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Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The Monstore at Six Flags Part 1
When The Monster Plantation opened in 1981, Six Flags Over Georgia got a new gift shop called the Monstore. Since it was located right in front of the ride, it was the ideal place to buy Monster Plantation items. The shop did not have a monster theme aside from the name, and it was mostly a generic toy store.
Around the time the Warner Brothers Looney Tunes characters became Six Flags mascots in 1985, the Monstore became Looney Tunes Treasures.
In 2009, the shop became the Monstore again, this time with monsters everywhere. The store is decorated with artwork created by Phil Mendez and the crew at Gary Goddard Productions for The Monster Plantation. Some ideas that did not make it to the ride can be seen in the Monstore (the monsters playing croquet seen here are not in the ride, for example).
Here you can also buy the photo that Papa Razzi, the photo monster, took on your trip through The Monster Mansion. I did not check to see how much the picture was, but I bought plush toys of Calvin, Marshall Billy Bob, and 2 different sizes of Buzby, the mascot of the ride and the store.
I think it would be cool if the Monstore sold PVC figures of the Monster Mansion characters. I'd lose it if they did mini figure collector packs (like the ones sold at Disneyland and Walt Disney World) of ALL the ride's monsters!
I'd also love to see a Monster Mansion storybook. A coloring book and a postcard book were released in 1981 (you can find the great images from the postcard book here on my blog).
The Monstore also features a mini-museum, with some fantastic artwork and some of the figures created for the ride model of The Monster Plantation. Stay tuned for more!