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We Bid You Welcome! => Induction Center => Topic started by: gracebuster on January 02, 2008, 06:47:29 PM

Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: gracebuster on January 02, 2008, 06:47:29 PM
SO I am called Gracebuster on this board and others, but my real name is Daniel Roebuck.

There are so many new friends here and I thought it would be nice to know who's who really.

The monikers are great, but I'd like to know more. Thanks,
Danny

PS , I use this name because it's my kid's names. When I went to join ebay it's what I choose.

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Post by: CreepyJeff on January 02, 2008, 06:52:27 PM
I'm creepy Jeff Pripusich.   "Creepy" taken from my ebay name creepyjeepy which was bestowed on me by my brother Jim.  Creepy as in stuff I collect and sell (and alright - maybe I'm a little creepy too) and Jeepy from a nick-name given to me when I was two years old.   Comes from the old Popeye cartoon and the "magical Jeep".  Can hear Popeye now:  "Here Jeepy Jeepy".  (Dan - keep this info between you and I.  No telling what the rest of the UMA would think if they knew the truth.)
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Post by: Dr.Terror on January 02, 2008, 06:59:21 PM
My real name is Jason.

Other than that I try to keep most of my personal stuff to myself on message boards.  I save the dirty secrets for Email etc...

I try to use the same avitar and  screen name wherever I post.  My name has nothing to do with the movie, it's a name I used for my home haunt. The name itself inspired by an old dark ride called "Dr. Blood's House of Horrors"  I'm not very creative so the Blood became Terror.

Oh... and I live under a bridge and eat children.
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 02, 2008, 07:05:29 PM
I use "Mike Scott" on the board, but my real name is Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft (of Ulm).
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Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 02, 2008, 07:12:28 PM
I'm just Tom Smith ,I'm a color artist for Marvel & DC Comics my latest DC project is the Brave and the Bold with my buddy artist George Perez .
I live in central NJ with my wife and 3 beautiful daughters.
and my avatar " for now"  is me back in 1973 wearing my Uncle Creepy mask  ;)  Those were the good old days.

Here is a link to my comic art sites..

http://comicartfans.com/GalleryDetail.asp?GCat=1645

http://spiderwebart.com/artists.asp

http://www.theartistschoice.com/tsmith.htm

http://www.comicspace.com/tomsmithcoloristatlarge/

 and a Chronological Listing of my comic book work..

http://comicbookdb.com/creator_chron.php?ID=716

Best.

Tom


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Post by: NekroDave on January 02, 2008, 07:19:19 PM
This is why I love that my nickname has my real name right in it. When people know each other and call each other by their real names instead of their screen names, it can be confusing to newcomers. I generally don't have that problem. ;)   Fwiw, my nickname was given to me by Shawn (Zombophoto) on a whim/as a joke. I don't think either of us expected it to stick, but it did so eventually I had to just embrace it.

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Post by: Wich2 on January 02, 2008, 07:24:03 PM
Great thread, Dan'l - I get a little nervous about folks who won't take off their cyber-masks...

I'm Craig Wichman.

The "Wich2" dates from the time The Wife & I shared our first email account.

The (present) icon is Ebenezer Scrooge, who I just played on the air/web.

Most Blessed of New Years to you all,
-Craig W.

(P.S.- I'm guessing we know where you stand on the Silent Clowns issue - and I'm with you!)
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Post by: typhooforme on January 02, 2008, 07:28:26 PM
I've had 3 or 4 names I used over the years, but my present one refers to my affection for Peter Cushing, who drank Ty-Phoo brand tea every day.  I make my love for the Universal (and other) heroes known in my posts and photos, but I admire the golden age of Hammer/Amicus as well--

In life, I am only Robert Taylor, UMA Elder, grump, and well-known singer of the hits of 1912.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 02, 2008, 07:32:42 PM
Thanks for starting this Dan.  I'd considered the same thing and am glad you've done it.

As my recently amended sig line reads, I'm Shannon Stewart.  Darkmonkeygod stems from needing an im client name and trying to translate 猿神様 into engrish and having that name taken, so dark was added, and it stuck.  I often use the middle T. (which stands for Tiberius) 'cuz a.) I'm a dude and it supposedly helps connote that. b.) I run in a pack of Shannons - the comics industry in particular is rife w/ 'em so the 'saint' or ' St. Stewart'  help others talk to us (really!) and c.) I am not the baseball player.

sts

P.S. No, it ain't really Tiberius, but it's fun to drop that in a group and see who the Trek people are.  I've still got someone peeved w/ me because I said it at a con and they were so excited by it I let it ride, only to have them mention it to a friend who then revealed my gag. Go figure.
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Post by: vpdogjoe on January 02, 2008, 07:41:04 PM
I'm Sara Waugh also called Cousin Sara.  My cuz Robert Taylor calls me that because it keeps people straight on who he's talking about, either Sara Karloff or me (his cousin Sara).   
 
vpdogjoe....Vincent Price and his dog whose name was Joe.  I'm a big Price fan!
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 02, 2008, 07:45:33 PM
I'm the General (or fmofmpls), but my real name is Ray Ferry .. NOT !!!!!!!!! Just kidding! Not even funny. Seriously though .. my real name is Terry Ingram. fmofmpls is an acronym for Famous Monster of Minneapolis. That's me.  :)
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Monster Bob on January 02, 2008, 07:54:36 PM


Hola, amigos del UMA. Mi nombre es Bob Morris, pero puedes llamarme monstruo Bob. En caso de que no hayas conjeturado, recojo los juguetes viejos del monstruo a partir de los años 60. También tengo gusto de los automóviles y de la música, sobre todo r'n'b negro de la vendimia y rockabilly. El Roebuck de Daniel es mi agente preferido. Oh, y Paul Newman. ;D
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Post by: Toy Ranch on January 02, 2008, 07:55:56 PM
My name is Bobby Beeman and I currently live in the city of my birth, Dallas, Texas.  I'm married and have a son, Nick, who is 14.  Today I got a box in the mail, and inside was a Gracebuster mask, so I asked Nick to model it for me as I took a couple of (not so great) pictures.  Even though we are who we are, we can all look like Gracebuster if we want to :D

I used to be a full time toy dealer but gave that up to make more money and keep the good toys instead of selling them.  Now I sell some stuff on the side to help finance my collecting but the business name stuck and so I go by Toy Ranch on the boards.  That's also my eBay ID and so on and so forth.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2069/2160406672_0a470609c1_o.jpg)
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2124/2160406694_17e605971a_o.jpg)
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Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on January 02, 2008, 08:00:36 PM
My name is Harry Woodbury,not to be confused with my father who is also Harry Woodbury.I am jr ,he is sr.My nickname growing up (and still is) is Bubba.Folks on my fathers side called me that and on my mothers side I was (and still is)known as Harry Edward(my middle name)......anyway.....where were we...oh yeah I am known as Harry Hammock here because I  weave Pawleys Island Hammocks as a trade.Whereas the name Harry Hammock.I think thats about it.Oh and as for the pic Iam a Barnabus Collins fan.
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Post by: mzlaveau on January 02, 2008, 08:02:46 PM
I'm Jane Considine, wife of Max Cheney/the Drunken Severed Head.

Mz Laveau is for Marie Laveau, the 18th century Voo Doo queen of New Orleans. I lived there for a while in the mid 80's, and so far, it is my favorite place on earth. I've always been interested in witchy things, and in particular Voo Doo, so the persona has just been a good fit for me. Someday soon I may get some actual horror hosting as Mz Laveau commited to video. So many interesting things to do, so little time...
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Post by: raycastile on January 02, 2008, 08:12:58 PM
My name is Raymond Castile.  I've been collecting monster toys since 1989.  I was second-in-command under Gen. Ingram at the Yahoo UMA and I'm one of the moderators here at the new UMA.  I am a Coffin Joe fanatic, so I use him as my avatar.  For more information about me, check out my Web sites.

The Gallery of Monster Toys
http://www.thegalleryofmonstertoys.com (http://www.thegalleryofmonstertoys.com)

Diary do Demonio
http://www.stateofhorror.com/demonio.html (http://www.stateofhorror.com/demonio.html)

State of Horror
http://www.stateofhorror.com (http://www.stateofhorror.com)


Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: roheimiana on January 02, 2008, 08:29:53 PM
Greetings! My name is Chris Nichols and I’m new to the UMA. Of those who have posted on this thread so far, the only person I know well is Dan Roebuck and t’was he that encouraged me to join here. As to my unpronounceable moniker (“roheimiana”), its meaning is so obscure I won’t bother you with it. In fact, when I once explained it to Danny, his eyes rolled and he spilled a pitcher of ice tea on my kitchen floor... I’ve learned to keep quiet ever since. ;D
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Post by: Nicole on January 02, 2008, 08:38:19 PM
My name is Nicole, and I'm from Kentucky. Like Dr. Terror said, I also prefer not to give too much personal information about myself on the internet. But I will say that I'm a bit of a well-known artist in my area. I actually like to collect all kinds of stuff; comics, action figures, coins, stamps, figurines, foreign items...pretty much whatever catches my eye. And like Ray, I too am a huge Coffin Joe fanatic. As you can see, he's also in my avatar ;D
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Post by: MegoGeek on January 02, 2008, 09:06:16 PM
My name is Charlie. I am from the Chicagoland area.

I'm a toyaholic/pop culture fiend with a focus mainly on 70's Super Hero and Monster memorabila. I have a rather massive Mego Monster and Super-Hero collection.

I have been lucky enough to have contibuted to the recently published "Mego 8 inch Super-Heroes World's Greatest Toys" book written by Benjamin Holcomb.

I was also allowed the opportunity to provide a large amount of content for the Mad Monsters section of www.megomuseum.com  (http://www.megomuseum.com) where I am also a member.

Check out some of the pics if you get a chance:

http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmdracula.html (http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmdracula.html)

http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmwolfman.html (http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmwolfman.html)

http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmfrankenstein.html (http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmfrankenstein.html)

http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmmummy.html (http://www.megomuseum.com/legend/mmmummy.html)
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Post by: Meek on January 02, 2008, 09:41:47 PM


     Private Napoleon Alexander Trotsky Meek can be found in George Bernard Shaw's play "Too True to Be Good" and is a thinly disguised caricature of T.E.Lawrence(that's "Lawrence of Arabia" to the benighted). "Meek" takes care of the little things like the mail, exchanging currency, paperwork, gathering intelligence, interpreter, quelling rebellions and other small annoyances that might bother his commanding officer's peace of mind----in other words, "Meek" is a clerk extraordinaire and that's sort of been my job for the past 25 years.
     I've never been too thrilled with my actual name and feel that my parents showed a remarkable lack of imagination when they named me and I liked my name even less when I first learned to write it back in the 1st Grade.  Linda Miller--just look at it, no pizazz what-so-ever and it took me years to find a suitable signature to use on my paintings.

      Meek by name and by nature---and still waiting to inherit something
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Post by: misterhorror on January 02, 2008, 09:48:25 PM
Hello,my name is Tom Collins.I go by misterhorror because in my much younger days I was in a rock band called misterhorror and his rockin Zombies.
 I have been disabled for the last 10 yrs or so due to a stroke.
   I have been in to horror and monsters as far back as I can remember.
I collect autographed photos of horror actors,directors,stuntmen,etc.I also collect horror action
figures and monster trading cards.
 Being disabled I don't get out to much and so don't have a lot of friends.If anyone would like to
correspond with me that would be great.I live in Darby,Pa.Which is about a 15 minute drive from Center City,Phila.
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Post by: michblk on January 02, 2008, 10:54:45 PM
Hello UMA, my name is Brian.

I have been a fan of Monsters since I can remember.  Sir Graves Ghastley and the Ghoul were my horror host in the Detroit area. 

The Creature is my all time favorite which is what most of my collection specializes in!  I don't remember my first monster toy, but it was probably one of the AHI's.  I am also one of the Children of the Glow.  (I bought the Aurora Glow models and Mego Monsters).  I still have most of this stuff today and then some, due to the Dreaded E(vil)bay. 

I also have a lovely daughter who enjoys Munsters and Addams Family!

One of my goals is to build my monster room.  I am like Ray, most of my stuff is still in boxes.

Happy New Year!

BK (That is my nickname and I mean no disrespect to Boris Karloff or Burger King).
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Post by: roddmatsui on January 02, 2008, 10:57:01 PM
Hello, my name is Rodd, I am an artist and filmmaker, and I've been a monster movie nut since I was a kid.  When I was six, I would charge kids at school five cents for a drawing of any monster they wanted.  I used to aspire to being the Wolf Man, because I loved the way he ran and hopped and leaped!  I think there's an endless number of things to be interested in, and one needs only to look around to find something new.

This board is great fun because folks here have a great attitude and are extremely knowledgeable.  It's nice to meet everyone here!
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Post by: monsterphile on January 02, 2008, 11:14:11 PM
My name is Rob Tullo, I’m 42, and I live in southern NJ.  I essentially grew up in this area watching local horror host Dr. Shock.  My monster collecting started off focussing on the Wolf Man, but has rapidly spread to include the rest of Universal’s pantheon, as well as, SciFi, Harryhausen films, and other stuff which just looks cool.  If you look around my room here, you will also will see Godzilla, James Bond, autographs, super heroes,  part of my collection of 3-D viewers, Star Trek, Star Wars, my pet kingsnake, Six Million Dollar Man, Groucho Marx, and a lot of clutter and dust.  I made up the ‘monsterphile’ name a while back. 
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Post by: Jim Bertges on January 03, 2008, 01:31:58 AM
I'm Jim. I like to build models.
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Post by: mike c on January 03, 2008, 01:40:07 AM
I don't suppose my screen name is too confusing!... but my full name is Mike Cathcart. I am a monster, Halloween and horror fanatic.  To pay bills I sing and play guitar, piano and a few other instruments for the likes of Andy Williams and the Lennon Sisters... but for real fun I collect monsters, build models, and design and build animatronics. I was featured for a few years on HGTV's 'Extreme Halloween' (I had the big ghost ship on my roof with the singing pirate animatronics)... I haven't posted much in this newer forum, but I did frequently in the previous. I love the UMA, though, always will. Long Live MONSTERS!

Mike C.
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Post by: Monsterama2000 on January 03, 2008, 02:27:25 AM
My name is Erick Bognar and I live in Akron, OH. I've been a monster fan since I was a kid in the 70's. I grew up watching monster movies with Superhost and The Ghoul and playing with my Mego Monsters. I adopted my screen name (Monsterama2000) many years ago when I first got a computer, the inspiration came from some Rob Zombie song titles. My avatar is me dressed as Uncle Fester for Halloween a few years ago.
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Post by: kinostadt on January 03, 2008, 02:29:37 AM
Hi. I'm new to UMA. My name is Dave.
I'm a film geek and toy collector.
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 03, 2008, 05:03:42 AM
Dan, thanks for starting this.

 The name is William Shawn Murphy. A good Irish name except for the americanized spelling of Shawn. It was almost William Keltner Murphy like my father but he didn't want me growing up with the name Keltner which I agreed with as a child but now think it would be kinda cool.

I never had a nickname growing up but many years ago a good friend and drinking buddy christened me The Professor. It's a long story but it involved drinking a lot and often at our local Trader Vic's. It was an in joke until he started introducing me to everyone as The Professor. To this day there are two different groups of people, those who know me by Shawn and those who know me as The Professor. A few years ago I was told by someone that they had asked another friend why I was called The Professor and he answered, "because he owns everything and he knows everything" which I thought was pretty funny. Especially because it just ain't true. I never actually refer to myself as The Professor although on MySpace I'm The Professor aka ZOMBOPHOTO.

On the old UMA board I was The Phantom Creep but I never posted.

When I started my flickr account I had to choose a new name and I chose ZOMBOPHOTO because I liked the way the two words sounded together. Zombo was the tv horror host on The Munsters. When I started here on the new site I just went with ZOMBOPHOTO. Why not?

Oh and I didn't know about the Zombo's Closet guy when I chose that name or I probably wouldn't have gone with it.

My avatar will change every once in awhile. 

And I wanted to add that my wife skates in our local roller derby and her skate name is Lily Punchter instead of Lily Munster and her # is 1313. If you have a roller derby in your area, please go support it. It's a lot of fun. And the tattooed girls in mini skirts knocking the hell outa each other ain't too bad either ;D


 Other than that, I'm very happy to be here and very thrilled to meet you all !!!

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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 03, 2008, 05:09:42 AM
I'm Spartacus!
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 03, 2008, 05:17:56 AM
No, I'm Spartacus. 



(I just had to.)
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 03, 2008, 06:35:01 AM
"I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy..."
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Post by: packy120353 on January 03, 2008, 09:41:42 AM
Nice thread thanks Dan! I get to talk about myself now!
(....two hours later...)
...blah blah  blah, and so - I am Paul Anthony Blaise Koloc, son of Bohumil. (Koloc in Czech means "wheelright") I may have an unusual name but there is one other Paul Koloc, a cousin with an interesting website,  eyeball this bad boy:
http://www.neoteric-research.org/
My other cousin is named Bonnie Koloc would anyone know of her?
Arnie-hoo get to the point! I was called Packy as a youngster as a result of my given initials (later I chose Blaise as my Confirmation name)  My passion for monsters and old toys connects me to and validates my happy childhood so I chose to be called Packy as an adult monster kid. The rest is my birthday. I am currently thinking of changing my name to unpacky.  My avatar is an action figure based on a comic called The Unknown Soldier. Who's he? We don't know.
Excuse my rambling, yesterday I had one extraction and one root canal (two different teeth)  done in one sitting and I'm on meds - feel free to blast away for going off topic I won't even feel it!

pk
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Post by: poseablemonster on January 03, 2008, 10:00:07 AM
Great idea - I like getting to know the people in the group.

My name is Andy Williams.  I live in the midwest, on the outskirts of St. Louis.  I am a special education teacher, and I also dabble in singing/songwriting.  Growing up, I had two great loves - rock music and monsters.  I have a few more great loves these days, including my two children Evan and Mia and my wonderful wife Amy.  
I started collecting toys in the late 80's when the local Toy Chest stores were closing down and they were blowing out some great stuff like Manglors, Pee Wee's Playhouse, Dragonriders and other such stuff.  An artist that I came across wanted to buy some Pee Wee Herman stuff from me, and I've been buying and selling toys ever since.  In the early 90's I re-discovered my love for AHI monsters thanks in part to my friend Ray Castile.  I continued collecting all sorts of toys from the 60's and 70's, finally focusing on Universal Monsters and related stuff.  
Right now, in addition to my teaching career, I am in graduate school working toward a masters degree in school administration.  
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Post by: Phantasm on January 03, 2008, 10:20:34 AM
I think it's fun to learn a little about each other!

I'm Chuck Jeffers age 43 and live in upper East Tennessee with my wife and two daughters.
I am the GIS Director for my home county which is a fancy smancy way of saying I make computerized maps. 

I love all things monster, Star Trek, mego, Planet of the Apes, ect, ect.  You get the idea!

I used the Phantasm avatar because the movie really kick started the modern horror phase of my life.  I always have loved the classic films but until Phantasm came along, I didn't care much for new releases.  I still remember a friend gave me the issue of Fangoria magazine that featured Phantasm and as they say the rest is history.

I, like Jim, also love to build and paint models.  Wonderfest here I come!

Chuck
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Post by: Roback on January 03, 2008, 10:21:33 AM
Hi everybody, my name is Robert Acquarulo and I reside in New Haven Connecticut, about 10 minutes from the Yale University campus. Like many here, I grew up playing with these toys and now as an adult, they provide me with much enjoyment that I so appreciate.
My earliest memories were of the Mego Worlds Greatest Superheroes, Planet of the Apes and Mad Monsters. Around 8 years of age I began to collect comic books which lasted right up until I began high school. For the next  8-10 years I pretty much did what any normal red blooded kid would do which was to chase girls and party. I never sold any of my collectibles but my interest all but stopped. Fast forward to 1992 when my collecting started back up again and hasn't stopped since.
I own an electronic printed circuit board manufacturing company with a partner and work for Century21 on the side as a real estate broker. Travel, motorcycles and working out are some of my favorite things to do but toy collecting trumps them all. Needless to say, family, friends and my Italian heritage come before everything. Ever since I read my first Richie Rich comic I've been involved one way or another with toy collecting and comic books, maybe not actively but it was never far from my heart even during high school and college. I can never begin to repay all of the wonderful moments this hobby has provided me and I hope what I wrote will help you guys and gals get to know me a bit better. 
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Post by: IC4CHAMBERS on January 03, 2008, 11:06:26 AM
My Name is Vincent Cerbone.I live in Fairfield CT. I am married with an amazing 6 yr old boy who is currently a Wii master...LOL.I am currently the supervisor of the Ultrasound department at St Vincents medical Center in Bridgeport CT and i work part time at Yale New Haven Hospital performing Echocardiograms(hence my name..ic4chambers)
I am definitely a child of the 70's and i am in love with the superheroes and the universal monsters.I collect Mego Action figures,Gulliver action figures.Mego Lion rock WW2 Soldier figures and the Monstas!!!
Iron Man,Aquaman and Tarzan  and the Wolfman are my favorites and i collect anything that has to do with them
   Vinny
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Post by: Wich2 on January 03, 2008, 12:20:31 PM
VIN-MAN, I knew that was you!!! (Over in that other thread.)

Folks, Mr. Cerbone is one of the nicest Mego (and Mego-esque) collectors/traders out there!

Welcome, & Happy New Year to you & yours,
-Craig W.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on January 03, 2008, 12:44:48 PM
A word about disclosing personal information at this board.  For the few of you who exclaimed to be concerned about disclosing too much personal info at web sites, we all of course respect your privacy.  But permit me to make this statement about THIS board and the UMA.

As you'll soon discover (and as most of us long timers already know) there is NO other group or board that is tighter, more loving and family oriented than this one.  I have embraced (and have been embraced) by more members electronically and personally at the various conventions first as a friend and by some as a brother.  We ALL have each other's backs here at this group and anything shared at any level will always be protected and respected.   Woe to any member who deviates from this mantra. 

So relax, be yourself and have fun.  I sure do!

Best,
Creepy Jeff Pripusich
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Post by: IC4CHAMBERS on January 03, 2008, 01:03:13 PM
VIN-MAN, I knew that was you!!! (Over in that other thread.)

Folks, Mr. Cerbone is one of the nicest Mego (and Mego-esque) collectors/traders out there!

Welcome, & Happy New Year to you & yours,
-Craig W.
 
 Thanks for the kind words Wich-Man... ;D
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Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 03, 2008, 01:13:19 PM
Note to all.. Please send $1 and all your credit card info to me and I'll show you all more new additions to my monster collection you would ever believe possable ! ;D

Tom
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 03, 2008, 01:26:53 PM
I guess this pic best belongs here.

Here is Castle Famous in the dead of winter. Photographed on Xmas day.

Trespassers and Trekkies shot on site!

Talk about the winter blahs. Just look .. every thing's white and grey!

If you look closely you can see my truck in the driveway with a snow blade on it. Will plow snow for monster toys!

(http://www.geocities.com/fmofmpls/castlefamous.jpg)
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Post by: Toy Ranch on January 03, 2008, 01:56:22 PM
A word about disclosing personal information at this board.  For the few of you who exclaimed to be concerned about disclosing too much personal info at web sites, we all of course respect your privacy.  But permit me to make this statement about THIS board and the UMA.

As you'll soon discover (and as most of us long timers already know) there is NO other group or board that is tighter, more loving and family oriented than this one.  I have embraced (and have been embraced) by more members electronically and personally at the various conventions first as a friend and by some as a brother.  We ALL have each other's backs here at this group and anything shared at any level will always be protected and respected.   Woe to any member who deviates from this mantra. 

So relax, be yourself and have fun.  I sure do!

Best,
Creepy Jeff Pripusich


Jeff, I agree with you 110% about this group. 

When we were using the Yahoo Group to post, the only way anyone could read our messages was to join the group.  They were private and for the group only.  This new forum is public, and it will be indexed by the search engines as time goes by.  In the future, because it hasn't happened yet, someone doing a search for "tomland mummy" will find the UMA.  So will someone doing a search for "Jeff Pripusich".  I don't mind that a bit, and many others don't either, but I respect anyone who doesn't want that association to be discoverable by employers (present and future), friends, enemies, relatives, and your average everyday insane internet stalker types.
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Post by: Wich2 on January 03, 2008, 02:07:01 PM
Boss Man-

Well, that 'splains why me Mum's house in Ohio had a beautiful White (day after) Christmas!

Everybody else (esp. Newbies)-

What Jeff said.

I've only been a member of a select few on-line groups; the few I'm still with, it's because of a great Group. And this one is indeed, in all ways, a Real Gem.

As is the Mod-ing:

There have been a few people who (as is much too common on-line) have tried to crown themselves "Official In-House Troll." They were fairly warned to cut the crap, and politely shown the door if they refused to grow up.

Happiest of New Years all,
-Craig W.
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 03, 2008, 02:10:05 PM
So will someone doing a search for "Jeff Pripusich".

Been there done that. And you wouldn't believe the stuff I found on Creepy Jeff! Good Lord!

Just joking. Jeff is as clean as a cat's a ..  Uh, what I meant is that you can trust the guy with your 15 yr old daughter .. Oh .. never mind and go buy a shirt from the guy! He's good for it.  ;D

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Post by: Scary Terry on January 03, 2008, 03:32:51 PM
I'm Terry Beatty -- cartoonist , sculptor, painter, writer and collector of too much stuff.  "Scary Terry" comes from my being the cover artist for Scary Monsters magazine for the past ten years.  Could be worse -- I could be "Batty Beatty" for my (almost) 11 years of inking the "animated style" Batman comic books for DC (Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, The Batman Strikes, etc.) .  Previous comics series include Ms. Tree, Johnny Dynamite, Mike Danger and a whole lot more. Like our fearless leader, I'm also from Minneapolis --though today I'm emailing from the library in my little Iowa hometown of Muscatine, where i'm making a late Christmas visit to friends and family. On ebay I'm "beattylee" -- the last part of that 'cause I used to share the ID with my (now) ex-wife.  I suppose  I oughta change it, huh...?  My fave UniMonster stuff includes the movies (natch) and the Aurora kits.

But enough about me....

For more about me -- check my blog!
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Post by: Nicole on January 03, 2008, 03:46:58 PM
Jeff, you are right. The folks here at the UMA are some of the friendliest and warmest folks I have ever encountered on a message board, and a very knowledgeable and creative group, at that. Like Bobby has mentioned, I hesitate to share some personal information just because what we all divulge on this board can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection, and not just other members. Indeed, I don't want to unwittingly lead some fruitcake to my doorstep, nor do I think anything good could come of a future employer googling me on the web and discovering that I have an obsession with Coffin Joe heh heh. And I know I'm still more of a lurker than a poster here, but I have already learned a wealth of information about monster movies and collectibles. You guys don't know it, but you're making me into a bigger monster fan than I've ever been, and now whenever I stop at an antique store or flea market, I find myself heading straight for the monster stuff before anything else.
Nicole (The UMA member with the dark sunglasses 8))
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Post by: CreepyJeff on January 03, 2008, 03:55:15 PM
Bobby and Nicole - points very well taken about the public nature and accessibility of our new home.  I kind of got lost in the heart and soul of the UMA and forgot briefly about the reality of being exposed and available to the outside world.   Kind of feel like that naked emperor in the Emperor's New Clothes (or lack thereof). 

Best,
Creepy J, er
Harold Johnson (don't call me Harry)
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Post by: Roback on January 03, 2008, 04:48:46 PM
There are settings that can close public forums off to the general public. Terry can adjust a setting where all guests will have to register before seeing the board.

Mr. Beatty, I would like to say what a big fan I am of your work. I had no idea that it was you behind your screen name. I'm honored to meet you.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on January 03, 2008, 04:59:37 PM
There are settings that can close public forums off to the general public. Terry can adjust a setting where all guests will have to register before seeing the board.

Yes, that's very true, but we want other monster fans and monster toy collectors to find us...  and the best way to do that is to open our doors and welcome them in.
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Post by: Roback on January 03, 2008, 05:15:02 PM
Yes, that's very true, but we want other monster fans and monster toy collectors to find us...  and the best way to do that is to open our doors and welcome them in.


Well, you can still welcome them in, they just have to register first. It really is the best way to keep sensitive information somewhat private if this is what is on the minds of members. On top of that, the galleries can still stay open to the public as a draw, just the forums will be affected if you so chose. Just a thought.....
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Post by: Toy Ranch on January 03, 2008, 05:34:16 PM

Well, you can still welcome them in, they just have to register first. It really is the best way to keep sensitive information somewhat private if this is what is on the minds of members. On top of that, the galleries can still stay open to the public as a draw, just the forums will be affected if you so chose. Just a thought.....

We talked about this pretty extensively when setting up the forums, and decided that the galleries should be members-only, while the forums should be public. 
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 03, 2008, 07:34:22 PM
Jeff I really agree with what you said. This is the first board I've ever joined. I've just never really cared for these things and I really didn't like the old UMA board (sorry guys). However in the short time here I do feel like I've already made friends that will probably last a long time and I really look forward to meeting most of you in person. I'm going to really try and attend Monster Bash this year if I can swing it. And I do doubt that many other boards have such a "welcome to the family" feeling.
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Post by: poseablemonster on January 03, 2008, 08:33:10 PM
Jeff I really agree with what you said. This is the first board I've ever joined. I've just never really cared for these things and I really didn't like the old UMA board (sorry guys). However in the short time here I do feel like I've already made friends that will probably last a long time and I really look forward to meeting most of you in person. I'm going to really try and attend Monster Bash this year if I can swing it. And I do doubt that many other boards have such a "welcome to the family" feeling.
So True, Shawn.  I am going to try to make The Bash for that very same reason.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 03, 2008, 08:44:25 PM
Shawn and I were just talking about that last night, and while I've got a busy year, I'm gonna shoot for it myself.
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Post by: ramsey37 on January 03, 2008, 09:03:33 PM
I'm George Ramsey. I live in Kentucky, have a great fondness for classic and not-so-classic horror and science fiction movies, love obscure comic book characters ( a shout out to Hoppy the Marvel Bunny!), and lately have a growing interest in kaiju films and toys. I've been a member of almost every Mego forum that's existed over the last ten years and I dabble in making my own goofy Mego and Megoesque custom figures ala Jason DeWitt's www.wearesmall.com. I did make it to the initial UMA Toy Tour showing at Wonderfest in 2006 and I'm hoping to be there again this year.
George
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Post by: Nicole on January 03, 2008, 09:42:44 PM
All this talk about Monster Bash and Wonderfest Toy Tours has got me curious. What kind of stuff takes place during these events? I apologize for the "newbie" question, but I have never actually been to anything like this before before.
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Post by: monsterphile on January 03, 2008, 09:50:41 PM
All this talk about Monster Bash and Wonderfest Toy Tours has got me curious. What kind of stuff takes place during these events? I apologize for the "newbie" question, but I have never actually been to anything like this before before.


To start with, you can check their websites:

http://www.creepyclassics.com/scripts/shopplus.cgi?DN=creepyclassics.com&cartid=18287490249&FILE=/bash2.html
and
www.wonderfest.com

I guess you can also search the old site about these events and the toy tour.

Rob
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Post by: roddmatsui on January 03, 2008, 10:16:31 PM
After thinking this over, I have decided that I want a colorful name like you guys all have!
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Post by: neonnoodle on January 03, 2008, 10:18:12 PM
Aha!  See?  Neat, huh?
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Post by: raycastile on January 03, 2008, 10:24:54 PM
Nicole, I'll start a thread about the toy tour to fill you in.  I would do it here, but I don't want to divert the great thread Dan has started.

All this talk about Monster Bash and Wonderfest Toy Tours has got me curious. What kind of stuff takes place during these events? I apologize for the "newbie" question, but I have never actually been to anything like this before before.
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Post by: raycastile on January 03, 2008, 10:26:16 PM
Supercool.  So what exactly is a neon noodle?  Nah, don't answer that.  Back to the intros!  I like reading all these.

Aha!  See?  Neat, huh?
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Post by: hhwolfman on January 03, 2008, 10:27:36 PM
HHWolfman Here The Fake Wolfman. Howard Harris I was raised in the 60s and 70s in San Antonio. Now reside in Phoenix AZ. Collecting Monster stuff since 1968 and Dealing in Toys and collectables since 1985. Met a lot of the list in person. What a great time. Longest known on the list Probably Little Danny Roebuck. We corresponded in 1989 and Met Mug to Mug in 92 and the world has never been the same.  ;D I have collected many things, but Movie Monsters and Paranormal Monsters,  Cryptids if you will, Are about all I collect now. Paper, Toys, Videos, What ever. Looking forward to future good  times. HHW
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Post by: hhwolfman on January 03, 2008, 10:29:20 PM
Supercool.  So what exactly is a neon noodle?  Nah, don't answer that.  Back to the intros!  I like reading all these.


Isn't Neon Noodle a ganster from Duck Tracy.  ;D
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Post by: TomlandMummy on January 03, 2008, 11:09:13 PM
I am the Tomland Mummy.  I was born in 1980, or so the humans tell me.  So why do I remember being alive in ancient Egypt?  Anyway, I am the only UMA member who has openly revealed himself to be a toy.  I bet there are toy lurkers afraid to come out.  Don't be afraid!  Monster toys unite!
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 03, 2008, 11:49:56 PM
I am the Tomland Mummy.  I was born in 1980, or so the humans tell me.  So why do I remember being alive in ancient Egypt?

That's easy. It's because inside your original package there was an accessory called the Scroll of Thoth. Your original owner had dared to anger the Gods by ripping open your package .. er .. tomb. Once opened, you not only lost 85% of your net worth, but also came back to life by the dimwit that recited the mystical words from the scroll. Now your a living Mummy looking for your lost love. Just like your owner. Any other questions?
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Post by: The Toyroom on January 03, 2008, 11:58:16 PM
I'm Anthony Durso and I hail from Upstate New York (not to be confused with the Big Apple, although people on-line often confuse the two....no skyscrapers here folks!). Known as "The Toyroom" on several toy boards (including the Mego Museum, where I can be found most regularly.) A graphic designer by day, custom/repro package designer by night!  ;D I'm a big comic book fan and my primary thrill in that area is Silver Age DC and all of the multiple earths that go with it! Oh yeah, I dig monsters too!
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Post by: Tom Smith Monsternut on January 04, 2008, 12:04:20 AM
Have you been picking up my monthly DC comic Anthony ? The Brave and the Bold ? If you love silver age DC it's right up your alley.
Best..
Tom
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Post by: MegoZéDoCaixão on January 04, 2008, 12:09:44 AM
Olá meus amigos. Estou Zé do Caixão, uma figura Mego "unofficial" criada por o humana, "Nicole." Perdoa, não sou bom no Inglês. Mas eu pensei que eu iria aparecer assim e mostrar que eu existia. Porque se você não está aparecendo, você está desaparecendo, né?
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Post by: The Toyroom on January 04, 2008, 12:11:42 AM
Have you been picking up my monthly DC comic Anthony ? The Brave and the Bold ? If you love silver age DC it's right up your alley.
Best..
Tom

Oh yeah Tom, I'm a mark for stuff like that and B&B is one of my old-school favorites. The current series is one of my top reads each month....I could gush all-day about the great job you guys are doing on the book! It's like reading a DVD full of DC easter eggs if that makes any sense!
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 04, 2008, 12:24:38 AM
Olá meus amigos. Estou Zé do Caixão, uma figura Mego "unofficial" criada por o humana, "Nicole." Perdoa, não sou bom no Inglês. Mas eu pensei que eu iria aparecer assim e mostrar que eu existia. Porque se você não está aparecendo, você está desaparecendo, né?

Translation courtesy of Google Translate:

Hello my friends. I Zé of the case, a figure Mego "unofficial" created by the human, "Nicole." Forgive, I am not good at English. But I thought I would be well and show that I existed. Because if you are not showing, you are disappearing, right?
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Post by: MegoGeek on January 04, 2008, 12:28:55 AM
Olá meus amigos. Estou Zé do Caixão, uma figura Mego "unofficial" criada por o humana, "Nicole." Perdoa, não sou bom no Inglês. Mas eu pensei que eu iria aparecer assim e mostrar que eu existia. Porque se você não está aparecendo, você está desaparecendo, né?

Welcome Mego Coffin Joe.

It's good to have another toy here, have you met Tomland Mummy? I'm sure you will get along smashingly.

I apologize, my Portuguese is VERY VERY rusty, sooo rusty it has almost disappeared, much like you fear doing.
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Post by: TomlandMummy on January 04, 2008, 12:31:36 AM
Olá meu amiga! É bom ver finalmente aqui um outro brinquedo. Meu proprietário ensinou-me um pouco Portuguese. Olha muito como você! Eu espero que nós falemos mais. Boa noite meu amiga!

Olá meus amigos. Estou Zé do Caixão, uma figura Mego "unofficial" criada por o humana, "Nicole." Perdoa, não sou bom no Inglês. Mas eu pensei que eu iria aparecer assim e mostrar que eu existia. Porque se você não está aparecendo, você está desaparecendo, né?
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Post by: raycastile on January 04, 2008, 12:42:34 AM
Mego Zé do Caixão is saying, "Hello my friends.  I am Coffin Joe, an unofficial Mego figure created by the human, Nicole.  Pardon, but my English is not good.  But I though I should make an appearance to show that I exist.  Because, if you are not appearing, you are disappearing, isn't that right?"

Oh, and that UMA Toy Display thread is up and running with video and pictures.
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 04, 2008, 11:15:24 AM
Who else is among us? Come forward and state your name, rank, and serial number. Whatever all that means.
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Post by: Inkfink on January 04, 2008, 11:46:01 AM
Another artist here... John Detrich. I'm in the DC area. I did the artwork for the previous UMA t-shirt which is now at the top of this page! You can check out my artwork at http://www.johndetrich.com
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Post by: Josh on January 04, 2008, 12:06:08 PM
OK...so I put off doing this but peer pressure has gotten the better of...next you'll all have me smoking and drag racing.  Anyway, I am Josh (obviously) and I stopped using screen monikers when I joined the HMA.  I am 29 years old, have 2 kids (7yrs and 8months) and live in a suburb of Dallas. I am to young to have grown up with month toys so instead my youth was spent devoted to Star Wars, dinosaurs, back issues of Conan, and fantasy novels. Around 15-16 I discovered classic horror by way of the bigs ones (Frank, Bride of Frank, etc...) and fell in love.  From an early age I was turned off by the malice, gore and general lack of quality and care the mark the films of "my generation".  With the older stuff I found everything I was looking for and much more I didn't even know I wanted.  I can't express what the sci-fi and horror films of the past mean to me, they really are a part of my life that I cannot imagine living without.  I have always been inclined to collect whether it be comics, VHS (then later DVDs), books, toys and finally masks.  Once I put my vintage Star Wars figure collection back together I turned to current Star Wars toys, finding that they had none of the charm, beauty and fun that the toys of my youth had I gave them up and no sooner did I settle into a nice comfortable spot of just books and movies then vintage horror/monster stuff beaconed me.  So here I am.  With a kid in day care eating up nearly a grand a month my monster cash is low these days but I still get what I can. And, I have been greeted with such kindness and warmth by the true monster kids that I feel right at home.  So theres the short version.
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Post by: egorschamber on January 04, 2008, 12:41:37 PM
So what exactly is a neon noodle?  Nah, don't answer that.


Sorry, Ray, you flang the gauntlet.  Here's Neon Noodle:

(http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/UMA/NeonNoodle.jpg)

As HHWolfman remembered, he was one of the grotesque "Duck Twacy" villains
in the fabulous Warner Bros. cartoon "The Great Piggy Bank Robbery," directed
by Robert ("Beany & Cecil") Clampett, who did a lot of the best Warner's, I think.
Duck Twacy (played in a dream sequence by Dick Tracy comic book fan Daffy Duck)
is almost done in by the Frankensteinish Neon Noodle, but overcomes him by twisting
his neon tubing into an "Eat at Joes" sign.

I bet most of you have seen it somewhere back in your childhood. Worth a peek if
you haven't, or a revisiting if you have.
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Post by: gracebuster on January 04, 2008, 01:34:26 PM
Loving this post and this chance to know all of you. Moderators, could this be a sticky post?
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Post by: roddmatsui on January 04, 2008, 01:52:16 PM
I had a feeling that "neon noodle" would bring the Warner Brothers fans out into the cold sunlight!  Egors knows his stuff!
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Post by: egorschamber on January 04, 2008, 02:30:44 PM
Guess I should introduce myself since I butted in... I'm George Chastain, sometimes known as "E-gor"
for various monstrous art and web projects. My UMA monicker is a carryover from several years on
the Yahoo group, taken from one of my websites, "E-gor's Chamber of TV Horror Hosts," which I've
been dabbling on for more than 10 years (and more than 320 separate host entries currently, with
dozens more pending), but which I always seem to be WAY behind in updating. You're very likely to find
YOUR own regional cool ghoul discussed on the site, but if not, PLEASE contact me and tell me all about
him/her/it! :

http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/tvhorrorhosts/ (http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/tvhorrorhosts/)

I'm pushing 60, married nearly 35 years with two middle-aged stepsons (!). and have been a monster kid
since the late 50s when I discovered issues of MONSTER & THINGS and FAMOUS MONSTERS (and later
CASTLE OF FRANKENSTEIN, FANTASTIC MONSTERS OF THE FILMS and other mags) on the newsstands.
Became an aspiring artist even earlier, inspired by animated cartoons and related products, but especially
encouraged later on when I discovered MAD on the same racks as the monsterzines.

I interviewed Basil Rathbone for my college newspaper, talked to Vincent Price at a small reception,
published my own one-shot monsterzine called MonsterMad, and have attendied lots of fantasy / monstercons
like the Durham minicons in North Carolina and the 1st World Fantasy Convention in Rhode Island (where I met
most of the last surviving WEIRD TALES writers and members of H.P. Lovecraft's circle), Pulpcon in Ohio,
the '93 FMCON in Crystal City VA, FANEX in Baltimore, Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, WonderFest in Kentucky,
and every Pittsburgh-area Monster Bash since the beginning (I've known Ron Adams since he was a teenager,
and I worked closely with him (graphics, website, etc.) to help put on the first half dozen or so Bashes).

I've also been privileged to work on some wonderful projects with and for celebrities (including many of my
childhood heroes) like Forry Ackerman, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, Bob and Kathy Burns, Zacherle,
M.T. Graves, Elvira, "Chilly Billy" Cardille, Stephen King, Jim Steranko, Robert Crumb, Mike "King of the Paperbacks"
Avallone, Harvey Kurtzman, Robert Bloch, Theodore Sturgeon, Karl Edward Wagner, Conrad Brooks, the Beach
Boys, Brother Theodore, Curt Siodmak, Elena Verdugo and Yvette Vickers. Graphics from many of these projects
are posted in my web portfolio:

http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/portfolio/ (http://myweb.wvnet.edu/e-gor/portfolio/)

Some of my other web pages are linked from the "MonsterMad Lab" site at the bottom of this post.

My posts have been hot and heavy lately, but will be sparce at other times; sadly, I've gotten
to the stage in life where much of my time has been occupied assisting elderly parents. I had to cut
short a 3+ month stay with my mom in South Carolina to return to WV a few days before Christmas
to stand by my wife Jeanne, who lost her 92-year-old dad a few days later.

My avatar is a tribute to my own personal TV horror host hero Charlie "M.T. Graves" Baxter, who brightened my life with monstrous hijinx and classic horror movies when I watched him on TV in Key West in the early 60s, around the time of the Cuban Missile Crisis (I WAS that kid in Joe Dante's MATINEE).  I was thrilled to get in touch with him via the miracle of the Internet, and I had regular contact with him, and was able to create a web tribute for him, and to forward lots of fan mail to him, for about five years before he died last September.

"Gather ye Rosebuds while ye may," as Charles Foster Kane might say.
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Post by: MegoZéDoCaixão on January 04, 2008, 04:53:29 PM
Quote
Olá meu amiga! É bom ver finalmente aqui um outro brinquedo. Meu proprietário ensinou-me um pouco Portuguese. Olha muito como você! Eu espero que nós falemos mais. Boa noite meu amiga!

Holá meu amigo, Tomland Mummy! My owner has a dictionary Portuguese-English, and has taught me to use the online translators a little, so I will use those to help me speak with my new friends here. Sr. Mummy, in truth I did not think there were other toys alive out there, and so is nice to finally meet another. I see you are also very famous across the world, and on this site too! There is even a Brazilian film with you, "O Segredo do Mumia." Certain your owner has seen it.
Again, is a pleasure to meet you, and maybe soon speak with other toys here. Okay, I go now to be quiet, and read some more introductions. I am enjoying very much to learn about everyone here. Até lá, meu amigo. Até lá.
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Post by: The Count on January 04, 2008, 07:45:27 PM
Well leave it to gracebuster to start a 7-page thread at a new board!

I have to give credit to my good friend Roheimiana (thanks Chris!) for talking me into registering and becoming an official UMA member. On some of the other monster/mask collecting boards I'm known as TheBatHound, aka Dave Katz.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/TheBatHound/DSC00136GS.jpg)


Don't let the Lugosi pic fool you though, as I'm known to don many different classic monster diguises, and even occasionally the big hairy simian with opposeable thumbs....Halloween of course, being my favorite holiday of all time.

The love of all things Universal Monsters is what drives my insanity, but knowing great folks like Dan, Chris and all my monster collecting pals is what makes this hobby of ours such a passionate pleasure for me.

A 44-year old graphic designer by day from the midwest (OKC), married with a fledgling 9-year old monster fan for a son, two German Shepherds, a Daschund and one fat black cat.....

I look forward to getting to know everyone here better.
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Post by: Jlitening on January 04, 2008, 09:08:25 PM
Hello there!  A huge thanks to Toy Ranch for inviting me here!

I'm Rhonda Underwood, and I have a most enjoyable job as Technical Writer for an R&D facility on the Central Coast of California.  I'm married with three grown kids, grandmother to a budding young monster lover, and caretaker for three dogs, two cats, a Netherland Dwarf rabbit, two Cockatiels and ~30 chickens. 

I love monsters, and strongly gravitate toward female characters.  I have devoted an entire room to all things female and I spend as much time as feasible hanging out in that room.

I'm really excited about joining this board, and look forward to getting to know all of you better.  Hello to my friends Gracebuster, The Count and Roheimiana!!
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 04, 2008, 11:50:39 PM
Loving this post and this chance to know all of you. Moderators, could this be a sticky post?

Your wish is my command, oh ootmah! 

Max in Pittsburgh, 40s, married, two cats
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Post by: TomlandMummy on January 05, 2008, 02:05:35 AM
I see you are famous as well.  Your films are shaking the world and the foundations of our society.  Bom!  Muito bom!  It is good to talk to another toy.  Talking to humans feels very strange, but I do it to make friends with the giant ones.  Better to have them on your side.  I have not seen the Mummy movie, but I remember my owner mentioning it.  I will have to see it very soon.  Muito prazer, o Senhor Caixão.  Até lá.


Holá meu amigo, Tomland Mummy! My owner has a dictionary Portuguese-English, and has taught me to use the online translators a little, so I will use those to help me speak with my new friends here. Sr. Mummy, in truth I did not think there were other toys alive out there, and so is nice to finally meet another. I see you are also very famous across the world, and on this site too! There is even a Brazilian film with you, "O Segredo do Mumia." Certain your owner has seen it.
Again, is a pleasure to meet you, and maybe soon speak with other toys here. Okay, I go now to be quiet, and read some more introductions. I am enjoying very much to learn about everyone here. Até lá, meu amigo. Até lá.

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Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 05, 2008, 03:29:18 PM
Never thought I'd be one of these people but.... I also live with a crazy chihuahua named Bela (still need to get a Boris) and an Australian bourkes parakeet named Maila (after Vampira). Oh yeah and a wife named Mary Eva.

No kids for me, I ain't sharin' my stuff!! ;D
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Post by: packy120353 on January 05, 2008, 04:17:03 PM
Zombo - We also have a Boris and a Bela - two Catahoulas!
http://www.catahoulaleopard.com/
(Not to mention Shadow the cat, Daphne the Cavy, Princess the Hamp-ster, and a tankful of interbred mutant guppies!)
And don't worry I have enough kids for both of us (four)

pk
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Post by: mike c on January 05, 2008, 08:24:14 PM
Well, we USED to have a Bela (dog) but she went to the hunting ground in the sky a year ago (don't feel bad, she was old and ready). She actually had a black, furry widow's peak on her head!... but we DO have four cats, one named Halli (short, of course, for Halloween, all black with green eyes)... and oddly enough, this past Halloween another little black cat adopted us. Witch is her name. She was just strolling through my cemetery, and my grandbaby thought it was Halli... but we now have bookend black Halloween cats.
This is such a cool thread. Love getting to see everyone's interests (besides the ones we already know we all share)... thanks to Ootmah Dan for starting it (and one of these days I'm going to remind you of our meeting at Disneyland years ago, too funny!)-

Mike C.
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 05, 2008, 10:58:03 PM
I once owned two rats named Boris and Bela!
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Post by: arlened on January 05, 2008, 11:49:45 PM
My first dog, rescued from the streets was Bela.

The current pup in this very feline house is Luna.  Do the math , folks- you will  quickly realize how she came about her name :-)
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Post by: Toy Ranch on January 05, 2008, 11:58:48 PM
I had a cat named Drac.  He lovingly leaned over and bit my hand and drew blood the first day I had him.  Then he started licking it. 
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Post by: Wich2 on January 06, 2008, 06:46:57 PM
Welcome, Anthony D.- great to see you here!

Folks, I had the honor of singing the praises of Mego73's repros here the other day; lemme give another - first-hand!- salute to Anthony's beauties!

Here's one he did for me (scroll down to second item:)

http://aquamanshrine.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html

(And he's a good joe, too!)

Best,
-Craig W.
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Post by: Kevin Mayle on January 06, 2008, 08:57:43 PM
Hi, I'm Kevin. I was invited here and am finding it to be a very cool place.
I'm a full time telephone company technician, part time freelance artist.
I've got quit a few websites myself. Here's one:
http://www.cafepress.com/kevinmayle
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Post by: GREGGORY67 on January 06, 2008, 09:34:12 PM
Good evening, my name is Greggory and I've been a monster-holic ever since I can remember. I grew up in New Jersey during the early 1970's watching the classics on WNEW's Creature Features, WOR's Fright Night and WPIX's Chiller Theatre...from which I developed a dreaded fear of green six fingered hands rising from pools of blood.
I currently live in Texas with my monster loving wife and cat. I work as a visual merchandiser for Ikea and have dabbled in art, alas I don't have a website but some of my work can be found here at...
http://www.myspace.com/greggory67 ...under the pictures section.
I was a member of the old Yahoo group but I've gotta say I'm enjoying this a whole lot better. I'm happy to be amongst fiends.
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Post by: maniac cop 5 on January 07, 2008, 09:53:07 AM
My name is Debs Laird. I'm a supervisor in the detective division of our local police department and a certified forensic artist. My main addiction is masks but I also love monster toys and of course the original FMOF. I also have a twisted love for Creepy and Eerie.

I'm lucky enough to know some of the talented folks here from other boards and in person. Being in the middle of nowhere (Louisiana) I dont get to hang out with them as often as I'd like though.

Thanks to Chris Nichols for asking me to crawl out of my crypt and type this.
Now Chris... since I've done as you asked, will you QUIT SPAMMING MY EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR GOD'S SAKE?!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Monster Bob on January 07, 2008, 07:10:47 PM



Debs Laird...what a great detective name. Suddenly, I want to change my name.
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on January 08, 2008, 06:27:00 AM
QUIT SPAMMING MY EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR GOD'S SAKE?!!!!!!!!


Hahahahaha!  Welcome Debs, glad Chris spammed you into it!
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Post by: Bendyzaius on January 08, 2008, 04:43:44 PM
Hello all! 

I just joined the Army and figured this is the place to post an intro.  My name is Ed and like most of you I love 70s toys.  My main obsession is Mego figures but that definitely bleeds over into the monsters like the AHI's and Tomlands etc. 

In real life, I have PhD in Molecualr Biology and I do research and teach at Penn State (ie budding mad scientist), but the closest thing I've made to a monster in the lab is some mutant yeast.

 I collect and sell toys, selling stuff helped me get through Grad school when the stipend wasn't even enough to buy Ramen noodles. A few of you know me from Wonderfest where I have been selling old monster stuff as well as other goodies for years. I also sold old stuff at Chiller for years, but as many of us know that time is past.  I look forward to hanging out here with you guys and learning a lot more from the experts. :)

Thanks!
Ed
aka Bendyzaius
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Post by: Wich2 on January 08, 2008, 07:21:01 PM
Welcome, Ed!

-Craig W.
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Post by: raycastile on January 11, 2008, 11:36:03 PM
What kind of stuff did you have at your table?  I'm trying to remember who you were.  Did you have the carded MPC monsters?

Hello all! 

I just joined the Army and figured this is the place to post an intro.  My name is Ed and like most of you I love 70s toys.  My main obsession is Mego figures but that definitely bleeds over into the monsters like the AHI's and Tomlands etc. 

In real life, I have PhD in Molecualr Biology and I do research and teach at Penn State (ie budding mad scientist), but the closest thing I've made to a monster in the lab is some mutant yeast.

 I collect and sell toys, selling stuff helped me get through Grad school when the stipend wasn't even enough to buy Ramen noodles. A few of you know me from Wonderfest where I have been selling old monster stuff as well as other goodies for years. I also sold old stuff at Chiller for years, but as many of us know that time is past.  I look forward to hanging out here with you guys and learning a lot more from the experts. :)

Thanks!
Ed
aka Bendyzaius
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Post by: roheimiana on January 12, 2008, 12:22:29 AM
Thanks to Chris Nichols for asking me to crawl out of my crypt and type this.
Now Chris... since I've done as you asked, will you QUIT SPAMMING MY EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR GOD'S SAKE?!!!!!!!!

Dear Detective Sergeant Laird,

I only emailed you ONCE when I was doing my own routine surveillance and I spotted you lurking and fidgeting outside the front door of the UMA, especially when I knew you had already registered. All I asked was that you come in and test the waters… not for a second that you mention your expertise in forensics and then hint that you’ll probably be showing folks here some of the latex heads you’ve made from putrid, decaying corpses.

I guess what I’m trying to say, my friend, is that I’m delighted you’ve joined us but I also wonder why the heck you couldn’t keep the really scary stuff for later… after, that is, everyone has learned that you’re a perfectly normal dude.

Like me, for instance!
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Post by: claudin on January 13, 2008, 07:32:04 PM
Hi.
My name is JoAnna. I just joined about 10 minutes ago while taking a break from the Cowboys/Giants game.  I'm 36 and a lifelong monster fan, especially of the Universals. I chose my screename (Claudin) because I'm a Claude Rains junkie and collector of CR memorabilia. I've been a fan of CR since I was a young kid watching "The Invisible Man" for the first time on one of my local TV's Saturday night horror hosts shows. It was either "Creature Feature" or "Ghost Host", but I can't recall which one for sure. My interest in CR lead to me co-authoring a book on Claude Rains that was published by McFarland in 1999, which one or two people on this board might actually own. If it's more than 2 people here that own it....cowabunga!  ;D

Now, back to Romo and Manning duking it out!
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Post by: monsterphile on January 13, 2008, 11:31:20 PM
Hi.
My name is JoAnna. I just joined about 10 minutes ago while taking a break from the Cowboys/Giants game.  I'm 36 and a lifelong monster fan, especially of the Universals. I chose my screename (Claudin) because I'm a Claude Rains junkie and collector of CR memorabilia. I've been a fan of CR since I was a young kid watching "The Invisible Man" for the first time on one of my local TV's Saturday night horror hosts shows. It was either "Creature Feature" or "Ghost Host", but I can't recall which one for sure. My interest in CR lead to me co-authoring a book on Claude Rains that was published by McFarland in 1999, which one or two people on this board might actually own. If it's more than 2 people here that own it....cowabunga!  ;D

Joanna,

Welcome to UMA.  Rains was great as the Invisible Man.  I'm a fan of his Phantom as well. 

Rob
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Post by: Wich2 on January 14, 2008, 10:52:27 AM
Welcome, Joanna!

Have you seen THE CLAIRVOYANT?

Best,
-(ex-OotMah) Craig
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 14, 2008, 02:00:01 PM
Welcome Claudin to the UMA! Glad to have you enlisted here.
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Post by: knewby on January 14, 2008, 03:37:16 PM
"Knewby" aka Larry New....been gone for a while but love the new look and site. Lots of familar names and faces here.....good company to be amongst......................................Larry
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 14, 2008, 03:51:33 PM
Welcome back Larry! We left the light on for you! Nice to have you back among the flock.  :)
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Post by: claudin on January 14, 2008, 08:47:50 PM
Thanks for the greetings! They're much appreciated. I'm still trying to figure out replies and stuff and how to work 'em. I'll figure it out soon!  :)

~JoAnna
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Post by: claudin on January 14, 2008, 08:49:04 PM
Joanna,

Welcome to UMA.  Rains was great as the Invisible Man.  I'm a fan of his Phantom as well. 

Rob

I figured it out! I figured it out!

Thanks, Rob! Yes, he rocked as the Invisible One. Yes, indeedy!
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Post by: claudin on January 14, 2008, 08:50:07 PM
Welcome, Joanna!

Have you seen THE CLAIRVOYANT?

Best,
-(ex-OotMah) Craig

Hey, Craig!  Oh, yeah, I've seen "The Clairvoyant". Probably about 15 times at this point.....yep......What can I say? Me Claude nerd.  ;)
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Post by: poseablemonster on January 14, 2008, 08:52:02 PM
"Knewby" aka Larry New....been gone for a while but love the new look and site. Lots of familar names and faces here.....good company to be amongst......................................Larry
Larry,
Great to hear from you again, my friend.  Hope all is well and good with you and your amazing collection!
Andy
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 14, 2008, 09:18:31 PM
Welcome to the new place, Ed, Johanna, and Larry!
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Post by: Wich2 on January 15, 2008, 11:08:57 AM
Dear JoAnna-

So, I have to ask (before Max, or Mike, or Robert does...) -

Have you heard Rains' radio drama work?

Best,
-Craig W.
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Post by: claudin on January 15, 2008, 12:48:41 PM
Dear JoAnna-

So, I have to ask (before Max, or Mike, or Robert does...) -

Have you heard Rains' radio drama work?

Best,
-Craig W.

Hi, Craig

Yes, I've heard a decent amount of it. His radio output was pretty eclectic. Some of it better than others.  Some of my favorites include Rains on the Rudy Vallee Show (!!) performing "the Tell Tale Heart".  This performance dates back to 1935 when Rains was pushing his newest film, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". Others of interest include one called "Experiment in Terror", his "Radio Reader's Digest" appearance and a hilarious turn on the Fred Allen Show.  The Allen show is particularly funny and contains a skit called "The Phantom of Carnegie Hall". Some of the jokes in the skit fall flat and Allen starts ad-libbing. While Allen ad libs you hear this most hilarious giggle trying to be muffled: Rains. 

The holy grail for me is a radio play called "The Eigerwund", which was written by Arch Oboler.  Boy, would I love to find that radio play. The plot is simple: Rains is persued by a monster. Oh baby, I bet that rocks!  ;D

As much as I like Rains, one of the toughest things to get though are his spoken word albums. His voice? Beautiful. The spoken word stories utilizing his vocal talents? Ugh. Listen to "Enoch Arden" one time and you'll know what I mean. I've had the CD for 5 years or so and I have YET to get through it. No kiddin'!

~JoAnna
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Post by: Wich2 on January 15, 2008, 08:49:04 PM
Dear JoAnna-

Was this EIGERWUND from 7/15/39? That show seems to be in circulation, but I only see Ray Johnson's name attached, not Claude's. Was this one of Oboler's later re-dos?

Here's a collection:
http://cgi.ebay.com/CLAUDE-RAINS-8-CD-hard-to-find-Old-Time-Radio-Shows-otr_W0QQitemZ150147067077QQcmdZViewItem

Best,
-Craig W.
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Post by: Roback on January 16, 2008, 11:14:03 AM
"Knewby" aka Larry New....been gone for a while but love the new look and site. Lots of familar names and faces here.....good company to be amongst......................................Larry

Hey Larry, it's good to hear from you again. I'm looking forward shooting the breeze with you here on the new UMA.


Rob
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Post by: Morkai on January 16, 2008, 12:37:58 PM
Hello!!!
My real  name is Rubén. I'm from Spain and I am 31 years old. In the internet forums my nickname is Morkai, and Necrovampiro in Ebay.
I love Monsters since I was a child, but here  it was difficult collect it, because in Spain there are not too much monster toys :(
I was a child in the 80's, but I'm more interested in the 60's, 70's vintage stuff. The problem is that nowadays is very hard to find and very expensive, expecially for a guy that life in Spain.
A lot of people said me why I'm interested in horror stuff from the year's 60, 70 and from United States. I always answer that I love Monsters of all the world, and in USA there are the more cool Monsters that I have seen. USA is the land of the Monsters, and you have very luck for it. Probably people from USA that collect Monsters if they live in Spain, not collect it, believe me when I say that is really hard collect here, because the shipping costs are highers, and I pay the double of all of yours :(
Anyway, my collection is growing day by day and I have cool stuff, not too much at the moment, but all that I have is cult for me :)
I'm interested in Horror Toys, Horror Boardgames, Horror Magazines, Horror Comics and all kind of memorabilia. Still searching the "Bats in your belfry game" :)
I listen Metal music, especially Black Metal.
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 16, 2008, 01:23:16 PM
Hey Morkai, your collection looks pretty good to me. Especially your horror video Tapes!!

And you're right, USA IS the land of the monsters!!!
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Post by: HMAEA on January 16, 2008, 02:01:22 PM
 Hey Gang,

 First of all I want to say, GREAT SITE! I was just introduced to this beautiful page by a good friend, and I'm blown away by how cool this place is. Anyhoo, my name is Eric Austin and I run The Halloween Mask Association site at www.thehma.net . I've been a fan of monsters ever since I can remember and my fortay in all of this is collecting Monster masks and busts! Again, this looks like a fantastic site and it's great to be here!


Take care,

E.A.
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Post by: Morkai on January 16, 2008, 02:07:18 PM
Hey Morkai, your collection looks pretty good to me. Especially your horror video Tapes!!

And you're right, USA IS the land of the monsters!!!

Thanks Zombo!!! but I must upload more pics, the pics that you have seen in myspace are olders and i have only a couple of pics, not my complete collection. I have not a Monster Room, I have a Monster House, because all my stuff is distributed in all the rooms that I have. I want unite all my monsters in 1 room, the problem is that I need more space :(
I have 1 room only for movies, as you can see, I collect old VHS Horror Movies :)
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Post by: claudin on January 16, 2008, 05:47:50 PM
Dear JoAnna-

Was this EIGERWUND from 7/15/39? That show seems to be in circulation, but I only see Ray Johnson's name attached, not Claude's. Was this one of Oboler's later re-dos?

Here's a collection:
[url]http://cgi.ebay.com/CLAUDE-RAINS-8-CD-hard-to-find-Old-Time-Radio-Shows-otr_W0QQitemZ150147067077QQcmdZViewItem[/url]

Best,
-Craig W.


Hey Craig!
The Rains version of "The Eigerwund" was supposedly performed on Rudy Vallee's radio show (The Royal Gelatin Hour) on March 30, 1939. Hmmmm....now I'm wondering if there is a connection as the year is the same for both performances, unless Oboler wrote it in 1939 and the story made several rounds on different radio shows with different actors.

Rains did several things with Arch Oboler based on the more I find out: for starters, The Eigerwund, Several episodes of the Lights Out radio show (boy,would I LOVE to hear those, Strange Holiday (PRC Film aka This Precious Freedom) and the play, Night of the Auk.

Thanks for the eBay link. I double-checked the eBay auction to see if the box set had any radio shows that I didn't already own. Yep, I am apparently a major Claude geek as I had them all.  ::)

Hee hee!  :D

Thanks again for the info!
JoAnna
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Post by: Toy Ranch on January 16, 2008, 07:56:10 PM
Hey Gang,

 First of all I want to say, GREAT SITE! I was just introduced to this beautiful page by a good friend, and I'm blown away by how cool this place is. Anyhoo, my name is Eric Austin and I run The Halloween Mask Association site at www.thehma.net . I've been a fan of monsters ever since I can remember and my fortay in all of this is collecting Monster masks and busts! Again, this looks like a fantastic site and it's great to be here!


Take care,

E.A.

Hey, it's EA!  Welcome to classic monster geekworld!  :D
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Post by: raycastile on January 16, 2008, 10:32:13 PM
Welcome!  I'm glad to see you here.
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Post by: kolchak on January 17, 2008, 12:18:20 AM
Hi everyone. My name is Joel and I live in Los Angeles with my lovely wife Stephanie, whom I met while in Germany, where we also sometimes live. I spend as much of my my time possible collecting monster masks and watching classic horror films.
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on January 17, 2008, 12:29:41 AM
"We accept you, one of us! Gooble Gobble!"

Welcome, Joel! You do sound like someone who'll fit right in!

Max
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Post by: poseablemonster on January 18, 2008, 07:49:48 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Joel and I live in Los Angeles with my lovely wife Stephanie, whom I met while in Germany, where we also sometimes live. I spend as much of my my time possible collecting monster masks and watching classic horror films.
Hi Joel! Another pal from the HMA finds his way over to monster toy geekdom!  Great to see you here.   ;D
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 18, 2008, 10:24:10 PM
Welcome Joel! The HMA, the UMA, the FAA, the FDA, the MPA .. it's all good! Grab yourself an avatar and dive right in!
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Post by: raycastile on January 19, 2008, 03:15:25 AM
Hello!
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Post by: neonnoodle on January 19, 2008, 06:17:59 AM
Gooble gobble!
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Post by: Nightmares in plastic on January 20, 2008, 11:47:23 AM
Hi Everyone,

Please allow me to introduce myself, my name is Rainer F. Engel and I'm living in Berlin, Germany. I'm a Universal Monster nut since the age of eight. Graphic Designer by profession, Comic Book artist and Monster Illustrator by heart. Since last year I'm publishing a magazine called "Nightmares in plastic". Based on the book with the same name I wrote together with Joerg"Necromantik"Buttgereit and photographer Thomas Ecke) it covers everything Garagekits and the creative people who paint and sculpt them. I collect GK myself, with the emphasis on Universal Monsters of course. In my spare time I play with Photoshop and Modelkits:

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/FM_115_Yeagher_00.jpg)
(http://img390.imageshack.us/img390/2018/nosferatujyc12net02no2.jpg)
Kits by Jeff Yeagher / XOfacto

Or I paint favourite subjects:

(http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/1498/frankenstein02smallwm4.jpg)(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/BRIDE.jpg)
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w285/gitd2004/lugosi2007.jpg)(http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/3644/frankenstein03smallhs8.jpg)

Hope you like them....I came here through myspace and the terrific display at Wonderfest. I'm still blown away by the images, information and topics here in this forum. As someone who never had the access to all these wonderful toys, watching them is like being in heaven! Congrats to all involved and those who make it happen!

That's all for now, greetings from Berlin,
Rainer E.
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Post by: MDG on January 20, 2008, 12:22:46 PM
Great stuff, Rainer!
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 20, 2008, 12:35:08 PM
Welcome Rainer to the UMA! Glad you enlisted here. Wow! What can I say? Your illustrations are absolutely breath taking! That Bride is simply amazing! You are very talented to say the least! Please be sure to share these masterpieces over at our members artwork thread entitled "Enlistee's Art Gallery". You can reach it by clicking here - http://universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=128.0 

Great to have you among us!
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Post by: Meek on January 20, 2008, 12:44:50 PM

    Hello Rainer: You'll fit in very nicely here.
     I was just  talking to Fritz Frising the other evening on the phone and you came up in the conversation--your little resin heads of Erik the Phantom, Nosferatu, and Der Golem that Fritz gave me that I painted and made into magnets. Dr. Calegari is still waiting for his paint job.
    I have a few raltives living in Berlin--an Aunt and assorted cousins but I haven't been there since 1991.
    Yes, please do post more of your work.

    "Meek"
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on January 20, 2008, 01:42:50 PM
Welcome Rainer!!

I have your Nightmares in Plastic book and really enjoy it. I was actually going through it again just the other night.

Those paintings are really beautiful. I love that first Frankenstein and what a great Lugosi!! Please do go share more paintings at the Members Artwork thread.
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Post by: Morkai on January 20, 2008, 02:14:11 PM
Hello Rainer!!! Nice to see other guy here from Europe!!! I'm from Spain :)
Great work!!!
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Post by: Jim Bertges on January 20, 2008, 04:14:00 PM
Welcome Ranier. It's nice to see yet another Clubhouse member wander over here to the UMA. You will find that the UMA is just as friendly and welcoming as the Clubhouse and there's so much to see you'll be spending many hours wandering the halls. By the way, your paintings are fantastic.
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Post by: Wich2 on January 20, 2008, 05:18:55 PM
Welcome, Rainer - and thanks!

-Craig W.
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Post by: poseablemonster on January 21, 2008, 12:05:57 PM
Ranier, your paintings are superb.  You have an incredible talent and it is our good fortune that you found the group.  WELCOME!
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Post by: kolchak4ever on January 29, 2008, 11:50:26 AM
 I'm Dale Anscomb Jr.  Unemployed (but looking)factory worker.  My board name came from my love of the TV show. I'm 49, my wife of 25 years is 41. We have a son 24 and daughter 22.
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Post by: MonsterArt on January 29, 2008, 01:34:19 PM
My name is Frank Dietz, but my indian name is "Sketches With Werewolves." Many of you may know me from my guest appearances at Monster Bash, Chiller or Wonderfest, where this July I will celebrate my 10th anniversary as a guest. I have been in love with monster movies since I was about six, and saw my first viewing of ABBOTT & COSTELLO MEET FRANKENSTEIN. I am a professional artist and screenwriter and live in Burbank. For many years I was an animator at Walt Disney Feature Animation, where I worked on films like HERCULES, MULAN, TARZAN and FANTASIA 2000. I've published 7 volumes of my "Sketchy Things" caricature books, and proud to make a living by continuing to keep the classic monsters alive in the thoughts of people young and old. I also run a modest Yahoo Group called "borisbelaandlonjr," which a few of you good people here are members. "Friend to All" Daniel Roebuck told me about this new incarnation of the UMA, and when I took a look, I just had to enlist. You all seem like a right nice bunch o' folks here.

Frank

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g95/sketchyfrank/ColorCover7.jpg)
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Post by: SHADOWMANN on January 31, 2008, 09:18:58 AM
My Name is Alan Taylor - My Bud's started calling me ShadowmanN in the 80's. I'm just an artist trying to leave a little behind
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Post by: Minion on February 01, 2008, 08:11:11 AM
My name is Aaron Lewis. I'm a stay at home dad and in my spare time I make rubber monsters.
I was also pointed the way here by Dan (Gracebuster). I took the name "Minion" because I'm one of Doctor Shocker's loyal minions.  ;D

Here's a Zombie mask I made based off a zombie from the movie "Zombie Nightmare"

(http://www.deathstalkerstudios.com/znf1-2.jpg)

And here's a Jason from "Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter" that I made awhile back.

(http://www.deathstalkerstudios.com/mbf1.jpg)
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Post by: Wich2 on February 01, 2008, 11:14:09 AM
Hey there, Aaron!

Let's SEE the monsters...

Great weekend,
-Craig W.
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Post by: Minion on February 01, 2008, 12:02:33 PM
Added a couple pictures to my original post.
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Post by: MonsterArt on February 01, 2008, 04:59:20 PM
Wow, Minion!

How cool to see my old "Zombie Nightmare" co-star immortalized as a mask!!!

Frank
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Post by: Minion on February 02, 2008, 11:12:07 AM
Thanks Frank!

(http://images.yuku.com/image/pjpeg/36b26291e94e4da1e7a3c42d789a649fac0de634.jpg)
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Post by: misterhorror on February 02, 2008, 11:53:09 AM
Wow! Fantastic work!
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Post by: MonsterArt on February 02, 2008, 12:14:01 PM
LOL! I love that photo!

Thankfully, the MST3000 version of "Zombie Nightmare" will finally have an official release, now that the series has been bought by another DVD company. They plan to release the entire series.

Frank
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Post by: TCM Hitchhiker on February 07, 2008, 12:35:32 AM
My name is Jason Jerde, long time toy collector, lifelong monster fiend.

Some stuff....

I have lived for 36 years.

Grew up watching Son of Svengoolie, and am a huge fan of TV horror hosts.

My favorite monster toys as a kid were Remco's.

On 2 occasions I have flown solo from IL. to NJ. for the Chiller Theatre con. The first time was in 2000, "promoting" my extremely small time, extremely short stint as a horror movie host. (don't ask). The second time was in 2006, purely for the fun of it.

I play guitar, photograph toys, and read lots of books.

I still like to dress up on Halloween, but everyone around me is LAME.

I am all over the web under the name TCM Hitchhiker. TCM stands for Texas Chainsaw Massacre. I have always been a big fan of the film, and Edwin Neal's performance as the Hitchhiker. There have been times I have wanted to change it, but have used it for so long, I figure I might as well stick with it. Plus, I kinda just like the way it sounds.

I was invited here by ZOMBOPHOTO.

I look like this...

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2237/2203364713_7f18c9c5df_o.jpg)
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Post by: ramsey37 on February 07, 2008, 03:47:02 AM
Howdy TCM! You'll find a bunch of us Mego Museum folks here!
George
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on February 07, 2008, 06:28:26 PM
Hey Jason, glad you made it over here!!
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Post by: TCM Hitchhiker on February 08, 2008, 02:06:56 AM
ramsey37: It's crazy man, I already recognize SO many names from various places on the interwebinet and beyond. Think I will fit right in.

ZOMBOPHOTO: Thanks for inviting me!!
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Post by: Wich2 on February 08, 2008, 09:32:13 AM
Welcome, Jason!

(You "new" MM guys should've taken one of my earlier ten thousand invites to join the UMA over the years!)

Best,
(ex-OotMah) Craig W.
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Post by: SpankRamen on February 08, 2008, 08:31:20 PM
You can just call me Sammi.
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Post by: drthomasholmes on February 08, 2008, 11:57:08 PM
 Hey everyone. First off- GREAT SITE!!!

 My name is Brian McGuire. I am 28. I am in Pittsburgh, and am a mortician by trade. I know some of you, and some of you probably know me. I am a regular vendor at Monster Bash (I used to do Chiller and the rest, but Monster Bash is best for me).
 I mainly collect resin/vinyl kits, and have done hundreds on commission. I also collect autographs, which my friends Keith and Tony got me into. Here's some sculptures I have done,


 (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/tangomeow/vincent6.jpg)
(http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d25/tangomeow/DSC_0213.jpg)
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 09, 2008, 01:48:06 AM
Welcome, Brian! Very nice sculpts!

I live in Pittsburgh as well, and my wife and I have a 1973 Cadillac hearse!

Max Cheney
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Post by: Getter_1 on February 09, 2008, 02:25:35 PM
Hi guys,

I'm Jasen Martinez.  I'm 41 and I live in the San Francisco bay area and collect Universal Monster toys (mostly Aurora models) and Japanese superhero toys from the 70's (Devilman, Mazinger Z, Henshin Cyborg).   I'm a project manager in creative services for a video game company in San Francisco.  I do some sculpting and casting on the side.  Nuthin' fancy but it keeps me occupied.

I've been lurking around here for about 8-9 months but haven't really posted anything until recently. 

I look forward to getting to know you guys.  Seems like a great place to hang out.

Jasen


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Post by: drthomasholmes on February 09, 2008, 05:26:18 PM
Hey Drunken Severed Head- you don't happen to have that hearse parked on Lockhart Street, do you??
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 10, 2008, 12:17:23 AM
That's me!
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Post by: drthomasholmes on February 10, 2008, 12:58:20 AM
Drunken Severed Head- that's crazy! I have been working at the funeral home on the corner of Cedar and Lockhart for a few years. I noticed noticed the hearse from the get-go. Kinda wondered about it, then saw it outside at the last Monster Bash and knew someone with a like mind must own it.. Talk about a coincidence!
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Post by: Wich2 on February 10, 2008, 08:54:01 AM
Great work, Brian!

Hi, Jason!

Welcome, both.

-Craig W.
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Post by: claudin on February 13, 2008, 11:46:07 PM
Brian!
The models look cool, especially Vinnie the P!
Terrific work.

Hello to everyone else, too!   :)
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Post by: SpankRamen on February 13, 2008, 11:58:47 PM
Welcome to UMA, Claudin! Enjoy yourself. 8)
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Post by: drthomasholmes on February 14, 2008, 01:56:21 AM
Thanks guys!
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Post by: ProfGriffin on February 14, 2008, 10:11:12 AM
I don't know why I never participated in this thread...I always thought 'who we are' was a mission statement or something.  Being a UMA Elder...I knew this.
LOL.

Well, strike me pink.  My bad!

I'm Joseph Fotinos and I am an actor, writer, artist and producer.
I live in Austin Texas with my beautiful wife, Tammy and precious 6-year old boy Edward, and I have actually met and corresponded with the late, great Vincent Price.
 
Did I mention I love monster movies?
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Post by: Wich2 on February 14, 2008, 11:52:03 AM
(...and he's a prince among men, and one of the too-few UMAers I've had the privilege of meeting in person...)
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Post by: misterhorror on February 14, 2008, 12:20:35 PM
Brian,Jasen & Joseph welcome to the UMA.This is a great place to be.Brian I also collect horror autographs.Shoot me an e-mail and tell some of who you have.
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Post by: Tiki Monster on February 16, 2008, 07:32:03 AM
Don't know how I missed out on this thread either...except work has been keeping me from keeping up with the fun things in life lately.

I am Don Hatfield, from the hills of West Virginia. I started back in collecting monster things three years ago after I ran over...I mean across...this group on Yahoo. Youse guys have rekindled so many great memories and my enjoyment of monsters again. My moniker for here, Tiki Monster, is from my other collecting sport, tiki and exotica. The Creature almost qualifies as a Tiki Monster...wonder if he has any Polynesian cousins no one has stumbled upon yet? In real life I'm program/IT director for a non-profit agency, but I'm really a classically-trained musician who just never found that one really great-paying music gig. Still play and teach some some, though.

This is the greatest club/group/bunch of folks I've ever been associated with....and I have yet to meet any of ya in person. My 21-year-old monstrous son Andrew and I will be in attendance at Monsterbash for the first time ths year, in our glorious UMA shirts and gear, so that will change!
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Post by: SpankRamen on February 16, 2008, 11:02:31 AM
 ;D Welcome to the party, Tiki Monster! ;D
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Post by: poseablemonster on February 16, 2008, 11:25:41 AM
Hi Don!  Glad you made it over to the new forum.  I hope to see you guys at the bash this year.  I'm not 100% sure I will be able to make it, but I'm gonna try to work it out. 
Andy
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Post by: leros on February 16, 2008, 03:04:58 PM
hola amigos!!!
I'm leros, my real name is Carlos, 33 years old,  I live in A Coruña Spain with my two dogs Ashli and Walpurgis,   divorced and lonely wolf
I collect figures and toys from 10 years ago...my favorite the creature from the black lagoon, I love the classics monsters films, and play my guitar in two bands... of punk & roll zombie riot ...I like the zombie films... and los rockin' kies...r'n'r freak
Soon I would put my collection, with some of my creations
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Post by: Morkai on February 16, 2008, 08:44:24 PM
Hi Leros!!! Finally you decided post here!!!! You are welcome!!! :) I hope see you more times here.
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Post by: fmofmpls on February 17, 2008, 12:44:39 PM
Welcome Carlos to the UMA! Great to have another member here from Spain! Look forward to hearing more from our UMA chapter in the country of Spain! Salute!
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 17, 2008, 02:13:18 PM
Saludos, amigos!
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Post by: leros on February 17, 2008, 04:27:14 PM
   
Thanks for the welcome friends!!!
I'm very happy to be part of the universal monster army Spanish section!!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: SpankRamen on February 17, 2008, 04:47:29 PM
 :D It's cool to have people of different cultures here. :D
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Post by: WRM on February 18, 2008, 10:01:29 AM
Hello All -

Please forgive me if this is posted in the wrong place, but I just wanted to say hello. I'm a new member to this group. I have been collecting action figures for 11 years. Mostly Mego and GI Joe items from the 1960's and 1970's.

I also have dabbled in monster action figures from time to time and am looking to increase my knowledge and collection of them. This is sort of a new area for me. Currently I have only about a dozen figures but my intrest is in AHI, Tomland, Lincoln, Remco etc.

After a while of collecting one or two things, you get to the point of nothing new coming and bordom sets in...

Anyway, just wanted to say hello...


WRM
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Post by: poseablemonster on February 18, 2008, 01:36:45 PM
Welcome, Leros!  Another kindred spirit from Spain! 

And Welcome WRM!  You have come to the right place for schoolin' on monster figures.  Check the gallery in the 70's section for lots of AHI and Lincoln pics.  Ray's site 'The Gallery of Monster Toys" is another helpful spot, very well organized.  Plus, posting questions in the Monster Toys section here will bring a lot of help, too.
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Post by: fmofmpls on February 18, 2008, 05:12:57 PM
Welcome WRM to the UMA! Glad to have you enlisted here!
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Post by: EDITOR MFTV on February 22, 2008, 02:33:07 PM
I'm Jim Clatterbaugh, editor/publisher of the magazine Monsters from the Vault (MFTV), therefore my username is EDITOR MFTV. I'm a longtime fan of Universal's horror/sci-fi films of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, and a avid collector of toys relating to those films. I'm retired from the Air Force and now work for the Army (what a difference), and I live just north of Baltimore, Maryland.
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Post by: fmofmpls on February 22, 2008, 07:53:28 PM
And you Jim just happen to churn out the best monster magazine of them all! The UMA salutes MFTV! 
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Post by: GillGirl on February 25, 2008, 09:11:51 PM
This is Rob (monsterphile) here.  I'm not new, but here is a new member,
my daughter Catherine, now known as GillGirl. 

Here she goes:

Hi I'm Catherine(GillGirl). I always see my Dad on here and so I wanted to join.
So I did.I am hoping to go to Monster Mania. I hope to see some of you there.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on February 25, 2008, 09:27:52 PM
Welcome GillGirl!  Glad to have you in the UMA!  Fresh blood, and all that :D
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Post by: typhooforme on February 26, 2008, 12:38:54 AM
Welcome, GillGirl!  I am typhooforme, but YOU know me better as old Pawpaw or The Grumpy Guy in Ohio or maybe Robert Taylor!  Welcome welcome welcome!  I'm glad to see you here running in and out of the doors and climbing up the walls and swinging on the monster-bars (we don't have monkey-bars here, you know).

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Post by: vpdogjoe on February 26, 2008, 07:07:51 AM
Hello GillGirl!
Good to see you on here.  Love your avatar. 

Cousin Sara
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Post by: fmofmpls on February 26, 2008, 03:11:47 PM
Welcome GillGirl! I've always said "what this army needs are more cool girls"! Glad to have you with us! You got one cool dad by the way. 
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Post by: OldTimey on February 27, 2008, 12:02:12 PM
Hello, My name is Darryl. I'm 43 years old, and I've been a Universal Monsters fan for about 39 of those years. My major obsessions growing up were Monsters, Planet of the Apes, Mego/AHI action figures, Aurora/Addar model kits, Don Post masks, Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine, etc.

While other kids I knew had posters of Hank Aaron and Joe Namath hanging on their walls, I had Frankie, Drac, Gillman, & the Wolfman on mine.

For the past couple of days I've spent some time reading on this wonderful forum, and I feel a special kinship with you all. It seems that in some strange way, many of us shared a collective childhood...your memories are somehow my memories too.

I'm really glad I stumbled across this place.

Sincerely, Darryl
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on February 27, 2008, 12:23:22 PM
Welcome to Gillgirl! It's so great that you're here!

And welcome Darryl! Hope you keep posting! Glad you found us!
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Post by: Gary D Macabre on February 27, 2008, 01:41:37 PM
Hi Darryl and Gillgirl  Glad to have you here.

You know it just dawned on me that  I have never introduced myself on this thread.   Well for our new members who haven't learned to ignore me yet, here it goes.

My name is Gary Dawson, I live in Saskatchewan Canada, and am a tremendous fan of Classic horror and Sci-fi.  I only keep a meager collection of monster stuff and add to it occasionally, but for the most part I enjoy the hobby vicariously throughout the good folks here in the UMA (it's a lot cheaper that way). 

My only meaningful contribution to the classic horror community is theFrankensteinMonster.com (http://theFrankensteinMonster.com) website that is a ongoing project compiling depictions and portrayals of the Frankenstein Monster, although it is still early in development.

Just consider me a part of the rather eccentric furniture in the UMA castle.


Gary D. Macabre
phantom of the UMA lounge
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Post by: Cameron on February 27, 2008, 08:57:29 PM
Hey fellow monster fans.  Just wanted to introduce myself, and say a kind word.  I found this site through the help of the Rondos and Dr Gangrene.  Looking forward to some good reading and conversations.  Good to know there is a home for Universal Monster fans here on the net.
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Post by: SpankRamen on February 27, 2008, 10:31:09 PM
Hello, Cameron! :D It's great to see our army grow.  
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Post by: Illoman on February 27, 2008, 10:43:10 PM
Good grief! I just realized I never posted in this thread. I chose my moniker because I saw the word "illos" in the back of books as an abbreviation to signify how many illustrations that book contained. Since I am an artist, more of an illustrator actually, I chose "Illoman". Simple as that.

Mike
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Post by: SpankRamen on February 28, 2008, 09:29:57 AM
Yeah I got here a little late too, but it's all good. There are still a few of us who haven't posted here yet. Give 'em time. Give 'em time.
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Post by: UniversalTim on February 28, 2008, 04:12:17 PM
Hi All,

Although I've been reading the board for a while now, as a result of the semi-constant prodding of my pal Gracebuster I'm starting to post more too.

My name is Tim Keegan and I chose the name UniversalTim because not only do I have a life-long love of the Classic Universal Monsters, but I am fortunate enough to work here at the studio too. I am a travel agent by profession. I know several of you from conventions like Monster Bash and Wonderfest. I met Terry (fmofmpls) thru eBay transactions a few years back.

It was really cool to discover as an adult so many fellow monster kids who, like someone else mentioned, seemed to have a collective childhood where our love of all things monster began. I'm looking forward to meeting more of you as time goes on. Let me know if any of you are in or are coming to the Los Angeles area. There's quite a group of us here, and visitors are always welcome! 
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Post by: Wich2 on February 28, 2008, 04:19:20 PM
Welcome, Tim!

Buy you a Monstrous cup 'a joe if you're ever here on the RIGHT Coast!

Best,
-Craig W.
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Post by: UniversalTim on February 28, 2008, 05:14:21 PM
Thanks Craig.

I'll take you up on that sometime!

Are you in NYC?

-Tim (leftcoaster)
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Post by: Gary D Macabre on February 29, 2008, 09:59:36 AM
Cameron, glad you're here, and glad to see people using the Rondos as a resource and searching out new stuff. 
Hey Tim, thanks for speaking up.  This place is good lurking, but a heck of a lot more special if you participate.
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Post by: Kenneth on March 01, 2008, 12:40:12 AM
Hello folks! My name is Kenneth Taylor and I am in Murfreesboro, Tennessee...just southeast of Nashville. Lived here all my life. A longtime monster fan, I grew up watching Dr. Lucifer and Sir Cecil Creepe hosting the classics on TV. I have worked with computers in the healthcare field for the past 27 years and enjoy collecting monster related toys, movies, literature, etc... I especially enjoy model kits even though I haven't built one in quite a while. Maybe when I retire?!

Anyway, I enjoy this site immensely and agree with Jeff....there is a special vibe here that makes me feel at home.
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Post by: Phantasm on March 01, 2008, 11:09:15 AM
Welcome Kenneth!

I live in Upper East Tennessee and have to go to Nashville quite a bit with my job!

Nice to have a fellow Volunteer here.  Welcome aboard!

Chuck Jeffers
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Post by: fmofmpls on March 01, 2008, 04:02:44 PM
Welcome Kenneth to the UMA! Glad to have you on board!
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Post by: klung1 on March 01, 2008, 05:37:38 PM
Howdy all!

I'm Caleb Oglesby and I live in NYC with my wife and two lovely daughters, aged 12 and 5.
I know some of you from the HMA, and am very glad to be meeting the rest of you through this kick-ass board.

I work in the video game industry as a video editor for Rockstar Games.
I also have a passion for photography and spend a lot of time shooting images of women in monster masks. Check out my site for more on that...

Monsters and horror have been a large part of who I am since I was a little kid growing up in the late 60's. It's great to be around so many kindred spirits!

Thanks for having me.
Caleb

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Post by: fmofmpls on March 01, 2008, 06:02:52 PM
Welcome Caleb to the UMA! Glad to have you enlisted here! Did you say women in monster masks? Where might I find such a site? Women and monsters masks .. they are my only weakness.
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on March 01, 2008, 08:48:42 PM
Cool site Caleb!!  :o

Love the Shock Monster but that big baby head is just disturbing.  :P
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Post by: klung1 on March 02, 2008, 02:07:52 AM
Love the Shock Monster but that big baby head is just disturbing.  :P

Thanks, I'm glad you liked the site.
Yeah, the Baby's a one of the more extreme examples of my photography. It seems freak a lot of people out. I guess that's good thing.

Caleb
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Post by: Creepy on March 02, 2008, 09:29:19 AM
I realized I hadn't introduced myself yet.

Hello all,
     My name is Todd Brown, been a monster kid since the late 60's.  Grew up in a small town suburb of Cleveland, Oh so I got a steady diet of The Ghoul, Big Chuck & Hoolihan, and Super Host.  My first Monster movie memory was watching 13 Ghosts on a Friday night when I was about 7.  It scared me so bad I had to have more.

     Now I mostly collect monster masks (hence Monstercollector), and movies. 

Thanks,
Todd
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Post by: poseablemonster on March 05, 2008, 11:47:30 AM
Welcome to Caleb, Todd and everyone else!  I have met both Caleb and Todd on the HMA forum so glad you guys are sharing your time here, too.  BTW...Caleb, I love your site! 
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Post by: JMichaelRoddy on March 29, 2008, 10:55:03 PM
Hello All,
My name is JMichael Roddy. I am a Director and Writer living in Central Florida. I work for Universal Studios where I help design Halloween Horror Nights among other projects, shows and events. I am also a Producer of the documentary THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING - The Impact & Legacy of JAWS. Cjeck out my myspace at http://www.myspace.com/jawsmania. You can also check out the official website for the documentary at www.sharkisstillworking.com.My good friend Ray directed me toward this page that goes bump in the night and I look forward to many conversations about the classic monsters and horror.
-JMichael
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Post by: raycastile on March 29, 2008, 11:14:27 PM
Welcome JMichael, Todd, Caleb, Kenneth, Tim and all new members!  We are glad to have you in the UMA!
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Post by: DeweyBeachBum on April 05, 2008, 03:53:20 PM
Hey... My real name is Gary Keith.  I go as DeweyBeachBum because I'm an artist living in Dewey Beach, Delaware and do my best to be a beach bum, and collect monster toys.
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Post by: Illoman on April 06, 2008, 05:36:19 PM
Hey... My real name is Gary Keith.  I go as DeweyBeachBum because I'm an artist living in Dewey Beach, Delaware and do my best to be a beach bum, and collect monster toys.

Welcome, Dewey! You'll find lots of artists on here as well. What kind of work do you do? Do you have a website where we can see some of it?

Take care,
Mike
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Post by: michblk on April 07, 2008, 09:46:44 PM
Hello All,
My name is JMichael Roddy. I am a Director and Writer living in Central Florida. I work for Universal Studios where I help design Halloween Horror Nights among other projects, shows and events. I am also a Producer of the documentary THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING - The Impact & Legacy of JAWS. -JMichael

Hey JMichael, is this documentary out yet?  Where can I see it?

Thanks!
BK
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Post by: claudin on April 09, 2008, 12:17:07 PM
Hi There, Catherine!

I won't be at Monster Mania, but welcome to the board!

My dad got me hooked on monster movies when I was a kid, too!

Have fun!

~JoAnna  :)
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Post by: Mego73 on April 17, 2008, 12:39:06 AM
Hi I am Michael Rogers and I'm hooked on Classic TV, moves (especially Horror) and general all around 1960's/70's kid pop culture. My handle is, of course, from the 1970's toy company Mego.
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Post by: jesse heywood on April 26, 2008, 07:58:24 PM
I'm brand new here. My true identity ( and please dont let this out to the  general public as it would hamper my ability right wrongs and may also put my loved ones in potential danger from various n'er do wells) is actually Frank Garofolo. I'm a monster kid from the "GLOW" era.
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Post by: Trap-Door Maker on April 27, 2008, 07:52:16 PM
I'm kinda' new here, but late to this thread. My name is Pete Bregman. My nights are spent working on comic, graphic novel, and animation projects (ie. "Trap-Door Maker"), but my day job is that of a Creative Director at a New York City ad agency. We do toy & action figure commercials, so I couldn't be happier!



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Post by: MonsterArt on April 28, 2008, 09:31:37 PM
Frank Garafalo is a fine artist! Welcome Frank! Please share some of your paintings with the gang.

Other Frank (Dietz)
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Post by: jesse heywood on April 28, 2008, 10:46:16 PM
Frank, Thanks for the nice comment and welcome .  I plan on sharing both paintings and pics of my collection, just as soon as I figure out how.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on April 29, 2008, 12:21:28 AM
Frank, Thanks for the nice comment and welcome .  I plan on sharing both paintings and pics of my collection, just as soon as I figure out how.

Most of us here use Flickr to host our collection photos.   It's free and easy to use.  www.flickr.com

Welcome!
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Post by: ChrisW on May 17, 2008, 10:03:13 PM
Hi Folks, my name is Chris White and I was told about this site by by buddy Harry Hammock. I did see the great UMA display at Wonderfest 2 years ago an am looking forward to seeing its latest incarnation at WF this year.
My workaday is with the US Army as a concept artist, but my avocation is illustrating for companies like Polar Lights and Moebius models. I did things like the Wolf Man (my avatar), Three Stooges and Star Trek. I also do illustrations for the Dept. of Natural Resources and historical reconstructions.
Oh, yea, the REAL reason I'm here is I have way too many monster toys and games! My favorite is King Zor, but the collection also includes the likes of Ideal's Haunted House game, Green Ghost, Ka-Bala (my most recent acquisition!) and Bats-In-You-Belfry from Mattel. I tend towards the big items with the cool box graphics, so space always seems to be at a premium!
I'm also a big fan of the Gemmy life-size Halloween characters. My favorite is the cauldron stirring witch.
One other favorite is William Castle's "13 Ghosts". It scared the bejiggers out of me when I was 10 and I've loved it ever since.
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Post by: monsterphile on May 17, 2008, 10:15:45 PM
Hi Folks, my name is Chris White ... 
Oh, yea, the REAL reason I'm here is I have way too many monster toys and games!

Welcome Chris, but what is this "too many" thing?  It's a concvept that I'm having trouble understanding.  I think you mean "not enough", right?  lol


Rob
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Post by: ChrisW on May 17, 2008, 11:24:36 PM
Thanks Monsterphile. Yea, I keep telling myself there's too much, but then there's the "find". Today i found Ka-Bala at a co-op antique store for 12 bucks. How could I let it go?
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Post by: raycastile on May 18, 2008, 01:01:36 AM
Welcome!  We're glad to have you here.  I'm not seeing your avatar, though.
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Post by: ChrisW on May 18, 2008, 12:12:06 PM
There ya go, Ray!
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Post by: raycastile on May 18, 2008, 02:06:32 PM
Ah, that's better!
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Post by: Illoman on May 18, 2008, 03:00:05 PM
Hi Folks, my name is Chris White and I was told about this site by by buddy Harry Hammock. I did see the great UMA display at Wonderfest 2 years ago an am looking forward to seeing its latest incarnation at WF this year.
My workaday is with the US Army as a concept artist, but my avocation is illustrating for companies like Polar Lights and Moebius models. I did things like the Wolf Man (my avatar), Three Stooges and Star Trek. I also do illustrations for the Dept. of Natural Resources and historical reconstructions.

Welcome, Chris. Where can we see more of your work?

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: HARRY HAMMOCK on May 18, 2008, 03:29:28 PM
Welcome, Chris. Where can we see more of your work?

Thanks,
Mike
   On the wall at my house,and also on the boxes of Polar Lights 3 Stooges,Phantom of the Opera,Halloween,the huge Forbidden Planet Spacecraf,Stark Trek,Wolfman,Mobieus models Seaview,soon to out Invisable Man and alot of my Christmas cards.Chris ia a talented artist and a good friend of mine.His works hang along my walls with Gogos,Dietz and Bama.A great guy and and allaround good egg.Welcome Mr White ,make yourself at home and enjoy.
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Post by: ChrisW on May 18, 2008, 07:15:22 PM
Harry, now, where did you want me to send that check?  ;D


Mike, I have an embarassingly bad placeholder web site at www.chriswhiteart.com . You can tell where my interest lies in the fact that I have more on my "Halloween 2007" page than I do in the entire rest of the site promoting my art. I apologize beforehand, and promise to improve it in the near future!


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Post by: Wich2 on May 18, 2008, 08:17:24 PM
Wecome to one of the great groups, Chris.

-Craig Wichman
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Post by: ChrisW on May 18, 2008, 09:32:58 PM
Thanks Craig - I find myself lost in the threads about all the neat monster stuff available out there.
I just updated my website - taking it from the 1980's into the 1990s!
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Post by: packy120353 on May 19, 2008, 06:12:27 PM
Hi Mr White! Now I know where I've seen that avatar! I proudly display your  prints of the Polar Lights Wolfman and Phantom, and have gotten numerous compliments! You are very talented and the UMA is richer through you. (hey now after buttering you up maybe you'd autograph a print if we ever get the chance!) Welcome to the group now you are in two armies! Have fun

pk (or paul or packy)
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Post by: avenger on June 07, 2008, 10:13:39 AM
I was just looking over some of the posts that were done before I came into the group and I
think that while it is a great idea for us to know each other ,some of you have expressed a reluctance to post too much personal information ,for various reasons.
That idea has merit also,because boys and girls,if you have any doubt about the real monsters
out there ,just pick up your newspaper or turn on the six o'clock news.
They make our monsters look very tame.
Having said that,my name is Gary Gladney and I live in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador
(I actually live on the island of Newfoundland ) on the east coast of Canada and I have been a
collector all my life ( I shall be 54 on July 27th for all of you who want to send me monster
gifts)I have several hundred sci-fi and horror movies and books,a small collection of autographs
etc.I took the name avenger because I was and still am a big fan of the British 60's TV show
The Avengers.I was looking at some toy collecting videos one day and came across I Love Toys
and was so impressed that I emailed the gent who had done the video,none other than our
own Raymond Castile ,who in his reply said the magic words "Are you a member of The
Universal Monster Army ? You seem like someone who would enjoy it ".
And that is what brought me to this magical place.
                                                                                                   Gary
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Post by: fmofmpls on June 07, 2008, 10:34:51 AM
Welcome Gary to the UMA! Great to have you on board! No real life monsters here .. just blood sucking vampires, animated corpses, and a few werewolves. But watch out for those monster toy collectors here on this site .. they are a bit strange indeed! Sick in the head.  ;D
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Post by: monsterphile on June 07, 2008, 12:11:01 PM
... watch out for those monster toy collectors here on this site .. they are a bit strange indeed! Sick in the head.  ;D

They get vicious at the end of Ebay auctions too.  Hungry, hungry...more, more...

Welcome to our group avenger.

Rob
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Post by: tojoro on June 27, 2008, 09:36:32 AM
 As a newbie, and this being my first post, this thread works out nicely. My name is Tom Robinson, I hail from a suburb of Boston, and I'm a monster addict.
 I've been a member and semi-poster at the CHFB for about four years under the name of "whoopiecat".
 Since I switched from a local to a global account, my usename is now "tojoro", which is parts of my first, middle and last names. Though it sounds like a Japanese company that makes giant monster movies!
 Love the new look of the site here, much more accessible. Mind if I stay awhile?

 Thanks,
 Tom
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Post by: raycastile on June 27, 2008, 10:59:37 AM
I'm glad you found us!  Welcome!

I was just looking over some of the posts that were done before I came into the group and I
think that while it is a great idea for us to know each other ,some of you have expressed a reluctance to post too much personal information ,for various reasons.
That idea has merit also,because boys and girls,if you have any doubt about the real monsters
out there ,just pick up your newspaper or turn on the six o'clock news.
They make our monsters look very tame.
Having said that,my name is Gary Gladney and I live in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador
(I actually live on the island of Newfoundland ) on the east coast of Canada and I have been a
collector all my life ( I shall be 54 on July 27th for all of you who want to send me monster
gifts)I have several hundred sci-fi and horror movies and books,a small collection of autographs
etc.I took the name avenger because I was and still am a big fan of the British 60's TV show
The Avengers.I was looking at some toy collecting videos one day and came across I Love Toys
and was so impressed that I emailed the gent who had done the video,none other than our
own Raymond Castile ,who in his reply said the magic words "Are you a member of The
Universal Monster Army ? You seem like someone who would enjoy it ".
And that is what brought me to this magical place.
                                                                                                   Gary
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Post by: raycastile on June 27, 2008, 11:00:23 AM
Please stay awhile!

As a newbie, and this being my first post, this thread works out nicely. My name is Tom Robinson, I hail from a suburb of Boston, and I'm a monster addict.
 I've been a member and semi-poster at the CHFB for about four years under the name of "whoopiecat".
 Since I switched from a local to a global account, my usename is now "tojoro", which is parts of my first, middle and last names. Though it sounds like a Japanese company that makes giant monster movies!
 Love the new look of the site here, much more accessible. Mind if I stay awhile?

 Thanks,
 Tom
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Post by: tojoro on June 27, 2008, 02:56:38 PM
 Thanks Ray,
 Between the Monster Rooms and Daily Affirmations threads, I've come to realize how amazingly cool and fun this joint is!
 Good stuff indeed ;D

 Tom
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Post by: Dr. Jitters on July 11, 2008, 01:07:06 PM
I was pleasantly surprised to find these forums and many familiar names & faces thanks to a link from Drunken Severed Head from the Classic Horror Film Board.  I used to follow the UMA Yahoo Group but must have slipped away.  Great, friendly place here and it looks cool too!  I love the Monster Rooms thread!  My name is John and I'm a classic horror fan from Burbank.  :)
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Post by: typhooforme on July 11, 2008, 01:35:53 PM
Welcome Gary to the UMA! Great to have you on board! No real life monsters here .. just blood sucking vampires, animated corpses, and a few werewolves. But watch out for those monster toy collectors here on this site .. they are a bit strange indeed! Sick in the head.  ;D

I am one of the elderly animated corpses (well, not very animated!) who had already made the acquaintance of Gary and I highly recommend him as a dead-icated fan and a wonderful chap, indeed!  Are there any other Newfoundland UMA members out there, I wonder? 
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 25, 2008, 02:48:02 PM
Hi.  My name is Mark Stamper.  I'm 52 years old, married with 2 kids, a grandchild & a dog.  I'm a retired professional wrestler, famous only to a couple hundred people in my hometown (Muncie, In.).  The first two movies I remember seeing were KING KONG and FRANKENSTEIN (probably 5-6 years old at the time) and I've been hooked ever since.

I started my meager (mostly Universal) monster collection around 1997.  Moved into an apartment in Lafayette, Indiana in 2006, so like several others, my stuff is packed away in tubs.  I haven't "collected" in awhile, but my wife said she noticed a "gleam in my eye" since I joined the UMA.

I'm also an artist, although I use that term loosely, especially after seeing all the great real artists here on the board!  I specialize in monsters (surprise) and it's a nice creative outlet.

Oh yeah, all my years of clean living have left me with a few back surgeries, 2 heart attacks, quadruple heart by-pass, a heart stent and a pacemaker.  I also wear leg braces and my 5 year old grand daughter says I walk like Frankenstein!

At least I've started out my Army duties right.  I purchased one of the few remaining UMA t-shirts from Creepy Jeff and have been wearing it proudly.

It's great to be here.  Sorry I droned on for so long.  And to " packy120353 ", I have indeed heard of Bonnie Koloc.  I saw her open for Gordon Lightfoot in Indianapolis, 1977.  Beautiful girl, beautiful voice.

Thanks for listening, er... I mean, reading.

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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 25, 2008, 02:55:14 PM
BTW, my username stems from my interest in hairy hominids!
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Post by: raycastile on July 25, 2008, 03:55:42 PM
I am quite the cryptid enthusiast myself!
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Post by: CreepyJeff on July 25, 2008, 04:04:06 PM
Great to have you here, Mark and thank you for your support of the UMA!  Look forward to more posts and checking out some of your artwork!

Best,
Creepy Jeff
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Post by: avenger on July 25, 2008, 04:29:43 PM
Mark,
        Welcome to the creepiest ,scariest, and oh yes, the friendliest site on the web !
Pull up a chair ,you are now part of the family.Enjoy your stay.
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Post by: mr.thriller on July 27, 2008, 05:41:27 PM
I'm brand new here. My true identity ( and please dont let this out to the  general public as it would hamper my ability right wrongs and may also put my loved ones in potential danger from various n'er do wells) is actually Frank Garofolo. I'm a monster kid from the "GLOW" era.

Welcome, Frank!  Frank is a great guy and a fine artist.  Numerous prints of his terrific monster portraits adorn the walls of my home. 
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Post by: mr.thriller on July 27, 2008, 09:03:42 PM
My name is Tom, and I've been a UMA member for nearly five years.  I've maintained a lifelong fascination with classic monster movies in general and Universal Monster classics in particular.  Over the decades, I've collected models, toys, records, tapes, CDs, DVDs, posters, photos, masks, and various other assorted monster-related items.  My mania for movie monsters shows no signs of diminishing. 
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Post by: Horrorbles on July 28, 2008, 11:10:18 AM
My name is John Aranza, 35 ...I own a Horror & Science Fiction Memorabilia Shop outside of Chicago...ever in the area stop in or check the website.....


www.horrorbles.com
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Post by: mayney on July 31, 2008, 01:29:56 PM
Hello my name is Colin Mayne, I'm a freelance illustrator from Belfast N Ireland, now residing in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
From day one I've loved monsters! I always seemed to be collecting models, figures or masks....of course in later years refining those collecting instincts:) Happy to be here
Col
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Post by: tv horror on July 31, 2008, 01:50:25 PM
Welcome to the forum Colin it's nice to know that a fellow Belfast man made good, all the best to you and yours. 
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Post by: mayney on July 31, 2008, 05:05:13 PM
!!! Where are you from? I grew up in Whitehead actually, but no one knows where it is,!!!! :)
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Post by: tv horror on July 31, 2008, 05:26:14 PM
Of course I know where Whitehead is it lies just outside of Belfast near Larne, I've never been there myself but who knows. I come from the Lisburn road end of Belfast myself, I know for a fact that you will enjoy your stay at the UMA they are a great bunch of people.   
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Post by: zombiehorror on July 31, 2008, 05:26:49 PM
Never really paid much attention to this topic, what a great idea......for cyber stalkers!!  I've been haunting the board for awhile now so I might as well expose myself (Feel free to quote that and comment on it.....)

My name is Erin Crigger and though the name may fool you I am male, my middle name doesn't help define my gender either.  My parents didn't realize that it was the female spelling until it was to late.  Their only option would have been to make me match the name and luckily they decided against the surgery.  I'm 36 years old, married, 2 daughters (2 year & 9 month old).  Former military man, Army 3 years, infantry, 11 hotel (TOW missile crew).

I've loved monsters, especially the Universal monsters, since I was but a wee lad.  I used to hide behind my mom (She's responsible for my love of monsters) and watch classic monster flicks late at night, I can remember doing this since I was at least 5.  And to this day I still hide behind her while watching my favorite fright flicks (j/k!).  I really didn't start collecting monsters (besides VHS tapes) until the Sideshow boom and there's been no stopping me since.  Favorite movie, hands down is Abbott &  Costello meet Frankenstein (watch this one mutiple times a year to this day).

The screen name just came about because I love the zombie genre.  Originally I was going by "thehorror" but ran into several instances were the name was taken so I came up with zombiehorror, just about everything I do online is under that name or zombiehorror01.

Anyone that's on myspace can check out my monster collection piece by piece since I still have not finished my monster basement to display it all properly-http://www.myspace.com/zombie_horror (http://www.myspace.com/zombie_horror)  It's nothing spectacular or rare, most here have seen the items a hundred times over.

There are also some videos/pictures of my graveyard set up for Halloween, which is my other hobby besides monster collecting.  I would love to add a bunch of homemade pieces (as well as store bought) to my yard haunt each year but I generally procrastinate on building anything until September and only get a few things done.  The set up goes up Halloween morning and goes down that night after Trick or Treating ends, it deters theft and I think it adds a little spooky vibe for the neighborhood kids that know that the house was not like that all week-they never really get to see it in the daylight like a lot of yard haunts.

I think that about sums it up.....

Good to meet everyone and hear a little about who we are.

Erin
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Post by: The Bride on August 03, 2008, 11:13:23 AM
I guess I should have introduced myself before now, sorry.

My name is Maria and my board name comes from my late husband. He called me "The Bride" for thirty eight years.
My husband and I both, started collecting monster toys/items in the 60's and never stopped.

I have five kids... well... adults.  ::)

This board is truly amazing! So much info/knowledge and some really funny people!

Thank you,
Maria
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Post by: tv horror on August 03, 2008, 04:10:15 PM
FUNNY people! Where?
Welcome Maria I hope that you enjoy your stay.
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Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 06, 2008, 07:03:30 AM
My name is Dan and Im a newbie but a long time fan of classic horror and especially the Universal Monsters! Im 37, married and have 2 wonderful kids. One 6 year old daughter and one 2 year old son. I use the screen name of Monsterkid71 because after hearing the term a few years ago I thought it described who I was when it came to what I love most about horror. The 71 is the year I was born.

I remember as a young kid (around 6 or 7) I had a paperback book titled "Great Monsters of the Movies". I used to carry it around EVERYWHERE! I loved that book. I finally found a hard copy of it a few years back at a flea market. I felt like a 1st grader again! My first exposure to fantasy and horror was when I was about 5. My dad took me to my first theater experience......The 7th Voyage of Sinbad. I loved it! Ive pretty much been hooked ever since.
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Post by: avenger on August 06, 2008, 07:49:51 AM
Welcome to the family Dan.You'll not find a better group than this anywhere !
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Post by: fmofmpls on August 06, 2008, 08:00:35 AM
Welcome to the Army Dan! Glad to have you among the fold.
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Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 06, 2008, 08:10:37 AM
Thanks guys! I appreciate the warm welcome.

HA! Im digging that avatar fmofmpls! Now that reminds me when I took my KISS ALIVE! Lp to school in the second grade for show and tell.  ;D
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Post by: michblk on August 06, 2008, 08:55:29 AM
Hey Dan, I'm liking your Avatar too!  Welcome to your 2nd family!

BK
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Post by: tv horror on August 06, 2008, 11:19:40 PM
You were three when I started collecting Dan, and in all that time it was only when I arrived at this forum that I feel that I belong. Enjoy yourself and welcome to the clan Dan.
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Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 07, 2008, 03:14:22 PM
Thanks Mitch! The Creature rulz all!

It's places like this that make me feel at home Tvhorror. Thanks for the welcome.   :)
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Post by: michblk on August 07, 2008, 07:24:47 PM
Thanks Mitch! The Creature rulz all!

Awww man, not again.....  Well Uni, I guess it's better than being called Rebecca   :P
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Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 08, 2008, 10:44:52 AM
HA HA HA!! Sorry Brian! I caught my mistake late yesterday in the Hawethorne thread.......yeah it is a tad better than Rebecca!
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Post by: PLAN_Dave_FROM OUTERSPACE on August 12, 2008, 10:56:37 AM
Hello Army!  My name is David Beinlich. I work as a DVD Author / video editor on many restored horror / monster films. Mostly  modern horror (80's 90's and today!), but  also some Japanese ToHo classics. More importantly, I am a life long fan of the Universal Horror Classics! I just bought a media projector and have been enjoying the classic films all over again, on a 100 inch screen! I also have been starting to build a collection of UM posters and toys. Ive been checking out the forums for a while, and I am so happy to have joined. I hope I can meet more monster fans, and discuss all kinds of horror films!
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Post by: chrisnurse on August 12, 2008, 01:00:51 PM
Sorry, I have been posting already – but just saw this.

My name’s Chris, based in the UK and I’m a film maker. Directing my first feature ( A horror of course!) later in the year. I’m a huge monster fan, have been since a young kid, and have slowly fallen into collecting. This is a great forum! Thanks for having me here!
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 12, 2008, 01:03:23 PM
Hey Dan, I'm liking your Avatar too!

I made that ani-gif years ago. You might recall seeing it at the Creature group.
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Post by: michblk on August 12, 2008, 01:29:51 PM
Welcome Dave and Chris!

BK
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Post by: michblk on August 12, 2008, 01:38:01 PM
I made that ani-gif years ago. You might recall seeing it at the Creature group.

lol, I"m getting older, I can't remember  things I did years ago...

BK
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Post by: avenger on August 12, 2008, 01:54:56 PM
Welcome Dave and Chris to the best site on the web.Enjoy your stay.
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Post by: tv horror on August 12, 2008, 03:57:29 PM
Welcome Dave and Chris, this is a really great forum but for goodness sake stay away from the limerick postings they're soul destroying (Ha ha). It really is who we are in this forum and here we can be thought of as cool dudes but to the outside World, strange. I know which type of welcome I would like, all the best.
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Post by: chrisnurse on August 12, 2008, 04:29:52 PM
Thanks guys. This really is a great site, I look forward to a long stay.
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Post by: Monsterkid71 on August 13, 2008, 08:06:42 AM
Welcome Dave and Chris!! This is a great place!

Mike, thanks for making that gif! I hope you dont mind that Im using it.  :o
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 13, 2008, 10:01:45 AM
Mike, thanks for making that gif! I hope you dont mind that Im using it.

If it's OK with Universal, it's OK with me!
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Post by: Jscareshock on August 29, 2008, 03:07:08 PM
Howdy, my name is John Skerchock but some of you know me from Scary Monsters as Dr. Johnny Scareshock so, since there is another John Skerchock out there, I use the Scareshock moniker.  I want to thank Daniel Roebuck for getting me to check the site out.  Okay, he told me about it last year and I finally got around to it.  Awesome sight.  I hope to be stopping in more to play.
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Post by: michblk on August 29, 2008, 03:42:51 PM
Welcome John, I enjoy your articles in SM very much!

BK
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Post by: avenger on August 29, 2008, 03:44:09 PM
Welcome to the clan ,John. Enjoy your stay.
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Post by: raycastile on August 29, 2008, 08:22:58 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: jesse heywood on September 03, 2008, 02:51:44 PM
Welcome aboard Johnny , about frikking time ;D
Frank
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Post by: Monsterkid71 on September 03, 2008, 03:48:55 PM
Welcome!!
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Post by: laffo on September 06, 2008, 08:22:43 PM
I'm the Prof. Jas. M. Stacy and I have been a touring Musician, owned Restaurants and a Honky Tonk. I've been a Horror Host, Make up Artist and working Clown. I have and currently am an Art Director and Costumer for different Film and Video projects and I am an Illustrator of some standing. I currently run a Gourmet Carnival Foods Wagon and a Six Screen Drive-In Movie Theatre called the Starlight Six here in Atlanta.
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Post by: Trap-Door Maker on September 06, 2008, 08:29:14 PM
Welcome, John! Welcome, Laffo!








http://www.neckboltpublishing.com
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Post by: raycastile on September 06, 2008, 09:53:50 PM
Welcome!  We have another professor in the clubhouse.  It sounds like you have a lot on your plate!

I'm the Prof. Jas. M. Stacy and I have been a touring Musician, owned Restaurants and a Honky Tonk. I've been a Horror Host, Make up Artist and working Clown. I have and currently am an Art Director and Costumer for different Film and Video projects and I am an Illustrator of some standing. I currently run a Gourmet Carnival Foods Wagon and a Six Screen Drive-In Movie Theatre called the Starlight Six here in Atlanta.
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Post by: Nicole on September 10, 2008, 09:15:13 AM
Welcome aboard, Laffo! You can't go wrong with clowns and horror. ;D
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Post by: Monster Bob on September 10, 2008, 09:45:34 AM

You can't go wrong with clowns in general, in my book!  :D

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g107/backlotcharlie/BOZO68-01.jpg)
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Post by: Nicole on September 10, 2008, 09:55:22 AM
Hehe. Very cool, Bob. What year were those taken?
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Post by: Monster Bob on September 10, 2008, 10:09:22 AM


BOZO'S CIRCUS, 1968 at WGN-TV Ch 9 Chicago.

The clown on the right (w/ hat) is Oliver O. Oliver, played by Chicago TV legend Ray Rayner. Bozo of course was played by incredible Bob Bell, of whom I am a huge fan of to this day. Bell's interpretation of Bozo was the inspiration for Krusty the Clown on THE SIMPSONS, as Dan Castellaneta (Krusty and of course Homer Simpson's voices) was a Chicago native, growing up on a steady diet of Bob Bell. The program was so popular that during the course of the show, the wait for tickets spanned from 7-12 years. Many Moms were known to order tickets before there kids were even born!
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Post by: Jscareshock on September 14, 2008, 02:43:00 PM
WOnderfuls tuff!  And welcome!
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Post by: fadetoblack on September 24, 2008, 12:08:43 PM
Greetings!
 I'm Ronnie Salinas. Just found this site a few weeks ago. Its terrific! I've listed a few things for sale on the classified area so I thought I should tell you a little about me. I've been collecting since the early 80's. I've had litterally thousands of monster items from the most common to as rare as rare can be. Most of which have passed on to more dedicated collectors. Nowadays I'm satisfied with just a few personal pieces. I haven't truly been connected to the collectors community for about 6-7 years so I'm a bit out of touch. But some of you might know me in a round about way. I was the first collector to find, make known and then sell (for a ridiculous amount) the Mego Blue Haired Frankensteins and Red Haired Draculas. I've had 5 Franks and 3 Dracs total. I also wrote the first articles about the General Mills Monster Cereals, Count Chocula, Frankenberry Etc. in Freakies Magazine. I still have what I believe is the largest collection of boxes and premiums from that line. I made one of the biggest finds of vintage Pez in the history of that collectible and I have penned a couple of articles on collecting for various magazines and loaned some of my past collectibles to assorted television shows and movies that were used on screen.  Whew! That sounds like a lot but it was over about a 20 year span, and to be honest it wasn't terribly exciting. I do always come back to my first love of Monsters and I'm happy now to look at other peoples collections. I'm very happy to be a part of this site now and am looking forward to getting to know more of you.       
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Post by: Wich2 on September 24, 2008, 12:11:35 PM
Welcome to a GREAT gang, Ronnie!

-Craig (ex-OotMah) Wichman
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Post by: avenger on September 24, 2008, 04:48:10 PM
Enter freely and of your own will, Ronnie.
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Post by: CreepysFan on September 26, 2008, 12:13:56 AM
Greetings and Salutations to all.   My name is Bill Sharp, but I chose CreepysFan to reflect my obsessive love of the Warren magazines from the `60's and `70's.  Our Mother dragged us to the Sat. All Nite Drive-In as far back as my memories can go, back in the early `60's. So you can see, I had no choice but to relish monsters.  Thanks Mom, I will be eternally grateful.  My collecting didn't really begin untill I acquired EERIE #36, from which point I had to have more. Creepy's, FM's, Eerie's, Vampirella's, CoF, The Monster Times, and of course a craving for the wonderfully ghoullish trophies from the mail-order pages.  A youth filled to the brim with monsters (and Capt. Kangaroo) from movies,TV, and magazines.  My first book I bought in `73 was  The Lurking Fear  by H.P.Lovecraft, and even today he still remains my favorite writer.  His stories still give me thrills.  And thanks to Josie introducing me to this site, maybe I've even found a "Monster Family" here.  There is also one younger sibling we may yet conspire into joining your ranks as well.  If I could change anything about the past it would be this, that there would still be `60's Drive-In theaters today.  Thank you all Scary much.
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Post by: michblk on September 26, 2008, 08:53:59 AM
Welcome Ronnie and Bill!  This is a great group and lots of cool stuff!

BK
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Post by: Nicole on September 26, 2008, 08:57:52 AM
Welcome Ronnie! Welcome Bill! ;D
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Post by: Jscareshock on September 29, 2008, 02:20:54 PM
Welcome Ronnie and Bill!  We're all mad here.
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Post by: Street Worm on October 02, 2008, 03:31:26 PM
Hey all,

real name's Charlie-
I've been a monster kid kid most all of my *gulp* 51 years-

Besides Monster Movies & Toys,
I collect comics, anything Philip K. Dick, anything Frank Zappa &/or
Weather Report, Film Noir & Sci Fi flicks, Rat Fink
& I love post-war modern (California) & Googie architecture &
Low Brow Art-

I make my living roofing houses~
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Post by: avenger on October 02, 2008, 03:35:09 PM
Welcome to the UMA,Charlie,the greatest group of people on the web ! Enjoy your stay.
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Post by: The Phantom Creep on October 03, 2008, 04:07:08 PM
Greetings,
  I've been AWOL from the Army here for awhile but now I'm back. Some of you who've been here longer may remember me as ZOMBOPHOTO. Due to the uncaring asses at flickr.com ZOMBOPHOTO is no more. I've returned as THE PHANTOM CREEP which was a name I used to use years ago on e-bay and such. I'm glad to be back and look forward to posting again. ;D

If you go back to the first few pages of this thread you'll find where I introduced myself under the ZOMBOPHOTO name. ;)
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Post by: michblk on October 03, 2008, 04:38:33 PM
Welcome Charlie and welcome back Zombo errr, Phantom Creep!

BK
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Post by: Daimajin on October 03, 2008, 05:33:31 PM
Hello everyone.  My name is Larry and I’m very happy to have found this dark and morbid little cobwebsite.  I talk on and on, so please forgive me and skip directly to the next post.

I’m a writer and lyricist for a Michigan company, creating children’s read-along books.  I’ve written a dozen Halloween songs, all in the vein of Gene Moss, but the powers that be here have decided to hold off on producing them until next year.  Thus, I’ve spent a chunk of this past spring and summer writing Christmas stories.  All of them mushy and happily-ended (though the big bad wolf did nearly eat the pigs).  One of the coolest parts of the job is that I’ve been able to work with a terrific book narrator named Nigel Lambert (the guy who had his legs cut off in teh Vincent Price film Scream and Scream Again).  In addition to working with Vincent Price, Nigel appeared in a series of episodes of Dr. Who.  I’ve not met him in person (he does audio work from his own studio in CA), but when I do, he’s promised to tell me some behind-the-scenes stories of working with VP.  He says he was a great guy to work with…not so much Tom Baker.

The very first horror movie I ever saw was not actually a Universal movie but rather Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (that crawling hand haunted me for a long time thereafter).  It was on the February 20, 1971 episode of Sir Graves Ghastly (date determined from the excellent Sir Graves Ghastly tribute site).  It was Sir Graves who first introduced me to the Universal monsters.  I’d get the TV Book out of the paper on Sunday morning and look to see what movie Sir Graves was showing the following Saturday afternoon. 

I never got the chance to meet Sir Graves, and last year, after hearing the news that Lawson Deming (Sir Graves) had passed away, I decided that if I didn’t make contact with some of my Monster Kid heroes, the chance would be lost forever.  So far I’ve got autographs from Forrest J. Ackerman (signed “Beast Wishes, Larry” – how cool is that?!), Ray Bradbury, the Ghoul (another local monster host) and a copy of Dark Carnival signed by both Savada and Skal.  Not many items, especially compared to the wonderful collections I’ve seen from so many of you, but it’s a start.  One day I’m hoping to send a letter and get Sara Karloff’s and Bela, Jr.'s.  Recently went on an eBay spree and got some books, including a nice copy of The Frankenscience Monster.

The name is Daimajin because Japan is my favorite place to be (and because I’m fifty feet tall and made of stone).  I look forward to talking with you all.

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Post by: avenger on October 03, 2008, 06:09:15 PM
Welcome to the UMA,Larry.
Another talented recruit for the army.
With all the talent in this group,artists,actors,songwriters,etc.I'm wondering why they let
ME in!We're delighted you're here ,Larry.
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Post by: michblk on October 03, 2008, 09:10:18 PM
Welcome to the UMA Larry!

BK
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Post by: spookyray on November 09, 2008, 09:03:46 PM
Hi everyone,
The is Ray Santoleri, spookyray. I sign my artwork as "Spooky". I'm new to the UMA and it's really cool. I hope you are well and keeping busy.
Halloween was very nice. We get a lot of trick-or-treaters in my neighborhood. It goes by so fast.
I have been a Universal Monster fan all my unborn days. Nice to be among fans such as me. I make a living sculpting figures and statues for the toy and collectible markets. It all started with my interest in Monsters especially Karloff's Monster
Thanks to you all for keeping these Universal Monsters ALIVE!!!!
Ray S.
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Post by: michblk on November 09, 2008, 09:29:01 PM
Welcome Spooky!  Post some of your artwork.  We have a room for that somewhere in here....

BK
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on November 09, 2008, 09:50:12 PM
Welcome Spooky,glad to know you.
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Post by: monsterphile on November 10, 2008, 10:54:58 PM
Ray,

Welcome to the UMA.  It was nice to meet you at the Karloff table at Chiller.  You'll find lots of Karloff fans around here.

Rob
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Post by: Steve Riojas on November 13, 2008, 11:37:41 AM
Hello all, I'm Steve Riojas, I'm into garage kits and am a life long Universal Monster soldier.  Again, hello to everyone and to Ray S.!  It's been a long time man, hope all is well!
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Post by: fmofmpls on November 13, 2008, 11:43:52 AM
Welcome Steve to the UMA! Glad you enlisted. Pour yourself a tall drink, sit back and relax, and begin to experience the weird and wacky world of the UMA. I promise you'll never be the same, or my name isn't The Famous Monster of Minneapolis.
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Post by: LUCKMANN on November 13, 2008, 01:20:48 PM
So, wazzup!?

I'm from Brasil, already posted a lot of times but only now I see this topic.
I'm Coffin Joe fan, love horror movies and start a collection of horror stuff last month  ;D
I live near the south beachs, work on a materials laboratory as lab manager and I'm married.

Think is this!

Cheers!
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Post by: raycastile on November 14, 2008, 03:02:38 AM
So you are brand new to collecting!  Cool!  In a few months, it will be 20 years since I began collecting.  Wow.  Have I been alive that long?


So, wazzup!?

I'm from Brasil, already posted a lot of times but only now I see this topic.
I'm Coffin Joe fan, love horror movies and start a collection of horror stuff last month  ;D
I live near the south beachs, work on a materials laboratory as lab manager and I'm married.

Think is this!

Cheers!
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Post by: Jscareshock on November 16, 2008, 02:36:06 PM
Ray and company welcome to the UMA.  I am glad our numbers keep growing.
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Post by: ScaryOwl on December 09, 2008, 12:20:41 PM
Hi everyone. My name is Owl Goingback (yes, that's my real name).  I've been a lurker on these boards for a little while, but this is the first time I've every posted. I've been making my living as a professional author for the past twenty-two years, writing mostly horror, fantasy, and science fiction. My first novel, CROTA (a monster story), was a Bram Stoker Award Winner. I've been a guest at numerous conventions across the country, which has allowed me to hang out with some really great people: George A. Romero, Uncle Forry...

And yes, I will forever be a Monster Kid.

For more information about me, please visit my website: http://www.owlgoingback.com

Owl
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Post by: CreepysFan on December 09, 2008, 12:35:31 PM
 Welcome ScaryOwl.  Now that you've gone from lurker to poster, hope to be hearing more from you.  Pull up a Tombstone and make you're self comfortable.
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Post by: avenger on December 09, 2008, 03:44:15 PM
Hi Owl,
    Welcome to the UMA.I read Crota and loved it !
I think everyone here will enjoy reading your books.If anyone fits in this army it's someone
who writes the kind of stories you do.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on December 10, 2008, 06:52:03 PM
Hi All!
I never really looked at this post, but it's high time I tell about myself.  My name is Laura.  ChattyLMS.  Not a scary name at all.  It's also my ebay name.  I collect Chatty Cathy dolls, Liddle Kiddles, 1960's dolls and now Mini Monsters.  I'm on several doll boards now I'm here with all of you.  I'm married (26 1/2 years)  and I have 2 grown up kids.  I'm very glad I'm here!   ::)
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Post by: CreepysFan on December 10, 2008, 10:22:14 PM
 We're happy your here too Laura, all monster fans are welcome to come and decay...er...STAY.  Do you have any of the Living Dead Dolls in your doll collection ?   I collected a few of those, since some are kinda creepy.  Mostly into the Universal stuff though.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on December 12, 2008, 11:22:10 AM
Hi Uncle Creepy!
Yes, I have one or two of the Living Dead dolls.  Plus the doll on my picture.  I can't remember if she's a Living Dead or not.  Her name is Evilyn.  This is a fun place to be!
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Post by: TheButcherofPlainfield on December 12, 2008, 05:53:53 PM
Hey all I traveled here from the HMA.net.  My real name is Bryan and I live in Dayton, Ohio.  I'm 31 and have been a horror fan for as long as I can remember.  I was brought up watching the classic Universal Monsters and it has stuck with me ever since!  I figured this would be an appropriate topic for my first post!

Thanks

Bryan
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Post by: fmofmpls on December 12, 2008, 07:36:10 PM
Welcome Bryan to the UMA! Always glad to have more of the HMA working in concert with the UMA. The HMA do a mighty fine job over there! One of my favorite sites!

Thanks for enlisting Bryan! Spend some time snooping around. I'm sure you'll find the digs here quite welcoming.
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Post by: michblk on December 12, 2008, 10:13:56 PM
Welcome Bryan to the UMA!

BK
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Post by: CreepysFan on December 12, 2008, 10:23:03 PM
 Welcome to the Crypt Bryan.  Now that you are part of the UMA family, drop by often.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on December 12, 2008, 11:00:12 PM
Welcome Bryan!
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Post by: avenger on December 12, 2008, 11:49:57 PM
Welcome Bryan.Enter freely and of your own will.
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Post by: Creature Features on December 14, 2008, 08:08:46 AM
My name is Tom. 

I chose my username, "Creature Features" because of my love of the show i used to watch as a child every Saturday night, which introduced me to all the great Universal Monsters (and a few others)....

I love hanging out here with fellow fans, many of whom are even more well versed in the genre than i myself am.     :o

You can also find me on Myspace and Youtube:

http://www.myspace.com/creaturefeatures75 (http://www.myspace.com/creaturefeatures75)

http://www.youtube.com/user/CreatureFeatures75 (http://www.youtube.com/user/CreatureFeatures75)
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Post by: TheButcherofPlainfield on December 14, 2008, 09:25:04 AM
Thanks everyone, much appreciated!

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Post by: michblk on December 14, 2008, 09:32:55 AM
Hello Tom, welcome to the group!  Have fun poking around in here.  Lots of great stuff!

BK
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on December 14, 2008, 01:15:51 PM
Welcome to both Bryan & Tom,Great to have you both join us here at the crypt!
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Post by: Creature Features on December 14, 2008, 11:41:41 PM
Thanks guys!      :)
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Post by: Jscareshock on December 15, 2008, 12:59:59 PM
Brya and Tom, welcome and enjoy.  There's enough to eat for every BODY.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on December 15, 2008, 01:20:33 PM
Welcome Bryan and Tom!  Always nice to find more monster friends!
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Post by: poseablemonster on December 21, 2008, 10:42:02 AM
Welcome, Welcome!  Good to have y'all in the group!
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Post by: Jscareshock on December 25, 2008, 09:32:22 AM
Welcome Bryan and Tom and all the rest.  Ye will find no rest in here.  Have fun!!
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Post by: hhwolfman on December 29, 2008, 11:08:32 PM
I bid you both Velcome.
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on January 02, 2009, 08:11:35 PM
Hi there gang!  I've been lurking around these parts for a little while, and I thought I'd take the opportunity of this new year to introduce myself.  My name is Jim and I'm a 40 Graphic Designer from Michigan. 

If any of you have frequented the Monster Bash over the past few years, you have probably run into my younger brother Jeff and I in costume.
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Post by: typhooforme on January 02, 2009, 08:37:09 PM
Jim, I surely do know who you are--and a welcome member you are!  You (and your brother) have shown yourselves to have the true spirit of monster kids many a time at Bash!   Welcome to the UMA--if you collect, show us some of your collection(s).  If you just like to look--wander around and join the chats!

Robert Taylor, aka typhooforme
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Post by: avenger on January 03, 2009, 12:50:44 AM
I bid you welcome,Jim. Enter freely and of your own will.
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Post by: Scatter on January 03, 2009, 11:08:58 AM
I bid you..........velcooooooome.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on January 03, 2009, 11:51:54 AM
Welcome, and come on in!
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Post by: oldschooldan on January 05, 2009, 02:03:34 AM
Hi Gang!

My name is Daniel R. Horne,
I am a painter and sculptor and a maker of old school monster masks.

I go by the name: OLDSCHOOLDAN
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Post by: Kharis on January 05, 2009, 02:24:46 AM
Welcome to the ranks of the UMA, Dan!
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Post by: Jscareshock on January 05, 2009, 11:18:55 AM
Daniel,  Welcome, buddy!  i am glad you finally joined.  Just don't spend too much time here or you'll forget to paint!

John Skerchock
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on January 05, 2009, 12:13:06 PM
Welcome all you new members to our nightmare! Your going to like it here ;D
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Post by: michblk on January 05, 2009, 07:23:44 PM
Daniel, I love your work!  Glad to see you here!

BK
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Post by: imagineerie on January 05, 2009, 08:56:33 PM
Hey fellow weirdos,
My name is Ray Keim.  I'm a long time lurker, but only an official UMA member for 2 months, as you can see by my number of posts.
I'm sure my story is the same as the rest of you.  Saturday morning Creature Features (Dr. Shock, in Philly), Aurora model kits, Famous Monsters, Creepy, Eerie (and the oh so wonderfully provocative Vampy!).  None of this was supported by my parents who thought it was all a waste of time and money.
I am  a graphic designer and artistic jack of all trades.  For the last couple of years I've been a seasonal freelance artist at Universal Studio, Orlando, primarily creating art for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.  Most of my time is spent designing the HHN web site and graphics, but I also create logos, signs, props, stage elements, and animations for the shows and events.  Yes, it's an awesome job!
I am also the web master of a site called "Haunted Dimensions" http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/ (http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/), which is a 3D tribute to Disney's haunted mansion attractions.  As a hobby, I've designed a number of free, downloadable mansion graphics and "real" 3D paper models of the three Disney mansions, as well as other paranormal papercraft.
I hope I am able to contribute more to the discussions in the future!  I'm a huge monster fan, but severely lacking in the trivia and collections department.
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Post by: monsterphile on January 05, 2009, 10:03:48 PM
Hi Gang!
My name is Daniel R. Horne,
I am a painter and sculptor and a maker of old school monster masks.
I go by the name: OLDSCHOOLDAN


Dan,

Your work is well known by many of us here at UMA, myself included.  Check out Dan's website here:

http://web.mac.com/danielhorne/iWeb/Daniel%20R.%20Horne/Home.html (http://web.mac.com/danielhorne/iWeb/Daniel%20R.%20Horne/Home.html)


Rob
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Post by: monsterphile on January 05, 2009, 10:11:32 PM
Hey fellow weirdos,
My name is Ray Keim.  I'm a long time lurker, but only an official UMA member for 2 months, as you can see by my number of posts.
I'm sure my story is the same as the rest of you.  Saturday morning Creature Features (Dr. Shock, in Philly), Aurora model kits, Famous Monsters, Creepy, Eerie (and the oh so wonderfully provocative Vampy!). 

I am also the web master of a site called "Haunted Dimensions" [url]http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/[/url]), which is a 3D tribute to Disney's haunted mansion attractions.  As a hobby, I've designed a number of free, downloadable mansion graphics and "real" 3D paper models of the three Disney mansions, as well as other paranormal papercraft.
I hope I am able to contribute more to the discussions in the future!  I'm a huge monster fan, but severely lacking in the trivia and collections department.


Ray,  Welcome.  I also grew up (If I can, in fact, be considered grown up!)  watching Dr. Shock and I have enjoyed your papercraft mansions which are works of art.  We seem to be attracting a lot of extremely talented people in the UMA.  I may have to throw myself out.  I don't deserve to be a member with such talented members.

Rob
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Post by: ProfGriffin on January 05, 2009, 10:17:11 PM
I am Joseph Fotinos.  I am an actor, producer and writer, and my cyber name, Professor Griffin is the name of my television horror host character.
I hosted a show, Professor Griffin's Midnight Shadow Show for 6 years here in Austin...every friday night at 11:00 pm.

I am married (my wife's name is Tammy) and I have one son...Edward (who just turned 7).

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Post by: ChattyLMS on January 05, 2009, 10:42:48 PM
Hi Ray and Prof Griffin!
I'm glad to meet you!  I agree you both sound so talented.  Prof Griffin - When I saw "Griffin" I thought of The Griffin in the Munsters Go Home movie.
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Post by: Scatter on January 05, 2009, 11:05:50 PM
Hey fellow weirdos,
My name is Ray Keim.  I'm a long time lurker, but only an official UMA member for 2 months, as you can see by my number of posts.
I'm sure my story is the same as the rest of you.  Saturday morning Creature Features (Dr. Shock, in Philly), Aurora model kits, Famous Monsters, Creepy, Eerie (and the oh so wonderfully provocative Vampy!).  None of this was supported by my parents who thought it was all a waste of time and money.
I am  a graphic designer and artistic jack of all trades.  For the last couple of years I've been a seasonal freelance artist at Universal Studio, Orlando, primarily creating art for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.  Most of my time is spent designing the HHN web site and graphics, but I also create logos, signs, props, stage elements, and animations for the shows and events.  Yes, it's an awesome job!
I am also the web master of a site called "Haunted Dimensions" [url]http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/[/url]), which is a 3D tribute to Disney's haunted mansion attractions.  As a hobby, I've designed a number of free, downloadable mansion graphics and "real" 3D paper models of the three Disney mansions, as well as other paranormal papercraft.
I hope I am able to contribute more to the discussions in the future!  I'm a huge monster fan, but severely lacking in the trivia and collections department.


 We bid you welcome!! I'm looking forward to checking out your website..........and I want your J-O-B. Fortunately for you, I am a talentless hack,and therefore you have nothing to fear.
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Post by: Scatter on January 05, 2009, 11:08:37 PM
Hi Gang!

My name is Daniel R. Horne,
I am a painter and sculptor and a maker of old school monster masks.

I go by the name: OLDSCHOOLDAN

Dan, I see you're from the 'Burgh.........please permit me to be the first here to say "GO STEELERS!!!"
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Post by: Scatter on January 05, 2009, 11:10:34 PM
And a to Ghoulish welcome to Ray and Joseph as well!!
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Post by: Creature Features on January 06, 2009, 12:59:26 AM
Hey fellow weirdos,
My name is Ray Keim.  I'm a long time lurker, but only an official UMA member for 2 months, as you can see by my number of posts.
I'm sure my story is the same as the rest of you.  Saturday morning Creature Features (Dr. Shock, in Philly), Aurora model kits, Famous Monsters, Creepy, Eerie (and the oh so wonderfully provocative Vampy!).  None of this was supported by my parents who thought it was all a waste of time and money.
I am  a graphic designer and artistic jack of all trades.  For the last couple of years I've been a seasonal freelance artist at Universal Studio, Orlando, primarily creating art for Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.  Most of my time is spent designing the HHN web site and graphics, but I also create logos, signs, props, stage elements, and animations for the shows and events.  Yes, it's an awesome job!
I am also the web master of a site called "Haunted Dimensions" [url]http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/[/url] ([url]http://www.haunteddimensions.raykeim.com/[/url]), which is a 3D tribute to Disney's haunted mansion attractions.  As a hobby, I've designed a number of free, downloadable mansion graphics and "real" 3D paper models of the three Disney mansions, as well as other paranormal papercraft.
I hope I am able to contribute more to the discussions in the future!  I'm a huge monster fan, but severely lacking in the trivia and collections department.


That's a great site man! Welcome to the boards!
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 06, 2009, 01:04:55 AM
 Welcome and hello to Dan, Ray, and Joseph.  By the way Ray, love your taste in magazines ( UNCLE CREEPY FOREVER).  Can't go wrong with the Warren magazines, Creepy, Eerie, FM, are the mothers milk most of us grew up on.
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Post by: Sleepyhollowstudios on January 06, 2009, 11:27:18 AM
Hi all! I guess it's my turn to introduce myself.

I'm known here, as well as everywhere else on the Web, as Sleepyhollowstudios, but my real name is Andy Fowler. I hail from the small town of Ball Ground, Ga, which is a suburb of Atlanta. I've only been on this earth 22 years, but I do know and enjoy my monsters.

By day I attend Kennesaw State University as a Communication major, and by night I run my small, but hopefully growing once I graduate, special effects make-up and prop house known as Sleepy Hollow Studios. I guess the biggest thing I've done thus far is that I provided the Grinch prosthetics for a West End production of Seussical the Musical. I've actually done a lot of theatre work, building props and creating special effects for lots of local theatre companies. No Television or movies yet, but I'm hopin' one day!

-Andy 
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Post by: hhwolfman on January 06, 2009, 11:55:58 AM
Welcome, would love to see some of your stuff.  :)
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Post by: Creature Features on January 06, 2009, 04:00:26 PM
Hi all! I guess it's my turn to introduce myself.

I'm known here, as well as everywhere else on the Web, as Sleepyhollowstudios, but my real name is Andy Fowler. I hail from the small town of Ball Ground, Ga, which is a suburb of Atlanta. I've only been on this earth 22 years, but I do know and enjoy my monsters.

By day I attend Kennesaw State University as a Communication major, and by night I run my small, but hopefully growing once I graduate, special effects make-up and prop house known as Sleepy Hollow Studios. I guess the biggest thing I've done thus far is that I provided the Grinch prosthetics for a West End production of Seussical the Musical. I've actually done a lot of theatre work, building props and creating special effects for lots of local theatre companies. No Television or movies yet, but I'm hopin' one day!

-Andy 

Hey Andy; i'm down on the south side of Atlanta...Have you ever visited Netherworld Haunted House? We go every Halloween and have a blast!
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Post by: Sleepyhollowstudios on January 06, 2009, 05:21:19 PM
Netherworld is my favorite! I actually had the privilege of going on a "lights on" tour last year, and I'll tell you, even though I was with a group of about four and Ben Armstrong was leading us through it, I still got startled several times. Ben and Billy Messina are great at what they do. I'd love to get involved with them in some way.

-Andy
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Post by: Scatter on January 06, 2009, 07:33:58 PM
Netherworld is my favorite! I actually had the privilege of going on a "lights on" tour last year, and I'll tell you, even though I was with a group of about four and Ben Armstrong was leading us through it, I still got startled several times. Ben and Billy Messina are great at what they do. I'd love to get involved with them in some way.

-Andy

Welcome Andrew.........if you have the time I'd love to see some of your work posted here.
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Post by: aaronlovecraft on January 08, 2009, 09:14:40 PM
My name is Rick Squires, aka Aaron Lovecraft.  I'm a 51-year-old college librarian in Rochester, NY.  I am married with two college-age kids.  I have been a monster fan since I was 5 or so.  My favorite reading material as a child included Famous Monsters, Castle of Frankenstein, Creepy and Eerie.  Though I still have most of my early FM's, they have been so well-read and clipped for pictures that I'm afraid they're only valuable to me, now.  I am the webmaster of The Vincent Price Exhibit (www.vincentpriceexhibit.com (http://www.vincentpriceexhibit.com)), where I proudly display the items in my VP collection.  In 2007, I was interviewed for three short Price "extras" included in the MGM Scream Legends set of VP films.  In 1995, I published a book titled Stern Fathers 'Neath the Mould, detailing the chronicles of HP Lovecraft's forebears who lived in Rochester.  I also maintain a site dedicated to 1930's radio comedian F. Chase Taylor (known as Colonel Stoopnagle), who was also HP Lovecraft's cousin (stoopnagle.tripod.com (http://stoopnagle.tripod.com))!
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Post by: michblk on January 08, 2009, 09:23:45 PM
Welcome Rick!

It's about time Professor G!  lol  You've been a member for how long now?   ;D

BK
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Post by: Scatter on January 08, 2009, 09:27:22 PM
Welcome Rick!! Love Vincent Price, but your website address is down.
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Post by: Creature Features on January 08, 2009, 09:42:43 PM
It's working ok now....

Anyway, yes; Welcome, Rick. That Vincent page is EXCELLENT!
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Post by: Kharis on January 09, 2009, 12:13:13 AM
Rick, glad to have you aboard!  Intrested in your work related to Lovecraft.  Price website is very cool. 
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 09, 2009, 12:48:36 AM
 Welcome to the Crypt Rick, pull up a tombstone.   Grew up on CREEPY and a H.P.LOVECRAFT fan, a truely exceptional backgroung.  Both being dear to my decaying moldy heart.  As you may notice from my avatar, I am a huge fan of CREEPY magazine, and consider LOVECRAFT to be the master of literature.  From one monster to another, welcome to the UMA family.
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Post by: aaronlovecraft on January 09, 2009, 07:38:20 AM
Thanks, everyone, for the warm, friendly greetings!  If anyone has trouble with the www.vincentpriceexhibit.com (http://www.vincentpriceexhibit.com) address, please try the cumbersome alternative: www.angelfire.com/film/rdsquires (http://www.angelfire.com/film/rdsquires)

Rick
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Post by: problemchild on January 09, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
Hi ALL new to board  my name is David Gaspur  from the great white north Canada I'm a monster collector mostly model kits  and sculpting kits for myself as well.Found this site looks like a great place to hang out.Here is my site Check it out http://www.geocities.com/dave_gaspur/index.html (http://www.geocities.com/dave_gaspur/index.html)
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 09, 2009, 01:35:31 PM
 Man you have some REAL tallent David, the Panzer Mechanic was awesome.  The detail you put into your backgrounds are amazing.  Also got a kick out of your e-mail icon.  Welcome to the UMA Crypt David, you are now among fiends...er...friends.
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Post by: lappys22 on January 09, 2009, 07:52:51 PM
Hi, my name is Jeff, and I am Monsterholic.
It started as  a young child and lasted until I was about 14 years old.  The symptoms left for a while. Then in 1991 I saw a monster laff card at a baseball card show. The rest.... Now after joining this group and seeing the collections and the talented artists, I know I can't stop it.
Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone!
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Post by: raycastile on January 09, 2009, 07:54:16 PM
I am not who I am.
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 09, 2009, 08:27:03 PM
I am not who I am.

Sounds as if your experiencing an identity crisis. Please eat a potato and call your doctor in the morning.
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Post by: Scatter on January 09, 2009, 08:28:24 PM
I am not who I am.

I do not think, therefore I am not.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 09, 2009, 09:45:24 PM
     WE are who we are, all four of me.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 09, 2009, 09:55:12 PM
Hi, my name is Jeff, and I am Monsterholic.
It started as  a young child and lasted until I was about 14 years old.  The symptoms left for a while. Then in 1991 I saw a monster laff card at a baseball card show. The rest.... Now after joining this group and seeing the collections and the talented artists, I know I can't stop it.
Thank you for letting me know I'm not alone!

  So who wants to stop, feed the fire of your desire friend Jeff.  Be proud of your monster obsession, and embrace the nightmare inside.  Us monsters lurk around every corner of this site, so you are not alone.  YOU ARE NEVER ALONE !!!!   Welcome to the UMA family Jeff, we're all Monsterholics here.  So please feel at home.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on January 09, 2009, 11:23:30 PM
Welcome Jeff!
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Post by: BARON TIMOTHEUS BGG on January 10, 2009, 07:06:18 AM
Mike Scott writ: "I use "Mike Scott" on the board,"
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And, I use "MIKE SCOTT" on the windows... A Simply Mahr-vel-ous GLASS CLEANER!
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"but my real name is Johann Gambolputty de von Ausfern- schplenden- schlitter- crasscrenbon- fried- digger- dingle- dangle- dongle- dungle- burstein- von- knacker- thrasher- apple- banger- horowitz- ticolensic- grander- knotty- spelltinkle- grandlich- grumblemeyer- spelterwasser- kurstlich- himbleeisen- bahnwagen- gutenabend- bitte- ein- nürnburger- bratwustle- gerspurten- mitz- weimache- luber- hundsfut- gumberaber- shönedanker- kalbsfleisch- mittler- aucher von Hautkopft (of Ulm)."
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Dear Brother JOHANN!
... I thought you looked familiar! You are my long-lost twin... twice removed! Once, by death {in AD 1407}... and, the second, by that WOODEN STAKE! Nice, to see, that, you've recovered, so nicely!
EXANIMO EVERNOW,
BARON TIMOTHEUS Von WOLFSTEIN & MULTIPLE ALIASES, B.G.G.
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Post by: mike c on January 10, 2009, 07:58:23 PM
I am not who I am.

I thought that wasn't you...

Mike C.
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Post by: BARON TIMOTHEUS BGG on January 11, 2009, 06:16:57 AM
raycastile writ: I am not who I am.
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Mike C. writ: I thought that wasn't you...
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Dear Brother, Mike C.
... I agree ... RAYMOND looks, so much, like me, that, we're constantly mistaken, for each other... or, some other stranger.
... Not, POPEYE, however, since HE knows WHO he is... "I YAM WHAT I YAM!"
... Oh! Wait! I ate YAMS for dinner! *Shudder!*
... A double confirmation, of sorts... We shall know, that, RAYMOND was, not, POPEYE, by process, of elimination. If RAY continues posting, and, POPEYE doesn't, then, RAY was, not, POPEYE... which I can confirm, by my own Process, of Elimination, later, today... unless, I wish, to be known, as a "STOOL PIGEON"!
... By the way, the correct Ornithological Latin translation, for the American ROBIN is "TURDUS MIGRATORIOUS"... Of course, BATMAN'S Latin derivation is, probably, worse!
EXANIMO EVERNOW,
BARON TIMOTHEUS Von WOLFSTEIN, B.G.G.
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Post by: tv horror on January 11, 2009, 09:34:15 PM
Then by your own standards Baron he's really Touche Turdus?  On that note was Touche really the Grandfather of the mutant turtles, the mind boggies.
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Post by: oblio64 on January 12, 2009, 03:56:55 AM
I have found my people at long last!

I am Oblio64 - I was born in 64 and have a unhealthy love of all things Harry Nilsson

and an even more unhealthy and unholy love of all things black and white that go bump in the night (I think I just stumbled on to a new lyric)

I draw funny pictures for a living

Creature from the Black Lagoon is my all time favorite....with Frankenstein a close second

could not make it thru the Mummy 3...Hope the new Wolfman is NOTHING like the modern Mummy flicks

I want to go to Universal Monsters Army summer camp this year.... can you guys build one?
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Post by: BARON TIMOTHEUS BGG on January 12, 2009, 04:10:59 AM
My dear Brother, MAURICE,
... That... and, the fact, that, THE TEEN-AGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES dwell, in the sewer system! ;D
{Shades of the olde urban legend, that, "I flushed my baby alligator down the toilet & now it's 12 feet long and eating the Sanitation crew!"}
... I was in a huge cave, in Colorado, a couple of decades ago. The Tour Guide kept cracking baaaddd jokes... so, I turned to him and said:
..."They call these, 'The Bowels, of the Earth'. What does that make us?!" ;)
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WELCOME OBLIO64!
... NILSSON?! SCHMILSSON! {Gesundheit!}
... We're so similar: I draw funny Livings, for a Picture! I also see dead people... but, that's, on a different thread, currently residing, upon page 2: "Post Your Ghosts", in GENERAL DISCUSSION...
EXANIMO EVERNOW,
BARON TIMOTHEUS Von WOLFSTEIN, B.G.G. and multiple-your-leg-ali-asses
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Post by: Kharis on January 12, 2009, 06:52:26 AM
Welcome to the ranks of the UMA, Oblio!  A summer camp sounds like a great idea.  First, we have to find a suitible location.  Any suggestions? 
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Post by: michblk on January 12, 2009, 12:11:09 PM
Welcome ob64!  Glad to have ya here!

BK
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Post by: oblio64 on January 12, 2009, 04:54:37 PM
Well my gut reaction is Transylvania but I'd settle for the Universal backlot, we sneak in and spend our time lurking about while avoiding the tour trams for a week.
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 12, 2009, 05:38:29 PM
Well my gut reaction is Transylvania but I'd settle for the Universal backlot, we sneak in and spend our time lurking about while avoiding the tour trams for a week.

A splendid idea! Trespassing at Universal's back-lot would be worth the risk of prosecution. To summon the ghosts of Lugosi, Karloff, and Chaney inside Stage 28 is a seance I wouldn't want to miss. You hold the flashlight .. I'll be right back.  ;)
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Post by: avenger on January 12, 2009, 05:40:08 PM
Chick ? Is that you ???
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Post by: fmofmpls on January 12, 2009, 05:50:40 PM
Chick ? Is that you ???

Listen, you little blimp! I'll let the air out of you in a minute if you don't give me a hand!
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Post by: avenger on January 12, 2009, 07:26:58 PM
Chick,ddddidd you see that ?!!!
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Post by: tv horror on January 12, 2009, 08:12:36 PM
Then Baron, if Ray's not touche, then is he really Wally alligator? As for that Summer camp I've heard that the scenery around Crystal lake is to die for. Welcome new members, theres NO turning back now, I know for I've tried and they set a howling bunch of banshee's at my heels.
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Post by: BARON TIMOTHEUS BGG on January 12, 2009, 08:29:43 PM
Br'er MAURICE,
... And, all, of the Banshees, once, they've stopped howling, agree, that, you, TV HORROR, look "KILLER-DILLER", in heels! Really, "Dressed, to the 'ilt!" Not, unlike, POLYTHENE PAM!
... Mayhap, RAY is, not, "WALLY"... more, like, "OFF-THE WALL-Y"!
EXANIMO EVERNOW,
BARON TIMOTHEUS, B.G.G. and multiple-your-leg-ali-asses
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Post by: Cinemacabre on January 13, 2009, 03:52:51 PM
I am Cinemacabre.

My real honest-to-goodness name is Richard J. Schellbach - Rich - and I am a TV/print writer. I've written for Sci-Fi Entertainment Magazine and was the Managing Editor of Entertainment Retailing Industry Magazine. My television credits include "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" (NIK), "ALF" (NBC), "Chris Cross" (Showtime), "The Kids Cafe" (Syndicated), "SpaceCats" (NBC) "ALF-Tales" (NBC) and I've written copy for "ALF" and "In Living Color" merchandising; working with Topps Inc, Marketing Equities, One-Stop Productions and Burger King. I've also had two humor books published. On the net, I've written for Oh The Horror! & Creature Corner.

I am a proud, life long horror geek, with a fairly extensive movie library that includes 8mm & 16mm film, a few 35mm trailers, Beta & VHS, Laser Discs and DVDs. Boris Karloff is my favorite actor of all time and I hope at some point to own every Karloff movie and TV appearance available. I'd love to trade movies with other Karloff fans.

I'm extremely happy to be here and have already met UMA friends. Put simply, the UMA helped get me through Forry's passing. It was nice not being alone.

Well, that just about does it for me. Adios, I'm a ghost.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 13, 2009, 06:30:33 PM
 Though you've been around this Tomb for a while, here's an official welcome to the Crypt.  Welcome Rich.   Just curious, I collect non-sports cards, what titles have you been a part of with Topps?
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Post by: Scatter on January 13, 2009, 10:38:10 PM
I am Cinemacabre.

My real honest-to-goodness name is Richard J. Schellbach - Rich - and I am a TV/print writer. I've written for Sci-Fi Entertainment Magazine and was the Managing Editor of Entertainment Retailing Industry Magazine. My television credits include "Are You Afraid Of The Dark?" (NIK), "ALF" (NBC), "Chris Cross" (Showtime), "The Kids Cafe" (Syndicated), "SpaceCats" (NBC) "ALF-Tales" (NBC) and I've written copy for "ALF" and "In Living Color" merchandising; working with Topps Inc, Marketing Equities, One-Stop Productions and Burger King. I've also had two humor books published. On the net, I've written for Oh The Horror! & Creature Corner.

I am a proud, life long horror geek, with a fairly extensive movie library that includes 8mm & 16mm film, a few 35mm trailers, Beta & VHS, Laser Discs and DVDs. Boris Karloff is my favorite actor of all time and I hope at some point to own every Karloff movie and TV appearance available. I'd love to trade movies with other Karloff fans.

I'm extremely happy to be here and have already met UMA friends. Put simply, the UMA helped get me through Forry's passing. It was nice not being alone.

Well, that just about does it for me. Adios, I'm a ghost.


I bid you welllllllcome Richard!!
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Post by: Cinemacabre on January 13, 2009, 11:33:42 PM
I wrote every word of the two sets of "ALF" cards and because I couldn't "sign" my work, there are in-jokes on nearly every card. I also designed and wrote the "In Living Color" set - same there with the in-jokes but not as heavy as the "ALF" cards because the ILC characters were already established. My favorite cards ever were the "ALF" subset of Bouillabaisseball cards. (Melmac's official sport) Lot's of players are named after my friends. I  worked for Len Brown at Topps - he wrote the original copy on the 1964 Outer Limits cards and is one of the best people on the planet. Also worked with Gary Gerani, the co-writer of Pumpkinhead and a world class authority on Outer Limits too.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on January 17, 2009, 06:58:43 PM
Hi Rick!
That is a very impressive list of credentials!  It's too bad you couldn't get credit for your work.  My son loves Alf.  I think it's on WGN sometimes.  I'm glad to have you aw a friend!
Laura
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on January 21, 2009, 07:03:21 AM
Having just made my 100th post to this august forum, it's past time I introduced myself. I'm Steve, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, and all my UMs live in tubs, owing to being a dad of four with a dependent wife and semi-dependent mother-in-law, 4 budgies, 2 cockatiels, 2 dogs and a cat.

I know I'm not the only tub-bound UMSoldier though. And my kids are nearer to leaving the nest than not, so we'll see.

On the bright side (though this will be much of the reason the tubs are around I guess) I co-manage a comics and collectibles shop. Oh the pain..... the pain. 

Last year I sent the wife to a Harry Potter con in Vancouver. When the refinanced mortgage recovers in a few years' time, perhaps I'll finally get over to the US to a Monster Bash, Wonderfest, or even just the friggin' San Diego Comic Con...... so meanwhile, please fall over yourselves posting plenty of photos of same !  And I'll be sure to reciprocate by providing all the details and tidbits about the frenzied UM fan activity here in, er, Australia.......  ::) 
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Post by: Nicole on January 21, 2009, 09:13:58 AM
Looks like I have fallen behind the welcome wagon again. Welcome to the UMA, Oblio64, Rich, and Steve! I hope you all have a monsterrific time here!
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 21, 2009, 11:31:03 AM
A very SCARY late welcome Steve, I've enjoyed your posts in the werewolf sections very much.
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Post by: Cinemacabre on January 21, 2009, 12:13:54 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Steve. It's a great place to be.
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on January 21, 2009, 03:48:10 PM
Thanks everybody !   ;D ;D
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Post by: Scatter on January 21, 2009, 05:32:53 PM
Having just made my 100th post to this august forum, it's past time I introduced myself. I'm Steve, I'm in Melbourne, Australia, and all my UMs live in tubs, owing to being a dad of four with a dependent wife and semi-dependent mother-in-law, 4 budgies, 2 cockatiels, 2 dogs and a cat.

I know I'm not the only tub-bound UMSoldier though. And my kids are nearer to leaving the nest than not, so we'll see.

On the bright side (though this will be much of the reason the tubs are around I guess) I co-manage a comics and collectibles shop. Oh the pain..... the pain. 

Last year I sent the wife to a Harry Potter con in Vancouver. When the refinanced mortgage recovers in a few years' time, perhaps I'll finally get over to the US to a Monster Bash, Wonderfest, or even just the friggin' San Diego Comic Con...... so meanwhile, please fall over yourselves posting plenty of photos of same !  And I'll be sure to reciprocate by providing all the details and tidbits about the frenzied UM fan activity here in, er, Australia.......  ::) 

Steve's my new mate. I admire his tub collection far more than his monster collection. G'day Steve!!
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Post by: avenger on January 21, 2009, 07:40:42 PM
G'Day,Steve or as we say where I come from "How's she goin ?"
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 28, 2009, 05:25:06 PM
     Hi, my name is Jeff, and I go by "Bizarro Jeff"...I wanted to come in as "The Shadow", from my favorite radio series, but that's another story.....

     I collect monsters in a very small way, and am amazed at the depth of the collections and skills I've seen here - I wish I was as talented.

     I've enjoyed the Universal Monsters" for years - since I first saw "Creature from the Black Lagoon" in the early 60s on "Monster Movie Matinee" out of Syracuse, NY (I live in Watertown, about 30 minutes from the border of Canada).

     I have my Master's in Psychology, and currently am working on my PsyD. in Clinical Psychology - most of my working has been in the field of mental health, where I've seen all sorts of things.  I'd like to be a forensic psycholoist one day.

     Enough about me......
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Post by: CreepyJeff on January 29, 2009, 12:01:33 AM
     Hi, my name is Jeff, and I go by "Bizarro Jeff"...I wanted to come in as "The Shadow", from my favorite radio series, but that's another story.....

     I collect monsters in a very small way, and am amazed at the depth of the collections and skills I've seen here - I wish I was as talented.

     I've enjoyed the Universal Monsters" for years - since I first saw "Creature from the Black Lagoon" in the early 60s on "Monster Movie Matinee" out of Syracuse, NY (I live in Watertown, about 30 minutes from the border of Canada).

     I have my Master's in Psychology, and currently am working on my PsyD. in Clinical Psychology - most of my working has been in the field of mental health, where I've seen all sorts of things.  I'd like to be a forensic psycholoist one day.

     Enough about me......
And one more thing about Bizarro Jeff...he has GREAT taste in Halloween music!!!
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Post by: monsters on the shelf on January 29, 2009, 12:11:12 AM
Howdy folks..
My name is Joe or just "JC"...
Our website is of course www.monstersontheshelf.com ..
I reside in Nrthn California with my wife of 26 years..
We have four children and six grandchildren...
I have degrees in Electronic Technology, Digital Systems and Communications.
But I still ended up as a Commercial Pipe Fitter/Plumber as it paid very well.
In 1999 I had an accident at work and really messed up my back and neck.
I had to retire and to keep myself busy and sane, I got back into monster
modeling that I had loved as a kid.
I found that there were many figure kits out there, but not very many folks
were producing base kits for those figures...  Soooooo...  I decided to start
producing our own solid resin base model kits.
Been in business for about six years now and just love it........
Well that about sums it up I guess.  I learned about this very cool site
via the Clubhouse Modeling Community...
I guess I'm probably just a big kid who will never grow up, and thats just alright with me.
Looks like I'm gonna love this place and visit it often......
So for now,  glad to be here.......JC
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Post by: Jscareshock on January 29, 2009, 10:46:07 AM
Welcome to the club Bizzaro Jeff and JC.  We have such cool things to show you!!!!
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Post by: monsterphile on January 29, 2009, 11:42:39 AM
I guess I'm probably just a big kid who will never grow up, and thats just alright with me......JC

...and that's alright with us too.  Heck, it's practically our motto.  You will like it here.

Rob

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Post by: CreepysFan on January 29, 2009, 03:28:54 PM
 Welcome to the UMA playpen...er...Crypt JC, you'll love it here among all the ghouls.  So who want to grow up anyways?  I'm 46 going on 13.  Just relax and be yourself, but don't forget to cover your neck.  WE BITE.  Welcome to the family.
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 29, 2009, 08:17:56 PM
     Wait for this year....I'm hoping to find orange CDrs, and make a nice little set.  Downloaded the theme from the first "Nightstalker" show, and have some untapped material I'd love to use....unfortunately, the guy that a had a blog of Halloween music took his site down, or had it removed, so I can't borrow from him....

     Its always something....




Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: James L. on January 30, 2009, 03:04:19 PM
I'm "James L." because I'm James Lurgio. I live in Rhode Island and am long time monster collector. I opened a museum in 2007 in Salem MA and much of my collection is featured there. You're all welcome to visit. We're open year round mostly but closed December through March. Thanks for having me!

James Lurgio
Nightmare Productions
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Post by: Scatter on January 30, 2009, 05:11:27 PM
I'm "James L." because I'm James Lurgio. I live in Rhode Island and am long time monster collector. I opened a museum in 2007 in Salem MA and much of my collection is featured there. You're all welcome to visit. We're open year round mostly but closed December through March. Thanks for having me!

James Lurgio
Nightmare Productions

Welcome James!! My family used to go to Rhode Island for vacation every summer (Charleston Beach). Terrific memories there.
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Post by: michblk on January 31, 2009, 02:08:54 PM
Welcome James, do you have a web site so we can check out your museum?

BK
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Post by: lappys22 on January 31, 2009, 06:22:15 PM
Welcome, I live next door in Mass.
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Post by: godwinshelley on February 01, 2009, 12:05:33 AM
Greetings Everyone (and "Pleasant Nightmares....." as Sammy Terry used to say)!

I'm in the Baltimore/Washington area.  I use GodwinShelley for the writer of the "Frankenstein" novel.  I'm a big Karloff fan and enjoy the Universal classics though I also watch just about anything from Hammer classics to Poverty Row pictures.  Black and white movies especially catch my eye.  My most recent "find" was catching "Rockin' in the Rockies" with the Hoosier Hotshots on Turner Classics Movies (yes, the Three Stooges are in it too).  I really love that channel.

I've been a member of the UMA for a little while and met a few of you at the 2008 Monster Bash, though I missed the photo op.  And I don't think I've taken the time to introduce myself before.

I'm nearing the end of my Master's degree in Acupuncture.  I won't be quite finished by the 2009 Monster Bash.  So you can all breath a sigh of relief that I won't be needling anyone there.  I'm nearly finished AND I do need to treat a few more clients in the School's Student Clinic to complete my Intern requirement before getting licensed.  So heads up Balt/Wash folks, how about trying some acupuncture?

I hope to see you all at Pittsburgh this summer.

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Post by: monsterphile on February 01, 2009, 12:25:37 AM
I've been a member of the UMA for a little while and met a few of you at the 2008 Monster Bash, though I missed the photo op.  And I don't think I've taken the time to introduce myself before.




You may have missed this photo op:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3009/2605357335_1dd67b455d.jpg?v=0)

but I still got a shot, remember?

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3151/2606189912_e6c347e1d4.jpg?v=0)

Rob

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Post by: CreepysFan on February 01, 2009, 02:48:09 AM
 Greetings and salutations godwinshelley.  Anyone who loves the Three Stooges has to be good people, at least in my book.  Good luck on the Masters Degree.
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Post by: salty64 on February 01, 2009, 10:31:38 AM
Hi I'm Salty64 , i chose this nickname because salty is already a nickname many of my friends have for me due to the fact I have a Ukrainian surname( thanks dad) and nobody could pronounce it as it sound nothing like you spell it, and salty is the closest anyone could get, the 64 bit is just the year i was born, I live in the UK , am happily married and have been a fan of horror/fantasy films since I was a boy, watching them, they still hold such an appeal now and they never seem to loose their charm, somehow the modern films don't seem to have the appeal of the older classics, that's not to say I don't like them, just that I guess the one we grew up with are more like old friends now.
I have a small collection of memorabilia, mainly old horror mags and comics but a few cinema posters and the like.
Another passion of mine is American football, I support a team local to where I live here in the UK( yes we even play it here) and have been for the past 23 years, the NFL team I follow is the Cowboys the reason for this is , way back in 1986 they played the Chicago Bears in a pre season game at Wembley stadium(London) and decided to toss a coin to see who I would cheer for.(My wife is a browns fan)
anyway sorry if I bored you all, hi to all the members of the UMA army, so glad I can be a part of what is something really special.
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Post by: michblk on February 01, 2009, 11:07:58 AM
Welcome Salty and Godwin!  Good you have found your 2nd home!

BK
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 02, 2009, 12:43:36 AM
 Welcome to the Crypt and the UMA family Salty.  I also collect monster magazines and comics, maybe sometime you can tell us about your collection.  CREEPY magazine being my personal favorite.  And you are so right, nothing beats the Classic horror movies.  They're like the cuddly teady bear you can't throw away, comforting old friends.  Again Salty, welcome to the family.
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Post by: Jscareshock on February 03, 2009, 11:34:06 AM
Welcome Godwin and Salty.  By the way Salty you are not the only Ukranian in the bunch so welcome all!
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Post by: hhwolfman on February 05, 2009, 09:43:21 AM
Hi I'm Salty64 , i chose this nickname because salty is already a nickname many of my friends have for me due to the fact I have a Ukrainian surname( thanks dad) and nobody could pronounce it as it sound nothing like you spell it, and salty is the closest anyone could get, the 64 bit is just the year i was born, I live in the UK , am happily married and have been a fan of horror/fantasy films since I was a boy, watching them, they still hold such an appeal now and they never seem to loose their charm, somehow the modern films don't seem to have the appeal of the older classics, that's not to say I don't like them, just tha ;Dike.
Another passion of mine is American football, I support a team local to where I live here in the UK( yes we even play it here) and have been for the past 23 years, the NFL team I follow is the Cowboys the reason for this is , way back in 1986 they played the Chicago Bears in a pre season game at Wembley stadium(London) and decided to toss a coin to see who I would cheer for.(My wife is a browns fan)
anyway sorry if I bored you all, hi to all the members of the UMA army, so glad I can be a part of what is something really special.

Velcome.  Always good to have another Cowboys fan on here.  ;D
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Post by: Scatter on February 05, 2009, 04:51:55 PM
Velcome.  Always good to have another Cowboys fan on here.  ;D

Opinions vary.  ;D
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 05, 2009, 08:19:14 PM
Opinions vary.  ;D
And everyone's opinion is valid here at the UMA, we're a family. Oh yeah....GO SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS !  ;D
               
(http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/usc.jpg)
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Post by: Scatter on February 06, 2009, 08:06:15 PM
And everyone's opinion is valid here at the UMA, we're a family. Oh yeah....GO SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS !  ;D
               
([url]http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo156/CreepysFan/usc.jpg[/url])


Absolutely.........everyone has a right to their opinion. Even if its wrong LOL!!
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Post by: The Hemi on February 10, 2009, 06:25:56 PM
My name is Mike Hemsworth (The Hemi), My cousin told me about this site.Thank's Terry (fmofmpls) I am a member of (The Frankensteiners Car Club) MN's premiere car club.My truck's name is Frankenstein. Frankenstein Rule's All. :o
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 10, 2009, 07:04:13 PM
Welcome Mike,If you can,post some photos of your car,I'd really would like to see it.
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Post by: Scatter on February 10, 2009, 07:15:24 PM
My name is Mike Hemsworth (The Hemi), My cousin told me about this site.Thank's Terry (fmofmpls) I am a member of (The Frankensteiners Car Club) MN's premiere car club.My truck's name is Frankenstein. Frankenstein Rule's All. :o

VELLLLLCOME Michael!! Enter of your own free will. PLEASE post some pics!!
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Post by: josie monster on February 10, 2009, 07:52:12 PM
My name is Mike Hemsworth (The Hemi), My cousin told me about this site.Thank's Terry (fmofmpls) I am a member of (The Frankensteiners Car Club) MN's premiere car club.My truck's name is Frankenstein. Frankenstein Rule's All. :o
  Welome Mike, this is a great place.  You definetly have great taste in monsters, Frankenstein does "RULE ALL". My fav as well.
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Post by: The Hemi on February 10, 2009, 08:18:34 PM
I am trying to get some pic's up.Till then try this.
http://frankensteiners.com/forum/index.php?topic=735.0 (http://frankensteiners.com/forum/index.php?topic=735.0)
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Post by: josie monster on February 10, 2009, 08:39:57 PM
Sweet rides Mike, loved those photos.
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Post by: Scatter on February 10, 2009, 10:20:47 PM
The first car is most appropriate for a club called the Frankensteiners........it looks exactly like Frankie's head. Cool stuff!!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/vr6zach/Picture183.jpg)
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 11, 2009, 01:34:39 AM
 Love the Hearse, always wanted a Hearse.  Like the red and white Chevy too.
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 11, 2009, 12:31:59 PM
Some great looking chassis's there and the cars aren't bad either ;D
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Post by: The Hemi on February 11, 2009, 09:55:34 PM
Thank's all for looking, I should have some pic. of my truck soon. I will find a spot were I can keep all updated on the build of ( FRANKENSTEIN THE TRUCK ). ;D
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Post by: startrekstuntman on February 16, 2009, 03:53:02 AM
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Post by: fmofmpls on February 16, 2009, 10:04:15 AM
Hi, My name is Stephen and I found this site on a myspace page.

Welcome Stephen to the UMA! Glad to have you enlisted here. Star trek stuntman you say? Crew member on Voyager? Way cool! I'm sure many here would love to have you elaborate on this. Sounds like you may have some interesting stories to share.

Thanks for joining the UMA. You are amongst many friends here. Army strong. An army of one. Beam me up.

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Post by: startrekstuntman on February 16, 2009, 10:29:35 AM
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Post by: Jscareshock on February 16, 2009, 11:02:05 AM
Stephen, welcome aboard and thank you for the info on your lineage!
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Post by: monsterphile on February 16, 2009, 11:22:44 AM
Welcome Steve!

 Looks like your another UMAer living the dream life.  A Star Trek  alumnus like UMA's own Dan Roebuck.  A VERY impressive collection too.  Some questions about some pics in your collection. 

What is that very cool dragon from? 

In one of the pics with Frankenstein and a jukebox (looks a little older), there are 2 silver poles/rods.  Are those from the PHANTASM gateway?

In a couple of the pics, there's a torso of an older man (next to Robby the Robot).  Who is that?

Other than that enjoy yourself at UMA.  It's a great bunch of people with a lot of cumulative knowledge on monster toys and collectibles. 

Rob
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Post by: michblk on February 16, 2009, 12:34:18 PM
Welcome Stephen!  That's quite a resume you have there.  Come on in and poke around.  We have such sights to show you!

BK
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Post by: Nicole on February 16, 2009, 12:52:55 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Steve! Indeed, that is a grand résumé. Enjoy your stay here! ;D
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 16, 2009, 12:58:36 PM
 Greetings and welcome to the UMA Crypt Stephen, your resume is indeed impressive.  Please feel free to post as often as you wish, you are a part of our monster family now.  Glad to have you aboard, after all, the morgue the merrier.  Again, welcome Stephen.
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Post by: avenger on February 16, 2009, 03:46:05 PM
Welcome,Stephen. This a very friendly group so you'll fit in just fine.
Thanks for sharing about your uncle.I enjoyed his work for years.
His sad passing left  quite a legacy of memorable movie parts.
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Post by: startrekstuntman on February 16, 2009, 05:23:09 PM
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Post by: Scatter on February 19, 2009, 04:52:13 PM
Welcome Steve!!
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Post by: eviljim on February 20, 2009, 01:43:22 PM
Greeting Fellow Monsters!
Ive been viewing the site now for a while and finally took the plunge of becoming a member.
the last Army I was in was the KISS Army! Back in the 70's! Alright showing the age, Anyway i go under the name eviljim here and the whole story to that is, my name is jim and i play in a rock band called , you guessed it, The Evils.  I also play with a Horror/Monster band called SPECTREMEN and we tend to do some real cool conventions through out the year, so maybe we will see each other at one!
we also run a site called monster joe coffee, witch is a horror/monster theme store. we sale very limited run monster shirts, art,music ect..... one day we plan on opening a coffee shop, and yes you guessed it again, we will sale monsters as well!
that's about it....
oh i have a fascination with Chainsaws!
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Post by: michblk on February 20, 2009, 02:37:12 PM
Welcome Jim, glad to see you took the plunge!  Don't worry about the KISS Army, I believe we have a few members in here too!

BK
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 20, 2009, 02:48:52 PM
Welcome to the Crypt Jim,glad to have you here.
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Post by: Scatter on February 20, 2009, 08:20:02 PM
Well, definitely a step up from the KISS Army Jim. Like leaving the Ethiopian Navy and joining the US Marines. Welcome!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 21, 2009, 12:20:27 PM
 Greetings and Salutations Jim, welcome to the UMA family of fiends.  Pull up a Tombstone and make yourself at home, oh yeah, and "Rock N Roll all-night, and party every day".
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Post by: The Librarian on February 21, 2009, 01:48:55 PM
Hi! Very honored to join the cast.

My name is Rick, devoted fan of classic horror just like you all.

Glad to be here. ;)
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 21, 2009, 03:38:59 PM
 Enter into the Crypt, and be welcome Rick.  We are honored to have you here among us.  Please feel free to make this your new home, here you will find monsters galore.  As well as fiends...er...that is friends.  Welcome to the family Rick.
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Post by: Scatter on February 21, 2009, 09:01:01 PM
Hey Rick!! "Ve bid you velllllllllcome."
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Post by: The Librarian on February 21, 2009, 09:09:34 PM
Thanks! It looks like a very peaceful resting place.
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Post by: Scatter on February 21, 2009, 09:10:51 PM
Thanks! It looks like a very peaceful resting place.

Only until the full moon my friend.
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 22, 2009, 01:02:13 AM
 Pardon my decaying intrusion Rick, but a question.  Isn't your avatar one of Billy Van's characters from "Hilarious House Of Frightenstein"?  If I'm wrong I will shamefully crawl back into my grave, but I swear I think it's Billy Van.  Cool avatar.
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Post by: The Librarian on February 22, 2009, 08:51:46 AM
While being out of the grave, you might as well take a good breath of fresh air 'cause you're right CreepysFan ;). One of the many characters from The Hilarious House of Frightenstein, played by the very underrated Billy Van. Back here in Canada, that early 70's TV show was a big part of my childhood.
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Post by: gypsy214 on February 22, 2009, 11:23:47 AM
Just wanted to check-in and introduce myself. I grew up in the 60's and 70's, like many of you, loving the monster B movies of the times! My big brother was a huge Aurora fan and I loved watching him build and paint the models. Instead of playing with dolls I waited anxiously all week for Saturday mornings to watch Dr Pall Bearer on Creature Feature!

So I am grown now but never gave up my interest in monsters. I have been lurking off/on for some time here so I am glad to finally be a 'member'. 
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 22, 2009, 12:32:06 PM
 And we're finally glad to have you as a member of our Crypt gypsy, lurking is better left to the swamps.  As you can see, there's a great number of us who haven't out grown a love for monsters (and a few like myself who have refused to grow up period).  Your in good company here, so embrace your monster obssession freely.  Welcome gypsy to the UMA family.
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Post by: monsterphile on February 22, 2009, 12:46:34 PM
Welcome gypsy.  We always love it when lurkers become members.  People are always just dying to get into the UMA.

Rob
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on February 22, 2009, 01:07:30 PM
Welcome Rick! Yes! Welcome to our Nightmare! ;D
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Post by: michblk on February 22, 2009, 01:40:31 PM
Velcome Rick and Gypsy!  Glad to have you here!  Have fun digging around.

BK
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Post by: Gina, Vampire Slayer on February 22, 2009, 01:44:47 PM
Hello all, I have just been recruited to join this merry forum by my husband, perhaps some of you know him here as Wolf Man.  He is serving in Iraq currently but really loves this forum and has been after me to join.  We are really big fans of Halloween, actually both the movie and the holiday.  He has got me watching all the old classics and I was surprised to find that I really like them.  I am also a fan of the modern films like Grudge and The Ring and many others.  I am not much of a talker on forums but this one looks very fun.  Of course, Mr. Wolf Man has reminded me that he is a Corporal and out ranks me, we will see about that one when he gets home. 
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Post by: Wolf Man on February 22, 2009, 01:47:48 PM
Oh oh, I am in trouble now......but I am still WOLF MAN
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Post by: monsterphile on February 22, 2009, 02:21:35 PM
Oh oh, I am in trouble now......but I am still WOLF MAN

Or perhaps she means we'll "SEE" about that when you get home.  wink-wink-nudge-nudge-


Welcome Gina!  UMA is the monster family that welcomes the families of monsters.

Rob
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Post by: spookyray on February 22, 2009, 02:41:02 PM
Hey everyone, thanks for the welcome. I'm sorry it took so long. I sometimes do not understand how these sites work so I missed your welcomes back in Nov. when I became a new member.
Best regards, Ray
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 22, 2009, 02:43:34 PM
 Welcome to the UMA Crypt Gina, glad to have you here among us.  Monster fans are always welcome, and the Wolf Man's mate especially. So pull up a tombstone, and make your self at home.  And please feel free to ghost...er...post.  But please don't slay any of our members.
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 22, 2009, 02:51:05 PM
Wolf Man, the wife always, ALWAYS out ranks the hubby.  The Dog House is out back, hope you enjoy it ( my second home).
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Post by: Wolf Man on February 22, 2009, 02:55:43 PM
My dog house is downstairs in the family room, I spend a lot of time there.......whimper.........
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Post by: Jscareshock on February 22, 2009, 02:56:21 PM
Ray, that's understandable.  You've been incredibly busy!
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Post by: Scatter on February 22, 2009, 07:23:59 PM
Hello all, I have just been recruited to join this merry forum by my husband, perhaps some of you know him here as Wolf Man.  He is serving in Iraq currently but really loves this forum and has been after me to join.  We are really big fans of Halloween, actually both the movie and the holiday.  He has got me watching all the old classics and I was surprised to find that I really like them.  I am also a fan of the modern films like Grudge and The Ring and many others.  I am not much of a talker on forums but this one looks very fun.  Of course, Mr. Wolf Man has reminded me that he is a Corporal and out ranks me, we will see about that one when he gets home. 

After his long, lonely tour is over, somehow I think he'll do just about anything you want my dear. Welcome aboard!!
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Post by: Gina, Vampire Slayer on February 26, 2009, 09:21:06 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome....I can't put my cute Wolfman in the doghouse, I hardly see him as it is!  Oh sorry, he always say I know how to take the starch out of a (wolf) man so let me correct myself, my big and bad hairy Wolfman.  This looks like a really cool forum and everybody seems to be really nice but not too nice.  I'm still trying to learn how this forum works, it takes me longer since i am a new recruit as Wolfman likes to remind me all the time. 
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Post by: Orlok on February 27, 2009, 07:26:00 PM
Hi everyone, I'm French Canadian so my English is not very good, sorry about that. I use the Google Translator to read some of your messages and to write mine. I am extremely happy to be part of the army. The people of this forum seem very passionate and so friendly. I am a monster fan since I was little, and discover this forum is an apotheosis for me. Thank you again for allowing me to join.

Au revoir ;)
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Post by: Scatter on February 27, 2009, 07:41:19 PM
Hi everyone, I'm French Canadian so my English is not very good, sorry about that. I use the Google Translator to read some of your messages and to write mine. I am extremely happy to be part of the army. The people of this forum seem very passionate and so friendly. I am a monster fan since I was little, and discover this forum is an apotheosis for me. Thank you again for allowing me to join.

Au revoir ;)


Bon jour mon ami!! My family is from Montreal........but unfortunately I just used all the French I know saying "hello". Welcome aboard, pull up a tombstone, and join right in.
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Post by: Orlok on February 27, 2009, 08:00:40 PM
Thank you for your words of welcome Scatter. I am from Montreal myself. It's a small world. ;D
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Post by: Scatter on February 27, 2009, 08:02:09 PM
Thank you for your words of welcome Scatter. I am from Montreal myself. It's a small world. ;D

Unfortunately, I haven't been to Montreal yet, but I have a ton of family there I'm told.
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Post by: Orlok on February 27, 2009, 08:08:36 PM
Unfortunately, I haven't been to Montreal yet, but I have a ton of family there I'm told.

I hope that you will have the chance to visit Montreal someday.
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Post by: Scatter on February 27, 2009, 08:54:38 PM
I hope that you will have the chance to visit Montreal someday.


Well, I'd ask you to save a room for me at your home, but I keep getting visions of this.........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2iYglkB9fo&feature=related
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Post by: Orlok on February 27, 2009, 09:08:33 PM
 ;D ;D ;D This is really great Scatter. Thank you for the little clip ;)
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Post by: Nicole on February 27, 2009, 11:47:17 PM
Welcome Gina and Orlok! Great to have you guys aboard!
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Post by: avenger on February 28, 2009, 12:06:14 AM
Welcome ,Orlock to a great place.Enjoy your stay here.
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Post by: Orlok on February 28, 2009, 12:25:32 PM
Hi Nicole and Avenger! Thank you ;)
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 28, 2009, 06:30:54 PM
Greetings and welcome to our little family Orlok.  Feel free to make yourself at home, and come by often.  Our Crypt, is your Crypt. Need any thing....Just scream.  Again, welcome Orlok.
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Post by: ChattyLMS on March 02, 2009, 11:08:56 PM
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Wolf Man, the wife always, ALWAYS out ranks the hubby.  The Dog House is out back, hope you enjoy it ( my second home).

AW Uncle Creepy!  Aunt Karen is just a doll and you know it!  We brides of Frankenstein must stick together. 
Yoo Hoo!
Aunt Karen!  Uncle Creepy is hungry!  Where are the Kibbles and Bits?

Welcome all!
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Post by: Mike Von Hoffman on March 12, 2009, 03:47:13 PM

Yippee!  What swell spot fer monsters ya have here, I am so glad to have lucked inta finding it.

I do some Monster stuff, art, music CDs, cards, posters and such, my main site
for that is monster-university.com and I encourage everyone to go over and
poke around.

Welp, I'm new here, so I'll go explorin' now!

Von Hoffman
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Post by: dadabigalow on March 12, 2009, 04:47:32 PM
Hello,

I am DadaBigalow. My real name Is Dave Wilcox, Rochester NY

I’ve been a life long Classic Horror fan since I saw my The Mummy’s Ghost when I was 5 or 6. I'm now 49. A "Curse" my 3 sons (24, 22 and 17) have accused me of passing on to them. How many kids today can say an say that they knew who Maria Ouspenskaya was before they were 10 years old.  For the past 27 years or so I’ve been adding to my Halloween display, making props and what not.

It started out as stuffing newspaper on to an old green suit of my Dads, then throwing a 1980 Don Post Frankenstein Mask not the Calendar Mask I did that every year till the mask disintegrated. Every year after Christmas I start thinking of new things to do or how to update some of the old ones. 

Now It takes me about a week to set-up the yard. I probably could do it in 1 day but then the naborhood may get a little freaked out.

<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=102_0762.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/102_0762.jpg" border="0" alt="08 Halloween 13"></a>


<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=102_0777.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/102_0777.jpg" border="0" alt="08 Halloween 8"></a>


<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=102_0776.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/102_0776.jpg" border="0" alt="08 Halloween 9"></a>

<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=102_0783.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/102_0783.jpg" border="0" alt="08 Halloween 2"></a>

<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=102_0781.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/102_0781.jpg" border="0" alt="08 Halloween 4"></a>



5 years ago I made scratch built several PVC Frames. One was for a new Frankenstein. My quest was to find a Karloff Frankenstein Mask.  When I saw the Rube Frankenstein, I knew I had found it.  I really wanted that mask bad but I could justify the $49 with the (Boss).  She has no idea how important this work is.

<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=105_0036.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/105_0036.jpg" border="0" alt="Frank Prop Mask1"></a>


I continued checking E-bay to no avail.  As a Plan B I bought a Bride of Frankenstein Rubber Mask on E-Bay, Did some touch-up repainting built eyes with LED's Inside them. I really enjoyed that experience. It brought out the Jack Pierce in me. Then last month I finally got what I consider the holy grail of Frankenstein masks, “The Rube” ($25).

<a href="http://s184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/?action=view&current=105_0043.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x242/dadabigalow/105_0043.jpg" border="0" alt="New Frank Prop Mask"></a>

 Im gonna build a new bigger PVC frame and Ill have to start to look at the good will for some new Frankencloths for him. I cant wait till next Halloween.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on March 12, 2009, 10:12:18 PM
Hey Mike & Dave, looks like I'm the first to welcome you!  That's a first for ME!  So, welcome to the UMA!
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 13, 2009, 12:09:05 AM
 Welcome to the Crypt Dave and Mike, the morgue the merrier.  This is the greatest site for monster lovers.  Welcome to the UMA family .
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Post by: ChattyLMS on March 13, 2009, 04:45:18 PM
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with the (Boss). 
Now Now Now, be nice to your lovely bride!  I'm one of the Brides of Frankenstein myself!!
Welcome, Dave
 
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Post by: warlockmx on March 26, 2009, 10:13:13 PM
Hi, my name's Hector, I'm from Mexico, and, as you can imagine I'm a Monster fan, my favorite is The Creature from the Black Lagoon, but I really love all of the other characters.
All of the movies are masterpieces for me, I'm a graphic designer , and the Universal Monsters have always been some sort of inspiration for me, besides that I love the photography used in each and every picture of them.

I'm really glad that I found this forum.

Take care!

Héctor.
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Post by: fmofmpls on March 27, 2009, 07:02:40 AM
Hi, my name's Hector, I'm from Mexico

I'm really glad that I found this forum.


Welcome Hector to the UMA! We're really glad you found us too! Glad to have you enlisted here!
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on March 27, 2009, 09:38:00 AM
Welcome to all our new members,glad to have you join the greatest monster army on the face of the planet!
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 27, 2009, 11:52:12 AM
 Greetings, and welcome to the monster family Hector.  You'll love it here, this site is a SCREAM....and a monster lover's dream.  Glad to have you around.
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Post by: michblk on March 27, 2009, 12:06:48 PM
Welcome all to our little tomb!  Stay awhile and enjoy!

BK
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Post by: BlackLagoon on March 27, 2009, 10:05:37 PM
Hey! 1st Just want to say hello to everyone as this is my 1st day here! My real name is Jesse and Im from North New Jersey. I have always been a collector in one way or another. Im 32 and have an uncle a little over 10 yrs my senior, so whenever I went to my grandmothers house as a kid his room was littered with Mego figures and random Aurora model kits. I also have fond memories of watching the Universal stuff with my grandfather. As I got older I was kind of a walking contridiction..played sports, lifted weights, also collected comic books, action figures and never out grew my love for Bela and Boris. Now as I'm older...I play sports, lift weights and also collect comic books, action figures and Universal Monsters,and also in a band..old habits die hard!!

I'm really happy I found this place, my whole intrest has re-sparked since out of the blue I started looking around ebay for the old model kits. I can tell you, as a rookie..its a maddening experiance. Hopefully I'll make some friends along the way and find a little direction finding the best bang for the buck. I have almost everything I want from Sideshow and really looking for the Aurora stuff and Remco figures......some other stuff I dig. Marvel, G.I. Joe, some DC, Lionel Trains (more so at Christmas) and Mego

Again great to be here......"friend...good!"
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 28, 2009, 12:10:31 AM
 Greetings fear Jesse, you've come to the right place to make monster  fiends...er...friends.  These people can definitely help with any monster collecting info, as well as being the greatest bunch of ghouls you could ever meet.  Enter freely (and hopefully often), and make your self at home.  You are indeed welcome here.  P.S. - Say "HI" to the Jersey Devil for me.
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Post by: Vlad Tsepesh on March 29, 2009, 06:01:36 PM
Greetings all!

My name is Augie Rodriguez. My username is Vlad Tsepesh (Ţepeş - Impaler) as he is one of my favourite historical personalities--as well as subjects to sculpt: my avatar is a 1/10th scale bust of the voievod in battledress, ca. 1460 that I sculpted in 2002.

While no longer a full-time sculptor, a passion I was privileged to pursue for over 20 years, "we are who we are" and I continue to knead and grind as time permits and inspiration prompts. My interest in figurines began nearly a half century ago when my parents surprised with Aurora's Frankenstein monster; now I've come full circle and after thirty odd years of modelling, painting and creating historical miniatures, I've returned "home".

Great to be here, and thanks for a GREAT site!

Augie
Augie Me Fecit (http://augiemefecit.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: avenger on March 29, 2009, 06:22:11 PM
Augie,
   Welcome to the UMA family,the friendliest site on the web.
I know you are going to enjoy being a part of this group.
If you have any examples of your sculpting that you would like to show us,we would be delighted
to see them.
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 29, 2009, 07:06:05 PM
 Greetings and salutations Augie, and welcome to our little Tomb.  I love the Vlad Tepes scupture that you use for your avatar, any more examples of your talent?   Hope you enjoy it here, these people here are great friends to know.   Again welcome, we are glad to have you here among us.
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Post by: Vlad Tsepesh on March 30, 2009, 04:30:46 PM
Heartfelt thanks for the warm welcome, gentlemen! This is one of the few "niche" forums I have run across where there is a palpable feeling of "community", and that is something the moderators and the membership can be extremely proud of! I look forward to A LOT of catch-up reading. . . and contributing to "the cause"!

Thank you as well for asking. As the overwhelming majority of my work to this point is not a good "fit" with the theme of our home, I'll post a couple of links for those who might be interested:

"Great Daimyô of the Sengoku" Collection (http://www.atlantafigures.com/09photos11.htm). Series of 250mm (1/8th scale) busts done for the now-defunct Ft. Duquesne Miniatures. There is one bust missing in the montage: Maeda Toshiie. I also did two full figures in this series.

A sampling of my non-Japanese work can be seen throughout in El Passo Honroso (http://forums.delphiforums.com/eph2/start), a forum I am privileged to moderate. But just for a taste, here is a shot of the non-PS'ed Vlad Dracula:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/augie/vlad2aeph.jpg)

And I'll finalize things with one of my favourite pieces of all time, a slightly "modified" Nosferatu, sculpted by Mike Good for Jaguar (1/6th scale): 

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/augie/nosferdipuma.jpg)

I hope to have more like the last on these pages in the not too distant future. . .

THANKS AGAIN!

Augie
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Post by: avenger on March 30, 2009, 09:14:02 PM
Thanks for posting the photos,Augie ! I like that Nosferatu but I love the Vlad piece !
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Post by: Vlad Tsepesh on March 30, 2009, 09:38:56 PM
Thank you, sir! I was particularly pleased with the way my second bust of Vlad came out.

This was my first bust of the Impaler (ca. 1470), back in '96. . .

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v194/augie/vladbuma.jpg)

1/4th scale and cast in bonded marble, as well as cold-cast bronze and polyurethane resin (the last for Ft. Duquesne, who acquired my WARLORDS line). As an aside, though I consider myself a multi-media painter, my medium of choice is oils.

Thanks again!

Augie 
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 31, 2009, 11:51:02 AM
 Augie, love the Daimyo scuptures.  The feudal period was one of Japan's most interresting periods.  I enjoyed seeing these.
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Post by: Vlad Tsepesh on March 31, 2009, 06:57:46 PM
Too kind, sir! MANY THANKS!!!!

I was extremely privileged to have the opportunity to develop this series for Ft. Duquesne at a time when busts were in their infancy and Feudal Japan was barely an afterthought with most miniaturists. Regrettably, the line died with Ft. Duquesne's demise, and only about 1/3 of the proposed series made it to production. I still do about one every other year or so: the latest was the 1/6th scale Toyotomi in his banrin-no-kabuto. The next piece will probably be a reprise of Ii in 1/6th.

Thanks again! Delighted you enjoyed them!!

Augie
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Post by: Jscareshock on April 01, 2009, 08:19:46 AM
Jesse, Augie, and the rest, welcome to you all.  Pull up a tombstone and have a ball.  Awesome pics there by the way.
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Post by: Stevemyers on April 05, 2009, 02:28:50 AM
Hello All,
What a great board! Much needed for a long time. I'm Steve Myers, from Baltimore, MD, and I'm glad to be here!
I'm 42, and very much a Universal Monster fan! Have been since I was about 8 or 9.
I'm a make-up artist, special effects artist and collector.
Thanks,
Steve
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Post by: monsterphile on April 05, 2009, 06:03:51 AM
Hello All,
What a great board! Much needed for a long time. I'm Steve Myers, from Baltimore, MD, and I'm glad to be here!
I'm 42, and very much a Universal Monster fan! Have been since I was about 8 or 9.
I'm a make-up artist, special effects artist and collector.
Thanks,
Steve

Welcome Steve.  You'll discover as you look around that this is just the place you were looking for (even if you didn't know it).  Be sure to share pics of your work and your collections, as I'm sure we'd like to see it all.

Rob
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 05, 2009, 08:33:56 AM
 Welcome to your new home Steve, and welcome to the UMA monster family.   I was exposed to monster movies since I can remember, but like you became a monster obsessional fiend also at eight.  Make yourself at home, we won't bite (much).  Have any pictures of your make-up work or your collection?  Glad to have you here among us Steve.
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Post by: avenger on April 05, 2009, 07:32:00 PM
Steve,
    Let me add my welcome to the friendliest site on the web !
You will feel right at home here.Come in ,hang your hat and enjoy
your stay.
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Post by: Nicole on April 07, 2009, 03:51:43 AM
Welcome to the group, Augie and Steve! ;D
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on April 07, 2009, 10:33:29 AM
I'd just like to say welcome to all the new members.Were real glad to have you all join us.This is the greatest and friendliest site you'll ever find.
 If I can assist you in anyway please feel free to contact me. ;D
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Post by: Monster Kid on April 10, 2009, 02:34:20 PM
Hi!   I'm Debbie.  I am a real scientist. (Honest!).  have seen the Universal Monster Army displays before at the Monster Bashes.  I have been a Monster Kid since childhood, watching those great Universal horror films on Shock Theater on WVEC TV, hosted by Ronald the Ghoul.   I didn't know a thing about Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine in those days.   I never saw the magazine until I was 21!  All I knew was that there were some cool monster trading cards in the stores, and I got as many as I could.   I loved The Munsters, Son of Kong and The Mummy.   In my teenage years I read as much as I could about the people and events of film production, and when still in college started writing professionally on the subject.   Yes, I still do it!   
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Post by: michblk on April 10, 2009, 04:01:48 PM
Welcome Debbie to one of the best groups on the Web!  Grab a seat and look around.  Lots of cool stuff here!

BK
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 11, 2009, 01:16:04 AM
 Welcome to the family Debbie, we are all monster fans here so please feel at home.  Which branch of Science do you practice?  Again welcome, and glad to have you here among us.
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Post by: Scatter on April 11, 2009, 01:58:31 AM
Greetings fear Jesse, you've come to the right place to make monster  fiends...er...friends.  These people can definitely help with any monster collecting info, as well as being the greatest bunch of ghouls you could ever meet.  Enter freely (and hopefully often), and make your self at home.  You are indeed welcome here.  P.S. - Say "HI" to the Jersey Devil for me.

"The Tennessee Terror Meets The Jersey Devil"...........there's a cheesy movie in there somewhere Creepy.
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Post by: Cardone on April 11, 2009, 09:27:01 AM
Hello ... I have been into monsters since i was very young  and I collect monster toys ,movies and other strange things .   Now I am teaching my children about the classic monsters....  what a joy to  see the magic in their eyes as they experience  it all for the first time .   
I make a living in NYC by performing a magic show for prvate and corporate functions ...  I also perform a full classic Spook Show called "House of Ghostly Haunts"   ...the people on ths forum would love it ... it is like a living and breathing Universal Spooky movie happening live on stage....this forum looks great and I am glad I found  it today .....cardone
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Post by: monsterphile on April 11, 2009, 10:07:01 AM
Welcome Cardone.  The video on your website looks like a fun show.  I think you'll like the UMA very much.  Make sure you look through the galleries.

Rob
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Post by: michblk on April 11, 2009, 10:24:24 AM
welcome cardone! I'm sure you'll enjoy it here!

BK
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Post by: Cardone on April 11, 2009, 10:07:32 PM
Thanks for the welcome ...I just finished building big Frankie with my 2 kids ...wow its huge!   I have to move all my models around to fit it in my model collection. Time to paint it now .....   this forum is amazing !
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 12, 2009, 08:07:43 PM
 Welcome fear Cardone, I hope you will make this little Crypt your second home.  Very glad to hear that your young share your monster obsession, kind of warms the moldy `ol heart.  Relax and make yourself at home.
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 12, 2009, 08:13:42 PM
"The Tennessee Terror Meets The Jersey Devil"...........there's a cheesy movie in there somewhere Creepy.
           
Said the Scatter Creature from the Florida Everglades.  ;D
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on April 12, 2009, 08:17:31 PM
Deb -

     what kind of scientist? 

     Inquiring minds wanna know....

Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Monster Kid on April 13, 2009, 08:42:16 AM
Hey, Bizarro Jeff and everyone in the Army,

  I'm a wetland ecologist.  How's that for an unusual job?  I get to hang out with Swamp Thing! 

  I also write National Environmental Policy Act documents for any private company or government organization who needs Federal funding for a large variety of construction activities, anything from dredging a new channel in a river to improve navigation to building a nice new apartment building for low income elderly.

  Now being a professional magician......wow, that is also a very unusual job.
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Post by: Wolfman66 on April 14, 2009, 01:02:45 PM
My name is Dan or Danny what ever you want to call me.But go by wolfman66 on alot of the boards like the www.theclubhouse1.net and www.hobbytalk.com and the hma mask board and cause of the fact that big Chaney wolfman fan and also a fan of the tv show RT66.
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 14, 2009, 04:21:42 PM
 Hello danny, curl up by the UMA fire and rest your paws awile.  Loved some of your posts, and hope your having a howling good time here.
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Post by: Wolfman66 on April 14, 2009, 04:34:35 PM
Hello danny, curl up by the UMA fire and rest your paws awile.  Loved some of your posts, and hope your having a howling good time here.
I thank you for the warm welcome my friend and really enjoy the UMA board :).
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Post by: hedorah59 on April 14, 2009, 09:58:39 PM
Hello all -

I am a member of the Yahoo group, so I figured I should join here - Yeah, I haven't visited in a while  ;D.
I look forward to checking this place out and getting to know you all!
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Post by: Wolfman66 on April 14, 2009, 10:27:05 PM
Hello all -

I am a member of the Yahoo group, so I figured I should join here - Yeah, I haven't visited in a while  ;D.
I look forward to checking this place out and getting to know you all!
Wlecome aboard Kirk and good to see ya over here too. :)
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Post by: Uncula on April 15, 2009, 03:57:27 AM
Hi everyone.  this is a great post!  I am Uncula No, I'm actually Don Stout.  I live 20 miles from Indianapolis, IN (with urban sprawl, practically a suburb).  I chose the name Uncula because I'm an uncle of Miss Drac, here at the UMA.  I have to say Miss Drac is my favorite niece because, because of... oh well, just because.  She was the one who turned me onto the UMA.  MY first intrest that I chose on my own was Universal Monsters and Monster makeup (introduced to me by a magazine advertised in Famous Monsters of Filmland) by the great Jack Pierce.  I wore the mag. out practising!  In the late '60s, I turned to STAR TREK.  I read in one of the earliest posts here for Trekkie's Beware!  I always ask people if they know the difference between a Trekkie and a Trekker?  The answer is that a Trekker would have a uniform, a Trekkie believes that having a uniform actually makes them a member of Star Fleet!   I'm still a S.T. fan but I've come back to that first love of Universal Monsters.  I've made some good friends here and at the 2009 HorrorHound/HMA Mask Fest in Indianapolis.  I had hopes of going to Wonderfest this year but things might not workout :'(.  However, I shall not be stopped and hope to see you all soon at another venue.

Again,Great Post!  and as Sammy Terry would say, "Pleasant Nightmaaaaares!












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Post by: CreepysFan on April 15, 2009, 10:54:15 AM
 Welcome to our little Crypt Kirk, hope you find our UMA asylum a pleasant experience.  As a Japanese Kaiju fan myself, I love your Hedorah avatar.  Enjoy your self, and feel free to join in as much as you like.  Glad to have you become a part of the family.
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 15, 2009, 11:00:43 AM
 Star Trek is cool, but monsters rule.  Glad to hear you've returned to your first love Dan.  Once you've been bitten by monsters, you can never fully turn away.  This has proven true for most of us monster kids.
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Post by: The Creeper on April 18, 2009, 11:43:05 PM
Hello, my real name is John Carboni.  I am originally from Fort Wayne Indiana, but now live in Bartlesville Oklahoma.  I work in a machine shop called Delta Industries, in Dewey Oklahoma.  We make spigots for Icee machines.  I have always been a monster kid, and I like comics, Star Wars, and music.  I grew up watching local horror hosts like The Shroud, and Sammy Terry.  I chose The Creeper name after the Rob Zombie song.  I hope to make a lot more monster friends here!   
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Post by: UMA Thurman on April 19, 2009, 03:51:36 AM
I'm a sock for depressedlarrytalbot. Forgive me but the name UMA Thurman came to me in a dream and I had to register it. I expected to learn in fact that someone already had, but no. The UMA is far too friendly a place to require even the most paranoid of us to have socks, IMHO, but the need for the name overrode all other considerations.   
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Post by: UMA Thurman on April 19, 2009, 03:52:44 AM
(I haven't had anything to drink either).
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Post by: MegoZéDoCaixão on April 19, 2009, 07:24:24 AM
Boa vinda, UMA Thurman!
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Post by: Nicole on April 19, 2009, 07:25:09 AM
Welcome, UMA Thurman!

What a weirdo... ::)
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Post by: packy120353 on April 19, 2009, 07:53:39 AM
Quote
Welcome, UMA Thurman!



And I'm Beatrix Kiddo!
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Post by: Mcdee on April 19, 2009, 09:47:04 AM
Hi everyone...My name is Denis McDougall, I live in Calgary Alberta and have been a Universal Monster Fan ever since my Dad let me watch Frankenstein on the old B/W tv  a million years ago and then along came Aurora and the Monster Models...the rest is history...I'm an avid collector of Monster Models and have all the Auroras,PL's, Monarch & Moebius kits...but still not satisfied I'm on a mission to aquire the Aurora Prototypes that were never released and so far have been able to get the Hanging Tree, MOTM Fay Wray, and MOTM Metaluna Mutant...bjut there are more and so the Quest continues!...I'm a Dad of 7 (6Boys-1Girl) and a Granddad...55 years old and still an Aurorakid...I'm also a Construction Supervisor...as long as I'm building something ...I'm happy... be it Models or actual buildings...I used to play in a band on weekends ,good times ...Hey it's Great to meet you all!
Denis
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Post by: hammett1 on April 19, 2009, 10:01:51 AM
Welcome Denis.  David
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Post by: michblk on April 19, 2009, 10:34:44 AM
Welcome Dennis and UMA!  McDougall, Don't you have a house of horrors?   ;D

BK
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Post by: Scatter on April 19, 2009, 08:33:06 PM
           
Said the Scatter Creature from the Florida Everglades.  ;D

Scatter From The Black Lagoon!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 20, 2009, 01:32:05 PM
 Welcome to the Crypt Dennis and UMA, hope you find things both fun and informative here.  And a VERY, VERY warm welcome to John, glad to have your bones resting here (Hey, he makes ICEE machines).  Hope all of you like it here, this place is a SCREAM.
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Post by: Scatter on April 20, 2009, 09:17:38 PM
Welcome to the Crypt Dennis and UMA, hope you find things both fun and informative here.  And a VERY, VERY warm welcome to John, glad to have your bones resting here (Hey, he makes ICEE machines).  Hope all of you like it here, this place is a SCREAM.

WHO MAKES ICEE MACHINES???? Now THAT'S a welcome addition to the Army!!
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on April 20, 2009, 11:52:54 PM
No... dudes ... UMA Thurman (or should that be Thurman of UMA?) ...it's just me, being silly. But thanks for the typical warm welcome anyway.
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Post by: The Creeper on April 21, 2009, 08:38:47 PM
Thanks guys I do love it here! ;D
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Post by: Mike Falcigno on April 22, 2009, 11:54:38 AM
Hello Boils and Ghouls!

It's a pleasure to be an official member of this wonderful board.

A life long monster lover, I sculpt and illustrate anything and everything monster!

I hope you enjoy my work as much as I've enjoyed the work of so many of the members here.

-Mike :)

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Post by: hammett1 on April 22, 2009, 03:02:57 PM
Greetings Mike, 

Welcome aboard and enjoy the ride.

David
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 22, 2009, 06:48:14 PM
 Hello and welcome Mike.  Please post lots of pictures of your work, looking forward to seeing them.  We love new blood here.
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Post by: Dar70 on April 22, 2009, 10:31:02 PM
Hi everyone. I just joined today, This is a great site. I will visit frequently. Especially during Halloween I am sure. 8) My name  is Dario.(Italian) Some people call me Dar so I chose  a name I use on some other boards. Dar70. The 70 is the year of my birth of course.  I discovered this place when I was at Hobbytalk the other day. StarterkStuntman  had a link in a thread over there. So thanks to him I found this place. I love the Universal Monsters especially Frankenstein and the Wolfman. Happy to be here. ;D ;D
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 22, 2009, 11:25:25 PM
 And so very happy to have you Dario, I'm sure you will find this a grand place to rest (in peace).  As far as visiting us here at Halloween, every day is like Halloween at the UMA.  Monsters found here all year long.  Welcome to the UMA family.
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Post by: michblk on April 23, 2009, 05:16:27 AM
Welcome Dario and Mike!  Mike, please post some of your work.

BK
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Post by: siamese goat on April 23, 2009, 07:36:46 AM
Hey all,

I am new to the forum but not to monsters. I love most genres of horror with the old black and white ones being my favorite.
I grew up with monsters you could say seeing as my first monster movie was Dawn of the Dead when I was 8. That was back in 83 and been hooked since. I had a cool family that let me watch all the ghost and gore I could stand. I collect mainly 80s gi joe but was looking into old monster toys as well. My wife and I both love Halloween and decorate more for that than Christmas  ;D.
I like Horror punk and psychobilly music . Looking forward to speaking with all the ghouls and haints.

SG 
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 23, 2009, 12:02:33 PM
My wife and I both love Halloween and decorate more for that than Christmas.   ;D
  What, you mean this IS'NT the norm?  Welcome to the UMA Crypt SG, make yourself at home.  Sounds like your going to fit into this little asylum just fine.  Hope you'll make us your morbid home away from home.
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Post by: Fester on April 25, 2009, 02:15:07 PM
Greetings form the wilds of Spokanistan!

My first experience with the Universal Monsters came from "Nightmare Theatre" Friday nights in Salt Lake City (I won't say when--but LBJ was President!).   I was hooked almost immediately.  By the time I was in 6th grade, I was working on collecting the entire Aurora set of models.  They are long gone, of course--as are the EC horror comics my neighbor gave me.  Looking through this place sure brought back a lot of memories.  And it is great to know there are so many people here sharing what they know and love.  I am barely an amateur compared to most of you.

By the way,  I am Dave, and I am putting my Masters Degree in History to good use working at a plasma center--I prefer to think of it as "Blood Lite"--in Spokane WA.
 
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on April 25, 2009, 02:43:40 PM
Welcome aboard, Dario...pleased to meet you...


Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: hammett1 on April 25, 2009, 02:46:32 PM
Greetings Dave and welcome to the group.  Have fun.  David
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Post by: CreepysFan on April 25, 2009, 10:05:57 PM
 Welcome to the Crypt David.  Most of us here were hooked with our first monster exposure.  For everyone here it was love at first fright.  Please make yourself at home here among us.
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Post by: monsterphile on April 25, 2009, 10:18:44 PM
  And it is great to know there are so many people here sharing what they know and love.  I am barely an amateur compared to most of you.

Welcome Dave.  Don't worry about being an amateur, as he feature on the job training in this army.  You'll learn so much here. 

Rob, long-time member and still learning
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Post by: Nicole on April 26, 2009, 03:32:45 PM
Welcome to the board, Dave! ;D
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Post by: Fester on April 26, 2009, 08:10:37 PM
Thank you for your kind welcomes.

I am already beginning to feel at home.   Lots to read and catch up on, so I'll be haunting around for some time to come.

Dave.

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Post by: KarloffLives on April 30, 2009, 02:08:28 PM
Y'know, I'd always assumed I was a member here, but it turns out it wasn't true. Or I slipped into an alternate dimension. Happens sometimes.

Anyway, I'm Nate Yapp. I run Classic-Horror.com, which is quickly approaching its tenth anniversary on the Internet. I first fell in love with Universal Monsters when Mom showed me The Wolf Man when I was about seven or eight years old. After that, I had a friend tape AMC's Monsterfest (back when it was good) to get my hands on other great monster flicks. When I was 16, I noticed a dearth of websites "properly" devoted to the horror movies that I loved, so I created my own. It's been a long, crazy journey since then, but I'd like to think that I've helped a little in the struggle to spread the word that horror is an important subject worthy of critical discussion.

So now I'm here. I'm mostly a lurker type. I don't contribute a lot, but I read a ton and pitch in when I feel that I have something useful to say.

To quote the great, late Patrick McGoohan, "Be seeing you."
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Post by: hammett1 on April 30, 2009, 02:26:34 PM
Welcome Nate.  Pleasure to have you with us.  David
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Post by: coughcool on April 30, 2009, 09:24:32 PM
Howdy all
Life long Horror fan. I was excited to find this web site. Monsters where  big part of my childhood. I still love horror movies today.
Looking forward to spending some time here.
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Post by: Creepy_lil_Boy on May 01, 2009, 07:38:25 PM
Good Evening all monster lovers and fans of horror I just registered and am new. I hope thing place ends up being a new fav of mine lol (wikipedia for once found a good link) I look forward to commenting on and starting on all different threads here so hello to all.
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Post by: hammett1 on May 02, 2009, 02:06:25 PM
Greetings my friend and welcome to the group.  David
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Post by: michblk on May 02, 2009, 09:23:19 PM
Good Evening all monster lovers and fans of horror I just registered and am new. I hope thing place ends up being a new fav of mine lol (wikipedia for once found a good link) I look forward to commenting on and starting on all different threads here so hello to all.

Welcome  and we are in Wikipedia?   :P

BK
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Post by: Mcdee on May 03, 2009, 12:05:43 PM
Welcome Dennis and UMA!  McDougall, Don't you have a house of horrors?   ;D

BK
Indeed I do...you must have been peeking...After raising a 'House of Horrors' is a rather tame descripyion...Heeeyy Aabbottt!!! ;D
Mcdee
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Post by: gypsy214 on May 03, 2009, 05:38:00 PM
Welcome from one new ghoul to all the others!
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Post by: Jscareshock on May 04, 2009, 11:46:37 AM
WELCOME!  WELCOME TO YOU ALLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on May 04, 2009, 01:37:27 PM
 Welcome Creepy_lil_Boy (with a name like that you must be a cool ghoul), to our llittle monster Crypt of insanity.  Hope you drop by often, and make this a second home. Glad to have you in our decaying morbid family.
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Post by: The Boogeyman 1978 on May 08, 2009, 06:13:23 PM
Hello there, Boils & Ghouls. My name is Donnie and I am new to this board. I have been around for a little while on other boards and I can't believe I am just now signing up here. Shame on me!  ;D

This place is amazing and I am very happy to be a member.

Cheers!


- D.
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Post by: The Creeper on May 08, 2009, 10:29:24 PM
Welcome all new comers!  The Army is growing, and its awesome!
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Post by: hammett1 on May 09, 2009, 12:44:27 PM
Welcome Donnie. Have fun.  David
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Post by: CreepysFan on May 09, 2009, 01:26:21 PM
 Better late than never Donnie, your here among us now. Welcome to the family.
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Post by: The Boogeyman 1978 on May 09, 2009, 06:10:24 PM
Thank you for the warm welcome, everyone.

It truly is great to be here.


- D.
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Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2009, 05:31:56 PM
Welcome to the Crypt David.  Most of us here were hooked with our first monster exposure.  

In fact, CreepysFan once spent a night in jail for monster exposure. Welcome aboard everybody!!
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Post by: mike c on May 11, 2009, 07:13:17 PM
In fact, CreepysFan once spent a night in jail for monster exposure. Welcome aboard everybody!!

Scatter's being modest, but he spent a few nights in the pokey for the same thing.

Makes you realize why they call him 'scatter'.   ;)

Glad to have everyone here!

Mike C.
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Post by: Scatter on May 11, 2009, 07:48:53 PM
Scatter's being modest, but he spent a few nights in the pokey for the same thing.

Makes you realize why they call him 'scatter'.   ;)

Glad to have everyone here!

Mike C.

That's just an ugly rumor..........and I wish you wouldn't call it the "pokey". Brings back bad memories.
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Post by: mike c on May 12, 2009, 12:19:33 AM
That's just an ugly rumor..........and I wish you wouldn't call it the "pokey". Brings back bad memories.


Hahahaha!


Mike C.
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Post by: Mitchellmania on May 12, 2009, 11:21:12 AM
Hello,
Looking for a place to call my own! Glad to be here!
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Post by: monsterphile on May 12, 2009, 12:52:07 PM
For all new members: Please be sure to tell us about yourselves, especially what you collect and maybe a real name (first one, at least) to go with the nickname.

Rob
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Post by: westbatman on May 13, 2009, 08:46:22 AM
My name is Andy Garringer and being a monster lover from birth and just coming across this site today - I had to join!

From readng through some posts today I see several people that are familiar. I just finished my first full sized figure and will be posting some pictures in the appropriate place soon!
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Post by: hammett1 on May 13, 2009, 08:47:48 AM
Welcome to the fun Andy.  Have a great time.  David
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Post by: ghastlyjeff on May 13, 2009, 01:27:10 PM
Hi all,  Ghastly jeff here.

Really, Jeff Wehenkel.

I have done some masks, and busts.  I'm happy to be here.  Please feel free to contact me.
Hope to see you all at Monsterpalooza.
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Post by: Nicole on May 13, 2009, 01:40:22 PM
Welcome to the group, Mitchell, Andy, Jeff... Please, make yourselves at tomb! ;D
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Post by: Tola67 on May 13, 2009, 04:38:51 PM
Hey gang! I would like to introduce myself. My name is Todd LaBeau, and I'm 42 years old. I'm married and have two beautiful daughters ages 13, and 14. I have been a classic monster fan for as long as I can remember. My dad used to show the old classics on the reel to reel projector back in the day. I couldnt get enough Horror as a kid, and still cant! LOL! I grew up reading Famous Monsters of Filmland, and have been collecting masks and monster related things for many years. I will get around to posting pics soon.  :)

I had the great pleasure of meeting you Daniel when I was in Cali for the 'Halloween:30 Years of Terror' Con. Heres a pic...
I'm the one in the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital shirt.  :)
(http://)(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y87/tola67/Halloween30YearsofTerrorConventi-51.jpg)

I hope to get to know y'all, and marvel over the great collections you all have.
Thanks for reading,

Todd
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Post by: hammett1 on May 14, 2009, 02:01:06 PM
Welcome Todd and thanks for sharing the pic.  Have fun.  David
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on May 21, 2009, 12:06:51 AM
My name is Dr.Teufel Geist, Teufel Geist is german, Teufel meaning Devil and Geist meaning Ghost.
Teufel Geist is the name of my Assassin/Rogue in Dungeons & Dragons.
My real name is David

I have been a Horror movie lover for 28 years, I mainly enjoy the classic B-movies compared to the gutter filth, that they call horror  now
adays.

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Post by: Scatter on May 21, 2009, 12:33:10 AM
Welcome aboard David!! Pull up a tombstone, fill your goblet with grog, and make yourself at home.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on May 21, 2009, 01:47:38 AM
Thank you scatter, and I'm glad to be amongst Horror Fiends and Fans.
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Post by: michblk on May 21, 2009, 05:16:37 AM
Welcome Todd and David, I'm sure you'll like it here.  Glad to add you to the family!

BK
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Post by: TheTvPeople on May 24, 2009, 05:16:00 PM
My real name is Eric and my screen name was taken from the movie 'Poltergeist'. I am huge fan of classic films, especially Hitchcock, horror, and sci-fi/fantasy. I'm a huge fan of the original 'Twilight Zone' and 'The Outer Limits' series as well. Glad to find this site as the Universal monsters (and their movies) are some of the the best (if not the best) iconic images of the silver screen!  :)
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Post by: lappys22 on May 24, 2009, 05:50:42 PM
Eric, welcome!
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Post by: TheTvPeople on May 24, 2009, 07:15:08 PM
Thanks  ;D
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on May 24, 2009, 09:30:06 PM
I'm Paul Lundy. I love all monsters & imagi-movies, but you may obviously gather from "LundyAfterMidnight" that I'm a huge Chaney, Sr. fan. The Man in the Beaver Hat is my favorite monster. I'm also partial to the original Dark Shadows, daikaiju movies, & Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein!
My favorite, all-time movie though is Scrooge (1970), favorite book is The Annotated Christmas Carol. I enjoy viewing other versions and interpretations of "A Christmas Carol". I also enjoy classic cinema in general, & I have diverse tastes in music. I currently reside in Iowa.
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Post by: avenger on May 24, 2009, 09:37:32 PM
Eric and Paul welcome to the friendliest group on the web.
Gather round the fire and listen to tales of ghosts and monsters and all manner of beasties !
Then try to sleep with the lights out ,I dare you !
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on May 24, 2009, 09:47:25 PM
Thank you!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on May 24, 2009, 10:15:17 PM
Hi All!
I never really looked at this post, but it's high time I tell about myself.  My name is Laura.  ChattyLMS.  Not a scary name at all.  It's also my ebay name.  I collect Chatty Cathy dolls, Liddle Kiddles, 1960's dolls and now Mini Monsters.  I'm on several doll boards now I'm here with all of you.  I'm married (26 1/2 years)  and I have 2 grown up kids.  I'm very glad I'm here!   ::)
My girlfriend, Ellen, has an original Chatty Cathy doll (but she doesn't like monsters, unfortunately!).
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on May 24, 2009, 10:17:15 PM
Hi All!
I never really looked at this post, but it's high time I tell about myself.  My name is Laura.  ChattyLMS.  Not a scary name at all.  It's also my ebay name.  I collect Chatty Cathy dolls, Liddle Kiddles, 1960's dolls and now Mini Monsters.  I'm on several doll boards now I'm here with all of you.  I'm married (26 1/2 years)  and I have 2 grown up kids.  I'm very glad I'm here!   ::)
My girlfriend, Ellen has an original Chatty Cathy doll (but she doesn't like monsters!).
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Post by: Scatter on May 25, 2009, 07:10:32 PM
Welcome aboard Eric and Paul!!
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Post by: luluthebeast on May 27, 2009, 10:22:06 AM
Hello. all!
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Post by: Scatter on May 27, 2009, 12:51:00 PM
Hello. all!

Nice avatar LuLu!! Welcome to our gloomy castle.
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Post by: lappys22 on May 29, 2009, 09:04:20 AM
Hell-o!
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Post by: Nicole on May 29, 2009, 09:20:39 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Lulu! ;D
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Post by: dctony on June 08, 2009, 10:15:28 PM
Hi my name is Tony and I grew up in Wayne, NJ 1969-82. I'm a "bone cracker" AKA Chiropractor in NE, PA and Dad to four MIT's [Monsters in training]. This is such a great place to enjoy one of my favorite hobbies : Classic Horror. I don't really like all the gorey stuff. I'm here as a result of Scary Monsters magazine. Also I've never been to a convention but they look like alot of fun.
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Post by: dctony on June 08, 2009, 10:18:42 PM
Also my avatar is from To Serve Man 1.Great episode. 2.I was a cook in the Coast Guard.
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Post by: monsterphile on June 09, 2009, 05:50:21 AM
Welcome Tony.  Glad to hear that you're continuing the love of monsters with the next generation.

Rob
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Post by: Elizabeth on June 09, 2009, 08:32:44 AM
Hello. all!

Hey, lulu! Are you the same lulu I 'streetwalk' with over at Scarlet?

Either way... welcome! :)
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 09, 2009, 11:12:33 AM
Also my avatar is from To Serve Man 1.Great episode. 2.I was a cook in the Coast Guard.

Welcome! That is a really great episode from 'Outer Limits'.  :)
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Post by: coughcool on June 09, 2009, 01:59:36 PM
I never got around to signing in here. So Hi I'm not a big collector of horror items. But I'm a big Horror fan all my life.
My name is Phil and I'm married for 16 years and have two sons 9 & 11. I grew up on the Classic Horror and LOVE Classic Horror. I like the new stuff as well. Right now I have baseball season going on. Our team isn't too shabby. Some of my favorite authors are Glen Cook, Jim Butcher, &  Simon R. Green. Music I like is Psychobilly (Cramps), Punk (DK), & Heavy Metal (Metallica). Oh course I enjoy TV when I have it on. We got rid of our cable. So most of the movies I watch are on DVD and the internet. I have really enjoyed UMA so far. The people here seem to be very friendly.
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 09, 2009, 07:35:42 PM
Welcome coughcool  :)
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Post by: dctony on June 09, 2009, 08:12:26 PM
Welcome Tony.  Glad to hear that you're continuing the love of monsters with the next generation.

Rob
Thanks Rob. I've been enjoying the threads you've had some funny ones.
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Post by: dctony on June 09, 2009, 08:13:59 PM
Welcome! That is a really great episode from 'Outer Limits'.  :)
Thanks TVpeople. After I read your post my kids and I watched Frankenberry commercials on youtube.
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 09, 2009, 08:27:23 PM
Thanks TVpeople. After I read your post my kids and I watched Frankenberry commercials on youtube.

That's cool. One of the best cereals!  ;D
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 10, 2009, 11:24:18 AM
 A big chilly screaming welcome to Lulu, Tony, and Eric.  Hope your enjoying this little tomb.  Love your avatar Eric, and yes, Frankenberry is one frighteningly terrific cereal.  Made me the monster I am today.
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Post by: Scatter on June 10, 2009, 11:32:37 AM
A big chilly screaming welcome to Lulu, Tony, and Eric.  Hope your enjoying this little tomb.  Love your avatar Eric, and yes, Frankenberry is one frighteningly terrific cereal.  Made me the monster I am today.


My friend Creepy said it best........welcome to all!! However, I like Count Chocula slightly better than Frankenberry, which I like slightly better than Booberry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cEOKS5-DcQ
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Post by: John Hircock on June 10, 2009, 10:37:53 PM
My name is John Hircock and i'm a figure model painter that has a passion for Classic Monster figure kits. Once i figure it out i will post some pictures of my work. Its cool to find this board and i look forward to all things classic monster.


John
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Post by: Elizabeth on June 10, 2009, 10:42:48 PM
Welcome, John! You will find this to be an appreciative audience.

And welcome Tony and Eric!
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 11, 2009, 01:10:36 AM
Thank you  ;D
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Post by: michblk on June 11, 2009, 05:17:45 AM
Welcome Tony and Eric!  Wow, I'm hungry for some Frankenberries.

BK
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 11, 2009, 11:05:28 AM
Welcome Tony and Eric!  Wow, I'm hungry for some Frankenberries.

BK

Me too! They don't ever seem to have them in stores out here in my part of California  :o
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Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2009, 11:35:44 AM
My name is John Hircock and i'm a figure model painter that has a passion for Classic Monster figure kits. Once i figure it out i will post some pictures of my work. Its cool to find this board and i look forward to all things classic monster.


John

Welcome John............where are the pics?? Huh?? Hey!! C'MON ALEADY!!

Errrrrrrrrr, sorry (huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrrrrrryyyyyyyyyyyy).
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 11, 2009, 03:09:23 PM
Welcome to the UMA family John.
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Post by: Big Bad Wolf on June 11, 2009, 06:55:52 PM
I'm new here, and I'm a huge fan of classic horror. I didn't know there was a forum dedicated to the good ol' days of frightening cinema (or at least one as well populated, and as active). I'm only 18, but don't let that fool you. I know quite a bit about the classic horror films (even the oldest of them), as well as the ancient myth and lore upon which many of them are based (vampires and werewolves in particular). My sense of humor is a little warped, but that should fit in just fine around here.  :D

Hoping to have lots of fun,
the Big Bad Wolf (or at least, the latest one) (there's been multiple BBW's throughout history, just for the record)
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 11, 2009, 08:11:56 PM
Welcome Big Bad Wolf!  ;D
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Post by: michblk on June 11, 2009, 08:17:18 PM
Me too! They don't ever seem to have them in stores out here in my part of California  :o

I usually only see them around Halloween.  Harder to find the Monster Cereals these days.

BK
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Post by: Scatter on June 11, 2009, 08:36:39 PM
I'm new here, and I'm a huge fan of classic horror. I didn't know there was a forum dedicated to the good ol' days of frightening cinema (or at least one as well populated, and as active). I'm only 18, but don't let that fool you. I know quite a bit about the classic horror films (even the oldest of them), as well as the ancient myth and lore upon which many of them are based (vampires and werewolves in particular). My sense of humor is a little warped, but that should fit in just fine around here.  :D

Hoping to have lots of fun,
the Big Bad Wolf (or at least, the latest one) (there's been multiple BBW's throughout history, just for the record)

Just so ya know............for a price I can provide you a list of UMA members who ARE afraid of the Big Bad Wolf. Welcome aboard!!
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Post by: TheTvPeople on June 11, 2009, 08:51:19 PM
I usually only see them around Halloween.  Harder to find the Monster Cereals these days.

BK

That is true, although I did get some boxes of Boo Berry the other day which made me very happy  ;D
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Post by: coughcool on June 11, 2009, 09:51:51 PM
I didn't realize I had posted here twice. Thank You all for the Warm Welcome.  ;D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on June 11, 2009, 11:23:37 PM
Warped mind you say? lie here on the couch and tell me about your childhood.
Hello to all and welcome to UMA, I hope your stay will be an unpleasant one.
Bah..hahahahahahha.............
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 12, 2009, 12:12:21 AM
My sense of humor is a little warped, but that should fit in just fine around here.  :D
         
Ahhh...a kindred demented soul.  Welcome Big Bad Wolf to the fold, our Crypt is your Crypt.  Feel free to be as sick and morbid as you wish, in other words, be yourself.    ;D
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Post by: Big Bad Wolf on June 12, 2009, 02:49:26 PM
         
Ahhh...a kindred demented soul.  Welcome Big Bad Wolf to the fold, our Crypt is your Crypt.  Feel free to be as sick and morbid as you wish, in other words, be yourself.    ;D
Uncle Creepy always was my favorite Uncle. As for creepy, sick, and morbid, everything from pregnant babies and twins conjoined at the eyes, to worms that suck your soul from your genitals, populate the Mad Metropolis that is my mind. I know no bounds when it comes to the strange. My thoughts are a circus, and I welcome you all.
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 12, 2009, 07:07:19 PM
  Coolness.   ;D
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Post by: IntoTheVoid on June 13, 2009, 01:06:11 PM
Hey all.
Found a link to this place on the Monsterpalooza website and thought I'd check it out.
Very nice. I think I'll be looking here quite a bit from now on.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on June 13, 2009, 02:38:41 PM
Welcome, Intothevoid!  You'll find a warm and scary home here with tons of classic horror pics and banter!  Say - you have the Kane Hodder web site at the bottom of your post.  Any connection to Kane or possibly ARE you Kane?

Creepy Jeff
VP of Merchandising
Universal Monster Army
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Post by: Scatter on June 13, 2009, 03:16:28 PM
Welcome Void.........we have a plot set aside just for you.
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Post by: IntoTheVoid on June 14, 2009, 11:00:24 AM
Welcome, Intothevoid!  You'll find a warm and scary home here with tons of classic horror pics and banter!  Say - you have the Kane Hodder web site at the bottom of your post.  Any connection to Kane or possibly ARE you Kane?

Creepy Jeff
VP of Merchandising
Universal Monster Army

Hey Jeff,

I've been working with Kane for a few years now and am in the process of building his new website.
I used to run his MySpace page. He's decided to have a full blown page again instead of using MySpace.
Once the .net domain became available again (the person squatting on KaneHodder.com is asking Kane a fortune for it!) we bought it. I'm hoping the site will be live within the next few weeks.

Thank for the warm welcome! It's great to find a place that loves the classic monster movies as much as I do.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 25, 2009, 04:14:06 PM
My name is Mick Thomas, collecting since 1989.                                                                                                                                                I collect everything from Horror/Sci-fi/ and Cult exploitation. Universal monsters toys, KISS collectibles, Batman, horror toys, masks, movie props, magazines, all movie formats(vhs, laser, 8mm, blu-ray, dvd, etc.) I dwell in Las Vegas, and i am a musician. Wow, that's a shocker!!! I dig many Universal and non- Universal monsters. But, my favorites are, Frankenstein's monsters, Phantom of the opera. Creature from the black lagoon, Jason Voorhees, Pinhead, The Mummy and Godzilla.  I'm really glad that i came across Universal Monster Army, very cool.
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 25, 2009, 07:28:19 PM
 Welcome to our ghoulish family Mick. Anyone who loves both the Frankensein's Monster and the Batman, is my kind of Creep.  Please post often and move around, or we might mistake you for dead and bury you.  Our Crypt, is your Crypt, so make yourself at home.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 25, 2009, 07:33:43 PM
Welcome to our ghoulish family Mick. Anyone who loves both the Frankensein's Monster and the Batman, is my kind of Creep.  Please post often and move around, or we might mistake you for dead and bury you.  Our Crypt, is your Crypt, so make yourself at home.
Tanks alot for the welcome. I'll make sure all the Horror Fiends rememeber me. aka: DR. ACULA. Thanks again. ;D
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Post by: RSFluhr on June 26, 2009, 01:48:28 PM
Hello from Indiana I have loved the classic monsters since I was a kid watching Sammy Terry every Friday night. I have a wife, 3 grown kids and 1 grandson I'm looking forward to getting to know every one and sharing scary stories.
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Post by: Scatter on June 26, 2009, 11:49:47 PM
Welcome to our house of horror........grab a slab and make yourself at home.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on June 27, 2009, 08:48:12 PM
Greetings, RSFluhr, I'm a Hoosier myself (from Muncie, now in Lafayette) and also a big fan of Sammy's.  This is the most monstrous, creepiest & GREATEST bunch of humanoids (and hominoids) I've ever had the pleasure to converse with (albeit, through my computer!).  Even Scatter!!  Welcome!
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Post by: LaettnersLegacy on June 28, 2009, 05:21:35 PM
I'm from Tobacco Road, NC-Let's go Duke!. I love classic monster movies-universal is the best!
I found a link on Wikipedia. 
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on June 29, 2009, 04:38:49 PM
I should have been paying closer attention to new members joining, but I've posted so many threads since I've been here.
I havent made the time to say hello, please forgive my rudeness.
Hello to all new members.>:D
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on June 29, 2009, 06:07:45 PM
I would like to say welcome to all our new members.This is the greatest place in the world if your in to monsters.
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Post by: CreepysFan on June 30, 2009, 01:18:27 AM
 A big scary welcome to both RSFluhr and LaettnersLegacy.  Hope you both survive the experience. Enjoy.
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Post by: nbmonsterkid on July 01, 2009, 09:40:31 PM
Greetings, fellow monster buffs! I'm called Gary in the "real" world, and new to the UMA! Been a fan-addict of horror flicks since I was knee-high to a Tarantula...Karloff, Lugosi, Chaney, Carradine, and all the rest of the superscars of horror. Intertested in hearing from like- minded folks from around the country (*and world).    Beast witches to all, Gary!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 02, 2009, 12:01:49 AM
Grievings Gary, I hope your stay is an unpleasant one.

Dr.>:D
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 02, 2009, 10:24:51 AM
If your looking for like minded fans of the Horror-Monster genre Gary, you've hit the mother load.  Biggest bunch of morbid ghouls you could ever hope to meet. Feel free to get acquainted with everyone, these guys are a scream.  oh yeah, and welcome.
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Post by: nbmonsterkid on July 03, 2009, 09:55:04 PM
 Fangs for the warm welcome...reminds me of my old stake-burning days!!
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Post by: smellslikejustin on July 05, 2009, 04:23:52 AM
Hello to all of my fellow monster movie buffs! My name's Justin and I've been a huge monster movie fan for as far back as I can remember. Over the years, I've amassed a modest (but expanding) collection of monster-themed Universal memorabilia and my room is my own little slice of hell.  ;)
I hope to meet and make a bunch of new friends on this site! Happy (2 hours after the) Fourth!
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Post by: lappys22 on July 05, 2009, 03:37:48 PM
Welcome Gary and Justin!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 05, 2009, 04:35:07 PM
My name is Richard Gifford. I live in Ohio. I will most likely stop by and say hello to you, Dan, when you are at the HorrorHound convention in November. Since you will be in my neck of the woods, so to speak. :D
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Post by: Scatter on July 05, 2009, 05:32:10 PM
Welcome to our home..........we only wish to serve.

(http://www.daviddarling.info/images/ToServeMan3.jpg)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 06, 2009, 11:16:51 PM
How come you never served me anything Scatter?

Hello Smellslikejustin, I knew I was smelling something, but I thought it was Scatter. >:D
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Post by: sandman78 on July 07, 2009, 01:09:30 PM
Some of my friends over at Michael-Myers.net turned me on to this very cool site. So here I am. WOW very awesome indeed.
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Post by: lappys22 on July 07, 2009, 04:13:12 PM
Welcome Sandman!
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Post by: michblk on July 07, 2009, 06:06:24 PM
Welcome Mr Sandman and Thank you!

BK
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Post by: Cinemacabre on July 09, 2009, 12:25:54 PM
It's been a while since I've checked out this thread. My apologies. I'd like to welcome all of our new members. You have found a home here.
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 09, 2009, 04:43:13 PM
 Welcome Richard and Justin, hope you find the Crypt to your liking.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 09, 2009, 06:46:45 PM
Welcome Richard and Justin, hope you find the Crypt to your liking.


ha-ha in Nelson's voice, you said welcome to Richard, who is Anton Phibes, a member thats been here awhile  :P
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 10, 2009, 01:05:11 PM
 Yeah I caught that Doc, but ya gotta forgive our dear Anton for his laziness.  I still try to give everyone an official welcome on this thread.  Even the slackers.  ;D
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Post by: Scatter on July 10, 2009, 01:11:33 PM
How come you never served me anything Scatter?

Hello Smellslikejustin, I knew I was smelling something, but I thought it was Scatter. >:D

I'm serving you for ThanksGiving. Turkey is traditional, after all.
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Post by: Scatter on July 10, 2009, 01:13:52 PM
Yeah I caught that Doc, but ya gotta forgive our dear Anton for his laziness.  I still try to give everyone an official welcome on this thread.  Even the slackers.  ;D

That's why Creepysfan rocks...........he's the official greeter, like at WalMart. Except he's dead and stuff.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 10, 2009, 02:24:09 PM
Scatter, dontcha mean Dead and Stiff, lol
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Post by: Wicked Lester on July 11, 2009, 06:27:29 PM
I should have been paying closer attention to new members joining, but I've posted so many threads since I've been here.
I havent made the time to say hello, please forgive my rudeness.
Hello to all new members.>:D

Ditto
 I'm not as big of a blabber mouth as Doc but do feel like a bit of an A$$. When I first introduced myself and started posting I got a pretty warm reception. 500+ posts later the least I can do is reciprocate.
Welcome all new members. Post at will and don't think that any post or thought is dumb. Well some of em are but don't think it anyway. ;D This is now my #1 board and the only one I hit more than once a day. Hell I think this is the 7th time today I popped on just to see Wuts goiin OOON. Ya dig? :D
Ok group hug. Family picture then another beer.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 11, 2009, 11:50:18 PM
Make mine a Coke, I dont drink anymore.
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on July 12, 2009, 02:32:46 PM
Hello sandman,welcome to the group.
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Post by: Scatter on July 12, 2009, 09:19:46 PM
Make mine a Coke, I dont drink anymore.

I stopped drinking too...........until I met CreepysFan.
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Post by: mike c on July 13, 2009, 01:12:47 AM
I stopped drinking too...........until I met CreepysFan.

And I was a year on the wagon until I met Scatter. See, we're all good for each other in here.

WELCOME, everyone!  ;D

Mike C.
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 13, 2009, 12:20:34 PM
Greetings & welcome New People! I've only been here a few months myself. I've loved monsters & imagi-movies since I was old enough to crack a book & turn on a television. But this is my first excursion into "fandom", & let me tell you, life's pretty good here!!
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Post by: Scatter on July 13, 2009, 03:49:17 PM
And I was a year on the wagon until I met Scatter. See, we're all good for each other in here.

WELCOME, everyone!  ;D

Mike C.

Just imagine LIVING with me. I'm pretty sure my 8 year old is nipping at the cough syrup already.
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Post by: DonOfTheDead on July 17, 2009, 03:12:32 PM
New guy alert!

I'm mostly into modern Horror but have gotten into classic horror lately.
I am a promotor for Crypticon, Minnesota's #1 (and olny) Horror con and am excited we just added Ricou Browning can't wait to meet a Universal Monster!

I am a HUGE Horror toy collector too, mostly modern once again but am looking into classics (as I"m running out of modern stuff to buy!)
(http://i357.photobucket.com/albums/oo16/DonOfTheDead8/Horror%20Collection/ToyTomb2009.jpg)
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Post by: djwrekem on July 17, 2009, 05:48:59 PM
Hello all,

Im new here. I started collecting mask about a year ago. I dont have any classic mask, like most of you guys, but I im a fan of the classics. If it werent for them, then we would have any good dvds to bring home. Thanks for having me here.
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on July 17, 2009, 06:36:47 PM
I Know Dead Don pretty well and I can say he's one of the good guys when it comes to monsters.
 Welcome aboard buddy ;D
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 17, 2009, 06:44:31 PM
 No djwrekem, thank you for joining our little family.  If you love monsters, then you will find a lot to enjoy here.  Happy to welcome you to our little Crypt, and hope you have lots of fun here.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 17, 2009, 07:07:15 PM
Hello all,

Im new here. I started collecting mask about a year ago. I dont have any classic mask, like most of you guys, but I im a fan of the classics. If it werent for them, then we would have any good dvds to bring home. Thanks for having me here.
Welcome, from one MONSTER fan to another. The clas(sicks) are kind of comfort food for the eyes,ears, and soul.
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Post by: DonOfTheDead on July 17, 2009, 09:02:35 PM
I Know Dead Don pretty well and I can say he's one of the good guys when it comes to monsters.
 Welcome aboard buddy ;D

Tom! You ol' so and so! How ya doin'?
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 17, 2009, 10:55:42 PM
Pull up a coffin and make youself uncomfortable djwrekem, glad to have you aboard.
>:D
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on July 18, 2009, 09:11:11 PM
I'm dead alive and lovin it! ;D
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 19, 2009, 12:27:02 AM
Its about time you started getting more into the classics, you already own everything from 1980-now....lol!  Good to have ya.
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Post by: djwrekem on July 20, 2009, 05:51:57 PM
Thanks for having me here.
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Post by: Scatter on July 20, 2009, 06:08:30 PM
Thanks for having me here.

I suggest we have djwrekem with fava beans and a nice chianti.
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Post by: mightyquinn on July 21, 2009, 08:22:05 AM
Awsome site!  Just joined and looking forward to becoming more educated in the monster world. 
Thanks
Troy
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Post by: monsterphile on July 21, 2009, 09:18:49 AM
Awsome site!  Just joined and looking forward to becoming more educated in the monster world. 
Thanks
Troy

Come all without, come all within
You'll not see nothing like the Mighty Quinn

Welcome troy,

You'll find this to be a place of amazing sights and people.

Rob
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Post by: Wich2 on July 21, 2009, 09:23:47 AM
Eskimo welcome, Troy!

-(e-OotMah) Craig W.
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 21, 2009, 01:23:19 PM
Welcome, pull up a tombstone & stay awhile!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on July 21, 2009, 03:15:28 PM
Troy, to welcome you, some are building monuments, others jotting down notes!  Welcome!
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Post by: Anton Phibes on July 21, 2009, 05:39:32 PM
Enter freely.... and of your own will. ;)
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Post by: Uncle_Gomez on July 21, 2009, 10:43:50 PM
  Greetings everyone,

    Known in a few places as Uncle Gomez, my real name is Michael Strain.  As I've been busy with a radio show and will soon be hosting movies on line, I haven't been around much.  A failing I soon hope to rectify.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 21, 2009, 10:52:14 PM
Well anyone who is Creepy and Kooky, is allright in my book.

Grievings and Slayutations,
Doc >:D
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Post by: Scatter on July 21, 2009, 10:55:08 PM
  Greetings everyone,

    Known in a few places as Uncle Gomez, my real name is Michael Strain.  As I've been busy with a radio show and will soon be hosting movies on line, I haven't been around much.  A failing I soon hope to rectify.

Welcome to the haunted castle my friend!! Chain yourself to the wall and get comfortable.

Tell us more about the radio show and the movie hosting Michael.
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 22, 2009, 12:27:10 AM
 Greetings Uncle_Gomez and welcome again, noticed I haven't seen any posts from you in a while.   Drop by more often.
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Post by: spooky on July 25, 2009, 01:49:29 PM
I just joined this forum and wanted to say hi.

I was born in 70 so I spent my teenage years reading Fangoria & worshipping people like Rob Bottin & Rick Baker.I also have much love for classic Universal monsters & all things Godzilla.

Peace :)
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Post by: monsterphile on July 25, 2009, 02:16:35 PM
Welcome Spooky.  Where in NJ do you live?  I live in Williamstown in southern NJ.

Rob
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 25, 2009, 03:55:21 PM
Welcome Spooky! Among other things, I'm a Godzilla fan myself!
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Post by: spooky on July 25, 2009, 03:57:18 PM
Rob I grew up in Passaic (the bad part ;D)
Now I live in Lodi (not as bad ;))

thanks for the welcome
frank
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Post by: monsterphile on July 25, 2009, 08:50:09 PM
Oh, up north.  Years ago I made a couple of trips to Passaic Books.  I always found some interesting stuff there.  I have no idea if it's still there.

Rob
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Post by: My Science on July 25, 2009, 09:34:54 PM
Hey there...
made a couple of posts already, but I'm definitely new here. Seems to be right up my alley.

I've been a fan of all kinds of horror movies, old and new since I snuck to watch my first one, "Chopping Mall" with some cousins at 4 or 5 years old.

Anyways, looking forward to checking this place out further!
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 25, 2009, 10:02:37 PM
 Welcome My Science, and make yourself at home.  Drop by as often as you like, there's always something creepy to dig up.  We do so enjoy having new people (They rarely feed us here).  Pull up a tombstone, and dig in.
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Post by: The Creeper on July 26, 2009, 11:54:58 AM
Welcome to the Army Spooky!
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Post by: Hellbilly1965 on July 28, 2009, 12:33:55 PM
Hey Guys and Gals... Suppose you can call me the new guy. Lurked around for awhile, got kinda tired of the

register box dropping down all the time so i figured i'd go ahead and register.

a little about myself, im 44 from the east coast, monster movies and me go way back.

I'm sure i know a few of you and  no doubt looking forward to meeting others. aside from watching Monster movies
Ive been known to make a monster or two from time to time. you can see some examples of my work over at the
HMA message board, in the members gallery, page ten or eleven.. David Bartrug, all those are my sculpts...kinda old stuff really
havent posted anything new for awhile.. anyway, looking forward and thanks for creating such a cool board.

DB.
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Post by: Scatter on July 28, 2009, 12:35:52 PM
Welcome Science........
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 28, 2009, 12:59:02 PM
 Greetings and salutations, Hellbilly.  Yeah, that registration box is our founder's sneaky way of making people join out on annoyance.  But hey, it worked. You belong to us now, so you might as well post and enjoy your self.  Again, welcome to our little Crypt.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 28, 2009, 01:15:17 PM
HELLo to Science and Hellbilly, and welcome to your nightmare
Doc >:D
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Post by: The Creeper on July 29, 2009, 08:52:39 PM
Welcome to the Army!  It is a great place here in our crypt!
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Post by: The Creeper on July 29, 2009, 08:54:02 PM
Welcome to the Army!  And your right, it is a awesome website!
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Post by: The Creeper on July 29, 2009, 08:54:58 PM
Welcome to our happy little crypt Sandman!
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Post by: horrorfreak100 on July 30, 2009, 11:52:06 PM
hello there! my screen name is horrorfreak100 but my real name is steven. lets see, i love horror movies especially the original universal monsters. my favorite wold have to be the wolfman with lon chaney jr. anyways i found this site and i am excited to be a part of it.
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Post by: CreepysFan on July 31, 2009, 12:20:21 AM
 Welcome to our Crypt Steven, make yourself at home.  Any fan of the Wolfman, is a friend of ours.  Hope you'll make this site a home, and come by often.  Glad to have you here.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 31, 2009, 02:03:20 PM
Hello Steven, and welcome to the land of UMAniacs
Doc
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 02, 2009, 05:57:58 PM
Hellbilly, Science, Steven, I bid you welcome!!
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Post by: Ironman1188 on August 06, 2009, 09:00:53 AM
Just learned of this site, stopped in, registered and am still looking around. Thought I'd stop and say "HI" to everyone.

HI!
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Post by: lappys22 on August 06, 2009, 09:32:27 AM
Welcome!!!!
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on August 06, 2009, 09:38:16 AM
Glad to have you join us.
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Post by: Zage the winged werewolf on August 06, 2009, 11:42:36 AM
Hello, I'm Zage, & I'm a werewolf gargoyle hybrid. :)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 06, 2009, 12:10:55 PM
Hello Zage, and welcome to the Dr.Geist show, which everyone else believes it's the UMA, but we'll let them keep thinking that
*wink* *wink* >:D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on August 06, 2009, 02:42:49 PM
From one gorilla to another, WELCOME!
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Post by: MonsterMenagerie on August 06, 2009, 09:53:03 PM
I’m Cliff.  I’m a print cartoonist who loves the monsters.  I just recently opened up the website www.monstermenagerie.com (http://www.monstermenagerie.com) . I have a nice (but reasonably sized) collection of monster collectibles and Halloween decorations. I would like to make some monster zines (pint and on-line).
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 12:19:04 AM
Hello and welcome to UMA, also known as the Dr.Teufel Geist show, just dont let the big wigs know I said that, we'll keep it on the downlow ;D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 12:23:13 AM
What! we have two Gorillas now?
You Damn Dirty Apes!, get your paws off of my Bananas!

 seriously tho, hello and welcome to the UMA.
 ;D

Please dont touch my Bananas
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 12:28:01 AM
Wich2 did you just rub noses with Troy?

Troy, I refuse to give you a Eskimo hello ;D
So I will give you an Oklahoma hello

HOWDY YA'LL
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 12:29:30 AM
Nice Collection there, DonOfTheDead 8)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 12:32:03 AM
Sorry I'm late with my Hello Spooky, but better late than never ;D
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Post by: Scatter on August 07, 2009, 10:48:14 AM
Hello and welcome to UMA, also known as the Dr.Teufel Geist show, just dont let the big wigs know I said that, we'll keep it on the downlow ;D

I hear there are a lot of things you keep on the DL.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 05:52:20 PM
I hear there are a lot of things you keep on the DL.

Hey, howd you know about the bodies in the backyard?, oops ;D
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 07, 2009, 11:12:21 PM
 Greetings Zage and Cliff, and welcome to the morbid monstrosity we call the UMA.  This place is a real scream (well, mostly Doc trying to get out of his padded cell), and we're always happy to add fresh blood to the family.  Make yourselves at home.
Hey, howd you know about the bodies in the backyard?, oops ;D
The cellar works much better Doc.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2009, 11:51:48 PM
Greetings Zage and Cliff, and welcome to the morbid monstrosity we call the UMA.  This place is a real scream (well, mostly Doc trying to get out of his padded cell), and we're always happy to add fresh blood to the family.  Make yourselves at home.
The cellar works much better Doc.

Dont own a cellar :(
That's kinda strange to say, since I live In Oklahoma, and we have lots of Twisters ;D
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on August 08, 2009, 07:54:14 PM
If it were Kansas I'd have suddenly realised you are that Dr Teufel Geist ... you know, Dr Dorothy Teufel-Geist (nee Gale), the famous tornado chaser.

Since it's Oklahama, not.

By the way I used to watch a show called THE PIONEERS and the host always signed off with 'HASTA LA VISTA' which he always said was 'Oklahoma Spanish' for "Don't miss the next episode of THE PIONEERS". He was fibbing, wasn't he...
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Post by: Vampifan on August 08, 2009, 10:10:39 PM
Hi,

My name is James, age 50, and I live right outside of Nashville, TN. I read about this site in Scary Monsters Mag and had to join. Like most of you I have been a monster fan since the 60's. I love building monster models and I am now working on the Dracula reissue that Revell just put out. I a big closet full of models that I hope to do one day. I am also working on the Monster Scenes kits from Moebus. Just finished the victim. If any one wants to talk monsters or models feel free to email. Looking forward to making some new freinds here!!!

James
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Post by: michblk on August 08, 2009, 10:17:00 PM
Welcome James, I'm sure you'll feel right at home here! 

BK
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 08, 2009, 10:21:38 PM
Hello James, hope you display your models and kits here, would look forward to seeing them
>:D
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Post by: Maam Marie on August 08, 2009, 11:17:41 PM

Hello everyone

my name is Ma'am Marie real name (Cindy) I am a pirate by trade and a monster lover by heart (yours or mine) I found this site by accident..was googleing UNIVERSAL MONSTERS and this site popped up..  Lucky for me it seems great. I attend CHILLER twice a year so many of you might know me from there.  Stop by my email and say hi when you have the time

Cindy
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Post by: monsterphile on August 09, 2009, 08:13:04 AM
Welcome James and Cindy to THE site for fans of Universal Monsters and their friends.  I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here.

Rob
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Post by: Monsterlover on August 09, 2009, 05:29:37 PM
Hi, I joined yesterday. This site is exact this, was I have searched for long time.
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Post by: fmofmpls on August 09, 2009, 06:14:11 PM
Welcome Monsterlover! We've been waiting for you. Glad you found your way!
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Post by: michblk on August 09, 2009, 06:30:49 PM
Welcome Quinn and Monsterlover!  I'm sure you'll enjoy it here!

Nice Avatar ML... 

BK
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on August 09, 2009, 07:03:01 PM
Welcome to all our new members.This is a great place to be if you love monsters like all of us here do.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 09, 2009, 07:06:48 PM
Welcome, Vampifan!!!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 09, 2009, 09:49:11 PM
Aaarrgghh.....Cindy, welcome aboard ;D
>:D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 09, 2009, 09:51:56 PM
Velcome to our humble abode MonsterLover
>:D
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Post by: raycastile on August 09, 2009, 10:18:48 PM
Welcome new members!  Nice Kraken avatar, by the way.
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Post by: RockyNelson on August 11, 2009, 03:01:35 PM
We are who we are! I am your "Fiend", ROCK or "ROCK 'MONSTA'"! David The ROCK Nelson, the B-"Monsta"/comedy movie maker/actor/comic & The Most "Notorious" Guest of Honor at The "MONSTER BASH" Classic Movie Convention! Hey, "Fang"(thank) you for inviting me to your group! Alot of you sent me nice hand-written letters, cards & well wishes after my fall on my noggin'(head) from a blood clot that went from my left leg to my lung, July 1st! That's the 1st time something like that ever happened to me(near fatal), as I am a healthy guy, 52 years "young", who works out bodybuilding & walks regularly, a former MARINE Corporal who served in Subic Bay, Philippines, then Camp Geiger, NC(part of Camp LeJeune), a former Chicago "Golden Gloves" Boxer for 3 decades, who later turned back to his 1st love: "Making 'MONSTA'(Monster) movies"! See ya! -ROCK!
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Post by: hhwolfman on August 11, 2009, 03:50:08 PM
The Rock Monster, Velcome, My Fiend. HHW
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 11, 2009, 03:55:33 PM
 Greeting and welcomez to you David (or do you prefur "The Rock"), we are indeed honored to hane a fiend such as yourself grace our presence.  Cindy, so glad you decided to drop anker here at the UMA.  Here you will find a Treasure of monster lore from these scurvy dogs.  Ah yes, and a morbid welcome to you James.  I too am a die hard fan of Vampirella, having grown up on her Warren adventures and then her Harris exploits.  She's my all time favorite vampire.  I fearfully hope you all will enjoy the UMA, and choose to decompose here often.
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Post by: packy120353 on August 11, 2009, 04:08:32 PM
Hurray! Greetings and welcome Turkey Monster, Cicada Slayer, Tree Monster, etc. PLease feel free to inject us with some DNA (David Nelson Attitude). You should have a great time here in the UMA, not a squared circle but certainly a bunch of squares and proud of it.

pk
(your facebook friend paul koloc)
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Post by: Jscareshock on August 11, 2009, 07:27:36 PM
James, Cindy, and The Rock, welcome all.  It's nice to have other Scary Monsters readers on board.  Enjoy the wonderfully creepy atmosphere here.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 11, 2009, 10:12:38 PM
Hello James, Cindy, and do you smelllllllllllllll what the Rock...........is.........cookin?
Sorry, had to do it ;D
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Post by: Vandor Zorkov on August 13, 2009, 05:27:21 PM
Long time monster fan, if there is a throbbing pulse of classic monster activity on the web this place is it!! Thanks, Vandor
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 13, 2009, 05:58:03 PM
Guten Tag Vandor
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 13, 2009, 07:42:48 PM
Welcome new monster friend!
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Post by: The Creeper on August 13, 2009, 11:39:05 PM
Welcome to the UMA my friend!
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Post by: Vandor Zorkov on August 14, 2009, 08:38:20 AM
thanks! btw, Vandor is not my real name, it was invented for me by Jorry A. Fackerman.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on August 14, 2009, 02:04:51 PM
Oh I've heard of him.  Didn't he create Mamous Fonsters of Milmland magazine?    ;D  Welcome!
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Post by: Vandor Zorkov on August 14, 2009, 02:22:23 PM
Oh I've heard of him.  Didn't he create Mamous Fonsters of Milmland magazine?    ;D  Welcome!

Yes, with four Ms and a silent Q.
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Post by: sprayray on August 15, 2009, 01:12:05 AM
Hi all im new to the army and wanted to say hello !!!!!



                                                           Robert (Sprayray)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 15, 2009, 07:33:43 AM
Goedendag Robert, and welcome to the UMA
>:D
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Post by: Elizabeth on August 15, 2009, 07:37:54 AM
Welcome, Robert-- we bid you welcome!

Be sure to tell folks a bit about yourself, your interests and such!
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Post by: Monster Bob on August 15, 2009, 09:11:49 AM



Hi Robert. Great name, and you obviously have good taste, being here and all.  ;)
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Post by: raycastile on August 15, 2009, 12:48:54 PM
Welcome!  Just don't spray me!
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Post by: Nicole on August 15, 2009, 06:57:14 PM
Welcome to the group, Robert!


Welcome!  Just don't spray me!

 :D :D :D
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 15, 2009, 07:33:00 PM
Hi Robert, & welcome!
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on August 15, 2009, 07:43:24 PM
Hello And welcome Robert.
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Post by: floods on August 16, 2009, 11:11:50 AM
All Monsters , All day .. I love it ...Johnnyboy
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Post by: Elizabeth on August 16, 2009, 11:18:23 AM
24 hours a day, 365 days a year! :)

(Well, if you are posting from Planet Earth... if you are tuning in from another planet you may have a different system.)

Welcome, Floods!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 16, 2009, 01:50:40 PM
Floods, that's an interesting name ???
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on August 16, 2009, 04:48:11 PM
Head for the high ground! Flood has arrived ;D
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Post by: Scatter on August 16, 2009, 06:11:21 PM
We might ask, "Why would make a person choose a name like "Floods"??

And they may answer........."That Depends."

(http://www.my-healthandsafety.com/my-staydrysupply/images/Depend_Belted_Undergarments_Extra.jpg)

Welcome aboard!!
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Post by: floods on August 16, 2009, 08:17:28 PM
I was away .. Sorry .. The name also is on my truck tags FLOODS and FLOODED . I am in the Restoration Business I repair water and fire damaged homes .. So I am Floods ;)
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Post by: The Creeper on August 16, 2009, 08:23:28 PM
Welcome to the UMA Floods!
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Post by: The Creeper on August 16, 2009, 08:24:45 PM
Welcome to our crypt Robert!
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Post by: Jscareshock on August 17, 2009, 11:04:19 AM
Welcome Robert.  Tell us about yourself in the WE ARE WHO WE ARE thread.
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Post by: floods on August 18, 2009, 10:20:26 AM
Thanks
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Post by: hammerfan on August 18, 2009, 10:31:01 AM
Your pants arent cuffed really high are they?
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Post by: RockyNelson on August 20, 2009, 05:12:22 PM
We are who we are! "Fang" YOU all "Fiends" of ROCK & Hi to Dan "The Man" ROEBUCK! "Fang" you all, who said nice "Things"(??) & "Hi" to Big Dan "The Man" ROEBUCK, The "Grace BUSTER"! Dan's been a fan of mine, since before I was a 'live" guest on the Nationally syndicated "JON Stewart Show" from NY, NY on UPN network, on May 18, 1995, exactly 10 years to-the-day after I was graduated from Bible college with a BA Degree & a minor in English! Yeah, "Miracles" DO happen- & probably WILL! -"Heehh"! Yes, so Big Dan "The Man" ROEBUCK ("Grace BUSTER") wrote "Alternative Cinema" Mag. telling "JR"(Bookwater) & Edwards that I, "ROCK"(David ROCK Nelson) was telling the truth, when I said I'd be on "JON Stewrt Show" & said Dan to them: "There is a following in Chicago, where ROCK is concerned about his friends", or something. I have that issue(# 5 ? It was the one from summer of '95), it's in my "Dungeon"/Basement of BLOODY HORROR! Anyway, JR & Edwards relished in giving me baaad reviews of the "monsta"(monster) comic movies I busted my tail on, but being The ROCK, that goes with the territory! Note: I BUST my tail & give my "ALL" to ALL my "Monster"/comedy/action movies I do! I've completed over 15 full-length monster movie videos since 1991, now on dvd! Even my 1st volume, with my 1st video movie, "Frankenstein Vs. Sodom INsane"(saddam "parody", played by me) got baaad reviews in "Film Threat Video Guide"(in '93, Issue # 8), my next movie, "Conrad Brooks Vs. Werewolf" got "slammed" in Alternative Cinema, again, "DRACULINA"(Hughie's mag.) then "PsychoTronic Video Guide", Weldon's mag.- I heard last night from Md. fan & actor in my movies,  Ed Hopf that Weldon now has a store by the same name, "PsychoTronic", in Va., where he & his wife sell psychotronic things/nostalgia & make & sell their own jewelry! Before I did video movies on my late bro. Keith "Noodles"/"Mini-HULK" Nelson's camcorder in '91, I bought a movie camera with my 1st paycheck, when I was stationed at the Marine, Naval Base, Subic Bay, Philippines, when I arrived there in Jan., 1977! I shot over 80 Super 8mm reels in my 4 years in The MARINE Corps('76-80), while in Subic Bay, Philippines, boxing on The "Subic Bay Boxing Team"(I was their "Featherweight"/126 then, though my natural weight was 140, then. Now, I'm a Big-muscled Heavyweight, at 190 "Whopping" lbs.! Yeah, I even "flexed" my all NATURAL "guns"/arms to "Big" Louie Ferrigno, The "Incredible HULK", himself, last June at "Monster BASH" 2009 & even BIG Louie was impressed! Now, every "Halloween" morning, I'm the favorite morning guest on "WGN Morning News", WGN-TV, Ch. 9(Home of 60s-70 "Creature Features" on Fri., Sat. nites, which I & my "Fiends" watched for our "Monster Club" I started, when I was 8 years "Young", in 1964)! I'm scheduled to be on WGN-TV for my 13th Halloween, OCT. 31st!
So, bottom line is, despite what any "reviewers" said or say about me or any independent, B-"Monsta"(monster) comedy movie maker, like your heading says: "We ARE Who We ARE"! I am NOT ashamed to be "WHO" I AM! As some actor said: "I am who I am"! "Amen" to THAT, my Fiends!
Also, as I was going for my daily "FREE" sample of "Java"/coffee in Park Ridge, IL's "Trader JOE'S", near my house(I live in nearby Des Plaines, IL.), I was thinking about Dan ROEBUCK, how he's seen in just about every show I watch(I saw him on "Invisible Man" show, "Nash Bridges", "Law & Order", even a show I don't watch but "saw" when nothing else was on, "Desperate Housewives"! -Big DAN Roebuck was a Detective in that episode, a few tyrs. back)! I thought, as I've thought before: "The reason DAN gets all these opportunities & parts in major tv shows & movies is, other than his being talented & working on his craft, because he's good natured, a nice guy, who is easy to get along with.
Yeah, I know Dan is a good actor & is well trained -& I even saw him recently on Youtube, talking about his being a "Method Actor". Sorry if I gave away a secret of your's, Dan, but I think that(not only your being a working, practicing actor, who takes advantage of opportunities when they arise, but, how you are a friendly, good natured fellow -er, can I say, "Fiend"?! Heh! I call my friends "Fiends", as you know, having met me 3 times at "Monster BASH" Conventions & putting me in your movie, "Jim McPherson & David The ROCK Nelson Meets The MONSTERS"!), yeah, I think this  may be why you work for so many directors & get sooo many parts on tv shows & movies! It is my belief that, when we are kind to & help out & serve others, that good things will come to us, maybe not from the same people, but from "somewhere"! I know this is true. I hope I didn't embarrass you, but I just had to say that, because it was on my mind. I hope to be in another "sequel" with you, in "Jim McPherson & ROCK Meet The MONSTERS- 2"! -Hehh! Your "Fiend", ROCK! David ROCK Nelson
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Post by: michblk on August 20, 2009, 06:57:49 PM
Welcome Cindy and Rock!

You can't stop the Rock!   :D

BK
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Post by: Rev. Ivan Stang on August 21, 2009, 12:24:49 PM
Today is my 56th birthday, and I decided it was high time to plunge back into my monster-fan roots.

I can be said to have created my own monster, in this case a truly monstrous cult patched together from the parts of recently-deceased religions, and brought to unholy life through the Forbidden Sciences. (It has LOTS of monsters in it -- the main cult guru is in fact a kind of "ultimate monster.")

Thank goodness, there is a handy bio of me on the 2009 DragonCon website (we're doing a show there this year):

Rev. Ivan Stang is the creator (under "Bob" Dobbs) of the satirical
Church of the SubGenius, which counts among its ordained ministers and
collaborators many celebs including: Rudy Rucker, the late Robert
Anton Wilson, John Shirley, Bob Burden, Pee Wee Herman, Bruce
Campbell, Jonathan Demme, David Byrne, Robert Crumb, Gilbert Shelton,
most of DEVO, Mark Fraunfelter (of boing-boing and Wired), Poppy Z.
Bright, the late Dr. Timothy Leary, Paul Krassner, Robert Williams,
Lewis Shiner, Nancy Collins, Paul Mavrides, Winston Smith, The
Firesign Theater, Hal Robins, the bands Sublime and GWAR, and roughly
40,000 much less well-known people.

Stang is the main author of 5 SubGenius books (~100,000 sales from
Simon & Schuster); THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS is in its 20th printing.
Since 1985 Stang has produced THE HOUR OF SLACK syndicated weekly
radio show (on 25 stations, including WREK-Atlanta, as well as dozens
of podcasts). The show has spawned numerous other SubGenius shows in
various cities as well, such as Rev. Susie the Floozy's "Bob's"
Slacktime Fun House in Atlanta).

As a stand-up preacher, Stang is a regular ranter at various large
annual festivals such as Starwood, X-Day, Winterstar, Burning Man, and
the late lamented Fantasy Fairs of Dallas. (He has actually been a
guest of DragonCon twice, most recently in 1995.) Stang produces the
annual SubGenius gathering X-Day (now in its 13th year) and before
that organized various "World SubCons" in Dallas, Chicago and
Baltimore. He is a veteran of roughly 150 nightclub appearances (as
well as art museums like the Walker in Minneapolis), and has had
SubGenius gallery shows at such venues as New York's Psychedelic
Solution. The larger shows have drawn upwards of 750 people. He opened
for GWAR during their 1995 tour.

Stang began life as a filmmaker and is best known for the SubGenius
movie ARISE! (which Film Threat called "one of the 10 must-have indie
films"), the "porno claymation" called "Reproduction Cycle," animation
for DEVO music videos and a truly ahead-of-its-time underground film,
"Let's Visit the World of the Future" of 1973. His films have won many
awards including Cannes for animation, the Dallas Video Festival, the
Chicago International Film Festival and many others. There is a
SubGenius RPG from Steve Jackson Games, and a comic book, "Bob's"
Favorite Comics, from Rip Off Press.

For the last three years Stang has taught an annual 8-week online
course in "Running Your Own Cult" and the 30-year history of the
Church of the SubGenius. This is offered at Robert Anton Wilson's
Maybe Logic Academy, which has as other instructors such writers as
Douglas Rushkoff and R. U. Sirius. Stang's course is one of the most
popular, with roughly 50 students paying full price ($135) each year.

On the Internet, the SubGenius newsgroup alt.slack is considered a
very high-volume Usenet forum; in fact it was one of the first
newsgroups on the Internet! The SubGenius website, started in 1995,
gets from 25,000 visits on a good day to 6,000 on "off" days. It is
one of the largest websites on the Net due to the long history of
artistic and text contributions over a 14-year period, and detailed
reports and videos of the dozens of Church events. When Stang
preaches, he generally brings various props (a giant vinyl "Bob"
portrait, and hangings for a pulpit or lectern) and a DVD of graphics
and animation specially created to go with SubGenius subject matter --
i.e., conspiracies, rival cults, beloved UFO kooks.

Very frequently, at SubGenius nightclub and convention "devivals,"
Stang trades off with local SubGenius ranters. In the Atlanta area
these would almost certainly include Rev. Susie the Floozie and Priestess Pisces. SubGenius shows
usually also involve local bands. In almost every city there are "Sub-
friendly" bands. Our most frequent collaborators musically are The
Amino Acids, from Detroit. Strangely, the main response to Stang's
heartfelt sermonizing is gales of laughter.

Stang also does panels. At SXSW he was on one about computers and the
Internet with Bruce Sterling; at sf cons he has bantered with various
science fiction authors (mainly the ones listed above as SubGenius
members); at conspiracy cons he's been on panels with Robert Anton
Wilson, Robert Shea, and countless absolute nutcases and rival cult
leaders. Stang is actually a fairly hard-core skeptic so his approach
is usually good-natured kook bashing.

The Church of the SubGenius has kept Stang busy enough that he has not
had to have a "real" job since the early 1990s.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on August 21, 2009, 01:39:59 PM
Welcome Rock and Stang. 

It's been a long time Stang.  Glad to see you again, my old friend.
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 21, 2009, 04:36:15 PM
 Welcome Stang, and welcome back to your love of monsters.  I've noticed this about a lot of monster kids: You may stray, but you'll never stay away.  Most of us find our way back to our childhood monsters.  Seems they get into the blood.
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Post by: packy120353 on August 21, 2009, 06:49:31 PM
Hey Happy Birthday! (I'll be 56 in a couple months)

pk
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 22, 2009, 01:36:23 PM
Welcome to UMA, Stang.
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Post by: Subatomic_Matt on August 23, 2009, 02:58:27 PM


Heya!

My name is Matt and I'm 26, living in Arkansas in the United States. I've been a monster fan all of my life, since my dad, grandmother and their side of the family had the good taste to whet my appetite with stories about the movies they grew up with and so forth.  The Universal Monsters and Godzilla guys have always been my favorites. My favorite-favorites are a 3-way tie between Godzilla, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and the Frankenstein Monster. However, I dig 'em all.

I don't have lots of memerobilia like I'm sure many of you have, but I have a few neat things that I hold dear, like a 12" Sideshow Creature and the full set of the Medicom Kubrick Universal Monsters figures. I'm hoping to track down a set of the Marx figures too, as I still have the battered Phantom that was my dad's and was damaged in a hurricane in the 1970's. Frankenstein, sadly, went missing years ago.

I'm also a huge comic book reader and collector, with a big spot in my heart for the Silver Age Marvel stuff. I'm also a huge Mike and Laura Allred, Dan Brereton and Mike Mignola fan. The Allreds, though, are tops in my book.

Anyway, just wanted to say hello. As it is, I'm really looking forward to the "House of the Wolf Man" movie and Halloween.

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Post by: Mike Scott on August 23, 2009, 03:18:58 PM
Welcome, Matt! (There's gotta be a joke there, somewhere?)
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 23, 2009, 03:45:01 PM
Hi Matt!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 23, 2009, 10:30:54 PM
Howdy Matt
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 24, 2009, 07:05:15 PM
 Glad to have you Matt, welcome.
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Post by: TAT2EDDRTBAG on August 24, 2009, 08:06:04 PM
My name is Cam i am a member of the "HELL BOUNDERS WORLDWIDE CAR CLUB" I build hotrods , get tattooed ,go to shows, I love monsters ,zombies but i am a FRANKENSTEIN FREAK... I dont have much but i have decided to kick my collecting habit into overdrive!

I just bought a Gigantic Frankenstein , The whole ODD RODS set and as soon as i can some more models....I havent done a model in years...But i am a good painter and i want to start model building again!

Hope to learn alott and make some friends!!!
hellbounders for life!
(http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/101/l_19d28945da3046dabc32aa9619f08f0d.jpg)
Me on halloween
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/47/l_34825961025b4384ad2a48444481cb7b.jpg)
MY 1948 chevy truck
(http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/97/l_c9198eea4c144fa39f2bef3919e0bc33.jpg)
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Post by: TAT2EDDRTBAG on August 24, 2009, 08:07:36 PM
whats up Matt ... I am new here too!!! Looks cool!!
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: TAT2EDDRTBAG on August 24, 2009, 08:09:13 PM
welcome fellow newbie!
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 24, 2009, 08:32:19 PM
Welcome! Love those old trucks, especially when they're painted yellow. Don't know why, but yellow seems to suit 'em.
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Post by: The Creeper on August 24, 2009, 08:59:52 PM
Welcome to the UMA!  The truck is cool!
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Post by: The Creeper on August 24, 2009, 09:10:10 PM
Welcome Matt!  I am sure you'll like it here. Zombie Cool
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 24, 2009, 11:50:00 PM
Hi Cam, & welcome. Love the photos!
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Post by: Monster Bob on August 25, 2009, 05:07:51 AM



Very nice truck, Dr. ...is that TBag as in Bagwell?

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Post by: TAT2EDDRTBAG on August 25, 2009, 06:33:32 AM
I am in Charleston South, Carolina
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
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Post by: Inkfink on August 25, 2009, 08:11:06 AM
Great artwork and great ride! Welcome to the UMA!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 25, 2009, 11:56:38 AM
Welcome to the UMAniacs chain_saw

You sir made my day, when I saw your baby, I wont lie, I did drool ;D
A very Beautiful pick-up truck Zombie Cool
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 25, 2009, 01:46:14 PM
I am in Charleston South, Carolina
 >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D >:D
       
A Frankenstein lover AND from South Carolina (the beautiful gem of the world).  Indeed welcome Cam, our Tomb is your Tomb.  My Uncle used to have that same truck, the thing I remember most was that wonderful vintage scent inside.  Great photos.   u6juu
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Post by: Elizabeth on August 26, 2009, 02:57:38 PM
Greetings, Matt-- glad you found us! Hope you enjoy exploring the army base, and we look forward to your posts!
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Post by: Elizabeth on August 26, 2009, 02:59:25 PM
Always good to find another Frankenstein Monster Freak!  ededed

Welcome to the UMA, Cam!
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Post by: Saucerman on August 29, 2009, 07:43:28 PM
Hello, I am a man from outer space! ;D I love reading stories about encounters with Ufo Occupants. You may know me as Super Spider Piggy from Minimate Multiverse, or Tin Foil Alien from the
Unexplained Mysteries forums. I love the old "B" Movies of the 50's and 60's! My favorite band is
The Pagans. And of course my favorite Universal Monster is the Creature!

I hope to have a long stay! ;)
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Post by: michblk on August 29, 2009, 09:39:53 PM
Welcome Saucerman.  You couldn't have found a better place to land.

BK
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Post by: darkmonkeygod on August 30, 2009, 06:36:27 AM
Welcome Reverend! Haven't seen you since the devival we sponsored in Atlanta and Athens in, oh, the early '90s? The store, Bizarro Wuxtry, is still there up in Athens, Devlin's in it many days. I myself went West, and here I've been these past 13 years. Just realized you'll be at Dragon Con, and fate will bring me there as well, back to the city of my birth to celebrate the passing in life of the one who gave mine to me. 4:30 has it's tendrils on me and I succumb.  Again, welcome, let's talk about monsters and life and all things soon.

Shannon

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Post by: Elizabeth on August 30, 2009, 09:11:23 AM
Welcome to the Saucerman! Hope you have fun getting settled in to the site!

And welcome Rev. Stang-- best wishes for your trip to Dragon con!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 30, 2009, 03:36:36 PM
Hello to the man from outer space, Saucerman.
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 31, 2009, 12:39:51 AM
 Welcome to our little corner of the Universe, Saucerman.  Hope you find this landing site a pleasant one.  Your welcome to make this your home as long as you like (and I hope you'll have a long stay with us), but should you leave this big blue ball of cosmic dust I have a request: BEAM ME UP, HUMANZ IZ CRAZY.
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Post by: I Stalk Mina on August 31, 2009, 02:59:48 AM
Hey, cool forum!
I stumbled on this during a search and noticed someone used a couple of pics I took w/ no link or credit to my Helen Chandler Tribute site! Grrrr...
S'all good, the context they were used in was just fine...
Anywayz, love Bela over Karloff, that's just me... 
I'm Brook (I'm a guy), nice to meet y'all!
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 31, 2009, 03:12:01 AM
Welcome, Brook!

Where are the pics located and what is the URL of your website?
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Post by: raycastile on August 31, 2009, 09:50:04 AM
That's how I discovered the UMA.  They were using pics from my site with no credit!  Grrrr...

But as you say, s'all good.
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Post by: I Stalk Mina on August 31, 2009, 02:48:17 PM
O, hey thanks guys!
The thread here was about locations where Helen had lived, w/ 2 pics from my tribute page blog at
http://www.myspace.com/vanitystreet (http://www.myspace.com/vanitystreet) (I visited a location and took pics).
But I'm happy to be here, I LOVE the old monster movies, and I think I may have a valid perspective to offer along the way...
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 31, 2009, 03:16:33 PM
The thread here was about locations where Helen had lived, w/ 2 pics from my tribute

I added a link to that post.
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Post by: I Stalk Mina on August 31, 2009, 03:44:42 PM
I added a link to that post.
\
Oh, thanks!
I wasn't really all hardcore about it! It gave me an 'in' to say "Hello" and start conversation.
Thanks, Mike!
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on August 31, 2009, 05:21:41 PM
Welcome Brook,Glad to have you join us.
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Post by: Cabman on August 31, 2009, 05:31:34 PM
Hi! Hi! Hi! I'm extremely happy to be here now with all of you and also relieved to see so many people who still love classic horror and scifi cinema. It's really touching and inspiring to see how the genre is still loved and respected here. All members should be very proud of themselves because each and everyone of you help to keep alive the memory of all those timeless classics. Thanks for letting me take part in this.
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Post by: The Creeper on August 31, 2009, 09:32:14 PM
Welcome to the UMA Brook!  I am sure you'll like it here!
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Post by: CreepysFan on August 31, 2009, 09:51:31 PM
 The classics are well loved here Cabman, to the point of being our obsession.  Welcome to the UMA family Cabman, where the monsters live forever. Glad to have you here among us.
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Post by: The Creeper on August 31, 2009, 09:53:23 PM
Welcome all newcomers to the UMA!!!   Hope you like it here in our crypt!
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Post by: Elizabeth on September 03, 2009, 03:02:06 PM
Welcome Brook! :)
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Post by: Elizabeth on September 03, 2009, 03:03:59 PM
Welcome, Cabman-- great handle and avatar you've picked there!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 03, 2009, 06:40:05 PM
Well hello..............cabman. ;D
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Post by: horrorfreak100 on September 04, 2009, 11:05:27 AM
I bid you welcome Cabman.
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Post by: LastOfTheV8Interceptors on September 07, 2009, 03:09:23 AM
Hey everyone! Been lurking here for a while and thought I'd introduce myself a little bit before posting. My name's Brian and I've been a fan of Monsters and Horror stuff for a long time. A childhood sweetheart of mine had a dad who was in some way associated with Warren Publishing (I have no idea in what capacity) ... but he would bestow various goodies upon me whenever I would go visit her. This started a terrible chain reaction that has not stopped or even slowed down yet. All kinds of deviant behavior followed; like building models and waiting for my parents to go to sleep so I could sneak and watch scary movies all night...which usually resulted in having the crap scared outta me. I never learned... but I'm sure that wasn't an uncommon situation among this bunch.
Favorite things include (but are not limited to) Universal Monsters, old Warren mags, bronze-age Marvel Horror comics, poster art, cover art, AIP Horror, EuroHorror (esp. Hammer, Amicus and Tigon.. and anything by Bava), The Munsters, The Addams Family, Dark Shadows (it was practically my babysitter.. along with Night Gallery), Lovecraft, R.E. Howard, Poe, Hawthorne and LOTS of other things!
Glad to be here to admire some of the amazing collections you guys have put together... and to hopefully contribute to, and learn from some topics along the way.
Sorry so long-winded.. kinda rambled there!

*edit* OOPS! Wrong place for this. Didn't see the guestbook! Sorry guys.
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Post by: Illoman on September 07, 2009, 06:50:10 AM
Greetings, Last of...

You'll find this the best place on the web for all things Monster.

You must be a man of discriminating taste since you read Robert E Howard!!! He's one of my favorite authors, and I've been a fan of his for almost forty years!! Which of his books/characters do you like the best?

Welcome, we're glad to have you here!

Mike
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Post by: artistguy on September 07, 2009, 06:59:32 AM
Welcome and glad your here!!!

Adam
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 07, 2009, 08:45:21 AM
Hey everyone!

Welcome LastOf!

A childhood sweetheart of mine had a dad who was in some way associated with Warren Publishing (I have no idea in what capacity)

Do you remember her last name?

Favorite things include . . . EuroHorror (esp. Hammer, Amicus and Tigon..

If I was you, I wouldn't tell anybody from the UK that their country is in Europe! 
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 07, 2009, 12:07:21 PM
Welcome to the UMA LastoftheV8Interceptors, Robert E. Howard is the man!, I'm a huge Conan Fan >:D
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Post by: LastOfTheV8Interceptors on September 07, 2009, 12:20:41 PM
Thanks everybody!

Which of his books/characters do you like the best?

I'm terrible at picking favorites. Characters: Solomon Kane, Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn... Stories: "Red Nails", "The Shadow Kingdom" or "Beyond the Black River"? His standalone weird horror tales are good too and I even like some of his cowboy and boxing stuff!

Do you remember her last name?

If I was you, I wouldn't tell anybody from the UK that their country is in Europe! 

Her last name was Rich and it was the early to mid 70's. He may not have even been attached to the company at all but he always had a lot of cover posters and things like that so I always assumed that he was. (because of him, I loved Frazetta even before I knew who he was!)... and my apologies to the British! Meant to give those great studios their own category. It was late!



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Post by: Mike Scott on September 07, 2009, 12:34:00 PM
Her last name was Rich and it was the early to mid 70's.

Hmmm? Don't remember that name, offhand. I'll go through some issues from that era and see if his name turns up on the credits pages.
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Post by: Illoman on September 07, 2009, 12:41:47 PM
Thanks everybody!

I'm terrible at picking favorites. Characters: Solomon Kane, Conan, Kull, Bran Mak Morn... Stories: "Red Nails", "The Shadow Kingdom" or "Beyond the Black River"? His standalone weird horror tales are good too and I even like some of his cowboy and boxing stuff!


I agree, his boxing stories are great, great stuff!! I like Kane, Conan, Kull, and Bran Mak Morn as well. The stories you mentioned are among his finest. Worms of the Earth is one of my favorite REH stories. I've bought all the Del Rey books of his work that have been coming out the last few years. They contain his stories *as he wrote them* with no editorial interference as is the case with just about every edition of his work prior to the Del Rey editions.

It as through REH that I discovered Frank Frazetta as well. When I was ten years old I bought the Lancer edition of Conan of Cimmeria with that awesome Frost Giant's Daughter cover by Frank. I just couldn't wrap my ten year old head around the fact that that was a painting!!! All these years I am still enthralled with Frazetta's works.

Mike
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Post by: The Creeper on September 07, 2009, 01:28:04 PM
Welcome friend!!!  I am sure you will love it here!  It is a lot of fun!
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Post by: Elizabeth on September 07, 2009, 07:09:32 PM
All kinds of deviant behavior followed; like ... waiting for my parents to go to sleep so I could sneak and watch scary movies all night...which usually resulted in having the crap scared outta me. I never learned... but I'm sure that wasn't an uncommon situation among this bunch.

Welcome to the site! And you described my childhood right there... sneaking up to watch movies I was  not supposed to be watching... and being too spooked to fall asleep then! ;)

[I remarked to my husband recently, when I turned on the tv, how do kids manage this today? Back when I was little, we had to wait for the tubes to warm up, so you had a short window when you could turn the volume down quickly so you would not get busted.  Now tv's just turn on, and then you have to either adjust the volume or hit mute... seems like it could be trickier!]

Wishing you fun here!
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Post by: Monsterluver1 on September 10, 2009, 09:51:37 PM
Greetings
  Friend... friend.... Yes.. I hope so.....Ahhhhh this looks like an interesting place. I am thee Monsterluver ............... Some of you may remember the infamous Bellringer thread [you know the one where they blamed Disney for the name change, meanwhile out west a little company named sideshow was issuing a licensed Hunchback from Universal] from the Polar Lights board. Well after obscurring into oblivion for many full moons I have asceneded back into the realm of black and white. Yes I tested the waters on the Universal board, lots of gossip about dead people. People I love and admire that are no longer alive to defend themselves. Lots of uptight posters over there. I see some ghoul has taken my nic so I have altered it with a 1 Monsterluver1 all is well, no malice here. I am a notorious bad speller so please forgive. Right now next to a flashback of WGN9 Chicago Creature Features, Sideshow is the best thing going. Aurora was awesome but Aurora is the past and Sidehow is the future. I do see some of the old posters here and Creepy Jeepy always wanted to meet that ebayer. From the same neck he and I. On ebay I am FreaksanMonsters obscurity has it's good and bad points. Sideshow is what brought me here, I am so looking forward to Febuary 12th The Wolfman lets make it no1 at the box office with about 90mill and the rest of our gang will follow. Well, The Bride is getting antsy and wants some attention..................and we have to be in Verseria by nightfall. ML
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Post by: The Creeper on September 10, 2009, 10:02:26 PM
Welcome friend!!!
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Post by: CreepyJeff on September 10, 2009, 11:40:12 PM
Welcome Monsterluver1 - Tis I, Creepy Jeff at the UMA nd Creepyjeepy at the bay.  Shoot me a PM or pop in a post to lend me some details as to your other alias.  It would be my pleasure to put a face with a name. 

All the beast,
Creepy Jeff
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Post by: CreepysFan on September 11, 2009, 03:32:30 PM
 Welcome to our Tomb Monsterluver1, hope you find a lot of interresting stuff to dig up here.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 14, 2009, 04:57:17 PM
Velcome...........Monsterluver1
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Post by: Uncle Steed on September 16, 2009, 11:27:37 PM
Well, my username is Uncle Steed (after a character I play in an indie film series). I used to be a member of UMA back in the day (still carry my card in my wallet) under the moniker of Free Will Geek. I'm, of course, a Universal Monster geek of the highest degree. I write for the Fear Finder paper in Michigan and I also write the Hall of Fame column for Shriek Freak Quarterly in which I rep the classics. Most recently I had a short film I wrote/directed play at Cinema Wasteland in Ohio (a great honor). If anyone wants to check out my film, it's called "Hey, You Ever Heard of Rob Zombie?" and it's up at youtube.

Viva La Monsters!!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 16, 2009, 11:43:47 PM
Well, my username is Uncle Steed (after a character I play in an indie film series). I used to be a member of UMA back in the day (still carry my card in my wallet) under the moniker of Free Will Geek. I'm, of course, a Universal Monster geek of the highest degree. I write for the Fear Finder paper in Michigan and I also write the Hall of Fame column for Shriek Freak Quarterly in which I rep the classics. Most recently I had a short film I wrote/directed play at Cinema Wasteland in Ohio (a great honor). If anyone wants to check out my film, it's called "Hey, You Ever Heard of Rob Zombie?" and it's up at youtube.

Viva La Monsters!!

That's pretty cool, and by the way, welcome back then fiend to the UMA >:D
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Post by: CreepysFan on September 17, 2009, 12:10:56 AM
 Welcome home Uncle Steed.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 17, 2009, 12:33:23 AM
Cheers Uncle Steed, and welcome back to UMA.
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Post by: Uncle Steed on September 21, 2009, 02:16:40 AM
Thanks all!  ;D
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Post by: Jscareshock on September 24, 2009, 11:20:42 AM
Welcome, friends, to this magikal place where it's Halloween all year long!
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Post by: Moonshadow on October 03, 2009, 12:04:58 PM
Greetings fiends,

I discovered the site a few days ago and found myself drawn to return again and again. I took this as a sign and decided to enlist in your army. I love the Universal monsters, as well as anything by Harryhausen. My horror host when I was growing up was the sinister Seymour out of Los Angeles. I am also a big fan of Marvel Comics from the 60s and 70s, and have contributed articles about comic characters to Back Issue magazine. I share a blog on 70s pop culture  (Bronzeagebabies.blogspot.com) with a friend. I used to build models as a kid, but I am blown away by the pictures of the models you folks make! Just incredible. I don't have anywhere near the collection of cool monster stuff some of you have, but I do have two Famous Monsters mags autographed by the late great Forry Ackerman hanging on my wall. I look forward to reading much more here and becoming better informed on my Universal lore!
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Post by: The Creeper on October 03, 2009, 12:14:16 PM
Glad to have you here Moonshadow!  I am sure you will love it here!
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Post by: werebeast on October 04, 2009, 12:15:04 PM
Hello, I am werebeast, a new collector of monster toys but not really new to the genre. I've loved monsters, aliens and other mythical creatures since I was very young. The movie that sucked me into the whole deal was ET. While not a monster movie really, it was the film that got me addicted to fantasy creatures, creature FX and things of that nature. Well actually ET planted the seed, but the movie Gremlins was the film that cemented the fascination. It's the one movie I never get bored of.
I'm no expert on the Universal Monsters themselves, though I love the Creature From The Black Lagoon and the Wolf Man. Frankenstein is pretty cool too, but the Creature is in my opinion one of the best monsters out there. I saw it as a cynical teenager and found myself loving it despite it being a film that was before my time.
As a kid I always found myself identifying with creatures easier than anything else. My favorite toyline was My Pet Monster. I got the original My Pet Monster as a Christmas gift from my aunt in 1986. No Christmas will ever top that one. I loved that big hairy beast. Soon other monsters were added to the line, three small puppets and a large red monster in a football uniform. I had them all. My memories of these monsters are the happiest I have. Probably the happiest I ever will have. I recently realized that the happiest memories I have all center around creatures. My mom surprising me with a stuffed ET one day, the Birthday I got nothing but Gremlins stuff, the My Pet Monsters, Taking my Boglin to church so much that the one time I didn't take him people asked about him. I think they liked him better than me. At any rate I recently decided to start collecting creature action figures. I started with the four NECA Gremlins figures, and they were all I had for awhile but recently I came into a windfall of dragons one of whichis sitting by my keyboard as I type this. It's a pretty meager start. The four Gremlins figures, four dragons, a talking interactive ET, a couple ALFs, a boglin still in the box, and three Pet Monsters. The alfs and Pet Monsters are plush. Probably the only plush I'll ever have. I prefer plastic. I don't just collect monsters but any fantasy/scifi creature. I'm hoping to snag a Creature From The Black Lagoon or two someday, but I'll have to wait until new ones are made. I'm on disability and I could never afford any vintage monster toys.
So that's me. I just wanted to introduce myself before I jumped in and started posting.
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on October 04, 2009, 03:30:02 PM
Greetings and welcome!
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Post by: The Creeper on October 04, 2009, 04:12:19 PM
Glad to have you here with us in our crypt!
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 04, 2009, 06:19:24 PM
  Welcome to the UMA Crypt Moonshadow, hope you will consider this your home.  I also love `70's pop-culture, especially the Warren magazines (Creepy, Eerie, Famous Monsters, Vampirella) and Wacky Packages.  Hope you will haunt our demented little site often, and welcome to the family.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 04, 2009, 06:36:31 PM
Welcome to UMA, Moonshadow. By the way, great taste... Ray Harryhausen, Marvel comics and of course Uncle Forry.
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Post by: Moonshadow on October 05, 2009, 11:47:52 AM
Thanks for the welcome folks. I've been digging back into the threads here and I'm enjoying the friendly vibe.
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Post by: JonMorris on October 08, 2009, 09:19:37 AM
Hey guys and gals, I'm new here and would just like to introduce myself and tell you a little about who I am and why I'm here...

My name is Jon and I am an addict...

For as long as I can remember I have been a fan of horror movies. Specifically the Universal monster films of the 1930's and 1940's. As a kid, I was obsessed with all things Universal horror. I stayed up late every friday night to watch the local creature feature shows just to catch a glimpse of these film gems. While my friends were playing with G.I. Joes and Transformers, I was reading Crestwood House Universal monster books, building and painting monster models, and drawing monsters of all types, shapes, and sizes.

I guess you could call me a movie buff. I am the guy that people come to when an obscure movie question needs answering. I love movies and I love talking about them almost as much as I love watching them. I'm 32 now and am married with four kids and I have passed my love for the classics onto my 9 year old son. Thanks to DVD, I have been able to organize a weekly ode to the bygone era of the creature feature shows by showcasing (and hosting) a single Universal monster film selection at 9:00 on friday nights in my home theater. I have a DVD collection of over fifteen-hundred film selections (including nearly every horror film produced by Universal studios during the golden era that is available on DVD) and it has been a hit as we routinely can have up to 15 or more people over for these movie nights. It is just my way of passing on to others the love I have for these movies as well as the love I have for the old creature features that have sadly faded away from television.

So, I would just like to say hi to everyone. I am excited to find a forum of individuals who love Universal monsters just as much as I do.

 
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Post by: Wich2 on October 08, 2009, 09:30:55 AM
Welcome, Jon!

Sounds like you're a shoe-in.

-(Ex-OotMah) Craig W.
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on October 08, 2009, 09:36:32 AM
Welcome to the group.Great to have you join us.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 08, 2009, 06:59:20 PM
Those Movie Nights sound like a blast.  Keep up the good work!
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Post by: monsterphile on October 08, 2009, 08:14:51 PM
Welcome Jon and glad to see you passing the torch.

Rob
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Post by: The Creeper on October 08, 2009, 10:34:54 PM
Welcome, glad to have you join us here!  That is awesome how you are passing down our traditions!  Keep up the good work!
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Post by: Jason on October 09, 2009, 11:09:05 PM
Hi there everyone, only a few posts in & already overwhelmed by the impressive & friendly roster here.

My (real & virtual) name is Jason and I'm a graphic designer/ creative director by profession. For a while I (casually) ran a blog called "Scar Stuff" that, while initially intended to be sort of a free-form collection of audio (children's records, oddball one-offs, live recordings of old punk rock shows that I made in the early 80's, etc), fairly quickly mutated into little more than a repository for much of my Halloween record collection. Most of the files are down now, but as an aside/ opening salute; here's a link to a pair of spooky Halloween mp3 comp CDs that I made the mixes for several years ago, maybe some of you will get a kick out of them: http://scarstuff.blogspot.com/2006/04/various-ghouls-spook-party-scar-stuff.html (http://scarstuff.blogspot.com/2006/04/various-ghouls-spook-party-scar-stuff.html)

I'm also a collector/ hoarder/ enthusiast/ whatever of all kinds of other nonsense; I'd guess that spooky masks, comics, art, posters, movies & toys are probably most germane here.

Even with just a quick look at the UMA boards I recognize the names of a lot of folks who have impressed me elsewhere with their knowledge and/or creativity, so I'm glad to finally have made my way over myself.


best,

Jason
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Post by: The Creeper on October 09, 2009, 11:40:13 PM
Welcome friend, glad to have ya here with us!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 10, 2009, 02:14:10 AM
Jason.........Welcome to UMA!!!!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 10, 2009, 07:06:09 PM
 Greetings and welcome Jason, the Morgue the merrier.  Make yourself at home, and welcome to the family.
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Post by: Ardashir on October 12, 2009, 09:38:45 PM
Hi all,

My (forum) name is Ardashir, and I've been a fan of Universal classic horror (as well as Hammer and Toho's kaiju flicks) ever since Saturday Shock Theater in SE Pennsylvania in the 70's.

I found the site through http://www.christianhalloweenfan.com (http://www.christianhalloweenfan.com) and it looks great. I recently rediscovered my interest in Universal horror through the Universal Classic collections about Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Wolf Man. It's great to be able to revisit those memories again after all these years!
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Post by: The Creeper on October 13, 2009, 12:27:35 AM
Glad you found us Ardashir!  Welcome to the UMA!
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Post by: monsterphile on October 13, 2009, 01:36:25 AM
My (forum) name is Ardashir, and I've been a fan of Universal classic horror (as well as Hammer and Toho's kaiju flicks) ever since Saturday Shock Theater in SE Pennsylvania in the 70's.

Welcome to the group.  Who was the horror host that you watched?

Rob
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 13, 2009, 12:19:38 PM
 Greetings and salutations Ardashir, glad to hear that you've re-discovered the fun of monsters (monster kids always come back).  Reliving childhood memories is priceless, as is re-aquiring items from childhood.  Please fell free to make our humble site your home away from home, and welcome to our family Ardashir.
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Post by: Rabid_Dog on October 14, 2009, 09:23:43 AM
Hi all, I'm Rabid_Dog... and I'm new to the forum. I'm an amateur mask maker & horror fan from way back!

Have been a big fan of Warren Publishing (Eerie, Creepy, Vampirella), Famous Monsters of Filmland, Aurora models, Monster Scenes, Universal Monsters, etc., since I was a kid.

Being somewhat artistic as a kid I would always draw Monsters, horror scenes and the like. My family was horrified and would steer me to drawing NICE pictures. Little did they know there's good money in horror!

I had a bunch of "Monster Scenes" models when they came out and my Mom brought them back to the store when they were recalled. Yes, I enjoyed torturing the victim, so what, it was fun!

Well I'm taking on the ambitious task of making a mask of Lon Chaney's infamous vampire from "London After Midnight". So far it's coming along well and I will follow-up with pictures, I'm about to pour latex so keep your fingers crossed.

It's refreshing to find a forum for like minded horror fans like me. It all started with great old movies and great publications!

Remember these ads?
(http://images.cousineerie.multiply.com/image/5/photos/2/600x600/1/008.jpg?et=nH2ZeB7jkmnab7KFzcZ5ZQ&nmid=76358320)
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Post by: monsterphile on October 14, 2009, 12:30:42 PM
Welcome Rabid Dog.  You'll find that you've discovered your long lost home around here.  Be sure to look around and see all there is to see.

Rob
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 14, 2009, 07:36:04 PM
Welcome, Rabid Dog!  Can't wait to see your masks!
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Post by: The Creeper on October 14, 2009, 09:32:38 PM
Welcome to the UMA Rabid Dog.
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Post by: Scatter on October 17, 2009, 07:23:38 AM
Forgive my enforced and extended absence............welcome to all our new friends!!
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Post by: cmurdur on October 17, 2009, 07:41:59 PM
I never know what to say in these threads, but I will say I am a huge fan of horror.  I've been down with Dracula since I was about 7 years old and I dressed up as the king of the vampires for Halloween.  Long live the Monsters!
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Post by: depressedlarrytalbot on October 17, 2009, 07:51:57 PM
Welcome, sir!  ;D
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Post by: The Creeper on October 17, 2009, 08:54:44 PM
Glad to have ya here friend! thrhrt
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 17, 2009, 11:39:15 PM
Greivings......pull up a tombstone, my fiend >:D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 17, 2009, 11:41:00 PM
Hello rabid dog
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 17, 2009, 11:47:08 PM
*click*...............BOOM!!!!, oops sorry werebeast, ya shouldnt be lurking in the darkness like that ;D
hello and welcome to the MA
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on October 18, 2009, 12:36:26 AM
Greetings & welcome! I'm looking forward to photos of your Chaney LAM mask upon completion!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 18, 2009, 09:31:37 PM
I bid you.......Welcome, Ardashir.
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Post by: cnapolitano on October 18, 2009, 11:54:12 PM
Hi All Monster Fans!

I want to introduce myself, my name is Charlie...I been a long time monster fan since I was a boy.  I was born in 1966 so it has been a long time.  My favorite all time monster movie is King Kong.  I know it is not a Universal Monster but when I first saw King Kong the 1933 version of course, I fell in love. But Dracula, Wolfman and Frankenstein hold a special place in my heart.  I can remember reading Monster Magazine when I was young too.  I sure do wish I had them now.  They used to scare the life out of me.  I do hope I make some monster fan friends here because I sure do love to talk about movies.

Charlie
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Post by: houseoftheunusual on October 19, 2009, 12:24:41 AM
Hello My real name is Jesus Eddie Guevara  I love UMA but have been unable to post for a while...Welcome to all our new friends.
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Post by: EP1972 on October 21, 2009, 06:43:13 AM
Hello everyone!

My name is Dan and I am a monster fanatic like the rest.  I have been a monster fan since I was in grade school, oh....I guess around 1st grade.  My first exposure was at Universal Studios, Culver City watching the Phantom of the Opera walk around the studio tram tour.  Growing in Southern California exposed me to the studio lots, and of course movie memorabilia.  I have now been collecting authentic movie memorabilia and rock memorabilia since I can remember.  Enough about me, I just hope to enjoy myself here, learn, and share information from all of my fellow monster friends!

Take care!
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Post by: monsterphile on October 21, 2009, 09:38:12 AM
Welcome Dan.  I just saw your other post about the bowtie.  Great stuff.  We look forward to hearing about other stuff you have.  We love photos around here.

Rob
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Post by: EP1972 on October 21, 2009, 10:25:58 AM
Welcome Dan.  I just saw your other post about the bowtie.  Great stuff.  We look forward to hearing about other stuff you have.  We love photos around here.

Rob

Thanks Rob, and I too look forward to sharing what I may have to offer.
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Post by: michblk on October 21, 2009, 11:15:35 AM
Welcome Dan, it's always good to have new blood around here!   >:D

BK
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Post by: Scatter on October 21, 2009, 11:34:07 AM
Welcome Dan!! Look forward to seeing your rock memorabilia as well as your monster goodies.
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Post by: EP1972 on October 21, 2009, 12:14:13 PM
Thanks guys!  I hope the new blood remark doesn't mean I have to start wearing turtle necks!   :-X
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Post by: Elisabeth on October 21, 2009, 03:35:41 PM
Hello!  My name is Elisabeth, and I just joined 2 days ago.  This site is wonderful!  My favourites are all things concerning the Works of James Whale and Colin Clive....  My decade is the 1930s, and the films that I enjoy the most are those of the Laemmle era.  As you can tell by my user name,  I love the Whale Frankenstein films the most.  I am also a big fan of Valerie Hobson.

I first saw BOF on WOR TV's "Million Dollar Movie"...when I was 6 or 7.  My mother had fits, but I couldn't make her understand that "Dear Old Monster" never frightened me.

I became intrigued with Colin Clive about 10 years later, when I saw the 1931 FRANKENSTEIN.  THAT one scared me.  Big Time.  The film seemed much darker, and extremely bleak in style.  I remember a very young Clive...handsome, graceful and bursting with dark, kinetic energy.  I also remember the rage in his eyes as he looks at Victor Moritz...truly terrifying!

Imagine, instead, a gentle soul...quiet and morose, who "kept himself to himself".  A gifted character actor who longed to play comedy and never got the chance...

Lastly.  This is for you, Linda...
Elisabeth
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on October 21, 2009, 04:49:14 PM
Greetings & Welcome!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on October 21, 2009, 04:51:15 PM
Hi Elisabeth, greetings & welcome!
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 21, 2009, 07:04:19 PM
 A ghoulish heart-felt welcome to Charlie and Jesus, welcome to the UMA family.  King Kong may not be Universal, but he's still a beloved classic here (as are ALL things monster).
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Post by: michblk on October 21, 2009, 07:35:25 PM
Welcome to the group Elisabeth!

BK
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Post by: Jscareshock on October 22, 2009, 09:21:38 AM
I haven't been here for a while so welcome to all of you who have joined us.
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Post by: michblk on October 22, 2009, 12:06:18 PM
Welcome all!  Charlie, love the avatar!

BK
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Post by: The Creeper on October 25, 2009, 03:25:27 PM
Welcome to our crypt!
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Post by: The Creeper on October 25, 2009, 03:26:13 PM
Welcome to the UMA Dan!
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Post by: Scatter on October 25, 2009, 03:50:33 PM
Welcome Liz!! I remember WWORTV very well (with its broadcast tower being atop the Empire State Building and destroyed by Kong), and have fond memories of the "Million Dollar Movie" as well!!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPouWic4qq0

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Post by: PhantomOp on October 25, 2009, 04:29:05 PM
Hello all. My name is Jeff and I'm a long time monsters fan and a big fan of Phantom(1925) and of actor Vincent Price. I don't really have much by way of monster collectibles, mostly Star Wars though.
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Post by: monsterphile on October 25, 2009, 05:50:50 PM
Jeff,

You'll find that there's a lot of us fans of both Star Wars and Vincent Price in addition to the Phantom. 
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Post by: Scatter on October 25, 2009, 06:20:34 PM
Well, the Star Wars fans are our hidden shame at the UMA  ;)..........but Vincent rocks!!
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Post by: Rabid_Dog on October 25, 2009, 06:47:46 PM
Thanks for all the welcoming greetings. Well it's almost Halloween and I thought I'd give everyone a preliminary unveiling of the 'London After Midnight/ Lon Chaney, Sr.' mask I have been working on for my Halloween costume. I still have some work to do on the costume but I have roughly a week. I know the picture isn't the clearest but it was taken with the cell phone moments ago and, for me, it's the fastest way for me to get a picture to the computer.

I hope I did Lon Chaney, Sr. justice as I am truly amazed by the genius of that man.

I'll post pictures of the full costume after Halloween.

(http://www.rabiddogdesign.com/images/LAM_Mask1.jpg)
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Post by: BaronLatos35 on October 25, 2009, 08:31:14 PM
Looks great to me! Good work.
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Post by: The Creeper on October 25, 2009, 08:43:55 PM
That is cool!
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Post by: The Creeper on October 25, 2009, 08:51:44 PM
Welcome to the UMA my friend!
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Post by: deannadeadly on October 26, 2009, 04:36:10 AM
My name is Deanna, and I just joined :D
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Post by: michblk on October 26, 2009, 04:54:03 AM
Welcome to the group Deanna!

BK
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Post by: michblk on October 26, 2009, 04:57:41 AM
Good Stuff Rabid!

BK
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Post by: michblk on October 26, 2009, 05:00:50 AM
Welcome to the group Jeff, as said before there are lots of fans of Star Wars and VP Here.

BK
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Post by: monsterphile on October 26, 2009, 07:23:35 AM
Anothe Welcome Deanna, but you don't get off that easy.  Tell us about yourself, how you came to love the classic monsters, and if you collect anything.  Inquiring minds want to know.

Rob
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Post by: PhantomOp on October 26, 2009, 12:06:29 PM
Thanks everyone. Star Wars is loaded with Monster, not Universal, but Monsters nonetheless.Lol.
The Wampa, the Sarlaac,the Rancor,etc. But I'm glad theres a website devoted to the classic Universal Monsters.
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 26, 2009, 01:13:52 PM
 Greetings Deanna, and welcome to our humble Crypt.  Pull up a tombstone and please feel free to make this your new monster home. And again, welcome.
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Post by: Elisabeth on October 26, 2009, 03:35:02 PM
Hello!  My name is Elisabeth, and I'm a fan primarily of the movies of "Big U", aka the Laemmle era.  While the movies of "little u" were wonderful as well, My favourites still have to be the works of James Whale.  They were GORGEOUS.

My favourite performers are Valerie Hobson, "Dear Boris" Karloff, Dwight Frye, Una O'Connor, "Bela the Magnificent" Lugosi, and all the others who graced the world of "Big U". 

Last, but NEVER least, the gifted "lost soul", Colin Clive.

I'm a retired library worker who helped with media questions under the table...In short smoothing ruffled feathers when people wanted DRACULA and got Frank Langella by mistake!  (lol)
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Post by: proriter on October 28, 2009, 06:12:26 AM
Hello to all! My name is Dan Shideler; I live in northern Indiana; and I have been fascinated by UMs since I was six or seven years old. I had all of the models -- one of which, The Hunchback, my mother and I built and painted by candlelight after the power went out during a nighttime storm -- and am now slowly reassembling and adding to my collection as circumstances and funds permit. I am a big fan of the Laemmle-era UM flicks, and Mr. Karloff is certainly my favorite actor from that period (with Lon Chaney, Sr., running a very close second). Anyone with an interest in UMs has a standing invitation to visit me in Elkhart -- the dinner and drinks are on me. I'm a (mostly) harmless book editor by day and a Turner Classic Movie junkie by night.
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Post by: michblk on October 28, 2009, 11:28:05 AM
Welcome Dan, looks like you found a second home here!

BK
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 28, 2009, 03:31:09 PM
Velcome all newest UMA members!!!!  ;D
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Post by: Rabid_Dog on October 28, 2009, 09:02:51 PM
Thought I'd post some updated photos of my 'London After Midnight' mask while trying out the costume I have been working on for Halloween.

(http://www.rabiddogdesign.com/images/IMG_2839_PS1_bw.jpg)

(http://www.rabiddogdesign.com/images/IMG_2841_PS2.JPG)

What do you think?
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Post by: Bogey on October 28, 2009, 09:19:42 PM
I think my kids will be glad to hear that you are trick-a-treating in a different town.  Outstanding!
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Post by: coughcool on October 29, 2009, 03:01:06 PM
Welcome Dan
You will fine Universal Monster Army is a very nice group of people to be around . Have Fun. ;D
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Post by: fmofmpls on October 30, 2009, 09:35:05 AM
Wow! If you come to my door tomorrow night in that costume, I'll give you the entire bowl of candy. Game over.
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:36:00 PM
Welcome Rabid-Dog - wonderful rendition of LAM!
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:37:39 PM
Welcome PhantomOp - Any Phan of the Phantom is a friend of mine!
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:40:00 PM
Welcome Elizabeth!
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:42:49 PM
Greetings Werebeast - nice to have you join us.  The 80's were a pretty good time for all sorts of monster toys!
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:44:13 PM
A belated welcome Dan!
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:44:58 PM
I bid you... velcome!
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Post by: Grimm Jimm on October 30, 2009, 12:46:27 PM
Welcome - I really like your tradition - might have to borrow it!
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Post by: michblk on October 30, 2009, 01:43:10 PM
Welcome Jon, you've found a 2nd home and several other people just like you!  I think attending your movie nights would be awesome!

BK
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Post by: The Creeper on October 30, 2009, 05:45:14 PM
Welcome all new comers, and Happy Halloween to everyone!!!
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Post by: deannadeadly on November 01, 2009, 10:46:04 PM
Welcome to the group Deanna!

BK
Thank you :)
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Post by: Big Swan on November 04, 2009, 01:44:39 PM
Hello to my fellow Monster fans!
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Post by: Alan Gorecia on November 04, 2009, 03:42:53 PM
Hey guys and girls, my name is Alan and I'm from Mexico. I've been a huge horror movies as far as I can remember and I've just found out about this site and, to be honest, is f&*%ing awesome, this is how a horror forum is suposed to be.
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Post by: Elisabeth on November 04, 2009, 04:30:53 PM
Hi, to Alan and Big Swan.  This place is SUPER.  My name is Elisabeth, and "I bid you WELCOME!"
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 04, 2009, 04:53:59 PM
Welcome to UMA, Alan and Big Swan. >:D
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Post by: typhooforme on November 04, 2009, 05:14:45 PM
Big Swan is a good friend of mine and is one of the biggest Karloff fans in the universe.  They broke the mold when they made this noble gent!  Welcome, old pal!
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Post by: michblk on November 04, 2009, 08:58:37 PM
Welcome Alan and Big Swan, Lots of cool stuff to read and see here!

BK
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Post by: Snake on November 07, 2009, 05:28:59 PM
Hi Everyone,
I was a member of the UMA back in the Yahoo group days and have now rejoined. I was born in '61 in Chicago (now live in Florida). My first "hobby" was the Universal Monsters. I have loved them since I was old enough to catch the movies on the tube. In 1970 (when I was 9) WGN's "Creature Features" put me over the edge and there has been no going back since! I am the definition of a "monster kid". These days I like to collect the classics on DVD and pick up stuff I used to have on ebay. I also love to pick up anything I can find on "London After Midnight" (the image of Lon Chaney  used on WGN's Creature Features).
--Snake
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Post by: Elektrostürm on November 08, 2009, 10:02:26 AM
Hé!

Just googled my way onto your board and really enjoying reading the threads so far.

My name's Pieter and I'm from Haarlem, the Netherlands (a picturesque city with a medieval/17th century centre near Amsterdam). I'm a student at the Amsterdam School of Nursing and just started a career in psychiatric care.

I've been into German expressionist cinema of the 1920's for a while now and have only gotten into UM recently. Hope to read more on the subject and pick up some tips from all you long time fans. Being that UM tradition isn't as embedded in Dutch pop culture as it is in the States, I'm looking to the net for guidance.
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Post by: Elektrostürm on November 08, 2009, 11:50:55 AM
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Post by: monsterphile on November 08, 2009, 02:04:28 PM
Welcome back Snake to the non-Yahoo version of the UMA.

My name's Pieter and I'm from Haarlem, the Netherlands (a picturesque city with a medieval/17th century centre near Amsterdam). I'm a student at the Amsterdam School of Nursing and just started a career in psychiatric care.

I've been into German expressionist cinema of the 1920's for a while now and have only gotten into UM recently. Hope to read more on the subject and pick up some tips from all you long time fans. Being that UM tradition isn't as embedded in Dutch pop culture as it is in the States, I'm looking to the net for guidance.

Welcome Pieter.  I was frtunate to take a tour of Europe back in 1987 (10 different countries) and Amsterdam was one of the most beautiful cities and the Dutch were very friendly.  We hope that the Universal Monsters will become more well known in Dutch culture after you start to spread the word.  Hope you enjoy yourself at the UMA.

Rob
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Post by: artistkms on November 16, 2009, 12:02:22 AM
My name is Kevin and I am from the Chicagoland area. I am freelance illustrator and currently working on a series of new artwork with the Universal Classic Monsters in mind as well as Vincent Price. Recently, I came back from Germany and while there I visited Castle Frankenstein and it was a thrill and thought of the original Frankenstein movie. I love all horror movies, but really love the classic horror monsters.

Thanks!
Kevin
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 16, 2009, 12:06:47 AM
Welcome Kevin to UMA!!!! Frankenstein's monster is one of my favorites Universal characters.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on November 16, 2009, 02:28:48 PM
Welcome Kevin!  You're among fiends in the Chicago area (I'm from the far west suburbs of Chicago).

Best,
Creepy Jeff
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Post by: Elisabeth on November 16, 2009, 04:28:56 PM
Welcome, Kevin.  This is a super place with a love for art and artists of all kinds.
I look forward to seeing your work
Elisabeth
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Post by: Jscareshock on November 18, 2009, 09:10:14 AM
Welcome, everyone!  We have such good things to show you!
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Post by: Herr Vogel on November 20, 2009, 11:25:27 PM
Hi, all.  I've been lurking for a few days and had to join the forum as I've been a huge Universal Monsters fan for over 40 years.  Ever since I saw "Frankenstein" for the first time and bought my very first issue of "Famous Monsters of Filmland", back in the late 60's, I've been fascinated by Lugosi, Chaney and Karloff.

I have enjoyed reading a lot of the threads on all of the forums and especially enjoyed seeing all of the monster rooms you guys have put together.  Wow, there are a lot of nice collections out there.  I have a few figures and collectibles, not many, mostly dealing with "Frankenstein", and I'm hoping to add more pieces as I find them.

I look forward to contributing to the forums when I can.  I can see I'm going to be learning quite a bit from the members that are already here.   
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Post by: Unknown Primate on November 21, 2009, 12:14:09 AM
Welcome Herr Vogel!  I don't have a huge collection myself, but here it doesn't matter if you have 3 Frankensteins or 300!  If it's monstrous, this bunch'll dig it!
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Post by: The Creeper on November 21, 2009, 01:49:06 AM
Welcome Herr Vogel!  I am sure you will love it here.  Everyone is great!!!
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Post by: Gwynplaine on December 03, 2009, 12:28:13 AM
..steping out from the shadows. I've been a Horror buff ever since I was a wee rug monkry growing up watching Creature Features/Son of Svengoolie on the tube...
I used to belong to quite a few Horror sites, but was always "that guy" - the one who likes all the old classics, (and for the record: Even though I have a deep respect for what I like to call the "2nd wave of iconic Monsters" -  Jason, Leatherface, Freddy and the like are NOT what I'm talking about when I refer to classic Horror movies... :P) and isn't really into the "splatter" side of the genre.
So I figured it was high time I creeped out from my hiding spot and see what this place is all about. I'm known locally as the 'Monster Movie Man' in my small town up here in the midwest, and for the past three years have hosted a Monster Movie Nite once a month at my library - this years theme that we're winding up is Horror Rewind: A Look at the Silent Era...
I have a cake made each month that is decorated in the theme of the flick I'm showing, and we discuss the movie and how it impacted the time - for good or bad - that it was made in.

This is a snap of me with Ricou Browning, one of the last living Universal Monsters, at a Horror Con this year -
For me, it was the highlight of the whole convention:
(http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/9644/jimmymeetsthecreaturefr.jpg)

Looking forward to chatting with fellow Universal Monsters freaks aboout the movies that I hold dear to my dark little heart...

 ;D (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/jimmymeetsthecreaturefr.jpg/)
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Post by: Herr Vogel on December 03, 2009, 12:33:56 AM
Welcome, Gwynplaine.  I too was "that guy" on other boards, so I know where you're coming from.  I live in the Chicago area and grew up on Creature Features too.

Tell us more about your Monster Movie Nights.  Some of us may be close enough to attend.
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Post by: Gwynplaine on December 03, 2009, 01:40:34 AM
Welcome, Gwynplaine.  I too was "that guy" on other boards, so I know where you're coming from.  I live in the Chicago area and grew up on Creature Features too.

Tell us more about your Monster Movie Nights.  Some of us may be close enough to attend.


It's held at the Hudson Area Library in Hudson Wisconsion on the 2nd wednesday of each month -
The 1st years theme was 'Classic Horror' and I showed a lot of Universal movies along with Hammer and RKO...
The 2nd years theme was 'Atomic Horror' and as you can imagine there were some big bug flicks as well as Horrors from outer space...

Here are just a few snaps of some of the cakes I've had made for Monster Movie Nite:

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/7339/thewolfman.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/thewolfman.jpg/)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4166/sonoffrankenstein.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/sonoffrankenstein.jpg/)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/6899/thecatandthecanarytop.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/thecatandthecanarytop.jpg/)

(http://img709.imageshack.us/img709/7417/thecatandthecanaryside.jpg) (http://img709.imageshack.us/i/thecatandthecanaryside.jpg/)

(http://img37.imageshack.us/img37/6131/creaturecaketop.jpg) (http://img37.imageshack.us/i/creaturecaketop.jpg/)

(http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/3756/creaturecakeside.jpg) (http://img130.imageshack.us/i/creaturecakeside.jpg/)

There are of course many others, but you get the idea -
And because this is a public forum, where the licence is purchased with tax dollars, I have a PG-13 cap I have to follow so as to keep the whole thing on a "family friendly" level...
Which quite frankly is fine by me, as I stated before, I'm not much of a "gore-hound"...
Although, I do indulge in a good "slasher" flick from time to time, it's just not where my passion for Horror is...

 ;D
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Post by: Elisabeth on December 03, 2009, 03:36:08 PM
Hello, and great to meet you!  I, too, went through the same thing...only worse.  It was not "Proper" for "young ladies" to be interested in monsters and horror.  I had to sneak in my FAMOUS MONSTERS like my older brother did with his PLAYBOYS. (LOL)  I remember about 5 years ago,  I did something similar at MY library.  We were showing THE BRIDE, and I made scans of all my stills, and a cast book with head shots of the major stars...Most of the visitors were seniors,  but there were a few youngsters there...looking at Karloff with that wonder in their eyes.

I think the residents of Cinema Valhalla were smiling that night!
Elisabeth ededed
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Post by: Mr. Black on December 04, 2009, 07:58:02 AM
130 Posts Later.... :o :P...... Krazy Rick signs the Guestbook....DUH !!!???!!....Anyway, I'm from Toronto, Canada ........I've been into Car & Figure models Forever; but have recently found myself more interested in the figures, 1/8 Monsters mainly; I run two sites, One dedicated to anything Hobby related & the other is all Vintage Drag racing related; this is one hell of a site you all have here, great members & fantastic content !!! UMA Rocks !!!! - Thanks for having me !!  >:D
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Post by: Gwynplaine on December 04, 2009, 12:22:21 PM
Hello, and great to meet you!  I, too, went through the same thing...only worse.  It was not "Proper" for "young ladies" to be interested in monsters and horror.  I had to sneak in my FAMOUS MONSTERS like my older brother did with his PLAYBOYS. (LOL)  I remember about 5 years ago,  I did something similar at MY library.  We were showing THE BRIDE, and I made scans of all my stills, and a cast book with head shots of the major stars...Most of the visitors were seniors,  but there were a few youngsters there...looking at Karloff with that wonder in their eyes.

I think the residents of Cinema Valhalla were smiling that night!
Elisabeth ededed

I'll bet they were at that...!! And there really is nothing like seeing the look a child gives when they "get it" while watching one of "my" beloved Horror classics -
You can just tell that you've planted a seed that will grow into a monster fan...  ;)
May I ask why you stopped doing it? With the economy being what it is these days, I'm hoping that I'll be able to continue into a 4th year...
It's not like they buy the license just for me, they use it to show movies for other programs as well -
So I have hope...

And my "fanclub" consists of age groups from all walks of life, but if you were to take a head count, you'd find that the "old farts" outnumber the "youngins"...

 ;D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 04, 2009, 01:50:02 PM
Welcome, Gwynplaine.  Looks like Ricou accidently clawed your face in that pic!

And those cakes are cool - and look good enough to eat!
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Post by: Elisabeth on December 04, 2009, 02:14:44 PM
Unfortunately, I got laid off..., and the head of the media department was more interested in "Modern" items, and people like Brad Pitt.  We did get an attendance of about 60 people, though...and they saw the show as Whale had meant it to be seen...on a large screen...with luminous silver greys and lustrous blacks. 

WE ARE THE KEEPERS OF THE FLAME!, and WE will keep the torches lit!

Elisabeth ededed
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 04, 2009, 03:12:45 PM
Welcome to UMA...........Mr. Black!!!!!  Zombie Roll Eyes
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Post by: houseoftheunusual on December 05, 2009, 04:26:03 AM
Welcome....
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Post by: Elisabeth on December 05, 2009, 03:42:43 PM
Welcome  from Elisabeth in San Diego ededed
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Post by: Sean on December 08, 2009, 09:52:59 PM
Hello.  My name is actually Sean... I live in NJ.  I refer to my house as 'Planet Estrogen' because I am the only male living with my wife and 2 daughters.  I have been a monster fan since early youth.  My favorite holiday is my wife's-----Halloween.  I'm a big sports fan, though my playing days are over.  Glad to be here talking monsters and I hope to meet some of you at a show sometime.
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Post by: Jscareshock on December 09, 2009, 09:40:28 AM
Welcome Sean!  New Jersey.  Ever been to a Chiller Theatre show?
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Post by: monsterphile on December 09, 2009, 10:05:46 AM
Where in NJ Sean?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 09, 2009, 03:56:19 PM
Hello Sean and come sit a spell, UMA welcomes you. NJ. rocks, home of the MISFITS. Zombie Alien
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Post by: Sean on December 09, 2009, 09:10:19 PM
I live in Freehold, NJ.  I have never been to a Chiller Theater show.  I did start a thread asking for info on any shows in NJ----because I would like to go.  I believe someone mentioned Chiller as well as another show.  I went to some show at one of the FDU campuses many years ago----got me a BloodFeast T-Shirt ;D.... BIG score, I know.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 10, 2009, 11:29:19 AM
Don't know that I've yet taken the time to introduce myself, but I'm Rob Tezai, and I live in the Santa Clarita Valley, Southern Ca. I work as in house producer in Burbank, coordinating Movie Teasers, Trailers, as well as (sorry) commercials for onscreen advertising Pre-show ads.

My wife, Christine, has taken to "our" classics and our nearly two year old, Mykhail shows signs of continuing the legacy....loves our collection, and says goodnight each night to the London After Midnight, Lon-Vamp which stands on our 2nd floor at the top of the stairs.

We enjoy decorating for Halloween and Christmas and expect 2010 theme to feature Universal Wolfmen. I usually incorporate a Universal icon in our display, but with the death of the king of pop this year, we went with Thriller scene, but did feature the full (3 verse) Vincent Price wrap.

Still need to learn how to the picture thing for an avatar and inserts, so I can share more.

Love you guys and gals!

OG
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 11, 2009, 12:00:17 AM
Hello to you.....Opera Ghost, and your family.
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Post by: michblk on December 11, 2009, 06:10:15 AM
Welcome to the group Rob, we have such wonerful things to show you!

BK
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Post by: monsterphile on December 11, 2009, 09:13:32 AM
Still need to learn how to the picture thing for an avatar and inserts, so I can share more.


Rob,

Welcome aboard from another Rob here at the UMA.  To do your avatar, follow the directions here:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0)
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Post by: Jscareshock on December 11, 2009, 10:32:23 AM
I live in Freehold, NJ.  I have never been to a Chiller Theater show.  I did start a thread asking for info on any shows in NJ----because I would like to go.  I believe someone mentioned Chiller as well as another show.  I went to some show at one of the FDU campuses many years ago----got me a BloodFeast T-Shirt ;D.... BIG score, I know.


Try a Chiller show.  The dealer's room is awesome!
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Post by: klung1 on December 12, 2009, 12:24:38 AM
Hey All,
My name is Caleb and I first signed up here a while ago but didn't really post or check it out much until recently. This place rocks! I don't know why I waited so long...
I live in NYC with my amazing wife and two girls. I'm a video editor, everything from commercials, music videos, video games, a couple of feature films and tons of other stuff.
My primary collecting passion is masks (I spend way too much time on the HMA), but I was raised on all things monsters. A Monster Kid for sure!
I also have a bit of a rep as the guy who shots portraits of models in monster masks, but that's a different story for another day.
Anyway, thanks for this place. I look forward to many fruitful visits!
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Post by: monsterphile on December 12, 2009, 12:30:48 AM
I also have a bit of a rep as the guy who shots portraits of models in monster masks, but that's a different story for another day.

Oh yes, I remember you now.  Glad you're finally digging in here at the UMA.

Rob
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Post by: Sean on December 12, 2009, 09:39:14 AM

Try a Chiller show.  The dealer's room is awesome!

   OK.  I am going to.  Thanks!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 12, 2009, 12:50:08 PM
A big Hello to you, klung1. Caleb welcome to UMA, collecting mask can be very addictive. Lol. :D
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: klung1 on December 12, 2009, 05:34:20 PM
collecting mask can be very addictive. Lol. :D

No truer words have been spoken. I'm at around 120 and counting right now.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on December 14, 2009, 11:30:46 AM
Rob,

Welcome aboard from another Rob here at the UMA.  To do your avatar, follow the directions here:

[url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0[/url] ([url]http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2622.0[/url])


Thanks Rob. Will give it a try!
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Gene_Shaw on December 14, 2009, 11:13:42 PM
Hello monster lovers!
The name's Gene, and I've always been a horror-fan. Some of my earliest memories are sitting on my grandad's lap while watching Dracula and sipping on my sippy-cup.

I'm a fan of a great many other things (drumming, illustration, women), but I don't tend to participate unless it's horror. I've been a member of several horror forums and have done horror-themed drawings for a long long time, and used to help maintain a Wolfman website many years ago. I'm the drummer for a rockabilly band called The Dwight Frye Boogie Band, and I like motorcycles and hot rods.

I'm new to collecting and was hoping to make some friends and get an idea of where to start. Any suggestions?
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Herr Vogel on December 15, 2009, 12:06:04 AM
Welcome to UMA, Gene.  I'm sure you will find the answers to all of your collecting questions here.  I've only been here a short while and have seen and learned a ton.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on December 15, 2009, 12:57:56 AM
Welcome to the UMA Gene.  Even within the Monster Collecting Community here, there are variations in what people collect.  Some people focus on masks which are cool, but after a while can take up quite a bit of space.  I myself only have like 6 or 7.  Some people focus more on on monster than the others.  I started out as a Wolf Man/werewolf collector, but it got away from me and now my monster room features all of the Universal monsters, as well as, King Kong, Godzilla, ScFi, Harryhausen monsters., etc.  I'm particularly fond of the figures that Sideshow put out.  I also collect autographs.  Take a look at the thread "Show us your monster rooms" to get an idea of how people arrange and display their collections.  That should give you plenty of ideas.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Prof. D. on December 15, 2009, 07:15:34 PM
I was thrilled to stumble upon this marvelous site. My compliments to the general and his staff. It is absolutely breathtaking.

Of course I had to sign up immediately!

This is a nightmare come true! I've been creeping around the board and have concluded without question that this is the best site dedicated to the classics of horror. I am honored to be a fellow member of this esteemed association. You are all true horror fans!

I thank you all!
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Post by: Herr Vogel on December 15, 2009, 07:56:35 PM
Welcome, Prof, and well said.
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Post by: michblk on December 15, 2009, 08:08:04 PM
Welcome Prof D!  Glad to have you here, please tell us something about yourself!

BK
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Post by: Elisabeth on December 15, 2009, 09:14:43 PM
Welcome and felicitations from.....
Elisabeth
 ededed

It's wonderful here!
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on December 15, 2009, 10:19:22 PM
Welcome Prof. D.  I'd like to echo Brian's request and ask that you tell us all about yourself.  What do you collect?  How did to come to love the classic monsters?

Rob
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Post by: Prof. D. on December 15, 2009, 10:49:34 PM
Hello again friends!

I cut my teeth on the classics. I have been fascinated with horror as long as I can remember.

My childhood consisted of Frankenstein, the Wolfman, and Dracula. As a native of southeastern Michigan, I was spoiled to programs like Creature Feature, Chiller, Thriller, Shock Theater, Double and Triple Shock Theater, the Ghoul, and my all time favorite horror host Sir Graves Ghastly! My greatest thrill was to see my two headed monster drawing featured on his show (Sir Graves would showcase pictures that kids sent to the station).

The Munsters was (and is) my favorite series. I love the Addams Family too! The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Invaders, Land of Giants, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (the list goes on and on).

Famous Monsters of Filmland was an essential element in the development of my mind. Eerie, Creepy, and let's not forget the early paperbacks Tales from the Crypt and the Vault of Horror. I devoured any horror publication I could get my claws on.

Halloween! We use to trick or treat with pillow cases (and fill them up). It use to be about ghosts, goblins, and monsters. There use to be lots of haunted houses at Halloween and there was always one or even two at the fair. The best ones are the real ones! Ghost stories a plenty!

We played Ghost in the Graveyard year around and every town had a real witch. The dare was to knock on the door and get her to answer it. We were fortunate enough to be neighbors with an elderly lady who just loved to scare the crap out you!

We attended the Saturday matinee like it was church. There was always a monster or science fiction movie playing for a quarter. Let us not forget the drive-in double features.

Those were most certainly the days for me!

Over the years all of my horror collectibles have sort of disappeared with much of the fun, but lately I have been experiencing what seems to be a rebirth. I have never lost my passion for the macabre. Life just has a way of overshadowing those things that are most important to us. So I have started taking the time to relive the experience. I have assembled a collection of the classics that I now enjoy watching with my wife and kids (popcorn included) and am currently seeking out old copies of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines. It is all as if I am alive again!

I am!





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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 16, 2009, 04:43:14 PM
Hello Gene_Shaw, and glad you joined UMA. UMA is so awesome, everyone in the UMA UNI-verse is extremely helpful. Not to reiterate what monsterphile posted, one can find many answers on collecting or just whatever tickles your fancy. I myself am a drummer(I play DWdrums)in a punk/goth band, from Las Vegas, NV. Some of my favorite bands are The Cramps, MISFITS, Johnny Cash, Hank Williams jr./III and Bauhaus. I collect Frankenstein's monster, Jason Voorhees, monster/sci-fi mask, punk rock vinyl and other Uni-monster collectibles.
So what does your band sound like? Is your band a traditional rockabilly band or psychobilly? Really cool name by the way. >:D
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Gene_Shaw on December 16, 2009, 05:17:08 PM
Thanks everyone! I checked out the "Show us your monster rooms" thread and I'm absolutely green with envy. I suppose I'll focus on Dracula merchandise for the moment.

Marsattacks, you have a great taste in music there (Johnny Cash and The Misfits are two of my idols). My band is traditional rockabilly with some psychobilly elements; plus some outlaw country and a little blues/jazz thrown in. Our genre is experimental and all over the place.  ;)
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 16, 2009, 05:49:40 PM
Thanks everyone! I checked out the "Show us your monster rooms" thread and I'm absolutely green with envy. I suppose I'll focus on Dracula merchandise for the moment.

Marsattacks, you have a great taste in music there (Johnny Cash and The Misfits are two of my idols). My band is traditional rockabilly with some psychobilly elements; plus some outlaw country and a little blues/jazz thrown in. Our genre is experimental and all over the place.  ;)

I would like to check out your band someday! ;D  I like the fact your band experiments instead of being cookie-cutter. Too many bands fall into the assembly line catagory. My band strives on being different, without too much theatrics. More original music ideas are important.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 16, 2009, 07:20:45 PM
Welcome Gene. Great Avatar! Perhaps after the holidays, I'll get around to one!

I try to limit my collection, but mine includes Aurora, Sideshow, Don Post as well as props and replica props such as DMX Dracula Crest Ring. Borderline affordable items  ::)

Explore and enjoy this amazing site filled with amazing monsterkids!

OG
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Post by: Gwynplaine on December 16, 2009, 08:48:39 PM
(http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/5941/welcomeoi.jpg) (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/welcomeoi.jpg/)

 ;D
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Gene_Shaw on December 16, 2009, 09:58:41 PM
Once again, thanks for the welcomes everyone. I'm starting to get a feel for the place already.  ;D

I'd like to check out your band too Mars. Any of your music online?
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 17, 2009, 10:59:09 AM
Once again, thanks for the welcomes everyone. I'm starting to get a feel for the place already.  ;D

I'd like to check out your band too Mars. Any of your music online?

Not yet. But, soon. ;D
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Post by: Wich2 on December 17, 2009, 11:10:12 AM
Big Christmas welcome, Gene, to the place where it's always Halloween!

Happy holidays,
-Craig W.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: michblk on December 17, 2009, 12:02:19 PM
Welcome Gene, love the avatar!

BK
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Post by: MonsterSquad87 on December 17, 2009, 12:42:03 PM
Hello everyone. I'm Joe. I am new to this forum but have been in love with Universal Monsters for as long as I can remember. I have worked in haunted houses and horror movies for the past 15 years or so. I have mostly designed and directed haunts, but I played Mr. Hyde at Universal's Horror nights in Hollywood for a couple of years. They even let me bring my silver-headed wolf cane. It's always nice to meet fellow monsters.  Cheers! :) <br> (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2724/4193255182_4c83bb2468.jpg)(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4011/4192493399_fc3dbf425c.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 17, 2009, 04:14:21 PM
Well.......hello Joe. Welcome to UMA. Great pictures by the way, and chances are I also have pictures of you in character at Universal Horror Nights. My Wife and have gone for the past few years, so much fun there. Also cool avatar!!!  >:D

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Post by: MonsterSquad87 on December 17, 2009, 04:25:40 PM
Thanks so much. I'd love to see your Horror Nights Pics!
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 17, 2009, 04:43:08 PM
Thanks so much. I'd love to see your Horror Nights Pics!

I'll see if I can find 'em. ;D
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on December 17, 2009, 06:39:04 PM
We (the UMA) also have as a member, Michael Roddy who is involved with (runs?) Universal's Florida version.
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Post by: Prof. D. on December 17, 2009, 10:12:06 PM
Hey Gene!

Isn't this place a gas? I'm new here too. Just starting to collect again after many years. Right now my focus is on classic monster movies and Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines.

You're a drummer; cool! I am. I was drummer and lead vocalist for a country rock band in the 70's. Since then I have just been writing (country / country blues / adult contemporary / country rock) and yes; a little rockabilly. I am always looking for someone to pitch to. If your interested, I will post the lyrics to a novelty song that I have written that would be in theme with Universal Monster Army to give you an idea of my writing style and ability.

I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do! The concept is awesome and the people are out of this world!
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Post by: michblk on December 17, 2009, 10:22:28 PM
Welcome Joe!  Glad you could find us.

Rob, if I remember correctly, didn't Adam Chiet design some of Universal Florida?

BK
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on December 17, 2009, 10:29:18 PM
Welcome Joe!  Glad you could find us.

Rob, if I remember correctly, didn't Adam Chiet design some of Universal Florida?

BK

Sounds familiar.  It's all part of the UMA plan for global domination.  Bwa-ha-ha!
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Gene_Shaw on December 18, 2009, 03:41:22 PM
Thanks, D! I'm a country and blues fan myself; I'd love to see your lyrics.

Oh, and welcome to UMA yourself. (: It's quickly becoming one of my favorite sites.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 18, 2009, 03:54:39 PM
Welcome Prof. D. to UMA. It' always nice to see and read posts of fellow drummers who are horror fans. I use to collect Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazine. But, the magazine is harder to find theses days.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Prof. D. on December 18, 2009, 06:28:04 PM
Gene:

Here's the lyrics. It's just something that I wrote on a whim one night. I have music but I haven't laid any tracks down. Feel free to play around with it. I also co-write. If interested, email me.


We're Gonna Monster
                                                 
When the sun goes down and the moon comes up (We’re gonna monster)
When they turn off the lights and all the spooks come out (We’re gonna monster)
When the vampire rises from his grave and the creature lures you into his cave
And little green men come to take you away (We’re gonna monster)

When the evil doctor looks into your eyes (You’re gonna monster)
And when the headless horseman takes you for a ride (You’re gonna monster)
When you feel a chill creeping up your spine and the graveyard gates begin to open wide
And the ghouls are waiting for you inside (We’re gonna monster)

When Frankenstein lays out his plan (He’s gonna monster)
Piece by piece he’ll build a ghastly band (They’re gonna monster)
When zombies moan their dreary tune and weeping sounds echo through the room
The wolfman howls and we all howl too (We’re gonna monster)

At the stroke of midnight - the witching hour - the lab technician - he will crank up the power
And when all lost souls rock and roll in horror (We’re gonna monster)



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on December 19, 2009, 12:16:09 AM
Greetings & welcome Gene! Re: collecting, while I have a few toys, vintage & recent, that I "can't live w/out", I'm primarily a paper collector. I recommend & enjoy everything from vintage monster mags to books, trading cards, paperbacks, postcards, photos, movie programs etc.
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: coughcool on December 19, 2009, 12:34:54 AM
Welcome Gene_Shaw & Prof. D.
I think you'll both enjoy your time with UMA. But don't take my word for it. You'll see for your self. Gene_Shaw your band sounds like something I might like. So Remember "Christmas comes early when you join UMA".
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Phibes on December 21, 2009, 10:37:38 AM
Hello Everybody!

My name is Bill Harrison. Years ago, I published a magazine called Monsterscene with my friend, Steve Smith. I've visited UMA a number of times but never joined. Well, I finally got tired of the pop up window, or what ever it is, asking me to join. And here I am. I know several of you personally and probably some more by posts on other web sites (The Clubhouse, etc.). I'm not real familiar with the site, so if there's something I need to to do or check out (elevator passes, permission slips  ;)) just let me know.

Bill
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Post by: monsterphile on December 21, 2009, 11:02:56 AM
Bill, you said "Hello" and got your avatar to show up.  You're all set to have fun.  Feel free to look through some of the threads, especially the one "Show your monster rooms" and feel free to do the same. 

Rob
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Post by: michblk on December 21, 2009, 12:20:05 PM
Welcome Bill, I loved Monsterscene!  There is lots of cool stuff to read and see here!

Bk
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Post by: Phibes on December 21, 2009, 12:32:39 PM
Thank you Bk and Rob!

Bill
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 21, 2009, 07:01:01 PM
THE Monsterscene?  Love that mag!
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Post by: Phibes on December 21, 2009, 11:54:17 PM
Thanks UP!

Bill
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Post by: Scary Terry on December 22, 2009, 10:32:52 AM
Welcome to the club, Bill!
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Post by: Phibes on December 22, 2009, 10:38:47 AM
Thanks, Terry. Good to hear from you!

Bill
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Post by: Jscareshock on December 23, 2009, 09:19:06 AM
Bill, welcome aboard.  Monsterscene still rocks as an awesome monster magazine.  I was sorry to see it go.
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Post by: CreepysFan on December 24, 2009, 08:21:54 PM
 A big frightfully heartfelt welcome Bill, love the Phibes avatar.
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Post by: Phibes on December 24, 2009, 09:17:32 PM
Jscareshock and Creepsfan,

Thanks for the welcome! The Phibes avatar is from Monsterscene #10, painted by by Basil Gogos.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Bill
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Post by: Elisabeth on December 24, 2009, 09:39:46 PM
Bill...Welcome, and Happy Holidays...

This place is ABFAB!
Elisabeth
 ededed
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Post by: Phibes on December 24, 2009, 10:00:52 PM
Hi Elisabeth,

Thanks for posting and Happy Holidays to you too! I hope to see you again next week.

Bill
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 25, 2009, 10:38:29 AM
Welcome Phibes/Bill to UMA!!!!!  Monsterscene magazine is awesome, I have several issues.
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Post by: Phibes on December 27, 2009, 12:04:55 AM
Thank you, MA666!

Bill
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 27, 2009, 11:27:34 PM
Thank you, MA666!

Bill
.........and Thank You for a Great mag. UMA is such a cool site, really glad you joined....sooooo much stuff to look at.
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Post by: Mike H on December 29, 2009, 06:30:07 PM
I just want to say hi... I just joined and have been enjoying the place.

I'm a long time monster fan and my collecting is scattered all over the place. I have tons of movies, toys and mostly horror comics. I just sold my first book, THE WEIRD WORLD OF EERIE PUBLICATIONS (about those nasty Warren knock off horror comic magazines).

I have been admiring the Monster Rooms and Autograph pics and I hope to contribute to some of these forums once I come down from the buzz I've gotten from seeing so much lovely monster swag!

I look forward to being a member and contributor!
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Post by: Elisabeth on December 29, 2009, 07:23:53 PM
Welcome, Mike.  This is a wonderful place!
Elisabeth
 ededed
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 29, 2009, 07:35:12 PM
Welcome Mike H!

I heartily second E's sentiment.

There's a great bunch here, and lots to enjoy as you seem to have discovered.

OG
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Post by: Herr Vogel on December 29, 2009, 11:57:26 PM
Welcome to UMA, Mike, we're glad to have you here.
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Post by: coughcool on December 31, 2009, 04:58:18 AM
Hi Mike Glad you found UMA. A place for fun and frolic.  ;D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 31, 2009, 09:00:57 PM
Welcome!  I'm gonna have to check out your book!  Love that ol' stuff!
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Post by: Mike H on December 31, 2009, 09:14:35 PM
Thanks for the welcome everybody! I'm having a blast here!
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Post by: michblk on December 31, 2009, 10:12:00 PM
Welcome Mike H.  As you can see, there is lots of cool stuff here and better yet, great people.


BK
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Post by: monsterphile on January 03, 2010, 12:01:41 PM
From a long time member, welcome to a new time one.  Enjoy yourself and make yourself at home.

Rob
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Post by: toysoldierman2001 on January 03, 2010, 06:46:14 PM
Welcome Mike.H.Nice to have you here with us.
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Post by: BROD101 on January 03, 2010, 09:10:04 PM
Hello Bill,
Monsterscene was a beautiful magazine!
Welcome to the UMA!
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Post by: The Spangler on January 05, 2010, 01:06:11 AM
 Greetings from a fellow Bostonian, Mike.  Congrats on the book publication!
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Post by: houseoftheunusual on January 05, 2010, 01:42:16 AM
Hello Bill Good to have you on board.
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Post by: Mike H on January 05, 2010, 06:58:47 AM
Thanks again everyone!! This place has become the first place I come after checking mail! (I should just make it my homepage!)
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Post by: Phibes on January 12, 2010, 06:00:14 AM
houseoftheunusual and BROD101,

Thanks for the welcome and the kind words about Monsterscene.

Bill
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Post by: Big Swan on January 13, 2010, 11:49:13 AM
Greeting Monsterites.My handle I got from a very good fiend of mine.My human name is Kevin Surnear.I've loved monster "stuff"since i was knee high to a grasshopper.I enjoy sharing and spreading the Universal Monster universe with other kids  like myself.Quoting a famous grave robber"It's the soul of the business".And if Mr.Taylor is listening,your Aspidistras are looking fine today!
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Post by: Elisabeth on January 13, 2010, 02:27:15 PM
Welcome, Big Swan.

This is a great place with very congenial people.  You'll have fun here.
Enjoy!

Elisabeth  ededed

ps.  pleasedon't upset Henry.... <g>
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 14, 2010, 02:36:06 PM
Hello to you Big Swan/Kevin S.........and welcome to UMA.(In my Ricardo Montalban voice)
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Post by: kongzilla1 on January 15, 2010, 11:59:11 PM
Hey everyone my name is John Pattison and i build monster models. Have been building all types of models for fifty plus years, Started with aurora monsters and now will build resin.styrene whatever. Not real computer smart but I'll figure things out in time. The kongzilla comes from the name of my drag race car so you'll know i love monsters. That's it for now I'll start posting some of my builds as i figure things out. Later ZILLA  ;) :) :D ;D 8)
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Post by: monsterphile on January 16, 2010, 12:38:50 AM
Welcome to the UMA John.  I'm sure you'll find that we're your kind of people.

Rob
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Post by: Herr Vogel on January 16, 2010, 12:50:06 AM
Welcome to UMA, Kongzilla, we're glad you're here.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 16, 2010, 01:14:23 AM
Welcome to the family Big Swan.
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Post by: CreepysFan on January 16, 2010, 01:16:48 AM
With a name like Kongzilla, you'll fit in reeaallll fine.  Welcome to the UMA Crypt.
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Post by: The Creeper on January 16, 2010, 05:38:35 PM
Welcome Friend!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on January 16, 2010, 07:53:49 PM
Greetings and welcome!
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Post by: zoloworld on January 17, 2010, 01:04:38 PM
Hello everyone,

I would like to introduce myself. I collect action figures and toys for the 1950s to present. I have been collecting since I was 8 years old starting with 8" MEGO figures. Today, i collect many different action figure lines including MOTU and 1:6 toys. I really like monster toys :)

I started my company last year engineering and producing protective cases for action figures. We have now a large selection of cases to protect toys.

We are now also getting involved with our own exclusive toys through Go Hero.

I am looking forward to meeting each of you and learning more about the toys I like.

--Mike
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Post by: gillmangf on January 17, 2010, 06:06:51 PM
Hi Dan,
         I am Gary aka gillmangf, I bought some creature items from you some years ago, follow your career and love your work keep it up and talked to you soon.
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Post by: Type3Toys on January 18, 2010, 05:30:54 PM
Hi Mike!
Welcome to the Army!
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Post by: coughcool on January 18, 2010, 08:13:15 PM
Howdy
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Post by: coughcool on January 18, 2010, 08:14:49 PM
Hi & Welcome Big Swan
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Post by: Herr Vogel on January 18, 2010, 10:14:43 PM
Welcome to UMA, Z, we're glad you're here.
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Post by: NobleJohnson on January 23, 2010, 10:09:39 PM
Newbie here. Drivers license reads Jim Smith. 49 year old sixties monster kid weaned on FMOF, the Captain Co. Aurora kits, Don Post and Castle films in the basement. I also admit to a slight fetish for the POTA. Playing architect pays the bills and I am blessed with an indulgent spouse and three monsters of my own.

Fav Horror film: Frankenstein (1931)
Fav Horror actor: Chaney Sr.
Fav Universal monster: The Creature.

Looking forward to my membership. Thanks.
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Post by: monsterphile on January 23, 2010, 10:14:23 PM
You're off to a great start Jim.  You'll soon find out that we're your kind of people.

Rob
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Post by: michblk on January 24, 2010, 12:53:01 AM
Welcome Jim to the best group on the Net!  From your description, sounds like you'll fit right in!

BK
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 25, 2010, 09:29:50 PM
Herro Jim...and come sit a a permanent spell here at UMA.  With Frankenstein, POTA, Aurora kits, Don Post, Castle Films, The Creature and Lon Chaney Sr. ya can't go wrong.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 25, 2010, 09:31:16 PM
Velcome to UMA John P.
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Post by: hhwolfman on January 26, 2010, 12:52:27 PM
Greeting Monsterites.My handle I got from a very good fiend of mine.My human name is Kevin Surnear.I've loved monster "stuff"since i was knee high to a grasshopper.I enjoy sharing and spreading the Universal Monster universe with other kids  like myself.Quoting a famous grave robber"It's the soul of the business".And if Mr.Taylor is listening,your Aspidistras are looking fine today!

Hey Kev, Ya finally made it. Velcome. HHW
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Post by: HarryCanyon on January 30, 2010, 01:13:55 AM


Name's HarryCanyon, 28 years old and been a horror and Universal monster fan since i was a kid.

This is the perfect place to be for fans of the genres.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on January 30, 2010, 01:51:01 AM
Welcome, Harry!  Me, Hairy, too!
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Post by: monsterphile on January 30, 2010, 08:15:41 AM
Welcome Harry!  Be sure to track down the thread "We Are Who We Are" and give us a more in depth story about yourself and how you got into this whole monster racket.

Rob
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on January 31, 2010, 04:50:11 PM
I've been here for a while but I neglected to formally introduce myself..

My name is Bonnie Shawcross, I'm 14 years old (as of yesterday!) and I live in Northern Ireland (the rainiest place in the world)

I decided to call myself 'I am the Female Dracula' because I felt that 'Lady Dracula' suggested I was married to Dracula, and that's not true. I'm just his female counterpart.

So you'll find me residing in my local castle, sitting in the western tower behind the shadowy fir trees and overlooking the lake. But be careful... I wouldn't drop by when the sun goes down......
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Post by: michblk on January 31, 2010, 06:20:55 PM
Welcome Bonnie and Happy Birthday a day late!

BK
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Post by: Helsing21 on January 31, 2010, 08:49:26 PM
Hello Folks! ;)

How fantastic to find a site devoted to all things monsters!!

Being a child of the sixties in merry old England, I grew up with the Aurora monster models which I loved but which also frightened me - the Universal Monsters were definitely the bogeymen of my nightmares! It frustrated me that we didn't have the wealth of Universal Monster stuff that was available in the States however.

I still adore them and probably have more monster toys and models than a man my age should sensibly admit to. ::)

It's great to be here guys and I'm looking forward to having a fab time! ;D
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Post by: monsterphile on January 31, 2010, 11:22:09 PM
I've been here for a while but I neglected to formally introduce myself..

My name is Bonnie Shawcross, I'm 14 years old (as of yesterday!) and I live in Northern Ireland (the rainiest place in the world)

Bonnie (nice to have a real name to go with the UMA moniker),

Besides you, we also have Maurice (tv horror) also from the Emerald Isle.  ALthough the majority of UMA members reside in the U.S., we do have members from other sountries as well.  Over the years, off of the top of my head I can also recall members from Belgium, Canada, Spain, Australia, Mexico, and the UK.

Rob
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Post by: JessieLilley on February 01, 2010, 01:25:17 PM
I've only just stumbled over this topic and realize that while I know a lot of you folks here, I certainly don't know all of you and no doubt you don't know me so.........

Hi. My name is my screen name. I'm Jessie Lilley professionally and in private life I'm Mrs. David Paul Campbell. I've been writing under that moniker for 20 years now and told David that married or not, I was going to continue to use the name I'd been writing under for - at the time - 16 years.  He didn't seem to mind.

Brief bio they say... okay.... I'm the original publisher of Scarlet Street, sat in the Managing Editor's chair at RetroVision, published Worldly Remains and am currently Editor-In-Chief of Mondo Cult (http://www.mondocult.com). I've edited 3 books for some lovely writers, am currently working on a children's series of books about the care and feeding of pit bulls and my work has appeared on the pages of Valley Scene Magazine out of LA, The Messenger in Perth, Australia and a whole bunch more places. Currently my stuff can be found at Mondo Cult and HorrorNewsNet (http://www.horrornews.net). Some of my music reviews have been translated into as many as 17 languages and I'm both stunned by and ridiculously proud of that.

As we say back home in NYC, "Gladda know ya'."
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 01, 2010, 08:14:03 PM
Velcome to UMA.....JessieLilley.  ;D
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Post by: michblk on February 01, 2010, 10:44:50 PM
Welcome to the group Helsing21.  Sounds like you'll fit in just fine here!

BK
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 02:55:26 AM
Hello Everyone,My name is Alexander I am 32 years old, mask maker and special effects artist.I have been bitten by the Universal Horror Classics Monsters since I was 5 and still watch them with my grandpa he's still afraid.The Wolfman,The Phantom,The Invisible Man are my top choices to watch.I enjoy watching, the twilight zone,the Munsters,the addams family.I collect and make masks and props and my wife is somewhat understanding about my monster hobby, all my monsters are displayed in one room.I am here to make friends and talk about monsters,Thank You Alexander
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 02:56:38 AM
welcome  ;D
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 02:58:47 AM
Welcome Aboard  ;D
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:03:29 AM
Welcome Aboard Gene  ;D I am a misfits fan meet Danzig a couple of times real cool guy I got to check out those display rooms.
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:08:27 AM
Welcome Jon,I am a movie buff also I have a projector hooked up to my dvd player and watch movie on my wall. I also have a 16mm movie projector and have the hunchback of notre dame digest about 45 mins with sound. I had some bad luck with 8mm machine kept breaking on me.
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:10:51 AM
Welcome Excellent job on the London
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:14:30 AM
Welcome  ;D
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:18:55 AM
Welcome, love the Creepy and Errie mags
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:21:24 AM
Welcome Aboard you have some nice art work there
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Post by: greengoblin on February 03, 2010, 03:28:16 AM
Welcome  ;D
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Post by: monsterphile on February 03, 2010, 04:06:22 AM
Welcome Alexander to the UMA, greatest monster site on the web.  Sounds like your grandad is a great guy and has trained you well.  Enjoy yourself!

Rob
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 03, 2010, 11:26:14 AM
Welcome Green Goblin/ Alexander

We look forward to seeing some of your work and hearing your stories!


OG
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 03, 2010, 11:31:49 AM
Welcome to the UMA LastoftheV8Interceptors, Robert E. Howard is the man!, I'm a huge Conan Fan >:D



We did a film/ trailer here many years ago starring Vincent D'Onofrio on a segment of Howards life...

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118163/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118163/)

It was very enjoyable

and Welcome LotV8I

og
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 03, 2010, 11:33:43 AM
Welcome PhantomOP!


There's just something familiar about you.... ;D


OG
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 03, 2010, 11:41:50 AM
Hey Jon! Welcome to the greatest UM site on earth, with the best bunch of fiends a guy or ghoul could ever want.


OG
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Post by: Illoman on February 03, 2010, 11:49:05 AM

We did a film/ trailer here many years ago starring Vincent D'Onofrio on a segment of Howards life...

[url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118163/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118163/[/url])

It was very enjoyable

and Welcome LotV8I

og


Opera Ghost, what do you mean "we did a film..."? Were you involved with that film in some capacity? I've watched it probably six or seven times and really like it.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 03, 2010, 05:36:49 PM
Opera Ghost, what do you mean "we did a film..."? Were you involved with that film in some capacity? I've watched it probably six or seven times and really like it.

Thanks,
Mike

I work for a Post Production Company, and Sony Classics did the film finish for the trailer (that's my usual job) and also we ended up doing the feature film finish, and made feature and trailer film prints for the Theatres. We were not involved in the film until it was locked and cut.

OG

OG
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Post by: Illoman on February 03, 2010, 08:05:00 PM
I guess you wouldn't know why they released a crappy, incomplete version for the dvd then? I saw it originally on cable and recorded it. I watched it several times. I then bought it on dvd, and was surprised by the quality of the print they used, and they cut out the scene which had the title of the film in it!!! Big disappointment, but I am such a Robert E Howard fan, and I thought the film itself was very well done I can overlook those parts.

Thanks,
Mike
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Post by: coughcool on February 03, 2010, 10:31:13 PM
 ;D ;D ;D Welcome NobleJohnson  ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 04, 2010, 12:00:56 PM
I can ask, if you like. Usually, a creative decision like that comes from the Director.


OG
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Post by: Illoman on February 04, 2010, 12:26:42 PM
I can ask, if you like. Usually, a creative decision like that comes from the Director.


OG

Sure, I'd love to know the reasoning behind that decision!

Thanks!

Mike
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 04, 2010, 04:57:07 PM
I guess you wouldn't know why they released a crappy, incomplete version for the dvd then? I saw it originally on cable and recorded it. I watched it several times. I then bought it on dvd, and was surprised by the quality of the print they used, and they cut out the scene which had the title of the film in it!!! Big disappointment, but I am such a Robert E Howard fan, and I thought the film itself was very well done I can overlook those parts.

Thanks,
Mike

Looks like another which does not exist any longer may have released the Home Video (VHS/DVD), but I've sent out an inquiry with my client on his memory of this

All the best

Rob
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Post by: TheWolfman on February 04, 2010, 08:31:00 PM
 Hi jon, sounds like you have a nice theater presentation going on at your place, i'll be over next friday night, 7:00 sharp, i'll bring the popcorn.
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Post by: Elisabeth on February 04, 2010, 09:04:02 PM
Welcome to the Family!  This group is SUPER!
Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: Scatter on February 04, 2010, 11:20:06 PM
Newbie here. Drivers license reads Jim Smith. 49 year old sixties monster kid weaned on FMOF, the Captain Co. Aurora kits, Don Post and Castle films in the basement. I also admit to a slight fetish for the POTA. Playing architect pays the bills and I am blessed with an indulgent spouse and three monsters of my own.

Fav Horror film: Frankenstein (1931)
Fav Horror actor: Chaney Sr.
Fav Universal monster: The Creature.

Looking forward to my membership. Thanks.

Can you POSSIBLY fit in any better?? I think  not. Welcome aboard......pull up a headstone and stay a while.
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Post by: JessieLilley on February 05, 2010, 10:47:39 PM
Thank you all, for the welcomes!  ;D
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Post by: Herr Vogel on February 05, 2010, 11:09:39 PM
Welcome to UMA, greengoblin, we're glad you're here.
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Post by: Elisabeth on February 05, 2010, 11:47:47 PM
Welcome to our family, Green Goblin!
Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: greengoblin on February 06, 2010, 02:04:19 AM
Thanks for the welcome here are some pics of my work
(http://i47.tinypic.com/1zck5dy.jpg)
(http://i47.tinypic.com/29cbc78.jpg)
(http://i50.tinypic.com/29vyuk9.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2qjkrx3.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/10863xj.jpg)
I sculpted these pieces I did not paint these, but I did paint and fabricate this zombie with cotton and latex as a favor for a friend.(http://i49.tinypic.com/14b5i6o.jpg)
I worked onmusic videos and featured movies,short movies as a runner,lab tech,fiberglass mold maker,fabrication,foam runner,assistant make up artist for SMG Effects,Lifecasting, prop maker.My favorite movie I worked on is Spiderman (http://i46.tinypic.com/5khlop.jpg) I did not get film credit but I got credit in cinefx magazine. ;D
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Post by: Elisabeth on February 06, 2010, 09:20:34 AM
WOW!!!
Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: monsterphile on February 06, 2010, 09:39:22 AM
Amazing work Alexander.  The UMA is quickly becoming the place on the web with the largest accumulation of talented people.  Oh, and then there's a bunch of us like myself that can't even draw stick figures.  But I know what I like!

Rob
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Post by: Bonomo on February 06, 2010, 06:10:33 PM
What up everybody
Just joined and wanted to say how happy it makes me that there are so many other monster geeks like myself out there. How awesome is it that there are websites like this?
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Post by: monsterphile on February 06, 2010, 06:20:51 PM
It's very awesome indeed.  Todd is it?  Take your time to look around and see just how much there is here.  Welcome the THE monster site on the web.

Rob
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on February 06, 2010, 06:33:27 PM
Greetings & welcome!
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Post by: furiousveggie on February 07, 2010, 04:39:23 PM
Hi hi.

I am called furiousveggie on this and other forums as I'm a vegetarian (though I tend to not get very furious).

Real name's Andrew Shaner

:F
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Post by: Scatter on February 07, 2010, 06:57:01 PM
Hi hi.

I am called furiousveggie on this and other forums as I'm a vegetarian (though I tend to not get very furious).

Real name's Andrew Shaner

:F

Glad to have you here F-Veg!! Pick out an empty casket and settler in for a while! In your honor I'm having green peppers on my Krispy Krust Kardiac Kolesterol Meat Lovers Pizza.

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Post by: Clonsis on February 08, 2010, 02:59:17 PM
Hi, my name is Clon, im 21 and im from argentina.( I hope you can understand my  poor english hehe )
Im a fan of making monsters...
Sculptures, dioramas, masks, and even make up fx. Everything related is good

Now im going to explore the forum a little moree, so..
see you laterr !!!!

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Post by: monsterphile on February 08, 2010, 03:40:25 PM
Welcome to the UMA Clon.  There is a lot to see here, so be sure to look at it all.  We look forward to seeing pictures of your artwork.

Rob
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Post by: Illoman on February 08, 2010, 05:08:05 PM
Welcome, Clon!! Please post your work so we can see it! Enjoy your stay here.

Mike
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Post by: The Creeper on February 08, 2010, 06:40:45 PM
Welcome my friend!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 08, 2010, 08:00:50 PM
Welcome to UMA furiousveggie/A.S. By the way, great Nosferatu gif. :D
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on February 09, 2010, 09:13:42 AM
Greetings and welcome!
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Post by: Clonsis on February 09, 2010, 10:01:19 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome!!!! =)
i will upload my work sooner..
See youu
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Post by: Clonsis on February 09, 2010, 10:04:14 AM
Amazing work greengoblin !!
and welcome to the forum.. im new too jiji

Clon
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Post by: NobleJohnson on February 09, 2010, 11:18:45 AM
Can you POSSIBLY fit in any better?? I think  not. Welcome aboard......pull up a headstone and stay a while.

Much obliged for the warm welcome.
Feels like homecoming.
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Post by: furiousveggie on February 09, 2010, 12:27:22 PM
Welcome to UMA furiousveggie/A.S. By the way, great Nosferatu gif. :D

Thanks! I love your icon as well! :D
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Post by: furiousveggie on February 09, 2010, 12:28:14 PM
Glad to have you here F-Veg!! Pick out an empty casket and settler in for a while! In your honor I'm having green peppers on my Krispy Krust Kardiac Kolesterol Meat Lovers Pizza.



Haha! Enjoy the pizza ;P
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Post by: scarewaves on February 13, 2010, 05:39:04 AM
Hey, im Mark from UK
im 22
live with my gf
Have been obsessed with everything horror since seeing War Of The Worlds when i was 5
I prefer old classics
not such a fan of slasher flicks or gore films but sometimes you just wanna see some blood
Fav films include: The Devils Backbone, Tale Of Two Sisters, Hellraiser(gory i know lol), Quatermass & The Pit, Daybreakers
Cant wait to get in on some of the discussion here
Cheers
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Post by: monsterphile on February 13, 2010, 07:39:02 AM
Welcome Mark.  Glad to have you here among us.  The UMA is THE monster site on the web.

Rob
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Post by: monsteraholic on February 14, 2010, 09:14:27 AM
     Thought I would go ahead and post an introduction.  I have chosen the name monsteraholic, well I think it says enough.  My real name is Ray Reasons.  I started collecting this past fall, but have always been drawn to Halloween items and decorating for the best Holiday of the year since my birthday is on October 29. 1970.   I will have to post pictures of the house on Halloween.  My neighbors think I'm a little off my rocker, with tombstones, flying ghosts and boarded up windows.  I live in the burbs of St. Louis, St. Peters.  I was very lucky to stumble across Andy the poseable monster and was fortunate enough to see his collection, as you can see from his pics his monster room is very impressive, even more so in person.  Thanks again Andy for taking so much time and showing me your collection.  Also excited to see Ray Castile is from St. Charles, is this right  Ray?  If so Ray and Ray should cross paths and you could show me the finer points of collecting. 
     This sight could not be more fitting for my addiction.  The UMA gives me the medicine I need.  There is so much information on this sight I have only scratched the surface.  Nice to meet all of you and looking forward to more posts.
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Post by: monsteraholic on February 14, 2010, 11:05:52 AM
   Thought I would go ahead and post an introduction.  I have chosen the name monsteraholic, well I think it says enough.  My real name is Ray Reasons.  I started collecting this past fall, but have always been drawn to Halloween items and decorating for the best Holiday of the year since my birthday is on October 29. 1970.   I will have to post pictures of the house on Halloween.  My neighbors think I'm a little off my rocker, with tombstones, flying ghosts and boarded up windows.  I live in the burbs of St. Louis, St. Peters.  I was very lucky to stumble across Andy the poseable monster and was fortunate enough to see his collection, as you can see from his pics his monster room is very impressive, even more so in person.  Thanks again Andy for taking so much time and showing me your collection.  Also excited to see Ray Castile is from St. Charles, is this right  Ray?  If so Ray and Ray should cross paths and you could show me the finer points of collecting. 
     This sight could not be more fitting for my addiction.  The UMA gives me the medicine I need.  There is so much information on this sight I have only scratched the surface.  Nice to meet all of you and looking forward to more posts.
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Post by: fmofmpls on February 14, 2010, 11:35:50 AM
Birds of the same feather flock together! Glad your amongst us monsteraholic! Welcome to the UMA!
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Post by: Herr Vogel on February 14, 2010, 11:44:22 AM
Welcome to the UMA, monsterholic.  If you're a little off your rocker, you've come to the right place.  We're glad you're here.
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Post by: frankenbeermug on February 15, 2010, 02:38:27 PM
as a new member i want to say hello to everyone here. this is such a great site that i discovered over a year ago and only lurked about until last august when i finally registered. so i decided better get on the ball and introduce myself.  ive been a monster kid since the 60s. bought all the monster mags i could and aurora kits i could get my hands on. sent away for back issues and occasionally a toy or two however cash was limited.  never really seeked out any of the more unusual lesser known items back then as i didnt have much access and rather naive. thru the years collecting has been sporadic like a roller coaster. the 70s for me was a waste of valuable time which i regret.
the 80s and early 90s renewed a fervent interest again in monsters that lied dormant for years. i went to toy shows and bought what i could afford(which wasnt a whole lot). nevertheless, the UMA and other good sites sparked still more interest especially after viewing the gallery and deciding"wow! gotta try and score that". so ive taken up the banner waiving the flag being a good soldier to support and contribute to the UMA . long live the UMA forever  thanks to all the upper echelon for its creation  gary
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Post by: monsterphile on February 15, 2010, 03:01:23 PM
Welcome Gary.  Glad you decided to do things officially.  We hope you decide to jump right into hubbub and particiapte.  Do you have a monster area/room/floor in your place?  If so, please feel free to share your own pictures as well.

Rob
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Post by: coughcool on February 16, 2010, 04:42:12 AM
Hi Gary
Welcome and have fun. Their are some great folks here on UMA.
Take Care
Phil
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Post by: coughcool on February 16, 2010, 04:44:39 AM
Hi & WOW
Great talent and work. Welcome
CC/Phil
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Post by: coughcool on February 16, 2010, 04:46:26 AM
 ;D :D ;) :) Welcome & Have Fun  :) ;) :D ;D
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Post by: michblk on February 16, 2010, 06:00:17 AM
Welcome Alexander!  I love your work!  Must have been fun working with Amalgamated.  Outside of the Horror Genre, Spider-Man is one of my favorite movies!

BK
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Post by: frankenbeermug on February 16, 2010, 09:57:13 AM
thanks for the nice welcome you guys. will try to post some pics in the "show your monster rooms" thread as i get the chance. half the collection is in the basement dont have room upstairs for it all . i get new stuff from time to time so pics may not represent the latest showcase and am always rearranging items to make room. best of luck to everyone in their collecting endeavors. ;)
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Post by: Herr Vogel on February 16, 2010, 10:06:14 AM
Welcome to the UMA, mug, we're glad to have you here with us.
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Post by: JessieLilley on February 16, 2010, 05:41:59 PM
Hi Ray! And this year, you turn 40. Now THERE'S a scary thought!  >:D
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Post by: Elisabeth on February 16, 2010, 06:37:15 PM
Welcome to our family!

Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 16, 2010, 06:43:43 PM
You'll scream
You'll laugh
You'll cry
You'll marvel

You'll gain a new addiction that will keep you coming back again and again


OG
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Post by: monsteraholic on February 17, 2010, 08:58:17 PM
You'll scream
You'll laugh
You'll cry
You'll marvel

You'll gain a new addiction that will keep you coming back again and again


OG
Gobs of great info on this site, thanks for the warm welcomes.
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Post by: monsterphile on February 17, 2010, 09:13:01 PM
Gobs of great info on this site, thanks for the warm welcomes.

Wait, you got the WARM welcome?  We had you marked down for the WORM welcome.  You got off easy.

Rob
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Post by: THEGODBEAST on February 18, 2010, 12:58:48 PM
Great site!  Love the collection photos & info here.

My site is:  http://www.godbeast.com/ (http://www.godbeast.com/)

My blog is:  http://thegodbeast.blogspot.com/ (http://thegodbeast.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: Doc Scarealot on February 18, 2010, 05:06:28 PM
Hey all!

Just stopping in to introduce myself. I am a collector of all things horror. I reside in Yukon, Oklahoma.
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Post by: Herr Vogel on February 18, 2010, 09:57:29 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Doc, we're glad you're here with us.
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Post by: DollFace on February 23, 2010, 12:16:21 AM
Hello everyone,

I was referred to this board and very grateful since it seems I have found a place where I fit. My real name is Elizabeth and I am a classic film lover as well as horror enthusiast (horror in every sense of the word). I'm a senior in college, getting a BFA in acting and doing photo shoots on the side. I have too many different usernames, this one from the character from Twisted Metal Black as well as my love of that "pet"name.

I watch horror films from the silent era to the present (though I'm not as pleased with the ones from nowadays.) I have seen Dracula (1931 ver.) more times than I can count, fell head over heels for Tom Savini and cannot enter a mall without thinking about escape plans in case of a zombie attack. Oh, and I'm thoroughly convinced that Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES) needs to be made into a movie.

I'm pleased to meet you all.
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Post by: DollFace on February 23, 2010, 12:55:21 AM
Hello everyone,

I posted this in the "We are Who We Are" topic but saw that people create welcome topics so I added a couple things.

I was referred to this board and very grateful since it seems I have found a place where I fit. My real name is Elizabeth and I am a classic film lover as well as horror enthusiast (horror in every sense of the word). I'm a senior in college, getting a BFA in acting and doing photo shoots on the side. I have too many different usernames, this one from the character from Twisted Metal Black as well as my love of that "pet"name.

I watch horror films from the silent era to the present (though I'm not as pleased with the ones from nowadays, have memorized the works of Mr. Edgar Allan Poe by heart), seen Dracula (1931 ver.) more times than I can count, fell head over heels for Tom Savini, have a delightful collection of horror figurines, and cannot enter a mall without thinking about escape plans in case of a zombie attack. Oh, and I'm thoroughly convinced that Zombies Ate My Neighbors (SNES) needs to be made into a movie.

I'm pleased to meet you all.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 23, 2010, 03:39:08 AM
Well, hello DollFace........ Velcome to UMA!!!!!
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Post by: michblk on February 23, 2010, 06:25:30 AM
Welcome Mark and Elizabeth to the greatest place on the net!  We have such sights to show you!

Seems Elizabeth is a popular name for female Horror fans!

BK
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Post by: Type3Toys on February 23, 2010, 09:59:53 AM
Welcome to the board!
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Post by: Elisabeth on February 23, 2010, 10:50:46 AM
Welcome to our happy family!

Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: Unknown Primate on February 23, 2010, 11:32:16 AM
Hi ya, DollFace!  You sound like our kinda ghoul!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on February 25, 2010, 08:54:54 PM
Greetings & Welcome Mark & Elizabeth!
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Post by: typhooforme on March 02, 2010, 02:31:20 PM
A new member after our own heart, indeed, Elizabeth.  You're a breath of Spring to our dusty old halls here.  Welcome, welcome--we classics fans are here and we're glad to have "another one of us" joining in!
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Post by: typhooforme on March 02, 2010, 02:33:07 PM
Collectors galore are here, so you'll feel right at home!  All things horror are here, too--watch where you walk!  Don't step on that spider--it may be Lon Chaney!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on March 02, 2010, 03:39:14 PM
Velcome to UMA, Doc Scarealot.  >:D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on March 02, 2010, 03:42:10 PM
Velcome to UMA, frankenbeermug(Gary). UMA Rocks!!!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on March 02, 2010, 04:04:09 PM
Welcome Frankenbeermug/Gary.

At the office, we've been trying to implement a new Friday thing whereas the new guy buys the donuts.... ::)

I would like to see that implemented here....albeit, a bit more challenging....


OG
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Post by: Opera Ghost on March 02, 2010, 04:08:30 PM
Eh....what's up Doc?!

Welcome


OG
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Post by: Opera Ghost on March 02, 2010, 04:11:12 PM
Welcome Dollface. Fresh blood is always welcome here!

Are you a collector yet?


OG
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 02, 2010, 05:00:57 PM
Greetings and welcome!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 02, 2010, 05:01:53 PM
Greetings & welcome!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 02, 2010, 05:03:21 PM
Greetings and welcome!
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Post by: Elisabeth on March 02, 2010, 05:54:52 PM
Welcome to our happy family!  You'll have a wonderful time here...

Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 02, 2010, 06:33:56 PM
Velcome to the UMA. Enter freely and of your own will and leave behind you some of the happiness you bring.
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Post by: Cinemacabre on March 08, 2010, 11:08:06 PM
I bid you welcome.
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Post by: Cinemacabre on March 08, 2010, 11:13:20 PM
Welcome scarewaves. I take it by gf you mean ghoulfiend?


Welcome to you too, DollFace. Honestly, did you really mean to say "I have seen Dracula (1931 ver.) more times than I can Count" or were you just being punny???

I bid you both welcome.
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Post by: Abby Normal on March 09, 2010, 08:30:41 PM
Hi! I'm Abby Normal and I'm new to the UMA! I've been looking for a place where I can talk about all my favorite monsters, movies, soundtracks, books, actors and so on. A friend suggested this place to me, so here I am!

I love all the classic horror/sci fi movies from the silents up to the mid 70's. I'm not a huge fan of the newer "horror" movies, but understand they have a place in this wonderful genre we all love. Some of my favorite movies are Karloff's "The Mummy", Lugosi's "Dracula", Chris Lee's Dracula movies from wonderful Hammer films and all the wonderful campy sci fi movies of the 50's. I love all the Star Trek, Star Wars and Lord of the Rings movies.

I love listening to the music soundtracks from the movies I enjoy. One of my favorite soundtracks is Ron Grainer's soundtrack of the 1971 movie "The Omega Man".

So, there you are. A little info about me! Sorry I don't have an avatar up yet. Haven't figured out how to do that yet. I will get my warped little brain working on that  problem and will get a picture up soon.

Thanks for letting me join! This looks like an awesome place to be!


Abby Normal Zombie Shocked
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Post by: Cinemacabre on March 09, 2010, 09:02:29 PM
Abby has been a friend for some time now and I'm thrilled she decided to join our family.

I bid you welcome, Abby. You're going to have a great time here... Promise!
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Post by: Ormsby on March 09, 2010, 09:13:23 PM
Okay, here goes.

My moniker is Ormsby, but my real name is John Sheehan.  Ormsby is my horror host character from my web show (Ormsby's Cinema Insane at www.bymagic.com (http://www.bymagic.com)) that I started in February.  

I'm a life long horror/sci-fi geek.  As a little kid in the 1970's I sat up watching horror movies on Chiller Theatre on channel 11 with my parents and reading Famous Monsters and black and white horror comics.  My mom was a Zacherley fan from when she watched him in the 1950's and I played his Spook Along With Zacherley all the time.  One of my favorite memories is of being sick when I was about 4 or 5 and watching an all night marathon of Universal Monster movies (Frankenstein meets The Wolf Man, House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, yes I remember them).  

One of the biggest thrills of my life was went Forrest J Ackerman had dinner with me.
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Post by: Cinemacabre on March 09, 2010, 11:06:38 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Ormsby.
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Post by: charp13 on March 10, 2010, 12:20:03 PM
I've been lurking around here way too long, without introducing myself!  My name is Charlotte (charp13), I'm medium-old, I just started using the computer recently, so needless to say, no cool picture! I love all things monster and I have a monster room, no real valuable vintage stuff, just monsters I have collected for 25 years or so. I read UMA stuff way before I had the courage to start typing, and I appreciate all the history and knowledge of every member! I have been a childcare provider for quite a while, but now that my only pupil, for the last 4 years, has started Pre-K, I have more free time!!! My grandson and I share  the love of monsters and I actually let him remove clothes and accessories from the monster dolls and create new ones!For example: The great son of Invisible- Frankenstein man. Anyhoo, I love Psychobilly and Caprica.
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Post by: michblk on March 10, 2010, 12:38:05 PM
Welcome Charlotte!  Glad you decided to join us!

BK
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Post by: dadabigalow on March 10, 2010, 08:15:16 PM
Welcome, Welcome............ Sweet Charlotte

 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxBvn_-WIo4)
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Post by: charp13 on March 10, 2010, 10:40:46 PM
yeah!  I used to get chased around the playground by a mean boy that used to sing the Chop Chop version of the song. Now that I've matured, it wasn't that bad after all. But if I ever remember his name.............. so help me.   :)
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Post by: Elisabeth on March 13, 2010, 04:22:28 AM
Welcome to our family, Charlotte.  It's a really great crowd here.
Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: Bat1962js on March 13, 2010, 10:59:48 AM
Hi, everyone my name is John Shepherd, my favorite monster(s) are the Werewolf, Headless Horseman, Predator and Zombie's. My family & I go to Dragon Con every year.  I live in Florida, and I grew up loving monsters/Horror movies. Thank you for letting me join your army
Sincerely, John
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Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 13, 2010, 12:55:37 PM
Hi John!

Welcome to our little castle in cyberspace. Wow, Dragon Con is one of the biggest multi-genre cons in the world. It looks like it would be overwhelming. I love that you included the Headless Horseman as one of your favorite monsters! Washington Irving's backwoods spectre doesn't get enough love in here!

If you're into both zombies and Predators then you'd love Wonderfest this year because that's our 2010 theme. We're celebrating the life and career of Dan O'Bannon with a theme surrounding "Return of the Living Dead" AND we're bringing Robert Rodriguez, director Nimrod Antal and Greg Nicotero to town to  debut footage, props and stories about the new "Predators" film coming out this summer.

In any case, enjoy your time with us Universal fiends!

Rod
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Post by: mike c on March 13, 2010, 12:56:44 PM
Welcome John, good to have you! Be sure to seek out some of our other FL soldiers like toysoldierman!

Now get in liiiine, Bat1962js!
HUP-2-3-4! Universal Monster Horror! HUP-2-3-4! Universal Monster Horror!
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Post by: michblk on March 13, 2010, 09:51:57 PM
Welcome to our Tomb John!  Lots of cool things for you to read and see!

Rod, is Robert Rodriguez a go?

BK
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 13, 2010, 10:40:38 PM
Greetings & welcome! I enjoy the spooky stories of Washington Irving by the way.
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Post by: packy120353 on March 13, 2010, 10:45:18 PM
HI John, I was born in Milton FL,  a long time ago! So I'm a rebel too...wait....is your last name "Yuma"?
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Post by: mike c on March 14, 2010, 03:52:15 PM
Be sure to seek out some of our other FL soldiers like toysoldierman!

My mistake, apologies to both of you... toysoldierman2001 lives in PA! I'm aging, forgive me!
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Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on March 14, 2010, 06:53:22 PM
Michblk,

Here's the deal on Rodriguez. He has been officially invited. He said, "Yes, I love model kits and have always wanted to go to Wonderfest anyway" to my buddy Harry Knowles who is also coming to Wonderfest. His handpicked director, Nimrod Antal, got excited and contacted Wonderfest immediately to get on board. We loved the idea and an official invitation went out via Greg Nicotero. Rodriguez's secretary contacted Wonderfest to say he was "good to go as a guest at Wonderfest".

Dave Hodge and Dave Connover (wisely) wanted to wait until we got an official confirmation from Robert directly before advertising it on the website. Afterall, Robert is one busy dude!

Greg is meeting with Robert this weekend at the South by South West Film Festival in Austin, TX and promises that a confirmation will be made VERY soon. So, if everything works out with Robert's insanely busy schedule, he'll be listed on the website VERY SOON.

So now you're as up to speed as I am. I'm pretty optimistic or I wouldn't be saying anything.
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Post by: Scatter on March 15, 2010, 07:38:36 PM
yeah!  I used to get chased around the playground by a mean boy that used to sing the Chop Chop version of the song. Now that I've matured, it wasn't that bad after all. But if I ever remember his name.............. so help me.   :)

I was only trying to woo you with my playground horror serenade. Glad to see you finally came to see things my way. ;)

Welcome to the crypt everyone!!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on March 15, 2010, 07:43:11 PM
Velcome to UMA, Charlotte/CHARP13. UMA is the most awesome place to be!!!!!  :D
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Post by: BrittVonStrange on March 17, 2010, 02:53:45 PM
 8) please forgive the typing I am trying to see if this works well on my itouch. Anyways I am 21 and I write a little news article called horror news on deviantart to try and get my generation into the classic horror movies and art. Not all of us were raised by metal head parents I guess ha ha. I go by the name Brittany Von strange and I hope to take over a horror network. I wouldn't mind being the next vampira. Conrad veidt and mr Karloff are huge influnces on my art and I blame Lon Chaney for my makeup obsession.  My nerd doesn't share the love for horror that I do so he suggested I hang out on a forum so here I am I hope to meet some cool people and show that not all the younglings are twitards. I would much rather have Boris tattler on me than an Edward ha ha
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Post by: mike c on March 17, 2010, 03:19:11 PM
Welcome, welcome!

Pull up a tombstone and stay a while!
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Post by: BrittVonStrange on March 17, 2010, 03:45:11 PM
Thank you
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 17, 2010, 04:20:00 PM
Greetings & welcome!
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Post by: BrittVonStrange on March 17, 2010, 04:23:42 PM
;)
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Post by: Most Horrible on March 17, 2010, 08:25:29 PM
Hello All,

This is my first post.  I have visited here but did not enlist in the Army until now. My interest in monsters began as a five-year-old sitting in the play room surrounded by Barbie dolls and plastic horses with my eyes glued to the screen watching old horror/sci fi movies, The Munsters, The Addams Family  and Milton the Monster. Nice to meet you all.

 ;D
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on March 17, 2010, 08:31:00 PM
Greetings & welcome!
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Post by: michblk on March 17, 2010, 08:44:15 PM
Welcome Most Horrible!  I'm sure you'll enjoy it here!

BK
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Post by: Herr Vogel on March 17, 2010, 09:08:19 PM
Welcome, we're glad you're here.
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Post by: monsterphile on March 17, 2010, 10:07:06 PM
Glad you decided to make it official.  I hope you'll tell us more about yourself.  Do you collect anything?

Rob
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Post by: mike c on March 18, 2010, 01:47:42 PM
Glad to have you roaming the grounds with us, O Most Horrible!
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Post by: andrew santagato on March 23, 2010, 11:24:17 AM
My name is Andrew Santagato. I'm a 'Special Make-Up Effects' Artist living in Toronto.
Been a DIE-HARD Universal Monster fan for as long as I can remember. I've gotten my kids into it, and they're hard core as well, and they absolutely LOVE IT!!
Out of all the Monsters, which I LOVE, Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster has to be my ultimate favorite. I love Karloff, and consider him one of my all time favorite actors.
I actually wrote a letter to Ms. Sara Karloff some time ago, and she added it to her Father's web site (karloff.com) in the 'Tribute Letters' section when there were only a few letters in there.
Anyway, I've finally gotten off my butt and joined, and I have to say, that it's great to be amongst some of the BIGGEST Universal Monster fans in the world!! I'm honoured to be here!!

-A

(http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/santagato/son056-1.jpg)
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Post by: SmokestackJones on March 23, 2010, 09:28:42 PM
Hey there,

Smokestack Jones at your service.  Hailing from Long Beach, California, I'm currently residing in Oklahoma City (but please don't hold it against me).  I'm a house-husband, gamer, local actor and Film Buff (or as the wife interprets it, Film Snob).  I've always had a soft spot in my heart (head?) for Classic Horror, especially the Universal Monsters.  I've got pretty much all of the usual suspects on DVD and I'm happy to find this great place to discuss 'em.  Thanks for having me.  I've been had before... (rimshot)

-SJ
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Post by: The Creeper on March 23, 2010, 09:35:30 PM
Welcome SmokestackJones!  I am sure you will love it here!  I currently live in Bartlesville OK., but I was born and raised in Fort Wayne IN. 
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Post by: typhooforme on March 24, 2010, 11:24:00 PM
No worries---"X" is easy to spell.  Just think of Browning's FREAKS--the famous "half man" is named Johnny Eck.  Add an "s" to his name and you have it:  "ECKS" spells "X".  And welcome to the home of monsters and monster fans!
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Post by: Karlugosi on March 26, 2010, 07:28:46 AM
Hey folks,

Just landed here -- actually, I stumbled on this site by accident and I'm glad I did!

I've been a horror movie fan since I was a small child. I watched all the universal classics over and over. I've got many books and DVDs on the subject.

Happy posting!
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Post by: Most Horrible on March 26, 2010, 05:51:45 PM
Welcome! Pull up a coffin and stay awhile.  ;)
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Post by: Most Horrible on March 26, 2010, 05:53:24 PM
Fantastic work! Welcome!
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Post by: michblk on March 26, 2010, 09:04:56 PM
Well Britt, looks like you'll fit in here.  Welcome and have fun poking around. 

BK
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Post by: Elisabeth on March 26, 2010, 09:34:28 PM
Welcome to our wonderful family...

Elisabeth  ededed

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Post by: Herr Vogel on March 26, 2010, 10:03:35 PM
Welcome, Britt, we're glad you're here with us.
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Post by: SmokestackJones on March 29, 2010, 10:42:52 AM
No worries---"X" is easy to spell.  Just think of Browning's FREAKS--the famous "half man" is named Johnny Eck.  Add an "s" to his name and you have it:  "ECKS" spells "X".  And welcome to the home of monsters and monster fans!

Thanks.  I knew there was a trick to it...

-SJ
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Post by: Scatter on March 29, 2010, 04:10:51 PM
Cross the threshold Smokie...........there's a slab in here just for you!
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Post by: WarpCore on March 29, 2010, 10:31:41 PM
Just wanted to say Hi to everyone. Lets see, The way I ended up here was I was told about it from another member when we was talking a week or so ago and thought I would come by and check it out. I really like what I have seen here and everyone seems to be nice and polite.
A bit about myself, I have been collecting garage kits for a few years " I did take a break for a year or two due to some real life issues that popped up" so now I am just starting to attempt to throw some paint on some of them. I am also a fan of classic monster movies from Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Vincent Price to classic Sci Fi and of course Harryhausen and many others of the classic era. I am also a fan of Sci Fi some modern, not a big fan of alot of the new horror movies out dont really care for the splatter fest, though I do like some of the modern monster movies.

Well theres more to me that Ill chat about over time and its nice to meet everyone. Maybe I will see some of you at Wonderfest this year and be able to meet ya.

Take care
Warp
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Post by: Herr Vogel on March 29, 2010, 10:40:55 PM
Welcome to UMA, WarpCore, we're glad to have you here with us.
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Post by: Elisabeth on March 29, 2010, 11:37:18 PM
  Welcome to our Family, Warp.  This is a wonderful place.

Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: lappys22 on March 30, 2010, 08:32:34 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: BooneHomes on March 30, 2010, 11:14:26 AM
 Why won't anyone kiss Dracula?
He has bat breath!
Why is it safe to tell a mummy your secret?
It'll keep it under wraps!
   
What do you call a friendly mummy?
Chummy!
What did Frankenstein say when he was struck my lightning?
"Gee, that felt good!"
What did Frankenstein say to his sweetheart?
"It was love at first fright!"
   
How does a werewolf sign his letters?
Best vicious!
What should you do if a werewolf climbs in your window?
Run out the door!
What can you find between Godzilla's toes?
Slow runners!
   
Why wouldn't the ghost cross the road?
He had no guts!
What did Godzilla have at the "All You Can Eat" restaurant?
The waiters!
What kind of monster loves to disco?
The boogieman!
   
What do you say to a monster with two heads?
Hello, and hello to you too!
Where does a baby ghost go while its parents are at work?
Dayscare!
How do you get to the monster's house?
Walk down the street, then turn fright at the dead end.
   
What kind of dog does Dracula have?
A bloodhound!
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Post by: WarpCore on March 30, 2010, 11:59:41 AM
Thank you for the welcome!



Warp
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Post by: monsterphile on March 30, 2010, 12:34:11 PM
Welcome to the UMA BooneHomes.  Sounds like you have been possessed by the pun-tastic spirit of Forry Ackerman.  Be sure to stop by the thread -We are who we are- to tell us all about yourself.

Rob
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Post by: marsattacks666 on March 30, 2010, 08:12:04 PM
Velcome to UMA, WarpCore!!!!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on March 30, 2010, 08:22:15 PM
Velcome...... BrittVonStrange to UMA. Myself being a "man who laughs" alot,
Ha, ha. Conrad veidt and Boris Karloff
are awesome influences. Good luck in becoming a Horror Hostess. >:D
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Post by: The Creeper on March 30, 2010, 09:45:50 PM
Welcome to our little crypt!  I am sure you will love it!
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Post by: The Creeper on March 30, 2010, 09:48:46 PM
Welcome!  Glad you found us! 
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Post by: The Creeper on March 30, 2010, 09:52:13 PM
Welcome!  Looks like we have another talented member to our family!
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Post by: The Drunken Severed Head on April 01, 2010, 10:11:50 PM
Patty, I'm so glad you are here now!
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Post by: jedicow on April 03, 2010, 11:46:50 AM
i am a 36 year old male who has been into the universal monsters since i was 5 or 6.  this was more than likely due to watching "The Munsters" re-runs on TBS at my grandmothers house and the fact that in the 70's Frankenstein was a guest on just about EVERY saturday morning cartoon at one time or another. 

i don't really collect any merch or stuff due to money and space issues (although i do own a few items), but i own quite a bit of the movies on DVD and watch them whenever they are on TV.   

looking forward to chatting about the greats.
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Post by: Herr Vogel on April 03, 2010, 05:40:10 PM
Welcome to the UMA, we're glad you're here with us.
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Post by: Crazy1van on April 03, 2010, 05:56:02 PM
Thanks for the intro, jedicow!  We talk movies here all the time, so you'll fit right in!
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Post by: Scoob on April 04, 2010, 10:13:49 PM
Long live horror!  ;D


Glad I found such a great site on classic Universal Monsters. Wouldn't be a horror fan without them. Anyway, just wanted to say Hi to everyone. Feel free to say hi back and check out my brand new horror blog, Blog of A Dead Dreamer. Would love to see you there and feel free to add any suggestions for a movie or review, story etc that you would like to see or even feel free to submit one. That'd be great!


Betalking with you! arooooo!  :D
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Post by: Terrible Things Lawrence on April 06, 2010, 08:01:55 AM
The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin?

My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it...
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Post by: michblk on April 06, 2010, 04:43:59 PM
Welcome all new members, especially you Dr Evil....

BK
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Post by: Terrible Things Lawrence on April 07, 2010, 07:30:48 AM
Welcome all new members, especially you Dr Evil....

BK


(http://www.the-reel-mccoy.com/movies/1999/images/austin_sh.jpg)

Sssssssh!  ;)
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Post by: drzeus on April 07, 2010, 08:34:27 AM
Hello All.
I'm a Newbie here so I thought that I should offer up some info about myself.
My name is Terry Myers, aka DrZeus, residing here in wonderful Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
I am employed in the healthcare field and spend my 9-5's in Marion.
I'm also a self taught computer geek and a music lover and part time DJ (Love my CD/MP3 collection).
I've been a monster nut since my childhood when my uncle would show all of his nieces and nephews soundless b&w Castle films like Frank meets Wolf and the bride on his new high tech projector.
When we weren't watching movies, we would hold juvenile seances on his quija board, or listening to LP's of things like "War of the Worlds" or a recording of the broadcast of the hindenberg disaster
No wonder that I turned out like I did, huh? Oh yeah, and 12 years of catholic school didn't help either! Those nuns were frightening!
I have been into the haunt thing for the last 10 years or so, and do it on Trick or Treat night only here in Upper.
We like to present the kids with a spooky, not gory atmosphere. I love to build homemade props, animated and non and I was really, really surprised to find that ScaryTerry is a ringleader of this board. I have referenced his projects and tutorials on the web many, many times before I even new this forum existed. Thanx Terry!
I have some videos posted on YouTube of some of our projects.
As a kid, I had countless UM toys collectables. As far as I know, they're all gone (unless by chance a stray may be currently lurking at my parents home attic or basement.)
I have just recently begun buying and selling toys and stuff on ebay. My user name there is Universalmonsterauctions currently, but am planning on changing it soon.
I've been going crazy buyin sideshow 8 and 12 inch, knives, bobbleheads, waterglobes and whatever else I find at a bargain price and decorating my man cave. The wife is about to shoot me.
Glad to be onboard and if I can do anything for anyone, please don't hesitate to ask. This seems like one grown-up, tightknit community and I think I'll be proud to be part of it.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on April 07, 2010, 08:41:09 AM
Glad to have you join us, drzeus!  And thanks for posting the cards in the Members Forum.
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Post by: Mr Scarecrow on April 07, 2010, 08:21:46 PM

new here obviously.
name's Arick and i'm from Buffalo, NY.
i work in a few realms but mainly related to horror.
practical and visual effects work (recent film 'Slime City Massacre' has been featured in Fangoria and Rue Morgue magazine.)

i also work on haunted houses. (makeup, props, costumes, video and audio work.)
last build job was in London, literally in the London Bridge.

i'm excited to be here well because i'm a horror nut.
from the 20's to now, every subgenre you can think of.
so many posts are here are eye candy and made me wish i made more money.
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Post by: monsterphile on April 07, 2010, 10:02:25 PM
Welcome drzeus and Mr Scarecrow.  I was impressed with what the the 2 of you had to say.  You'll be great members of this internet monster juggernaut.  There's something for evryone here.

Rob
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Post by: marsattacks666 on April 08, 2010, 02:16:22 PM
Velcome all to UMA!!!!!  Scoob, Terrible Things Lawrence and drzeus. Hope
everyone enjoys their time here. ;D
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Post by: Scatter on April 08, 2010, 06:36:21 PM
The details of my life are quite inconsequential... very well, where do I begin?

My father was a relentlessly self-improving boulangerie owner from Belgium with low grade narcolepsy and a penchant for buggery. My mother was a fifteen year old French prostitute named Chloe with webbed feet. My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy. The sort of general malaise that only the genius possess and the insane lament. My childhood was typical. Summers in Rangoon, luge lessons. In the spring we'd make meat helmets. When I was insolent I was placed in a burlap bag and beaten with reeds- pretty standard really. At the age of twelve I received my first scribe. At the age of fourteen a Zoroastrian named Vilma ritualistically shaved my testicles. There really is nothing like a shorn scrotum... it's breathtaking- I highly suggest you try it...


ONE MILLION WELCOMES!!!
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Post by: Scatter on April 08, 2010, 06:37:36 PM

so many posts are here are eye candy and made me wish i made more money.

A lament which I share Crow.........welcome aboard!!
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Post by: Scatter on April 08, 2010, 06:39:57 PM
Hello All.
I'm a Newbie here so I thought that I should offer up some info about myself.
My name is Terry Myers, aka DrZeus, residing here in wonderful Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
I am employed in the healthcare field and spend my 9-5's in Marion.
I'm also a self taught computer geek and a music lover and part time DJ (Love my CD/MP3 collection).
I've been a monster nut since my childhood when my uncle would show all of his nieces and nephews soundless b&w Castle films like Frank meets Wolf and the bride on his new high tech projector.
When we weren't watching movies, we would hold juvenile seances on his quija board, or listening to LP's of things like "War of the Worlds" or a recording of the broadcast of the hindenberg disaster
No wonder that I turned out like I did, huh? Oh yeah, and 12 years of catholic school didn't help either! Those nuns were frightening!
I have been into the haunt thing for the last 10 years or so, and do it on Trick or Treat night only here in Upper.
We like to present the kids with a spooky, not gory atmosphere. I love to build homemade props, animated and non and I was really, really surprised to find that ScaryTerry is a ringleader of this board. I have referenced his projects and tutorials on the web many, many times before I even new this forum existed. Thanx Terry!
I have some videos posted on YouTube of some of our projects.
As a kid, I had countless UM toys collectables. As far as I know, they're all gone (unless by chance a stray may be currently lurking at my parents home attic or basement.)
I have just recently begun buying and selling toys and stuff on ebay. My user name there is Universalmonsterauctions currently, but am planning on changing it soon.
I've been going crazy buyin sideshow 8 and 12 inch, knives, bobbleheads, waterglobes and whatever else I find at a bargain price and decorating my man cave. The wife is about to shoot me.
Glad to be onboard and if I can do anything for anyone, please don't hesitate to ask. This seems like one grown-up, tightknit community and I think I'll be proud to be part of it.


Welcome Doc!! Just be grateful you're not from LOWER Sandusky. We don't take kindly to folks from Lower Sandusky here.
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Post by: Toy Ranch on April 09, 2010, 02:39:26 PM
new here obviously.
name's Arick and i'm from Buffalo, NY.
i work in a few realms but mainly related to horror.
practical and visual effects work (recent film 'Slime City Massacre' has been featured in Fangoria and Rue Morgue magazine.)

i also work on haunted houses. (makeup, props, costumes, video and audio work.)
last build job was in London, literally in the London Bridge.

i'm excited to be here well because i'm a horror nut.
from the 20's to now, every subgenre you can think of.
so many posts are here are eye candy and made me wish i made more money.

I thought London Bridge was in Arizona now, or do they have a new one?  Either way, welcome!
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 09, 2010, 02:57:55 PM
Oooh-- did you work at The London Bridge Experience haunt attraction, by any chance?

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

I've thought that looks like creepy good fun.

Welcome! (And I really enjoyed Slime City Massacre when I saw it recently-- well done!)
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Post by: monsteraholic on April 09, 2010, 07:46:53 PM
Thought I would go ahead and post an introduction.  I have chosen the name monsteraholic, well I think it says enough.  My real name is Ray.  I started collecting this past fall, but have always been drawn to Halloween items and decorating for the best Holiday of the year since my birthday is on October 29. 1970.   I will have to post pictures of the house on Halloween.  My neighbors think I'm a little off my rocker, with tombstones, flying ghosts and boarded up windows.  I live in the burbs of St. Louis, St. Peters.   
     This sight could not be more fitting for my addiction.  The UMA gives me the medicine I need.  There is so much information on this sight I have only scratched the surface.  Nice to talk to all of you and looking forward to more posts.
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 09, 2010, 11:00:53 PM
Welcome, Monsteraholic Ray!

A Ray from the St. Louis suburbs who loves Halloween and monster stuff ... it's like a parallel universe thing from the last Star Trek movie!
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Post by: raycastile on April 09, 2010, 11:14:28 PM
My name is Ray(mond) Castile, I'm roughly the same age, I collect monsters and Halloween stuff, and I live in neighboring St. Charles, Missouri.  If you've ever read the Suburban Journals newspaper, you might have seen my name in there.  I'll be at St. Peters City Hall on Saturday for the Red Cross "heroes" thing.
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Post by: lappys22 on April 10, 2010, 10:13:16 AM
Ray, Welcome!
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Post by: monsteraholic on April 10, 2010, 02:53:51 PM
Thanks for the welcomes everyone, this is such a great community, a cozy little place for all us wackos.
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Post by: AdmAckbar on April 10, 2010, 02:54:42 PM
I think I been lurking around for long enough. So I like to introduce myself. My name is Carl and I am from Kentucky. I have lived her my entire life. I been a fan of  Horror, Monster etc.. Since I was a little kid I use to stay up and watch chiller till late into the morning then have my mom force me to get up for Sunday School the next morning. I have a pretty nice collectible of collectible monster related toys. I will be sure to snap photos one of these. I also love getting the movies on DVD.  My newest item to my collection is Amok Time exclusive 22 inch Creature. Which I must say rules! Anyway I look fwd to take part in the discussion here.
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Post by: Unknown Primate on April 10, 2010, 06:10:11 PM
Welcome, Carl!  I can identify with "monsters at night & church in the morning" as a young monsterkid!
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Post by: michblk on April 10, 2010, 07:32:59 PM
Welcome Ray and Carl to one of the best sites on the internet! 

BK
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Post by: Scatter on April 11, 2010, 06:57:17 PM
Welcome to our little corner of the cemetery Monsteraholic.......we've got a cold slab just perfect for you.
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Post by: Crazy1van on April 12, 2010, 12:43:14 AM
New members from Misery and K-Y; wunnerful, wunnerful! Hope you both stick around for many a moon!
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 12, 2010, 08:46:56 AM
Welcome, Carl/AdmAckbr!

Do you live in or near Louisville?

Some of us, including the UMA display, will be heading for WonderFest in mid-May (http://www.wonderfest.com/news.htm (http://www.wonderfest.com/news.htm)) -- it's a nice chance to put faces to names!

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Post by: SirJon on April 12, 2010, 12:09:52 PM
My Name is Jon Wilcox - my dad is DADABIGALOW and he got me into the whole monster sha-bang when I was little, watching all the Universal classics and such. I've been on UMA since Feb. and spend way to much company time reading posts on here - LOL!
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Post by: monsterphile on April 12, 2010, 12:55:58 PM


Welcome SirJon!

- my dad is DADABIGALOW

That's OK, we won't hold it against you.   ;D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on April 13, 2010, 11:46:38 PM
SirJon, Velcome to UMA!!!!!!
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Post by: marthaisdead on April 19, 2010, 08:38:49 AM
Hello all. My name is Martha. I am 32 years old from a small town called Selma in Alabama. I have been a horror fan since age 3. My great grandmother was a huge lover of Bela Lugosi and the old classic horror so I grew up with an appreciation for the old horror. I especially love Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, and of course, Bela Lugosi. I am really glad to be here. If any of you are on facebook look me up at the username Martha1977.  >:D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on April 19, 2010, 10:52:10 AM
Velcome to the wonderful UMA.........Carl and Martha
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Post by: Elizabeth on April 19, 2010, 11:26:20 AM
Welcome, SirJon! And welcome, Martha! :)

Enter freely and of your own will...
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Post by: Pauligari on May 02, 2010, 12:56:56 PM
Hello all,

Pauligari here. First time here. I am a huge Universal Monster fan. I spent the first 34 years of my life in Los Angeles going to Universal Studios every year. I guess I grew up with Universal Monsters. I currently live in Indianapolis (I miss LA very much) and have for the last 3 years.

A little more about me...It took me a while but I am currently getting myself prepared to delve into the art of latex mask making. I know I am a bit old to just start out but I feel it is never too late to start. We'll see how this goes. I spend a lot of time watching horror films (new and old) and I love to attend horror conventions whenever I can. Life is good.

I look forward to spending time here and getting to know people with the same love of the greats as myself.

Regards,
-Pauligari
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Post by: MonsterMike on May 02, 2010, 03:46:43 PM

"How do you do?"
  My name is Mike, obviously, and I live in Louisville, Kentucky with my wife of thirteen years, and our two daughters, ages 8 and 3&3/4's.
  My introduction to monster fandom came in the early 70's when I found my Dad's album - Famous Monsters Speak. I listened to it many, many times and hearing Frankenstein's Monster "speak" sent chills up my spine every time! I remember seeing my first Universal Monster movie on T.V. one Saturday afternoon - The Creature From The Black Lagoon in 3D with glasses that could be obtained for free from a local convenient store. The movie left a lasting impression.... the 3D was pretty poor given the quality of the broadcast.
  Between the record, The Gillman on T.V., and an admiration for a display of original Auroras that my Dad, and his brother, had built a few years earlier at my grandmothers house, I quickly drew a personal love for monsters that I continue to carry with me and share with my daughters who are also becoming fans.

 I have been lurking on The UMA site for a long time, have posted once in a while, but have never introduced myself. So, finally, I'm getting around to it!
 I'm Mike. I love monsters and The UMA!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 02, 2010, 04:37:11 PM
How do you do? Velcome to UMA, Mike. Nice avatar of William Castle.
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Post by: MonsterMike on May 02, 2010, 07:08:10 PM
How do you do? Velcome to UMA, Mike. Nice avatar of William Castle.

Thanks!
  Yeah, I love Castle flicks. Every Halloween night ends in my house with House On Haunted Hill and The Tingler. Those are my favorites of his.
  Castle and Vincent Price on Halloween just can't be beat!
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Post by: lappys22 on May 02, 2010, 07:19:50 PM
Welcome!
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Post by: monsterphile on May 02, 2010, 08:22:40 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Pauligari and welcome to posting to MonsterMike.  I'm glad you're both enjoying the UMA.  MonsterMike, Castle's films are so much fun.  I'd love to collect the premiums from his films.  So far, the only one I have is the dream interpreter thing from THE NIGHT WALKER. 

Rob
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Post by: MonsterMike on May 02, 2010, 09:21:41 PM
Welcome to the UMA, Pauligari and welcome to posting to MonsterMike.  I'm glad you're both enjoying the UMA.  MonsterMike, Castle's films are so much fun.  I'd love to collect the premiums from his films.  So far, the only one I have is the dream interpreter thing from THE NIGHT WALKER. 

Rob

That is really, really cool!
  I'm sure those items from the original theatrical run are VERY hard to come by these days!
  I was even out of luck when the DVD of 13 Ghosts came out. I opened the snap case and my ghost viewers were not even in the box. See, I cannot even get the repro stuff! :)
  I'll have to ask Bob Burns about that stuff the next time I see him at a show.
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Post by: FrankenMike85 on May 14, 2010, 05:28:11 PM
Hello. my name's miguel i been a monster fan since 1997-1998 i was 12 or 11 when the first universal stamps came in, followed by the burgerking kids meals. it had made me curious. it wasnt until 1999 when i was 14 did i finally decied to watch a universal horror film. THE WOLFMAN. (1941) mom has told me her experiance with these films. i asked her if they were scary, she said back then they were. that they didnt have gore, and that they were innocent.

anyways, i rented the wolfman from blockbuster.  -- the begining of the film was slow. i was kinda bored, but i forced myself to watch it. i loved it and i became hooked.  my viewing pleasure turn to frakenstein, and the bride of frankenstein. creature from the black lagoon.

i became addicted.  when AMC MONSTERFEST showed a bunch of horror classics (mom bless her) recorded every horror film they showed on tape.  i can remember, 14 years old, october, AMC was going to show DRACULA. my first time seeing the film.

so, there i was, excited, i rushed to get a soda, pop some popcorn. - rushing back as the film begin to play.  eating popcorn, drinking soda, and suddenly appeard the count on the tv. as his eyes erriely stared at me. - i was zoned out in those creepy eyes.

in the end i thought it was the best film ever.  of course, i watched the invisibleman and was amazed at how he DID look invisible. being a teen i thought those films was all but cheezy effects. boy was i wrong!

soon i watched almost every movie there was, wolfman meets frakenstein was a treat. - budd and lou meet frankenstein was funny yet awesome. - each movie had its charm and i became addicted, as any universal monster toy came out i try to get my hands on. a few sideshow toys, marvel legends monsters, posters, t-shirts, toys, anything.

finally i discovered SCARYMONSTERS magazine. and that pretty much.  and well here i am.
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Post by: Scatter on May 14, 2010, 08:48:43 PM
We extend our cold, clammy, somewhat rigored hands in welcome to the new recruits.
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Post by: shiverbones on May 15, 2010, 04:06:25 PM
Hello everyone, my name is Matthew Kirscht.

I was born in 1973, and was obsessed with monsters from the get go. I coveted a friends Universal Monster Lunchbox, played with Remco mini monsters alongside with Star Wars figures & Micronauts, Loved my Marx & Mego Dinosaurs, Had great games like Mostly Ghostly & I vant to Bite your Finger, and various other Monster Magazines, cards & whatnot.

I saw Collectible Toys & Values #12 with the feature on Monster toys in 1991 or so and was blown away by all the great stuff. I collected vintage monsters heavily from the early 90's to about 2001 when I sold off all of my collections to make the leap from Day Job to Professional Artist.

Last month I came across two mint empty Aurora Model Boxes & caught the fire again. I have since picked up some fun things like a Phantom flicker ring, AHI Creature Bendy, Wolfman Glass, Monster Old Maid & some of the new Aurora reissues. Now I must find more!!!

I am a painter and print maker selling art in galleries, I also run a Halloween art company called "Shiverbones" which makes very limited edition Halloween oriented die cuts, postcards, trading cards, lanterns,  board games and more. I recently completed a Wacky Packages painting for the most recent Topps postcard series and am working on two more paintings for them now.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 16, 2010, 03:25:56 PM
Velcome to UMA Matthew Kirscht and Miguel.  >:D
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Post by: shiverbones on May 16, 2010, 03:30:38 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: spideydroogy on May 19, 2010, 12:37:30 PM
Hello,

My name is Mark and I currently reside in Charlotte, NC.  I combined my love of movies and Spider-man into my screen name spideydroogy.  Droogy comes from " A Clockwork Orange".  Droog is Russian for friend.  I believe the character of Alex fits into the category of monster.  I watch as many movies as I can, with my favorite genre being horror.  I recently purchased five new monster model kits because I have a renewed interest in model building.  I built a ton of models from the ages of 7-13.  I lost interest during my destructive teen years and burnt or blew up with firecrackers/bottle rockets 95% of my models including the Aurora monster models I had.  Ouch! That hurts just to type that sentence.   I was looking for sites regarding model building techniques and found this interesting forum.  I hope to post some photos of my new models once I finish building them.  Don't hold your breath.  I might be awhile.

Mark
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 19, 2010, 01:06:54 PM
Totally awesome profile pic, spideydroogy!  I also am a fan of A Clockwork Orange...
.... and yes, I would agree that ALEX is monster. Welcome to the UMA.  >:D 
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Post by: Opera Ghost on May 19, 2010, 01:26:28 PM
"I bid you, WELCOME"..... Spidey & Shiver!


OG
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Post by: spideydroogy on May 20, 2010, 07:16:25 AM
Thanks to everyone for the warm reception.  That's my favorite Bowie album.
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Post by: lappys22 on May 20, 2010, 07:42:13 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: lappys22 on May 20, 2010, 07:43:17 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: RoboMonster on May 27, 2010, 05:26:35 AM
Hey!

My name's Uri, and I'm from Spain, I found this forum a while ago but I didn't have time to register and begin participating on it.

Im actually trying to put up my own workplace to begin with some kits I got from ebay, like the Mole people, and some Phibes ones (Phibes rocks!)

I hope to have a great time here with all of you, and I'll try to post some of my advances on this great hobby.

My english is a but creepy but I'm trying to perform it :)

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Post by: Crazy1van on May 27, 2010, 08:12:41 AM
Your English is very good, Uri, welcome to the club!

What part of Spain are you from?  I've been to Valencia and Rota on the mainland, and Mallorca and Minorca in the Med.
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Post by: Watching Hammer on May 27, 2010, 11:58:31 AM
Hi to all from a big Hammer fan. Good to be here.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on May 27, 2010, 12:05:12 PM
Welcome "Watching Hammer" !


...and Uri, we love Creepy here! Welcome



OG
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 27, 2010, 02:34:16 PM
Velcome to UMA, Watching Hammer.
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Post by: RoboMonster on May 27, 2010, 03:34:24 PM
Your English is very good, Uri, welcome to the club!

What part of Spain are you from?  I've been to Valencia and Rota on the mainland, and Mallorca and Minorca in the Med.

Thanks for this welcome from all :)

Im from Barcelona, you know Barcelona 92, Fc Barcelona (Barça), Gaudi.... and some more things lol.
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Post by: The Creeper on May 27, 2010, 05:15:58 PM
Welcome all new comers!!!!   Glad you found us!  We are a happy family here in our crypt!
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Post by: spideydroogy on May 28, 2010, 07:56:19 AM
Viva Espana! Welcome Uni.  If I ever visit Spain the paella is on me.

Welcome Hammer Watcher.  Hammer films are some of my favorites.  The 100th issue of Rue Morgue magazine has a big section dedicated to old Hammer and new Hammer.  Just out this month.
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Post by: michblk on May 28, 2010, 08:28:07 AM
Welcome Hammer and URI!  Glad you found us!

BK
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on May 28, 2010, 02:54:51 PM
Glad to have some new....blood.


Welcome to our creepy little group.


Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Scatter on May 28, 2010, 04:41:09 PM
Ve bid you velllllllllcome.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 29, 2010, 12:04:54 PM
HELLO Uri, and Welcome to UMAland. Hope you enjoy it. ;D
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Post by: NickWilliams on May 30, 2010, 09:24:11 AM
Hi Everyone,

You probably figured it out, but my name is Nick. I was a member here a long time ago (before the server move), and I am just now getting around to setting up my account again.

I have worked as a sculptor on the side for several years, and I specialize in all things monster related. Lately I have been working on some fiber arts projects, as well as 8" mego style action figures.

I am current revamping my actual career and going to nursing school. The program is very time consuming, so I mostly do my sculpting projects for friends and family as a form of relaxation these days.

Did I mention that I am PoseableMonster's brother? I pretty much had no choice growing up but to love monsters. It was either learn to love them or be terrified for the rest of my life.  ;D It was a little like living with a mad scientist. He liked to test his masks out on me to see if they were really scary. Oh, the stories...

I already know some of you, but I am looking forward to meeting new friends.

Thanks!
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Post by: monsterphile on May 30, 2010, 09:54:31 AM
Welcome (back) Nick.

Did I mention that I am PoseableMonster's brother?

We won't hold that against you. ;D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on May 30, 2010, 04:02:15 PM
UMA welcomes your return, Nick.  :D
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Post by: Scatter on May 30, 2010, 08:41:01 PM
Hi Everyone,

You probably figured it out, but my name is Nick. I was a member here a long time ago (before the server move), and I am just now getting around to setting up my account again.

I have worked as a sculptor on the side for several years, and I specialize in all things monster related. Lately I have been working on some fiber arts projects, as well as 8" mego style action figures.

I am current revamping my actual career and going to nursing school. The program is very time consuming, so I mostly do my sculpting projects for friends and family as a form of relaxation these days.

Did I mention that I am PoseableMonster's brother? I pretty much had no choice growing up but to love monsters. It was either learn to love them or be terrified for the rest of my life.  ;D It was a little like living with a mad scientist. He liked to test his masks out on me to see if they were really scary. Oh, the stories...

I already know some of you, but I am looking forward to meeting new friends.

Thanks!

Greetings Nck!!
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Post by: WilliamHenryPratt on June 02, 2010, 11:01:14 AM
Real name is Andrew, twenty four years old.  Monster fan since I was in first grade, when I saw a vintage 12 inch Frankenstein on a Toys R Us shelf and begged to have it. Before I even saw the Universal films, my parents would regale these stories to me, and show me how they walked, and how they came to be, and the impact they had on children, even of the silver age. After that I was scolded in class for drawing monsters. The profile name is, of course, a given to Karloff fans.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 02, 2010, 12:16:47 PM
Real name is Andrew, twenty four years old.  Monster fan since I was in first grade, when I saw a vintage 12 inch Frankenstein on a Toys R Us shelf and begged to have it. Before I even saw the Universal films, my parents would regale these stories to me, and show me how they walked, and how they came to be, and the impact they had on children, even of the silver age. After that I was scolded in class for drawing monsters. The profile name is, of course, a given to Karloff fans.

I bid you Welcome WHP! You are amongst friends here in this place, where is possible to encounter anything!

"Listen to them. Children of the Night. What music (and postings) they make"




OG
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Post by: lappys22 on June 02, 2010, 01:29:43 PM
Andrew, Welcome.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 02, 2010, 10:16:01 PM
Velcome to the UMA, Andrew.
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Post by: Scatter on June 03, 2010, 04:35:01 PM
Real name is Andrew, twenty four years old.  Monster fan since I was in first grade, when I saw a vintage 12 inch Frankenstein on a Toys R Us shelf and begged to have it. Before I even saw the Universal films, my parents would regale these stories to me, and show me how they walked, and how they came to be, and the impact they had on children, even of the silver age. After that I was scolded in class for drawing monsters. The profile name is, of course, a given to Karloff fans.

Your parents demonstrate exceptional child-rearing skills. Welcome to the crypt Andrew!!
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Post by: frankenthing on June 06, 2010, 07:35:52 PM
Hi. I'm Laurie Halbritter and I used to belong to this site when it was a Yahoo Group. I know a lot of people who are members here....  Have had a lot on my plate for a number of years but finally got around to joining.

Due to a lot of life circumstances, I have decided to sell my collection....  I have a large 8" figure collection as well as a lot of horror items and horror figures from the 1970s to present. I am interested in selling mini collections such as AHI monsters, Lincoln but will be selling off individually if this opportunity should arise.

I have operated toyfanatic.com and dealt there for years but sometimes didn't have a lot of time for it due to life circumstances. I recently saw a post here about updating there and AHI monsters. I couldn't find it again but fact is I have sold tons of AHI and Lincoln monsters as I upgraded my collection and have many rare pieces i will be posting on eBay under the name ESTUOY and also on my website, toyfanatic.com, which i will begin updating next week.

Along with collecting monster items, I make custom figures and sculpt and hope to be posting some of that in an appropriate section of this board. Will be releasing some horror bust kits too for modelers...

Nice to meet you all and I apologize for the mixed sales/introduction. I have some rare items ending on eBay tomorrow including some miniature Tomland monsters, listed as a lot. So I thought I should do this introduction now, in case anyone is interested.

If this isn't the appropriate section to post this, I apologize and of course, feel free to move it. I maybe should post it in the sales/trade section?

Look forward to perusing this site as I've been meaning to join for a long time. And dumping my collection doesn't mean I don't still love horror....
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Post by: I am the Female Dracula on June 07, 2010, 01:21:08 AM
Hey Laurie, welcome to UMA! I don't collect figures and other stuff, but I know loads of other people here do, so good luck selling your items!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 07, 2010, 10:59:57 AM
Welcome back!!!!frankenthing-Laurie! Your collection, as I read your post, sounds interesting.
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Post by: sstevex2 on June 13, 2010, 08:24:30 PM
 My name is Steve Stephens hence steveX2. Middle Indiana resident. Working stiff but would rather be a full time sculptor!!!
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Post by: Scatter on June 13, 2010, 08:26:15 PM
My name is Steve Stephens hence steveX2. Middle Indiana resident. Working stiff but would rather be a full time sculptor!!!

Welcome aboard SX2!!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 14, 2010, 03:57:07 PM
Any relation to Darrin???? Welcome to the UMA, where common sense is sometimes checked at the door!


OG
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Post by: CULT of FRANKENSTEIN on June 14, 2010, 11:44:44 PM
Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself, my name is Mick. I am so glad
that I found this site. Well as a suggestion, from another member.
This site is pretty cool! UMA rocks!!
I am into collecting all kinds of Horror related collectibles. From
Frankenstein's Monster to Jason Voorhees to Batman, and the list goes on!!
My life is HALLOWE'EN 24hrs a day, 365. My three all time
favorite Universal Monsters are: Frankenstein's Monster, Phantom of the Opera
and The Mummy. That doesn't exclude the others. Of the more modern clas(sicks).
I have to go with, Leatherface , Jason and Michael Myers.

Well, signing out for now...............
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Post by: lappys22 on June 15, 2010, 07:37:54 AM
Welcome!
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Post by: Elisabeth on June 15, 2010, 11:13:10 AM
My name is Sally Stark, and I chose "Elisabeth" for love of the beautiful Valerie Hobson!  I'm a retired Library worker who dabbled with Media on the side...and my forte (I hope) is Laemmle era horror, cataloging classical film portraits and Collecting memorabilia on Colin Clive.

To all new recruits:  Welcome!
"E"  ededed
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Post by: exfile57 on June 15, 2010, 11:39:09 AM
 Hi exfile57 here real name kevin fleetwood (no relation to fleetwood mac) darn it, i just stumbled onto this site i have been a monster movie fan since i was 6 and still going. hope to talk to everyone here and make new friends.   
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Post by: CULT of FRANKENSTEIN on June 15, 2010, 12:04:22 PM
Hello Kevin F. and Sally S.  ;D
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Post by: Scatter on June 15, 2010, 12:18:43 PM
Hello everyone! Let me introduce myself, my name is Mick. I am so glad
that I found this site. Well as a suggestion, from another member.
This site is pretty cool! UMA rocks!!
I am into collecting all kinds of Horror related collectibles. From
Frankenstein's Monster to Jason Voorhees to Batman, and the list goes on!!
My life is HALLOWE'EN 24hrs a day, 365. My three all time
favorite Universal Monsters are: Frankenstein's Monster, Phantom of the Opera
and The Mummy. That doesn't exclude the others. Of the more modern clas(sicks).
I have to go with, Leatherface , Jason and Michael Myers.

Well, signing out for now...............


Welcome to boot camp COF and Exile!!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 15, 2010, 12:21:23 PM
Velcome to the UMA, everyone. Kevin, Sally, Cult of Frankenstein. ;D
BTW, UMA does Rock!!!!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 15, 2010, 01:43:29 PM
Welcome Newbies!

Stark...Hmmmm....Any relation?????



jk


OG
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Post by: Elisabeth on June 15, 2010, 02:10:57 PM
OG, do you come from New Jersey?
"E"
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 15, 2010, 02:32:45 PM
OG, do you come from New Jersey?
"E"

I do not Elisabeth. Why do you ask? My accent?  ;D
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Post by: spideydroogy on June 16, 2010, 09:39:19 AM
Welcome and Hello to Mick, Sally and Kevin.  Mick, I like the Warhol Frankie avatar. Sweet!
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Post by: Elisabeth on June 16, 2010, 06:15:11 PM
OG.. It's because my family has been  in NJ since the 1820s...  Pre revolution, they were in Connecticut.  My family is the Scottish Branch.  I've met close on to 25 different  Starks, and none are relatives.  All seem to be of German heritage, with roots in PA...moving west from there.

Elisabeth  ededed
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 16, 2010, 06:25:01 PM
OG.. It's because my family has been  in NJ since the 1820s...  Pre revolution, they were in Connecticut.  My family is the Scottish Branch.  I've met close on to 25 different  Starks, and none are relatives.  All seem to be of German heritage, with roots in PA...moving west from there.

Elisabeth  ededed


Ah....sorry E, my Stark was a bit of a joke, with IronMan 2 (Tony Stark) currently in theatres!

(http://i882.photobucket.com/albums/ac27/rtezai/UMA%20database/I2.jpg)

My Family name, Tezai, changed from Tyzaj early in 20th century goes back to the Ukraine to at least 1890s, that's been traced thus far. on Mom's side, Wardell, we've traced to early 1800s Maryland, and thru her mother's line, Jennings/Smithson, back to 1600's where we're descendant to Sir George Calvert, the 1st Lord Baltimore, and to 1400's England to a branch which split off from the line which begat James Smithson, founder Smithsonian Institute.

OG
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Post by: gillmanjoe on June 19, 2010, 11:19:28 PM
whats up guys

gillman joe of jheartc customs here

i accidently found this site lol

i customize action figures and have started doing horror characters and want to do some classics. i am a huge classic movie fan (even silent films).
thanks
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Post by: monsterphile on June 20, 2010, 08:49:05 AM
Welcome to all the new recruits.  Gillmanjoe, do have a website or a link to photos of your custom stuff? 

Rob

whats up guys

gillman joe of jheartc customs here

i accidently found this site lol

i customize action figures and have started doing horror characters and want to do some classics. i am a huge classic movie fan (even silent films).
thanks
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Post by: Scatter on June 20, 2010, 11:18:44 AM
Welcome to the tomb Gillmanjoe!! Let's see some of your customs!! GIVEGIVEGIVE!!
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Post by: lappys22 on June 20, 2010, 12:10:14 PM
Welcome to the UMA!
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Post by: CULT of FRANKENSTEIN on June 20, 2010, 03:03:01 PM
Welcome and Hello to Mick, Sally and Kevin.  Mick, I like the Warhol Frankie avatar. Sweet!


Thank You!!!  Warhol rules!!! Especially the cover Art of Velvet Underground.
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Post by: dxry on June 22, 2010, 11:20:31 AM
Hello everyone im new here im also very excited about this site. I love all the universal monsters and horror movies, Anyway my real name is rick but my screen name is D.X.R.Y  it dont really stand for anything i just kinda ended up with that screen name. chain_saw
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Post by: lappys22 on June 22, 2010, 12:01:52 PM
Welcome to UMA!
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Post by: Scatter on June 24, 2010, 07:33:41 PM
Welcome DexRay!!
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Post by: gillmanjoe on June 24, 2010, 10:49:47 PM
Welcome to all the new recruits.  Gillmanjoe, do have a website or a link to photos of your custom stuff? 

Rob



i have tons of photos can i post them on this site and if i can where?
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 25, 2010, 11:28:57 AM
Welcome DXRY

and GillMan Joe
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Post by: horrorwife on June 28, 2010, 04:15:20 PM
Jessica - AKA Horror Wife here from Horror Society!!  >:D
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Post by: Scatter on June 28, 2010, 04:20:26 PM
Hi Jessica!! Please fall in with the other new recruits in an orderly queue to be fitted for your crypt.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 28, 2010, 05:10:36 PM
Hey Jessica--Welcome!

Look forward to hearing about Horror Society!


OG
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Post by: CreepyJeff on June 28, 2010, 06:27:39 PM
Hi Jessica!  Does Elizabeth know you posted?  Welcome!!!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on June 28, 2010, 07:18:01 PM
Velcome gillman joe to UMA!!!!
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Post by: baronoff on June 29, 2010, 09:36:57 PM
Been a fan of horror movies for a long long long time.  Name's Bill and I use the name Baronoff which comes from a book I have on werewolves.  Seems there was a Russian guy named Ivan Baronoff who was a werewolf and he married a widow with 2 children and took them to his home and at night would turn into a werewolf and go out and terrorize the countryside (plus his wife and children too) .

Anyway I'm a big fan of werewolf movies, with Dracula and Frankenstein films not far behind.  Everything from the Universal series, the Hammer versions, even the AIP teenage monsters and lots more.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on June 30, 2010, 10:27:34 AM
Been a fan of horror movies for a long long long time.  Name's Bill and I use the name Baronoff which comes from a book I have on werewolves.  Seems there was a Russian guy named Ivan Baronoff who was a werewolf and he married a widow with 2 children and took them to his home and at night would turn into a werewolf and go out and terrorize the countryside (plus his wife and children too) .

Anyway I'm a big fan of werewolf movies, with Dracula and Frankenstein films not far behind.  Everything from the Universal series, the Hammer versions, even the AIP teenage monsters and lots more.

Welcome Baronoff! Love to hear backstories!

Lycans UNITE

OG
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 02, 2010, 04:18:54 PM
Well, hello Bill/baronoff! :D  Universal, Hammer, and AIP. Seem you have great taste.
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Post by: sonofspook on July 05, 2010, 07:11:33 AM
Hello
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Post by: monsterphile on July 05, 2010, 08:44:50 AM
Hello

Welcome sonofspook!  You're obviously a man of few words, but please introduce yourself and tell us about your monster kid origins and hwat you collect and such.


Rob
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Post by: sonofspook on July 05, 2010, 08:49:47 AM
Hello, nice forum. :)
sos
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Post by: Jamie_R on July 05, 2010, 07:14:38 PM
Just signed up. I have been a fan of old horror and sci-fi all my life. I once had a nice collection of models but they were burgled out of my storage building and while I don't do models anymore (I'm age 49) I still love the genre. I collect as many of the films as I can and always enjoy watching them over and over.

I  hope to make some new friends here.
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Post by: Scatter on July 05, 2010, 08:38:20 PM
Welcome to The Army guys!!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 05, 2010, 10:40:41 PM
Greetings and welcome, I'm sure you'll fit right in with the rest of us cRaZiEs....just watch out for that Scatter...I think he may be sane.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 07, 2010, 12:40:13 PM
Greetings and welcome, I'm sure you'll fit right in with the rest of us cRaZiEs....just watch out for that Scatter...I think he may be sane.



So shall it be written!!!!!!
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Post by: Glumby on July 09, 2010, 08:48:44 PM
Hi all, this site was recommended to me by a friend over at hisstank.  I go by "Chris" and I am happy to be here!
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Post by: monsterphile on July 09, 2010, 09:13:06 PM
Welcome Chris/Glumby.  We hope you'll like it here.  There's a lot to read and see.

Rob
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Post by: BlackLagoon on July 09, 2010, 10:51:45 PM
Hi all, this site was recommended to me by a friend over at hisstank.  I go by "Chris" and I am happy to be here!

A friend of classic monsters and G.I.Joe (fellow Tanker!)  ;) is a friend of mine...dude, you'll love it here!
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Post by: michblk on July 10, 2010, 08:26:02 AM
Welcome all new members.  We have such sights to show you!

Hey Jessica, welcome to the UMA!  Are you going to Horrorhound in Cincy again this year?

BK
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: jenthezombie on July 12, 2010, 07:14:49 PM
Well, hello... I've been ordered to join by Elizabeth, who I met at Wonderfest and saw again at FM :) I'm Robert's (Typhoo for Me) niece. I know a few other members already, Drunken Severed Head and Miss Drac...

I'm a lifelong fan of all things monstrous, thanks to my dad (Zombie Dad over at the CHFB) and Uncle Robert. I love all sorts of horror... Universal, Hammer, Amicus, AIP, Toho, anything Harryhausen, and anything George Romero has anything to do with! I also like Mario Bava and Dario Argento.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on July 12, 2010, 07:19:17 PM
Well, hello... I've been ordered to join by Elizabeth, who I met at Wonderfest and saw again at FM :) I'm Robert's (Typhoo for Me) niece. I know a few other members already, Drunken Severed Head and Miss Drac...

I'm a lifelong fan of all things monstrous, thanks to my dad (Zombie Dad over at the CHFB) and Uncle Robert. I love all sorts of horror... Universal, Hammer, Amicus, AIP, Toho, anything Harryhausen, and anything George Romero has anything to do with! I also like Mario Bava and Dario Argento.


Welcome

Any fiend of Elizabeth or Robert's is a fiend indeed!

OG
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on July 12, 2010, 11:59:18 PM
Welcome Jen!  I know "of" you (and your clan) through Robert.  We haven't crossed convention paths yet, but someday undoubtably.  Enjoy the UMA.

Rob
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 13, 2010, 03:30:53 PM
VELCOME...... to UMA, Glumby/Chris. >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: jenthezombie on July 13, 2010, 04:39:06 PM
thanks for the welcome!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: michblk on July 13, 2010, 08:48:37 PM
Welcome Jen, I was able to meet your clan at Wonderfest during the UMA Breakfast!   Nice and talented family you are in! 

BK
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 14, 2010, 12:08:00 AM
Hello and Welcome Jenthezombie
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on July 14, 2010, 10:51:25 PM
 Welcome to the UMA Jen, hope you survive the experience.  Great to have you here among us.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: agvd on July 19, 2010, 03:12:56 PM
Hello all, my name is George.  I grew up in Northern Virginia, but am now happily residing in Brooklyn.  I collect toys and model kits.  I'm also very much into Japanese monster vinyl toys from the '60s/'70s.  I can't believe I've been missing out on this place for all this time.  Thanks for having me.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on July 19, 2010, 03:18:54 PM
Greetings George!! Jump right in, the swamp is fine.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on July 19, 2010, 04:27:35 PM
I can't believe I've been missing out on this place for all this time.  Thanks for having me.

That's embedded from our early UMA days as well! Welcome George!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: lappys22 on July 19, 2010, 04:55:47 PM
Welcome!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on July 19, 2010, 11:11:38 PM
 Greetings George, and welcome to the Crypt.  Pull up a tombstone, and feel free to join in on the conversations.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 20, 2010, 12:05:20 PM
UMA, Velcomes you George.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Wicked Lester on July 21, 2010, 06:15:26 PM
Cross over to the U.M.A children. All welcome,All welcome

(http://stupidcelebrities.net/wp-content/tangina1A.jpg)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: michblk on July 22, 2010, 05:00:20 AM
Welcome to the group George.  I'm sure we have lots for you to see and read here.   Please post pics of your collection if you get a chance.

BK
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 24, 2010, 12:01:05 AM
Hello and Welcome...George
 >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Crypt-Drifter on July 30, 2010, 12:07:13 AM
I like horror comics, B-movies, Horror  films, monsters, Mars Attacks, EC Comics, Faces of Death, and the art of Basil Wolverton.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: charp13 on July 30, 2010, 12:29:27 AM
Welcome to the UMA, Crypt-Drifter!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on July 30, 2010, 11:12:50 AM
Welcome!


OG
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on July 30, 2010, 11:56:03 AM
welcome to the UMA Crypt-Drifter
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on July 30, 2010, 03:49:31 PM
 Welcome to our demented abode of monsters, Crypt-Drifter .  Hope you servive your stay.  You like horror comics, which ones ?  I personnally am a huge fan of the Warren comics CREEPY, EERIE, and VAMPIRELLA.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on July 30, 2010, 03:51:31 PM
Welcome aboard Crypt-Drifter !!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: MonstersUniverse on July 31, 2010, 05:50:18 PM
Hello All !!!

My board name on here is MonstersUniverse, but I typically go by Wolfman or the Wolfman on all other boards, but that was taken on this one. I am here to network and meet other like minded people. I am am an avid collector of Universal Monsters statues and various other items including magazines. Just can't get enough. If there is a place to post pictures, I will upload some pics of my collection. My favorite Universal monster is obviously the Wolfman, followed by the Creature from the Black lagoon and then ALL the rest of them.
Let's see.....I own and operate a comic book store, but enjoy monsters even more then I enjoy superheros
I love the old black and white Monster movies from back in the day. I have decided this year to sell off a lot of my superhero collectibles so I can buy more of what I really enjoy......Monster stuff!! LOL.
I look forward to sharing with everyone. Hope to meet you all soon.

Wolfman
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: michblk on July 31, 2010, 07:01:30 PM
Welcome Crypt-Drifter  and Wolfman!  We have lots of cool things in this group!

Wolfman, there is a thread somewhere on show us your monster rooms.  Feel free to link your pics there!

BK
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on August 01, 2010, 12:17:13 AM
 Welcome Wolfman, feel free to prowl around and sharpen your claws here.  Our Crypt, is your Crypt.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 01, 2010, 10:44:40 PM
Greetings Wolfman...welcome to our nightmare said the Devil to the Wolf  >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 02, 2010, 10:54:35 AM
Velcome to the UMA,  MonstersUniverse/Wolfman. Enjoy. :D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: MonstersUniverse on August 04, 2010, 06:56:10 PM
Welcome Crypt-Drifter  and Wolfman!  We have lots of cool things in this group!

Wolfman, there is a thread somewhere on show us your monster rooms.  Feel free to link your pics there!

BK

Cool, thanks. I will do that soon. Good to be here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: MonstersUniverse on August 04, 2010, 06:57:35 PM
Welcome Wolfman, feel free to prowl around and sharpen your claws here.  Our Crypt, is your Crypt.

Thanks for the welcome CreepysFan. Good to be here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: MonstersUniverse on August 04, 2010, 06:58:41 PM
Greetings Wolfman...welcome to our nightmare said the Devil to the Wolf  >:D


Muahhhh, Muahhhh...thank you....Good to be here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: MonstersUniverse on August 04, 2010, 06:59:57 PM
Velcome to the UMA,  MonstersUniverse/Wolfman. Enjoy. :D

Thanks, I'm sure I will "marsattacks666" ....Good to be here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 04, 2010, 07:11:47 PM
Our Universe is ever-expanding...welcome MU


OG
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Wanga on August 07, 2010, 06:47:08 AM
I just wanted to say hi to you all...  I've been a lurker here for a few years, and just think it's a great forum - everyone is really helpful and friendly.  It's a great resource and I feel like it's a good place to come home to.

I'm at work right now, I work at a theater - there's a production of Wizard of Oz going on right now, I can hear the wicked witch cackling from here.  Life is good.

Cheers from Australia.

Wanga (Wayne) 
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on August 07, 2010, 08:00:01 AM
Sounds like a great job Wanga.  Glad you finally decided to introduce yourself formally.

Rob
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on August 07, 2010, 12:07:14 PM
 Greetings Wanga, and welcome to monster Heaven. Pull up a tombstone, and join in the discussions. Always happy to have....FRESH BLOOD.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 07, 2010, 03:58:17 PM
Greetings Wanga...  >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on August 08, 2010, 07:38:43 AM
I just wanted to say hi to you all...  I've been a lurker here for a few years, and just think it's a great forum - everyone is really helpful and friendly.  It's a great resource and I feel like it's a good place to come home to.

I'm at work right now, I work at a theater - there's a production of Wizard of Oz going on right now, I can hear the wicked witch cackling from here.  Life is good.

Cheers from Australia.

Wanga (Wayne) 

What TOOK you so long?? Welcome Wanga!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 09, 2010, 12:22:06 PM
Hello Scatter....welcome to the UMA...I am sure you will like it here,however you may be the only Twilight fan here, except Marsattacks666..
 >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 09, 2010, 12:39:19 PM
Welcome Wanga! bout time we got a Monster kid up from Down yonder.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 09, 2010, 12:56:51 PM
Welcome Wanga! bout time we got a Monster kid up from Down yonder.

actually we do have another long time member from down under...Depressed Larry Talbot  ;D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 09, 2010, 01:19:02 PM
actually we do have another long time member from down under...Depressed Larry Talbot  ;D

I sit corrected, and I think I knew that, but perhaps thought he was from the UK

Greetings all the same Wanga
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Wanga on August 12, 2010, 06:19:10 AM
Thanks folks!  It's a big country, but when the next full moon rises, I'll see if I can track down Depressed Larry Talbot.  Not sure if he needs the "Depressed" at the start of his name... Larry Talbot is just... depressed!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: michblk on August 12, 2010, 11:08:25 AM
Welcome Wanga!  Since you've been a lurker, you know what we are about.  Long live the UMA!

BK
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Kidagain on August 12, 2010, 01:03:04 PM
Hey gang, my name is Jeff Allen, retired 2 years ago  after 40 years on Wall Street. No I don't have any tips. The monster collection I had as a kid is long gone. Many times when I went on-line browsing for monster stuff I would wind up on this site. I figured, what the heck, JOIN. It's fantastic looking at everyone's collections,trying to restart my own. Glad to be a part of the UMA.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on August 12, 2010, 02:29:39 PM
I've got a hot tip for you Jeff--Buy Monsters.  It's a sure thing.  Welcome to the UMA and good luck with building your collection.  be sure to share pics as you progress.


Rob
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Kidagain on August 12, 2010, 03:15:22 PM
Thanks Rob, I've only been here a little while and I feel welcome already .Thanks
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on August 12, 2010, 03:19:29 PM
Welcome to the Monster Mausoleum Jeff.......pull up a slab and make yourself at home. Feel free to post some pics of your collection too! Nothing that brings one MonsterKid joy can possibly fail to do the same for the rest of us, no matter how grand or modest.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Kidagain on August 12, 2010, 05:00:07 PM
Thanks Scatter, the slabs a little cold but I'll be here long enough to warm it up. It feels great being here, I'm getting younger every day!!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 12, 2010, 06:23:06 PM
VELCOME to UMA Kidagain/Jeff. Enjoy!!! ;D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 13, 2010, 12:21:42 PM
Greetings Jeff and welcome to the UMA.....  >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Kidagain on August 13, 2010, 01:18:02 PM
Thanks to all, just finished doing some things on my wife's honey-do list. Got to keep her happy! Thanks again buddies.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 13, 2010, 01:18:51 PM
Thanks to all, just finished doing some things on my wife's honey-do list. Got to keep her happy! Thanks again buddies.

You ain't just whistling Dixie there son!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CULT of FRANKENSTEIN on August 13, 2010, 02:25:26 PM
Hello JEFF!!!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: nospillblood on August 14, 2010, 01:40:01 PM
Hello, everyone. My name is J. Michael Mount and I discovered this site just a few days ago. I love collecting Monster memorabilia, even if my limited budget makes it hard to expand my collection. Everyone seems pretty cool on here and I hope I can get involved in the community.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: gillgirl2011 on August 14, 2010, 04:47:58 PM
Hi,I'm Leo.I found this place through 100 yrs of Monster Movies.com web links. I was collecting classic monster figurines but my fave is the Gillman,I have serveral things of him in my collection.Unfortunately,all my collectables are going into storage as I have to move once again :( My most prized possession is the Classic monsters metal lunchbox(no thermos though).Happy to be here :)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on August 14, 2010, 06:34:42 PM
Welcome J. Micahel (the 2nd J. Michael this group has) and Leo (Leotyne).  We're glad you finally found your ways home to us.  We've been waiting for the 2 of you.  Lots of cool people here and neat stuff to see.  I personally recommend the thread 'Show Your Monster Rooms' as it's always a favorite.


Rob
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on August 14, 2010, 09:40:07 PM
AHHHHHHH.........new blood. Enter of your own free will. And leave the garlic and the stakes outside the door, if you please.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on August 14, 2010, 10:41:49 PM
Welcome Jeff, J.Mike, and Leo. Glad to have you here among us, our Crypt is now your Crypt.  Here we can all be kids again, and relive the horror dreams from our past.  Please feel at home, and if you need anything....just scream.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: The Phantom on August 15, 2010, 05:33:53 PM
Hi, everyone!  I'm Zachary.  I have been a big monster fan since I was about 2.  That was 18 years ago (do the math).  When I was in elementary school, I used to check out the old Universal Monster storybooks from the library every week.  My all-time favorite monster is the Phantom of the Opera.  I have seen pretty much every English-language film and spin off (and even some foreign ones like "The Phantom Lover" and "Ye Ban Ge Sheng").  If anybody attended the Famous Monsters of Filmland Convention in July, I was the one running around as the Phantom, lol.  So, I guess that's enough rambling for now.  I've been lurking long enough.  Time for some posting!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 15, 2010, 06:12:29 PM
Welcome indrid Spirit...Spectre...Phantom


OG
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Bonomo on August 15, 2010, 06:49:45 PM
My real name is Todd, this is me http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2052565/ (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2052565/)
I use the name Bonomo in reference to Joe Bonomo, the stuntman who doubled Chaney in Hunchback. The guy is my hero and his book The Strongman is my absolute favorite book of all time. As I'm sure most of you know he was also a Manimal in Island Of Lost Souls and played the gorrilla in a lot of scenes in Murders In The Rue Morgue with Lugosi
So now you all know my terrible secret, and we all know what that means.......... u6juu
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 15, 2010, 06:53:56 PM
My real name is Todd, this is me [url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2052565/[/url] ([url]http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2052565/[/url])
I use the name Bonomo in reference to Joe Bonomo, the stuntman who doubled Chaney in Hunchback. The guy is my hero and his book The Strongman is my absolute favorite book of all time. As I'm sure most of you know he was also a Manimal in Island Of Lost Souls and played the gorrilla in a lot of scenes in Murders In The Rue Morgue with Lugosi
So now you all know my terrible secret, and we all know what that means.......... u6juu


Welcome Bonomo.  Love learnin' new stuff about the genre
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on August 15, 2010, 07:28:31 PM
Welcome to the crypt creeps...........shuffle in and enjoy yourselves.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 17, 2010, 01:07:18 AM
Welcome to the crypt creeps...........shuffle in and enjoy yourselves.

Wait!...this place creeps too?...this way too much to handle...  Zombie Confused
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on August 17, 2010, 10:53:51 PM
 Welcome Zachary and Todd, indulge in the Crypts monsterous delights.  Feel free to share your hideous opinions and fearfilled feelings. Most of all beware of the Scatter, and ignore Doc. Hope you have a wicked time here. ENJOY.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 18, 2010, 02:08:03 AM
Velcome, The Phantom and Bonomo to UMA!!!!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on August 18, 2010, 11:13:22 AM
Welcome Zachary and Todd, indulge in the Crypts monsterous delights.  Feel free to share your hideous opinions and fearfilled feelings. Most of all beware of the Scatter, and ignore Doc. Hope you have a wicked time here. ENJOY.

Beware the man telling you to beware me........but I gotta agree with him on the Doc. Best to ignore him. ;D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 18, 2010, 11:45:27 PM
Beware the man telling you to beware me........but I gotta agree with him on the Doc. Best to ignore him. ;D

They only say that, when I'm not around...  >:D
if truth be known"They are a couple of Nancys in heels"I say in  my best Frank Barone voice..
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: spideydroogy on August 20, 2010, 02:46:09 PM
Wow! I haven't checked the Induction Center lately and there sure are a lot of new people signing up.  Boot Camp is going to be really full.  Welcome to all the new recruits.  Be careful out there.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: MontyMonk on August 20, 2010, 05:27:43 PM
A shy gentleman was preparing to board a plane when he heard that the Pope was on the same flight. “This is exciting,” thought the gentleman. “I’ve always been a big fan of the Pope. Perhaps I’ll be able to see him in person.”

Imagine his surprise when the Pope sat down in the seat next to him. Still, the gentleman was too shy to speak to the Pontiff. Shortly after take-off, the Pope began a crossword puzzle.
I'm a Catholic Priest, devout monster lover, and a poor comedian....oh wait...shhh can you hear it?  I think a bad joke might be just around the corner  ;D



“This is fantastic,” thought the gentleman. “I’m really good at crosswords. Perhaps, if the Pope gets stuck, he’ll ask me for assistance.”

Almost immediately, the Pope turned to the gentleman and said, “Excuse me, but do you know a four-letter word referring to a woman that ends in ‘unt?”

Only one word leapt to mind.

“My goodness,” thought the gentleman. “I can’t tell the Pope THAT. There must be another word.” The gentleman thought for quite awhile, then it hit him. Turning to the Pope, the gentleman said, “I think the word you’re looking for is ‘aunt.’”

“Oh, of course,” said the Pope. “Do you have an eraser?”
Title: I am the UglyRocker
Post by: UglyRocker on August 21, 2010, 07:58:25 AM
Hello everyone! Ive been trying to find a site dedicated to the universal monster for a while & glad i finally found it. Im the UglyRocker & am all over the web, mainly my poery site on myspace & under my human name on facebook Louis Yull. Glad to meet you all!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2010, 04:43:12 PM
VELCOME to the wonderful UMA, UglyRocker.
Enjoy this awesome site.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: William Patrick Maynard on August 25, 2010, 07:08:31 AM
My name is William Patrick Maynard. I'm a horror fan and writer. I've heard of this place and thought I would drop in and see what it's like.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on August 25, 2010, 10:16:40 AM
My name is William Patrick Maynard. I'm a horror fan and writer. I've heard of this place and thought I would drop in and see what it's like.

Greetings WP, and Ugly Rocker as well! We welcome fresh blood, so dust off a slab and rest yer bones for piece.


OG
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: William Patrick Maynard on August 25, 2010, 08:34:59 PM
Thank you kindly for bidding me welcome. I hope to leave something of my happiness behind.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on August 25, 2010, 09:26:31 PM
Welcome to The Army William!! You're gonna LOVE it here........or else.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: William Patrick Maynard on August 27, 2010, 01:36:33 PM
Thanks, Scatter, and great avatar.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on August 27, 2010, 02:16:38 PM
William Patrick Maynard, Welcome to the Wonderful UMA!!!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: William Patrick Maynard on August 29, 2010, 12:25:02 AM
Thanks you very much. I like the site a lot.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 30, 2010, 07:20:29 AM
Greetings William Patrick Maynard...and welcome to the coolest Monster Site ever...  >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Jethro on August 30, 2010, 09:10:42 AM
    I have overlooked this Guestbook section and  found it is nice to know a little about the people on here you communicate with.  First of all, I am one of the fortunate to have grown up in 60's as a kid into Famous Monsters, Aurora kits, and Creature Features on T.V.  As an adult I can now afford to some degree surround my self with the monster room I have always wanted.  I am a Detective Sgt. for a police department that has a high crime rate and my monster room is a great place to escape to as a stress relief.  I am very glad to have come across the UMA, everyone here is great and are fortunate to have a place to go to share things they have in common.  I like the experiences people share here in regards to their growing up on monsters the most, and also their sense of humor.  I am glad to be part of it, thank you.  -Jeff
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: William Patrick Maynard on August 30, 2010, 11:52:15 AM
Thanks for the welcome, Dr. Geist.

Jethro's post made me go back and see that most people introduce themselves a bit better than I did.

So...I'm Bill Maynard (I write under my full name also my user name). I'm a husband and father and live in Ohio, but work in Washington DC most of the time. I write as a hobby. My greatest accomplishment as a writer has been continuing the Fu Manchu thrillers for the Sax Rohmer Literary Estate. My first Fu Manchu book was published last year. The next one should be out in 2012. I'm a weekly columnist for The Black Gate where I write about horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery. I'm a fan of German expressionist horror, Universal Horrors, and Hammer Horrors. I'm also partial to the Dr. Mabuse films and Vincent Price's two Dr. Phibes pictures for AIP in the early seventies. I'm 39 years old and also post on Scarlet Street, Latarnia, CHFB, and Mondo Cult. I have the most affection for Universal Horrors and that is what has drawn me to the site.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on August 30, 2010, 12:06:29 PM
Thanks for the welcome, Dr. Geist.

Jethro's post made me go back and see that most people introduce themselves a bit better than I did.

So...I'm Bill Maynard (I write under my full name also my user name). I'm a husband and father and live in Ohio, but work in Washington DC most of the time. I write as a hobby. My greatest accomplishment as a writer has been continuing the Fu Manchu thrillers for the Sax Rohmer Literary Estate. My first Fu Manchu book was published last year. The next one should be out in 2012. I'm a weekly columnist for The Black Gate where I write about horror, fantasy, sci-fi, and mystery. I'm a fan of German expressionist horror, Universal Horrors, and Hammer Horrors. I'm also partial to the Dr. Mabuse films and Vincent Price's two Dr. Phibes pictures for AIP in the early seventies. I'm 39 years old and also post on Scarlet Street, Latarnia, CHFB, and Mondo Cult. I have the most affection for Universal Horrors and that is what has drawn me to the site.

very very cool! need to look into the Fu Manchu as I was unaware!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on August 30, 2010, 12:09:18 PM
    I have overlooked this Guestbook section and  found it is nice to know a little about the people on here you communicate with.  First of all, I am one of the fortunate to have grown up in 60's as a kid into Famous Monsters, Aurora kits, and Creature Features on T.V.  As an adult I can now afford to some degree surround my self with the monster room I have always wanted.  I am a Detective Sgt. for a police department that has a high crime rate and my monster room is a great place to escape to as a stress relief.  I am very glad to have come across the UMA, everyone here is great and are fortunate to have a place to go to share things they have in common.  I like the experiences people share here in regards to their growing up on monsters the most, and also their sense of humor.  I am glad to be part of it, thank you.  -Jeff

Love to see the many walks of life of those who started early or were eventually touched by Monster Universe. Welcome Jethro, and you're probably gonna need to be on duty round here, as there is always a mystery needing to be solved

OG
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on August 30, 2010, 06:52:29 PM
Love to see the many walks of life of those who started early or were eventually touched by Monster Universe. Welcome Jethro, and you're probably gonna need to be on duty round here, as there is always a mystery needing to be solved

OG

or Criminals to apprehend...  ;D

Watch out for that crazed chimp Scatter..he's got rabies... and beware of Creepysfan, he's just plain Psycho..
Then of course there's OG and LLK...two very dangerous fiends...
Me?...I'm the sane one of the bunch..  ;D
btw...welcome to the UMA..Jethro
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Post by: BaronNightshade on September 02, 2010, 01:03:52 PM
I am Gary Morgan, an aging Goth from Western Oklahoma who never lost his love for old Science Fiction and Horror films, namely the treasures Universal produced in the first half of the last Century.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 02, 2010, 01:08:00 PM
I am Gary Morgan, an aging Goth from Western Oklahoma who never lost his love for old Science Fiction and Horror films, namely the treasures Universal produced in the first half of the last Century.

Welcome Baron Morgan....were you promoted From Captain? Everything here is aged to perfection so you are in good company. Dive in and take a look about, and always feel free to share.
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Post by: Allhallowsday on September 03, 2010, 09:28:25 PM
I'm John, born November 1, hence "allhallowsday".  I'm Allhallowsday at other sites too.   I collect vintage monster toys, Halloween, TV, and enjoy old movies, particularly Horror films like CARNIVAL OF SOULS or BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN or CASTLE OF BLOOD (aka DANZA MACABRA) or THE OLD DARK HOUSE or CAT PEOPLE or PSYCHO or THE NIGHT STALKER...  :-*
(http://www.indobiker.nl/images/Bike_buildoff/Frankenstein.gif)
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Post by: CreepysFan on September 03, 2010, 11:48:56 PM
 A big welcome to the Crypt for William, Jethro, and John.  Always nice to have new blood flowing.
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 04, 2010, 03:36:38 AM
I am Gary Morgan, an aging Goth from Western Oklahoma who never lost his love for old Science Fiction and Horror films, namely the treasures Universal produced in the first half of the last Century.

Hello and welcome fellow Okie  ;D


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Post by: Countvonghoulie on September 04, 2010, 10:25:25 AM
Greetings and salutations all  .  My Name is Count Von Ghoulie [real name =Kevin Skoglund ] .  I live in Northern Illinois USA and have been a HUGE fan of the classic universal Monsters ever since i was but a weeeeee little Ghoul  .  SO GLAD to have found this site .  Just started up a group here in Northern Illinois infact dedicated to costuming the CLASSIC movie monsters .  Nice to find a place where fellow "monster geeks " like myself congregate !
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 04, 2010, 02:05:26 PM
Greetings and salutations all  .  My Name is Count Von Ghoulie [real name =Kevin Skoglund ] .  I live in Northern Illinois USA and have been a HUGE fan of the classic universal Monsters ever since i was but a weeeeee little Ghoul  .  SO GLAD to have found this site .  Just started up a group here in Northern Illinois infact dedicated to costuming the CLASSIC movie monsters .  Nice to find a place where fellow "monster geeks " like myself congregate !

Good Veevning CountVonGhoulie....we have reserved yor usual coffin...  thrhrt
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 04, 2010, 03:36:10 PM
VELCOME to the wonderful UMA Kevin/Countvonghoulie.
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Post by: OriginalFiend1982 on September 07, 2010, 08:10:45 AM
My name is Ben, and I love all things Horror related; movies, comics, tv series, punk rock. My user name comes from the fact I was a member of the Fiend Club way back when.

My some of my favorite movies are:
Night of the Living Dead - 1969/90
The Mummy - 1932
The Wolf Man - 1941
Nosferatu - 1922
Halloween - 1978

Favorite directors/ FX artists:
George Romero, Sam Raimi, Lucio Fulci, Tom Savini, John Carpenter, Wes Craven (before those lame "Scream" and "I Know What You Did" movies) , Dario Argento, Russ Meyer
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Post by: Opera Ghost on September 07, 2010, 01:52:08 PM
Greetings Count, AHD & OF1982. Great to have you join our little party!
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Post by: Countvonghoulie on September 07, 2010, 06:31:58 PM
Thank you Very Much for the Kind Vords .  I am sure i vill find it Very " satisfying " in here . Just keep it Dark and free of crucifixes and i'll be fine.  thrhrt
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Post by: horrorheadfred on September 11, 2010, 01:23:20 PM
Greetings everybody.









themastersofhorror.com (http://themastersofhorror.com)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 12, 2010, 05:27:06 AM
Greetings everybody.



Greetings to you.....horrorheadfred ;D








themastersofhorror.com ([url]http://themastersofhorror.com[/url])
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Post by: Scatter on September 12, 2010, 06:18:44 AM
Greetings and salutations all  .  My Name is Count Von Ghoulie [real name =Kevin Skoglund ] .  I live in Northern Illinois USA and have been a HUGE fan of the classic universal Monsters ever since i was but a weeeeee little Ghoul  .  SO GLAD to have found this site .  Just started up a group here in Northern Illinois infact dedicated to costuming the CLASSIC movie monsters .  Nice to find a place where fellow "monster geeks " like myself congregate !

Not to worry.........monster geeks abound here,friend. Welcome to the crypt!
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Post by: HorrorFreakNY on September 12, 2010, 10:30:03 PM
Hey Guys,

My name is Miguel, I'm from NYC, Brooklyn to be exact... I've been into horror since a tiny kid! Collecting all sorts of horror memorabilia for over 15 years, from books, movies, collectibles, posters, masks, basically anything horror... I also love to go to horror conventions when I have the time to go. The name HorrorFreakNY I've had for about 10 years now (Ebay name)

P.s I want to thank the Guys that helped me out with the "Hawthorne Universal Monster Village" Questions that I had!  :)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on September 13, 2010, 11:44:32 AM
Greetings and welcome to HorrorheadFred (love the Avatar), and HorrorFreakNY.

Glad to have you on board. You've stumbled upon an amazing treasure trove, guarded by an unparalleled collection of devoted/ giving altho somewhat wayward souls.
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Post by: Sean on September 15, 2010, 06:23:52 PM
Welcome Newbies... It's a good group here.  Plenty of people to help you out or even just listen.  I hope you all stick around... we need the fresh meat...(oh, and..... don't drink the punch) >:D
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Post by: HILDEBEAST on September 20, 2010, 10:08:11 AM
Hello,

I am Douglas and live in Dallas, Texas. I'm brand spanking new here. My name on here is HILDEBEAST and  is a combination of my last name Hildebrandt and a character I developed for playing in a band...half man half beast...KISS meets Planet of the apes meets a sideshow freak show.... I am a musician and artist and do design work for a company called Factory Entertatinment. Barry from FACTORY is also a member here and a pleasure to know. Some of the names on here look familiar and I hope to post some of my collection and some of my work I do for Factory Entertainment. I have designed several Universal monster products and KISS products and look forward to posting more here when I have time....Douglas a.k.a.  HILDEBEAST
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Post by: Kidagain on September 20, 2010, 10:19:13 AM
Hey Douglas, welcome to the UMA. I'm kinda new here myself. Everyone is really cool in this group and may I say extremely talented.The things you'll see are amazing to say the least, can't wait to see you post some of your stuff. Again welcome to the Army.

        Jeff
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Post by: Opera Ghost on September 20, 2010, 01:41:48 PM
Hello,

I am Douglas and live in Dallas, Texas. I'm brand spanking new here. My name on here is HILDEBEAST and  is a combination of my last name Hildebrandt and a character I developed for playing in a band...half man half beast...KISS meets Planet of the apes meets a sideshow freak show.... I am a musician and artist and do design work for a company called Factory Entertatinment. Barry from FACTORY is also a member here and a pleasure to know. Some of the names on here look familiar and I hope to post some of my collection and some of my work I do for Factory Entertainment. I have designed several Universal monster products and KISS products and look forward to posting more here when I have time....Douglas a.k.a.  HILDEBEAST

Welcome Douglas. You are amongst kindred spirits....veritable lost souls congregating to perpetuate the existence and revival of all Monsters great and tall.
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Post by: michblk on September 20, 2010, 04:15:35 PM
Welcome to the Army newbies to the best site on the Web!

BK
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Post by: Scatter on September 20, 2010, 06:47:06 PM
The secret laboratory is open to you all.........watch your step and stay close to the candles. The stairway CAN be treacherous.
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Post by: CreepyJeff on September 21, 2010, 12:04:33 AM
Thanks for signing up with us!  REALLY stoked about the upcoming Dracula ring with a "nice price" or $49.99.  Looking forward to seeing more posts and updates about new Factory Entertainment items!  Welcome to our humble abode!
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on September 23, 2010, 07:45:18 PM
The secret laboratory is open to you all.........watch your step and stay close to the candles. The stairway CAN be treacherous.

ahhh....so there is a hidden basement?  ???
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Post by: AHIMike on October 07, 2010, 10:32:07 PM
Hi. I'm Mike L. This a great site that I've been reading, but finally got my act together and joined. I grew up loving anything monster related - The Munsters, The Addams family (live action and cartoon) and especially the Movie Monsters. I had an AHI Frankenstein and Dracula as a kid along with a remco Frankenstein and Mummy. For some reason, I thought the AHIs were much better. I'm currently recollecting AHIs. I still have my original two, but am slowly adding more.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on October 08, 2010, 11:41:31 AM
Hi. I'm Mike L. This a great site that I've been reading, but finally got my act together and joined. I grew up loving anything monster related - The Munsters, The Addams family (live action and cartoon) and especially the Movie Monsters. I had an AHI Frankenstein and Dracula as a kid along with a remco Frankenstein and Mummy. For some reason, I thought the AHIs were much better. I'm currently recollecting AHIs. I still have my original two, but am slowly adding more.

Welcome AhiMike! There is much to indulge in here, eat, drink and be Merry
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 08, 2010, 08:46:25 PM
Wellcome everyone to UMA. Please enjoy!!! ;D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 08, 2010, 11:21:47 PM
Hello AHImike and welcome to the UMA...and nevermind what people say about me..cause it's all true.  >:D
Now if you will excuse me, I'm on the phone with President Taft
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 08, 2010, 11:43:31 PM
Hello AHImike and welcome to the UMA...and nevermind what people say about me..cause it's all true.  >:D
Now if you will excuse me, I'm on the phone with President Taft


I was just talking about TAFT!!!!  Wtf!!! >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: RedKing on October 09, 2010, 10:01:10 AM
Hi all! Mike Lawyer here, 39 year old fan of classic horror since I was a kid. I love Japanese monsters, Universal, Hammer and AIP as well as pretty much all horror and sci-fi movies made between the 30s and 70s, and I do have a fondness for more recent stuff from the 80s to today, but my true love is the Golden and silver ages of the 30s-70s. Even though i am younger than most monster boomers, I grew up in the same environment that prevailed in the late 50s, 60s and 70s for most of the boomers. A local UHF station started up in 1981 when I was 120 years old and they had a show called Theater Bizarre every friday night which showed a triple bill of horror and sci-fi movies and they showed everything from Universal, hammer, AIP, AIP's Japanese monster releases, even some Spanish Paul Naschy movies! there was no on screen host, but they had a very cool animated opening and theme music and an off screen narrator. Around this time Monogram reissued the "Big 4" Universal monster Aurora kits and one of my favorite memories is buying Frankenstein and the Wolf Man the week that Theater Bizarre showed both films. I put the kits on top of the TV during the movies. Later we got a second UHF station that ran a slew of great movies as well as Elvira's Movie Macabre. I have always been artistic and used to sketch the monsters while watching the movies because we did not have a VCR yet, and even after getting one, i used to pause the tape and draw the monsters. As an adult I still do the same thing, only the sketches and paintings look alot better. I also LOVE building model kits and am thrilled about the recent resurgence of the plastic kit with so many classic kits being reissued and great new ones coming out as well. Anywho, I think i am going to love being a memeber of the Universal Monster Army!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 09, 2010, 12:01:54 PM

I was just talking about TAFT!!!!  Wtf!!! >:D

uh-huh...he told me of a supposed wire-tapping... I got my eyes on you mister  Zombie Shocked

Redking-welcome to the UMA...I hope you post some or all of yer drawings for us in the enlistee's gallery.   8)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 11, 2010, 03:13:10 AM
Velcome to the Glorious UMA, RedKing. You seem to be into a lot of cool stuff. :D
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Post by: RedKing on October 11, 2010, 04:08:29 PM
Thanks guys-I think I will feel right at home here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on October 11, 2010, 04:19:09 PM
I was just reading a bio of the great character actor Victor Buono.............and it mentioned that he played TAFT in the miniseries "Backstairs At The Whitehouse".

OK, this is getting spooky.

Welcome aboard to the new recruits.............hazing begins IMMEDIATELY!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 11, 2010, 04:20:02 PM


Welcome aboard to the new recruits.............hazing begins IMMEDIATELY!

What he said, and ignore the paddle
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Post by: KOSARTeffects on October 12, 2010, 09:56:39 AM
Hello UMA! 

My name is J. Anthony Kosar, but on different forums and sites, you can find me at the username KOSARTeffects.  I am a 24 years old artist who specializes in fine art, illustration, sculpture, and special effects.  I started doing Make-up FX since Jr. High, and made my first foam-latex mask the Zombie when I was 16 as a sophomore in High School which is when I really consider my start.  Since then, I have created make-up, effects, creature suits, and props for numerous plays, commercials, conventions, feature and short films, and has held several Make-up and Effects workshops and seminars throughout the Chicagoland area, and even in Las Vegas.

In 2007, I had the chance of a lifetime to intern at Stan Winston Studio where I worked on several projects including the films INDIANA JONES 4 and James Cameron’s AVATAR, with the opportunity to meet the master himself before he passed away.

(http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq138/KOSARTeffects/KOSAR_Avatar-AmpSuit-SWS_2007-Crew.jpg)

Currently, I mostly do illustration and fine art as that is what I studied in college, mostly working on comic book covers and some hyper-realist noir interiors. In Fine Art, I was one of Watercolor Artist Magazine’s 2009 Top Ten “Ones to Watch.”   Also currently, I have been designing and sculpting Halloween masks for Zagone Studios (formerly Be Something Studios) since 2008.  Heres an image that shows the different types of work I do...

(http://i441.photobucket.com/albums/qq138/KOSARTeffects/KOSAR-KFX-Facebook-Page-Promo-2010.jpg)

Here are some places you guys can also find me....

Website:
http://kosarteffects.com/home.html (http://kosarteffects.com/home.html)

Blog:
http://www.kosarteffects.blogspot.com/ (http://www.kosarteffects.blogspot.com/)

Twitter:
https://twitter.com/KOSARTeffects (https://twitter.com/KOSARTeffects)

Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/KOSARTeffects (http://www.facebook.com/KOSARTeffects)

Deviant Art:
http://www.kosarteffects.deviantart.com/ (http://www.kosarteffects.deviantart.com/)

Glad to meet you all!

~ J. Anthony Kosar
Kosart Effects Studios, LLC
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Post by: Opera Ghost on October 12, 2010, 10:57:53 AM
Welcome JAK!

Hope you've a chance to peruse some of the talent here as well!

OG
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 13, 2010, 01:58:07 AM
JAK...much easier to say, glad I thought of it  *elbow's* OG...

anyways welcome to the UMA
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 13, 2010, 02:03:33 AM
Hello....KOSARTeffects, and VELCOME to
the Wonderful UMA.
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Post by: KOSARTeffects on October 13, 2010, 03:49:47 PM
Thank you marsattacks666, Dr.Teufel Geist, and Opera Ghost!!  Looking forward to it OG!
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Post by: Scatter on October 14, 2010, 05:27:48 PM
Awesome portfolio JAK!! Welcome to the crypt!
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Post by: justin on October 16, 2010, 11:40:51 AM
hello everyone!! my name is justin im from england and im very happy to join this great forum to talk about what we all love best!! ive been collecting for a few years now and have recently become obsessed with the original and best universal monsters,all though i have only been collecting a short while ive managed to pick up some amazing autographs and scores,im hopeing to add to my collection all the time and hope by joining here with u fine people that it will help my cause and mayb i could help yours too!! i look forward to speaking with u and im very happy to be part of this fine forum!! ;D ;D ;D
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Post by: Unknown Primate on October 16, 2010, 03:53:11 PM
Hey Justin, welcome to the coolest forum ever!
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Post by: monsterphile on October 16, 2010, 07:46:29 PM
Welcome Justin!  We have severa members from various parts of the UK as well as other parts of the planet.  We look forward to seeing your collection.  Don't forget to share images of your autographs in the Autographs! thread.

Rob
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Post by: Scatter on October 18, 2010, 08:06:38 PM
Justin, welcome to the UMA. Creepy delights await.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Murder By Death on October 19, 2010, 10:49:24 AM
Hey now! Been a long time fan of this site and lurker for awhile.

32 & long time Monster freak! Love Universal 80's Slashers, Classic Sci fi flicks, Monster Toys, Stills, Original posters, lobby Cards, Autographs, Masks comics, music, mayhem...all the good stuff!

Hope to show off my collection soon
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Opera Ghost on October 19, 2010, 02:23:00 PM
Hey now! Been a long time fan of this site and lurker for awhile.

32 & long time Monster freak! Love Universal 80's Slashers, Classic Sci fi flicks, Monster Toys, Stills, Original posters, lobby Cards, Autographs, Masks comics, music, mayhem...all the good stuff!

Hope to show off my collection soon

Welcome MBD! Love the Captain Action collection which you posted! Check out the gallery for the collections of others and nice to have you here.

OG
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Orion on October 20, 2010, 08:01:24 AM
Hello All! I signed up here a while back and spend most of my time lurking, soaking up all the great information you guys have on the Uni Monsters.  I have a minor monster collection (some Megos, Remcos, a few Ahi, Sideshows, along with some of the newer stuff out there.)  It is not even close to some of the fantastic displays I've seen on this forum, but I'm having fun picking up pieces a little at a time.  I'm also a Mego guy, so I spend a lot of time focusing on that collection as well .

I have a strong affection for the Remco 9 inch line, because it was really the last great toy I got in my childhood.  My brother and I had a great time having Frankenstein, Dracula, Wolfman and Mummy terrorize our remaining Mego Superheroes, before we packed up the toys for a while and headed into dreaded adolescence.   :)
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on October 20, 2010, 11:35:50 PM
Hello and Welcome to Justin,Murder by death, and Orion...pull up an empty grave and enjoy...  >:D
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 21, 2010, 05:11:37 AM
VELCOME to the Fantastic UMA, Murder By Death and Justin. ;D
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Post by: Prof. Hemispheres on October 29, 2010, 11:28:19 PM
Prof. Hemispheres here.
47 year-old toy collector/all-around monster fan.
I've been building monster models, and collecting vintage and new toys for about 12 years now.
I am a huge fan of the Universal Monsters because it takes me back to being a little kid in the late 1960's/early 1970's, when we would stay up late at night and watch Ghost Host theater (a local late night horror show), or watch Creature Feature matinees in my basement on Saturday afternoons with blankets over all the windows to make the room pitch black for that extra scare factor.
Glad to find a site for old-school monster fans and newer-school fans alike.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Unknown Primate on October 30, 2010, 12:57:51 AM
Welcome to the UMA, Prof.  I like your "covering the windows with blankets" idea.  Man, I wish I had thought of that when I was a kid!  Pretty cool!
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Post by: CreepysFan on October 30, 2010, 02:03:25 AM
 Welcome to the Crypt Prof. , this is definetly the site for us `60's and `70's monster kids to re-live our monster memories.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on October 30, 2010, 08:19:27 AM
Pick out a comfy corner of our catacomb and settle in Prof!! Glad you found your way here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: benmazur87 on November 01, 2010, 06:39:53 PM
Hi. Real name is Bernie.  I used my email sign-in. Glad to be part of the Army!
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Post by: MailOrderZombie on November 02, 2010, 10:58:23 PM
I'm rejoining these boards after having been away for a bit.  I was overly active before anyway, and I couldn't remember my username or password from before!

Anyway . . . I'm Derek, also known as Brother D, the producer and co-host of Mail Order Zombie, a weekly zombie-movie/media podcast we've been putting out since 2008.  I've also just finished a near-daily month-long podcast counting down to Halloween (called Plan D: Countdown to Halloween), and I love my zombie movies, but I also REALLY love the classic films, and look forward to being involved in these forums!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 03, 2010, 10:36:32 AM
Welcome Crypt Prof, Bernie and welcome back MOZombie!

Always room for more!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 04, 2010, 01:28:27 PM
VELCOME to the glorious UMA. Home of the best of the best!!
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Post by: gnrbaby on November 08, 2010, 02:40:23 PM
Yo! GNRBABY here! From FL USA and love films of all kind! 8)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 08, 2010, 02:44:35 PM
Yo! GNRBABY here! From FL USA and love films of all kind! 8)

Welcome GNR....watch out for that Skunkape Scatter who is known to hang round those parts
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Post by: Scatter on November 08, 2010, 03:53:13 PM
VELCOMMMMMMME Rachely and Grnbaby!! What part of bad old Florida are you in GBaby?? I'm chained down in Wellington myself.
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Post by: gnrbaby on November 09, 2010, 03:04:55 PM
VELCOMMMMMMME Rachely and Grnbaby!! What part of bad old Florida are you in GBaby?? I'm chained down in Wellington myself.

Ft. Lauderdale
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Post by: The Fonz on November 09, 2010, 09:30:33 PM
Heyyyyy, this is Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 10, 2010, 02:15:17 PM
Heyyyyy, this is Arthur "The Fonz" Fonzarelli

Welcome Fonzie. Park it anywhere--a lot of great threads here
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Post by: erin1789 on November 15, 2010, 08:18:07 PM
I'm Erin and I'm from Florida as well...I LOVE the Universal Monsters, but I especially love the Wolf Man and the Creature. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was the first Universal Classic I ever saw [when I was around 5 or 6] and it scared me and intrigued me and I just loved it. I'm actually just now getting into The Mummy and The Invisible Man, because a recent spark of collecting has me turning into an absolute raving fanatic. I met Ricou Browning at a convention and ever since then I've been living, breathing, and eating Universal Monsters. I was glad to find this forum.  8)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 15, 2010, 08:21:08 PM
I'm Erin and I'm from Florida as well...I LOVE the Universal Monsters, but I especially love the Wolf Man and the Creature. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was the first Universal Classic I ever saw [when I was around 5 or 6] and it scared me and intrigued me and I just loved it. I'm actually just now getting into The Mummy and The Invisible Man, because a recent spark of collecting has me turning into an absolute raving fanatic. I met Ricou Browning at a convention and ever since then I've been living, breathing, and eating Universal Monsters. I was glad to find this forum.  8)

Hey Erin~ Welcome....You'll never find a more wretched hive....no wait, I mean, a bigger treasure trove of great people, infinite (monster and other)wisdom, and personalities with a bigger heart. Jump in, and fear not, that which goes bump in the night.

OG
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Post by: Scatter on November 15, 2010, 08:46:31 PM
I'm Erin and I'm from Florida as well...I LOVE the Universal Monsters, but I especially love the Wolf Man and the Creature. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein was the first Universal Classic I ever saw [when I was around 5 or 6] and it scared me and intrigued me and I just loved it. I'm actually just now getting into The Mummy and The Invisible Man, because a recent spark of collecting has me turning into an absolute raving fanatic. I met Ricou Browning at a convention and ever since then I've been living, breathing, and eating Universal Monsters. I was glad to find this forum.  8)

Welcome Erin!! Did you meet Ricou at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando?? That's where I met him last year. Great guy!
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Post by: erin1789 on November 16, 2010, 12:04:07 PM
Welcome Erin!! Did you meet Ricou at the Spooky Empire convention in Orlando?? That's where I met him last year. Great guy!

Yup. I also met Robert Englund, which I was/am actually way more excited about.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 16, 2010, 05:08:25 PM
Well hello..............Erin. Reading your post, I see you have a lot of cool
interests. Welcome to UMA.
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Post by: Scatter on November 17, 2010, 10:57:31 AM
Yup. I also met Robert Englund, which I was/am actually way more excited about.


HA!! Maybe we saw each other there.........My wife and son and I were all wearing our Universal Monster Army T-shirts !! REPRESENT!!

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2675/4018090178_5008fb6f53_b.jpg)
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Post by: erin1789 on November 18, 2010, 01:02:56 PM
If I'd seen you I would've asked where your shirt was from...I have to get one!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on November 18, 2010, 05:07:57 PM
If I'd seen you I would've asked where your shirt was from...I have to get one!

That design sold out. I believe there is a new design coming down the pike though. Stay tuned!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Tim Girard on November 19, 2010, 11:19:05 PM
I hate being conventional. I do! I really do. I stuck with my original name. I am a creative writer and I hate to admit this out loud but I don't mind having my name be searchable to the world at large. Usually I go with a Chaney reference or a Karloff reference but somehow that seemed curiously conventional amongst such fine folks! (And well learned folks as well! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your expertise and perspectives!)
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Post by: Scatter on November 20, 2010, 01:38:03 PM
I hate being conventional. I do! I really do. I stuck with my original name. I am a creative writer and I hate to admit this out loud but I don't mind having my name be searchable to the world at large. Usually I go with a Chaney reference or a Karloff reference but somehow that seemed curiously conventional amongst such fine folks! (And well learned folks as well! I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your expertise and perspectives!)

Don't worry..........I'll think up a name for you. By the powers vested in me as The Ministers Of Monikers, I dub thee Unconventional Tim, The Hemingway Of Horror. Or not.

Welcome aboard Tim!!
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Post by: jamesenstein31 on November 21, 2010, 03:06:22 PM
I'm new here. Always wanted to join. I'm a college student who has always had a love for classic monsters and gothic horror. I love all kinds of classic cinema, but I always have had a certain affection for the genre of the fantastic. This place looks pretty cool!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on November 22, 2010, 12:24:59 PM
Welcome Unconventional Tim, and Jamesenstein! You've stumbed upon a wonderous place
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Post by: klempo on November 25, 2010, 03:33:02 PM
Just want to say Hi to everyone. I am new here on this site. I come from Slovenia, a small country in European Union and I am a  big horror fan and horror collector and probably the only one in my country that collects this stuff and that is why  sites like this are awesome! I am not alone ! ;)
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Post by: Scatter on November 25, 2010, 04:58:26 PM
Welcome to our little castle Klempo...........cross the moat and enter freely. I'm sure we'd be very interested in seeing your collection........specifically what you may have from Central Europe that we may not have seen.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 25, 2010, 06:58:28 PM
VELCOME to the wonderful world of UMA, jamesenstein31. ;D
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Post by: jamesenstein31 on November 25, 2010, 07:14:11 PM
Thanks, guys   :D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 25, 2010, 07:31:42 PM
Thanks, guys   :D



Anytime!!! ;)
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Post by: monsterphile on November 25, 2010, 09:26:21 PM
Welcome klempo.  I'm sure you're our first member from Slovenia.  Heck, you're not too far off from Transylvania.   ;D

Rob
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Post by: Tim Girard on November 26, 2010, 03:54:43 AM
I dub thee Unconventional Tim, The Hemingway Of Horror.

Scatter, this is awesome! I thank you from the bottom of my dingy little heart! When I figure the whole thing out I'll change my profile name to "the Hemingway of Horror!" Hah! I love it!
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Post by: FrightattheOpera on November 28, 2010, 03:23:54 PM
Hello! My name is Alex and I love the Phantom of the Opera.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 28, 2010, 04:41:51 PM
I'm Dr. Madd, a little late with an introduction, but I am a factory worker with a Frankenstein fixation from West Tennessee. I sculpt, write, draw, glue pom-poms, and cook like a fiend.
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Post by: charp13 on November 29, 2010, 01:39:16 AM
Dr. Madd- It's comforting to know that there are other "Southern" monster lovers out here! Although western Tennessee is a mystery to me, I have been to Chattanooga several times (probably nowhere near you) and I admire your state's landscape. It seems like all the monster action goes on up north and the east coast. So I'm sure you are as happy as I am to have found the UMA! Belated welcome to you Dr. Madd!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 29, 2010, 03:19:32 AM
Dr. Madd- It's comforting to know that there are other "Southern" monster lovers out here! Although western Tennessee is a mystery to me, I have been to Chattanooga several times (probably nowhere near you) and I admire your state's landscape. It seems like all the monster action goes on up north and the east coast. So I'm sure you are as happy as I am to have found the UMA! Belated welcome to you Dr. Madd!

Madd Manor is off in the country in West Tennessee, near Kentucky Lake.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 30, 2010, 03:49:33 PM
Velcome,FrightattheOpera  to the wonder world of the UMA!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 30, 2010, 03:51:26 PM
I'm Dr. Madd, a little late with an introduction, but I am a factory worker with a Frankenstein fixation from West Tennessee. I sculpt, write, draw, glue pom-poms, and cook like a fiend.


Wellllllll Hellllllllllllooooooooo, Fancypants! Pom, poms rule! :D


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Post by: Dr. Madd on November 30, 2010, 07:34:54 PM

Wellllllll Hellllllllllllooooooooo, Fancypants! Pom, poms rule! :D

Except I make them into monsters.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 01, 2010, 01:22:11 AM
Except I make them into monsters.


cOOlllllllll.....
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Post by: Pauspy on December 01, 2010, 02:27:49 PM
Pauspy here from Winnipeg, Canada-I've just started actively posting in the last couple of days; some great topics here; I'm already having a great time!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 01, 2010, 02:34:58 PM
Welcome, Pauspy, to the shadowy creepy world of the UMA!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 01, 2010, 02:36:58 PM
Welcome, Klempo - I googled Slovenia - looks like a rugged, awesome country!
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Post by: Scatter on December 02, 2010, 07:26:05 PM
Welcome, Klempo - I googled Slovenia - looks like a rugged, awesome country!

Lotsa places for a Yeti or Sasquatch to hide!
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Post by: Unknown Primate on December 02, 2010, 08:17:20 PM
Ohhhh Yeahhhhh!
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Post by: Dr. Madd on December 04, 2010, 10:39:21 PM
And mountain passes to hide a mad scientist's laboratory.
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Post by: MrZero on December 07, 2010, 01:08:28 PM
Hello everyone!  I ended up on threads from this forum several times when doing google searches for various monster questions that I had.  The last time that happened, I ended up on here for an hour or so reading all kinds of cool posts, so I thought I'd join up!

Dr. Madd- It's comforting to know that there are other "Southern" monster lovers out here! Although western Tennessee is a mystery to me, I have been to Chattanooga several times (probably nowhere near you) and I admire your state's landscape. It seems like all the monster action goes on up north and the east coast...

There are a LOT of monster lovers in the South.  Here in Atlanta, we have the Silver Scream Spook Show where once a month they have a live horror movie host along with his sidekick and a troop of burlesque dancers, musicians and actors put on a show and play an old horror movie (complete with program!) at one of the local movie theaters.  There are local horror movie hosted TV shows like Monster Creature Feature with Ormon Grimsby up in North Carolina (and one that I can't think of in Tennessee).   There's also The Full Moon Tattoo and Horror Convention in April in Nashville, TN; Drive-Invasion at the Starlight Six drive in theater in Atlanta, GA; Con-Nooga which is a horror-heavy, multi-fandom convention in February in Chattanooga, TN; Spooky Horror's Ultimate Horror Weekend in Orlando, FL; The Nashville Comic and Horror Festival in Nashville, TN; to name a few.  Plus there are many horror rock, gothabilly and psychobilly bands down south.  Oh, and ghost tours in Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC.  There's a lot going on if you know where to look!  ;)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 07, 2010, 01:37:07 PM
Welcome Mr.Zero, from OG in So Cal, where it never hits zero!
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Post by: luke on December 08, 2010, 10:15:03 AM
Long time reader. Not really a big fan of forums but every here seems really nice and well informed. I'm a toy guy with a store in Tucson. I'm based in Tokyo where I make toys in JP vinyl and buy and sell toys from friends of mine here as well. Good times. I'd like to post pics of the stuff I do but wonder if it will bother people for being too far the forum or perceived as just trying to sell stuff. So I'll probably just say a loyal reader. Such is the plight of the toy nerd/store owner.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 08, 2010, 04:32:00 PM
Velcome, MrZero! ;)
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Post by: foolish mortal on December 21, 2010, 09:41:05 AM
First off, I am a "foolish mortal" and LOVE the Haunted Mansion! ;D The real name is Dwayne from wild and wonderful West Virginia.
I have been a classic monster fan since childhood and just recently started collecting monster toys from the 70's & 80's. Thanks to the Monster Toy Gallery which made me remember how freaking sweet these toys were!!! and also led me to this site 8) My other collecting interest are movie props and wardrobe, mainly horror... my holy grail is Duane Jone's  hero rifle from Night of the Living Dead ;) love it. Anyway, I'm really glad to be a part of such a great community of monster minded people, and look forward to joining in on the fun. I'll hurry back and won't forget to bring my death certificate!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 21, 2010, 10:42:50 AM
First off, I am a "foolish mortal" and LOVE the Haunted Mansion! ;D The real name is Dwayne from wild and wonderful West Virginia.
I have been a classic monster fan since childhood and just recently started collecting monster toys from the 70's & 80's. Thanks to the Monster Toy Gallery which made me remember how freaking sweet these toys were!!! and also led me to this site 8) My other collecting interest are movie props and wardrobe, mainly horror... my holy grail is Duane Jone's  hero rifle from Night of the Living Dead ;) love it. Anyway, I'm really glad to be a part of such a great community of monster minded people, and look forward to joining in on the fun. I'll hurry back and won't forget to bring my death certificate!

Welcome Foolish Mortal!(You know the rest!) Glad to have you hear
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 22, 2010, 10:17:52 PM
Hello, foolish mortal! Welcome to UMA!
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Post by: ElDestructo on December 26, 2010, 11:25:42 AM
Greetings all,
I'm Tim, aka El Destructo. I'm the illustrator who recently did the card art for the new Castaway Toys Creepy Classics, and Zombie Clause.
Also a long time friend and former art student of another member here known as "Visible."

Good to be here: )
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Post by: Scatter on December 26, 2010, 05:01:19 PM
Welcome FooMo and ElDo.........
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 27, 2010, 02:47:07 PM
Welcome El--love the Avatar! Your work or that of another? I'm a big CA fan

OG
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 28, 2010, 04:32:50 PM
UMA welcomes you, ElDestructo. ;)
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Post by: Dr Wolfenstein on December 28, 2010, 09:12:17 PM
Hi everyone. I'm a monster fan from Australia and have finally decided to join up.UMA seems like a fun place to hang out.My real names Gab I'm a freelance sculptor and mold maker.I love the Universal monsters as well as the Hammer films and the monsters from the 50's.Looking forward to contributing.
 
Dr Wolfenstein
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 29, 2010, 12:24:30 PM
Hi everyone. I'm a monster fan from Australia and have finally decided to join up.UMA seems like a fun place to hang out.My real names Gab I'm a freelance sculptor and mold maker.I love the Universal monsters as well as the Hammer films and the monsters from the 50's.Looking forward to contributing.
 
Dr Wolfenstein

Welcome, welcome Dr Wolfenstein. Looking forward to seeing some of your work!
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Post by: toys-of-terror on December 29, 2010, 01:00:40 PM
Hello
 Im toys-of-terror, I've been collecting monster toys,props,posters and more for about 20 years since i was a teenager, My love like many of you for the darker side of things started when i was child when my dear ol' father brought home THE EVIL DEAD on beta I was terrified and fascinated all at the same time. I used to be a full time TOY Dealer traveling the country selling vintage and new toys and comics. I owned my on comic shop for a very brief period and now just sell toys and comics on the side to pay for the stuff i want to keep for my self. I lover monsters from all eras, From frankenstein to jason voorhees I love it all but my favorite toys are from the 60's, they just have a certain feel to them.  I sell a good bit of stuff on ebay as well but i do more buying than selling anymore. I am glad i finally became a UMA member, I've been to the sight for info on a number of occassions and find that there is no better place for information on the rare stuff you can't find an answer for anyhwere else. Thank you all for your warm welcome and i look forward to the new year as UMA member.
toys-of-terror
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Post by: packy120353 on December 29, 2010, 01:45:29 PM
Hi and Welcome to Luke ~ I don't know if anyone replied, but I for one am curious about what kind of toys you make and collect. We love toys. I'm sure a few pictures of your toys wouldn't offend anyone!  Nice of you to be considerate though.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on December 29, 2010, 01:51:55 PM
Welcome ToT
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Post by: DrMirakle32 on January 01, 2011, 03:08:16 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Ryan Bijan, and I am an aspiring filmmaker and lifelong fan of the Universal Monsters, and classic horror in general. I'm 20, but discovered the classic monsters through the colorful Universal VHS tapes released in the early 90's, and Crestwood House storybooks from the library. I was immediately hooked, and it is the Universal Monsters that lead me to read classics of literature like Dracula and Frankenstein, as well as igniting my passion for vintage/classic cinema in all genres.

As well as a filmmaker and student, I am a collector of most things monster related, and I love to paint and sculpt (when I have the time.) Without creative geniuses like Whale, Fisher and Freund initially sparking my childhood dreams, I wouldn't have the drive to create films, I have today.

Thank you for reading,

Ryan Bijan
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Post by: Scatter on January 02, 2011, 08:50:13 PM
Welcome Brian!! I know we'd all love to see your collection as well as any film work you may have publicly accessible.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 03, 2011, 12:29:42 PM
Hello everyone,

My name is Ryan Bijan, and I am an aspiring filmmaker and lifelong fan of the Universal Monsters, and classic horror in general. I'm 20, but discovered the classic monsters through the colorful Universal VHS tapes released in the early 90's, and Crestwood House storybooks from the library. I was immediately hooked, and it is the Universal Monsters that lead me to read classics of literature like Dracula and Frankenstein, as well as igniting my passion for vintage/classic cinema in all genres.

As well as a filmmaker and student, I am a collector of most things monster related, and I love to paint and sculpt (when I have the time.) Without creative geniuses like Whale, Fisher and Freund initially sparking my childhood dreams, I wouldn't have the drive to create films, I have today.

Thank you for reading,

Ryan Bijan
Welcome  Ryan. Glad to have you on board. Where abouts are you located?

OG in Socal
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Post by: DrMirakle32 on January 03, 2011, 04:51:50 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome!

I am from North Texas. BTW, is there a way to directly embed YouTube videos on this forum? I'd like to post a link to a page for a film I've made, and post the trailers directly. I'm sure someone with the username "Opera Ghost" will find my project particularly interesting.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 06, 2011, 02:57:34 AM
Velcome to the wonderful UMA, DrMirakle32
Title: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: stuntpk on January 10, 2011, 04:26:34 PM
Hello,
I stumbled across this site while researching the old Imagineering makeup kits from the 70's.
Born in 1961, I was an Air force brat following my dad to the other side of the world as a kid. I went to Kindergarten - 3rd grade in Okinawa ('66-'70), 4th Grade in Victorville CA ('70-'71), and 5th - 9th ('72-'76) grade back in Okinawa, 10th ('76-'77) Rudyard Michigan and 11th-12th )'77-'79) Milpitas California..
In Okinawa, they are big on the ghost stories and monsters but it was in 4th grade I had just watched "The Blob" on TV and the next day I found my first tube of Vampire Blood at a 7-11 in Victorville, CA.
From that it grew to Scar stuff and Evil teeth.

After moving back to Okinawa in '72, there were things you did not have access to like in the states. One was Topp's baseball cards, and another big one was Sweet Tarts candy. However, the items I could not find were the cool makeup items from Imagineering. I had to have friends from the states send me my supply of items. By the late 70's, I had the Evil Eyes, Glow goop, Creepy Skin (My favorite) Tooth Out, Green Dragon Blood, and even a "The Face" kit.
While I went through tons of the stuff each halloween, I still have some today (unopened).

I read a ton of the posts here and get a a kick from of the stories of memories past. I had to join up so I could follow more stories to come.

My name is Paul Knaack
While I was in Victorville CA in 1971, I got to see the stunt show at universal studios and knew what I wanted to do when I grew up. (Did I really grow up?)
In 1984, I actually got to work with some of the veteran stunt guys who worked at Universal studios. This is why I use the name "stuntpk"
I also taught special effects makeup to kids through the 90's (using Creepy Skin as my number one tool)

I am so happy that Rubies has continued the original formula for Creepy Skin (with the cotton)
It brings back the days of covering half my face in the stuff... (yuck)

I am currently in San Jose CA.
Thanks for having such a cool site.
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Post by: Kidagain on January 10, 2011, 06:32:44 PM
Welcome to the UMA stuntpk, your absolutely correct when you say this is such a cool site. Pull up a tombstone and sit a spell .
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Post by: Trimurdera on January 11, 2011, 03:10:27 PM
I'm Trimurdera. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 11, 2011, 05:43:36 PM
Welcome Stuntpk and Trimurdera


Always looking for new blood
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Post by: monahan13 on January 11, 2011, 06:01:41 PM
So i just realized i never introduced myself here, shame on me!

my name is Ryan Monahan, im 24 years old, i was born and raised in chicago IL. I love Universal monsters, collecting toys new and old is my deal.. i just got into modeling as most of you know, thanks for the help again haha. I am a design student...trying to get into the more 3-D realm.

I still live in chicago with my dog, cat, and girlfriend.
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Post by: Sean on January 12, 2011, 12:52:54 PM
Welcome Ryan.
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Post by: Zombie_Zach on January 12, 2011, 01:51:52 PM
I'm Zombie Zach. I have been into universal monsters and horror movies since a very young age when my dad introduced them to me. I am 21 now and my love, and collection for the monsters I love has grown with age. As for anything else, I am an FX artist currently in art school learning how to create monsters and mad men, and I am a lover of psychobilly and rockabilly music.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 12, 2011, 01:53:37 PM
I'm Zombie Zach. I have been into universal monsters and horror movies since a very young age when my dad introduced them to me. I am 21 now and my love, and collection for the monsters I love has grown with age. As for anything else, I am an FX artist currently in art school learning how to create monsters and mad men, and I am a lover of psychobilly and rockabilly music.

Welcome ZZ!
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Post by: Kidagain on January 12, 2011, 02:19:25 PM
Hello to Ryan and ZZ.
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Post by: Scatter on January 12, 2011, 10:46:42 PM
Welcome aboard to all the new ghouls!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 13, 2011, 08:31:10 AM
Welcome aboard to all the new ghouls!



   ^ What he said ^
   
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Post by: Flower on January 19, 2011, 01:15:49 PM
I'm here and ready to share my love of Classic Horror, Monsters, Ghouls .. etc
 
tynhrt
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Post by: toys-of-terror on January 19, 2011, 02:22:52 PM
WELCOME EVERYONE,
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Post by: Hepcat on January 19, 2011, 06:59:01 PM
I'm here and ready to share my love of Classic Horror, Monsters, Ghouls .. etc
 
tynhrt

I'm very new as well but welcome Flower!

 cl:)
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 19, 2011, 07:40:03 PM
Welcome Flower and Hepcat!
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Post by: Hepcat on January 19, 2011, 11:06:47 PM
I've been posting here for a couple of weeks now so I guess it's high time I told you other fellows a little about myself. I'm a baby boomer born and raised in London, Ontario. There were a number of defining moments in my younger days that turned me into the monster related toy enthusiast I am today:

1. The first was perhaps the "You'll Die Laughing" card set that Topps issued in 1959. These featured artwork by the legendary Jack Davis and are perhaps my favourite card set of all time. My association with these at the time didn't go beyond admiring the older kids' cards as I didn't yet have the disposable income to buy cards priced at five cents a pack.

2. 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 occupy a young boy's interest, goldfish, little turtles, budgies 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 twenty dollar area, there was just no chance I'd be given one though.

3. It was some time in 1961(?) that my buddy and I took in a double bill featuring the "Curse of Frankenstein"  and the "Horror of Dracula" at the Capitol Theatre in downtown London. 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.

4. I energetically collected the "Spook Stories" card set that Leaf issued in 1961.

5.  It was in September of 1962 that I took in the "King Kong versus Godzilla" movie at the Odeon Theatre in downtown London. I was left awestruck.

6. Around that time I also succeeded in getting my mother to buy me a Hasbro Marble Maze at Woolworths. It featured pitfalls such as the Haunted Mountains, Devil's Pass, and Man Eating Plants and was the best toy I'd ever gotten to that point.

7. On another trip to Kresge within a few months  I came upon the Aurora monster models. Up to that point I'd just dabbled on the fringes of monster culture but those Aurora kits were so awesome that they sent me right off the deep end. Although I was most attracted to the Creature at first, it was the Mummy, Bride of Frankenstein and Frankenstein's Flivver I ended up building.

8. At some point I also became aware of the Revell line of Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Fink model kits. Rat Fink and Angel Fink would be the two I'd build. I also bought a T-shirt Iron-On Transfer of Brother Rat Fink which I successfully applied to one of my shirts which my disgusted father promptly used as a rag in the garage. I never built any of the Hawk Weird-Ohs but a buddy down the street had an assembled Francis the Foul.

9. By selling fifteen newspapers on a Saturday morning, I earned a prize beyond my wildest dreams - that being a Standard Plastics monster wallet featuring Wolfman and the Creature, albeit it was the one with the Mummy that seemed to be the most popular with the other fellows.

10. I then made the biggest score of my young life on a family trip to Detroit to visit relatives. I got my father to buy me a "Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory"! My two best buddies were more than eager to be my demented half-brained lab assistants and enthusiastically fetched tapwater for me while I mixed the concoctions.

11. Trick or treating on Halloween with my two best buddies in 1964 I was given one card in a generic wrapper. Opening it up we discovered the "Hairy Fiend" card from the Topps "Mars Attacks" set. We were awestruck since "Mars Attacks" cards had not been distributed in London and we had therefore never seen any. Without the wrapper, we failed to even figure out the name of the set despite the Mars Attacks title on the back!

12. A few months later I discovered "'Big Daddy' Roth" magazine on the newstand and ended up getting all four issues. I dutifully did as the ad suggested and sent away to Roth Studios in California for a Rat Fink sweatshirt, which my father just as dutifully turned into yet another rag.

13. I'd also discovered the first issue of "Creepy" magazine on the newstand while checking to see if the new "Green Lantern" or "Flash" comic books had come in and was immediately taken by the Jack Davis artwork on the cover and the stories inside. I ended up becoming a big Warren Publications fan and remember haunting neighbourhood stores waiting for the first issue of "Eerie" to hit the newstands. Curiously though I never bought "Famous Monsters of Filmland" magazine because I thought it was for bigger kids!

The model kits I'd built as a kid had a lifelong influence on me. So did the comics and bubble gum cards I'd collected. Therefore despite the fact that my boyhood treasures all went by the wayside at some point in time, I never completely lost interest in these things. Throughout high school and university I always wished I still had my models, comics, cards and sundry toys. My first job after university was in 1977 and by 1979 I was back to collecting. Big time.

The comics and cards came first because of their availability in several shops here in Toronto. By 1981 or 1982 though  I discovered that unbuilt Aurora monster and other kits could be bought. I've been collecting them ever since - the Aurora monster and other figure models, Hawk Weird-Ohs, Revell "Big Daddy" Roth Finks, AMT Star Trek vessels etc. I have well over 100 of these including most of the ones I want. For example, the only Roth kits I need are Surfite, Scuzzfink, Boss Fink and Robin' Hood Fink and the only Aurora monsters I need are the King Kongs, Godzillas and Wolfman's Wagon. These are very tough to find. I have all the Hawk Weird-Ohs and Silly Surfers though and need only one Frantic kit.

I also collect unbuilt Aurora and Hawk plane and ship models from the sixties and some drag and stock car model kits from the seventies.

I have a very impressive collection of unbuilt slot car kits from the sixties, primarily Monogram and AMT. As you might imagine, these are particularly difficult to find. I have over forty Mint in Box slot cars.

I currently have seventeen Mint in Box board games from the sixties including Casper, Terrytoons Hide n' Seek, Outer Limits, Shindig, Howdy Doody Adventure, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, The Deputy, Mighty Crusaders, Johnny Ringo, Dracula, Superman, Spider-Man and Lost in Space.

I also have a modest collection of other toys including a Three Keys to Treasure Bagatelle, eight Kenner Presto or Sparkle Paint Sets, three different Hasbro Marble Mazes and some Hamilton's Invader items. I have a couple of dozen Mint on Card Duncan Spin Tops. The "toy" I most covet is a Mint in Box Mad, Mad, Mad Scientist Laboratory chemistry set which I had as a kid.

I've also taken up collecting NM unused kids' lunch boxes with their thermoses. I now have 22 thermoses and nineteen lunch boxes. The Steve Canyon lunchbox and thermos is the oldest of these but others include Shari Lewis, Casper, Atom Ant & Secret Squirrel, Woody Woodpecker, Famous Monsters of Filmland and Yogi Bear.

I have a small collection of Lionel HO trains. Eventually I'd like to have a 1/29 scale garden railroad outside with Aristocraft and USA Trains equipment. I'll model a 1950s scene and mix 4-8-4 Northern steam engines with GP7 and GP9 diesels in my layout.

I haven't really gotten into Pez dispensers, Corgi or Matchbox cars, or Hot Wheels - yet. Maybe in another ten years.

I collect comics from 1945 to 1980. My concentration is Silver Age DC such as Justice League, Flash, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Atom, Hawkman, Mystery in Space, Sea Devils, Challengers of the Unknown, Metal Men, Wonder Woman, Tales of the Unexpected, Teen Titans, Fox & the Crow etc. I'm just about solid in my main titles going back to 1962. For example, I have all the Justice Leagues going back to 1960 with the exception of issues 5, 6 and 47.

I also collect other titles such as the Fly, Jaguar, Black Cat, Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, Space Adventures, Gorgo, Herbie, Turok, Dr. Solar, Lone Ranger, Gold Key Phantom and many Atom Age Jungle and Adventure titles including Sheena, Jumbo, Space Western and Commander Battle & the Atomic Sub. I have a few Harveys such as Casper, Wendy, Spooky, Little Dot, Little Audrey and Hot Stuff and quite a few Dell Funny Animal comics.

I also have a very good collection of the car humour mags such as Drag Cartoons, Hot Rod Cartoons and CARtoons. I also collect the Warren horror mags such as Creepy and Eerie and the Skywalds. I have a collection of several dozen Mad magazines from the late fifties and early sixties as well.

My collection of CFL cards and such from the fifties to 1972 is among the best in the world. I also have a very nice collection of hockey cards from 1957 to 1973. I also have hundreds of baseball cards although these I've not pursued aggressively. I have thirty binders of sports cards, over three quarters of them from before 1973.

I also collect non-sport cards primarily from 1948 to 1972. These I find even more interesting than sport cards. Favourite sets in my collection include You'll Die Laughing, Funny Valentines, Mr. Foney's Foney Ads, Zorro, Robin Hood, Sports Cars, Civil War News, Casper, TV Westerns, Goofy Series Postcards, Wacky Plaks, Fight the Red Menace, Batman, Space/Target Moon, Crazy Cards, Round-Up, Rolling Stones, Beatles, Monkees and Spook Stories. I haven't yet found Mars Attacks and Battle sets in sufficiently high grade. These two sets would be excruciatingly expensive. All in all, I have 32 binders of non-sport cards of which over 85% are pre-1980.

I've also accumulated the original wrappers for dozens of these sets. As you can imagine, the wrappers can be particularly tough to find. I've not been collecting the boxes to this point.

My collection of premium coins - Shirriff hockey, football, baseball, cars, warships, space etc. - from potato chips and jelly desserts is among the best in the world.

I also collect refillable soda pop bottles, 16 ounces and smaller, and 1/4 pint and 1/2 pint round painted label milk bottles from the 1920s to the 1950s. I specialize in Ontario dairies. I now have close to two hundred bottles plus several dozen Pepsi and other collectible milk glasses in a custom built kitchen pantry with glass doors to store and display the bottles.

I have a couple very nicely restored Beaver gumball machines from the sixties. As soon as I create the space in my kitchen, I intend to acquire one of the pop machines from the sixties where you pulled the bottle out toward you horizontally. I also really want one of the small metal Wishing Well thermometers which hung in many variety stores when I was a young boy.

I love music and am constantly adding to my record accumulation of over 500 LPs and 200 CDs. My favourite artists include the Rolling Stones, Doors, Animals, Jethro Tull, Kinks, Who, Cream, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Spirit, Yardbirds, Zombies, Troggs, ? & the Mysterians, Jay & the Americans, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Jeff Beck Group, Buddy Guy, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, James Brown, Junior Walker & the All-Stars, David Bowie, Blondie, B-52's, T-Rex, etc.

I have a small collection of Rolling Stones 45 sleeves and concert programs.

I play my music on a Thorens TD 240 turntable with a state of the art Ortofon 2M Black moving magnet cartridge which incorporates a Shibata line stylus, a Marantz CC4001 CD player, a Marantz PM7001 70 watt per channel amplifier and a pair of Monitor Audio Silver RS8 speakers. I'm also getting a custom hardwood base with interlocking layers of sound deadening baltic birch built for a new old store stock Garrard GT-55 turntable I picked up on Ebay! It will anchor a second system in my bedroom which includes a pair of BIC Venturi 5312 speakers.

I have a small coin collection as well of primarily Canadian silver coins but I have some U.S. ones as well as the odd gold coin.

I also adore classic and muscle cars. I had a 1987 Buick Grand National but that was stolen in 1992 out of the parking lot of a banquet hall when I was attending a friend's wedding and then trashed. A project I've not been able to get around to doing due to financial limitations is restoring my candle apple red 340 powered 1973 Dodge Charger which needs an engine rebuild. I had Jesse at the Hemi Shop in London, Ontario install the engine back in 1981.

Overall though I'd characterize myself as a kid's stuff from the baby boom years collector.

 tynhrt


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Post by: Richard on January 20, 2011, 03:43:17 PM
Wow, what a resume, Hepcat! Very descriptive!
After reading this, I know more about you than I know about myself  :P
The 1973 Dodge Charger~ I've had a few of those in my life. Great car!
Richard
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Post by: Hepcat on January 21, 2011, 11:11:22 AM
Thank you!

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ABlackCat3.jpg)

(http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g434/Balticprince/ACharger.jpg)
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Post by: foolish mortal on January 21, 2011, 07:17:53 PM
I love your cat ;D I have 3 myself, a black and white, grey and white, and a calico.  They are monsters but I luv em 8)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 22, 2011, 09:10:03 AM
That's not my cat! I don't keep slaves. That's me!

 ;)
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Post by: Hepcat on January 22, 2011, 09:15:19 AM
BTW, is there a way to directly embed YouTube videos on this forum? I'd like to post a link to a page for a film I've made, and post the trailers directly.

Just post the entire URL web address of the video and it will embed automatically on this site.

 ;)
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Post by: Count_Zirock on January 26, 2011, 05:07:58 AM
Hello, Dan Cziraky here. I'm a freelance film journalist and critic. You may have seen my byline in any number of genre publications throughout the 1990's to the present. I've contributed to Cinefantastique, Imagi-Movies, Femme Fatales, Visions, Animefantastique, Scream Queens Illustrated, Draculina, Horror Biz, SPFX, Chiller Theatre, Toxic Horror, and The Phantom of the Movies' VideoScope. I've also written for Fandom.com, Cinescape Online, and CinefantastiqueOnline. I've been a horror and sci-fi fan since age 3, according to my family.
Born, raised, and educated in New Jersey, I currently make my home in North Carolina.
I decided to use the screen name Count_Zirock here, as I already use Darth_Zirock at BanthaSkull.com and swCollector.com.
Whlle I collect the classic monster movies on DVD, as well as books on them, I just recently made the plunge into prop replicas with Factory Entertainment's Ring of Dracula.
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Post by: Bizarro Jeff on January 26, 2011, 07:46:47 AM
siddown and have a drink, Dan.....although we never drink...wine.


Bizarro Jeff
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Post by: Opera Ghost on January 26, 2011, 04:40:11 PM
Welcome Count Z
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Post by: Count_Zirock on January 26, 2011, 05:55:03 PM
Thank you, gentlethings. Just starting to explore the dark depths of the boards. Some fascinating specimens lurking about.
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Post by: SlowBurn on February 01, 2011, 12:11:09 AM
Hello

Eric here, recently I have been rediscovering my love for Universal and other similar movie monsters, Kaiju and so on.  Figured what better place to start learning more then at a site called Universal Monster Army.  So hello and here's to diving head first into the world of monster mayhem.     
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Post by: Kidagain on February 01, 2011, 11:26:04 AM
Welcome SlowBurn ( Eric ) . You found a great place indeed. Have fun exploring all the wonders that the UMA has to offer.
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Post by: Hepcat on February 01, 2011, 01:45:28 PM
Welcome Eric! This is a great place to meet new people and slay them, preferably with your witty repertoire of course.

 8)

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Post by: monsters are good on February 05, 2011, 11:40:24 AM
My name is Sam I'm 24 years old. I have been obsessed with monsters all my life. In particular Frankenstein's monster has always appealed to me. I never found monsters to be frightening but more just amazing stories about outcasts. I started a small company off of this idea called Monsters are good. Hence my UMA user name. I set out to make unusual monster related merch. We make clothing pins and do custom design work and web sites. We usually set up at hotrod events in my area (Kansas City) and occasionally a concert. I am very glad to have found such an awesome online community as UMA, it is a fantastic resource for random facts and enjoyable discussions. I am very glad to be here.
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Post by: Dr. Madd on February 05, 2011, 11:55:01 AM
My name is Sam I'm 24 years old. I have been obsessed with monsters all my life. In particular Frankenstein's monster has always appealed to me. I never found monsters to be frightening but more just amazing stories about outcasts. I started a small company off of this idea called Monsters are good. Hence my UMA user name. I set out to make unusual monster related merch. We make clothing pins and do custom design work and web sites. We usually set up at hotrod events in my area (Kansas City) and occasionally a concert. I am very glad to have found such an awesome online community as UMA, it is a fantastic resource for random facts and enjoyable discussions. I am very glad to be here.

I still think your "Frankenstein tested/ Mad Scientist approved" logo would be great on laboratory scrub shirts.
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Post by: monsters are good on February 05, 2011, 11:57:13 AM
I'll see what I can do! haha
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Post by: Count_Zirock on February 07, 2011, 01:26:24 AM
Welcome, Sam. I've been having a blast since I signed up last month. Hope you'll like it, too.
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Post by: Hepcat on February 07, 2011, 10:39:42 AM
Welcome Sam! Pull up a chair and slay awhile.

 cl:)
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Post by: JDmonster73 on February 18, 2011, 03:39:21 PM
Hello everyone,

JD here (or Jeff).  Casual lurker here, but now officially signed up. 

Been a classic Universal monster fan since birth, and am looking forward to posting/interacting here and being a part of all this cool stuff!


JD
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Post by: Scatter on February 18, 2011, 03:41:50 PM
Ahhhhhhhhh...........fresh meat. Welcome gentlemen, and stay close to the candles. The stairs can be very treacherous.
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Post by: Opera Ghost on February 18, 2011, 03:45:28 PM
...and keep your hand at the level of your head...
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Post by: Hepcat on February 18, 2011, 10:46:47 PM
Cool! Welcome.

 cl:)
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Post by: toys-of-terror on February 22, 2011, 08:13:23 AM
Welcome everyone!
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Post by: weldonmc on February 24, 2011, 01:43:50 AM
Hi ...my name is Weldon McDowell.  I ran across this site while doing a search on the Internet. I hope to show some of the Ed "Big Daddy" Roth monster models, toys, posters, and general memorabilia, that I have collected , worked on, and built over the last few years.
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Post by: Kidagain on February 24, 2011, 08:46:41 AM
Welcome weldonmc, you found one of the best if not the best site for monsters. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
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Post by: Hepcat on February 24, 2011, 10:31:09 AM
I hope to show some of the Ed "Big Daddy" Roth monster models, toys, posters, and general memorabilia, that I have collected , worked on, and built over the last few years.

Cool! Do you have any of the scarcer items such as store displays, posters, Revell decals and t-shirt iron-on transfers or record albums?

 ???
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Post by: John Pertwee on February 26, 2011, 01:43:01 PM
Hi everyone. John from Kansas here.
I have been a collector for the last 30 years. My collection started with the Mego Super Heroes line when I was a kid, and it just ballooned from there. My main love is Doctor Who, but the Universal Monsters will always be a special part of my collection.
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Post by: CreepysFan on February 26, 2011, 05:07:51 PM
 Welcome to the Crypt John, pull up a tombstone and make yourself at home.  Dr. who is also my favorite show of all time.  Dr. Who discussions pop up here all the time, so feel free to join in.  We would love to see any Who collectibles you have.  Now, let me try to guess which is your favorite Doctor .....  ;D
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Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on February 26, 2011, 05:12:53 PM
Welcome to the Crypt John, pull up a tombstone and make yourself at home.  Dr. who is also my favorite show of all time.  Dr. Who discussions pop up here all the time, so feel free to join in.  We would love to see any Who collectibles you have.  Now, let me try to guess which is your favorite Doctor .....  ;D

Me?  :laugh:

welcome to the UMA, John.
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Post by: John Pertwee on February 26, 2011, 07:24:47 PM
My collection? Where do I begin? I have most of the Dapol and Character Options toys. Marx Daleks, Denys Fisher Doctor, Cybermen, and Tardis. So much to catalog and no time to do it. Here are a few things.
My Dapol console room with the CO new series figures.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/MVC-519F.jpg)

My pinball machine. The most expensive bit of merchandise I have.
(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/mypinball.jpg)

Some of the best CO figures.

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/0205111054-00.jpg)

(http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y221/johnpertwee/0209112137-00.jpg)
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Post by: Hepcat on February 26, 2011, 11:06:11 PM
Wow! Tell us more about your pinball machine.

 8)

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Post by: CreepysFan on February 27, 2011, 04:55:53 AM
 Cool action figures John Pertwee, though I don't see any of the William Hartnell ( my personal  favorite) or Patrick Troughton Doctor's.   
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Post by: Count_Zirock on February 27, 2011, 05:04:24 PM
Welcome, new recruits! "Gooble-gobble, we accept you! One of us, one of us!"
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Post by: John Pertwee on February 28, 2011, 10:15:54 PM
I have all the classic series toys CO have produced except for the B&W Hartnell and Troughton, and the Revenge of the Cybermen set. I am working on getting them now.

The Pinball machine was something I got on ebay. It cost me more than I should have paid, but I was grieving the loss of my Mom and it helped keep my mind off of things. I need to get it worked on. It has been almost 10 years since I got it, and need to make sure it keeps working.
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Post by: Hepcat on March 01, 2011, 12:24:08 PM
Can you post a bigger picture though? Which machine is it?

 ???
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Post by: Verity on March 03, 2011, 09:55:28 PM
I'm Liz D-M; back after a long absence.  I missed so many of you!
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Post by: monsterphile on March 03, 2011, 10:20:54 PM
I'm Liz D-M; back after a long absence.  I missed so many of you!

Wow, a blast from the past.  Welcome home Liz.  Hope you've been well.

Rob
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 04, 2011, 02:53:24 AM
 Welcome back where you belong Liz.  Yep, monsters are addictive.  You may stray, but you can't stay away.  :)
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Post by: Hepcat on March 04, 2011, 11:17:33 AM
Welcome back Liz! You'll find a lot of new faces among your old fiends.

 cl:)
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Post by: Flower on March 04, 2011, 12:44:55 PM
Welcome back .. load in an avatar and post ....  :laugh:
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Post by: Tanis-UK on March 04, 2011, 03:36:25 PM
Best introduce myself, in the cyber world I am Tanis-UK, fan of dragonlance and from the UK, My real name is Stuart Little it could be worse, how I don't know, but I'm sure it could be, I enjoy all the usual things that a man aged between 40 and death can still do by himself, oh yes I do have a sense of humour, with a face like mine you need it
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Post by: Scatter on March 04, 2011, 04:09:51 PM
Welcome Liz and Stuart!!
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Post by: CreepysFan on March 05, 2011, 03:10:21 AM
 Welcome to the Crypt Stuart, and to the UMA family of fiends.  :)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: pizzatrash on March 08, 2011, 01:36:43 PM
Hello! I'm Tyler G. (pizzatrash if you'd prefer?), I'm a huge fan of Japanese monsters, and have been collecting Kaiju, and japanese vinyl toys since I was 17, I absolutely love all monsters though, and was recently swayed here after purchasing my first lincoln monsters, and AHI monster, and now I'm hooked. I love old movies, and collecting just about anything to do with monsters, and I especially love bootlegs, the worse the better. Anyways, thanks for having me, it's going to be a blast!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Hepcat on March 08, 2011, 02:45:27 PM
Welcome! RedKing is another huge booster of the monsters that periodically come out of the Pacific to trash Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto.

 8)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: shadowbat69 on March 16, 2011, 11:00:06 PM
Hello everyone. Im a fan of the classic universal monsters and plan on adding some of those masks to my collection. Came here to learn what I can about the past, current, and future masks.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: John Pertwee on March 17, 2011, 03:31:42 PM
Welcome. You have come to the right place. I have never found a forum to be filled with as many genuinely nice people as this one.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on March 18, 2011, 01:03:53 AM
 Greetings shadowbat69.  There's a whole section here devoted to masks, with quite a few years of posts and info.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on March 18, 2011, 03:47:25 PM
I have never found a forum to be filled with as many genuinely nice people as this one.

In case you didn't know, this is John's first forum.  ;D

Welcome to you Shadowbat!! Our crypt is your crypt.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Flower on March 18, 2011, 07:33:27 PM
Welcome. You have come to the right place. I have never found a forum to be filled with as many genuinely nice people as this one.

I agree and this is far from my first forum ... Welcome!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: mainmonster on March 24, 2011, 04:51:05 PM
Hello everyone. I just found this forum and think it is great. My name is James. I am 51 years young and live in Tennessee and have been a monster fan since I can remember. Looking forward to having a fun here.

Headed to Horror Hound this weekend. Can't wait.

I would like to invite you all to come by my website Monsters From The Basement. It is a site dedicated to horror movies old and new, horror conventions and horror hosts. I love all of those guys. I have lots of audio interviews with all kinds of folks in the horror world. Just posted an interview with the one and only Bill Moseley. So head over and sit a spell....

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

Looking forward to talking with all of you!!!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Unknown Primate on March 24, 2011, 04:56:01 PM
Hey, James, welcome to the UMA!  Your site's pretty cool, too.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: barkatthemoon on March 24, 2011, 06:29:46 PM
Hi!

I just became a recruit 2 weeks ago and thought I would introduce myself. 
My name is Lisa and I am from Minnesota.  I thought that this would be a great place to get advice on starting my collection, as I just bought the Cineart Frankenstein. I am so happy to meet everyone and look for to some great chats.  Big thanks to Jeff for all the help so far.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on March 25, 2011, 02:49:25 PM
   
Lisa, welcome to our haunted little home.  There are lots of fiends here to help advise on starting your collection, just please post pics as it comes along.  Good luck and welcome.....scream if you need anything.
   
James, as a fellow Tennessean and Horror Host fan, I welcome you into our morbid little family.   
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: famvburg on March 25, 2011, 04:26:44 PM

     I just signed up here ater stumbling upon the forum via Google, 'somehow'. :) I've read a few posts & seen some pics, looks like a neat place! I've been a Frankenstein (Karloff type) since I was a little kid in the '60s. My name is first Frank, tho I don't think that has anything to do with being a Frankenstein fan. I began building plastic models in the early '70s. Mostly airplanes, but most of the Aurora monster models, including Monster Scenes (& a lot of the Prehistoric Scenes if you want to include them). About 15 or so years ago, I discovered resin monster models & re-pops. I've built a number of Karloff type Frankenstein models. I also can't forget The Bride, & she's up there too. As far as Frankenstein Monsters go, my fav is, first & foremost, Karloff, with Strange next. Lugosi & Chaney, Jr. are tied at the end. My fav Peter Cushing/Hammer Studios Frankenstein is "The Evil of Frankenstein", I guess due to its collaboration with Universal & its use of their equipment. "Young Frankenstein" is, well, it is what it is. I like the 2 Frankenstein movies from the early '90s (DeNiro & Quaid) due to their attempt at being more like the novel. Nothing beats the Universal Frankensteins tho! In addition to models, well, I've always wanted a life-sized Monster, so about 2 years ago I found a Karloff vinyl bust on eBay. I got it & bought a mannequin & a costume (cheaper than buying a real suit) & took to my shop a few evenings & made a Monster! Of course, after a few weeks of showing him off, I was asked about The Bride, so I bought a female mannequin, wig & another costume for her & went to work. She's kinda hot even! :) When I have time & figure out how to post pics, I'll do so. I even made a tilting table for displaying. Getting away from The Monster, my next favs are The Creature from the Black Lagoon & Godzilla.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on March 25, 2011, 04:40:01 PM
   ...a lot of the Prehistoric Scenes if you want to include them).


We do, we do! 

Welcome Frank.  Here's the tutorial on how to post pics:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0 (http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=2087.0)


Rob
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: stjimmy73 on March 28, 2011, 03:53:06 AM
Hi im Bradley and i go by Stjimmy73 which is a song from my favorite band Green Day..i use it as my Ebay and Yahoo names so its just easier to use it here. Anyway i am 37 and have loved Lugosi, Karloff and Cheney since watching a weekend movie show called Memories of Monsters in the 80s. I think i saw my first Hammer films on Elviras original Movie Macabre although im not sure. Anyway i love classic monsters and films and would love to meet some other old school ghouls....esp in Louisville Kentucky where i am from.
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on March 28, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
Hi im Bradley and i go by Stjimmy73 which is a song from my favorite band Green Day..i use it as my Ebay and Yahoo names so its just easier to use it here. Anyway i am 37 and have loved Lugosi, Karloff and Cheney since watching a weekend movie show called Memories of Monsters in the 80s. I think i saw my first Hammer films on Elviras original Movie Macabre although im not sure. Anyway i love classic monsters and films and would love to meet some other old school ghouls....esp in Louisville Kentucky where i am from.

Welcome to the tomb Brad!! I've never been to Kentucky, but I'll move pretty much anywhere to get the hell outta here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: monsterphile on March 28, 2011, 03:16:01 PM
Hi im Bradley and i go by Stjimmy73 which is a song from my favorite band Green Day..i use it as my Ebay and Yahoo names so its just easier to use it here. Anyway i am 37 and have loved Lugosi, Karloff and Cheney since watching a weekend movie show called Memories of Monsters in the 80s. I think i saw my first Hammer films on Elviras original Movie Macabre although im not sure. Anyway i love classic monsters and films and would love to meet some other old school ghouls....esp in Louisville Kentucky where i am from.


Welcome Bradley!  I've never gone myself (too far away for now), but the Wonderfest con in Louisville is usually full of monster fans including UMA members.  www.Wonderfest.com (http://www.Wonderfest.com)

Rob
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Hepcat on March 28, 2011, 03:51:20 PM
Welcome Bradley! You've come to the right place if you want to stoke and sicken your mind.

 cl:)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Gort2112 on March 29, 2011, 08:18:49 PM
Hi my name is Dennis I am a huge monster fan I am 46 and also grew up in the Detroit area watching  sir Graves and the ghoul.
my first monster item was the 1972 Dracula glow kit my dad got at K Mart > I have a   den in the in the basement thats my monster room, its the only place my wife would let me set up my dungeon.My son who is eight is also a huge fan. i collect masks, kits,
statue and props. This site is so cool thank you all for helping me to relive the best memories from my childhood.

Dennis
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Scatter on March 29, 2011, 08:48:07 PM
Hey, we've got a slab in the crypt just for you Dennis!! We bid you velllllcome. thrhrt
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Hepcat on March 30, 2011, 09:37:35 AM
I have a   den in the in the basement thats my monster room, its the only place my wife would let me set up my dungeon.My son who is eight is also a huge fan. i collect masks, kits,
statue and props.

Cool! But we'll want to see pics in the "Show Your Monster Rooms" thread. Otherwise....

 cl:)

Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on March 31, 2011, 05:17:05 AM
I cant remember all the names  :laugh:  so, hello to all the "fresh meat" and  "Welcome to my nightmare"  >:D  thanks Alice \m/
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: EYES on April 01, 2011, 10:32:10 PM
For the People that doesn't know me.  My Name Is Carlos, 38 years old  from Puerto Rico Living in Chicago! I have been A Classic Monster fan Since I was a kid.  I been a member here Since 09  tsk tsk tsk.. 
  I know... LOL
I've met most of the gang here. I'm Proud to be part Of the UMA!
Again Thank you
Carlos
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Dr.Teufel Geist on April 01, 2011, 10:42:25 PM
Hello Carlos, I would say welcome to UMA, but since ya been here since 09...glad to see ya back.  :laugh:
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: CreepysFan on April 02, 2011, 05:55:14 AM
   
Wait a minute, Carlos you've been a member since `09 and only posted 4 times ?  Are we gonna have to grab torches and threaten to burn you at the stake to get you to post man ?   :o  Feel free to join in at any time my friend, we won't bite (except maybe Doc).
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: BigShadow on April 05, 2011, 05:13:11 PM
My real name is Joe and I'm from Ohio. 

I collect monster stuff, comics, GI Joe, Star Wars, 80's toys, memorabilia, video games, and just about anything elso sci-fi, horror, fantasy, or comic related.  I also enjoy playing D&D, heroclix, Axis&Allies, etc.

Nice to meet everyone, and I hope to have a great time on here!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Flower on April 05, 2011, 06:33:50 PM
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Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: prescenes2 on April 05, 2011, 08:01:42 PM
Hello.  My name is Steven R. Ross. (or "Steve")

My online name is "prescenes2" because I was hoping for a continuation of the Aurora Prehistoric Scenes line.  Today, I produce a few "add-on" kits to this line.  Check out our website.  (Prehistoric Scenes TM by Dencomm!)

I also love the Monsters Aurora has issued and rereleases that monogram and revell have issued again over the years.  The Monster Scenes are another must have collection for me!

Looking forward to WF '11 and meeting new faces and revisiting with old faces!!!  ;)
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: Count_Zirock on April 06, 2011, 10:26:31 AM
Hello, Joe. Still kinda new hear myself, but welcome aboard the crazy train!
Title: Re: GUESTBOOK New Members Sign In Here - We are who we are!
Post by: King-of-monsters on April 18, 2011, 02:37:31 AM
Found this site while looking for pics of old b-movie monsters, clicked on a pic and noticed that this website was where the pic originated from. I took a look around and noticed the amount of people here who love horror movies the way I do and decided to be a member.

My real name is Michael, I chose the name King-of-monsters for a few reasons: I grew up watching the old Toho Godzilla, I am a horror movie freak, and I am 6'3" and about 320lbs, so the name fit for many reasons.

I love horror movies, mostly the old cheesey b-movies, I grew up sharpening my teethe on the old Universal Monster movies and the sci-fi/horror flicks that were played every Saturday night on the local tv network. I spent my Saturdays watching thriller double feature in the afternoon on WXYZ tv 20 detroit.  My favorite time of the year was always the week before Halloween when Count scary would present the week long event SHOCTOBER on  WKBD tv 50 where every night at 8pm DJ Tom Ryan would don the Count scary make up and show us some horror movi