Monthly Archives: September 2008

Halloween Countdown ’08: Franken Berry Fruit By The Foot!

On this, the eve of October, let us dip into the well that gives Halloween its brightest shine: CANDY CANDY CANDY. I won’t say that this is the first time a brand of fruit snacks touched my soul, but holy … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Mezco “Screen Grabs!”

Another week, another five days of hot Halloween action on X-E. In case you missed it, this is the last day to get your entries in for the Whatever-O’-Lantern contest. I said that all entries had to be in by … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Whatever-O’-Lantern Contest!

Let’s go with a nice, normal, random SNT for today. I can’t find any really on-target horror movies for everyone to pretend to watch together, but since we’ll be in October by next weekend, I expect tons of hockey masks … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown: Freaky Friday.

“Lighted Hair Critters.” I never would’ve predicted that this phrase could hold such meaning for me, but here I am. There’s a definite trend with this year’s gamut of Halloween toys and novelties. Whereas many companies formerly marketed their spooky-themed … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: SLIME TIME Watches!

At various points during the Halloween Countdown, I’ll be covering some of yesteryear’s finest spooky toys — even if they’re only connected to the season in a borderline way, such as wristwatches with giant rubber frogs attached. Some would call … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Play-Doh Party Kit!

Toys “R” Us is in Halloween mode, but as has been the norm for several years, their attempt is a little halfhearted. I guess there’s no sense for them to try to compete with the ever-growing number of dedicated Halloween … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Cocoa Krispies Haunted House Kit!

Yesterday was the first day of autumn, and on cue, the weather gods ended their colossal mid-July heat joke, providing a chill suitable for sweaters and non-glistening foreheads. Love it. I can’t promise that I won’t turn on the air … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Bunjie Battle Dolls!

Ever get a really bad piece of candy while trick-or-treating? Of course you have. Everyone has. But! If you coldly wrote the shitty candy-giver off as a thoughtless asshole, please, read on, and see if I can’t change your mind. … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Dancing Jason Contest Results!

This has nothing to do with Halloween, but I had to mention it since the DVD is finally out. If you’re at all into Avatar: The Last Airbender, please check out the Book 3 DVD box set. I wrote/produced/directed the … Continue reading

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Halloween Countdown ’08: Scary Art Contest!

Welcome to the first Saturday Night Thread of the 2008 Halloween season! EXCITING. While normal SNTs usually exist without any set theme, Halloween is a special time of year…so if you plan to converse, think deadly! One of my favorite … Continue reading

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