Hi all! I just wanted to drop by the new site and check it out. I met Eddie more than a decade ago and he helped me populate my book Mail-Order Mysteries with some of the rarest items out there.
The book came out nearly ten years ago, but the subject still pops up here and there on a regular basis. Laura Legends' recent youtube videos on the topic prove that there is still interest in these items even among people who didn't experience the phenomenon in their childhood. Incidentally, I find that the spring and early summer is usually when I get the most email and attention for the book. I know that's the time of year when i especially liked to ride my bike to the local convenience store and buy comics. Maybe others make the same mental association.
The site is looking good and so is the product line! I was fortunate enough to receive one of the House of the Unusual Deluxe, signed U-Control Ghosts and the quality of the materials has never been so good! If a kid were to actually play with it, I'm pretty sure it would easily outlast what they actually sent in the mail back in the day. But naturally this version is more of a collectible, than a toy. The presentation is attractive, and it's a nice addition for anyone who takes their fun seriously.
I'm glad that House of the Unusual is keeping the spirit alive! I look forward to seeing what you have in store.