I started collecting pocket screamers two years ago, not sure why really, but they do make great display items, and they're like Beanie Babies in their appeal; but these babies are much creepier and scarier, and therefore perfect for Halloween.
A Halloween animated novelty that plays like a spookhouse ride. This was the first one that started my collection. I picked it up quite a few years ago (at an Eckerd or Rite Aid Pharmacy, I believe). No maker information is given for it except the "Made in China" sticker on the back. The clever spookhouse ride design of the box really sets the tone for the creepy skeleton pushing through the doors while the soundtrack says "I'm going to get you!"
Here's another animated Medusa bust for Halloween display. Or year-round display if you're like me. Clever design places the play button as the snake head pin on her left shoulder. (see the other one I saw at Lowes).
I see this out of the corner of my eye, in Target, and I'm blown away. Time was I used to shop for toys, now I only shop for domestic-related stuff like cleaner, high-fiber cereal, toilet tissue, you know, the boring but essential stuff. I miss shopping for toys. Especially when cool stuff like this Inhuman Squishy Zombie from Smart Lab beckons to the kid in me. Hell, its got removable limbs and flesh, too! And it comes with a coloring book to "bring your zombie to life!"
Come in, come in. Plenty of room under the bed sheet. My, it's a chilly one tonight, isn't it. Don't worry, it's just the batteries in your flashlight causing it to flicker. It's only midnight. I heard the ghosts and monsters don't come out to play until 2am. Besides, horror magazines act like a talisman to ward them off. So snuggle closer. Tonight's reading is The Monster Times, issue number 23. It's all about Godzilla, you know. He just can't stop talking about himself. Such an ego.