Arguably the weirdest (and possibly even the rarest) merchandise produced for DARK SHADOWS is now up for auction on Ebay.
Produced in 1969 by Centsable Toys, "Horror Heads" pillows feature the likeness of Barnabas Collins, a stoned-looking werewolf, and a generic witch that owes more to Margaret Hamilton than Lara Parker. These toys are, as the French would say, "shit."
But their crapulence has only made them all the more collectible. The popularity of Milton Bradley's "Barnabas Collins" board game means that it's still pretty easy to find almost 50 years later. While the not-exactly-groovy Horror Heads have never been very popular, they were produced in such low numbers that surviving units can fetch a pretty penny. If you're one of those people who likes throwing money away on garbage. (That's not a judgement; I'm one of those people.)
All three of the Horror Heads are currently up for auction on Ebay with starting bids of $100. You can find Barnabas Collins HERE, the witch HERE, and the werewolf HERE. Below is a vintage television commercial for Horror Heads, which probably won't do much to convince you of their alleged grooviness.