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Monster Bob

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2012, 10:08:29 AM »
I remember seeing that in a BW toy catalog in the pre ebay days, I think it was Toy Scouts who had it. Always wanted to play with it.

Bruegman found almost a case of these (warehouse stock) in the late '80s...that is where the sealed ones that exist in collections today came from. If I remember right, they came out of Georgia.

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2012, 10:13:04 AM »
Bill Bruegman? Not surprising. Just another case of "The harder you work, the luckier you get".

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2012, 01:42:30 PM »
I know a guy that was there during that find. He lurks here. Would be a perfect time for him to un'cloak....... we'll see.........

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2012, 10:08:28 AM »
I hope so!

What else was unearthed during that particular find? Does anyone here know?

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2012, 12:13:52 PM »

A boatload of decent old store stock Aurora kits as I remember. I'm pretty sure there were a few "decent and desirable" sealed kits of the day (like the Munsters and Monster kits, for example), but the bulk were sports kits like Dempsey Vs. Firpo, etc.

I don't remember anything else that I'd call fabulous (like the Horrorscopes), but there was other MIB stuff that you guys would like, more typical "mediocre" stuff of the era like Remco weirdities, toy novelties, etc. 

I recall the week of the find well, and couldn't get my money to Bruegman fast enough. Even then, I knew how significant that find was...a Horrorscope sealed, that is. If I could go back, I would buy 'em all!

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« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2012, 06:14:02 PM »
 Hi folks new guy here. I've been lurking here for a while and reallt enjoy the site. I grew up in the 60's and of course loved monster movies and the Aurora kits. I'm the person who went with Bill Bruegman to Georgia where he found the Horrorscopes. There was a man who had owned several department stores who had passed away and his stores were packed up and put into warehouses after his passing. His son inherited the warehouses and the contents. Bill and I got the impression that father and son didn't have a very good relationship. Anyway Bill called me and asked me to meet him in Georgia to go through the warehouses with him. As I remember there were 3 warehouses in different parts of the city and the son owned a pawn shop/ jewelry shop and there was old store stock there also. If I remember correctly there were about a dozen Horrorscopes in 1 of the warehouses. We had to dig quite a bit to find them as the warehouses were quite large. We found some Aurora kits ( mostly Jerry West) and quite a bit of different toys in the warehouses. There was no rhyme or reason the way the warehouses were set up. It looked like the stuff had been moved in there very quickly. We found 1 small room that was filled with Hula Hoops stacked about 3 feet high! Antother room was filled with tennis shoes. There were tons of display counters with the merchandise still in the cases. I wish I could go back as there were alot of car kits and just oddball toys as well as counter displays of pocket knives,combs, etc. There was also another warehouse that the guy wouldn't let anybody in. He said there was alot of GI joe stuff in there but try as he might Bill couldn't get the guy to let us in that one. I have to say it was one of the greatest adventures I had with Bill. Still wonder where he is today. I still have the pictures Bill took when we were there. A great time.

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2012, 06:29:28 PM »
We need more Horrorscope pictures!

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That's a great story about the warehouses, welcome aboard!

Here's a few pics of my Horrorscope, I've had it since the late '60's/early '70's when my older brother gave it to me. It's one of my prized possessions.
I don't have the box but I have all the cards.





I have the Dracula/Frankenstein movie loaded into it now...



Here's some of the Creature cards...



And some of the Werewolf cards...


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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #22 on: February 18, 2012, 10:24:31 PM »
Quote
Hi folks new guy here. I've been lurking here for a while and reallt enjoy the site. I grew up in the 60's and of course loved monster movies and the Aurora kits. I'm the person who went with Bill Bruegman to Georgia where he found the Horrorscopes. There was a man who had owned several department stores who had passed away and his stores were packed up and put into warehouses after his passing. His son inherited the warehouses and the contents. Bill and I got the impression that father and son didn't have a very good relationship. Anyway Bill called me and asked me to meet him in Georgia to go through the warehouses with him. As I remember there were 3 warehouses in different parts of the city and the son owned a pawn shop/ jewelry shop and there was old store stock there also. If I remember correctly there were about a dozen Horrorscopes in 1 of the warehouses. We had to dig quite a bit to find them as the warehouses were quite large. We found some Aurora kits ( mostly Jerry West) and quite a bit of different toys in the warehouses. There was no rhyme or reason the way the warehouses were set up. It looked like the stuff had been moved in there very quickly. We found 1 small room that was filled with Hula Hoops stacked about 3 feet high! Antother room was filled with tennis shoes. There were tons of display counters with the merchandise still in the cases. I wish I could go back as there were alot of car kits and just oddball toys as well as counter displays of pocket knives,combs, etc. There was also another warehouse that the guy wouldn't let anybody in. He said there was alot of GI joe stuff in there but try as he might Bill couldn't get the guy to let us in that one. I have to say it was one of the greatest adventures I had with Bill. Still wonder where he is today. I still have the pictures Bill took when we were there. A great time.

Ah ha! sasuperfan! You have un-cloacked! Somehow I had hoped this subject would bring you forward. Fellow UMAers, we are indeed fortunate to have sasuperfan step into the parlor. He is alittle shy, but will be an asset in any discussion he joins in on. But don't anyone bring up Superman......... Spiderman, X-men, Little Lou Lou........but not Superman. No, no, bad idea.     Ha!      Buddy

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2012, 12:23:59 PM »
...it was one of the greatest adventures I had with Bill. Still wonder where he is today.

So do I. Does anybody know?

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« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2012, 12:01:35 PM »
The last I knew, Bill Bruegman was collecting Nazi artifacts on ebay a number of years ago and also had a site specializing in selling Nazi stuff. I found this out after googling him. It might still be there but I don't know if it's active. I also emailed Gordy Dutt and Bill's wife a year ago about him and got no answer. Very curious. I wonder what happened to him.

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« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2012, 12:56:20 PM »
Nazi artifacts! I thought it might be comic books on which Bill had refocused his interest as he was evidently seen at a Motor City Comic Con a few years ago!

For those who might not know of Bill Bruegman, he was a very early player in collectible toys and sold toys through his Toy Scouts company. He also wrote several seminal books on baby boomer toys and collectibles:









The  "Toys of the Sixties" book in particular acted to really spark my enthusiasm for collecting not just model kits but other toys! It was just chock full of memories for me.

Bill also launched "Model and Toy Collector" magazine in 1986. He was a true pioneer in the toy collecting hobby.

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #26 on: February 21, 2012, 01:51:20 PM »
Bill Bruegman's site is www.papersplease.com

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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #27 on: February 21, 2012, 02:17:03 PM »
Bill's Toy Scouts site is still up as well:

Toy Scouts

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BTW, what's Gordy Dutt doing these days? He was doing his best to rival Bill Bruegman there for a while with his magazine "Kit Builders and Glue Sniffers" together with these books:





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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #28 on: February 21, 2012, 02:35:15 PM »
Nazi artifacts! I thought it might be comic books on which Bill had refocused his interest as he was evidently seen at a Motor City Comic Con a few years ago!
The WWII collectibles market is booming right now, particularly Nazi artifacts. Not too surprised he got into that market. Although, as with collectible toys, you need to be extremely knowledgeable because of knock-offs and forgeries.
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Re: Old school Horror Scope
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2021, 11:56:46 AM »
We need more Horrorscope pictures!


Here then are some more pics of the fabled MPC Horrorscope:







It was hawked for several years in the pages of Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine:





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