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Halloween Countdown: Munsters Squeak Toys

Posted in halloween, monsters, toys, TV, vintage with tags , , , , on October 19, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

In 1965, Spanish company Laya produced a line of Munsters squeak toys.


Does anyone know why Bugs Bunny is involved in this? I couldn’t find much info about the company.



Interesting color choices for the toys. Though I remember also being surprised when I first saw a color photo of the Munsters (I’m not sure what I expected…real life grayscale?).



Halloween Countdown: Neato Coolville Wallpapers

Posted in halloween, monsters, retro, vintage with tags , , , on October 18, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Neato Coolville, an all around amazing blog, has been posting a series of Halloween wallpapers for free download. They are full of retro monster goodness!

This Magazine is Haunted Wallpaper

Trick or Treat Skeleton Wallpaper

As a result of my image hoarding “hard drive curating” I have about 200 things on my desktop at any given time, so I need a fairly simple wallpaper in order to see them all. This one fits the bill perfectly.
Creepy 24 Wallpaper

Halloween Postcard Wallpaper

Skeleton Hand 1 Wallpaper

I’m posting the downsized versions. Click here and scroll around for full sizes!

Halloween Countdown: Frankenstein’s Monster Cross Stitch

Posted in craft, halloween, monsters with tags , , on October 16, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Danielle Sayer Design sells two versions of this terrific Frankenstein’s monster cross stitch.




Isn’t this a great Halloween (or anytime) addition to a cozy, monster loving household?

Danielle Sayer Design

Halloween Countdown: Hilary Wallace

Posted in art, halloween, monsters, undead with tags , , , on October 11, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Hilary Wallace suggested her portfolio for my Halloween countdown, and I feel it fits.

This was done in colored pencil:

I adore this vampire’s hands.

Well, miss…your hair looks lovely.

The perfect zombie mouth:

Hilary Wallace

Halloween Countdown: 1976 Super Gruesome Iron On Transfers

Posted in halloween, monsters, retro, vintage with tags , , , on October 6, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

Neato Coolville featured these excellent iron on transfers, featuring some classic fiends.

1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Transfers Ad

I think I’d wear every one of these on a T-shirt for Halloween.
1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Gory Eye Vampire

In fact, this is going to be be new “migraine T-shirt” for those headachy days.
1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Spiked Mummy

Which one is your favorite?
1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Medusa

1976 Super-Gruesome Iron-On Mummy

There are some leads for original image sourcing here.

Halloween Countdown: Parasite Specimen

Posted in craft, creatures, halloween, monsters with tags , , , on October 3, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

This homemade parasite specimen is one of the finest examples of DIY prop crafting I’ve ever seen.

parasite specimen 3

The creator gives a small comment:
This was sculpted out of polymer clay and painted with acrylics. The detail work was done with dental tools and some custom texture stamps. I added the gore just to dress up the photos a bit. It’s essentially lumpy gravy- cornstarch and water mixed with some food coloring and heated up until it gels.

parasite specimen 4

I don’t know about you, but I think the goopy red stuff is a very nice touch. A shiny, slimy luster makes any parasite look its best.
parasite specimen 1

parasite specimen 2



Posted in art, monsters with tags , on August 30, 2014 by shewalkssoftly

I came across art by EGO with no website link, and it’s hard to find a comprehensive source of work as it seems to be spread all over between tattoo sites, blogs, etc. But…I like it! So here are some examples.


An internet search for EGO obviously produces thousands of completely irrelevant results (though why not run with the inadvertent psychological education?). Love his skeleton and monster work.






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