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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #45 on: January 10, 2011, 03:33:30 PM »
They way I heard it Mouse was first with his Fred Flypogger and his other monster characters and Roth picked up on it and came up with Rat Fink and his Fink bunch. Prior to the those monster fink characters though, car clubs wanted personalized sweat shirts and artists would show up at car shows to do weird-oh drawings using an airbrush (the style was like what was in that Leave it to Beaver episode). Roth had the edge on Mouse in that he also built show cars to promote himself. Roth's Fink characters and show cars caught Revell's attention and the rest is history!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #46 on: January 10, 2011, 03:44:19 PM »
Lifted from Mouse's site:

MOUSE MEETS BIG DADDY

It was about 1960. I was at a hot rod show in Pittsburgh PA. The show had a lot of tasty hot rods in it ...not too glittery. It was the usual set-up for me. Had to staple up the pre-painted shirts on the back boards, wheel out the air compressor, plug in the air brushes, stack up the Mouse Studios catalogs and lay out the hill and country crash helmets.
A message came saying that Ed "Big Daddy" Roth the great shirt painter from Los Angles wanted to talk to me. Up walked this rather large, muscular guy with a beard, no shirt and a belly hanging out over his levis. He said, "Mouse, I know that you have the exclusive rights to painting shirts at this show and this is your territory but I'd like to set up and paint too. Besides, you would probably learn something, especiaIly how to make $300...not $100 at a car show."

I said, "Yes."

Roth set up next to me flashing his devilish grin. He sat on the tiniest stool that I have ever seen. The sight of his 250 pound Body with no shirt on and his large belly hanging over; painting sweatshirts with a tiny air brush left a lasting, indelible impression on me. He painted some great skulls with rattle snakes passing through the orifices. They were very well rendered and detailed air brush drawings but ... he was slow.

Meanwhile, I painted quickly and fully colored-in my drawings. I sped along. It was great fun. Big Daddy made his $300, just like he said he would ... I made a thousand dollars that day.

Roth took my catalog back to LA and showed it to his staff. They took my hot rod character "Freddie Flypogger," added rodent type ears, nose, and tail and called it, "Rat Fink." In one fell swoop, they took my character and stole my identity.

The Rat Fink character went on to bigger fame and fortune and I got ready for the next phase of my art; the great poster revolution.

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2011, 04:10:34 PM »
And here's a pricey 1962 Mouse Monster Shirt catalog on eBay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-1962-STANLEY-MOUSE-MONSTER-SHIRT-CATALOG-/160528017642

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2011, 08:07:28 PM »


Got this original Filmore West concert poster hanging in my toy room (OK........basement).  Poster was designed by Randy Tuten.  Tuten's admiration of Stanley Mouse led him to use Stanley in this Sept. 1969 Filmore poster.......yep, that's Stanley Mouse in full Mousekateer gear.....Bud

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #49 on: January 11, 2011, 12:04:14 PM »
And here's a pricey 1962 Mouse Monster Shirt catalog on eBay...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ORIGINAL-1962-STANLEY-MOUSE-MONSTER-SHIRT-CATALOG-/160528017642


The asking price is just silly.

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« Reply #50 on: January 11, 2011, 03:27:43 PM »
The asking prie is just silly.
Yes and no--I gotta figure that this item is a lot rarer than many movie posters, comic books, toys that would command higher prices. For all I know, it might be the only surviving documentation of some of those shirt designs.

Of course I can't afford it, and probably wouldn't buy it if I could. But a reasonably priced reprint?
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« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2011, 06:00:40 PM »
Hi Everyone
This is my first post.I have a weirdohs monster toy that I got maybe in 1964 or 1963.It is Freddie Flameout and LeakyBoat Louie.it is just their heads side by side molded in a pink plastic and mounted on a wooden dowel that is painted a light pink.Below the faces it has the weird ohs logo and on the bottom it has hawk model company.On halloween after I got them  I carried them with me trick or treating.I have never seen them on ebay or on any other site.If I can get a good photo I will post it here.I gave the best descripton I could but they need to be seen in order to know what they really look like.
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« Reply #52 on: January 11, 2011, 08:53:07 PM »
Rfoster, welcome, and we would really like to see the item you describe!   Bud

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« Reply #53 on: January 12, 2011, 12:58:38 PM »
Yes, we would indeed!

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« Reply #54 on: January 22, 2011, 10:21:28 PM »
Hiya folks!  New guy here.  This is my first post and I selected this topic because I'm a HUGE fan of the weird-Oh's and The Odd Rods.  Here's one of my latest sculpts I loosely based off of the Odd Rods Monsters....check it out and let me know what ya think. Thanks.... 
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« Reply #55 on: January 22, 2011, 11:01:59 PM »
That is awesome! You have real sculpting talent. And your video making skills are pretty impressive as well!

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« Reply #56 on: January 22, 2011, 11:16:53 PM »
VERY COOL! In the vein of Big Daddy, Mouse and the Weird Oh's, but you DEFINITELY have a unique style all your own...LOVE IT!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #57 on: January 23, 2011, 12:09:48 AM »

Morbidious, that is a jawdroppingly awesome sculpt and video!
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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #58 on: January 23, 2011, 01:34:01 PM »
Morbidious,

I love the sculpt.  And noticed some of your other work in the background of the video.  Good stuff.

With Super-Sculpy...what kind of finish do you get with that (ceramic, plastic, something else)? Also, how durable is the piece afterwards?  Would it survive a drop to the floor?

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #59 on: January 23, 2011, 06:37:58 PM »
Very KEWL! Those Muscle Machines are great platforms for Fink sculpts! Here's one I did years ago working off  a reissued Tom Daniel Snap kit and some sort of basketball Hot Wheels die-cast...