Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014!!

Happy Halloween!!

Can you believe today is October 31st?  After months of anticipation, from waiting for stores to release their Halloween products to building-up to the big day with various posts throughout the season, Halloween has finally arrived!  In my opinion, for as much as I wanted to celebrate this day, I didn't want it to sneak up on us so quickly.  Personally, I was kept way too-busy by real-life that I wasn't able to dedicate as much time and effort into The Holidaze and Halloween season as I had planned or would have liked to, but I tried to make sure that didn't get in the way of enjoying the most amazing time of year.  Sure, in terms of content on the site, I would have liked to had brought you more.  I think I did a decent job and we covered many awesome products, but my list of topics far exceeded my goals met.  For example, the Funko Holidaze Pops! fell flat on their vinyl faces as soon as work decided to increase the level of stress.  The characters I had written down and planned on bringing you might have been phenomenal, but they simply weren't to be.  On the bright side, The Holidaze doesn't completely shut down after Halloween and there are no rules stating I can't bring you cool designs and artsy posts after today.  When I find the time, I'll certainly do my best to pick up where we leave off today to keep the ball rolling.  I mean, really, is anybody gonna complain about MORE Halloween in November?  I only have 6 readers so I highly doubt it!

Instead of focusing on what I didn't do this season, I'd like to be positive and look at what we did review.  There were incredible products released this year and I think 2014 did it's best to rival 2013.  No, I don't think anything short of Ecto-Cooler will top the 2013 return of Frute Brute and Yummy Mummy, but we definitely didn't take too many steps backwards.  Just think - Krispy Kreme Ghostbuster Donuts, Orange S'Cream Twinkies and the return of Scary Cakes, Cheetos Bag of Bones, Apple-ahhh-Rita's, Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice Oreos, Candy Apple M&M's, Orange Reese's Peanut Butter Pumpkins and Orange Kit-Kat's, Caramel Apple-filled Twizzlers, New General Mills Retro boxes, and Candy Corn Pebbles.  If you ask me, that's one hell of a haul for one Halloween season.  In fact, thinking about it again, it really does give 2013 a run for it's money.  But in the end, we're the ones who really lucked out and leave as winners.  We're fortunate enough to have these awesome things in our lives to help enhance the 'daze!

The majority of what I write about has to do with food and candy, but the meaning behind why I write about those things has nothing to do with the products themselves.  Sure, I'm giving you a review and I'm enjoying the taste-test, but it goes much deeper than flavor and appearance.  My goal from day one on The Holidaze is to take these things, old and new, and relate them to my life, past or present, to interact with all of you who share the same interests and make the same connections to nostalgia.  What I want to do is bring out, and bring back, memories you may have forgotten or will never forget.  I want to remind you of when you were a kid, what it was like to grow up loving Halloween and what it meant to you and your family.  If you didn't celebrate then, I want to show you how great it can be, for so many reasons, and invite you to do so with all of us.  If we're not celebrating old memories and all the emotions that come with them, then we're creating new ones in innovative ways that will one day be talked about 20-years from now.  Many of you have kids and, whether you're aware or not, you're making memories for them now that will one day be associated with their nostalgia.  They'll look back and say, "wow, I remember when me and my Mom ate those Cheetos Bag of Bones.  She loved them as much as I did.  That was a fun time."  If you notice, Cheetos Bag of Bones are an after-thought in that sentence.  It's about the connection, the bond, the relationship, the memory, nostalgia, and love that comes from what we're doing today.  That's the purpose of The Holidaze and, with all of you, I've been able to remember and share more things than ever before.

I want to thank each and every one of you who took time out of your day to read what I wrote.  Hopefully you enjoyed it, hopefully I made you laugh a little bit here and there, hopefully I brought something to your attention, and hopefully you took my advice and made the most of your Halloween season.  I know I'm not the greatest writer in the world and The Holidaze is far from the most popular site on the Internet, but I love my little niche and the group of people who continue to read and support this site.  Whether you indulged and shared on Twitter, or joined in on the Holidaze Halloween Instagram Challenge, I truly can't thank you enough for simply being a part of this tiny endeavor.  Together, we shared stories and enjoyed what this season had to offer.  Individually, we created our own memories with loved ones who mean the world to us.  That, without a doubt, is the most important part!  At the end of the day, sharing this season of macabre with those who are close to you is what separates "just another year" with "hey, remember that time?"

From a kid who grew up loving Halloween with a passion, I wish each and every one of you the Happiest of Halloweens.  If you don't have any plans tonight, then I urge you to change that by finding something to do.  It's Halloween on a freakin' Friday night!  That calls for action!  If you can't hit up the bars or find a costume party, then call your friends or family to go catch a movie.  Go out to eat and laugh over spooky cocktails.  Watch a horror movie on Netflix or any one of the 100 channels featuring a scary movie, tonight.  Bake orange cupcakes and eat a lot of Candy Corn.  Or, in the very worst case scenario, go online and read every Halloween post I've ever written.  But, no matter what, make sure you do SOMETHING tonight!  Don't let this year come and go with any regrets.  Live it up, enjoy yourself, enjoy the day and create life-long memories that don't involve you sleeping through Halloween.  As for me, I'm about to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters from my new apartment before dressing up like a scary inmate clown for a night of debauchery in Hoboken, NJ.  The best part?  It's Halloweekend, baby!  The party doesn't stop at midnight, it's only just begun!!  Believe me, we'll have plenty of time for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Until then, Halloween doesn't end until we say it does!!

Enjoy, my friends, and shoot me a pic of your Halloween costume @HolidazeBlog on Twitter and Instagram!

Happy Halloween!!

Candy Corn Pebbles

This is the one that almost got away!  Thanks to social media, I find so many seasonal products on Twitter and Instagram long before I ever do in stores.  On one hand, that's a good thing because it makes me aware of items that I may have overlooked otherwise.  But, on the other hand, it can be pretty aggravating when thousands of people are posting pics with one of the coolest Halloween things of the season and I can't seem to find it anywhere.  The tease is what sometimes makes the hunt more fun and all that more worth it, but when it becomes impossible, it just gets frustrating.  That's what was was happening with new Candy Corn Pebbles.  In reality, this box was one of the first images I noticed back in early September when I searched #halloween2014 on Instagram.  One guy had it and I figured, okay, soon enough it'll be available nationwide and I'll snatch one up.  Then, weeks and weeks went by without any sign of transition.  Finally, on October 23rd, I resorted to the last of all resorts - Ebay!  $13 later, I'm no longer left out in the cold, I'm simply questioning my life's priorities.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jekyll & Hyde's - Times Square

On Saturday the 25th of October, after we enjoyed our delicious Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters donuts, it was on to stage two of our perfect Hallowday!  Going along with our plan, we were off to Jekyll & Hyde Club in New York City.  Now, last year, we went to the original location in the Village and it was a blast.  Much like this go-around, we went the Saturday before Halloween and while it was filled with patrons dressed up in Halloween costumes, there was no wait and we were able to walk right in.  Well, in 2014, that wasn't so simple.  Being in the very heart of Times Square, Jekyll & Hyde was attracting a slew of customers all eagerly anticipating entrance into one of the coolest restaurant / bars in the city.  For a lover of the macabre, this was the place to be!  I looked at the line of people waiting outside and said to my girlfriend, "Nah, this line is for the Haunted House, we could walk right into the restaurant."  She said "No, I'm pretty sure this is the line to get into the restaurant."  Being that I'm always right, I quickly responded back with a chuckle and affirmation that "Nope, this is definitely just for the Haunted House."  Then, like an RKO outta nowhere, some random girl on the street turns to me and says "Um, no, that's actually the line for the restaurant."  Damn.. I stood there, stunned, owned by a stranger, and had to suffer from salt in the wound when I looked over at Eileen who was grinning ear to ear.  Alright alright.. Everybody has to be wrong at one point in their lives, right?  I swallowed my pride, pretended that it didn't happen, and got on line knowing girl power is alive and well.

Dipped Caramel Apple Granola Bars

This time of year, we usually spend so much time talking about the big name brands that the smaller ones tend to fall to the wayside.  Sometimes, the little engine that could turns out to be much stronger than we gave him credit for.  Other times, we realize they're small for a reason and they confirm why they're much less-known than the big dogs.  Which category will today's Halloween treat fall into?  Well, we're talking about Market Pantry, and extension of the Target brand, and they've surprised me a few times in the past.  Market Pantry certainly goes all out for the seasons and does their part in celebrating the holidays, but not everything has been solid.  Today, we're talking about a product that sounds amazing, but may be too much of a long-shot to actually be any good.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Krispy Kreme Ghostbusters Donuts

For the first time since January, I was off from work this past Saturday and couldn't have been more excited for the big day.  Knowing that it was the last Saturday before Halloween, my girlfriend and I wanted to treat it as such in celebration of the amazing season we've had in 2014.  The plan was to hop on the train, make the quick commute to NYC, grab a few Ghostbusters donuts from Krispy Kreme, eat at Jekyll and Hyde's in Times Square, drink at Times Scare afterwards, and enjoy a Haunted House followed by some Scaryoke.  It was quite the endeavor and, thankfully, I can say we pulled it all off without a hitch and it better than a few Halloweens I've had in the past.  It was too much fun to convey in words, but it wouldn't have been half of what it was without our very first stop at NY Penn Station!

Candy Apple M&M's

You know by now, we can't have seasonal products without seasonal M&M's.  For the last few years, M&M's have come second only to Oreo cookies in the battle for most-unique-flavors supremacy.  Whether it's Red Velvet, Pumpkin Spice, Carrot Cake, or Gingerbread, there's no doubt M&M's do their fair share of getting involved and enhancing the season.  Unlike some of you, I never knock a company for taking advantage of the system and using my curiosity for their profit.  In fact, I welcome it.  I love these new, sometimes oddball, off-the-wall flavors and always go out of my way to review and appreciate them.  In today's case, there's nothing too out of the ordinary and the flavor is probably long overdue.  Falling in line with Fall 2014, M&M's have gone apple picking!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Hostess Scary Cakes

Two days ago, I talked about the return of Orange S'Cream Twinkies and the return of Hostess Halloween products.  Well, with those beautifully filled sponge cakes comes another spooky legend - Scary Cakes!!  Now, we've talked about these Halloween-themed cupcakes in the past, but long before we ever thought they'd disappear.  In 2012, I reviewed Scary Cakes and compared them to what they used to be.  Sure, the cupcake itself has stayed relatively the same, but the box art and package design has changed almost every single year.  Then, I talked about the old-school Munster Pack and change to Monster Cakes.  Those were monumental times in my life because I was literally drawn in by these works of art and inspired to illustrate, animate, color and design myself.  There were something about those pieces that infatuated me and filled my heart with Halloween spirit.  To this day, I can remember where I was and who I was with whenever those boxes were bought, put on the table, or opened.  It was a happy time, now a nostalgic period, and I payed homage to that in 2012.  Then, as I mentioned two-days ago, Hostess closed up shop and Scary Cakes were gone... forever?  So it seemed, but in 2014, Scary Cakes are back!!  This time, I'm not comparing them to the past.  I'm just happy they're once again a part of the present.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Cheetos Bag of Bones

It's crunch time here on The Holidaze and I'm not talking about bone-crunching action!  We're only 4 days away from Halloween and it's time to roll out all the amazing products I've been sitting on for the last few weeks.  A lot of writers tend to bring you these things as soon as their released, usually in hopes of being the first so that their number of hits increase and more people click those ads.  Personally, I couldn't care less about any of that.  I'm here to celebrate!  I'm here to create an experience - for you and me - and this week is most important of them all!  Sure, I could have talked about Twinkies and Krispy Kreme Donuts a few weeks ago, but this is the main event!  If I did that, all I'd have left are granola bars.  That doesn't end the season on a high note and it's my goal to roll out the All-Star lineup.

It's Halloweek!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Halloween Twinkies - Orange S'Cream

Okay okay, I wanted Halloween season to start earlier than ever, but I'd like Halloween itself to slow itself down!  I cannot believe we are only 5 days away from October 31st!  Time seriously flew by and, like I said previously, work has limited my interaction with all of you via The Holidaze and Social Media.  For me, that's the sucky part about this time of year.  For whatever reason, I always seem to find myself busier in October than any other month.  But I wanted to take advantage of this weekend, both personally and on The Holidaze, to at least get this ball rolling through the week and into the big day.  I've been sitting on this post, along with the others coming at ya before Friday, because they're special and all represent Halloween perfectly in one way or another.  I'll throw in a few extra's here and there, but today we're talking about a product that I had only hoped for when we first covered the X-Men Twinkies with the Blue Creme center.  Once we saw them hit shelves, I found a glimmer of hope and depended on Hostess to do the rest.  This year, they didn't disappoint!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween at Dunkin Donuts - A Holidaze Tribute

Dunkin Donuts and I go way back.  For as long as I can remember, that logo you see above has been a part of my life in one way or another.  Whether it was my Dad bringing home that retro box of a dozen donuts to my Grandparents or my Mom ordering a large hot coffee, there are many memories and a great deal of nostalgia now associated with the pink and orange.  In particular, Dunkin Donuts will always have a strong connection to Halloween.  So much, in fact, that it's become an annual tradition to indulge as much as possible when this time of year rolls around.  Don't get me wrong, I drink two iced coffees a day, but the spooky season invites us to take our game to the next level and really soak in The Holidaze.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon Bun Cookies

Welp, I had high hopes for the month of October on The Holidaze.  I planned on bringing you a different Funko Pop design each day, I planned on keeping up with my own Holidaze Instagram Challenge, and I planned on updating the site with new articles as much as possible.  For the most part, I've failed you.  For whatever reason, and it never seems to fail, I am always at my busiest when October rolls around.  For as much as I'd love to brush work off and focus on cartoons and Halloween candy, my real-life simply won't allow it.  Finding the balance between the two, much like last year, has been difficult this October.  I wish I could simply take a month off and dedicate my entire life to Halloween for 31 days, but my bosses don't seem to be down with that idea.  I don't know when they're going to wake up and realize that Frankenberry is far more important than their company, but until then, I'm stuck doing my job.  How about I just hit the lottery and we take this site to a whole new level.  Or hey, does Donald Trump read The Holidaze?  I could use a couple mill, broski!

Since I don't think that's going to happen, I'll do what I gotta do and attempt to salvage what is left of the season.  Believe it or not, we are only TEN DAYS away from Halloween and I think I may be more unprepared for October 31st than I've ever been before.  It's a shame, really, but it is what it is.  For now, I'm going to do my best to keep the Holidaze spirit alive with the help of a seasonal standout.. Pepperidge Farm!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Castle Dracula - Wildwood, NJ (Guest Post by Sean Gallagher)

When I was a child, my family and I often traveled to the Jersey Shore to bask in the Summer sun.  For us, a trip to Pt. Pleasant or Seaside, NJ was a quick break from the everyday hustle and bustle of the real world.  But, just a bit further south, was Wildwood, NJ.  My time there was rare, but one thing I'll never forget was this giant castle that stood out head and shoulders above the other attractions.  I was far too small and even more afraid to get anywhere close to it, but I'll never forget my Father and cousin entering what I considered Hell's gates.  Although I was too young to understand, I was looking at one of the most beloved New Jersey landmarks of all time!  Given that I don't have the memories or knowledge to truly capture what this place was, I reached out to one of my best friends, Sean Gallagher.  Today, in this very special guest post, I invite you to sit back and read from his point of view.

Take it away, @Writer_Sean

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Caramel Apple Twizzlers

No way, another Caramel Apple product?? Oh yeah, get used to it because it's surely been the theme of the season!  Everybody is getting involved, everybody is throwing their hat into the ring, and we're all reaping the rewards of their hustle.  Over the last few years, I've demanded companies to go above and beyond to bring us more seasonal products.  Many people have and although I'm merely a tiny goldfish in this deep ocean, I like to think we've all collectively gotten our message across.  Things like this make Halloween more enjoyable and obviously our voice makes an impact.  Look at the return of Surge, for example.  That's the power people hold, especially in this day and age of social media. Together, at the risk of flavoring every single thing on earth either Pumpkin or Caramel Apple, we've asked for more and have received just that.  That's why this nerd isn't complaining about yet another Caramel Apple candy!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Pepperidge Farm Pumpkin Cheesecake Cookies

One of my favorite products from Pepperidge Farm are their Caramel Apple cookies.  When it comes to cookies, Pepperidge Farm knows how to do it right.  Have you ever had their Oatmeal Raisin?  Have you ever popped their chewey Chocolate Chip cookies into the microwave for that fresh out of the oven taste?  They do a phenomenal job of capturing flavor, texture, and appeal all in one bag.  Sure, they may be a little pricey, but you get what you pay for.  I must have spent at least $40 on Pepperidge Farm Caramel Apple cookies over the course of two years.  Yeah, they're that good and that's why I finally decided to give their Pumpkin Cheesecake cookies a chance!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Brach's Caramel Apple Candy Corn

While I'm obviously having a blast bringing you my Holidaze Pop! collection, that's merely a bonus during this amazing time of year.  The Holidaze, at it's very core, thrives on products, new and old, that bring out a certain emotion.  Whether it be that of nostalgia or making completely new memories with family and friends, a few bucks spent on junk can actually go a really long way.  In today's case, I can't find much nostalgia attached, but it's fun to say "Brach's" like I'm Paul Heyman introducing you to the next big thing.  When I scream it out loud to nobody in particular and all 4 of my readers, it makes this post feel much more special than it actually is.

Funko Holidaze Pop! - Carrie

Today's Holidaze Pop! figure is inspired by a film that I don't necessarily care for in terms of story, but have always loved for it's imagery and the idea of revenge.  In my opinion, the recently released Carrie far surpassed Stephen King's original, but I admit I'm probably in the minority.  Truth is, I never liked horror movies that feature supernatural abilities like being able to move things telepathically.  I can accept Michael Myers being immortal and Jason Voorhees constantly coming back to life, but the plot behind Carrie simply loses my interest.  However, I do think that the scene in which pig's blood is dropped on Carrie's head is one of the most iconic in Horror history and deserves to be released in Pop! form.  Here's my crack at it!

In addition to the Pop! itself, I'm digging the box art even more!  Not to toot my own horn, but I think this is something Funko would and should release.  It would probably be a hell of a lot better than what I have to offer, but I'd take it nonetheless.  The Horror genre deserves to be immortalized in as many ways, and through as many characters, as possible!

Now I'm going to tweet this to Chloe Grace Moretz and hope she RT's it.  She'd make it a hit, girl!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Funko Holidaze Pop! - 8-Bit Freddy Krueger

Picking up where we last left off, I'm bringing you another 8-Bit Pop! figure inspired by both Funko and NECA.  It's no secret that NECA has paved the way for these stylized figures and brought their popularity to levels we'd never expected.  Jason was first, but Freddy soon followed suit in a unique, but not quite as odd, physical appearance.  Yet again, this is another figure I'd expect to see released by Funko at some point, although I'm not sure how he'd sell compared to Jason.

Freddy's red & green sweater is just as iconic as Freddy himself but, for whatever reason, Nintendo released their Nightmare on Elm St. video game with a different look.  Freddy was featured in a red and orange color scheme, from top to bottom, but it actually looks really cool.  In fact, there are images out there of Robert Englund wearing this exact sweater in various promotional shots.  I'm not enough of a NOES expert to tell you if it ever appeared in the films or if it was the original concept for his sweater, but it certainly brings back memories and I honestly don't mind the look.  I wonder how it would have translated on screen!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Funko Holidaze Pop! - 8-Bit Jason Voorhees

Ever since NECA introduced the first 8-Bit NES Jason Voorhees figure in 2013, the Horror community has been obsessed with the odd colorway in which Jason was presented by Nintendo.  At the time, I can only imagine how pissed off people were to see that Jason was nowhere near his actual likeness in the films.  They somehow went from a white mask with red accents and a dirty blue / green outfit to neon purple and turquoise.  It never made any sense but, in 2014, nostalgia says it doesn't have to.  Today, those crazy colors represent the childhood of millions around the world and owning a figure designed to represent that is a way of celebrating the past.  That's why I love nostalgia and the memories that come with.

Funko has already followed in NECA's footsteps and released a few 8-Bit figures, but we've yet to see him in Pop! form.  So, that's what I'm here for!

If you look around, you'll find plenty of customs for sale online and they're all pretty damn good.  By simply re-painting the actual Jason Pop! figure, you get as close as you probably would if Funko were to do the same.  With my design, I added a few tweaks here and there to separate myself from them.  The marks on his mask are squared to resemble his 8-Bit Sprite and I changed his outfit.

If Funko were to release any of my designed figures, this would most certainly be the one.  I truly believe, one day, we'll all be able to own an official 8-Bit Jason Pop! from Funko

Friday, October 10, 2014

Funko Holidaze Pop! - Frute Brute

Yesterday, I brought you the Yummy Mummy Holidaze Pop! design inspired by Funko.  Today, the Monster Cereals wouldn't be complete without his partner in crime and resurrections - Frute Brute.  When Brute returned last year, I was thrilled!  I couldn't believe General Mills was giving us such an awesome return after years and years of hoping and waiting.  I'll admit, Yummy Mummy took the prize in terms of flavor and appearance, but Frute Brute wasn't too far behind and may have very well knocked off Frankenberry.  Believe me - around here, that isn't easy to do.  In fact, I love Frankenberry so much I just put myself in the mood for a bowl and the only negative I can find is that it isn't Frute Brute.  Oh well.. Maybe next year!

Frute Brute was a lot of fun to design and I'm personally loving the way both graphics turned out.  It's a shame that we'll never see Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute in stores, but at least we can imagine what they would have looked like.  Maybe the images I've posted will catch the eyes of Funko designers and entice them to bring these Monsters to fruition.  Of course, you reposting them wouldn't hurt, either!  Get the word out and maybe we'll be seeing our beloved Monster Cereals finally united!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Funko Holidaze Pop! - Yummy Mummy

Today, we're saying goodbye to the "Scream" collection and moving on to new characters from the world of horror and pop-culture.  I know some of you are wondering where all my posts about candy and cake have gone, but they're not forgotten.  I have plenty of junk food to talk about over the next 22 days and I'm sure we'll all have a blast celebrating the latter part of the season.  I look at The Holidaze Pop! designs as a bonus, this year.  In addition to what we're all used to, know, and love, these works of art pay homage to the world of Funko and so many characters whom will most likely never see the light of day.

When I first started collecting Funko Pop! figures, three of my most-wanted were, without a doubt, the Monster Cereals Trio.  I couldn't believe that they even made Frankenberry, Count Chocula and Boo Berry!  I figured they were so obscure that they'd never be touched, but Funko has done a great deal with them and I couldn't be happier to see them get their due respect.  But... what about our other two Monsters?  What about the legends?  What about Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute?  That's where I come in!

The Yummy Mummy Holidaze Pop! features a different design because he's actually the first I ever created.  A few months ago, I decided to play around with illustrator to see what I could come up with and this is what I envisioned.  If you follow me on Instagram, you've already seen and hopefully liked this piece of artwork.  You may even own The Yummy Mummy Holidaze t-shirt!  But if this is the first you're seeing the Yummy Mummy Pop!, then I hope you enjoy the design!

The return of Yummy Mummy in 2013 was probably the highlight of last year's Halloween.  There have been a few products released here and there, but nothing would compare to a Funko Pop! figure to join the treacherous General Mills trio!  When I originally posted the image above, a Funko designer by the name of Reis O'Brien reached out and informed me that the odds of seeing Yummy Mummy and Frute Brute on shelves are unlikely.  Unfortunately, the first set of three did not sell well enough to justify their release.  It seems as though these Holidaze designs will be as close as we're gonna get.

Tomorrow, I bring you Frute Brute!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Funko Holidaze Pop! - Ghostface (Stab Exclusive)

Tonight, I conclude the "Scream" collection with a character that is not only unique but, in my opinion, the best of the bunch.  I think it stands out above the rest because of the fact that it could actually get produced and be a seller.  Whether I want to admit it or not, I know the other Scream characters will never see the light of day.  They're fun to design, they're cool to look at but, even though they deserve a release, we all know we'll never get a Tatum Riley Pop! figure from Funko.  But tonight, I'm taking Ghostface himself and going the "exclusive" route because, really, that's the only way we'd ever get this one.  Imagine Hot Topic unveiling Ghostface as their next hit exclusive!  With the traditional Ghostface finally being shipped, how awesome would it be to have the "Stab" version, based on the fictional movie poster, to go with it?

Within the "Scream" franchise, another franchise exists fictionally in the world of those characters.  "Stab" is a movie based on the true story of Sidney Prescott and the Woodsboro Murders.  In our real-lives, we have "Scream."  In theirs, they have "Stab" and the artwork for that movie is even more awesome than the ones we get in reality.  The logo and green colors have always stood out to me and I've really taken advantage of that with this concept.  I did something similar with the "Green Scream" Hi-C Horror Box last year and Wes Craven himself Retweeted it to his followers.  In this case, I'm taking the traditional Ghostface Pop! and changing the colors to make the "Stab" version I'd love to see!

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