Amazing X-Plus Destroy All Monsters Vinyl Figure Collection

The Greatest Monster Mash Movie Gets The Greatest Collectible Figure Release The Japanese collectible company,  X-Plus, has announced the Monster Total Advance 50th Anniversary Set (Destroy All Monsters), an 11 figure set, and a new Large Monster Series Flying Ghidorah. Japanese vinyl is a highly specialized area of collecting that I haven’t ventured into, as a … Continue reading Amazing X-Plus Destroy All Monsters Vinyl Figure Collection

Classic Monster Magazines: Marvel’s Monsters to Laugh With

Marvel’s First Monster Magazine is All Fun & Games Monsters to Laugh With #1                                                 (Non-Pariel Publishing, 1964) In the early 1960’s, Marvel Comics was on a role. Their unique approach to super heroes … Continue reading Classic Monster Magazines: Marvel’s Monsters to Laugh With

(GIVEAWAY) COMET TV MONSTER SUMMER PRIZE PACK

EVERYONE WINS WITH THIS SUMMER’S SUNDAY NIGHT MOVIES Beginning May 27, COMET will be airing a double-header of classic monster movies every Sunday throughout the summer, with the first film each night featuring your favorite giant lizard and the second starring some lesser-known beasts. The Godzilla films featured run the gamut from his 1954 debut Gojira, to the campy Son … Continue reading (GIVEAWAY) COMET TV MONSTER SUMMER PRIZE PACK

(News) DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN World Premiere

Christopher R Mihm’s Latest Film Premieres October 4 in Minneapolis Growing up, I loved rainy Saturday afternoons. That often meant my parents would let me watch TV beyond my usual Saturday morning cartoon overdose, which was great because it also meant monster movies and other campy, fun genre fare. Usually, Saturday afternoon TV featured a … Continue reading (News) DEMON WITH THE ATOMIC BRAIN World Premiere

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

Meet 8mm Film Collector Timothy Price

My Conversation with 8mm Film Collector Tim Price  One of the great things about being a collector is the community we surround ourselves with.  Other collectors are who we turn to when we need information on an item that we know nothing about but just have to have, when we need to sell precious pieces … Continue reading Meet 8mm Film Collector Timothy Price

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

Vintage Dinosaur Toys @ the Minnesota Zoo

We’re fortunate to live close to the Minnesota Zoo and we’ve taken full advantage of that proximity through the years by spending a great deal of quality family time there.  This summer, the zoo is hosting a special, can’t miss exhibit featuring almost life-size animatronic dinosaurs, including a special exhibit of vintage dinosaur toys! As … Continue reading Vintage Dinosaur Toys @ the Minnesota Zoo

Colors of a Monster Kid: Monster Gallery Coloring Book

This Wasn’t Your Ordinary Coloring Book Monster Gallery coloring book (Troubadour Press, 1973) Troubadour Press published  beautifully crafted coloring books that stood head and shoulders above the usual coloring book fair.  They specialized in genre content and  treated these subjects with the same reverence as the kids who these books were made for. These 11×14″, heavy paper … Continue reading Colors of a Monster Kid: Monster Gallery Coloring Book

Classic Movie Poster – Creature from the Black Lagoon

Classic Movie Posters Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954, Universal ) U.S. One-Sheet (27 x 41) The Gill Man swam into theaters in 1954 and has since joined the ranks of the classic Universal monsters alongside Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster and the Wolf Man.  This classic film was originally released in 3-D and featured groundbreaking underwater … Continue reading Classic Movie Poster – Creature from the Black Lagoon