Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 7th, 2008
Guess what just showed up on eBay?
Yep, a replica of the Montauk Monster. It looks very well done, nice color tones, and a good representation of the weekend wonder, if you ask me. The fake is above and the photo of the real deal is below.
This is something I definitely want for the International Cryptozoology Museum. Considering I coined the name, perhaps I could get a discount?
According to the notice at eBay (I’ve edited it for spelling and grammar): “Finally own this piece of history. BMFX FX Studios is proud to present this custom made prop. Made from an original sculpt casted from latex this prop looks real. Each one painstakingly hand air brushed. Each one handcasted as each order comes up. Each piece is airbrushed with F. W. Murray inks. Highly detailed measures around 20″ long hollow inside and cannot be worn. Each piece is made fresh from the mold for each order. Safe acylic paints made in North America.”
Humm, maybe this means there will be multiple pieces and it will be mass-produced to be in stores by Halloween? There’s hope for the ICM yet.
BTW, one (light-hearted) suggestion to the folks at BMFX FX Studios: Next time take your eBay photos of this thing at a beach. It will look more fitting.
The replica does a good job of capturing the essence of how the Montauk Monster was experienced certainly, although it is not particularly precise with regard to the skull (vs “beak”) structure.
Rather nice replica, for often you don’t see something so quickly produced that’s “lifesize” and able to get the colors so correctly (not “lifelike” but “deadlike”).
Well done, Black Magic FX of Canada!
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.