In addition to the usual reviews and comments you would find on a horror movie blog, this is also a document of the wonderfully vast horror movie section of the video store I worked at in my youth.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

It Came From The Archives 9!

When I am down in the archives, I occasionally come across items I don't even remember owning. Take my last excursion for example. I was looking through a box of miscellaneous figures and came across a few colourful plastic creatures in an old After Eight box. I may have mistaken them for M.U.S.C.L.E.'s - of which I have many - if there wasn't an accompanying pamphlet identifying them as Monster In My Pocket.

Apparently, this was a toy line created in 1990 by two guys, after they left Mattel. Like Battle Beasts, they had a collectible hook for when you pit them against each other. As you can see above, each monster was designated a point value. I don't know how they decided a Werewolf was more powerful than a Kraken, but whatever. Anyhoo, here are some shots of the eleven figures I found in ye olde crawlspace.

Winged Panther.

Invisible Man aka The Handicapped SCUBA diver.

Witch. This one weighs less than a duck.

Red Cap. Probably not as tasty as the beer.


Gremlin. Spielberg lied to us.



Haniver. Yeah, I've never heard of it either.

Release the Kraken!

Great Beast.

1 comment:

TheMikeSchwartz said...

I loved these little guys!! I too would have thought they were M.U.S.C.L.E. figs. I only had a couple of these. Looks like you had some great ones.