Sunday, August 11, 2013


Ladies and gentleman, there is indeed, horror to be had in suburbia -- Orange County, CA to be exact. The folks at Monsters in Motion, besides having a brick and mortar storefront (can ya believe that?), have just advertised online a rather unusual item. Offered as a "one-of-a-kind" item, is an original prop replica from the 1951 sci-fi atmospheric creeper, MAN FROM PLANET X. The item is a latex cast mask of the alien's head from the original mold owned by original Monster Kid Bob Burns. The price is $150 and the value is estimated at $400.

From the Monsters In Motion newsletter:

Here is an original mask replica from the 1951 Sci-Fi film The Man From Planet X. Cast from the original mold owned by Bob Burns. The film is about a New York City newspaper reporter flies to a remote island off Scotland, on an invitation from a scientist who is a long-time friend, to cover the news of the approach to earth of a previously-unknown planet, which the scientist has called Planet X. While awaiting the calculated date of it closest approach to Earth, they discover a torpedo-shaped craft in which an agent of Planet X, peacefully disposed, has landed to make preparations for further landings of X-people when the planet reaches its closest proximity to Earth. The scientist's assistant crosses up the friendly visitor, who depends on a tank of X-atmosphere for survival. The Man from Planet X, using a mesmeric ray, captures the scientist, his daughter, the assistant and several townspeople. The mask is in very good condition considering its age. This one of a kind sci-fi movie prop can now be added to your collection. COMES WITH CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.
Size: About 16 inches tall.
Materials: Thick Latex and Paint


Mantan Calaveras said...

That's cool, I'm a big Bob Burns fan.

It's a truly ghastly visage non?

Yellow Phantom said...

Very cool indeed!

Dr. Theda said...

Distortions Unlimited used the same mold ( on loan to them) to make these about 30 years ago as well....


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