Friday, October 03, 2008

Monster Rap

click here to see the 1975 rapco catalog
rapco creature from the black lagoonOne of the bigger explosions in the seventies was the rise of the homemade craft kit, which no doubt was brought about by the hippie movement of the 60's..

Children across America were making macrame (guilty!), rug hooking (guilty!) and happily making Christmas tree Candles (My father must have worried about me).

One of the bigger players in all of this was a company known as Rapco, who had the good sense to create licensed Canadle sets of the Universal Monsters, who wouldn't want a frankenstein or a creature candle? I want one right now!

click on rapco frankenstein to see the 1975 catalog

Want More Monster Toys, check out these galleries:

Aurora Monsters . Kenner Alien Toys.Lincoln Monsters


Arkonbey said...

In the catalog, Frankenstein's Monster, and the Creature busts look cool but that wolfman is a piece of garbage! Wow.

Is this the beginnings of something that brought us to this?

this is sort of cool, but I don't know if what I'd think if I saw it in someone's living room.

Keith said...

So did you grow out of making crafts or not? :-)

Plaidstallions said...

Quite easily, I was never any good at it....

rob! said...

i hate DIY stuff, but i love ANYTHING with the Creature From the Black Lagoon on it!

Keith said...

LOL I wasn't either.


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