This week’s Pop Culture League challenge is all about monsters, so I wanted to show a few of the beasts that live among me in the cave.
If you grew up watching the Addams Family, you remember the Thing. This bank is basically a big black plastic box. When you put a coin in the slot, a cute green hand reaches out to grab it and drag it into the depths of Hell.
This Marx Frankenstein monster is sad because I still have not had him repaired. Luckily, he still looks great even with all that rust.
This Dracula puzzle is the only puzzle can I have from this series, only because I slept through a recent eBay auction that had the Frankenstein and Wolfman puzzle. I’ll track them down one day!
Possibly the greatest puzzle of all time is the Alien puzzle from the 70’s.
I don’t like to play favorites, but this windup furry King Kong from Marx resides at the very top of my list of favorite things in my collection. Wind him up and he beats his chest, gnashes his teeth, walks towards you, and makes some freaky sounds all at once. And did I mention that his skin is made from the actual fur hide of the real King Kong? God rest his soul.
Here’s a display case I keep that has various small Halloween goodies I come across in my travels.
And here’s a monster that my son made for me in art class. He may be too young to have seen John Carpenter’s The Thing, but I’m pretty sure this beast had a starring role in the movie.
Lot’s of other great monsters are being reveled by the League this week. I particularly enjoyed reading about the History of the Don Post Studios, an artistic (and awesome) tribute to the Walking Dead, monstrous Batman villains, and the birthplace of Jason Vorhees. Check out all the articles here.