Toys of the Eighties, My Pet Monster
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Had a commercial with a little kid running around trying to scare people with it. It was a big scary monster toy, something you didn't want in the bed with you at night when you went to sleep.
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Liz - April 12, 2007 - Report this comment
LMAO! I remember this ugly thing!
mitzi - April 14, 2007 - Report this comment
the cartoon rocked---monster came to life when you took his orange hadncuffs off and hung out w/ his blond buddy Max. "my pet monster, my very very bestest friend. It's my pet monster, a monster of a friend"
Heather - May 31, 2007 - Report this comment
I never saw the cartoon, but my brother had the corny movie on tape and also the stuffed animal. Then as a teenager he enjoyed drop-kicking it around his room... I took it from him, sewed up his neck and rescued him.
travis - June 14, 2007 - Report this comment
i was totally obsessed with the movie and cartoon... i had a doll, which i regretfully gave to my girlfriend, and we got in a fight and she threw it away!!! .... bummmer
jason - July 15, 2007 - Report this comment
one of my favorite childhood toys.i remember getting it for christmas and almost having a heart attack!i had the movie and watched the cartoon.i also had my football monster...anyone remember that?
casper - July 29, 2007 - Report this comment
i have the cuddly toy and really want to get more stuff old movies etc i have lost the handcuffs off my toy
dubbayumm - August 26, 2007 - Report this comment
I still have one of these in the box. And I still have the movie.
krikit96 - September 01, 2007 - Report this comment
HAHAHA!!! I loved this thing and his handcuffs...as a kid, all my friends wanted one and I had it! I loved it and refused to give it away...when I got to 6th-7th grade I used to practice kissing boys on him...pitiful...I just got rid of it about 4 years ago, the newer versions came out but they aren't quite as cool
jodi - October 20, 2007 - Report this comment
My friends had em but I never did. I wanted one so bad!
Cameron - November 17, 2007 - Report this comment
I hate those!!!!!!!!!
ulises - December 06, 2007 - Report this comment
i have a pet monster,, i had it since i was 9 years old,, i still havehim and i even have the little one,,,
Jo - February 05, 2008 - Report this comment
whats the little one called. im trying to find one on the internet to buy
Ej - February 06, 2008 - Report this comment
These were awesome. I went through 2 or 3
Ash - February 28, 2008 - Report this comment
My cousin, who is a guy and 15 years older than me, had this...I just liked to play with the cuffs.
roberto - March 04, 2008 - Report this comment
I got on e w/cuffs mint cond. anyone interested?
Chad - April 02, 2008 - Report this comment
if anyone has one of the smaller hand puppets for sale in brand new, unopened box, mint condition... please contact me at werd_decipher@hotmail.com i am extremely interested.
Elaine - April 09, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking for a knock off version of my pet monster that was sold by rite aid/payless in 1986. It is purple and yellow with a light up head. I have a picture up on the unknown toys section of this website. Please contact me if you have this toy in ANY condition or if you happen to know the brand name. jadebearranch@aol.com
Harry - April 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a my pet monster that is in really good condition. Please email me at harryr52@gmail.com
Bruce - May 05, 2008 - Report this comment
Im looking for a big My Pet Monster with the cuffs in new condition or at least great condition. Please email me at coastie09@hotmail.com
Brad - May 24, 2008 - Report this comment
My buddy actually got caught stuffing the pet monster back in 1992 - freshman year of high school. He sewed the doll back up after we caught him. It was kind of messed up with the handcuffs and all.
Darrin - May 24, 2008 - Report this comment
That is pretty weird. I had a friend that did the same thing with one of those things. Some people are pretty messed up.
Ilea - June 12, 2008 - Report this comment
My Pet Moster is Great, I am looking for 2 for my boys! Anyone know where i can get them?
juughin - June 23, 2008 - Report this comment
I have all three versions of my pet monster and some of the cousins.Yours looks really good.mine went trugh my childhood and is now doing it's round with my third child.all my kids have loved this toy.i am looking forward to the new movie thats supposed to come out soon.
Tiffany - July 10, 2008 - Report this comment
When i was about 3-4yrs old my cousin Tammy used to chase me around the house with that doll, was never scared more of anything in my life! she had a baby two years ago, i bought the doll on ebay and im sending it to her hahah
jason camp - August 12, 2008 - Report this comment
i am tryin to find a brand new one for my 2 year old son. i cant find them anywhere ill pay good price for a new one so u can contact me by phone cause i wont give no info over the internet 330-212-7458. THANKS
Jason B - August 12, 2008 - Report this comment
I too am trying to find a brand new one for my 2 year old son. You can contact me at 408-293-2864
aaron22968 - August 15, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi all....I currently have a BRAND NEW MY PET MONSTER (2001 Model) for sale on ebay currently. It already has 12 bids and I only started the auction $8. The item number is: 150282660776 My seller ID is: aaron22968 Good luck to all that are looking! Best regards, Aaron
amy r - August 22, 2008 - Report this comment
my husband still has his and we couldnt remember the name of it till now
Jaime - August 31, 2008 - Report this comment
OMG! I had a my pet monster I s;eept with until I was eighteen I ended up losing him when I got married. I was devistated. I love my pet monster!
James - September 14, 2008 - Report this comment
i have the football one my mom gave it to me when they came out i also have the movie i have found that on sold for over $1,000,000 that makes you think about what you have right now i may have to part with it to stay on my feet
Belle H. - September 29, 2008 - Report this comment
I am looking for one in good condition for a gift.anyone know where I can get one please let me know. thank u. me email is bellestaz@aol.com
Jim - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
I have the origional Monster I bought in 1986. His name is Spike. I found the talking monster on e-bay and his name is Junior. Even as adults we have fun with the monsters. They do monster stuff. Spike is 22 now and looks like new. We are trying to find out when Junior was made to give him an age. Any help would be cool. Because Spike is older he likes to smoke, drink and play cards among other things. We know they sneak out at night and cause monster trouble.
Michelle - October 12, 2008 - Report this comment
When i was a child my dad toke myself and my brother to a store and said i could have any thing in the store and yes we both got one i love it so much. Every time i ask people if they know about them and no one has a clue, where can a get another similar one mine is red and orange and purple a puppet ,what is its name icant remember stormstarr@optusnet.com.au
Rob Cross - October 24, 2008 - Report this comment
Hi there, I remember I had a version of my pet monster, but not the real thing. It was my favourite toy and I'd love to find another one. It was 20cm high. Light blue, with green nose and came with a flourensent green chain. If anyone knows what they are exactly, I'd love to try and find one!! robertcross@btopenworld.com
val - November 21, 2008 - Report this comment
I saw him in the stores a few years ago but his nose was censored. I watched the show. He was cuddly and The handcuffs that broke were cool.
Briana - January 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Look for the original My Pet Monster with the handcuffs in good condition. If you have one contact me please!!! briana_lariviere@hotmail.com Thanks
karen - January 10, 2009 - Report this comment
wasn't allowed to have one when I was a kid, cuz "its a boy's toy" PUH-LEEZ!!! So about 6 years ago, BIG LOTS had 'em for $10, so I grabbed one and gave myself a great mother's day present. The lady in front of me in line was laughin her butt off @ so was my then 5 yr old daughter. I was playin with him and hugging him like he was a long lost friend. Still have him too, he sits and watches TV with my 3 year old, she calls him her "not scary monster friend"
2swet4u - January 11, 2009 - Report this comment
when i was little my brother was scared of his MPM so at night i would take the toy out of his closet and place it on his dresser he'd wake up screaming it was hilarious!
Holly - January 21, 2009 - Report this comment
Loved mine and the movie. We may say that they are corny now but we still luv'em like we did back then.
Teresa - February 18, 2009 - Report this comment
I have a "My Pet Monster" that was my son's. If anyone is interested in it, please email me at fortintl@natcor.com
Jason - February 25, 2009 - Report this comment
I Got MPM Christmas morning and he didnt fit in the paper right, so his nose was pokeing out. When I saw the green I knew and I went nuts. About a year later I came home from school and my dad took him and some of my muppets to the dump. Still dont understand why. If anyone has one to sell please let me know. RoweJangles@Live.com
Sara - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I wanted one so bad when i was a kid and my parents refused. When i was an adult i found one in a toystore for $30, i bought it and still have it. Lets hear it for reliving childhood
Patti - April 14, 2009 - Report this comment
I thought they were great. Maybe because my daughter, who is now 31 yrs. old was on the packaging.
Beast - May 22, 2009 - Report this comment
along with dogs, monsters and other fantastic beasts were one of my two major childhood obsessions. Naturally I wanted one of these from the second I saw the commercial.It was all I could talk about. I finally got one for Christmas 1986 from my aunt. I loved that stuffed monster. Soon the others followed. the three smaller ones and the Football Monster, plus the Lunch Box and coloring and story books. I had all sorts of adventures with them, sort of a Calvin and Hobbes sort of deal. The football monster and lunch box was acquired in Indiana at Children's Palace during a visit to my grandfather's. My mom loves to recount the story of waiting for the bus to arrive on the way back home from the trip. It was the middle of the night and I was exhausted. I finally said "if that bus doesn't come soon I'm gonna die" to which a man sitting nearby said "If you do can I have your monster" My mom says I just looked at the guy like he was out of his mind. I remember taking two of the smaller ones on a field trip once so a friend and I could play with them. My friend liked the orange one who due to his two fangs he claimed was a vampire. He used to make my monster bite his neck. He also claimed the three smaller ones were like the Critters from the monster movie of the same name. He'd make them roll around and shoot imaginary spikes at people. I still maintain that they were better than either of the creatures he compared them to though the critters comparison was more tolerable than the vampire one. I hate vampires. Worst movie monster ever. I also watched the movie and the cartoon. I Had the movie and all the episodes on tape. I wanted the power to turn into a monster like in the movie. While I loved the cartoon at the time, I realize it could have been tons better than it was. It seems to me they took a great concept and phoned it in.
Brian - June 08, 2009 - Report this comment
I recently came across this site and figured I would post something if what I have. I have a MY Football Monster in superb condition with helmit, jersey, cuffs and even the packaging box he came with. I also have 2 my pet monsters, one with cuffs, and the other without. IF anyone is interested, my email is brian78944@yahoo.com
retroman - July 17, 2009 - Report this comment
This toy is being released into the market again soon - so get ready to bring back the retro look out for it this Christmas!!!
Beast - August 13, 2009 - Report this comment
I hope it's better than the last time they tried to rerelease him. I didn't care much for that one. It wasn't as ugly and ferocious looking as the original. And it was smiling. The original didn't smile. I actually have three of the originals, My Pet Monster, My Football Monster and Wogster, the smaller pink one, all bought on Ebay. Wogster travels in my backpack. These monsters mean a lot to me. All my best childhood memories revolve around them.
Princess_paige - August 18, 2009 - Report this comment
i had one of these it sat on my floor to keep other monsters out of my room...
Jennifer - September 03, 2009 - Report this comment
everyones kid brother had one of these. i had minatureone o git in kids meal at carls junior. i remeber how badly my little cousin wanted one of these and he got one for christmas.
Monster Master - September 09, 2009 - Report this comment
Michelle, the orange monster puppet was named Gwonk, the purple one was Rark and the pink one was Wogster. They all appeared on one episode of the cartoon, though strangely the Football Monster never did. I had all five as a kid. It was the only toyline I loved enough to "Collect em' all". I remember putting Rark in Layaway because I couldn't afford the whole fifteen bucks or so he cost. When I went to get him out a couple weeks later the people at Layaway couldn't find him. My mom and I waited an hour or more for them to locate my poor monster and finally because we had someplace to be ( had to pick up a friend who was sleeping over that night ) I had to go to the toy isle and get another Rark because they never could find the original. I sometimes wonder what became of him.
Tony - September 14, 2009 - Report this comment
does anyone remember in school having a book about kids on a school bus. It was a school assigned book you could write in. They did all kinds of adventures and sometimes that had a scratch and sniff chapter. I can't remember the name of them for the life of me. It was "The --- Gang" Can anyone help me?
Monster Master - September 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Was it the Get Along Gang Tony? What bugs me now about the whole My Pet Monster line was that as a kid I thought I had them all. But once I got internet access I found out there were more than the five I had. Apparently the two big ones came in other sizes and there were two more of the smaller ones, Yaplet and Yiplet, plus Beastur who was the villain in the cartoon. I've seen them on Ebay and on 80s toy websites. These must not have been sold in the US because I don't remember seeing them in stores. And if I had seen them I'm pretty sure I would have remembered because I would have wanted them badly.
ROb - November 04, 2009 - Report this comment
I am looking for a My Football Monster with Handcuffs Helmet and Tshirt please email me on x19bits at Gmail.com Ta
VINCENT - November 16, 2009 - Report this comment
Was it the Get Along Gang Tony? What bugs me now about the whole My Pet Monster line was that as a kid I thought I had them all. But once I got internet access I found out there were more than the five I had. Apparently the two big ones came in other sizes and there were two more of the smaller ones, Yaplet and Yiplet, plus Beastur who was the villain in the cartoon. I've seen them on Ebay and on 80s toy websites. These must not have been sold in the US because I don't remember seeing them in stores. And if I had seen them I'm pretty sure I would have remembered because I would have wanted them badly. does anyone remember in school having a book about kids on a school bus. It was a school assigned book you could write in. They did all kinds of adventures and sometimes that had a scratch and sniff chapter. I can't remember the name of them for the life of me. It was "The --- Gang" Can anyone help me?
marie - November 19, 2009 - Report this comment
i LOVED my monster so much. i was about 4 or 5 when i got him and took him everwhere. i was a tiny little girl dragging along a big ugly monster. my little brother got jelous and got a gwonk! we where monster crazy!
Angelo - December 07, 2009 - Report this comment
The new version can be found on youtube theres a comercial for it but for some reason they been selling in the UK only and there are no UK stores that ship to the USA.
shawna - December 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Hey, I am looking for an complete working 1980's My Pet Monster for my husband for Christmas! He used to have one when he was little and he loved it!! Please email me @ tronicthecat@hotmail.com if you find a complete one!
BEN HARDY - December 27, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved this show i had the cartoon videos and the same stuffed toy it was huge bigger than i was when i got it lol, the movie wasnt as good as the cartoons :) i miss my big stuffed toy it now has 1 eye no hand cuffs and a huge rip in his neck i wish i had put him aside till now :(
Rosemary - January 06, 2010 - Report this comment
My Mum and Dad bought my brother two of these when we were little to help him not to be scared of monsters and to have something he thought would protect him in the dark. He named them 'Fangs' and 'Muncher'. They recently came down from my Mum and Dad's loft and my little boy (aged 3) absolutely loves them and plays with them every time we visit! Am thinking of buying him one of the new versions that talks!
Jeff - January 22, 2010 - Report this comment
I was wandering aroud Wal-Mart a while back, and they had an updated-ish version. The Monster still had handcuffs, but they fastened his hands together really close and it would beg you to "release" him and when you did his arms would come up and he would growl incessantly until you cuffed him again. (I really wish I had bought him.
Norberto - February 03, 2010 - Report this comment
I picked up an updated version of these for 5 bucks a while ago at a local K-Mart. My wife has it in the day care she runs at the house. I chase the kids with it.
Jan Griffiths - February 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I still have mine. My husband thinks he's ugly. I think he's cute. He's 20 years old now.
Jennifer - April 16, 2010 - Report this comment
my cousin had one of these. he talked and talked about it. and he got one for christmas finally. i had plastic minature of him and story b ook i got form carls juniors.
Jbailey598 - April 20, 2010 - Report this comment
Awsome! :)
Barb W. - May 20, 2010 - Report this comment
I work with special-needs kids and we have a "My Pet Monster" in our classroom that the kids love. Does anyone know where I could get coloring pages on-line to print for the kids?
Donna - May 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I'm trying to buy a my football monster and this link keeps coming up on google???? None for sale here looks like!!!!!!
Jannette - June 23, 2010 - Report this comment
This is a shot in the dark. I am looking for the original 80's version of a My Pet Monster in very good to excellent condition to buy, if it had the box that would EXCELLENT!!! My son had one while he was growing up...it went with him everywhere and slept in his original box at night and nap times. Max was lost to fire many years ago. My son is a grown man with children of his own. He still gets teary eyed when he talks about "Max". I have the newer talking version, but it is not the same for him, too many little details that are not the same. If anyone has one to sell or knows where I can get one..please email jannetteblack at hotmail dot com. Thank you
Jackie - June 24, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for a my pet monster in mint condition!! if you have one and are wiling to part with it please let me know!
Rob - July 04, 2010 - Report this comment
Just repatriated my football monster from duties as resident garage monster at my parents. What a perfect kids toy. One word of advice - dont wash these guys too much the paint from their claws starts to some off with too much water! and care with the football short the numbers on mine faded almsot right out.
rebecca - August 07, 2010 - Report this comment
I have a gwonk I can sell~make an offer~REASONABLE offer
rebecca - August 07, 2010 - Report this comment
gwonk for sale~listed on ebay right now...make an offer!
Jim - August 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for a rare monster called Beaster. I have seen a pic but have no info on when or how many were produced. no luck on e-bay. any leads or info would help.
Tiffany - September 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Have a MY PET MONSTER in awesome condition in the box. Little wear on hand, but he is in great shape!! Let me know. Nittany1979 at hotmail dot com.
Heather - September 13, 2010 - Report this comment
I work at a camp and we get donated toys all of the time. One of them we got about 4 years ago was the '86 version of My Pet Monster. He was very used and very loved. The camp counselors adopted him and named him Mingus. Mingus would randomly show up in our beds, on the playground, in windows. He is officially the best creeper ever.
ANGELA - September 27, 2010 - Report this comment
I used to put a skirt on mine and bring it to kindergarten with me. Good times!
Stef - October 09, 2010 - Report this comment
i got one 2 days ago. he is a 'my monster pet', one of the puppet ones. pink, so i believe wogster? got handcuffs with him. found him at a op shop for $2. i only vaguely remember them.
April - November 14, 2010 - Report this comment
I am looking for a 2001 My Pet Monster with the handcuffs!!!! If anyone has one for sale, please let me know!!! admike01@yahoo.com
Nikki - December 02, 2010 - Report this comment
I got this stuffed toy for Christmas one year when I was 6 or 7. I remember snooping around the gifts & found a hole & felt his fur. Didn't know it was "My Pet Monster". Later I remember having nightmares about it cause he was so UGLY!
Michele SA - December 03, 2010 - Report this comment
My boyfriend has a my pet monster got it when he was a kid. Well when my son first went over to my boyfriend house he saw the my pet monster and fell in love! I have been looking for a my pet monster for Christmas for him.
mario c.a. - January 11, 2011 - Report this comment
Hit have a my pet montser football player since I was a kid almost 20 yrs now and still love it iam missing the helmet,cuff.if any one has them for sale contact me ..9097467063txt
memphis sam - February 02, 2011 - Report this comment
my X- wife dated a guy that had one. My Football Monster..he use to scare my 2 year old little girl with it. when i found this out, i made him scared of it. later i made him a joke. i had him wear shades, read a newspaper, had him gagged. everything, just to let my Angel know he was no threat to her, any more.. i called him MO.. Now over the past 20 years, i've lost him.. i would really like to have him back. all my friends thought he was the funniest thing. they always wanted to know what MO was doing now..
Patti - May 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I'm looking for the for the 1980's era My Pet Monster. My daughter who is now 33 is one of the kids on the packaging. She has the long dark hair and I believe she had a pink blouse. Over the years the box has gotten lost. If you have 1, contact me at tooch913@hotmail.com
Hennessey - September 02, 2011 - Report this comment
My older brother had one and we all loved it. Used to play tag and hide and seek and whoever was it had to have the monster on their shoulders! Lol! Good times!
Courtney - December 26, 2011 - Report this comment
I have a pet monster for sale, he's the old blue, no handcuffs and the paint is coming off his feet and hands, other than that he's in good shape. COURTNEYCVT@AOL.COM
John - September 29, 2012 - Report this comment
I have two my pet monsters for sale the original one and the football player version if anyone is interested call/tex john 951 858 5588
Greer - October 01, 2012 - Report this comment
I'm desperately wanting a purple (football) monster, preferably with the plastic chains and in good condition. My brother had one years ago and I know he will be unnaturally excited to have one again. If anyone has one and wants to sell, contact me! Jaspercat91@hotmail.com
Tink - December 31, 2012 - Report this comment
Do anyone know what his name was please. And happy new year xxxxxx
April - March 16, 2013 - Report this comment
I'm looking for a My Pet Monster cousins possibly. Mine looked just like a MPM but was puprle with a pink belly, glow in the dark eyes and teeth and had black plastic fingernails and toenails.
Angela - November 13, 2013 - Report this comment
Hi I am looking for a My Football Monster Pet for my brother he had one when he was a kid. We all loved this guy I would love to surprize him wih one if I can find one he is not easy to find. Please contact me at precblueeyes@yahoo.com if anyone has one please send picture and price. Thank you so much
Kayleigh - December 15, 2013 - Report this comment
I have a football monster forsale 1986 has helmet and chains if anyone interested

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