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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1665 on: December 26, 2020, 01:02:13 AM »
Just got these today for Xmas.  Been wanting original Dracula models for years.

Great Xmas score!

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« Reply #1666 on: December 29, 2020, 10:52:52 AM »
Here are pictures of the Monster Midgee Cards wrapper and display box that I found on the net:





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« Reply #1667 on: December 29, 2020, 11:16:42 AM »
Here are pictures of the Monster Midgee Cards wrapper and display box that I found on the net:





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« Reply #1668 on: December 29, 2020, 01:45:58 PM »
Here are pictures of the Monster Midgee Cards wrapper and display box that I found on the net:





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Very cool!  8)

I have all of the Monster Midgee cards, but I don't have the box or wrapper. When they occasionally come up for sale they're very pricey. At this point I'm just glad for what I have and I'll peck away at the stuff I don't have and wait on good deals. I know I'll never have all of the monster collectibles I want but the collecting journey is still a blast!  :)
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« Reply #1669 on: December 29, 2020, 01:55:29 PM »
The Monster Midgees are fairly easy to find as separated cards but what's tough is finding intact three card panels which measure out to 2 1/2" X 4 11/16". Here's a picture of one of these panels that I lifted off the net:



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« Reply #1670 on: December 29, 2020, 02:22:21 PM »
The Monster Midgees are fairly easy to find as separated cards but what's tough is finding intact three card panels which measure out to 2 1/2" X 4 11/16". Here's a picture of one of these panels that I lifted off the net:



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Yeah, the 3-card panels are tough. They seem to sell for around $50 these days.

The Midgee cards are out there but putting together a complete set of 153 in nice condition is still a daunting task. I just checked eBay out of curiosity and no full sets are available. Someone has a partial set of the lower numbers for $135+ but those are more common if I remember correctly.

Not many people collect the old monster trading cards these days compared to comics and toys so prices haven't shot up like the high demand items. Comparatively, the monster trading cards are a bargain in the marketplace these days. The set that came after the Midgees, the full size Monster Laffs, are probably the cheapest of the classic '60s monster sets. You could probably score a nice Monster Laffs set for around a hundred bucks if you were patient and attentive. The Monster Magic Action cards are even cheaper but they're a bit more of a novelty item with the lenticular lens gimmick. I still love those Monster Magic Action cards though.
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« Reply #1671 on: December 29, 2020, 05:11:54 PM »
Picked up one of these boxes years ago on e-bay, chock full of the cards too.  It's tough to find these boxes without any rips or tears the way they were meant to be displayed back in the day on a corner store counter, bought a ton of these when I was a kid.  Another neat box is the Spook Theatre series, by Leaf.  One of these Spook boxes just went off on e-bay a week or so ago for cheap money compared to what they usually go for.  Some e-bay dealers have original sealed boxes of the Monster Laffs 1st. series that came out in the early 70's.

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« Reply #1672 on: December 29, 2020, 06:10:42 PM »
Picked up one of these boxes years ago on e-bay, chock full of the cards too.

The Monster Midgees or the Monster Laffs?

It's tough to find these boxes without any rips or tears the way they were meant to be displayed back in the day on a corner store counter, bought a ton of these when I was a kid.

Are you saying you had the financial clout as a kid to buy whole boxes full of packs? Or did you have some kind of arrangement with a store owner to buy the empty display boxes? Did you keep them?

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« Reply #1673 on: December 29, 2020, 07:21:31 PM »
Are you saying you had the financial clout as a kid to buy whole boxes full of packs?

I think he meant he just bought a ton of the cards, back when. (Or not?)
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« Reply #1674 on: December 29, 2020, 08:57:54 PM »
Hi Hep.  Monster Midgees of course!  Sometimes, when there was only a few packs left in the box, say about 3 or 4 packs, I'd buy them, then the store owner would just give me the empty box along with the remaining packs!!!  Financial clout is what you perceive it to be,  as I once mentioned in an early thread about great memories of the 60's,  my allowance was usually a quarter(25 cents) a week, but sometimes I'd get a whopping 50 cents.  Gum cards at that time were 5 cents a pack,  and sometimes I'd save some allowance for next time.  So,  the boxes contained usually 24 packs to a full box, no matter what kind of card they were, be it monster, baseball, or whatever.  24 packs would equal a whole 1.20.  This is how I would sometimes buy my cards, especially the Outer Limits cards when they came out!! Imagine a full box of these today, mint in every way!!  And no, I didn't keep them,  no one realized what they'd be worth one day.  If they did, many would have been saved, and of course they'd never be worth what they are today.  That's why collecting a lot of this stuff is a bit tough today, if it weren't for maybe a few warehouse finds in the past with some of these monster items,  it would be real slim pickens!  A lot harder that what it is even now.  Toys, cards, or whatever were meant to be played with not saved for future value or investment.  Lucky is the person where the mom would save childhood toys in the attic or basement back then.  Remember some of my stories,  my dad didn't like the idea of monster toys, cards, magazines or the like.  He just couldn't see the "wave" of enthusiasm by tons of 60's monster kids where monster toys and the like were really booming in extreme popularity, along with monster movies being played more on tv with such avenues as Chiller theatre or later, Double Chiller theatre on a Saturday night.  I was certainly one of those true monster kids of the day, I would eat, sleep and breathe monsters, I couldn't get enough.  Believe me,  all the time I say "why didn't I save this, or that". 

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« Reply #1675 on: December 29, 2020, 09:35:03 PM »


The Outer Limits cards from the '60s are a fun set. I have the whole set but not the box or wrapper. I bought my set from a seller in The Wrapper several years ago, and even then I paid $350 for the set (gladly). The cards storylines don't match the episodes but that quirkiness just adds to their charm IMO.

The weirdness of the old monster trading cards is very entertaining, right down to the set called simply "Monster Cards", commonly known as "Monster Blue" to collectors, looking like cheap knockoffs of the Horror Monsters cards. The Monster Blue sets are highly sought after by collectors even though they are very crude and cheaply made (kind of like the appeal of Mexican knockoff figures). We monster collectors are as weird as some of the cinematic fiends we adore.  ;D
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« Reply #1676 on: December 29, 2020, 11:20:44 PM »
Absolutely!!

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« Reply #1677 on: December 30, 2020, 12:15:17 PM »

The Outer Limits cards from the '60s are a fun set. I have the whole set but not the box or wrapper.


Both the wrappers and the display boxes to the Outer Limits card set are fabulous! I have both wrappers myself:



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While I have dozens of wrappers in my collection, I've always been deterred from trying to collect display boxes by their scarcity in really good condition.

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The latter though may be a plus given that it would act to limit the size of a collection and enough storage space is always a problem.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1678 on: January 21, 2021, 02:25:42 PM »
Here are good front-and-back pictures of a carded set of Easy Peel Monster Stickers:





Not much information on the card though. Does anyone know when and by whom the set was issued?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1679 on: January 27, 2021, 12:09:30 PM »
Here's a picture of the original Monster Candy Cigarettes from the collection of Poseablemonster:


And here from skully's collection is the bag in which these candy cigarettes came:







And here is a 1980's bag from the collection of Monsters for Sale:



Plus a later version:



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