Friday, January 26, 2018

My milkshake brings Evil Grimace to the yard

And he's like "It's a dinosaur!"

Damn right, it's a dinosaur.
(A tri-shake-atops to be exact.)
I tricked you, but I didn't charge.

Speaking of dinosaurs, I learned about Evil Grimace from Dinosaur Dracula here.
That's when I found the figure of him on eBay, which was in the box/on the card:

I only opened one side of the box, so I was able to put him back in it.

He was a 2007 SDCC exclusive, so getting him for $50 was a good deal.

I love everything about him, but wish they didn't sew his arms to his body.

I wish mini milkshakes with velcro to stick on his hands were included too.

Now here's all the dirt I dug up on Evil Grimace:

He was introduced in November 1971.
In his first three appearances, he was depicted with two pairs of arms to steal shakes.
(Dinosaur Dracula posted those three commercials. I found one more with him here.)
"Evil" was soon dropped from his name and he was reintroduced in 1972 as a good guy.

Evil Grimace still existed as a sticker, a cookie, and a valentine card though.
As you can see:

You can get those stickers here and watch the commercial for them below.

That screen cap is from this cookie commercial:

You can get the other McDonaldland valentine cards here.
The commercial for them is at the 3:41 mark of this video:

I think there are two Grimaces. Fraternal twins. One evil, one good.
Evil Grimace was banished from McDonaldland, so he moved to England.
Where he became personal assistant to Justin Hawkins of The Darkness.
Doesn't that look like him drying Justin off in their best video below?

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Poe Playthings

Back row Poe is a Living Dead Doll. I posted about him here.

Middle row Poe is my new action figure from

Front row Poe is Lil Edgar, who was from too.

Here's the animated version of the mini comic that came with him:

This post is in celebration of Poe's birthday.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Invitation to The Seventh Annual Vampire's Day Soiree

Vampire's Day is my alternative to Valentine's Day.
For those who prefer love at first bite, like Nick:

I got this pin here.

We celebrate with a virtual sanguinary Soiree on February 14.
All you have to do is post something vampire related that day.

To join, simply sign up below.
Please share the picture below too.
Use #VampiresDaySoiree on social media.

I got this pin of that cute couple here:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Puppets and Monsters and Bears! Oh My!

Before I post about the next holiday (Vampire's Day!),
I must share these creepy Christmas specials:

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973)
Watch it here.

A live action short film begins after the cartoon ends at the 25:25 mark.

A bear reporter tells about Ted E. Bear's other holidays,
while pictures from the books about him are shown in it.

The first creepy book is Christmas Comes To Monster Mountain,
which you can borrow from the virtual library here.

The second creepy book is The Great Bear Scare,
which was made into an animated film in 1983.

Even if you're over 10, you can watch it here.

You can also listen to Ted E. Bear records here.

The next film is Pinocchio's Christmas (1980). Watch it here.

I love the fairy in it, Lady Azora, who's pictured (center) below.

She has a sleigh pulled by white rats!

The last (but not least) film features a Vincent Price puppet!

Gorgo's Christmas Carol (2017):

It reminded me of the Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea episode with Vincent.
He played an evil puppeteer. Get all the info on it at David Hedison's site here.