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« Reply #1170 on: May 05, 2019, 11:08:10 AM »

Yeah...  Well.

I never got a response on my generous offer of $5.50.
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« Reply #1171 on: May 05, 2019, 11:16:03 AM »
I never got a response on my generous offer of $5.50.

$10.00 !!
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« Reply #1172 on: May 05, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »

I never got a response on my generous offer of $5.50.

$10.00 !!


Right.

There's always some guy driving prices up.
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« Reply #1173 on: May 05, 2019, 09:39:38 PM »
I never got a response on my generous offer of $5.50.

$10.00 !!

I wish I were in a position to cavalierly dismiss your kind offers, but a Hasbro Horror House set is yet to make its way into my collection. I'd suggest you direct your entreaties to Monster Bob, RPM or Darkmonkeygod who may, or may not, have such a set sitting half forgotten in their domiciles.

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« Reply #1174 on: May 05, 2019, 10:07:20 PM »
. . who may, or may not, have such a set sitting half forgotten in their domiciles.

I doubt they're all that forgotten.
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« Reply #1175 on: May 06, 2019, 09:27:30 AM »
The Hasbro Horror House Paint and Pencil by Number set ... was the mother of all paint and colour by number sets!


When it comes to sheer magnificence, the Hasbro Horror House Paint and Pencil by Number set by a wide margin outshines even my very best paint sets:











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« Reply #1176 on: May 08, 2019, 12:14:12 PM »
The Hasbro Horror House Paint and Pencil by Number set was a Sears exclusive listed for $3.97 in the 1963 and 1964 Sears Xmas catalogues:


I'll give you $5.00 for yours...  No, I need to take into account collector value...  Make it $5.50.


Looking at the original prices in ads of the monster toys we've been coveting since our younger days is simply heartrending:



Meanwhile I got my Creature-Wolfman wallet "free" back in 1964 for selling fifteen newspapers in an afternoon!



Check out the prices from these ads in Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine:









And the prices for the Aurora monster model kits in the ads that ran on the back covers of DC comic mags in 1963-65:







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« Reply #1177 on: May 08, 2019, 12:20:39 PM »
Meanwhile I got my Creature-Wolfman wallet "free" back in 1964 for selling fifteen newspapers in an afternoon!

How much were the newspapers? I might have just bought them, myself!  ;D
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« Reply #1178 on: May 08, 2019, 12:44:21 PM »
How much were the newspapers? I might have just bought them, myself!  ;D

The Globe & Mail was a Toronto newspaper and thus priced at a whopping fifteen cents in London compared with the ten cent price of the London Free Press. This made the Globe & Mail a bitch to sell in London. But since I wanted the monster wallet so bad, I bought the last three myself with my cash earnings that day and then flipped them to my father and next door neighbours!

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« Reply #1179 on: May 08, 2019, 01:02:01 PM »
I bought the last three myself

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« Reply #1180 on: May 08, 2019, 01:08:11 PM »
  Looking at the original prices in ads of the monster toys we've been coveting since our younger days is simply heartrending:  ... 

Christmas of 1966 brought catalogs with prices that are very nostalgic these days:



But, the real heartbreak is in the detail:


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« Reply #1181 on: May 08, 2019, 03:11:55 PM »
But, the real heartbreak is in the detail:

Frankie Bike Buddy for $.79! :'(

Kickstands were "accessories"?
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« Reply #1182 on: May 10, 2019, 09:06:09 AM »
Here are scans of four of my pre-code sci-fi comics:









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« Reply #1183 on: May 10, 2019, 11:06:58 AM »
I like the little guys humping the big guy's legs.  ;D
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« Reply #1184 on: May 10, 2019, 11:42:16 AM »
I like the little guys humping the big guy's legs.  ;D

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