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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #285 on: October 22, 2019, 12:33:38 PM »
Under the Multiple Toymakers moniker, MPC itself dipped a toe into the model kit market in 1966 with this repugnant line of Ripley's Believe It or Not kits:















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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #286 on: October 25, 2019, 02:09:43 PM »
The three Multiple Toymakers Ripley's Believe It or Not! model kits from 1966 were reissued by Hawk in 2011 under the Weird-Ohs Medieval Torture title. While I don't approve of the Weird-Ohs brand name being applied to these kits since they don't in any way fit the spirit of the original Weird-Ohs, I must admit that our own master modeler Jim Bertges did a great job assembling a couple of them:









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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #287 on: February 24, 2020, 05:39:14 PM »
Here's a really good write-up on the Multiple Products Corporation(MPC):

History of Multiple Products Corporation - Kent Sprecher

MPC was evidently already in business by 1950. Loral Corporation bought MPC in 1965 and then Loral sold MPC to Miner Industries in 1967. Miner Industries soon began using the name Multiple Toys on its toy packaging. This was probably an effort to better differentiate its product offerings from those of Model Plastics Corporation whose main business was car model kits such as this one:



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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #288 on: March 24, 2020, 12:06:16 AM »
New pics of my MPC Monsters shelf:

Well here anyway is one of the pics that horrorhunter lost due to Photobucket's machinations:



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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #289 on: April 01, 2020, 05:09:44 PM »
Very scarce monster toy (Haunted Hulk) from 1963. My parents bought mine for me in 1964. My hull survived the toy box wars and I found the other parts to restore mine a couple of years ago. Here's a pic of mine (I use a pic of it for my avatar).

Here are a couple of pictures that we've lost of horrorhunter's Haunted Hulk:





Here in horrorhunter's own words is how he cobbled together a complete Haunted Hulk starting with an original hull from the own he had as a kid:

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The hull is from the original Haunted Hulk my parents bought me at the age of 5 in 1964. The sail, skull standard, and spiderweb rigging are original pieces I luckily purchased in a rare eBay lot. The stickers are repros that I convinced an eBay seller to make for resale (he still sells sets of them). The wheel is from an MPC pirate ship (identical to the HH wheel except it isn't green). The set of 8 Weird Monsters are my originals from childhood.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #290 on: April 15, 2020, 09:03:06 PM »
Here are two really good pictures of a custom "Ghost Galleon" vessel that horrorhunter cobbled together:





Here in his own words he describes how he put it together:

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This is just a custom Haunted Hulk I put together using a repopped MPC pirate ship. The monsters, however, are original '60s MPC Weird Monsters. The skulls on the hull are buttons that I finally found after a long search. The skulls are attached by running wires and toothpicks through the holes.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #291 on: May 07, 2020, 07:02:58 PM »
Finished eBay auction for a carded set of MPC Unbreakable Weird Monsters:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Multiple-Products-MPC-Plastic-Monsters-Sealed-Grrrr8/283861001810?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



As much as I would like to have one of these I had to pass on this. To beat it all I even have the missing corner piece from the upper left of the card (from another copy of the set, of course). I could have done some amateur restoration and replaced the missing corner with another vintage one. It sold for less than $200 but this thing is rough. The whole point of having one is to admire it on your shelf, but with the condition issues present I would have trouble doing that.

In nice condition these have been selling in the $800 range. Maybe $200 isn't that bad for a beat up example compared to $800 for a nice one. I really like this stuff but some of it just sells for more than I'm willing to pay. My limit would be about $300-$400 for a nice one and less than $100 for a beater. I'll probably never own one but I can live with that. Best to focus more on what we have and less on what we don't.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #292 on: May 07, 2020, 09:04:55 PM »
It's amazing, what with all the other damage, that the punch out is still intact!
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #293 on: May 07, 2020, 10:35:46 PM »
It's amazing, what with all the other damage, that the punch out is still intact!
It's unpunched!

I shoulda bid!! *facepalm*

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #294 on: May 14, 2020, 06:30:16 PM »
Just thought I'd show my MPC Monsters appreciation. There's a few of the 2" sized ones that Ive had since childhood. All the others I collected over the years. I have some more of each monster in different colors but just wanted to take a photo with each monster in one color.

1960's MPC Monsters by donald deveau, on Flickr

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #295 on: May 15, 2020, 12:17:04 AM »
That's a cool collection, Don!  :)
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