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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1080 on: January 07, 2019, 10:10:44 AM »
Here's a shot of some of my Outer Space Men...




How on earth do you other fellows take such great pics? Expensive cameras, lighting, tripods?

How do you do it? I'm just pleased if I can avoid the flash reflection blotting out part of what I'm trying to photograph.



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1081 on: January 08, 2019, 10:24:30 AM »
According to Mel, we got to the moon and *no aliens* created a disillusionment with space fantasy.

True enough. After all our exploration, we've not yet found even the most rudimentary life outside of Earth, let alone any "aliens" or impressive beasties of any sort.

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« Reply #1082 on: January 09, 2019, 02:11:38 PM »
In the Colorforms Outer Space Men second series of figures, which didn't make it beyond prototypes, there was a man from Mercury named Inferno.


Here's a carded Inferno from the Four Horsemen series of Outer Space Men:





Was there a MAN FROM MERCURY? Seems the only planet not represented, except Earth. (BOB: The Man From Earth)


Here are some pics of Terra Firma, the Earthling from the Four Horsemen series of Outer Space Men:







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« Reply #1083 on: January 09, 2019, 03:59:16 PM »
Here are some pics of Terra Firma, the Earthling from the Four Horsemen series of Outer Space Men:

She looks firma!  ;)
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« Reply #1084 on: January 09, 2019, 04:54:57 PM »
She looks firma!  ;)

And she only just fits into that suit  :o

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« Reply #1085 on: January 10, 2019, 09:55:25 AM »
Terra Firma may be pricier than some of the other Four Horsemen Outer Space Men. A MOC Four Horsemen Terra Firma fetched $101.00 on Fleabay on December 22nd. Meanwhile a MOC Electron went for "only" $65.00 on January 4th and a MOC Astro-Nautilus commanded $69.99 on January 8th.

Therefore Terra Firma was/is either:

1. Produced in more limited quantities.
2. More often freed from her packaging for the play value provided by her action figure.
3. Simply in higher demand these days for whatever arcane reason.

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« Reply #1086 on: January 10, 2019, 11:05:18 AM »
1. Produced in more limited quantities.
2. More often freed from her packaging for the play value provided by her action figure.
3. Simply in higher demand these days for whatever arcane reason.

4. Just one of those freaky eBay things.
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« Reply #1087 on: January 11, 2019, 11:51:31 AM »
Here's a photo of my Colorforms Outer Space Men.

Colorforms Outer Space Men (1968) by donald deveau, on Flickr


The Colorforms Outer Space Men stand out beautifully against a black background. Black really makes the colours pop. Here are some more examples of such pics I lifted off the net:







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« Reply #1088 on: January 12, 2019, 02:36:13 PM »
Warren published this fabulous one-shot magazine in 1964:



The movie though had been released eight years earlier in 1956:



Further evidence that great classics endure!

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Pity though that Aurora never got around to producing a Mole Man kit.

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« Reply #1089 on: January 14, 2019, 11:59:24 AM »
Another cool bagatelle Marx issued was this Prehistoric Pinball Game in both item specific and then some years later generic packaging:







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« Reply #1090 on: January 14, 2019, 01:55:05 PM »
Nice dino graphics!  :)
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« Reply #1091 on: January 16, 2019, 12:36:46 AM »
Pred suit for Halloween 2019




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« Reply #1092 on: January 16, 2019, 10:57:20 AM »
Here are some excellent shots of the wild and crazy Weird-ohs Helmet that Ideal came out with in 1964:









Ideal for either schoolyard or office wear!

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« Reply #1093 on: January 17, 2019, 11:51:45 AM »
The Kenner Toy Company released several sets of these wild monsterrific Glow-Globs in 1967:









As such the Glow-Globs seemed to be simply an application of the glow-in-the-dark technology that had in 1967 taken the world by a storm to Kenner's Gloppy modeling compound:







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« Reply #1094 on: January 17, 2019, 12:29:46 PM »
The Kenner Toy Company released several sets of these wild monsterrific Glow-Globs in 1967:









As such the Glow-Globs seemed to be simply an application of the glow-in-the-dark technology that had in 1967 taken the world by a storm to Kenner's Gloppy modeling compound:







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