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Mexican Frankenstein chalkware statue
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:48:36 PM »
Hi all,

A friend of mine at work has been after one of these figures for a while now and they don't seem to come up at all, does anyone if these things are super rare and hard to find?

The one he's after is the largest version they made and is the same one in the link below -

http://classicmoviemonsters.blogspot.com/2010/09/mexican-frankenstein-statue.html

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Re: Mexican Frankenstein chalkware statue
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 07:47:36 PM »
Yes, they are very hard to find.


Seen here with the shorter Mexican Frankenstein (17") and another 12" statue.

At 23", the Mexican Son of Frankenstein statue is 5" taller than much more common Esco statue - and usually more expensive.

Good luck on his search.

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« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2018, 01:37:47 AM »
Thanks for passing that on and I do think my friend will end up having quite the search....it is what keeps us all going though  ;D

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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2018, 01:44:04 AM »
They DO show up sometimes.  I just bought one.  It was delivered early today.  (I got a good deal on it.)

I have a vague recollection that one sold - maybe a year ago? - for over $800.00.  Obviously there were at least 2 bidders who really wanted that one.


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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2018, 05:54:40 PM »
They DO show up sometimes.  I just bought one.  It was delivered early today.  (I got a good deal on it.)

I have a vague recollection that one sold - maybe a year ago? - for over $800.00.  Obviously there were at least 2 bidders who really wanted that one.

Oh now you're going to have to show it in all it's glory to us!

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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 06:14:42 PM »
Oh now you're going to have to show it in all it's glory to us!

Ian

I plan to do that tomorrow - when both my camera and I have recharged our batteries.

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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 10:36:27 PM »
I plan to do that tomorrow - when both my camera and I have recharged our batteries.

I'm runnin' on fumes, myself! 
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« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2018, 02:44:01 PM »
Oh now you're going to have to show it in all it's glory to us!

Ian

Here you go:


                           (Click on pictures so see larger images.)




Frank has a very thin crack around his right foot where it meets the base.  But it was securely glued and shows no movement.  I just need to touch up the black paint and no one will ever suspect it ever existed.

His legs look short.  I must have been tilting the camera down at him.  He stands the full regulation 23" for these Son of Frankenstein plaster statues from Mexico.
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« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2018, 02:01:16 AM »
Thanks for posting, he looks in great condition with really nice paintwork. I'm not sure how long you've been looking for one for but it was well worth the wait and I know my friend will be very jealous of it. Looks like he has a film or two to watch as well judging by the cabinet behind him  :o

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2018, 02:12:24 AM »
... Looks like he has a film or two to watch as well judging by the cabinet behind him  :o

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That is 3 doors of a 4 door cabinet - I have two 70" x 72"cabinets.  I put all of the movies in slim cases to allow me to double shelf capacity.

For years I had my DVD's in boxes.  It is a pure joy to mention any film and find it in seconds!
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« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 04:36:55 PM »
That is 3 doors of a 4 door cabinet - I have two 70" x 72"cabinets.  I put all of the movies in slim cases to allow me to double shelf capacity.

For years I had my DVD's in boxes.  It is a pure joy to mention any film and find it in seconds!

It really is something and the Frank bucket is the cherry on top!

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« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2018, 05:32:28 PM »
I put all of the movies in slim cases to allow me to double shelf capacity.

Do you remake the case art to fit a slim case, or just trim the original to fit, or . . .?
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« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 05:45:35 PM »
Do you remake the case art to fit a slim case, or just trim the original to fit, or . . .?

Trim to fit.  Almost all of the titles are still easy to read - only a few are a bit harder.  (Since they are alphabetized it doesn't cause a problem.)

For cardboard cases, I pull the extra thickness away from the printed paper and insert the artwork under the clear plastic of the 7mm case.

For fold-out cases, I buy multi-disc cases that don't layer the discs - cuts way down on scratches and takes up less room.

For the amount of movies I have, It was a big project.  But I really like the result.
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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2018, 07:38:21 PM »
For the amount of movies I have, It was a big project.

I'll bet!  :laugh:
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Re: Mexican Frankenstein chalkware statue
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2018, 10:52:37 PM »
It's interesting to note that these particular statues, almost any of the 3 sizes here, have different paint schemes.  I have a large Frankenstein, I'm sure the paint is all original, with a different paint scheme. I purchased him at an antique co-op about 5 years ago, for around 320.00.  It also seems as though the large size suffers more from paint chips and plaster cracks.