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

(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

2016 Rondo Awards Ballot Recommendations

Cast Your Vote in the 2016 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards For the past 15 years, The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards has honored those who strive to keep the genre of Classic Horror vibrant via research, creativity and film preservation. Truly the Oscar, the Emmy and the State Fair Blue Ribbon, the ‘Rondos’ is essential  for us Monster Kids! … Continue reading 2016 Rondo Awards Ballot Recommendations

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

(Video) Monsterama Episode 3 – The Ackermonster

Spend Some Time with Every Monster Kids’ Coolest Uncle, Forrest J Ackerman Monster Kids of the 1950s – 70s share a great deal in common regardless of what part of the country they grew up in, their family’s economic conditions or their religious traditions.  We all lived for watching monster movies, we built Aurora monster models … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 3 – The Ackermonster

Vintage Dinosaur Toys

I Love Dinosaur Toys Before monsters entered my world, there were dinosaurs.  As I have detailed in previous posts, dinosaurs were my gateway to monsters and played an influential part in my becoming a full-fledged Monster Kid. In reality, my favorite kind of monster movie usually includes a dinosaur or derivative thereof — atomic behemoths rampaging through … Continue reading Vintage Dinosaur Toys

Classic Movie Posters – Valley of Gwangi

Classic Movie Poster Gallery Valley of Gwangi (Warner Brothers, 1969)       27″ x 41″ U.S. One-Sheet Poster art by renowned western artist Frank McCarthy who has an impressive movie poster resume that includes such minor works as The Ten Commandments, Thunderball and The Green Berets. I highly recommend you click on the image above to enlarge it and … Continue reading Classic Movie Posters – Valley of Gwangi

CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS – Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Classic Movie Poster Gallery Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (Warner Brothers, 1953) 27″ x 41″ Style A One-Sheet With Jurrasic World stomping through the box office,  I thought it would be fun to look back at classic movie posters of a film genre that is so near-and-dear to my heart, dinosaur movies.  Also, “lost worlds” and “giant atomic … Continue reading CLASSIC MOVIE POSTERS – Beast from 20,000 Fathoms

Monster Kid Field Trips

Join Us at Our Next Monster Kid Field trip: Saturday, March 11, 2017 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. AND ON THE SAME BILL! … Continue reading Monster Kid Field Trips