toys and novelties

Horror WiperTags

WiperTags – a US-based company – has launched a Halloween collection of horror-themed wiper attachments that include a bat, a chainsaw, jack-o’-lanterns, a mummy, a yeti, two different zombies, a zombie baby, Frankenstein’s monster, Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees. “WiperTags are weather resistant,… Read More ›

Horrorible Kids – trading cards

Horrorible Kids are parody trading cards featuring icon horror characters designed by artist and animator Mark Pingitore (Wacky Packages; Garbage Pail Kids trading cards) for his Magic Marker Art company. There are ninety trading cards in the series: forty-five characters, each… Read More ›

Zombie-Opoly – board game

‘This game is rotten!’ Zombie-Opoly is a 2013 American board game created by games manufacturer Late for the Sky of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is based upon the classic capitalist board game Monopoly. The game includes six silver player pieces consisting of a shovel,… Read More ›

The Strange Change – model kits

The Strange Changing Series model kits were sold in 1974 by Model Products Corporation, usually known by its acronym, MPC, a Michigan-based company. The model kits were re-issued in 2012 by Round 2 Models. Here’s the blurb for The Strange Changing Vampire: “Open the lid… Read More ›

70s Monster Memories – book

70s Monster Memories is a 2015 British book from the writers of We Belong Dead magazine. The 400 page full colour soft back book contains over seventy chapters covering nearly every aspect of 1970s horror fandom – books, mags, posters, trading cards, TV, model kits,… Read More ›

Garden Nightmares – horror-themed gnomes

Garden Nightmares is a series of horror-themed gnomes to add a touch of the ghoulish to any garden. Garden Nightmares were created by RevenantFX and can be ordered via their website. Horror fans will doubtless recognise which movies inspired each gnome!

Balzac – rock band

Balzac (typeset as BALZAC) is a Japanese punk band formed in 1992 in Kyoto. The band was founded by singer and songwriter Hirosuke Nishiyama, who has remained the only constant member of the band since its creation. Balzac was highly influenced… Read More ›

Stretch Screamers – toys

Stretch Screamers is a series of electronic toys manufactured by Games Quest/Manley Toys Limited of Hong Kong. As their name implies, Stretch Screamers could be stretched, causing them to apparently scream (they were battery operated). The figures could also to be squeezed… Read More ›