If you happen to be in the Detroit area on June 22nd, come see me (Tim Malik owner and operator of Vintage Halloween Toys and ALL THINGS CREEPY) and a dozen other cutting edge artists who will have our work on display! There's gonna be a ton of gritty and funny films, art (I'll have some of my monster art on display), tattoos, booze, burlesque, and more!!! Good times!
Well, another Great Lakes FrightFest has come and gone. Lots of canned goods and pet food were collected for a great cause. A great haunted house filled the night with screams. Good times for sure.
As Halloween collectors, here are a couple of especially cool things that people had made.
This is a pedal powered hearse. It actually worked. How cool is that?!?
Someone also bought an old Chuck E. Cheese ride, restored it, and gave it a new fiendish paint job. Talk about Vintage horror hahaha! The kids loved it!
If you happen to be in southeastern Michigan tomorrow, make sure to drop on by the Great Lakes FrightFest! See hearses covered in blood! Learn how to make creepy things! Bring some canned goods or pet food to help those in need and an awesome animal shelter! Do all this and then step through one of the coolest haunted houses in the country! It's a SCREAM!
Take a looksy at this guy! A rather interesting flashlight, don't you think? I have this same blow mold featured on Vintage Halloween Toys as a noisemaker rattle. This is the cool "One Eyed Monster". I'm not 100% sure who made it, but I do have an old catalog picture from General Foam Plastics from 1971, and there are a few different flashlights that look very similar. So I'm thinking it probably was General Foam Plastics or Bayshore, circa late 60's/early 70's. This cool and spooky flashlight sold for $36 (which included the shipping).
Wow! It's been a busy past 2 weeks! I went to a big antique show at the Ann Arbor Antiques Market on April 20th. If you've never been, try checking it out. Tons of antiques await you. There were some vintage Halloween items, and I will set aside a couple of extra blogs just to showcase some of the specialty dealers that were there.
There was also a big rummage sale I attended, and I scored a couple of vintage-ish Halloween Trick or Treat pails.
And if that still wasn't enough, I attended "Motor City Nightmares" this past weekend. I met all kinds of horror artists, filmmakers, and there were vintage Halloween items and monster toys for sale. Good times!
For now I'll leave you with a picture from the Ann Arbor Antiques Market, and I will be adding more pictures very soon!
At Vintage Halloween Toys, sometimes I get some great emails from collectors and fans. I recently got an email from Elias Rivera from Wisconsin. Elias managed to find this great collection of vintage Halloween toys at an estate sale. What great luck!
If you go to www.cajadepandorapr.com, you can find this collection for sale. Elias is helping his mother in Puerto Rico get some cool inventory for her antique/collectible shop. It's great to know you can find vintage Halloween items all over the place!
March Madness! Wait...It's not March anymore. April Madness! Basketball! Go Blue! What's this have to do with vintage Halloween or monsters you ask? It reminds me that even an innocent basketball can be turned into a creepy vintage collectible item you fiends will enjoy. I present to you the Super Madballs "Foul Shot" Basketball! Made in the mid/late 1980's, this ghoulish ball was tossed and dunked by monster kids all through America (in limited quantities of course).
Hey all you Vintage Halloween Toys fiends...If you happen to be in the Detroit are on March 30th, come meet me (Tim Malik...the one who brings you Vintage Halloween Toys and ALL THINGS CREEPY) and a bunch of other cool Detroit area artists for the "Obi-Wan-na Art Show" in Garden City Michigan.
There's going to be all kinds of art available...Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and more! Original works, prints, limited editions, sculptures and all kinds of other cool stuff you are definitely going to want to own. I'll even be handing out Halloween candy (get your fix early!).
I'll have some of my original paintings, limited edition prints, and one of a kind sculptures available at the show (including some vintage Halloween inspired pieces).
So check out this link: http://www.facebook.com/events/130531337114183/
I hope to see you there!
Spring is almost here! For many of us in geographical cooler areas, that means a return of garage sales, estate sales, auctions, and antique shows. I checked out a show in Howell Michigan yesterday...Lots of dealers (about 60 of them) were selling all kinds of antiques and collectibles. I only found 4 dealers that had vintage Halloween items. There was someone selling some nice vintage Halloween ribbon for $10, a cute little owl candle for $5, an E Rosen cat and pumpkin candy container for $25, a copper pumpkin garden stake for $20, a Kirchhof "Life of the Party" tin noisemaker (featuring a common design of a half moon) for $16, and a interesting vinyl witch head on a kids size broom for $15. Out of these items, the witch head broom caught my attention the most, and although I think it was reasonably priced, it's not the kind of item that I really had to have in my collection.
Hey, at least there were dealers that had some items. Nobody had any vintage monster toys or old horror paraphernalia. Oh well, better luck next time.
Anyway, I'm glad to see the days getting longer, the cold weather getting less cold, and the hopes of finding some awesome vintage Halloween items for my collection very soon.