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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #45 on: November 25, 2008, 04:19:24 PM »
What is it?  A real packaging style or fan made?

It looks to be a custom project...

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« Reply #46 on: November 25, 2008, 04:21:28 PM »
It's real packaging, and won an award in 1993.  I'm thinking it was maybe sold in Target?  I posted about a book with graphics from Charles S Anderson Design in Memorabilia I picked up and I found that through a google  search on "Charles S Anderson Design" and monsters.

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« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2008, 04:33:55 PM »
Wow, I totally missed that one in the stores.  It might have been during the "Big Collegeville Mask Display" year at Target?  But, I thought that was after 1993, so who knows.  Either way, I missed it.  It would have been great to come across that on a store shelf. 

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« Reply #48 on: November 25, 2008, 04:36:36 PM »
Thinking about it a bit more....  it may have been packaging that was designed but never produced. 

Rayons is some reference to cigarettes.
http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:9iGekTx73MUJ:fr.news.yahoo.com/2/20081109/img/pod-un-buraliste-range-des-fde56ee7fc4d.html+rayons+cigarettes&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=3&gl=us


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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #49 on: November 25, 2008, 05:28:07 PM »
Rayons is some reference to cigarettes.

Actually, it refers to the shelving. Don't know why it would say "French Shelving" on the candy box, though? "French Stock", maybe?

English term or phrase: shelving
French translation: stockage en rayons
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« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2008, 06:50:20 PM »
It looks like a graphic design student's project - I once printed a set of Tradingcards with my own
Sci-Fi / Horror Illustrations as a project in Artschool.

There might be only a few of these hand produced for presentation purposes - which make them a cool collectible!

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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #51 on: November 25, 2008, 09:25:08 PM »
It looks to be a custom project...


You guys are supposed to be helping me with the large Elwar monster button mystery in another thread!  ;D ;D ;D No mystery here....well, maybe some.  :)

The real expert on this box is a guy that goes by "Monsterwax" (look him up on Google) so he probably knows much more than I ever will.

Here is what I know.

First of all, the box contains 4 boxes of monster candy (you can see 2 of 'em in the pic that Bobby posted). Under those boxes, you get 7 monster trading cards, 1 intro card, and 1 sheet of monster stickers that you can peel and attach to anything.
The intro card states the REAL name of this monster card set: "French Rayon Halloween Horror! Collector Cards". The cards are smaller than "Spook Stories" cards but larger than "Monster Midgees". The intro card tells you: "Be the first kid on your block to collect all 40!" The company that put this set out was: The French Paper Company, Inc. - 100 French Street - Niles, Michigan
The WHOLE IDEA to this was to PROMOTE the new recycled paper (called "French Rayon") that this company was trying to sell. I have been told that these were given away, NEVER sold, by the sales department for this paper company to any manufacturer who might buy their paper stock. Many of these showed up in Minnesota because the item was produced here~right in me own home state! :D
DESIGN: Charles S. Anderson Design/Minneapolis, MN...COPY: Lisa Premrick/ Minneapolis,MN... PRINTING: Printcraft/New Brighton, MN

BTW, this is a really cool idea/set and THIS is the kind of thing that gets me excited doing fantasy monster pieces (as opposed to just repros).

Also, it's TOUGH to get a complete set of these (I refer you back to "Monsterwax" ~probably the most knowledgable person and with the most complete collection of all-things-monster-cards that I know). HE states that, out of the 40 cards, cards 16, 35, & 39 were "pulled off the market" do to legal reasons. I have card 16, which happened to come in a box that must have "gotten away". It makes fun of Tina Turner in a round-about way and is in poor taste.
Someday, when I sell all my collection, this may be the jewell of these cards. But still in poor taste.

Hope this helps~

Now I'm getting back to the Elwar buttons. And I have another monster mystery item AFTER I'm done with the Elwar subject.

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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #52 on: November 25, 2008, 09:30:44 PM »
BTW, when can I be some sort of officer. I'm a specialist but still feel like a private around here. :'(

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« Reply #53 on: November 25, 2008, 09:51:50 PM »
One more thing~
No dates anywhere...but the monster candy (produced by World) that come in these French Rayon sets, are all imprinted on the side with - boxes made in Yugoslavia.
I don't know if that means anything. I have World monster candy boxes that don't say that so it may help date the sets. Don't know, though.

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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #54 on: November 25, 2008, 10:30:05 PM »
Richard, that link says 1993, so I'm thinking that's the date.

Thanks for sharing those pics!   So it did get produced, cool!  Something else to look for.,..

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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #55 on: November 25, 2008, 11:38:19 PM »
No mystery here....

The only mystery is why you waited till now to share this rare item with us!  ;)
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« Reply #56 on: November 25, 2008, 11:42:41 PM »
BTW, when can I be some sort of officer. I'm a specialist but still feel like a private around here. :'(

It's kinda automatic. The more you post the higher you go. Though you don't post as often as some, your posts are of abnormally high quality. Perhaps the General can bestow a battlefield promotion?
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Re: Monster candy??
« Reply #57 on: November 25, 2008, 11:52:19 PM »
The made in Yugoslovia boxes came out in the early ninetys... that's when I got mine .  I know,  I don't have any from when I was a kid.  Bah!


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« Reply #58 on: November 27, 2008, 12:34:17 AM »
Paper companies make all kinds of crazy elaborate promo items like this: I've got a gorgeous two-sided embossed poster with matching set of trading cards designed by Charles Burns for some different recycled paper, and my buddy Robert has a booklet of photos of Halloween masks that was designed by CSA, the same firm that did the Monster Candy, the Target mask promotion, and all the Turner Classic Movies logos, among their many other products. Their specialty is locating old public domain clip-art and slightly altering it so that it can be re-copyrighted, and selling the result as stock images. Also, they maintain a similar bank of photos of old toys and junk available as stock. Here, let my buddy Kirk Demarais tell you all about it:

http://secretfunspot.blogspot.com/2008/03/plastock-room.html

 You should then poke around further... he's got plenty of other fun stuff to look at...including a tour of my house!

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« Reply #59 on: November 27, 2008, 07:14:43 AM »
Thanks for the link, Devlin, this was a cybertrip well worth taking. I checked out all the detours along the way and eventually ended up in your living room, marveling at the King of Vacuforms:



Now thatís what I call a REALLY GIGANTIC Frankenstein!