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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #645 on: April 28, 2017, 05:50:55 PM »
What were the dimensions of that print?
The image area is 21" X 10". I've had it in a 27" X 21" frame for over 20 years.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #646 on: April 28, 2017, 06:00:15 PM »
I believe it says "Best Time Ever".......or "Best Time Off Ever"......

Bud...feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but I believe Bernie Wrightson has two distinct "signatures". A "professional" one where there name is clearly visible and written out legibly...and an actual cursive signature. I think your piece is simply doubly signed with both versions. I think that's what the "inscription" is. His cursive siggy. :angel:
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #647 on: April 28, 2017, 09:54:08 PM »
Bravo Anton! I think you may be right! He did this Frankenstein for me ......and the signature is beginning to look like the one on the weird creature!


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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #648 on: April 28, 2017, 09:56:33 PM »
Bernie also did this headshot of a character he was doing a series on at the time ..... don't quite remember the fella's name.....


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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #649 on: April 29, 2017, 10:02:01 AM »
Man, you fellows are really hitting it out of the park when it comes to Bernie Wrightson items/memorabilia.

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All I have to offer is these rather pedestrian scans of five of my Swamp Thing comics:











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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #650 on: April 29, 2017, 10:29:10 AM »
Those comics were so great! Do you have the #1, Hep?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #651 on: April 29, 2017, 10:32:39 AM »
No, not yet. The #1's are kind of costly.

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Can't have everything all at once anyway. But maybe one day!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #652 on: April 29, 2017, 01:51:45 PM »
Bernie also did this headshot of a character he was doing a series on at the time ..... don't quite remember the fella's name.....



That's Captain Sternn, Bud. He was in the Heavy Metal movie.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #653 on: April 30, 2017, 01:16:50 PM »
Horrorhunter! Thank you! Captain Sternn it is! Any idea how long the series lasted?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #654 on: April 30, 2017, 02:29:44 PM »
Horrorhunter! Thank you! Captain Sternn it is! Any idea how long the series lasted?
Here's a link to his wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Sternn

He started out in Heavy Metal in 1980 and got a 5 issue mini series in the '90s with a few other odd appearances.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #655 on: May 01, 2017, 01:15:29 PM »
A lot of very cool carded Accessory Kits for the Mattel Thingmaker including Squirtles, Gangly Danglies, Slitherees, Superman, Batman, Green Hornet, Tarzan, etc:











The graphics of these carded Accessory Kits weren't nearly as gaudy and eye catching as the graphics of the full fledged Maker-Paks/Play-Paks, however. There were also so many dozens of these Accessory Kits issued over the years that I don't believe they've even all been catalogued.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #656 on: May 01, 2017, 02:55:03 PM »


I have one of the Slitherees. It's unassembled pieces are in the upper left compartment of my Creepy Crawlers Collector's Case:



The snake in the upper right compartment looks like a Slitheree as well. Those came with a Creepy Crawlers set I purchased from an eBay seller to use.

Here's a pic of the front of the Creepy Crawlers Collector's Case:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #657 on: May 01, 2017, 03:14:30 PM »
I posted pics of my sealed Creepy Crawlers and Fright Factory sets earlier in this thread. Here's a pic of my sealed Maker Paks:



My sets aren't factory sealed, but they are restored with all original parts and paperwork by Thingmaker Guru John Nettles. John's Thingmakers even come with a 3 year guarantee. I just keep mine sealed as display pieces. It's really the only way to be sure you have a complete set unless you have great knowledge of the sets. Finding brand new factory sealed examples of these sets is nearly impossible by now, and if you did the asking price would probably be more than I would want to pay. John's restored sets look nice and are reasonably priced- about what you would expect to pay for nicer incomplete sets on eBay. John even makes his own PlastiGoop with the same formula as the original Goop. He also sells vintage Goop as well as related sets like Mattel's Strange Change: The Lost World. He has nearly all of those sets available at different times, but now that I have Creepy Crawlers, Fright Factory, examples of Creeple Peeple and Giant Creepy Crawlers, and the Strange Change set, my collection is complete. I'm only interested in the monster related sets.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #658 on: May 02, 2017, 10:37:02 AM »
My sets aren't factory sealed, but they are restored with all original parts and paperwork by Thingmaker Guru John Nettles.

Still boss cool!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #659 on: May 02, 2017, 01:11:20 PM »
Here are a couple of jaw-droppingly good paint-ups of the Marx Creature figure:





The second one is by noted artist RAK (Robert A. Kraus).

These paint jobs highlight the depth of detail found in the Marx sculpts. Truly awesome all around!

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