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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #300 on: October 11, 2019, 03:50:31 PM »
I'm truly aghast the Weird-ohs slipped by me somehow. It seems like every spare nickle I had went for the Topps "Batman" bubblegum cards in 1966. But I'm sure I could have found a few more for some "Weird-ohs'.

And I'm sure that you could still have found a number of Weird-Oh kits here and there on the dusty shelves of hobby shops and similar outlets. And Wade A. Minut and Sling Rave Curvette were really inexpensive compared to Aurora and Revell figure kits.

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« Reply #301 on: October 11, 2019, 05:13:30 PM »
And I'm sure that you could still have found a number of Weird-Oh kits here and there on the dusty shelves of hobby shops and similar outlets. And Wade A. Minut and Sling Rave Curvette were really inexpensive compared to Aurora and Revell figure kits.

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Now that you mention Aurora, (I'm not trying to derail the "Weird-Ohs" thread), In the mid sixties some time I had a Superman model breaking through a brick wall, the Mummy, and Frankenstein. I thought they were really great, very realistic models. Has anyone seen those before..?

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #302 on: October 11, 2019, 07:42:32 PM »
Has anyone seen those before..?


Ahhhhh, yeah. I'd venture to say that we all have and many times.

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I take it that you've not checked out any of the many threads in this forum on Aurora kits. You might start with these two for an overview:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=13241.0

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17099.0

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #303 on: October 11, 2019, 10:17:30 PM »
Ahhhhh, yeah. I'd venture to say that we all have and many times.

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I take it that you've not checked out any of the many threads in this forum on Aurora kits. You might start with these two for an overview:

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=13241.0

http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=17099.0

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Well, I certainly spoke too soon.  I'm still going through all those pages. That's quite an Aurora collection there..!  It's great to see all those classic models from the sixties.  98 cents.  Now I know to search before talk..........

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #304 on: October 13, 2019, 05:50:29 PM »
Here are the five Hawk Silly Surfer kits assembled and painted by our own master craftsman Jim Bertges:

Woodie on a Surfari



Beach Bunny Catchin' Rays



Hot Dogger Hangin' Ten



Riding Tandem



Hodad Makin' the Scene with a Six-Pack



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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #305 on: October 16, 2019, 01:34:28 PM »
Jim Bertges utilized figures from Hawk kits for three of his wild kit bash productions. Here he used his deft hand to transform Francis the Foul into an aspiring wolf-boy:





Jim transformed Frantic Banana into a modelling boy:





Jim turned the Frantic Cats into Dracula and his femme fatale while he used one of the Steel Pluckers for the cameraman:










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« Reply #306 on: October 16, 2019, 04:01:48 PM »
Cool stuff.

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« Reply #307 on: October 18, 2019, 09:24:29 AM »
Jim Bertges utilized figures from Hawk kits for three of his wild kit bash productions.

Here's one more of Jim Bertges' creations fitting the same theme:







Jim converted a Heller Bart Simpson into the enthralled monster kid above. In his own words "The image in the kid's eyes is the same image that appears on the TV screen. It was a scanned photo, tinted brownish, reduced in size and glued on to his eyeballs. The magazine was scanned from an actual issue of FM and from the interior of that issue as well. Incidentally, that's the first issue of Famous Monsters I ever bought."

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #308 on: October 18, 2019, 10:51:35 AM »
Got a request from Hepcat to re-up an image from a couple of years ago. It's a clickable link that still works for me, but let me see if I can take a different route that will embed it:


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« Reply #309 on: October 18, 2019, 12:29:30 PM »
Good stuff! That series of three Multiple Toymakers Ripley's Believe It or Not! model kits from 1966 was reissued by Hawk under the Weird-Ohs Medieval Torture title earlier this decade. But I rather think the Weird-Ohs imprint was misapplied and out of place on the Medieval Torture kits as they don't in any way fit the spirit of the original Weird-Ohs series of kits.

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #310 on: October 23, 2019, 12:36:41 PM »
Jim Bertges mashed up elements from several diverse sources back in 2003 to create the following wild diorama featuring the Hulk getting a leg up on Superman:



The Hulk's body and arms were derived from a Hulk push lever toy, his head from the Testors 1999 reissue of a Davey which was based on the Weird-Ohs TV series from 1999-2000 and his feet from the Revell Surf Fink. Meanwhile to get the Superman figure, Jim used Surf Fink's body and Davey's booted feet!







Beyond cool!

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« Reply #311 on: October 28, 2019, 04:15:18 PM »
The Weird-Ohs TV show that ran for 26 ten minute segments on YTV from 15 September 1999 to 6 February 2002 was set in Weirdsville just off Route 66. Here's another episode:



The show prompted Testors to re-imagine and re-release two other Weird-Ohs kits in addition to the davey above:





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« Reply #312 on: November 14, 2019, 10:17:35 PM »
Here's a great build of Huey's Hut Rod by our own Tom Hering:









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« Reply #313 on: November 16, 2019, 12:56:32 PM »
Here is the Krazy Kooks Rub-Ons, a Weird-Ohs/Fink knock-off by Hasbro from 1964. I lifted these images from an internet auction a couple of years ago.



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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #314 on: November 17, 2019, 09:09:22 AM »
Cool! I wasn't even aware of that Hasbro set!

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Some/many of these designs were evidently also released by Mani-Yack:











I wonder which company was ripping off which?

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