Thursday, October 20, 2011

Help Wanted : Identifying A Halloween Decoration!

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So this squishy pumpkin head dude has been in my family for as long as i've been in my family and he's always kinda reminded me of Hacksaw Jim Duggan and i've always had a soft spot for the guy. But in the back of my mind all these years has been a burning question; what the hell is he and where the hell did he come from? Are there more of him out there? Does he have a family? I guess that was more than one question, eh?

Absolutely no information is provided on him, such as a date or a company name, and I figured if anyone would know the answers to these questions, it'd be somebody who reads this blog. Now i'm aware that it's highly likely that this guy's origin story will be as disappointing and anti-climactic as that Thing pre-make that just came out, but i've simply gotta know more about him. It's just one of the many things that keeps me up at night, perhaps second only to Jen's incessant and cringe inducing bruxism.

So if you know anything at all about this mega sized Halloween stress ball, please leave me a comment and let me know what you know!

2 comments:

Will Edwards said...

OH Lantern Family, sculpted by Todd Masters circa 1987. http://thegalleryofmonstertoys.com/80swing/ohlanternfamily.jpg

Anonymous said...

1987 Todd Masters OH Lantern Family Pumpkin, a family of 8, yours is James, oldest son of Jack and Jody. These were only sold in 1987 and 1988. He attended Veggie College where he was working on his masters degree in cucurbitaceae study. Although his roots ran deep in the OH Lantern Family, he left after 4 years for the Ivy League. Hope that helps.