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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #300 on: November 23, 2020, 08:28:00 PM »
Fake Haunted Hulk siting on evilBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HAUNTED-HULK-MONSTER-SHIP-VINTAGE-1960s-MPC/363191325571?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



I sold this exact item a few years ago via eBay, but I didn't misrepresent it as "vintage 1960s Haunted Hulk" the way this seller is doing. This is a MPC small pirate ship repop decorated with bats and skulls the same way I did my large MPC Ghost Galleon which I still have in my collection.

Ghost Galleon:


The original Haunted Hulk has a green hull and white sail w/stickers, white spider web rigging w/black paint, and a white/black skull standard. Here's mine:


I noticed earlier the fake one in the eBay listing had a bid at the minimum of $125 and now that's gone. I guess the buyer wised up and retracted it. When I created that little ship I was just trying to sell the small pirate ship repop so I dressed it up as an homage to the original HH and advertised it as a "custom monster ship homage to the original Haunted Hulk". I think I called it the "Spooky Schooner". In an auction I think it sold for around $40-$50 and that's really all it's worth IMO. This seller is trying to pull a fast one on some newby monster collector. Buyer Beware. Do your research and know what you're buying, and have some idea of fair market value. People often sell items later for one reason or another so make sure you can get your money back out of the item if necessary.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #301 on: November 23, 2020, 10:56:53 PM »
Fake Haunted Hulk siting on evilBay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/HAUNTED-HULK-MONSTER-SHIP-VINTAGE-1960s-MPC/363191325571?ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649

I sold this exact item a few years ago via eBay, but I didn't misrepresent it as "vintage 1960s Haunted Hulk" the way this seller is doing.

What a sleaze bag! Is the seller the same person who bought it from you?

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #302 on: November 24, 2020, 11:30:38 AM »
What a sleaze bag! Is the seller the same person who bought it from you?

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It's been a few years so I don't remember who bought it from me. Maybe my post above will keep someone from being cheated, or at least be of interest to some people.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #303 on: November 27, 2020, 10:43:04 PM »
Here's an amusing eBay listing:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MPC-Fireball-XL5-Multiple-MIB-/223516725102?_trksid=p2385738.m4383.l4275.c10



It's a nice piece, but 20 grand?!  ::)

And then he charges $14.80 for ECONOMY Shipping.  :D

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #304 on: November 30, 2020, 11:05:59 AM »
Tuttle3219 is infamous for listing items at silly, nosebleed prices. Since there's no cost to him on Ebay, he keeps doing it.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #305 on: November 30, 2020, 02:52:06 PM »
Tuttle3219 is infamous for listing items at silly, nosebleed prices. Since there's no cost to him on Ebay, he keeps doing it.

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Yes. People like that must list desirable collectibles at astronomical prices as a way to boast ownership. They would be better off just posting them on a message board like UMA and maybe stir up a little conversation from like-minded folk. It's obvious no one would pay anywhere near a silly price like that.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #306 on: November 30, 2020, 03:09:05 PM »
Here is an eBay listing for a playset by MPC that I had never heard of- Undersea Adventure.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1963-MPC-Undersea-Adventure-Sea-Creatures-Play-Set-Original-Box-Creatures-Divers/353270342105?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



I'm very familiar with the fish and other aquatic wildlife from the set. In the '60s I had a few sets of them, and I currently have a complete set of 12 in my collection as well as a few extras that were given away as cereal premiums back then. I never knew there was a full size playset for them until I found the eBay listing. It's a cool set, and probably quite scarce. The seller is pricing it high, but not excessively considering it would be tough to find one. If I found one cheap I'd grab it, but at $800 I'll pass. It's only marginally within my normal "monster/dinosaur playset" wheelhouse anyway.

Here's a net-pic of the 12 MPC Undersea Creatures:
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #307 on: December 02, 2020, 11:41:55 PM »


I had a beat Haunted Hulk that I sold on eBay some years ago.  I hate misrepresenting what something is.  I do love anything monstrous or Halloween that has a sea story. 
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #308 on: December 03, 2020, 09:43:23 PM »
A couple of new pics of my MPC Monsters shelf:





I've added a few things since the old pics were taken- large Witch Cake Topper (after the MPC Pop-Top Witch), purple MPC Pop-Top Witch body to go with the purple Witch head, part of the header card for the Unbreakable Weird Monsters carded set, matte finish gray Vampire Monster Head Ring by Henal after the MPC Pop-Tops, yellow Pop-Top Monster (Frankenstein) body with orange head, and purple Pop-Top Wolfman head on yellow Pop-Top Witch body (both left of Haunted Hulk).

I believe everything else was in the old pics posted earlier in this thread, but here's the complete rundown:
- Haunted Hulk w/all 8 MPC Weird Monsters
- complete set of 4 2-packs of Pop-Tops MIP
- complete set of 8 loose MPC Pop-Top Horrors (standing in front of the packaged ones)
- complete set of 8 glow-in-the-dark MPC Weird Monsters
- complete set of 8 red MPC Weird Monsters (only available in the MPC Monsters Checker Set)
- complete set of 6 Daffy Daddy-Ohs
- all 3 small 1 1/2" knock-offs of the MPC Witch (orange), Creature Of Doom (white), and Skeleton (light blue), originally sold in the Spooky Surprise grab bags by L. M. Becker & Co.
- Monster Head Rings vending display card by Henal
- all 6 Henal Monster Head Rings in the bright colors (after the MPC Pop-Top heads)
- matte finish gray Vampire Monster Head Ring by Henal
- extra purple Wolfman Weird Monster Fritos giveaway (Hairy Scary)
- extra orange Monster (Frankenstein) Weird Monster Fritos giveaway (Slewfoot)
- extra Pop-Top Monster (Frankenstein) yellow body w/orange head
- extra Pop-Top yellow Witch body w/purple Wolfman head
- large and small Witch Cake Toppers (after the MPC Witch)
- custom urethane red Vampire Weird Monster (right of the large Witch Cake Topper)
- printed pics of the MPC Horror House Target Set and the carded MPC Unbreakable Weird Monsters set of 8 (for background on the left)
- left side of the header card for the Unbreakable Weird Monsters (w/the monster illo, on the left of the Haunted Hulk)

The second picture didn't turn out as clear as I would like. I have trouble getting proper lighting in that room. Maybe I'll set all of that stuff up in my photo room and take proper pictures one day...but not today.  :laugh:
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #309 on: December 03, 2020, 10:54:21 PM »
Wow, fabulous!

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #310 on: December 04, 2020, 11:23:30 AM »
Wow, fabulous!

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Thanks, Hep.

We all have our little niche favorites within the larger framework of monster collecting, and the MPC Monsters have always been there for me since I was a 5 year old in 1964 when I received the Haunted Hulk. And, over the next few years I would obtain several sets of MPC Weird Monsters and Pop-Top Horrors. I even had the coveted 8-pack Pop-Top blister card. Many of those original pieces I had as a kid are on that MPC shelf in the pics, including the green hull of my Haunted Hulk. I'm an MPC Monster guy, I guess.

The MPC Monsters pieces I don't have are expensive and hard to find with nice packaging:
- MIP boxed Haunted Hulk
- MIP Pop-Top Horrors 8-pack blister card
- MIP Horror House Target Set
- MIP MPC Monsters Checkers Set
- MIP Daffy Daddy-Ohs 6-pack
- MIP Unbreakable Weird Monsters 8-pack blister card

I may never own any of those the way things are in the monster collecting market now, but I'm very glad to have what I do. It's difficult to hold onto expensive collectibles for 50+ years. They get lost, or broken, or sold during a period of temporary change of priorities, etc. Also, I'm lucky that my MPC Monsters aren't of the batches which became brittle over time. That little shelf of monsters gets looked at and appreciated every day.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #311 on: December 04, 2020, 01:03:56 PM »
We all have our little niche favorites within the larger framework of monster collecting, and the MPC Monsters have always been there for me since I was a 5 year old in 1964 when I received the Haunted Hulk. And, over the next few years I would obtain several sets of MPC Weird Monsters and Pop-Top Horrors. I even had the coveted 8-pack Pop-Top blister card. Many of those original pieces I had as a kid are on that MPC shelf in the pics, including the green hull of my Haunted Hulk. I'm an MPC Monster guy, I guess.

Unlike you I was never even aware of the MPC Pop-Top Horrors or Weird Monsters as a kid. Since learning of them on this board, they've become my very top priority for me when it comes to monster figurines above even the Marx monster figures.

The MPC Monsters pieces I don't have are expensive and hard to find with nice packaging:
- MIP boxed Haunted Hulk
- MIP Pop-Top Horrors 8-pack blister card
- MIP Horror House Target Set
- MIP MPC Monsters Checkers Set
- MIP Daffy Daddy-Ohs 6-pack
- MIP Unbreakable Weird Monsters 8-pack blister card

I may never own any of those the way things are in the monster collecting market now, but I'm very glad to have what I do.

Those pieces are all scary tough to find. But even having all four of the different Pop-Top Horror two-packs is incredible in and of itself.

That little shelf of monsters gets looked at and appreciated every day.

As well it should! And because you had a bunch of these MPC items as a kid, that represents a very concrete connection to your younger days. I'm sure viewing that shelf brings back a load of memories from your formative years in a kind of mental snapshot.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #312 on: December 14, 2020, 10:27:43 AM »
Another one of these came and went.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Weird-Monsters-Multiple-Products-Complete-Set-On-Card-No-453-New-Old-Stock-/264965397230?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ukEZmjEG65byrAISQlk25gnSMJ8%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc



Sold for a bit over $500 w/shipping. These seemed to bring more in the $800 range previously. I'd like to score one but I still can't justify over $300-$400 for one, and that's with nice condition packaging. As time goes on these older toys will continue to drop in price as older collectors die off and demand wanes. Even now many younger collectors don't know what MPC Monsters are, or just don't care. That's evident by the lack of new posts in this thread. If not for myself and Hepcat this thread would fade away.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #313 on: December 14, 2020, 10:37:15 AM »
Another one of these came and went.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1964-Weird-Monsters-Multiple-Products-Complete-Set-On-Card-No-453-New-Old-Stock-/264965397230?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&nma=true&si=ukEZmjEG65byrAISQlk25gnSMJ8%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc



Sold for a bit over $500 w/shipping. These seemed to bring more in the $800 range previously. I'd like to score one but I still can't justify over $300-$400 for one, and that's with nice condition packaging. As time goes on these older toys will continue to drop in price as older collectors die off and demand wanes. Even now many younger collectors don't know what MPC Monsters are, or just don't care. That's evident by the lack of new posts in this thread. If not for myself and Hepcat this thread would fade away.

Wonderful,  classic Monster toy. Way too pricey for my budget.  H.H., you would be surprised how many younger collectors on Instagram collect vintage Monster toys. Whether it's a Hipster thing or maybe a true interest in vintage Monster toy collecting.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #314 on: December 14, 2020, 11:26:01 AM »
What is I.G.?

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