Jaws Collectibles – Modern Movie Memorabilia

Jaws Collectibles We wrap our series on Jaws collectibles with a look at more recent and current movie memorabilia.  Many collectors don’t simply focus on vintage and antique, but rather on a film or character and there are many companies producing high quality merchandise from classic characters.  Jaws is no exception and the 40th Anniversary … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles – Modern Movie Memorabilia

Jaws Collectibles – Rack Toys

Jaws Collectibles – Rack Toys Over the past few weeks, I’ve been taking a look back at Jaws merchandise from the 1970s, both official and unofficial.  As one of the first movies to really capitalize on licensing, Jaws has become the prototype for blockbuster movies ever since.  Of course, licensed toys don’t necessarily equate to quality as we’ll … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles – Rack Toys

Jaws Collectibles – Parodies & Knock-Offs

Jaws Collectibles – Parodies and Knock-Offs We’ve been exploring Jaws collectibles and movie memorabilia for the last week or so and I thought it would be fun to take a look at some of those items that rode the wave of Jaws success, albeit unofficially. Unlicensed merchandise is nothing new in the world of pop … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles – Parodies & Knock-Offs

Jaws Collectibles – Summer of Jaws Video

Jaws Collectibles Since we’ve been taking a look at collectible memorabilia for the movie Jaws, which is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary this summer, I thought I’d share this cool video by Ralph Grassi from his website Funchase.com celebrating the Jersey Shore of his childhood. Called ‘The Summer of Jaws’ this video is a time capsule … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles – Summer of Jaws Video

Jaws Collectible Model Kits & Games

In today’s installment on my continuing series on Jaws Collectibles, let’s take a look at games and model kits from 1970s: The Game of Jaws by Ideal (1975)   Nothing says family game night like a too-scary-for kids movie about a giant man-eating shark terrorizing families on summer vacation! Like most great games, this one is quite … Continue reading Jaws Collectible Model Kits & Games

Jaws Collectibles & Movie Memorabilia

Jaws Collectibles and Movie Memorabilia   Last week, I profiled the classic art of the Jaws original movie poster one-sheet and it got me thinking about other collectible for this iconic movie. I was too young to see Jaws at the theater, but I wasn’t too young to have all kinds of Jaws merchandise.  The movie that … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles & Movie Memorabilia

CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS GALLERY – JAWS

Classic Movie Posters Gallery Jaws (Universal, 1975). One Sheet (27″ X 41″) This week’s installment in our Classic Movie Poster Gallery celebrates it’s 40th anniversary this week, the movie that turned a day at the beach into a national nightmare, Jaws. Credited as the first summer blockbuster, Jaws was a phenomenon and the poster art played … Continue reading CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS GALLERY – JAWS

(Book Review) Aurora Model Kits by Thomas Graham

The Most Useful Reference Guide to AURORA MODEL KITS Gets Useful Update Aurora Model Kits with Polar Lights, Moebius, Atlantis 3rd Edition by Thomas Graham (Schiffer Publishing, 2017) Perhaps no company or toy line better defines 1960s and 70s Monster Kid culture than the beloved Aurora Plastics Company monster model kits.  Launched in 1963 with the iconic Frankenstein Monster, … Continue reading (Book Review) Aurora Model Kits by Thomas Graham

Celebrate Alien Day with New Alien Merchandise

Happy Alien Day! We know it’s a marketing event designed to sell stuff, but it sure beats National Boss Day. For that last couple years, 20th Century Fox is been declaring April 26 “Alien Day.”  This marketing event is inspired by LV 426, the planet where the crew of the Nostromo first encounter the xenomorph eggs in … Continue reading Celebrate Alien Day with New Alien Merchandise

(Video) Monsterama Episode 6 – Sideshow Collectibles

This Episode Examines Sideshow Collectibles Incredible Monster Action Figures  We continue our month-long feature of Elvira’s Monsterama series with a particularly interesting episode for classic monster collectors.  Sideshow Collectibles makes incredibly detailed toys and statues for every genre, but they have a particular fondness for monsters as you’ll see when you watch Episode 6 of … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 6 – Sideshow Collectibles