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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Halloween! Join ICFTB all month as we take a look back at some of our favorite toy store creeps! First up, he’s big, he’s ugly, he… doesn’t do much at all really. It’s…

MATTEL’S GRE-GORY THE BIG BAD VAMPIRE BAT!

The late 70s saw a lot of weirdo toys. It seems that pretty much any crazy concept that came across a toy executives desk got the green light. Some toys it would seem, got made solely on gimmick alone. Gre-gory is certainly one of those toys.
With a thick rubber exterior, dark maroon color and no articulation, the big bad vampire bat doesn’t seem to have much going for him. But wait…add a translucent belly and a button that sent pulsating liquid “blood” through his organs and… well, he’s still pretty much a halloween novelty with slightly better marketing. Even so, Gre-Gory still holds a special place in our monster hearts.