[Welcome back to our Collector Spotlight feature where we spotlight members of the SKC community who have dedicated their time, money and living space to amassing an awe-inspiring collection of toys, games, pencil toppers or novelty soaps. If you collect it, are proud of it and want to share it this is your chance!]
How long have you been collecting?
I have been collecting for most of my life. My mother has a Wizard of Oz room in her house, so I was raised going to flea markets, thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I have a lot of collections, but here are pics of my monster collection!
Why did you start collecting?
I started collecting because I like to have tiny creepy monster faces staring at me while I paint, sculpt, and draw. I just love those weird little toys!
Any unique details about your collection?
The first monster items I ever had for my collection are my Remco Mini Monsters, which my mom saved and gave to me when I was around 18. I started out focusing on Frankenstein’s Monster, but gradually started to include other Universal and horror movie monsters. I have Frankenstein’s Monster from most of the toy lines of the last 50 years. Marx, Lincoln, Remco, AHI, Mego, Imperial, etc.
What’s your favorite item?
My favorite toy is Hugo: Man of 1000 Faces… loved him as a kid and still do! I don’t have the same one I had when I was a kid, but I bought a boxed complete one so I could have all the disguises!