Three words for you. Super Deformed Anthony Perkins. Wait, that's four. Oh, yeah, and it's an eraser. I need this. And a Nosferatu? Wait, is that the "head crab" from The Thing!? And... holy shit... Is that Tor Johnson!? Think about that for a minute: Super Deformed Tor Johnson. What kid WOULDN'T want to bring a tiny effigy of Tor to math class?
They're from 1986, released as part of an old Bandai "gashapon" capsule toy series called "SD Horror World," and I never would have known of their existence save for a chance encounter in a Nakano Broadway antiques shop the other day. All the classics are here. There's one of Frankenstein's Monster, a Mummy, the Creature From the Black Lagoon, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, a really demented-looking Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Fly, a Lon Chaney style Phantom of the Opera, the Metaluna Mutant... The list goes on. If anything represents the sheer awesomeness of the Japanese approach to toy merchandising, this is it. Because why use one of those rectangular pink jobs if you can use an eraser in the shape of a corpse-loving, oedipally obsessed slasher instead?