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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.

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Bclarkie 4
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Hermitfrompluto 3
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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

** expired eBay auction **




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


** expired eBay auction **


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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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:04 am 
 

I agree.  They are pretty common.  I am still missing 1600-4 but there has been one of these for sale for a long time at $12 which is about $10 too much for me.  I think the most I have paid is $3 for a package.  There were a number of 1500 and 1600 sets sold last year in the $15 range for the set of 4.  $80+ for 7 sets is just ridiculous.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:56 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:

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.


The Series 1 stuff, with the purple card banners, are very common, yes.  The Series II tranfers, with the red card banner, are MUCH more rare, and finding all 4 in a single auction is worth a premium.

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:12 pm 
 

Gus Landt wrote:
The Series 1 stuff, with the purple card banners, are very common, yes.  The Series II tranfers, with the red card banner, are MUCH more rare, and finding all 4 in a single auction is worth a premium.




Maybe you missed it. The first time it was listed:




** expired eBay auction **




No bids.



And the second time:




** expired eBay auction **




As far as them being worth more as listed as a set, I guess I don't get it. I mean you may be able to save yourself a bit more cash on shipping if you buy them together versus seperate, but other than that I don't see much  of a difference.


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:05 pm 
 

The second series is harder to find than the first but I don't think any of them are rare.  Various packages come up at least every few months.  Although often enough the seller wants too much for them.



This set (the one that I am missing):



http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... 8763780144



has been up for over a year now but at $12 no one wants it.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:08 am 
 

Not that it matters greatly, but ... why in the world would a thread called "TSR Kitsch" be placed in the "Non-TSR" category?

It's stuff like this that keeps me up at night ... :)

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:12 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Not that it matters greatly, but ... why in the world would a thread called "TSR Kitsch" be placed in the "Non-TSR" category?

It's stuff like this that keeps me up at night ... :)


Probably for the exact same reason that people put things in the "Interesting Non-TSR Items on Ebay" thread like Boot Hill, Gamma World, Star Frontiers, etc.  Which is exactly.......ummm wait a sec...ummm...I don't know either.  :wink:  :lol:


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:05 am 
 

Xaxaxe wrote:Not that it matters greatly, but ... why in the world would a thread called "TSR Kitsch" be placed in the "Non-TSR" category?

It's stuff like this that keeps me up at night ... :)

TSR-licensed versus TSR-written, perhaps?

  


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 11, 2007 10:21 pm 
 

That's a great bunch of TSR kitsch burntwire has up at the moment:



First time I have seen:



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Excellent!  :brilsmurf:

  
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