“Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology. And then, in the second decade of the 21st century, we will release a kick-ass retro pack, containing not only Colonel Steve Austin, but also a giant action figure of Bigfoot. Any questions?” It’s better... stronger... faster at entertainmentearth.com.
DEATH WISH COFFEE $2.99 (sample bag)
$19.99 (1 lb bag)
Forget the castle vaults, secret laboratories and hunchbacked assistants: if you want to reanimate a corpse, Death Wish Coffee is the way to do it. This dark, highly caf- feinated, organic, fair-trade, shade grown brew will give you a jolt like a lightning bolt to the head. You’re aliiiiiive at deathwishcoffee.com.
ZOMBIE FOOT DOG CHEW $10
Man’s best friend is exempt from
infection in most zombie apocalypse sce- narios, so you’ll want to get your pooch trained to go after rotters ahead of time. This squishy, vinyl toy – complete with squeaker – will provide hours of fun for any monster-hunting mutt. Throw a dog a bone at gama-go.com.
HOT SAUCE $19.99
Zombies: you can cut off their heads, you can destroy their brains – or you can douse them with a hefty squirt of this ferocious hot sauce, which will probably have the same effect as a flamethrower, due to the pres- ence of the potent Ghost chili pepper. Ex- tract free, this all-natural napalm will torch your taste buds. Scorch yourself at torchbearersauces.com.
Among the most colourful monster items to come out of the 1960s were a series of puzzles first re- leased by Jaymar Specialty Company in 1963. Consisting of four Universal-licensed offerings (Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy and Wolf Man) with names like “Vampire’s Nest,” “Cof- fin Tomb” and “Midnight Prowl,” they featured
lurid artwork and additional creatures such as bat-headed dogs and a hooded skeleton. Released in various sizes, they came in both boxed and frame tray versions, with and without borders. Highly desirable, they fetch $70 to $100 apiece on eBay if fully intact.