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!