Spanish Bootleg del Pantano

Super Monstruos – Spain 1992
El Monstruo del Pantano figure

I was really hoping to come up with a fun title for this post, riffing on Dylan’s song, “Spanish Boots of Leather” but that took too long and now it’s not funny, but… check out this sweet Spanish bootleg Swamp Thing figure. The Silver Surfer looking Monstruo was produced by Comansi/Yolanda Toys. I was excited to find the figure along with its packaging and product card.

Foil packaging
522B2565-68F5-4BF7-B58E-380F344A2600

Figure front
74E61848-9F32-4108-97F1-931CA634581A

The figure looks quite similar to one of Bernie Wrightson’s more obscure renderings of Swamp Thing.
E5D60017-E743-437A-97FA-10DA2B9F072E.jpeg
The illustration on the right was published on the cover of Australian edition, Swamp Monster #2 in 1981. It’s interesting to see similarities between the two.

Back of figure
F5E20ADC-3A49-413A-A06B-2BAD67731D38

Each Super Monstruos figure comes with a product card, below.
It appears the toy line consisted of 24 characters, most based on famous Hollywood/pop culture monsters.
19CA699E-15E1-42F9-8823-6FBDECC63A58
CC9A46BE-0C12-4A8D-BDF3-EAB35C88F76E

El Monstruo del Pantano
The Swamp Monster
My rough translation: “Sewage Disposal. Martyred because of several physical coincidences, he is forced to live among filth.”
4F7CE394-C7DE-4763-9378-77DC5CDE0A4E

Back of packaging
57293AB5-6DC9-4EFE-83B4-B33557D9395F

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s