October 31, 2006


As a Halloween super bonus for all of you secret fun folks, here's the extra special 2006 ghost countdown of all the internet!...

Rank: #11
Description: Halloween Party Puppet
Era: 1960s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: No
Cause of Death: Played with plastic bag

Rank: #10
Description: Obi Wan Kenobi Ghost from Lay's Potato Chips mail-in offer
Era: 1990s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: No
Cause of Death: Darth Vader (duh.)

Rank: #9
Description: Casper the Friendly Ghost from the Funko Wacky Wobblers collection
Era: 2000s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes
Cause of Death: Bart: I think Casper is the ghost of Richie Rich.
Lisa: Hey they do look alike!
Bart: I wonder how he died.
Lisa: Maybe he realized how hollow the pursuit of money is and took his own life.

Rank: #8
Description: Wind-up Inky ghost from Pac-Man
Era: 1980s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: No
Cause of Death: Turned blue due to energizer, eaten

Rank: #7
Description: Boo Berry bank (repro from Funko)
Era: 1990s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: No
Cause of Death: From the looks of him.. alcoholism.

Rank: #6
Description: Medieval ghost by Playmobil
Era: 2000s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes
Cause of Death: Torture

Rank: #5
Description: Edgar Allen Poe figure from Shadowbox
Era: 1990s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes
Cause of Death: Theories include cholera, rare brain disease, diabetes, various types of enzyme deficiency, syphilis, rabies, and it's possible he was shanghaied.

Rank: #4
Description: Hitchhiking ghosts from Disney's Haunted Mansion playset
Era: 2000s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes
Cause of Death: They're not exactly dead, they're cryogenically frozen.

Rank: #3
Description: Ghost Weeble from the Weebles Haunted House playset
Era: 1970s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes
Cause of Death: Wobbled, fell down

Rank: #2
Description: Space Ghost figure from Toycom
Era: 2000s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: No
Cause of Death: TV Ratings

Rank: #1
Description: Toy Ghost made by Papo
Era: 2000s
Glow-in-the-Dark?: Yes
Cause of Death: Wasted life blogging Halloween countdowns


chuckbaris said...

that Papo Ghost is pretty darn amazing. Where might a young go getter like myself aquire one of these magical peices of plastic?

CJD said...

Yeah, papo's rad. But the ghost of Poe takes the cake. Tonight you should set him up and read a few lines from "The Raven" to the fam. How many in that series? Any other cool notables?

Kirk D. said...

Chuck- I knew you would like that one. It's a lot like your tattoo. I got him at Melody's Choices (at the mind-blowing new Rogers Pinnacle shopping center) and I saw him at Celebration City in Branson too. You can probably find him at an educational toy store. Or pick one up when you're back up this way. Papo sells lots of plastic farm animals and medieval figures. They're a bit pricey, but hey, they made the number one ghost in the world.

Cjd- There are three others.. Anne Boleyn, Abe Lincoln, and Napoleon.
The figures are hilarious because they don't have movable joints, they're a chunk of plastic made up to look like a "action figures."
And they misspelled Boleyn's name on her package.
If I were to recommend one set of ghost figures to you personally, this would be it. (BTW, I knew I was forgetting someone in my commenter thank yous. tis fixed now.)

Steven Altis said...

"Wobbled, fell down" Hee, hee! Funniest thing I've read all week!

This post has fattened up my 'need-it!' list. I need to find myself a wind-up Inky, a Poe ghost, a set of those Hitchhiking Ghosts and a new Weeble Ghost 'cause I lost mine years ago and sometimes at night I can still hear Weeble Witch sobbing for her lost companion... it's kind of a bummer.

Kirk D. said...

The hitchiking ghosts came with a little Haunted Mansion. They released a bunch of toy rides to go with a monorail "train set." I wish I could have afforded more.

Jerry said...


The skeletons are awesome! And the ghosts were a great "bonus!"

I love your site and your blog!

Kirk D. said...

I really appreciate your encouragement Jerry. Glad you enjoyed it.

More stuff is on the way!