Saturday, November 25, 2006

Stuff: Little plastic ghosts of Christmases past.

Have a little fun this weekend poking around Raymond Castile’s excellent Gallery of Monster Toys website.

Castile started the site in 1996 and, though the site doesn’t seem to have any place notifying visitors of the frequency of updates, the gallery has plenty to entertain the monster-minded. The site is organized into “wings,” each focused on a specific decade. Altogether, these wings offer the curious an idiosyncratic and delightful sampling of monster toys from the 1950s to the 1990s.

Personally, I think the best thing about the gallery is the seemingly random material that will pop up from time to time. Sure, fancy-targeted art dolls, such as the mini-statues cranked out by the likes of Todd McFarlane, appear on the site; but you’ll also find oddities like the freakin' kick-ass chupacabra doll shown below.


Anonymous said...

The goat sucker! Awesome. A luchadore dressed up as the goat sucker.. Boy, that sounds like a bad (worse?) Jack Black movie.

CRwM said...

I dig that the Chupa wears shorts. I must admit that I don't know enough of the legends to know if this is an accurate detail.