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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #600 on: April 05, 2017, 05:31:27 PM »
Batty Buttons original package:

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #601 on: April 05, 2017, 05:43:16 PM »
Scan of my Ugly Buttons:



Link to an old thread with more info: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23453.msg380961#msg380961
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #602 on: April 05, 2017, 05:54:39 PM »
Batty Buttons original package:


See the entire BB set, here. (Click buttons for details.)

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #603 on: April 06, 2017, 08:26:02 AM »
Batty Buttons original package:



That's a super fab button! The coolest I can remember seeing pictured on UMA.

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« Reply #604 on: April 06, 2017, 04:22:06 PM »
That's a super fab button! The coolest I can remember seeing pictured on UMA.

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It is way cool, very Blaculaesque:laugh:

I have that one, "Keep On Truckin", "Stake Gives Me Heartburn", and 6 of the 8 Monster Batty Buttons. Good stuff, with "Get Lost" (Creature) being my favorite.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #605 on: April 06, 2017, 04:29:06 PM »
"The Mole People" was filmed with a budget of $200,000 by Universal Picture Company and was released to mass critical acclaim in 1956.





Warren published this magazine as a tribute to the film:



Either that or to make a fast buck off the kids who were fans of the flick

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #606 on: April 07, 2017, 04:52:47 PM »
Here's an Aurora kit I added to my collection a few years ago via Ebay:



I like the Pan-Am logo. How wrong the script writers were about 2001 though! For one thing Pan-Am didn't even make it to the turn of the century.

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« Reply #607 on: April 07, 2017, 06:40:42 PM »
I like the Pan-Am logo.

I had that kit and the Moon Bus kit, but I really wanted a space station kit! I don't think anybody has ever done one?
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #608 on: April 09, 2017, 06:32:27 PM »
This kit was first released by Lindberg in either 1952 or 1954 (the info is conflicting) in this box:



A renamed glow version was released by Lindberg in 1976 in this box:



The last package Lindberg used for the kit was this one;



Here is a summary of the kit's history:

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But it was a very cool kit however packaged! Here are some pics of the one I added to my own collection four years ago:





It was  actually the first Lindberg model kit I've ever bought. Moreover, it wasn't even on my radar screen until our own lblambert infected me with his own enthusiasm for it.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #609 on: April 09, 2017, 08:17:02 PM »
Scan of my Ugly Buttons:



Link to an old thread with more info: http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com/forum/index.php?topic=23453.msg380961#msg380961


I dig these buttons. Why have I never seen them before.
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« Reply #610 on: April 09, 2017, 09:32:19 PM »
I dig these buttons. Why have I never seen them before.
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Thanks, mars.  :)

Like you, I didn't even know about them until I saw them listed in an eBay auction. I think they've gone under a lot of people's radar, even monster collectors. I bid just high enough to grab them at around 5 bucks each, which I found out later was a pretty good deal. I've been looking to complete the set of 24 but the ones I see for sale are usually in the $20 range. I'm still "on the hunt" though...the problem is I hunt too many things.  ;D
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« Reply #611 on: April 09, 2017, 09:48:35 PM »
Thanks, mars.  :)

Like you, I didn't even know about them until I saw them listed in an eBay auction. I think they've gone under a lot of people's radar, even monster collectors. I bid just high enough to grab them at around 5 bucks each, which I found out later was a pretty good deal. I've been looking to complete the set of 24 but the ones I see for sale are usually in the $20 range. I'm still "on the hunt" though...the problem is I hunt too many things.  ;D

I will definitely be on the hunt for these. Thank you for posting the pictures.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #612 on: April 10, 2017, 01:21:37 PM »
Here's a good picture of Monster Bob's Elwar Universal Monster button collection:



The 3 1/2" buttons are the common ones marketed through ads in Warren magazines. The small 7/8" buttons may have been vending machine premiums but first hand information on these is yet to be found. They are however marked c. 1970 UNIVERSAL PICTURES on the edges.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #613 on: April 11, 2017, 03:31:43 PM »
Captain Atom was a very sci-fi themed atom-age superhero. Here are scans of my earliest Captain Atom comics:

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #614 on: April 12, 2017, 03:09:27 PM »
Revell in 1964 launched two wild cool slot car kits with this ad in publications such as Car Model and Boy's Life magazines:



Here are shots of the kits in full Technicolor:





I have the Mr. Gasser in BRM Racer kit. Here are some pics:





The Rat Fink in Lotus Ford slot car kit though has to this point eluded me. I actually had a deal with a comic shop owner in Vancouver to buy one for $100 seventeen years ago but he never sent it after I paid for it. He claimed he knew he had it somewhere but had not been able to find it. He returned my money after about two months. A year later I heard that he ended up selling it to someone else for $250 or so. The bastard!

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