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Original Creature Beach Towel on eBay
« on: February 15, 2021, 10:26:08 PM »
The original Creature beach towel just sold on eBay for $279.00. I knew my meager $100 bid wasn't going to get it.  :(  Oh well, I still have the S7 remake.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-ORIGINAL-CREATURE-FROM-THE-BLACK-LAGOON-BEACH-TOWEL-/114674051894?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=mtGRp2KIu6wWm6zVCI9FNUo0hXY%253D&orig_cvip=true&nordt=true&rt=nc
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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2021, 07:30:54 AM »
I thought it might go for more.  You rarely see them.  It was pretty beat up though.
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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2021, 02:06:25 PM »
I thought it might go for more.  You rarely see them.  It was pretty beat up though.

I don't think I've ever seen one for sale! I didn't think it looked that bad. A couple of stains.
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« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2021, 08:18:35 PM »
An elwar Creature button just sold for $373.

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Re: Original Creature Beach Towel on eBay
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 08:32:55 PM »


I'm not familiar with the towel. When did it come out? How was it commonly sold?
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« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2021, 08:41:46 PM »
An elwar Creature button just sold for $373.

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Here's one that's ongoing. 180 smackers with 4 days to go...wowzers!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Universal-Monsters-The-Creature-From-The-Black-Lagoon-Button-Pin-Elwar/254869289963?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649



I had to buy the other 5 Elwar pinbacks, but I still have my original Creature button from kidhood. It seems like these buttons were selling in the $50-$100 range not that long ago. These things have been going up! It's getting so it's hard to afford any of the good monster items.
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« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2021, 09:26:43 PM »
I'm not familiar with the towel. When did it come out? How was it commonly sold?

I know very little about it and can't say how accurate the info is that I do have. I have it made in the '70s by an outfit called "B & D". No markings on the towel. No idea how was it sold. Maybe S7 knows something?
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2021, 09:31:08 PM »
An elwar Creature button just sold for $373.

That's nuts! They've been selling for $100+
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2021, 01:15:34 AM »
That's a really great Creature towel, would love to get one of those someday. I have the King Kong towel made by B+D, which I got in the 1970's...

1970's King Kong Beach Towel by donald deveau, on Flickr

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2021, 01:28:50 AM »
I have the King Kong towel made by B+D, which I got in the 1970's...

Thanks! I'm glad the info I had (which I think came from michblk?) is correct! I don't suppose you know what B&D stands for? Does your towel have the fringy ends?
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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2021, 12:47:13 PM »
I have no idea what B&D stands for.  Yes, mine has the fringy ends.  I also have a Wolfman.  In addition to the Kong, they also made a Frankenstein.  They were from the 70's and from what I remember, I think I picked it out of some catalog

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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2021, 02:44:01 PM »
Yes, mine has the fringy ends.

Oh, you do have one! Nice!  :) I know Johnny G. has one.

I think I picked it out of some calendar.

Do you mean "catalog"? I never heard of ordering things from calendars, before.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2021, 02:48:26 PM »
Apparently, they are still around, unless this is a different B&D.

https://www.amazon.ca/Swimming-Pool-Beach-Towel-Cotton/dp/B01MAX1D4E
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2021, 08:20:00 PM »
Thanks! I'm glad the info I had (which I think came from michblk?) is correct! I don't suppose you know what B&D stands for? Does your towel have the fringy ends?

I don't remember the name of the company that released the Creature towel right this minute, but it wasn't B & D and I believe it came out in the early 80s.

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I knew I had posted it on here somewhere...

I finally got the Wolf Man this month after looking for it for YEARS. There is a Frankenstein's Monster from B & D, but to my knowledge they didn't make the Creature (or at least the pictured Creature towel), it's from California Designer Beach Towels. Very cool King Kong, I didn't know it existed, so now there's another beach towel on my list...

I'd love to see a catalog with these, and to know who drew them to begin with. Fun, goofy monster stuff!

"California Designer Beach Towels" is the manufacturer's sticker that's on mine.

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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2021, 08:39:09 PM »
Oh, you do have one! Nice!  :) I know Johnny G. has one.

Do you mean "catalog"? I never heard of ordering things from calendars, before.

Yes, I corrected my post. lol
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