I love Halloween!

Started by Hepcat, October 25, 2021, 01:43:57 AM

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Hepcat

We've added a couple of other details to our Halloween traditions over the last fifteen years or so. The first is pizza as we wait for the arrival of trick or treaters. Bacon, ham, mushroom and onion with extra cheese is our favourite ingredient combo:



Plus a colourful Halloween cake like this one from a few years ago:





tynhrt
Collecting! It's what I do!

scarey1scd

Big Shadow- I hear ya. This year was exceptionally rough for Halloween hunters. We started looking at the beginning of September and every weekend since hitting up all the local favorites. There was not a single store that had the shelves fully stocked as in previous years. Guess we can blame that on the conditions of the world, but the way they shuffle through it to get to the next holiday is sad. The one change I noticed most, and this started around here about 5-7 years ago, is that starting on Nov 1st, you cant find ANYTHING Halloween on the shelves. I used to take Nov 1st off work, because all the stores threw everything on super sale to unload. I would always get a nice haul. Now it seems they pack it right up and save it for the next year.
That being said, I am grateful for what we did have, and I can start saving up for next season!
Do you know where you are, Bartolome? I'll tell you where you are. You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!...

Hepcat

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Quote from: Hepcat on November 01, 2021, 03:54:41 AMPlus a colourful Halloween cake like this one from a few years ago:

We often wait until the last minute before getting the cake because they're usually marked down late in the day. We got this year's Halloween cake after it was marked down 50% at Loblaws.

Only seven trick or treaters this year so we now have plenty of leftover Old Dutch Popcorn Twists and candy!

8)
Collecting! It's what I do!

Rex fury

We had around thirty trick or treaters this year, much better numbers than last year🤠 Most of the kids are young, under 12, but they enjoyed our skeletons and talking gargoyle. Things are usually pretty quiet after 8 PM, so we have time for a large bonfire and libations after handing out candy! Like Hep, we always have pizza for dinner, but do pumpkin pie to finish things up. It's nice to see these traditions carrying on.
RF

scarey1scd

We had about 25-30 little ones come by this year...









The graveyard is a permanent part of our back yard, the rest goes back inside until next year!
Do you know where you are, Bartolome? I'll tell you where you are. You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!...

Hepcat

#35
Quote from: scarey1scd on November 01, 2021, 04:16:42 PMThe graveyard is a permanent part of our back yard....

Is it just for deceased pets or for other family members as well?

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Collecting! It's what I do!

scarey1scd

Quote from: Hepcat on November 01, 2021, 04:39:20 PM
Is it just for deceased pets or for other family members as well?

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All are welcome. The more the merrier!
Do you know where you are, Bartolome? I'll tell you where you are. You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!...

scarey1scd

Here are a few more pics of the collection that I think fall under the Halloween catagory. A small room downstairs for "smalls".



















Do you know where you are, Bartolome? I'll tell you where you are. You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!...

scarey1scd

Do you know where you are, Bartolome? I'll tell you where you are. You are about to enter Hell, Bartolome, HELL!...

Hepcat

Quote from: scarey1scd on November 02, 2021, 12:34:02 PMHere are a few more pics of the collection that I think fall under the Halloween catagory. A small room downstairs for "smalls".

There are so many "smalls" in that room that it's a "great" collection!

8)
Collecting! It's what I do!

marsattacks666

    "They come from the bowels of hell; a transformed race of walking dead. Zombies, guided by a master plan for complete domination of the Earth."

Hepcat

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I should also mention the noisemakers and other Halloween tin toys. I wasn't even aware of their existence ten years ago but I've really come to appreciate them because they're wild cool! Kirchhof Life of the Party Products, J. Chein, U.S. Metal Toy Mfg. Co. and T. Cohn were among the most noteworthy manufacturers of Halloween noisemakers and sundry tin toys until the latter part of the 20th century.

Here's a picture of Horrorhunter's collection:



Here are some from Ghost's collection:







Here are some from the collection of the CGC forum's Robot Man:



Here's another personal favourite of mine that T. Cohn produced back in the 1940's:





And one made by the U.S. Metal Toy Manufacturing Company:





And another made by Kirchhof Life of the Party Products:



tynhrt

Collecting! It's what I do!

Hepcat

#42


Rain or shine, I'll be ready again come the big day!

tynhrt
Collecting! It's what I do!

vincentgravesly

Man, Halloween has always been my favorite. All the decorations are excellent!! I definitely have a few Halloween decorations up in my apartment year-round, but no fancy collections yet. However, most of my clothing is Halloween-themed or monster-themed to some extent, which leads to a lot of fun conversations with people.

Barlow

Next to Christmas, Halloween is my favorite holiday and they're so close as favorites you can't slide a sheet of paper between them!