View Full Version : HUGO!!!! Man of 1000 Faces!!!
May 7, '07, 5:34 PM
So who else had one?? I remember scaring other cars with it on the way to Florida for vacation every summer. My mom still has the little creep at her house, but the glue stuff is shot, any replacement for it?
I had one for years --- 10th birthday present from my aunt... I remember wearing the sideburns and goat around the house and it drove my dad nuts...
May 8, '07, 10:08 PM
What a creepy looking guy....
May 9, '07, 9:40 AM
I'm surprised no one has tried to revive the concept, what an icon of the 70's this guy was. I never had one but I knew kids who did and the puppet alone is worth it just for the creep factor.
May 9, '07, 9:58 AM
cool that guy's awesome! Looks like mr.Punch from the movie dolls :jester:
May 10, '07, 4:18 PM
Creepy then.... creepy now...
May 10, '07, 5:10 PM
I keep meaning to grab one...several have passed me by at a very cheap price. Toys...$15 total for your wrestling case, and also, hats off on the Dolls reference...VERY underrated Brit film with an EXCELLENT 'moral'.
May 10, '07, 5:21 PM
I have one. Totally cool toy. I'm missing a couple accessories for mine though.
May 10, '07, 11:45 PM
Anyone seeing Dr. Evil from Austin Powers?:grin:
May 10, '07, 11:54 PM
One of the few non-Mego toys I HAD to buy on eBay. I still have it hidden ina box somewhere waiting for the right time to spring it on my wife.
I am sure I told the story in greater detail back on the old forum (remember the old forum?), but essentially Hugo met his demise acting as a lampshade. I left him on a lamp with a bare bulb one evening. I got called down to dinner, which was rudely interupted by the smell of hideously burning plastic flesh. Needless to say, it was not a toy replaced by my parents, and I had plenty of time to enjoy the long lingering smell during an extended grounding. I don't think I slept well for a week.
May 22, '07, 7:40 AM
LOL...Great story, Paul! Well...Not for you or especially Hugo, though.
I had a Hugo...My mom absolutely hated him (I had begged and begged to get him). My dad used to freak her out with him...He would leave Hugo in a closet or some other place my mom might go to and she'd shriek when she saw him. My dad liked scaring her and us kids...Years of therapy have helped me get over it...LOL!
May 22, '07, 12:38 PM
Here's a little piece of trivia about Hugo I bet even no one on this board new: Hugo was designed by a gentleman named Alan Ormsby. This is the same Alan Ormsby who starred in Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, and wrote Death Dream, Deranged, and My Bodyguard. Alan also did makeup for a lot films including Shock Waves and even wrote a kid's book on how to do your own monster makeup. The only difference between the Hugo concept he designed and the finished product was that the original used spirit gum just like prodfessional make up men. Apparently the toy company was afraid of liability issues so they devised a glue stick to use instead.
May 22, '07, 12:42 PM
Oh man I'm a bit of fan of Alan Ormsby but I never knew that! When my wife was having contractions a few years back I was put in a waiting room and the only thing to read was his kids book on makeup. I found it weird that it was there and kind of wanted to steal it.
Earth 2 Chris
May 22, '07, 2:18 PM
I remember staring at this guy in the Sears Wishbook every year for a decade. There was something about him that just kept me from asking for him. Too creepy for me. I was a big weiney as a child.
May 22, '07, 5:23 PM
Love Mr. Hugo. Never had one as a kid, but hope to add him to my collection one day.
May 23, '07, 6:51 PM
Hugo is collectible for another reason in the NYC-NJ area, he was a star on the Uncle Floyd show. Uncle Floyd was on various UHF stations broadcasting from north jersey from January 1974 until late 1986. Since then it has been on sporadically in reruns and new episodes on various NJ cable stations. The Uncle Floyd show is somewhere between a variety show and a spoof of a kiddie show. At the end of each show Uncle Floyd plays an old song on the piano. Hugo dances over the closing credits. His various diguises and hair pieces were never used. It was always a plain bald Hugo figure.
I never had one as a kid, but I did get a Hugo, minus accessories, from Ebay.
May 24, '07, 7:08 AM
Hugo also made an appearance on the Pee Wee Herman HBO special back in the 80's. Pee Wee uses him to hypnotize a woman from the audience into taking off her clothes.
May 24, '07, 7:48 AM
That's an awesome story Paul. What's creepier than Hugo? Burning, melting Hugo! Totally wicked!
May 27, '07, 1:59 AM
He's pretty freaky looking. I never had one, but I'd buy one now just to scare children with. I was a afraid of him when I was a kid. But then I was afraid of dolls who came alive at night and I was convinced that he was one of them.
Jun 10, '07, 11:56 PM
I got one of those as a hand me down from one of my cousins. He was kinda weird, but fun to play with.
Jun 11, '07, 12:43 AM
Does anyone remember "The Pee Wee Herman show"? Not the one for kids, but the more adult themed show that aired on HBO in the mid 80's? Pee Wee had one that he used to make a woman take of her clothes! Ever since then I wanted one badly! Cause he is a creepy little fellow but I loved that part of the show! Plus he had a SUCKERMAN! Besides Creaturella I don't know if anyone has one! I have a green SUCKERMAN that hangs out in my shower, um, literally. :yeah: :smiley1:
Jun 11, '07, 1:51 AM
I remember when Hugo first came out he was the toy to have. It was the first time I can recall a toy being the hot item for Christmas and was sold out everywhere. That was the only thing I wanted for Christmas that year and I pleaded and begged my mom for him.
Christmas morning came and I tore into all my presents under the tree just waiting for Hugo to be in one of the boxes. I opened everything and sadly Hugo was not there. My mom saw how disappointed I was and said to me that I had forgotten one that she had placed next to the couch or something. I opened it up and there he was in all his creepy looking glory. I'm sure my mom was thrilled with how happy I was. I had him for years but somehow he ended up lost over time. Going to that place where most of our childhood toys go when we're not watching them.
I look for him on ebay from time to time but surprisingly I just haven't committed to replacing him.
Jun 12, '07, 8:04 PM
The kid who lived right across the alley from me had a Hugo. That thing creeped me out!! But we did used to play with it together and had alot of fun. It's not a mandatory must-have for me but someday it'd be cool to get one. I don't really see or hear about these too much anymore, are they particularly hard to come by on the collector's market in nice, complete condition?
Jun 14, '07, 1:34 PM
I never had one, but I do have one now. I adore his creepy self. I have used that sticky, tacky stuff to adhere is accessories to him. I can't think of what it is called, but it can be used to hang posters on walls without using tacks. It looks like putty. It's not perfect, but it works okay. I hope this helps.
Jun 14, '07, 1:59 PM
Has anyone actually counted the combos to see if they actually add up to 1000?
Jun 18, '07, 8:44 AM
Take off your braaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!
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