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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2012, 04:15:41 PM »
Great restore.  That type of plastic is a pain to glue.  Only epoxy or E6000 tends to work.    All that self lubricating plastic only sticks with epoxy/e6000.


That might be a ben cooper costume, but it's not the ben cooper Universal monster creature costume.   Looks like the Don Post Gillis mask to me.
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2012, 05:37:40 PM »
It's a knockoff Creature costume that was released by Collegeville and Ben Cooper. I've got one in a Collegeville box, but I've seen it on eBay in a Ben Cooper box. I think there was some difference in the costume color scheme.
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2012, 12:05:16 AM »
I just saw this car today advertised in a 1964 J. C. Pennys Christmas catalog with a chillin 66 cents price tag :o

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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2012, 01:32:16 AM »
I just saw this car today advertised in a 1964 J. C. Pennys Christmas catalog with a chillin 66 cents price tag :o

You have to scan that page and post it!
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2012, 07:31:14 AM »
Yes, please do scan that catalog page! I would love to see that!
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2012, 10:16:14 AM »
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I just saw this car today advertised in a 1964 J. C. Pennys Christmas catalog

That sent me through a search of my 1964 Montgomery Ward Christmas catalog......no luck finding a Monstermobile ad. Did see the Marx Yeti for $4.99.................

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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #36 on: October 28, 2012, 12:35:35 AM »
Not in a  '64 Sears either. I will take a pic of it and try to post it here ::)

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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #37 on: October 28, 2012, 12:47:21 AM »
the Renzi Barbie car is listed in the 1964 Sears Christmas catalog. One is up on Ebay right now. Your choice as to if they interchange. C:)

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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #38 on: October 28, 2012, 03:04:52 PM »
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #39 on: October 28, 2012, 03:10:31 PM »
Fantastic! Thank you Frankenjack for sharing this! Eternally grateful.

Now, the question is, did the Renzi Monster Mobile ever come with the graphic that is shown on the door in this ad? I've never heard nor seen a monster car with this on it. I think it adds to the coolness factor of the car though.

And note, the smaller tires on the front axle.

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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #40 on: October 28, 2012, 03:22:33 PM »
It is an awful looking figure- It kind of looks like a cross between a skinny Creature and today's interpretation of an alien.

I've seen pics of one before and then again the other day, which is what caused me to ask about it. Not something I would pay that kind of money for, either. What decade were those from?
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #41 on: October 28, 2012, 03:44:13 PM »


That is great to see! Thanks forfor posting! Wow! I bet it did have the sticker originally but it just wouldnt stay adhered to this kind of plastic. Would've been a heckuva investment at that price though!!
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #42 on: October 28, 2012, 03:49:03 PM »
Yeah, I bet they did come with that sticker, but it was not meant to stay on the car. It was something you discarded after purchase. Now we know the "official" name is Monster Mobile.
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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2012, 03:54:55 PM »
Wow, very nice find!  Yet another piece of the monster toy puzzle.  Thanks for posting, and welcome!

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Re: Renzi Car Restore
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2012, 03:59:55 PM »
Now we know the "official" name is Monster Mobile.

I love the simplicity of the name - "Monster Mobile."  It's so simple that only a genius would have come up with it.  ;D
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