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Vintage Monster Toys / Re: Marx Monsters
« Last post by Doh! on Today at 11:11:33 AM »
Thanks for the tip, Dr. Terror! Higher than I was expecting, however. I guess I got off cheap when I bought mine.
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Vintage Monster Toys / Re: Marx Monsters
« Last post by MonsterBaker666 on Today at 10:02:41 AM »
Wow, $42 per 1000! I imagine they would have been sold in dime vending machines. With a U.S. dime in 1962 having a silver content of 0.0723 of a troy ounce and the current price of silver being U.S.$22.80 per troy ounce, a dime then is equivalent to U.S.$1.65 today.

Yes, I vaguely remember seeing the fluorescent hi-bounce balls in vending machines before I saw them packaged as rack toys. This would not have been before May 1966 though when I returned to London, Ontario from a boarding school in Kennebunkport, Maine. Who knows, they may have appeared earlier in the vending machines of a K-Mart, Woolco, Zellers, Towers or Fredericks discount department store in some far flung suburban mall but we lived quite close to the downtown core where banks of vending machines weren't common.

The real question though is why Marx didn't roll the Cinema Creature and Nutty Mad figures in glow-in-the-dark plastic during the 1960's. To me it seems that it should have been a natural. But this wasn't done until 1991 with the Uncle Milton reissues of the Movie Monster figures:





 :-\


I'd say the reason they weren't produced in glow in the dark plastic way back when was the cost.  When Aurora re-released their monster models with glow in the dark plastic, they only had some parts in glow plastic, due to the high cost of it. 
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Non-Monster Movies / Re: Indiana Jones FIVE
« Last post by MonsterBaker666 on Today at 09:58:20 AM »
I just saw the trailer.  Looks...OK.  Appears to have scenes of action with CGI effects that look CGI.  We were all blown away by the action scenes with live stunt work (they even did a TV special on CBS focusing on the stunt work from the film).  Yes, they blended it with special effects matte paintings and miniatures, but the stunts were done live and were great.  Then came Crystal Skull with all the BAD CGI stunts - and it just didn't quite fit in the 1950s.  Now it's, what, the 1970s??  You definitely can't go home again. 

But, yeah, I'll see it in the theaters.  Maybe going into it with low expectations will be good if the film turns out to be great. 
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Vintage Monster Toys / Re: Marx Monsters
« Last post by Dr.Terror on Today at 03:28:51 AM »
Do any of you guys have a preferred vendor for a new set of these? I snagged a set off of eBay in 2017 for $45 shipped. Now they're... more. I was telling a buddy of mine about them and he had no idea they existed! His birthday is in a couple of months so I think this would be a fun gift idea.

Thanks!

Cosmic Dracula

https://cosmicdracula.bigcartel.com/product/marx-monsters
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Non-Monster Movies / Re: Indiana Jones FIVE
« Last post by Doh! on Today at 01:34:35 AM »
I'm sure I'll see it in the theater, but I fear you can't go home again. Did like the last gag in the new trailer, however.
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Vintage Monster Toys / Re: Marx Monsters
« Last post by Doh! on Today at 01:07:51 AM »
Do any of you guys have a preferred vendor for a new set of these? I snagged a set off of eBay in 2017 for $45 shipped. Now they're... more. I was telling a buddy of mine about them and he had no idea they existed! His birthday is in a couple of months so I think this would be a fun gift idea.

Thanks!
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Vintage Monster Toys / Re: Marx Monsters
« Last post by Hepcat on December 01, 2022, 10:18:08 PM »
Interesting! I'm wondering whether all the molds originated with Marx or whether even duplicate molds have been made since Marx disappeared?

 ???
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The Cemetery / Re: Christine McVie...Fleetwood Mac...at 79
« Last post by Anthony Caranci on December 01, 2022, 07:23:29 PM »
Very sad to hear this. Thank you for all the wonderful music, Christine. Rest well.
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Television / Re: TV on DVD What are you watching now?
« Last post by Anthony Caranci on December 01, 2022, 07:20:36 PM »
Thursday:

Discovery Channel Documentaries:

Hunting The Dragon 1995 (Tyrannosaurus Rex)

The Ultimate Guide To T-Rex 2000


   
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