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
Collecting the Rondo Awards 2015 Best Toy Category – Part 10 Funko ReAction Universal Monsters Collection This is the final installment in my review of the 2014 nominees for the Best Toy, Model, Collectible category of the Rondo Hatton Horror Awards and we finish with the most classic of all monsters –the Funko ReAction Universal … Continue reading FUNKO REACTION UNIVERSAL MONSTERS – RONDO AWARDS 2015 BEST TOY NOMINEE
Classic Movie Poster Gallery
Welcome to my new series focused on collecting vintage movie posters. Film posters are one of the most interesting collectible category to me personally as they are truly works of pop art and, in many cases, better than the films themselves!
Every week, I’ll feature a classic movie poster from a vintage horror, retro science fiction or classic fantasy movie. You’ll see the most iconic posters as well as the forgotten and bizarre from throughout the history of movies.
So without further ado, I give you Dracula’s Daughter (click to image enlarge)
Dracula’s Daughter (Realart, R-1949). One Sheet (27″ X 41″).
Gloria Holden “Gives you that weird feeling,” as she peers out hungrily from behind the blood and bat laden title on this fabulous one sheet. This is the one sheet for the 1949 re-release of this classic picture and it has an over-the-top pop art sensibility that appeals to the comic book fan in me. Plus, what’s not to love about the tag line, “She gives you that Weird Feeling.” I can just imagine the 13 year boys in 1949 seeing this poster and having all kind of weird feelings, which is pretty much the only kind of feelings 13 year olds have.
Dracula’s Daughter was released this week in 1936 and is a direct sequel to Browning’s Dracula. The success of Bride of Frankenstein led Universal to green light this sequel and, while not as well known as other classic monster equals, is a favorite of mine.
I Found a framed giclee print for $9.95 @ Etsy
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
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
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
Collecting King Kong Toys & Games When it comes to classic monster toys, King Kong wasn’t a tier-one classic monster property. While the “unholy quintet” of Frankenstein’s Monster, Dracula, Wolf Man, the Creature and the Mummy win in terms of the pure quantity or toys and merchandise, Kong is certainly in the top 10 most licensed … Continue reading Collecting King Kong: Toys & Games
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
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
Some of my Instagram shots from that day that will live in infamy for this Monster Kid: Aurora Frankenstein Monster model kit Marx Plastic Monsters 1960s Heroes and Villains Aurora Model Kits – Batman, Wolf Man, Creature, Mummy and more Ben Cooper Wobbler Monsters Mego Batman Action Figures Mego Spider-Man