Back in the early 1970s, the Weebles toy line (“Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down!”) had a variety of playsets for those cute little egg-shaped people to populate. From a passenger airplane to a camper van, from a boat marina to a treehouse, the Weeble world was wonderful.
Except for that one playset on the outskirt of Weebleville. The one whispered about down at the Weeble playground. The playset where few Weebles dared to wobble.
It is…the Weebles Haunted House!
[source: youtube user: spuzzlightyeartoo]
It looks like an awesome place to be!
I was a small child in the early Seventies but I do not recall having had any Weebles sets. However, today I would think I would’ve enjoyed having this Haunted House back then. The glow-in-the-dark Weeble Ghost is the main selling point for me but the idea of a toy encouraging me to go play in the dark would have been a deal killer. As a little kid, I was scared of the dark. Perhaps I would have braved this fear for the sake of playing with the Weebles Haunted House.
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Ghost Weeble Bop Bag
It’s fun, it’s retro, it’s safe and it’s mess free. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the Mr. Potato Head Witch Kit.
For around $15 you’ll receive all the parts you need to make your own Mr. Potato Head Witch. When I first saw this advertisement I thought it came with a plastic pumpkin as well, but the kit is intended for use on real pumpkins. The pumpkin in the above picture is either extremely perfect, or extremely airbrushed. I set out on Google to find someone who had actually purchased and used the kit and found this happy family:
Thanks to the nice people over at Inspire Me Crafts for sharing the picture of their own Mr. Potato Head Witch Kit!
Not much scarier than a Ginger witch on Halloween…except maybe a creepy pumpkin-headed boy in short pants. But what is on the table that the witch is about to hack up with a big knife…something that seems very enticing to the black cat. It looks like a mini water fountain to me, but that can’t be right. What’s your interpretation?
By pumpkin’s light, This witch
Will help you choose aright.
Choose what exactly? Are those paint samples? Dipping sauces? It seems that the witch is directing the maiden towards the honey mustard.
The jack-o-lantern looks longingly out the window, as if to say, “Get me outta here!”
This Victorian lady has a secret…a secret identity that is. She’s a witch. Magical energy flows from her powerful hand to reveal her alter ego lurking in the mist and shadow. Her second self peers over her shoulder, coaxing her to board her broomstick and dash into the Halloween night.