Return of the 31 Days of Monsters, Day 3: Creepy Pink Lips!


By Shawn Robare

For all of those joining me for the first time, welcome to the Return of the 31 Days of Monsters Halloween countdown here at Branded in the 80s!  I had a blast last year, so again I’m counting down 31 of my favorite monsters from the Real Ghostbusters cartoon.  All of these monsters come straight from my vintage animation cel collection, and my wife and I tried our best to put them in a not-so-scary to really-freaking-creepy kind of order with the creepiest falling on All Hallows Eve.

Today’s monster is a pretty ugly spud (no ofense to Slimer!)  He’s actually a spirtually possesed toy come to life, and one of the henchmen of the trapped ruler of Toyland (a cartoon dimension full of toys.)  He was a capitol U-ugly samurai toy, so I’m not sure where the bat-like features and huge pink lips came into the design process.  Anyway, the episode is number 126, Busters in Toyland.  When I first saw this cel and his creepy big pink lips, I just had to have him…

This particular scene is straight after he eats a metric ton of food, so even though he naturally has crazy lips, they usually aren;t quite as engorged and creepy…

 

You can see in the screenshot to the left what the ghost originally looked like (he’s on the far right), as well as the original toy…

Come back tomorrow for another Real Ghostbusters monster animation cel as I count down towards one of my favorite on Halloween day!

Also, if you feel inclined, I would love everyone to spread the word about the Return of the 31 Days of Monsters countdown, so hit up those social networks and tell a friend (my twitter handle is smurfwreck, and I’m on the Facebook as well.) If you’d like to read more Halloween-y goodness, you can also click on the Halloween Archive link to the left (the banner with King Kong), as well as heading on over to the Countdown to Halloween to check out lists of a bunch of other sites participating in this year’s Halloween blogging event…

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