Another topic reminded me of these. I used to have the monster lab set. It came with 2 monster skeletons that you would add play-doh like flesh to. Then you could add plastic eyeballs and use a rubber stamp type device to add skin detail like scales.
Now here comes the cool part, after you've finished creating your monster you put it in a vat of water. Then you add what seemed to be some sort of AlkaSeltzer powder. The play-doh like skin slowly dissolves away and leaves nothing but the skeleton and plastic eyeballs. A very cool toy.
The problem is you have only a limited amount of play-doh skin. I remember running out after a couple of weeks and my parents wouldn't buy me anymore :(
Here's the set I'm talking about on Ebay. It looks like its missing the play-doh like skin as well.
Monster Flesh isn't really much like Play-Doh. And to Jason43, no.. you couldn't substitute Play-Doh for it. Water is much more detrimental to Play-Doh, and I don't think Secret Froth Formula would work properly in it.
But Grimmbilly.. You must not have taken very good care of your Monster Flesh if it only survived a couple of weeks. I still HAVE most of a container of one. It's shrunk a bit in the past two decades, but it's still perfectly viable.
Of the other compounds, I've found Living Ice to be practicaly indestructible, but it's Alien Blood that has no surviveability, unfortunately. Glop depends on outside factors. I had a batch of it that dehydrated over the years, and I was able to reconstitute it once by just adding water as one originaly had to. But after that, the reconstituted batch went to mold, and dried out again into nothing. Very sad. Unfortunately, I never had the set with Plasma, so I can't respond on its long-term viability. But as to the original statement, no, Monster Flesh is not destroyed by the flesh removal process. Only the Secret Froth Formula powder you mix into it, and the Powdered Monster Flesh Remover added to the water are consummed. And both of those had their ingreediant and measurement printed on the back of the packet, so you could easily replace them. SFF was baking soda and PMFR is citrus.
Here's a comprehensive parts list if you're trying to complete a Monster Lab set, incidently:
Monster Vat x1
Face Stamp, Reptilian x1
Face Stamp, Vampire x1
Skin Stamp, Scales x1
Skin Stamp, Veins x1
Skeleton Bones, Reptilian Head x1
Skeleton Bones, Vampire Head x1
Skeleton Bones, Reptilian Jaw x1
Skeleton Bones, Vampire Jaw x1
Skeleton Bones, Reptilian Torso x1
Skeleton Bones, Vampire Torso x1
Skeleton Bones, Shoulder x4
Skeleton Bones, Wrist x4
Skeleton Bones, Hand x4
Skeleton Bones, Pelvis x2
Skeleton Bones, Thigh x4
Skeleton Bones, Shin x4
Skeleton Bones, Foot x4
Skeleton Bones, T-Addapter x1
Skeleton Bones, M-M Addapter x1
Skeleton Bones, F-F Addapter x1
Addition, Claws x4
Addition, Upper Fangs x1
Addition, Lower Fangs x1
Accessory, Breastplate x1
Accessory, Mace x1
Accessory, Axe x1
Detail Piece, Left Ear x1
Detail Piece, Right Ear x1
Detail Piece, Left Webbed Ear x1
Detail Piece, Right Webbed Ear x1
Detail Piece, Antler x2
Poster Target x1
Monster Flesh, Large Tub Green (23oz) x1
Living Ice, Medium Tub Clear (4.2oz) x1
Powdered Monster Flesh Remover, Packet (.106oz) x12
Secret Froth Formula, Packet (.063oz) x24
I have contents lists for the other Mad Scientist sets if anyone else would like them posted as well.