Author Topic: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread  (Read 573 times)

Another Symbiote

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« on: February 17, 2018, 05:11:18 PM »
Over the past two years I've searched through various mask companies, to see who still makes a good old-fashioned set of monster hands. The results have been varied. This is a place to review, discuss, reminisce, and ask questions about monster hands. Hopefully this thread can become a resource for anyone interested in the subject. Any cool recommendations to start us off?

The Maskahuna

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1737
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 10:32:55 PM »
'Great topic, Symbi. I hope you get replies as far as the eye can see ...


prestonjjrtr

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 223
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 10:47:39 PM »
Love that photo Maskahuna !   What a beautiful sight to see ! 

Another Symbiote

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2018, 02:41:13 AM »
Awesome pic, Huna! They sure don't make 'em like that anymore...or at least not nearly as much.

Doh!

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1048
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2018, 02:36:08 AM »
Well, I used to own a pair of werewolf hands... until I foolishly lent them to a co-worker. He subsequently moved away without returning said hands. (Note to self: no more lending). The mask is the huge Illusive Concepts. Not sure why they painted the face green instead of a brown tone, but it's otherwise a pretty terrific mask.

You can't really tell from the picture, but I also have a "My Name Is..." sticker on my shirt. It was very hot that Halloween (2004) so I removed the head and hands for most of the day. I wrote "Larry Talbot" on the badge. Almost nobody knew who that was, so when I told people I was the Wolf Man -- and they gave me a puzzled look -- I told them, "It's daytime. Duh."

"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
--J.J. Hunsecker

Another Symbiote

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 07:55:06 PM »
Pretty clever, Doh. That last bit killed me!

Doh!

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1048
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2018, 11:38:14 AM »
Thanks!
"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
--J.J. Hunsecker

The Maskahuna

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1737
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2018, 12:42:19 AM »
So is this an all-purpose thread about monster hands or
a thread about all-purpose monster hands? Assuming the
latter, I present this petrifying pair which has been in my
collection for nearly thirty years. It's a miracle they can
still be worn without ripping ~



They were originally created at Alvarez Wax Models to
complement one of their werewolf figures ~



I got mine as blanks and had them finished in swarthy flesh tones
to wear with a variety of characters ~


Doh!

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1048
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2018, 01:20:07 AM »
Those appear to be in great shape, 'huna. I really like the sculpt, too!
"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
--J.J. Hunsecker

The Maskahuna

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1737
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2018, 10:13:35 AM »
I've had this single hand in my collection since the 1980s. It was made by
the Fantasy Faces FX team for a movie called The Alchemist.
At what point it actually appears on screen, if at all, I really don't know ~



'Not sure why I still even have it but I do, along with the original Ultracal mold.
Here it is in an old group shot with other curiosities, looking its best ~



It's never had a mate, never been worn; nowadays, it doesn't even have fingernails ~



Maybe I'll just insert candles instead and make it a "hand of glory" ...  ???

Gory Glenn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 687
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2018, 11:47:38 AM »
Great hands 'huna! I only have a couple sets of hands and they're both by Bump in the Night Productions that go with specific masks that I also own. One set I just picked up a few days ago called Ground Breaker Zombie. I was planning to take better pictures and post but here's a pic that I quickly snapped after unboxing them.


Doh!

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1048
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2018, 11:51:04 PM »
Perfect set, Glenn!
"You're dead, son.  Get yourself buried."
--J.J. Hunsecker

Gory Glenn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 687
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2018, 11:41:33 AM »
Thanks Doh! Appreciate it!

Another Symbiote

  • Full Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 154
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2018, 08:32:50 PM »
Great hands 'huna! I only have a couple sets of hands and they're both by Bump in the Night Productions that go with specific masks that I also own. One set I just picked up a few days ago called Ground Breaker Zombie. I was planning to take better pictures and post but here's a pic that I quickly snapped after unboxing them.



That is one fine zombie set you've got there, Glenn! I like that it strikes a balance between the current style of zombies, and the back from the grave zombies that ruled the 80's.

Gory Glenn

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 687
Re: All-Purpose Monster Hand Thread
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2018, 01:05:05 PM »
Thanks Another Symbiote. I've always preferred the dried up zombies of the 80's myself. He's still sitting on my dinning room table. He's a huge piece and won't fit on any of my shelves. I want to make a full size prop out of him using one of these stuffed dummies. I'd have to remove the hands though.