Author Topic: COLLECTION CORNER!!  (Read 7510 times)

The Maskahuna

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« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2017, 01:20:11 PM »
I wish "The Mirror" had gotten produced. It would be cool to see
this alien monster in action, not to mention knowing exactly what
it can do with that fearsome mandible! Thanks for the fun vid, j2.

Tatooine_Todd

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« Reply #76 on: May 13, 2017, 09:20:36 AM »
I consider Carol Hicks to be one of the masters of the craft. I was recently able to add these 2 pieces to my collection and I can't be happier.



Her Christopher Lee The Mummy is a thing of beauty. It perfectly captures not only the likeness of Lee as the monster, but also the malevolence. Say what you will as The Mummy as a threatening monster, Lee sold this role and his take was a ferocious killer that only Michael Myers could duplicate.



Her Hammer Frankenstein (also with Lee in the make-up) is a absolute piece of art. When I walk into my room, I can't help but stop and look at it. Simply fantastic!









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« Reply #77 on: May 13, 2017, 10:10:31 AM »
They are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #78 on: May 13, 2017, 04:23:14 PM »
1970's Topstone "Male Vampire"


Gory Glenn

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« Reply #79 on: May 13, 2017, 11:18:53 PM »
Beautiful examples of the Hicks Lee characters Tatooine_Todd! I own a pair myself and they're among my favorites. Congrats!
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« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2017, 04:31:48 AM »
I'm mightily impressed that the Topstone is still with us, given how thin those were! I believe that I had a Frankenstein of theirs when I was a kid, but it didn't last more than a Halloween or two.
"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
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Tatooine_Todd

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« Reply #81 on: May 14, 2017, 09:34:08 AM »
I love watching the videos of the old Topstones. They are such an iconic piece of Halloween.

Gory Glenn

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« Reply #82 on: May 15, 2017, 11:50:08 PM »
Here's one of the earliest acquisitions in my collection. A Don Post "Franklin" that made his appearance in the early nineties. I believe he was in the '91, '92 and '93 Don Post catalogs. I always liked this guy for his brutish looks. You don't see this mask pop up very often. No slit up the back which I like but it's because this mask is so big it's not needed. I also like his big garish stitching as though the doc used leather strips instead of thread. But that's OK, Franklin's a tough guy.



He kind of reminded me of a cross between Frankenstein and Marv from Frank Millers Sin City.


The Maskahuna

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« Reply #83 on: May 16, 2017, 12:14:48 AM »
That's a scary fun face, GoryGlenn. I greatly enjoy posts
featuring masks along with their catalog and/or ad imagery.
"Franklin" must've been a headache for DP painters though. 

Gory Glenn

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« Reply #84 on: May 16, 2017, 12:46:46 AM »
That's a scary fun face, GoryGlenn. I greatly enjoy posts
featuring masks along with their catalog and/or ad imagery.
"Franklin" must've been a headache for DP painters though.

Thanks Maskahuna! He does have a lot of detail.

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« Reply #85 on: May 16, 2017, 05:03:36 PM »
One of the masks in my earlier collection that I really hated to see go was my copy of the The Hideous Sun Demon that I acquired from Dr. Lady about 10 years ago.

I consider the Sun Demon to be the 2nd best creature from the 50's Golden Age of Horror, right behind The Creature from the Black Lagoon.

On a chance, I reached out to Dr. Lady regarding this mask and he was able to come up with another one for me. I just got him back today!! His paint work on this mask is true art.











Gory Glenn

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« Reply #86 on: May 16, 2017, 05:32:13 PM »
Fantastic piece! Congrats!

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« Reply #87 on: May 16, 2017, 09:30:33 PM »
Great masks! Thank you for sharing.

The Maskahuna

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« Reply #88 on: May 17, 2017, 12:58:43 PM »
I've never owned a Sun Demon mask myself but have seen them around,
painted in various colors. They're pretty hard to come by nowadays so
congratulations, Tatooine_Todd. I wonder if this character was originally
designed by someone while suffering a really bad sunburn ...

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« Reply #89 on: May 19, 2017, 04:57:13 PM »
 
I know the Elrod mask is a pretty common one but there's something about this mask that I really enjoy and after restyling the hair and adding some weathering, I like it even more. Trick or Treat Studios definitely did a great job with this one. And the Fulci zombie is my favorite mask in my collection this far.
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