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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1020 on: September 27, 2018, 09:52:41 PM »
 

 

 



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1021 on: September 27, 2018, 10:06:36 PM »
 
 
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1022 on: September 29, 2018, 09:13:14 PM »
Ye olde Rotkin:

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1023 on: October 22, 2018, 01:16:46 PM »

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1024 on: October 22, 2018, 06:48:57 PM »
This guy!!   I got my first one on Christmas morning, 1979.  It was one HELL of a Christmas that year, I received three classic Mattel heavy hitters -- Krusher, Gre-Gory, and Suckerman!  My mom must have simply taken one look at the Sears Wishbook page, thought "huh, well I've got a monster kid", and bought me all three, ha!





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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1025 on: October 22, 2018, 07:21:19 PM »
Here's Gre-Gory.



I always kicked myself for not getting one of these even though I was probably 20 at the time.  :laugh:

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1026 on: October 22, 2018, 07:34:08 PM »
Here's Gre-Gory.



I always kicked myself for not getting one of these even though I was probably 20 at the time.  :laugh:

Yeah man, an excellent toy.  He's a king among rubbery bats.  I tossed mine around for years, having him terrorize endless action figures...limbs & heads conveniently fit nicely in his claws & jaws.  Just imagine how he felt in my six-year-old hands.  The 'blood' in mine never seemed to dry up.  Quality product. 
My friend tossed a clear green Suckerman at one of the school windows SO hard that it spider cracked, lol, causing a chorus of audible gasps and obvious consequences.  Good times. 

Fun fact:  Mattel repurposed this 'blood bellows' gimmick several times over the course of a decade, using it in a Big Jim doll, Gre-Gory, Mosquitor, and who knows what else.
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1027 on: October 22, 2018, 08:33:55 PM »
For those that might give a rat's ass, there are intended and obvious connections between the classic/legendary monsters -- and yes, our beloved Universal Monsters were a large influence -- and this subset of 'evil monster' figures from the 1980s Masters of the Universe line. 
All and then some are present:  Dracula/vampire, water creature, reanimated/zombie, werewolf/sasquatch, witch/sorceress, mummy, alien/mutant, robot, etc....
(It was revealed in a recently reprinted style guide that they WERE, in fact, the toy designers loving homage to the Universal Monsters.)



A figure they added to the line this year, based on designs from 1983!


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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1028 on: October 23, 2018, 03:37:31 PM »
HELLISH MONSTERS bagged monster playset figures with custom header card:



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The header card artwork looks like your own. Am I right?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1029 on: October 23, 2018, 03:39:31 PM »
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1030 on: October 23, 2018, 03:44:28 PM »

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Wow! Them fearsome Halloween squirrels not be often seen!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1031 on: October 23, 2018, 04:00:46 PM »
The header card artwork looks like your own. Am I right?

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Yes. I tried to do that in '60s cheap rack-toy style. Though I did base the monster on the header card front on a Frank Frazetta illustration of the creature from his legendary Werewolf story from Creepy #1, so there's quality in the illo I aped anyway. The rest is just cheezy monster stuff I dreamed up, and the back of the header card is crude Eerie Pubs type stuff that was common on '60s cheap monster rack toys. I made 13 of those, kept 2 and sold 9, then decided to keep the last 2 to sell at some future date. You would be surprised what some of those brought at eBay auction. And, yes, I was 100% truthful in my descriptions as them being custom toys based on '60s monster rack toys. I guess the header card art being limited to 13 made it more desirable for some bidders, and lots of collectors just love classic-style cheapass Monster Kid fare like we do.  ;D
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1032 on: October 23, 2018, 10:44:36 PM »
...and lots of collectors just love classic-style cheapass Monster Kid fare like we do.  ;D

Sure! We cheapass Monster Kids just gotta love cheapass Monster Kid fare!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1033 on: October 24, 2018, 08:47:20 AM »
Those are originals, are they not?
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Yes'm.  All from the 1960s, early 1970s, except the "silver" pair (Beistle) 1930s. 
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1034 on: December 10, 2018, 02:44:19 PM »
Here are scans of five more of my Eerie magazines:











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