My pal Matt has decided to share another cool monster rarity this Halloween season. This time, it’s the very rare 1970s Tuscany Studios Universal Wolf Man statue. Take it away Matt. “Tuscany Studios Was based in Chicago, and produced statues similar to Esco, but instead of being made of chalkware, they were solid plaster. […]
Toy-Ventures this week takes a look at the 1980 dealer catalog for Azrak-Hamway International (AHI for short), this is one of the last years for AHI as they were absorbed into REMCO (and later on Jakk’s Pacific) but this is a wonderful year full of rack toys based on the Marvel and DC Superheroes, Star […]
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 […]
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The name Aladin and lunch pails are synonymous. For generations, many of us received these wonderful licensed metal containers to bring to school, back when kids could bring peanut butter sandwichs to school that is.. This 1980 Catalog features a great mix of popular characters, many like Barbie and Superman are still being put on […]
I had a tremendous bit of good fortune on Ebay a while back (As some might know I spend a lot of time there!) when a friend pointed out this head mold. It took a while but eventually, a friend of mine deduced that it was for the Remco Mummy figure! Being a huge fan […]
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 […]
1983 saw the Aurora monster models rise again when Monogram brought six of them back for the first time since Aurora folded. I remember being pretty excited to see them again and they would return every decade after that. You can’t keep a good monster down.
One of the reasons I love October is I get to talk about Monster toys, in my top five are the Remco monsters and their awesome, wonderful haunted house playset. More on these guys next week. More Remco Monsters on PlaidStallions: .
Torn right from the pages of Famous Monsters, the Aurora Monsters of the Movies series is easily one of the “top five” monster kit series of all time.