Monthly Archives: October 2010

Well here it is, our final 31 Days of Halloween post. I didn’t manage to get to everything I wanted this year, but such is the nature of the beast. Sadly three toy reviews and a movie review of Ernest Scared Stupid will have to wait until next year. C’est la vie. So what are you looking at? Well it’s a Halloween Haunted Gingerbread Cookie House.

Of course your house doesn’t start like that. Oh no. Once again, I had the help of the girlfriend, although no cooking or baking was really required here. Your kit comes in a house shaped box and presumably everything you need is inside.

Here’s what comes inside the package itself. There is actually a fair amount of stuff here. Two types of fondant, a special black icing that acts like glue. I’ve always wanted to eat some fondant. I see them work with it on the Food Network cake shows a lot, so I finally got to taste some. Black fondant tastes like nothing and purple fondant actually tastes kind of candy like.

Of course we weren’t sure if the package would really have enough inside to properly decorate, so here’s all the extra stuff we bought to use. As it turns out, we barely used the dots and didn’t put a single ghost Peep into play. I have no idea what to do with this whole package of Peeps.

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Our final October monthly poll has wrapped up and Frankenstein has won the crown of most popular Universal Studios Monster. I’m not sure if it was the one-two punch of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein with Karloff at the helm that catapulted ol’ bolt neck to the win, or if it was Glenn Strange’s many turns at bat. Whatever it was that led Frank to the victory, he wins a tough field.

Frankenstein was neck and neck with the Gill-man. The Creature from the Black Lagoon is one of my all time favorites, but he couldn’t best his green skinned friend. Howling up next to them is the Wolfman, with Dracula finishing a weak fourth. The lesser knowns like the Invisible Man, The Phantom of the Opera and the Mummy finish out the competition.

Frankenstein has always been one of the most popular Universal Monsters, and this was our tightest vote yet. Hat’s off to Frankenstein and Universal’s treatment of the monster. Be on the lookout for Frankenstein’s monster this Halloween! Thanks to everyone who voted.

Happy Halloween everybody! I hope you’ve been enjoying the 31 Days of Halloween, and although today we’re wrapping things up, we have several posts scheduled throughout the day and night to keep you boys and ghouls happy! Behold the Marshmallow Pickled Witch’s head! Just look at this grotesque thing! This is FOOD!

It was a bit difficult to get the head out of the plastic jar, but it is intended to be taken out. It’s made by the Frankfort candy company but comes by way of China. As if I needed another reason to be cautious about eating this thing. This was the grossest of the three styles available and comes to us under the Freak Street branding like those infamous Skull Candies I reviewed earlier this month. You know, the ones with the big Chinese laborer’s thumb prints on them.

The good news is, even if you’re leery of eating this sucker, you can have it fight your Mattel Ghostbusters. Seriously, what else are they going to fight?

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Fashion continues to be on the tip of many young people’s minds these days, but as it turns out trendy fashion is in fact one of the most popular subjects from consumers of all ages. In a recent study on fashion there was evidence to suggest that as much as 90% of everyday Americans were looking at what they wore now versus years ago. It’s also become apparent that more and more people are shopping online for their clothing needs, transforming fashion to an all new medium.

While it’s hard to find great universal fashion, there are some clothing companies that are working hard to provide trendy styles at an affordable price. More importantly, with new brands that are mixing conformability with the style and flare of the day, it’s easier now to look good and feel good than ever before.

The Fall seasons are popular with fashion experts and consumers alike because it infuses two styles. While extra layers mean extra clothes, They also mean a more refined look. All the layering and extra detail of the season really allows us to work more into our wardrobes. At places like Great Universal, you are able to achieve the key looks and influences that will form the basis for your relaxed and comfortable look for the season.

Even men’s fashion which traditionally moves slower than women’s, has a distinct look, for each of the seasons. It’s hard to find that universal look for men, but even harder for women. That’s why having an online resource that’s affordable, trend setting and comfortable is such a rare feat. We don’t know how they do it, just that it does happen.

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So I picked these up the other day at Target for a buck. They’re little Halloween parachuters. Nothing much fancy. Aside from the orange pumpkin-like parachutes, it’s hard to tell that these are even supposed to be for Halloween. In fact, however, they are.

Each one has a different Halloween themed character ready to parachute. First up is the witch. Honestly, you’d kind of think a witch wouldn’t need a parachute with the broom and all. Maybe for high air broom collisions?

Next is the little pumpkin headed guy. Shame it’s not the real Pumpkinhead!

The last two really confuse me. This guy, I’m going to assume is a ghost. He looks more like the typical Wal-Mart smiley face guy, but I guess the swirl on his head is supposed to make him like the Ghostbusters mascot. Maybe it’s supposed to be Mr. Tastee from the Adventures of Pete & Pete?

The most confusing of course, is the little guy here at the end. I think his head is supposed to be a candy bowl. It’s really odd. They should have saved their money on the extra molds and just made Pumpkin head guys and Witches. They’re the only two recognizable.

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