Your Cart




Gre-Gory the Vampire bat of childhood disappointment

Fooling around through the 1980 JC Penney Catalog, I came upon the Tri-fecta of evil, the three toys I wanted more than anything but never received. They are, in order, Mattel’s Godzilla from the Shogun Warriors line, Rodan also from said line and the third and possibly worst of them all Gre-Gory. There is probably nothing I wouldn’t have done to get these three, there would have been blood on the playground people… Godzilla was the only one of them I ever saw at retail, my friend had one, so there are some fond memories, it’s Gre-Gory and in particular the ad below that I remember best.

One day while perusing a comic (probably Marvel’s Star Wars) I saw this ad and went directly to Woolco armed with Grandma, they didn’t have it. Mattel Canada never carried the thing. After 20 years of toy collecting, I’ve never even seen one of these things up close. Gre-Gory, you represent torment.

Today I own that Godzilla and Rodan, but it’s sort of hollow, my main childhood memory is wanting them, not playing with them. I let my son fool around with my Shogun Warriors now because he has a lot of fun with them.

On an unrelated note, I found this incredible early eighties toy store commercial on YouTube, I had heard of this store from collectors before, looks like it was awesome, they probably carried Gre-Gory… H/T>

More Gourmet Blogage

Van Culture

Vanning is a point of view. It’s a sub-culture. It’s a sport. It’s a pastime. It’s a lifestyle. Vanning is as American as apple pie

Read More »

Hoosier Daddy

From the raw heat wrap to the chubby spokes and the fatty Hoosier slick, this chop has all the vibes 😎 Hoosier Racing 1957 Vintage

Read More »

from the shop

check out more designs in the shop »

Drop your email addy to subscribe to our occasional newsletter with a few blog posts, new designs, and even coupon codes and deals.

Come Again, Mate?

This shot of Russell Mitchell of Exile Cycles fame having a little fun, and a simultaneous run-in with the cops, during Daytona Bike Week 2007.

Read More »
Psyne Co.