Toying Around – A Look At Horror Toys And Collectibles

As children, after watching a horror film, our minds would race with the concept of “what if I was in the movie?” Closing ourselves off in our rooms to pretend we were playing hide and seek with a Gremlin. Racing back and forth across the yard, trying to our run a bunch of Critters. Or rounding up our friends to stage one final offence against a horde of zombies craving our brains. The only thing that could enhance our play time was if we had monster toys to join in on the fun!

Growing up, we are taught to put away childish things and focus on being adults. There’s no time for playing or using our imagination. It’s all about learning to work hard, pay our bills and taxes, raise a family and die. Right?


Thanks to modern technology and direct input from fans of all ages, horror toys are readily available from a number of great companies. We’re living in a golden age for collectors, but it wasn’t always this great!  Dust off your Madballs, take your My Pet Monster out of the closet and join in as we go Toying Around during this episode of 2GuysTalkingHorror.

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— The Versus Machine Podcast

— Curious Goods Podcast

Links from this Episode:

— Come Visit 2GuysTalkingHorror’s past episodes

— The Versus Machine: Cycle Of The Werewolf (The Novella) Versus Silver Bullet (The Film)

— The Versus Machine: I Am Legend (The Book) Versus I Am Legend (2007 Film) COMING SOON

— Gremlins

— Critters

— My Pet Monster

— My Pet Monster commercial

— Monster In My Pocket

— M.U.S.C.L.E.

— Madballs

— Boglins

— Boglins commercial

— The Real Ghostbusters

— The Real Ghostbusters Toy Line

— Beetlejuice

— Beetlejuice toy line

— TMNT Monster figures

— Todd McFarlane

— Spawn

— Movie Maniacs


— Mezco toys

— Full Moon

— Full Moon toys

— Funko Pops

— Funko Mystery Minis

Calls to the Audience Inside this Episode:

— What horror toys did YOU have growing up? Share With Us!

— What were YOUR favorite Movie Maniacs figures? Tell us now!

— What company do YOU prefer to get your horror toys from? Tell us now!

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The Host of this Program:

Nicholas J. Hearne - The Host of The 2GuysTalkingHorror PodcastNicholas J. Hearne: Blessed with an overactive imagination, Nick spent his early years absorbing as much pop culture as possible. From comic books to television, films, sci-fi, fantasy, horror – if it was great storytelling, he assimilated it! From early adolescence to adulthood, Nick spent his time honing his acting and writing skills, starring on stage and screen across the Midwest. In recent years, Nick has started his own comic book company, Archlight Comics, and is also a founder of Archlight Studios, both with longtime friend Jason Contini, and has become a skilled podcast editor and co-host aboard a number of different podcast efforts.

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