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hypnotator



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Horror Top Trumps card game Reply with quote

Inspired by Monolith’s great collection of allsorts, I’m posting my Horror Top Trumps:



A bit cracked and the worse for wear, but I was chuffed to find these at all. There are at least two sets, as the boys I used to baby-sit had a different one. I can’t remember, but presumably it included the Frankenstein Monster, who is conspicuous in his absence here. Having said that, I’ve no idea if this set is complete.



Do you have Top Trumps or similar in the US and elsewhere? Originally they had cars and aeroplanes with sensible criteria like engine size and maximum speed, and then they diversified into this kind of crazy stuff. They are still going here in the UK. My kids have Star Wars and Roald Dahl sets. This set dates back to the ‘80s, I think. I just looked online while writing this, and there is a horror set currently available, but it appears to be different, although I didn’t find any images. Surely they couldn’t possibly still be peddling this old cheese!



My set includes a special unique card, as you can see, “The Averige Human Man”, which must have been made by the previous owner; tee hee! Check it out; nearly every monster is misnamed! Perhaps this was done deliberately to avoid litigation. Possibly the strangest is “Godzilla”, who sports a bow tie and collar!

These are great tacky stuff and my kids and I have had hours of fun with them.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2009 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,those are great! Love the drawings.I don't think we have Top Trumps here in the US, at least I've never seen those cards before.
Thanks for the pics.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few more card games that go with this thread;

From the 1960's,the Addams Family.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also from the '60's, Captain Action. These were a mail- away from Kool-
Pops.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the early '70's,Mattel Comic Games.This is the Superman game in which you make posters of Jack Kirby artwork.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of the assembled images.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Mattel Comic Games came in a plastic box with a backing card like this.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Lone Ranger.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In this Flash game from the '70's you can color the cards before you play with them.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 29, 2009 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh no! I just noticed Hypnotators' avatar.It says his photobucket account has been inactive for 90 days.What will happen to him? Will we ever see him again?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found this link to more card pix

sets one and two
http://www.stickmans.net/museum/horrortoptrumpsindex.php

Is this for playing a virtual version of the game?:
http://www.toptrumpslive.com/horror/game.asp
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That first link is for a site called ''the pointless museum".That's funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oh no! I just noticed Hypnotators' avatar.It says his photobucket account has been inactive for 90 days.What will happen to him? Will we ever see him again?


Don't panic! It'll take more than a flakey Photobucket account to keep me off the forum!

Beautiful card sets, Monolith! And Guy, you found the Top Trumps online! It's nice to know my set is complete, and to see the other set after all these years. For some reason the Jailer always stuck in my mind; he's copied from Fritz in the original Frankenstein movie. Death portrayed as an alien is an odd idea, but then they aready have a living skull and a living skeleton. And the Venusian Death Cell - what were they thinking?

I'm surprised at the Fiend - the picture of him ripping a woman's head off is quite bold for its time.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That CIRCUS OF DEATH clown looks very KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE!
I want THE MICRONAUTS TOP TRUMPS NOW!
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