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(Video) Monsterama Episode 18 – Collecting the Creature from the Black Lagoon

The Most Collectible of Classic Monsters

Creature from the Black Lagoon Collectibles

Watch this video and see why collecting the Creature from the Black Lagoon is such a passion for classic monster collectors.

The last of the great Universal Monsters to come along, the Creature from the Black Lagoon swam his way into our Monster Kid hearts in glorious 3-D in 1954.  This episode of Monsterama highlights the wondrous toys and collectibles made in the likeness of this classic monster and takes us on a tour of the greatest Creature collection of them all with the “Arizona Gillman” himself, creature collector John Gilbert.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll dive deep into collecting the Creature and cover everything from original movie posters to the more recent Sideshow Collectibles figures.  Oh and don’t worry, we’ll spend some time with Hasbro‘s paint by numbers set and a little company called Arak Hamway along the way.

Don’t drool on your keyboard, Monster Kids!

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(Video) Monsterama Episode 17 – Don Post Calendar Masks

This Singularly Unique Promotional Item Captures the Essence of Monster Kid-dom

Don-Post-Studios-Universal-Horrors-Mask-Collection

Since it’s Halloween week, and Daylight Savings is this weekend, we’re falling forward in our Monsterama series today to stay on the subject of Don Post Studios, the legendary monster mask maker that filled our young lives with desire and lit our imaginations.

This episode focuses on a unique promotional item the studio released in 1966 and the corresponding line of masks.  Yes, it’s the Don Post Monster Calendar and the Don Post “calendar masks” as they’ve become known:


 

Collecting Don Post Calendar Masks

Don-Post-Mask-Calendar-1966

There’s a surprising number of the calendars available on eBay as of this writing.  For a 50 year old piece of ephemera, several of them look to be in quality condition.  The prices are all over the boar, but at least one listing for a high-grade calendar is less than $50.

Click here to see current eBay listings for the Don Post Mask Calendar as well as masks from the calendar collection.