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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1035 on: December 11, 2018, 03:55:55 PM »
Transogram released this hypnotic in appearance Ka-Bala game in 1967:





It included some very neat Tarot card images:



The game got this cool plug in the DC comics of the time:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1036 on: December 12, 2018, 12:06:35 PM »
Here are a couple of very cool pics of the Topper Motorized Monster Maker from 1969:





Can you imagine how great it would have been to get one of these for Xmas as a ten year old?

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Can you imagine how great it would be to get one M.I.B. today?

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1037 on: December 13, 2018, 10:58:49 AM »
Here are a few pictures of the fabled MPC Haunted Hulk in the original shrink wrap!











Here Toy Ranch has filled out the rest of his own Haunted Hulk's crew with the other MPC Weird Monsters:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1038 on: December 14, 2018, 09:43:27 AM »
Here are scans of a few more of my Mystery in Space comics:











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« Reply #1039 on: December 14, 2018, 11:49:21 PM »
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.

You bet!
 
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.

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I'll say!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1040 on: December 14, 2018, 11:53:08 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.)



I would have gone for those big time as a kid!

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« Reply #1041 on: December 17, 2018, 07:17:39 AM »
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. 

I remember vividly as a kid finding $7 on the floor in Alexander's department store and immediately buying my green suckerman with it.
Wish I had 2 of each toy as a kid....1 to play with and 1 kept mint in the box!!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1042 on: December 17, 2018, 01:18:05 PM »
Here are scans from TheHoldingCoat's set of Monsters Magic Action Trading Cards:







The 24 cards all have the same back:



A piece of clear ribbed plastic is provided with the set. Sliding the plastic across the cards makes the images seem to move! Wow, too cool!

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1043 on: December 18, 2018, 04:46:09 PM »
Here are a few pictures of the Collegeville Surfink costume from 1964:











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« Reply #1044 on: December 19, 2018, 04:19:43 PM »
Here's a scan of issue #8 of Warren's Spacemen magazine from 1964:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1045 on: December 20, 2018, 05:23:20 PM »
Now here's a toy with which every self-respecting monster kid could have terrorized the family dog in the mid-sixties!











Introduced by Marx in the fall of 193 at a retail price point of $9.99, Big Loo was 37" tall, 12" wide, and 9" deep:



Here's the TV commercial:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1046 on: December 21, 2018, 10:41:24 AM »
The first Prehistoric Times play set Marx issued was in 1957: 



Here's a picture of the contents from Bigbud's collection:



Marx reissued somewhat smaller versions of this play set in various boxes until 1963:





Marx reissued a variant of this play set with cliff terrain pieces in 1970 under the name One Million B.C.:



I believe the Prehistoric Play Set then followed:





And the Prehistoric Dinosaur Play Set:



And then Prehistoric Mountain:



And finally Giant Prehistoric Mountain with even taller cliff terrain pieces:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1047 on: December 24, 2018, 12:17:18 PM »
I really like these Insult Postcards with Wally Wood and Dan Adkins artwork that Topps issued in 1966:







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« Reply #1048 on: December 26, 2018, 02:09:26 PM »
And finally Giant Prehistoric Mountain with even taller cliff terrain pieces:


The Giant Prehistoric Mountain is the same size as the mountain included in earlier Marx Mountain sets (Prehistoric Mountain and One Million B. C.). The pieces were from the same molds. When Marx was bought by Dunbee-Combex they added the word "Giant" to the name for the reissue of the Prehistoric Mountain set in 1977. The biggest difference was that the mountain pieces were molded in gray plastic for the newer "Giant" version, whereas they were brown in the previous sets. Same size, though.

The photo you posted above is actually a Giant Prehistoric Mountain box beside one of the previous mountain setups in the brown plastic.
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« Reply #1049 on: December 26, 2018, 10:07:29 PM »
The Giant Prehistoric Mountain is the same size as the mountain included in earlier Marx Mountain sets (Prehistoric Mountain and One Million B. C.). The pieces were from the same molds. When Marx was bought by Dunbee-Combex they added the word "Giant" to the name for the reissue of the Prehistoric Mountain set in 1977. The biggest difference was that the mountain pieces were molded in gray plastic for the newer "Giant" version, whereas they were brown in the previous sets. Same size, though.

Pretty sneaky!

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