REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

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Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:13 pm

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The Remco toy company released 6 different 3 3/4 " scale Mini Monsters in 1980 :

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Remco added a "Glow In The Dark" series soon thereafter :

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For the most part the figures simply had a coat of paint added to the faces and hands that glowed in the dark but The Creature From The Black Lagoon and The Mummy were actually molded in plastic that glowed in the dark . There doesn't seem to be any other change's in the sculpting or copyright details (COO stamp) between the standard and the glow series .


Here are photos of both series examples of the Mini Monsters side by side . The Non glow series is always on the left and the glow in the dark figures are on the right :


The Creature From The Black Lagoon

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All of the figures except The Creature From The Black Lagoon have their coo stamp on their backs but the Creatures are on the right sides of their ankles :

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Count Dracula

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The capes for both versions seem to be made of the same type of vinyl but the cape that was with the Glow Dracula I have is a bit darker red . I can't say for sure that it isn't just a case of slight fading on the lighter colored cape .

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The Frankenstein Monster

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The Mummy

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The Phantom Of The Opera

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The capes for the 2 different Phantom figures are made of 2 different styles of vinyl on the examples I have shown :

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Unfortunately I have no idea if this was a standard change in Remco's production and , if so , when it was done . I also can't be positive at this point that it's not a reproduction  scratch



The Wolfman

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In addition to the figures Remco also released a "Mini Monster Play Case" and a "Mini Monsterizer" playset for the 3 3/4 " scale line .


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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by ourchickenshack on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:14 pm

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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by Nico on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:43 pm

Awesome figures James clapping They are like the Vintage version of the Reaction Universal Monsters bowwing

Very cool mate, thanks for posting cheers
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Post by grinchy on Mon Feb 20, 2017 7:54 pm

very interesting, lovely set of figures, thanks for sharing
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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 20, 2017 8:49 pm

cool idea James .. heres my set although my creature is the glow in the dark version .. love these and ive always wished for more .. that's where reation came in before they stopped making them .
theyre on display in my den which is basically my collection room
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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by Nico on Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:02 pm

Nice Bill clapping What's that ghost figure in the coffin below the Kiss figures mate scratch

And what are the plastic figures in the case on the right   scratch
Both look very cool, whatever they are man cheers


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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by hellhippie on Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:05 pm

Andy , its a super monstrous pvc figure from spain made in 1993 . Some of them were very cool i sold most off the ghost is just too cool. Next to him is charon from clash of the titans

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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:19 am

Glad you like the figures guys cheers


Great to see you have some of the originals too Bill yay


Are you sure the only glow figure you have is the Creature ? Take them in a dark room after they have been exposed to light for awhile and see if any of their faces glow Very Happy

I was also wondering what your Phantom cape is like ?

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Is your's smoother like mine on the left or does it have a texture like the one on the right ?
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Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:49 am

funny the more I look at your pictures I think most of mine are the glow version . ill check in a while and also let you know about the phantom cape . its 5 am here and I don't wanna wake the wife going in that part of the house

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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:28 pm

well funny enough my whole set is the glow in the dark version ... heres some other pictures
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heres some pics of my phantom cape ....
a little beat up with tears but original

its the textured one you have pictured James as you can see
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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by ourchickenshack on Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:33 pm

Thanks Bill bowwing

That makes me feel a lot better whew

I was concerned that the textured cape I had could possibly be a reproduction but seeing another example , particularly one with as much wear , makes me believe that both are legitimate .
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Post by hellhippie on Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:04 pm

Ive had this set for at least 25 years or more

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Post by hellhippie on Wed Feb 22, 2017 12:01 pm

Andy sorry just reread your post .. the plastic figures on the right are mpc monsters from 1961
there were 8 made in various colors , purple, light purple,green , black , orange and red , red being the rarest as they were only available in a chess set .
they are freaking awesome and you can still grab them for relatively cheap 20$ ish depending on the character and color . i'll take some closeups .

I think we need a monster toys thread that way everyone can show off what they got .. just a idea
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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by ChristianC on Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:14 pm

These are very cool. I've actually never heard of them but not even sure we had them in Australia. Then again we didn't get electricity until 1986...
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Re: REMCO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MINI MONSTER FIGURES (3 3/4 " scale)

Post by Ian_C on Wed Feb 22, 2017 5:50 pm

I got Frankenstein and Gillman in a SW lot a few years ago. I didn't even know what they were at first, as I had never seen them before. Both are non-glow versions. Someone sent me a Wolf Man a year or two ago in a package they were very late in sending me.

To be honest, my kids thought they were so cool, and Frankenstein was a bit beat up, so I let the kids have them in their action figure collection. I'd like a full set for myself one day though.

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