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I can imagine having a

I can imagine having a NIGHTMARE about this thing, but a dream? You need to photograph this guy with that Mexican Maz. That would be a scary tableau.

The Enthusiast's picture
Posted by The Enthusiast on 27 March, 2009 - 19:19
This thing is disgusting

This thing is disgusting looking. If I were Shogun Warriors Godzilla up there,I'd be buying a Paul Bunyon-size bottle of Purell Hand Sanitizer.

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Posted by kidnicky on 27 March, 2009 - 20:08
ugly Kong

I actually really like the sculpt of the thing, but the paint (and the filth) just looks so awful. I really considered re-painting it when I got it, but I'm just too much of a purist to mess with anything vintage.

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 29 March, 2009 - 20:57
Dreaming Kong

First off thanks for the post, a very charming toy but by the looks of the picture it looks so much smaller until you compare it to Godzilla. Nice pick up!

But that dream thread is fantastic. Being a collector of many things it's great that they are documenting toys that we dream about. Yes that sounds a bit odd but there must something to it. For some strange reason I still dream about finding rare records and Militaria, specifically the ultra expensive WWII US Army and USMC camo uniforms, although I don't really collect Militaria anymore.

Weird but cool!

Leonardo Flores
CollectionDX Staff Writer-West Coast Bureau

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Posted by Modcineaste on 30 March, 2009 - 14:46
A couple times a year, I

A couple times a year, I dream about being 7 again and buying Jetfire from the local Zayre's down the street.

Good times!

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Sanjeev

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Posted by Sanjeev on 30 March, 2009 - 15:12
King Kong & Frankenstein

Curiously enough, I ended up and still have both figures in the black plastic version. They were bought by my older siblings in the early '60's (I'm guessin this was during the monster craze boom). I've been looking everywhere for additional information but this is the first time I see someone else has any additional clues. I'll try to confirm with them where they bought them to find out if they are indeed Mexican or made in the US (because of the sculpts I don't believe them to be Mexican, but you never know). They also have the roughly cut circle on the back and the slot on their heads, but no copyright information whatsoever (I suspect if there was any, it might have been sulpted on a cover for the back hole, but that's just speculation).

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Posted by Alberto L on 7 September, 2009 - 16:16
Cool! Thanks for signing up

Cool! Thanks for signing up to chime in!

So, do you mean that you have a Kong that is molded in black plastic? as well as a Frankenstein? That's awesome. I'll love to see pictures of them (or better yet, if you ever wanna sell them... ;) lol ).

That would be cool if you could find out the origin of them. After the Mexico theory was initially put forth, most people seem to be backing off of it, also citing the sculpts as being too good for Mexican toys. But please do let me know what you find out!

Oh yeah, I love your icon! What is that from?

"This must be settled the way nature intended....with a vicious, bloody fight!"
Onyx Blackman
Principal, Flatpoint High

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Posted by NekroDave on 7 September, 2009 - 22:30
 
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