Never ignore bargain barrel resale thrift stores during October! Yes, this weekend proved to be quite a treasure trove of finds for me, in particular this ceramic The Wolfman mug, made in Japan by Erneli in 1981, and sold at Universal Studios theme parks. I've learned that there were also prototype mugs created for Dracula and The Bride of Frankenstein, but only a Frankenstein's Monster mug was actually produced along with the werewolf.
Now to find 'ol Frankie!
And speaking of Universal monsters, I loathe those hideously popular Funko figures, but these new Monsters Mystery Minis are loads fun. They come blind boxed and are a bit pricey, but when you actually get the ones you want it makes for great collecting. You know what? I want them ALL!! I love that they are black and white too, although there is another version of them in fright-full color. I found mine at Walgreens, but I'm sure you can get these at most comic shops, as well as places like Hot Topic and V Stock etc. Anyway, below are the ones I lucked out with so far: Frankie and the Bride, Dracula, Creech, and the rare 1/36 Mole Man (I included the box stats on chances to win too.) Good luck-- and happy monster hunting!