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Guillermo del Toro: You Can’t Take the Catholicism Out of the Collector

As regular readers of this blog are aware, Guillermo del Toro is a figure of particular interest to me. I edited The Supernatural Cinema of Guillermo del Toro: Critical Essays (McFarland, 2015), and have written a number of posts about his work over the years. The most recent was “Del Toro, Bleak House, and Sacred […]

Del Toro, Bleak House, and Sacred Relics

The current issue of Rue Morgue, July 2016, includes an article by Dave Alexander titled "Beyond the Walls of Bleak." It is inspired by the upcoming tour of some of Guillermo del Toro's collection in his Bleak House called "At Home with Monsters," beginning with the venue of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. […]

Trying My Hand at Toy Hunting

I've been collecting various action figures, Halloween decorations, and pieces of memorabilia related to science fiction, fantasy, and horror films for a number of years. But two television programs stirred an interest in doing some part-time toy hunting and selling. Last year's program Comic Book Men on AMC, and the new series Toy Hunter on […]

2011 Lemax Spooky Town Announced

Lemax has announced the 2011 Spooky Town collection. Highlighting the collection are 15 new houses and eight new animated items. From the Grinning Goblin Brewery to Horror High School to Spooky Town Gas 'n' Ghoul, there's a wide variety in the offerings this season. And it appears after reviewing the new line that it represents […]

Lemax Announces Spooky Town 2009 Product Line

For a few years now I have been an avid fan and collector of the Lemax Spooky Town Collection. In case you haven't heard of them or seen them, they come out in August each year in Michael's stores and usually occupy an entire aisle of the seasonal items. There you will find a number […]

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