Or also titled:
“What I’ve purchased and no I can’t help myself and yes my husband knows.”
I have my regular hit list of places that I go to each year. Sometimes I use a Halloween Forum threads to help find products as well.
So what did I get this year?
We carve between 6-8 pumpkins a year. My husband is in charge of the guts so when I saw this, I grabbed it because there are only so many scoopers we can break before it’s time to upgrade.
These two are a knock-off from Grandin Road. They are much smaller than the originals and don’t have the head movement but they do talk to each other, mouths move, and eyes light up. Since they were on sale for $20, I’ll take a downgrade in features. I plan on using them on a tombstone set up somehow. You can see a video of the originals here.
The reaper came from CVS, I already owned the mummy but I thought they made a cute couple. I would have to say this item was the deal of the year. If you open up a CVS card then you got a $10 off coupon so he came to $40. Considering his eyes light up and he has multiple sayings as his mouth moves, he’s a best value. Go. Get one.
If you want to see a video, then go here. This kid is really into Halloween and I couldn’t resist watching his videos about Halloween. Start ’em young is what I like to say.
This grumpy granny came from Walgreens. She lunges forward rocking in her chair saying multiple grumpy Halloween things like “Get off my porch, I don’t have time for Halloween.” She made me laugh. I have an Instagram video of her.
This doesn’t look too exciting yet but it’s the motor I’m going to use to build a flying crank ghost. I got it from Fright Props. You should check them out if you really want to up your game.
I got this guy at Jewel, a local grocery story. He’s sort of silly in that his eyes light up and he moves his mouth while singing “I ain’t got no booooody.” but it made me and the kids laugh, so you know, purchased.
And finally, we have her. She’s a nice addition to the doll theme. I have a few ideas on how I might add her to the graveyard. She came from Spirit Halloween and she rolls around talking on a roomba looking thing. She’s fantastic.
I also have a few more 3ft dolls, but that’s for another time.
Now, let’s go do something with this stuff….