Phantasm Ornament

Mondo’s Phantasm Ornament Is A Ball. Madballs Too!

I should absolutely clarify that statement. Mondo is totally offering the Sentinel Sphere as an ornament for your Christmas tree. I ask you, what is more festive than a Phantasm ornament? Who wouldn’t want to hang the deadly flying device of the Tall Man from 1979’s cult classic Phantasm on their bough? How can it get any better than that?

In this case I suppose the answer might be an ornament of the Tall Man himself. Although a strong argument could be made of course for the addition of the deadly Dwarves from the film.
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However, it IS the time of year to be thankful. As always of course Mondo gives plenty of reasons for that.

Phantasm Ornament

All images courtesy of Mondo.


This has been given the blessing of the creator of Phantasm, Don Coscarelli. Of course. Which is why Mondo teamed up with Middle of Beyond to produce the Sentinel Sphere ornament.
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Seriously. How can you not want Phantasm’s Sentinel Sphere on your tree? Now you can hop right on over to Mondo’s Official shop site to order your very own.

Now how do you top the Phantasm ornament? With Madballs of course!

[Via] American Greetings Entertainment

Madballs was created in 1985 by American Greetings – that is totally right. The same company that dreamed up the Care Bears had a hand in this 80’s merchandising property. Why were these goofy balls so popular to kids in the mid-80s? For one thing all sorts of gross-out properties were popular at that time. I give you the Garbage Pail Kids as an prime example!
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Now thanks to Mondo and Middle of Beyond you too can proudly display Horn Head, Slobulus, Dust Brain, and Skull Face on your tree! You can click here to visit Middle of the Beyond’s official site to purchase the Madballs ornaments.
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I can only presume by next year we will be able to purchase Inhumanoids and Beetlejuice ornaments!

Horror Cereal Box Covers By Jorge Baeza

Do undead serial killers like Freddy Krueger like Horror Cereal for breakfast? I cannot say whether that is true or not. I don’t really know the Springwood Slasher all that well. However I can indeed say that artist Jorge Baeza’s Horror Cereal art is impressive.

A Nightmare on Elm Street’s supernatural icon isn’t the only subject of Baeza’s talents. We also have a very limited edition cereal straight from Kingston Falls. Killogg’s Yum-Yum Flakes!
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As you can plainly see as advertised this particular cereal makes a ‘wonderful midnight treat’! Although I might caution you check your kitchen for unexpected visitors before you pour yourself a bowl.

That is not all though. Jorge I assume has been reading up on the Handbook for the Recently Deceased. Because it sure looks like he has been able to land a contract with the leading freelance bio-exorcist. I am talking about that ghost with the most – Beetlejuice!
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Now I do not know how Jorge was able to talk Beetlejuice into signing away his likeness for Yucky Worms. I have heard he is an incredibly shrewd negotiator. I believe it was Juno herself that said one should never call upon Beet-

Are you really that stupid, Vic? We appreciate you letting us know about these Horror Cereal box covers but you almost said his name for a third time!

What? I was just going to say that it isn’t recommended that you actually call upon Beetlejuice.

Oh. Sorry, that was what you were warning me about. Boy, is my face red. At the very least you can hop on over to Jorge Baeza’s spot on Facebook. Take some time and check out the rest of his fantastic art. You might also remember a couple of months back when Jorge was kind enough to share his artwork for Stranger Things!

Illustration courtesy of Jorge Baeza.

Illustration courtesy of Jorge Baeza.

Beetlejuice, Trolls, and Smurfette

Sometimes when I see odd groupings of toys displayed like this in an antique mall, I can’t help but wonder — did the person selling the toys arrange them this way? Did someone come along and move the toys around like this? Or maybe it’s like Toy Story and the toys come to life at night, only to freeze when human beings come along and spoil their night of fun.

I’d like to think that if Beetlejuice ever held a tea party, the Trolls and Smurfette would be invited to attend.

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Beetlejuice (1988)


I remember seeing an edited version of the movie trailer posted below for Beetlejuice like a day before it hit the theater in my neck of the woods, my Father didn’t seem to think it looked even remotely interesting but I can tell you that as we left the theater he was claiming it was his favorite comedy of all time!

Thanks to Eddie4518 for uploading the trailer on YouTube.

I have a soft spot in my heart for this dark comedy and I still think it stands the test of time, do yourself a favor and watch this fantastic collaboration with Michael Keaton and Tim Burton this weekend!

I never liked Beetlejuice for the NES

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I know everyone likes to complain about how horrible E.T. is for the Atari 2600, but I would like nominate another game for worst movie turned video game on a classic system. That game is Beetlejuice for the Nintendo Entertainment System. The game is virtually unplayable. I mean E.T. was cryptic, but at least I could play it. With Beetlejuice, you have no guarantee that a move you made in one game would work in the next. The graphics, which aren’t bad for the time are often unpredictable and work in weird ways that are confusing and will get you killed. Check out the gameplay — its showtime!

Oh and was is your reward for suffering through this mess? An ad for LJN of course:

I was so in love with the movie Beetlejuice when it came out that I saved my doubloons for a month to get this mess of a game and it left such a bad taste in my mouth that I actually liked the movie LESS. If you cannot take my word for it, try it for yourself and download the ROM for Beetlejuice on the NES.