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October 2006 Issue

Vol. 4,
No. 11

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Keep both eyes out for 3-D horror film Scar to star Angela Bettis

Angela BettisKeep both eyes out (3-D pun intended) for Angela Bettis starring in the psychological horror film Scar. Shooting begins Oct. 3 in Calgary under the helm of Jed Weintrob. Zack Ford and Weintrob conceived the concept, with Ford penning the script.

Zack Ford's script follows Bettis' character Joan Burrows who returns home for her niece Olympia's high school graduation only to be confronted with her nightmarish past: at the age of 16, Joan and her best friend were kidnapped and extensively tortured by a serial killer named Ernie Parish. Joan managed to escape and kill her captor, but after she returns home for her niece's high-school graduation, it appears as though he has somehow come back from the dead, intent on continuing his macabre and deeply disturbing activities.

Scar will be shot with high-definition 3-D technology as the first of a new crop of live-action, 3-D horror films to begin production.

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The NIghtmare Before Christmas in 3-D Poster

Here is the new poster created to promote the 3-D version of Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas being released in "Disney Digital 3-D."

Nightmare Before Christmas 3-D poster art

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Star Wars: New 12"x18" 3-D Lenticular Posters

Star Wars A New Hope prototype lenticular posterStar Wars Empire Strikes Back prototype lenticular posterStar Wars Return of the Jedi prototype lenticular poster

In commemoration of the release of the unaltered trilogy on DVD, StarWarsShop.com has resurrected three iconic poster images from the classic era to offer as stunning 12"x18" lenticular prints! The lenticular process allows an image to appear three-dimensional when tilted to the light.

Star Wars A New Hope
For A New Hope, artist Noriyoshi Ohrai's stunning poster artwork for Japan's 1982 release has been reprinted for the first time since its limited original run over two decades ago. Star Wars poster aficionados recognize Ohrai's work for his lush colors, meticulous detail and inspired use of composition. This artwork, which showcases everyone's favorite Corellian freighter among the heroes, villains and hardware of Star Wars, has been given the lenticular 3-D treatment, allowing the various elements to "float" over Ohrai's brilliant nebulous backdrop.

The Empire Strikes Back
Ralph McQuarrie created this brilliant painting of a pensive Yoda shortly after the release of The Empire Strikes Back, which ultimately found its way onto the 1982 poster advertising the film's radio dramatization. Many fans feel this artwork captures the Jedi Master most effectively, appearing to commune with the Force which "surrounds and penetrates" his Dagobah abode. Yoda, the creatures around him, and the glowing hut in the distance all appear to exist on different planes through the lenticular process, a first for this stunning piece of artwork.

Return of the Jedi
One of the most sought-after Star Wars posters by collectors is the painfully obscure Return of the Jedi "Starfall" commemorative print published by Japan's Yamakatsu company in 1983. This stunning artwork, executed by Japan's premiere trilogy poster artist Noriyoshi Ohrai, depicts the stalwart droids R2-D2 and C-3PO against a fiery nebulous sky, flanked by the blaze of Jedi and Sith lightsabers. Moreso than any other poster image, this one speaks to the Star Wars saga as a whole, as the droids represent the common thread throughout the six chapter story. The droids and saber blades are brilliantly "lifted" from the nebulous backdrop by the lenticular process, elevating the visual appeal of Ohrai's artwork to new highs.

Limited to 1,000 pieces and comes with a certificate of authenticity.

The images pictured here are the prototypes. Each poster is priced at $27.99. StarWarsShop.com is taking pre-orders for the poster. The expected ship date is October 16.

These high quality 3-D lenticular posters were manufactured by Mello Smello.

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Star Wars: Padme Amidala 3-D Animation Lenticular Poster

Star Wars Padme lenticular poster Mello Smello impressed fans last year with their stunning collection of large lenticular posters depicting dimensional images of characters and scenes from both Revenge of the Sith and the classic Star Wars trilogy.

Now, the Clone Wars animated series gets the same treatment with an all new StarWarsShop-exclusive 3-D lenticular poster that debuts a possible new series -- "snow-bunny" Padmé.

Measuring a generous 12"x18" and limited to just 500 pieces, the Star Wars heroine sports one of the most memorable costumes showcased in the series, flanked by a lightsaber-wielding Yoda and the stalwart droid duo R2-D2 and C-3PO.

This is a StarWarsShop.com exclusive and is priced at $29.99. There is an ordering limit of three per customer.

This high quality 3-D lenticular poster was manufactured by Mello Smello.

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Dark Shadows View-Master® reels (1969)

Dark Shadows View-Master packetDark Shadows View-Master bookletThe Dark Shadows View-Master® Reels weren't like most View-Master® sets...as you can tell from the tag line on the envelope, "WITH 16 PAGE FOLIO PRINTED IN MANY SOMBER COLORS."

"Somber" is right: The reels and booklet summarize the Dark Shadows storyline featuring Angelique as a vampiress, Dr. Julia Hoffman, Barnabas Collins, Nicholas Blair and the Frankenstein-and-Bride-inspired Adam and Eve.

The 3-D images are great, and the booklet also contains some small drawings of key Dark Shadows characters. The story (reprinted below) is fairly intense for kids, including a lot of references to murder, Liz's obsessive fear of being buried alive and Joe's suicide attempt. Surprisingly, also included is the most controversial development in the Dark Shadows storyline: Nicholas Blair's audience with Satan in Hell. It's not exactly on par with the adventures of Strawberry Shortcake or the Smurfs.

This GAF product first hit the market in 1969. Two variations of the packaging exist: the one pictured here, and another with the GAF logo much more prominently splashed across the top.

Following is the text from the View-Master® booklet:

Dark were the shifting shadows that waxed and waned among the turrets and gables of the great house of Collinwood. Darker still were the shadows that deepened over the souls of those who dwelt within -- shadows of fear and evil and despair...It was fear, and a desperate necessity, that drove Barnabas Collins to leave the house in the dead of night to make his way to a lonely dwelling by the sea. Asleep in that house was Eve, a strange being whom he must destroy before her evil genius could destroy Adam, her hapless mate within whose man-made body pulsed the life-force of Barnabas himself. He didn't know that behind this reasoning was Angelique, who wanted Eve killed to thwart the warlock Nicholas, who had great and terrible plans for Eve and Adam. As the curtain lifts we see Barnabas stealthily approach Eve's bed, the lethal hypodermic in his hand. Overcoming his revulsion, he steels himself, flings back the covers...

Reel One

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

1. An exclamation of dismay escaped Barnabas' lips. The form beneath the covers was not Eve at all but an artful dummy. He had been lured into a trap! But who...how...? From the darkness came a low, mocking laugh and he whirled, stared incredulously. "You!" he burst out, his voice hoarse with sudden terror. "But I thought you -- I thought Nicholas..."

Again came the laugh. "You though Nicholas had destroyed me, Angelique, your old love. Well, he didn't. At the last he let me live. And now, Barnabas...." She moved a step toward him. He tried to recoil but the heavy bed stopped him. "And now, this is what I am!"

The lovely lips parted in a smile and Barnabas froze in horror. In her mouth were not ordinary teeth -- but fangs!

As the hypodermic clattered to the floor from his nerveless fingers, Angelique lunged, clasped him in her arms and he felt those wicked fangs pierce the flesh of his neck.

2. His strength ebbed, he staggered to a chair. She knelt beside him, her hypnotic eyes fixing him. "Now you are mine forever," she whispered. "You can never escape me. Your will is now my will."

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

3. Every step a monumental labor, so weak had he grown, Barnabas dragged himself back to the great house. Awaiting him was Dr. Julia Hoffman, who had created Adam by a series of transplants as part of Nicholas' great experiment. With her was Prof. Stokes. All Barnabas could tell them were the lies Angelique willed him to voice. "I didn't do away with Eve," he panted. "She wasn't there. Nobody was there. I searched the house...no one."

4. But Adam was there in the house by the sea and he had at that moment awakened to the touch of his master, Nicholas Blair, who had sold his soul to Balberith, a Prince of Darkness. He exclaimed as his eye caught fresh fang marks on Adam's neck, identical with those on Barnabas'. Also, Adam was strangely weak, just as Barnabas was, and tormented by fear. His voice was a whisper. "Nicholas -- something horrible has happened, hasn't it --something to do with -- with Angelique?"

The handsome but sinister face of Nicholas was grim as he got to his feet. "It has," he told the frightened Adam. "But it won't happen again, I promise you. Now go back to sleep; I'm going now to have a word with -- with a certain woman, and take care of the matter."

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

5. Confronting Angelique, Nicholas told her bluntly, "You will have to
stop seeing Barnabas -- at once!"

"Stop seeing him!" She retorted. "But I need him! You know that."

"Of course I know it. But I also know -- and so will you if you try to recall -- what Eric Lang's tape recorder message was." Her face told him that she remembered. "Well, what he said was true. Just now I found fang marks on Adam -- because of what you did to Barnabas. I forbid you to hurt Adam again, so you must find another to meet your -- your needs. When nightfall comes again, summon Joe Haskell -- not Barnabas."

She sneered. "So you can have Joe's precious Maggie Evens for yourself. You..." He glared her to silence.

6. That evening, Maggie found Joe at the Blue Whale drinking despondently. They tried to talk, but the evil shadow of Angelique was between them; and as night drew near, Joe left the tavern and went to her against his will. But, filled with her unholy craving for Barnabas, she rejected Joe, taunting him with the mirrored scene of Maggie in the arms of Nicholas. Maddened, he seized a letter opener, plunged it into his chest and fell lifeless to the floor.

The merciless Angelique thought only of getting rid of the body. She needed help. "Barnabas!" she whispered, knowing he must come in spite of himself.

Dark Shadows View-Master images

7. Impelled to answer Angelique's summons, Barnabas arrived to find her in a strange state of excitement, and on the floor, the lifeless body of Joe Haskell, who had been his rival for the frightening affections of the woman in white. "Take him away!" she commanded hysterically.

Obeying, he caught sight of something that turned his blood to ice water. There on the dead man's neck were fresh marks like those on his own. Was it possible? With Joe already dead, had ngelique...? His legs weak with the horror of it, it was all he could do to stagger out of the house with Joe in his arms.

Reel Two

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

1. As fate would have it, the next evening was the time the mystery woman, Eve, chose to leave Adam's room for the first time, in defiance of Nicholas' orders, and on the terrace to encounter Jeff Clark. Recognition dawned slowly then ecstatically. "Peter!" she cried out, "Peter Bradford!"

Bewildered, he denied the name, but she insisted. "But you _are_ Peter! My_ Peter Bradford -- but -- but I saw you die! Long -- long ago --" A sob broke from her and she ran from the terrace.

2. Bewildered, Eve fled back to Adam's room only to find Nicholas awaiting her, demanding to know whom she had seen that disturbed her. Her answer was confusing, but it told him enough to know that Jeff Clark was involved. Needing to know more, he mesmerized her to send her back to her previous life nearly 200 years before.

"Fix your eyes on the candle," he commanded, "and concentrate. You are moving back through the years -- back --"
First Eve went limp, then she stiffened and cried out, "Peter! I did it for us! For you and me I killed Philip -- because he would have killed you! I swear he would! Peter -- don't look at me that way -- don't condemn me -- I tell you I had to do it! Peter -- "

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

3. Such was the force of Nicholas' mesmeric powers, that, for a time, Eve lost all awareness of the present, and returned completely to her previous existence in colonial Collinsport, near the end of the 18th Century. Reliving her tragic confrontation with Peter Bradford, she cried out again and again under the merciless lash of his anger at her slaying of Philip, who had tried to come between them. In the end Peter had rejected her utterly with the cruel words: "Get out of my life and never return!"

But now Peter himself had returned! Watching her with fascinated eyes Nicholas saw her suddenly snap out of the trance, tears streaming from her eyes, murmuring, "The man I saw tonight is Peter Bradford -- and I love him!"

The working of implacable fate lay behind Eve's confrontation with Jeff on the terrace. In the Collinsport of Colonial days grim tragedy parted these star-crossed lovers at the very foot of the hangman's scaffold. Jeff, whose name in that earlier incarnation had been Peter Bradford, saved Eve's life by confessing to a murder that she, not he, had committed. Condemned to die on the scaffold, Peter heroically rejected Eve's pleas to save himself by surrendering his soul to the powers of witchcraft which she herself had embraced long ago. Thus an innocent man died in ignorance of the fact that Eve's powers would work on him even in death and that the two of them would meet again after long centuries had passed.

4. While Eve's retreat to the past was going on at Blair House, fear permeated one of the rooms at Collinwood like a tangible thing. Victoria Winters, trying to tell Elizabeth Stoddard about her plans for marriage with Jeff, found the older woman returning again and again to the dread conviction that had been growing on her for some time -- that her fate was to be buried alive.

Vicki's efforts to make light of this obsession met with no success."It's no use talking," Elizabeth insisted. "I can hear the spirits of the dead. They say I will be among them, but -- but I will not be dead!"

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

5. In another room of the great house, time was running out for Joe Haskell who hadn't quite succeeded in killing himself. Poison, however, had been poured into his medicine by Harry Johnson, and now Barnabas, moving like a sleepwalker at Angelique's command, was about to feed the
concoction to the helpless man. He was aware that he was about to commit a murderous act but was unable to stop himself.

At the ultimate moment chance intervened. Julia Hoffman, seeking the Professor, burst into the room barely in time to knock the spoon from Barnabas' hand.

6. Joe emerged at last, from his death-like sleep just in time to hear Julia say that the medicine was poisoned, and that Barnabas had tried to give it to him. Enraged, Joe seized a cord, and prowled the darkness until he found Barnabas dozing in a chair. Whipping the cord around the defenseless neck, he jerked it tighter -- tighter. Barnabas' eyes bulged -- the world turned black.

Again, fate took a hand in the form of a woman. Mrs. Johnson appeared and, with a scream, hurled herself on the panting Joe, and loosened his grip on the murderous cord. Barnabas slid lifeless to the floor.

Dark Shadows View-Master images

7. Roger Collins, hoping to talk Elizabeth out of her obsessive determination to build a new, "safe" mausoleum, went with her to the family crypt. Sounds they heard there, interpreted by Elizabeth as spirit voices, turned out to come from Joe, who had come there, weak and terrified, to hide after his assault on Barnabas. Roger, after calming his hysterical companion, carried Joe back to the house.

Reel Three

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

1. With the setting of each day's sun Angelique became bolder and more rebellious against her domination by Nicholas. She would outwit him and make Barnabas hers forever. Then he, too, would sleep in coffins by day, and by night roam the world seeking...

Luring him to a secret cave by the sea, she bared her fangs and grasped him in her terrible embrace, draining his life essences almost to the last drop. When he recovered enough to speak he panted, "You've gone too far. I'm going to die -- I hope I die. And Nicholas -- Nicholas will wreak a fearful vengeance on you."

I n reply she shrieked, "I defy him to do his worst. And you -- You will not die. You will be mine forever!" And with that she fled back to her crypt, for day was near.

2. Though she defied him, Angelique did not deceive Nicholas. Discovering that Adam had weakened to the point of death, he knew that Angelique was endangering the life of Barnabas and ruining his plans. For this she must pay with her life -- and the only way to take the life of a vampire was to drive a silver stake through her breast as she lay sleeping in her crypt...

But when he arrived, armed with hammer and stake, Angelique's coffin was empty! He trembled, aghast, for he knew why. Balberith, his own master, had summoned her to the Netherworld, and the outcome of that meeting could bode nothing but ill for Nicholas because he had been outwitted by Angelique's greed for Barnabas.

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

3. The evil miasma of the Netherworld curled around the golden head of Angelique and the hooded figure spoke in awesome tones: "My faithless servant Nicholas has become enamored of a mortal female named Maggie, while you, Angelique, have defied him. You shall be rewarded -- and he
shall suffer a dreadful punishment!"

He paused while the screams of the damned swelled up and then receded. Then he went on: "As your reward, Angelique, I will remove the curse I put upon you -- and you shall return to human form!"

4. Only moments after the confrontation in the Netherworld, Maggie Evans paid an unexpected call on Nicholas at Blair House. She seemed confused, almost trance- like.

"What is it, Maggie?" he asked uneasily. "Why did you come here?"

"I -- I don't know," she replied. "I only know I had to come. Something made me -- some power that --" Suddenly stark terror filled her eyes. "Oh, Nicholas!" she gasped, "everything is getting dark -- and I can't get my breath -- Oh, Nicholas, help me!"

She reeled, staggered to the sofa, and collapsed. An unearthly hum filled the room, the lights went dim...

Dark Shadows View-Master images
Dark Shadows View-Master images

5."Nicholas!" Every vestige of color drained from Nicholas' face. His name had been called from the throat of Maggie, but it was not Maggie's voice! It was the voice of Balberith, and the room seemed to pulsate with his unholy presence.

"Y--yes, Master," Nicholas quavered.

"Prepare to meet your judgment, Nicholas!"

Nicholas seized a chair to support his weight.

"J-judgment?" he moaned.

"Tomorrow you will appear before me. Prepare yourself."

6. With supreme effort Nicholas pulled himself together after Maggie had gone. His fertile brain worked swiftly. Balberith was calling him to account for letting Eve die, and for other sins as well. With some kind of plan perhaps he could stave off the utter destruction that threatened him.

In a flash it came to him, and he dashed off to Collinwood to find Julia Hoffman. It all depended on her. Not even caring that Elizabeth was listening, he told her she must repeat the experiment, infusing new life into the dead Eve. Balberith needed Eve so that she and Adam could start a new race of men who would be his servants.

Horrified, Julia refused, and Nicholas played his trump card. "Very well, then I will take Adam's life."

Julia paled. "Then Barnabas too -- will die."His answer was an evil smile.

She stared at him with revulsion, but at last she sighed with resignation. "So be it. You may bring Eve's body to my laboratory tonight."

Dark Shadows View-Master images

7. Nicholas' hour had come. He stood before Balberith in Limbo, pleading for one more chance. If the experiment worked he could go on serving his master in the human world -- and have Maggie besides.

His proposal met cosmic scorn. "I give no second chance, Nicholas, as you did with Angelique. No -- you will return here -- for eternity. But -- if the experiment is successful you may bring the woman with you."

"Bring her! But that means she must die!"

"Of course! On the Black Altar!" The fiend's laughter rose, filling the vast corridors of Limbo. "Go, Nicholas -- go back to earth -- and prepare your wedding plans!"

Roiling masses of fog billowed about the towers of Collinwood as Nicholas returned, creating, even by day -- dark shadows.

Images © 1968 Dan Curtis Productions / GAF View-Master®

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View-Master® Releases New Reel Titles

View-Master® has released several new 3-reel sets. There are several new movie and television related sets.

Superman Returns View-Master® reels Cars View-Master reels Ice Age 2
Superman Returns
These three View-Master® reels have images from the Superman Returns movie. After a mysterious absence of several years the Man of Steel comes back to Earth for a brand new epic adventure. Join the action and excitement, from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of outer space with three reels featuring 21 images.
Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs.
McQueen gets to know the town’s offbeat characters who help him realize that there are more important things than trophies, fame and sponsorship.
Ice Age 2
Your favorite sub-zero heroes are back for another incredible adventure! The Ice Age is coming to an end and the animals are really living it up. But a thinning ice dam is the only thing saving the valley from a flood, and takeover by the water reptiles.

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3-D Monsters Magazine Online (1964)

3-D Monsters coverThe 3-D photos from the 1964 issue of 3-D Monsters are now available online thanks to some dedicated Aurora monster models fans. You can see the 3-D photos by visiting the page at http://www.majormattmason.net/aurora/cool%20stuff/3dmag/3d.htm.

In 1964, 3-D fans had the chance to pick up a copy of 3-D Monsters, published by Fair Publishing, Ltd. This is the only issue ever published for this title. The 48-page specialty magazine is mostly black and white photos from monster movies, plus the 3-D gallery of stills featuring classic monsters on 15 pages. Most of the fuzzy 3-D photos are cheesy dioramas of Aurora monster model kits. One of the photos shows the classic collectible battery-operated Frankenstein toy, which has it's pants fall down.

The magazine also featured stories and flat stills of Tarantula, This Island Earth, Lon Chaney Jr.'s Werewolf, Boris Karloff's Mummy, Vincent Price in The Premature Burial, Peter Cushing as Frankenstein, Tales of Terror, Count Cagliostro's cookbook and Nightmare Alley. As the cover tells you, they aren't actually 3-D glasses...they are magic glasses. The 3-D Monsters magazine was no doubt inspired by the popularity of the classic Warren Publishing magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon items

One of Universal's most marketed monsters is the most famous of 3-D movie monsters, The Creature from the Black Lagoon. Following are just some of the many items manufactured with a Creature Feature.

Creature from the Black Lagoon Hardback Book by Vargo Statten (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon  dustjacket

The hardback movie tie-in book Creature from the Black Lagoon was published by Dragon Books in London (circa 1953-1954). The book was written by Vargo Statten, a pen name of John Russell Fearn. The hardcover book is bound in blue cloth. The cover art of the dust jacket, painted by John Richards, depicts the Creature in his cave, carrying an unconscious woman. The movie tie-in edition is rare, especially with the dust jacket, and antique booksellers ask as much as $6,500. A paperback version of this book sold for $1,000.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Aquarium Figure (1971)

One of the rarest and most sought after Creature from the Black Lagoon merchandise pieces is the Penn-Plax figure made for aquariums. Jointed at the waist and equipped with an air tube that ran into its back, air was forced into the toy, causing him to thrash about, as if on the attack. The air then escaped as bubbles. Your fish may be a little uneasy, but rest assured, it's a beautiful piece. One of these Creature figures in it's original box recently sold at auction for over $1,600.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon PEZ Dispenser

Creature from the Black Lagoon and Fishman PEZ dispensers

The PEZ dispenser shown on the left features The Creature from the Black Lagoon and is highly desired by PEZ collectors. This dispenser sells for an average price of $264 in the PEZ-Heads collector's market. A similar PEZ dispenser known as Fishman, which was issued for Halloween, also sells for a premium price and is available in a variety of color combinations including black head with black stem (average $204), black head with green stem (average $180), black head with orange stem (average $159) and green head with orange stem (average $137).

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Squirt Figure

Press on the creature's stomach, dip its head underwater and release the stomach. Remove the creature from the water then squeeze its stomach and watch it squirt the water from its mouth. This 4-1/2 inch tall toy sold for $7.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Mechanix Illustrated (1954)

Mechanix Illustrated is a magazine geared towards "How To Do" subject matter and technical innovations. The front cover features great image of The Creature, with text "Science Creates A Monster." Inside is a 3-1/2 page article with seven black-and-white photos. The article goes into detail on creation of the Creature suit. 6.5x9.25" with 224 pages. May, 1954 Fawcett Publications Inc.

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Universal Monsters Illustrated Creature from the Black Lagoon Trading Cards (1994)

Creature from the Black Lagoon Universal Monsters IllustratedCreature chase cardTopps produced this tribute to the great monsters of Universal Pictures with the 100-card 1994 set. Popular comic artists captured some of their favorite scenes from the horror flicks.

Pictured to the right is Horrorglow chase card H2 Creature From the Black Lagoon by Todd McFarlane.

The regular cards in the series included several Creature cards with artwork by Crash. Card number 68 features artwork by Basil Gogos. Card backs show a second image, often a photo, with text describing both sides of the card. There were 11 cards in the set dedicated to one of the favorite 3-D horror monsters, The Creature from the Black Lagoon.


68 A product of the 1950's science fiction craze The Creature from the Black Lagoon was filmed in 3-D.
69 The Creature, a prehistoric manphibian, dwells in the mysterious black lagoon.
70 Left behind to guard Dr. Maia's camp.
71 Beautiful Kay Lawrence goes for a swim in the Black Lagoon.
72 Scientists David Reed and Mark Williams encounter the Creature.
73 As night falls, the drugged, but still formidable Gill Man emerges.
74 Although drugged, the Creature still has enough strength to maul.
75 The Creature imprisoned by the scientists aboard The Rita.
76 The vengeful Creature grabs Mark Williams by the leg.
77 In his underwater lair, the Gill Man carries off Kay Lawrence.
78 Dr. Maia and Lucas reach the underwater grotto.

Creature from the Black Lagoon trading card Creature from the Black Lagoon trading card #73 Creature from the Black Lagoon trading card #71

Creature from the Black Lagoon trading card #78

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Creature from the Black Lagoon Classic Toys Trading Card (1993)

The Creature from the Black Lagoon model kit is featured on Classic Toys Trading Card #50. The card shows a photo of the model and box on the front and infromation and value of the toy on the back. Circa 1993.

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Creature from the Black Lagoon SOAKY


If you were a kid in the 1960s you remember Soaky bubble bath. The Creature from the Black Lagoon was among several Universal monsters sold by Colgate to scare you clean!

More Creature Collectibles

Creature slot machine
Creature Slot Machine

Creature Sideshow Tradeshow figure
reature Little Big Head Tradeshow Figure (1999)

Creature Walks Among Us Sideshow 12 inch  figure
Creature Walks Among Us 12-inch Sideshow Figure

Creature 12 inch sideshow figure
Creature Sideshow Figure

Creature pumpkin carving
Creature Pumpkin Carving

3-D Creature poster
Creature Resin 3-D poster

Creature Tin
Creature Tin

Creature Gumball Ring

Creature Coffee Mug
Creature Coffee Mug

Creature decals
Creature Decal Transfers (1960s)

Creature Walks Among Us Sideshow figure
Creature Walks Among Us Sideshow Figure

Creature strofoam head

Creature Styrofoam Head

Creature character glasses
Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Character Glasses (Reportedly a gas station giveaway circa 1963)

Creature Mystery Game by Hasbro

Creature Mystery Game Board

Creature Mystery game spinner
The Creature from the Black Lagoon Mystery Game by Hasbro (1963)

Creature button
Creature Button

Creature spoon
Creature Zoo-Piks Plastic Spoon (1964)
Available in Blood Red and Graveyard Gray

Creature Beanie
Creature from the Black Lagoon Beanie (1999)
Made exclusively for CVS Pharmacy,

this 8-inch tall beanie doll was fully tagged.
There were also coffin display cases sold for the dolls,
which came in two sizes.

Time's Black Lagoon
Time's Black Lagoon (2006) Paperback novel


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Disney's Haunted Mansion 30th Anniversary Ghost Ship 3-D Lenticular Print (1999)

Haunted Mansion 30th Anniversary 3-D lenticular print Haunted Mansion 30th Anniversary 3-D lenticular print

In 1999, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Disney's The Haunted Mansion, Disneyland held a special-ticketed event in celebration. Featured at the event was the limited release of several mansion collectibles. One of the most sought after of those collectibles is the lenticular print titled Stormy Day: Ghost Ship. The print was made by KODAK and is approximately 18" x 21" framed. The print itself is 13" x 16".

On Aug. 9, 1969, the Haunted Mansion debuted at Disneyland on the banks of the Rivers of America. Over the years, the attraction has become one of the parks most beloved and frequently attended attractions. Using a newly developed Omni moving system, guests board individual "doom buggies" to enjoy what has been called Disney’s finest work.

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Disney's Haunted Mansion Holiday Nightmare 3-D Lenticular Print

Haunted Mansion Holiday 3-D lenticular print Haunted Mansion Holiday 3-D lenticular print

This is a framed 3-D lenticular print from Disney's The Haunted Mansion Holiday Event. Inspired from the changing portraits in the hallway of the Haunted Mansion, this lenticular portrait creates the illusion of magic as the mansion transforms from season to season. Each print is limited to an edition size of 150. The print measures 14.5 x 12.

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Universal Monsters of the Silver Screen Trading Cards
The complete library of classic Universal Studios horror and sci-fi films in card set form.

Universal Monsters Creature  trading card Issued in 1996, the Universal Horror Films Featured (in order):
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Phantom of the Opera, The Cat Creeps, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Old Dark House, The Invisible Man, Smoking Guns, The Black Cat, Bride of Frankenstein, Werewolf of London, The Man Who Reclaimed His Head, The Raven, Dracula's Daughter, The Invisible Ray, Night Key, Tower of London, Son of Frankenstein, Black Friday, The Invisible Man Returns, The Mummy's Hand, Man Made Monster, The Black Cat (1941), The Wolf Man, Horror Island, The Ghost of Frankenstein, The Mad Doctor of Market Street, The Mummy's Tomb, Night Monster, The Strange Case of Dr. RX, Calling Dr. Death, Captive Wild Woman, Flesh and Fantasy, Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, The Mad Ghoul, Son of Dracula, The Phantom of the Opera (1943), Jungle Captive, Dead Man's Eyes, The Mummy's Ghost, Jungle Woman,The Mummy's Curse, The Pearl of Death, The Spider Woman, Weird Woman, The Frozen Ghost, The House of Frankenstein, House of Dracula, Pillow of Death, Strange Confession, House of Horrors, The Spider Woman Strikes Back, She-Wolf of London, The Brute Man, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, Abbott and Costello Meet The Killer,Boris Karloff, Abbott and Costello Meet The Invisible Man, The Strange Door, It Came from Outer Space, Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Abbott and Costello Meet The Mummy, Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula, This Island Earth, The Creature Walks Among Us, Curucu, Beast of the Amazon, The Mole People, The Deadly Mantis, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Man of 1,000 Faces, Blood of the Vampire, Monster on the Campus and The Leech Woman.

The set consists of 90 cards and 10 Classic Universal Monster Movie Poster Stickers: Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man, Bride of Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Wolf Man, Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man, Phantom of the Opera and This Island Earth.

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The Stereoscopic Society - 2006 Events

Stereoscopic Society logoThe Stereoscopic Society, located in the United Kingdom, has been in existence since 1893 and its objectives are to foster the practice, enjoyment and advancement of all forms of stereoscopy - pictures in three dimensions.

The Society Journal of 3-D Imaging, 36 pages including full color cover and center spread, is published quarterly with articles featuring and information relating to the theory and practice of stereoscopy. There are also regular articles covering the Society’s activities and worldwide stereo news and views, as well as details of new 3-D equipment and second hand items offered by members.

Here are the remaining events for The Stereoscopic Society in calendar 2006:

Oct. 7, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
Coventry Show and Tell when some members describe the equipment or techniques that they have been developing.
Third Dimension Society International Exhibition 2005. Projection of the slides and viewing of the prints accepted from this year's entry. Presenter - Neville Jackson.

Oct. 14, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
London 2007 Convention Arrangements. An update on the status of next year's convention.
Third Dimension Society 2006 International Exhibition.
Audio Visual presentation of accepted entries In the Annual Exhibition organized by the TDS under PSA regulations.
Members' Show: 5 to 30 minutes. Theme: Recent slides of People, Places and Products.
This is a new addition this year, to encourage more members to show their slides. Please contact Fred Newton in advance if you plan to bring a show.

Nov. 4, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
Coventry Workshops on Stereo Projection by Greg Foster, Fred Halliday and Colin Clay who describe various aspects of projection techniques - including some of the pitfalls!
Three Minutes of Fame Members are invited to bring along very short sequences (absolute maximum of 11 slides) on a linked theme for projection, preferably with brief cemmentary from the authors. There will be a small prize for the winner. Presenter - Greg Foster.

Nov. 11, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
London Ketan's Potpourri
Digital sequence of "Colourscape" Sound and Light Festival. Slide presentation of behind-the-scenes shots of a comedy production. Turn Failure into success. Presenter: Ketan Majmudar
Members' Show: 5-30 mins. Theme: Conversions. A chance for members to show results of 2-D to 3-D conversions or any other process for digital or RBT format slide projection. This is a new addition this year, to encourage more members to show their slides. Please contact Fred Newton in advance if you plan to bring a show.

Dec. 2, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
Coventry Bring and Buy Sale. The ever popular opportunity to get rid of surplus equipment orto purchase one or more long wanted Christmas presents.
Projection of a selection of slide sequences by Harry Blake including the two extremes of landscapes and close-ups. Presenter: Colin Clay.

Dec. 9, 2006 - 2:30 p.m.
London The Society's Archive by Karen Grainger.
This meeting is booked for the Refectory in the main UCL building. It will include projection of some of the outstanding work in the Society's archive and our Curator, Karen Grainger, will also be showing a selection of colour anaglyph prints on a "domestic life" theme shown recently in the Exhibition on Unravelling Photography.

For more information, including maps to the locations of these events, visit The Stereoscopic Society Web page.

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3-D Auction Results

Here are a few 3-D auction results from the past month.


The seller listed this as Harold Lloyd's own 3-D stereo camera! The camera sold for $850 with 45 bids. This Stereo Realist is from the David White company in Milwaukee Wisconsin S/N A7777. This marks it as one of the earliest; and the seller speculated it was a gift from the company to Mr. Lloyd, with Harold Lloyd's name engraved on the bottom. From a Beverly Hills camera collector.


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