New Universal Monsters Prints by Alex Ross

Acclaimed Illustrator Alex Ross Releases Monster Art for SDCC Chances are you’ve seen this amazing new Universal Monsters artwork by famed Marvel and DC comic book artist Alex Ross. Well, we finally know how we can get our fan hands on these prints for our collections. The  Alex Ross Universal Monsters Set will debut at this … Continue reading New Universal Monsters Prints by Alex Ross

(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

Classic Monster Trading Cards: Topps Monster Initials

1970s Nostalgia in a Wax Wrapper! Released by the Topps Company from 1973 to 1974, these stickers captured the imagination of kids and wound up stuck on just about everything.  It’s a simple idea; design stickers for each letter of the alphabet, so kids can spell their name.  But rather than just do alphabet stickers, … Continue reading Classic Monster Trading Cards: Topps Monster Initials

Monsters for Free: Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses

The Coolest Gas Station Giveaways of the 1960s Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses             Set of 4 – 1963 The mid-1960s was the peak of the Monster Craze in the U.S. and classic monsters were everywhere; on Saturday afternoon television, in toy and hobby stores, on the magazine rack and … Continue reading Monsters for Free: Anchor Hocking Universal Monsters Drinking Glasses

Take a Virtual Tour of Guillermo del Toro AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Exhibit

Opening Night of Guillermo del Toro’s                    AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Exhibit Collecting Classic Monsters HQ is located in the heartland of the U.S. And while that means not having the abundance of film memorabilia events that our friends in say Los Angeles or New York, we seem … Continue reading Take a Virtual Tour of Guillermo del Toro AT HOME WITH MONSTERS Exhibit

Championship Round: Classic Monster Magazine Challenge

We Started With 16 Classic Monster Magazines; Only Two Remain We started with 16 classic monster magazines from the heyday of Monster Kid-dom.  Over the course of several months, we’ve pitted two magazines against each other and readers have selected their favorite magazine.  16 became 8 and then 8 was whittled to four.  Now, only … Continue reading Championship Round: Classic Monster Magazine Challenge

Classic Monster Magazine Final Four

Who Will Be Champion of the Monster Magazines? We took a break from the action with during the holidays but it’s time to pick up where we left off – the Final Four in our Classic Monster Magazine Challenge! You may recall we kicked off the Classic Monster Magazine Challenge in October with 16 of the … Continue reading Classic Monster Magazine Final Four

Classic Monster Kid Ads: The Moon Monster & Horror Fan Club

This Iconic Vintage Ad Captured The Collective Imaginations of Monster Kids Everywhere! If you grew up in the 1960s or 70s, and you read comic books or monster magazines, chances are you came across this ad.  You may remember it as an ad for the Absolutely FREE Giant Life-Size Moon  Monster (which was actually a black and … Continue reading Classic Monster Kid Ads: The Moon Monster & Horror Fan Club

(Video) Relive Your 1960s Monster Kid Childhood Through FLIP

Meet Flip, a 1960s Monster Kid That Would Have Been My Best Friend The short film FLIP: a short film follows the exploits of a 1960s Monster Kid who, flush with birthday money from his grandmother, turns directly to the siren’s call of those wondrous novelty ads in the back of his (and our) favorite comic books.  It’s … Continue reading (Video) Relive Your 1960s Monster Kid Childhood Through FLIP