Tuesday, March 19, 2013

EYE ON EBAY: VINTAGE MONSTER FLICKER RINGS


Seen for sale on eBay are a set of the 1960s Universal Monsters "Vari-Vue" flicker toy rings. Sold individually, the prices range from $125 to $250.

Not the best images reproduced here, but enough to give the reader a taste of vintage Monster Kid Creature Culture nonetheless. As Forry might say: "A scene right out of My Fiend Flicker!"

















Another dealer is selling the group as a set for $900.


CAPTAIN COMPANY sold a set of flicker rings in the pages of FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND. This looks like a different set altogether. The price is right, too.



3 comments:

Dr. Theda said...

I had the Frankenstein and the Mummy as a very young child... they came from a "gum-ball machine" and were "gold" not silver
were these a secondary release of these rings...???

John said...

I don't recall seeing any in gold, they were always in silver. Maybe it was a regional thing? Anway, the two sets I came across were silver, so it's unlikely the colors "weathered off" on both. Would be interested in seeing an image of a gold one, thought. Maybe one will turn up...

Dr. Theda said...

it came from the "gum-ball" machine art the bowling lanes in 1967 or 8 ....

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