Tag Archives: MPC The Black Hole models

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.

MPC model kits

MPC was established in 1963 by George A. Toteff Jr. and Dick Branstner. As well as producing high quality, detailed versions of road cars, MPC produced many TV tie-in vehicles from shows such as The Monkees, Happy Days, Space 1999, The Fall Guy, Knight Rider and The Dukes of Hazzard. Some notable film tie-ins include Star Wars, Alien and Raiders of the Lost Ark.


MPC sweepstakes. Alpha Flight N°5. 1983. US.

MPC. The Invincible Iron Man N°129. 1979. US.

MPC Body Builder. The Young All-Stars N°9. 1988. US.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Ghosts. 1981.

US. Weird War Tales. 1981.

US. Weird War Tales. 1981.

The Defenders. 117. 1983. Advncd D and D MPC action sceneswm

US. The Defenders. 1983.

US. Spider-Man. 1981.

US. Spider-Man. 1981.

US. House of Mystery. 1983.

US. House of Mystery. 1983.

US. Codename Spitfire. 1987.

US. Codename Spitfire. 1987.

US. Amethyst. 1982.

US. Amethyst. 1982.

US. Weird War Tales. 1975.

US. Weird War Tales. 1975.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

US. The Unexpected. 1972.

Page 1 of double page Disney's Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

Page 1 of double page Disney’s Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

Page 2 of double page Disney's Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

Page 2 of double page Disney’s Haunted Mansion by MPC. 1974. Weird War Tales. US.

US. Teen Titans. 1971.

US. Teen Titans. 1971.

US. Weird War Tales. 1980.


Post updated October 2018 with new images.