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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #105 on: February 04, 2008, 05:39:08 PM »
Damn, Rodan. love to see a pic of that.  Like I said new stuff always popping up.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #106 on: February 04, 2008, 05:47:44 PM »
Hmmmm... I don't remember the Rodan either but then I never saw the big Kong until last year. Anyone got a photo of this thing? Ray??
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #107 on: February 04, 2008, 11:44:07 PM »
I'd love to see the Rodan, too, simply because I've seen so many different Rodans over the years that I'm not even sure if I've seen it or not. It's not shown and not mentioned in the Rodan article in Super 7 #13 nor is it listed on Club Tokyo.

The funny thing about my Kong score, is that the shopkeeper was asking for $45 for the decanter and $20 for the Imperial. After my trade ins, he wanted $25 for both. Since I only had the $18 in my pocket, I was leaning towards just taking the decanter and leaving the Imperial behind (in my ignorance)! But the guy said I could have both and to just give him the extra $7 next time I'm there. LOL. Oooops! Almost a colossal screw up, eh?

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #108 on: February 05, 2008, 12:36:19 AM »
Well the decanter is very common so it's not hard to find pretty cheap. The big Kong is rare in that they don't really pop up very often but I wouldn't really say it's worth too much because I don't think most people really care about the Imperial toys very much.

I would love to see a photo of the Rodan because I really doubt that it exists. While I had never seen a big Kong it makes sense since there is a small Kong just like there are two sizes of Godzilla. Ray are you sure maybe it just wasn't a generic pterodactyl that you saw in the box? Do you remember it having a Rodan tag on it? If this does exist I find it very odd that we've never seen it then or since.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #109 on: February 05, 2008, 12:39:47 AM »
Oh yes, it had a tag that said Rodan.  But it did look like a generic "monster bird."  It could have been previously issued as something else before Imperial stuck a Rodan tag on it.  But what I saw was definitely sold as a Rodan toy.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #110 on: February 05, 2008, 10:03:21 AM »
Rodan, pterodactyl . No one has seen this alleged Rodan Toy, Sounds like we have another Thunderbird photo on our hands. http://xrl.us/bfpd2  ;D The ole Crypto Hound. HHW 

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #111 on: February 06, 2008, 02:07:45 PM »
I finally just got into Monster collecting after being a fan my whole life (especially Frankenstein). While on the hunt for Remco Mini Monsters, I found this on Ebay for $26:



It has never been opened though the tape on the box has come loose from age...

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #112 on: February 06, 2008, 03:10:43 PM »
Awesome score Madcow.   I have a soft spot for Remco Franky. He was the first monster toy I ever had as a kid.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #113 on: February 06, 2008, 03:13:09 PM »
Awesome score Madcow.   I have a soft spot for Remco Franky. He was the first monster toy I ever had as a kid.

Thanks! Oddly, I never had any monster toys as a kid though my mom was a HUGE fan of monster and horror movies. I vividly remember her taking me to see special showings of Frankenstein and Dracula as a kid in the early 80's...

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #114 on: February 06, 2008, 06:06:37 PM »
Nice start to your collection for $26!  Congrats!

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #115 on: February 07, 2008, 12:13:46 AM »
That's a great score, MadCow.  About the Rodan, I e-mailed the VP of marketing at Imperial a couple days ago.  I will be surprised if I hear back, but who knows.  I made a general query about seeking information on their vintage toys, not specifically Rodan.  I thought that would sound way too geeky.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #116 on: February 07, 2008, 09:45:14 AM »
Speaking of Rodan, I spotted this on eBay this week:

The auction link is:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330209150159&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
Is it possible that this could be the Rodan you saw? It's the closest thing to an Imperial pterosaur I've been able to find.
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #117 on: February 07, 2008, 11:11:41 AM »
Great Buy Mad Cow!

And a great start!  Here's to many more years of enjoyment and collecting.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #118 on: February 07, 2008, 01:42:36 PM »
No, that's clearly a pterodactyl.  What I saw looked like a vaguely reptilian bird with little horns.  Without the tag, there could be 100 of them on ebay over the years and people would never notice.

Speaking of Rodan, I spotted this on eBay this week:

The auction link is:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=330209150159&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT&ih=014
Is it possible that this could be the Rodan you saw? It's the closest thing to an Imperial pterosaur I've been able to find.
George
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #119 on: February 23, 2008, 09:32:54 PM »
I went to Texas Frightmare Weekend yesterday.  It's a huge modern horror con that was taking place 20 minutes from my driveway, so I had to check it out.  It's usually at a time I can't go, but this year I was able to squeeze out an evening for it.  As expected, the Universal monster presence was pretty minimal.  There really weren't that many dealers for such a large con, but I picked up a few DVD's and the guy from Club Daikauju was there with a few Rat Bat Spider kaiju from Angry Red Planet.  He had the regular painted ones, and then this wild paint job version that was the last leftover from a Tokyo con special edition. 





I also got Malcom McDowell to sign an A Clockwork Orange poster for my wife, talked to George Romero and many of the stars of his various zombie movies from NOTLD to Diary of the Dead, Tony Moran (the original Michael Myers), and many others.