TOYS WE GREW UP ON: Gre-Gory, Big Bad Vampire Bat!

Gre-Gory, the Big Bad Vampire Bat, by Mattel, is a toy that though I never owned personally, is one I always remembered! Being a monster fan as a child meant I was always on the lookout for the next cool monster toy. I remember when I first saw the commercials for this toy, wanting it immediately. This toy came out in 1978 and to this day I am surprised that it never made it under the tree on Christmas morning!

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You Can Pretend to Fly…RODAN!!!


Growing up in the 70’s was such a fun time. I would look forward to every Saturday, not only for the Saturday morning cartoons but also for the Creature Double Feature that was on every afternoon at 1. Though this was on a UHF station (WLVI 56 out of Boston) and drawing it in was often a problem, I would still watch it week after week regardless of how snowy the picture was. I cannot describe my excitement when in 1979 a commercial came on during the Saturday morning cartoons for a new toy coming out by Mattel. It was a toy to go with their Shogun Warriors line featuring one of my all time favorite monsters, Rodan!

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