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The Goosebumps Fan Club was a fan club active from 1994-1998 that allowed readers to receive by mail Goosebumps newsletters and merchandise. Fans could subscribe to the Goosebumps Fan Club 2000 in 1998. The Fan Club newsletter was called The Scream.

The fan club was usually promoted in the ads at the back of the Goosebumps books and at the beginning of the Goosebumps VHS tapes.

The Goosebumps Collectors Club allowed readers to gradually collect all books in the series as well as receive newsletters by mail. The Collectors Club newsletter was called the Scarezine. The Collectors Club was promoted through tear-out color advertisements in Scholastic School Market Editions of original series books #59-62 and Series 2000 books. An ad for a UK version of the Collectors Club could be found in UK Goosebumps books.


1994-1995 Fan Club

Fan Club ad circa 1995 found in books #23,30,31.

The earliest book to have this ad was #23, published in September 1994, so that was likely the earliest date one could subscribe to the fan club. With an expiration date of 9/1/1995, the fan club included:

  • Black fan club coffin case
  • Goosebumps black baseball cap
  • Neon pen
  • Glow-in-the-Dark doorknob hanger
  • Autographed photo of R.L. Stine
  • Goosebumps Fan Club membership card
  • 4 newsletters per year



1996 Fan Club

Fan Club ad circa 1996 found in books #35-41.

With an expiration date of 9/30/1996, the fan club included:

  • Green coffin-shaped cardboard case
  • Goosebumps watch
  • Goosebumps bandanna
  • Goosebumps water bottle
  • Glow-in-the-dark Goosebumps sticker sheet
  • Three Goosebumps pencils
  • Monster Blood Eraser
  • Subscription to The Scream newsletter
  • Welcome message from Curly
  • Sheet with contents of Fan Club Pack

1997 Fan Club

Fan Club ad circa 1997 found in books #47-55.

With an expiration date of 9/30/1997, the fan club included:

  • Shipping box with a picture of Curly on a gravestone
  • Folder
  • Game Sheets
  • Zipper tag
  • Glow-in-the-Dark pen
  • Wallet
  • Notepad
  • Curly Bio
  • Sticker
  • Subscription to The Scream newsletter



1998 Fan Club

Fan Club ad circa 1998 found in books #59-62.

With an expiration date of May 1, 1998, the fan club included:

  • Shipping box with a picture of Curly on a gravestone
  • Folder
  • Game sheets
  • Zipper tag
  • Glow-in-the-Dark pen
  • Wallet
  • Notepad
  • Curly bio
  • Sticker
  • Subscription to The Scream newsletter
  • Water Bottle

Goosebumps Fan Club 2000

Fan Club 2000 ad circa 1998 found in Series 2000 books #1-5.

With an expiration date of 12/31/1998, the fan club included:

  • baseball cap
  • Notepad
  • Scary poster
  • To-die-for decal
  • Spooky stickers
  • Four different color postcards
  • Welcome Letter
  • The Scream newsletter (five issues per membership)


Goosebumps Collectors Club

Collector's Club ad circa 1998, found in OS #59-62 school market editions.

The collectors club sent books in addition to collectible items and was active from 1998-1999. Ads could be found as tear-outs in original series books #59-62 and various Series 2000 books. For the ad found in books #59-62, the expiration date was 12/31/1998. For the ad found in Series 2000 books, the expiration date was 12/31/1999. The Collectors Club included:

Introductory Pack

  • G logo iron-on
  • Scarezine newsletter
  • Stay Out of the Basement gallery art with stand
  • Screaming Key Chain
  • Bookends
  • 'Magic' changing picture Curly/Slappy membership card
  • Original series books #1-3

Subsequent Monthly Mailings

  • Next 3 Goosebumps books
  • Goosebumps Gallery Art print
  • Latest Scarezine newsletter

Gallery

Advertising

Intro Pack

Gallery Art Lithographs

Scarezine newsletter

Trivia

  • The 1997 Fan Club advertisement accidentally refers to the skeleton cook on the cover of Say Cheese and Die! as Curly. This appears to have been a common mistake used on several pieces of merchandise.
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