Here’s a tip for you youngsters: When you get older, you’re going to start getting a complex and will reminisce a lot more about the good ol’ days. Don’t fear it. Just embrace it. And since I’m 40 now, I do a lot of that reminiscing. So I’m sitting here on a lazy Sunday and just remembered that I used to have a pen when I was little that had fake blood in it that apparently was supposed to be a vampire bat. And those pens were called Blood Suckers! Here’s a terrible quality commercial from Youtube:
I’m pretty sure I terrorized kids at school with these and might have even gotten yelled at by a teacher or two. And it didn’t help that they were Rated PG: Pretty Gross! Haha – that cracks me up. But anyway, I’m now on a search for one of these because I love to collect things from my childhood and try and forget that I’m officially over the hill. It’s those little things that can make a difference. So if anyone gets a tip on where to grab one of these Blood Suckers for a decent price (I scour eBay on the regular), then hit me up. Until then, I’ll keep reminiscing and think back to a simpler time when I was a 7-year-old boy frightening little kids at school with my pretty gross vampire bat pen.
I’ve mentioned before that I’m a total sucker for retro 80’s toys, especially when they have any type of horror theme associated with them. Case in point: My Pet Monster! Oh sure, he wasn’t that scary looking in my opinion (minus the fangs) and the mostly purple face wasn’t helping the cause. He was still a monster though, and apparently had to be handcuffed because of his ill-tempered behavior.
According that commercial, My Pet Monster was indeed pretty scary when he wanted to be – but take off those handcuffs and he would help push you on a swing! So overall, not a bad guy at all. If you happen to still have one of these from 1986, you could be about $150 richer because that’s what they’re going for on Ebay. Here’s some news I didn’t know regarding My Pet Monster: It had it’s own short-lived cartoon that aired on ABC for one year. And as a special treat, here’s one of the episodes below titled ‘The Masked Muncher’. I’ll let you giggle on your own about that title…..