So this month the giveaway was a special "Trash 'r Treat" giveaway. The entry into the contest was simple enough, merely leave a Halloween related comment and the winner would be picked. Well dear readers, I was the lucky winner from this contest so click below and check out the items that Brian sent over. It is the perfect Halloween loot ever.
Here is the comment that I posted to enter into the contest:
What a fun contest! I love that you do this, I know I have said that before. But I like this added twist. Super fun.
So I'm going to share a Halloween memory that I have never shared with anyone on the Internet before. Back in high school I was in the 10th grade and I had a few friends that were seniors and they had to do a science project where they were assigned an element and had to do something creative with it. My friend was given the chemical Argon. So it being Halloween season, my friend wanted to make a homemade slasher movie about Argon since the gas can be deadly if you are in enclosed spaces. I had a role in this short-short film, I was the Drew Barrymore character because I died in the first few seconds. (Scream had come out a year before and we were all on a horror high.) I drew posters for it and everything. It was just a really fun thing to be a part of. My friend ended up getting an A, and I think it was because my death scene was just that believable. lol Such a mess.
I hope you are doing well!
Trust me, I will try to find those old posters I made up.
Anyways, back to the items! On Monday I received the box of goodies!
Brian was very cool to add Halloween stickers on the box! I love these stickers. They were perfect to put me in the festive mood.
Upon opening I was blown away by all the stuff inside. I had no idea he was going to send all this stuff!
There were movies! I have already seen Monsters, which is a really great movie that I am now glad to own. But I have yet to see The Host or Trick 'r Treat, so I am really thrilled to finally watch these movies! (I've wanted to see The Host for years now.) As for Salem's Lot, I will be hunting down someone who has a VCR. I haven't seen this movie in ages, but I love this cover. Old box art on VHS tapes were always the coolest.
A cool Box O' Bones was included as well. I love this! These skeleton bones will be put to good use. My brother had a Creepy Crawler machine that came with a skeleton much like this one, and you could add the rubbery organ parts to it. It's a cute thing, and this Box O' Bones reminds me of that. This will be fun!
Up next we have a very cool Funko Werewolf plush. I just love Funko. They can't do any wrong. A rubbery bat, glow stick, and one cool mummy that grows larger also round out this picture. I love these items! They are so cute and are perfect knick knack Halloween items.
There was also a taste of the Walking Dead in this box. Minimates are always fun, but these zombie Minimates are so cool. One zombie is Guts Zombie and the other is Burned Zombie. They sound like Robot Masters from Mega Man, but like Zombie Masters instead. There was also a minifigure Merle by Funko!
I have been searching for them forever. So I was beyond thrilled to see this little guy in the box. I can't believe I am saying this, but Merle is so cute!
There was also a lovely tin. With stuff in it!
Trading cards, mini toys, and monster finger puppets!? I'm hooked!
These monster finger puppets are so cute. The little gray guys are like little zombie chess pieces. Also the Pharaoh zombie is from the S.L.U.G. Zombie line, and this is one that is perfect for my collection. As for the trading cards, I haven't opened them yet. I am unsure if I am ready to open them or not. I get so nervous about opening vintage relics like these.
Now the Garbage Pail Kids and Gremlins 2 cards I might need to open. It's Gremlins 2! I can't say no to that! I also really geeked out over the Playmobil Skeleton figure in the mummy suit. Just pure perfection, and it will go well with some things coming up.
A cool Night of the Living Dead card rests peacefully next to Bollywood Bloodbath, B-Music from Bollywood horror movies! I am so listening to this soundtrack on Halloween! I am living for this CD!
This little Dracula wind up toy is precious.
He also goes perfectly well with a wind up Frankenstein's Monster that I already had! They are also from the same company, so I am thrilled to have a pair!
I am obsessed with this vintage zine about rare cult VHS tapes. I was thumbing through it and I am just in love. It was also released in 2012! I love the creativity behind this.
I have heard about this comic, but I never read it. Now I have the chance! This is so cool. Has anyone else read it? Thoughts?
Spooky comic issues are always the best. And this one features Captain America dealing with a large assortment of his biggest foes. (I don't know for sure that this is the plot line, I have only looked at the pictures) However, I love this cover. It just screams cool and reminds me why I love comics so.
I have more cool reading on my list! I have never owned an issue of Eerie before, but I have seen some for sale at comic stores here and there. I love this magazine! It is full of comic style creepy/scary/sci-fi stories. The art looks amazing and I noticed a lot of Vamperilla in there too. I have a big secret to admit: I do think Vamperilla is pretty cool. Even though she is wearing dental floss.
The next fun read from this giveaway is an annual Fearbook! This magazine is amazing. Beyond amazing! It contains information on all the great classic monster horror movies! I am flipping out.
These two pages are enough for me to flip out, don't you see? I have so much fun spooky sized stuff to read for Halloween that it is crazy!
There's even more reading to do though! Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine! Could anything be better?
I was just commenting about Chain Letter, and now I have the option to read it! (I believe I read most of Chain Letter 2, but it never made much sense because it was a sequel) Anyways, these two covers are just amazing. The cover to Chain Letter 2 looks like it needs to be in 3D. Doesn't it?
College Weekend and First Date were also fun books. Perfect scary tales! The cover art for Fear Street books were just the best. I know I have said it before, but I don't mind repeating myself.
Ok. So things just got real. A Goosebumps book! I got rid of most of my Goosebumps books, but I fondly recall The Haunted Mask. It was truly terrifying. I don't recall the actual story line, because it has been awhile, but I remember freaking out how she was going to get the mask off. It was good!
And it still has the cut out mask! I so remember this like it was yesterday!
Of course the next set of stuff is even better! Garbage Pail Kids stuff! I have been searching for the Minikins for awhile now and have not been able to see them anywhere. GPK itty bitty figures are genius, and I can't believe they just now came out.
These buttons are beyond cool. Is it sad that I still get creeped out by the images from GPK? They are just gross in the best way possible.
Here's a shot of the toys to collect. I just love that they have done this! Now if they could only make them a little bit bigger.
Here are the four that came in the pack. They even come with little trading cards! I love these! I love that GPK is still around and going strong. Here's another tid bit about me. My best friend is not a dorky person by any stretch of the imagination. She always has a mani-pedi that is on point and she is just fabulous, but there is something dorky about her that I just love. We both love GPK! I remember flipping out when I found this out. It was just awesome.
The last set of coolness in the box was candy! Lots and lots of Halloween candy! I had promised myself that I was going to wait to eat the candy on Halloween, but I have given in. Bubble tape is just too good. And I have been dying to try the Starburst Candy Corns. If you have not tried Starburst Candy Corns, than you need to run out and get some. They are beyond amazing. The strawberry candy corns are delicious. Everything else looks really good too. Pumpkin shaped Peeps! Yes please! That Spooky Nerds Rope is my Halloween lunch for tomorrow too.
I can't thank Brian enough for sending me this awesome Trash 'r Treat box of goodies! I adore him and if you haven't already, please stop by his blog. Not only does he do these awesome contests and giveaways, he is also a fun writer. I love his humor and he posts about some pretty awesome things. So go to pop pop..! it's trash culture now! Do it. Do it now!
And get ready, for on Halloween it all comes down to this: April O'Neil's Halloween party! It will be full of thrills, chills, and a wedding! Don't miss it!