps1b1bc8a4.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/12-09-201371753PM_zps85b665b2.jpg)

Here are a few closeup scans:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/09-06-201325500PM_zps9c304c44.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/09-06-201325508PM_zpsbda5a8d5.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/09-06-201325450PM_zps35cf817d.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/09-06-201325455PM_zpsdbd6677f.jpg)

Here's a picture of the album for the cards that I lifted off the net:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/YorkP_zpsa6b80055.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 22, 2019, 10:29:46 AM
Here are a couple great pictures Street Worm took of his MPC Weird Monsters:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Pop-Top-01_zpsckl7k3jr.png)

Vampire - Creature of Doom - Wolfman - Witch

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/Pop-Top-2_zps7dbcpjbv.png)

Monster - Mummy - Skeleton - Executioner

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 25, 2019, 09:08:21 AM
Remco released a Helmet as part of its fabled Hamilton's Invaders toy line in 1964:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/helmet_zpsi28ypalb.jpg) (https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Hamilton%202_zps6qv5prxv.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Hamilton%201_zpswazinbx0.jpg)

The Helmet was also offered packaged together with a Grenade Pistol:

(https://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/preview_1_03_07_10_12_50_13_zpswmxtxbb6.jpeg) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/preview_1_03_07_10_12_52_06_zpsrr3yugbj.jpeg)

And the mold was then repurposed and the Helmet was rereleased by Remco as a Star Trek Astro-Helmet in 1967:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Helmet%203_zpsy4iynbnw.jpg) (http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Hamilton%205_zps8ks9sqx2.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 27, 2019, 02:11:01 PM
Here are scans of my Outer Limits comics:

2

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104307PM.jpg)

3

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104327PM.jpg)

5

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104337PM.jpg)

6

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/11-09-2011104344PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on March 28, 2019, 08:25:19 PM
Here are some fabulous shots of Marx Universal Monster figures in which the detail of these figures really pops out!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/MarxMummy_zps6118ebf1.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/MarxCreature_zps6b40fce7.jpg)

(http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4876/IgtJ8x.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on March 28, 2019, 09:23:27 PM
Great photography!
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: creaturefan95 on March 31, 2019, 03:16:12 PM
(http://i68.tinypic.com/5mbkhz.jpg)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 31, 2019, 06:49:46 PM
Here are some fabulous shots of Marx Universal Monster figures in which the detail of these figures really pops out!

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/MarxMummy_zps6118ebf1.jpg[/url])

([url]http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/MarxCreature_zps6b40fce7.jpg[/url])

([url]http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4876/IgtJ8x.jpg[/url])

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Beautiful colors.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 01, 2019, 07:53:48 AM
([url]http://i68.tinypic.com/5mbkhz.jpg[/url])


I was intrigued when I first saw cover blurbs trumpeting Ray Bradbury stories on the covers of EC Comics. Evidently the first few Bradbury stories published by EC were done without Bradbury's knowledge. When he learned of one of these stories, he responded by sending EC a very cleverly penned letter:

Quote from: Ray Bradbury
Just a note to remind you of an oversight. You have not as yet sent on the check for $50.00 to cover the use of secondary rights on my two stories "The Rocket Man" and "Kaleidoscope". I feel this was probably overlooked in the general confusion of office work, and look forward to your payment in the near future.


That could not have been put better!

Ray Bradbury and EC - Comic Book Urban Legends (https://www.cbr.com/comic-book-urban-legends-revealed-146/)

And so began the ongoing relationship between Ray Bradbury and EC!

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 03, 2019, 10:54:28 AM
I really like the Topps Frankenstein Stickers set from 1966. Here are some from the collection of Shiverbones:

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc238/matthewkirscht/Untitled-1x_zps77083af4.jpg)

Here are pictures of a few more that I lifted off the net:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/FrankensteinValentineStickers_zps891f2c7d.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/AValentines1.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/13/02/7a/13027aa65f1f092af6728fc3ddbe48cd--vintage-valentines-valentine-cards.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/e4/33/34/e43334503dcec1675f910b80ea76e4eb--frankensteins-monster-norman.jpg)

(https://i.pinimg.com/236x/22/49/a0/2249a01c9dabb00f569f91a6716b0590--collectible-cards-vintage-valentines.jpg)

They were another card set with art by the incomparable Norm Saunders! They're hard to find though for an issue that dates back only to 1966 because they were stickers and kids used them as such.

The display box was also out-of-sight fabulous:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Frank%201_zps3xtcptjb.jpg)

Sadly I have nothing but the wrapper:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%202/15-04-201381329PM_zps65359a5d.jpg)

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 05, 2019, 03:24:36 PM
The Metaluna Mutant has long been much beloved by monster kids far and wide. Particularly striking is this likeness here below captured by the incomparable Basil Gogos:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/BasilGogos-ThisIslandEarth-8x6.jpg)

The Metaluna Mutant first exploded onto drive-in screens across the country in 1955 in the movie This Island Earth:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/This%20Island%201_zpszlsfeec8.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2920/14658215575_908a69352d_o.jpg)

Unfortunately he was typecast by his part in This Island Earth and never got another acting engagement to the dismay of his many fans.

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Mike Scott on April 05, 2019, 05:02:55 PM
Unfortunately he was typecast by his part in This Island Earth and never got another acting engagement to the dismay of his many fans.

He tried out for THE BRAIN FROM PLANET AROUS and THE BRAIN EATERS, but was told they were looking for a fresh face.
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 07, 2019, 03:25:45 PM
He also put in for the part of Brainiac in the Superman: Brainiaqc Attacks movie but was told that the producers wanted to go in a different direction.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/marvel_dc/images/5/57/Action_Comics_242.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130504094757)

:-\
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 10, 2019, 11:52:19 AM
Here's a picture of the very cool Star Trek Tracer Gun:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Star20Trek_zpsymsjwthg.jpg)

The Star Trek Tracer Gun is now one of my collecting regrets. You see I bought one cheap at a toy show about thirty years ago. There must have been a warehouse find of these since every second dealer at the show seemed to have at least one on display. Since I wasn't either a Trekkie nor was I much interested in collecting toys in general at the time, I gave it away a few years later to a down on his luck buddy of mine who was a Trekkie. I figured I wouldn't miss it. Well now that I am more of a toy collector I do miss it!

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Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 12, 2019, 10:02:02 AM
Here are scans of four more of my Creepy magazines:

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145824PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145827PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/15-10-201145831PM.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/Comics/24-06-2012112024PM.jpg)

 cl:)
Title: Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
Post by: Hepcat on April 18, 2019, 11:46:44 AM
The Milton Bradley Monster Mansion board game from 1981 has fabulous box graphics:

(https://oi1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/General%20Album%203/General%20Album%203001/Monster%20Man%201_zpsfiv3q9vq.jpg)

Sadly the game board is rather plain, and overall the game is simply uninspired in general according to longtime UMA member Monsters for Sale:

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2875/33337812223_c736565751_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2910/34018462731_6547d7471e_o.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2934/33337811673_a57a7ae1fa_o.jpg)

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