Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hand Puppet Horrors!

remco monsters at home

The Remco Monsters at Home series is a weird little footnote in Monster toy lore, basically the company took the heads and hands of their 9" Universal Monster dolls and made these charming little hand puppets complete with a plastic environment.

What's weird is, it all sort of makes sense, Dracula has a coffin, the Mummy a tomb, the Creature a sea chest and Frankenstein..... OK they don't all work but there is something likable about this line.


I wonder why the Wolfman and Phantom of the Opera didn't make it though, the Phantom could have popped out of an organ...


remco monsters at home

Carded Dracula


remco monsters at home

Mummy Mint On Card, he looks pretty sleepy.


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The Front of Frankenstein's "home"


remco monsters at home

See that look? That's the same face I make when you knock on my door on Saturday morning

I'm missing the Creature if anybody has a picture they'd like to contribute, drop me a line.

6 comments:

Todd Franklin said...

The Frankenstein photo makes be think of Laugh-In.

chunky B said...

LOL, Laugh In... Those puppets are all sorts of cool, I would buy those today if they made them!

Dancin' Homer said...

Maybe that photo inspired the creators of "The Groovie Ghoulies", since they ripped off that Laugh-In skit on their show . . .

Chris Salazar said...

Oh I have the creature! But I'd have to dig it up and I'm headed out for vacation for a month! Dang. Well I can say that I got it for Christmas, and it seemed really random as I didn't receive horror related gifts, and for some reason I had a realllly huge soft spot for him, almost like he was a teddy bear. So cute living in that little treasure chest....

Karswell said...

I remember these but not the cool containers they came in. An organ is a good idea for the Phantom, also cool would be a human shaped container for the wolfman to erupt out of from within. RIP! GRRR!

ladracul said...

So cute! Closest I've seen to a modern one is a Vampire Girl from "Peek-A-Boo Petites" Barbie line...although she doesn't come in a coffin. :(

http://tinyurl.com/6cwopa

Hmm, I'm starting to wish there were more monster-themed toys for girls...aside from the BeGoths stuff...

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