When I was younger, between switching schools, new friends and constant parental fighting, I always found myself seeking refuge in our local video store a few blocks away from our home.
The owner, Cecile, was pretty awesome. She kind of knew about my personal situation and would let me stay there for hours watching movies, reading VHS magazines, re-stocking tapes and even giving me posters to bring home. 99% of the time I chose anything horror related. I remember having these two on my wall for years:
Something about being in that store always made me feel good. Just going through the aisles and renting movies I've never heard of just because they had these awesome VHS covers was usually how it went. That or just renting Goonies or The Wraith 400 times.
Well, over the past couple months, we have been working on a series called Tapehead. Basically, its a throwback to movies that many of us probably saw and cherished during the VHS days but most likely forgot about.
For instance, we have been teasing for a while on Instagram and Facebook, our first collaboration with FalconToys:
If you haven't seen Mac and Me, then I suggest you do. But do it drunk. And with your friends. It makes the whole experience much more enjoyable.
The very limited toys are basically and I think we should be seeing a release very soon.
The goal of the Tapehead series though is to incorporate all mediums of art. We plan on having toys, posters, shirts as well as screenings. We have come up with great list of titles that have built a nice underground following and hope you enjoy what we have planned.
Our first release in the series comes from Matt Ryan Tobin and it's for the 1986 film My Pet Monster.
The poster is a 18 x 24, 4 color screen print and will be a numbered out of an edition of 50. Each will cost $40.
My Pet Monster was just one of those films that I watched over and over again because of three things:
1) The Intro
2) The Monster
3) This guy.
The ending's cliffhanger left room for a sequel. Yea, that never happened. But hey, it was a great way to spend 90 minutes as a child.