Collecting King Kong 1933 Movie Memorabilia: Current eBay Auctions

Collecting King Kong 1933 Movie Memorabilia Movie Theater ephemera are the most valuable and desired components of a King Kong 1933 collection.  While original King Kong movie posters are some of the most expensive and valuable of all vintage movie posters, other memorabilia from this film are readily available on eBay and other auction sites are … Continue reading Collecting King Kong 1933 Movie Memorabilia: Current eBay Auctions

Collecting King Kong: Toys & Games

Collecting King Kong Toys & Games When it comes to classic monster toys, King Kong wasn’t a tier-one classic monster property. While the “unholy quintet” of Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Wolf Man, the Creature and the Mummy win in terms of the pure quantity or toys and merchandise, Kong is certainly in the top 10 most licensed … Continue reading Collecting King Kong: Toys & Games

Collecting King Kong: Aurora Model Kits

Collecting King Kong Aurora Models & Kits Any article about collecting King Kong 1933 merchandise has to include these influential monster models from Aurora Plastics. Collecting King Kong Aurora Models is often the highlight of any King Kong collection. It’s hard to think of any one thing that had as great an impact on the … Continue reading Collecting King Kong: Aurora Model Kits

Collecting King Kong: 1933 Movie Posters

Collecting King Kong 1933 Movie Posters Of all collectible categories, vintage movie posters have proven to be consistently the most valuable, or expensive, depending on your point of view.  The scarcity of high-grade posters, which were made to be used for a brief period and then disposed of, combined with often spectacular artwork make vintage movie … Continue reading Collecting King Kong: 1933 Movie Posters

Collecting Dracula: 1931 Movie Posters

The Film that Launched the Universal Monsters Film posters were designed to have short life spans.  They were simply intended to promote upcoming and new releases while a film was in the theater.  When the film left the theater, the posters were thrown away.  Since scarcity and desirability are primary drivers of value, film posters … Continue reading Collecting Dracula: 1931 Movie Posters

(Video) Monsterama Episode 12 – Giant Ape Movie Collectibles

See Bob Burns’ King Kong & Might Joe Young Memorabilia Anyone who has spent any time on this website knows that I am a passionate fan of King Kong.  From my formative days as a Monster Kid seeing the 1933 film for the first time, Kong has held a special place in my favorite monsters … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 12 – Giant Ape Movie Collectibles

Ormsby’s Movie Monsters: A Ghoulery of Monster Greats

Classic Monster Books Movie Monsters ; Alan Ormsby (Scholastic Books, 1975) As a 1970s Monster Kid, I was fortunate enough to have access to a wide variety of monster magazines and books.  Movie Monsters by Alan Ormsby was one of my favorites. Pictured above is my original copy, well-loved and well-used.  In other words, it is far from … Continue reading Ormsby’s Movie Monsters: A Ghoulery of Monster Greats

Scholastic Books ‘Movie Monsters’ Changed My Life

Monster Kid Memories: Hosting Our Own Monster Show There are seminal events in the life of all Monster Kids.  Seeing King Kong for the first time was one such event for me.  Another was receiving Scholastic Books Movie Monsters in my school book order. Like many monster kids of the 60s and 70s, I was enamored by … Continue reading Scholastic Books ‘Movie Monsters’ Changed My Life

Top 10 Most Valuable Movie Monster Props

Top 10 Most Valuable Monster Movie Props & Costumes Ever Sold at Auction We love our movie monsters and we love collecting them in al their forms.  From creatures from outer space to beasts from the ocean depths, movie makers have spent decades creating monsters to keep us on the edge of our seats. Here we take … Continue reading Top 10 Most Valuable Movie Monster Props