Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Freddy Candy Bowl & Musical Jason Heads

Jen and I both surprised one another last night with Halloween related purchases from K-Mart and CVS, respectively, and they just so happened to both be noise making products featuring the likenesses of Freddy and Jason, respectively. What a coinky dink, eh? She actually called me up on her way home from work and told me she bought me a Halloween item, hinting at the facts that it (a) made noise, (b) could be displayed year round, and (c) depicted a horror movie character, and we were both at that point pretty sure that we had both purchased the same item for one another. It wouldn't be the first time, but thankfully such a sad fate was not ours on this occasion. Anyway, here's what I found over at K-Mart.....

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Back of glove pictured here


The Freddy's gonna getcha candy bowl! I gotta admit, K-Mart has really impressed me with their Halloween products this year. First the life-sized motion activated Jason (which X-Entertainment's Matt splurged on and reviewed here) and now this. I've seen these types of 'grab for you when you stick your hand in the candy bowl' bowls in the past, but never before a Freddy one - although I suppose it was bound to happen. As I walked out of the store with it, the bored K-Mart security guard asked to see it in action and god bless him for being a nosy bastard because it turned out the one I bought didn't even work. How could I not notice, you might be asking yourself? Well, there's a little piece of yellow tape that has to be pulled out of each of these candy bowls before they start working and when I picked one off the shelf, I made sure to get one that didn't have the yellow tape pulled out yet, to ensure that it wouldn't be dead from overly touchy customers playing with it for the last couple weeks. Turned out that once I pulled this yellow tape out to show the man the goods, it didn't even work and I had to exchange it for another. So thank you, security guard! This same security guard then went on to hand my friend $1 to play the crane game, thus cementing his spot as the greatest K-Mart security man of all time. And that's saying something given the fact that the previous security guard at that K-Mart was a magician with his own local cable access show who was kind enough to give my friend and I shoutouts live on air. But enough babbling, here's the Freddy candy bowl in action - marked at $16.99 but running me a mere $11.99!



This non Robert Englund Freddy offers up a couple other phrases as well, all preceded by the breaking glass/rattling chain sound effect you heard aboue ; "I'm gonna split you in two!" and "Tell 'em Freddy sent ya! Huahahahahaha!". And yes, much like all noise making Halloween decorations, this thing also goes off when your hand is nowhere near the bowl.

Next up, we have Jen's CVS find....

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"Musical Halloween Lights"! These little plastic Jason masks with a bad case of pink eye might not look so impressive in that picture, but just wait till you see them not only light up, but also play a popular theme song. The Friday the 13th theme song, right? WRONG!



Is it just me or does that little error make these things even cooler? I suspect that the company that made them got the rights to the Carpenter Halloween theme and, realizing that making Myers heads would be infringing on copyrights and might result in William Shatner knocking down their doors, decided to just throw the theme into a pair of hockey mask head lights. They wouldn't be the first company to sell Jason masks under the guise that they're merely hockey masks. You sly sly bastards.

11 comments:

Tlieso said...

Those lights are awesome!! Havn't been to CVS or Kmart to see their Halloween stuff yet but I think I'll be making a trip very soon. Excellent finds!

Mike Snoonian said...

the light up jason masks are freakin' awesome.
how decked out is your abode going to end up? post pics!

Ryne said...

Wow - my shopping centers must be lacking in all of the awesome Halloween stuff this year.

The only thing I came away with from Wal-Mart's Halloween department was some cobweb and a Halloween coloring book. They barely had anything.

Stac said...

Man, Freddy's got a bad case of the over-enunciations.

Rog over on i-mockery.com talked about these same lights! I want some purely for the hilarity!

Johnny said...

Mike - My abode is decked out year round with stuff like this but it gets a lot more crowded come Halloween time! Will definetly have pics up when I get around to decorating.

Stac - Damn, I guess he beat me to it. Glad other people are getting enjoyment out of the fact that the jingle doesn't match the decorations!

Jordy Verrill + Eva Krupp said...

Holy shit! Those are awesome lights...Jordy just said we need some cause of the mess up factor...but we hit CVS up every week and have yet to see those :/ There is still awesome shit out there to be found. Props to your Jen for those ones!!

atomicfox said...

omg lol I'm laughing so hard that those lights play the Halloween theme. ahaha

Tanski said...

Went to Kmart to get the bowl. They also have mini Jason and Freddy animatronic figures that move when you press the button on their feet. I just threw down 60 bucks on shit I dont need but love. Sometimes it sucks having a addictive hobby.

Johnny said...

Hey, if ya can't spend your money on animatronic Jason's and Freddy candy bowls, what can ya spend it on!

B-Movie Becky said...

Lol @ the Halloween/Friday thing. Yes, it makes it better, a truly unique Halloween decoration.

misspedwards said...

OK...So, I dont even know you but just had to comment on this post!

Walked into CVS the other day for some hair clips...Walked down the Halloween section and the first thing I laid my eyes on was the LAST box of those glorious Jason lights! I was going to buy them anyways just because they look cool and Im having a Halloween party, but then I pressed Play and all hell broke lose! I have been searching online but cant find a site to buy more...Gonna try to hit up another CVS. The mismatched theme song definitely adds to the appeal. Anyways...Tell Jen she is awesome for knowing a great fucking thing when she sees it! haha