Collector Spotlight #13—Max Reinhart

Collector's Spotlight

[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!]

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Name

Max Reinhart

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!

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Interested in sharing your collection? Drop us a line with the answers to the questions along with some pics of your stash and you could become a Featured Collector!

Written by Rondal

Rondal is the Editor-in-Chief of Strange Kids Club and a creative instigator who tackles each day with Red Bull-induced enthusiasm and a mind for adventure. Rondal has written for other sites including Rue Morgue, Fuel Your Illustration and Bloodsprayer. His obsession with horror movies, 80s animation and action figures is considered unhealthy by medical professionals.

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