You’ve wandered into the topsy-turvy world of Tulgey Wood, the blog of writer and historian Jim Fanning. Tulgey Wood celebrates artistry and creativity (and sometimes just plain madness): movies, animation, TV, books, comics—and of course Disney, lots and lots of true-blue, through-and-through Disney, including D23 and Disney twenty-three Magazine, and Sketches Magazine and the Walt Disney Collectors Society. Tulgey Wood is so fun, fascinating and full of frolicsome photos and facts, it’s scary. So wander through the wonder of it all, and enjoy.

Friday, October 12, 2012

It's Swell

For any Monster Kids and their friends of the 1960s who wanted to make their own monsters (or creatures or things), Mattel's Thingmakers sets were the very, well, thing. No set was more Halloween-orific than the Creeple Peeple set from 1965 by which miniature monster makers could make miniature monsters with a specially outfitted Thingmaker ("your own toy factory!"), some Plastigoop and your own pencils.  Take a gander at this pre-Christmas print ad (click on it for a larger view)—it gives a glimpse of the Halloween-type fun to be had making the Mattel brand of monster known as Creeple Peeple. (and while your at it, take a peek at the ever-popular Creepy Crawlers).

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