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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1110 on: February 21, 2019, 10:18:21 AM »
Aurora offered a set of six tins of Humbrol paints with fabulous James Bama box art in 1963:





Sadly very few if any of these sets have survived intact.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1111 on: February 23, 2019, 07:19:32 PM »
Here are scans of a couple of my Munsters comics:
 
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1112 on: February 28, 2019, 09:58:52 AM »
There were two different application technologies for kids' tattoos from the fifties to the seventies. The first involved wetting one's skin with water or more commonly spit and then applying the  tattoo to one's dampened skin. The Topps Monster Tatoos were of this type:







So were the nifty Fleer Justice League of America tattoos:







But as part of a few sports card sets Topps also issued rub-on transfers that were applied by placing the image against one's skin and then rubbing the backing paper with a coin edge. This technology enabled a bolder, brighter image on one's skin.

I have a set of 24 Topps 1961 CFL Transfers employing this technology. Here are some pictures:



As you can see the image came reversed. Here's a look at a computer "corrected" group of nine transfers which is of course how the images would appear on one's skin:





And the back:



I also have an uncut sheet of space themed rub-on transfers from Cracker Jack:



I remember these transfers being included as premiums in Cracker Jack for a few years around 1960. I saw the above uncut sheet hanging on the wall of the Let's Collect card shop in London's Treasure Island Gardens Mall over twenty years ago and I had to buy it.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1113 on: February 28, 2019, 01:23:47 PM »
That's an amazing collection you have there, very nice to see so thanks for posting them up as ever  ;D

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1114 on: February 28, 2019, 02:46:37 PM »

I have a set of 24 Topps 1961 CFL Transfers employing this technology. Here are some pictures:



As you can see the image came reversed. Here's a look at a computer "corrected" group of nine transfers which is of course how the images would appear on one's skin:





Were those football transfers drawn by Jack Davis? They look like they might be his work.

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« Reply #1115 on: February 28, 2019, 02:52:40 PM »
Good observation! They may indeed have been. Jack Davis was at the time doing a lot of artwork for Topps including for the backs of sports cards. Here for example is the reverse of a card from the 1960-61 Topps Hockey set:



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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1116 on: February 28, 2019, 02:59:46 PM »
Aurora offered a set of six tins of Humbrol paints with fabulous James Bama box art in 1963:





Sadly very few if any of these sets have survived intact.

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I would love to own this. Wow!!
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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1117 on: March 04, 2019, 11:06:20 AM »
Were those football transfers drawn by Jack Davis? They look like they might be his work.


I've now determined that they were almost certainly rendered by Jack Davis. As well as drawing images on the back of many other Topps sports cards in 1961, he did these Make-A-Photo Magic Rub-Offs on the back of the 1961 CFL cards:



It's therefore safe to conclude that Jack Davis also rendered the Rub-On Transfers included with the 1961 CFL cards.

Jack Davis was also the artist of record for the 1961 Topps Giant Funny Valentine cards:





Davis also drew these previous "giant" cards called Wacky Plaks for Topps in 1959:





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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1118 on: March 06, 2019, 10:59:03 AM »
Here are some pics of Ideal's fabulous Robot Commando from 1961:





And here's the TV commercial:



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« Reply #1119 on: March 08, 2019, 09:29:29 AM »
Here are scans of my Twilight Zone comics:

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« Reply #1120 on: March 08, 2019, 01:19:05 PM »
Here are some pics of Ideal's fabulous Robot Commando from 1961:








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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1121 on: March 08, 2019, 01:55:41 PM »
Neat! I just found the scene:



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« Reply #1122 on: March 08, 2019, 07:15:40 PM »
"Dear David McCallum... how far you've come!"  This is hilarious.  I didn't know if this would be a Walking Dead scene where he had to shoot them in the head, or if Agnes Moorehead would pop up and use a broom.

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Re: Post an Image of a Favourite Monster or Sci-Fi Collectible!
« Reply #1123 on: March 12, 2019, 11:31:32 AM »
Here's a photo of my Seaview model kit that Aurora released in 1966:



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« Reply #1124 on: March 12, 2019, 11:47:25 AM »
Why don't they ever mold models in the color they are supposed to be, so that you only have to paint details?

I wonder what a black Seaview would look like?
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