If there was ever a toy that I obsessed over getting it was this one. I truly hate and fear ventriloquist dummies but this one didn't scare the hell out of me. The reason for that was all the different pieces you got in the box to truly give Hugo his thousand different faces look.
When we moved back to Canada from Europe I became a freak for television, especially the monster movies that they showed in the early morning hours. I loved those old Universal movies, especially the Wolfman. I remember learning how Lon Chaney would design his own monster make-up and I soon became obsessed with trying to do the same thing.
We used to take Elmer's white school glue to make false skin on our hands. One day I figured I could use the same process to make myself facial hair. After laying out a bead of glue on a piece of food wrap and covering it with hair I got from the cat brush, I let everything dry. Soon I was the only kid in sixth grade with a mustache.