Da Grail! Da Grail!

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 found on our facebook page) , which I’ve done a few times before but this weekend was a bit special as I was contacted a few days prior by a gent named Chris that he was selling his Halloween costume collection.

Seriously, he had a Holmes and Yo-Yo costume! Let that sink in…..

I’m so glad I went just to witness how amazing it was, so many costumes I’d never heard of, seriously it was epic. Trouble is, I couldn’t seem to find one I needed, the ones I rattled off were either already spoken for or not present and then i found this….

The Fantasy Island Tattoo costume! As readers of this blog know, I love Fantasy Island to pieces and I’ve wanted this weird costume for years. The best part of it was, it was dirt cheap baby as Chris’s prices were as easy going as he was.

The costume fits a child up to 58″ tall (ironic considering Villachez was only 46″ tall) so for what will probably be the last year ever, I have my child modeling it.

Tattoo will be preserved for the next few months on the door of the PlaidStallions bunker (ie my basement office) serving to inspire me each day.

About The Author

AKA Brian Heiler author of "Rack Toys: Cheap, Crazed Playthings" and co-editor of "Toy-Ventures Magazine". Co-Host of the "Pod Stallions" podcast. Host of the Brick Mantooth Youtube channel, painter, designer, writer, mental health advocate, toy collector, Mego, and Mego Knock-Off enthusiast. I have large feet, ADHD and I live in Canada. Talk toys, not others.


  • Jamie Ghione on October 23, 2017

    It was always weird what characters they came up with for these costumes. Many ddi not sound like something someone would insert into the phrase :I want to be__." I once saw one of these at a local thrift store called Hob Goblin–ever hear of that?

  • Anonymous on October 23, 2017

    Tell me the Captain Stubing(sic) from Love Boat is on your list

  • Caffeinated Joe on October 23, 2017

    How weird that I have just seen TWO blog posts in a row that feature the Tattoo costume! It is an oddity, to be sure. Those costumes really went deep sometimes.

  • Jeffrey May on October 23, 2017

    That is crazy creepy

  • Sabrina Steyling on October 28, 2017

    Those boxed plastic costumes WERE my childhood! But I had Strawberry Shortcake, Cabbage Patch Kids, Casper…

    Now, though, I'm in love with that Tattoo costume! Congratulations on your super find!

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