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Hepcat

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Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« on: April 01, 2018, 02:18:54 PM »
A certain Ebay listing includes the following words:

Quote from: Funhousetoy-Ebay
Marx always looked to capitalize on any popular trend by issuing a full range of products covering the theme; if monster figures were selling well, why not a bagatelle game featuring monsters....

I know that Marx issued a Nutty Mads themed bagatelle and a prehistoric dinosaur themed bagatelle, but I've never heard of one based on monsters, Universal or otherwise. Does anyone know of a monster themed bagatelle?

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 03:25:51 PM »
So look at the pictures I just found!





Wow! Friendly Folk of Gruesome Mansion made by Steven Manufacturing Co. in 1973! I'll have to keep an eye out for one at a reasonable price.

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2018, 04:09:28 PM »
A cool bagatelle Marx did issue was this Prehistoric Pinball Game in both item specific and then some years later generic packaging:







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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 11:21:29 PM »
This is a message that has been filtered. And I can bring it up to this idea.

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 10:15:23 AM »
No doubt.

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2018, 01:35:56 PM »
I'd say that the Friendly Monster Game by Wolverine Toy Co. comes closer than any I've ever seen. The art's a mix-and-match swipe of clip-art from several ads in the back of monster mags of the period, along with some interesting improvisations.
Wolverine Monster Bagatelle Game by Devlin Thompson, on Flickr
Wolverine Monster Bagatelle Game by Devlin Thompson, on Flickr
Wolverine Monster Bagatelle Game by Devlin Thompson, on Flickr

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2018, 02:23:07 PM »
Wow! I love it!

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2018, 03:39:27 PM »
What's that head they plopped on the Creature? It looks even worse than the Geisler version of the Penn Plax fig.

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2018, 07:55:36 PM »
What's that head they plopped on the Creature?


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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2018, 08:31:58 PM »
Could be THE BRAINIAC!  :)
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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2018, 08:40:44 PM »
Could be THE BRAINIAC!  :)
Yeah, it certainly isn't an accurately depicted Brainiac head but I thought the artist may have been inspired by memories of that Mexican Monster. Of course, with that chaotic stew of Nutty Mads, UniMons, Kirby Hulk body, and other wackiness, accuracy isn't much of an issue. Cool, though. It's like a '60s Monster Kid acid trip.  :laugh:
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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2018, 10:35:59 AM »
That head is straight from the Lindy Loonys "Satan's Crate" kit.
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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2018, 11:05:22 AM »
That head is straight from the Lindy Loonys "Satan's Crate" kit.

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2018, 06:14:58 PM »
You nailed it!  :)

That was the first thing I zeroed in upon when my friend brought it to me!

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Re: Universal monster themed bagatelle?
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 08:55:07 AM »
You nailed it!  :)

And dead center!

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