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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2012, 12:59:33 AM »
If they were repopped it would be my everyday wallet

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2012, 04:23:10 PM »
Ive used one as a reg. wallet.. but keep in mind, Im the girl who keeps her bubble bath in monster soakies... & uses them on a daily basis. :D
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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2012, 06:51:41 PM »
Wow! When was this? Which wallet? How long did it last before falling apart?

My own experience with these wallets goes back to a Saturday morning in April or May of 1964. My mission that morning was to go door to door in downtown London and sell fifteen Globe & Mail newspapers for fifteen cents each. The reward, five cents per paper sold plus an SPP monster wallet of my choice! These wallets were perhaps the coolest things that I'd seen to that point in my young life and I absolutely, positively had to reach the target.

But the Globe & Mail was a pig of a paper and very tough to sell in London. First of all, the Globe & Mail was Toronto based. The London Free Press was the paper of choice for most Londoners. Secondly, the Saturday Free Press cost only a dime. Thirdly, coming all the way from Toronto, the Globe & Mail had to be printed much earlier and so didn't contain that many sports scores from the previous day. Fourthly, the Saturday Free Press was loaded with features including a coloured comic section. The Globe & Mail was comparatively drab and had no comparable comic section. Finally, on Saturdays a whopping three editions of the Free Press were published, the regular Free Press published early in the morning, the London Evening Free Press published in mid-afternoon and the Night Final which included various afternoon race results for punters and sundry other horse degenerates.

What did the Globe & Mail have to offer in return? Just the best business section of any newspaper in Canada. So I could only hope to sell the thing to stuffy old businessmen or the odd deluded Torontophile. The maximum I'd ever sold before was six or seven papers. I really had my job cut out for me.

But I could not fail! I flung myself into the task with avid, wild-eyed enthusiasm! And my efforts bore fruit. Nearing the end of the afternoon I'd sold eleven papers; then one more. So close, so close, but yet so far.... Time was up.

But then, an idea! I bought the remaining three copies of the stupid rag myself! And there they were, a whole box of wallets from which I, one of the successful newspaper boys, could choose! "i want the Mummy, I want the Mummy" was the popular refrain I was hearing from other boys. I, however, had a mind of my own and I chose shrewdly - the Creature-Wolfman wallet!

And the three papers I had bought myself? No problem. I sold one to my father and two to neighbours on my own street! Easy sales indeed.

And I was now the proud owner of a wallet like no other in the school yard! Shortly thereafter I caught on as a morning paperboy for the London Free Press (a real newspaper) with my own thirty paper delivery route which actually took me less than ten minutes since the houses were all on the same block. And there I was, proud as a peacock brandishing my super cool monster wallet as I went collecting from my customers every week, a wallet that I had incidentally earned stuffing the crappy Globe & Mail down customers' throats just a few months previously!

Unfortunately, my wallet's change purse started coming apart in less than a year (cheap bloody plastic) so I very sensibly threw it out. I mean what do you need a wallet for anymore if it's all falling apart? Right? Right?!

Now I've since managed to acquire the Mummy-Dracula and Frankenstein-Phantom wallets:





But another Creature-Wolfman wallet continues to elude me to this very day.

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #33 on: June 18, 2012, 02:50:02 PM »
Always loved those garish images. I don't think I can pick a favorite! I'd like to see 'em huge!

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2012, 12:53:25 AM »
Always loved those garish images. I don't think I can pick a favorite! I'd like to see 'em huge!


I, also can't pick a favorite. I like 'em all, too. I have two of 'em. Here's a couple of close-up's I took, portraits, I call 'em...








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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2012, 06:01:31 AM »
Sweet pics, Mono. I even enjoy the off-register printing.

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2012, 09:11:54 AM »
I have two of 'em.

You're lucky. The Wolfman-Creature wallet seems to be the toughest to find, and the most popular too judging from the results of this poll.

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2012, 05:29:17 PM »
Wow! When was this? Which wallet? How long did it last before falling apart?


oh sorry I missed responding to this Hep.. . umm.. let me see... it lasted like a year, then i fixed it with duct tape and continued to use it ,
till it finally wasnt fixable any longer. I have it in a ziplock bag somewhere actually.. can never bring myself to throw away any monster stuff,
broken , damaged , or not.  . never. Im like uncapable. . If i come across it while Im moving this next time, I will totally post a pic of it :D

oh. and it was the Frankenstein one.
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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #38 on: June 21, 2012, 07:55:30 PM »
Frankenstein-Dracula or Frankenstein-Phantom?

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #39 on: June 21, 2012, 08:59:40 PM »
oh .. the frank/drac :)
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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #40 on: June 24, 2012, 07:34:45 PM »
For those of you still unable to make up their minds, I found some even bigger and better shots on this very forum!









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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2012, 06:01:06 AM »
Great photos Hepcat!
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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2012, 10:04:51 AM »
They are indeed, but I'm not the one who took the shots in my previous post. Thank Mike Scott for the first three (although he's somehow lost the Mummy one) and Lappys22 for the last one.

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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #43 on: September 28, 2012, 02:29:19 PM »
These new photos of my two Standard Plastics monster wallets may help those of you still trying to decide how to vote:













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Re: Which Standard Plastics monster wallets do you like the best?
« Reply #44 on: March 15, 2013, 12:38:12 PM »
The Wolfman-Creature wallet is still well out in front in this battle.

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