Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit

Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit Opening Night I love it when the stars align and a business trip puts me in the right place at the right time. Earlier this month, I had just such an opportunity when a trip to Austin, Texas, coincided with the opening of the new Universal Monsters exhibit at the … Continue reading Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit

Monster Kid Must Haves: Universal Monsters Tiki Mugs

The Perfect Gift for The Monster Kid        in Your Life Classic monsters and mid-century pop culture go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Many Monster Kids, like myself, have an abiding affection for all things Atomic Era, including classic surf music and Tiki culture,  So the folks at Geek Tiki have come … Continue reading Monster Kid Must Haves: Universal Monsters Tiki Mugs

My Conversation with SCARY MONSTERS’ Don Smeraldi

I Met Up with New SCARY MONSTERS Publisher Don Smeraldi at SDCC 2017 – Here’s Our Conversation George: First off all, congratulations on taking over the helm of Scary Monsters! It’s a big responsibility you’ve shouldered taking over a magazine that has been around for 25 years. Having just shipped your 6th issue, I’d love to … Continue reading My Conversation with SCARY MONSTERS’ Don Smeraldi

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