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Title: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 01:06:14 AM
I've started a new YouTube series where I blather about monster toys. It's called "Raymond Castile's Basement of Horror." In each episode, I randomly select a box from my cluttered basement, open it, and discuss what's inside. Every box is full of monster toys. Could be new toys, or toys from 50 years ago. I say whatever comes to mind, give a little history about them, a little context, and relate any personal memories or observations I might have.

The first episode is an introduction. I don't open any boxes. I tell the viewer who I am and what the series is about.

http://youtu.be/rkRPs3UVrwk (http://youtu.be/rkRPs3UVrwk)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 01:08:39 AM
Here is the second episode. I'm trying not to reveal the contents of the box in the title or description, even though I'm sure that would greatly increase my views over time. But I want there to be an element of surprise.



http://youtu.be/c-O9US0Q_QI (http://youtu.be/c-O9US0Q_QI)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 04, 2019, 01:09:21 AM
Well, holy crud Ray....I think I saw you at a Wonderfest in Louisville KY ages ago. I had no idea it was you. But I am pretty sure it was,lol.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 01:10:22 AM
The third episode would be of interest to 80s "knockoff" collectors.


http://youtu.be/ToeRVWh9pW4 (http://youtu.be/ToeRVWh9pW4)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 01:15:15 AM
The fourth episode is the latest one I've uploaded. It deals with one of the most classic lines of monster toys ever made.


http://youtu.be/AwXpYiKLupU (http://youtu.be/AwXpYiKLupU)



I wanted to get a few uploaded quickly to help build an audience. Now I will probably slow down to one a week or every other week. I shot 10 episodes over a one-week period. I'll probably shoot a couple more, then give it rest for a few months while I work on my Tomb of the Topstones mask series.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 01:19:41 AM
Well, holy crud Ray....I think I saw you at a Wonderfest in Louisville KY ages ago. I had no idea it was you. But I am pretty sure it was,lol.


I haven't been to Wonderfest in years, so it must have been a long time ago. I was there in 2012 to introduce Tom Stockman when he received his Rondo for the Vincentennial. I returned in 2013 when Tom introduced that year's Monster Kid of the Year recipient. That might have been my last trip to Wonderfest. I started going to HorrorHound Indianapolis and that replaced Wonderfest as my annual convention ritual.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Anton Phibes on February 04, 2019, 01:47:58 AM

I haven't been to Wonderfest in years, so it must have been a long time ago. I was there in 2012 to introduce Tom Stockman when he received his Rondo for the Vincentennial. I returned in 2013 when Tom introduced that year's Monster Kid of the Year recipient. That might have been my last trip to Wonderfest. I started going to HorrorHound Indianapolis and that replaced Wonderfest as my annual convention ritual.

I havent been in years either. i think it would've been between 2007-09. My dad, and my son (who's 23 now) and myself posed in front of (if I remember correctly) a UMA display. Were you going to WF then?

(https://i.imgur.com/CaTEntE.jpg)

The videos are nice, I really like the Topstone Mask videos you do too. They are very informative.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 01:54:06 AM
Yes, I worked on that display. I'm guessing that is the second year of the UMA "toy tour." The first year, the display was brown. The third year, we were moved to a different room. So that must be the second year.

I remember going to a vintage television collector to photograph a TV set that would be appropriate for the era discussed in that "Monster Craze" section. The TV you see is from his collection. I believe the Soakies and glasses in that top window are mine. You'll see them turn up in the YT video series eventually.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on February 04, 2019, 03:43:44 AM
The third episode would be of interest to 80s "knockoff" collectors.

Enjoyed this episode!  :)

BTW Those are animation cells. Check out those holes along the top. They fit on the registration pins on the animator's table.

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/723/guWXBc.png)

(https://imageshack.com/a/img921/7632/bU9cFe.jpg)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 04, 2019, 11:40:55 AM
Great episodes. The first episode was super cool. I dig the LJN Gremlin.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Jim Bertges on February 04, 2019, 03:16:19 PM
Ray, this is such a great idea, not only for us as observers, but for you as well as you sift through your collection and re-discover treasures you haven't seen in years. I have pushed the subscription button and will return when I have sufficient time to view each episode at my leisure. I look forward to each and every one.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on February 04, 2019, 04:56:34 PM
I don't know if I'm supposed to say what they were, but I've seen the 3rd and 4th ones. A very casual look at Ray's collection. Like going over to his house and rummaging through his stuff.  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 04, 2019, 07:11:46 PM
Mike, thank you for clearing that up. When I first obtained that item, I assumed it was an animation cell. But over the years, pretty much everyone I've asked has told me it was the kind of illustration that would have been used in a product pitch or a meeting to finalize the character designs. But your photo of an animation frame clinches it, as far as I'm concerned. This was part of an animated film. But a cartoon meant for public consumption would not have featured the front and side view of the same character, with his name visible. So it is some kind of showcase for the character...like a preproduction piece...could there have been a short clip of him marching in place or saluting? Maybe each character had its own clip? So it would still be some kind of internal piece, not a cell from a televised cartoon or commercial. It's very interesting. I wonder if there are animation cells floating around out there for the rest of the characters.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on February 04, 2019, 10:52:44 PM
. . . pretty much everyone I've asked has told me it was the kind of illustration that would have been used in a product pitch or a meeting to finalize the character designs.

Can't tell you the reason they used the animation cells. All I know is, they did.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Haunted hearse on February 06, 2019, 04:38:27 PM
Interesting series.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Count Zachula on February 08, 2019, 01:17:36 PM
Great stuff Ray!  Loved the Nightmare Warriors episode, never heard of those figures before. VERY cool, man!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Hepcat on February 08, 2019, 02:48:27 PM
Here is the second episode. I'm trying not to reveal the contents of the box in the title or description, even though I'm sure that would greatly increase my views over time. But I want there to be an element of surprise.



[url]http://youtu.be/c-O9US0Q_QI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/c-O9US0Q_QI[/url])


The cat makes it!

 8)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: mjaycox on February 08, 2019, 10:28:20 PM
I love this series and would love to do something similar. But my boxes are all labeled, so it wouldnt be a surprise.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 11, 2019, 01:28:59 PM
This episode is Part 1 of my look at cryptid monster toys. I rummage through a box full of Bigfoot, Nessie, etc.

http://youtu.be/pza-ZVhIDtE (http://youtu.be/pza-ZVhIDtE)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Earth 2 Chris on February 12, 2019, 12:51:41 PM
Wow, these are great! I'm really enjoying them!

Chris
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 17, 2019, 12:08:57 AM
http://youtu.be/pVWXKVNpDDk (http://youtu.be/pVWXKVNpDDk)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: fearliath on February 17, 2019, 04:05:07 PM
These videos are great.

Ray - you unwittingly introduced me to UMA. I was scouring the interwebs for info on the Glasslite Dracula action figure when I came upon your website on your work with Z do Caixo that references both the Glasslite Dracula and UMA.  I lived in Brazil for a few years so that was all extremely interesting.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 17, 2019, 06:00:33 PM
The Hang-Ups! Wow! Those are really unique and cool. Thank you for sharing, Ray.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 18, 2019, 04:50:44 AM
http://youtu.be/-jurDe2rY50 (http://youtu.be/-jurDe2rY50)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 18, 2019, 04:55:46 AM
These videos are great.

Ray - you unwittingly introduced me to UMA. I was scouring the interwebs for info on the Glasslite Dracula action figure when I came upon your website on your work with Z do Caixo that references both the Glasslite Dracula and UMA.  I lived in Brazil for a few years so that was all extremely interesting.

Thanks! It's nice to know people are still visiting my Z do Caixo site. It's hard to believe that was so long ago (2006 and 2008). I would sure like to return to Brazil while Mojica is still alive and see him one last time.

Welcome to the UMA! I'm not very involved here anymore. But admin Mike Scott is doing a good job keeping the ship afloat.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 24, 2019, 01:59:28 AM
http://youtu.be/eNw3A4gQAV8 (http://youtu.be/eNw3A4gQAV8)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: mjaycox on February 24, 2019, 06:45:25 PM
Awesome! I love this series.

Also-- can't wait for more Tomb of the Topstones videos
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on March 04, 2019, 01:07:19 AM
http://youtu.be/hCsH-9g8LRo (http://youtu.be/hCsH-9g8LRo)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: fearliath on March 06, 2019, 02:41:13 PM
When you talk about Children's Palace going out of business and finding old stock toys from a decade or prior on clearance that is literally something out of my wildest dreams. I have actually had a couple of dreams of finding a trove of Remco Mini Monsters and the playcase at a TJ Max/Tuesday Morning type store and losing my mind. One dream they even had some unreleased figures. Then I wake up and the level of disappointment is insane. You lived the dream my friend!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on March 15, 2019, 02:13:20 AM
This one is a little different. It's an unboxing video for the new Mego monsters. Probably the only unboxing video I will do in this series. Next episode will return to rummaging through vintage toys stored in my basement.

http://youtu.be/PCOahYNEpt4 (http://youtu.be/PCOahYNEpt4)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on March 24, 2019, 05:37:28 PM
http://youtu.be/nyxXZfP4FbI (http://youtu.be/nyxXZfP4FbI)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on March 24, 2019, 07:52:44 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/nyxXZfP4FbI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/nyxXZfP4FbI[/url])


Love the episodes. Great figures from the past.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Palifan on March 25, 2019, 01:52:45 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/nyxXZfP4FbI[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/nyxXZfP4FbI[/url])


Another great episode Raymond and I especially enjoyed this episodes subject matter with getting into these figures recently. The Fly was always the one I was after which I did pick up from the US before returning to the Uk although it will need upgrading at some point (The Fly really needs his shoes!).

Another area that interests me from this tomland/star raiders series is the 3/4" figures and after just over a year I've almost managed to put a full loose set together. I don't remember seeing these growing up but love the look of them and I'm only a couple away from completing them although this is made up of both glow and non glow versions. They are a little tricky to find with good stickers and even harder to find with their weapons but as they seemed to be released with and without weapons I'm not so worried about the accessories.

It's funny how these knockoff figures have become so sought after, after all these years but I guess collectors move on to the next thing once they complete a focus.

Looking forward to seeing what's next out of the box  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on March 31, 2019, 01:06:10 AM
http://youtu.be/B9CMNt8UDNM (http://youtu.be/B9CMNt8UDNM)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Palifan on March 31, 2019, 01:31:46 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/B9CMNt8UDNM[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/B9CMNt8UDNM[/url])


Another great episode Raymond and just letting you know that I've sent you a PM.

All the best,

Ian
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on April 13, 2019, 10:15:46 PM
http://youtu.be/4uItzeyV6Us (http://youtu.be/4uItzeyV6Us)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on April 18, 2019, 06:03:47 PM
Raymond, I just wanted to chime in to let you know I started watching the episodes last week, and I'm hooked!  Really enjoying your presentation as I salivate over your awesome collection!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on April 26, 2019, 02:49:02 AM
Raymond, I just wanted to chime in to let you know I started watching the episodes last week, and I'm hooked!  Really enjoying your presentation as I salivate over your awesome collection!


Thank you!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on April 28, 2019, 01:46:17 AM
http://youtu.be/Wr1e0oqYRJI (http://youtu.be/Wr1e0oqYRJI)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on April 28, 2019, 08:14:42 AM
Great episode, Ray.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on April 29, 2019, 11:26:25 PM
Great episode, Ray.

Thank you!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Palifan on April 30, 2019, 02:15:30 AM
Another great show and as I know little to nothing about these masks there was a lot to learn which is always a bonus!

One thing I was wondering with regards to the masks starting to stiffen in places is do you think that the plastic bags they are wrapped in might be reacting with the rubber? I have a lot of vintage plastic toys and the loose ones I have I now keep in acid free paper bags as some of them were starting to react to the plastic zip lock bags I was using before. This might have been due to the temperature conditions of where they had to be stored for years ( the loft in the Uk isn't the best place to keep things as it can have quite dramatic temperature changes through the year but I didn't have a choice at the time). Some of the plastic were becoming sticky which can happen over time but I've also found out that air circulation helps with things like this so it's a good idea to have a small hole in a zip lock bag if using them.

It's just a thought and I know that sometimes it's just the luck of the draw as latex or plastic that's being used for each run will change and some are better than others over time (similar to how some bubbles yellow on sealed carded items). Hopefully your mask collection will carry on in great shape for years to come and thanks again for taking the time to post these great vids up.

Ian
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on May 02, 2019, 12:04:38 AM
Thank you! I have heard that plastic actually softens the rubber, and that plastic dries the rubber. I have seen masks harden in plastic bags, out of plastic bags, stuffed with plastic bags, nowhere near plastic bags. I have seen masks that have been in a plastic bag for 50 years and are just fine, and masks that have been in a bag for five years and have turned to dust. Some people say it's exposure to light. I keep my masks out of the light. Some say it's humidity. I have a dehumidifier. I don't think there is any rhyme or reason. I think it has more to do with the rubber and whether it contains fillers or other chemicals. I do know that Be Something/Zagone Studios had a policy of only using plastic bags that were graded for use in the food industry. They would store and ship their masks in bags. When they used a lower grade of bag, some of their masks rotted in storage. When they switched to bags made for food, the masks remained intact. One of the company's founders told me this. So I started using bags from grocery stores whenever possible.

I think there is a problem with comic book storage bags and rubber. I store a lot of jigglers in vinyl bags made for comics. The rubber of the figures themselves doesn't seem to react to the bags. But the rubber in the elastic bands often deteriorates. The bands become brittle or gooey. I wonder if the rubber in the elastic is made of latex rather than the petroleum-based rubber used to make the figures. I started switching over to storing jigglers in grocery bags to see if that made a difference. I haven't determined conclusively whether that helps. It seems like the best way to store jigglers is with no bag at all. Just dump them all in a cardboard box, like they shipped from the factory.




Another great show and as I know little to nothing about these masks there was a lot to learn which is always a bonus!

One thing I was wondering with regards to the masks starting to stiffen in places is do you think that the plastic bags they are wrapped in might be reacting with the rubber? I have a lot of vintage plastic toys and the loose ones I have I now keep in acid free paper bags as some of them were starting to react to the plastic zip lock bags I was using before. This might have been due to the temperature conditions of where they had to be stored for years ( the loft in the Uk isn't the best place to keep things as it can have quite dramatic temperature changes through the year but I didn't have a choice at the time). Some of the plastic were becoming sticky which can happen over time but I've also found out that air circulation helps with things like this so it's a good idea to have a small hole in a zip lock bag if using them.

It's just a thought and I know that sometimes it's just the luck of the draw as latex or plastic that's being used for each run will change and some are better than others over time (similar to how some bubbles yellow on sealed carded items). Hopefully your mask collection will carry on in great shape for years to come and thanks again for taking the time to post these great vids up.

Ian
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on May 11, 2019, 07:04:08 PM
http://youtu.be/yndnzY5yHiY (http://youtu.be/yndnzY5yHiY)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on May 11, 2019, 08:39:17 PM
That's what I like! Lots of Creatures!  :)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 11, 2019, 09:10:08 PM
I dig the season Finale episode.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on May 12, 2019, 08:38:18 AM
This is the exciting season finale of Basement of Horror.

http://youtu.be/kyqW1gxv4DI (http://youtu.be/kyqW1gxv4DI)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on May 12, 2019, 11:37:03 AM
This is the exciting season finale of Basement of Horror.

Have you been renewed for another season?
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on May 13, 2019, 03:18:57 AM
Have you been renewed for another season?

The network bosses are still analyzing the ratings. They are telling me I need to bring in a love interest to provide some sizzle.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on May 13, 2019, 05:45:35 AM
The network bosses are still analyzing the ratings. They are telling me I need to bring in a love interest to provide some sizzle.

Preferably a Monster lover, right?🧟‍♂️👹
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Joseph_Baeza on May 16, 2019, 12:52:30 AM
The network bosses are still analyzing the ratings. They are telling me I need to bring in a love interest to provide some sizzle.
Forget the love interest...just give us more cat cameos!  ;D
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on June 24, 2019, 11:41:49 PM
Basement of Horror is still on summer hiatus...but here is a special unboxing episode.

http://youtu.be/MRNnO_aWiGA (http://youtu.be/MRNnO_aWiGA)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on June 24, 2019, 11:53:36 PM
That guy's art is creepy!  :o
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Palifan on June 26, 2019, 05:00:49 AM
Great unboxing video on something I hadn't heard before. Unboxing industries is a UK based company that I've checked in on from time to time and it was a good reminder about them as they have a few items I quite like on their site.

One last thing is that I recommend you keep going with the What We Do In The Shadows series as it does get better and there are some really funny ones in the bunch.

Looking forward to the next series and maybe you'll have some Tomland Mini monsters for us all the look at  :D

Ian
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on July 16, 2019, 02:56:09 AM
Review of the new intermediate wave of Mego monsters.

http://youtu.be/ruhX0VER9xk (http://youtu.be/ruhX0VER9xk)


I'll have one "field trip" episode and maybe one more unboxing episode this summer before I start the second season. Probably after HorrorHound in Sept.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 16, 2019, 05:36:07 PM
Review of the new intermediate wave of Mego monsters.

[url]http://youtu.be/ruhX0VER9xk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/ruhX0VER9xk[/url])


I'll have one "field trip" episode and maybe one more unboxing episode this summer before I start the second season. Probably after HorrorHound in Sept.


Great! Please do.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on September 04, 2019, 02:23:28 AM
http://youtu.be/pJJu3LgtlYE (http://youtu.be/pJJu3LgtlYE)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on September 28, 2019, 08:06:56 PM
My unboxing review of the Mego Wave 7 horror figures. I found out afterward that my Pennywise is missing his collar and the Horseman's cape is supposed to be "distressed."

http://youtu.be/n8RBWlSCbZM (http://youtu.be/n8RBWlSCbZM)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 10, 2019, 05:43:49 AM
The second season of Basement of Horror is here! Yay!

http://youtu.be/5pHInxNMqpc (http://youtu.be/5pHInxNMqpc)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 13, 2019, 05:37:30 AM
In this episode of Basement of Horror, I look at Halco and Kusan Halloween costumes from the 60s and 70s.
http://youtu.be/rgw35fbIIY4 (http://youtu.be/rgw35fbIIY4)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 20, 2019, 04:26:50 AM
My new episode of Basement of Horror looks at the Collegeville line of Universal Monsters costumes, along with some other interesting Collegeville items.
http://youtu.be/ot7tx0ZRmuA (http://youtu.be/ot7tx0ZRmuA)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on October 20, 2019, 09:40:54 AM
Great collection of the Collegeville Universal monsters! Cool black light poster, too!  :)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on October 20, 2019, 11:01:18 AM
Awesome Collegeville collection, Ray.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 20, 2019, 06:07:56 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 21, 2019, 11:38:19 AM
I'm having a HALLOWEEN GIVEAWAY! You can win a free monster toy. Watch the video for details. I will draw one winner on Oct. 31. You will get your choice of either a vintage AHI Creature jiggler, or a set of the four new Walgreens Universal Monsters. So whether you like old or new, packaged or loose, there is something for you! Watch the video and don't forget the big giveaway on Halloween!

http://youtu.be/tqgxIuMoPZY (http://youtu.be/tqgxIuMoPZY)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: MadCow on October 22, 2019, 12:40:34 AM
Wow, that's a hell of a giveaway!!! I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  :)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 27, 2019, 06:49:24 PM
My new episode of Basement of Horror looks at A.J. Renzi blow mold Halloween and monster toys.
http://youtu.be/qb5AnCEArkY (http://youtu.be/qb5AnCEArkY)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on October 27, 2019, 07:42:56 PM
Love the monster car coverage!  :)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: fearliath on October 27, 2019, 10:17:50 PM
The Kong bank is awesome. Thanks for making these Ray.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on October 29, 2019, 03:00:32 PM
I'm bringing you extra episodes of Basement of Horror for Halloween. This one is about metal noisemakers from the 1940s and 1950s, but there are also a couple of surprise monster toys thrown in.
http://youtu.be/QAErlTe2Ke4 (http://youtu.be/QAErlTe2Ke4)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 01, 2019, 05:33:35 PM
I'm bringing you extra episodes of Basement of Horror for Halloween. This one is about metal noisemakers from the 1940s and 1950s, but there are also a couple of surprise monster toys thrown in.
[url]http://youtu.be/QAErlTe2Ke4[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/QAErlTe2Ke4[/url])


Awesome! All the episodes are real great, Ray. Thank you for sharing your incredible collection.
Plus, Count Stankus gave you a Shout Out on YouTube.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on November 11, 2019, 02:11:14 AM
http://youtu.be/C_wAekfnU4s (http://youtu.be/C_wAekfnU4s)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on November 11, 2019, 04:24:01 PM
[url]http://youtu.be/C_wAekfnU4s[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/C_wAekfnU4s[/url])

Great video. Every time I come across this lunchbox, gone.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Mike Scott on November 11, 2019, 08:41:37 PM
Maybe the greatest lunchbox ever made!  :)  Why there isn't a new UM lunchbox every few years, is beyond me? At least a Creature one!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on November 19, 2019, 02:59:03 AM
Statement on the FTC, COPPA and my YouTube channel

http://youtu.be/tfKjzNwtusA (http://youtu.be/tfKjzNwtusA)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on November 19, 2019, 03:00:13 AM
I have set all of my collector videos to "no one under 18" age restriction. You have to be signed into YouTube to see them.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on November 21, 2019, 02:17:20 AM
http://youtu.be/OFpbaf5istc (http://youtu.be/OFpbaf5istc)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on December 11, 2019, 01:49:14 AM
I have uploaded a new Basement of Horror episode. This one looks at the 1972-78 Bristol-Myers Monster Vitamins and the Vincent Price advertising campaign that promoted them. http://youtu.be/q_g78-en0Zs (http://youtu.be/q_g78-en0Zs)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 11, 2019, 02:08:03 PM
I have uploaded a new Basement of Horror episode. This one looks at the 1972-78 Bristol-Myers Monster Vitamins and the Vincent Price advertising campaign that promoted them. [url]http://youtu.be/q_g78-en0Zs[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/q_g78-en0Zs[/url])


Awesome
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Doh! on December 12, 2019, 12:58:58 AM
Interesting video, Ray! I never had these as a kid; I do remember having Flintstones and Bugs Bunny, however. Very cool that you have an unopened bottle!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on December 14, 2019, 01:14:17 AM
Here is a new episode of Basement of Horror. This one looks at the 1960s Groolies' Car by Yonezawa Toys. http://youtu.be/7rnsoSifgGM (http://youtu.be/7rnsoSifgGM)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Doh! on December 15, 2019, 02:09:57 AM
I love that it still works! Tin toys were the best; I had a tin Batmobile as a lad.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on December 21, 2019, 03:31:22 AM
http://youtu.be/D5yvuSJvqc4 (http://youtu.be/D5yvuSJvqc4)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Radioactive Rod Whitenack on December 21, 2019, 12:07:42 PM
The Magic Monster has magically cured me of all my ailments. I am reborn.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on December 21, 2019, 04:27:49 PM
Here is another episode of Basement of Horror. I look at the 2018 and 2019 waves of Super7's Universal Monsters ReAction figures.
http://youtu.be/HpDoiTMN1i0 (http://youtu.be/HpDoiTMN1i0)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on December 21, 2019, 07:27:02 PM
Here is another episode of Basement of Horror. I look at the 2018 and 2019 waves of Super7's Universal Monsters ReAction figures.
[url]http://youtu.be/HpDoiTMN1i0[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/HpDoiTMN1i0[/url])


Super cool video
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on December 24, 2019, 04:04:18 PM
Here is a merry holiday edition of Basement of Horror looking at the 2001 Rudolph Abominable Snow Monster.

http://youtu.be/HPzCay_Voi0 (http://youtu.be/HPzCay_Voi0)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Palifan on December 29, 2019, 12:13:49 PM
Thank you Raymond for this years amazing second series!

Very enjoyable as ever and some great information on some items I've never seen before (it's good to know that there's always something new to see). Hopefully there will be more to come but I hope your Christmas is going well and that you have a 'Monstrous' New Year!!  ;D

Ian
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on January 04, 2020, 06:05:46 PM
Thank you Raymond for this years amazing second series!

Very enjoyable as ever and some great information on some items I've never seen before (it's good to know that there's always something new to see). Hopefully there will be more to come but I hope your Christmas is going well and that you have a 'Monstrous' New Year!!  ;D

Ian

Thank you! Happy New Year to you!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on January 04, 2020, 06:06:00 PM
My new episode of Basement of Horror looks at the Bugmen of Insecta from 1983.
http://youtu.be/qrnk4zs7nzk (http://youtu.be/qrnk4zs7nzk)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 04, 2020, 11:47:25 PM
My new episode of Basement of Horror looks at the Bugmen of Insecta from 1983.
[url]http://youtu.be/qrnk4zs7nzk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/qrnk4zs7nzk[/url])


The figures seem Bug'd by their spots. Great, unique figures, Ray.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on January 11, 2020, 06:21:39 PM
In this episode of Basement of Horror, I examine the 1979 Mattel toy Krusher, a big monster that you can smoosh into a crumpled ball.

http://youtu.be/XvdEnQCJR9M (http://youtu.be/XvdEnQCJR9M)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on January 12, 2020, 01:58:23 AM
Not an episode of my series, but an interview with me, conducted by fellow toy collecting YouTube host Count Stankus.

http://youtu.be/aEcIU7WBAQ4 (http://youtu.be/aEcIU7WBAQ4)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 13, 2020, 07:21:12 PM
Not an episode of my series, but an interview with me, conducted by fellow toy collecting YouTube host Count Stankus.

[url]http://youtu.be/aEcIU7WBAQ4[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/aEcIU7WBAQ4[/url])


Great interview,  Ray. I watched it about a week ago. Both of you have awesome collections and YouTube channels
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on January 17, 2020, 01:45:11 AM
Great interview,  Ray. I watched it about a week ago. Both of you have awesome collections and YouTube channels

Thank you!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 17, 2020, 11:12:13 AM
Thank you!

🤘🎃
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on January 20, 2020, 05:10:31 PM
This episode of Basement of Horror looks at the EMCE Diamond Select Universal Monster "Retro Cloth" figures from 2010-2013.

http://youtu.be/iUNxvBzstaA (http://youtu.be/iUNxvBzstaA)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on January 21, 2020, 08:17:46 PM
This episode of Basement of Horror looks at the EMCE Diamond Select Universal Monster "Retro Cloth" figures from 2010-2013.

[url]http://youtu.be/iUNxvBzstaA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/iUNxvBzstaA[/url])


Great episode,  Ray.
I think I sold most of them. The only figures I kept are the Creature, Phantom and Metaluna. All which are awesome clothed figures.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Doh! on January 23, 2020, 02:42:14 AM
I watched that one tonight, Ray -- very informative! I don't collect this style, but that Phantom really does look great.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 03, 2020, 12:39:15 AM
If you are so wound up after the Super Bowl that you can't get to sleep, this should do the trick. An hour-long examination of the 1980-81 Remco Universal Monsters 9-inch action figures.
http://youtu.be/MxYSb9uztBA (http://youtu.be/MxYSb9uztBA)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 03, 2020, 01:02:58 PM
If you are so wound up after the Super Bowl that you can't get to sleep, this should do the trick. An hour-long examination of the 1980-81 Remco Universal Monsters 9-inch action figures.
[url]http://youtu.be/MxYSb9uztBA[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/MxYSb9uztBA[/url])


Another great video, Ray. I only have three of the Remco 9".
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 07, 2020, 02:59:14 AM
Please consider choosing "Raymond Castile's Basement of Horror" in the "Best Multimedia Site" category in the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. I am happy to be nominated in this category, alongside many excellent blogs, vlogs, podcasts and other programs. The Rondo awards recognize significant work or achievements in classic horror fandom. It uses an email ballot. You don't have to make a selection in every category. Select as many or as few as you want. Copy and paste the ballot into an email, with your selected winners, and send it to the address listed on the ballot. The deadline is March 29. Thank you for your consideration!

http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/ (http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 07, 2020, 10:08:21 AM
Please consider choosing "Raymond Castile's Basement of Horror" in the "Best Multimedia Site" category in the 18th annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. I am happy to be nominated in this category, alongside many excellent blogs, vlogs, podcasts and other programs. The Rondo awards recognize significant work or achievements in classic horror fandom. It uses an email ballot. You don't have to make a selection in every category. Select as many or as few as you want. Copy and paste the ballot into an email, with your selected winners, and send it to the address listed on the ballot. The deadline is March 29. Thank you for your consideration!

[url]http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/[/url] ([url]http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/[/url])


Raymond, will do. Thank you for your awesome videos and sharing your fantastic collection.🤘🎃
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 07, 2020, 11:50:17 PM
Raymond, will do. Thank you for your awesome videos and sharing your fantastic collection.🤘🎃


Thank you!
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 08, 2020, 08:57:35 PM

Thank you!

🤘🎃
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 15, 2020, 06:20:47 PM
Continuing with the Remco Universal Monsters coverage, the new episode of Basement of Horror looks at the 3 3/4-inch Mini-Monsters.
http://youtu.be/eShJsPFZpoo (http://youtu.be/eShJsPFZpoo)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 15, 2020, 10:42:16 PM
I dig those REMCOS'
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: raycastile on February 24, 2020, 01:17:42 AM
This episode of Basement of Horror looks at the Monsters At Home series of Universal Monsters hand puppets. This is the third and final segment on the Remco Monsters toys of the early 1980s. http://youtu.be/4GLRgGDpSis (http://youtu.be/4GLRgGDpSis)
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: marsattacks666 on February 24, 2020, 10:26:47 AM
So cool, Raymond.
Title: Re: Monster Toys YouTube series
Post by: Doh! on February 26, 2020, 02:11:32 AM
Those are great! But like you said, Ray, too bad they didn't put more effort into the bodies. The little chests, coffins are fun, though.