I remember asking my dad to read me the Aurora model catalog, and when he got to "the forgotten prisoner of Castle L'amere", which was at the end, he'd always do it in a scary voice. :-)
Also, my only memory of our cruise around the Caribbean was one shore visit where we went into a toy store and I got the Godzilla model. With the glow-in-the-dark head. I was in heaven.
(Click to embiggen all of the images, as usual.)
Naturally, they advertised in horror comics like Creepy and Eerie.