Are you ready for a bonus Saturday edition of Vintage Fridays? This week's theme is "BEYOND THE STARS AND BENEATH THE WAVES: A Week of Space Monsters and Sea Creatures!" And we've got that covered and then some in this post! Today I'll be looking at three vintage monsters from the Socket Poppers/Con-Nec-Tors toylines. Grumo the Swamp Monster, Alantide the Mutant, and Trilor the Cyclops. In addition to the toy review, I also made a scary (or maybe just a kind of weird) Halloween photocomic starring these figures, along with a few vintage action figure guest stars. Let's check it out after the break...
|Hey, guys, you're facing the wrong direction!|
|That's better... hey, wait a minute!|
|Alantide the Mutant|
Trilor the Cyclops! This space alien is pretty clearly a riff on The One Eyed One Horned Flying Purple People Eater, albeit with two horns instead of one. And he doesn't have wings, but he does have wing-like ears, so maybe he can flap those and fly, Dumbo-style!
Grumo the Swamp Monster is like a cross between Swamp Thing and the Toxic Avenger. If you examine his sculpt, you'll find weird bits of trash mixed in with his muck, like an old tire and a shoe!
I think these guys make great looking action figures on their own, even without the body parts swapping, how about you?
And now, let's enjoy my scary and/or weird photocomic!
|The "Ultimate Evil" Strikes Again! ...THE END.|
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