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

Classic Monster Magazines

 Classic Monster Magazines Every few weeks, I will go in-depth on a classic monster magazine from my personal collection. We’ll kick this new series off with one of one my favorite comic book monsters, the Man Thing … Monsters Unleashed #5 Marvel Comics Group, April 1974 Fantastic Cover by Bob Larkin Printed on the interior of both … Continue reading Classic Monster Magazines

X-Plus War of Gargantuas Vinyl Figures – Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category

Collecting the Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category – Part 6 X-Plus War of Gargantuas Vinyl Figures I continue my series profiling each of the 2015 Rondo Awards nominees for Best Toy/Model/Collectible category with the X-Plus set of vinyl figures from Toho’s 1966 kaiju classic, War of the Gargantuas.   NOTE: I recently wrote a Monster Kid Memories … Continue reading X-Plus War of Gargantuas Vinyl Figures – Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category

Lesson #2: Monster Movies are Scary

Monster movies are scary. It’s a lesson I learned early in my journey to becoming a monster kid.  How one responds to that fear is what separates monster kids from everybody else.  Monster kids love the monsters that scare them. This is the story of how I learned this lesson and how I responded. My parents … Continue reading Lesson #2: Monster Movies are Scary

Top Websites for Classic Monster Collectibles

Finding Classic Monster Collectibles Online: For new collectors, finding classic monster collectibles online is a smart place to start.  Not only does the internet make it easy to search for and purchase collectibles, it is also an excellent way to determine current values and prices for collectibles. Having a good sense for what specific collectibles have recently … Continue reading Top Websites for Classic Monster Collectibles

My 2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards Ballot

2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards – my annual kick-in-the-pants Monster Kids spend a lot of time reminiscing about the bygone days of childhood.  The glorious 1960s and 70s are gone but not forgotten.  The 2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards remind us that ‘classic’ doesn’t have to mean ‘vintage.’ We love our classic monsters, our retro … Continue reading My 2015 Rondo Classic Horror Awards Ballot

Monster Collector Resources

Monster Collector Resources On this page, I’ll link to websites, blogs and articles that I consider useful Classic Monster Collector Resources , or that I just plain love as a Monster Kid.   Collecting & Price Guides: Action Figure Authority Certified Guarantee Company  ComicsPriceGuide.com Collectors-Action Figures.com  Collectors Weekly Cool & Collected.com Kovels.com Nostomania Auction Sites: eBay.com … Continue reading Monster Collector Resources

Monster Kid Memories: The Library & the Giant Ape

           My First Monster Movie Begins                    A Lifelong Love Affair It was the summer of 1970.  Or maybe it was 1971.  I was 4, maybe 5, years old.  My little brother had just been born and my mom, like all parents of newborns with … Continue reading Monster Kid Memories: The Library & the Giant Ape