Monday, January 28, 2013

Ladybird Horror classics books and tapes

Enjoy these classics of horror from Ladybird books and Pickwick Tell-a-tale,these are wonderful dramatized adaptations with music and sound effects.Click on the links below.Enjoy. 

FRANKENSTEIN - Side 1    Side 2

DRACULA - Side 1    Side 2

Dr.JEKYLL & MR.HYDE - Side 1    Side 2

THE MUMMY - Side 1    Side 2

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

'Heinz Haunted House' - Haunted Theatre promotion

I am sure that this is only the second promotional item that I have seen from Heinz Haunted House,the other being the badge which is very easy to come across. If you know of any others please do let us know. I really like the Haunted theatre background which of course is the house and scenery featured on the actual tins. The basic idea of the set is that you can decorate the scene with the sheet of glow-in-the-dark stickers,not sure if the stickers would come off again easily. Also here we have an advert from a comic of the promotion.

Thursday, January 03, 2013

'HORROR BAGS - Fiendish faces' game

Well here is another Smiths Horror Bags promotional item, never heard of this one before. I spotted this one on ebay and I really wanted it but it wasn't to be again. Still this is so nice to see,these Horror Bags promotional items just keep turning up.I wish I had a list of everything in the horror bag range.I think there were more goodies that you couls send for than the longer running Monster Munch.
For those familiar with items from Horror Bags will no doubt notice that the Fiendish faces game's box art is a blown up section from the Identi-kit game;I'm presuming that the Identi-kit came first.The Fiendish Faces game looks in great condition and the artwork is very nice and gruesome,ideal for making so many fiendish faces. It will be Interesting to see if any other new/old items from Horror Bags will turn up.I wouldn't if Smiths Crisps did any promotional catalogues to give to shops at the time,showing the range of horror bags as well as banners,posters,boxes,displays etc,would love to see something like that.