MN Monster Kid Society Field Trip

Monster Kid Field Trips

Join Us at Our Next Monster Kid Field trip:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

MN Monster Kid Society Field Trip

Collecting Classic Monsters is teaming up with our Facebook Group, the Minnesota Monster Kid Society to attend Guillermo del Toro‘s At Home with Monsters exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Art.

Date: Saturday, March 11, Time: 1:00/ 1:15.
Kong: Skull Island on the BIG SCREEN (Eden Prairie IMAX)

Our plan is to first check out the Del Toro Exhibit at the MIA, then proceed to see KONG: SKULL ISLAND at the Eden Prairie AMC Theatre IMAX  to see KONG on their IMAX screen at 4:40PM!  Click on the Theater name to purchase tickets.

After KONG- The MMKS will be gathering across the parking lot at the Eden Prairie Davanni’s from 7:00-9:00

The Del Toro Exhibit times run every 15 minutes, and you need to go to the MIA link below to purchase tickets and reserve a time slot. If you’d like to join us, please order tickets for the 1:00 time slot. If that sells out, go for the 1:15 or 1:30.

Click on the link below, then select TICKETS. Pick “Select A Date” in the Guillermo del Toro: At Home with Monsters Section. Scroll through the times and select 1:00.

See you there Monster Kids!


Friday, October 9:


American Monsters, Superheroes & Villains                                      Exhibit Opening Night Gala

Friday, October 9, 2015

Location: Goldstein Museum of Design, University of Minnesota, St Paul Campus


This event is FREE and open to the public!

Come in costume and get Halloween month off to a great start!

Register to attend on the Facebook Event Page

Also check out their 2 expert panels:

October 21, 2015: magic of heros and monsters in our world and how they reflect ourselves and our fears

November 11, 2015: Evolution of toy design, materials, do-it-yourself toys and articulation.


Here’s the event press release:


David Barnhill, Master Toy Collector 
Stephen Rueff, Managing Director

SuperMonsterCity! and the Goldstein Museum of Design present:
America’s Monsters, Superheroes and Villains
A museum exhibition of toys, models, posters and more from the 1960s to the present
Opening October, 9 2015 and running through January 2016

SAINT PAUL, MN, AUGUST 17, 2015 – American Monsters, Superheroes and Villains is an exhibition featuring over 400 original toys and artifacts from the 1960s to the present. The toys featured in this exhibition are Superheroes, Super-villains, monsters, and other popular cultural icons. The exhibit also includes period posters, advertising materials, television commercials and movie trailers from the era. The Goldstein Museum of Design can be contacted at (612) 624-7434 and is located in McNeal Hall at 1985 Buford Ave, St Paul, MN 55108, on the University of Minnesota Campus. This exhibition opens Friday October 9th is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to come in costume, especially on Opening night.

Most children and adults love to be safely scared by werewolves, vampires, the Frankenstein Monster, and other misshapen creatures of the night. As you walk through the exhibit you may hear the fear of – and love for – American monsters in the screams of their fans. Visitors will experience a wide variety of toys, advertising designs and packaging from America’s Golden Era. From designers and artists such as James Bama and Todd Mcfarlane, as well as toys from Mattel, Hasbro, Aurora, Marx, MPC, Minnesota-based Lakeside Toys, and others. Text panels will walk viewers through the historical context and the evolution of toys and advances in materials, manufacturing and design.

This exhibit demonstrates how toys depicting these uniquely American characters have reflected our changing values and have impacted our culture over the decades and serves as an historical documentation of our creativity and our culture’s norms and conventions. The exhibition Museum-goers will come face-to-face with toys that tell the story of toy design, social change and how children have played across the decades.

This SuperMonsterCity! exhibition is curated by Stephen Rueff and is derived from David Barnhill’s privately-held original-owner collection. Barnhill’s collection is estimated to contain over 200,000 toys and toy-related posters, film and video collected from around the world, making it one of the largest private collections of toys and toy-related memorabilia in America. This exhibition is available for tour and future exhibitions are being planned on Japanese toys, International cultural artifacts and more. Stay up to date by going to

Past Events:


Santo Y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos    Cinema in the Cemetery Film Series,         Saturday August 29, 2015

The Cinema in the Cemetery fall film series returns to the Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery with a screening of an El Santo film featuring Mexico’s most famous professional wrestler/film star.


Santo Y Blue Demon Contra Los Monstruos is one of the many campy lucha libre films in which El Santo, a.k.a. Rodolfo Guzmán Huerta, plays himself as a professional wrestler who moonlights as a superhero. In this particular film, which is number 22 of his 52 movies, El Santo teams up with Blue Demon (Alejandro Muñoz Moreno) to fight off the mad scientist Dr. Halder as well as Frankenstein, Dracula, and a Cyclops….?  Sweet!

Tickets available in advance here

MONSTER KID EVENT: Danny Johnson Saves the World World Premiere

Danny Johnson Saves the Day movie poster

Christopher R. Mihm is a Monster Kid Extraordinaire and Minnesota-based film maker whose genre films are a direct link back to the B movies of the 1950s and 60s.

Unabashedly campy and often over the top, Mihm’s movies are a love letter to the drive-in camp that we Monster Kids still love.  Since 2006, Mihm has released 9 genre-hopping movies spanning Old Dark House genre to Giant Atomic Monster genre and lots of zaniness between.

Understandably not everyone gets it — and that’s okay.  We Monster Kids are pretty used to being misunderstood.

Mihm’s films are, technically, made for everyone in that they never rely on gore or gratuity in any form and can be fun family fare if you’re raising the next generation of monster kids.

Mayhem’s tenth and newest film, Danny Johnson Saves the World, expands the Mihmiverse into the SciFi / Adventure genre where its up to the kids to save the day and draws inspiration from such classics as Flight of the Navigator, The Goonies and E.T., The Extra-terrestrial or one of my recent faves, J.J. Abrams’ Monster Kid Epic, Super 8.

Danny Johnson Saves the Day movie poster

May 20, 2015 – doors at 6:30PM, movie at 7:30PM

Danny Johnson Saves The World” holds its world premiere at the historic Heights Theatre!

In addition to the main attraction, attendees will enjoy a program complete with hand-picked, era-appropriate newsreels, classic trailers, a brand new Canoe Cops cartoon, appearances by most (if not all) of the cast and crew, autographs, photo opportunities with the robot from the film (don’t forget your camera!), a silent auction and organ music from the “WCCO Mighty Wurlitzer!” DVDs, posters and other exclusive merchandise will also be on sale!

Click here to order advance tickets!

The Heights Theatre, 3951 Central Avenue NE, Columbia Heights, MN

In the meantime, you can watch the new trailer for Danny Johnson Saves the World :


Monster Kids Should Watch Mihm’s Movies

If you haven’t seen a Christopher R. Mihm movie, and you’re a fan of B movies, then you really owe it to your Monster Kid self. Click here to watch every movie from the Mihmiverse on Amazon Instant Video

I’ve also added all his DVDs to our Amazon store, Lair of the Classic Monster Collector.



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