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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #285 on: October 22, 2019, 12:33:38 PM »
Under the Multiple Toymakers moniker, MPC itself dipped a toe into the model kit market in 1966 with this repugnant line of Ripley's Believe It or Not kits:















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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #286 on: October 25, 2019, 02:09:43 PM »
The three Multiple Toymakers Ripley's Believe It or Not! model kits from 1966 were reissued by Hawk in 2011 under the Weird-Ohs Medieval Torture title. While I don't approve of the Weird-Ohs brand name being applied to these kits since they don't in any way fit the spirit of the original Weird-Ohs, I must admit that our own master modeler Jim Bertges did a great job assembling a couple of them:









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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #287 on: February 24, 2020, 05:39:14 PM »
Here's a really good write-up on the Multiple Products Corporation(MPC):

History of Multiple Products Corporation - Kent Sprecher

MPC was evidently already in business by 1950. Loral Corporation bought MPC in 1965 and then Loral sold MPC to Miner Industries in 1967. Miner Industries soon began using the name Multiple Toys on its toy packaging. This was probably an effort to better differentiate its product offerings from those of Model Plastics Corporation whose main business was car model kits such as this one:



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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #288 on: March 24, 2020, 12:06:16 AM »
New pics of my MPC Monsters shelf:

Well here anyway is one of the pics that horrorhunter lost due to Photobucket's machinations:



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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #289 on: April 01, 2020, 05:09:44 PM »
Very scarce monster toy (Haunted Hulk) from 1963. My parents bought mine for me in 1964. My hull survived the toy box wars and I found the other parts to restore mine a couple of years ago. Here's a pic of mine (I use a pic of it for my avatar).

Here are a couple of pictures that we've lost of horrorhunter's Haunted Hulk:





Here in horrorhunter's own words is how he cobbled together a complete Haunted Hulk starting with an original hull from the own he had as a kid:

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The hull is from the original Haunted Hulk my parents bought me at the age of 5 in 1964. The sail, skull standard, and spiderweb rigging are original pieces I luckily purchased in a rare eBay lot. The stickers are repros that I convinced an eBay seller to make for resale (he still sells sets of them). The wheel is from an MPC pirate ship (identical to the HH wheel except it isn't green). The set of 8 Weird Monsters are my originals from childhood.

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