This Episode Examines Sideshow Collectibles Incredible Monster Action Figures We continue our month-long feature of Elvira’s Monsterama series with a particularly interesting episode for classic monster collectors. Sideshow Collectibles makes incredibly detailed toys and statues for every genre, but they have a particular fondness for monsters as you’ll see when you watch Episode 6 of … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 6 – Sideshow Collectibles
Legendary Spider-Man Artist, Spawn Creator and Toy Maker – This Guy is Prolific Todd McFarlane loves monsters. As the artist on Amazing Spider-Man, he created Venom, one of the most popular, and monstrous, of all the web slinger’s rogues. He went on to create an entire comic universe around the anti-hero Spawn and now has … Continue reading (Video) Monsterama Episode 5 – Todd McFarlane’s Monster Toys
Each Week We Feature a Drool-Worthy Lycanthrope Collectible This week, we’ve found an original 1960’s Mani-Yack Wolfman transfer set featuring our favorite wolf person of them all, Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man! Check it out in the MilestonesInMem Shop at Etsy.com At the height of the 1960s Monster Mania, Mani-Yack released a collection of t-shirt iron … Continue reading Welcome to Wolf Man Wednesday Mani-Yack Style
Classic Monster Books Movie Monsters ; Alan Ormsby (Scholastic Books, 1975) As a 1970s Monster Kid, I was fortunate enough to have access to a wide variety of monster magazines and books. Movie Monsters by Alan Ormsby was one of my favorites. Pictured above is my original copy, well-loved and well-used. In other words, it is far from … Continue reading Ormsby’s Movie Monsters: A Ghoulery of Monster Greats
Monster Kid Memories: Hosting Our Own Monster Show There are seminal events in the life of all Monster Kids. Seeing King Kong for the first time was one such event for me. Another was receiving Scholastic Books Movie Monsters in my school book order. Like many monster kids of the 60s and 70s, I was enamored by … Continue reading Scholastic Books ‘Movie Monsters’ Changed My Life
Jaws Collectibles We wrap our series on Jaws collectibles with a look at more recent and current movie memorabilia. Many collectors don’t simply focus on vintage and antique, but rather on a film or character and there are many companies producing high quality merchandise from classic characters. Jaws is no exception and the 40th Anniversary … Continue reading Jaws Collectibles – Modern Movie Memorabilia
October 7, 2016 Classic Monster Kid Ads: The Moon Monster If you grew up in the 1960s or 70s, and you read comic books or monster magazines, chances are you came across this ad. You may remember it as an ad for the Absolutely FREE Giant Life-Size Moon Monster (which was actually a black and … Continue reading Exclusively for Newsletter Subscribers
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