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courtesy Forrest Mellott
Art and toys have a lot in common. Both engage the imagination, reflect the interests and values of their time, and are as indispensable as they are impractical. They exist to delight ... yet also for something more that is difficult to define. Remco's 1979-1981 Universal Monsters 9-inch poseable figures embody these characteristics like few other toys of the period, and my Classic Toy Portrait series pays tribute to their peculiar place on store shelves long after the monster merchandising craze of the 1960s had ended.
Ultimately spotlighting each classic toy--The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, The Mummy, and The Phantom of the Opera--the first two prints in the series are now available!