Saturday, October 16, 2021

MASSIVE FAMOUS MONSTERS COLLECTION UP FOR SALE


In one of the most amazing auctions of monster magazines I've ever seen is this giant collection of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND and related titles. What is also remarkable is that the condition of each item ranges from Very Good to Very Fine.

Listed by Heritage Auctions, the opening bid was $2,500.00.

Wow!


Lot Description:
Monumental Collection of (300+) Famous Monsters of Filmland Magazines, Related Publications and Ephemera (1958-2020). Vintage and contemporary (300+) Famous Monsters of Filmland magazines and related materials. In 1958 a monster magazine, intended to be a one-off, hit the newsstands - and sold out! This specialty mag was Famous Monsters of Filmland, and would go on to become the longest published, and one of the most influential entertainment periodicals, ever! Throughout the 1960s, publisher James Warren and editor Forrest J Ackerman's "FM" did something no other magazine of the era had. It turned the spotlight from the stars in front of the camera to the artists behind the camera. The people who actually made movie magic that captured the imagination of audiences. A Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine on a newsstand drew us past the Time, Newsweek, Life, and even MAD magazines, to explore the pages behind the fearsome faces that captivated us. Steven Spielberg read FM, then wrapped his sisters in toilet paper to shoot his first "Mummy" movie. Through FM, Rick Baker realized it was the makeup artist, not the mad doctor, who created the monsters and immediately gave up medical school to become a seven-time Oscar winning FX artist. Guillermo Del Toro wrote a letter to FM's editor, "Uncle Forry," begging to be adopted. Add Stephen King, George Lucas, Elvira, Gene Simmons, Tim Burton, John Landis, Kirk Hammett, and on and on. The legion of young fans who grew up (not completely!) to become today's movers and shakers in Hollywood, is endless. Producer Kevin Burns was one of those kids and an extraordinary collector. Over his lifetime, Kevin not only amassed a near complete collection of every FM ever published, but he made it a life ambition to upgrade issues continually until he'd achieved the best quality collection available. The following assemblage may be one of the most complete collections and is very likely the finest quality collection in existence. The collection includes Famous Monsters of Filmland the Warren issues: 1, 2, 3 (slabbed and CGC graded 7.5)(1975323002), 4, 5 (slabbed and CGC graded 9.0)(1975323004), 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (slabbed and CGC graded 9.4)(1975323005), 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, Warren's Monster World: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Warren FM continued: 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149, 150, 151, 152, 153, 154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 159, 160, 161, 162,163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 172, 173, 174, 175, 176, 177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 184, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 190, 191, Warren FM Yearbooks/Fearbooks: 1962, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967,1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, Warren Pocketbook FM Paperbacks: The Best From Famous Monsters of Filmland, Son of Famous Monsters of Filmland, Famous Monsters of Filmland Strike Back!, Other Warren FM-related Publications: 1-(Dick Smith) Do-It-Yourself Monster Make-up Handbook, 1-Famous Monsters Game Book, 1-Famous Monsters Star Wars Spectacular, 1-Horror Movie Yearbook, 3-Film Fantasy Yearbooks 1981, 1982, 1983, Famous Monsters Convention Programs: 1974, 1975, Warren Publishing vintage FM magazine mailer envelope, Dynacomm FMs: 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 217, 218, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232-3, 234, 235-A, 235-B, 236, 237, 238, 240, 241, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249, Other Dynacomm FM-related Publications: 1-Famous Monsters 40th Anniversary Filmbook (Hardcover) 1-Pocketbook Paperback House of Famous Monsters, 1-We Got By with a Little Help from Our Fiends, Phil Kim FMs: 250, (4) 251 (variant covers), (3) 252 (variant covers), 253, 254, 256, 257 (2) 258 (variant covers), (2) 261 (variant covers), 262, (2) 263 (variant covers), (2) 264 (variant covers), (2) 265 (variant covers), (2) 266 (variant covers), (2) 267 (variant covers), (2) 268 (variant covers), 272, (2) 275 (variant covers), (2) 276 (variant covers), (2) 277 (variant covers), (2) 278 (variant covers), (2) 279 (variant covers), 280, (3) 281 (variant covers), (2) 282 (variant covers), (2) 283 (variant covers), 284, 285, (2) 286 (variant covers), (2) 287 (variant covers), (2) 288 (variant covers), Retro Issue 70, FM/Forrest J Ackerman-Related: 2-Famous Monster 1, 2 (both signed by Ackerman), 2-Famous Monsters Chronicles 1, 2, 1-Famous Monster of Filmland Ackerman's 90th Birthday Book (Limited Edition), 1-Famous Monsters of Filmland; The Annotated Issue #1, 1-Famous Monsters Imagi-Movies Film Fest Program. All have been preserved and curated to present as some of the finest examples of condition from beginning of run to the end. With few exceptions, from vintage and contemporary Very Good to Very Fine condition. Comes with a COA from Heritage Auctions.


Friday, October 15, 2021

WELCOME BACK TO MONSTERVILLE!


MELVIN MONSTER
No. 5
October, 1966
Dell Publishing Co., Inc.
Editor: Don Arneson
Cover: John Stanley
Script: John Stanley
Art: John Stanley
Pages: 36
Cover price: 12 cents

More Melvin to brighten your day!






































MONSTER MEME NO. 8



Thursday, October 14, 2021

NEW ELVIRA ACTION FIGURE FROM NECA


The Mistress of the Dark continues to amaze. Scheduled for a February, 2022 release is an Elvira action figure (and I do mean figure) from NECA toys. NECA is known for their quality products and this looks just as good as the rest of their fine line of monster figures.

Widely available for pre-order from numerous sites.


Product Description
Celebrating 40 years of Elvira, Mistress of the Dark! The devilishly delightful Cassandra Peterson has played the part of Elvira for 40 years with grace, humor and more than a little camp.

NECA is proud to present this fiendishly fantastic figure for your horror collection. The 8" Elvira action figure is fully articulated and features tailored fabric clothing, plus plenty of accessories... alternate winking head, skull, chalice, figure stand, and her signature dagger, which slips into a loop on the belt.

Product Features
8 inches (20.32cm)
Made of plastic and fabric
Tailored fabric clothing
Fully articulated

Box Contents
Elvira figure
Winking head sculpt
Dagger
Chalice
Skull
Figure stand

Suggested retail price: $44.95