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Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« on: October 12, 2014, 08:23:38 PM »
I've seen this decal in ads for the Renzi mobile before, but I thought the common wisdom was that it was not actually adhered to the cars that were sold...

What a find.

My prediction? that is going to be one expensive decal...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/A-J-Renzi-MONSTER-MOBILE-1964-All-Original-w-RARE-Decal-Vintage-Blowmold-/191369456984?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2c8e822d58
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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 09:19:23 PM »
ok everybody all at once now....*right click* :)

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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 10:43:57 PM »
Never thought I'd see one of those! And yes, I did right click!  ;D Thanks so much for the heads up, Matt!
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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2014, 12:52:12 AM »
I was amazed when I saw this auction, but know I won't come anywhere close to winning it. And immediately right clicked myself! Nice big picture there! What a find!
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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2014, 09:56:46 AM »
I knew it came with the sticker from the many i had as a kid..just living 20 minutes from the Renzi factory where my aunt Lucy worked. ....they obviously were not meant to stay on.....great to see one with the sticker after all these years! very ghoul............!!!

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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2014, 05:12:54 PM »
Ha! Photoshop and a few minutes = Renzi Monster Car Decal!



 

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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2014, 05:28:38 PM »
Not quite sure how the decal would have originally been applied......there is a raised line of plastic in the molding where I thought it would have been applied to the door. It has no chance of laying flat in the door area....and yet the view given of the backside of decal leads me to believe it made good contact with the Monster Mobile when applied....hum........

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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2014, 05:55:07 PM »
I appears that this is more like a sticker, than a model kit type of wet transferred decal. It also looks like somebody cut it down from what was probably a rectangle.
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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 06:39:23 PM »
According to the photos and seller's description the obvious sticker residue is only on the passenger side of the car. The seller is unclear as to whether or not there were stickers on both sides of the Monster Mobiles. Of course it could have varied greatly on what was then cheap toys. Certainly not cheap now.


It's a little weird that a Brontosaurus is on the lower right side of the sticker. I know dinosaurs were called "monsters" on some '60s toys but you would think there would be something more standard represented with those bats like a skull for example. And, yeah, I know "Brontosaurus" never really existed according to modern paleontology (it's Apatosaurus), but in the Monsterkid '60s the toys were labeled as "Brontosaurus" so that's correct concerning the toys.
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 07:00:26 PM »
It's also strange that there is no flat smooth area for the sticker,like the Haunted Hulk sail for example. It was either poor planning or the sticker is suspect. And, it does look trimmed, as Mike mentioned. It could still be legit and just be thrown on at the last minute in the Renzi manufacturing process. Cheap toys in the '60s are infamous for slapdash quality control which only adds to their charm for weirdos like us.  ;D
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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2014, 07:05:23 PM »
Seems to only lead to more questions about the Monster Car decal............

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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2014, 12:01:39 AM »
...  And, yeah, I know "Brontosaurus" never really existed according to modern paleontology (it's Apatosaurus), but in the Monsterkid '60s the toys were labeled as "Brontosaurus" so that's correct concerning the toys.

I'm too old (and stubborn) to change.  For me there will always be a Brontosaurus and Pluto will always be a planet.

Lucky I was born after that whole Piltdown Man hassle was already settled.

How long before someone is selling replacement "Monster Mobile" stickers on eBay?
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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2014, 08:34:09 AM »
I'm less jealous of the sticker, than I am of the fact that he has Pink Frankenstein/Gargoyle and Green Wolfman/Mummy

I would like to have that variant... I have owned three separate Renzi cars over the years, and they have always had the exact opposite color scheme

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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #13 on: October 14, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »
I knew it came with the sticker from the many i had as a kid..just living 20 minutes from the Renzi factory where my aunt Lucy worked. ....they obviously were not meant to stay on.....great to see one with the sticker after all these years!

Did the Renzi mobiles you remember come with only the one sticker? Where was the sticker, or stickers, attached? On the passenger side door or elsewhere?

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Re: Renzi Car-- So it WAS released with the decal after all !!!
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2014, 03:09:37 PM »
Id say one sticker as far as i can remember but anything was possible back in those days. Two of my aunts worked at Renzi and Come Play Plastics which was a local (Worcester) blow plastic factory. Renzi was italian and a lot of italian people worked there. Renzi Jr. is still around and has some of the old molds but not the monster mobile because i asked him about it. the mold was destroyed. He has the King Kong Bank mold still.  Also. Matt! i have the opposite version of you... i have hot pink Frankie & mint green wolfman. But i also have black wheels!