From screen-used props from 1982’s Poltergeist to Hot Toys’ sixth scale model of the Delorean from 1985’s Back to the Future, the Youtube series Collection Complete has often leaned into pop culture’s growing nostalgia for that decade of excess, and their latest episode is no exception.
Taking an in-depth look into the lives of artists and the collections that fuel their work (as presented by Gemr, the #1 app for collectors worldwide), the docu-series’ twenty-first episode takes a look at artist, designer and monster kid Micheline Pitt’s completist collection of vintage 1980’s My Pet Monster plush toys from American Greetings’ company AmToy (including some ultra-rare UK releases and never-before-seen prototypes), as well as the related My Pet Monster animated TV series, and much more.
A dive into her fascination with the monstrous and vibrant toy line, which features fanged and chain-breaking characters with unorthodox names such as Beastur, Gwonk, and Wogster, Pitt says of her initial introduction and subsequent obsession, which began at the tender age of three:
“They’re what I wanted! And my mom was like, ‘Why do you want these ugly, ugly things?’ But I must have thrown a fit because she wound up getting one for me anyway!”
Check out the episode in its entirety embedded at the top of the article.
Now in its third season, future installments of Collection Complete (which we’ve described as “a binge-worthy series on nerd culture on par with anything that Netflix is putting out”) are set to showcase the collections of Boulder City, Nevada monster-maker Tom Devlin and Jason Egan of The SAW Official Escape Room, as well as other items in Pitt’s impressive assemblage of vintage pop culture ephemera, the whereabouts of those barrels from JAWS, and much, much more.
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For a taste of what’s coming down the pike, give the trailer for Season 3 of Collection Complete below.