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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #465 on: February 07, 2017, 01:39:54 PM »
There was evidently a warehouse find of these sharpeners in the early nineties but the find did not include any Frankenstein sharpeners so that the Frank sharpeners are now the toughest to find. Orange, green and purple are the most common colours with grey a distant fourth. White ones can also be found but only if a person is very fortunate. The actual sharpener inserts come in many colours including red, yellow, green, blue and white.

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I love the sharpeners but I drew the line at Frank. You can get the other three in a variety of colors for $10-$15 each and a Frankenstein seems to cost $400 or more! That difference makes me pass on the Frank. I could afford one but I can put hundreds of bucks toward something else I want a lot more. There's no right or wrong in collecting, it just boils down to personal taste and available greenbacks. That's just my choice about my collection.

I do have duplicates of the other three in the main colors. I have the Mummy in different shades of green but it's scarce in colors other than green. Still looking to get lucky on a cheap Frank, but if I go to my grave without owning one it won't kill me (since I'll already be dead ;)).

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #466 on: February 07, 2017, 02:38:07 PM »
The pencil sharpeners are placed inside four different heads - Frankenstein, the Mummy, Wolf Man and Etta the Ghoul.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #467 on: February 07, 2017, 03:20:02 PM »
I do have duplicates of the other three in the main colors. I have the Mummy in different shades of green but it's scarce in colors other than green.


I think only green Mummy sharpeners were included in the warehouse find. Carded specimens of the Mummy sharpener in colours other than green certainly exist:







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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #468 on: February 07, 2017, 03:23:17 PM »
Why didn't they do the Creature?

I'd say it's because they were philistines with no taste.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #469 on: February 07, 2017, 05:08:05 PM »
Why didn't Marx do Dracula?


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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #470 on: February 07, 2017, 05:24:14 PM »
Here's a pic of mine with some of my blow mold stuff:



I've since added a purple Wolfman.

The real head scratcher is Why Etta The Ghoul instead of something like oh I don't know... THE FRICKIN' CREATURE!?  :o  ???  ???  ???  ::)

Etta looks cool and all but Gee Whiz! (and other kid expletives).

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Exactly? ? ? ? ?
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #471 on: February 08, 2017, 10:49:07 AM »
Here are scans of a couple of my pre-code Harvey horror comics:
 

 


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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #472 on: February 08, 2017, 10:57:26 PM »
Here's a pic of mine with some of my blow mold stuff:



I've since added a purple Wolfman.

The real head scratcher is Why Etta The Ghoul instead of something like oh I don't know... THE FRICKIN' CREATURE!?  :o  ???  ???  ???  ::)

Etta looks cool and all but Gee Whiz! (and other kid expletives).
Exactly? ? ? ? ?


I don't think I've ever seen a pale blue sharpener, is that one rare and maybe a faded colour one?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #473 on: February 09, 2017, 12:24:54 AM »
I don't think I've ever seen a pale blue sharpener, is that one rare and maybe a faded colour one?
It's gray. It seems to be a little less common than orange, green, and purple, but it isn't really scarce like white.
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« Reply #474 on: February 09, 2017, 09:40:43 AM »
It's gray. It seems to be a little less common than orange, green, and purple, but it isn't really scarce like white.

Ah, so it's grey! I've never seen one for sale (like the white one), and looks pretty cool. I never knew about these sharpeners until I joined this forum so it's been nice to learn all about them.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #475 on: February 09, 2017, 11:13:12 AM »
This wild Weird-Ohs/Silly Surfers LP with great sleeve art on both the front and back was released in 1964:





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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #476 on: February 09, 2017, 12:52:13 PM »

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #477 on: February 10, 2017, 09:40:26 AM »
Here's a picture of the original Monster Candy Cigarettes from the collection of Poseablemonster:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #478 on: February 10, 2017, 11:52:47 AM »
Here's a picture of the original Monster Candy Cigarettes

I wonder how much I'd have to pay for one of those Creatures?
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #479 on: February 10, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »
Just try asking him nicely.

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