Tag Archives: Monogram Big Wheel Big Deal prize contest 1974

Nothing is impossible

Fearless fighter of evil in seconds? Impossible! Not with the authentic Superman costume it isn’t.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Fear no man? Impossible! No, not with unbeatable self-defense made easy!

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Build strong muscles fast. Impossible? See results in ten days or your money back!

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Shazam! Live in person? On a Saturday morning? CBS? Impossible? No.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

And the Harlem Globe Trotters and Rod Hull and Emu live in person too on CBS? Impossible? Nope, it’s veritable.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

Olympic prizes or cash? Impossible? Heck, no.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

Impossible-to-believe prizes?

In 1975 model maker Monogram offered up a fantastic prize competition for customers who purchased from their range of ‘Big-Scale Kits’. First prize was a full-size ‘Replicar’ sports car! Second prize was six Harley-Davidson X90 mini bikes! And the third prize was eight 10-speed racing bikes. Runners up prizes included 235 model kits – and all for the price of a $3.99 model containing the entry form! I wonder who the lucky winners were?

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

And lastly, turn your room into the Black Hole? Impossible?

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

MONOGRAM… quality model kits since 1945

Monogram began life in 1945 making balsa wood model kits of ships and airplanes. Their rival company (TVTA entry: Revell) started making plastic kits to which Monogram responded with their own range of “All Plastic” “Plastikits”.

The rivalry between the two companies continued over the years until they joined forces to become one company. Today they continue to enjoy that partnership.

See partnership: revell.com

Monogram. The Thing and Sub Mariner N°81. 1981. US.

US. Kull. 1976.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

US. Weird War Tales. 1978.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

UK. Eagle. 1983.

US. Superman. 1976.

US. Superman. 1976.

US. The Warlord. 1977.

US. The Warlord. 1977.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. The Witching Hour. 1977.

US. The Witching Hour. 1977.

US. Unexpected. 1978.

US. Unexpected. 1978.

US. Secrets of Haunted House. 1981.

US. Secrets of Haunted House. 1981.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.

US. Legion of Superheroes. 1984.

US. Hex N° 7. 1986.

US. Hex N° 7. 1986.

US. Legion of Superpowers. 1984.

US. Legion of Superpowers. 1984.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

US. Weird War Tales. 1979.

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

France. PIf Gadget. 1982.

US. Weird War Tales. 1974.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.

US. Doctor Who. 1981.


Entry updated October 2017 with new images.