Monsters by Marx

Some true monster toy classics, the Universal Monsters were produced by Marx in the 1960's. Each is solid plastic and stands about 6" tall.

I was a bit worried that the shots I had planned for these creeps would give me a lot of trouble. Figures of this type, shiny plastic, unpainted, can be tricky. Sometimes the detail can get washed out, and glare is always an issue. In the end though it was a pretty smooth shoot, and I was pretty happy with some of the shots.

I really dig shooting old beat up, worn out, broken toys like the one armed Mummy above. They have a certain charm to them, adds some character. Not so nice for one's collection, but can make for brilliant photo subjects.

- Jason

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