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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 […]

AHI Dracula on the card

I had a nice contribution by a fellow named Bob last night of this Azrak Hamway Dracula on the card. I actually didn’t have this version in the AHI Monsters gallery so it was a welcome addition. Dracula was sold in the AHI Official World Famous Super Monsters wave but in a way that distinguished him […]

Gre-Gory: Big Bad Vampire Bat by Mattel

It finally happened, I got my hands on a Gre-Gory. After posting my disappointment ten years ago (ulp!) I found a good deal on one and decided to take the plunge. More photos after the jump and my observations as I have never seen or held one of these in my life. My first impression […]

Topstone. Not Just another pretty face

Let’s kick off Halloween talking about Topstone shall we?  Topstone started marking masks in the 1950s, I mainly know them for their famous character art. this Wolfman was offered in comic books my entire childhood. The company closed it’s doors in the 1990s and Topstone masks are now highly collectible among passionate collectors. I still […]

Godzilla: King of the Monsters by GLJ

Just unearthed this sell sheet for GLJ toy’s Godzilla bendy from the 1970s, there is nothing I don’t like about this toy but the biggest thing is the amazing effort they put into this card art. The connection to the Marvel Comic with the logo, really doesn’t hurt does it?

Aurora Monster Scenes Store Display!

We’ve got an incredible treat this Friday before Halloween in the form of this incredible Aurora Monster Scenes store display, courtesy of my pal Matt, who will take over from here with the editorial. This was actually assembled and painted at the Aurora factory, and then shipped built up to hobby stores. Frankenstein doesn’t come […]

Lincoln Monsters in the 1976 Galoob Catalog

It wouldn’t be Halloween without me waxing poetic about my favourite monster toy line of all time, the Lincoln Monsters. This year I came across one of my absolute grails, in the form of finding the 1976 Galoob toys catalog. Although Galoob was later known for licensed items  and things such as Micro Machines, 1976 […]

Remco Monsterizer Video

One of my favourite monster toys of all time is the Remco Monsterizer, even though it doesn’t a have ton of play value, it’s just such a nice and thoughtful prop. I was happy to discover that mine actually worked the other day and it inspired me to make this little video short all about […]

Spotlight: Toynami Shogun Warriors Godzilla

What better time to do a photo review of a shiny new Godzilla toy than the month of October? This isn’t any Godzilla but Toynami’s retake of our childhood classic, the Shogun Warriors Godzilla. I tried to resist  this but seeing as I was denied the original as a kid, it was inevitable.  So let’s take […]