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The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« on: November 19, 2008, 08:22:59 AM »
Google Inc. has opened an online photo gallery that will feature millions of images from Life magazine's archives that have never been seen by the public before.

One of the first pics I searched for was the eye-popping photo from 1964 which featured a monster lover's dream come true. The photo was part of an article which featured the monster fad that was happening in America during the mid 60's. This picture has been shared here before, but never with so much detail and crispness.

I spy the 3D wall plaques. I spy the Target game. I spy the Jaymar Tricky Walker. I spy the Phoenix candy boxes .. etc.

The stats of the pic are as follows:

LIFE Entertainment Monsters: Frankenstein fad, toys, games, etc.
Location:   US
Date taken:   1964
Photographer:   Henry Groskinsky

Click this link for even a larger view - http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/6532/monstertoysle4.jpg


« Last Edit: November 19, 2008, 09:10:29 AM by fmofmpls »
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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2008, 10:01:01 AM »
GREAT pic, thanks for posting. And I love seeing our 'ol pal Big Frankie prominently displayed in front.

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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2008, 11:57:29 AM »
What's the Friankie right under the Soaky label? Looks like he's sitting in a chair.
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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2008, 01:29:36 PM »
What's the Friankie right under the Soaky label? Looks like he's sitting in a chair.


That's the Jaymar Tricky Walker.



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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2008, 02:01:50 PM »
What's the Hunchback reaching up to grab....?

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 02:05:04 PM »
What's the Hunchback reaching up to grab....?

That would be the Big Frankie;D
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 02:35:35 PM »
TMI General!

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 09:48:49 PM »
Woh cool pic! Shades of UMA toy clock.  I like the Dell comics right at Kong's head there.

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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 11:22:27 PM »
OMG! When I saw the picture of the Jaymar Frankenstein I remembered I had one when I was a kid. What a memory rush. I remember you had to pull the string on the top of his head and he would bumble along on the floor until the ring at the end of the string went back to the top of his head. Thanks for posting. Great nostaligia!
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2008, 12:04:31 PM »
The picture is great.  I love the Soaky wolfman.  I loved those Soaky bottles when I was little.
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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2008, 12:53:12 PM »
OMG! When I saw the picture of the Jaymar Frankenstein I remembered I had one when I was a kid. What a memory rush. I remember you had to pull the string on the top of his head and he would bumble along on the floor until the ring at the end of the string went back to the top of his head. Thanks for posting. Great nostaligia!
I've got a Dracula, but his walking mechanism doesn't work.  I wish I knew how to fix it.  I think the parts, or at least most of the parts are there; but I can't figure the thing out. :P

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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2008, 01:05:24 PM »
That would be the Big Frankie;D

Gentlemen,
I am trying to drink a Coke, not spritz the Coke on my computer screen.

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« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2008, 10:51:36 AM »
I spy the 3D wall plaques. I spy the Target game. I spy the Jaymar Tricky Walker. I spy the Phoenix candy boxes .. etc.

I looked at this photo waaayyy too long last night! Here is what I see...

Aurora Mummy built-up
Aurora Dracula built-up
Aurora Phantom built-up
Aurora King Kong built-up
Aurora Creature built-up
Aurora Frankenstein built-up
Aurora Gigantic Frankenstein built-up
Marx Mummy figure
Marx Hunchback figure
Wolf man Soaky
Frankenstein Soaky
Hasbro Wolf Man pencil set
Hasbro Creature/Black Lagoon game
Hasbro Phantom/Opera game
Dell Frankenstein comic
Dell Wolf Man comic
Dell Creature comic
Hasbro large-version Frankenstein target game
Frankenstein Monstertoon iron-on
Frankenstein Speaker head
Jaymar Frankenstein tricky-walker
SPP Frankenstein monster wallet w/cards folded out
Bride of Frankenstein paper doll set
Hasbro Wolf Man binder
Jaymar Wolf man frame tray puzzle
The Monsters Horroscope magic slate
Monster paper mask set
SPP Mummy plaque
SPP Phantom plaque
SPP Wolf Man plaque
SPP Frankenstein plaque
AA LP record Famous Monsters Speak
Phoenix Frankenstein candy box
Phoenix Wolf Man candy box
Leaf Son of Spook card pack
Ben Cooper Wolf Man mask
Monster Old Maid cards
Halco Wolf Man mask/costume
Ben Cooper Bride of Frankenstein mask
Halco Phantom mask

AND…3 unknown/slim items~ 2 in a “V” shape and 1 alone (right above the Phoenix Frankenstein candy box and below the SPP Frankenstein wallet). They are NOT the stirs or spoons. Not Pez. Are they pens of some kind? What are they? Anyone have an idea?

Best,
~a tired~ Richard



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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2008, 12:10:18 PM »
Something is bothering me about this pic :(
What exactly is the Marx Hunchback doing to Big Franky to make him raise his arms like that ?;)
I'm Confused..

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Re: The Best Picture Ever! LOOK!
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2008, 01:41:18 PM »
Also to the right are a few of the Monster Old Maid cards.