Thursday, June 29, 2006


I've always loved fan-produced items every bit as much, if not more, than the real thing. These "premiums" (as they're called at conventions) , always seem to show much more sincerity and affection for their subject matter than any "authentic toy" could ever hope for!

This week I will begin sharing pics of this brilliant creativity. The sky's the limit when it comes to one's imagination and some simple (and advanced) Phtotoshop skills. The items that you will see this week are all real items in that they were first created with Photoshop and then actually produced using a variety of different household items.

It never ceases to amaze me how creative some folks can be when it comes to something they truly love. The Monster Mini Torch is so simple yet so very effective! It was created by my monster kid friend Rick Stoner. Thank you Rick for gifting me with this wonderful little weapon. I am now guaranteed a quick and decisive action to take should a monster on a rampage ever come pillaging through my town.


Anonymous Mike said...

A match made in, er, Photoshop! Cute idea!

Remember the giant working match prop in The Incredible Shrinking Man? Wonder how they did that?

6:42 AM  
Blogger Richard said...

I am the proud owner of a number of "Rick Stoner" premiums from previous years that are some of the most ingenious fantasy pieces I've seen! Each one brings to mind: "Why the hell didn't I think of this?!" BRAVO, Rick!!! Great work!!!

3:17 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

It's amazing what one can think of under pressure when it's a week before Monster Bash! I like the idea of taking simple items, putting them into the "monster" theme and then adding a little bit of the Stoner's Monster Mayhem wit! ;) So many people create such unique and monsterful items. I'm just glad to be a part of it all!


6:25 PM  

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