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4:00 PM on 10.31.2014

Toys of Yesterday: Monster in My Pocket

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Spooky Town 2014: The Return of Michael's (Crafts Store) photo
Spooky Town 2014: The Return of Michael's (Crafts Store)
by Scarecroodle

With just a scant 76 days until Halloween, have you done your holiday shopping? If not, it might be time to head over to your local Michael's to check out their Lemax's Spooky Town display.

Earlier in the year Lemax opened pre-orders for many of its items, but the list naturally excluded the annual Michael's (a national arts & crafts store) exclusives. These exclusives include the Mt. Gloom Observatory (header), The Haunted Houseboat, the Zombie Eatery, Grim Reaper Countdown, and Gurgle's Roach Coach (a clown-themed food truck).

Although a few of the exclusives are striking (particularly the Mt. Gloom Observatory), my favorites for the year are the Spookytown Trolley, Box-of-Bones Coffin Factory, and Hemlock's Nursery. The best pun, however, goes to the Really Late Train figurine which depicts two skeletons sitting on a park bench presumably waiting for their train.

Be sure to check out the gallery for the display and pamphlet pages.

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