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Halloween Countdown: The Return of Monster Cereals

Posted in food, halloween, monsters, retro, undead with tags , , , , on October 2, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I’m sure most have you have heard all five monster cereals are back on shelves this year. This means the return of long-discontinued Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy.

The current boxes:
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And the FAR superior retro versions, which have resurfaced as a Target exclusive.
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These comparative photos substantiate the point I often make about how digital artistry (though often incredible, and I freely give credit where it is due) can positively suck the soul out of media.

Tell me your cereal experiences! Which boxes did you buy? Taste verdicts?

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Seance: The Board Game

Posted in retro, toys, undead, vintage with tags , , , on July 1, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Today I give you a rare Milton Bradley treat, manufactured in 1972:
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Players bid on dead Uncle Everett’s possessions and the high bidder listens to instructions from their dead Uncle via a record (played on the record player hidden in the deck.) When all the items have been bid on and acquired, the record in the desk in turned over and Uncle Everett tells the players what each of the items is worth or how is due in taxes for the item. The player with the most cash at the end of the game is the winner.

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While this game is undeniably awesome, I have trouble conceiving a way for the same person or group of people to play it more than once. After finding out what the items are worth…well…it becomes a dead giveaway (pun intended). Perhaps there is some chance to how the items are acquired or how one gets to bid?

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More images here.

Watch Out! Here comes the Boogieman!

Posted in absurd, creatures, ephemera, monsters, oddities, photography, retro, surreal, vintage on June 25, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Hi everyone. It’s good to pop in and make a post for Dana, but I would much rather see her able to continue without interruption. It is two months since my last assist. Lets hope you don’t have me here long before Dana takes the wheel again.

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Gosh, did I get a swell batch to post on my return! These wonderful “Boogeyman” images from the 1920′s are actually stereoview cards.

 

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From the auction listing, with edits:

1920s BOOGIE MAN child & goblins bedtime DROP CARD series of 15 stereoviews lot.  This particular series…would be very unique as halloween costumes & monster movies were just coming to life (at this time). This is pretty bizarre & scary series.

On back of one of the views it is written J-13 “The Goblins will get you if you don’t watch out.” The views also have ink stamps on back from 1923 from a Dept of Public Safety approved for Sunday. Since they came out of an early coin op machine there are machine… wear marks etc. They are almost 7″ x 3 1/2″ in size

 

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These did not sell for the asking $495.00.  The source listing won’t be online for long, but you can see more here.

Retro Horror Art: Wandering Women in Nightgowns

Posted in art, Books, retro, vintage with tags , , , on June 15, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

If one browses a great deal of retro horror art (as I do), one is bound to stumble upon this common theme: wandering women in nightgowns.

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Apparently, many stories exist in which women find compelling reasons to roam the landscape wearing only their lustrous, flowing bedclothes.

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So forlorn, uncertain…
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And there is ALWAYS a perfect wind.
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Feel free to caption any of these, folks.

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Harley Quinn Retro Style Apron

Posted in comics, craft, geek, home, retro with tags , , , , on June 14, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

I’ve posted about handmade retro aprons and movie monster aprons before. Now here’s one for you sexy comic geeks.

Harley Quinn Apron:
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I’ve got the long blonde hair…I think I could pull off a convincing Ms. Quinn at the stove. However, I personally would be be hesitant to cook in something handmade and pricey.

If you’re not into comics, you could opt for the mildly unsettling Pee Wee Herman style:
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Desktop Goodies 6/4

Posted in absurd, advertising, anatomy, anthropomorphic, art, clothing, humor, medicine, photography, products, retro, surreal, thrift horror, vintage with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 4, 2013 by shewalkssoftly

Brains: it’s what’s for dinner.
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And speaking of, who thought a grinning peanut grinding his own brain out onto a platter was…a great idea for a product? I envision a young Hannibal Lecter having a lovely time with this. Don’t get me wrong. I’d like one.
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For the one time every few years that I need to physically remove a staple:
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What actually happens when you have a toothache. Next time you are bothered, understand that it is just the worms, demons and ghosts acting up beneath your enamel.
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Mid-century America presents NARCISSISM: THE DRESS.
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I don’t. But I’ve heard the stories.
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Ohhhhhh…so that’s how you get a man. You glue him down! I’ve been doing it wrong.
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A real book; I kid you not:
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When a man is asked what is perfectly irresistible I highly doubt “wool mantilla” is the first item that comes to mind (click picture to enlarge).
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The quote that made my week (thanks, Casey):
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Adam Dougherty “Kreature Kid”

Posted in art, exhibits, humor, kitsch, monsters, retro, sculpture on April 17, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Dana found us one that I find especially fun today. This young artist debuted this particular display at Monsterpalooza, a Hollywood SFX and Monster expo, this past weekend. His VooDoo Witch Doctor is a fun tip of the pith helmet to Disney and the adventure serials of the 1930′s. And check out that 7 foot tall Shock Monster and Frankenstein Monster he did as well. I want this in my Tiki room!

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Kreature Kid on Tumblr

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Outer Limits Gum Cards

Posted in monsters, retro, sci-fi, TV on March 26, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

There are no Inner Limits to Dana’s mind, or the wonderful finds she sends my way to share on her behalf. Like this vintage collection of Outer Limits cards. In fact, I have a couple of these kicking around in a drawer somewhere. Viva la Geek!

The full set of Outer Limits cards  can be found at their

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Camryn Forrest Designs

Posted in art, craft, decoration, design, geek, retro, steampunk on March 4, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

I am just floored by the custom water globes by Camryn Forrest Designs. Look at the details on these! The names–the concepts. Well done!

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Vintage Confections

Posted in art, food, retro, vintage on March 3, 2013 by bettiemuldoon

Posted by proxy from Dana’s “stuff to blog” queue while she is on medical hiatus. She reads and appreciates all comments…and apologizes for not being able to respond at the moment.

Planning a party? Better yet–attending one? How great would it be to have favours like these waiting for you? Check out what Vintage Confections offers.

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**May I make a daily request for the Readership to send Good Thoughts, Positive Energy, Prayers, and any means of conveying support and healing to Dana. She is struggling with getting past impossible pain on an hourly basis. One can only hope doctors are able to find a way to rewire her nervous system. THANK YOU! The Proxy Blogger**

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