As a young child, I can vividly recall seeing these guys by the dozens in my local pet shop and Woolworth store. I can also vividly recall begging mom to get me one. “No, it’s not a toy and besides, you have enough monsters at home already,” was her oh-so foolish response.
I could only stare longingly at them and hope to someday have one. That day day has yet to arrive as this little item, an unlicensed Creature From the Black Lagoon fish tank ornament from Penn Plax Co. commands big-time top dollar from Monster Kid collectors. And why not? What Monster Kid worth his salt wouldn’t want this beauty haunting their fish tank?