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GrimmBilly
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16 years, 11 months ago
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.
http://www.retrojunk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2452&highlight=wacky+wall+walkers
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    Jason43
    1494 Posts
    16 years, 11 months ago
    I remember wanting a set and not getting it. You could probably substitute play-dough for the skin and have the same effect.
      System
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      16 years, 11 months ago
      there was another one, too...

      like an autopsy sort of thing. you'd mix the parts, organs, etc with green goo.
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        GrimmBilly
        211 Posts
        16 years, 11 months ago
        linkmia
        there was another one, too...

        like an autopsy sort of thing. you'd mix the parts, organs, etc with green goo.


        Yeah, that was the alien dissection kit. Here's one on Ebay:
        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5979751358&category=19196&sspagename=rvi:1:1v_home

        Looks like I pasted the wrong link on my first post. Here's the one I meant to post:
        http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=11737&item=5980226419&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
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          System
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          16 years, 11 months ago
          GrimmBilly
          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.
          http://www.retrojunk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2452&highlight=wacky+wall+walkers


          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
          Base 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
          Eye x6
          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.
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            Ray
            72 Posts
            16 years, 11 months ago
            There may be some links to pics and stuff on the thread this board brought up earlier. Mad Scientist toys have been covered before:

            http://www.retrojunk.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1286&highlight=mad+scientist
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              GrimmBilly
              211 Posts
              16 years, 11 months ago
              Techrat
              But Grimmbilly.. You must not have taken very good care of your Monster Flesh if it only survived a couple of weeks.


              Its not that I didn't take care of it, I just used it all up in a couple of weeks.
              Damn, I forgot all about Living Ice. I had a container of that too.

              Ray
              There may be some links to pics and stuff on the thread this board brought up earlier. Mad Scientist toys have been covered before


              Whoops. Sometimes I forget to do searches before I start a topic.
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                System
                79987 Posts
                16 years, 11 months ago
                I don't understand "used up", though. The Monster Flesh wasn't destroyed by "dissolving" it in the vat. What, did you just throw it out every time you dunked a monster in the vat?



                Incidently, looking back at the previous note. Ray, Disect An Alien never came with different colors of Alien Blood. There WERE never any other colors of Alien Blood. Perhapse you're thinking of Glop, from the Glowing Glop set. That was naturally white, but could be turned a phosphorecent color with Powdered Light, or turned into different colors using food coloring.

                Monster Flesh came in three colors: Green (Monster Lab, Slugore), red (Eye-Gore, Monster Lab Escape), and blue (Ogore).

                Living Ice came in three colors: Clear (Monster Lab, I-Stomp, Eyeball Maker), red (Glowing Glop, I-Chomp), and blue (I-Smash).

                Alien Blood was the same color in all sets: Phosphorecent greenish (Disect An Alien, Sammy Sneeze, Billy Belcher, Oscar-I-Rot).

                Glop only came in the Glowing Glop set, as I said, was white but variable.

                Plasma only came in the Splatters set, and was a dark red color.
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                  GrimmBilly
                  211 Posts
                  16 years, 11 months ago
                  Techrat
                  I don't understand "used up", though. The Monster Flesh wasn't destroyed by "dissolving" it in the vat. What, did you just throw it out every time you dunked a monster in the vat?


                  Yeah, I did throw it out. I didn't realize it could be used again. :x

                  Do you just let it dry out or something?
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                    System
                    79987 Posts
                    16 years, 11 months ago
                    Just fish it out of the water and maybe let it dry a little while you work it back into a lump, yeah. I've also seen a page online that says if your Monster Flesh gets too 'crumbly' in texture, to mix a little bit of cooking oil into it.

                    I've never needed to try it with mine. It's still pretty pasty after all this time, though admitedly not as oily as it originaly was in a fresh container.

                    I have one big lump of red Living Ice, since I mixed the red and clear I had together at some point after the clear had turned grey with use.

                    I just wish I had the rest of the Monster Lab to go with it. I've only got the pieces of the "vampire" skeleton left (regular and addapter pieces), and they're all stained red and bloody looking from using them with red Living Ice. Granted, it was a cool-as-hell look at the time, but I wish I had an unstained one.. The other half of the skeleton parts suffered breakage and burning (don't ask), and all of the tiny eyeballs are long lost and the solution packets long since used up. The base is in a box somewhere, but the vat itself got smashed somehow.

                    Except for the Alien Blood, I do have all the parts from Disect An Alien.
                    I have a single unused packet of Powdered Light, which is all that remains of the Glowing Glop set. Well.. that and the Living Ice, which is now mixed with the clear from the Monster Lab, as I said above.
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                      GrimmBilly
                      211 Posts
                      16 years, 11 months ago
                      I think I have all the pieces of the Monster Lab kit a my parents house, except the flesh of course. Next time I go home I plan on getting it and a bunch of other old toys and junk. Luckily my parents never throw anything out.
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                        System
                        79987 Posts
                        16 years, 3 months ago
                        I loved those toys! I had just about every set. Although my first memory of this toy line was a commercial for a set where you grew hair on a monster.
                        Discect an Alien was the first set I got. Sadly lost to a yardsale long ago.
                        Then I got the moster lab the same year I got my NES. That was the best year. I started reusing my monster flesh after the first couple of batches. Reclaimed flesh worked okay, but never smelled quite right again.
                          System
                          79987 Posts
                          16 years, 3 months ago
                          I also had a kit for creating a "pus" filled blister. I can't remember the actual name, but had a purple ice type goo for encapsulating a crumbly, thick, glowing goop for the pus. The purple stuff would stick to your skin, then you would mould it around the pus. When the moment was right, you could squeeze and pop it. Great gross fun, but never looked realistic.
                            System
                            79987 Posts
                            16 years, 3 months ago
                            well i be a Son of a bitch..
                            hellz yay! I REMEMBER THIS!!

                            there was a skelton head i had, and there was clay, and a pump for i guess muscles to come out? and goo that came out of his eyes.. right? anyone remember this!? his jaw moved too?

                            also.. @ KB toys in late 80's there were these little molds (monsters, etc) and a scientist on the box.. and you had this putty slime kinda stuff and you would make molds out of the monsters.. anyone remember this!?

                            goodtimes!
                              System
                              79987 Posts
                              16 years, 3 months ago
                              anyone have actual photos. those links arent working
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