Tuesday, September 21, 2010
HELP!: The Mystery of the Childhood Halloween Skull Pail...
Here's the deal: When I was a little kid (circa 1970s), I remember getting a small skull pail filled with candy for Halloween from my grandparents.
I LOVED that thing.
To to the point that I kept it in my closet and used it to hold tokens for the arcade, change from my allowance, Star Wars figure's weapons and all the other trinkets that come with childhood.
Somewhere over time, the skull pail was lost, discarded, thrown away, stolen by the gremlins that steal childhood things, whatever.
Then it dawned on me: THE CHILDHOOD SKULL PAIL!
I had completely forgotten about it 'til that moment!
Being a pretty good internet searcher I began scouring the net looking for THE skull pail I had as a kid. I eventually found THIS one on eBay--- but it had already sold.
In my memory, mine was white, not green as this eBay listing states. Though, honestly, it doesn't appear green to me, but more of a "glow-in-the-dark translucent white."
Regardless, the dimensions seem correct (it wasn't as big as the Cost Plus one or even as big as the generic plastic jack o' lantern pails they sell at .99 Cent stores and everywhere else), and the handle seems right, and I believe the face of the skull (the most important part) is correct.
So I ask, you, dear readers and fellow Halloween Addicts: who made this skull pail and where can I find another??!! I'm really hoping someone responds with a "Oh that's the '70s Blargedy-Blarg Pail made by Blargy Boo Productions. They made a ton of 'em. Here's a link to a vintage place that still sells them for pennies on the dollar."
That's what I hope.
Somewhere, someone out there knows exactly what this skull pail is.
PLEASE HELP ME COMPLETE MY QUEST!
I now return you to your lives, already in progress...
(In case the eBay link goes dead, I've snagged the rest of the detailed photos from the listing and I post them here for your reference... NOW.)
UPDATED: Turns out this is NOT my childhood skull pail. You can actually still buy this one at various retailers or in cases of 100 (you know... when one just isn't enough...) right from the vendor Blinky Products, Inc. HERE.
To read about my ACTUAL childhood skull pail (I really mean it this time...) go HERE and let me know if you find it... in cases less than 100...