Ayre & Co.

Ayre & Co
Ayre & Co Ayre & Co

Ayre & Co has the finest quality taxidermy sale and natural history from the Victorian era to modern times. Ayre & Co deal in high quality or rare specimens and has become a mecca for serious taxidermy and natural history collectors the world over. Being web-based, we place value in honest descriptions, clear photographs, swift correspondence and fragile delivery solutions.

www.ayreandco.com
In: Collectibles, Oddities

Bruce Whistlecraft aka Doktor A

Bruce Whistlecraft
Bruce Whistlecraft Bruce Whistlecraft

Bruce Whistlecraft (A.K.A Doktor A) has become synonymous with the creation of Victorian Futurist style Robot characters.

Indeed, his popular ongoing Mechtorians series unravels the story of the retrobotic realm of Retropolis one artwork at a time.

Brass mustachioed scientists rub copper-plated elbows with polished metal bank managers, fairground hawkers and socialites in this fantastical realm where humans play no part.

A world whose inhabitants go robotically about their daily routine, playing out their part in a mimicked society modeled on a flimsy perception of an ideal world.

Every aspect of our own lives are reflected and filtered through the robot’s ill informed perception of what they are expected to be. Social hierarchy played out as theatre and consumer trends reflected as crippling exercises in vanity or peer pressure.

When machines try and duplicate our world the nonsense of the everyday is plain.

www.brucewhistlecraft.com
In: Art, Collectibles, Steampunk, Toys

The Gallery of Monster Toys

The Gallery of Monster Toys
The Gallery of Monster Toys The Gallery of Monster Toys

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.

www.thegalleryofmonstertoys.com
In: Collectibles, Toys

Baby Mogwai Gizmo

Baby Mogwai Gizmo
Baby Mogwai Gizmo Baby Mogwai Gizmo

Remember, there are three specific instructions for looking after Mogwai: never expose it to bright light (especially sunlight, which will kill it), never let it touch water (that will cause it to multiply), and most importantly: no matter how much it cries or begs, never feed it after midnight.

- Approximately 20 cm (~7.5") tall while standing on his feet.
- Completely handmade.
- Face, paws and ears are made of polymer clay and colorized with pastels. That provides ceramic-like effect.
- Glass eyes.
- Wire armeture.
- Made from high quality Faux Fur.

$190 @ Gakman Creatures
In: Collectibles, Toys

Ichabod Crane Sixth Scale Figure

Ichabod Crane Sixth Scale Figure
Ichabod Crane Sixth Scale Figure Ichabod Crane Sixth Scale Figure

Since its first publication in 1820, Sleepy Hollow has been a popular story in American fiction. In 1999, master storyteller Tim Burton, weaves an eerie and enchanting version of the classic tale of horror. Starring Johnny Depp as Ichabod Crane, an eccentric investigator determined to stop the murderous Headless Horseman.

Sideshow Collectibles and Hot Toys are delighted to present the Sleepy Hollow sixth scale Ichabod Crane Collectible Figure! The movie-accurate Ichabod Crane Sixth Scale Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Johnny Depp in the film, and features a newly developed head sculpt, an elegantly-tailored costume, and a number of highly detailed accessories which Ichabod uses in the movie.

Fans of Sleepy Hollow and Johnny Depp shouldn't miss out on this figure!

www.sideshowtoy.com
In: Collectibles, Toys

Frankenstein Marionette Puppet

Frankenstein Marionette Puppet
Frankenstein Marionette Puppet Frankenstein Marionette Puppet

Frankenstein hand carved Czech marionette is unique piece of artwork. This puppet will get under your skin in no time. Lifetime wooden toy that will brighten any interior.

We have to admit this puppet is a bit scary. But what is scary is usually also magic and appealing. Let us introduce you our new Frankenstein Marionette. Face full of scares, bloodshot eyes, pale green skin and black circles under his eyes... All these attributes are so typical for Frankenstein monster. Square shaped head, black hair, and metal stick going through his neck make him look even more realistic. Notice that each inch of this marionette is hand painted. His hand sewn outfit consists black turtleneck top, gray jacket, black pants and matching boots. Frankenstein monster stands 22 inches tall. He’s definitely a real masterpiece, and he will bring a pinch of his spooky magic world into your home.

www.czechmarionettes.com
In: Collectibles, Frankenstein, Toys

Esmeralda Animated Fortune Teller Machine

Esmeralda Animated Fortune Teller Machine
Esmeralda Animated Fortune Teller Machine Esmeralda Animated Fortune Teller Machine

Do not fear me gypsy. All I want from you is your tears...

Meet Esmeralda! For just a quarter, she will peer into your soul and tell your future... not bad huh?

Reminiscent of the old, electro-mechanical machines that once filled penny arcades during the early 20th century, this animated mechanical fortune teller, that I designed and hand crafted, is about 1/3rd the size of a full-sized machine yet operates exactly like the larger ones do including giving you a fortune card!

Constructed using all new high-quality materials, the miniature wooden cabinet is small enough that it fits practically anywhere. It measures just 2 feet tall (24"), 10" wide (18" wide lantern-to-lantern) and 12" deep. Once 25 cents is inserted into the coin push, little Esmeralda comes to life! (Psst... We bought it)

$2000 @ Starlite Amusements
In: Collectibles, Decorations, Games, Vintage

Dracula Life-Size Bust

Dracula Life-Size Bust
Dracula Life-Size Bust Dracula Life-Size Bust

In the early days of cinema, actor Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Count Dracula immediately established him as one of the icons of horror, and he remains so to this day. His role as the title character, an aristocratic, handsome, and hypnotic vampire in the 1927 Broadway adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, led to his starring in the 1931 film and the role for which he is best known.

Though Lugosi is hardly the only actor to bring his talents to the part, few would disagree that his characterization defined Count Dracula as we know him today. That he did so without heavy makeup or special effects is a testament to the strength of the actor’s performance. As Dracula, Bela Lugosi entranced audiences through the stare of his icy blue eyes and the understated strength of his personality. His performance as Count Dracula terrified audiences though no fangs were ever bared nor drops of stage blood ever spilled.

Sideshow Collectibles and Black Heart Enterprises are excited to announce the Classic Dracula Life-Size Bust. Black Heart artists have proudly created this life-sized tribute to Bela Lugosi, sculpted by Jeff Yagher, a master of subtle detailing and frighteningly realistic likenesses.

The Lugosi family consulted with Black Heart and provided rare insight and reference material for this tribute to the actor. The actor’s son, Bela Lugosi, Jr., personally authorized the sculpture and the paint master in order to ensure the greatest accuracy and detail achieved in this limited edition bust.

Black Heart’s Bela Lugosi Dracula is a labor of love and was borne of intimate collaborations between sculptor, family and producer and a shared desire to create the ultimate three-dimensional tribute to one of the original and most enduring stars of horror cinema.

www.sideshowtoy.com
In: Collectibles, Toys
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