Friday, October 19, 2018

Aurora’s Monster Customizing Kits!

As complements to their boffo, socko Universal Monster models, Aurora Plastics released a couple of Monster Customizing Kits.

My big brother, custodian of all that was manly (under-21 manly that is), bought them.

Here are some instructions sheets for these amalgamations of things intended to make your scary plastic monsters even scarier.

As they did with most of the Aurora monsters line, Polar Lights reissued their own version of the Monster Customizing Kits.

What are we leading up to?  why, my fifty-plus-year-old leftovers!

This is what’s left.  The tombstones have some very suspicious “weathering” to try and bring out the lettering:


The Frankenstein head isn’t part of a customizing kit.  No, it’s the survivor of a spin-off series that combined racing and monsters.
Many of the monster-figure parts of those monster-racer kits were the same as the actual “monster” kits, as you can tell by this Frankenstein head.

See you right back here on Monday, my fellow A-SCARE-icans!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

You're the Topps

It's another installment of the Topps Monster Cards once bought as a bunch from a now-closed comics shop.

Above is one of the cards with a gal's face pasted over the original Evelyn Ankers image.

Above is the original.

This card's joke is a lot like those "Mommy, Mommy" / "Daddy, Daddy" jokes we pre-teens were so fond of.  Example:

KID:  Daddy, Daddy, I don't like running around in circles!
DADDY:  Shut up or I'll nail your other foot to the floor.

See you back here on Friday!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Fran Krause’s Creepy Worlds, Number 1

Cartoonist and weird thinker Fran Krause has come up with some deliciously odd and bizarre thoughts.  I felt as if his growing-up was exposed to the same warping influences as mine!

These three panels are from his 2015 Deep Dark Fears collection.  Read it!  Buy it!

See you on Wednesday.
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