Lanard might not be the first toy company you think of when it comes to collectible toys, but their new King Kong action figures might change your mind. My favorite part of this video is when they say the toys are made for kids and collectors alike — these toys are fun and durable, while also looking great on the shelf. So many of the action figures sold today break the second you actually try to pose them, it’s refreshing when a company remembers that toys are meant to be used and abused by little hands. Check it out!
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This week, emovieposters.com is holding their 3-part “August Major Auction,” featuring some of the best movie posters in their stock. There are some truly amazing items in these lots, including an ultra rare Mad Max Australian one-sheet and a beautiful 1/2-sheet for the Attack of the 50 Foot Woman, but my eyes were immediately drawn to this…
This is a MASSIVE and insanely rare 24-sheet King Kong poster from 1952. This is the only example of this poster known to exist!
“To give you a sense of how very rare they are, we have held over 1.2 million auctions, and of those, around 75 of them were for 24-sheets, and only a dozen of them were from before 1960!”
If you were to buy this poster, you are going to need a very large wall, because it measures 9′ x 20′. The current bid price of this poster is over $8,000 but you can bet that will go up quite a bit before the auction closes tomorrow evening.
So, that one might be a bit out of my budget, but luckily for me, there are a few more King Kong items in the auction…
This 1956 King Kong lobby card shows the classic image of Kong holding Fay Wray while standing over the New York City skyline.
This particular King Kong poster is rare in that it measures 30 x 40 and is a screen printed poster with the black and white photo glued to the poster.
This is a 1970’s commercial King Kong poster by Portal Publications that reproduces the artwork seen on on the 1938 re-release poster. I remember when I bought a copy of this poster years ago, I thought it was possibly a rare treasure, but a quick internet search revealed that it is a common poster — but that didn’t keep me from framing it and hanging it on the wall — it is a truly awesome image!
Now here’s a poster that fits my budget! You all remember King Kong II right? It’s even linen-backed people!
Regular visitors to this site may be getting tired of me whipping out my Kong so often, but you’re just going to have to deal with it, and really, did you honestly think I had another idea in mind for the letter “K” in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge?
The 1976 King Kong movie is one of my earliest childhood memories, which is probably why I have such an unexplainable fondness for the big guy to this day. I was only 6 or 7 years old and this movie was the “forbidden fruit” that opened my eyes to grown up things. My babysitter had let my brother and I watch it one night — my parents may have been lax, but they certainly would not have allowed us to watch this movie at that age. I was enthralled by the special effects, and my pre-pubescent emotions ran wild with fear and excitement, and ended with the deepest sorrow. To this day, I still get emotional at the end of the movie, no matter what version I’m watching.
I have a fair number of King Kong items, and filled a whole month’s worth of articles about those items a few years back with my KONGTOBER challenge. Many of those items are stored out of view, but this Mexican lobby card occupies the prime viewing location in my cave. I have some other large posters, but don’t have the room for them on the walls, so for now, this lobby card does the job just fine.
I’ve almost reached the halfway point of the Blogging from A-to-Z Challenge, but I have no idea what to do for “L.” Any ideas?
Last night, this Belgian Congo King Kong poster sold at emovieposter.com with a final bid of $479.00 — you know it’s something special when the experts at emovieposter.com have never seen one before. There’s no telling how high the price may have reached if the poster was in better condition, but personally, I love it just the way it is. I can picture this poster being glued to the side of a movie theater, withstanding the harsh sun and maybe a few rain showers. After the movie leaves the theater, the poster is carefully peeled off the bricks by a kid who likes the picture of the great ape, and he takes it home to hang on his bedroom wall. Years later, he takes the poster down, folds it up and stores it in a box under his bed, and eventually, somehow, the poster finds its way to the States.
I’m a fan of old, rusty, crusty and dusty items. Sometimes, items really need to be restored, but I would not want this poster to be touched. I’m sure a skilled restoration expert could restore it to its original vibrant colors and bright white paper, but I like it fine just the way it is.