Author Topic: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!  (Read 134943 times)

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #30 on: March 29, 2011, 05:11:25 AM »
   
  Weldonmc, those models are groovy as hell man.  Awesome paint job. 
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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #31 on: March 29, 2011, 01:30:39 PM »
Thanks CREEPYSFAN ...I get allot of enjoyment messin' with 'em ...painting seems to be the most fun I have these days too!

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #32 on: March 29, 2011, 01:44:53 PM »
I think Weldon somehow brings out the full whimsical nature of "Big Daddy" Roth's fink characters.

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #33 on: March 30, 2011, 03:52:02 PM »
In the Drag Cartoon ads 9 and 12 there's the Irresstible Beast. I'm more familiar with this title being used with a 4-eyed guy with multiple tongues. The one pictured here looks like a variant of Scuz Fink. Is that right?

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"Big Daddy" Roth was known as much for his far out T-shirt designs and the ads for these as he was for the Revell model kits. I used to pore over these ads whenever I found any in magazines and even colour them in with pencil crayons. The ads were typically designed by Ed Newton, the same fellow who did the artwork for most of the "Big Daddy" Roth T-shirts. Here's a sample:

Drag Cartoons 8



Drag Cartoons 9



Drag Cartoons 11



Drag Cartoons 12



Drag Cartoons 13





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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #34 on: March 30, 2011, 04:10:42 PM »
In the Drag Cartoon ads 9 and 12 there's the Irresstible Beast. I'm more familiar with this title being used with a 4-eyed guy with multiple tongues. The one pictured here looks like a variant of Scuz Fink. Is that right?

That's what I thought when I looked at Irresistable Beast as well; that it must have served as the prototype for Scuz-Fink.

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Yes, that too is correct.

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #35 on: March 30, 2011, 06:08:32 PM »
Here's the last tranche of "Big Daddy" Roth ads from my magazines:

"Big Daddy" Roth 1





"Big Daddy" Roth 3





"Big Daddy" Roth 4





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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #36 on: March 31, 2011, 10:19:49 AM »
The Big Daddy Roth influence was everywhere!  ;D


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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #37 on: March 31, 2011, 11:17:45 AM »
The Big Daddy Roth influence was everywhere!  ;D
You know, that's true, but it seemed to disappear sometime in the late 60s-early 70s. When I saw an RF poster in the first pee-Wee Herman cable special around 81, it was like seeing it for the first time, it had been so long. A couple years after that, there was an article on BRD in a "slick Fanzine" called Fanfare, but until the 90s, not much around.
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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #38 on: March 31, 2011, 12:47:09 PM »
That's correct. I think Kenner's issue of the Rad Rods in 1990 or so heralded a resurgence of interest in "Big Daddy" Roth:



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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #39 on: March 31, 2011, 12:56:09 PM »
Here are some "Big Daddy" Roth figures posted by a fellow calling himself Tablehead:







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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #40 on: March 31, 2011, 02:24:32 PM »
Ha! That's me (elsewhere)

Very cool (pretty) recent series-





Translucent variants-



& a mini figure behind the 8-Ball


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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #41 on: March 31, 2011, 02:30:45 PM »
Cool! Mystery solved!

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So I take it the carded action figures are clear and then you painted them up yourself? How tall do they stand?

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #42 on: March 31, 2011, 02:31:38 PM »
& a few more Kenner items-



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1990 Rat Fink Toy Commercial



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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #43 on: March 31, 2011, 02:37:57 PM »
Cool! Mystery solved!

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So I take it the carded action figures are clear and then you painted them up yourself? How tall do they stand?

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The figures came both painted &/or clear-



They're not all that big-
"Beast" is about 3.5"s tall (& 4"s wide)

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Re: Ed "Big Daddy" Roth Tribute Thread!
« Reply #44 on: March 31, 2011, 02:39:18 PM »
Thanks for posting those cool ads, Hepcat. Ed Newton laid the groundwork and Robt. Williams pushed the envelope afterwards. I had a BDR "clone" sweatshirt from a place in Daytona called The Rat Hole. It was nice and colorful, but not quite up to the standards...