Over the past couple of months I have found some awesome rubber monster toys at the DI. Let's talk about that.
I love these little guys! They don't make Halloween bats like this anymore, with the exception of bats that are purposely made with a "vintage style". I'm pretty sure these are both vintage bats, probably in the 70's-80's range.
A "HONG KONG" marking is the best indication that you have a vintage piece.
This was another cheap DI find. I honestly don't know if it is a vintage rat, or if it is one of those "vintage style" reproductions. I have seen these retail recently. Either way though she's a fun classic toy with nice squeak action.
I love those whiskers!
This Salamander was a must have! When I was a kid we would catch salamanders by the lake at by Grandparent's home and keep them as pets. He looks pretty real for a rubber toy!
"MADE IN CHINA, SALAMANDER, © 1998"
Can I just say I love when toys actually have dates on them! It would make things so much easier if everything had a date stamped on it. I almost didn't get this because it's not an 80's toy, but I did spend a good portion of my childhood in the 90's too, so I got him anyway.
You can never have too many spiders for Halloween. I have to hide these away because my poor wife has an irrational fear of these cute eight-legged creatures.
My pet tarantula
"MADE IN CHINA"
Bootleg Terrorantula from Rocks and Bugs and Things!
I could get lost in those googly eyes of his all day!
"MADE IN CHINA"
Terrorantula used to have a squeaky play feature, but the squeaker is broken. Still an amazing find!
Rubber Halloween Critters
Total Cost: 50¢-$1
What's your favorite Halloween vermin? Do you still have any rubber specimens from Halloweens past?