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Monday, 9 October 2017

Luminous Fish

Shades of the Sugar Puffs Luminous Deep-Sea Fish

These detailed semi-flat glow-in-the-dark fish bring to mind a Sugar Puffs promotion of 1964, although in this case there seems to be just one, the angler fish, that is actually a denizen of the deep.

From ebay seller xsmall2012 in China.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Heinz Haunted House, 1986

Shades of the Luminous Spooks

Picture from ebay seller

There was a terrifically spooky promotion in 1986 for Heinz Haunted House pasta shapes, complete with TV commercial (including a suit of armour and ghostly portrait!),  glow-in-the-dark stickers (more comical than scary), a haunted house 'theatre' for the stickers and a comic advert ('Scare your friends silly with Heinz Haunted House'). Pictures here and here.

Not sure how I managed to miss this promotion until now - it really was quite good. The stickers show a good range of Halloween subjects, plus mice (not rats!), and unusually, toadstools and a pixie!  Naturally, I'm comparing it with the 'gold standard' of the Luminous Spooks and it would have been even better IMO if the interior of the haunted house had been depicted as well in the 'theatre', along with some stickers for said suit of armour and portrait (and clock and Tudor lady, of course). Still, I was pleased to see owls there, owls being noticeable by their absence from the Luminous Spooks!

I'm including the badge shown at the top, as it has a nicely atmospheric haunted house/castle exterior, even though it wasn't associated with the 1986 promotion, as far as I can tell.  (It was however a freebie in at least two comics (Battle Action Force; Eagle and Tiger) in May 1985).

Monday, 18 September 2017

Thinking ahead to Halloween 2017 - 2

Glow in the Dark Halloween fabric

Very spooky this! From ebay seller youbidyouwin.

Glow in the Dark windows stickers

Great spooky house silhouette! From ebay seller stinkyfaceltd.

More stickers!

Nice spooked cat! From ebay seller paperthings2012.

Friday, 4 August 2017

Glow in the dark ghost - Scooby Doo figure

This is a recent secondhand purchase. Its plastic is darker than other GitD figures I have (e.g. the Universal Studios Monsters). It looks good but  disappointingly its glow is very faint compared with those other figures and it is outshone by them.

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Thinking ahead to Halloween 2017

- Glow in the Dark Room Decorations by Scream Machine:

Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween figures by Safari:

- 11 Spooky Glow-in-the-Dark Paper Decorations by Archie McPhee:

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Glamorous Witch

Here's a lovely witch who's welcome to hang around my Haunted Manor any time! eBay seller glowingoccasion.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

More glow-in-the-dark vampires!

There were 2 sets of these on eBay, from seller cookinsupper, a couple of days ago at the very reasonable buy-it-now price of $12. Unfortunately for me, I was too slow off the mark. It would be great to see these glowing in the dark - can anyone provide pictures?