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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #15 on: October 30, 2015, 07:45:13 AM »
I think you need a password to see it?

That's how strange and odd it is.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #16 on: October 30, 2015, 09:04:13 AM »
That's how strange and odd it is.

I think you also need a note from your doctor.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2015, 05:22:47 PM »
This mutant fly figure is very cool. I don't think I could have put more that $50 on it tho.
On a similar note,and I have posted these a couple times before. I have been looking for the rest of the set. Only seen a couple over the last few years. Made by Empire toys in the later 70's. More prominent in the U.K than the U.S. If you have the other 4 I want them. The space warrior is my favorite 6 inch plastic figure even over the Marx and PoP-Tops.


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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2015, 06:13:25 PM »
On a similar note,and I have posted these a couple times before. I have been looking for the rest of the set. Only seen a couple over the last few years. Made by Empire toys in the later 70's. More prominent in the U.K than the U.S. If you have the other 4 I want them. The space warrior is my favorite 6 inch plastic figure even over the Marx and PoP-Tops.
Any pics of the others?

I Googled them and nothing came up right away.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #19 on: November 10, 2015, 09:04:05 AM »
Way back in the Toy Shop magazine days - 90s - I had two of the Hartland Horribles ON THE CARD.  Naturally, i never saved a photo of them, however, i sold both for like $500 each.  Those i had had a "adhesive" patch on the bottom and were advertised to put them on your car dashboard.  I had others after those (not on the card) but never saw another with the "adhesive" patch.

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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2017, 06:53:01 AM »




have you seen this mummy before?
what is it?

its about 2 inches tall & made of soft plastic...
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2017, 11:07:31 AM »


have you seen this mummy before?
what is it?

its about 2 inches tall & made of soft plastic...
It's from the Strange Change The Lost World (Mattel, 1967) playset.



I have the complete set but I had to grab this net pic since my pics faded to oblivion (like nearly every pic of my stuff on this site).
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2017, 11:23:16 AM »
thanks horrorhunter!

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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2017, 11:34:23 AM »
They were more common in the 90s and I saw several... I think there were like 6 in the set.  I actually found two still on the card and like the genius I am, I sold them through the Toy Shop magazine.  I did get about $400 each though.  and no, I didn't save a picture of them either

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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2017, 12:56:28 PM »
I did get about $400 each though. 

Are you talking about that little Mummy toy?
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2017, 01:09:06 PM »
thanks horrorhunter!

You're welcome, Count Z.

Here's a net pic of the two supplement cards sans monsters.



The monsters started in small square form (time capsules) and the shtick was to put them in the Strange Change machine and it brought them "through time" to appear as the monsters. In reality it heated them up and they expanded into form. While warm they could be crushed back into square form in that part of the machine. I got one of these for Christmas in 1967 and replaced it with a nice example from eBay a few years ago. The seller also included the blister cards and supplemental monsters.

It's a fun toy and displays well. Kind of a combination monster playset and Thingmaker-type set. The individual figures in expanded form usually sell for around $3-$10 each, and a complete playset with the box and working Strange Change Machine in nice condition seems to sell for around $200-$300 now. You can find damaged sets and pieces on eBay pretty cheap.
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Re: What is this thing?
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2018, 10:37:18 PM »
Picked up a Hartland Horribles witch yesterday.
Was surprised by the size (about 5" tall) which is much taller than most "plastic army-man" type figures.
Nice detail on the sculpt.

 
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