Author Topic: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread  (Read 73283 times)

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #30 on: September 19, 2013, 06:07:44 PM »
The thing is, that set is as rare as any rare item around. But it just doesn't do much for me looks-wise. Sure I'd like to have it, but no way I would pay a lot, just because it's kinda big and to my taste, no that attractive.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #31 on: September 19, 2013, 06:30:18 PM »
The thing is, that set is as rare as any rare item around. But it just doesn't do much for me looks-wise. Sure I'd like to have it, but no way I would pay a lot, just because it's kinda big and to my taste, no that attractive.
I see your point. It is good to finally see pictures of it. I keep forgetting to check the UMA gallery. I agree that it does pale beside the coolness of the Haunted Hulk or the Horror House Target Set. An illustrated checkerboard with '60s monster art would have really improved it, as well as better packaging with more monster illos. Even so, I too would like to own one. Sadly, if it ever came up for sale, it would probably be ridiculously expensive.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #32 on: September 19, 2013, 06:38:39 PM »
I can't see it selling for less than $1000 and I can't see paying more than $300

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #33 on: September 20, 2013, 12:32:54 PM »
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #34 on: September 20, 2013, 12:44:40 PM »

I can't wait to see what happens when a red one turns up in a sealed Haunted Hulk box.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #35 on: September 20, 2013, 02:22:45 PM »
The Haunted Hulk is easily distinguishable from the similar looking MPC Large Pirate Ship by more than just color (Haunted Hulks are green whereas Large MPC Pirate Ships were sold in brown, red, blue, and possibly other colors). The Haunted Hulk had a large hole protruding up from near the middle of the hull where the white mast/sail piece fit in. As is evident in the picture below, the MPC Large Pirate Ship lacked this donut-like protrusion and instead had two smaller masted sails.



The Haunted Hulk mast hole is located just about where the peg is that the yellow pirate figure is attached to in the photo above.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #36 on: September 20, 2013, 02:53:08 PM »
As we know it, yes. But how many MIB Hulks has anyone seen? Back then, it wasn't unheard of that a toy company threw whatever they had into whatever they had and just sold it- especially and outfit like MPC. I could see leftover pirate ships being sold as hulks and vice versa, with a few simple changes. Just like blue speaker heads.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #37 on: September 20, 2013, 03:00:54 PM »
True.

Look at all the odd Mego figs. that got blown out the door towards the end.

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #38 on: September 20, 2013, 03:39:35 PM »
I remember the "Haunted Hulk" with the green hull only.  I can't recall as a kid ever seeing any other version.  One of the things about the Hulk was it's graphics on the sail with spiderweb rigging, and unless you did some doctoring on this hull, you'ld have to have a different mast, and rigging arangement.  If someone has ever seen anything where you had a different version of the Haunted Hulk, I would love to see it.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #39 on: September 20, 2013, 04:13:56 PM »
As we know it, yes. But how many MIB Hulks has anyone seen? Back then, it wasn't unheard of that a toy company threw whatever they had into whatever they had and just sold it- especially and outfit like MPC. I could see leftover pirate ships being sold as hulks and vice versa, with a few simple changes. Just like blue speaker heads.
The Haunted Hulk sail won't fit into a regular MPC Pirate Ship. Check the pic above. There is no hole for it. In the unlikely event they put a pirate ship in a HH box anyone could easily tell the difference.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #41 on: September 23, 2013, 05:22:15 PM »
I think back then almost anything was possible. Case and point- 1966 Batman squirt gun (the so called "X-rated" Bat-toy)...cast in blue and gray plastic...on the same toy!


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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #42 on: September 24, 2013, 03:47:19 PM »
The great monster boom in the '60s meant putting "monster" on everything possible. We didn't just have Dinosaurs...We had Dinosaur Monsters! When I was a dinosaur lovin' Monsterkid (still am) I got quite a few of these, including the MPC 2nd series with the Mammoth, and the first thing I would do is rip through that packaging to play with the dinos. I picked this one up on eBay a few years ago. These things fetch a good bit of cash nowadays.

MPC Dinosaur Monsters on blister card (1964)

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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #43 on: September 29, 2013, 07:52:33 PM »
I swiped this pic off evilBay of the MPC King Kong Playset box.



My parents bought me one of these for Christmas in 1967. I hope to reclaim it one day. Still waiting on a decent price.
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Re: MPC Monsters Appreciation Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 05, 2013, 10:32:43 PM »
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