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Did You Know that C-3P0 Is Licensed To Kill?

[Via] Boy B Blue
Though I’m a fan of Star Wars and the old James Bond Movies with Sean Connery and Roger Moore, I’ve never thought about mixing them together. I do think that Harrison Ford would be an interesting and rather unconventional James Bond and Sean Connery would be a great Jedi Master.
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Plastic Ham, who sells his great mash-up action figures on Etsy, had an even cooler idea. What if everyone’s favorite Protocol Droid was really a Secret Agent? Jay came up with Agent 3-PO. Be careful, I hear he is fluent in over six millions forms of combat.
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I really like that Jay doesn’t just create cool action figures, he also creates custom packaging for each figure.

Want more Star Wars and James Bond goodies?

Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between The Pages. I’ve featured some absolutely amazing James Bond Cakes and Star Wars Cakes.

Bugs Bunny And Friends By Jerrod Maruyama

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I’m a big fan of Jerrod Maruyama artwork. When I’m not blogging on the Retroist, I can be found at my Pop Culture / Food Blog – Between the Pages. My blog’s mascot – Ace – was created by Jerrod.
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Jerrod just released a wonderful print called Bugs and Friends for Dark Hall Mansion.


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The detail on this print is amazing!

The silver carrot holder beside Bugs is engraved with his initials.

There is a framed picture of Playboy Penguin from ‘8 Ball Bunny’ over Bug’s TV.

In addition to his most famous foes like Marvin the Martian, Yosemite Sam, & Elmer Fudd, this print also includes the Gremlin (from Falling Hare), Witch Hazel, Gossamer (the heart shaped monster), Pete Puma, “Babyface” Finster, and Rocky.

This print brings a smile to my face and makes me long for Saturday Morning Cartoons.

(Karen’s post and lament for the lost days of Saturday morning cartoons made think we need to watch Playboy Penguin. So for your viewing enjoyment we present 1950’s “8 Ball Bunny”! – Vic)

[Via] Alex Webb

Family Circus Visits Disney’s Haunted Mansion

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I know that Marvel Comics and Slave Labor Graphics have published comic books about The Haunted Mansion, but this cute Family Circus cartoon is the only place I’ve ever seen where it was mentioned in a comic strip.

This cartoon is a part of a long story where the family travels to Disneyland for a vacation.
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The story begins with this cartoon and runs for a few weeks.

I realize that a comic strip from 2015 isn’t really retro, but the Haunted Mansion and Family Circus have both been around since the 1960s.

Want more Haunted Mansion goodies?

Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between the Pages. I’ve featured tons of cool Haunted Mansion treats.

All images courtesy of the Family Circus.Com

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A Knight For A Fright In Disney’s Haunted Mansion


I’ve ridden the Haunted Mansion dozens of times. But one time I rode it was different from any other. I vaguely remember that one of the very first times I rode Haunted Mansion, there was someone in costume that jumped out at you.

Turns out my memory is correct. In the 1980s, Disneyland had a cast member dressed up a knight in armor. They were part of the ride and would jump out at guests.

All images courtesy of DoomBuggies.Com

All images courtesy of DoomBuggies.Com

The wonderful Haunted Mansion site DoomBuggies has an interview with one of the cast members who played the knight.

Want more Haunted Mansion goodies?

Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between the Pages. I’ve featured tons of cool Haunted Mansion treats.

(One of my favorite posts from Karen’s site is this Hatbox Ghost by Dan Szczepanski – Vic)
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Don’t Forget Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy!

Some of the most popular sets of cereals around Halloween are General Mills Monster Cereals – Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo-Berry.

People forget that there used to be two other Monster Cereals – Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy.
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A few days ago, Vic Sage posted You’ll Look Killer In These Monster Cereal Shirts! These t-shirts are great, but I wondered why Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy didn’t get t-shirts.

Over on Twitter, Dean Compton had the same thoughts. Dean told Vic and I that this year, Funko released some really cool Monster Cereals Dorbz.

At the New York Comic Con: Toy Tokyo, they released two exclusives:
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This cool three pack of Count Chocula, Franken Berry, and Boo-Berry.

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And this really great Count Chocula Ridez.

That car is too cool! I really like how you can see the engine and I also like the bat on the front of the car.

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At the end of September, Funko also released Dorbz of Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy!

These awesome figures can keep you company while you’re waiting for General Mills to re-release Fruit Brute and Fruity Yummy Mummy again like they did in 2013.

A special thanks to my good friend Dean for telling me about these awesome Dorbz.

Dean is the world’s biggest fan of Marvel Comics’ the Punisher, and he runs an amazing blog about 90s comics called The Unspoken Decade, and co-hosts the radio talk show
Her Dork World, His Dork World. I made a cameo once on Her Dork World, His Dork World, and amazingly, it is still on the air!

Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between the Pages to see lots of cool Halloween Treats.

Addams Family Stretching Room Portraits

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The Addams Family, the Munsters, and the Weirdly Gruesomes are three fictional families that I could see living in The Haunted Mansion. Melissa Doskotz obviously had the same idea because she created these wonderful Addams Family Stretching Room Portraits. These and other cool prints can be purchased at Melissa’s MellenIllustration Etsy Store.
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Want more Haunted Mansion goodies?

Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between the Pages. I’ve featured tons of cool Haunted Mansion Treats.

Help Us Master Gracey, You’re Our Only Hope

I have been a Star Wars fan ever since I first saw Star Wars: A New Hope in High School. I’m also a massive Disney fan. When our kids were younger, Walt Disney World was our favorite vacation spot. One of my favorite rides and my husband’s absolute favorite ride at Walt Disney World is the Haunted Mansion. When I saw this Wonderful Star Wars / Haunted Mansion mash-up, I couldn’t wait to share it.

This great Haunted Mansion / Star Wars Mash-Up was made by Mary J. Hoffman on DeviantArt

Image courtesy of Mary J. Hoffman.

Image courtesy of Mary J. Hoffman.


This coolest thing about this print?
Mary also has Booger Vampire’s Crypt of DOOM Etsy Store where you can purchase this wonderful print or get it on pins, coin purses, tote bags, and more.

Want more Star Wars or Haunted Mansion goodies?
Please stop by my pop culture food blog – Between the Pages. I’ve featured tons of cool Star Wars and Haunted Mansion treats.