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Monstrous Mondays: Monster Orbs

Move over, Easter--Halloween has eggs now.

Move over, Easter–Halloween has eggs now.

Remember Masters of the Universe? Specifically, do you remember the Meteorbs, the transformable egg-shaped beings that became mostly animals? They were, of course, an idea made by Japanese toy company Takara, as most good toy ideas from the ’80s were. The Meteorbs only made one appearance on film, in an episode of She-Ra, Princess of Power, but just the same, they are popular toys because of their novelty.

These eggs are not Meteorbs, but they work the same way. We got these from Jason Devall, of Toy World Order, and I am in love with the little guys. “But why?” you may ask. “They’re just eggs!” Ah, but they’re so much more.

Backlighting is my enemy.

Backlighting is my enemy.

These become monsters! Is there anything more awesome? At the moment? No, there is not. As you can see, these guys are goofier versions of popular monsters like Jason Voorhees, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Wolfman, and Dracula. They’re adorable.

A face only a chicken could love (you know, since he's an egg and all)

A face only a chicken could love (you know, since he’s an egg and all)

Here’s little, dumpy egg-universe Jason Voorhees. He’s wearing sneakers and overalls, which is a little different than the coveralls he normally sports, but this is young Jason, I guess. He’s also wearing Lady Gaga shoulder pads, which I guess comes in handy when he’s fighting people, but it can’t be good for his peripheral vision.

He's wearing a deeeeeeeep V.

He’s wearing a deeeeeeeep V.

Next up is Tanning Bed Frankenstein. He’s wearing the deepest of V-necks, and he’s sporting way more than a little bronzer. He’s also sporting shoulder pads, but at least the jagged egg cracks resemble ragged sleeves this time. I love his beady little eyes and his mouth that looks like he just cartoon burped.

Sideshow Wolfy

Sideshow Wolfy

This guy might be my favorite. He’s a werewolf, and he’s wearing a wrestling/sideshow onesie. He also kinda looks like a Claymation werewolf. I don’t normally gravitate to werewolf toys, but this one is really cute and silly.

Blaaaaah!

Blaaaaah!

This guy is by far the goofiest, and again, though I don’t normally gravitate to vampire toys, Derpula is one of the best of the bunch. Look at his eyes–doesn’t he remind you of Rankin-Bass stop-motion characters? I totally expect his pupils to roll around goofily.

I don’t know anything about these guys like age or manufacturer. They don’t have any markings on them that I can see. All I know is they make a great addition to my Halloween mood table.

So have you seen these before?

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