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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1170 on: October 25, 2009, 06:08:21 PM »
Ok, I really dig the Teenage Frankenstein, but I can't afford the Amok Time figure, soooo, I made my own.  My own version of him, anyway.  I had an old Dollar General 12" army dude I had bought for 5 bucks laying around, so I went to work on him, carving his face up, adding hair, etc.  At least he's bigger & badder looking than the licensed product was, IMO.  Hope you like him!



A closer look...



Closer still...  LOOK OUT!



A spooky night shot...




By Jeepers monkey-boy..........YOU'VE NAILED IT!! Seriously, that looks outstanding!!
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1171 on: October 25, 2009, 06:09:47 PM »
I've had these for quite awhile.  My brother-in-law bought them for me a long time ago.  I just recently dug them out of my Halloween tub.  Thought you maniacs would get a kick ot of them.




Dude, I long to roll around naked in your plastic monster tubs if that's the kind of stuff in there!!
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1172 on: October 26, 2009, 12:18:23 PM »
My wife found me a nifty little fortune card featuring Boris Karloff yesterday at Kane Co.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1173 on: October 26, 2009, 01:10:48 PM »
Nice!  Probably a "cigarette card" -- before bubble gum cards, there were trading cards in cigarette packages.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1174 on: October 26, 2009, 01:23:57 PM »
That's what I thought, too, when I first saw it.  But, on the back, it has a persons weight and fortune printed on it.  I think it was from one of those scale & fortune machines back in the 40's or 50's.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1175 on: October 26, 2009, 08:14:56 PM »
My wife found me a nifty little fortune card featuring Boris Karloff yesterday at Kane Co.



That's pretty neat!
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1176 on: October 26, 2009, 10:40:33 PM »
That's what I thought, too, when I first saw it.  But, on the back, it has a persons weight and fortune printed on it.  I think it was from one of those scale & fortune machines back in the 40's or 50's.

Even cooler, then.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1177 on: October 27, 2009, 12:15:48 AM »
That's what I thought, too, when I first saw it.  But, on the back, it has a persons weight and fortune printed on it.  I think it was from one of those scale & fortune machines back in the 40's or 50's.

So is this person's weight equivalent to Karloff's?

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1178 on: October 27, 2009, 06:56:57 AM »
So is this person's weight equivalent to Karloff's?
131 lbs...probably not.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1179 on: October 27, 2009, 11:22:26 AM »
Saturday afternoon I finally received a recent eBay win:

It's the 1975 Ben Cooper "Land of the Lost" Sleestak costume! It's not mint, but is complete with the original jumpsuit.

Today I picked up a few cheap Halloween items at the local Dollar Mart. I found three of these cool monster flashlights:

And of course I got the traditional cheap rubber skeleton and bat:

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1180 on: October 27, 2009, 02:18:43 PM »
131 lbs...probably not.

It would have been cool had the machine dispensed images of famous actors whose weight was similar to the people on the scale.  Otherwise, it's just sort of random, which I suppose, makes it just as cool.   :D

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1181 on: October 27, 2009, 03:30:27 PM »
Very cool Sleestak !
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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1182 on: October 27, 2009, 03:46:11 PM »
It would have been cool had the machine dispensed images of famous actors whose weight was similar to the people on the scale.  Otherwise, it's just sort of random, which I suppose, makes it just as cool.   :D
Yeah, that would be an interesting feature now that I think of it.  I guess they were just random star cards with the pre-printed fortunes on the back side and a space where your weight was stamped as it came out of the machine.  Even back then, the odds of getting a Karloff probably weren't great.  It is a neat little card.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1183 on: October 27, 2009, 04:06:07 PM »
That's great stuff George!  Are there other flashlights in the set?  I saw they also have current Sleestak costumes at the local Halloween Store.

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Re: Show off your Weekly Finds.
« Reply #1184 on: October 27, 2009, 04:45:58 PM »
Saturday afternoon I finally received a recent eBay win:

It's the 1975 Ben Cooper "Land of the Lost" Sleestak costume! It's not mint, but is complete with the original jumpsuit.


Awesome Sleestak.

I don't know about where the rest of you live, but here in California, the latest "cool" hairstlye for the last 3 years or so has been the "FauxHawk" which is greasing up one's hair and pushing it up from the sides into a perfect point, making the wearer look exactly like a Sleestak.  It mostly affects males in the 18-30 age group, and in a few sad cases, individuals slightly older.

I was recently at a convention of aspiring young creative types, and from the back of the room it looked like a Sleestak convention with all their pointy heads looking at the King Sleestak on stage.  If you walk by a night club, you will see a pod of smoking Sleestaks out front vying for the attention of females, who are all frantically texting other females to find out if any other club has a better collection of Sleestaks.

The FauxHawk will certainly be as embarrassing to the wearers (and as funny to the rest of us) as the Mullet is now to those who so proudly wore them in the late 80s and early 90s.  (I often wonder if that thought occurs to FauxHawkers as they pose for facebook photos making a shaka sign with one hand and a drink in the other.

My apologies to anyone reading this who is rocking a FauxHawk.  (...then again, you might thank me!)  I do wish they would call it the "Sleestak" though.