The headshrinkers kit is something I would be thrilled to use every halloween and am a little sad I missed out on as a kit. It was before my time, you ever say you wished this toy was out during your childhood for an older toy? New awesome toys sure, yes; but an old toy that doesn't happen.
The Witch doctors headshrinkers kit was some thing that allowed you to make and paint up heads that would really shrink. WTF that is so cool, I want it now. I could paint up my own shrunken head custom? Of Myself? Take my money!
The Dick Smith stuff of the 70's was a holy grail level toy for my friends. In my mind this stuff was like seventy bucks or so for the set. Having seen the prices it clearly wasn't this bad but for kids living in the crappier area of San Jose it was pretty much the same. So out of the question our parents would have kicked our ass for asking.
But where are you going to get your own monster make up kit. We thought this was the stuff from spy movies or the John Waite's video that you peel off your face after completely impersonating someone else as kids. It was the stuff of legend. But made real like the banned hoover board, but this shit somehow remained on the shelves.
Special thanks to http://monstermasks.blogspot.com/ and http://www.universalmonsterarmy.com for providing the images that make this rant possible.