The House of Dark Shadows and Night of Dark Shadows conversions are featured in "online reels" along with fake View-Master® like packets. The page also has links to a couple of fake "lost" Dark Shadows TV show conversions with one set in glorious black-and-white anaglyphic 3-D featuring images from the first year of the show (pre-Barnabas Collins) and the other in color featuring images from the 1969 season that introduced Quentin Collins.
Its a fan homage to the View-Master® packets that could have been but never were.
Pre-orders are being taken for the updated book Diableries - Stereoscopic Adventures in Hell Complete Edition. The book features 184 vintage 3-D scenes depicting life in hell, better known as Diableries, which were all the rage in 19th century France.
When first published in 2013, this book featured all but two of the 184 scenes in the series. Remarkably, the two lost remaining views have now been found! This complete edition features the full collection of views, to be enjoyed just as their creators intended in magnificent 3-D.
Uncover the stories behind the Diableries and follow their journey through the underworld using the full size OWL stereoscopic viewer, neatly housed in a storage envelope and inserted alongside the book in a protective slipcase.
In 2008, a lenticular poster was issued in Britain for the Batman film The Dark Knight. The poster changes between three images, Batman, The Joker and Harvey Dent.
An anaglyphic Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D poster was issued in 1982. Here is a photo of the display bin designed for stores to sell the posters. Read more about the production of the Friday the 13th Part 3 3-D poster in our October 2004 issue.
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster by artist Gary Pullin sold out quickly in both a flat and 3-D version. It was printed by D&L Screenprinting and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
3-D Variant version
Fanderson - The Official Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society issued a lavish 60-page book covering the history of the Gerry Anderson View-Master® sets in 2011. The book was only available to it's club members. The FAB Book of Gerry Anderson View-Master® Sets presents reels from some of the producer's most famous shows.
The book contains:
The FAB Book of Gerry Anderson View-Master® Sets book is another in a long line of exclusive gifts that are issued to new or renewing club members, and are not available in any shop, to Fanderson Club Members only. The book is long out of print but collector's might be able to find one in the secondary market, such as on eBay UK, if you're lucky.
In our review of The FAB Book of Gerry Anderson View-Master® Sets, we found two View-Master® titles listed in the book not found in John Waldsmith's Stereo Views Price Guide. Terrahawks (D230) issued in 1983 and Stingray (D282) issued in 1993, both as blister packets. The Stingray blister packet features images photographed from a paused print that were part of a press pack created by ITC in the 1980s to promote Stingray.
The FAB Book of Gerry Anderson View-Master® Sets is 60 pages in length. It measures 8 1/4" x 5 3/4" and is printed in full color on glossy paper stock. The book is a must have for fans of Gerry Anderson's wonderful TV shows. It is lovingly produced with notes about each packet featured. The authors make informed observations about differences in the original source material vs. how it is portrayed on the reels. Some of the titles use original stories on the reels while others are reproductions of the episodes.
Fanderson - The Official Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society is a non-profit making organization endorsed by Anderson Entertainment Ltd., The Indestructible Production Company Ltd., ITV Global Entertainment and ITC Entertainment Group Ltd. If you would like to join Fanderson, you can join online.
On joining Fanderson, you will receive a badge and membership card. Your yearly membership subscription will include three issues of the club's color magazine FAB, which is packed with in-depth articles, interviews, competitions and the latest news on the worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson.
You will also receive an exclusive gift. For 2018, Fanderson is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Joe 90 with an amazing Close-Up book that analyses the fine details of every one of the series' 32 episodes!
Perhaps most importantly, members are able to access a jaw-dropping range of merchandise available exclusively to club members through Fanderson Sales.
Gerry Anderson View-Master® Values
Cartoon Carnival with Supercar - $75
Terrahawks Blister Pack #1
Terrahawks Blister Pack #2
Universal monster's Creature from the Black Lagoon continues to be a favorite to 3-D and monster collectors. Do you have any of these in your cave?
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster is by artist Brandon Holt. It was printed by D&L Screenprinting and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
Edition size: 300
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster by artist Gary Pullin was available in a color and black-and-white variant version. It was printed by D&L Screenprinting and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster by artists Stan and Vince was available in a color and black-and-white variant version. It was printed by D&L Screenprinting and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
Color 3-Dimension version
Revenge of the Creature
Revenge of the Creature
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster is by artist Ken Taylor available in an original and variant version. It was printed by D&L Screenprinting and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
Creature by Ken Taylor
Creature by Ken Taylor
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster is by artist Jay Shaw. It was printed by D&L Screenprinting and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
This limited edition hand numbered screen printed poster is by artist Francesco Francavilla in both a green and gold variant version. It was printed by Seizure Palace Printing and sold exclusively through Mondotees.com.
Gold Variant version
This limited edition screen printed poster is by artist Francesco Francavilla and was hand numbered.
The display on the left has a Calumet Baking Powder can that looks like it has the Creature on it among other rarely seen Creature items. A Remco Creature is framed on the upper display.
Creature cover art from the June 2018 issue of Cineficcion magazine from Argentina.
1960s Creature stickers
This Creature from the Black Lagoon biker head measure 2 2/3" and is a resin shift knob. Created by Jimmy Flintstone.
In 1983, American filmmaker Steve Miner approached Toho, the owners of Godzilla, about a Hollywood-produced Godzilla 3-D film with a big budget, A-list actors, and high-priced special effects. Miner had stated to have "always been a fan of Godzilla" and found that the character could be remade into a potentially "good movie". Miner struck a co-financing deal with Toho for the development of the project.
Dekker was not influenced by the original Toho films, having never seen a Godzilla film all the way through. Dekker instead took inspiration from Steven Spielberg films and James Bond films. Dekker wanted to write an action adventure with an Irwin Allen quality that would have been interesting even without Godzilla in it. Dekker gave the character "Peter Daxton" an eyepatch as a reference to Dr. Serizawa from the original Godzilla film. Dekker also wrote a character named "Dana Martin" ("Dana Kryer" in the first draft), who was to be based on Steve Martin originally played by Raymond Burr in Godzilla, King of the Monsters!. Burr was also considered for a cameo. Powers Boothe and Demi Moore were considered for Daxton and Martin.
Miner verified that most studios were interested and nearly struck a deal with Warner Bros. but the project was deemed too expensive due to the budget reaching $25 million to $30 million. Jon Peters and Keith Barish had also shown interest in the project. Miner let the rights revert to Toho due to being unable to secure financing. Miner stated that the production of The Return of Godzilla put a "big hold" on the project.
Martin takes the trilobite to paleobiologist and dinosaur expert, Gerald Balinger, who seems skeptical about the fossil's authenticity. On Oto Island in Tahiti, an American Special Forces squad come into contact with a giant reptilian monster, who lays waste to nearby villages. Navy Colonel Peter Daxton leads an investigation off the coast of Mexico for a mysteriously sunken Russian submarine. The investigation is secretly being observed by Russian spies and Daxton's old enemy, Boris Kruschov, who wishes to retrieve the sub's two nuclear missiles.
Daxton finds a video onboard which reveals that the sub fired one of the missiles on a giant reptilian creature. The missiles are then taken into military custody pending negotiations with Russia. Daxton returns home to San Francisco and his son, Kevin, only to be called back for another mission. Daxton, Kevin, and Balinger are taken to Baja, Mexico where the carcass of a reptile "the size of a house" has washed ashore. Daxton recognizes it as the same creature from the video.
Balinger theorizes that the creature is a dinosaur, however, the military disregard his theories and assume it came from another planet. As Balinger and Kevin watch the military transport the body, Balinger names the creature "Godzilla", based on an old Japanese myth about a dragon. Off the coast of California, the adult Godzilla surfaces and destroys an oil derrick and a tanker. The dead Baby Godzilla is stored at a warehouse at the Embarcadero for studying purposes.
Balinger becomes alarmed when researchers who came into contact with the body begin suffering from radiation poisoning. Balinger deduces that the Baby is a living atomic reactor with regenerative properties. Since the sea disasters continued even after the Baby's death, Balinger concludes that the adult Godzilla is coming to the city, but the military disregard his ideas again. Kruschov kidnaps Kevin and demands that Daxton exchange the missiles as ransom. Kevin manages to escape just as Godzilla rises from San Francisco Bay.
The military attack the beast but to no effect, which angers Godzilla into a rampage. Daxton, Balinger, and Martin plan to lure Godzilla out of the city with a recording of the Baby taken from the submarine video and kill it with the Russian missiles. As Daxton flies the helicopter carrying the missiles, Kruschov appears onboard with Kevin and demands the missiles be returned. After a brief fight, the helicopter crashes and Kruschov lands in Godzilla's hand, where he is incinerated by Godzilla's atomic breath.
Godzilla finds the warehouse holding its offspring and unleashes a mournful roar after discovering the Baby dead. Balinger and Martin turn on the Baby's recording at Alcatraz Island, which attracts Godzilla's attention. Daxton drags the remaining missile onto the Scorpion-78, a high-tech prototype battle helicopter. The co-pilot falls off as the Scorpion-78 lifts off and Kevin takes the co-pilot's place. As Daxton flies the chopper, Kevin reluctantly fires the missile into Godzilla's throat, which successfully kills the monster. Kevin falls off the Scorpion-78, but is saved by Godzilla. Kevin weeps as Godzilla takes its last breath.
Hear Dekker talk about the movie on the podcast Best Movies Never Made,
A 1971 Penn-Plax Creature from the Black Lagoon aquarium bubbler was offered for $300 with no bids. Another seller offered the same item for $300 but it had the original plastic box cover and had never been opened. The original $9.99 price sticker was still on it.
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