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Pod Stallions 83: Creature from the Black Lagoon

It’s October and that means nothing but monsters and horror and we kick it off with a discussion of one of our favourite monsters ever, the Creature from the Black Lagoon. But, we’re us and we veer off into a million directions with discussions about Monster Cereal and Christmas displays being put up too early. […]

Toy-Ventures: AHI World Famous Super Monsters

 Monster month continues with a long-overdue look at the Super Monster action figures by Azrak-Hamway International or AHI for short. This line only ran for three seasons but the amount of variations it produced is staggering. We also talk about the “unofficial years” that ran after.   Issue 1 of Toy-Ventures magazine is available […]

1975 Rapco Catalog- Universal Monsters Hobby Kits- Famous Monsters

One of the bigger explosions in the seventies was the rise of the homemade craft kit, which no doubt was brought about by the hippie movement of the 60’s.. Children across America were making macrame (guilty!), rug hooking (guilty!) and happily making Christmas tree Candles (My father must have worried about me). One of the […]

5 Awesome things on Ebay this week

Vinyl Phantom of the Paradise Figure– I already own one of these, I’m not a big collector of vinyl figures but I buy what I like and well, I really liked this. The visor comes off too. AHI Creature from the Black Lagoon on the card- While this is priced out of my range, it […]

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 […]