I am fortunate enough to work at a small creative company that allows us to decorate our office space how we want, and several of us decorate with TOYS!
My office displays mostly Legos and antique toys, and in the next office there are many Simpsons figures. Down the hall is the Queen of Pez where hundreds of Pez Dispensers are lined up on shelves and on the top of her desk. Upstairs we have a cubicle adorned with Star Wars everything! Lastly we have the office that I want to share with you today....
Fun at the Office - Monster Toy Edition!
This is the office of a good friend of mine named Joe who I have worked with for over 20 years now. Joe was the one who inspired me to collect some newer monster toys. A few of the vintage monster toys in his office were actually mine as a kid that I gave to him to add to his collection. Check out more pics of Joe's awesome office:
I so love this office. As you can probably tell, a great majority of the cool toys in here are Sideshow Toys Universal Monsters. There are a couple of the 12 inch monster figures and lots of the Little Big Head Universal Monsters. But my favorite ones (and Joe's too) are the 8" Universal Monsters figures that were made by Sideshow Toys around the year 2000 or so. These are excellent sculpts by renown artists like Mat Falls and Oluf W. Hartvigson that have created so many classic figures and statues for Sideshow and others. Possibly I can write more about them in a future post.
As for these 8 inch Sideshow collectors figures, they were created as a limited edition series. That is a slight problem for people like me that were late to the party. They can sometimes be hard to find on the market now. When you can find them, prices are inconsistent. Here is my absolute favorite Sideshow Toys Universal Monsters figure, the first one that I had to have:
If you clicked on the link, you saw how much it costs to buy this figure now. That may be the highest priced figure of the collection. At least I have some others to still get that are much more affordable. The next two I want in my collection are:
Of course, the most famous Universal Monsters are Frankenstein and Dracula. The Sideshow Toys Universal Monster Figure line boasts remarkable likenesses of the 1931 Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's Monster and the 1931 Bella Lugosi as Dracula:
The 8 inch Sideshow Bella Lugosi Dracula figure is so popular that I couldn't even find a link to share with you. All I could find was the 12" Bela Lugosi as Dracula Sideshow figure. Maybe the 8" Dracula will become more available after the Halloween season.
Let's take a look at the rest of this office's 8 inch Universal Monsters figures:
Below we have the Sideshow Claude Rains - The Invisible Man figure, the Sideshow Henry Hull Werewolf of London figure,
and the Sideshow Boris Karloff Son of Frankenstein figure.
Lastly, below on the left side we have the Bela Lugosi as Ygor in The Son of Frankenstien and
The Mask of the Red Death Phantom of the Opera Lon Chaney Sr. figure.
on the right we have a couple of my favorites. I'm glad that Sideshow even made figures from the lesser known movies like these. We have Metaluna Mutant from the movie This Island Earth and The Mole Man from the movie The Mole People.
All of these Sideshow Universal Monsters figures, as you can see in the pictures, come with a great stand and nameplate and various props from the character's respective films. These figures are so well done, it's no wonder Joe choose them to be the foundation of his very cool monster toy collection in his monster themed office.
Needless to say, Joe's office decor stands high above any other during the Halloween season. Doesn't it just make you want to re-watch some of those fantastic old Universal Monster movie classics?