Sunday, March 06, 2016
At Flashbak: Hugo, Man of a Thousand Faces (Kenner)
This week at Flashbak, I remembered a great (if creepy…) toy from the 1970s: Kenner’s Hugo, The Man of a Thousand Faces.
Here’s a snippet and the url (http://flashbak.com/use-imagination-create-disguises-hugo-kenners-man-thousand-faces-56668/ )
“Now here’s some good old-fashioned nightmare fodder from the mid-1970s. Hugo -- the face you see before you -- is a bald-hand puppet, thirteen inches in height, with a big, bald plastic head, and cloth arms.
This unforgettable toy, Hugo, the Man of a Thousand Faces, was manufactured by Kenner so that youngsters could practice the fine art of movie make-up and, I suppose, crafting sinister disguises.
Created by screenwriter Alan Ormsby (1943 - ) -- also an actor and author of the book Movie Monsters -- Hugo the Man of a Thousand Faces was released in 1975, and came complete with a cloak, wig, glasses, and more.
In particular, he came with hair and facial accessories that could be attached to his visage courtesy of a “non-toxic glue” that, as memory serves, nonetheless smelled funny…”
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