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theshape1188

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DPS 1983 Karloff
« on: March 17, 2017, 03:25:56 PM »
Hey everyone,

Wanted to share one of my favorite masks in my collection, The '83 Karloff

Hope you enjoy the pics,

Take care & thanks for looking  :)

Jimmy



« Last Edit: July 25, 2017, 03:53:26 PM by theshape1188 »

Kidagain

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 04:58:26 PM »
Beautiful Karloff you have there.Thank you for sharing it here with us.Can't go wrong with getting a Frank for  your collection.

Gory Glenn

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 05:44:02 PM »
Nice piece Jimmy! I believe this is the one they call the "wide scar". Thanks for sharing.

theshape1188

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 07:16:41 PM »
Thank you guys! :)

This is not the wide scar Frank, the wide scar sculpt is quite different all around compared to this Karloff.... which I believe is from the original 60's mold. Only change for the "classic collection" 1200 line 83 release was the stamp added to the back of the mask. The 1963 is actually suppose to be 1983, the DPS stamping machine at the time made this incorrect. It's also on the 83 (highbrow) phantom & Creature from the black lagoon.

The Maskahuna

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2017, 08:36:52 PM »
'Great condition, great original finish; just like I remember
seeing them in the '80s. You got a good one there, shape.
Thanks for the nostalgic images of this DP classic.

prestonjjrtr

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2017, 10:16:24 PM »
Congrats Jimmy, Frankie looks soooooooooooooo Franktastic !!  Another wonderful addition to your ever growing Monster collection. 

Gory Glenn

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2017, 11:51:51 PM »
This is not the wide scar Frank, the wide scar sculpt is quite different all around compared to this Karloff.... which I believe is from the original 60's mold. Only change for the "classic collection" 1200 line 83 release was the stamp added to the back of the mask. The 1963 is actually suppose to be 1983, the DPS stamping machine at the time made this incorrect. It's also on the 83 (highbrow) phantom & Creature from the black lagoon.

My bad. Here's a pic from Crimson Ghost comparing the standard 80's Don Post Karloff to the wide scar version. As you said, different sculpts.


theshape1188

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Re: DPS 1983 Karloff
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:47:29 AM »
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate the compliments. I tried to capture a vintage essence of this Karloff, glad you enjoyed it.

Jimmy