If you missed it last night, I wrote about several promotional trick-or-treat bags from the ’80s and ’90s. What fun!
Oooooh. Today was a good mail day. http://ift.tt/1s3VPgJ

Oooooh. Today was a good mail day. http://ift.tt/1s3VPgJ

the-ankle-rocker:

DINO DRAC HALLOWEEN MOOD TABLE!!!

Inspired as only mummyshark can do… ladylovescomics & I have put together a haunting haven for Halloween hype in our home!

Cannot wait for this holiday!

Daaaaaamn. That’ll get anyone in the spirit. Awesome Mood Table!

melissaduck:

melissaduck’s Halloween 2014 Mood Table (part 1/2)

Check out the captions on each photo! Inspired by Dinosaur Dracula.

Radiant! Literally radiant!

retrorevelations:

Nothing says awesome like a fire-breathing demon! Party on!http://retrorevelations.blogspot.com/2014/10/forgotten-gems-demons-crest.html

I know little about this game and I want to keep it that way, because the story I’m envisioning based on that box art can’t be topped by whatever the reality is.

retrorevelations:

Nothing says awesome like a fire-breathing demon! Party on!

http://retrorevelations.blogspot.com/2014/10/forgotten-gems-demons-crest.html

I know little about this game and I want to keep it that way, because the story I’m envisioning based on that box art can’t be topped by whatever the reality is.

Holy moley, Matt from X-E? I bought a box of your old stuff from when you were cleaning out your shed back in the mid-2000s, haha. Great to see you're still around, and thanks for the reblog on my Gargoyle's Quest photo!

Small world! Yes, that’s me! I never really went away, I just grew less popular with age.

spookshowvixens:

Crappy pictures of my Halloween mood table inspired by the ones created by dinosaurdracula

I adore that Dracula’s Return novel! My Mood Tables are usually stuffed with similarly old and charming horror books, but I didn’t have room this year. Instead they’ve been stacked on a nearby shelf. The cover art is always so great!

New on Dino Drac: A look at five promotional trick-or-treat sacks from the ’80s and ’90s, courtesy of Toys “R” Us, Kentucky Fried Chicken and beyond!
nightmare-bruce:

I took some silly photos and wrote about why Gargoyle’s Quest 2 is cool and why you should play it for my blog. Check it out, won’t you? No? ok

That photo is so great!

nightmare-bruce:

I took some silly photos and wrote about why Gargoyle’s Quest 2 is cool and why you should play it for my blog. Check it out, won’t you? No? ok

That photo is so great!

wumples:

We FINALLY finished our Halloween mood table! Featuring our annual Halloween tree, plenty of goodies, and lots of hidden surprises! We sorta went with an eyeball theme this year. I made the wreath with some giant googly eyes and a bunch of dollar store eyeball ping pong balls, The table cloth is technically polka dotted, but we drew eyeballs into some of the dots to play up the theme a bit. There’s tons of stuff from our Dinosaur Dracula Fun Packs, too. (Thanks for making those freaking AWESOME, Matt!) All in all, I’m so excited about how it turned out. This display takes up the entire corner of our dining room, and you can bet this will stay up all year until it’s time to decorate for next Halloween!

Beautiful! And I’m honored to see the Dino Drac stuff on there, too! :)

+500 bonus points for including an Inhumanoids comic book!

Psst… I’m giving away sets of Dinosaur Dracula trading cards. Come see how you can win!

Psst… I’m giving away sets of Dinosaur Dracula trading cards. Come see how you can win!

I would send in a Mood Table picture, but I work at Party City so it'd basically just be a picture of the store. Just imagine a rack full of rubber spiders (with an appropriate neon-orange "SPIDERS!" sign) and a wall full of pictures of ill-fitting costumes, with the faint smell of cheap rubber in the air and the same crappy cover of Will Smith's "Nightmare On My Street" playing in the background, and that's basically it.

Have you ever written about your experiences working at Party City during the Halloween season? No joke, I’d read the hell out of that. It sounds like it’d alternate between being insanely busy and at least fairly entertaining, what with all of the irregular customers (like me) who suddenly start shopping there.

Also, I’m gonna find that crappy NOMS cover, because if it’s anything like the crappy cover of the F13 P3 theme, I’ll love it to death.

I'm a big fan of the Garfield Halloween Special. Have you heard of the debate that when it first aired the ghosts followed Garfield and Odie home ? I don't remember it from when I watched as a kid, but I don't really trust my memory. Supposedly it is in the book (I'll have to check mine when I'm home). Any insight?

You don’t trust your memory, and experience has taught us to rarely trust reviews on Amazon, but this one sounds “too sure” to be wrong:

Once Garfield and Odie return home after their scary adventure they are about to walk up the sidewalk to their house when they notice that the ghost pirates have followed them home. Scared, they both race up a tree with their candy as the ghosts circle the base of the tree waiting for them to come down. While up on a branch Garfield asks Odie why they are still after them but then notices that there is a gold coin in one of the Halloween sacks. Garfield then takes it and drops it down to the ghosts. They smile upon seeing the coin and vanish, after which Garfield and Odie are safely able to go into the house.

I have a feeling that this scene may have been taken out of the DVD release so as to not scare little kids into thinking that ghosts can follow them home. Still, I kind of feel bad the scene was taken out as it was a very memorable scene. But if you can live with the edited version, I strongly suggest you buy this set as they are just great.

I can’t say I remember one way or the other, though. I do have some of the old school airings on VHS… I’ll see if I can dig them up!

UPDATE: Check out these notes from my pal Mike, which indicates that people are probably misremembering a book passage as a TV scene.

If you missed it this morning, there’s a new video on Dino Drac, and it’s all about this wacky battery-operated vampire from 1988!

If you missed it this morning, there’s a new video on Dino Drac, and it’s all about this wacky battery-operated vampire from 1988!