So, I was sitting around the other day reflecting on Halloween and pondering October in general. What a great time. But, like a glum elf, I wasn't quite in the spirit. So, I pooled my resources and came upon something that just might stir that ghostly aura.
Here it is! I've grown quite fond of the Peanuts family the past two years, going back and re-watching some of the original cartoons made me realize the true genius behind them. Now I was set to see if their merchandise did the original source material justice.
On the left you'll see the spooky mask. I'm not really spooked at this point. First off, we've got Snoopy whose dressed like a pirate whose smiling at us from inside a castle. Shouldn't he be on a pirate ship, or wearing a vampire get-up to go with the scenery? And while we're at it, shouldn't he be trying to look frightening and nefarious, instead of cheerful? Plus, we've got a few bats that look more like bowling shoes than anything.
On the right is the tart candy necklace. Actually, you get two, which is pretty swell. Although not the tastiest treat, it's not particularly bad either. I don't think I'll finish eating these, though. Wait, that gives me an idea!
Now we're talking! That's right, motherfuckers! Halloween fashion! Ta-da! Look at me, now I'm feeling the spooky sensations tingling through my body, coursing through my veins like heroin through Courtney Love. But, suddenly my enthusiasm faltered when I started feeling insanely ghastly. After wearing the mask for a few mere seconds, it altered my molecular structure and I became something akin to a vampire..
What the hell? I love Peanuts, but this isn't really that special. I like the mask, I'm keeping it around, although as I stated above it's heavy on the flaws. I'll donate the candy necklaces to the local street bums, not as food, but as cool styling accessory pieces.
Overall Grade: C+