On The Universal Studio Tour

Started by Toy Ranch, January 09, 2008, 05:59:50 PM

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poseablemonster

Man, that Mummy get-up is great!  Thanks for posting that one.

gracebuster

How bout this mask. Don't recall seeing it in person.







gracebuster

BTW, there is a VERY good chance that that Walkaround Mummy Suit is from ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY!

Wonderful pic, btw!

The Frankenstein character sometimes wore the Herman Munster costume!!!!!!!

Eye of Kharis

Quote from: gracebuster on February 09, 2008, 06:40:10 AM
BTW, there is a VERY good chance that that Walkaround Mummy Suit is from ABBOTT AND COSTELLO MEET THE MUMMY!

The coolness factor of that snapshot was just multiplied by 100 for me!! :o :o :o



Great eye, Dan!
"There's a curse upon it - it means death to whoever breaks that seal..."- heard whenever my kids want to open my shrinkwrapped vintage Auroras

gracebuster

WOW!
We make a great team!
How did you do that so fast!?!?!?

Monster Bob



Great photos, everyone, but the last Frankenstein photo demonstrates something that pisses me off. Not the first time I've mentioned this, BTW.

This whole Universal/ 'genericize the monsters so they don't have to pay rights'-thing really steams me, and from both sides of the coin. Universal for doing it, and the actors families for putting them into that corner (pay us or else). Changing the appearance of the characters to make them unrecognizable seems to be defeating the reason you'd use the characters to begin with. THe nostalgia of it...the memory of the character in a Universal picture. From a collector stand point, I'm personally not interested in much of what has been produced in the last, say, 15 years, because the images look nothing like what it is that I am being nostalgic over. And they wonder why the stuff doesn't sell?

gracebuster


poseablemonster

That definitely looks like the Klaris suit, alright.  All the lines seem to match up and look at the baggy-ness on the skinny walk-around guy.  Darn good eyes, guys.  Wonder where that suit ended up?  Does Bob Burns own that one?

The Phantom Creep

Wow that photo of the Mummy and then the Abbott and Costello connection!! Way cool guys!! It's always great to be away from the site for a few days, been sick as a dog all week, and come back to something like this.  ;D ;D
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Eye of Kharis

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Someone over at the HMA forum said they were going to ask Bob/look into the whereabouts of the Klaris suit.

And MonsterBob, generic Universal Monsters are a real sore spot with me as well - but that's really a subject that merits a thread of its own, as our many rants would surely hijack this one off topic...

I have a much bigger version of that UniTour walkaround Mummy snapshot, but didn't post it into the thread as it's twice as wide as the forum. Since everyone seems to really like it, here's a link for those who would like a larger version...

But before you click, first just imagine... it's 1966 and you're... say, five or six years old...  and all of the monster items we cherish copyrighted in '63, '64 and '65  have made it to the store shelves. They just surround you everywhere...  in the guise of Aurora model kits at your local hobby shop. Trinkets in gumball machines at the grocery store. On binders and t-shirts at school. On your television every Saturday.  Staring back at you from the magazine racks at the corner newsstand. On the toy shelves at the department store. They're even with you in the privacy of your bathroom, thanks to Colgate/Palmolive.

Then your family announces you're going on vacation and taking the Universal Studios tour...

...and you run into this guy, with Kharis' face & hands (courtesy of Don Post), and Klaris' own wrappings, no less... can it really get any better than that?!?

Enjoy!

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/6560/1966unitourkharismf0.jpg
"There's a curse upon it - it means death to whoever breaks that seal..."- heard whenever my kids want to open my shrinkwrapped vintage Auroras

Toy Ranch

Here's another comparison photo.  I'd say there is no doubt.  Nice catch!




Monster Bob


The Post mask park walker Mummy looks better than the one used in the film. I would like to see the zipper on the park Mummy! Ugh... I'm getting all Mummied out. The only thing we need to complete this thread is an appearance from 'Tom'.

Toy Ranch

Yeah, they should have used the Post mask in the film, and the park walker shouldn't have been so skinny, so as to fill the suit out better.  It droops on him, lol!

fmofmpls

Quote from: Monster Bob on February 11, 2008, 11:36:34 AM
The Post mask park walker Mummy looks better than the one used in the film.

No doubt Bob. That Mummy mask (if you want to call it that) has always turned my stomach. Probably the worst Mummy mask ever. And to think Imperial Toy went ahead and made a figure of this malignant Mummy. Leave it to the Imperial Toy Corp.  :D
The Famous Monster of Mpls.  Sayer of the law.

fmofmpls

Eye of Kharis. Thanks for sharing that large size pic. I loved the way you set up the viewing experience too! I appreciate it! Great thread guys!
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