Hello all, my name is Jack. Recently, Jon and Matthew allowed me to become a contributor to the Misce-looney-ous blog, after having a bit of an extended absence from Golden Age Cartoons. I am going to use this as an opportunity to post pictures of some of my own Looney Tune collectibles, as well as other items of interest. I have never in my life posted on a blog, so this is very new. For my first post, I have a pair of metal figures I purchased several years ago. Both are from the 1940's and were manufactured by the Moss Metal Company. Moss made a series of Looney Tune and Merrie Melodie banks, planters, and pencil holders using six characters: Bugs, Daffy, Elmer, Sniffles, Beaky Buzzard, and Porky. The banks and holders were always in the form of tree trunks, barrels, and wash-basins.
The two I own depict Bugs and Daffy standing next to tree trunks. Bugs' tree, being squatty, seems to be a planter originally. All of the paint on it is original, but Bugs unfortunately had broken off of the base (which is why I snagged it for cheap). Daffy's tree, being taller, makes for a nice pencil holder. While the metal was in better shape, all of the paint was gone from it, save for the stump, so I repainted Daffy and the green base.
The figures tend to go for a lot of money on ebay, so I was lucky to find these two. I have a special fondness for Looney Tune merchandise made when the cartoons themselves were new.
As a final note, one of the advantages to the Bugs figure having separated from the base is that I can pose Bugs and Daffy together: