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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:29 pm 
 

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+1 trivia point:  If you can tell me what game monster this inspired.

+2 trivia points:  If you can tell me where it came from.

+3 trivia points each:  If you can name the Japanese movie monster(s) that likely inspired this piece.

+5 trivia points:  If you've seen any sealed examples of this pack in the last 5 years.

+10 trivia points:  If you can tell me where I can trade for some more.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 5:52 pm 
 

darkseraphim wrote:[ Image ]

+1 trivia point:  If you can tell me what game monster this inspired.

+2 trivia points:  If you can tell me where it came from.

+3 trivia points each:  If you can name the Japanese movie monster(s) that likely inspired this piece.

+5 trivia points:  If you've seen any sealed examples of this pack in the last 5 years.

+10 trivia points:  If you can tell me where I can trade for some more.

Graaaaar!


Land Shark? (Can't think of the Japanese monster, but I know I've seen one movie with something like this)

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:06 pm 
 

I would guess the in game monster is the Bullette and its based off an old Godzilla foe Gamera.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:54 pm 
 

Heh, bulette.  Cool.  Didn't they used to sell in dime stores and that sort of thing?  The rust monster came in the same pack.  My little sister had a bunch of them back in the middle 1970s.  When I got into D&D a few years later, I kept looking at the bulette and rust monster pics and thinking "I'm sure I've seen those things before somewhere..."  Haven't seen one since then, though.  I'd love to get hold of some.  Do they still turn up from time to time?  Or are they still being made?

  

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:02 pm 
 

It's a bulette. Inspired by either Megalon or Gigera(?) I believe.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:52 pm 
 

Kamelion wrote:Heh, bulette.  Cool.  Didn't they used to sell in dime stores and that sort of thing?  The rust monster came in the same pack.  My little sister had a bunch of them back in the middle 1970s.  When I got into D&D a few years later, I kept looking at the bulette and rust monster pics and thinking "I'm sure I've seen those things before somewhere..."  Haven't seen one since then, though.  I'd love to get hold of some.  Do they still turn up from time to time?  Or are they still being made?


I see rust monsters all the time in inexpensive packages of either plastic bugs or plastic dinosaurs.

I have often wondered about the connnection.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:43 pm 
 

Something you could pick up easily, Mark?


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:42 am 
 

+3 trivia points each:  If you can name the Japanese movie monster(s) that likely inspired this piece.

Hi darkseraphim,

I am going to go for the +3 trivia point category.

Is it the devil beast Guiron, from the Japanese movie "Gamera tai daiakuju Giron," which was dubbed into English and released as "Attack of the Monsters." ???

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:33 am 
 

Those plastic monsters would be awesome to find.  Where the heck would a person even look to find them?
I would bet that they would fetch a pretty penny on eBay if someone knew what they were and advertised them!

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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:52 pm 
 

Well, let's see.

Trivia points:
Bclarkie 4
Deadlord 7
Formcritic 3
Hermitfrompluto 3
Kamelion 3
Plaag 1 (first respondent)

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I'm not sure if they're still being made, but Asian-produced toys are a funny thing.  Molds get imitated, stolen, sold, and "rediscovered" at an amazing rate.  In fact in some fields I collect (Micronauts, for example), you'll find a legal toy and an illegal one produced at the same time, in two different countries, and they're exactly the same.

So keep an eye out!  They may still be made.  If you needed an excuse to hit ToysRUs, KayBee, or the local supermarket toy aisle, this is it.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:36 pm 
 

I had one of those rust monster toys as a kid, and when I got my first D&D set I was like, so that's what that is!

  


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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 1:11 am 
 

I just noticed this thread. Coincidentally, I was just discussing these plastic toys on Dragonsfoot. I posted some photos of the other monsters that came in the same set. See this thread:

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... 7&start=15

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 7:42 am 
 

Guido has a nice set of five bumper stickers:




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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:30 pm 
 

This is just plain weird to see.  8O

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 0087046900

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:13 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:This is just plain weird to see.  8O

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I think the seller must have a case of these.  This is the 3rd or 4th one I have seen them auction.

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Post Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2007 10:48 pm 
 

The market for this stuuf appears to be taking off. Seven packs of transfers US$81.00  8O



http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... &rd=1&rd=1

  


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:22 am 
 

HermitFromPluto wrote:The market for this stuuf appears to be taking off. Seven packs of transfers US$81.00  8O


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It was the complete set of Series 2 transfers.  Those are damn hard to find.  If I didn't have a set already, I would have bid WAY more than $80.  8O

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:41 am 
 

Gus Landt wrote:
It was the complete set of Series 2 transfers.  Those are damn hard to find.  If I didn't have a set already, I would have bid WAY more than $80.  8O




Huh?  :?



http://search-completed.ebay.com/search ... age=search



These things, and I mean all of them, pop up on Ebay all the time.  They are just as common as the Monster Cards sets and they are both less interesting(IMO) and less useful.


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