Imperial Inflates the Monsters

Imperial Inflates the Monsters

I wasn’t a kid when Imperial Toys got the Universal Monster license (and I’ll touch upon this more next week) but I do have nostalgia for the line. There was a Frankenstein bop bag in the back of a KB Toys in Western NY that I visited for the majority of the late 80s and early 90s. I kept flirting with picking it up but never pulled the trigger.
 At one point I spent the $10 on Nirvana’s “Nevermind” cassette across the mall instead. I know that sounds like a a ramble but nostalgia can be a weird, winding road sometimes.

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.


  • Tex on October 18, 2012

    >blink< Tha' hell?

    You wasted that 10 bucks on a Nirvana tape, when you could have had Frank instead?!?!?!?

    You just lost about 50 CKPs (Cool Kid Points) for THAT, Bubba.

    (I mean, a Nirvana tape, for Brick's sake!)

  • Plaidstallions on October 18, 2012

    Hey, I like Nirvana!

  • Anonymous on October 18, 2012

    I still have that Godzilla inflatable!
    It hasn't been blown up since 1986. I wonder if it's still any good.

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