Tuesday, September 13, 2011

A sad year for plastic bats

If you ever enjoyed following my Halloween collecting blogs, you may have noticed that last year was a little lackluster, with less than half the usual finds and none of them quite as bizarre as such past discoveries as the creeping brain or magnificent maggot. This year, the state of Halloween merchandising is even poorer. We're in the middle of September, when I'd usually have well over a couple dozen wacky toys and decor to blog about, but I've literally seen nothing new this year across any of the usual outlets. Things may pick up in October, but it's likely I'll only have enough junk for a single blog post.

On the upside, the Mortasheen Role Playing Game is coming along smoothly, I'm working on an improved version of my horror coloring book from last year and I hope to have a couple other cool announcements soon as well.


Blogger Lee said...

I'm sorry to hear the Halloween pickings have been so slim. I was just thinking about your collecting blog the other day. Stores around here don't seem to be getting into the spirit this year, and the Halloween stuff I have seen has mostly been the overpriced stuff rather than the fun little impulse buys.

Oh well, the season isn't over. There's still time to stumble upon one of those unexpected items that redefines Halloween decorations, like the zombie snail or the redheaded witch. I wish you great luck!

I look forward to your cryptic cool announcements.

8:36 PM  
Blogger ronnoc said...

Our store is already moving our Halloween display to a smaller area and putting up Christmas :3

2:01 AM  
Blogger Scythemantis said...


4:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You need to get hayfever, because Puffs Ultra tissues have great Halloween-themed boxes right now. My favorite is the "Breakdance" one, which features:
1. A sentient candy corn about to feast on his fallen brethren, as a spider looks on in horror:
2. A cheesy hologram of a skeleton taking breakdance literally:
3. And by far the best, a ghost DJ dropping some SICK beats for an eyeball monster and Franken-spider!:

1:29 PM  
Blogger Scythemantis said...

those are adorable...I've bought Halloween puffs before but didn't blog them for whatever reason.

7:27 PM  

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