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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #45 on: September 03, 2012, 04:48:55 PM »
Here is my completed Super Fuzz, fun kit to build.






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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #46 on: August 01, 2013, 08:51:14 AM »
 my builds of the flypogger series.









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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #47 on: August 01, 2013, 09:25:06 AM »
Those are fabulous! I can't wait until you treat us to a Speed Shift buildup.

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #48 on: February 07, 2017, 10:35:46 AM »
Some interesting and useful information regarding the scarcity of the original Monogram Fred Flypogger kits can be gleaned from this book published in 1996 by noted board game enthusiast and collector Rick Polizzi:
 


The book contains the following estimate of prices for boxed Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:

Speed Shift! $280
Super Fuzz! $280
Flip Out! $125

Now we can argue from now until the cows come home about a current price list let alone one from 1996, but the fact is that Polizzi's estimates provide a very decent ranking of the relative scarcities of these kits. Quite simply, I'm in general agreement with Polizzi's assessment and I've been collecting these and other select model kits since 1982-83.

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2017, 03:57:15 PM »

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #50 on: January 31, 2018, 09:45:02 AM »
Here's a fabulous picture from around 1960 of a booth at some sort of exhibition at which Stanley "Mouse" Miller would sell his airbrushed T-shirts:



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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #51 on: January 31, 2018, 11:16:28 AM »
Some interesting and useful information regarding the scarcity of the original Monogram Fred Flypogger kits can be gleaned from this book published in 1996 by noted board game enthusiast and collector Rick Polizzi:
 


The book contains the following estimate of prices for boxed Monogram Fred Flypogger kits:

Speed Shift! $280
Super Fuzz! $280
Flip Out! $125

Now we can argue from now until the cows come home about a current price list let alone one from 1996, but the fact is that Polizzi's estimates provide a very decent ranking of the relative scarcities of these kits. Quite simply, I'm in general agreement with Polizzi's assessment and I've been collecting these and other select model kits since 1982-83.

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I have the same book and absolutely love it!

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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #52 on: February 02, 2018, 02:30:33 PM »
Here are some rad cool early Mouse T-shirt ads:







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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #53 on: February 15, 2018, 11:07:07 AM »
Many fans of Stanley "Mouse" Miller's Fred Flypogger model kits and related T-shirts may be unaware that Stanley Miller is even better known for his rock concert posters from the late sixties onward.



His posters are now highly prized by rock memorabilia collectors. Here are a few examples:









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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #54 on: April 06, 2018, 02:51:18 PM »
Here's a cool book on the artwork of Stanley Miller:



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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #55 on: March 05, 2019, 11:00:10 AM »


The above Surf Dude Wacky Wobbler offered by Funko strongly reminds me of the Flip Out! model kit from 1965:



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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #56 on: August 06, 2019, 02:35:25 PM »
Here are scans of the contest form and both sides of the instruction sheet that came enclosed with the Flip Out! kit:







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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #57 on: August 16, 2019, 10:10:05 AM »
Here are some good photos of an original factory-built display model of Super Fuzz! which Monogram issued to stores in 1965 for promotional purposes:











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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #58 on: December 11, 2019, 10:45:04 AM »
Here's a magazine ad from 1965 for the contest Monogram used to promote the Fred Flypogger kits:



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Re: Monogram Fred Flypogger kits!
« Reply #59 on: January 09, 2020, 02:50:14 PM »
Monogram did reissue Super Fuzz and perhaps the others just a few years ago in the exact same boxes. Here's a build-up somebody did of Super Fuzz:



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That is a great buildup of the Super Fuzz kit, hope when I do mine it comes out half as nice. 

When I was about 10 and Rat Fink was popular a kid down the street was airbrushing T-shirts with similar artwork on it and selling them.  My mom bought me one and it was my favorite shirt until it wore out.  It was a crazy monster character in a car.  The kid's dad built most of the houses in the development we lived in when it was started and restored model T's down in his garage.
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