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Black Hole Masks!

These wonderful masks from Italy are from my friend John’s collection, they’re exactly like the Ben Cooper/Collegeville designs but there was never a smock to go with it. Honestly, I am just awash in envy about that Humanoid mask, I have a weird affliction for the brain dead zombies of Dr. Reinhart and always will. […]

Small Wonder Indeed

This morning I discovered that there is a chance that a handful of children went out for Halloween as V.I.C.I from Small Wonder, which is also known as TV’s most laughless sitcom. Picture the Scenario: Adult: “Oh, who are you supposed to be?” Child: “The Homunculus from TV’s lowest point, trick or treat!” We should […]

Hasbro Ghost Gun

I got to spend one afternoon with the Ghost gun’s brother “the Moving Monster Gun” when I was ten and i remember how smitten i was with this toy. Bonus shot: Here’s the Ghost gun at retail way back in 1974. We have a PodCast! It’s fun, please listen. Check out our Instagram for more stuff […]

Vintage Halloween Pics Round up

At the beginning of October I put out the call for your vintage Halloween costume photos and brother, did you respond with your wood paneled goodness like this photo from Jason above. To be honest, putting them all together became a daunting task, however, that’s a good problem to have. An incredible vintage costume explosion […]

Monster Pillow Case Mystery

This pillow case was an awesome gift from my friend Corey at the last Mego Meet show. It’s incredibly awesome but neither of us know it’s origin. It seriously looks like Fluffy from Creepshow but that’s not possible right? If anyone has any insight, I’d love to hear it! Until then, my daughter has taken […]

Da Grail! Da Grail!

I managed to track down a major Halloween costume grail this past weekend and while it’s certainly not the most expensive or most desired suit on my want list, it sure is a personal  favourite. More on this after the jump! This past weekend I attended the Chicago Toy show (full photo albums can be […]

1968 Collegville Costumes Catalog

It’s Halloween season and that means a shiny new costume catalog from one of my favourite companies in the entire world, Collegeville! This year we go waaaaay back to 1968 and check out what was hot for kid’s costumes that year. Leading the charge is Doctor Doolittle but in his wake are such familiar characters […]

More Super 8 Monsters

This year my collection of Super 8 Monster movies has increased 300 fold (mainly cause i started with like one last year). While I planned to only buy these in the wild, some good deals on our vintage toys facebook group combined with Rodan coming from a generous friend makes me a happy boy. I’m […]

Official King Kong Water Gun by AHI

I haven’t really added anything to my collection of Azrak-Hamway monster stuff in a long time. Mostly because the stuff I want is either a) extremely hard to find or b)insanely expensive or a combination of the two. That’s why I was excited to snag this open carded Kong squirt gun at the last Mego […]

Collegeville’s TV assortment

I love this assortment from 1969, the majority of these characters would end up on costumes for decades. Promotion for these was done on TV spots but not in the usual manner but through participation with the myriad of local kid’s shows that peppered the landscape at the time.  Here are a couple of photos: […]