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Tune In For Terror Mystery Playhouse - 1992
Note: This set features classic radio horror broadcasts. Originally distributed as factory sets, in color and a duotone versions, with the 30 regular cards, 3 checklist and special cards, and 9 stickers. The color card set came in several varieties. Full Color Boxed Pack Sets with four pack designs, with 24 different backs, comprising two 12-chapter stories. For Horizontal boxes, packs with the Clawed Monster packs had 6 odd-numbered chapters from the "Three Skeleton Key" story, while Devil packs nad the even-numbered chapters. For Vertical boxes, Crab Creature packs had odd chapters from the "Lost and Found" story while Crab Creature packs had the even chapters. Fewer than 1200 of the duotone sets were produced, sequentially numbered, with 2 varieties of bonus coupon included (only one per set). Thanks to set creator Kurt for info on the autographed, prototype, and special cards; and to John Biagioni for updates!
Box: 36 packs of 5 cards + 1 sticker. 10 boxes/case, 100 cases. Common sets: approx. 5.29 per box if collation were perfect. Sticker sets: approximately 4.00 per box. No. Title Show / Author 1 The War of the Worlds The Mercury Theatre 2 Leinengen vs. the Ants Escape 3 The Chicken Heart Lights Out 4 The Thing on the Fourbleboard Quiet Please 5 The Green Thing Two Thousand Plus 6 The Shadow's Revenge The Shadow 7 Zero Hour Dimension X 8 The Vengeful Corpse The Inner Sanctum 9 Three Skeleton Key Suspense 10 Behind the Locked Door Mysterious Traveler 11 The Werewolf The Weird Circle 12 The Shadow People The Halls of Fantasy 13 A Gun for Dinosaur X minus One 14 The Masque of the Red Death Edgar Allan Poe 15 The Shadow Over Innsmouth H. P. Lovecraft 16 Frankenstein Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley 17 Dracula Bram Stoker 18 The Time Machine H. G. Wells 19 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson 20 The Screaming Box 21 The Forgotten Witness 22 The Trembling Curtain 23 Horror Hoax 24 Casting The Runes 25 An Experiment in Blood 26 Treasure Hunter 27 The Trap Door 28 The Haunted Grave 29 End of the Rope 30 Stone Dead -- Checklist -- Mystery Playhouse / Credits -- Dr. Morgan's Mystery/Monster membership -- Bonus Coupon! Stickers ("Caped Man in graveyard" puzzle backs) -- (Solitaire under covers) -- (Dragonslayer) -- (Werewolf at the window) -- (Camp cyclops) -- (Window suckers) -- (Tut mummy) -- (Released wraiths) -- (Frankenstein) -- (Death with tombstones) CHASE CARDS Autographed Cards (100 sets made, distributed randomly in packs included with the color sets) No. Title Show Signed By 43 Hairy Monster The Witch's Tale David King 44 Jar of Acid The Black Museum Byron Glickfeld 45 The Old Hermit The Hermit's Cave Chris Tirri 46 Shrunken Head The Whistler Sherman Whited 2nd 47 Terror Out of Space Murder at Midnight Larry Jakubecz 48 Mask of Medusa Mystery In the Air Hal Robins Case-Topper Item -- (Prototype Strip) Wrapper Designs (Horizontal Full Color Box)/u> -- (devil) -- (clawed monster emerging from old radio) Wrapper Designs (Vertical Full Color Box)/u> -- (skull) -- (girl and crab creature) Duotone Factory Setm (sold separately) -- Dr. Morgan's Mystery/Monster membership (smaller than regular set; # to 3000) -- (30 base cards) -- (9 stickers; blank backs) -- Checklist -- Bonus Coupon [type 1] -- Bonus Coupon [type 2] PROMO CARDS Card design identical to autographed cards, but with "PROTOTYPE" stamped on them instead of hand signatures; 1000 sets made. 43 Hairy Monster The Witch's Tale 44 Jar of Acid The Black Museum 45 The Old Hermit The Hermit's Cave 46 Shrunken Head The Whistler 47 Terror Out of Space Murder at Midnight 48 Mask of Medusa Mystery In the Air Searchwords: jahoc, yr1992, mfrMysteryPlayhouse, catMedia©2000, 2001, 2009, 2017 Jeff Allender. Comments, updates, & corrections are welcomed!