Sunday, October 21, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: Skeletons Part 1


 Still not feeling well (a week now *sigh* hence why its affecting the blog as I was a week ahead), so a quick post today! I Will be doing another quickie later this week showcasing my Skeleton display that I have in my living room for Halloween (hard to believe just two years ago I had one or two skeletons lol).

 I was getting the Kinder Egg Jurassic World figures. I ended up getting 3 different versions. Shown below is the Anklyosaurus. I also got Triceratops and Dimorphodon!
  What is cool is that you can reveal the skeleton inside. Even cooler is that out of the 3 I have only one (triceratops) looks terrible without his skeleton as the shells look pretty good by themselves. It reminds me of the old Transformers Generation One sub series "The Pretenders!"
  Then I also have this skeleton army pack from Dollar General. For a buck I couldn't say no to this (or the Mummy set). Now I just need to find cheap green army men for them (and the mummy horde) to fight and win.
  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: My Toxic Crusaders Collection!

I am (and have been feeling sick) lately so this is just a quick post (with very little commentary) showcasing my almost complete Toxic Crusaders collection (I need just one more figure to complete them one day!). I got all of them from my very good friend Brother Midnight in trades! I will say this as a kid I never owned any Toxie stuff (except a Marvel comic) and never saw the cartoon but I really love these toys from Playmates and have no clue how I missed them as a kid!
Headbanger
No-Zone
Psycho
Major Disaster
Junkyard (probably my favorite)
Radiation Ranger (troop builders)
Bonehead
 and of course Toxie!
  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Friday, October 19, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: Raven!

 This year I Decided to talk about Raven.
 No not that Raven! The poem "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe! First off I am just going to be honest, I normally hate poetry. Just never liked it. It never made any sens to me. However Edgar Allan Poe's work does, don't ask me why. I can't write it and as I already said, I have a hard time understanding it but truth is Poe means a lot to me.
  It all began decades ago when I was watching television. This was back when "The Simpsons" was still really good. Anyway I was watching the very first "Treehouse of Horrors" from the second season of "The Simpsons" and yes I was watching its first ever broadcast!
  Anyway the third and final story was told by Lisa Simpson and it was a decent retelling of "The Raven!" Sure the Raven (Bart) said "Eat my shorts" but overall it was close.
 After this I wanted to know more. My parents were elated as I hated literatury works and never read much. Suddenly I had books and graphic novels of Poe. I still remember having a Fall of the House of Usher GN. Reavn would become even more personal to me however. My mom would read it to me at night and once she passed 5 years later, the poem would become very precious to me.
 So its not surprising that one of the very few comics to make my move from San Francisco to Indiana was the first issue of Marvel's "Edgar Allan Poe Haunt of Horror mini". This comic is from 2006 and I really love it.
 Its a part of their Haunt of Horror line which also included Lovecraft (which I never read.) Each poem (there are 3 in this issue : "The Raven, The Sleeper, and The Conqueror Worm") had a comic before it which did the writer of the comic's vision of the poem. As everyone gets different meanings from stuff like poems, it is not how I interpret it!
                                                       
 What is really great is that right after the comic, they print thee actual poem. So without further ado, "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe!
 Here in Indiana a couple Halloween's ago (or perhaps last Halloween) I got this book of short stories from Poe. Maybe one day I will spotlight those or the other poems in the comic but for now Raven is it!
  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

31 Days Of Halloween: Casper comic strips!

 As a special treat, I thought that I would share a few one panel comics from a Casper digest that I own, enjoy!
 Cover
 Wendy!
 Casper!
 Going to be honest, I never heard of "Nightmare" before I got a hold of this digest!
Back Cover!

  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: Phat Mojo Donald and Scrooge!

 Okay I admit it I'm Cheating, but I really wanted to show these guys off since I have been searching for them since July! These two guys have been the bane of my existence! I had people all over looking for them and I finally found them on the first!  Besides DuckTales is kind of Halloweenish in away, at least some episodes are! I love the new Ducktales almost as much as I loved the classic. Disney did well with it! Also Phat Mojo has done real well with this line!
  So here they are Donald and Scrooge! All I still need is Launchpad, but I haven't decided if I am getting him yet as he looks so similar to the old version and the Launchpad from the Darkwing duck line of the 90s is in scale with these.
  Here is ol' McDuck standing next to Funko's Scrooge.
 Now to make it a little more "HALLOWEEN", for the group shot I added in a Dollar Tree Ghost! Scrooge, Huey, Dewey, Louie, Webby, Donald, and arch nemesis Flintheart Glomgold search the ruins for treasure but come up against the ghost of its ruler!

  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: 5.5 Alive!

 Today I thought I would show off my latest addtions to my 5.5 collection!
  Sub-Zero has been out for awhile now and have been eyeing him. I finally took the plunge on him at Target since he was on clearance. I am glad I did, this guy is solid and a really great action figure. I am really loving these figures!
  Jason I had to look for. My goal was to either get him or Michael Myers. Freddy is my favorite horror character BUT I really dislike his figure in this line, it just seems off. Like Michael, Jason looks pretty good. Like all of the Funko figures I have, he is a pretty great addition.
 Here is a look at all 4 that I have thus far from Funko.

 Before I go, if you like 5.5 action figures you should check out my good friend Brother Midnight's NEW PAGE! Its called Five Point Five Alive.

  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Monday, October 15, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: Universal Monsters Danglers (Imperial)

 Quite  few years back when I lived in San Francisco (I left SF in 2013) I went into Walgreens to look at what they had for Halloween. This was back when Walgreens had great cheap Halloween decorations. I was shocked at what I found. Universal Monsters Danglers. They had 4 and I got all 4. They are officially licensed and are from Imperial! One that surprised me was that there seemed to be no Wolf Man!

  Because they are danglers they are squishy and I know that they have bead like stuff in them because Creature sadly is leaking lol.
 Creature From the Black Lagoon
Count Dracula
Frankenstein's Monster
The Mummy

So I mentioned the Wolf Man, turns out that he and the Bride of Frankenstein WERE made but unfortunately it seems as though they were only available overseas. Turns Out that they WERE released here in the States though not sure how widely or if my source was wrong (which is always possible). One day I will have to track them down if they are affordable enough (Wolf Man is my second favorite Universal monster, the first is the Creature from the Black Lagoon!)
  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

31 Days of Halloween: Recent Halloween Decoration Acquisitions!

 Every year I get new Halloween decorations and this year was no different, although most was cheaper stuff than I usually get due to buying a bunch of non Halloween toys!
  First were these cool Halloween signs at Target for a buck each. I get their sign decos almost every year.
  Like always, they are double sided! The haunted house is cute but I decided to buy the zombie one (a rarity for me as I am afraid of zombies) because it made me laugh.
  Heres a close up of the side that made me laugh!
  My tradition has become buying an animal skeleton (technically I got 2 this year) each year. This cheap scorpion from Dollar stores (Family Dollar, Dollar General) was this years addition!
  Then later on I found this awesome wolf (which unlike most of my skeletons, will be out year round) that howls and has light up eyes and was found at Dollar Tree!
  Speaking of Dollar Tree I found this crystal skull, um er Glow in the dark skull. It came with a stake to put into the ground, BUT I threw that out as it was useless for my plans!
  At Party City, I found this jointed Jack for less than 5 bucks and its huge! ( I love this guy).
  And finally I bought this light up noisy witch from Dollar Tree.
 She will join last years purchase (the ghost). Neat thing is they look good with 5.5 figures imo. hmmmm.

  That is it for now but be here tomorrow as we continue to countdown until Halloween!