Bobby, no one said you were showing off, LOL. Green, blue, red, or yellow..Fay or not I don't understand why anyone would pay more than $10 for one of these. These are only valuable to certain people because they are rare, not because they are cool IMO. The Marx figs are a dime a dozen but I'd take them any day of the week over these overpriced, overrated army men.
Bring your camera, chrisnurse. We need pictures!
I will try and hunt them out Andy. I have to do an attic trip to try and find the wolfman mini-monster. It seems to have happened all the time in the UK - sweet/candy companies stealing sculpts. I had a big candy container that had an AHI Kong water gun head also - sure that was an illicit recast.
You know... from what I have been told, most "manufacturers" in Hong Kong through the 60's and early 70's were mom and pop type operations, working out of a small room with whatever equipment they needed. It wasn't big factories for the small stuff. They frequently made knockoffs from the original molds at night, after running their orders during the day. Knockoff GI Joe clothes and such were made the same, with the same material, by the same people, but they didn't have the tag in them. It's entirely conceivable that your AHI water gun head was out of the same mold, and not a recast... or not.
There was this grocery store that my sister's friendís parents ran ( apparently, if you can say that backwards, you can summon satan) Ė man, that was a haven for cheap monster toys, stickers, transfers and cards. Didnít I read here that somebody within our ranks had invented a time machine?
I like Palmer monsters more than Marx, but I like MPC pop tops most of all.