This is the cadillac of decoratve skulls. Highly detailed, life size, and heavy enough to double as a paperweight or door stop, you couldn't do much than this.
Although famously different than the book, The Shining is still regarded as one of the greatest horror films of all time. I saw it when I was a little kid and have never recovered. Definitely worth having in your video collection to screen for friends at Halloween - or even Christmas, since snow plays a big part in the story. But maybe that's just my Holiday parties.
If you are going to get a copy of the Mary Shelly original for your bookshelf, you couldn't do worse than this edition, which features a cover and jacket fold art by the one and only Daniel Clowes (creator of 'Ghost World'). Plus if you've never read the original story, you're in for a shock as there are no mobs with torches, no igor, and a smart, artciulate monster - much like the one seen in the show 'Penny Dreadful'.
If you only know of the Phantom through Andrew Lloyd Webber, you owe it to yourself to read the original book, which features a much more complex and horrifying Phantom with a rich backstory that includes designing torture chambers in Persia and being one of the chief architects of the Opera House itself! I've read this one dozens of times and it never gets old.
Although scientists have known about the fact that many Dinosaurs were feathered for decades, it's not an idea that has caught on readily with the public. Which is why I was so happy to see this book, which accurately lists known feathered species (including the T-Rex!) and is also geared towards children - the next generation of DInosaur lovers, who might grow up with a more scientifically accurate idea of Dinosaurs than we have.
This is a great book that goes into detail about the T-Rex as an animal as opposed to a myth; if you want a clear eyed, scientific view of what this Dinosaur was like in real life, this is the book to get! Some of the most interesting facts about the T-Rex are the ones that make him seem the most fallible, like broken legs and parasitc invasion being a more likely cause of death to the than any fight with a Triceratops. LIttle details like these make it much easier to accept such a giant stalking the lands and bring him to life in a way that's entirely unique.
Yes, I know this is a children's toy, but I don't care - it's awesome and I want one. You submerge it in warm water, and within 24- 48 hours the egg cracks and out pops a baby dinosaur. The best part is you don't know what kind of species you'll get - it could be a baby Triceratops, or a baby Allosaurus!
Remember those 'Visible Man' model kits in the 80's? This is like that, but with a Dinosaur, which is inifinitely more interesting, since much of it is speculative. You get a model kit of a Triceratops which you can take apart layer by layer, as well as a 48 page booklet for reference. Worth having just to put on your desk at work or at home!
This thing is seriously expressive - the soft rubber it is made out of gives this a real life like quality is you make it roar, chomp, or snarl. Get two, put one on each hand, and battle it out.