Friday, February 05, 2016
Monster Stuff, Featuring Monster Cereal Mascots, Mothra, Mummy and More!
Our first item in this installment of "Monster Stuff" are these neat cereal premiums featuring Frankenberry, Booberry, and Count Chocula!
Next, we've got this assortment of monster heads, which I believe were vending machine items, and also that the heads were based on the Aurora monster models.
Here's a header card for some different "Monster Heads," which seemed to be more makeup-type things.
This one is an odd one... I'm fairly familiar with the monster danglers that Ben Cooper and other companies made, but here's a Hunchback of Notre Dame that was apparently sold in a box! I wonder if one side indicated which monster he was?
Quasimodo's Monster Magazine was one of the many imitators of Famous Monsters. I've posted a few issues of this in the past, but not this particular issue!
This must be the most tame monster games ever created...
Here's a neat three-pack of monster-themed classic books, sold in a box set of paperbacks, I'd presume. Maybe they were illustrated versions? Anyway, I'm kind of surprised that War of the Worlds got the nod here, instead of Dracula.
Here's another game, The Monster Movie Game, which kind of looks like it was a paperback book, but I could be wrong! Hard to tell from the photo, and it's been too long since I saved this to remember.
The Monster of Piedras Blancas poster!
I'm not quite sure what this Scholastic Scope booklet was really about... perhaps it was some sort of tie-in with the line of monster hardback books, or maybe they just figured on cashing in on the early 70s monster craze?
I'm not quite sure what to make of this one... it's a book of monsters, but features several characters that have nothing to do with the contents! I don't know if it's condensed versions of the original novels, or illustrated versions, or comic book adaptations.
This monsters coloring book would be worth it just for the cover, wouldn't it?
Here's an assortment of monster puffy stickers in frames!
Here's a French edition of one of the various books on monster movies, although my French is nowhere near good enough to figure it out. Let's see... Google-Fu activate! That would translate to "One Hundred Monsters of Fantastic Cinema," but I don't know if that was a French translation of a US book or not!
Now, this press-out monster models booklet is way too cool! I wish I had more photos of it to show!
This stationery pad is just one good example of the varieties of things that were produced during the various monster crazes!
Vending machine monster heads, with lousy paint applications!
I don't know if Monsters and Things ran beyond a single issue or not!
Draw your own monsters using this lightbox and tracing materials!
These cheesy rubber monsters were pretty cool, if you ask me!
Here's a lobby card from The Monster that Challenged the World!
Morlock from the all-too-short-lived Famous Monsters action figure line!
Mothra lobby cards and foreign poster!
I've posted photos of these plastic monsters before, but never with them in the package!
We'll wrap up this installment with a few mummy items, such as the bendy above!
Ben Cooper Mummy costume!
Mummy flicker ring!
Ah, this clears up the mystery from earlier in this post... the Monster Heroes were in this display box, such as you can see here with a Mummy inside it! That gives a better idea of the scale, eh?
Mummy lobby cards!
Mummy Aurora model!
Hammer Mummy lobby cards above, stills below!
Mummy's Curse lobby cards!
There'll be more Mummy next time around!