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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #315 on: December 15, 2016, 04:56:05 PM »
'Boglins' were puppets made of flexible rubber and initially came in two sizes. They had a really cool moving eye mechanism that you could operate with one finger to swivel the eyes from side to side. These critters captured my imagination as a kid.


Not surprising. They probably capture the imagination of many a UMAer right today!



I like the Field Notes and the way the small Boglins are labelled/classified as a sub-species. Very cool!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #316 on: December 15, 2016, 05:23:35 PM »
The three inch Palmer Plastics monsters are most commonly found in green, red, yellow and blue with the blue ones being much less common than the others. Here's a shot of Toy Ranch's Palmers:



White ones can also be found such as these from the collection of Frankenstein73:.



And Monsters for Sale:



Rarest of all though are caramel coloured ones such as these from the collection of Monsters for Sale:





The caramel ones evidently originated in the dart gun and Palmer monsters sets repackaged by Toy House of Wisconsin. Here are two examples of these sets from the book Too Much Horror Business - The Kirk Hammett Monster Collection:



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« Reply #317 on: December 16, 2016, 10:00:12 AM »
'BREATH BLASTERS' were a smelly (and  I mean smelly) toy that were actually recalled after a short time on the shelves due to them containing 'harmful chemicals', which isn't surprising considering how bad these smelled. I really can't understate how putrid they were...they absolutely stank!

Nonetheless I'm sure every young monster kid from St. John's to San Diego and Fairbanks to Miami found them charming!

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« Reply #318 on: December 16, 2016, 10:24:26 AM »
Nonetheless I'm sure every young monster kid from St. John's to San Diego and Fairbanks to Miami found them charming!

At least, every kid with a terrible head cold.
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« Reply #319 on: December 16, 2016, 04:26:42 PM »
Topps in 1963 issued the 153 card Monster Laffs Midgees set. The cards though were only a third the size of regular cards as they were issued three cards to a 2 1/2" X 4 11/16" panel with each card separated by perforations that could be broken apart.

Later that same year Topps released 66 of the Midgees as standard size Monster Laffs cards. These cards seem to have been issued primarily for vending machine purposes as they were only packaged in generic wrappers. Here are front and back scans of some of mine:





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« Reply #320 on: December 16, 2016, 06:49:41 PM »
The cards though were only a third the size of regular cards as they were issued three cards to a 2 1/2" X 3 1/2" panel

More like 2 1/2" x 4 2/3"
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« Reply #321 on: December 17, 2016, 03:28:51 PM »
Sorry. I goofed. You are very correct.

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I've corrected my post to reflect the accurate specifications.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #322 on: December 17, 2016, 03:31:54 PM »
Is there anything that says Xmas better than a classic Creepy cover by Frank Frazetta?



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« Reply #323 on: December 17, 2016, 03:55:02 PM »
Is there anything that says Xmas better than a classic Creepy cover by Frank Frazetta?


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Nope!
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« Reply #324 on: December 17, 2016, 04:25:07 PM »
Wicked looking Griffin (I guess?).
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #325 on: December 19, 2016, 02:31:42 PM »
Here's a picture of a good specimen of a Wolfman Soaky:



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« Reply #326 on: December 19, 2016, 06:04:37 PM »
MADBALLS!
These bouncy monstrosities were a craze which spawned comics, a cartoon, and endless knock-offs and imitations, some of which were pretty cool. There was also a figure line which had spring-loaded 'popping heads'. I can still smell the rubber!







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« Reply #327 on: December 19, 2016, 07:00:19 PM »
Is there anything that says Xmas better than a classic Creepy cover by Frank Frazetta?


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Now THIS says X-mas!  Not FF but very cool!  :-*


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« Reply #328 on: December 20, 2016, 11:51:13 AM »
Here's a picture of a good specimen of a Wolfman Soaky:



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Red pants?
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« Reply #329 on: December 20, 2016, 02:16:28 PM »
Red pants?

That's, like, half a question. What about the red pants version?
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