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I-Mockery Pays A Visit To The 2011 Monsterpalooza In Burbank!
by: -RoG-
(9/1/11)

Back in April, I drove up to Burbank once again for the spooktacular Monsterpalooza convention for a look at some of the finest work by makeup and sfx artists along with plenty o' vintage monster toys, masks and novelties. It was my second time checking out the event and it did not disappoint at all. As always, for those of you who were unable to attend, I've put together a huge photo gallery (14 pages worth!) so you can see some of the best of what went down at the show. Now that Halloween is right around the corner, I figure it's the perfect time for a look back at all the spooky goodness that took place at Monsterpalooza 2011.


Monsters always accept Mastercard as a form of payment... and blood.


I was glad to see somebody remembers the ultra-corny Universal Party Monsters trading card set from 1992.


I spy a Remco Mini Monster Play Case. Easily one of the all-time great classic monster toy sets.


Lagoony looks disapprovingly over Jack Skellington.


Frankenstein's Monster really got a big head over all his fame.


KONG... WANT... HUG!!!


Blade will forever remain the creepiest of the Puppet Master characters.


Holy crap, it's Ed Gale! Howard the Duck himself!
He's also well known for playing "Station" in Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey and "Chucky" in Child's Play among other things.


He's also one of the friendliest guys you'll ever meet, so be sure to stop by his web site.


Chucky...


...and his lovely bride.


One of the many live make-up sfx demonstrations taking place at Monsterpalooza.


Custom monster masks... you'll be seeing a lot of these today.


Incredibly realistic... most likely being prepared for a Face-Off sequel.


Art. Don't question it, just nod your head in agreement that it looks awesome.


Who says you can't accessorize during the Halloween season?


What about Bob?


Ok, time to back off, Bob.


Some vintage monster kits including vampire nails, fangs, neck bolts, wigs and more.
Also, an old package of the infamous Scar Stuff.


Well, I don't see any reason why Skeletor can't be at Monsterpalooza... I think he qualifies as a monster.
Good to see they have a jug of slime from the Slime Pit too.


Watch out Beast Man! Watch out for the sliiiiiiiiiime!


Roger Corman... is there anything he wasn't involved with?


Out of print, import, limited edition, and bootleg DVDs can always be found on hand.


Check out this awesome import Texas Chainsaw Massacre DVD set we never got in the United States.


It's always nice to see family members reunited at events like Monsterpalooza.

There's much more Monsterpalooza madness to see!
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Reader Comments

Good Ol' Chum
Sep 9th, 2011, 11:52 AM
AWESOME! I see the goodies are starting to arrive. Great work Rog.
Good Ol' Chum
Sep 9th, 2011, 12:26 PM
Oh, and about the gothic babe (zombie w/big boobs) maybe you find an explanation here:

http://www.changingportraits.com/dahlia_dark.htm

Her name is Dahlia Dark, and apparently, she's a big fan of Pee Wee too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s41Pqv4yWak
Basement Monkey
Sep 9th, 2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks for all the pics.
Freelance Artist
Sep 9th, 2011, 02:20 PM
Honestly, if Dahlia Dark didn't have her boobs out of her shirt, I would want that picture sooo bad! (nothing against boobs, just not something I'd want in my living room).
hanging out
Sep 9th, 2011, 05:36 PM
Don't kill it with fire. Schlitze was the sweetest fella you'd ever meet.
Member
Sep 9th, 2011, 07:55 PM
Thanks for taking all the photos! For those of us who can't make it to these events, your reviews are the next best thing.
Member
Sep 10th, 2011, 02:49 AM
Man that alternate Freddy design was awesome. It's like they took Freddy and somehow made him "freddier." Unfortuantely the guys in charge of the new line remakes don't have a clue. We get stuck with pervy mush-face instead.
Forum Virgin
Sep 10th, 2011, 01:37 PM
Holy crap. The pic of the supernaturals toy just answered a question i've had for years, namely what the hell were those toys called.
Member
Sep 10th, 2011, 10:50 PM
The Creature from the Black Lagoon's name is Gillman.
Member
Sep 10th, 2011, 10:55 PM
The topless voodoo lady looks like the witch from Chaka Zulu.
Evil Penguin Queen
Sep 11th, 2011, 09:08 PM
The A-Z diorama is based on Edward Gorey's "The Gashlycrumb Tinies" but it looks like they're the "after" pictures to go with the "befores" he drew: http://nac.tamu.edu/x075bb/poems/gorey/
pickled
Sep 12th, 2011, 07:44 AM
I don't want to be anywhere near that Vampire's rose bush.
Forum Virgin
Sep 13th, 2011, 01:06 PM
The History of Monsters was insane & I've always had a weak spot for wax museums...i could have stayed at Monsterpalooza all day...AWESOME pics & coverage -RoG-!!!
Buttmunch
Sep 14th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Awesome stuff, Must have taken quite awhile to get this together, it sure took awhile to look through. keep it up! Thanks.

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