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The Goblin
The Goblin #1
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D Renta
from Santa Monica, CA on 01/10/2004

The Goblin #2
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Mark Daley
from San Jose, Ca. on 10/23/2010

The Goblin #3
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Mark Daley
from San Jose, Ca. on 10/23/2010

The Goblin #4
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Mark Daley
from San Jose, Ca. on 10/23/2010

The Goblin #5
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Mark Daley
from San Jose, Ca. on 10/23/2010

The Goblin #6
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Mark Daley
from San Jose, Ca. on 12/05/2010

The Goblin #7
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THE RUMPH Webmaster
from Dallas, TX on 10/13/2013

The Goblin #8
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THE RUMPH Webmaster
from Dallas, TX on 10/13/2013

The Goblin #9
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THE RUMPH Webmaster
from Dallas, TX on 10/13/2013

The Goblin #10
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THE RUMPH Webmaster
from Dallas, TX on 10/13/2013

The Goblin #11
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Jim Kelly
from Los Angeles on 10/24/2014

The Goblin #12
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Jim Kelly
from Los Angeles on 10/24/2014

The Goblin

AKA: Gremlin Tankard, Snot Gurggler, Wartnibbler

This menacing looking guy kind of looks like Stripe from the movie Gremlins.

Produced: 1979
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Added on: 01/10/2004
Added by: D Renta from Santa Monica, CA
Current Estimated Value in Excellent Condition: $800-$1,200


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The Goblin was, I'm pretty sure inspired by Stripe of Gremlins. I believe he may have put "goblin" on the back to avoid linkage with the movie for the above reasons.
Of course Jim loved the Gremlin movie. I remember for me, it was a personal favorite when he made it, so I actually bought it immediately to make sure I got one.

There were only a few made, as test pieces mainly. He may have sold a hand full. What I love about this one and the Warrior mug is the detail. You can tell when it's a first or second run by the detail. Each successive casting takes a little of the detail out of the molds. He may have made only one or two molds for the goblin, warrior, and others of the more rare items.
I remember he had rows of molds on benches for his more popular and sale-able items. Often he would sell them to visitors, passerby and local shops.
Added by Mark Daley from San Jose, Ca. on 10/23/2010


The one most recently added is marked "© 1979 RUMPH Wartnibbler" and has a different "G" for "Goblin."
Added by THE RUMPH Webmaster from Dallas, TX on 10/13/2013


I have one too, and he described it to me as a Snot-Gurggler; the snot-drop is shiny while all the other details are matte. You can tell he loved these a LOT by the loving details like blue eyes and careful glazing.

Signature. Spot of goo is museum wax to keep it in place. Precious, you know!

Mark is right, I think there weren't very many of these but I've also seen one in the collection of (the late) Phyllis Patterson.
Added by Jim Kelly from Los Angeles on 06/13/2014