On a recent trip to the crafts mega-store The Range I picked up a PEZ.
Brand new and on its card my PEZ was a minty R2D2, a gift for a family member in need of a new droid.
Buying it reminded me of one of my greatest collectables finds ever, the PEZ Creature from the Black Lagoon.
I found it in a dusty cabinet in a vintage shop in Leeds many years ago. It wasn't alone either because a Lincoln Frankenstein was hiding in a drawer too! Needless to say both monsters made their way home to Moonbase!
Diving further into The Range store I surfaced in the Aquarium aisle. I love fish tank decorations and was thrilled to see my old friends Penn Plax still bubbling along with cool modern Action-Air frogmen and skeletons.
Besides frogmen and spaceships, Monster collectors love Penn Plax too. They released a cracker ... almost a Kraken! Their own version of a fish tank Creature from the Black Lagoon called the Action Aerating Monster. A legend among goldfish everywhere this monster is one of all creature collectors' holy grails.
Checking up on the gill man I was pleased to see that the Lagoon hasn't dried up yet:
Veny's re-issued the Penn Plax monster as recently as 2013.
Have you any creatures at home readers?
P.S. This is the first new post I've written in a while and posted on the same day. Normally I schedule posts 2 months ahead but its unusual as it's on my new Lenovo laptop. My old trusty Compacq workhorse, known affectionately as The Toaster, which I've had for well over a decade and on which this blog was born nine years ago is sadly giving up the ghost.
The end of an era.