Collecting Classic Monsters Partners with SCARY MONSTERS Magazine
I started CollectingClassicMonsters.com because I was frustrated with my experience trying to research details on items I collected. Information was scattered all over the internet and print resources were often outdated. I have always envisioned creating a central hub for collectors of classic monster, retro Sci-Fi and vintage fantasy film memorabilia; a ‘digital clubhouse’ if you will. A place where collectors could find well researched and detailed profiles of collectible items — both vintage and modern. Though this isn’t my ‘day job,’ the response I’ve received from collectors and Monster Kids encourages me to continue pushing my “labor of love” forward.
With that in mind, I’ve partnered with Scary Monsters magazine to create a new ongoing column that extends the Collecting Classic Monsters mission into the print medium. We announced this new column in issue 105 of Scary Monsters with a really nice conversation I had with Don Smeraldi, the new co-publisher of Scary Monsters magazine. If you haven’t already, I encourage you to pick up a copy and read more about my Monster Kid origin story:
While this interview focuses more on why I started CCM, we also announced the new ongoing Collecting Classic Monsters column will begin in Scary Monsters #106, which is scheduled for publication this fall. It is our combined intention for this column to be part of every issue going forward.
According to Publishers Don and Vicki Smeraldi:
Being a Monster Kid is a lifestyle and collecting is such a big part of being a Monster Kid for so many. It’s our goal to elevate Scary Monsters to be everyone’s favorite classic monster magazine out there. We want to spark (and in some cases re-ignite) a contagious enthusiasm for all the classic creature features from the days of our “TV-rabbit-ear” youth and spur involvement from the entire classic monster kid community.
Well said! I am excited about this expansion of Collecting Classic Monsters into print and I intend the columns to be consistent with the format to the website. I’ll strive to keep the column fresh and informative and always interesting. While always focused on collecting and collectibles, I’ll feature interviews with collectors, in-depth profiles on collectibles both vintage and modern, and share my unbridled Monster Kid enthusiasm for all things classic monsters.
I hope you’ll consider subscribing to Scary Monsters and supporting Don and Vicki’s efforts. It’s not an easy time to be print magazine publisher and every back issue you order or magazine copy you purchase at the newsstand goes a long way to help, but those subscriptions make the biggest impact.
Visit their online store MyMovieMonsters.com to order your copy and see what other ghoulish goodies you can add to your collection!