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Collecting Monsters => Modern Monster Toys => Topic started by: Mike Scott on July 12, 2018, 07:33:06 PM

Title: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Mike Scott on July 12, 2018, 07:33:06 PM
Don't think I've ever seen this. Anybody know what it is? What it went with? It's cardboard and the date looks like '82, or '92.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/114/TPzRK6.jpg)
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: michblk on July 12, 2018, 09:09:50 PM
I don't know what it is, but it's the same logo as on the Telco motionette and those were 1992 I think.

BK
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 12, 2018, 10:35:25 PM
I have the Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride, and Wolf Man from this set.  I am missing the Creature.  These were yard decorations, pathway markers really, that came out in 1992.  They came with little stakes to put them into the ground. 
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 12, 2018, 10:44:40 PM
Here they are, obviously, not out in the yard:

(https://thebigscare.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/dscn1042.jpg)
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: The Batman on July 12, 2018, 11:19:29 PM
Here they are, obviously, not out in the yard:

(https://thebigscare.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/dscn1042.jpg)

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Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 12, 2018, 11:57:29 PM
I have the Dracula, Frankenstein, Bride, and Wolf Man from this set.  I am missing the Creature.  These were yard decorations, pathway markers really, that came out in 1992.  They came with little stakes to put them into the ground.

Yep, 1992 Rubie's Costume Company walkway decorations. I picked up a set last year (or the year before) on deep closeout at their warehouse on a road trip with Fatfink. They also made full figure yard stakes that are pretty swell.

Here's the packaging for the walkway decorations hot linked from somewhere.

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Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 13, 2018, 12:13:19 AM
Yep, 1992 Rubie's Costume Company walkway decorations. I picked up a set last year (or the year before) on deep closeout at their warehouse on a road trip with Fatfink. They also made full figure yard stakes that are pretty swell.

I have never seen the full figure ones.  I would love to own them.  Do you have pictures? 
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 13, 2018, 01:04:58 AM
I have never seen the full figure ones.  I would love to own them.  Do you have pictures?

I don't. They are from Rubie's and were released at the same time. I wish I could remember what they called them. They're packaged in much the same fashion, header with bag, but the item is a couple of feet tall.
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: zombiehorror on July 13, 2018, 05:27:02 AM
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Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Mike Scott on July 13, 2018, 10:50:31 AM
Wow! I am such an idiot!  :laugh: There's one sitting across the room from me! Thanks, everybody!
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Mike Scott on July 13, 2018, 10:55:40 AM
I have never seen the full figure ones.  I would love to own them.  Do you have pictures?

Here's a pic of the Creature one. I think they're about 3 ft. tall. I wish I had one, but never see them for sale anymore.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img924/1972/oafs0o.jpg)
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 13, 2018, 04:27:22 PM
(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1830/43390201391_133e0689f6_o.jpg)

Rubies made these 1990's lawn signs in Walkway Decorations (heads), about 11-12" tall and Yard Decorations (full bodies), about 36" tall.

I think the heads are double-sided stiff cardboard and glow in the dark.

The full bodied signs are MUCH scarcer and hardly ever show up on eBay.


Here is my Frank:

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1821/42486244115_970400a1eb_c.jpg)

The cardboard portion of my full bodied Frank is exactly 35" tall and is printed on one side only.

Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Mike Scott on July 13, 2018, 05:03:01 PM

I think the heads are double-sided, stiff cardboard and glow in the dark.



Yes, yes and no.
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Monsters For Sale on July 13, 2018, 05:08:31 PM

Yes, yes and no.

You're right.  I wonder why I was thinking they did glow?
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: aura of foreboding on July 13, 2018, 05:09:40 PM
Thanks for the pictures of the full-size guys!  I really, really like 'em.  Wish I could track them down, but I, like many of you, have never seen them. 
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: Mike Scott on July 13, 2018, 07:00:19 PM
I wonder why I was thinking they did glow?

Probably 'cause the big ones do.
Title: Re: What is this Creature item?
Post by: darkmonkeygod on July 13, 2018, 07:18:05 PM
Thanks for the pictures of the full-size guys!  I really, really like 'em.  Wish I could track them down, but I, like many of you, have never seen them.

These were not cheap at retail and weren't heavily ordered in any of the stores I saw them in, adding to the difficulty the size presents.