I’m actually kind of surprised that this isn’t on your site already. One of my earliest memories (I think I was four) was being at my parents friend’s house who ran a daycare. For some reason I had to sleep in her older son’s room by myself. I’ll never forget being alone in that dark room and suddenly seeing a horrible, deformed life sized head looking right at me! The head was none other than Hasbro’s Monster Face. It was a kind of a Mr. Potato Head for older children and came with a bunch of different accessories to customize it’s heinousness.
This memory has slid through my brain off and on throughout my life, but it wasn’t until about a month ago that I tracked down what this horrible head in my memory was I wasn’t sure if I had even made up this memory until a few hours of internet searches revealed that this THING does exist… and it’s name is MONSTER FACE!
— Grayson K.
When I was a kid, like all young boys, I loved disgusting and scary things. Hasbro knows its demographic and in 1992 released Monster Face. It was a mad scientist take on Mr. Potato Head. You could add body parts, bugs, etc. But one of the things I remember most was the container of snot that came with it. There was a spot on the back of the head to pour in the snot and it would ooze out of the nose.
This is one of the most haunting memories from my childhood. At night, seeing the face partially illuminated scared me to no end. I believed that the face would come to life in the middle of the night. I eventually became so frightened that I had to cover the face before I went to bed.
I remembered this terrifying toy after reading other similar stories on your blog. I googled for a while before finally coming across its name and soon found other recollections similar to my own. It’s good to know that I’m not alone in being tortured by this thing.