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gracebuster

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Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:28:56 AM »
Monsters, that is!

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I have been cleaning out a garage and found some doubles of statues that I will put in the Classifieds here before ebay listing, but they reminded me of how much I loved them.

My first memories of these kinds of things were form the 70's when my mom got into that Ceramic ware thing where you went to the store and bought statues and plaques and similiar things to paint.

The store in ALLENTOWN was called Hodge Podge, I think. Sometimes they had monster things.

Many of my Statues seem factory painted, however.

I know the ESCO figures are  rare, at his point. But these Theatrical Creations are even harder to find!






Sometimes they are LAMPS.






Here the the two that will be in the Classifieds.







LOVE figural Monsters. Just LOVE em!



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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 07:41:01 AM »
Danny, I particularly love the facial sculpts on the Esco monsters and the Frankie you’re selling is my all-time favorite.

Unfortunately, this little dude also starred in one of the Top Ten Traumas of my life. He managed to travel safely for 2000 miles but then he fell into the hands of a Psycho Postman. I watched this idiot carry the package to the bottom of my front steps and then heave it at the door with a God-awful crunching sound. Needless to say, poor Frankie ended up headless, armless and in literally hundreds of pieces.



I then engaged in weeks of archeological reconstruction and I’m happy to say Frankie is almost normal again. He does, however, refuse to participate in any kind of rough-and-tumble play and he spends most of his time reading quietly by himself.



Aside from Frankenstein, his favorite book is Everything You Need To Know About Offing Your Mail Person…..



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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 01:21:59 PM »
My GOD I love that Mummy, wish I could pick that up but I'm a little light right now.  Oh well, maybe another time.  Anyway, came across this site...

http://www.ronmarko.com/RodSerling.html

This guy does a Rod Sterling that goes well with those statues, pretty neat.

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 03:48:43 PM »
I love these statues. 
I have an old Dracula one from the 70s. 
I remember they used to sell them at citywalk and my Dad was going to buy me the Frankenstein one.  My mom talked him out of it saying it was a waste of money...  So sad...
I remember when I went to the old Ackermuseum, Forry had these in the basement.  They looked very neat in that surrounding underground area!

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 04:57:32 PM »
The word "satuesque" always makes me think of Julie Newmar.

(Statuesque like a brick outhouse!)
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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 05:24:13 PM »
wait, Allentown, PA?

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 07:09:38 PM »
Danny, I particularly love the facial sculpts on the Esco monsters and the Frankie you’re selling is my all-time favorite.

I then engaged in weeks of archeological reconstruction and I’m happy to say Frankie is almost normal again. He does, however, refuse to participate in any kind of rough-and-tumble play and he spends most of his time reading quietly by himself.

Aside from Frankenstein, his favorite book is Everything You Need To Know About Offing Your Mail Person…..




You did a great job restoring him! My mother did the same thing: we didn't have a lot of disposable income when I was growing up. She and I were visiting a local Elder Beerman store, when we came across some damaged Esco's they were selling cheap. I must have been ten years old. She bought Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy and WC Fields! She bought some sculpting clay, and restored them so well you'd never know they were damaged. They proudly sit in my house today.

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 07:16:18 PM »
wait, Allentown, PA?

Yes skylar,

Although Dan now lives in CA, he was once an eastcoaster like ourselves.  I see that you're from Collingswood, NJ.  Not too far from me in Williamstown, NJ.

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 10:31:29 PM »
Yes skylar,

Although Dan now lives in CA, he was once an eastcoaster like ourselves.  I see that you're from Collingswood, NJ.  Not too far from me in Williamstown, NJ.

Rob

And while I live in Collingswood, NJ now, I was born and raised in the Bethlehem/Allentown, PA area.  Good to hear that there are some other folks here from familiar areas. 

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2008, 09:06:35 AM »
Gracebuster, that wolfman one that shows up as a lamp also is that  also esco i can't seem to find him anywhere, the one that has that great Chaney likenness? any leads? belafan1
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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2008, 03:29:23 PM »
Gracebuster, that wolfman one that shows up as a lamp also is that  also esco i can't seem to find him anywhere, the one that has that great Chaney likenness? any leads? belafan1

It's a Tuscany Studios out of Chicago  c.1972-ish. I believe I have an extra one somewhere.

They also made a two-sided Jekyll/Hyde which is pretty sweet, and a tough one to find.

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 07:34:21 PM »
Monster Bob,

Do you have a photo of the Jekell and Hyde statue that Tuscany made?

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2008, 08:01:25 PM »
Sure. I believe this to be the rarest of any brand of "monster" statues, new or old. It is two-sided (one character on each side).

 I also believe this particular one to be a 'factory build' by Tuscany Studio.



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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 08:08:40 PM »
Awesome.  What do you mean by factory build?  How much does one of these usually go for in your opinion?

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Re: Don't you just love when they are STATUESQUE?
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 08:12:23 PM »

'Factory Paint' to be more exact. I remember the factory jobs as a kid. As far as price, I have no idea, as I never saw one trade hands.