Author Topic: COLLECTION CORNER!!  (Read 8676 times)

The Maskahuna

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #180 on: July 16, 2017, 08:14:17 PM »
Thanks for the latest review, jupiter2. It's good to be reminded
once in a while that not all masks depict monsters. A real old
Santa Claus mask did turn up some years ago but I believe
it was a Don Post version, not Topstone's. There must be others
around, moldering in musty old basements somewhere out there.
I hope one in decent condition finds its way down your chimney,
jupiter2. The one in your video looks like a dead octopus.

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #181 on: July 16, 2017, 09:19:39 PM »
I agree, Maskahuna. Mine is in terrible condition...
It's the mask in the most deterioated condition, by far, in my collection. Yet, I think it may be the only one in collectors hands. I am sure there are unknown copies in countless attics and basements, but none that I could find photos of. I sure hope to see a nice copy in this thread!
« Last Edit: July 16, 2017, 09:43:55 PM by jupiter2 »

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« Reply #182 on: July 17, 2017, 02:44:56 AM »
Even though the box is not exactly in mint condition, it's pretty great that it still exists. The mask, too.

Thanks for posting that bit of history.
"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
--J.J. Hunsecker

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #183 on: July 17, 2017, 05:20:40 PM »
Early Topstone Series #2 - 1950's  "Indian"


The Maskahuna

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« Reply #184 on: July 18, 2017, 09:47:07 AM »
I can't recall ever seeing one of those early versions before.
'Makes you wonder how many kids wore it while playing
"cowboys and injuns" back then. It's a great caricature.

All my favorite alien masks came out of Distortions Unlimited.
I got this one, The Evil Zeezoid, in June of 1980. 'Hard to
believe it's been almost forty years since!



The edition was an exclusive for a magic shop in Colorado and
may never have been catalogued.



Mine arrived hairless but I've seen copies with
tufts of bristly fibre punched in ~



Dig that crazy profile!


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« Reply #185 on: July 18, 2017, 10:16:07 AM »
Love that Evil Zeezoid! So cool.

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« Reply #186 on: July 18, 2017, 04:09:55 PM »
Early Topstone Series #3 - 1950's  "Pig"


The Maskahuna

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #187 on: July 18, 2017, 11:25:09 PM »
That was a fun Topstone triple feature, jupiter2. I hope
raycastile has been looking in on this thread. I wonder
where he's been lately. For that matter, I wonder where
most of the other 1,700 members ... oh nevermind.

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #188 on: July 20, 2017, 09:45:43 AM »


'One of the first Distortions masks I ever owned ~



'Purchased via Distortions mail order back in March 1980 ~



This mask should've been an honorable mention
in my "red, white, & blue" post ~


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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #189 on: July 23, 2017, 08:54:26 AM »
Just got this guy in the mail from the incredible Dr. Lady. He's the Campus Monster and it's an amazing piece. My collection focuses on movie monsters and I am glad to add him to the crypt.


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« Reply #190 on: July 23, 2017, 12:59:12 PM »
Great masks! Thank you for sharing!

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #191 on: July 23, 2017, 01:59:25 PM »
2006 Zagone Studios "Schell Shocked"


The Maskahuna

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« Reply #192 on: July 25, 2017, 12:51:04 AM »
Schell Shocked is certainly one of the most gruesome characters
in Zagone's line-up this year.

Here are a couple of close-up studies on my Distortions WERE JAGUAR
from 1980, both off and on ~






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« Reply #193 on: July 30, 2017, 08:17:01 PM »
1970's Topstone "Devil"


The Maskahuna

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Re: COLLECTION CORNER!!
« Reply #194 on: August 02, 2017, 01:50:53 PM »
'Fun vid, jupiter2. A good Devil mask is as essential to a mask collection
as a Shock Monster or Gorilla. In keeping with this red theme, I present
my MORNAC mask ~



I bought it direct from the Ayres Studios way back in April 1979 ~



Does anyone remember it from my "Star Trek Storytime" post?



http://www.thehma.net/forum/index.php?topic=35847.msg251533#msg251533

Dr LADY owned my MORNAC mask after I did.



I wonder if he still does ...