Tuesday, August 16, 2011

SPOOKY SKULLS







I have had these for quite some time, either bought during the late 70's or early 80's. I think they were most likely for sale during Halloween or for sale at all times in joke shops. Can't remember where I got them now, all I know is that I really like them and that they make a nice decoration for that spooky tomb. They are made of hard rubber/vinyl [Something like that] and have a peice of elastic for them to be hung up. The second photo of the 3 light colour ones are glow-in-the-dark. Not sure who made these, used to see alot of this sort of thing back in the 1970's/80's as well as rubber skeletons, bats, figures such as Witches, Devils etc [These are known as Jigglers in America and made by a company called Ben Cooper known for their range of Halloween costumes for kids].

8 comments:

Fishcake_random said...

Loving the skulls! So much better than the modern versions at Halloween, I think they are to "cartoony" if thats even a word. Yours a much more grusome :)

Ahuizotl said...

Hi, these skulls are very similar ate the ones made it with sugar in Mexico. Soon it will be a great fair where all the halloween stuff (día de muertos, dead's day) will be show it. I will share with you photos and images of it.
Regards

The Frog Queen said...

Have not seen those in years! Very cool. Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!

positive self affirmations said...

My little nephew are fond of collecting skull toys. He'll be pleased to have it on his collection! Better not to share this to him. :)

Mike Boas said...

Yup. I've got those same glow skulls. Had one hanging from my rearview mirror for a while, and the more sun it got, the more orange and inflexible it became.

Paul said...

Hi Fishcake_random
Pleased you like the skulls. I agree about the newer Halloween ones being too cartoony [I think that is an actual word, well I think I have used it before myself]

Hi Ahuizotl
I have seen photos similar to what you describe of the Dead's Day in Mexico. Would love to see some photos please.
Thank you.

Hi Frog Queen
My pleasure. Can you remember when you first saw these before?

Hi positive self affirmations
Thats fantastic your nephew collecting skull toys. Would love to see photos of the collection.

Hi Mike
Thats cool you having one of these skulls hanging from your rearview mirror. I wonder why they would become more orange and flexible due to lots of sun? Do you remember when these skulls first came out and who made them?

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