(News) New Book: The Monster Art of Basil Gogos

Kickstarter Campaign For the Ultimate Tribute to Basil Gogos There were other cover artists who contributed to the zeitgeist that was Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine in the 1960s and early 1970s, but none had the same impact as Basil Gogos.  His covers were garish in their use of color and made the magazine seemingly … Continue reading (News) New Book: The Monster Art of Basil Gogos

Collecting Playmobil: Take-Along Haunted House Playset & Monsters

Playmobil Releases Updated Haunted House & Monster Figures Founded in 1974, Playmobil is the largest toy company in Germany and a favorite of kids and collectors for generations.  While monsters and spooky characters have been offered by the company over the years, there seems to be a more concentrated effort for Halloween-themed playsets from the … Continue reading Collecting Playmobil: Take-Along Haunted House Playset & Monsters

Everything Old is New Again: Mego Is Back with Retro Action Figures

Officially Licensed Bela Lugosi Dracula Included in Wave 1 Mego Figures image courtesy of MegoMuseum.com Amidst all the fun new classic monster merchandise to be found at San Diego Comic-Con 2018, nothing is more exciting to me personally than the return of Mego action figures! It isn’t overstatement to say that Mego was the defining … Continue reading Everything Old is New Again: Mego Is Back with Retro Action Figures

Universal Monsters & Super 7 BOOdega at Comic-Con

Super 7 Expands Licensing with Universal with Loads of SDCC Exclusives Super7 always pulls out all the stops for San Diego Comic-Con and this year will be a Monster Kid’s delight! In collaboration with the legendary Universal Monsters, Super7 announced that the abomination will begin after sunset on Friday, July 20. The location will be … Continue reading Universal Monsters & Super 7 BOOdega at Comic-Con

Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You KONG… from Mezco!

Kong Gets New 7″ Action Figure from Mezco ToyzThe King Kong of Skull Island figure stands approximately 7” tall, is designed with over 25 points of articulation, and includes interchangeable hands and head portraits. Mezco Toyz is known for their incredibly detailed figures but their classic horror / science fiction offering has previously been limited … Continue reading Ladies and Gentlemen, I Give You KONG… from Mezco!

(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

(Toy Fair 2018) Super7 Debuts New Universal Monsters & Planet of the Apes Collections

Toy Fair 2018 Spotlight on Super7 Super7 is best known for resurrecting the legendary 3.75 inch action figures in the retro Kenner-style and a fan-fave with many classic monster collectors for it’s original run of Universal Monsters figures released while ReAction was licensed by Funko. Well, based on what Super7 just showcased at Toy Fair 2018, … Continue reading (Toy Fair 2018) Super7 Debuts New Universal Monsters & Planet of the Apes Collections

Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit

Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit Opening Night I love it when the stars align and a business trip puts me in the right place at the right time. Earlier this month, I had just such an opportunity when a trip to Austin, Texas, coincided with the opening of the new Universal Monsters exhibit at the … Continue reading Mondo Gallery Universal Monsters Exhibit

Monster Kid Must Haves: Universal Monsters Tiki Mugs

The Perfect Gift for The Monster Kid        in Your Life Classic monsters and mid-century pop culture go together like peanut butter and jelly.  Many Monster Kids, like myself, have an abiding affection for all things Atomic Era, including classic surf music and Tiki culture,  So the folks at Geek Tiki have come … Continue reading Monster Kid Must Haves: Universal Monsters Tiki Mugs

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