Yeah, yeah, I know. It’s been quite sometime since I’ve posted, I just haven’t been in the mood to write. What can I say? I was probably going to work on a post two nights ago, but I was pretty tired and ending up falling asleep around 8:15 or so. Who knew I was so tired? No matter, here I am rested and invested in deliverin’ the goods.
So today I’ve decided to give a pictorial tour of my lil’ ol’ apartment that I’ve slightly spruced up with a few Halloween items. Our Christmas decoration collection is quite large, and hopefully someday *my* Halloween collection (Connie doesn’t partake in the ‘ween festivities like I do) will rival it.
First up is my Halloween Town collection! They are a new edition to my decoration line up this year (as are all of my other Halloween decorations), but they just might be the crown jewel. The room should build outward from the Halloween Town! The little steeple there was actually a surprise that Connie had sneaked in my town set a few weeks back. I didn’t even realize it until I took these pictures. And yes, that’s Paris in the background of these pictures.
Look, internet, it’s Dead Ed the Crawling Zombie! Watch as he scales the Eiffel Tower! What tremendous arm strength he must have… he has no lower torso! Dead Ed is awesome, as soon as I saw this guy I knew I had to have him. He’s a zombie! What’s not to love? He crawls around on the floor and complains a lot about things such as not picking up after your pets. He’s great!
Pay no attention to the skeleton hanging from the key hook…
Yes! I finally own the Universal Monsters “life like” figures! These fine figures are brought to us by the good folks from Imperial. They’re super stretchy and filled with tiny beads. Squish’em, squeeze’em! It’s fun! Just think of a really cheap version of Stretch Armstrong (that can’t actually stretch all that far) and this is what you have. The Creature from the Black Lagoon, the Wolf Man, the Mummy are easily my faves here. They really did a great job with the Creature, so I’d give him top honors here. They just look cool, but so does Frankenstein’s Monster. The Bride is pretty goofy looking though and in fact I don’t like her figure at all, but I needed to complete the set. Dracula is also pretty goof-faced too, although you can’t tell in the pic because vampires don’t photograph well. I don’t understand his pose either. The body language of everyone else makes sense, but the Prince of Darkness looks like he’s having a seizure or getting held-up. Or maybe both?
I absolutely love the Universal Monster movies, so these are some of my prized possessions and they’re only $2 a piece! I’ve been waiting and hoping we’d get these in at work this season. There was a box of them when I first started the job early this year, but they had been relegated to the toy aisle and were kinda dirty and I shuddered to think about how many greasy, grimy little hands touched them, not to mention what filthy little mouths were on them. Anyway, slowly but surely, the few that were there ending up disappearing/getting bought and I was at my wit’s end. Where could I find these items? Would we get them in again this year? Well, we did get’em. They came in our final shipment of Halloween goodies. Nothing like keeping me waiting until the last minute. >=( So all is well once again.
As a side note, the shipper of these is actually divided into two parts: the Universal Monsters get half and the other half goes to Bride of Chucky stretchable figures. I’ve never been a fan of Chucky, but I can at least understand him getting a figure. But why Tiffany and Glen? Glen wasn’t even in Bride of Chucky!
EXTREME ZOMBIE CLOSE UP!!!
And finally, let’s leave you with this eerie scene emblazened in your mind…
That’s my light-up plastic pumpkin and skull candle holder!