My Mom didn’t like me playing with Play-Doh when I was a kid because I would always try and eat it. Sure, it looked appetizing due to the different colors and interesting texture, but apparently it’s not good for your digestive system. Much to her chagrin though, in 1984 I was already getting into my horror phase and Play-Doh must have known, because they released the awesome Count Creepyhead & Friends Play-Doh Playset.
Oh I had hours and hours of fun with this playset, until the next distracting toy for an 8-year-old came out and Count Creepyhead got tossed into the closet with He-Man. You have to love the fact that especially in the 80’s, the horror toy business was booming and it was more than refreshing to see Play-Doh jump on board. Writing about this pulled at my nostalgic toy heartstrings and made me search Ebay to see if any of these babies were for sale. Sadly, all you can buy that’s associated with Count Creepyhead is a purple scraping axe that came with the original package. No offense to the purple scraping axe, but that alone just doesn’t satisfy my craving. So until Count Creepyhead pops up on Ebay…..I shall wait. And while I wait, I can just watch this commercial to get my fix and see how much fun the kids are having in it.
Yes. You read the headline correctly. The man/company that I brag and boast about on my site, Retroband, is releasing an action figure based on the Farmer Vincent character from the 1980 B-movie classic, Motel Hell.
Not much more needs to be said really. If you’re not impressed by that, you deserve to be castrated. A little extreme? Possibly. But the work that Retroband keeps churring out is pretty impressive, so a castration seems fitting if you don’t like this Motel Hell action figure. This piece is very limited, as are all of their products, so good luck trying to snag one. Stay tuned to Retroband’s Instagram page HERE for updates on how to get it and for details on future releases as well!