Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Target Halloween 2011 Merch...
Usually I like to wait until the entire store is set up but, as I had to pop in one morning for a few things, I figured I'd do a drive-by--- and low and behold, MOST of the Halloween section was set up!
Whereas last year's Target display and color scheme seemed to be brighter, purples, greens and pinks... this year's medley comes across in oranges, grays and a black silhouette theme (see the haunted house piece hanging over the entire section in the pic).
One of the newer items ("newer" translates to "I didn't see it last year so it's new to me") is the Jack o' Lantern Beanbag Toss Game (see pic left). Though I can't imagine a cardboard pumpkin resisting repeated beanbag tosses and still remaining upright I CAN imagine buying this to use as a wall decoration.
I'm hoping these characters appear on something I, personally, want to purchase aside from the Sippy-Cup-grenades and the Crazy-Straw-tumblers (see pic).
The tumblers have done some nice accenting by mixing the blue, orange and black colors through each item. Example: The orange tumbler features a white ghost with black eyes and a blue straw wrapped around the whole thing. Ties it all together nicely.
I'm not one to usually like this shade of blue in my Halloween colors, but the absence of pink and green (used last year) makes it less of a My-Little-Pony birthday party and more of a bright, fun twist on the classic colors. Fun.
Congrats, Target you've sold me.
Anyway! ---Anything that milky-white color makes me think it's glow-in-the-dark (which automatically makes it awesome) and sure enough there are those words that make me smile. The price is $40 which I think is pretty reasonable.
I've seen that price for those crappy cartoonish blow mold skeletons, and here is a realistic looking one that GITD for $40. Might pick one up.
I like the black/white/orange motif and the two featuring the vintage jacks and ghost.
Most of the time, treat bags are made of paper and more the square "lunch sack" variety. These here are plastic, shaped in a teardrop shape and are supposed to be twisty-tied at the tops. I don't know what I think of the "Hefty-Cinch-Sack" bag. I wonder if it can hold more candy because it's not constrained by edges? Hmmmm... possible experiment in the near future...
See the pic to the left first. Got it? Ok.
If you can't quite make it out, let me describe them to you:
These are lollipops that are an a non-descript flat blob shape.
The hardened globule is a translucent whitish with a splat of red mixed throughout.
The name of the product?
You eat them.
Look, I like a good gross candy from time to time but this looks like something... something you'd find on an hourly hotel room floor... crime-scene.
But, hey... if that's your thing? Happy Halloween. Only $1.99 each.