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Hepcat

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Post your images of favourite monster/horror/sci-fi collectibles here!

I'll start with these great pictures of the fabulous SPP monster wallets:












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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 10:12:18 AM »
Here's a picture of James Bama's original art to the Aurora Creature and Mummy kits.



I've always wondered who the original owner is and how he got his hands on it.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 10:12:50 AM »
Here's a scan of my Creepy 1:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 01:40:29 PM »
Here's a picture of James Bama's original art to the Aurora Creature and Mummy kits.



I've always wondered who the original owner is and how he got his hands on it.

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It was on eBay. I remember clearly.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 02:20:02 PM »
Do you remember whether it created a lot of excitement and much bidding?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 04:32:38 PM »
Haunted Hulk (MPC, 1963):

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 04:47:02 PM »
MPC Monsters (Haunted Hulk ('63), Pop-Top Horrors ('64), Unbreakable Weird Monsters ('64), Red MPC Monsters from the Checker Set, Daffy Daddy-Ohs ('64), Glow Recasts ('80s)):



Also in the pic are some MPC Monster knock-offs (Henal Horror Head Rings and Vending Display Card ('60s), MPC Witch Cake-Topper, all 3 smaller MPC Monster Knock-Offs that we assume are from the '60s and were sold in vending machines).
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2016, 04:54:27 PM »
Hamilton's Invaders Playset (Remco, 1964):



Shown is my 12-pc Sears HI Playset that I bought off eBay a few years ago. When I was 5 back in 1964 I got the big 17-pc set for Christmas.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 05:01:46 PM »
Marx Universal Monsters (Teal ('63), Orange ('64), Green (PlastiMarx, '80s), Palmer Monsters ('64), Monster Flats (Best Plastic Corp., '60s, sold in Horror Monsters Grab Bags for 5 cents)

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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2016, 05:12:14 PM »
Horror Monsters Grab Bags (Best Plastics Corp., '60s):



For a nickel you got 2 dino flats, another toy (sometimes a monster flat), and candy (usually Sourlets), all in an unsealed paper bag with the iconic art. The honor system worked better back in the '60s it would seem.

There are 14 different Best Dinosaurs which are hard to find now. The Best Monster Flats consist of 5 monsters and 2 cavemen, and these are fairly plentiful due to warehouse finds from the '90s and maybe afterward.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2016, 05:14:30 PM »
King Kong Jungle Set (MPC, 1967):

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2016, 05:16:09 PM »
King Kong Window Box Set (MPC, 1967):

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2016, 05:37:42 PM »
1962 Marx "The Great Garloo". I had one as a kid. Thought it was the coolest thing ever!


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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2016, 05:50:18 PM »
Haunted Hulk (MPC, 1963):

Seeing a Haunted Hulk is always a pleasure.

Hamilton's Invaders Playset (Remco, 1964):

Shown is my 12-pc Sears HI Playset that I bought off eBay a few years ago. When I was 5 back in 1964 I got the big 17-pc set for Christmas.

Oh man! What a fabulous score for a five year old kid!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2016, 06:19:25 PM »
Oh man! What a fabulous score for a five year old!

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It was really awesome! I still have a few pieces from the original set like the Hamilton Spider and the Blue Defenders. Sadly, the rest was played with until it fell apart. Most of the HI stuff didn't hold up well because the bigger bugs and vehicles were made of hard plastic with pull-string motors, and the cave is corrugated cardboard. No wonder the stuff sells for so much now considering the attrition which resulted in a true scarcity of undamaged (or slightly damaged) HI pieces. Most of it that shows up on eBay is somewhat-to-badly damaged, but once in awhile a really nice HI piece or playset becomes available and those are the ones which are so expensive.

I would like to purchase a nice MIB Sears 17-pc playset like the one I had as a kid, but if one ever comes up for sale it would probably cost more than I would be willing to pay. I currently have a flawless Horrible Hamilton, a Dwarf Tank, a Mosquito Jeep (all working), several loose Blue Defenders, MIB Sears 12-pc HI Playset, MIB Blue HI Helmet, MIB HI Grenade Pistol, and the remnants of my old 17-pc set which I turned into a custom playset, so I'm very happy with my HI collection. That MIB HI Sears 17-pc Playset is a dream floating in the Monsterkid sky... but maybe one day.  :-\  :)
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