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Happy Toyz Green Goblin

A legendary piece of horror history finds its home in the local area. Residents of Piketon may have seen the red glowing eyes that once terrorized a group of people trapped in a truck stop – people who experienced what happens when nightmares come true and machines come to life.

Tim Shockey recently restored and started touring the green goblin head that was used on the Happy Toyz Truck in Stephen King’s 1986 film Maximum Overdrive, which starred Emilio Estevez, Pat Hingle, and Laura Harrington. Shockey acquired the legendary piece of horror history way back in 1987. At that time, Shockey owned a local video rental store – Uncle Jim’s Video Land.

Shockey and his wife first bought the video store because she was looking for something to do, and he enjoyed movies. Overtime, his cinema passion grew.

“We watched ever movie that was in it and every new movie that came out,” he explained.

Shockey’s family was from Wilmington, N.C., where Maximum Overdrive was filmed. Being that it was a new release, he had seen the film. One day, Shockey received a call from his brother saying that there was this great item someone was selling and that he thought it would be great in the video store… read more >

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