The Gallery of Monster Toys is
dedicated to preserving a disappearing facet of our popular culture.
Vintage monster toys are typically overlooked by collectors, largely
because they seem obsolete in today's world. The toys in this gallery
are not, for the most part, "slick" or "hyper-detailed." They are
humble and imperfect. They depict flawed, tortured creatures. These
toys capture a time when horror was fun. A time when monsters seemed
like "big brothers" to their young fans. I hope those who visit the
Gallery will acquire an appreciation, not only for the toys pictured,
but for all that they represent. This web site is for all those boys
and girls who grew up watching Creature Features and Chiller
Theaters, reading Famous Monsters of Filmland, and playing with these
cherished toys...and for all those who wished they had.
Word From The Curator
do Caixao Gallery
This website was created by Raymond
Castile, a newspaper reporter in Missouri. He has written
Action Figure News
& Toy Review
magazine and contributed photos and information to books by Tomart
and Arts & Antiques magazine. He also
produced the 1995 video
documentary, In Love With Toys.
Most of the toys pictured on this site are from the collection of
Castile. Many additional toys were provided by Andrew Williams, David
Jon Prabel, Brian Heiler, Rob Bollt, Gary and Dee Knechtle, Sharon
George A. Baker and other kind collectors.
Want to see another creepy web site by Raymond Castile? Visit the
State of Horror
- if you dare!
Creatures have visited this site.
Join the UMA, an online community of
monster fans just like you!
"This site has received the Bob Burns Kogar Award."
Picked by Forrest J. Ackerman as one of "Forry's (4e's)
Picked as the "Cool Toy Site of the
Week" 4/28/96 by the Raving Toy Maniac.
Copyright 1996 Monster Castle Productions, Inc.
The Karloff Frankenstein is a trademark of Universal Studios
and Karloff Enterprises. Frankenstein image included in NaviPress
netbuilding software, which was originally used to build this site.