Aaahh!!! Real Monsters: Dare To Scare was a toyline made by Mattel, Nickelodeon, and Klasky-Csupo for the Aaahh!!! Real Monsters TV Show.
In 1995, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters was in its second year of production, and a toyline from Mattel was in production. Since there weren't any other background monsters to add to the line, it turns out that toy designer Mel Birnkrant made a line of toys called "Pets of Frankenstein" after the Frankenstein line.
From the '80s and onwards, to make a toyline popular, a pre-sell was mandatory need to make the toyline popular so kids could by it, if Birnkrant sold the Pets of Frankenstein as themselves, very little people would buy it because there was no movie, book, TV Show/Cartoon, or Video Game based on the toys. Birnkrant's toys would be a disaster in the market.
On the back of the packaging, each character would have a subtitle under his/her name
- Ickis ("He's Under Your Bed!")
- Oblina ("Dream and Scream!")
- Krumm ("A Smell of a Scare!")
- The Gromble ("The Scaremaster")
Other Featured Characters
Water Squirting Characters
Mel Birnkrant's "Creatures": Article detailing the creation of what eventually became the Dare to Scare toy-line.