Addams Family (Games and Pinball)

Around this time every year I break out several Halloween-themed games to play. The Addams Family lived every day as if it were Halloween.

According to MobyGames, “The Addams Family” was released for the following platforms: TurboGrafx CD, Game Gear, NES, Sega Master System, Amiga, Arcade, Atari ST, Genesis, SNES, game Boy, Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, and the ZX Spectrum. Other games in the franchise include Fester’s Quest, The Addams family: Pugsley’s Scavenger Hunt, Addams Family Values, and The new Addams Family Series. There is also an Addams Family pinball table, which is one of the most desirable (and expensive) tables around.

Here’s some YouTube footage from the Commodore 64 version.

As a bonus, here’s a promotional video for the Addams Family pinball machine.

Ben Cooper Halloween Costume Catalog

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A lot of people simply refer to them as “those old Halloween costumes” — you know, the ones with the plastic masks and the vinyl costumes? The company that made them, Ben Cooper, cornered the market on licenses and got their costumes in every department and grocery store you could imagine. Whether you wanted to be Batman or Darth Vader, Wonder Woman or Strawberry Shortcake, Ben Cooper had a costume waiting for you.

The fine folks over at Plaid Stallions have in their online catalog collection a Ben Cooper Halloween Costume Catalog from 1980. Head on over and see if you can spot any costumes you or your friends had!