Wednesday, July 3, 2024

KIss Alive II format variants Vinyl, CD, Cassette

 digging through my collection today I have several variant copies of Kiss Alive II from 1977 Vinyl format came with 2 vinyl records, merch insert and tattoos 

Then there is the much sought after misprint copy with Take Me and Hooligan that are printed on the back cover but are not on the vinyl records 


this copy had a promo cut mark and did not have merch insert or tattoos

also here are the cassettes
 and lastly the CD set that came out much later in 1989


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Sunday, June 9, 2024

Kiss The Originals Vinyl 3 Record Set from 1976

 Kiss The Originals Vinyl 3 Record Set from 1976 were released in USA, Canada and Japan. There were 1st and 2nd pressing. This set features the first 3 Kiss album up to that point, gatefold notebook cover, sticker sheet, booklet, and trading cards*Shop Junk Bucket Collectibles! *

Interesting the 1974 self titled debut features the second pressing variant that has Kissing Time that was not on the first pressing of the 1974 debut. All 3 releases in this set have the unique originals labels on the records.

First pressing record sleeves have matted paper, one the 2nd pressing the record sleeves were glossy. These pics below are from my first pressing set

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Found this video on youtube its not mine but goes into great detail

Sunday, June 2, 2024

Motley Crue Shout at the Devil vinyl variants

its been a while figured I would make a comeback post of one of my favorite heavy metal  records from the 1980s, Motley Crue Shout at the Devil released in 1983. 

Borrowing heavily from Alice Cooper, Kiss and Nikki Sixx former fellow bandmate Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P. Motley seemed to draw attention in satanic panic era of the 80s and released Shout at the Devil with embroidered pentagram logo on the front cover fans loved it but parents complained and 2nd pressing was changed to all black no pentagram cover. 

 1st pressing has a red label on the record, 2nd pressing has the standard red and black record labels that Dokken had on their records seeing they also were signed to Elektra records.

following kiss lead this album had a merch fan club inserts something that was a staple of kiss records in the 1970s,

 shout also featured a gatefold sleeve that opened to 4 color photos of the band Vince Nikki Mick and Tommy record label initially rejected the idea of the addition printing costs, seeing they were fairly a new band at that point but after shout went gold and platinum they saw just how important the band image was. Both records have the same lyric and pentagram inner sleeve

Monday, August 21, 2017

The Monsters Cereals are alive

Its that time of year folks, The Monster Cereals are back for Halloween 2017! Count Chocula, Boo Berry, and Franken Berry.

They are also available on Amazon 

Here are the new box designs

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Jason X Halloween Mask Battle

If there is a polarizing film in the Friday the 13th Franchise its definitely Jason X! Out of the film came some Halloween mask that are certainly different than the standard Jason Voorhees Hockey Mask. Don Post Studios did a full overhead mask in 2001 with a opening in the back.

  Then in 2014 Rubies Costumes came out with a line of Jason Mask that included Jason X

Given the mask from the Film
I would say The Don Post Studios version is the better quality mask, although the Rubies mask is a closer representation of the film mask.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Freddy Krueger Light Up Mask

Anyone who grew up in the 1980s, remembers A Nightmare on Elm Street horror films, and its star, Freddy Krueger.

The films were a huge success, and spawned a lot of toys and merchandise. Such merchandise as the A Nightmare on Elm Street Freddy Light Up Mask. Released in 2003 by Paper Magic Group. Its Lights up in a circular fashion, and has a 80s retro Freddy look, much like the old Collegeville vinyl plastic kids costumes from the 1980s.



Monday, August 1, 2016

Monster Cereals kick off Halloween 2016!

Looks like General Mills post the photos of the new photos of the 2016 Monster Cereal boxes with election year theme.