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Collecting Monsters => Modern Monster Toys => Topic started by: Factory on January 19, 2010, 03:20:40 PM

Title: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Factory on January 19, 2010, 03:20:40 PM
Army Members,

We wanted to introduce ourselves, as a new member to the Monsters Family.

We are Factory Entertainment and we recently signed a new license with Universal to produce a range of Universal Monsters licensed products. Follow this link for more details: http://www.factoryent.com/main_universal_monsters.html (http://www.factoryent.com/main_universal_monsters.html) The Main Product categories include; prop replicas, scene replicas, collectible die-cast and trading cards.

As passionate monsters fans we are really happy that its come together and cannot wait to share more details of the exciting products we are working on with you. We hope we will be able to make announcements and give sneak previews of products in development here at the UMA and would love to hear from UMA members with any feedback or questions they may have. just get in touch here: barry(*at*)factoryent.com

Regards

Barry

Factory Entertainment
www.factoryent.com (http://www.factoryent.com)
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Post by: Scatter on January 19, 2010, 03:47:52 PM
Barry, I just signed up for your newsletter. Welcome aboard!
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Post by: Scary Terry on January 19, 2010, 04:35:22 PM
By "scene replicas" do you mean dioramas with figures...?  That could be mighty sweet.
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Post by: Gareee on January 19, 2010, 04:53:25 PM
No... toys???? WAH!
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Post by: Monster Bob on January 19, 2010, 06:12:30 PM


"collectible die-cast" ??


Doe this mean more Frankenstein-decorated Nascars?
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on January 19, 2010, 06:13:34 PM
A licensed merchandiser reaching out pro-actively to the fan base?
This is awesome!
Could it herald the start of a seachange in corporation/fan interaction?
In any case, thanks Barry! This rocks!!

P.S. If I might make a request .... set up to accomodate ex-US orders. I'm in Australia. Online collecting can be mighty hard out here sometimes.  ;D ;)
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Post by: Herr Vogel on January 19, 2010, 09:24:07 PM
Good luck to you guys.  We'll all be looking forward to seeing what you come up with.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on January 19, 2010, 10:17:36 PM
It is always great to hear of new Monster products.  Can't wait to see your offerings. 

What exactly do these scene replicas entail?  Those sound really promising.  Also, I read about the costume pieces on your website.  I'd love to have the chance of having an affordable and realistic Dracula ring and medallion. 

We here at the UMA are really into Monster figures, so if you could give us some of those, that would be amazing!

Best of luck and can't wait to see your line!
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Post by: LonMadnight on January 20, 2010, 11:15:10 AM
Let me be the first to reccomend a reasonably priced Lugosi Dracula ring. Something a monster fan can own for less than $250.00
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Post by: visible on January 20, 2010, 12:59:52 PM
Barry:

Thanks for the news and link - very exciting!  You’ve tapped the right vein here. 

If I could offer my two cents - I’d like to see a prop replica of the actual candelabra Lugosi used on the famous staircase scene at the beginning of Dracula - my all time favorite scene in the whole horror genre. 

Best wishes,

John
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Post by: gracebuster on January 20, 2010, 01:07:39 PM
Barry, Welcome aboard!

So happy to have you here and so grateful that you recognize ongoing potential in the Universal Monster line.

Please let us know if we can be any help.
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Post by: zombiehorror on January 20, 2010, 01:37:05 PM
Please let us know if we can be any help.

Yes please do.  Like for instance you can mail any prototypes my way and I'll give you honest feedback and constructive criticism on them.....just don't expect to get them back!
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Post by: Gillfan on January 20, 2010, 04:25:43 PM
Woo hoo! Will you be displaying at Toy Fair next month?
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Post by: Trap-Door Maker on January 20, 2010, 04:43:34 PM
I bid you a hearty "welcome" and even heartier "thank you!"








http://www.neckboltpublishing.com (http://www.neckboltpublishing.com)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 20, 2010, 05:20:46 PM
Velcome...........Barry/Factory Entertainment!!!!!
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Post by: Factory on January 20, 2010, 05:46:53 PM
Thank you everybody for the warm and inviting 'velcome'

Its is a true honor to be a member. We are NOT a corporation and hope that you will find us friendly but please remember that we are bound by licensing rules, the Monsters are not our babies Universal just lend them to us to play with, so we might not always be able to give an answer, which is frustrating to our inner fanboy but ....rules is rules. When ever we can we will always try to give answers... so in that spirit

1) No Frankenstein NASCAR, nice as that sounds our concept is high quality period 1:36 vehicles (roughly 5" to 6") decorated with appropriate graphics and artwork. You can see a similar concept with our Beatles 'famous covers' products. This product is aimed at the mainstream market and will hopefully get monsters product in front of a wider audience. I hope to be able to share concept art soon.

2) We will gladly share concepts and ideas here and ask for opinions

3) The scene replicas are detailed 'replicas' of key scenes with figures and accessories, designed to replicate models that a pre-visualization or art department might have used to plan out key scenes or camera angels in production... that's the official 'cover' , we prefer to call them detailed accurate play-sets for big boys and girls ;-)

4)Affordability is key to us and you will see a wide range of items at a number of price points starting at $15 and under. We are working hard to keep the entry price point prop replicas at $50 and under, these will be complimented by higher priced prop replica items.

5) Figures are tricky, I can say that traditional action figures or dolls are not in our initial line up. To be honest we feel that Sideshow did a stunning job and why try to improve on near perfection? Credit where credit is due after all.  But we love figures too, its what monsters are all about! But to work financially they need to be carried and sell at mainstream retail and the market is just not ready. Fear not, we do have some figure concepts in our line up that will we hope pave the way for more figural things .

6) we area  global company with offices in the USA and UK and worldwide distribution so obtaining our products should not be that hard if your country has distributors and retailers willing to stock them. Plus we will offer direct sales online.

7) We will not have Monsters product to show at NYC toyfair, its simply not ready. We will have other products on display. San Diego Comic-Con will be a big coming out party for our monsters range in 2010. Happy to hear suggestions of other fan centric events we might want to consider getting involved in

Hope that's everything... if I missed your question no offense, I ran out of time.

Barry

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Post by: Creeper on January 20, 2010, 06:49:09 PM
I would like to say this is a very special blessing to us monsterkids to have some new stuff we can afford to buy at the right price.Being a collector too I will be looking and buying this stuff so count me in too.



                                                                                                    Creeper
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Post by: Universalrocks on January 20, 2010, 09:04:01 PM
Glad to hear that you will have something in everyone's price range. With the economy as such, I'm tapped out. Good luck, I look forward to seeing what you have to offer.
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Post by: Scary Terry on January 20, 2010, 10:15:19 PM
The scene replicas sound very cool!  May I suggest a "no brainer?"  Frankenstein's lab w/ monster on the table, Dr. Frankenstein, Fritz and lab equipment?  If these were done at Marx playset scale, you could do a fairly elaborate scene and still have it be fairly small. 
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Post by: Universal Steve on January 20, 2010, 11:06:06 PM
Looking forward to some new Universal monster collectables.  Like has been said before affordable is also nice. I hope stores like Toys R Us or Walmart carry your products. I do like to just walk in and pick something up rather than mail ordering.That would be nice. You mentioned cards. Artbox made a set of Frankenstein cards awhile back and said they were going to do more monsters at least 1 a year. It didn't happen. What kind of cards were you considering?
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Post by: aura of foreboding on January 20, 2010, 11:18:02 PM

3) The scene replicas are detailed 'replicas' of key scenes with figures and accessories, designed to replicate models that a pre-visualization or art department might have used to plan out key scenes or camera angels in production... that's the official 'cover' , we prefer to call them detailed accurate play-sets for big boys and girls ;-)

4)Affordability is key to us and you will see a wide range of items at a number of price points starting at $15 and under. We are working hard to keep the entry price point prop replicas at $50 and under, these will be complimented by higher priced prop replica items.

5) Figures are tricky, I can say that traditional action figures or dolls are not in our initial line up. To be honest we feel that Sideshow did a stunning job and why try to improve on near perfection? Credit where credit is due after all.  But we love figures too, its what monsters are all about! But to work financially they need to be carried and sell at mainstream retail and the market is just not ready. Fear not, we do have some figure concepts in our line up that will we hope pave the way for more figural things .


Barry


Yahoooooooooo!  Can't wait to see these, espeically the playsets and the additional figures!  You definitely have a customer here.  Can't wait to see all the goodies!  Thanks so much for coming to us and asking for our feedback.  And, more importantly, thank you for responding to our questions!  That is just awesome!
Title: Re: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Jscareshock on January 21, 2010, 03:22:32 PM
Barry,

Welcome aboard.  I was wondering if a replica stake from Dracula might be on the list?  In a presentation box this could make a cool gift.
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Post by: Mord on January 22, 2010, 09:25:12 PM
Wow, this is the best news in a long time! Would you guys consider doing polls on this site to help you determine which characters and merchandise lines are most in demand with monster fans? Our group is VERY supportive of any effort to keep these great icons alive (in a dead way, of course). Either way, thank you so much fer reaching out to us.
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Post by: AHI Creature on January 22, 2010, 11:01:34 PM
Welcome to UMA and we are all excited to see your line.  Congrats on getting that license!  Does it allow you to make anything you want, or what exactly are the limitations?   If I might make a suggestion, I would very much like to see some products that look like the photo below, with retail price points between .99 and $1.99 at KMarts nationwide.  (...and this time around I WILL have the foresight to hoard a case of mint in package specimens to sell on Ebay 40 years from now.)  Thank you.
(http://www.smugmug.com/photos/635336683_Mdiyk-XL.jpg)
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Post by: Factory on January 25, 2010, 01:03:05 PM
I love the 4th Creature from the right with the Jazz hands ;-)  Brilliant.

Some answers

Dracula stake prop, nice idea, although personally and its just my opinion..... The stake Van Helsing uses in the 1931 Dracula is a 'found' item, a simple stave of wood from the smashed lid of the crate/casket. The stake is not the more crafted or carved purpose built 'tool' that you see in the later films and incarnations of Dracula. Would this not be boring as a replica? Edward Van Sloan rips apart what was presumably a balsa or box board prop lid to 'create' the stake so its not really even a prop in the true sense. (I wonder how many takes it took to get that shot and how many boxes he destroyed and splinters he got?) Its also a big piece of wood, at least 24" long. Honestly is it that exciting as a replica? Really interested to hear more opinions on this.

Sadly we cannot produce 'action figures' at the current time, its not in our license as the rights are somewhat tied up and convoluted. But trust me we are trying to be as creative as we can with what we are permitted to manufacture.

I really want to see Monsters items at mass retail, TRU, WalMart, KMart, Tesco, Carrefour etc etc.. without that mainstream support they will remain on the fringes and younger audiences may miss out on the classic monsters which would be a shame, no a tragedy. After all look what well rounded human beings these movies made us :-) But seriously we have started to discuss Monsters with big retail and they are open to the concept, but they see it as a specialist (collector) or seasonal (Halloween) at the moment  and it may take time to persuade them there is broader appeal.. if indeed there is broader appeal. After all how many 14 to 18 year old's have seen any of the classic monster movies? Not enough in my opinion, there are generations who have missed out on the more cerebral classics and have skipped straight to more visceral and gory fair. Shame....but that has nothing to do with this subject .

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Post by: kklloo on January 25, 2010, 02:00:24 PM
Just a couple of suggestions on props............

  A replica of Bela's Dracula Medallion would be a nice addition.
  The Invisible Man's glasses and or robe
  Lon Chaney's Crown in the Hunchback Of Notre Dame
  Chaney's Masque of Red Death Mask and or Cane in the Phantom of the Opera
  Frankenstein Boots
 

 
 
 
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Post by: Monster Bob on January 25, 2010, 05:36:35 PM
Edward Van Sloan rips apart what was presumably a balsa or box board prop lid to 'create' the stake so its not really even a prop in the true sense. (I wonder how many takes it took to get that shot and how many boxes he destroyed and splinters he got?) Its also a big piece of wood, at least 24" long. Honestly is it that exciting as a replica? Really interested to hear more opinions on this.


Actually, I doubt if Van Sloan did much wood destroying at all.

The shot is quick, and most of it is gesture and done behind the coffin. If you closely watch the scene, he bends down and "breaks"(or maybe just lifts) off a stake that may have already been laying there in a balsa wood pile- preceded by a full fifteen seconds of wood banging/splitting sound effects that sounds like he's tearing a house down (giving the illusion he's actually violently breaking up the coffin lid). Van Sloan is pretty elderly here- I doubt if they'd subject him to any 'splinter risk'(!)
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Post by: Trap-Door Maker on January 25, 2010, 09:20:15 PM
Here is my prop replica "wish list" (in no particular order) -

1. High Priest Of Karnak medallion (from the Chaney Mummy movies)
2. The "protective" medallion from "The Wolf Man"
3. Set of Frankenstein Monster neck bolts
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Post by: Anton Phibes on January 25, 2010, 09:44:29 PM
Tanna Leaf urn. perhaps?

Fossilized Gill Man Hand

Lon Chaney Sr. Phantom mask( the one worn over his make up)

and definitely some replica neck bolts.
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Post by: Trap-Door Maker on January 26, 2010, 01:38:05 PM
Ooh! I forgot about the Chaney Phantom mask & Tana leaves! Nice call, Phibes!

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Post by: kklloo on January 26, 2010, 04:12:06 PM
   The Neckbolts in a heavy Metal would be nice.
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Post by: westbatman on January 26, 2010, 05:08:06 PM
Welcome Barry, sounds fantastic!

Andy
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Post by: kreaturekid on January 26, 2010, 08:57:24 PM
A creature fossil claw would be awesom!! or the toenail of the creature that gets caught in the net on the Reta!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on January 26, 2010, 09:02:08 PM
Ooh! I forgot about the Chaney Phantom mask & Tana leaves! Nice call, Phibes!



I live to serve. Just ask my wife. ;)
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Post by: aura of foreboding on January 26, 2010, 10:55:26 PM
Hey Barry,

Just another quick question.  If I missed the answer, I apologize.  But, when are you hoping for the new line to hit store shelves?
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Post by: Gillfan on January 27, 2010, 12:21:01 AM
Personally I'd love a repro Mask Of The Red Death from Phantom , BUT, the original was most likely composition or paper mache and I would prefer fiberglass. So really it wouldn't be a true reproduction. Thats always an issue, should one strive to have a reproduction meet their display needs or be accurate? Further, should a prop repro be accurate to the actual prop or what the prop represets?
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Post by: Mord on January 28, 2010, 07:55:10 PM
I'm surprised that no one has requested the Larry Talbot wolfs-head walking stick. That would be on the very top of my list. The Dracula candelabra was a brilliant suggestion, as well.
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Post by: Monster Bob on January 28, 2010, 08:16:30 PM
I'm surprised that no one has requested the Larry Talbot wolfs-head walking stick. That would be on the very top of my list. The Dracula candelabra was a brilliant suggestion, as well.

The Wolfman cane has been tackled several times before, but honestly, I've never seen one I was that happy with, i.e. one that actually looked like a high quality, antique silver walking stick, as seen in the close-ups in the film. Most i've seen are chrome plated, and crudely sculpted and cast with a rough, chromed finish (which is incorrect)/ Even Bob Burns' original rubber "stunt" cane head is a bit crude looking close up, when compared to the close-ups of the hero cane in the film. The actual prop is absolutely gorgeous, and reportedly still exists.

 The Dark Shadows nickel-silver cane, on the other hand (which is made by the same company that made the original prop) is of extremely high quality by comparison (and reasonably priced for what you get).
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Post by: mike c on January 28, 2010, 10:54:18 PM
Agree with you Bob about the overall quality of the Wolf Man canes that have been produced... but I have to say I was pret-ty impressed with the cane the Chaney Family had on display (not for sale, drat them!) at Monsterpalooza '09.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/monsters/IMG_0042.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/monsters/IMG_0040.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/sclerismockrey/monsters/IMG_0044.jpg)

Ron Chaney stood there and smiled, letting me take pics, and was so nice and friendly. "Take all you want--hopefully you can buy one if we ever get into making more of them (big wink, smile)!"

Sadly, there were a few sellers out front with some of the $100 -$140 canes that looked like silver spray-painted melted plastic.

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Post by: kklloo on January 28, 2010, 11:36:27 PM
   That's an awesome piece, I would buy that.
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Post by: Monster Bob on January 29, 2010, 06:15:51 AM


Mike

Now that's much better than any I've seen. The wolf head/neck looks great. Besides the finish, the other part of the cane that seems to be difficult to reproduce is the geometry of the pentagram and the sculpt of the leaping wolf.
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Post by: roheimiana on January 29, 2010, 07:57:53 AM
I’m almost positive that the cane the Chaneys had on display was the limited edition, sterling silver version made by Wolf’s Head Productions about a decade ago:

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii98/roheimiana/Scan20076Medium.jpg)

Just in case you can’t read the small print, the original cost was $2100.00 plus S&H. I’ve only heard of one of these ever changing hands and the price was a lot, lot more than this!

BTW, Wolf’s Head Productions (Henry Alvarez) produced this item by taking a mold of Bob Burns’ cane head and it was licensed by Universal. Unfortunately, I wouldn’t hold out much hope of finding one at a flea-market….



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Post by: Factory on January 29, 2010, 12:16:10 PM
Wow, some great pictures.. I love the Alvarez Wolf Man cane, its certainly one of the best versions... that said it is about time for somebody new to take a stab at it don't you think  ;)

We hope to start getting the first products out there in April/May, but our big 'coming out' party for products will be at San Diego Comic Con in July for the 4th Qtr and into 2011.

The Monster neck bolts... honestly? We had initially discounted that one as potentially too jokey, we thought people would laugh at us. We had originally envisioned a replica of the Jack Pierce prosthetic bolts/electrodes with their attached 'skin' flaps exactly as the original prostheses. Does that sound appealing? 

Have a great weekend.. only a few more before Wolfman 2010 hits... I can't wait.

Barry
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Post by: mike c on January 29, 2010, 01:16:35 PM
I’m almost positive that the cane the Chaneys had on display was the limited edition, sterling silver version made by Wolf’s Head Productions about a decade ago...

It is indeed... you can see the brochure for it in the first picture.
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Post by: aura of foreboding on January 29, 2010, 05:11:43 PM
We hope to start getting the first products out there in April/May, but our big 'coming out' party for products will be at San Diego Comic Con in July for the 4th Qtr and into 2011.

Wow!  Awesome!  Can't wait to see it all!
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Post by: Eye of Kharis on January 30, 2010, 11:46:31 PM
Barry, best of luck with the new line! And I'd like to cast my vote for a 1:1 High Priest of Karnak/Arkam medallion replica from the Kharis films as well!
(http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9395/fxhighpriestmedallion.jpg)
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Post by: tv horror on February 01, 2010, 01:08:57 AM
I would like to see a Dracula coach in any size with a driver (Dracula) and Renfield figure in scale.
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Post by: specterman on February 22, 2010, 10:27:36 AM
I bought one of the sterling Alvarez canes back in 92 or so, I may be putting it up for sale. If anyone is interested keep your eyes peeled!
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Post by: Scatter on March 25, 2010, 06:22:08 PM
I would like to see a Dracula coach in any size with a driver (Dracula) and Renfield figure in scale.

I like the way you think my friend!! I'll second that suggestion.
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Post by: Elisabeth on March 25, 2010, 07:47:31 PM
THIS young lady would LOVE a copy of Gloria Holden's ring from DRACULA'S DAUGHTER...something really nifty!  I also cast a vote for an affordable 1941 WOLFMAN cane.  I have to use one, (rats!) and I'd love one with style.  Third...a classic 1930's lab smock.  You can't find that style anywhere!

This is the most wonderful idea, and..."We bid you VELCOME!"

Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: MrDark1 on March 25, 2010, 09:37:19 PM
How about making authentic looking
Universal Frankenstein Boots ?


Karloff's boots from the 1st film are different
than the ones he wore in Bride of...and they changed
his boots again for Son of...with a velvet type covering it seems.
(Really want the boots from 1st film, and Bride!!!)

The monster's boots are more or less the same from
Ghost of... to the House of... films.  Made to fit each actor.

I have looked in vain for authentic looking Uni Monsters
Frankensein Boots since I was a kid.  You could make these
as wearable costume assories, and for those who
could use them on full size displays!   
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Post by: BANE on March 27, 2010, 09:37:47 PM
I would like anything you have to be sent to me!  Promote your company with us, the Monster Cafe!

www.monstercafesaltillo.com (http://www.monstercafesaltillo.com)

We are the experts in Universal Monsters south of the border!
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Post by: Count_Zirock on June 16, 2012, 06:58:46 AM
I'd love to see, in the diorama/display venue, Dracula's Coffin from "House of Frankenstein." Maybe around 1/8th-scale. Open the lid, and there is Dracula's skeleton with stake in the ribcage. Flick a switch or press a button, and there's Carradine's Dracula, fully restored!
THIS young lady would LOVE a copy of Gloria Holden's ring from DRACULA'S DAUGHTER...something really nifty!
I'd be up for that, too. It'd look great next to the Ring of Dracula and Im-Ho-Tep's Scarab Ring.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on June 19, 2012, 01:28:47 AM

Can anyone supply a list on what was actually produced?

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Post by: Count_Zirock on June 19, 2012, 01:39:11 AM
Can anyone supply a list on what was actually produced?
To date, just the two versions of the Ring of Dracula. But, they'll have the Frankenstein Monster VFX Bust up for pre-order soon. I believe that'll be followed by the Creature Fossil Hand and the Medallion of Dracula.
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on August 03, 2012, 12:17:16 PM
the wife purchased the "Wolfman" cane for me some years ago, through (I think) Specialty Canes.

I'd agree that its probably not the BEST cane, especially at $160...but its better than nothing.  As the shaft appears to be nothing more than a dowel (and a painted one at that), am thinking of stripping it down, sanding, and applying stain - maybe something like Oak or Mahogany....

Anyone have any thoughts??

Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Count_Zirock on August 03, 2012, 02:03:52 PM
You could wait for the one Factory is doing. They showed the prototype handle at San Diego Comic-Con. The replica will have the full cane with shaft.
(http://www.figures.com/gallery/data/742/DSCN4265.JPG)
Title: Re: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Monster Bob on August 03, 2012, 02:51:56 PM
How about making authentic looking
Universal Frankenstein Boots ?


Karloff's boots from the 1st film are different
than the ones he wore in Bride of...and they changed
his boots again for Son of...with a velvet type covering it seems.
(Really want the boots from 1st film, and Bride!!!)

The monster's boots are more or less the same from
Ghost of... to the House of... films.  Made to fit each actor.

I have looked in vain for authentic looking Uni Monsters
Frankensein Boots since I was a kid.  You could make these
as wearable costume assories, and for those who
could use them on full size displays!

I believe they were suede leather. At any rate, boots like that are going to cost plenty...$1500-$2000+ I am sure.
Title: Re: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Scatter on August 03, 2012, 02:58:30 PM
You could wait for the one Factory is doing. They showed the prototype handle at San Diego Comic-Con. The replica will have the full cane with shaft.
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I'd suggest waiting for one coming directly from Universal...........because with Universal you ALWAYS get the shaft.

Ba dum tssshhh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI#)
Title: Re: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Count_Zirock on August 03, 2012, 03:28:13 PM
I'd suggest waiting for one coming directly from Universal...........because with Universal you ALWAYS get the shaft.

Ba dum tssshhh ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI#[/url])

Based on the prices for the VFX Frankenstein Maquette & CFTBL Fossil Claw, you've still got a good chance on being shafted with this cane prop replica. sfsrefs
Title: Re: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Universal_Adam on August 03, 2012, 04:33:21 PM
I noticed earlier on the post, the rep from Factory mentioned that things would be very affordable.  I'm wondering what happened to that.  I mean..I know they're putting out a quality product, but take the Frankenstein Monster Bust for example.  On that post it was said that things like this are for a "specific type of collector".  It seems things have changed sadly.  Don't get me wrong, IMO the stuff they put out looks spectacular.  I'd love to own it..but in this economy, I just can't justify shelling out hundreds of dollars at a time for something like that.
Title: Re: Officially Licensed Universal Monsters Prop Replicas and more...
Post by: Count_Zirock on August 03, 2012, 07:15:10 PM
I noticed earlier on the post, the rep from Factory mentioned that things would be very affordable.  I'm wondering what happened to that.  I mean..I know they're putting out a quality product, but take the Frankenstein Monster Bust for example.  On that post it was said that things like this are for a "specific type of collector".  It seems things have changed sadly.  Don't get me wrong, IMO the stuff they put out looks spectacular.  I'd love to own it..but in this economy, I just can't justify shelling out hundreds of dollars at a time for something like that.
Yup, know just what you mean. At 200 bones, the Dracula Medallion will probably be my one high-end collectible purchase this year. Might just have to miss out on the Mummy Scarab Ring, if it also comes out in 2012.