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Fictional Monsters

Moodus Mystery

More history here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jan 07, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Regionalism, Superstition, Natural Wonders, Fictional Monsters

Jump Jump the Christmas Elf


Seriously, Jump Jump looks like a mean, vicious badass to me.

You can listen to Jump Jump's Old Time Radio adventures here.

And if you have a spare $200.00, you can own your own Jump Jump doll.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Dec 23, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Aliens, Holidays, 1940's, Fictional Monsters


Karlsson-on-the-Roof from Maripuka85 on Vimeo.

Young boy subject to hallucinations is befriended by drunken fairy godfather. In Russian, but that hardly matters.

The German live-action version is even odder.

Wikipedia entry here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 28, 2014 | Comments (2)
Category: Children, Cartoons, 1950's, 1970's, Fictional Monsters, Alcohol, Goofs and Screw-ups

Wild & Woolly

Your Bonus Post for Sunday. Because Alex, Chuck and I love you all!
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 20, 2014 | Comments (4)
Category: Surrealism, Cartoons, Fictional Monsters

Nightmare Chimera


This creature must have haunted the dreams of many a youth back in 1959, for it still has the power to send me screaming today.

Pig snout, elephant ears, dog feet, fox tail. And the insouciant cigarette holder of FDR. This is worse than anything Stephen King ever conjured up.

Perhaps WU readers would like to submit their proposed names for this creature.

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat May 24, 2014 | Comments (12)
Category: Comics, 1950's, Fictional Monsters

The Great Garloo

How many toy trains sets were destroyed by Garloo? Although his fearsomeness is somewhat weakened by his receiving a smooch from the little girl.

In color!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 26, 2014 | Comments (9)
Category: Toys, 1960's, Fictional Monsters

Weird 1915 Kite


What was this home handyman in Popular Mechanics smoking?

Original plans here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sat Dec 21, 2013 | Comments (4)
Category: Recreation, Toys, Surrealism, Children, 1910's, Face and Facial Expressions, Fictional Monsters



How could Weird Universe not do a feature on a line of model kits dubbed "Weird-ohs"...?

This blog features a good writeup on them.


Here's a period ad from BOYS LIFE.


And the horrifying reality of the finished product. Buy yours now through the link below!


Coin from EXIT 73 studios on Vimeo.

I think you will have to watch this multiple times on fullscreen to enjoy everything.
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