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Hepcat

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Weird-Ohs Items!
« on: January 07, 2011, 11:17:50 AM »
The success of the Hawk Weird-Ohs line of model kits spawned many other items. I'm aware of these:

1. A Marx Nutty Mad series of statues.

2. Two Leaf card sets, Weird-Ohs and Baseball Weird-Ohs.



3.  A series of six decals individually wrapped in cellophane.

4. Ideal Weird-Ohs board game.

6. A binder.

7. A Weird-Ohs/Silly Surfers record album.



8. A Weird-Ohs store display mobile.



But what have I missed? Were there not magic slates, puzzles and other Weird-Ohs toys? How about store display posters?

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« Last Edit: January 07, 2011, 02:12:26 PM by Hepcat »
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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2011, 11:40:04 AM »
I don't know much about these items, cool as they are, but please tell me you like...
The Ventures, Dick Dale, Horten Heat, and of course the Stray Cats ;)

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2011, 12:06:05 PM »
I believe that there are masks, and there's definitely a helmet. And Dick Smith's monster makeup book sold through FM has instructions to make yourself up as a Weird-Oh--it even made the cover.

I think I saw a bagatelle game (a pinball-type thing using marbles) on eBay a while back.

And about 10 years ago, there was some weird-oh merchandise put out to coincide with a CGI tv series, but it never really caught on. (I think Taco Bell or another second tier fast food did a tie-in).
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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011, 02:22:15 PM »
My brothers and I had small (approx. (9x12x3) vinyl brief cases with Weird-Ohs colorfully printed on the top.  I remember a yellow one, a red one, and possibly a black one.  They were cool as hell.
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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2011, 03:25:38 PM »
Foolish mortal: There is a small number of members here who dig rockabilly, psychobilly, surf, etc.   We are largely outnumbered by metal fans -- but we all get along!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2011, 03:27:58 PM »
There's a Weird-oh's ring binder shown in the "Wallets" thread of the "Monster Toys" category.

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2011, 07:41:09 PM »
I don't know much about these items, cool as they are, but please tell me you like...
The Ventures, Dick Dale, Horten Heat, and of course the Stray Cats ;)

Well I like the Ventures, but my favourite pop musicians are the Rolling Stones, Doors, Cream, Blondie, Animals, Who, Kinks, Yardbirds, Troggs, Zombies, Beatles, Led Zeppelin, ? & the Mysterians, Jethro Tull, David Bowie, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, Jeff Beck Group, James Brown, Buddy Guy, Jr. Walker & the All-Stars, Supremes, Four Tops, B-52's, etc.

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2011, 09:39:25 PM »
Dick Dale rocks!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2011, 10:54:58 PM »
There's Weird-oh original art! Bill Campbell is a great guy and painter!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2011, 11:54:48 PM »
BONER INDUCING STUFF! Love all things Rat Fink, Weird Oh's & Kustom Kulture!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2011, 11:59:35 PM »
If I have the chronology right, the Weird-ohs were first, and became so popular that Marx created the Nutty Mads.......right?  Bud

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2011, 12:57:03 AM »
I was under the impression Ed Roth kicked the whole monster hot rod thing off and the Weird Oh's soon followed. Am i wrong??

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2011, 03:40:39 AM »
Foolish mortal: There is a small number of members here who dig rockabilly, psychobilly, surf, etc.   We are largely outnumbered by metal fans -- but we all get along!



Nicely put, Terry. Myself, being a musician who plays and digs surf, rockabilly, psychobilly, punk, thrash and metal,
one doesn't have to like or love surf music to appreciate the Weird-Ohs. Weird-ohs kick butt. ;)
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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2011, 08:49:31 AM »
Glad to see there are some rockabilly,surf, and rock n' roll fans on here. ;) Its so funny, these items just scream rockabilly and surf to me when I see them :laugh: Awesome!

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Re: Weird-Ohs Items!
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2011, 12:29:34 PM »
Hey Gasport, I hadn't really given it much thought. The cool stuff that jump-started the 60's monster stuff, in my memory, were the Aurora monster kits, the Rat Fink Roth kits, the Weird-oh models and figures, and the Nutty Mads, also the lesser known MPC Uglies...................Not exactly sure what the order of appearance was......Bud